Sunday, December 30, 2012

Pre Happy New Year - 2013

I want to extend an early happy new year greeting as I probably won't post until next week or so. I have put away all my christmas goodies and hauled out the pinks, reds, glitter and hearts to start crafting for valentines day.
However, my family has one last December birthday to celebrate. My niece's birthday was 12/28 however we are celebrating today. My sister is making a big pot of chili along with the traditional birthday cake and ice cream. Okay, so a few more days before I start the diet-hahaha!
Here is the card I made for her:

Pattern papers, tag,  and cardstock image are from Graphic 45's "A Lady's Diary" line, rosette trim is Maya Road,  ribbon, pearls,and flower are all from my stash.
One of my goals for 2013 is to take a photography class and save my pennies and nickels for a good camera! I wish you all a healthy and happy new year...
Happy 2013!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays

Happy Friday! If you are like me and can't put away all your Christmas goodies, not to worry! I think there are alot of us out there that are still making Christmas cards and papercrafts just because!
My daughter went through my stash of Christmas cards to pass out to co-workers at her office holiday party. She just texted me and told me everyone loved them-I'm so happy. It makes it all worth while!

Here is a card I made just because...

Pattern paper and cardstock sticker from Melissa Frances, tag sentiment and twine from PTI, trim, ribbon and jingle bell from my stash.

This is a treat bag made from a large glassine bag. The actual tutorial is on Maile Belles blog. If you go to the PTI blog, you can click on Maile's picture and it will take you to her blog.
Pattern paper from Stampin Up, tag and image from Pretty Little Studio, ribbon and tinsel trim are from my stash and the glassine bag is from PTI.
That is it from me today. All my preparations for christmas are finished - baking is done, gifts are wrapped so I guess I will start cleaning up my craft space and get ready for Valentines Day!!
Peace and joy to you this holiday season~

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Final christmas cards...

Before I begin to share my last few christmas cards, I would like to acknowledge the events that took place in Conneticut at the Sandy Hook Elementary school. There are no words to express what is going through my head and heart. As a mother who has lost a child, I can only hope and pray these parents get through this horrible tragedy.

Here are a few more christmas cards that I made this past week -

Image is from Beatrice Jennings etsy shop, pattern papers are from Stampin Up and Melissa Frances, ribbon from My Craft Spot, twine from PTI and the button is from my stash.

This next card has pattern papers and candy cane from Melissa Frances, image from Crafty Secrets, twine from PTI and ribbon and jingle bell from Michael's craft store.

My last card has pattern paper and images from Graphic 45, ribbon from My Craft Spot. That is it for me. I wish you all a good week ahead. As for me, I have another week off and plan to spend it Christmas shopping, wrapping, baking and visiting friends and family. And hopefully cleaning up my craft space and organizing yet again!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

You make me smile...

Grab a cup of coffee, sit back and relax. I have been very busy since my last post! These first two cards were made for a couple of December birthdays coming up. Melissa Frances papers, die cuts, frame and flowers are used along with some Prima flowers - ribbon is from My Craft Spot.

This next card is also for a birthday coming up this month - once again papers, die cut, and tag are from Melissa Frances and ribbon is from My Craft Spot.

The metal heart on the bow that says 'Best Friend' is from my late siste's stash of buttons and bling that I inherited - it was very hard to part with that!
These next few cards are more Christmas cards~papers are from an old Christmas collection by Daisey D, ski girl image is from Pretty Little Studio, ribbon from My Craft Spot, button from my stash.

Same thing here - snow flake is from a punch I have that I glittered up..

Paper and die cut are again from Pretty Little Sudio, ribbons from My Craft Spot.

This next card has papers from Daisey D, die cut image from Crafty Secrets. The star I cut out from my own stash of chip board, glittered it up and glued a button onto the star and adhered it to the image. Ribbon and button are from my stash, twine from PTI.

And finally this last card uses papers, bingo card and die cut image from Pretty Little Studio. I glittered up the snow flake (Maya Road) and added a strip of trim at the top.

I won't bore you with more cards, but I had so much fun making these as I just love Christmas. I wish I could do this full time! Maybe when I win the lotto....sigh!!
I am off with my daughter to get a bit of Christmas shopping done...oh what fun!!
Have a wonderful weekend

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A lazy Sunday

What a nice weekend it has been so far. My thanksgiving dinner turned out tasty - I actually did not burn anything this year! After dinner we went to my baby sister's house along with the rest of the family and shared desserts and beverages. Just a laid-back kind of evening!
A couple of my sisters came by Saturday afternoon and we hunkered down in the craft room and made a few cards, shared ideas and had a nice time. Here are a few cards I made ~

It's kind of hard to tell the color of the lighter cardstock but it's silver, medium blue and lt. blue. The silver ribbon is from Stampin Up, cardstock from Bazzil, button and white trim from my stash. The image is from the "Children's Christmas" collage pack by TJ Designs.

This next card uses pattern papers from Graphic 45, gems, twine and pom pom trim are from my stash and the image is from Beatriz Jennings Etsy shop.

And my last card basically is the same - I just used a different image from the same collage paper and used creme satin ribbon, button and lace from my stash.

That is it for me tonight. I'm off the whole week and plan to do a lot of cardmaking and perhaps a couple of mini albums...I hope :)
Have a great evening ~

Sunday, November 18, 2012

more christmas cards...

Happy Sunday. I am sure looking forward to a short work week coming up! And spending time with family and friends for the holidays. And best of all, I am off the whole week after Thanksgiving. I plan to pull out all the Christmas stuff and start to decorate the house.

I have 2 more cards to share with you tonight, the first one using another sweet image from  Pretty Little Studio.

Pattern papers and JOY bingo card are also from the Pretty Little Studio. The ribbon is from My Craft Spot.

This next card is using Melissa Frances papers and die cuts. I combined both last years and this years christmas lines. The ribbon, lace antique jingle bell and twine are from my stash. I made the chip board heart and star, painted and glittered them up.

That is it from me for tonight. I will have more to share next week since I will be on vacation - a stay-at-home vacation - those are the best!
Have a good night and rest of the week~

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Hi everyone!
I am popping in tonight to share a couple of cards I made with pattern papers and adorable little images from Pretty Little Studio. I love these sweet images - a feeling of nostalgia going back to the 1950's and 60's.

The 'Merry Christmas' rub on is from Kaisercraft and the ribbon and button are from my stash. The white and red cardstock is from Stampin Up.

Isn't she just adorable? She reminds me of a ceramic figurine my mom had painted many years ago as part of a set of christmas carolers. Again, this sweet image and pattern paper is from Pretty Little Studio, white and red cardstock is from Stampin Up, pearls from Hero Arts, button, gem, and ribbon are from my stash.

I promised myself I would not buy any new scrapbooking items this year.....oh my, I have kept UPS very busy these last few weeks! I will be back to post more cards!
Have a good week end ~