Thursday, December 31, 2015

Christmas Card Trio

Hello friends!  I'm back with the last three Christmas I made for my son, his girlfriend, Joyce, and Joyce's parents.  I CASEd 3 cards I made last year (or the year before, I can't quite remember! HA!) as time was ticking and I didn't have time to play around with new designs.  No worries, though, as I loved these when I made them the first time :)  The dh and I are off for a fun dinner and dance at a quaint hotel just out of town tonight :)  I wish you all a Happy New Year, may 2016 be full of our heart's desires!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Papertrey Ink December Blog Hop

Hello!  And to all my Canadian friends, Happy Boxing Day!! I'm up and slowly recovering from hosting 24+ family for dinner last night!  All the work is worth all the laughs and leftovers! HA!  Today's card for Papertrey's Blog Hop was given to my bonus son and his wife yesterday.  I was inspired by everything in the photo and got to use my little Joy bell before Christmas was over! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Simon Says Stamp cards

Good morning!  I'm back with a couple of cards I made with the December Simon Says Stamp card kit.  It has so many fun papers and stickers AND self adhesive sequins!  These are the two cards I made last week for a couple of colleagues.  I am just in love with red and white baker's twine for Christmas cards...candy cane anyone!?

I have a few of these kits and they are so fun and great to use when you have to make a card "right now."  Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be back on the 26th for the PTI blog hop.  Until then, Merry Christmas to you and yours!  God bless us everyone!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Silent Night, Holy Night

Hello everyone!  Today's card is for my brother in law and his wife.  I ran into her at a local store recently and she was picking up some rustic frames in creams and aquas.  That became my colour inspiration!  I'm happy to say that my shopping, baking, and decorating are done after a very productive day yesterday.  Now I just have to wrap a few gifts and make a few more cards...the fun part!  Hope your week is going well.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Joy and Peace

Hello friends!  I’ve been a little AWOL this past week as I wrapped up school and all the activities that kept my little 6 year olds busy and happy!  I’ve got a few more Christmas cards to make for local friends and family so I’ll post them over the next few days.  Today’s card is for the PTI Create Along With Us challenge.  I’m CASEing Laurie’s fun card below…


Aqua, white, and gold, hello!!  Thanks for stopping by and not forgetting about me :)  See you soon!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Merry Christmas ~ Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge


Good morning!  There’s a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge up and this time we’re inspired by this photo…

I took the photo quite literally and made sure I had some yummy little gingerbread men on my card.  I found a 2012 Crate Paper Snow Day paper pad and just had to have it again!  Little did I know it would be perfect for this challenge!

Want to play along?  Head over to the Curtain Call blog for more inspiration and then join in the fun! Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Verve December Diva Inspirations Hop

It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop! There are two ways to win Verve prizes: comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings! You have until January 5 to link up, so feel free to play as often as you like.

Our November challenge is Cup of Kindness
Everywhere you look this time of year there's a flurry of colour. Shiny ornaments, twinkling Christmas lights, window displays decked out in the merriest of brights. And not to mention all the sweet little wassail, hot cocoa, tea and coffee cups all around. So this month we're challenging you to share a cup of kindness with us. Get inspired by the graphic or blaze your own color trail, just show us some colorful creations!

Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Tuesday, January 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

I was so excited about this inspiration photo full of colour and whimsy!  I found a new 2012 Crate Paper's Snow Day pad at our local Winners store last week!  Wow!  Way to bring back a classic!  I couldn't resist buying it with all the fun colours and images.  I used one of the sentiments from Verve's free Cup of Kindess Digi set and added some fun snowflakes from Holiday Treats.

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

1. Julee6. Susan
2. Amy7. Stacey
3. Betty8. Maureen
4. Sankari9. Marisa
5. Sarah 

what's in it?
stamps: Cup of Kindess Digi set, Holiday Treats (Verve)
dies: Flourished Tag Die Set, Frosty Snowflakes Die Set (Verve)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Way You Made Them Feel


Hello! As promised, I’m back with another card I made during my day in the studio on Monday.  I wanted a few more thank you cards for colleagues and have a hard time not using my Verve’s Teachers Count set when doing so.  I’m on another doily run and think I used them on most of the cards I made yesterday! LOL  Thanks for stopping by!


what’s in it?

stamps: Teachers Count, On Occasion (Verve)

dies: Occasion Frame Die (Verve)

accessories: Shine Bright Sequin Mix, Spring Fling Ribbon Collection (Verve)

Monday, December 7, 2015

Joy ~ Make it Monday


Hello!  Yikes, it’s been almost a whole week without a post!  It’s Christmas in grade one now so things are a bit hectic.  I thought I’d have so much extra time after the Masters, but time is like a vacuum and gets filled up very easily.  I have a day off in lieu today so my main goal was to spend the whole day in the studio!  It’s been so FUN!  I was able to play with this week’s Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday challenge.  We are asked to break out the felt and that makes my heart happy :)  I remember making a bunch of cards a few years back with felt poinsettias, so I thought I’d bring them back!  Thanks for stopping by and I promise more posts this week :)



Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Hope You’ve Been Good ~ Curtain Call Inspiration


Good morning!  There’s a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge up and this time we’re inspired by this photo…

I focused in on the greens, red, and greys for my paper choices.  The typewriter and paper inspired my notebook page along with the idea of the “naughty” list.  I’ve used two Clearly Besotted stamp sets to create my sentiment and stamped images…Laugh Out Loud Christmas and Best Christmas.  Want to play along?  Head over to the Curtain Call blog for more inspiration and then join in the fun! Thanks for stopping by!


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