December 31, 2016

Guest Designer - Miss Daisy Stamps

You know how sometimes you see an image or product that catches your eye?  In November, We Are 3 offered a free digi pak (Color Me Christmas) that caught my eye - one of those that had to be used in a project NOW! The card I made was picked as the #1 winner in the November Challenge at Miss Daisy Stamps - that win includes an invite to guest design for a month.  What fun!  Here is the first card I made.
For my card, I used the digi pack I won as my prize - Inspiration.  The background paper is called Embedded in my Heart.  The swan and the inspirational strip come from Rejoice.  Then I embellished with butterflies using Pretty Wings 2 from Miss Daisy Stamps.

I know you are anxious to join this challenge!  Be sure to join us at Miss Daisy Stamps!

December 28, 2016

Happy Birthday Scrapbook Layout

Today's layout is a little glimpse inside the family party we had for my grandson's second birthday.  He enjoyed opening presents and played all day with his new gifts, including a gas stations for his cars and his new ball pit.  (Sorry - no photos allowed online.)

December 27, 2016

Beneath Grandpa's Leg

Today I am sharing a very simple design for a layout that highlights photos (and video) of my grandson crawling beneath my husband's leg "bridge."

December 26, 2016

Family Scrapbook Layout

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Holiday!

When papercrafting in general, I always like to reach into my stash of leftovers to create new projects.  Today I created a scrapbook layout using paper scraps and leftover embellishments.

December 25, 2016

Blue Cheer

My card features Cheer (Bross Art Addiction) and wintery snowflakes.  It's a wonderfully sunny day here in Sahuarita - but most of my friends are experiencing wintry weather.  They are all happy with their white Christmas - and we'll enjoy our beautiful sunny Christmas.

December 24, 2016

Globeframe Gift

For today's project, I used one of my all-time favorite products - globeframes.  These make great gifts for any occasion.  I think they are so wonderful and versatile.  Today I have my "annual" gift for a friend - a framed photo of her grandson.
Difficult to tell from the photo (because I actually did such a good job of photoshopping out the glare) but there is a clear plastic globe over the photo to give it a finished touch.

December 23, 2016

Elf Kisses

Hi there!  Today I have a fun holiday treat bag to share with you.  I used Elf Shoes (Bird's Cards), holly (or mistletoe), and Hershey Kisses (with "Elf Kiss" sticker on bottom).  This project was inspired by treat bags my daughter-in-law found on Pinterest.  I didn't have any red and green cardstock in my stash - so I used a variety of bright colors.  These will be hanging on my neighbors' doors tomorrow.

December 22, 2016

Snowman Treat

Today's post is for all of our friends celebrating Christmas!  I created this cute paper piecing Tic Tac treat cover -paper piecing, embossing, and Tic Tac Covers svg file from Treasure Box Designs.  I added a little Hollyberries from Power Poppy.

December 21, 2016

Happy Easter

Today I am sharing  a layered design for an Easter card for all your favorite chicks using Me and My Peeps (Treasure Box Designs).

December 20, 2016

Railroad Park Layout

Hello and a Happy Tuesday to you!  Today I have a layout using Outdoor Title and Spring Train - both from Treasure Box Designs.

Challenge Entry:  Crafting from the Heart #141 - Anything Goes

December 19, 2016

Burlap and Snowflake

Hi there!  Today I made a simple card that needed only a few supplies - cardstock, a small piece of burlap, a border punch, snowflakes, and glitter.  This card makes 102 Down - 25 to go.

December 18, 2016

Masculine Baseball Card

For today's cards I have created masculine cards using Sandylion stickers...inspired by Challenge #280 at Hiding in MY Craft Room (how appropriate - these stickers have been hiding in my craft room for about five years!)

Christmas Snowflake

Thanks for stopping by today, and big thanks to the Featured Stamper at Splitcoast Stampers for a beautiful dose of holiday inspiration!

December 17, 2016

Tea Light Box - turned Treat Box

I had a ton of fun making this treat box, using a free file (Tea Light Box 11) from Monica's Creative Room - and then finishing it off with Hollyberries from Power Poppy.  

I was disappointed to see I had no white tissue paper when wrapping my treat - but I love the blue I did have for something different altogether!

December 14, 2016

Holiday Witches

For today's card, I blended some holidays - Halloween and Christmas - to create a Christmas card full of Holiday Witches!  When visiting some friends this fall, my friend Susan shared a witch die with me - she purchased it online thinking she was buying a Halloween window decoration.  Rather than returning the die - she gave it to me.  Quite honestly - not a die I see myself using!  However, my mom taught me well - and I did want to make something for Susan using this gift - and here it is!  As I told Susan - a ONE OF A KIND Christmas card - FOR GOOD REASON!  LOL!  But it certainly was fun!
And that's 95 Down - 32 to go.

December 13, 2016

Stand Here for Christmas Kisses

I'm so thrilled to be sharing a card I made today with a file I won from Power Poppy in their November challenge - Stand Here!  

December 12, 2016

Christmas Ornament Trio

Hello, Scrappers!

I have several new followers, so thought I'd share some of my story today. Confession time:  I'm a paper-holic!  I like to play with paper.

