Friday, December 27, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Gifts for Hubby Day 3

12 Days of Christmas gifts = 12 Months of Special Dates with Me!
Each day for the next 12 days, he will receive a gift that can be found
on, under or around one of the Christmas trees.
Here is Day 3

What's Inside?
Double Date with friends
4 Tickets to see comedian Sheryl Underwood in Kansas City
in March!
Project Details:
Tag Pocket: Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cartridge cut at 8 inches
Clover: A Child's Year Cricut cartridge cut at 2 inches
Number: Base Camp Cricut cartridge cut at 1 inch

Thursday, December 26, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Gifts for Hubby Day 2

12 Days of Christmas gifts = 12 Months of Special Dates with Me!
Each day for the next 12 days, he will receive a gift that can be found
on, under or around one of the Christmas trees.
Here is Day 2
What's Inside?
 2 tickets to the Historic Missouri Theatre to see
International Stars of Magic and Comedy in February
Project Details:
Pocket Tag:  Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cartridge cut at 8 inches
Hearts: Spellbinders dies
Number: Base Camp cut at 1 inch

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Gifts for Hubby Day 1

What do you get the guy that doesn't need or want for anything? 
That is my dilemma every year at Christmas when it comes to
shopping for my husband. 
This year I think I found the perfect gift or actually gifts for him.
12 Days of Christmas gifts = 12 Months of Special Dates with Me!
Each day for the next 12 days, he will receive a gift that can be found
on, under or around one of the Christmas trees.
Here is Day 1
What's inside? 
In January we will get to dine at one of our favorite restaurants!
2014 is going to be a great year filled with love, laughter and good times with the hubby!
Project Details:
Tag Pocket:  Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cartridge cut at 8 inches
Snowflake:  Spellbinders die
Number: Base Camp Cricut cartridge cut at 1 inch

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Toasting Marshmallows

It's the last challenge of 2013 for Aud Sentiments
Now is your chance to enter your last minute Christmas projects for a chance
to win a prize from The Paper Shelter.
I decided to keep this card light on embellishments. 
I think this little elf is just adorable.
Aud Sentiments will be back in 2014 with another year full of fun challenges and prizes from amazing sponsors.  I am looking forward to crafting with all of you in the new year!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Fairy

I love the way this card turned out.  The fairy wings are so beautiful and shimmery.
I strung a few jingle bells and attached to the card for a little fun.  I am sure the recipient
of this card will have fun shaking it to get the bells to jingle
Card Details:
Image: Bugaboo Stamps
Spellbinders poinsettia dies for the leaves
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Copics: E00, E13, E21, YR24, Y21, Y31, R24, R37, R46, R89, BG63, BG65, YG81, YG84, Wo

Monday, December 16, 2013

Little Shepherd

Here is another card I made using a premade card.  I kept it simple so that it will be easy to mail.  Many of my more "embellished" cards I had deliver but I do my best to keep the post office open!
This adorable stamp is from Sarah Kay. 
Reminds me of my boys when they participated in the play for church.  We always have our Christmas program on Epiphany.  It's a wonderful way to end the Christmas season.
Card Details:
Stamp:  Sarah Kay
Copics:  E00, E13, E21, B91, W0, E40, T1, T4, E35, Y26, Y21, BG63, E40,
LaLa Land Banner die

Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas Gift Tag

I made this Christmas tag using a Besties image.  She looks so sweet.
The tag shape was made using the lacy cirle spellbinders die.  The snowflakes are
spellbinders dies as well.  I painted the snowflakes with extreme glitter paint to make them sparkle and shine just like real snow.  I added polar white flower soft to her hat trim and added ultra fine glitter to the snow on the ornament. 
Entered in following challenges:
Besties:  Anything Goes or inspired by a song
Crafty Hands:  Winter
Totally Paper Crafts:  Non traditional Christmas colors

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Santa Treats

I made these for my day care kids for St. Nicholas day.
They loved them and they were so easy to make.
I found the holiday candy at our local dollar store. 
Those little treats worked just perfect for this project.
Project Details:
Santa parts:  Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge
Face: Peachy Keen Stamps

