Thursday, December 31, 2015

PSC3 and SIP 28 Chickie Hello

Happy New Year's Eve!  I have the pleasure of having a root canal done today....wish me luck!  I think my celebrating will be limited this evening!  Maybe I can still stamp though!  I did get to play with Julie Davison's Pocket Sketch Challenge for this week along with some new SU goodies:

Pocket Sketch Challenge #3: Easy Card Layouts to Inspire You -- enter for your chance to win a Free Card Layout Book!
 And here we go:

I just love this little chick from the new SAB set called Honeycomb Happiness!  There are little honeycomb accessories you can attach to his tummy, but I just stamped him on some Schoolhouse DSP, shaded him a little with a Daffodil Delight marker and popped him up with some dimensionals:

The rest of the card also features Schoolhouse DSP, a banner from the Circle Card thinlit and a sentiment from the Greetings thinlits...oh, and some new enamel dots!!!  I am also linking this up to Stamp Ink Paper's challenge of Anything but Christmas!!!  Thanks so much for visiting today!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

TSOT251 Life is Good

Try Stampin' on Tuesday has a lovely CAS sketch this week:

I took the silhouette image literally, using a Technique Tuesday silhouette from a set called Life is Good, and stamped it on some Bo Bunny Pincushion gingham paper:

The sentiments are from the same set.  I know the Old Olive doesn't really match the green of the gingham, but it seems to complement it pretty well.  I added three little punched flowers in Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron and Strawberry Slush, complete with enamel dots:

I hope you will play with this week's sketch as well!  You can submit your creation on their blog, or on their Facebook page as well!  Have fun!

Some fun with new Christmas games!

Enjoy your day!

Monday, December 28, 2015

MTS104 Sympathy

Hi everyone!  I hope everyone had a great holiday!   I haven't been in my stamp room for days, but today I managed to find some time to make a couple cards.  I used the Match the Sketch sketch  for both of them, making one in portrait orientation and the other landscape:

Two days before Christmas, one of my SU customers died in an auto accident on his way to see his family in Maryland.  It was his 42nd birthday.  Although he had only been to two parties, I knew he had a heart of gold and was a real gentle soul. He had a genuine passion for art and crafting;  I loved when he was at a workshop because he asked lots of questions and showed a real interest in incorporating stamping into his artwork.  He loved the grunge style, so the new Timeless Textures was perfect for a sympathy card:

I won this typewriter image from Stamplorations a couple of months ago, and this is the first time I inked it up!  It was stamped on a scrap of striped DSP in Night of Navy and cut out.  I raided my scrap pile and found a piece of big polka-dotted DSP which I embossed with a Tim Holtz typewriter EF.  I added some sponging and random stamping with the Timeless Textures images in Tip Top Taupe, Night of Navy and Lost Lagoon:

I also used part of a sentiment from the new set, Greatest Greetings....another set full of wonderful words! 

My card is just such a small token of sympathy....I know my Christmas was not the same, thinking of the loss his family has suffered. 

Here's my other sympathy card, using some English Garden DSP and the new SAB set What I Love:

I stamped the floral image in Mint Macaron and Night of Navy, both stamped off, then fussy-cut it out.  I also used the same sentiment from Greatest Greetings, stamped in Rose Red.  It's always good to have some of these cards in my stash.

Christmas was a whirlwind!  Here's Cassidy opening her stocking:

Unwrapping her sled....we MIGHT be able to use it this winter, but so far, it's been way too warm!


She can't wait to play with Barbie's Color, Cut & Curl....although I am hoping she doesn't get any ideas about her own hair, LOL!

Thanks for visiting today!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone!  I wish you all a happy, healthy Christ-filled day!  HIS gift is the best gift of all!  We plan to spend the next two days with family, eating, playing games and celebrating all the blessings the Lord has given us over the past year!

Every year, I make Cassidy a handmade Christmas ornament.  Since I've learned to knit, this year, she got a little Santa hat:

complete with sequins and snowflakes around the brim!  And I had to make a special package for it; I hadn't used the Snow Place stamp set very often this season, so I thought she would like this wee little snowman outside his little green Curvy Keepsake box, wearing his own Santa hat:

My friend Martha gave me a lovely assortment of sturdy DSPs and they made wonderful boxes!!!

