Saturday, January 28, 2017

Coolest Greetings....

Hello & Happy Saturday Everyone!
As most of you know... I don't normally
post on the weekends... But I really wanted to
join the Challenge over at Die Cuttin Divas

As you know, I'm trying to make 1 holiday card
a week for 2017 - And I have to admit... 
I'm doing pretty good at it! 😂

The Challenge is Snowflake or Snowman

I chose to use both on my card & I used the Challenge
to get another holiday card done - 😁

Oh yeah... I used more Washi Tape Too! 😂
The Face Stamp & Coals on my snowman are from
Jaded Blossom. I'd been wanting their stitched snowman
die & faces.. and I just got them this past week, so of course
I HAD to try them out! The SVG Snowman is from
KaDoodle Bug Designs (Build a Snowman) set
I used my new Zig Real brush pens to color my snowman's face.

-- More Supplies Used --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific
Designer Paper - Doodlebug
Stitched Card Mat Die - My Favorite Things
Signo White Gel Pen
Sentiment - My Craft Spot (no longer in business)
Washi Tape - Walmart
Snowflake Embossing Folder - Provo Craft
Enamel Dots - Freckled Fawn, Eyelet Outlet
Bitty Sparkle Gems - CTMH
Snowflakes inside card - Martha Stewart Punch
Silhouette Machine, Big Shot Misti Tool, Memento tuxedo Black ink

-- I'm Entering the Following Challenges --

Die Cuttin Divas - Snowflake or Snowman
Little Scrap Pieces - Show it off Saturday
Jo's Scrap Shack - Fun Friday (Anything Goes)
CASology - Glisten (snowflakes & Snowmen glisten in the snow)
AAACards - Winter Chill

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, January 27, 2017

Stinkin' Sweet B-day!

Hello & Happy Friday Crafty Peeps!
Today, I'm showcasing my last Washi Tape Card! 😉
I hope I've inspired some of you to just pull
out your Washi tape and create something -
You'd be surprised at all the things you can make
and some of those projects can be done
quickly --

This is another B-day card for the School and I totally
LOVE 💖💖 how it turned out! I have some Lawn Fawn
images already stamped, colored, & cut out - just waiting to get used
So, I pulled this little cutie out of the bag & added the FUN
Sentiment from Jaded Blossom (Forest Friends)
The Washi tape is My Mind's Eye (I think??)
The blue heart was also in my "storage" bag - not sure
if it's a Die cut or a punch.... 😕

-- Other Supplies Used --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific, Fun Foam for Dimension
Stitched Card Mat Die - My Favorite Things
Stitched Label Die - Found on Ebay
Small Heart - Stampin' Up Punch
Copic Markers
Bitty Sparkle Gems - CTMH
Glitter Enamel Dots - Freckled Fawn
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen - on the small heart
Misti Tool, Big Shot, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Thanks for stopping by this week -
Make sure to share your Washi Tape creations with me
I would LOVE to check them out! 



Thursday, January 26, 2017


Hello & Happy Thursday Everyone!!! 
I'm back with another Lovely Washi Tape card to share!
This is another Birthday card for the collection
I'm making for the school I work for.... I try to get so many done
every month so they can be handed out to
all the Birthday Peeps for that month! 🎂

I recently received a CTMH Order - and this Amazing "Happy"
die was apart of it - As you can tell... I could not wait to try
it out! 😁 I'm already in LOVE with it! 💖💖
I cut the word Happy out 3 x's and added some Clear wink of Stella
glitter on it - it's so sparkly!  I'm using the Wonky Stitched Die from
Gina Marie Designs - The Washi Tape is My Mind's Eye

-- Other Supplies Used --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific, Fun Foam for Dimension
Stamped Sentiment - My Craft Spot (No Longer Available)
Bitty Sparkle Gems - CTMH
Glitter Enamel Dots - Freckled Fawn
Heart Punch - Stampin' Up
Misti Tool, Big Shot, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

-- I'm Entering the following Challenges --

Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Little Scrap Pieces - Show it off Saturday
Simon Says Stamp blog - Anything Goes
DL Art Thankful Thursday - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a Fantastic Day!!


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Pretty Poinsettia....