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

For Unto Us A Child Is Born


The challenge at Creative Craft Challenges is to creat a White on White Christmas card.
I had a dickens of a time getting a decent picture of this card but trust me, it's GORGEOUS!
I used the three kings Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I then used white glittery embossing powder on the star, crowns and the three gifts

Monday, December 9, 2013

Bella Loves Christmas

Last week I shared another card I made using this stamp.  See, I told you it was one of my favorites!
This time I made an easel card.
Card Details:
Image: Bella Loves Christmas from Mo's Digital Pencil
Spellbinders ribbon tags
Christmas ornament:  Very Merry Tags Cricut cartridge cut at 1.75 inches painted with extreme glitter paint
White embossing enamel
Copics: E00, E13, E21, R89, BG63, BG67, W0, E37, E35, E53

Entered in the following challenges:
The Ribbon Girls:  Christmas
The Craft Place Challenge:  Christmas
DP2 Challenge:  "I is for.." with a Mo image   Bella has her own Individual style

Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Dance

This is one of my favorite images from Mo's Digital Pencil (I say that about all her images)
I would like to think this is what I look like as I am decorating my Christmas trees.
In actuality I am usually in sweat pants, covered in dust reminding myself I wasn't going to get out
all 20 Christmas tubs from the store room.
Card Details:
Image:  Bella Loves Christmas from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics:  E00, E13, E21, E35, E29, E53, R89, BG83, BG86, YG81, YG84, W0
Spellbinders lacy square die
Martha Stewart branch punch
White embossing enamel with gold mica flakes

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas Tags

The challenge at Aud Sentiments is to create Christmas tags (Don't forget the sentiment)
We all need some cute tags for our gifts so why not take a break from Christmas cards
and make a few gift tags?  This would be a perfect time to use up you scrap pieces of Christmas paper!
We are sponsored by Stamp Fairy for this challenge.  They gave the dt these two adorable images to use.  I couldn't resist making a tag with each of them.
Tag 1 details:
Shape: Spellbinders Dies
Snowflakes: Spellbinders Dies
Image:  Mimi Winter 13 from Stamp Fairy
White embossing enamel
Sentiment: netty's Stamps
Copics: E00, E13, E21, R81, R83, R85, BG70, E29, E37, E35
Tag 2 Details:
Shape:  Very Merry Tags Cricut cartridge cut at 3.5 inches
Spellbinders dies
Sentiment: Netty's Stamps
Copics:  E00, E13, E21, BG63, BG67, R24, R37, R46, R89, E41, E42, W0, T1, T4

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Precious Moments Christmas

I did an online search for free coloring pages and found this adorable little guy
all tangled up in his Christmas lights.
Precious Moments figurines are so pretty and I tried to color this image in the same
soft color pallette. 
I used a premade card for this one.  After coloring, I used my spellbinders to cut him out in an oval and he fit prefectly inside the oval printed on the card front.
I decided that it was perfect as is and didn't need any more embellishments. 
 Plus, it makes this card very easy to mail.
Card Details:
Image: free online coloring page
Copics:  E00, E13, E21, e50, E51, B00, R00, Y00, G00, E31, E30, W0
Spellbinders oval die

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Snowflake Tag

Today's project is the first of my Christmas Gift tags.
Isn't that face precious?  Looks so jolly!
Project Details:
Tag shape: Spellbinders die
Snowflake: Spellbinders die
Face: Peachy Keen Stamps
Copics:  YR07, YR65, BG70

Monday, December 2, 2013

Better To Give Than Receive Advent Calendar

Christmas is a magical time of year for children! 
However, it can get a bit overwhelming for them with all the
mixed messages of the season.  I decided that I wanted to try
something different this year with my daycare kids to make
the season more meaningful.  I have tried the Elf On The Shelf system
but really wanted the focus not on their behaviour but on their actions.
In my search for something to try, I stumbled upon The Christmas Angel.
What a sweet way to get children involved in the season.
Each day during advent we will be visited by an angel named Noel
who will leave us an letter in the advent calendar.  Noel will
be giving us jobs to do that help us remember that it is
We will be making cards, gifts and treats for the elderly or shut ins
during this month.
Project Details:
Calendar is made from an over the door shoe organizer with 24 pockets
Numbers:  Base Camp Cricut Cartridge
Letters: Base Camp Cricut Cartridge
Angel:  Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge
Angel Face: Peachy Keen Stamps
Entered in following challenges:
Anything but a Card: Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges: Anything But A Card


