Saturday, November 9, 2013

Grinch Wreath

Hi Stampers,

Boy, it has been a loooong time since I have posted. I am so sorry. I apologize from the bottom of my heart. I didn't realize that having two grand babies would be so much fun!

I have been decorating early for the holidays just for them. :D  I planned this last year so I had a lot of stuff bought ahead of time.

Here is our Grinch wreath that my sister-in-law helped me decorate. Without any glue even! LOL

Please ask any questions that you may have. I don't mind. :)    I'll get more photos posted tomorrow of our trees and ceiling and such.


Sunday, September 22, 2013


Hi Stampers,

Today I'm bringing you the Grinch. This is going to be the theme of Christmas this year. I've never really had a theme and I thought with the grand babies being a little bigger and more observant now, I'd do a little something fun!

This card was really fun to make. I might even make it my Christmas card this year! :-)  

The Bah Humbug is a grinch font that I downloaded from the net for free from Dafont. I really trust them for PC or MAC.

The Grinch face I Grimmicked from Mainly Flowers. The layout of the grinch came from those snowmen that are layered onto cards which have been around forever. That gave me the idea for the grinch.

Stampin up supplies:

boho blossoms punch, ornament punch (head), 
cupcake builder punch (eyebrows, pupils)
modern label punch (nose), hand drawn mouth, Owl punch (eyes); use the circles above the owl body.
Pennants punch (hat) For the white trim, I punched the bottom of the scallop, then trimmed and put it back through only upside down and punched scallop again.  
2 1/2" circle punch
3" circle die
Old Olive, Real Red, So Saffron, Whisper White, Basic Black card stock.

Other supplies:
brick embossing folder
stackable small scallop circles 3rd and 4th ones in from either direction. :-)

For the fireplace hole, I used the 3" circle die only partially. I made a black one first and didn't quite put the card stock all the way on the circle, then I lined the black template back up with the red, pulled the black away and trimmed the red through the big shot. I hope that makes sense. I used both pieces and the one fit inside the other. I'm thinking a little yellow flame might have been nice for ole' grinchy pooh!  (grinch grin) 

Please ask me any questions you would like. I don't mind. :)
I hope I covered all the bases!!

Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Quilted and Piped Letter L

Hi Stampers,

Well, after some much needed rest, I hope I'm back. Summer was a blast! My husband and I traveled a little. There are still a few more wineries I'd like to visit. LOL

Here's something I personalized for a friend for her new sewing room. I hope she loves it!

This idea came from Positively Splendid. Quilted and Piped Letters.  I thought it turned out pretty cute!

I added 5 mm cord from Hobby Lobby. The wood letter and material are from there as well. I had to tie black thread around the ends so that the cord would not unravel.

Please ask any questions. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Southern California Inspiration!! Mixed Bunch

Hi Stampers,

when I saw these flowers from Southern California, I had to bring them back into the stamp room. :)
I was able to enter them into two challenges this week over at SCS.


Stamping Supplies:

Stamps:            Mixed Bunch

Papers:            Whisper White, Crisp Cantelope, So Saffron, Strawberry Slush, Gumball Green

Ink:                 Soft Suede, Versamark

Access:            1” Punch, Blossom Punch, Tulip Frame EF          

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Voodoo Punch Pool Side!!

Hi Stampers,

I'm alittle late again! I'm sorry about this. I'll try to keep on top of it more after the..."Jimmy Buffet Concert" tomorrow. LOL  Can't wait! A bus full of us are going down and it will be super amazing!!

This card is for the Tuesday Teapot Challenge over at SCS. I also used their masking tape tutorial this week from Beate. She's a super genius!!

Stamping Supplies:

Stamps:  Unknown Drink and SU! Tart & Tangy (retired)
Paper:    Calypso Coral, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White
Ink:        Black, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Versamark
Access:  Stampin Write Markers Calypso Coral and Tempting Turquoise, Top Note Die,
              Inkjet printer and Microsoft Word

Friday, June 21, 2013

Quilt Card

Hi Stampers,

as promised, here's my card for this week's teapot tuesday challenge over at SCS. Thanks for peeking in!


Stamping Supplies:

Stamps:          Teeny Tiny Wishes and Love & Sympathy (inside)
Papers:           Gingham Garden DSP, Whisper White, Crisp Cantelope
Inks:               Wild Wasabi
Access:           Green brads, Gumball Green 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon, Snail, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Label 
                       Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Pearls, Square Die cut 3 3/8", Lattice Die cut, 1/8" hole 

Blooming with Kindness! Again! LOL

Hi Stampers,

Here is a card I made for a SCS teapot Challenge last week. I'll post my other one for this week tonight also.

