Welcome to my blog.... this is my place to share my projects and a little about my family with you. I only hope that you can find some inspiration here.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wishing all of you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

LSS Thursday

This week we were asked to do tags that could be done last minute.  I dug through my pile of leftovers on my craft table.  I had colored several (a bunch ... love this set) of the  Cardinals from the "Nature's Christmas" set.  They were originally intended for cards but I had these 2 left over and decided to use them.


Visit Lindsay's Stamp Stuff at mygrafico and check out all the new things she has.  I promise you won't be disappointed.
Be sure to stop by Lindsay's Blog ... she always has an awesome project and a freebie.  Then visit the Design Team and see what projects they have for you.

Lindsay Weirich (Owner and Stamp Designer)

Fab 'n' Funky  - Quick and easy does it
DigiStamps4Joy  -  Anything goes
Craft Your Passion  -  Christmas
CES  -  Anything Goes
Allsorts  -  Anything Goes

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Little Different

Most of you who know me know that I make my living with a sewing machine.  I have been trying to sew (and knit) most of my gifts.  If you sew you must check this out  .... I just happened across this blog and am soooo glad I did.  Go and see  ...  for a limited time all the patterns are FREE.  All you have to do is become a follower and spread the word.

These cute little ballerina slippers are one of the free patterns for little girls. 
 (I'd like to have a pair of these for me!  LOL)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Holiday Cheer with Daisy Doodles

The new challenge over at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges is "Glitter-Sparkle-Shine"  Here's my card:

This image is the Wreath from the "12 Days of Christmas" Stamp Set.  Miss Daisy is having an awesome 50% off SALE through Friday over at Daisy's Digi Doodles and you can pick up the whole set of 12 stamps for $4.00.  All of the Christmas stamps are 50% off.

For the glitter and sparkle I used stickles on the holly berries and gems across the bottom.  The image is colored with Prisma pencils and OMS.  Paper and ribbon are from my stash.  

Come and play with us and you could win a $10.00 gift certificate from the Pixie Cottage.

2 Sisters - Christmas
Sweet Stampin  - Celebrate Christmas
Crafty Catz - Your Choice
Wee Memories  -  Colors of the Season

Friday, December 17, 2010


I have been saving my free week card until now coz it's for Miss Daisy's Birthday.  Miss Daisy .. this is for you!

I did the poinsettia in pink because Jules likes pastels and she likes clean and uncluttered.  Please go by Daisy's Digi Doodles and check out her awesome stamps and the 50% off SALE she is having.  You can pick up this poinsettia stamp right now for only $1.00.  Sale runs through Christmas Eve.

Hope it is everything you want it to be!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Birthday Party Challenge

There is a Birthday Party Challenge going on over on Miss Daisy's Blog.  Go and check out the details ...  you won't believe the prizes.

All you have to do is make a Birthday Card for Jules using a Daisy Doodles image and the prizes can get really big.  Go HERE and see for yourself!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Thursday Sale

I wasn't able to get a project done this week for Lindsay's Stamp Stuff but wanted to let you all know about the SALE.  
40% Off
This sale is for 1 day only .....  Thursday December 9th  ... hurry over to mygrafico and pick up your items for those last minute Christmas Cards, Tags and Gifts!!!   Lindsay's Stamp Stuff has some awesome new things.
Be sure to visit Lindsay's Blog and pick up the Thursday Freebie and go by the DT Blogs and see the clever projects they have for you.  Great Christmas ideas and inspiration.

Lindsay Weirich (Owner and Stamp Designer)

Prairie Fairy "Spread The Word" Candy

Prairie Fairy is coming back to blogger and is giving away this awesome candy to help spread the word.  Go check it out at the Prairie Fairy Blog

Monday, December 6, 2010

Daisy Doodles "Festive Colors"

Hi  :)   The new challenge over at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges is "Festive Colors"..... any colors that say Christmas to you.  I must be a traditional gal coz red, white and green say Christmas to me.  Here is my card:

Let me introduce you to "Jack".  He is brand new .. just released yesterday.  When I saw him in his winter hat and scarf I could just imagine him on a lot selling Christmas Trees in the snow.

I colored him with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS and layered him on a Red Nestie Rectangle.  I started out with a dark green card base and added white CS embossed with Cuttlebug Snowflake Folder.  Then I punched the trees out of the same dark green with an EK Success punch and embossed them with the Swiss Dots Folder.  I distressed the edges with scissors and used a nail file on them to make it look like snow.  Added a ribbon and the image.  Oh and I made a little sign and cut around his paws with my exacto knife so he could hold it and added some stickles.

As cold as it is here I want that hat!!!!!!  It looks so warm.