Hello & Happy Wednesday Everyone!
I hope your week is going well so far...
Mine is starting to look a lot better since all
we've had is rain the last 4 or 5 days...
We're suppose to have Sunny skies & warmer
weather the rest of the week... I'm looking forward
to seeing that! 🌞 

As I continue with my Washi Tape Week --
I've got my Christmas card ready to go --

It's not exactly what I had in mind when I started... 
But I like the way it turned out! 😊
 I used Scotch Foam Tape to "pop up" the wavy
part of the card -
The Poinsettia Die is from Gina Marie Designs
I really like the embossing on the flower... 👍
The Wavy stitched border is a die set I got off of Ebay --
Washi tape is a Recollections Christmas 8 pk I got from Michael's
after Christmas -- 

-- Other Supplies Used --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific, Kaiser Crafts
Stitched Card Mat Die - My Favorite Things
Stamped Sentiment - Craftin' Desert Diva's
Silver Sequins & Bitty Sparkles - CTMH
Misti Tool, Big Shot, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Adhesive - Scotch foam Tape, ThermOweb

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a Wonderfully Crafty Day!!


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

I've got a Crush....

Hello & Happy Tuesday my Favorite Crafty Peeps!
I'm back again with another inspirational Washi Tape Card!

This time it's a Valentine's Day Card!! 💖

I just LOOVE the way this turned out! This card took me 10 minutes
to make.... I had an idea already after I made the
masculine birthday card -- The word "YOU" die was cut out
4 times for added Dimension --

-- Supplies Used --

Cardstock - Georgia Pacific, Bo Bunny, Stampin' Up
Washi Tape - Recollections (Valentine's)
Stitched Banner - My Creative Time
Tiny Stitched Hearts - My Creative Time
"You" Word Die - My Creative Time
Lg. & Med. Stitched Scalloped Hearts - Ebay Dies
Stitched Card Mat Die - My Favorite Things
Sentiment - Stamps of Life (Love Story Kit Club)
Misti Tool, Big Shot, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a Fabulous Day!!


Monday, January 23, 2017

Happy, Happy Birthday!

Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!
Soooo... How was your weekend???
Mine was great! Got the cleaning done &
Laundry... then sat down & watched TV with my hubby!
Of course I still don't think the weekend was long enough! 😁

Okay... sooo I've got an addiction to Washi Tape
I'm pretty sure I'm NOT the only one! Am I Right?
Any who.... so this week... I'm gonna share some
cards that I made using Washi Tape! My hubby thinks
my collection is crazy big - I think he's crazy! 😂

So, I thought I would show him that I DO use my Washi!
And maybe inspire some of you to pull that Washi tape out
and use it as well! Most of my cards only took 10 minutes
to create! SERIOUSLY! They are all gonna be CAS type
cards - I even have a Christmas one made!!! EEK!

The first one I'm sharing is a masculine Birthday card
which you all know I made for the school that I work for! 🏫

And YES... this could totally work for a female as well - I was just trying to make it more masculine! 😎

The Words (Happy Happy) are heat embossed in Gold
and the Birthday Arrow die was cut out 3x's to add dimension

-- Supplies Used --

"Happy" Sentiment Stamp - My Craft Spot (No Longer Available)
Cardstock - Georgia Pacific, Stampin' Up
Versa Mark ink, Misti Tool, Big Shot, Heat Gun
Gold Embossing Powder - WOW
Arrow Birthday Die - My Favorite Things
Stitched Card Mat Die - My Favorite Things
Assorted Washi Tape - MT Gift Box (MonoChrome)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a Wonderful Day!


Friday, January 20, 2017

Sealed with a Kiss...

Hello & Happy Friday Everyone!
Got any plans for the weekend?
It's cold and rainy here, so I'll probably
clean the house, do some laundry, &
catch up on a couple of shows I haven't
watched on Hulu & Netflix yet...
Sounds like the perfect indoor type of weekend! 👍

Of course if time permits... I may even do a little crafting -
But, we ALL know how fast the weekends seem to fly by -
So all I can do is hope for the best! 😉

Today, I've got another Valentine's Card to share with you -
I'm using a card design I found in the Silhouette Store (#165904)

I thought this turned out pretty sweet - I adore that little Seal -
The Sparkle from the Shimmer spray really adds to it &
of course the glitter on all the tiny hearts too! 😀

The design has 3 layers of circles - similar to
those new layered die cuts that came out recently from 
Birch Press - They have several different varieties in the
Silhouette Store all designed by Lori Whitlock --

-- Supplies Used --

Cardstock - Neenah Solar White, American Crafts, Echo Park
Seal Image - Silhouette Store (#118880) Print N Cut
Small Blue Hearts - Silhouette Store (#165640)
Sheer Shimmer Frost Spritz Spray
Clear Wink of Stella on the hearts
Sentiment is Computer Generated - Font (Arial Unicode MS)
Adhesive - Xyron, ThermOWeb, Dimensionals
Silhouette Machine

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a FANTASTIC Weekend!!!


