Monday, December 24, 2012


Thursday, December 20, 2012

I made a lot of gifts this year... but this is my FAVORITE....  Shadow Boxes with Scentsatinal seasons by StampinUP.

Challenges: Simon Says: Christmas
                   Party Time tuesday: Colors

Saturday, December 15, 2012

I love it if I can get multiple uses out of my stamps.  This is Betsy's blossoms from StampinUp.   Spring/Summer set with flowers, birds.  But I have been able to use if for July4th,  (fireworks)  and now Christmas.  Just take a circle punch and cut a circle from a sticky note. Attach to center of flower then ink stamp,  remove before stamping and you have a wreath.  Bling is from my dear friend Stef, AKA Glitterbabe.  thanks.....


Card Crafty Circle: Red/Green
Card Makin Mamas: Christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity: Bling

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Snow is so beautiful,  as long as I'm inside looking out.  

Thanks Anne and Sandi,  Outlawz Challenge, for another round of beautiful freebies.  This is colored with Copics,  Diamond Stickle for my snow,  Memory box window die,  and the Sentiment is from an embossing folder by Sizzix that I just received from GLITTERBABE,  THANKS  STEF. (Badge to her digi's on left)


Outlawz: Freebie Challenge
Paper take Weekly: Snow White
Simon Says: Favorites  (Copics, memory box dies, embossing folders)
Sentimental sundays: Gift Card holder,  (Look in back of the window)
Perfect Sentiments: Christmas
Can you Digi It: Baby Cold outside

Saturday, December 8, 2012

My daughter will be the last to return home for the holidays,  she has a final on 12.22.  I'm really bummed, I miss her so much.......

Anyway I finally got her card made and mailed out.  She loves to iceskate, so every year I try to make her at least one iceskating card.  I love this image from Bugaboo.  But my favorite thing about this card is the embossing folder,  its Northerrn Flurry,  my ultimate favorite folder from StampinUp.  It makes a beautiful card even by itself.


Bugaboo:  Photo Inspiration  (badge to blog on right)
Two sisters: Snowflakes
Crafty Creations: winter
Simon Says: Snowflakes
Paper Take Weekly: anything goes
Twisted Tuesday: white/snowflakes  (

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wow..  time is flying.  My son informed me that he will be home next week for Christmas break,  I'm thrilled but I'm starting to panic because I am so not ready for Christmas.  I always send my kids a card during their finals week letting them know to relax  and take it one day at a time cause no matter what we love them and  they will be successful.  

My youngest son is a Freshman at Western Il and he is really stressed  out.  I thought he would appreciate this card since he LOVES  our cat and feels this cat never does anything wrong.

Sentiment is by Glitterbabe,  AKA Stef at Floppy Latte,  (Badge to left)
Tree is a sticker that I am ashamed to say I have had for over 5 years,  (OMG)  but I finally used it!
DP is by StampinUP.

Clear it out:  Christmas
Paper Take Weekly: Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday: Christmas