Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas Ornaments

These ornaments were made using the Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit from Stampin' Up! This is an AMAZING kit and you get everything you need to make ornaments, photo frames, tags, etc. and have the stamp set to use for years to come. You can view this collection at my Stampin' Up! website. There is a link in the sidebar to the right.

Hope you are enjoying decorating for the holidays! I know I am!


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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Handmade Holiday Card Elements


Looking for a quick way to have the look of handmade cards? Then this kit may be for you! These are super quick and easy to put together. With this kit you can complete 18 holiday cards shown above for $17.95! You can even take them to the next level and purchase the matching stamp set for $18.95. This kit comes with complete step-by-step instructions. If you would like to place an order for this set or any other products you can email me at or shop directly from my SU! website. The link to that site is in the right hand side bar of my blog.

You can find these products on page 177 of the current catalog!

Thanks for looking!
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Friday, November 14, 2008

Season's Greetings


I loved making this card! I got part of the idea from SCS with the red rhinestones on the tree. I think the bling makes it. I also used the Scor-Pal to create the raised lines to frame the ribbon. And I must stay the SU! Kraft cardstock is my favorite!!!

Products used:
Stamps - Snow Swirled (SU!)
Ink - Old Olive & Real Red (SU!)
Cardstock - Kraft & Old Olive (SU!)
Embellishments - Dimensionals & Real Red Wide Grosgrain Ribbon (SU!), Red Rhinestones (CTMH)
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Gift Card Holder...Just for you!


I am in love with the Rustic Branches stamp set from Papertrey Ink (! Thanks to my friend Elisabeth she let me borrow this set to make the above gift card holder. I have added that stamp set to my wish list now. There are endless possibilites I see with that set!

Products used -
Stamps: Rustic Branches & 2008 Holiday Tag Collection (PTI)
Ink: Real Red & Old Olive (SU!)
Cardstock: Kraft & Real Red (SU!)
Embellishments: Button (CTMH), Hemp
Tools: Colluzzle & Martha Stewart Circle Cutter, Scallop Edge Punch & Slit Punch (SU!)
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Looking for an inexpensive holiday gift?




How about make a quick 2009 calendar with or without pictures for a husband, grandparent, teacher, friend, etc? I just put this new Create-A-Calendar '09 Kit together and it was quick & simple. This kit gives you EVERYTHING you need to create a cute calendar. Use the backs of the calendars to add photos, if you wish. I am going to use mine to track all of the birthday's I need to remember! This kit comes with complete step-by-step directions and it is ONLY $7.95, but if you order BEFORE 11/15 you can take 10% off!

Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to email an order to me at

Thanks for stopping by :-)
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Monday, November 10, 2008

Star Tag



I got these kraft stars from the CKC Convention this past August. I liked them because they are flat on the back, so I thought they would make great gift toppers. I took Real Red (SU!) ink and sponged the ink onto the front of the star and then on the other side made the to/from tag. My original thought was to cover the front of the stars with patterned paper, but that did not go over too well, so I went with the ink instead.

Products used:
Stamps - 2008 Holiday Tags Collection (Papertrey Ink)
Ink - Real Red & Old Olive (SU!)
Cardstock - Kraft & Old Olive (SU!)
Tools - Sponge (CTMH), Edge Distresser (SU!), Coluzzle & Martha Stewart Circle Cutter
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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy "belated" Halloween!


I had two blondies last night! Usually I have a brown hair girl and a blond hair girl, but last night they were BOTH blond :-) I got to spend the night with Hannah Montana & Snow White! We had a blast! Hope all of you out in blog land had a good night as well.
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Friday, October 31, 2008

A *NEW* Ribbon Share...

I am offering a ribbon share, like the cardstock share I just completed. This is for NEW ribbons only! However, if I get enough requests for other ribbons I would be happy to open some spots for those. But this is what is included for now...

1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon - You will get 3 yards of 4 new colors to this ribbon family - Rose Red, Sage Shadow, Old Olive & Chocolate Chip. You will get a total of 12 yards of ribbon for $4.62 per spot!

1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon - You will get 2 yards of 4 colors - Rose Red, Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue & Chocolate Chip. You will get a total of 8 yards of ribbon for $8.35 per spot!

5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - You will get 3 yards of 6 colors - Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss & Tangerine Tango. You will get a total of 18 yards of ribbon for $13.92 per spot!

1 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon in Pink Pirouette - You will get 2 yards for $1.85 per spot!

7/8" Poly-Twill Ribbon in So Saffron - You will get 2 yards for $2.09 per spot!

