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.

November 26, 2016

Christmas, Christmas, Christmas with Color Burst!

This week begins the push to get Christmas cards out.  I send out well over a hundred - and when I looked in my stash, I had only 14 ready to go...Yes, I do this every year - wait until the last minute!!!  How fun!  Here's today's makes...using Color Burst.

November 25, 2016

Celebrate Christmas with Wings

Christmas is now around the corner - and Fab 'n' Funky's current challenge is "Things with Wings." So today's make is a Christmas card with a cute little cardinal from Doodle Pantry - sitting in a bunch of Holly from Power Poppy. That makes it 31 down - 96 to go.

Precious Scraps

Another low-budget card using scraps from my piles.

November 24, 2016

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Leftovers

Today is Thanksgiving - and I'm sure a logical blog post would be a Thanksgiving card.  However, I'm all about the leftovers!  So I hope this card sparks some ideas for using your leftover paper scraps!

November 23, 2016

We Give Thanks for Friends

Guess what I did last night!  I cleaned off my craft desk - I can see the bottom!  And I went shopping in my stash and made this pick-up card.  What's really fun about using leftovers?  As I look at this card, I remember the Christmas cards I made a couple years ago (the ornate border on the left), and the scrapbook classes I taught (the friendship sentiment), and the gorgeous lattice cards I made (the "thinking of you" sentiment), the fun turkey tag I made for SALSA, and many years of friendship I found at the local scrapbook store that recently closed (The polka-dotted paper).  A fun little card - low budget by using all scraps that color coordinate.

November 21, 2016

Get Inspired with Challenge Sketches

Need quick inspiration?  Consider sketches to give you some quick ideas.  Here I'm using the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - I decided to ad a Christmas twist.  I'm also sharing this Christmas card in Crazy Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge and Crazy Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Start Your Week with the Featured Stamper

Each week Splitcoast Stampers shares the work of an amazing papercrafter with us - I was Featured Stamper #476.  They inspire us weekly as we CASE one of their projects.  This card is casing Featured Stamper #511 - it's a simple case, but I hope it brings a smile to your face.

November 20, 2016

Create Beautiful Cards with Crafts U Print

Crafts U Print offers us all kinds of beauty and creativity - and their latest freebie is a perfect example!  With their Santa Claus freebie, you get the elements for a beautiful decoupage card.  With an electronic cutter, these can be cut quickly - and no way would anybody realize you spent very little time on these cards.  Let's check out what I did with this file (and only three 8-1/2" x 11" pieces of white cardstock - soak in this beauty!

This first card is their original design.
For the next card, I eliminated Santa and use the elements in the frame.
For the last card, I used paper from my stash and just added leftover elements that I had printed and cut.

November 19, 2016

Get Ready for Christmas with Paper Studio

We all know our hobby isn't a cheap hobby - that take anything in a store and slap the term "scrapbooking" on it and the price triples.  However, I bought and bought and bought while I was working - and now in my retirement, I seldom need anything new other than adhesive.  I utilize my scraps the the fullest.  This card is made with scraps leftover from a Christmas card class I taught last year - you'll be seeing a lot of this leftover paper as I embark on my nearly 200 Christmas cards full force a week from now.

November 18, 2016

Grandson's Hour

Need a quick way to add lots of photos to your pages? Take a look at how the Fuse Tool (or Flip Flaps) allow you to add additional photos to your layouts.  Also add video - with Stkr.It.  What you see here is one layout - a SINGLE-PAGE layout.  I essentially added another page of photos by using the Fuse tool to include a flip page.

This first page is the basic layout.
This next photo show two additional half pages I added. Imagine this page cut in half vertically.
Here is a short video showing you the completed project (sans photos, unfortunately)....basically two pages in one.  You can see that I included a Stkr.It  If scanned, you can see a video of my grandson and me blowing bubbles.

Christmas in Pink

Thank you to all the challenges out there that share their amazing inspiration with us!  They inspire me on a daily basis, and I hope this card inspired by the current Outlawz Color Challenge brings a smile to your face today.  I expect this will probably be my go-to Christmas card this year - I have lots of fun gold foiled cardstock in my stash, the poinsettias cut easily, and the glitter (which is difficult to see in the photo) and pearls offer such elegance.

November 17, 2016

Create a Fun Card with Scrap'n Stash

Today I have a simple Halloween card using leftovers - bringing simple fun and creativity in our lives.  On this card are four simple dimensional stickers - and scraps of paper.  Let these little monsters bring you a smile today.

