Sunday, December 27, 2015

Christmas this and that

I can't believe Christmas has come and gone already! I have so much more crafting to do and I don't want to put away my Christmas 'stuff' yet!
Here are a few more cards I managed to create and get sent out in the mail in time for Christmas!

All supplies used are from Stampin Up except the Tim Holz embossing folder used in card #3.

Steering away from Christmas for a bit, I have a birthday card to share with you too. I have 2 nieces with December birthdays. Only remembered to photograph one of them!

Supplies used are from Simple Stories Happy Day line.

And last but not least, my crazy kids on Christmas morning~ the girls love wearing their onesies-but only on Christmas! This year we have a penguin and the Grinch.

And the 3 of them opening their gifts:
You know how I attend all my Godson's baseball games, right? My new stadium chair! Love it!

Enjoy your Sunday. For me, it's my last day of vacation. I go back to work tomorrow but I don't mind at all. This last week of 2015 will be quiet.
Happy New Year to all!

Sunday, December 20, 2015


Today I'm sharing one of many Christmas cards I've made over the last couple of weeks using some Stampin Up products. I embossed some red cardstock using a Tim Holz folder and adhered it to a white 4 x 5 1/2 card. Using some pattern paper from Stampin Up's  Home for Christmas, I cut out the Christmas tree scene and adhered it behind the window pane which is also from Stampin Up. I punched out some pine branches and added red gems for the holly berries. I also die cut the word merry from a die collection of holiday words from Stampin Up and adhered it at the bottom of the window pane.

I am having lots of fun making Christmas cards, gift card holders and mini albums! I really don't want to have to pack all my Christmas papers and embellishments away just yet!

Last week we started a new tradition. All my sisters and I, along with our daughters got together and baked Christmas cookies! So much fun! Below is me trying to attempt a selfie of me and my daughter Dana! You can see a batch of cookies in the background waiting to go into the oven!.

In case I don't pop back on anymore this week, have a very, merry Christmas!

Monday, December 14, 2015


Just popping in on a Monday - have a couple days off this week - to share this cute little calendar I made to give away as part of my secret santa gift for work.

                                         It came together so fast I made 3 more!

It's a great way to use up all your scraps. I just added some pretty embellishments and stamped a sentiment that is good for all year round.

Yesterday we took the littles into the city to see Blue Man Group. It was the first time they ever rode on a real train. We first went to an Italian pizzeria for lunch and then cabbed it over to the theatre. Afterwards, we cabbed it down to Macy's on State Street to see all the beautiful window displays. They were in awe of the hustle and bustle of the big windy city! What beautiful memories they will have for years to come!

Have a good week ahead!