Thursday, October 6, 2011


Happy Thursday!
It's been another crazy week. Most of my family have been sick with colds. And my seven year old has been having mystery vomitting one time in the middle of the night, for the last three days. YUCK!
Hopefully, that will be over soon.

I made this card for the MFT sketch #40 this week.

I used the Pure Innocence stamp, I Get a Kick Out of You.

Die-namics Star Border

Die-namics Mini Ticket Strip Border

Die-namics Notched Tag Die & Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless....

Stamps: I Get a Kick Out of You, Own Your Story
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Making the Team Quadrants by Bella BLVD, Kraft and Black CS, Xpress it coloring cs
Accessories: copics, circle nesties, bitty buttons, 1/4" gingham ribbon, mini ticket strip die-namic,
                         star border die-namic, brad, notched tag die-namic

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sending Candy Cane Kisses!

Happy Saturday!
Yeah! It's the weekend and My Favorite Things is in the middle of their Teasers. It's my favorite time of the month. And the MFT design team has been putting out incredible projects. Be sure to check it out!

I did some baking with my kid's today. And I found the perfect recipe for it. There are three major steps and I had three of my five kiddos helping today, so each one got a turn and there was no arguing (Mom's favorite part).  We made Peppermint Fudge Cupcake Jars to go in my MFT guest designer project this month.  It was lots of fun. Well, on to my basket of goodies...

I decorated a basket with the simply scallop medium die-namic and let it snowflake die-namic.
I kept it simple because there is so much going on inside the basket.

These are the Peppermint Fudge Cupcake Jars. You bake them right in the jar. The link for the recipe is above. And I'm sure you will find lots of other yummy things on their blog. I added some hemp and a notched tag with a button and a heart.

On the top of the lid. I added another let it snowflake and a jumbo sized button.

This is what it looks like with the lid off. YUM!
(those are peppermint pieces on top of the frosting)

I made a candle wrapper using the ALM Candy Cane Kisses. She's so cute and just perfect for my peppermint theme.

For my focal piece I used the four point frame die-namic and used distress ink around the edges. I added a jumbo button and another let it snowflake with a brad in the center. The wrap part was zig zag stitched at the top.

I filled a bucket with green and red peppermints. The sentiment is perfect for this bucket of yummies.

The band is attached with hemp in the back (tied in a cute bow)  and stitched to match the candle wrap.

This is the view of the top.

Here's the matching card. I used this week's MFT sketch #39 for my card.
Die-namics Four Point Frame (incl. Own Your Story stamp set)

Die-namics Let it Snowflake

Die-namics Simply Scallops Medium

Die-namics Notched Tag Die & Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by and God bless...

Stamps: a la mode Candy Cane Kisses, (the "To" is from Whiff of Joy Christmas Blessings)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black and chocolate chip classic, vintage photo distess and barn door red distress
Paper: Very Merry by October Afternoon, simple stories, Stella Rose by MME, Little Boy by EPP
            xpress blending cs, riding hood red cs, chocolate chip cs, very vanilla cs, and pool party cs
Accessories: copics, circle nesties, scallop circle nesties, sewing machine, buttons and jumbo buttons,
                      let it snowflake, four point frame, notched tag and simply scallop medium die-namics,
                      small brad, hemp, emboidery thread, twill ribbon, hortizontal slot punch

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

MFT Wednesday Sketch #38

Happy Tuesday!
I started back to work this past weekend working part-time nights at a nursing home.
What an adjustment! I have worked nights in the past, but just filling in and such.
YIKES! I feel like a zombie after three days in a row and my sleep schedule is all in a mess.
Needless to say, I have not done much crafting. Here's my card for this week's MFT sketch.

Die-namics Banner Strip Die & MINI Alphabet Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless....

Stamps: My Little Firecracker PI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Autumn Splendor by We R Memory Keepers, xpress it blending cs, old olive and cajun craze
Accessories: copics, strip banner and stamp set die-namics, buttons (su), 1" chocolate chip double stitched ribbon

Friday, September 23, 2011

Make A Wish!

Happy Friday!
This is my card for Bellarific Friday. It was a sketch this week.
I LOVE sketches! I used Cinderella by Mo Manning.
The DP is Lost & Found by MME.
You can check out all the entries at Blogabella.

