Friday, December 2, 2016

Candy Cane Lane Gift Bag

Hello friends! I can't believe it's December already! This year has gone by WAY TO FAST and I only have two Christmas presents purchased (one I can't remember where I hid it because I got it two months ago...YIKES)! How's your December going???  Well...I've decided I'm NOT going to STRESS...I'm going to ENJOY!!!

Today I'm gonna share one last project from my November workshops.  I made this for a Facebook Hop in October, but forgot to share it on my blog and the Christmas version is so cute I had to share it!

To make this cute gift you'll need your FAVORITE designer paper. I chose Candy Can Lane from the Holiday Catalog. Cut a 3 1/2" x 12" piece of paper and score it at 5 1/4", 6 1/4" and 11 1/2". Cut a shape in the bottom half using framilts or a punch (I used the Layering Circles Framelits). Fold at the score lines. Fill 3" X 6" Gusseted Cellophane Bag (item 141704) with your gift or candy. I used Puff Peppermints to match the designer paper. Finally staple it into the designer paper so it shows through your opening.  I added some ribbon to the top and some Bakers Twine on the side with a Glimmer star that I cut using the Starlight Thinlit dies. 

These come together so quickly and are a FUN gift!  I hope you'll give this project a try! Post a photo in the comments if you do!!

Well....thanks BUNCHES for stopping by today! I hope you have a FANTASTIC weekend! I hope that our family gets to go Christmas tree hunting and I get to start decorating! 

Don't forget about the CLOSEOUT sales that are going on NOW! I need to go shopping too!

~Today's Thought~

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas Pines and Delicate Ornaments

Good morning everyone!  HAPPY DECEMBER 1st!!! Today's EXCITEMENT...YEAR-END CLOSEOUTS!!! Be sure to check these out...some items are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST ONLY!

I also have another workshop card that I would like to share with you today!
First I used the Christmas Pines stamp set to stamp the pine needles in Garden Green ink and sponged over them with Pear Pizzazz ink. I cut the ornament out of Real Red Glimmer Paper using the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits. I also cut the ornament top from Silver Foil paper and attached it with Multipurpose Glue.  I added a few Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.  The card base for this card is Soft Suede with the next layer being Real Red and then Whisper White...a GREAT color combo...give it a try with your favorite stamp set!
On the inside of the card I stamped some more pine needles down in the corner and added a few more Basic Rhinestones.  The sentiment is from the Forever Evergreen stamp set and I stamped it in Real Red ink. 

Well I hope I have inspired you just a bit today! 
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a FABULOUS day! 
Hope you find time to create!!!

~Today's Thought~

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Woodland Vellum

Hello Friends! It's Wednesday evening and I'm finally able to blog! My computer...or internet hasn't been working correctly (and I'm not tech savvy) so I haven't been able to get to my blog. Here I am now though...

Today's card is another from my November workshops. It is so very SIMPLE and so very BEAUTIFUL! The first thing you do is run a piece of Vellum through your Big Shot. I used the Woodland embossing folder. SU vellum is nice and thick so it doesn't tear and crack when you dry emboss it.  Next I added a piece of Silver 1/8" ribbon using 1/8" scorpal tape to the front and the back of the vellum.  I also added small dots Multipurpose Liquid Glue in strategic areas to adhere the vellum to my Night of Navy cardstock. After attaching it, I simply hid the glue with Basic Rhinestones that look like twinkling stars!

Then sentiment on the inside is from the Be Jolly By Golly stamp set. I used Night of Navy ink to stamp it on Whisper White cardstock and added a few Basic Rhinestone to tie it all together! 

I really LOVE the look of the embossed Vellum and hope to get out to my happy place to play with the vellum some more!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hopefully all goes well tomorrow and I'll share another project from my November classes! Enjoy your evening...stay warm!

~Today's Thought~

Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas Blessing with Santa's Sleigh

Good Morning everyone! Well...Thanksgiving went off without a hitch...well almost! My son was in an accident where he totaled his brother truck and PRAISE GOD...walked away with only a black eye. This happened the morning of Thanksgiving and let me tell you...we were and are...EXTREMELY THANKFUL!

I want to share a card with you today that we made in my November workshops. It's a lovely and simple Christmas card.

The first thing I did to create this card was to run the Whisper White layer of cardstock through the Softly Falling embossing folder. I used the Santa's Sleigh framelits to cut the tree from Old Olive cardstock, attached it with dimensionals and tied a piece of Linen Thread around it's trunk.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Pines stamp set and is stamped in Real Red ink.

For the inside of the card I simply stamped part of the tree image from the Santa's Sleigh stamp set. This would be a great card to send out for Christmas as it comes together quickly and if you have a little helper like do...she can cut out the trees for you while you work on the rest of the card! A fun family project!! NO...this is not my Christmas card this year!

Well...that's it for today! I'm heading down the mountain (having an MRI on a my neck, throat and brain this morning)...praying for good results! You have a FANTASTIC day! Don't forget to come visit tomorrow for more inspiration!

~Today's Thought~

Friday, November 25, 2016

Cozy Critters

Hello there everyone! Well...were on to BLACK FRIDAY!!! Anyone going shopping today? In my quaint little town we celebrate Mountain Magic Christmas the day after Thanksgiving...SHOP that's where I'll be!  

I do have another card that my upline sent me the other congratulate me on my sales!  

Pretty cute right?!  It's made with the Cozy Critters stamp set...I don't have this set...but just might have to order it! See the Via Instant in the's Pumpkin Spice Latte and it WAS delicious!

That's all I have to share with you today! Next week I'll be sharing my November workshop projects (which were ALL Christmas be sure to check back in! 

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I've been up too! Have a WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

~Today's Thought~

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

With Gratitude...

Hey there everyone! I know you are all BUSY...BUSY...BUSY or TRAVELLING, but I have a quick post to share with you today! 

My upline, Sarah Wills (click here to see her blogsent this card to me wishing me a Happy Thanksgiving! 

I wish I would have thought to send one to all of my customers...NEXT YEAR...



Isn't a great card?!!?

Here is a close up of the diecut leaves that she turned into shaker leaves! SO VERY COOL! Thank you Sarah!  I LOVE IT!!!

Well...I hope you all have a FANTASTIC Thanksgiving...eating, celebrating, serving...whatever you may be doing I pray its WONDERFUL!

Thanks so much for stopping by, for following me and liking what I do!

                        ~Today's Thought~