Friday, November 29, 2013


It's Black Friday!
 How many of you braved the stores at the crack of dawn or even earlier to shop?  My husband and I have braved the hordes of shoppers several times.  He is a trooper.  He usually finds a spot in line while I shop.  I really hate crowds.  So black Friday shopping was always very stressful for me.  Gotta find that deal though, right?
I learned several years ago that you can often get the deals that are in the stores online.  So I will be sitting in my pj's and sipping hot chocolate while shopping online.

This card is my reminder of what the season is all about.
I decided to keep the design simple because I really wanted to focus on the image.
This is one of my favorite Penny Black stamps.  Such a sweet scene with the holy family
and the animals.
Card Details:
Stamp: Penny Black Nativity
Copics:  E00, E13, E21, B91, W0, W3, T1, T4, B41, R20, R24, R37, R46, E33, E35, e37, E29, YG81, YG84, Y26, Y21
Spellbinders die for the background

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Yesterday I shared a similar card.  I am not sure I like this card but it will be
perfect to send to a guy.
Card Details:
Angel: Inspired Heart Cricut cartridge cut at 3 inches
Card Shape: Life's A Party Cricut cartridge cut at 5.5 inches

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


The current challenge at Creative Craft Challenges is to create a Christmas projects without using Red or Green.  This is one of my favorite nativity scenes.  It is just beautiful in it's simplicity.
Card Details:
Nativity:  Inspired Heart Cricut cartridge cut at 3.25 inches
Card shape: Life's A Party Cricut cartridge cut at 5.5 inches

Monday, November 25, 2013

Panda Scrapbook Layout

I had so much fun making the panda tear bear Christmas card so I decided to make a scrapbook layout.  This is for my niece.  Her room is white and purple with pandas.  I am going to frame this layout so that she can hand it on her wall.
Project Details:
Banner:  Lala Land die
Accent shape: Life's A Party Cricut cartridge cut at 4.5 and 4.75 inches
Beautiful: Cricut cartridge cut at 2 inches
Panda headbands: Everyday Cricut cartridge

Friday, November 22, 2013

My Least Favorite Project

Since all my Christmas cards are made, signed and ready for the post office, I decided it was time to tackle this project....
The Cleaning Of The Craft Room!
Here is what it looks like today. 

If I don't get side tracked with a creative project, I may just get this done.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

It is time for another challenge at Aud Sentiments.  The theme for this one is the ever popular
"Use Any Sentiment You Want"
We are sponsored by A Day for Daisies

Card Details:
Image:  Hope from A Day For Daisies
Copics: E00, E13, E21, E33, E35, E37, B91, YG91, YG94
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
Love: Inspired Heart Cricut Cartridge cut at 1.75 inches

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Panda Tear Bear

I made my very first tear bear today. 
Need to practice some more but I think he turned out pretty darn cute! 
My niece loves pandas so this Christmas card is for her.
And of course, I made an easel card.  I think I am addicted to those right now.
I really didn't need any more Christmas cards since I have plenty for this year but I
just had to make my niece this one. 
In January I will share my system that helped me
get all of my Christmas cards done and ready to be  mailed BEFORE Thanksgiving.
All it takes is a little organization to get you started. 
You will still see Christmas cards on my blog until the week before Christmas.  I spread
out my blog posts so that I have Christmas projects to share for awhile.

