Saturday, December 31, 2016

Snowflake Love

Now that the hustle and bustle of the
holidays is over it's time to get
back to crafting and posting!
Originally, I made this card for a Christmas card,
but I think it could also double as a winter or Valentine card
given the color scheme and sentiment!

Supplies and Tools:
Snowflake Embossing folder (Provo Craft), Star Template
Paper Crimper (Fiskars),  Baker's Twine, Button, Ric Rac
Square Punch (for banner), Word Die (Momenta)

This post linked to:
Anything Goes
Something New
(I used my recently purchased word die for the sentiment)
Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Crop Stop Guest Designer

I was so honored when Karen ask me to be a 
guest designer for the CropStop Blog for the month of December!
This is the third and final project I'll be sharing for the
 CropStop blog this month, but I have some
exciting news to share regarding the store/blog next month!
I just love these large Petaloo flowers from the
CropStop Store. 
Supplies and Tools:
  Petaloo Flowers, Crochet Lace Fancy Trim,
 Small Crochet Doily, Mini Clothespins, Tag, Buttons, Twine, Hot Glue,

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Caramel Corn

Here's a yummy recipe for caramel corn that
I got from my sister-in-law a couple years ago.
I've already made 5 batches this holiday season --
most of it I gave away as gifts - some is for 
Christmas company -- and one batch we ate! 
Caramel Corn
2 sticks butter
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup white karo syrup
Boil these three ingredients together in a medium
saucepan for 5 minutes
Pour 2 bags of Snyder's Hulless Popcorn
into a greased roaster pan
When mixture stops boiling,
drizzle over popcorn and mix
Bake uncovered at 250 degrees, 
stirring every 15 minutes.
Dump popcorn onto cookie sheets and
break up clumps
Store in airtight container
Beware: This stuff is addicting! 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Crop Stop Guest Designer - Christmas Tags

It's been so fun to work with Karen as a guest designer on
 the Crop Stop blog for the month of December!
This is the second of three projects I'll be sharing this month.
The Crop Stop Store has so many wonderful items to pick from
you'll want to stop by and check out their selection.

Tag#1 Supplies and Tools: Petaloo Flowers, Petaloo Crochet Lace Fancy Trim, Scallop Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Washi Tape, Waterlily Set, Madeline Ornamental Lace Dies, Tim Holtz, Distress Ink, Winter Post (Stampin' Up), Cream/Kraft Cardstock, Twine, Hole Punch

Tag # 2 Supplies and Tools: Petaloo Crochet Lace Fancy Trim, Scallop Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Heidi Swapp - Mini Stencils, Winter Post (Stampin' Up), Washi Tape, Ric Rac, Cream/Teal/White/Kraft Cardstock, Comb (for quilling), homemade snow, Twine

Tag #3 Supplies and Tools: Petaloo Crochet Lace Fancy Trim, Mini Clothespin, Washi Tape, Cream/Kraft Cardstock, Twine, Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Music Paper, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Twig, Eyelet Lace Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Mini Star Punch

Tag #4 Supplies and Tools: Petaloo Flowers, Apricot Ribbon, Paper Crimper (Fiskars), Tree Punch (Martha Stewart), Washi Tape, Crackle Background Stamp (Stampin' Up), Cream/Kraft Cardstock, Hole Punch, Twine

To create your own faux snow you need only two items:
Styrofoam balls and a knife
Step 1: Cut your Styrofoam ball in half
Step 2: Grate both pieces together 
Step 3: Apply wet glue to your project and sprinkle on faux snow
Step 4: Pat down and shake off excess

This post linked to:
Creative With Stamps
(Use a Christmas Stamp)
Word Art Wednesday
(Anything Goes)
Happy Little Stampers
Anything Goes with Dies

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Winter Wonderland

I've successfully used up my handmade Christmas card
stash this week and now I'm on to winter themed cards!
I embossed the kraft panel with a snowflake embossing folder
and lightly rubbed my white pigment ink pad over it for a frosty look.

