Tuesday, December 29, 2009

More Treats...

Hey, it's almost new year's - so of course the was a reason to make more treats:)

I had actually planned to make pillow boxes of treats for some my packages this year - even bought clear acetate sheets and then I had an aweful time working with it - finally gave up and right now I feel like throwing my pillow die away - any help/tips out there for me?!!

Mini Album in a Tin

I made this mini album for my inlaws for Christmas. I had started one for our family too, but didn't get it done in time for Christmas.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Friend's Birthday at Christmas

A dear friend has her birthday right before Christmas and she loves tea so it was a natural inspiration for this card & journal.

Tag Box

This was another tutorial on splitcoast that I made for a quick gift. I didn't have acetate at the time, so I used vellum.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

File Folder Mini Album

I made this for a relative that I new would want all the latest pictures of our daughter:)

I started this back during the holiday tutorial blitz on splitcoast. Here's a link to the instructions.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Treats for my Hunny

Another set of treats - this time for my husband's stocking:)

I love my matchbox die:))

Treats for my Dolly

Couple of the treats I made for my daughter's stocking:)

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas to each and everyone - may God's blessings be with you today and in the year ahead! Today's project is some garland ornament frames I made for and of my family - one of my greatest blessings:) (Almost all supplies came from that old Country Living Holiday Collection:))

Thursday, December 24, 2009


I used cellophane treat bags from the dollar store to make the pockets in this.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

More Treats

I love this ribbon I found for half off at Michael's last week - everything else is from last year or the year before - I'm still bound and determined to use up my stash:)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Some treats I made for co-workers:)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Box

One of the presents I got a friend didn't come with a box and it was going to be hard to wrap without one - and since necessity is the mother of invention, I put this together (same idea as the tag box I posted with a link to instructions a couple of weeks ago:)

Ornamental Christmas Card 2

Here's another one I made from the same DSP (a pack from K&C from last year). On both today's card (and yesterday's) I did some embossing in the background:)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Ornamental Christmas Card

I was just playing with some old dsp I had:)

Saturday, December 12, 2009


I was inspired by Becky for this card...and as is becoming my theme this year, I made a few tags with scraps:)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Joyeux Noel

I've been playing with a pinkpaislee stampset from the mistletoe & co collection:)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Secret Santa, continued again...

...yet another day's gift - this one filled with chocolate!

In a previous post a few weeks ago I posted the last secret santa gift, a box filled with gift tags... hope she enjoys:)

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Secret Santa, continued...

...another secret santa gift...this one, a journal..

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Secret Santa

Every year at work we have a week of Secret Santa where we get someone's name and either give them gifts throughout the week or a big gift on Friday. I found a great Friday gift at a local giftshop called Creekside and decided to make some little gifts for the other days of the week. This snowflake ornament is one of them:)

Monday, December 07, 2009

Matching Gift Tags

In my last post, I told you that I was trying to use up Christmas supplies I had before buying new, so it seemed natural after making my card swap cards to use the scraps and make a few gift tags. I've put a few in with each of my swaps for fun this year:)

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Christmas Card Swap

I finished my cards for this year's Christmas card swap. I tried not to get too complicated this year - the last couple of year's I've had some finick-y parts to my swap cards that took forever when you're trying to make 12-14. Also, this year I used what I had so there are 3 different colour themes to the cards.

Actually, I haven't purchased any Christmas dsp this year (well 2 sheets that I haven't used yet from the LSS, but that can hardly count;) I still had more than enough paper from the last year and the year before that I told myself I wanted to use up first.

I was inspired by a layout from the Sunny Stampin' Studio on these. The card base is textured SU cardstock (in real red/old olive/chocolate chip) with snowflakes from the Holiday Collection clear embossed on them. The DSP is all from last year's SU collection and the sentiment comes from the Holiday Collection as well. This was actually part of the Country Living Holiday Collection which I didn't purchase last year but rather this year for less than $20 (including all sorts of dsp, chipboard, glues, glitters, ribbon and the stampset) - now that's a good deal!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy Birthday to my Rockstar Husband!

...I love you more than words can say!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Joy Fold Christmas

Beate reminded me of the joy fold in a post last week, so I played around with the idea on this card...

Monday, November 23, 2009

Top Note Box

Splitcoast featured this tutorial as part of their holiday tutorial blitz and so here is my interpretation...

Sunday, November 22, 2009


We had stamp club this past Wednesday, and it was fun to get together with the 'girls' - especially since I missed last month. Here are a couple of the Christmas cards we made.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

One more...

This is another sympathy card I made last weekend. It's more than sympathy...more like compassion...or my heart goes out to you...(sigh) once again - I just don't have the right words..

Friday, November 20, 2009

It's never easy...

It's never easy to find the right words to say or the right card to make when someone looses someone dear. I guess you just do your best and wrap them in prayer...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A2 Card Box

I've been looking at the Christmas Blitz tutorials on Splitcoast over the weekend and only had time to try this one. I'm not completely happy with the tags inside... I tried using a colour that I just don't seem to use. I guess I'm just not a big fan of 'bermuda bay', so I made myself use it in this project;)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sympathy Card

A friend of ours had a death in the family on the weekend. I always have a hard time making a sympathy card. Words frankly just do not convey enough - so on this one I just tried to use colours and images that would hopefully be something my friend would choose....

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Happy Anniversary, Les!

7 years ago today, I married the man I love...and today, I'm more in love with him than ever! Happy Anniversary, Les!

I tried to capture the feel of Paris in this card since for our anniversary we were able to go there, but without necessarily using any of the icons of Paris... The buildings have this yellow hue of aged plaster that my husband and I both liked, so that is where the colour inspiration came from...also clocks are a big part of architecture there and seemed fitting for anniversary card celebrating a marking of time.. All supplies were from Stampin Up except for the ribbon and charms. I picked up the charms (there's one inside too) at my LSS and the ribbon was a find on ebay, that I've had in my stash fover (big bolt!)

Friday, November 06, 2009

Dear Reader,

I'm not sure if I was missed, but wanted to apologize for how long it's been since I've posted... A dream came true and my husband and I went to Paris! We got back a bit ago, but then our daughter got sick and so crafting hasn't been happening lately...and I miss it! But I LOVED Paris! Our 7th anniversary is tomorrow, and each year in October we usually try to get away, just us two, usually somewhere within driving distance of here. This year, by God's grace, we were able to do Paris:) I'll be back tomorrow with the anniversary card I'm making for my husband...thanks for visiting my little blog!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Christmas notecards

These are little 3 x 3 notecards...bravo burgundy and not quite navy...with sparkle a la crystal effects & dazzling diamond glitter (all supplies SU):)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Christmas Tags, Part IV

...isn't that one of the best uses for scraps, tags...this is getting addicting;)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Christmas Tags, Part III

...more playing...even trying to use my scraps;)