Thursday, December 18, 2014

The More the Merrier

Hi Everyone....the last few days sure have been busy around our house!  My son has a lot of tests at school this week as we wrap up the semester.  I've been putting the final touches on Christmas around our house, and just in general we are running around like crazy people!  

 I have a rather traditional looking card to share today with you:

Materials used:

Snowmen stamp from SU The More the Merrier
Copic Markers
Doodlebug patterned paper
My Craft Spot sentiment
Ribbon from Michaels
Fiskars border punch
CM oval cutting system

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Birthday Presents - breaking out some punches

Hey everyone....I was inspired by this pin to create a birthday card.  It uses two square punches, plus a flower punch from Stampin' UP!   I love how simple and easy it is to pull out a couple of punches to make fun cards.  And the best part?  I used up some small scraps of paper that I love! 

 Check it out:

Materials used:
Cardstock: SU Not Quite Navy
Patterned paper  6 by 6 For the Record 2 by Echo Park
Punches by SU
Ribbon scraps, pearls
Sentiment stamp - PTI Vintage Picnic Baskets

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Blue Christmas...

Hey everyone...whew, are we ever busy getting ready for the holidays!  I have a couple of cards to share today that I made a couple of weeks ago.  There's a lovely lady at my gym who found out I make cards and every year she goes through  my Christmas cards and picks out a few to send to her friends.  She likes religious cards, so I made these with her in mind.

The cards are identical, except for the sentiment.

Materials used:
Cardstock - SU
Patterned paper - DCWV
Greeting stamps - My Craft Spot
Manger Scene Stamp - Stampendous
Other - Silver Embossing Powder, Royal Blue Pearl

I always forget how fun using a heat gun and embossing powder is!  The result always brings me a smile.  

Have a super weekend!

Monday, December 8, 2014

A trio of holiday candy jars

Hey everyone...I picked up these cute little jars at Michaels several months ago.  I put them in my craft cupboard and figured I'd have an occasion when they'd come in handy.  I decided since I had three, these would be perfect for the three "office ladies" at my son's school for Christmas!  I added a little vinyl...and this was the result:

First a simple, silver Nativity scene.

A classic "NOEL" in red.

And a fun "Be Jolly" in that same red.  

And no swearing from me....I like smaller vinyl projects!  No air bubbles and less hassle!

Hope all is well in your corner of the world!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Prancing Reindeer

Hi Everyone!  It's Sonya from Sonya's Paper Trail and I'm thrilled to be sharing my 12th and final "monthly holiday card share" over at She's a Sassy Lady.  You probably recall that I committed to share with you a Christmas card each month of the year in hopes that you were inspired to get an early jump on your cards.  I really enjoyed spreading this task out and it certainly feels good to have a nice supply of cards already built up after making them all year long.  

And now for my final card....(for She's a Sassy Lady in 2014).

I have to be's my personal favorite.  So traditional, yet with more modern colors!  That lovely reindeer is a cut from the Silhouette online store. The paper is Echo Park Tis the Season.

This greeting is a rub-on by American Crafts.  I've had it for ages.  Another goal of mine for 2014 (besides creating holiday cards all year long), was to spend little and create more.  I put a lot of treasures, like these rub-ons, to good use this past year.  I really didn't feel like I stifled my creativity one bit.  I truly enjoyed using what was in my room.  I cut into a lot of pretty paper with reckless abandon! 

I used up a ton of tiny little brads on the deer's antlers. I  think it added the perfect little "something."

Thank you stopping by today!


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Leftover from last year...

Hey everyone!  I have a "leftover" to share today!!  I made this card last year and never got around to sharing it, so better late than never!  Check it out:

I know that the papers are from DCWV, but I have no idea if the cuts were Cricut or Cameo or perhaps a mix.  Getting old stinks sometimes.....

Have a great day, hope it is a creative one!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Sweet little lady...

Hey everyone...a few weeks ago, I got an email from my sweet neighbor/friend/sister-stamper, Lorri.  She offered me to go in on a stamp order for a sale My Favorite Things was having.  I picked out a few stamps and anxiously awaited their arrival.  When they came in, Lorri brought them to my house, but insisted they were her treat!  I'm very grateful for her generosity in sharing these with me...MFT makes some darling stamps and this is a new line to me, so I'm having fun coloring their super cute images.  Here's the first one I made using "Best Friends":

Materials used:
Sentiment - PTI Mega Mixed Messages
Image - MFT Best Friends
Markers - Copic
Paper - SU cardstock Old Olive and some freebie paper that I got with some stamps a long time ago.
Other - Prima Flower and an olive green pearl

I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving! And...have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I miss you so much I could spit! read that right, SPIT!  When I saw the stamp set "Little Llama" by Pretty Cute Stamps....I HAD to have it.  Like right now!  You see, I grew up on a farm and my Dad has raised llamas for several years.  I knew I could put this stamp set to great use making some fun cards for my family members.  

Check out what I made this morning:

Materials used:
Pretty Cute Stamps Little Llama
Colored with Copic Markers
Card base: SU Chocolate Chip
Patterned papers: Scraps by MME
Jute Twine: My Craft Spot

Now...a plug for Pretty Cute Stamps--I ordered Friday night, quite late in the evening.  Those stamps were in my mailbox Monday afternoon.  It just doesn't get any better than that....well, actually it did, because I got a wonderful handwritten note on my shipping info from the owner of the store.  So sweet!

I hope you have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Turkey Time!

Hey everyone....I have a Thanksgiving card to share today.  I love this holiday!  My Aussie friend once said it was the perfect American holiday--no gifts, no major decorations--just food, friends and family.  I think she was on to something!   So here's my card to celebrate being thankful:

Products used:
I broke out my Cricut to cut that fun turkey shape!  
Scraps were used for the turkey
MME papers for the background of the card
Happy Thanksgiving Stamp Set by My Craft Spot
Crinkle Ribbon by My Craft Spot
Hardware bits by CTMH

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I just want to let you know I'm very thankful for all of my blog readers!

Challenge Entered:

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas in grey...

Hi Everyone!  It seems like everyone is sorta skipping right over Thanksgiving this year, doesn't it?  I have seen more Christmas trees up before Thanksgiving than I ever have in years past!   I'm going to hop on that bandwagon just for today (yeah, right!) and share a holiday card that I made:

Materials used:

Cricut Cartridge by CTMH (I can't remember which one--so sorry!)
Stamps: My Craft Spot
Paper: Echo Park
Felt bits: American Crafts
Cardstock: SU Basic Grey

Thanks for stopping by today!