December 27, 2012

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

Debi, AZ Scrapbooking, and I took a couple hours to join the rest of the world in making snowflakes for Sandy Hook.  We used Sizzix Snowflakes Rosettes die.  

December 25, 2012

Winter Frame

Merry Christmas!

I just finished my one and only handmade gift this about waiting until the last minute.  I got up at 4 a.m. to get it made.  I think the results are beautiful...even though it was created in a hurry.  I hope it will inspire that creative genius within you.

Products Used on this Frame
  • Globeframe (Globecraft Memories) - Bits and pieces left over from other projects
  • Paper is paper I received in a Christmas exchange bag at Salsa.
  • Tattered Poinsettia (Sizzix Die/Embossing Folder)
  • Glitter Ritz - Ice Blue and Cool Highlights
  • Lakeside Dew Drops (The Robin's Nest)

December 22, 2012

'Tis the Season?

Ready or not, Christmas is in two days. I'm sure you are all busy taking care of those last-minute details - shopping, wrapping gifts, baking cookies.... the list goes on. 

But my mind was on another holiday last night.  My craft area was clean...and needing some time for organization.  On the top of the pile were Halloween stamps I bought a couple years ago that still have not found their way to the stamp drawer.  Nothing goes in the stamp drawer until it's used at least once and stamped on a business card and filed. So they were screaming to be put in the stamp drawer!

So I took some time out from Christmas celebrations to make a simple Halloween card...

Now...back to Christmas cards...have a couple I'd like to get out today.   I pray each one of you has a very Merry Christmas with your friends and family....not to mention a spooky Halloween!  :D

December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas, Sun Tran

Hi Everyone,

Christmas is upon us.  I've been helping my diabetic husband resist all the Christmas treats by devouring them before he even sees them...he will be seeing them in the form of a couple added pounds!

Down to business: Put the stamp on the 100th handmade card this year - not to mention another 20-30 for my customers.  Not five minutes later, my hubby called asking for 24 cards for his supervisors.  Using those as an excuse to get out of any housecleaning, I was able to finish all those in one day.  All I had left was a few special cards for my husband's drivers and General Manager....Saved the best for last!

How convenient that the only paper I had left was blue - and with some silver embossing - works for the company colors!  But here's the real treat!  Santa and Rudolph waiting for a (pop-up, of course) Sun Tran bus!  Hope the drivers enjoy this - along with some yummy cupcakes!  

God Bless and keep you and yours, Camille

December 14, 2012

The Robin's Nest Design Team News

Scraps to Treasures Blog Hop - Click Here

It's Official!  I've been invited to join the Robin's Nest Design Team, and I'm just thrilled!!  Make sure you visit The Robin's Nest Blog for announcements on whom my fellow design-team members are!

Oh….and I cannot forget to tell you about something else really exciting!!! The Robin's Nest is collaborating with other companies to bring you projects with even greater inspiration!  Partners will include Heartfelt Creations, Plaid, and Epiphany.

I feel so fortunate to be working with The Robin's Nest and having the opportunity to work with great supplies and tools from The Robin's Nest and our collaborative partners.  There will be so many inspiring projects, so be sure to follow my blog and The Robin's Nest Blog and get inspired for 2013, as well as receive special promotional prices!!!!

Be sure to welcome the newest members to the 2013 Design Team:

Altered Art Team:
Jamie Lindstrom -
Sherri Welser -
Brenda Burfeind -
Tonya Wilson -
Danie May –
Marilia Lopes –
Juraci Falcucci –
Genevive Badila -

Cards Team:
Barbara Rankin -
Dawn Mercedes Barrett -
Mandi Holmes -

Layout Team:
Michelle Hodges -
Wendy Cuskey -
Michelle Frae Cummings -

And last, but certainly not least - our Design Team Leader, Terri Sproul -

Scraps to Treasures Blog Hop - Thinking of You

Hi all!
The idea for this month's cards started with my desire to use up some of these great green papers I had left over from an album I made for my new nephew. I also wanted to use a few flowers I had made, but hadn’t had a chance to use.
This is what I came up with. I love the look of all these greens.
Here are more of the cards I used with the same layout - but using up different scraps of green.

Be sure to visit everyone's blog to see more "thoughtful" cards made out of scraps!

December 13, 2012

A Bit of Spring on this Cold Wet Day

Hi all! 

Felt I wanted to post something today, and just finished up some cards from a class I took a month ago, so on Carol's suggestion, I'm posting my finished class cards.

Anyhow, I really don’t want my blog to suffer while I'm just working on the same ole' Christmas cards.  Let's get a little spring in here...give you a break from all my poinsettias!

These are simple cards...the flowers are from Michelle's (instructor) wall paper...but I do believe I had very similar wall paper in my first house in Ubly!  Hmmm...I just might still have some tucked away in my closet!  I knew I could use it somehow!

December 8, 2012

Heartfelt Gratitude

Now that the Holidays are officially here, why not start thinking of how you will thank Santa for everything he brings you!  Acknowledge those special gifts with Heartfelt Gratitude - Center-Step cards featuring flowers from Heartfelt Creations.