Here's the sketch...

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless....

Stamps: Cinderella by Mo Manning (Stamping Bella), Birthday Girl ALM by MFT (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Lost & Found Two by MME, Bella's Bestest Paper white, black cs, so saffron cs (SU)
Accessories: copics, bakers twine, buttons, file tab die-namic by MFT, square nesties

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Happy Wednesday!
It's been a crazy week. I think my families shedule went on overdrive.
And I think my laundry was trying to take on Mt. Everest.
My Dad's birthday is Sunday and since his favorite things are horses, I dug out my Stampin Up horse stamps, Bareback. I haven't inked this up in a while.

I stamped the horses on Lost & Found Two Sunshine DP by MME with chocolate chip classic ink and then watercolored the sky and grass with baja breeze and old olive. I used vintage photo distress ink around the edges and distressed them a little. The swirls were stamped with distress ink using a SU Bronc Buster stamp. Which I stamped off first. I used a vintage brad from SU.

I used the Fishtail Banner die-namic and Stacking Stars die-namic for my tag. The happy sentiment is from the stamp set in the Strip Banner die-namic set and the birthday is from the Loads of Love Accessories stamp set by SU.  I paper pierced the tag and distressed it and added a brad to the star and  a little stickle glitter to one side. The twill tape also has been distressed. The chocolate chip panel was embossed with the provocraft embossing folder.

Stamps: Bareback (SU), Bronc Buster (SU), Loads of Love Accessories (SU), Strip Banner stamp set ( MFT)
Ink: chocolate chip, baja breeze, old olive, tim holtz vintage photo distress
Paper, Lost & Found Sunshine by MME, chocolate chip, pool party, and so saffron cs (su)
Accessories: twill tape, stacking stars die-namic (MFT), fishtail banner die-namic (MFT), mini library clip,
                     vintage brad, stickles, brn brad, paisley embossing folder by provocraft

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Feel Better

Happy Saturday!
I made this card for the My Favorite Things sketch challenge #36.
I used the Pure Innocence stamp, Happy Mail. 

Die-namics Notched Tag Die & Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless...

Stamps: Happy Mail, Pure Innocence and Notched Tag stamp set (and die-namics)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Odds and Ends Remnant by Cosmo Cricket, Very Merry by October Afternoon, Lost and Found Two by MME,
            Modern Homemaker by October Afternoon, Days of Summer Simple Stories, riding hood red and very vanilla
Accessories: copics, oval and scalloped oval nesties, baja breeze 1/2" twill tape, mini clothes pin, su neutrals buttons,
                      bitty buttons, sewing machine, flowers

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Sky is the Limit!

*Scroll down a little if you are looking for my ATS challenge card*

Hi. it's been such a rainy, cold day here in Ohio I stayed all snuggled up in my craft room.
I got my TCPTUES sketch challenge done. This was certainly a challenge. Leigh's working us hard this week. But, I was really happy with how it all came together. If you visit my blog often you know I don't make many masculine cards. I need to get more manly DP and stamps. *GRIN*
But I needed a birthday card for my Uncle Dan and this bunny, Take Off, worked really well. And shocker that I had some masculine papers in my stash (but I really had to dig~the plaid is a single side paper *gasp*).

This is the inside.


Thanks for stopping by and God bless....

Stamps: Take Off by TCP and the sentiment is from MFT's Birthday Princess PI
Ink: memento tuxedo black, not quite navy (su)
Paper: BoBunny Timepiece, Blue Plaid by Karen Foster, not quite navy and river rock (su)
           corrigated cardboard, and scraps of Lost & Found Two by MME
Accessories: copics, circle nesties, double stitched river rock ribbon 3/8", bitty button, 2 large straight pins,
                      sewing machine, clear star gelly roll, SU pennet punch

Thank u!

Happy Wednesday!

I had so much fun last night at the MFT release party.
All you ladies were a hoot! Congratulations to Linda for winning the Guest Designer contest.
You can see all her pretties that she makes HERE.
Thanks to Kim for all the fabulous prizes and fun...can't wait til next month.

Now, on to other business...
I'm trying out some new challenges this week. I've been visiting Amy's blog,
a thousand sheets of paper, quite a bit lately and thought I would try out the ATS Wednesday Challenge. I used the adorable Swiss Miss, Rosalie with roses. It's an easy challenge this week: Anything Goes. I used Karen's Sweet Sunday sketch for the layout.