Supplies and Tools:
White/Kraft Cardstock, Snowflake embossing folder (Cuttlebug), White Ink,
Labels One (Spellbinders), Holiday Words (Inkadinkado), Twine

This post linked to:
Winter NOT Christmas cards

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Teddy Bear Love

Today I'm sharing a card I made by recycling a handmade
Christmas tag from last year!
I couldn't "bear" to throw away the cute little teddy tags
after opening gifts, so I saved them and turned them into 
a new project this year! 

Supplies and Tools:
Favorite Teddy Bear (Stampin' Up), Weathered Background (Stampin' Up)
Star Punch, Snowflake Punch, Branch Punch (Martha Stewart), 
Word Die (Momenta), Washi Tape, Distress Ink (Tim Holtz) Blending Tool (Tim Holtz),
Red Thread, Kraft/Cream Cardstock, Misc. Paper Scraps

This post linked to:
Tag, You're It
Anything Goes

Monday, December 12, 2016


Today I'm sharing a clean and simple card
I made using my new favorite winter embossing folder:
Knitted by Richard Garay 
After embossing the cardstock, 
I added a little "pop" to it by lightly rubbing
my white pigment ink pad over the design.

Supplies and Tools: 
Turquoise/White Cardstock, Knitted Embossing Folder (Richard Garay),
 Tree Punch (Martha Stewart), Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), 
Baker's Twine, Word Die (Momenta)
This post linked to:
(Trees and Snow)

(No Pattern Paper)
(Anything Goes)

Friday, December 9, 2016

Oh Christmas Tree

Sharing a clean and simple card
I created with one of my Christmas Word Stamps.
I love how the distressed paper edges add dimension 
and texture to the card!
I lightly spritzed the finished card in
 red to add a little depth and interest. 

Supplies and Tools: Holiday Words (Inkadinkado), Baker's Twine, 
Star Punch, Red Stickles Glitter, Button
Spritzer, Red Sharpie Marker

This card linked to:
(No Pattern Paper)

(Anything Goes)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Crop Stop Guest Designer - Winter Sled Card

I was so honored when Karen ask me to be a 
guest designer for the Crop Stop blog for the month of December!
This is the first of three projects I'll be sharing on their blog this month. 
I embossed my Kraft cardstock with a snowflake embossing folder 
and rubbed a white pigment ink pad over it to add dimension and color.

To make this tiny sled I used these supplies:
White glue, Red Paint, Twine, Sandpaper, Hot Glue, and 4 mini craft sticks 
 Step one: Glue three mini craft sticks together with white glue
Step Two: Cut the ends off of the fourth craft stick
Step Three: Paint all pieces red
Step Four: Lightly Sand pieces for a distressed look
Step Five: Glue the cross bar to the sled and add a knotted piece of twine 

Supplies and Tools: Kraft/White Cardstock, Snowflake Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), White Pigment Ink,  Popsicle Sticks, Paint, Sandpaper, Twine, Baker's Twine, Hot Glue, Petaloo Flowers, Scallop Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Petaloo Crochet Lace Fancy Trim, Winter Post (Stampin' Up)

Stop by the Crop Stop Store and check out all the
fabulous products they offer.
While you're at it, swing by the blog and link up to their monthly
challenge -- You just might be the next winner of
 a prize package full of

This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

 Really Reasonable Ribbon
Winter Holiday

The Paper Players

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas Love

I enjoy doing black and white cards with just a "pop" of color,
and I love how the Christmas tree and red bow stand out against
the music background of this card.
After I made the card I noticed that the little tree label
would make a great gift tag.
Here's a set I made to send a friend
going through a hard time this Christmas.
I packaged them up in a glassine bag
and added one of my handmade festive stickers.
Hope it makes her day a little 
brighter to get some happy mail!

Supplies and Tools: Music Background (Stampin' Up), Tree Punch (Martha Stewart), Red Twine, 
Word Die (Momenta), Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Baker's Twine, 
Star and Heart Punch, Labels 4 (Spellbinders), Labels 1 (Spellbinders), 
Label from Kraft Outlet, Glassine Bag, Digi from Digi Web Studio

This post linked to: 
 Love and Joy
(Clean and Layered - Inspired by the colors/greenery)

Holiday Dimension

Pretty Packaging