And here are a couple of other crafty things I knitted this year, using the same yarn as Cassidy's Santa hat (forgive me if I showed these before, but I don't think I did): 

And finally, my little helper cracking a dozen eggs, getting ready to make my Christmas morning casserole!  One down, eleven to go!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015


Hi peeps!  The countdown is on!  Are you ready for Christmas?  I have a few last-minute things to do, but all in all, I'm in pretty good shape!  I have a non-Christmas, just-for-fun, saying-hi card for you today, using this awesome Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch:

I just got some fun papers from a little Etsy shop, and I can't even remember who makes them!  But aren't they cute?  I love these retro telephones:

After creating my layers, I diecut a Pink Pirouette stitched circle from Lil'Inkers, then used SU's Little Letters to make my I guess there's no stamping at all on this card!!!  I did add a wee bit of baker's twine, too!   Easy peasy, just what we need at this time of the year!!

If you have a bit of stamping time during this busy season, I hope you'll play along with us!  Be sure to check out TSOT's blog to see all the creations by the designers!

We had a nice visit from Dana's half-brother on Sunday; he lives in Key West (or do you say "on" Key West?) so we don't see him very often!

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, December 21, 2015

PSC2 and CCMC386

Hi peeps...a little late today, but I wanted to get this card in before's for a new challenge by Julie Davison called Pocket Sketch Challenge!  Here's the sketch:

Pocket Sketch Challenge by Julie Davison

And here's my card:

My SIL's birthday is New Year's Eve, so I pulled out some glam stuff to make a birthday card for her!  Gold Foil and Champagne, Black and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper along with some Go Wild DSP fit the bill for Create with Connie and Mary's color challenge for this week too!


I used star dies from the Mini Treat Bag and Circle Card thinlets, the Lucky Stars embossing folder, and the Something to Say set for the inside:

Thanks for visiting today!

A little one-on-one time with Grampy, playing "restaurant"!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

MTS103 Vintage Vick's

Happy Sunday, peeps!  I had some time yesterday to stamp just for fun.....and I still had vintage on my mind, so I pulled this pretty floral image from my digital stash and created a "thinking of you" card

I started with the Match the Sketch sketch:

Then I added some vintage stamped images from the Postmark set by Papertrey, stamped in Marina Mist on some parchment stationery:

along with some lace and burlap trims, buttons, and glimmery leaves.  The sentiment is from SU's Watercolor Wishes, which is a lovely kit with wonderful sentiments!  Thanks for visiting today!

Cassidy had fun lining up my little bottlebrush trees...of course!

Friday, December 18, 2015

TSTR265 Vintage Tree

Happy Friday, peeps!  I am happy to announce that our tree is finally up...not decorated, but it is up!  Decorating will commence tomorrow!  Meanwhile, since my sister received her Christmas gift, I can share it now!  I always like to make a little vintage treat for her...she appreciates my style and I have plumb run out of room to display things!  I pulled a little green wooden spool out of my stash, found some vintage goodies (pink and white glitter, sequins, green shabby seam binding, a bleached mini tree, some green sparkly trim) and went to work:

For the angel, I have a whole stash of Christmas cards from my aunt's house that are from the mid-50s....I scanned this one:

 cropped it down, resized it, and cut out the angel.  I glittered up the tree and base and glued it to the spool, then added some sequins and a glimmer star and adhered my little angel:

I actually typed (on my old Smith Corona typewriter) the sentiment on a scrap of DSP and added some glitter on it as well, then tied some pale green seam binding around the spool and adhered the sentiment.  Here's a back view:

And here it is, displayed on my sister's tree (I think it looks cute here!):

and along with the other little goodies I've made for her over the years:

And imagine my surprise when I checked a few challenges yesterday!  Here's this week's Shabby Team Room Holiday Sparkle inspiration photo challenge:

So I'll be submitting my little spool for sure!  Thanks for popping in today!

Cassidy loves coloring with my markers, but after I left my craft room for a few minutes a couple of days ago, I came back to find she had done this to her hair:

She's such a bundle of energy, I didn't even notice it until an hour or so later!  She also decorated her shirt ("I just wanted to see what it would look like!")....thankfully both washed out!  Enjoy your day!