Card Details:
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Gift: Joys of The Season Cricut cartridge cut at 2 inches
Santa Hat: Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge cut for 5 inch doll
Spellbinders ribbon label die
I used white flower soft on the hat trim
Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments: Christmas
Incy Wincy Designs: Make and easel card

Monday, November 18, 2013

Decorating the Tree

I spent an entire Saturday earlier this month working on Christmas cards. 
I managed to complete about 14 cards.  Too bad that is just a little dent
in the cards I need to make for the holidays.
I used one of my favorite card shapes for this one. 
It is cut from the Life's A Party Cricut cartridge
Card Details:
Card Shape: Life's A Party Cricut cartridge cut at 5.5 inches
Snowflakes: Spellbinders dies
Copics:  E00, E13, E21, R24, R37, R46, R89. BG93, BG96, Y26, T1, T4, W0
While embossing enamel
Snow tes

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sliver and Blue Snowman

I love snowmen and I think the face on this guy is just so cute. 
I wanted to make his scarf and hat look silvery so I first colored them
with T1, T4 copics and then painted with extreme glitter paint.  I love
the way it turn out.  I stamped and embossed around the edge and then
got out my Snow Tex to add some snow to the ground, when I opened the
jar, I discovered it was all dried up.  I must not have put the lid on tight.
Anyway, I added water to the jar to see if I could "revive" it and thank goodness
that worked!  The snowflakes were cut out of this fabulous silver cardstock I found
at Michael's.  It was a little pricey but it cuts beautifully with the spellbinders dies.
Card Details:
Copics: T1, T4, B41, B91, B29, BG10, BG70
Spellbinders snowflakes dies
Cuttlebug snow embossing folder
Sentiment from Netty's stamps
Entered in following challenges:
Diva's by Design: Something Snowy
ABC Christmas: Winter Wishes
Stamp n Doodle: Snowmen

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Blue Birthday

I am having fun making easel cards.  This one is for my sister-in-law's birthday
Blue is her favorite color and I just love this pattern paper with the blues and browns. I bough several sheets of it a few years ago and I was thrilled to find this blue/gray paper in my stash that matches.
I used chunky white and antique white embossing enamel on the card.  I decided to see what it would do if I added some of the embossing enamel to the flowers.  I was afraid the flowers wouldn't hold up to the heat while using the heat gun but they turned out great!
Here is a close up of the flower
Card Details:
Image: Besties by Sherry Baldy
Copics:  E00, E13, E21, E50, E51, e53, E55, E40, E42, E43, B91, R20, R22, W0
Spellbinders ribbon tags
Chunky white and shabby white embossing enamel
Sketch:  Sketch N Stash
Entered in following challenges:
Sketch N Stash: Sketch and my neglected item is the papers and the ribbon tags.
Besties Challenge:  Lots of Layers

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Happy Birthday

Taking a little break from Christmas cards to make a birthday card.
This sweet little elephant is from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Isn't she just adorable?
After coloring the image, I painted the tutu with extreme glitter paint and then added some stickles.
I also addes stickles to the flowers.
Card Details:
Image:  I Heart You from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics: RV52, RV56, W0, W1, W3, W5, BG70, BG72, BG75
Chunky white embossing enamel
Vintage Pink glitter
Martha Stewart branch punch
Martha Stewart Border punch
Spellbinders ribbon tag
Entered in following challenges:
Creative Creations Challenge: Sparkle and Shine
Mo's Digital Challenge: Anything Goes

Sweet Christmas Wishes

This is my card for the new challenge at Creative Craft Challenge
The theme for this challenge is a recipe. 
1 image
2 pattern papers
3 flowers
I used the candy cane stamp from Magnolia Stamps.  After coloring with copics, I painted it with extreme glitter paint to give it a sugary look.
Card Details:
Image: Magnolia Stamps
Sentiment: Magnolia Stamps
Copics: R24, R37, R46, R89, BG93, BG96, W0
Spellbinders oval and scalloped oval dies
Martha Stewart branch punch
Entered in following challenges:
Anonymous Stamps: Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations: Use A Sentiment
Card Mania: Anything goes
Marker Pop: Anything Goes