Satin Ribbon in Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla - You will get 2 yards for $1.85 per spot! This is double sided ribbon, one side is Kiwi Kiss and the other is Very Vanilla.

Taffetta Ribbon in Riding Hood Red - You will get 2 yards for $1.47 per spot!

Please let me know if you have any questions! You can contact me at to place your order. Please add $3 for long distance shipping.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Treats



These little treat tins were made for my 3 year old's preschool class. She will be giving them out tomorrow! They are all filled with Halloween M&M's - YUM!!!

Products used:
Cardstock - Orange (Misc.), White (PTI)
Ink - Basic Black (SU!)
Stamps - Can't remember where I got these cute stamps or who they are by :-(
Tools - Prismacolor Pencils, Circle Punch (CM), Scallop Circle Punch (SU!)
Tins - AC Moore in the Wedding aisle
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wishing you Peace...


Here is another card I had to CASE! Again, I can't remember who the original poster was of this card, but I thought it was beautiful!

Products used:
Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue (SU!), White (PTI)
Ink - Chocolate Chip & Bashful Blue (SU!)
Stamps - Snowflake Serenade (PTI)
Embellishments - Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon & Dimensionals (SU!), Stickles
Tools - Circle Scallop Punch, Ticket Corner Punch (SU!), Circle Punch (CM)
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Monday, October 27, 2008

Wishing you Joy...


This card was totally CASE'D by a card I saw on I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and had to make it. I am sorry I do not remember who the original poster was.

Products used:
Cardstock - Chocolate Chip & Kraft (SU!)
Stamps - Snowflake Serenade (PTI)
Ink - Craft White (SU!)
Embellishments - Dimensionals (SU!)
Tools - Circle Punche (CM)

Thanks for looking!
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Create Your OWN Cardstock Share!

Hello fellow bloggers! I took a short break from blogging, but I am BACK in business! Be on the lookout for new creations. I hope to post photos soon :-)

This cardstock share will allow you to CUSTOMIZE the number of sheets & colors that you would like to add or replenish to your cardstock stash. Sometimes you need ALOT of one color because you use it ALL the time and some colors you may just want to have one or two sheets IN CASE you may need it. All you will need to do is email me the colors, size & number of sheets you would like to order in the colors listed below. Once I get ALL orders I will compile the list of colors & let you know what you will owe.

This is a great opportunity to get the colors you need for your handmade holiday cards!!!

The price per sheet will be discounted by 10% and tax & shipping will be INCLUDED in that price as well. So nothing add'l will be added (unless you need your order shipped directly to you).

Pricing -
* 8 1/2 x 11 - 24 cents per sheet
* 12 x 12 - 40 cents per sheet
* Note - If order needs to be shipped please add $4.75 for 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and $8.95 for 12x12 cardstock. These prices are for Priority Mail service.

Ordering Deadline - 10/24/08

Payment Deadline - 10/28/08

Colors -
* Any In Colors
* Whisper White
* Very Vanilla
* Sahara Sand
* Basic Gray
* Basic Black
* Any Bold Brights
* Any Earth Elements
* Any Rich Regals
* Any Soft Subtles
* Kraft

Please email me at to place your order.

Happy Crafting!


Saturday, July 19, 2008

My new favorite find...



So I still have not crafted anything lately, but here is one of my new finds for ribbon. I just LOVE it!!! I found this at I believe it comes in blue as well, but PINK is my favorite color, so of course I HAD to get that one. This bag holds a TON of ribbon and I highly recommend picking one up. It saves SO much room without having the ribbon on cardboard cards or the rolls they come on. Let me know if you get one too and what color you pick :-)

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend out in blog land!
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Friday, July 18, 2008

Christmas in July!


I made this card back in January. My friends and I have a Christmas card challenge and each month we make 10 or so cards so by October we are done. We swap a card with everyone too so we get new fresh ideas from each other as well. Like I said, I made this back in January and now forget most of the products I used. However, the stamp set that was used is called Big on Christmas from Stampin' Up.

Thanks to all of you who have come back to check out my blog and leave such nice comments!!! I have missed the blogging world :-)

Have a WONDERFUL day and stay cool! It is supposed to be almost 100 degrees here in Chester County, Pennsylvania. YIKES!
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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Lily & Tweet


Here is my 3rd and final Lily card. Isn't she GLAMOROUS??? Even little Tweet is glamorous!