Check out the rest of the DT Blogs (located on my left sidebar) and then play along with us at the Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges Blog.  If you need an image there are lots in the $1 section at the Store (Daisy's Digi Doodles).  You can pick up Jack for only $1.
Ellephantastic  -  Red & Green
Rainbow Ladies  -  Christmas Animals
Digital Tuesday  -  Animals at Christmas Time
Creatice Belli   -   "R" 's    Red, Ribbon

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Quick and Easy with Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

This week Lindsay has challenged us to do Christmas Cards that could be done in 10 minutes or less and mass produced.    Here is a preview of the set I used:  (on sale for half price right now... here)
 And here is what I came up with:

The set is called "Christmas Cupcake Wrappers"  but I decided to use the medallions on my cards.  You can find it at Lindsay's Shop Handmade Store.   There are a lot of secret sale items there and you get a free stamp with every $5 you spend as a thank you for waiting  for your order because there are no instant downloads, your order is emailed within a day. 

These really were quick and easy.  I started by printing off the images at 2-1/4" and very quickly watercoloring with watercolor pencils and an aquabrush.  I then cut and scored red CS for the card bases to make a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 card.  I cut the white cs to 4 x 5-1/4 and embossed with cuttlebug snow flake folder.  I placed the ribbon midway down the embossed piece ... cut out the images and red nestie circles and adhered.  I made all 5 cards in less than 30 minutes including coloring.  How quick and easy is that?!?  

You can't get this set at mygrafico but there are many others and with instant downloads.  Go to Lindsay's blog and then to the rest of the DT to see their quick and easy projects.  And don't forget to pick up the freebie at Lindsay's.

Lindsay Weirich (Owner and Stamp Designer)
Laurel Seabrook
Alota  Rubber Stamps  - (ALOTA48) Snowflakes
Aud Sentiments  -  Use Ho Ho Ho 
Cards For Men  -  Christmas for the men
Crafts and Me Challenges  -  Christmas with snowflakes
The Crafty Pad  -  Snowflakes

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

D2D - "Christmas Cocoa"

This is the last image for November at D2D so be sure and check next week for the freebie for the first week of December so you can play along at Designed2Delight-Delightful Inspiration.  The first image each month is free and when you use it and enter the challenge you get the next one free.  How cool is that?
Anyway the image this week is "Christmas Cocoa"  and here is my card:

I love this image but then .. I love all of Faith's images.  Everything I used was from my stash.  The piece of twill tape was in my birthday package from my friend Joanne.  Thanks Jo!!!!

Supplies Used:
2 Christmas DP from DCWV (left over from last year) .. Dark Red and Green CS ..  Oval and Oval Scallop Nesties .. Scribbles paint (dots) .. computer generated senti .. SU Sleigh Bells Twill Tape (Thanks again Jo!) .. and (of course)  Prismacolor Pencils and OMS

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Casino Invitation

Today I thought I would show you the invitations I made for our annual work Christmas Party.  Our party was Saturday a week ago.   We have to have it before Thanksgiving because they let us close early and as of Black Friday we are too busy to fit our party in.  Anyway our party was held at the Mardi Gras Casino and Dog Track.  The company paid for dinner and drinks at the French Quarter Restaurant at the Casino.  After dinner we hit the slot machines and just had some fun.  Being the gambler that I am NOT I spent $5.00 at the penny slots and won 95 cents and gave it back.  I couldn't tear my hubby away from the Dog Track ... he lost a whopping $6.00.  That is the end of my gambling career....LOL  But .. we had a good time.  This is the Invitation  ...  I made 10 in total:

I also made envelopes with Dice all over them.  Here is the inside:

The images are Daisy Doodles "Vegas Nights".  It is really a fun set.  You can find it HERE at Daisy's Digi Doodles.

Here are the supplies used to make these:
Black Cardstock .. Red Cardstock .. Scraps of various colors cardstock (for the chips) .. Cuttlebug Embossing Folder .. Oval Nestabilities .. Harlequin print by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff ..   and computer generated wording

Alphabet Challenge  -  "E"  Embossing
Inktegrity DT Challenges  -  Anything Goes

Thursday, November 25, 2010

D2D - "Skating Penguin"

Down to the wire again .. LOL.  This week has flown by and I seemed to think I had more time.  This week over at D2D - Delightful Inspiration Faith gave us "Skating Penguin" to work with.  It (she)  is so cute!

The challenge over at Double Delight with D2D was to use Snowflakes.

Supplies used:  
Prisma Pencils & Goo Gone  -  Red & Pink Cardstock
EK Success Border Punch  -  Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Studio G $1 Stamp  -  Pink Trim  and DP from scrap basket


Hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving!!

