Friday, December 19, 2014

Peace and Joy


I created today's card using blue, green and gold foil cardstock with the Falling Snow stencil, the Home for the Holidays stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and white embossing powder! Nothing difficult, right up my alley! 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Merry and Bright


I made today's card to play along with the current Lawnscaping Challenge #96 - Merry Christmas! To create the card I used Snow Day Petite Paper Pack for the background and I cut vellum and white glitter paper with the Forest Border Lawn Cuts to fashion snowy mountains. I added white embossing paste to more vellum and cut tags with Tag, You're It Lawn Cuts. Finally, I used stamps from the Snow Day stamp set from Lawn Fawn and added them to the tags.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Scrapy Land Challenge #8


Welcome to Scrapy Land Challenge #8. The challenge is Holiday using a brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  To create my tag, I mixed dies from Lawn Fawn and Penny Black. Be sure to visit Scrapy Land Challenge for all the challenge details and to see what the other members of the design team has created and play along with us. 

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Spirit Birdbrain


When I first saw Christmas Spirt Birdbrain posted on my wonderful friend's blog, Creative Crafts by Lynn, I immediately and I do mean immediately set out to From The Heart to make him mine! He definitely is giggle worthy! I am going to enter my card in From the Heart {Community} Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge!

Monday, December 15, 2014

A Toast to the New Year!


Welcome to a new Squigglefly Challenge hosted by Holley's Hobbyists! The challenge this week is to share your holiday wishes, be it Christmas, New Years, Kwanzaa, or Hanukkah! For my card I used the wonderful image Here's to Anything from Squigglefly artist, Lynne Stansbery and the sentiment  Toast to the New Year, from Squigglefly, to created a shaker card. We would love to have to join us and if you do, remember to use a Squigglefly image to be eligible to win!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

All Wrapped UP


A really simple card to share with you today made with the All Wrapped UP stamp set from The Alley Way Stamps.  Simple and easy is my mantra these days! 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Arctic Penguin


My card today features stamps from Arctic Penguins by Mama Elephant stamps. 
Who doesn't love penguins! 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Chill Out


I had a lightbulb moment thinking how I could create a shaker card using vellum so I used the cute snowman from Chill Out stamp set from The Alley Way Stamps.  I think I accomplished what I set out to do.  My plan is to enter my card in the BE Inspired Challenge #60 hosted by The Alley Way Stamps!


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Chris


I suppose that if Santa considers pilfering the plum pudding from the table before the other guests have a taste as naughty,  then Christmas Chris from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps, is guilty! Guess who is only getting coal in his stocking this year!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Trim the Tree


My card today features the Lawn Fawn Trim the Tree stamp set along with the Trim the Tree Lawn Cuts attached to the background that I cut using the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables Lawn Cuts. I decided to go all white so I could enter the current Lawnscaping Challenge No. 95.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Scrapy Land Challenge #7

Welcome to Scrapy Land Challenge #7. The challenge is Anything Goes using a brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  For my card I used Memory Box Winterland Tree.  I first cut the die and embossed it with silver. I took the negative and added white embossing paste to blue cardstock. Once it was dry I adhered the die cut and added a few sparkly gems.  Be sure to visit Scrapy Land Challenge for all the challenge details and to see what the other members of the design team has created and play along with us.  

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Hanging Stars


Welcome to this week's new Squigglefly Challenge hosted by Holley's Hobbyists! I feel like I've been away for so long, but I'm back and will be visiting each of you very soon.  In the meantime, I invited you to Skip, Skip to my Lou -- this challenge we are skipping the traditional holiday colors, no red or green. You are also welcome to show cards in any other theme, just no red or green. For my card I used Hanging Stars by Squigglefly artist, Cheryl Grant Alger.  To be eligible to win be sure to use a Squigglefly image and if you don't have one, feel free to try a freebie.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thank You Dear Friends


Thank you dear friends for the outpouring of kindness and support you have shared with me during this difficult time.  Your thoughtfulness will always be treasured and I send many blessings to you and yours.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

My Sweet Son

It is with a very heavy heart that I share with you the news of the passing of my youngest son, John Anthony on November 4, 2014. John was only 37 years old and spent most of his adult life fighting the demons of drug addiction that took his life.  John had a very loving heart, always willing to give all that he had to those in need. It was not uncommon for him to approach a total stranger and give them a compliment just to see them smile. If you met John, he considered you his friend for life.