Monthly Archives: November 2014


Hard to believe the four day weekend is almost over, where did the time go.  I am happy to report all presents are purchased, wrapped and packaged to send to my brother and his family in New Jersey, its always a good feeling to have this done, now I will concentrate on all the other gifts. Just plan on relaxing this evening in preparation for the upcoming week which will be busy with work, a holiday party and Stampin Up catalog kick-off party! 🙂  Remember the On-line Extravaganza ends Monday, December 1st with some one day specials, along with items that have been on sale this past week.

Todays card is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge.  Remember to stop over to their blog for some other great designs.


After careful though for a few days, I decided on the stamp ‘Bearing Gifts’ as my focal image.  This stamp originally had a sentiment under the bear and I chose to separate into two stamps, this way any sentiment can be used with the stamp.  The bear is stamped in Memento Black on Whisper White cardstock and I used a variety of blendabilities markers to color the image. For the white on the bear and little boys hat I added 2-way glue and Dazzling Diamond glitter for a little sparkle. There is also glitter at the bottom of his feet like snow.  Upper right corner has banners in gold and silver foil attached to a strip of old olive with sentiment embossed with Cherry Cobbler powder from the Petite Pairs stamp set. Gold foil heart and snowflake and sequin are attached as accents.  Lower left corner has three silver sequins all from the Frosted Sequins assortment.

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Thank you for stopping by, hope you enjoyed my card. Have a great week – – –  Craft on!

Here is a listing of supplies used for today’s card all by Stampin Up. Click below for a direct link to my on-line store.

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Don’t know about you but I’m not a big Black Friday shopper, getting up to shop at 4-6am – why?  I do plan on doing some shopping, but later in the day. So how was your Thanksgiving? Hopefully you enjoyed some time with family and friend having some great food and drink.  Turkey, stuffing and all the fixings sure was yummy, not to mention the pumpkin pie with whipped cream!

Today’s post is for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge, the hostess for this week who created the sketch is Jen Brum. Please some by their blog to see the wonderful designs by their team and other crafters – why not add a card made by you!

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Here is a clean and simple card that is easy to make in multiples.  The focal image for this card is a strip of Very Vanilla stamped with one of the snowflakes from the Endless Wishes stamp sets in Wild Wasabi, which is the same color as the card base. The Real Red Noel is one of the word dies included in the Wonderous Wreath bundle (stamp set with matching framelits).  To finish off the card is a gold ribbon.

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Hope you enjoyed todays card, have a great day – Craft On!

Supplies are listed below, click on the image for a direct link to my Stampin’ Up! On-line store.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Each year on the fourth Thursday in November, Americans gather for a day of feasting, football and family. While today’s Thanksgiving celebrations would likely be unrecognizable to attendees of the original 1621 harvest meal, it continues to be a day for Americans to come together around the table—albeit with some updates to pilgrim’s menu.

Wishing you and your family and friends a Happy Thanksgiving! 


Turkey for Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving Fun Facts:

  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Minnesota is the top turkey-producing state in America, with a planned production total of 46.5 million in 2011. Six states—Minnesota, North Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri, Virginia, and Indinia—account for nearly two-thirds of the 248 million turkeys that will be raised in the U.S. this year.
  • The National Turkey Federation estimated that 46 million turkeys—one fifth of the annual total of 235 million consumed in the United States—were eaten at Thanksgiving.
  • In a survey conducted by the National Turkey Federation, nearly 88 percent of Americans said they eat turkey at Thanksgiving. The average weight of turkeys purchased for Thanksgiving is 15 pounds, which means some 690 million pounds of turkey were consumed in the U.S. during Thanksgiving in 2007.
  • Cranberry production in the U.S. is expected to reach 750 million pounds in 2011. Wisconsin, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington are the top cranberry growing states.
  • Illinois, California, Pennsylvania and New York are the major pumpkin growing states, together they produced 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkin in 2010. Total U.S. production was over 1.5 billion pounds.
  • The sweet potato is most plentifully produced in North Carolina, which grew 972 million pounds of the popular Thanksgiving side dish vegetable in 2010. Other sweet potato powerhouses included California and Mississippi, and the top producing states together generated over 2.4 billion pounds of the tubers.
  • According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest pumpkin pie ever baked weighed 2,020 pounds and measured just over 12 feet long. It was baked on October 8, 2005 by the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers in Ohio, and included 900 pounds of pumpkin, 62 gallons of evaporated milk, 155 dozen eggs, 300 pounds of sugar, 3.5 pounds of salt, 7 pounds of cinnamon, 2 pounds of pumpkin spice and 250 pounds of crust.
  • Three towns in the U.S. take their name from the traditional Thanksgiving bird, including Turkey, Texas (pop. 465); Turkey Creek, Louisiana (pop. 363); and Turkey, North Carolina (pop. 270).
  • Originally known as Macy’s Christmas Parade—to signify the launch of the Christmas shopping season—the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took place in New York City in 1924. It was launched by Macy’s employees and featured animals from the Central Park Zoo. Today, some 3 million people attend the annual parade and another 44 million watch it on television.
  • Tony Sarg, a children’s book illustrator and puppeteer, designed the first giant hot air balloons for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1927. He later created the elaborate mechanically animated window displays that grace the façade of the New York store from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
  • Snoopy has appeared as a giant balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade more times than any other character in history. As the Flying Ace, Snoopy made his sixth appearance in the 2006 parade.
  • The first time the Detroit Lions played football on Thanksgiving Day was in 1934, when they hosted the Chicago Bears at the University of Detroit stadium, in front of 26,000 fans. The NBC radio network broadcast the game on 94 stations across the country–the first national Thanksgiving football broadcast. Since that time, the Lions have played a game every Thanksgiving (except between 1939 and 1944); in 1956, fans watched the game on television for the first time.