Please let me know if you have any questions. :)


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Summer Silhouettes and Sweet Essentials

Hi Stampers,

I apologize again. Summer has been keeping me busy. When all of the yard projects are finished, I'd like to show you photos. :)

Here is a card I made this evening with the new product from Stampin Up!  Their colors are so fresh this time around. I love them!

As always, please ask me any questions that you may have. Let me know if I can get you some Stampin Up products. :)

Enjoy and have a great day!

Stamping Supplies:

Stamps:     Summer Silhouettes and Sweet Essentials
Papers:      Whisper White, Gingham Garden DSP, Strawberry Slush
Inks:          Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzazz
Access:     Cloud template, corner rounder, Snail

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

New and reorganized Office Space

Hi Stampers,

I'm sorry I was away for so long. My husband is on vacation and we decided to hit a baseball game 4 1/2 hours away, in Milwaukee, WI. We watched the Brewers vs the Phillies. The Brewers won. Their newest recruit did a fantastic job!

So here's my other project I'd like to share that I've been busy working on. Still working on!! LOL

Don't judge me! :D hehe


After:  Ahhhhh (with the light beaming down and angel voices) :)

The Ikea in Canton, MI really has some revolutionary stuff! 

So now, I'm going to get back to stamping and cleaning a much larger room (stamp room).
I hope to be back tomorrow with a finished challenge for Tuesday Teapotters over at SCS and some more cards for breaking in the new sets. Maybe! :)  Some of the old sets are hard to say goodbye too. :)

Enjoy!  As always, please ask me any questions you may have. I'm happy to help!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Another Secret Garden Card :)

Hi Stampers,

Fashioned after Heather Beck on SCS, I couldn't resist my favorite set. Secret Garden!

Using two fun sets, I really enjoyed making this card. Can't wait to RAK it. :)

Please ask me any questions and as always...


Stamping Supplies:

Stamps:          Secret Garden, Blessings From Heaven
Papers:           Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Gingham Garden DSP
Inks:               Strawberry Slush
Access:          Secret Garden Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Pearls, 
                      Honeycomb Embossing Folder

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Label Label Label

Hi Stampers,

Today I want to share a little organizing tip. I had an epiphany today. I always throw away the packaging to everything and I forget the names of some of our products.

So here's my epiphany:  Label Label Label   :D


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Teapot Tuesday Challenge 6/4/13

Hi Stampers,

Here's another challenge from the Teapot Tuesday group over at SCS. If you haven't had a chance to do a challenge yet, I recommend the TTC. This is a very fun challenge every week. :)


Stamping supplies:

Paper:   Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Black, Whisper White
Ink:       Black
Access: Fancy Fan embossing folder, early espresso ribbon, corner rounder, Oval cutters
Technique: Sponging, Masking, Dry Embossing

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Tuesday Teapot Challenge 5 28 13

Hi Stampers,

I had some fun with the Tuesday Teapot Challenge over at SCS. I mimicked the American Gothic painting and added some straw for the animals. :D


Friday, May 31, 2013

Secret Garden Feel Goods

Hi Stampers,

For today's card, I followed a beautiful matting technique by Sue W. I absolutely loved the look of her card. I used different colors of flowers to personalize this card for a friend. I love how it turned out.

Please ask any questions you may have. 


Stamping supplies:

Stamps: Feel Goods, Secret Garden
Paper:   Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, and Wild Wasabi
Ink:       Black, Versamark
Access:  SNAIL, Secret Garden Framelits, White embossing powder

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Pleasant Poppy Field

Hello Stampers,

Today is going to be beautiful! 86*  Can't wait! Some rain but hey, not complaining. :)

For today's card, I followed Darlene's tutorial. This was very fun! I happen to own all of the sets she used which was terrific!

So here's my creation. What do you think?

Enjoy and as always, please let me know if I can answer any questions for you. :)

Stamps:   Pleasant Poppies, Fabulous Florets, Secret Garden, Curly Cute
Papers:    Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
Inks:        Crumb Cake, Rose Red WCC, Wild Wasabi; Pad, WCC and Marker,
                Versamark, Black
Access:    Black EP, Heat Gun, Pop Dots, SNAIL, Spritz tool, Aqua Painter

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Secret Garden Pop Ups

Hi Stampers,

Wow! I must do better at keeping my blog up. It's been 7 days! Where does time fly?

I fashioned another after Amy. I just love these flowers from Secret Garden and Amy's colors were amazing! Next time I'll have to try them on water color paper. :)  What do you think?

