Friday, November 30, 2018

Such a perk to be your friend!

If you're looking for my Giveaway, Click HERE!!

Hello & Happy Friday Everyone! Yay it's the weekend
and it's the BIG Coffee Lover's, Winter Hop -
I LOVE doing this hop because you can see all
kinds of different ideas on how to add
Coffee, Tea, or Cocoa to your projects -

These ladies are so creative and I just have fun with it -
It's a week-long hop and there are some AMAZING Giveaways
so you guys need to go check it out!

I've got 2 projects to kick off this Hop -

I created this card for a crafty friend of mine's Birthday recently -
I told her she couldn't post it since I wanted to share it for
the Coffee Lover's Winter Hop! LOL

It's a sweet Shaker card -The inside elements are from
Sizzix (Thanks a Latte) -
The image is from -The Paper Shelter (So Casual So Beautiful)
 and my Husband actually colored up the image - 
The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom (Coffee Break)
the designer paper is KaiserCraft (Violet Crush)
the Stitched Long Rectangle die is (Lil Inkers)
The Card design is from the Silhouette Store (#270489)

And Here's Project #2 -

Isn't this just so CUTE???
I adore that sweet Yeti from My Favorite Things!
The paper was in my Scrap Stash, so this card was
pretty quick to pull together!
The Sentiment is from Hero Arts (Coffee Cup Tags & Dies)
The Stitched Circle is from My Favorite Things
The Stitched Rectangle Frame is from My Creative Time
I'm using some Beautiful Blue Berry Trendy Twine
I colored my Yeti with my Zig Real brush pens
Added some Clear Adhesive Gems and popped
it up on a piece of Fun Foam for Added Dimension

If you're from the Coffee Fall/Winter Hop -
You only need to leave 1 comment
Don't feel that you need to leave 2!! :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, November 29, 2018

HoHoHo Holidays...

If you're looking for my giveaway click HERE!!

Hello & Happy Thursday my Favorite Crafty Peeps!
I've got another quick post for today -

Using the same Christmas card kit, I made this -

The only things I did differently on this card were -
Neenah Solar White Cardbase, Stitched Rectangle Frame die from 
My Creative Time, Stitched Square Frame Dies from Lawn Fawn,
 I added Fun Foam for Dimension and I used
some rub on white stitching from DCWV

Tomorrow is the Kick-Off for the
Coffee Lovers Winter Blog Hop
So I will be posting several projects this
next week - I hope you'll have a chance to stop by to
see what I've created for the hop!



Wednesday, November 28, 2018


If you're looking for my GIVEAWAY click HERE!

Hello & Happy Wednesday Crafty Friends!
I've got a quick post for today -

I'm still sharing some of the cards I made
with the Photoplay card kit, I got last
month at a local Scrapbook store while visiting
my sister - :)

I Kept the design layout but added the JOY word die
from Memory Box (Cut 2x's), Then I added a little
bow in the center of my Snowflake that's 
from Trendy Twine (Candy Cane), of course, I used
Stitched Rectangle Frame dies from MCT, 
I added some clear Wink of Stella to my snowflake, 
the cardbase is Hunter Green from Stampin' Up and 
I popped up the layers with some Fun foam!

I could have added some Gems or enamel dots
but got lazy! LOL Still perfect for mailing! :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a Wonderful Day!!


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Busy stuff & a Giveaway -

Hello & Happy Tuesday Crafty Friends!!
How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was
nice and quiet! Just the way I like it!

I was actually very busy this past week
while off from work - I spent time re-doing
my entire Kitchen and then 
decorating the house for the holidays.

Then I spent an entire day making 80 
holiday treat bags for work (which I give
out every year) - Then I got all
my Christmas cards addressed and ready
to go - They just need stamps! ;)
not to mention the laundry and cleaning I did as well!

I stayed away from the computer & my phone
so I could focus on all I needed to do -
I made sure to take at least 1 rest day and I 
vegged out on some shows I was behind on

Of course, today I'm back to work as usual!
A few more weeks and I'll get a nice 2-week
vacation and time with my boys! :)

I have lots to share this week -
but for today I'm going to have a GIVEAWAY!!!

