Taken Hostage By Children

Hello! It has been awhile since I have posted but not by choice! I tell you that these kiddos have taken control. But I did get to sneak a few minutes of stamping in this weekend. I got the new set Letterpress Winter and my goal is to show you lots of different cards with just that set. Stampin’ Up’s stamp sets are versatile and can be used for so many different occasions.


The background snowflakes are stamped in Craft White and the sentiment in Soft Suede. It’s matted with a simple piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock.


Look at this sparkly snow! Easy peasy with the new glimmer paper. I LOVE how it turned out. Once again, the picture doesn’t do it justice. I’ll have to talk to my photographer about this. 😉


The ribbon is literally a piece of scrap from the burlap ribbon that I had laying on a shelf. I just gussied it up with a metal button and baker’s twine.

To prove my point about NO TIME to type let alone craft, here I am right now trying to post this with my demanding new boss. But we’ve talked it out. There are more goodies to share coming up soon!



Have Yourself A Merry Little Halloween


It’s true, I am posting a Christmas card when Halloween is the day after tomorrow but it is for a good cause! I made some cards that are going to be used in a charity auction, Create for Love’s Sake.  All proceeds go to the organization Love146. You can find out more about it here: http://www.love146.org

This is a C.A.S.E. card from my holiday swap group. Ms. Jennifer Turoff came up with the design and it is so cute and SO easy to mass produce! I whipped a batch of these up last night. Hmm… Now that sounds like I made dessert. It is sweet, but not so sure about the taste! 😉

CCMC265 – Sketch Challenge

CCMC265 - Sketch Challenge

I decided to participate in Create with Connie and Mary’s sketch challenge this week.  I thought, since I’m trying all this new stuff, what the hay?!  I’ve never done it but was excited to join in because the designers and participants are SO TALENTED!  So here it is, I used the Merry Little Christmas stamp set (AGAIN!). See how versatile it is?! I like how the natural elements (wood grain, naturals button, and linen thread) pair up with the glitzy silver foil sheet mounted under the sentiment.

For this card I used: Early Espresso, Old Olive, and Whisper White card stock paired with the new Season of Style DSP. I used the coordinating markers for the stamp and topped it off with a naturals designer button.

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The Verdict…

The Verdict...

The verdict is in… This is the card I finally chose for the card swap! I couldn’t resist the big foiled scallops and cool blue colors. It was a step outside the box for me. I am a traditional Christmas girl, always resorting to red and green but I must admit I was very pleased with this color combo. It makes me think of cold ice and crisp air!

I used the Merry Little Christmas stamp (again!) with the Winter Frost DSP. The card stock colors are Stampin’ Up’s Island Indigo and Coastal Cabana. Of course we can’t forget about my new fav… the silver foil sheets in the Holiday Catalog. I am all about the glitz and glamour! 😉

Second Post, I must be figuring this blogging thing out!

I am working on Christmas cards for a card swap and this is one of the ideas that I came up with. It is using the new Designer Series Paper, Season of Style, with Old Olive cards stock. I scored the card stock giving it a plaid look that ties in with the plaid in the paper. Of course I can’t forget about the new foil sheets found in the new holiday catalog (get with me if you’d like a copy!).  The silver scallop adds a little glimmer to the card.  The stamp is Merry Little Christmas and it was cut using the “Chalk Talk” framelit set. The bow is the new chevron ribbon in Cherry Cobbler.

Hope you like it as much as I do! 🙂