Happy Pre-Thanksgiving Day!  Are you all getting ready for turkey day like I am this evening?  I’ll be working on as much prep work as possible to make Thursday run smoothly. I just love watching the Macy’s parade Thursday morning while smelling the turkey in the oven.  Tonight we have our traditional pre-Thanksgiving dinner of salad and pizza, something we started some 25+ years ago when we married.  I have always cooked on Thanksgiving and enjoy it. We will be having turkey, stuffing, dumplings in gravy, mashed potatoes, creamed corn, buttered carrots, cranberry sauce (out of a can, yummy) and pumpkin pie with tons of whipped cream! I can hardly wait.

Now on to the card for today, it is for the MOJO Monday challenge and its a Tall & Skinny card. I’m really not use to making these types of cards but love the challenge. Sketch is below, don’t forget to check out their blog for other wonderful designs.


For my card, I chose to use the Flashback Designer Series paper as my inspiration.  The card base is Basic Black, with a piece of the Flashback DSP angled left to right. Layered on top of that are two other pieces of DSP matted on Pool Party and backed with Stampin Dimensionals. Camera is the Snapshot stamp, colored with Blendabilites markers.  Sentiment is from Just Sayin in Hello Honey and punch out using the Decorative Label punch.  Added a little bling with some Dazzling Diamond Glitter and a two-way glue pen. This card can be used for any occasion based on the sentiment added on the inside.

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Thank you for stopping by. Supplies are listed below. Craft on!


Weekly Deals through December 1st

This weeks deals include the Rosette Designer Bigz XL Die, some Textured Embossing Folders and Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details.  Click on the images for a direct link to my on-line Stampin Up store. Don’t forget about the Online Extravaganza, items listed at between 20-50% off. Happy Shopping – Craft On!



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Online Extravaganza

There’s A LOT to be merry for this week.  Stampin’ Up! is launching an AMAZING sales promotion and an INCREDIBLE join promotion on Monday, November 24th that should not be missed. 

SALES PROMOTION.  Starting Monday, November 24, Stampin’ Up! is launching an incredible sales event that runs for ONE WEEK ONLY, ending December 2, or while supplies last. The sale is bookended with huge, one-day only events. There will be limited-time doorbusters on November 24th and December 1st., you don’t want to miss them.

During Online Extravaganza, a few of our past Paper Pumpkin refill kits will be 20% off and available to ALL customers. (Please note that refill kits do not include stamps or ink.) On Monday, we will add two new kits to the existing Paper Pumpkin past kits offering (available to current subscribers only). Visit on Monday to see the latest kits available

JOIN PROMOTION.  Also on Monday, you can purchase the Starter Kit at 25% OFF.  That means you get to choose $125 of product for only $74.25 (and FREE SHIPPING).  The best part, though, is that you get to be a part of an amazing, inspiring team who loves to stamp and who supports one another.



FMS163 – Happy Birthday

Note to self – when you hear on the news there is a chance for icy conditions, pay attention when walking out the front door.  Saturday was not as productive as I had hoped.  I was up rather early for a Saturday, ran a load of wash, showered, had breakfast and started to help decorate the sun porch when I had a bad sinus headache hit so I took some medicine and sat down for a few minutes with my eyes closed. My husband says wake up Theresa is here and without thinking I grabbed the bag a had for her, opened the front door stepped out and bam – legs out from under me in a split and down on the cement I went!  Now when I saw her walking on the grass not sidewalk it most likely should have registered something was wrong.  Happy to report the bag of Stampin Up items survived, my big toe did not.  I received a few scratches and my big toe bent the wrong way and broke, not a fun afternoon.  Lesson learned, when the walkway is shiney watch for ice!

Now on to todays post for the Freshly Made Sketches Design Challenge.  Please check out their blog for designs by their team and other wonderful crafters like you and I!  Below is this weeks sketch.

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Since I need a birthday card this week that I need to mail, thought I would make a birthday card with multiple layers and is easy to mail with no added postage.  Started with a piece of Moonlight Designer Paper, matter on Smokey Slate and adhered to a card base of Basic Gray.  Focal image of Whisper White is stamped with Smokey Slate and Lost Lagoon using stamps from Gorgeous Grunge and Age Awareness. A candy dot ties the two swirl stamps together on the left side.  There are strips of Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey for added detail.


Thank you for stopping by, hope you enjoyed my card, Craft On!

Supplies ( all Stampin Up):

Stamp Sets: Age Awareness and Gorgeous Grunge

Paper: Basic Gray, Smokey Slate, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Whisper White  and Moonlight Designer Series Paper Pack

Ink: Smokey Slate and Lost Lagoon

Accessories: Stampin Dimensionals and Candy Dots

Weekly Deals through 11/24

Check out the new weekly deals through November 24th.  Deco Labels Collection Framelits, 1″ Square  and 1/4″ Hand Held Punched, Buttons and more!



Hi there, welcome to the weekend! Hope you are all doing well and have some fun things planned. Last night we meet our friends Laurie & Walt and enjoyed the evening out with them, always nice to see friends.  Today I will be putting some finishes touches on the living room “Winter Wonderland” and then it will be all ready for Christmas – knowing me between now and then a few new items may appear – I just love Christmas decorations.

Todays card is for the weekly Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #119 challenge.  Recently I chose the Dictionary background stamp as a incentive stamp and have been thinking of idea so this sketch could not have come at a better time.  The sketch is below.  Remember to stop over to their blog to see wonderful cards by their design team and other crafters, why not make one yourself and post!


First thing I did when making the card was decide that I wanted to use Red, White and Black, and since there was a piece of Lost Lagoon hanging around my desk, thought that would make a great accent color.  The base of the card is Basic Black, on top of that is a piece of Whisper white I stamped using a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge, going from top right to bottom left.  Dictionary stamp is stamped with Memento Black on Whisper White and matted on Real Red.  Used Stampin Write markers for the sentiment, from Perfect Pennants,  to make the work GOOD stand out , matted it on Basic Black and a piece of Real Red that was run through the Big Shot using the Alphabet Press embossing folders (its a little hard to see), each layer has dimensionals between them. Cherry Cobbler bakers twine was looped around the Whisper White before the piece was adhered to the card base with Stampin Dimensionals.  The three accent circles in Lost Lagoon have teeny tiny pieces of dimensionals behind them.  Very happy with the way the card came out, it can be used for a variety of occasions based on the sentiment inside – birthday – get well – thank you or just because you are you!

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Thank you for stopping by, hope you enjoyed the card.  Craft On!

Supplies (all Stampin’ Up):

Stamp Sets: Dictionary, Perfect Pennants and Gorgeous Grunge

Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White and Lost Lagoon

Ink: Memento Black

Stampin Write Markers: Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler

Embossing folder: Alphabet Press

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, 1/4″ circle hand held punch, 1 3/4″ circle punch, Big Shot and Stampin Dimensionals


Christmas Greetings

Happy Friday to me and Wednesday to you.  If you wonder why I am saying Happy Friday to me is because I am off work Thursday and Friday so that I can turn my house into a winter wonderland and work on some Christmas cards I need to mail out.  Scary to think that in 5 weeks Christmas will be here.  I have been looking at all the cards I have made so far and realized I hardly have any that are red & green – I have been sticking to the non-traditional colors for some reason.

Today card is clean and simple, uses the Lovely as a Tree stamp set and is red & green.  On a piece of Whisper White are stamped trees, with the bird from Festival of Trees stamped in real red as a cardinal and a sentiment from Endless also stamped in real red.  A piece of real red acts as the mat on a base of garden green.

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Thank you for stopping by, have a great week.  Craft On!

Supplies (all Stampin’ Up):

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Endless Wishes (sentiment) and Festival of Tree’s (bird)

Paper: Garden Green, Real Red and Whisper White

Ink: Wild Wasabi, Real Red and Baked Brown Sugar Marker

Accessories: Liquid Glue


Good morning, hope you are all staying warm and enjoying the weekend. I  ran some errands yesterday, made a birthday for a special little boy for his first birthday, will post that card December 1st and finished the Christmas swag for above our television – colors are green, red and gold.   I’ll be posting a photo of the swag on Instagram – follow me at “Cqueen309”.  Today I plan on making a few more cards while watching some football, Steelers play Monday night – hopefully the right team shows up in Tennessee.

Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch, check out their blog to see some great designs by their talented team and other crafters just like me – why not post a card there yourself!  Sketch is below.


As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to do a Black & Gold holiday card – we have some friends that are big Pittsburgh sports fan’s and I enjoy sending them Black & Gold holiday cards.  Main paper colors  used for the card are Basic Black and Gold Foil, with an accent of Dazzling Diamond Glimmer paper (hard to tell its behind the Lucky Stars embossed gold foil and used as a banner), there are Stampin Dimensionals between the layers.  The stars are from the Bright & Beautiful stamp set and heat embossed with gold. There are Stampin Dimensionals between each star layer. Used the Stars Collection Framelits, which match, to die cut them.  There is gold ribbon and three little circles as accents.

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Thank you for stopping by today, hope you enjoyed the card. Have a great weekend, Craft On!

Supplies (all Stampin Up):

Stamp sets: Bright & Beautiful and Good Greetings

Paper: Basic Black, Gold Foil and Dazzling Diamond Glimmer

Framelits: Stars Collection

Embossing Folder: Lucky Stars

Ink: Versamark & Gold embossing powder

Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Gold 1/8″ Ribbon, 1/4″ circle hand held punch, hexagon punch (banner ends), glue dots and Stampin Dimensionals

Gentle Peace

Happy Friday, welcome to the weekend!  Not sure about where you live but here it’s cold and there are snowflakes in the air. Luckily no snow is sticking around, just hitting the ground and melting!  We have a husky and he is loving this weather, doesn’t want to even come in the house most of the time.

Earlier this week I received the new photopolymer stamp set “Gentle Peace” and have spent my evenings trying different ideas with the stamp set.  One of my favorite is posted below.  I just love heat embossing the image with Black embossing powder and coloring with Blendabilities.  The embossing helps give the look of stained glass and who doesn’t like coloring?  Coloring with the Blendabilities is great, no streaks, just make sure to put the caps on good so they do not dry out.  Once I had the image colored, I cut it out with Paper Snips, backed it with dimensionals and adhered to the card.  The sentiment at the bottom is also heat embossing.  I always enjoy have a religious stamp set for the holiday.

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Thank you for stopping by, hope you enjoyed the card. Craft On!

Supplies (all Stampin Up):

Stamp Set: Gentle Peace

Paper: Coastal Cabana and Whisper White

Blendabilities: variety of colors

Accessories: Versamark ink pad, Black embossing powder, Heat Tool, Paper snips and Stampin Dimensionals


Lovely as a Tree – Merry Christmas

Happy Wednesday, half way through the work week, two days until the weekend. Not sure what the weather has been like where you are but here it was 70 degrees Tuesday and 38 degrees today, brrrrr!!!

Here is another card made with the Lovely as a Tree stamp set for the holidays.  This is a clean, simple design easy to mass produce. The tree is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Silver embossing powder on a piece of Whisper White, matted on a piece of Silver Foil paper. The card base is Pacific Point.  Sentiment is stamped in Pacific Point and Star tops off the tree!


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Thank you for stopping by, hope you enjoyed the card. Have a great day, Craft On!

Supplies (all Stampin’ Up):

Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree and Good Greetings

Paper: Pacific Point, Silver Foil and Whisper White

Ink: Pacific Point and Versamark

Accessories: Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack (star), Silver Embossing Powder and Heat Tool

Weekly Deals thru 11/17/14

Here are the new Weekly Deals from November 11-17, 2014.  Punches, Framelits, Buttons and Ribbon oh my!  This is a good time to check both your circle and scallop punch collections  to see if you are missing the 1/2″ circle or 7/8″ scallop and scoop them up today if needed and enjoy the savings!  Blushing Bride & Daffodil Delight Chevron ribbon would come in handy for Baby cards and don’t forget the Window Framelits Collection – can’t have enough framelits!