I was lucky enough to find this awesome Gem

So, I thought one of my AMAZING followers should have it!
(6.5 x 6.5)

It's that time of year for giving and all of my crafty friends know
 I like to give things away -

The only requirements are -


Super Simple & Easy -
I will pick (1) random winner and announce
it on my blog Wednesday, December 5th!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Saturday, November 17, 2018

Trendy Twine Birthday Surprise!

Hello & Happy Saturday everyone!  
Today the Trendy Twine DT and some Guest Designers
are surprising Lesley, the owner of 
Annie's Paper Boutique/Trendy Twine with a birthday post!  

The most fun part is that TODAY IS her Birthday!!
I'm hoping we pulled this off without her knowing!
  Head on over to the Trendy Twine blog to see all of the cards for her and 
to wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  

This is the card I created & sent to her!

I'm using the beautiful Pink Midnight Trendy Twine to decorate my card with!
I used a Stitched Rectangle Frame Die and a Stitched Scallop Frame die 
along with a FUN Layered Cake Die to create this card. 
I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the flame 
and a sweet tiny stitched tag with a Birthday Sentiment -

I really Hope she likes it!
Happy, Happy Birthday Lesley!!!

Have a Wonderful Day!


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Naughty or Nice??

Happy Thursday Everyone! 
The Weekend is almost Here! EEK!!

I've got a super quick post to share with you
using that fun Christmas Card Kit from Photoplay

Okay... so I totally CAS(E)'d this one too!! 
It was TOO CUTE not too! LOL

This card only took me about 8 minutes to make (NICE)!!
I used a couple of Stitched Rectangle Frame Dies and some
Fun Foam for Added Dimension - I also used a Hunter Green
Cardbase with my card - 

I really like that Santa, he's adorable!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Merry Christmas Holly....

Happy Wednesday Crafty Friends!
How's your week going so far?
Me??? Well, I'm already looking forward to the weekend! Hahaha

I've got another Christmas card to share
using the same PhotoPlay Card Kit (Here Comes Santa)

I pretty much CAS(E)'d this card completely! WHY?
Cause I really liked the layers on it! :)

The only things I did differently were to add Candy Cane Trendy Twine,
Clear Wink of Stella on the holly, Place it all on a 
Neenah Solar White Smooth Cardstock Base, Use a
couple of stitched rectangle dies, & Add Dimension!

Another Easy Peasy one down! I'm liking this Kit! hahaha

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a Fantastic Day!!


Monday, November 12, 2018

Christmas Cheer!

Hello and Happy Monday Everyone!
How was your weekend?? 
Mine??? Not Long Enough!! LOL

Last week I worked on more Christmas Cards...
WHY? I don't know... I just like making them I guess...
I'm already ahead for next year so that's a plus! :)

I used a Card Kit from Photoplay to make this one
I don't use kits much but thought it would be
fun to do for a change... I got the kit at a local
scrapbook store when I went to visit my sister last month.

AS per usual... I didn't follow the kit exactly on all my cards...
Like this one - I used the same layout it called for...
But I added some beautiful Snowflake Dies
and that ADORABLE Reindeer stamp which I
got from my wonderful crafty friend 

Super Simple & Cute --

*** Products Used ***

Cardstock - Neenah Smooth White, Stampin' Up,
Koh-i-noor Bristol Smooth, White Fun Foam
Designer Paper & Sentiment Sticker - PhotoPlay Kit ( Here comes Santa)
Reindeer Image - Mama Elephant 
Stampin' Blends Markers, White Glaze Pen, Clear Wink of Stella
Stitched Rectangle Frame Die - My Creative Time
Snowflake Dies - SSS, my stash

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a Fabulous Day!


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Double the snowmen....

Hello & Happy Thursday Everyone!
I thought I would inspire you to get a head start on those 
Holiday cards you've been avoiding to do! LOL

Here are a couple of cards I made -

Aren't they wonderful? I used 1 Snowman Die to create 2 cards -
I totally LOVE how they are similar and yet different at the same time!

