Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Butterfly Basics

I earned a free stamp set for my sales in November. Its a new

set that will be in the Occasions mini catalog. Name of the stamp set is

Butterfly Basics. What I love about it is the matching Butterflies framelits that

go with it. 

I see that I messed up the greeting at the bottom. I didn't have it lined up straight, but

other than that I'm happy with the card. 

Color palette: Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight Temping Turquoise, Hello Honey, 

Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, and Melon Mambo. 

I used a piece of wax paper when running the framelit through the Big Shot. 

I also added the wax paper cut out to the design. Its under the Turquoise butterfly. 

I used the smaller butterfly stamp with Smokey Slate to decorate the

inside layer on the card. 

I just know I'll be using this stamp set a lot! 

Just a shout out to my girlfriends: Kathy, Lisa, and Connie who are 

meeting up today for a cookie/gift exchange. Wish I was there with you ladies! Hope you

have a blast. Eat some cookies for me!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Non Breakable Ornaments for the Tree

Not a very good photo. I took this later at night when I didn't

have as much light in the room as I would have liked. 

Since Cherokee keeps insisting on climbing the tree

I needed a few more ornaments that wouldn't break if....or I mean

when she knocks them off the tree. 

These stars were all made using things found in the Many Merry Stars kit. 

We were lucky and had a few nice days. Yesterday it got up to 65 degrees. 

Of course it won't last suppose to get snow on Wednesday. Ah the joys of 

living in Northeast Ohio. 

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Mailable Monday # 89

Just a quick and easy no layer card today.

Stamp sets: Mingle all the Way, Gorgeous Grunge, and Post Card.

Colors Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, and Basic Gray. 

Added just a bit of washi tape. 

Sarah came over yesterday afternoon. She was out of homemade Christmas cards and

needed more. Well mom to the rescue as I have a ton of them. 

We addresses cards, and made a few batches of cookies. It was a great 


Skip watched football but was around to share the cookies. We all needed them as the 

Cleveland Browns were shut out by the Bengals.
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Stamped Muslin Gift Bag

Back with another holiday project. This is a stamped muslin bag. 

I used Island Indigo ink and ribbon for the bag. 

Stamp set Bright and Beautiful 

I added a Hello Honey star to the center of the ribbon bow. 

I also added some rusty jingle bells to the ends of the bag ties. 

These I had to hot glue in place. I tried to clip off the knot at the end of the ties but

then the ties started to come apart. It was easier just to glue them on. 

The Holiday Blog hop for the VC Rocks group is still going on so be sure to check 

out there blog to see the other projects. 

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Holiday Edition of VC Rocks Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday edition of VC Rocks Blog Hop. 

I made this cute little snowman using Ghirardelli peppermint bark squares. 

Using a 2" circle punch I made the head and body with white cardstock. 

Eyes and buttons made with black marker. I gave him some cheeks using a sponge and 

Real Red ink. 

Vest made with scallop circle punch and Trim the Tree designer paper. 

Greeting is from Mingle all the Way stamp set. 

His hat is just a square of cardstock and brim made with the window punch. 

After attaching the circle punches to the candy squares I slid them into a flat cello bag. 

Please visit the VC ROCKS blog to see other great projects.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday 121214

Happy Friday, and welcome to this weeks Sketch Frenzy Friday. 

I used Trim the Tree designer paper pack on a white base card. 

The larger star is a punch out from Many Merry Stars kit. 

The smaller Cherry Cobbler star was cut using the star framlits. 

Ho ho ho is from Get Your Santa On. the sled with Santa is from Holiday Home stamp set. 

I added Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon under the stars. 

Oh and I also used a white gel pen to add the dots going around the greeting layer.

I thought that it needed a bit more of a pop. 

Hope you enjoyed this sketch. Please check out what the other talented

designers have made using this one by visiting

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

French Fry Box

Another little project. 

This one uses the french fry box die. After cutting the box with 

the under the tree specialty paper I cut a second one using black cardstock. 

I cut just the center panel and stamped it with Mingle all the Way. 

I filled the box with a cup of soup mix, hot chocolate, candy candy and a Ghirardelli candy. 

I wrapped the gift up with cello wrap and added tree to the top using a mini clothes pin. 

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