Thursday, December 26, 2013

Holiday Program 2013

My granddaughter Abby just entered kindergarten and had her Holiday Program a couple of weeks ago.  I made this page for her scrapbook using this sketch #47 from Sketch-N-Scrap:
I am also entering this layout in the Scrap Our Stash Sketch With Stash challenge.  Nearly everything on the page is at least a year old with the exception of the Lawn Fawn flair. I had to use 2 border punches so I used the large double scallop punch and the notebook edge punch.  For my third and other type of punch I used a corner rounder.
Thanks for checking out my blog...hope you are enjoy the holiday season.

Artful Delight Card Kit -- Live Well

I love the Paper Smooches stamp set that is included in the December Artful Delight Card Kit.  I used 2 sentiments on this card from 2 different Paper Smooches sets.  I rarely make New Year's cards but I love the idea.  New Year's is such a wonderful holiday....a brand new year to make new memories, needed changes and start off with a clean slate.
I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of you who stop by my blog and check out my you have a wonderful and prosperous new year.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Last Minute Gift Tags

Hello and Merry Christmas Eve eve!!  Tonight I am sharing some last minute gift tags I made this weekend. I started making Christmas gift tags a few years ago when I unexpectedly ran out of tags during a marathon gift wrapping session. I went into my craft room, pulled out my bucket of Christmas scraps and whipped up some really cute tags with just my leftover embellishments and scraps. I haven’t bought a package of tags since!  I love to layer on the bling too!  It is easy peasy and everyone loves to receive something personalized.  So go ahead and try it….make some tags!
PS I plan to save some of my favorites that I made for my husband and incorporate them later in my pocket page and traditional layouts.
I am entering this in Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Bling it On challenge.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Gift Bag and Matching Card

It tool me awhile but I finally found an awesome nail technician for my manicures and pedicures.  To show my appreciation to her I made a gift bag and matching card for her and filled it with Godiva chocolates and a wonderful smelling candle.
I found a brand new opened white ink pad in my stash that gave me the PERFECT chalkboard look for my sentiment.  The sentiment is from the Jingle All the Way set from My Craft Spot.  I LOVE there sentiment stamps get so many different sentiments in each really is quite the bargain.  I am entering this project in Kimberly's Wrap It Up Challenge on the My Craft Spot blog.  You can see the details and enter your own project by going HERE.
I am also entering this gift bag in Simon Says Stamp's Monday challange to Stamp Out 2013.

I used the Christmas Cheer collection from Imaginisce for the papers, snowflake die cut and the stacked sticker on the card. I just love the fun colors of this collection.  Sadly, I have almost used every bit of this collection except for a few large die cuts.
Well we are off to my in-laws to celebrate Christmas with packages are nearly all wrapped and the Christmas projects/baking done.  Now it is time to relax and enjoy the next few days.
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

JOY -- Artful Delight December card kit

Polka dots, chevron flair, rustic wood planking patterned paper...the December Artful Delight card kit has some of my very favorite items to create with.  The cardstock is thick and high quality.  You not only get a huge quantity of products in each kit, you get high quality and the newest trendy products.  That's a lot of bang for the buck.  And everything is so beautifully coordinated.  This card came together very more rummaging through 6 drawers to find the perfect ribbon or embellishment.  So what are you waiting for?  Sign up HERE today for a new subscription or pick up some recent kits.  You won't be sorry.

I am entering this is the Scrapping 4 Fun Anything Goes Challenge which you can see by clicking HERE

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Happy Christmouse

This photo for the Paper Smooches Picture Perfect challenge has really inspired me today.  I love the red and white color combo with the splash of gray.  It inspired me to create this tag:

I added the strip of red to mimic the red ribbon streamers in the inspiration photo.  The grey tag is a recycled tag from something at work.  This stamp from Paper Smooches Santa Paws stamp set had never been inked could that happen???  It is so dang CUTE.  I paper pieced the little Santa hat on the mouse because it just added to the cuteness factor.
In addition to the Paper Smooches Picture Perfect challenge I am also entering this cute tag in
Thanks for dropping in...enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Fleas Navidad

In honor of all the snow they are getting today up north in my hometown, I have decided to have a snow day today here in Florida. It's flannel jammies and slippers, hot chocolate and papercrafting along with some Christmas gift wrapping while listening to Christmas music. I be a happy girl.  This is my first project that I completed before 10am this morning.
I decided to make another project for the Paper Smooches Sparks Picture Perfect challenge.  I just ADORE this stamp and sentiment and had to make this Christmas card for my niece who runs her own pet-sitting service.  I used the Santa Paws stamp set and the color combo from this inspiration photo:
Thanks for stopping by my blog today and if it is cold and snowy where you are I hope you get to stay inside and enjoy it from the warmth of your home.