Now I've made my share of Center-Step cards....and always need to go online to refresh my memory about the measurements.  This time, though, I made the first card and realized it was much bigger than the anticipated 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"!  Voila!  I never thought of making any size other than the standard size!  So what I really had fun with in making these cards is making them three different sizes.  Two of them are the standard size - but orientations are different....the other card finishes out to be 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" square.

These cards did not turn out the least bit the way I envisioned...have to admit the images in my mind are gorgeous...but they still will show any gift giver true appreciation for their generosity!

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provided me with this sentiment....if you know
where this word art came from, please let
me know so that I can give due credit.
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November 30, 2012

Newest Favorite Christmas Cardmaking Product

Happy Friday, y’all! I thought I’d share with you my newest favorite product - Textured Poinsettia Pattern Embossing Folder.  I am a little disappointed they didn't include a die to cut the poinsettias - but even after fussy cutting, they are fun flowers to play with!  Here are the first set of cards I made using this embossing folder.

Anyhow, there's my newest favorite product.  What product are you loving right now? Tell me in the comments. :)

November 25, 2012

Jessica's 21st Birthday Blog Hop

Oh, let's all sing along and wish this wonderful and beautiful lady a very happy birthday....
Happy birthday to you, 
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to Jessica.
Happy Birthday day to you.
Jessica would not want anyone to miss out on her birthday celebration so be sure to start at the begining of this short but sweet blog hop at 
Today is Jessica's 21st Birthday, and I wanted to share with you a card I sent her to wish her a happy birthday.

Now off to Tahi's Scrap Corner to see what she has sent Jessica to wish her a beautiful and happy birthday.
Now be sure to go back to after the hop, leave a comment and be a follower. One lucky winner will get a goodies/loot bag.
Here's the entire list in case you get lost:

Blog Hop List

Thanks for looking!

November 22, 2012

Festive Friday

Hello, All!
For today’s Festive Friday, I wanted to create another simple...but elegant...Christmas card.  I've been making a lot of cards recently, and I wanted something quick and simple to check another task off my list.  I was so pleased with the first card, I was itching to make another one....and another...and another.  

Anyhow, for these cards, I decided to make a simple card out of blue cardstock, stamp a Christmas image, and emboss in Piccolo's beautiful micro silver enamel powder.  

I had also been wanting to make a tripled stamped first few attempts were not all that impressive.  But after completing a few of these embossed cards, I thought Heartfelt Creations Elegant Holly Swirls would be perfect for this technique.

Here is the rest of the group....enjoy!  And please LINK UP your card by visiting Terri's blog!


every 2nd & 4th Friday
1. Terri Sproul~hostess  
2. Susan Brown {sbartist}  
3. Angela Bodas  
4. The Robin's Nest  
5. Cheryl Lindsay  
6. Peg Rounds  
7. Camille Short  
8. Maria  

November 16, 2012

Scraps to Treasures - Tic-Tac-Toe

I just love picking out scraps and seeing what I can do with them, don't you?  I love wading through the wonderful textures, beautiful colors, gorgeous patterns and designs - oh, and the lovely memories I have thinking about original projects the papers were purchased for.  I usually buy more than I I generally have more scraps than any one person needs - have you got the picture yet?  I'm a bit of a paper hoarder!!  
Our sponsor is Scraps to Treasures, and Robin Scott has a Close To My Heart stamp set to give away to a lucky winner - so give everyone crafty comments along the way.  Lots of really lovely projects made from scraps in this hop - be sure to join your favorite sites so you don't miss a thing!I am so excited to be part of this Tic Tac Toe Blog Hop.  Robin is offering blog candy - A Very Merry Christmas stamp set from Close to My Heart.  
To qualify, please leave a comment on each of the blogs. You are not required to follow our blogs but we would certainly love for you to. You don't want to miss out on everything we have planned throughout the  next year!!!.

If you just now stumbled upon this hop, then you need to start at the beginning. 
 Click here!

Our challenge today was to create a project using three "winning" elements on the Tic Tac Toe board above.  My card features the gorgeous Petite Poinsettia stamp from Heartfelt Creations and some Christmas ribbon I bought for pennies after Christmas last a couple tickets to represent my favorite Christmas story - The Polar Express.

The Tic-Tac-Toe elements in my project include a flower, ticket, and ribbon.  Even my poinsettia is leftover from last month's Scraps to Treasures hop of Christmas Tags.  

I added some bling to the center of the poinsettia to give a wonderful finished effect.  For a closer look of the Tic-Tac-Toe elements:

On a personal note...did you know the train in the movie Polar Express is fashioned after the 1225 steam engine kept in Owosso, Michigan...I had the good fortune of engineering this train several years back...just have to add this pic.  :D  Tickets, please!

Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Thanks for stopping by!

November 15, 2012

Another Sneak Peek

Happy Day to everyone!! I hope you've had a marvelous week - enjoying each moment of it!! My hubby's motorcycle didn't want to go to work today - so I was without a vehicle...perfect excuse to stay home and play with paper! And I have been doing that very thing!!

My cards today again are using scraps - I think I've finally exhausted all that zebra-patterned paper I had!  Also playing with my new set of stamps I bought at an estate sale.

Thank you so very much for dropping by today; I hope to see you again very soon. Have a wonderful weekend!!!!!