Friday, November 29, 2013

Christmas Tags

Today I'm sharing some gift tags I made for my packages this year.
All tied up with twine!
The music snowmen are my favorite! 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Supplies used:
  • Heart Punch
  • Stocking Template (from here)
  • Twine
  • Sharpie Marker (faux stitching)
This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Let It Snow

A winter snow scene for Christmas
Supplies used:
  • Stamps
    • Loads of Love (Stampin' Up)
    • Snowman (Studio G)
  • Chalk
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon

Monday, November 25, 2013

Gingerbread Village

Two simple village Christmas card using the Frosty Gingerbread stamp set (Martha Stewart).
I enjoy using pink and blue for winter cards occasionally.

Thursday, November 21, 2013


I've started on some winter/Christmas themed cards and I'm sharing the first of them today.
A fun winter scene made with the Loads of Love (Stampin' Up) stamp set.
I used a snow writer to make the textured snow and added some clear glitter over top for a fun sparkly effect.
This post linked to: Word Art Wednesday

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Jesse Tree

I'm posting this early enough for you to make your own Jesse Tree for this years Advent.
I made a set for us to use this year and one for a friend.
 I also made two Jesse Tree Kits to send to friends whose kids might enjoy making their own Jesse Tree this year. 
  1. Jesse Tree Clip Art ($3.50)
  2. Jesse Tree Elements Pack (($2.49)
  3. I love how Jamie from Raising Up Rubies made hers up 
  4. Free Printable Ornaments (u-color)
  5. Ann Voscamp's Jesse Tree book (just found it again!) 
This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

Monday, November 18, 2013

Thank You

Here's a thank you card I made for a friend who took our family pictures the other day. 
The camera image came from Birdie Brown's freebies (here).
I colored the image with my Prismacolor Scholar Pencils and added some rhinestones and glitter.

Saturday, November 16, 2013


“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” 
-- L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
“The season for enjoying the fullness of life — partaking of the harvest, sharing the harvest with others, and reinvesting and saving portions of the harvest for yet another season of growth.”
-Denis Waitley
“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.”
- John Burroughs

  "Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt."
 William Allingham
  “The one red leaf, the last of its clan,
That dances as often as dance it can,
Hanging so light, and hanging so high,
On the topmost twig that looks up at the sky.”

-Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ruffle Scarf

 I know these have been "all the rage" for quite some time, but I'm just now getting around to trying my hand at knitting one. I found out they are super easy to make and can be completed in just a little bit of time.
This one was a birthday present for a very special friend.
Here's a link to knitting instructions
 Here's a link to crocheting instructions

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Let's Go For A Ride

Birthday card for a boy.
Supplies used:
  • Dictionary page
  • Circle Punch
  • Homemade Baker's Twine
  • Stamps:
    • Loads of Love (Stampin Up)
    • Favorite Teddy Bear (Stampin' Up)
    • Sentiment (Hero Arts and Studio G)
This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thankful Banner

I've had this idea pinned since last year....a Thankful Banner for the month of November.
My daughter and I are doing it together using the free templates from here.
It's hanging in my craft room across one set of shelves.
This post linked to: Word Art Wednesday

Monday, November 11, 2013

Tea Party

What's more fun than tea party with friends?
It's not often I get the chance to have an all girls party with my "fancy" dishes and fun little foods.
Candy skewers for favors and pretty place cards.
Summer Sausage
Honey Mustard Wheat Thins --- Chicken N' Biscuit 
Yogurt Raisins
Little Smokies in Crescent Rolls
Mini Reese Ice Cream Cakes

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Baby Sympathy

This card was made for a couple whose baby passed away two days after being born.
I wanted it to fit the occasion so I chose the teddy bear as the main image.
Supplies used:
  • Bow Bear Stamp Set (Stampin' Up)
  • Eyelet lace border/corner punch (Martha Stewart)
  • Homemade Dew Drops
  • Verse from Biblical Impressions
  • Large Flower and Leaves Slim Punch (EK Success)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Happy Birthday to my one and only beautiful daughter!
Here's the card I made for her.
Supplies used:
  • Honeycomb embossing folder (Darcie)
  • Homemade wrinkle ribbon
  • Simple Thought - Girls stamp set (Cloud9 Designs)
  • Labels 10 nestabilities
  • Large Flower and Leaves Slim Punch (EK Success)
This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

Monday, November 4, 2013

Adjust Your Sails

A friend found me 3 folders of Just Rite Stamps and gave them to me for my birthday a little while back.
I've since discovered that the Just Rite company did away with the older style of stamps and went to cling stamps - no longer selling the wood blocks to mount the older style on.
However, all is not lost!
I found that by painting an extra clear block with Aileen's Tack it Over and Over glue you can simply stick the stamp to the front and use it like you would a cling stamp.
The other option would be to purchase stamp mount cling foam and make your stamps usable that way.
I chose the cheaper easier method!
 Supplies used:
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Diamonds Embossing Folder (Sizzix)
  • By The Sea Stamp Set (Just Rite)
  • Thread Water Border Punch (Fiskars)
This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday