Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Christmas Stockings and Pretty Pines

Good morning my crafty friends! I have another Christmas card to share with you's not that far off! YIKES!  
I used the Christmas Stockings Thinlits along with the Brick Wall embossing folder and the Pretty Pines Thinlits to create this card. The colors I chose are Real Red, Pool Party, Whisper White and Old Olive. I also used Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper for the tops of the stockings. Aren't those stockings BEAUTIFUL? I just love the Hang Your Stockings bundle and the Christmas Pines Bundle...can't wait to get out to my workshop to play with them some more...but today, I must go to work darn it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY...and find time to CREATE! I'll be back tomorrow with more inspiration!

~Today's Thought~

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Hello...hope all is well with everyone! The rain has stopped for the moment...time enough for puddles to dry out before it begins again this afternoon! Have I mentioned that I LOVE this time of year?!

I'm off to the soup kitchen...lentil soup in the crock pot, but I have a quick card to share with you this morning!

It's another card I made with the Project Life Card Collection. The background is from the Halloween Night designer paper. These Project Life cards sure make creating a card fast and simple! I'm not real thrilled with the silver glimmer ribbon I chose. If I were to make it again, I'd use Pool Party match the cardstock I mounted the card on and make the flower pop a bit...I can't change it because I've already sent it, but there's always next time!

Thanks bunches for stopping by today...I hope you find inspiration here! Have a TERRIFIC TUESDAY!!

~Today's Thought~

Monday, October 24, 2016

Christmas Stockings

Good morning everyone!'s Monday...and it's POURING...and I'm LOVIN' every minute of it! It's suppose to rain here all week! I did get to watch my son play a double header baseball game was a beautiful day...sunny, but not to hot. Today is a different kind of beautiful...a fire in the fireplace, cup of hot chocolate, watching old movies kind of day!

I have a card to share with you today...a Christmas card...hope you love it! 

I created this card using the Christmas Stockings Thinlits, the Pretty Pines Thinlits along with the Cable Knit and the Brick Wall embossing folders. The sentiment is from the Wonderful Year stamp set. The colors I chose are Real Red, Old Olive and Whisper White. Gotta love the Red and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper too! Isn't it a super cute card? 

Just an FYI...I made my daughters six week orthodontist appointment last Friday...guess what that date is?!?! DECEMBER 1st...can you believe it....December is less than six weeks away! OH MY!!!!

Well...that's all I have for you today! As always...THANKS BUNCHES for stopping by! Hope your day is smooth and calm...AND I hope you find time to create!

~Today's Thought~

Friday, October 21, 2016

Hello Lovely Project Life Card Collection Card

Hello and HAPPY Friday to you all! Hoping you have some FUN things planned for the weekend! I am hoping to just be able to stay home for an entire weekend! It's time to be a homebody!

Today's card is made with using the Project Life Hello Lovely Card Collection. These cards aren't just for scrapbooking! I mounted my chosen Project Life card onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, tied a piece of silver glitter ribbon around it and then mounted it onto a piece of Pool Party cardstock.  Next I attached it to a piece of Halloween Night specialty designer paper using dimensionals. Finally I adhered it to a Crumb Cake card base! I think it makes a beautiful card and boy was it SIMPLE!

Well...that's it for today...thanks for stopping by! Have a WONDERFUL WEEKEND! I'll be back on Monday!

~Today's Thought~

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Dad Time...scrapbook page

Good morning and happy Thursday! Boy has this week gone by fast! It seems an eternity ago that I went away to my scrapbooking retreat!  Today I want to share one of the pages that I finished while I was there!  

I used different pieces of designer paper for this page...I love the color combo...Crushed Curry, Real Red, Crumb Cake and Bermuda Bay. I also love the different patterns layered onto each other.  That Whisper White mini pompom trim is just too cute! I sanded the edges of photos and then mounted them on Real Red cardstock.  I stamped DAD using VersaMark with white embossing powder using the Layered Letters stamp set. I used some fabric letters for the word TIME (it did give me the idea to emboss on fabric with letters...haven't tried it yet, but I will definitely share when I do)! Boy pages are so difficult for me...I really want to embellish more, but know that my son wouldn't really like I try to keep them clean and simple!

That's it for today! Off to take Kate to the orthodontist! Have a FANTASTIC rest of your day! Thanks bunches for stopping by!!

Today I leave you with a special thought...I received some wonderful cards today from friends expressing their sympathy...I will NEVER forget how you made me feel...THANK YOU!!!

~Today's Thought~

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Totally Trees

Good morning friends! Once again I have been missing in action and I am sorry! As you know from my post on October 6th, my mom was admitted to the hospital. She passed early on October 10th...making it to her 85th birthday which was on the 9th. Her memorial is finished and I am home for a couple of weeks before I go to OnStage in Phoenix, AZ (it's a SU thing). I've never gone to a Stampin' UP! event so I'm excited...mostly I'm excited because my son, Erik lives in Phoenix and my daughter, Sarah has decided to go with me!! I can't think of many things better that spending time with my family...and getting to play at the same time!  

I have a simple, fall card to share with you today...made with the Totally Trees stamp set.  The colors I used are Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Old Olive.  I sponged around the trees with Pool Party ink. The grass is Old Olive as well. I added some ribbon (it was all I had and is no longer available), but any ribbon will work. I mounted the stamped image onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock before adhering it to my Whisper White card base.

I used no sentiment because I wanted to be able to use it as a birthday, thank you or thinking of you card. I did stamp a couple of trees on the inside of the card as well (stamping off the side of course). This is a wonderful can be simple, elegant and even grungy. I'm having fun playing with it!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a TERRIFIC day! 

~Today's Thought~

Friday, October 7, 2016

Santa's Sleigh Scrapbook Page

Hello...and HAPPY FRIDAY!!! As promised...I have the Santa's Sleigh scrapbook layout to share with you today! I hope you like it! I had so much fun getting back to scrapbooking last weekend!!

Here are both pages together to show the complete layout! The background paper is from the Candy Cane Lane Designer paper pack. I LOVE this you can see, I've used it a lot and need to order more! SO GLAD it's on sale...BUY TWO GET ONE FREE...I'm stocking up!

Here is a close up...are those little trees on the background paper just the cutest? Now...that it not GORGEOUS? I used the Santa's Sleigh Thinlit Dies to make the sleigh, with a black base and a Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper top.  The trees and the snowbank are also cut from the same Glimmer paper!  

As you can see...this corner of the layout is the same as yesterday's card. This page was my inspiration! I LOVE this set so much!  

Well...that's it for today! ENJOY every moment of your weekend!

~Today's Thought~