Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Few More Tim Tags. Only 3 left....

Good afternoon my blogging friends.
Here is another share of my rendition of Tim Holtz, 12 Tags of Christmas.

Day 9
Day 8
Day 7
Day 5
Day 6
Only three more days to go. These tags are somewhat improvised from what Tim is using. It seemed when this started, I was at the store everyday, now I am just making due with what I have.

Thank you for stopping by!

Have a super day!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

More Tim Holtz Tags

I am really getting into this 12 Tags of Christmas. WOW! I even went shopping today for supplies, which I haven't done in months!!! Thanks Tim for bringing me back!!!

Here are some photo's. I tried to put as much a
s my own flair into these guys as I could, but I feel my first one is always a copy cat.

Day Three

Day Three

Day Four
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!! Have a great night!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Welcome to December!!!

Good afternoon!!
Now that December is here, it is a race to the finish to see if we can get all the wonderful things we want to do, done.

I finished up my Christmas Cards yesterday, and the only thing that is holding me back from sending
them off, is my oldest daughters school photo's. I have had the other kids photo's for at least a month now. Weird.

Here are a few posts of the projects I finished yesterday. The first card is a Welcome Home surprise for a friend of mine. I hope it gets to her house before she does. The second card is for an ill employee of mine. He had major surgery, and
need lots of prayers.

From here is where the Christmas fun begins. Three cards to finish all my card giving away. I took is so easy this year. I didn't do one swap, and I didn't sell any either. For whatever reason, that I really can't recall, I couldn't find any time.

One project I am trying to follow along with are the Tim Holtz, 12 Days of Christmas tags. His are so GREAT! Please check out him projects on his blog.

Day One
Day Two
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to take a look at my blog! If it was worth your time, please leave me a comment. I love to read them!!

Have a great day!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Here is what I have been up tooo....

Hello long lost friends!! I wanted to post a few pics of some of the cards I have been making. I think the top one is my favorite!!!
Thank you for taking a look!!!
Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Two Days In A Row...

As some of you know, my husband is out of town for a few days, so that leaves me with lots of crafting time. You can probably tell from the two post in one week.
I sell Stampin' Up. I am my own best customer. I have a personal rule that after I put my new stamp set together, I DO NOT put them away until I have used the set at least once. So, last week when our kids went back to school, I started chipping away at the pile. I can't remember how many sets were sitting there, or for how long, but going into yesterday I had eight sets. Today I am down to six.

The first project is not a card. This started out as a gift for a friend, but in the end, I liked it so much I am keeping it for myself!

This is a 6x6 piece of chipboard, turned into a wall plaque. Products used:

Patterned paper: Candy Lane DSP (Stampin' Up); Glossy Paper: Stampin' Up; Stamps: Key To My Heart (CTMH), Refuge and Strength (Stampin' Up); Ink: Olive Green Stazon, Timber Brown Stazon Scattered Straw and Walnut Stain (Distress Ink); Embellishments: Pretties Kit (Stampin' Up), Blooms (Prima), Metal Flowers (Tim Holtz Idealogy), Beaded Trim (ebay), Cinnamon (Stickles), Walnut Stain, Antique Linen (Distress Stickles)

Here are a couple cards I made. I used the same set for two cards, due to the fun I was having watercoloring the flowers.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Glossy Cardstock (Stampin' Up); Patterned Paper: Raspberry Lemonade (Stampin' Up); Ink: Bermdua Bay, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry (Stampin' Up); Stamps: Great Friend, Fifth Ave. Floral (Stampin' Up); Dies: Little Leaves (Stampin' Up); Border Punch: Eyelet Punch (Stampin' Up)
Next... this card was also made with 100% Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Whisper White; Ink: Dusty Durango; Stamps: Fifth Ave. Floral, Holiday Best; Embossing Folder: Fifth Ave. Floral
Once again, thank you so much for looking, and come back often!!!!
Have a super day!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A few new ones...

Good morning! I hope everyone had a super Labor Day weekend!!! I had the weekend off, but actually had to work on Labor Day.

I would like to share some cards I made last week! One I made for an old friends birthday and the other is one that I was just itching to use the stamp set. Here goes.....

This card was really fun to make. I used a sketch from an AMAZING book called "Wishes", which I got from my AWESOME Close To My Heart demonstrator Tracey! This book is full of great sketchs and ideas.