I live in sunny Sahuarita, Arizona, and I'm retired.  I retired from education, but always had retail in my heart.  So I worked several years in catalog retail - then my dream job - Office Manager at HOBBY LOBBY!  I re-retired from Hobby Lobby two years ago.  Twelve years ago, my hubby introduced me to paper - he is my enabler.  He enables me so, when we built our home, he encouraged me to use the master bedroom as my craft room - and we sleep in a room with five inches available around our bed.  LOL!  I'm glad you stopped by to learn more about me - now on to today's card.  This is inspired by this week's Featured Stamper on Splitcoast Stampers.  She made a Halloween card with three pumpkins resting on straw - my version:  three ornaments resting on holly!

December 11, 2016

Holly and Christmas Trees

I enjoy the Twisted Thursday Challenges at The Outlawz, this week being Christmas trees.  Thought I would pass this one up as I had no trees already cut - or papers with trees.  Thanks to TLC Creations - I have a new freebie digital paper - complete with Christmas Trees.
Next I added some holly and a sticker I had in my stash.

December 10, 2016

Holiday Card using Supplies from Stash

95 Down - 29 To Go.  On the downswing - but now just making quick and simple cards.  Here's one of last night's makes - easy to make and supplies just used from my stash.

December 9, 2016

Christmas Cheer

For my first card today, I used papers from Storybook Christmas (We Are 3) and Santa Mouse (Miss Daisy Stamps)...just a quick and simple card.

December 8, 2016

Boxwood and Cranberry for Sweet Holiday Cards

Have you finished make your holiday cards?  I'm at 87 down - 40 to go!  I'm not good at Copics, pencils, watercolors, etc. -  but I find coloring with Photoshop relaxing.  And when you're looking at creating 40 with 17 days to go - not to mention shopping, doctors' appointments, and all - you can save a little time this way.  Today I'm sharing a holiday card I made using Wreath Boxwood and Cranberry from Power Poppy - trimmed with a little fussycutting to give it some dimension.  

December 7, 2016

Starring Adrian and Cocoa

I have been in full holiday swing here!  So taking time out to make another layout for my other grandson.

December 6, 2016

Featured Stamper and The Regular Show

This week at Splitcoast Stampers, the Featured Stamper had posted some scrapbook pages, so I took a break from Christmas cards to case one of her layouts . . . and here is my layout using digital papers from Below Blink - Spongebob and Patrick.
Found a new challenge to enter - so entering this in Challenge #33 at A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge - Anything Goes.

Monday Christmas Card Make

Today I am sharing the one card I made (72 down - 55 to go).  
Ugh!  My hubby piled all the boxes of Christmas decorations on top of the on/off switch of my studio lamp.  My pictures are going to be pretty sad for a while!  :D

December 5, 2016

Christmas Charm

71 down - 56 to go.  I'VE HIT THE HALFWAY MARK!

Below are three of the ten cards I made today. 

December 4, 2016

Anything Goes with Little Lila

Christmas is around the corner and Angie's Digital Stamps shares a challenge that will get you in the mood for this great holiday.  My design shows Little Lila getting ready for bed on Christmas Eve - pillow and all.  Take a look at all the designs by the Angie's team - and be sure to enter your card for a chance to win.  It's Anything Goes with an optional twist - Christmas.  You know you're making those Christmas cards today - be sure to share with us!

December 3, 2016

A Swingin' Christmas

These Christmas cards are for my hubby's favorite golf partners.  The three of them are like Larry, Moe and Curley.  LOL!  For this first card I used Tim Holtz Ideal-ology cardstock for the stocking, embossed golf clubs from SVG Cuts (Fun and Games)  and Power Poppy Hollyberries.  

My second card "sports" a golf-ball ornament.  Ideal-ogy cardstock is used for the background - the additional ornament is from Miss Kate Cuttables (Vintage Ornaments).

November 30, 2016

Christmas Cards using Scraps from my Stash

59 down - 68 to go.  These are just a couple of the 14 cards I made today...for all I used scraps from my stash.

November 29, 2016

Deck the Halls with Chalk Collection for Christmas Cards

Hi, Everyone!

So how many of you are working on your Christmas cards?  Well, I have 45 done - and still 82 to go.  You'd think I'd learn over the years to get these made earlier?  OMG!  LOL!

So on today's cards, I just grabbed some leftover kits from a class I taught last year....I couldn't remember what the original designs were, but the cut paper and sentiments were perfect for creating quick cards.

November 28, 2016


40 down - 87 to go! Thanks for visiting today - hope you have a great day .

Supplies Used;

  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash (printed in grey)
  • Paprika Digital Paper
  • Poinsettia svg - My Scrap Chick
  • Silver Glitter - Tree House Studio
  • Pearls

November 27, 2016

Blue and White at Glitter 'n Sparkle

39 down - 88 to go!  Today I am creating blue and white cards for the current challenge at Glitter 'n Sparkle.  I am using amazing digital paper from Paprika and a Christmas freebie from Bross Art Addiction.

Create Quick and Beautiful Christmas Cards with Paper Studio

30 down - 97 to go! Here are today's makes.