Products used:
Stamps - Lily & Tweet (Pink Cat Studios)
Ink - Basic Black (SU!)
Paper - Misc. pattern paper from my friend Elisabeth!
Cardstock - White (PTI), Soft Sky (SU!)
Embellishments - Spica Glitter Pen, Misc. Rhinestones, Dimensionals & Soft Sky Ribbon (SU!)
Tools - Word Window Punch (SU!)
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Hugs & Kisses


Here is another Dress Up Lily card. I have to be honest I did not do much creating while I was without a camera. So I only have one more card to show you after this one. So I guess I better get busy...LOL!!!

Products used:
Stamps - Dress Up Lily (Pink Cat Studios), All Holidays (SU!)
Ink - Basic Black (SU!)
Markers - Misc. Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pen
Paper - Petals & Paisley DSP (SU!)
Cardstock - White (PTI), Purely Pomegranate (SU!)
Embellishments - White Gel Pen & Dimensionals (SU!)
Tools - Slit Punch (SU!)
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Sunday, July 13, 2008

As promised...a card to share!


Today is my god-daughter's 4th birthday party and this is the card I made for her using Dress-Up Lily stamps. Thanks to my friend Elisabeth for letting me borrow them, even BEFORE she got to ink them up :-) These stamps were SO much fun to play with. I added the party hat, heart balloon & present to complete her birthday ensemble. I hope Lyndsey likes it!

Products used:
Stamps - Dress-Up Lily (Pink Cat Studios), Think Happy Thoughts (SU!)
Paper - Petals & Paisley's (SU!)
Cardstock - White (PTI)
Ink - Basic Black & Pretty In Pink (SU!)
Markers - Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink, So Saffron (SU!), Misc. Copic Markers
Embellishments - Black Brad (SU!), Spica Glitter Pen
Tools - Ticket Corner Punch (SU!), Circle Punches (CM)
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Saturday, July 12, 2008

FINALLY...A new camera!!!

I am back! I will start posting photos again tomorrow. I want to thank all of you who have stuck with me during this time of NO posts. I have been dying without a camera because I am a scrapbooker and that is how I look at life and want to capture all the pages I have in mind that I would like to create. So check back tomorrow and I PROMISE I will have something to share with you :-)

Friday, May 30, 2008

Hello fellow blog readers!

I have some bad news -- I broke my camera yesterday :-( I was trying to take a picture from our 2 story foyer and dropped it all the way down and onto the hardwood floor. I just wanted to let you know that I will not be posting until I can get a new camera. But I assure you I will be back once I get that taken care of. I am SO bummed. It was only about a year old :-(

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Bitty Baby Blessings Gift Set

Here is the set of 8 note cards I made for my daughters 1st grade teacher as a baby gift. I had SO much FUN making these cards! (Thanks Elisabeth for letting me borrow the stamp set -- I will be ordering this set ASAP!).

I stamped the onesie & elephant images onto the pattern paper and then cut them out and adhered them with dimensionals to the embossed scallop circles. For the elephants I also paper pieced their ears and adhered them with dimensionals. It is a little hard to see in the photo, but under each scallop circle is the sentiment "adorable" stamped in the same color as the cardstock.

I am hoping they can use them as thank you notes for some of the gifts they receive. Thanks for looking :-)


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Products used:
Stamps - Bitty Baby Blessings (Papertrey Ink), Warm Words (SU!)
Ink - Lemon Tart & Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink), Basic Black (SU!)
Pattern Paper - Bitty Baby Blessings (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock - White, Lemon Tart & Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink)
Embellishments - Summer Sunrise Topnotch Twill Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Dimensionals (SU!)
Tools - Ticket Corner Punch (SU!), Giga Scallop Circle Punch (Marvy), Swiss Dot Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Another Teacher Gift Ensemble

Here is the other gift set that was made for the other preschool teacher. Now, I need to go make a set of baby note cards for my older daughters teacher to match the "It's A Boy" card previously posted. So stay tuned for those :-)


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Products used:
Stamps - Boxes, Bags & Tags, Everyday Blessings, Simple Little Things, Limitless Labels & Ambassador Monogram (PTI)
Ink - Spring Moss & Aqua Mist (PTI)
Pattern Paper - Everyday Blessings (PTI)
Cardstock - White, Spring Moss & Aqua Mist (PTI)
Embellishments - Spring Moss Satin Ribbon & Aqua Mist Swiss Dot Ribbon (PTI), White Gel Pen (SU!)
Tools - Scallop Circle Punch (SU!), Circle Punch (CM), Circle Cutter (Martha Stewart), Giga Scalllop Circle Punch (Marvy)
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