Saturday, December 22, 2018

Gift card holders

My oh my, I hadn’t realized how long it’s been since I posted last! I have been busy making gifts, Christmas cards, and baking cookies. My 2 year old grandson was helping -

And here is what I was working on most recently-gift card holders. So very easy and fun to embellish!

 I also made a matching envelope to keep the gift card holders in.
I used various dies to cut out mittens and stockings to embellish the front of each card holder.

My next post I will share some folios I made for gift giving.
Thanks for peeking. Enjoy your weekend and have a very, merry Christmas.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Desk Calendar

Good morning! Can you believe Halloween is only a few days away? To me, that marks the start of the "holidays"!

I followed a tutorial by Tamra Merrill of Country Craft Creations of her desk calendar. My version is the same other than using different papers. I used the Graphic 45 A Time to Flourish for all the calendar pages inside.  For the front and back covers, I used SEI Granny's Kitchen. Now that's going way back! See, I told you I was a hoarder when it coms to my papers!

The ribbon closure is seam binding from my stash. The flower is from Prima. The decorative strip of card stock was punch out using a Martha Stewart punch.
 Here is a look at the inside -

These papers are just too beautiful and don't need any embellishments. The few I did were fussy cut from the paper and adhered to the actual calendar.

I may go back and add some wink of Stella to some of the flowers ...maybe. This beautiful paper doesn't need much added to it!

That's it from me. Enjoy your week ahead!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Spooky Sweets

Hi friends,
A couple of weeks ago I attended a Stamping Up workshop where we made a pocket card using their new Halloween bundle "Spooky Sweets".

Since I did not splurge this year and buy any new Halloween papers, I improvised using what I had in my stash and made a couple more. Not only will the pocket fit a sweet treat but you can use it to hold a gift card.

That is it from me this chilly and rainy Sunday. Enjoy your week ahead!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Warm and Cozy

Sunday evening already! Where did the weekend go?
Dropping by to share a quick and simple mini album - this came together in a day, not kidding! I plan to make many more and hopefully accumulate enough of these and other style mini albums and cards to have my own booth next year in a craft show!

I used last year's Carta Bella paper line called Warm and Cozy. I love this paper and the stickers - so rustic and cozy for sure!

The album measures 4 3/4 x 8 1/2 and uses twine for a closure. I took one of the stickers and adhered it to a piece of cardstock and popped it up with dimensionals from Stamping Up.

 The inside cover lifts up for a photo mat, and pulls down for another photo mat.
It is held shut by a magnet.

 More pages and spots for photos and journaling.

Last page with a 'cozy' tuck spot and the inside back cover has stacked pockets holding more photo mats. It packs quite a few pictures for being so simple and quick to make.

Hope you like it. Have a great week ahead.

Sunday, September 16, 2018


Have you started your Christmas crafting yet? I have the bug as you can see from the tags above!
This is last year's Stamping Up Christmas designer paper Home For Christmas. There are a few sheets of papers with these cute reindeer, Santas and ornaments. I fussy cut them out while relaxing in front of the TV one night so I have plenty of them all ready to go.

I cut out the tags with Stamping Up's tag punch, matted white card stock onto the tag. Using Pool Party ink, stamped stars and snowflakes and sentiments on the tags. I popped up the images with Stamping Up dimensionals. I finished the tags off by adding matching Pool Party glitter ribbon.

Thanks for stopping in - I have a feeling something is going on with blogger and cookies - I'm not getting comments from the few people that usually leave comments.
Have a good week ahead -

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Post it Note Easel Cards

Hi all,
I'm starting to think Christmas - anybody else? I am seeing so many you tube videos on all these crafty ideas so I can't wait to get started.
I found a tutorial on a post it note easel card and made a couple just for fun.  I think they would make cute Secret Santa gifts for grab bags or friends and co workers.

I used Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home paper pad and A Ladies Diary along with the matching cut aparts. Time to pull out my Christmas papers and start making these!
That is it from me. Thanks for peeking -
Have a great week ahead!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Welcome baby girl

Today I am sharing a trifold mini album made especially for a friend of mine who is expecting her first granddaughter in November. She already has 3 grandsons. Needless to say, all are anticipating this sweet baby girl’s arrival!

 The album measures 5 3/4 x 10 with a ribbon closure. Flowers are from Petaloo. I used the Echo Park “All Bundled Up” paper line along with the stickers and cut aparts that came with this collection.

This album has stacked pockets that holds photo mats along with photo booklets.
Along with stacked pockets it also has a waterfall folio and pockets which holds more photo mats, booklets and keepsakes.

That is it from me. Enjoy your week ahead -

Sunday, August 19, 2018

birthday #2

Hello everyone - jumping in to share a birthday card I made for my grandson who just had his 2nd birthday!

I used an old paper line by Deja Views called All Boy. I adhered pattern paper to red card stock onto a white card base. Punched out some of the card stock elements from the tablet of paper and made a collage out of them. I added some blue twine to the tag. I pulled out my Cricuit and cut out the number 2 from red card stock.

Here's a couple of photos taken from the birthday party - Enjoy!

 He loves shopping carts - probably his favorite birthday present of all!

 The birthday boy with his mommy and daddy

Birthday boy sitting in his Sesame Street desk - his present from this grandma!
Can you tell the theme was palm leaves - lol!

Until next week - see you then!

Saturday, August 11, 2018


Hi all,
Sharing another mini waterfall folio album I made using an older Authentique paper collection called Remembrance - I think. I had a 6 x6 tablet of loose sheets of paper and a card stock sticker sheet.
This was very easy to put together. I used Kraft card stock to wrap the front, back and spine. I took a cut apart from the collection and mounted it on green cardstock and adhered the 2 sides and bottom to the front cover. I left the top open for a picture to be tucked in. A trio of purple flowers and leaves were adhered to the lower left. The closure is some sheer ribbon from my stash.

 Inside cover is a pocket with some tags and photo booklets made from various cut aparts.

The right inside cover is the waterfall folio. I took a sticker and adhered it to the top of the first photo mat.

 added a sticker which was backed to cardstock to be used as a tuck spot on each photo mat.

Thanks for stopping by. Sweet comments are always appreciated!
Have a great week ahead -

Monday, July 30, 2018

Party cards

As I mentioned in last weeks post, I have a few cards to share using the Authentique "Party" paper along with some cardstock stickers. The 2 pages of cut aparts are both feminine and masculine.

Kraft card stock for the base and I layered pattern paper and Kraft cardstock, a cut apart adhered to Kraft card stock with a piece of twine tied around it; finished it off with a couple of buttons in the lower left corner.

Kraft card stock for the base, layered Kraft and pattern paper and made some tags, layered on to the front of the card. Cut an oval out of one of the cut aparts and adhered it, off centered, to an oval die cut. Popped it up with some Stamping Up dimensionals. Tucked in some black twine made into bows to the right side of the cut apart.
Same thing for the top and bottom cards except I switched to black card stock and layered pattern paper along with layering a cut apart to black card stock. Using Stamping Up dimensions, adhered it to front of card. Added bows made from ribbon and twine from my stash
This last card was actually made from a piece of the 12 x 12 pattern paper. I cut it to size, added some  glossy accents to the balloons and the speakers on his radio.

Below is a close up of the speakers and balloons. Hope you can see the shine of the glossy accents.

I have been busy in my craft space. Once you get the mojo back, you just can't quit!! Next week I will share another mini album I made from another wonderful crafter I discovered while carousing You Tube again!
Have a great week ahead -