Joy Ornament

My mojo is working tonight!!!
I did the ornament a couple days ago and put the rest of the card together tonight in about a half an hour - that's the quickest I've ever put a card together!!
I saw this ornament done this way on Dreaming About Rubber Stamps by Darlene McCallum (click here to view) and knew I had to make one. I stamped the ornament three times. The one in green I added sparkles; punched them out with their very own ornament punch; scored and folded them down the middle and glued them together. The DP is from last year - can't find the name of it. I added some bling and a sentiment and Voila!!

Silver and Blue

Here's Dasher heat embossed in silver, matted with Brilliant Blue and again in a textured silver paper I had. The front of the card is embossed with my handy dandy Cuttlebug Dots. I then took a piece of the new Bride DP and edged it with Martha Stewart's snowflake punch, put a bow on it (from Michaels, I think) and then layered Brocade Blue CS behind the snowflakes.


Holiday Trees

With the last card being so finiky, I thought I would do simple one.
Stamped ands cut out the trees, then heat embossed with chunky clear embossing powder. Popped them up on a green mulberry paper, which is on creamy caramel CS on really rust CS. Using cc ink, I stamped and stamped off snowflakes, as I did with the star. The sentiment is in cc ink as well, with some chocolate around it. Add some red bling and voila, it's done!!


Happy Holidays

I saw a white card the other day and thought I must try that. And here it is.

White and silver ribbon around embossed white CS layered on silver CS.

The sentiment is painstakingly cut out - both layers!! It was pretty finiky cutting around all those swirls. Under that I used a spellbinders shape (not sure what it's called but I'm sure you recognize it). I really like how it came out.



Square in a Square in a Square

This is my take on a card we did in card class. I wasn't crazy about the colors used, so I came home and chose my own colors. Love that shimmery brown and red together. This was FUN!!

Gold embossing on the real red CS; simmery brown CS with red rhinestones. Stampin Up stamps used are Season of Joy and Holiday Collection; sentiment is one I found somewhere.



Patterned Pines

Just a quick post. I put lots of small embellies on this one. It was fun!!



Sparkly Trees

I stamped the single tree from Lovely As a Tree in both Handsome Hunter and Old Olive a few times onto Naturals White CS. Distressed with Creamy Caramel. Matted with the two greens and put on a CC CS. I then sparkled only the main tree. Ribbon is a find frm Michaels.

I used the swirl and the sentiment from Delightful Decorations stamp set to do the tag.



Little Birdie

This is another image from my friends set. Gotta love them.

This one started out as a quilt card, but I sort of got carried away. I do like it tho.

Hope you enjoy!!



Another Wreath

I switched up the colors this time. Handsome Hunter, Elegant Eggplant and Lavender Lace look yummy together. The sentiment is done in Old Olive (my fav green this year).



Season's Greetings

Another one! You've all seen this stamp - Lovely as a Tree (SU), but I never get tired of it. I always do a Christmas card with it - okay, maybe more that one.

I glittered the star, as well as the trees.

Hope you enjoy. TFL!!



Isn't he cute??

This is a stamp that I borrowed from my friend.

I love the sparkles on the snowfflakes.


Recipe For Box

Here's the recipe for the Stationery Box that's pictured previously.

Base: Score 12" x 12" CS at 5" and 7". In the other direction, score at 3" and 9", the cut sides at score lines into the 5 & 7 score lines. Fold these flaps into the center and glue down (for extra support). This is the bottom of your box. Cut 1-3/4" off each side of the top panels only. Score the bottom flaps 1" in from each side.

Box Lid: Score a 8-1/2" x 4-1/4" CS at 1-1/4" on all four sides. Embellish as you desire.

Card Holder: Score a 8-1/2" x 4-1/4" CS at 1-1/4" on both short sides and one long side. Trim corners and apply glue or sticky strip to scored sections. Fold up the top of the card box and attach to the two sides that were cut and the bottom.

Gold Angel

This one was quite simple. Just heat embossed the angel on shimmer paper from SU and frame it with gold paper, cut with my round nesties. I set that on the new Bride paper from SU. I tied a red bow (this one looks lethargic) on the bottom and pasted that onto real red cardstock. It looks quite elegant (except for the lazy one), but simple.

TFL !!


Christmas Card Box

Here's what we made at our last card class. I think this is so cool!! We made six 4 1/2 X 5 cards, four 3 X 3 cards and four tags to go inside. We then made a loop to hold the pen. OMG - I forgot to make a little envelope to hold the stamps!! It goes under the pen. It all folds up and the lid holds it together. It even has ribbon for a handle!!

This was so much fun. It'll make a great gift!!



Happy Halloween

It's spooky night. I hope everyone have all their ghosts, witches and princesses all ready to go. Mine are more excited about getting their dad ready - first time he's let them dress him up!!!

Anyways, here's my newest card. Yes, it's another Christmas card. I can't seem to stop doing them! At least I have a friend I can give my extras to.

Hope you enjoy this one.


Red Tree

This one is cased too. I got it from Creations by Corie and she got it from

Laura from Scrapnextras. Hers are much better, but I had to try. I think I got the dimensions wrong. I still like it tho. Oh, have you noticed I like this tree, too.

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Card stock: SU very vanilla, choc chip & white

Ink: SU real red

DP: Michaels

Embellies: SU real red grosgrain ribbon & red gems



Okay. I'm having a chocolate run; you'd never know it, tho. The first color I reach for is chocolate. This one I ran with it. I took creamy caramel card stock, put choc chip ink on my embossing folder and then embossed. I love the effect. I found this designed paper with the cute penguin on it and matted it with glorious green.
Sparkled 'winter' and matted it in bravo burgundy. Another ribbon from Michaels finishes it off.
Hope you like and thanks for visiting.



I loved this stamp from the moment I saw it. Red, green and choc brown CS; real red ink; white gel pen and ribbon I found at Michaels (I think). Used scallop scissors for the bottom.



This card is a case by Kim Richards that I found on Michelle Habib's blog, O 2 B Stampin! I love the colors, the paper (love the new wedding papers from SU) and the stamps.

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This one is definitely fun, quick and easy. I love these colors.
I cut the letters out with my Cuttlebug then sparkled them with heat n stick and diamond dust. Stamped a dn cut out mittens. Used martha Stewarts edging stamp on the bottom of the card face, as well as on the inside. I popped the mittens to give it some depth.
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I llloooovvveee this one!!

And I had fun doing it. I stamped the image with choc chip ink onto watercolour paper, then used my aqua pen and real red ink. I didn't use choc chip staze on ink, so the veins of the poinsettia faded a bit and some of the choc chip ink mixed with the red. Used summer sun marker to color the center
I'm very pleased with the result!

Finished it off with ribbon, brads, distressing and a word.

Blue, not purple

I saw this snowflake wreath in the current Card Makers magazine and I knew I had to try it.


New Stamp Set

I HAD to play, right? I like the result. You can't see it, but the inside has versa marked snowflakes around the edges, same as the green strip on the front.


Purple Again

This is my before pic, because this needs something. I'll figure it out.