Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Festive Wishes to You

For Friday's Challenge click

Made this little box going to put some holiday candy in these for
my friends at work
the handled box is from
cut with core' dinations paper
a strip of paper from K&Company from my scrap box
Wild Rose Studio for sentiment.
this came from my wonderful friend Jayne at
I admired this stamp on one of her projects and she was so
sweet to send me an extra set she had all the way from the UK
I will be using it a lot in the next few weeks I love this set
and treasure it since it came from such a kind and lovely friend

Hope everyone has a wonderful evening


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Don't Open until the 25TH

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Kraft Card stock
Pattern Paper My Mind's Eye
Tree Merry & Bright Die PTI
stamped with PTI Tag-its #8
top half embossed with Snowflakes from Winter Wonderland
some red ribbon
and some bells I got at AC Moore

Hope everyone has a nice night

Friday, November 25, 2011

Copy Cat Friday Challenge

The winner is
#13 Shelly
My Paper Love
Shelly enter this card and I love the red tag
and will be copying this myself
Shelly email me your address I will
get your package in the mail to you

This week's challenge theme will be Winter-Holiday
Also starting this week I am going to have the weekly winner help me select
the top Three designs So Shelly email me your top three picks
Top Three


Karen H


Ladies Grab the top three button on the side bar

this is my copy of Shelly's card

Little different version
for this week's copy cat challenge

This week's winner will recieve

My Mind's Eye Meadow Lark 6x6 pad
and 3 yards each  3 colors of my crinkle ribbon

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

We can only be said to be alive in those moments
when our hearts 
are conscious of our treasures. 

~Thornton Wilder

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Peace, Love, Joy

saw Kristina Werner do a little friend card
like this on her blog this is my version
she had faux stitching and a little heart
 I added real stitching, a mini poinsettia and a little bit of twine
enter in challenge at
Challenge #34 Handmade Flower power
PTI vintage cream
My Minds Eye pattern paper
sentiment from Cardztv Stamps
 Home from Christmas set
Vintage Cherry Twine from

Cheesecake in the oven cookies all done life is good.....

Monday, November 21, 2011

Merry Christmas

PTI kraft & vintage
Pattern paper My Minds Eye
Tim Holtz vintage photo
tag Plantin Schoolbook set on rolly polly
snowflakes Joys of the Season
Marta Stewart snowflake trim punch
Merry Christmas Pumpkin Patch Stamps
Holiday traditions
some crinkle ribbon I made
and a little bling

Hope everyone has a nice night


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Not a creature was stirring

A2 PTI vintage cream
DCWV mat stack
Create a Critter mouse 2.5 with Basicgrey paper
Trendy Twine Strawberry cupcake
Tag from Planitin Schoolbook at 2.25
a little bling
and saying from
Home for Christmas
Only had a few minutes today in my craft room
but I am trying to make at least one Christmas card a day
so I will have enough
entered in
last minute challenge
Anything Goes... but you can only enter your project here at the CCR!
Cannot link your entry into any other challenge or link party!
That is what the last minute challenge is all about! 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Copy Cat Friday Challenge

The Winner is # 1 Lorraine
Lorraine email me your address

This week's challenge is Holiday

The winner will receive

Present brads from Spare Parts
and Whimsy wafers great chipboard pieces from Doodlebug Designs

Happy Thanksgiving CARDZTV challenge #1

Welcome to the first Cardz TV challenge
I am so excited, and  honored to be on this team
The first challenge is called  
"Just My Style"
You have until midnight EST, Sunday, November 20th 

Here is my Card
My Little Tom Turkey has his ticket 
ready for Thanksgiving dinner
He is hoping he can be a guest
instead of the main course
It's a Z fold card with my favorite kraft card stock
I added layers of PTI ripe avocado to the front panels 
embossed with CuttleBug Perfectly Paisley folder
inked the edges with Tim Holtz vintage photo
stamp set Ticket Talk
This is an awesome set great for everyday and Holidays 
I have so many ideas for this set

on the inside flap is pattern paper from My Minds Eye
I also added a strip of PTI ink vintage cream to add 
a handwritten message
Turkey from Create a Critter cut at 2.5 with paper from Basic Grey
a little twine and of course a Button...
The winner of the challenge will receive

Mary's wonderful "Thankful for You" stamp set
Head on over see all the amazing things the design team has created
tons of inspiration 

Hope everyone has a great day.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Merry Christmas

A2 card PTI pure poppy
Kraft Card stock from Kraft Outlet
Holiday Cheer from Hero Arts
this a fabulous set it comes with  the stamps and matching dies
Mind's Eye Designer paper pad Signature Christmas
Merry Christmas CARDZTV Stamps Home for Christmas set

 a little glitter, twine and a button

on Friday the very first challenge with the

Hope you will all stop by!


Monday, November 14, 2011

Many Thanks

The Challenge at
is to use a Thanksgiving Sentiment
I made this little matchbox
using the Blank Cameo
from the Cameo collection and
filled it in with a little stamp
inked it up to give it a vintage feel
Some K&Company paper a little ribbon, lace pearls and
a corner from Straight from the Nest
added some papers to the box using one of my spellbinders dies
going to give one to everyone Thanksgiving day and have them
write down what they are thankful for
then have my niece read them after dinner
she love to things like that..