Please ask me any questions that you may have. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Here is another card with white ribbon. I just couldn't get that twine to do what I wanted. :)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

3 More Blooming With Kindness Cards

Hi Stampers,

I just couldn't wait to make more cards and here they are!!

Let me include the sizes of the cards this time.  The base is regular size A2. The next layer is 4 x 5 ¼”.   The DSP and Whisper White are 2” x 5 1/8”.  The square (almost) is 2 7/8” x 3 Whisper White (with design) This underlayer is 3” x 3 1/8”.

I wanted everything to be 1/16” less on each side besides the layer next to the A2 card. I hope this all makes sense.

Stamping Supplies here are:

Stamps: Blooming With Kindness
Papers:  Spice Cake DSP, Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pool Party, Crumb Cake,  
                Blushing Bride, and Whisper White
Inks:      Blushing Bride, More Mustard, Pool Party, Soft Suede
Access:  SNAIL, Stampin Trimmer, Stamp-a-ma-jig

And here is the Rich Razzleberry card that I made earlier with a boo boo of Raspberry Ripple A2 CS.
Sorry for the mistake. I must have Raspberry on the Brain. Today is my husband's birthday, he is 47 years young, :)  and I picked him up some Raspberry cupcakes from fancy bakery!!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Blooming With Kindness Thank you's

Hi Stampers,

Today is a CASE of a card from SCS.  (Splitcoaststampers)

When I saw this card I fell in love with it because I imagined this flower in a lot of colors. I also really liked the Sycamore Street DSP that Stampin Up offered in the Spring. I decided to combine both, the colors and the stamp set, Blooming With Kindness, and this is what I came up with.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamping supplies:

Stamps:     Blooming With Kindness
Papers:      Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, and Whisper White
Inks:         Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, and Soft Suede
Access:    Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin Trimmer, Snail adhesive

Monday, May 20, 2013

Child's Play

Hello Stampers,

Today I am posting a card that I had made for a challenge last week. Apparently I missed the deadline

in posting my card. Gotta watch those deadlines! :D

I find that by joining challenges, I am stamping a lot more. I find them so enjoyable!

Thanks for stopping by and Enjoy!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches FMS86 and The Paper Players Challenges PP145

Hi Stampers,

I'm so excited! I combined two challenges today and I think my card turned out pretty okay!  :D

Amy O'Neill is the Hostess this week and I was so excited about this too because she is one of my favorite designers.

So here's my card:

I do hope you Enjoy it! :D  

Stamping Supplies:

Stamps:     Fabulous Florets
Papers:      Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple
Inks:         Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple
Acces:      Border punch SU, Gumball Green 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon

For The Birds Card for Friend's Birthday

Hi Stampers,

How is your day today? Are you getting some projects done?  Lord knows, I am trying. :D hehe

Here is a card I made for my friend for her birthday. It is a CASE and I couldn't resist because we both have stamping and bird watching in common. I thought it was fitting.

Hope you like it. Please ask me any questions that you may have.   Enjoy!

Stamp Supplies:

Stamps:  For The Birds, Express Yourself
Paper:    Polka Dot Parade DSP, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Ink:        Old Olive, Black
Access:  Labels Collection Framelits dies, paper piercing tool and mat, Festive Paper piercing pack, 
              Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon, pop dots

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Tuesday Teapot Challenge for 5 - 14 - 13

Hi Stampers,

Goodness, 4 days is just too long without posting a card. I must keep better track. Although in my defense, I did mow the front and the back lawn all day the other day. :)  Just keep smiling!!

Today I made a card for the Teapot Tuesday challenge coming up May 14th over at SCS.

It's a work in progress, I think maybe adding some flowers to the front might help. :)


Colors are Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, 
Whisper White, and So Saffron.
Lattice embossing folder from Stampin UP!  Aqua painter and ink refills.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Hi Stampers,

Woohoo! I'm on time today. Man that sure feels good!

This is another CAS card but it falls more in the category of the Featured Stamper over on SCS. I love that Joan used washi tape and it gave me a chance to use mine.  Of course after posting my card because I used Summer Silhouettes, the hook up after uploading took me straight over to the Summer Silhouettes category. I happen to glance at it and Low and behold, there was another stamper there that thinks like me. :D  Pretty funny right!  Here name is StampinChristy and here card can be seen here:

Now here's mine for today!  Please ask me any questions!


Stamps:  Really Good Greetings, Summer Silhouettes

Paper:     Strawberry Slush, Whisper White

Ink:          Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, Black

Access:   Gingham Garden Washi Tape, Tulip Embossing Folder

Entered a challenge over at Craft your passions thanks to a friend!!