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ornament Sparkle card....

Happy Happy Thursday Everyone! I'm back
with my weekly Christmas card to share -
I hope you guys are enjoying these every week.
I feel like I'm actually getting the hang of making them.
I don't feel stressed when making one and it's actually
been a lot of fun! :) Maybe you should try it and see if
it works for you! :)

I have to admit - I did make this card in Dec. 2016! I actually
sent it off to a wonderful crafty friend! :) 
 Because I liked the design so much - I thought I would make
another one for this year! :) Thank goodness for
my Silhouette Machine & SAVE button! hahaha

 So... here's the specs --

Stitched Card Mat Die - My Favorite Things
Cardstock - American Crafts, Stampin' Up
DP & Embellishments - Simple Stories (DIY Christmas)
Nuvo Silver Moondust Glitter Drops
Clear Wink of Stella on the Ornaments & Snowflakes
Silver String - My Stash
Silhouette Machine, Big Shot

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Happy... Birthday Wishes

Hello & Happy Hump day Wednesday to ya!
It's the middle of the week and 1 day closer
to the weekend! Oh Yeah! :)
I hope your week is going well so far!
Today, I'm out getting my hair cut & colored -
can't keep letting the gray hairs show through! hahaha

I've been making all sorts of Birthday cards
for the staff at the Elementary School I work for
and today's card is just for one of them! :)

Another card I'm a FAN of! tehehehe Nothing like lovin'
the cards that I make for someone else! :)

I'm using the Simple Stories Digital (Bloom & Grow) Paper Collection
& Embellishments - The Sentiment is Computer Generated
(Font - Brave & Kind) - Cardstock is Stampin' Up, & American Crafts
I added Clear Wink of Stella on the Heart & Flowers -

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have an AWESOME Day! :)


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Love is in the Air....

Hello & Happy Tuesday Everyone!
How was your weekend? Did you get
3 days off to enjoy some Fun time? 
Me? Well, I had planned to bake.... 
but that didn't happen... Oh well... ;) 
I did get in my craft room &
 I made a couple of cards along with re-organizing
some stuff... I still need to do more re-organizing...
but don't want to do it all at once...  cuz 
that's crazy talk right there! LOL

I do have a pretty cool Valentine's Day Card to share --

This turned out exactly how I wanted it to! I LOVE it when
that happens! :) I'm using the (Love is in the Air) Digital
Collection by Meredith Cardall - the cardstock is Bazzill, American Crafts, & Stampin' Up - I spritz the card front with the Frost
Sheer Shimmer spray - Added some Clear Wink of Stella on
the hearts, & some of the balloon chevrons - The Stitched Card mat 
die is from MFT.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a Fabulous day!!!


Friday, January 13, 2017

Jan. 2017 Local Card Swap Project...

Happy, Happy Friday Everyone!
YAY! The Weekend is here! AND it's a 
3 day weekend!! Oh YEAH!!! :)

I have plans to craft this weekend!
and maybe do some more baking! Can't Wait! :)
 How about you? Any big plans?
Whatever you may be doing this weekend --
I hope it's FUN & you enjoy yourselves! :)

Today, I've got a Card & a Tag to show you -
Our Local Card Swap group started back up this week
We took the month of December off -
& January's Challenge was to make a
Birthday Card & a Birthday Tag

Let me show ya what I made --

We were given a Mojo Monday Sketch to use for this month -

As you can tell, I flipped mine and moved the embellishment up
instead of lower like in the photo --  :)

-- Supplies Used for Card --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Bazzill
Designer Paper - Simple Stories (Let's Party)
Stitched Card Mat Die - My Favorite Things
Stitched Circle Die - Simon Says Stamp 2 1/2"
Assorted Enamel Dots - Eyelet Outlet
Silhouette Machine, Big Shot

-- Now here's the CUTE tag I made to match --

Yup! I made Shaker Tags!!! So Fun & Cute! :)

-- Supplies Used for Shaker Tags --

Cardstock - Bazzill White Smooth, Bo Bunny
(1) Dur-A-Lar Acetate Sheet
Designer Paper - Simple Stories (Let's Party) Digi Collection
Tag Die - Queen & Co.
Red Bakers Twine
Assorted Tiny Beads - Oriental Trading
Star Gems - Eyelet Outlet
"To & From" Stamps - My Craft Spot (No Longer Available)
Scotch Dimensional Adhesive, ThermOWeb Super Tape 1/8",
Big Shot, Silhouette Machine, Misti Stamping Tool

Everyone really enjoyed the Card & Tag! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by this week!
I hope you ALL have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!!