Images by Daisy Doodles

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

With Sincere Sympathy

Our Ass't. Manager at work and his wife just lost their cat.  "Buddy" has had a heart condition for years and has endured a lot of testing and trips to the hospital.  This caused him severe breathing problems.  Saturday night they had to take him and have him put to sleep.  I know how difficult it is to lose a beloved pet.  Vicki doesn't have children and Buddy was her baby.  I made them this Sympathy card.

The inside reads:  When a beloved cat must leave us     ... it is only to lay in God's lap.  

I also printed this poem out to include in the envelope.

I only hope that they can find some comfort.  

I used the new sketch from Gina K. and her resist emboss technique from her video this week.  This is most definitely a case of C.A.S.E.  You can see her card and her video HERE as well as the DT cards.

Monday, November 22, 2010

For Susie - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

For the Daisy Doodles Challenge I wanted to make my Daughter-In-Law Susie a card.  I adore her and today is her Birthday!

The Challenge this time is Anything Goes.  I decided on the image "Just For You"  which can be purchased HERE.  I used watercolor pencils and an aquabrush to color it.  The ribbon, heart brads, papers and cardstock are from my stash.  The sentiment was done in word pad and printed.  

This challenge is sponsored by The Pixie Cottage and Michelle is giving away a $10 gift certificate to the winner.  I hope you join in the challenge with us.

Be sure and check out the rest of the Design Team to see their awesome projects.   They are listed in my left side bar.
Hodgepodge Shop  - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best  -  Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog  -  Flowers

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Day 12 - 12 Days of Christmas - Daisy Doodles

This is the last day of the "12 Days of Christmas" raffle at Daisy's Digi Doodles.  And the last day to get your Raffle Ticket for the drawing tomorrow.  The final image and card is my favorite image from the set ....  The "Christmas Lights " and the card is mine :)

I actually made 2 cards using this image.  I printed the image directly to the card and colored with Prisma Pencils and used the MS Lattice punch. Ribbon, a touch of stickles and a piece of red cardstock and viola ... done.  Here is the 2nd card:

Go to Daisy's Digi Doodles and get get your Raffle Ticket for a chance to win the drawing tomorrow.  The winner will receive the whole set of all 12 images of the "12 Days of Christmas" plus a $10 Gift Certificate.  How awesome is that?!?  You can see the set in my left side bar.  Thanks to all who have been playing along with us and GOOD LUCK!!!!

Day's 10 - 11 Days of Christmas - Daisy Doodles

I have been so busy the last few days that I couldn't get Day's 10 and 11 up for you.  We have been busy at work and Saturday (yesterday) was our work Christmas Party.  So when I got home Friday night I had to hurry and get the envelopes and the insides of my cards for my co-workers done.  I had to be at work at 9 AM Saturday morning and we left work at 6:00 PM and went straight to the party.  Didn't get home until midnight so I was done for the day ... LOL.  Anyway here are Days 10 and 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas.

Day 10  is Carley's adorable Christmas Tree - she even used real lights!  Cute!  Visit Carley at

Day11 is the "Reindeer" by Tina.  I love CAS cards that pop like this one does. Beautiful! Visit Tina at

Visit Daisy's Digi Doodles and get your Raffle Ticket.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Season's Greetings with Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

It's Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Thursday already and I did a quick Christmas card using one of Lindsay's Snowmen from her "Warm Winter" set.  You can find all her Stamp Sets at mygrafico.

This was a fun and simple card to make.  I am trying to get cards done for my Christmas Card List and I am almost there.  :)   Both papers were in my scrap basket as well as the ribbon.  Colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Goo-Gone I added snow to the bottom of the image.  Very quick and easy.  Don't forget to go to Lindsay's Blog and see her awesome project as well as her freebie for this week.  Then go by the Design Team Blogs and see their creations.  They always amaze me.

Lindsay Weirich (Owner and Stamp Designer)

The ABC Challenge  -  "H" is for Holidays
Flourishes "Timeless Tuesday"  -  Christmas

Day 9 - 12 Days of Christmas - Daisy Doodles plus Baubles

Three more days until the Raffle Drawing  which means 3 more images after today to show you.  Today is Joanne's turn again.  This is such a gorgeous card!  Go to  http://cardologyetc.blogspot.com/ to see more of Jo's cards.  Worth the trip!!  Here's her feature card for today.

Hurry over to Daisy Digi Doodles to find out how you can win!!!!!

D2D - "Kaela"

The image at Delightful Inspiration - Designed 2 Delight Challenge this week is "Kaela- Dressed as an Angel"

I don't usually do shiny cards but I went nuts with shiny on this one.  The background is gold glitter and I used gold and silver stickles and gold and silver leafing pens on the edges.  The ribbon is shiny, too.  You can tell so much here but in real life it's 1000 times prettier.  Go over to Delightful Inspiration and see the rest of the cards.  Some beautiful work!!!   Thanks Faith!!!!

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