Friday, December 27, 2013

PPA 185 Challenge

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas!  Mine was great!  I spent a lot of time with my granddaughter and that was the best part.  Three is a great age for Christmas.  She told me Santa was coming and leaving presents under the tree.  Her eyes popped out of her head when she got to my house to open gifts!  We enjoyed every minute.

Here is my card for Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 185.  I needed a quick thank you to send to someone at work who gave me a nice mall gift card.  I used some older Stampin' Up! designer papers, Simply Sketched stamp set (hostess set), Framelits Deco Labels (item 130102), candy dots ( and Pool Party ribbon seam binding.  By the way, I started out with the image and ribbon on the other side like the sketch, but I made a mistake inking the image so I had to move it over!  Thank you for looking and leaving a comment. Play along with us if you haven't already! 

Friday, December 20, 2013

PPA 184 Challenge

This is my second attempt at this sketch challenge for Pals Paper Arts 184.  The first one came out okay but it was so similar to my previous snowflake cards, I decided to make another.  I have to admit, anything with a diagonal line scares me.  I managed to finish though.  (please pardon the date/photo)

I had no choice but to make another Christmas card.  I needed a few more for my coworkers.  I used some old papers from American Crafts, I believe.  I just don't have enough SU designer papers yet, but I plan to change that!   Thanks for looking and leaving a comment.  Please let me know if I can help you with any Stampin' Up! product orders!  You can click on my flower on the right to order 24/7.

I hope everyone has a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year!

Used:  Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake for a base, Endless Wishes and Warmth & Wonder sets.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Pals Paper Arts 183

I've hardly had any stamping time! I made this quick card early so that I would be ready for Pals Paper Arts Challenge 183, but I almost forgot to post!   I figured I would make another Christmas card to add to my small stash.  I'm not thrilled with it but it's done.l  I'm only going to be able to give homemade cards to my family and a few work friends because I've run out of time. 

I'm so far behind with Christmas that we decided to get a fake tree for the first time in our married lives and that's a long time!!  I'm anxious to see how it looks out of the box.  We'll set up and decorate either tomorrow or Sunday.  We're supposed to get hit with 10-14 inches of snow tomorrow afternoon into Sunday so I'm not sure my son and his wife will be able to come over as planned.  I will be babysitting tomorrow morning for a few hours so I won't be getting any decorating done!  I'm not complaining though.  I love spending time with my granddaughter.  We will be making reindeer cookies!

Anyway, I used the Warmth & Wonder set and my new Framelits Deco Labels (130102).  You can't see it but the berries are dotted with Adirondack Dimensional Pearls. Thanks for looking and leaving a comment!


Sunday, December 08, 2013

Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge 182

I haven't had any time for stamping lately so I just squeezed this one in today.  We had a wake and funeral to go to this week and then my granddaughter came over Saturday and Sunday.  I can't resist spending all of my time with her.  She is a hoot! 

I made this for Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge 182.  I cannot figure out why blogger is uploading this picture sideways.  It is the right orientation on my computer, but don't have time to try and fix it.  I loved the Smoky Slate with Elegant Eggplant, but the Very Vanilla threw me off.  I prefer Whisper White.  At least I managed to finish on time.  I used Warmth &Wonder and Endless Wishes.
UPDATE:  Finally fixed from my work computer.  Still have no idea what the issue is!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 181

I don't think I was meant to do this challenge!  I wasn't happy with my first card so I started over.  I was just about through with this one when I realized that I glued the pieces on the main card base upside down!  I didn't have time to make a third so I pulled out some waxed dental floss, got it off and adhered it the right way!

I used Cajun Craze for the base, Midnight Muse and Brown Sugar C'ordinations.  I used a hexagon embossing folder and sanded it.  I don't have the chevron punch but I plan on purchasing that soon!  I ended up using a corner punch instead.I used the Gorgeous Grunge set for the coffee spills and the birthday sentiment is from Express Yourself.   This is one of my new sets.  I love sentiment stamps!  I also used one of my favorite products, a candy dot in Cajun Craze.

I am really looking forward to Thanksgiving!  My hubby and I cook for our two boys, my daughter-in-law and three year old granddaughter.  It's very laid back and relaxing!  I will be baking a bunch of pies for a gathering we are hosting on Friday for my husband's family.  It will be fun too, but a lot of work.  I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 21, 2013


I made this the other night for Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge #180.  I took extra time taking photos and emailed them to myself from my iPad.  Got to my destination and I had no emails!  I was hacked the other day so it's been a frustrating week.  I have no idea why the photos won't email.  I tried my husband's email and my gmail after I got home and they didn't work.  So.....out comes the point and shoot and now I have lousy photos again!  Oh well. 

I used Smoky Slate and Pool Party for cardstock and Basic Gray and Island Indigo inks.  I love this designer paper called Winter Frost from the Holiday Catalog.  I used Endless Wishes for the sentiment.  Love this set!  I found these chipboard snowflakes at Michael's on clearance last year.  I wish I had the dies from Stampin' Up! but you can't get it all at once!  I stamped with Versamark and used some glittery embossing powder.  I wish you could see how sparkly it is.  I almost forgot to mention my favorite product - candy dots!  Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Are you ready to shop?  Stampin' Up! has a fabulous sale starting tomorrow, November 20, and it runs to December 2.  There are lots of discounts on great products!  There are 24-hour doorbuster tomorrow only. Be sure to check it out tomorrow!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

PPA Color Challenge PPA179

I went outside my comfort zone for Pals Paper Arts color challenge. When I saw the colors, I almost skipped this one. I was given a gentle push by Windy in the PPA group. Thanks, Windy! I knew I had Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry but I'm not usually a yellow personl. I searched for some Crushed Curry and finally found a piece. Then I realized I bought the chevron ribbon too! I actually enjoyed it! I need to do this more often. I used Morning Meadow for stamps.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

I have been having a blast using all of my new Stampin' Up! sets I ordered! Last night I chose the Six-Sided Sampler to play with. I also used Bitty Banners dies and stamp set for the sentiment. I used Island Indigo (my new favorite), Crumb Cake and Basic Gray. I also used the hexagon punch and a non Stampin' Up! edge punch and embossing folder. I absolutely love the Candy Dots too! They're a great embellishment and they don't add any bulk. Thanks for looking! P.s. please excuse the blurry photo. I took a quick one with my iPad before I left this morning.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Here are the weekly specials! Hurry before they're gone. I think I need the blossom punch and the garden dies! Please visit my online store to order:

Monday, October 14, 2013

Pals paper Arts Color Challenge #175

I decided to try Pals Paper Arts color challenge this week. All I could come up with was a sympathy card. I have a hard time with these colors! I probably could have come up with a masculine card if I had the right stamps. I was trying to use as much Stampin' Up as I could. I used Fabulous Florets from SU and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I'm looking forward to updating my stash as a new Stampin'Up demonstrator! p.s. Still working on the side bar and the SU blog!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Cure NF with Jack

I've been away from posting for so long now. I just couldn't keep up. I have something really important to post about though. A friend's son has a horrible disorder called Neurofibromatosis (NF). It is a genetic disorder of the nervous system which causes tumors to form on the nerves anywhere in the body at any time. I ask that you read Jack's story and donate, share, say a prayer, or whatever you can do for this handsome little man. It's so not fair for him and others to go through it. I can't imagine what he and his family have been through. Thank you for looking at his page.