Products used:

Cardstock: SU Very Vanilla, Patterned Paper: SU Cottage Wall, Glitter Paper (manufactuer unknown), Velvet Paper (The Paper Company)Ribbon: Taffeta Sage Shadow, Brad: Close To My Heart, Stamp Set: SU Chic Boutique, Ink: Stazon Timber Brown, Tim Holtz Distress Walnut Stain, Punch: SU 5 Petal Flower, Tim Ideaology Metal Flower Elements.

I had to mail this card off right way to my friend because I was running late for her birthday.

I have been itching to use this new Stampin' Up stamp set from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog. This card is just for fun and will probably get donated!

Products used:

Cardstock: SU Old Olive, **NEW**In Color Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White; Ink: SU Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry; Stamps: Pendant Park, Chic Boutique

All SU products used. That is pretty hard for me to do with all the cool toys out here.

Thank you for taking the time to peek into ny blog.

Come back soon, and visit often! Have a good day!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I was a busy girl....

Hi blogging friends....Well yesterday was the first day of school and I hit the craft room. I want to share the five cards that I made. We have a few birthdays and events coming up in our family. I made a beautiful card for my hubs for our anniversary, but I took it work so he wouldn't get a glimpse of it. I will take a photo soon for a share.

Here we go....

This card is made with the Stampin' Up NEW In Colors (Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede), Classy & Fabulous Stamp Set, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Sizzix Butterlies, Sizzix Top Note Die, 5/8 White Satin Ribbon.

The inside sentiment says "A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous~Coco Chanel" you

A birthday card for my father in law. I used the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Set Elements of Time, Stampin' Up Set Wonderful Favorites, Spellbinders Classic Circle Set and Large Pinking Circles dies, Cuttlebug Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip and So Saffon cardstock.

This is for a co-workers wedding. All products are Stampin' Up. Basic Black, Whisper White and Going Gray cardstock and ink. Pearls from the Pretties Kit. This inside sentiment is from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous new stamp set Just Thoughts, " Enjoy the Journey".

This card is for my daughter Jenna's birthday September 2nd. I used the stamps from Stampin' Up's Cheep Talk and A Little Birdie Told Me Set. The "Oh Snap!" stamp is from the Unity Stamp Companies August Kit of the Month Set. Stampin' Up Cardstock in Perfect Plem, Apricot Appeal, Old Olive and Whisper White, 5/8 inch White Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Up's scalloped edge punch, and Rangers Stickles, Lime Green, Lavender and Diamond.

One more to go....

I made this card because I was dying to use the Spellbinders new Pendent Die Fleur de Lis. I was slightly disappointed in how difficult it was to use. The die cut paper did not want to release from the die reluctantly. It took some work and swearing. But, is the finished product. I used Stampin' Up new In Colors once again, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, and Whisper White cardstock and ink. Stamps from Stampin' Up, Three Little Words and En Francais. Ranger Stickles Aqua, and Cinnamon, Flowers are Close To My Heart.
Thank you for letting me share my new cards with you!! I will be back very soon, I promise.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Oh Summer...You are coming to an end....

Hi friends! Just wanted to check in real quick to let you know that I am still in this blog game, and I am secretly looking forward to summer ending so I can get back to soem serious crafting. I am already planning my Christmas cards and will be starting those as soon as school starts! I am have been doing more scrapbooking than anything this summer. I have also been getting ready for a friends wedding with ALOT of stamping and papercraft little goodies for her reception. I also made 35 bridal shower invites for her. It has been fun, I haven't ever done anything like it.
Be back soon with some pics of crafts. Oh and by the way. I am trying something new. I joined a UNITY stamp kit club, You should check it out . It is reasonably prices and the stamps are adorable!!

Have a good one!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I have been crafting....

Good afternoon everyone!! I wanted to post some of the projects that I have been able to get done in the past few days. I have squeezed this in between camping, swimming , working. You know, all the summer fun stuff....Here goes...

Here is a little mini book I made for a gal at work who just had a baby. Man I love that Bind It All!!

Here are some cards I made. I won't bore you with all the details this time.

Thanks for taking a peek!! Enjoy your weekend!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sorry Everyone...

Thank you for letting me know that my link was not working. If you would like to try again, it is a GO...

Thank you!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Paper Therapy Items for SALE!!!

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a link to the ad to where I am selling all the rest of my Paper Therapy inventory. All the prices that you see are WHOLESALE! I paid the prices that you see. There are some great brands you will like...Basic Grey, Scor-Pal, Tim Holtz, Stickles, Liquid Pearls. Here is the link .

If you see anything that you would like, please email me.

Thanks again for taking a look. See you tomorrow!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Hello Friends! I HAVE MISSED YOU!!!

