Saturday, December 31, 2011


Just thought I would post a few cards that never got posted so I could wish everyone a Happy New Year! Hope you had a nice xmas and got lots of crafting goodies to add to your stash! I got an I Pad so have been busy trying to figure out how to use it.
These cards were made from Papertrey Ink stamps. I stamped the image and cut them out for more of a 3-D effect. The papers look like they may be Cosmo Cricket but I honestly don't remember as it's been awhile since I made these.
We did have a white Christmas here in beautiful Colorado Springs. We had to teach my daughter and son-in-law how to make snowmen! He is an AZ native and she has never really been in much snow since we lived here 20 years ago and she was just a toddler then. So, it was quite funny experience watching them! I will post a few photos next week.
I have a friend who is selling her Cricut machine. She got it in October and does not like it. It is like new and she is selling it for $85 which include the machine, 2 cartridges, video and new mat. If you are interested, let me know and I will forward the info to her so she can contact you. She lives in the Dallas, Texas area.
That's it for this year! Thank you so much for supporting me this past year and for all the wonderful comments you have posted. Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 22, 2011


If your email for yesterday's post was the first you received in quite some time...I'm sorry. It took me awhile to figure out why I wasn't getting the postings. I set the account up at my Arizona home and they had my old email address. Well, when my mastercard expired, they did not know how to get in touch with me to get the new expiration date. So, none of my posts went out for a few months. I had updated my email address on the blogger site but not until I had not been getting postings. Then it dawned on me!!!
So, here is a set of cards I made for my sister-in-law who has been in and out of the hospital for the past 16 months. She is in very very bad shape as I write and will be going in for her 8th hip replacement surgery soon. It's not looking very good for her right now. If you would like to send her a card...she is most appreciative of them. It's the highlight of an otherwise very depressing and painful day for her. Here is her address: (my brother and nephew will deliver to her!)
Regina Link
308 41st Ave Place NW
Hickory, NC 28601
The cards were stamped with some $1 stamps. I then just added a border to the bottom of the card with another of those $1 stamps that says "Thanks". The butterfly border is a punch by MS. It is backed with a colored cardstock backing.
We had another day of heavy snow today and it looks like we got about a foot, minimum. I managed to blow most of it off the driveway with our snowblower but will leave the hill for my hubby to tackle when he gets home on Christmas Day. I don't want to risk falling. SO, it looks like we will most definitely be having a WHITE CHRISTMAS!!! YIPEE!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Christmas Tag!!!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at my house!!! We had a big snow come through on Monday and left us with about 6 or 8 inches of snow! Another big snowstorm is coming though here as I type and is supposed to be much bigger! I think we will have a white Christmas! I'm pretty excited! After living in Arizona for the past 12 years...we were lucky to have the AC off!

Here is a tag I made to go with some Christmas goodies for my neighbor. They have 5 grandkids coming in so I made some cake balls. They are always a big hit with everyone and pretty easy to make. This tag has lots of Tim Holtz inspiration in it. The trees are stamps by Dee Gruenig and are embellished with a snow pen and a glitter pen. The deer and "25" are Tim's diecuts. The background paper is Webster's. The white snowflakes are embossed and the other snowflake is an embellishment I had in my stash. The tag on Rudolph is also by Tim.

Hope you are enjoying your last few days before Christmas and are getting all your crafting projects done! Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

O Christmas Tree!

Hello friends! The biggest load has been lifted off my shoulders this week! I finally got all my packages together and mailed. I think that is the biggest stress of my holidays each year and I think that may change in the future. Shipping has become way too expensive and we get a 75% discount on Fed Ex which used to be a good deal - not anymore. So, things may change next year.
Here is a card I finished up from a print-out on Aimee Asher's website. You print several pages of images and then just play paper-dolls. Cut and paste. There are some really beautiful cards on her site and I love them all. I added the stamped sentiment and the metallic deer die cut. I used some of the glitter glue for the pink ornaments on the tree too.
Hope you are finishing up your crafting projects and having time to enjoy the holidays. See you soon!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Here are a few more calender pages. I don't know why blogger doesn't upload things in the order that I submit but that is why they are out of order. It's not my fault!!! As I said in a previous post...these were super simple! Now...just wondering if you are getting updates on my blog. Please let me know. I'm not so not sure what is going on with that. Just hope everyone else gets the updates by email. Enjoy your weekend! I have a friend coming in Sunday that I haven't seen in 32 years so that should be fun!

Friday, December 9, 2011


I'm back for a quick post. I made calenders a few years ago that are put inside of 6 x 6 photo refill pages. These were put on a wood stand and you just flip the pages for each month. Well, my Dad asked me why I didn't do refills for each year. So, guess what my folks will be getting for xmas! These were very quick and simple because I did not have the time to spend on them. I found the calenders on SCS and printed them up and then just mounted them on cardstock. It took me all of a few hours to pull these together and that is truly all the time I had to spend on it with all the other projects in the works. I'm working hard to get all my xmas packages in the mail by Tuesday! We'll see how that goes! Have a great weekend!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Snowmen for a snowy day! is cold here today and it's been snowing all day. Fed Ex just delivered a package to me and he drove up our steep driveway and slid all the way back down when leaving. It looks like there is about 7 or 8 inches on the driveway where he was but other areas it is bare! The winds have been bad.
This card is perfect for today. Snowmen! Another metallic papers card. They are so elegant even though it's hard to see in these photos.
Hope you have a fun day. I plan to spend mine in the craft room or cooking! Couldn't be better than that!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Snow much fun!

Hello my friends! I'm back! Thanks for the concerns...nothing wrong...just busy! We had a house full of company for a week and lots of preparation before and lots of cleaning afterwards. Then it was time to pull out xmas decorations...and on and on the story goes!!! We had another snowstorm blow through yesterday. Wednesday I was out and about in shirt sleeves. Yesterday it never got above 14 at my house! Since it was so warm the previous day, the snow melted and then it got really cold and it froze. So, we had very hazardous conditions here and about 4 inches of snow. I'm loving it though! It's quite the change from Arizona!
So, here is a card I made today. I dug out my metallic prints from last year and remembered how much I loved them. So, I made a few more cards with them. I purchased a sheet with 10 or 15 little holiday images on it. I cut them apart and use them for quick cards. They are really hard to photograph with all the glitz but they sure are pretty! The red ribbon is silk ribbon from Sharon at "No Time to Stamp" blog. She has the most beautiful ribbons. I'll see you back here tomorrow for another card! Have a wonderful day!