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tis the Season....

Hello & Happy Thursday my favorite Crafty Peeps!
I hope your week has been a good one so far! If not,
Don't worry... the weekend is right around the corner for ya!

Today I've got a couple of Christmas cards to show you!
That's right... I'm sticking with my plan to make 1 holiday
card a week! Well... today it's gonna be 2 and you'll see why
in a second -- :)

I really LOVE how these cards turned out --

This 1st card is what I had planned to do from the get go -

-- Supplies Used --

 (Christmas Tree Cluster SVG) is from the Silhouette store #163528
I used Canson Water Color Paper
Card stock - Stampin' Up, DCWV Shimmer Lite green, & Vellum
Stitched card mat die - My Favorite Things
Distress Inks - Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Evergreen Bough
"JOLLY" Word Die - Sizzix (Happy Holidays Set) 660977
Sentiment - Craftin' Desert Divas (Tis the Season)
Versa Mark Ink, WOW White Embossing Powder
Misti Tool, Heat Embossing Gun, Silhouette Machine, Big Shot
Round Blender tool
Nuvo Glitter Drops - Silver Moondust
Sheer Shimmer Spritz Spray - Frost

The 2nd card came about, because I didn't want to waste those
cool trees! So I thought I would re-create my 1st card 
just adding the solid trees - and I gotta say I really like them both! :)
The (Jolly) word die was cut out 6 x's (3 for each card)
 to make it stand out over the vellum.... With the
Sheer frost Spray, my cards really have a nice shimmery
shine in the background - 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Get your HAPPY on!!!

Hello & Happy Tuesday Everyone!
Today's post will be short & Sweet!
I made another birthday card to add to my
School B-day card stash --

I'm using Simple Stories (Bloom & Grow) Paper
Collection & Embellishments on my card --
I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the
bird, leaves, Banner, & Heart --
The Stitch Card Mat Die is from My Favorite Things
& the cardstock is Stampin' Up, & Bazzill

Another card that just makes me Happy! The Teachers
are gonna love this one! :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, January 9, 2017

Balloon make a wish.....

Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!
Is it really a Happy Monday? Not sure yet! LOL
I have some running around to do before
I head off to work - Hoping this week I'll 
get my work groove back, since I took a nice long break... :)

I did however have some fun on the weekend....
Took the Family out to dinner & a little shopping on
Saturday, then on Sunday I spent the day in my kitchen
Making Breakfast (French Toast with Bacon) YUMMY
Then got dinner in the crock pot (Garlic Chicken & Red Potatoes)
Then I decided to make some Almond Joy cookies -
Which turned out AWESOME! - Then thought hummmm
Let's make some Ice Cream - and then I did that! 
Of course the Ice Cream will be for tonight! (Salted Caramel) 
I actually made my own Salted Caramel - It turned out soooo GOOD!
Can't wait til tonight for some of that ice cream! LOL 

After all that fun baking/cooking I realized, I needed
to re-organize my spice cabinet! UGH! I got it done
& it looks good! hahaha -- I even managed to work on a puzzle
as well... I tell ya... I think I like the laid back me - not
in a hurry to get on my computer to do blogging stuff or
Facebook stuff.... I'm going to try & do it more often.... :)

Well.... after ALL that Rambling, I thought I would share
another Birthday card I made for the School Staff --

This was super Quick & Easy to make since I used a 
file in the Silhouette Store (#134645) - The Designer Paper
& Embellishments are from Simple Stories (Let's Party) Paper Collection
I added Dimensional Layers, so the Balloons would pop up
The Cardstock is Stampin' Up, Bazzill, & American Crafts &
I used a Stitched Card Mat Die from My Favorite Things

I wanted this to be a universal type of card, so the Teacher
in charge of giving out the Birthday cards, didn't have to worry if
it was to masculine or feminine to give too someone - :)

I do love the balloons with the assorted papers - Just
feels like a HAPPY Card! :)

Thanks for stopping by today!