I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the Holly, Heart, 
and to the word MERRY - 

I added Clear Wink of Stella to the word JOY, Heart,
and the snowflakes - 


Cardstock - Neenah Solar White, Stampin' Up, Bazzill, Fun Foam
Designer Paper - American Crafts 6x6 pad (Holiday)
Stitched Rectangle Frame Dies - My Creative Time
Snowman Heart Die - Memory Box
"Merry" & "Joy" Word Dies - Hero Arts (die cut 3x's each)
"Christmas" & "Peace, Love &" Stamp sets - Hero Arts
Holly Die - Gina Marie Designs
Banner Die - My Favorite Things
Snowflake Punches Lg. & Sm. - The Paper Studio
Clear Adhesive Gems - Stampin' Up
Misti, Gemini Jr., Stick it Adhesive, ATG, ThermOweb

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Happy BEE day!

Hello & Happy Wednesday Crafty Friends!
The week is half over and I'm already
looking forward to the weekend!

I've got another quick post for ya today!
I made this sweet card for another Teacher
at school. I don't think every Birthday card
needs to say Happy Birthday on the front. 
Am I right? :)

I made this card about 2 weekends ago and had a blast
creating it in my Silhouette Program -

I used all the Digital Elements from the
Bee Happy Digital Paper collection from (Down this Road)
It looks so cool all watercolored

I used a Stitched Rectangle Frame Die from My Creative Time
and a Stitched Scallop Frame Die from Die Cuttin Divas

The Flower design was die cut out on my cameo and 
popped up with Dimension. I added some Clear Wink of Stella
to the flowers & Leaves -

The Sentiment was stamped from a Simon Says Stamp
called (Circle Friends)

Other Products used -Misti, Neenah Solar
White Cardstock for the card base,
White Fun Foam, Bazzill White Cardstock for Printing on my
Canon Printer, Cameo for the Die Cuts,
Acrylic Sealer Spray to protect the ink jet coloring.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Pretty & Rare...

Hello & Happy Tuesday Crafty Peeps!
I've got a million and one things going on
so I'll make this post short & sweet!

This is one of those quick CAS cards!
I actually had several pieces ready to go, so my card
was super quick to put together!

I made the background awhile back with some Alcohol Inks 
The Unicorn image is from Pink & Main (Colored awhile ago) with
some Spectrum Noir pens and a clear Wink of Stella pen

The Sweet Sentiment is from Jaded Blossom (Unicorns & Glitter)
The Stitched Rectangle Frame Die & Daisy Frame Die are from My Creative Time
I just cut the daisy flower off of the frame

I attached the white card front to a white piece of Fun Foam then
adhered it to a Purple A2 size Card base (4 1/4 x 5 1/2)

Cardstock - Yupo, Neenah Solar White, Stampin' Up, Spectrum Noir Ultra

I'm also entering the following challenges -

Cut It Up  - Clean & Simple
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Cardz TV - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a Fabulous Day!


Friday, November 2, 2018

Christmas Angel

Hello & Happy Friday Everyone!
YAY! It's the weekend yet again!
I'll make this a short post so you can
get on with your Weekend plans!

We all know it's November... which
means Thanksgiving is right around the corner
and so is Christmas! EEK! I'm sure some of you
probably haven't even started your Christmas cards yet!

Well... I'm trying to encourage you to get started
so here's an Elegant and yet quick Christmas card -

I used some beautiful Washi Tape for my design and a Gorgeous Angel die
from Gina Marie Designs - The Angel die was cut out 3x's for added 
dimension - I die cut a Vellum circle to put behind the Angel
so she wouldn't blend too much into the background -
My stitched Rectangle Frame is from My Creative Time
and it's all popped up on a piece of Fun Foam

Before anyone asks - I use Stick It Adhesive for my layering of the Angel -
I just add the stick it to a piece of white cardstock - then cut it down some
so it could fit into my Gemini Jr. - Saving the extra adhesive cardstock
for another time/project - :)

Here's the inside all done and ready to go!
I added a strip of the red glittered Washi tape and stamped
my sentiment with some Momento Tuxedo Black Ink in my Misti
The Sentiment is from My Craft Spot (No longer in Business)

Let me know in the comments if you started your Christmas cards already
OR If you're thinking about it but haven't started OR if You are
all done and ready to go like I am! :)

Thanks for stopping by!