Good morning my blogging friends! So far, it has been a whirlwind summer. I have so missed blogging. I wanted to post today and share a card with you that I made for my daughter Hannah for her birthday.

Her birthday was June 12th. That says something about how crazy everything has been here.
I used a variety of products.
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Kraft (Stampin' Up); Patterned Paper: Bittersweet Collection (Basic Grey); Stickers: Making Memories; Dies: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Ribbon: Beach Collection (Stampin' Up); Butterfly: Tim Holtz Grungepaper, White Crackle Paint; Crown: Tim Holtz Grungeboard Elements with Cotton Candy Stickles
Thank you for taking a look today. I promise it won't be another month before I post again!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Hello again....Blog Candy Alert

Hey girls....I know it has been a WHOLE month since my last post. I have a wild ride to share with you all, but I wanted to take this opportunity to share an amazing BLOG CANDY with you all. Please take the time to hop on over!!!

I have not yet had the opportunity to create anything since my vacation. When I got back from vacation the weather here in Western Montana has been amazing and I am soaking up every opportunity to be outside and working on a HUGE landscaping project.

It won't be long before something creative shows up on the blog. I have some birthday cards, Grad cards and a sympathy card to conjure up. Oh ya, and prep for my first REAL Stampin' Up Workshop.

Have a super day!!!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Hi again....

Hi my blogging friends....Remember me? Yes, I have been gone a whole week, and it has been so busy.

I wanted to ask you all to check out and see the article about three of my cards. I submitted the cards a while back and the article was just published.

Also, I wanted to share a card that I made for my Mother-In-Law for watching my pups and my house while hubby and I were in Las Vegas!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Hi everyone...I wanted to let everyone know of the amazing blog candy that Debbie at Passion for Crafts is giving away.

If you have a chance check it is definitely worth a try!!

I have been so busy getting ready for my month of travel! I leave on Tuesday for Las Vegas to three days, and then I leave for a cruise with my Mom and my son on May 6th. We won't be back until the 20th of May. This cruise is a celebration of my son's 16th birthday. We are all so excited!! I will share some photo's when I get back! Have a good few weeks!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I'm Getting There...

Hi everyone! I wanted to share my son's birthday card with you. I am plugging along on my Mother's Day and Father's Day cards. Hurray for me!

April started birthday season in my family. From here on out, we have at least one birthday a month until the end of the year. It really works out well, the only month where two birthday's are celebrated are May and September. Here is Travis's card...

Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Whisper White (Stampin' Up); Patterned Paper: To The Nines DSP (Stampin' Up); Stamps: Happy Everything (Stampin' Up), Elements of Time (Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous); Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa (Stampin' Up); Numbers: Grungeboard (Tim Holtz); Ribbon: Chocolate Chip 1/4 in. Grograin (Stampin' Up); Brads: Unknown

I am going to clean my house now. My husband and I are going to Las Vegas next Tuesday and I want my house to be sparkling clean for my Mother-in-Law. She will be babysitting while we are gone. 5 days after I get back from Las Vegas, Travis, my Mom, and i are leaving for a Caribbean Cruise for Travis's 16th birthday!! We are so excited. I have quite a bit to do. I will check in as often as possible!!

Have a super day!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Thank you Karen Lee, Thank you Sue....

I have received from blog awards for some amazing blogging friends. Karen Lee sent me this little cutie...

Thank you Karen Lee!!!! Please take the time to check out her awesome cards that she has been doing for 365 Cards.

This one is from Sue McMahon. Please check out her awesome blog!!
This award has some rules....
1. The winner may put the logo onto their blog
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award
.3. Nominate 10 blogs
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for the nominees.

Karen Lee

Thanks again Karen and Sue...Now, nominee's keep these awards rolling! Thank you for checking out my blog from time to time!
Have a super day!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I am finally making cards for me again....

HI everyone!!! I finally got all the cards that were ordered completed! Yah! Yesterday I had a wonderful day getting ahead, and making Mother's Day and Father's Day cards for our family.

This is the outside and the inside of the Mother's Day cards. Stamps: Easter Beauty, All Holiday's (Stampin' Up); Ink: Going Gray, Almost Amethyst (Stampin' Up); Markers: Almost Amethyst, Old Olive, Pretty In Pink (Stampin' Up); Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Pretty In Pink (Stampin' Up); Buttons: Stampin' Up; Patterned Paper: Stampin Up Bordering Blue DSP; Border Punch: Martha Stewart, Lovely Lilac Liquid Pearls.