Thank you for stopping by today and remember you can click on the image for a direct link to my on-line Stampin’ Up! store.

Have a great day, Craft On!



Butterflies inside & out

Yesterday I shared with you the photo of the cards my Sunday Stampers made. Today I thought I would tell you about the Butterfly card inside and outside.  Yes you read correctly, inside and out!  I have a tendency not to stamp much more than a sentiment on the inside, but on this card, inside butterflies are on the outside, I wanted to make sure they were on the inside as well.  On the inside I stamped the Swallowtail stamped lightly with Crumb Cake and then the Celebrate sentiment from Fabulous Four.

For the outside of the card, the Hardwood stamp in stamped using Crumb cake ink on Crumb cake cardstock. I used a variety of scrap paper to stamp and punch butterflies, flowers and leaves to layer around a wreath frame made from Circles Collection Framelits. Sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts and a few Pearls act as accents.


Butterfly 2 card


Here is the inside of the card.  The white circle frame is what was used to form the butterfly wreath.

inside butterfly

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today.  Remember you can order any of the products listed below by clicking here.

Have a great week, Craft On!


Stamp set: Hardwood, Kinda Eclectic, Petite Petals, Swallowtail, Fabulous Four and A Dozen Thoughts

Paper: Crumb Cake and all types of scraps

Punches: Petite Petals, Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly and Bird Builder

Framelits: Circles Collection

Accessories: Glue Dots, Liquid Glue and Pearl Jewels



Good morning, hope you are enjoying the weekend. I had a busy Saturday – running errands, made Chili, Stew and Meatloaf for the up coming week and freezer. Also cut paper and packed up all the products needed for the cards I will be making with my Sunday stampers. Thought I would share a picture of the three cards we will be making later today (I’m posting early in the morning). It’s always fun for me to come up with three great cards for my Stampers!

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One of the cards has a dream catcher on it.  I saw this design on Pinterest and thought I would give it a try. The technique I will be sharing with the ladies today is how I made the circle frame. Not only is the frame good for making the dream catcher, but a great form for any type of wreath you want to make. The base of the card is Crumb Cake and there is a mat of Night of Navy that I ran through the Big Shot using the Woodgrain embossing folder.  To make the frame for this card I used the fourth & fifth Circles Collection Framelits nested inside each other and ran them through my Big Shot using the Magnetic Platform to keep the framelits in place, magically you get a thin circle form. For the dream catch I die cut two frames.  On one frame I placed small dots using a marker to form the points of a star and used glue dots to attach Linen thread in the form of a star, I then used some liquid glue and glue dots to place another circle frame on top.  Glue dots hold the sequins on.  The feathers are from the Feather Framelits in the holiday catalog.  There are glue dots holding the thread between the feathers and to the Birthday banner.  The sentiment is from the Remembering your birthday stamp set. Here is a close up of the card.

Dream Cather card 2

Thank you for stopping by, hope you like the cards. Remember you can order any of the products at anytime by clicking on the catalog on the main page or by clicking here.  Have a great day and stop back Monday for details on the Butterfly Card – – – Craft On!

Supplies (All Stampin’ Up):

Stamp Set: Remembering your Birthday

Paper: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay

Framelits: Circles Collection & Feathers

Embossing folder: Woodgrain

Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Linen thread, Gold Sequin trim, Glue dots and Liquid glue




PCCCS117 – Happy Birthday!

Happy Saturday and welcome to the weekend! Not sure about you but I had a busy week at work and look forward to some down time. I do have a busy weekend planned, need to run some errands, make some meals for next week and get ready for my Sunday Stampers Stamp Group, just love the smell of fresh cut paper!  Stop back Sunday to see the cards we made.

Today’s post is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch challenge 117.  I am happy to say that I was picked as a “Featured Artisan” for the PCCCS#115 challenge, I feel so honored when my card is picked. Thank you!   Please stop over to their blog to see their design teams cards and other cards posted by crafters – why not add one  yourself!