November 16, 2016

Just Hard at Work

Isn't scrappin' grandchildren the most fun?  I love it!  Truly glorious!  I'm especially having a blast scrappin' my youngest grandson because the digi paper selection I picked is so bright and cheerful . . . it's a blast!

I wish I could share photos for my layouts - this layout shows my grandson hard at work.  He has claimed their kitchen pantry to be his office - complete with a Leapfrog tablet.  He has learned quickly to leave his work in the office - he never takes the tablet out to play with elsewhere.  And he only uses his office to "work" on his tablet.  Just too precious!  But then, we all know how biased I am.  At any rate, the layout shows him hard at work in his "office."

November 15, 2016

A Christmas Challenge with Crazy Hazelnut

Quick and easy card - using a coral background for Crazy Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge...just using some paper, holly, and Christmas sentiment from my stash.  Also entered in Crazy Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra...Anything Christmas.

November 14, 2016

A Simple Card with a Featured Stamper

Splitcoast Stampers is known for its most incredible projects!  Sundays, they feature a member and others are invited to CASE her work...I had the pleasure of being featured in March - this is such a fun way to gather inspiration!  Anybody can join - visit Splitcoast Stampers so you can try this fun idea yourself!  Yes, Sundays are fun days, for sure!  This simple card cases a couple simple cards this week's Featured Stamper created.

Birthday Rocket Card - Get Creative's Blogaversary

Today I'm sharing a card that features Retro Rocket by Dr. Digi.
That retro rocket melts my heart! Doesn't it remind you of great times when you were younger?!?! Using my word-processing program, I added a black frame and sentiment.  So fun!  To finish I added some stickers in the corner.

This all to celebrate the Blogaversary at Get Creative Challenges.  Be sure to join us by submitting your birthday-themed creation.  I hope you like all the designers' samples at Get Creative.  

Thought I would also enter this into the challenge at Glitter 'n' Sparkle - Anything Goes.  Lots of cool entries there, too!  Thanks for stopping by!

November 13, 2016

Basic Scrapbooking

I've been cleaning out my stash for probably five years now....and it's like a bag of Gordon's Food lettuce - it just keeps getting bigger!  So today I decided I'm just picking up scraps on my desk and that'll be it for my next layout...and here they are.

Outlawz and Get Well

I love Ken Oliver's Color Burst - always so very colorful and cheerful.  For this card, I was inspired by the current challenge at The Outlawz.  I am also working on clearing out my stash - so found this already-painted cardstock and some quilled flowers that were gifted to me.  I hope you like it.  

November 12, 2016

Precious Pink

I made extras of the gorgeous Hollyberries digi by Power Poppy.  I love the digis Power Poppy makes - amazing!  So since I had extras, I made another card for their Think Pink challenge.  Also check out the challenge at Doodle Pantry - another of my favorites.
Have to tell you about this great pink Christmas pattern - This paper was the very first paper I purchased when I started scrapbooking about 12 years ago - I LOVE this paper - so can never toss it when I clean out my stash - but obviously, never used it, either.  Today I decided to do some cleaning once again - and my cleaning lasted about 12 seconds until I came across these Hollyberries and this winter paper.  And THAT'S why I hoard!!!!!

November 11, 2016

Think Pink

I have a card today inspired by Power Poppy's current challenge - Think Pink!  The luscious pink in my stash and beautiful Hollyberries digital stamp will make your Christmas!
Jump into the fun at Power Poppy!

Make a Fun Layout with Spongebob

Today I have a simple layout for Spongebob lovers.  While this layout only shows two photo mats, it will actually hold six photos using the Fuse Tool.  
While visiting my two-year-old grandson, I learned why I don't frequently get good pictures from his mother - THE KID DOES NOT SIT STILL!  So I have hundreds of photos of the back and top of his head.  So these six photos are a taste of the many activities he participated in such as eating cookies, organizing his straws, watching cartoons, playing in his "treehouse," and my favorite - hiding in his Thomas the Train tent...pretty much all focusing on the back or top of his head.  

November 10, 2016

Grandson Layout

Happy Thursday, All!  I have another layout for you today.  Using some cut-aparts from DCWV made this layout simple and perfect.

November 9, 2016

Another Train Layout

Today's layout features photos from our visit with the Union Pacific 844 as it made its way through Arizona for to celebrate its centennial.

November 8, 2016

Christmas Card

This evening I have a Christmas card for you featuring a free digital pack from We Are 3.