Sunday, November 28, 2010

Merry Christmas

I just love this embossing folder from Stampin' Up! I think it's called Petals-A-Plenty. And oh how I love this white shimmer cardstock from Papertrey Inc. Here's another shot at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog....

Happy Birthday

I really love this Happy Birthday sentiment from Stampin' Up!

Wishing You Simple Pleasures

I stamped the image on shimmer card stock then colored in with Copic markers. The soft shimmer is so pretty in person!
For you consideration in the Simon Says stamp Challenge Blog "Let it Snow"

Happy Holidays Gift Card Holder

Making a gift card holder can simply made out of an A2 size envelope. After you fold one in half cut the flap down the fold line. Glue one half of the flap down inside the envelope. Then glue the other side down out side the envelope. Now you have a blank canvas to decorate for your gift card holder. I like a good 17 inches of ribbon to tie a bow to close the gift card holder shut.
I'm entering my gift card holder in the {Caardvarks} Gift Card/Money Holders Challenge sponsored by My Favorite Things. Here's the link...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Kraft Christmas

I made this card and coordinating gift box using Kraft cardstock. The background is another pattern of tape from Tapeswell. Which can be purchased directly from them here at
Right now The Kraft Journal is having a Holiday Challenge ....
Check out the challenge and you will see a promo code to get 10% off until December 31, 2010
at the Kraft Outlet

Monday, November 22, 2010


I feel so lucky today! I just read my email and found out I won the Teresa Collins Stampmaker from Photocentrics in a giveaway through CraftGossip!
I love getting the daily newsletter because they put so much work into it. I get so many fabulous ideas there!
If you have not heard of them you should check it out to and sign up for the newsletter too!

Check it out! I know you'll love it too!

Thank you Heather!
Thank you CraftGossip!
Thank you Photocentric!
Thank you Teresa Collins!

I can hardly wait to show you all what I've made with it!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Embellish Magazine Holidays Color Challenge

My Time Made Easy LLC by Lauren Meader has sponsored this challenge for Embellish Magazine. The color challenge is to use red, green, pink and brown with holiday themed paper. I struggled with pink, but remembered I had The 12 Days of Snow Flakes Digital download paper from My Time Made Easy LLC. You can down load it here free....
Plus you can shop more more fun templates, stamps and digital downloads.
I stamped the gingerbread house, colored it and used Sakura Glaze pens to create the shine on the candy canes. Aren't the gingerbread men cute! Puff paint is so fun.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas Tree O Christmas Tree

This card was inspired by Jennifer McGuire. I saw a video she made recently in a series called Holiday Thinking Inking for Two Peas in a Bucket. I think it's a perfect fit for the Papercraft Star Challenge 22. Make a Holiday card or tag that features a Christmas tree or Ornament using a die cut, ribbon, handmade embellishment and bling. So voila! I handmade my Christmas tree using her twisted canvas technique and added pearls to it. The tree trunk is brown velvet ribbon and I scrunched up burgundy ribbon for the tree skirt. Used a spellbinders die for the sentiment "Christmas Tree O Christmas Tree". I used silver sparkle glue to highlight the decorative edge of the card. It opens to the green snowflake paper. finally I sprayed the entire card with a glimmer mist. A suttle touch so beautiful in person! Check out the challenge here...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wine Cork Wreath

I made this wine cork wreath for my kitchen years ago. After it was done I ended up making several more as gifts. A good 99% of the corks are from my local winery Beachaven Winery. Golden Rose and Cumberland White are 2 of my favorites.

Whoo Hoo

Whoo Hoo!!! I won my first challenge! I entered my Mayflower ships in the Cuttlebug Spot Blog challenge at the Dinner table and it was announced today I won! here's the link....
Thank you so much! I'm so excited and honored. Thank you Craft Barn for sponsoring the event!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Merry Merry

Seriously I am lovin the Tapeswell! My background of my cards were created with their Merry Merry tape. It is so easy to work with and fun! I see that this design is on sale right now too....
I have a thing for gingerbread! Last year I finally eat a gingerbread cookie and it made my fetish even worse! lol They are just so darn cute!
So here's one more shot at the {Caardvarks} Holiday Die Cuts Challenge....

Merry Christmas

I am loving my new fun tapes from Tapeswell! Here's the link so you can check them out too...
I recycled a gift card by cutting it down to size and inking up the edges. I then framed it with the Scroll mailing label added ribbon, bow and Merry Christmas. Voila!

I just found a fun new challenge...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Embellish Magazine Challenge

It's been such a long time since I had made a gift bag and matching card. The Embellish magazine challenge was to make a bag using the color scheme of black, dark pink, light pink and gray. Isn't the damask pattern on the gray fabulous! It is from Tapeswell, it's like a wide clear packing tape with the black damask pattern. Here's the link for the challenge....

A merry little Christmas to you

I've been trying to decide what cards I'll be mass producing this year for Christmas. I just love making Christmas cards. I'll probably make another dozen before deciding on something. The papers in the card have such a warm rustic feel.
So here's to another shot at the {Caardvarks} Holiday Die Cuts Challenge....

Mayflower Place Card

I got the template for these cute ships from here....
So I thought it would be a perfect fit for The Cuttlebug Spot challenge at the diner table. I used the woodgrain embossing plate from Papertrey Inc on the ship. You can find it here. The swirls embossing folder was used for the sails to create "wind" on them.
Here's the link for the challenge....

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Peace on Earth

This card was inspired by a picture from Martha Stewart Living for Papercraft Star Challenge 21. Check out the challenge here....

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Joy to the World

I totally {heart} gingerbread men! I think they are just so darn cute! To me gingerbread men just scream Christmas. And ah the smell of fresh baked cookies! Gotta love it!
This is for another entry in the {Caardvarks} Holiday Die Cuts Challenge sponsored by Creative Cuts & More. Check it out here....

Friday, November 5, 2010

Merry Christmas

I have found myself totally in love with vintage Christmas papers this year. I've entered my card in two challenges this week. Once for the Papercraft Star Challenge 20 Simon Says Make a Card sponsored by Kraft Outlet. Checkout the site....
I also think it's a good fit for the {Caardvarks} challenge Holiday Die Cuts. Here's the link....