The inspiration for my card was a piece of Confetti Celebration paper that I had yet had a chance to use.  The card base is Basic Gray, with a mat of Tangelo Tango and Whisper White. While you can not see on the photo, the cards fold is on the left side. There is a piece of Confetti Celebration on the left side of the card and a narrower piece placed horizontal (same piece just using each side). Next I used the Circles Framelits to create the circles and the Kinda Eclectic stamp set for the image.  There are three sequins from the 2013-2015 In-Color collection in Pistachio Pudding lined up like little soldiers on the right side. This is a piece of ribbon wrapped around before I put the mat on the card with Stampin Dimensionals, topped with a bow and Butterfly. More butterflies with jewels are the final accents.


Thank you for stopping by today, hope you enjoyed the card.  Have a great weekend.  Craft On!

Supplies (all Stampin Up):

Stamp Sets: Kinda Eclectic and Something to Say

Paper: Basic Gray, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White, Confetti Celebration and Pistachio Pudding

Ink: Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Basic Gray, Pistachio Pudding and Memento Black

Framelits: Circles Collection

Punches: Elegant & Bitty Butterfly

Accessories: 3/8″ Stitched Ribbon, Pearl Jewels, Stampin Dimensionals and 2013-2015 In-Color Sequins

“Lovely” Christmas Card

Happy 1/2 way through the Week!  The other day I thought of the stamp set “Lovely as a Tree” one of the first Stampin Up sets I purchased and how I had not used it for a while.  So tonight while watching the CMA Awards (loved Jason Aldean’s performance), I made the card below using the stamp set. The card would be great for a mass production card, as it is easy to make and only a few steps.

The card is simple and elegant, with a touch of ribbon.  Stop back next Wednesday for another card using Lovely as a Tree.


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Thank you for stopping by today, hope you enjoyed the card. Craft On!

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree and Endless Wisher

Paper: Lost Lagoon, Silver Glimmer and Whisper White

Ink: Lost Lagoon

Accessories: Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals and Liquid Glue



Welcome to the beginning of the work week.  Hopefully that extra hour of sleep yesterday is not dragging you down today. Sunday was a rather productive day for me, I spent about 4 hours organizing my craft space.  Need to get started on holiday cards and its a lot easier when things are organized.

My card for today is a design by Rita from Freshly Made Sketches, you can see the sketch below.

FMS Final 160-001

For this card, I decided to try something a little different so that the background and embossed banner had the same pattern, but a different look. For the background, I took the Lucky Stars embossing folder and on the raised image side, tapped on some Versamark Ink. Then I put a piece of Basic Gray cardstock in, closed the folder and pressed down slightly causing the image to roughly emboss on the cardstock. When I removed the cardstock, sprinkled on some Crushed Curry embossing powder and heat set it. I die cut a banner, piece of designer series paper and a few circles in coordinating colored and adhered to the card. The Tangelo Twist has an image from Amazing Birthday embossed with Pewter powder and back with a dimensional.


Thank you stopping by today, hope you enjoyed the card. Craft On!

Supplies (all Stampin’ Up):

Stamp Set: Amazing Birthday (inside and out)

Paper: Basic Gray, Confetti Celebration Designer Series, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Tangelo Twist

Framelits: Circles Collection and Banners

Punch: 1 3/8″ circle

Embossing Powder: Crushed Curry and Pewter

Accessories: Stars Embossing folder, Big Shot and Magnetic platform





Good morning, hopefully you all enjoyed that extra hour of sleep that night, I know I did.  The Christmas movies started on the Hallmark channel and let’s just say I was up a little to long last night. Funny how I can watch the same movie again and still enjoy it, something about the holidays – I just love them.

Todays card is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch.


For this card, I decided I wanted to do something with the Seasonally Scattered stamp set and use the Love Stamp.  I started by stamping the image on scratch paper to see just how big of an opening I would need in my “picture frame”, once I decided on the size of the opening, I used a piece of Melon Mambo paper and my Stampin Trimmer to cut the opening.  The Heart border punch provided the edging and the hearts have a piece of Dazzling Diamond Glimmer paper behind them.  There is also Dazzling Diamond Glitter inside the letters of the word Love.  The Melon Mambo frame is backed with dimensionals, same as the sentiment in the corner.  The card would be great for a wedding or anniversary.



Thank you for stopping by today, hope you enjoyed the card.  Have a great week.  Craft On!

Supplies (all Stampin’ Up):

Stamp Sets: Seasonally Scattered, Something to Say and Gorgeous Grunge

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamond Glimmer and Melon Mambo

Ink: Melon Mambo and Memento Black

Framelit: Hearts a Flutter

Punches: Circles – 1 1/4″ and 1 3/8″ and Heart Border

Accessories: Dazzling Diamond Glitter and 2 Way Glue