Here is a Father's Day Card. This was an easy card that I CASEd from the 2009 Spring/Summer Stampin' Up catalog

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Whisper White (Stampin' Up); Patterned Paper: To The Nines DSP (Stampin' Up); Stamps: Totally Tool, All Holidays (Stampin' Up); Ink: Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up); Ribbon: Felt Ribbon (Stampin' Up); Brad: 5/8 Chocolate Chip Stampin' Up.

Here is the inside...

Here is one more...

This one is made with alot of scraps from the above card. I used a different stamp set.
Patterned Paper: To The Nines (Stampin' Up); Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa; Stamps: Dad's Day (Stampin' Up), Stampers Anonymous; Silver Frame: Hodgepodge Hardware, Brads: Unknown; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke.
Once again, thank you all so much who participated in my Blog Candy. I still haven't gotten a reply email from Cecile. Hopefully soon!
Thanks for coming by today and taking a look, and visit often!!
Have a super day!!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I Have A Winner....

Thank you all so much for taking the time to comment and leave links on your blogs!! I loved checking out all your blogs. (I have been doing it all day)....

The winner is Cecile...Here is a link to her blog.....Scrappin Cecile. Cecile...enjoy the candy.

*NEW* Blog Candy Give Away

I want to give some stuff away!!!! My first blog candy give away attempt wasn't very satisfying. Loann....if you are out there, I have a Scor-Pal ready to go for you...I need your address!

On April 14th I will be drawing a winner for this Basic Grey package of goodies and a Stampin' Up Surprise (a picture would take away the surprise). All you have to do, it become a follower of my blog, place a link on your blog telling the world about my Blog Candy and leave a comment! Easy Cheesy right!! All current followers are already entered once. Placing a link on your blog will earn you an extra entry!! The gift package includes...NEW Basic Grey Collection Packages in 6x6 and 12x12, Porcelain and Marrekech, and Marrekech Glazed Brads. Don't forget the SU Surprise as well.
Thank you for checking out my blog candy and have a super day!!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

If you take a look at 365 cards may see someone you know...

Hi everyone! I have been busily making my cards for the adorable local card shop here. To my great surprise, she ordered 30 of my cards. I wasn't very prepared for that. Anyway, that is what I have been doing the last week. I also got in a girls weekend in Spokane to pick out my friends wedding dress.
If you check out 365 Cards tomorrow will see me!!!! I am their Wacky Wednesday Color Challenge guest designer!!! I hope you all have a great day with 365!

Talk with you soon!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I am making the most of my ONE day off this week...

HI everyone! I got up really early this morning and right away started on some cards for a few challenges that I wanted to participate in. I visit so many blogs that have such great fun challenges, I wish I could participate in all of them. Unfortunetly, there is this thing called work that I have to do!

This card is for the Simon Says Stamp Blog Challenge . We were asked to use green and yellow.

I was really trying hard to use current Stampin' Up products from our current catalog, BUT...I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. After that, I used whatever I could, Rik Rak, unknown brads, Spellbinders. Here is a product list:

Cardstock: Glorious Green, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore, Whisper White (Stampin' Up); Stamps: Oval All, Gallery, Friendly Words Stampin' Wheel ( Stampin' Up); Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots; Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic and Scalloped Rectangles; Ink: Glorious Green, Green Galore Ink & Marker (Stampin' Up); Brads & RicRak (unknown)

The next cards is my take on the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge

I usually don't make cards with cute images like so many of the gals that I admire. I am just not good at coloring with inks. After I got this all put together and I thought that the flowers and the paper looked so good together, I realized that my colored angel doesn't even match the rest of the card.....DRATS!

Again, I was trying to be 100% current Stampin' Up, but not thinking, I used the Martha Stewert lattice border punch. I was so close.

Cardstock: Sahara Sand, So Saffon, Whisper White ( Stampin' Up); Patterned Paper: Parisan Summer (Stampin' Up); Ink: Stazon Black, So Saffon, Watercolor Pencils, Yoyo Yellow Marker, Blush Blossoms (Stampin' Up); Die Cuts: Trio Flower Punc, (Stampin' Up); Lattice Border punch (Martha Stewert); Flowers: Accents & Elements ( Stampin' Up); Mat Pack Paper Piercing stencil; Stamps: If The Halo Fits, Yummy (SAB)

Thanks for taking a look today! Hopefully I will be back later with MORE CARDS!!! YAH!

One more thing....The new Technique Junkies April/May edition is AWESOME. There are really cool techniques in there. For more information on becoming a Technique Junkie, click here!