Hope everyone has a rewarding week


Sunday, November 13, 2011


Have had this wreath stamp forever has a worn date
on it 2000 but no name
stamped it with versa mark the use Christmas tree embossing powder
colored in the bows with a red copic marker
then went over that with some glossy accents
inked the wreath with Jenni Bolin sticky candy ink
Joy from PTI Signature Christmas
Stamped in Chestnut Roan from color box
hope I can explain the edging on this card
your size will vary depending on which spellbinder die you have
cut your card stock just wide enough to fit into your spellbinder die
line it up so just the edge is under the one end of the die
for the mat use the next smaller size than the card
think this gives a great edge on the card
entered in
Holly or Wreathes

Have a great night everyone


Friday, November 11, 2011

Copy Cat Friday Challenge

The winner is #6


Diana email me your address and I will get your prize in the mail and grab
the winners button on my side bar

This weeks challenge is anything goes

this weeks winner will receive some supplies to
copy my card
6x6 My Mind's Eye Designer paper pad Signature Christmas
and Whimsy wafers by Doodlebug Designs
a great assortment of chipboard embellishments

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Happy Holidays

Looking for that perfect card that can make a ton of for family and friends
PTI kraft
PTI vintage cream run through cuttlebug folder
My green crinkle ribbon
Poinsettia cut with Accent Essentials
green leaves and first layer cut at 2"
next two layers cut at 1.75" and 1.5" 
Inked edges color box brown 
attached with glossy accents  
some yellow liquid pearls
Noel PTI Signature Christmas
Color box Chestnut Roan ink
think I can mass produce these pretty easily
Hope everyone has a great evening!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Supplies PTI kraft
red card stock cut at 3.75 top note accent Essentials
My Mind's Eye Signature Christmas paper for top not cut at 3.5
and Tree PTI Merry & Bright
Noel PTI Signature Christmas
Color box Chestnut Roan ink
some red twine
brown button
stickles on the star
a little faux stitching

Have a nice night


Monday, November 7, 2011

A Very Happy Monday

Normally I don't like Mondays after spending time in my craftroom on the weekends
going back to work Monday morning and sitting in my cube isn't fun at all...
but this morning I woke up as normal got my cup of coffee turned on the tv for the weather
grabbed my laptop for my email and saw an email from Mary at
I have been a fan of hers for so long and when I saw she was having a design team call
I thought okay just send the email take a chance.
I did appreciate that I didn't have to post it on my blog that I was trying out only to not make it....
Like trying out for cheerleading and not being chosen
so I opened the email thinking I would maybe see a name or two I knew and had to read the email
a few times because MY name was in there....
Felt like Christmas morning to me
Mary said it was okay to announce it on our blogs
but I had to wait until I saw it on her blog in case I was dreaming this morning...
Thank you Mary for this wonderful opportunity

Hey there Pumpkin

Hey everyone. Happy Monday. Easy challenge this week
Now, this week challenge is to use LEAVES on your project.
 Any theme, or colors, or products you'd like.
Be Sure to link up below by this Sunday for your chance to win some free digi's
Elizabeth Maes
I used
Back to School Wink Wink Emma From the Hello Darling Collection
colored her in with some copic markers
card is from
the Crisp day of Fall Kit

Sunday, November 6, 2011

'Tis The Season

Tried so hard to get a good picture of this card
the pictures do not do it justice.
and my camera batteries died
I used versa mark ink and embossing powder
on snowflakes that I stamped on the back ground this picture you can just get
a glimpse of some of them the background paper is actually
a very light blue
going to order a photo light tent tomorrow...
saw this card on youtube from HeroArts
I am going to do another card more like the one they did
I added some twine and some stickles to my card
I used glossy accents to adhere the buttons to a piece of DCWV
silver glitter paper
sentiment is from Papertrey ink
so trilled over the button on the top of the tree
very old button was either from my mom or grandmother
love that it reminds me of them.... 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Copy Cat Friday Challege

Hi Everyone sorry this picture was late
  got home late yesterday I was on my way to work Firday morning
and my cell phone rang it was my sister
she was in a car accident 3 weeks ago and has been struggling
with back and neck pain she was starting to feel better yesterday
and went to Physical Therapy and came home and started to feel worse again
she got up this morning after not sleeping well and tried to take a hot shower
she got out of the shower and passed out fell hit her head on the tile
 we spent the day going to the Doctor and ER  for a CAT scan
she is fine just all sore again and a little testy
didn't see George Cloony in the ER either but it was a day
away from work and a day helping my sister

the theme for this weeks Challenge is
Thanksgiving, Winter, Holiday

winner will receive 
6x6 Paper pad My Mind's Eye Signature Christmas
and red twine from 
Kraft Outlet

the winner from Last week chosen by Random.Org

Eva email me your address and I will get your prize in the mail
and grab the challenge winner button on my side bar

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thanks so much

Just a quick little thank you card I made
PTI Kraft,  Ripe Avocado, Vintage Cream
Color box Chestnut Roan Ink
copic red and red button
Tim Holtz vintage photo
DMC cotton embroidery floss
Stamp from Stampin Up
with Spellbinder square

and a question to all
what is your favorite ink
and why?

Have a good night


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Wishing you a Fall of sweet Surprizes

PTI Kraft, ripe avacado, dark chocolate
dark chocolate dotted ribbon 
cuttlebug birds and swirls
pattern paper Lost and Found Breeze
Color box chestnut roan ink
 All Around Halloween stamp set from