Friday, December 13, 2013

You Float My Boat

I have said it before and I will say it again....I LOVE anchors.  I love that this summer and even now they are very trendy.  I have bought everything I can get my hands on and can afford if it has an anchor on it.  So last summer sometime I saw this roller stamp with anchors on it and of course I bought it.  And since then (for several months) it has sat in my stash.  That is until recently when Charissa Miller (one of my team members on the Whimsical Twist design team) suggested that we  all use our Glitz roller stamps for a product spotlight.  I had fun making this card.  I used Versmark ink and silver embossing powder for my anchors to make my own background.  I just embraced the wonkiness instead of stressing about getting the anchors to all line up and stamp straight on my cardstock.  I also used my Studio Calico stamp with white embossing powder for the sentiment.  You can see the other projects on the Whimsical Twist blog today.
I have another one of these mini rollers from Glitz that has triangles on it and I am already planning a project using that one on a 12x12 layout.  If we would like to pick up a couple we have some in the shop at Whimsical Twist.
Thanks for stoppinb by my blog....I am so excited that it is Friday! I hope that even though it is Friday the 13th that it was still a good day for you.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tags and Packages

I love paper.  Long before I started scrapping and card making I loved to wrap packages.  I guess that was my first exposure to playing with paper.  This year I decided to make my own tags which is what I will be doing this whole weeknd.  I love making tags because it is a small challenging canvas and I can be thrifty and use up scraps.  I do not mass produce tags...I make each one unique.  Pinterest has some awesome ideas for tags.  I was just checking out some ideas tonight. 
Here is my favorite tag that I have made so far:

And this is the package that I used it on:

The package is for my daughter-in-law Amy.  Don't you just LOVE the chalkboard paper that I found at Target???  As soon as I saw it, I knew I would make some matching chalkboard style tags.
Here are a few more that I made a couple of nights ago.

I am entering my chalkboard tag in Pumpkin Spice's Tag challenge
What about you?  Are you making your gift tags this year?  If so, leave me a link to your tags so I can check them out.  I love getting new ideas.
Merry Christmas!

Wish Big

This is my second card that I made with the December Artful Delight Card kit.  One of the many things I love about the Artful Delight card kits is the Paper Smooches stamp sets that are often included.  I just love the sentiment set include in this month's kit and wanted to let the sentiment take center stage on this card.  I believe that there may be a few kits left.  Click HERE for details how you can get yours.
I used the current sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:
Thanks for joining me today....have a wonderful day and keep warm.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Silver and Gold

This card reminds me of that song in the Christmas animated classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" called "Silver and Gold"....I can hear Burl Ives singing it in my head right now. LOL
I am not a big fan of gold at all but I loved this 4x6 card with the gold embossed stars on it that I got with my Studio Calico Project Life December kit.  I knew it would make a great background for a Christmas card.  It is very pretty in real life....I just wish it had photographed better.
I am entering this card at the Frosted Designs Silver and Gold challenge.  You can see all the details HERE.
Thank you for stopping by my blog....hope your weekend was lovely.

Uber Cool

Teenage and pre-teen boys have got to be some of the hardest to design cards for.  Not quite adults and not quite kids....I really struggle to make something that my 12 year old grandson will not roll his eyes when he sees it. Hopefully this card meets with his approval...LOL  I actually came up with the sentiment least I think I did.  Sometimes at my age, I see something, forget I saw it and then remember it and think it was an original idea.  When really it was my mind bringing up something from the deepest darkest recesses...LOL.  Does that make sense?  Maybe I should stop rambling....
I used this sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for this card: 
I dry embossed the panel with my Cuttlebug and the red and white patterned paper is from Echo Park. I stamped the sentiment with my Paper Smooches Alphadots and the "uber cool" saying is from the Paper Smooches Slang Gang stamp set. You can see all their awesome stamps HERE.  I was inspired by the colors of this inspiration photo from the current Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge:
Red and white are my absolute favorite colors to use when decorating for Christmas. Not only did I use the colors from the inspiration photo, I also added dots and twine.
Thanks for checking out my blog....I hope your holiday season is merry and bright so far.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Artful Delight December Card Kit -- Believe

I received my December kit from Artful Delight and immediately dug into it.  I made this card with the December sketch (created by my online bestie Suzanne Spokus) This card is 100% from the card kit including the embellishments used for the photo.  I turned the pennant pieces upside down and used them as Christmas trees.  One of them is decorated with the silvery twine in the kit and I used the red twinkle gemstones on another.  All three "trees" got a sparkly twinkle gemstone for their tree topper.  I used the sentiment "Believe in Yourself" from the Paper Smooches stamp set and just cut the stamp apart. I often do this to make my stamps more versatile....they are easy to piece back together and stamp as usual. 

This kit is just loaded with goodies to make Christmas and winter themed cards.  I am going to really enjoy working with it and there are a few extra kits available.  Or you can subscribe and be assured to receive your kit every month.  For more info go HERE.
Thanks for stopping by tonight!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Week #32

Here is one of my pages for week #32 which also happened to be the week of my birthday.  Despite that, I had very few pictures from that week and most of them fit on this page.  I have a page 2 but except for one picture it is all filler cards.  I REALLY need to remind myself to take more pictures.
I am entering this page in Stuck On U Sketches....their current Project Life challenge is to add glitter.  Here is a close up of my birthday card with my age (gasp!) on it with glittery Thickers:
I am also entering this spread at Paper Issues current theme "My Happy Place" because I really do love the beach....that is why we live here.
Well, it is back to work tomorrow after having last week off.  Only 6 years and 2 months until retirement...LOL!!  Thanks for checking out my blog.

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