Tuesday, December 31, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR Review of 2013

December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

As we say good-bye to 2013, I wanted to take a minute to reflect on my blog.  I became a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in March.  I have enjoyed it more than I can say!!!!   I missed teaching and being creative and it has given me a wonderful outlet.  Not only have I been able to be be creative, I have made so many new friends and contacts!  I am very thankful for this new opportunity.  I love following other card makers blogs and I do learn something new every day!  I hope to continue growing and sharing in 2014.

                                A review of a few of my favorite cards I created  this year!











I am so thrilled about the challenges I have won in 2013 and hope to continue participating in many more in the New Year!  My ultimate dream is to be selected for a design team.  I will keep striving toward my goal.  I hope to attend the Stampin' Up! Convention again this summer and meet many more new friends and learn more new skills!  Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting me in my adventure in card making!

May God Bless YOU in the New Year with
Health, Happiness and the best of everything!

Happy Stampin!

You Make the World a Better Place! PPA 185

December 31, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE!  WOW!  Another year has passed!  I can' believe how fast the days are flying by!  I wish I could slow the clock down!  I am going to make it a goal to find time each day for me!  I have never been very good at taking time for myself,  and I know I need to do this.  I have to make time to exercise and slow down a little!  I realize everyone makes this a priority for a few weeks, but I really hope to stick to it.  I hope whatever goals you make for yourself will make you happy and fulfilled! 

I always LOVE the challenges at Pals Paper Arts.  Nicole Watt's sketch  is perfect for any type of card.  It is a sketch that I will use many times! 

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Basic Gray, Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant Designer Series Paper, Whisper White

Ink:  Island Indigo, Crushed Curry

Stamp Set:  Starburst Sayings, Blooming With Kindness

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Starburst Framelits,  Window Frames Collection Framelits, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals

Embellishments:  Island Indigo Ribbon, Pearls

Thank you very much for taking time to read my blog.  Please join my email list and receive updates each time I post.  I appreciate all your support!

Wishing you the BEST of everything in the New Year!  May God bless you and your families with good health and happiness! 

Happy Stampin!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Love You! CCMC 283

December 29, 2013

I love using all my new products from the Celebrate the Everyday that goes live on Jan. 3rd.  Being a child of the 70's, I absolutely am in LOVE with the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper.  It is fabulous!  I will be using it all season with a big smile:)))   The Create With Connie and Mary Challenge presented the perfect layout for my card.  It can be used as a Valentine card of birthday card.  ENJOY!



Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana

Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar

Stamp Sets:  Starburst Sayings, Love You To the Moon

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, 1" Circle Punch,  Big Shot Cutting Machine, Banner Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Envelope Liner

Embellishments:  Candy Dots

I stamped the starburst twice and layered them for dimension.  The photo doesn't do it justice.  Sorry!

LOVE to all!
Happy Stampin!

Hello! NAC #69

December 29, 2013

The past few days have been a whirl wind of activity at my house.  14 people have been here for 2 days.  Let's just say that is a lot of cooking and cleaning up!  Today I ran into my craft room to enter the Nacho Average Sketch Challenge.  It was so fun to escape into my favorite room for just a few minutes of quiet time.  ENJOY!



Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Calypso Coral, Etcetera  Designer Series Paper, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride, Early Expresso

Ink:  Early Expresso

Stamp Set:  Perfect Pennants

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Pansy Punch, Blossom Petal Punch,  Banner Framelits

Embellishment:  Pearls

Hoping the end of 2013 will be just perfect for all of you!

Happy Stampin!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

You Mean the World to Me DD # 84

December 25, 2013


We are waiting to go to my son's for Christmas this afternoon and I had a minute to sneak in my craft room to make a card for the Dynamic Duos Challenge!  I LOVE Cherry Cobbler and Black together.  It makes such a great color combo and it is also Georgia Bulldogs colors!  Go Dawgs! 

I am in love with my new Valentine stamps, so I decided to start making a few cards for my Valentine stash. 


Stampin' Up!  Products:

Paper:  Cherry Cobbler,  Basic Black, Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Silver

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler

Stamp Sets:  Love You More, Just Sayin'

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Dots Embossing Folder, Chevron Embossing Folder, Envelope Framelit, Stampin' Dimensionals, Hearts Die

Embellishments:  Black and White Baker's Twine, Basic Black Candy Dots

Have a fabulous day!

Happy Stampin'

Love You More CCMC 282

December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve and I am watching It's A Wonderful Life and making a card for my wonderful husband.  We have an on going conversation about "Love you, More!" so, when I saw this stamp, I had to make a Valentine card with it for him.  I loved the colors in the Create With Connie and Mary challenge this week, and I am just getting my card submitted in the last few hours before the deadline.  Hope you enjoy my card!




Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer, Whisper White

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler

Stamp Sets:  Love You, More, Love You To the Moon and Back

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Tombo Glue, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Hearts Embosslits Die, Stampin' Dimensionals, Arrow Border Punch

Embellishment:  Pearls

Wishing all of you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Stampin!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Happy Birthday FMS 117

December 21, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches challenge intrigued me this week, so I had to make a card to submit.  I am so excited about my family arriving in the next few days and have so much to do, but I took a break and created a card this afternoon.  ENJOY! 


 Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Witches Brew Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Daffodil Delight

Stamp Set:  Itty Bitty Banners

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, 1" Square Punch, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Envelope Liner Framelit

Embellishments:  Daffodil Delight Buttons, Black and White Baker's Twine

Going to spend the evening with my Mom and enjoy her company!

Happy Stampin!

Happy New Year PPA 184 and SUO # 86

December, 23, 2013

I have been super busy the last few days.  We celebrated Christmas over the weekend with part of our family!  It was so much fun to watch Natalie open her gifts and help Luke open his.  The wonder of Christmas is always more fun with little ones around!  My Mom arrived last evening to stay with me for about 10 days.  It is always so special to have time with her.  At 85, she amazes me every day!

I wanted to enter the Pals Paper Arts Challenge and the Stampin' Up Only Challenge this week.  With such a limited amount of time in my craft room,  I am making this card for both challenges.    I received a Christmas card yesterday (they moved and I was waiting for their new address) and  needed a New Year's card to send back.  I hope you enjoy my take on the challenges!


Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer

Ink:  Staz On Black, Crumb Cake

Stamp Sets:  Embellished Events, Perfect Pennants

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Tombo Glue, Paper Snips, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1 1/4 Scallop Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Embellishment:  Rhinestones 

2 Days Until Christmas!  I hope you are ready and can relax and enjoy the special moments with your family and friends!  Thank you for taking a minute to visit my blog.  I love hearing from you!  Please leave a comment at the end of my post to let me know what you think.  Shop online for all your Stampin' Up! products!  

Merry Christmas to ALL!

Happy Stampin' 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Zoo Babies-Congratulations! NAC #68

December 20, 2013

The days are ticking away and this has been a super busy day.  We are celebrating part of our Christmas tomorrow, so I am in crazy mode trying to get everything finished.  But, I didn't get to make a card yesterday, so I had to find a minute to get in my craft room today!!!!

I loved the colors in the Nacho Average Challenge!!  They are so me!!!!!  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and Basic  Black. 

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, (a piece of zebra paper I found in my stash)

Ink:  Melon Mambo, White Pigment

Stamp Sets:  Zoo Babies, Yippee Skippee

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Border Punch, Modern Label, Bunch, Window Punch, Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

Embellishments:  Melon Mambo Ribbon, Melon Mambo Candy Dots

I hope your weekend is fabulous!

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Congratulations! WOW PP # 176

December 18, 2013

Time is passing away too quickly and I am still working on too many projects!  I know everyone is feeling the panic!  I am trying my best not to stress out-----

I took a break from some of my to-do list to make a card for the Paper Players Challenge.  The WOW Challenge is White On White!  I love it! Although my first thought is SNOW, I decided it was the perfect challenge to make a baby card.  So many of my friends are awaiting their first Grand child, so I knew this card would be sent to someone special!  It also seems to be the new trend, NOT to find out the sex of the baby, so White On White is a great color scheme.  ENJOY!


Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Whisper White, Whisper White Core'dinations Paper

Ink:  Black Staz On Ink

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Square Embossing Folder, Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Cricut Machine,  Baby Steps Cartridge, Stampin' Dimensionals, Modern Label Punch, Window Punch

Embellishments:  Pearls 

I have to get back on my wrapping and card addressing!

Go out there and make it a GREAT day!
Thanks for taking a minute to stop by and look at my blog!

Happy Stampin' 

Monday, December 16, 2013

You're How Old? DD #83

December 16, 2013

The Dynamic Duos Challenge is always one of my favorite challenges.  The colors this week are Crumb Cake and Marina Mist.  I really like the combo and Marina Mist is a color I rarely use.
I am enjoying using all my new items from the Celebrate the Everyday Catalog.  It will be available to everyone on Jan. 3rd.  I hope you enjoy my sneak peak!


 Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Whisper White

Ink:  Crumb Cake, Marina Mist

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Dot Embossing Folder,  Speech Bubble Framelits, Chalk Talk Framelits, Arrow Border Punch

Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Pearls

Hope everyone had a great day!!!!

Happy Stampin!