I used clear star gel pen on her hair tie, buttons on her dress and on the roses.
It's hard to tell in the pic but it gives it some nice sparkle. 
I had some trouble with the banner on the sketch because I didn't want it covering her legs and I didn't like it tucked behind her but was very happy when I remembered the fishtail banner from MFT.
I worked just great!!

Die-namics Fishtail Banner

Die-namics Simply Scallops Medium

Die-namics Notched Tag Die & Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by and God bless...

Stamps: Rosalie with roses, notched tag stamp set from MFT
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Paper: Be Mine Love Song by Echo Park, black, vanilla, melon mambo cs
Accessories: copics, simply scallop medium and fish tail banner die-namics (mft), sewing machine,
                      black brads, black eyelets, seeing spots embossing folder (provocraft), gellyroll clear star,
                       black hemp

Monday, September 5, 2011

TCP 174

This is my card for TCP challenge 174.
I'm getting it in right under the wire this week.
We were to WING IT (use something with wings).  I used the super cute stamp, Take Off. I love this little bunny. He is just too adorable.

Thanks for stopping by and God bless....
(this is my second post today)

Stamps: Take Off by TCP and Aim High by MFT
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Paper: Little Boy by echo park, Lime Twist by MME, navy blue cs, tangerine tango cs and xpress blending cs
Accessories: copics, circle nesties, buttons (su), 1" navy grosgrain ribbon, 1/8" orange ribbon, tag from echo park


Happy Labor Day!
I made another entry for the My Favorite Things Guest Designer Contest.
This month's theme is Rip & Roll.
I used the Pure Innocence stamp, Sunflower Girl.

The sunflowers were made with the notched tag die-namic and I used a 1/4" punch for the centers.
I just hand cut the stems from scrap paper. I ripped small pieces of scrap DP for the leaves.
The grass was made with the fresh cut grass die-namic and I rolled down the blades a little bit. I also added some crimped cardboard that I ripped for a little dirt and texture. 
I used the mini ticket die-namic for the sentiment and rolled up the two ends and put a brad in the center to attach it. I was going to take a picture of that close up but, my camera batteries died. *ugh*

I paper pieced her dress and colored her with copics. The clouds were cut from white fleece using the cloud trio die-namic. And I ripped some DP for a more interesting sky. I stitched around all the layers.

You can check out all the details for the Guest Designer HERE.
And be sure to check out all the super cute new stuff coming out at My Favorite Things.

Die-namics Mini Ticket Strip Border

Die-namics Notched Tag Die & Stamp Set

Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass

Die-namics Cloud Trio Die

Thanks for stopping by and God bless...

Stamps: Sunflower Girl and sentiment is from Love You with all my Heart
Ink :memento tuxedo black
Paper: Lost & Found Two Sunshine by MME, baja breeze, chocolate chip, cardboard, and xpress blending cs
           and some old olive and scrap DP
Accessories: copics, notched tag, cloud trio, fresh cut grass, and mini ticket die-namics
                      1/4" circle punch, white fleece, brad, sewing machine

Saturday, September 3, 2011

You're My Type of Chick

Happy Saturday!

This is my card for the My Favorite Things guest designer contest.
This month is Rip & Roll. You can find all the details HERE.

I used the Own Your Story stamp set and the four point frame die-namic!

I used the rolled rose and mini rolled rose die-namics and the simply scallop medium die-namic.
All the paper is Lost & Found by MME. Love this paper!!
I did a lot of ripping and roughing up edges. I did a little zigzag stitching and added a heart pin (maya road) and some 3/8" pink taffeta ribbon.

Die-namics Four Point Frame (incl. Own Your Story stamp set)

Die-namics Rolled Rose Die

Die-namics MINI Rolled Roses

Die-namics Simply Scallops Medium

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless......

Stamps: Own Your Story
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, color box charcoal, rose red (su classic)
Paper: Lost & Found by MME, black cs
Accessories: rolled rose, mini rolled rose, simply scallop medium, four point frame die-namics
                     maya road heart pin, sewing machine, 3/8" pink taffeta ribbon (su), circle nesties