Thursday, November 7, 2013

If Kisses Were Snowflakes

The new challenge at Aud Sentiments is to create a "Feminine" project.  We are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs for this challenge and their images are just perfect for anything feminine.
I had this container sitting in my craft room for a year now.  It used to hold
Christmas snacks.  I decided to alter it slightly and give it to my husband for Christmas.
I created the sentiment myselft using word and some free Christmas fonts I found.
The silver snowflakes were cut using the spellbinders snowflakes dies.  I found this wonderful heavy silver cardstock at Michaels that is called mirror cardstock.  The snowflakes cut beautifully from that paper.
Project Details:
Image: Snowman Pin Up from Sassy Studio Designs
Copics:  E00, E11, E13, E21, E29, E35, E55, T1, T4, T7, B34, B37, R39,
Snowflakes:  Spellbinders Dies
Entered in following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps: Photo Inspiration

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


I saw a twisted easel card with a tea light on Pintrest. 
It was so pretty and I just had to give it a try. I found a wonderful
tutorial at Dawns Stamping Studio called Christmas Peek a boo easel card.
 I followed her dirctions but did change the size of my card
because the stamp I wanted to use was larger. 
My card measures 4.5 x 6
I don't own any of the stampin up supplies she used so I used my
spellbinders dies to cut out the circles.  I am saving the circles for another project. 
I wish I was able to get a decent picture showing the candle glowing behind the vellum.
Trust me when I say it is Beautiful!
Card Details:
Twisted Easel Tea Light card
Stamps: clear stamps bought at Michaels
Spellbinders circle, scalloped circle, ribbon tag, leaf and poinsettia dies
Martha Steward border punch
Bronze embossing powder
entered in following challenges:
flourishes: Negative energy (I used my spellbinders to cut out cicle openings in my cardstock)
Ribbon Carousel:  Holidays and celebrations

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cozy Christmas

It's time for another challenge at Aud Sentiments.  The theme for this challenge is to use a Christmas Sentiment.  Pretty easy and will help you get a jump start on your Christmas cards if you haven't already started.
Our sponsor for this challeng is Robyn's Fetish.  I just adore this snowman from her store.  He would be perfect for cards all winter long. I love the way snow sparkles in the sunshine so I painted the snowman with extreme glitter paint.
Card Details:
Image:  Snowman from Robyn's Fetish
Snowflake: Spellbinders die
Copics:  BG70, BG72, E31, E33, E35, E37, BV08, BV17, YG03, YG11, YR65, YR18, R59, R46
White embossing enamel for falling snow
Entered in following challenges:
Sparkle and Sprinkle:  Anything goes with Glitter, embossing powder or flocking

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


It's Anything Goes at Creative Craft challenge.  It's the 4th Bogaversary for the challenge blog.  Wow!  4 years of crafting!  I have been on the dt for 1 year now and I just love it.  I hope that you get a chance to join us in this challenge to win a prize from our sponsors Crafty Ribbons, Crafty Individuals and Kenny K
I needed a few masculine cards to add to my stash and this adorable Edwin was just perfect. I used the sketch from Here comes the Boys.  It was simple and just perfect for a masculine card.  The papers are from a Travel paper stack that I picked up on clearance last year and am just now getting a chance to use them.
Card Details:
Stamp:  Edwin with binoculars from Magnolia Stamps
Sketch:  Here Come The Boys
Copics:  E00, E11, E21, E57, E55, E53, W0, W3, B91, B93
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
LaLa Land banner die
AHOY: Base Camp Cricut cartridge cut at .75 inches
Entered in following challenges:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

If You've Got It...

Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring our current challenge at Aud Sentiments.  Our theme this week is to use a Funny Halloween Sentiment.  I just love this sentiment paired up with JJ on her broom.  Ha ha ha!
I thought that Stella's sketch on the bugaboo challenge blog was perfect.

Card Details:
Image:  JJ Broomstick from Bugaboo Stamps
Copics:  E00, E11, E21, T10, T9, T8, T4, W0, W1, E08, E09, E18, E19, E35, E37, E43, E50, E51, E53, E55, YR18, YR65. G02, G14, V09, V17
Sketch: Stella Says Sketch
Martha Stewart halloween fence border punch
Entered in following challenges:
Catch the Bug Challenge:  Stella Says Sketch
City Crafter Challenge:  Halloween