Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year

Can you believe another year has gone by already?  Yikes!

Here is a digital layout I created from pictures from last New Year:

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Hope you have a wonderful and safe evening!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Something New with SS

Happy Tuesday Stamping Friends!

There's another wonderful challenge on the Sweet Stamps Blog for you to join in! We'd love to see what you create with our challenge in mind!!

You have a chance at winning $20 to purchase some 
"sweet" things of your own!!

SweetStamps.com has so many wonderful stamps and other products to choose from!!


This week's Sweet Stamps Challenge is:

Something New

For this challenge, I decided to use one of the lovely new stamps from SweetStamps.com!!
I love many of the new stamps!
But the Mixed Bouquet Vase is definitely one of my favorites!!
Partially because I LOVE flowers!! ;)
I just love coloring this beautiful image!

I just love this new stamp!!
Just look at the lovely vase full of flowers:
So pretty!!

SweetStamps.com Products Used:


Looking ahead, next week's challenge is:

#151 Use Kraft Paper

And you can find our current Monthly Technique Challenge
"Easel Card" here!

I also have decided to create a page on Facebook, so you can now follow me there as well!!

Have a wonderful day!

TDD New Home Shaped Card

Happy Monday Crafty Friends!

 With the hustle and bustle of Christmas behind us for another year, I am excited to start working on other everyday projects!

I'm so excited to share my shaped card with you today using some of the new Top Dog Dies I recently got!!!

We recently had some new neighbors move in just before Christmas, so I thought it was fitting to use the Our Home Album Die to create a house shaped card!
I just LOVE how it turned out!
It's always so much fun to have a vision, but then once completed and it turning out even better then you visioned....major success!!

I used the Home Album Finishers Die Set to add the fun accents on the house; door, fence, chimney, windows and shutters!

The large Congratulations and added "on your new home!" sentiment are from the lovely Big Congrats set from Inspired By Stamping!

The flowers and leaves weaved in the fence is the Wildflower Die!
What some fun dies!!

Check out the Top Dog Dies Blog for some more wonderful inspiration!!

And be sure to check out the Top Dog Dies site to see all their amazing dies!!

Happy Monday!!


Make In Monday: Anything Goes
Pile It On: P is For...Paper, Place, Pearl
Hobby Cutz: Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
The Craft Place: Anything Goes
The Squirrel and The Fox: Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room: Anything But Holiday
Pumpkin Spice: Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog: W for Whatever You Wish
Bloggers Challenge: Celebrations
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards: New Beginnings
Challenges & Candies: In the Warm Home
Crafts 4 Eternity: Something New
Docerela Creations: Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles: Anything Goes
Stamp and Create: Anything Goes

Sunday, December 29, 2013


Happy Sunday to all my crafty friends!!

Here's a fun colored layout I created for the kids album with pictures of the first snowman we created last winter!!

We have so much fun playing in the snow together!!

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

1st Gingerbread House

Happy Thursday!

So did you survive the holidays?

What a magical year it was!  The kids were so into Christmas!  It was so much fun seeing the excitement on their faces!! 

Here's a digital layout of their first gingerbread house they created just before Christmas!
They had so much fun decorating it!!  As well as eating some of the candy!!

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Visit With Santa

Merry Christmas to all my blog "family"!  

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends!

Just sharing a digital layout today I created with the picture from visiting Santa this year!!

This has been such an exciting time of year with the kids, they are at such perfect ages!!



Monday, December 23, 2013

Non-Traditional Christmas Colors

Happy Monday Crafty Friends!

 Today I have a last minute Christmas card to share with you using some Top Dog Dies!!

The holiday madness has caught up to our household!!

We had such a lovely weekend getting together with family and friends!

Friday, I needed to create another last minute holiday card!

I created this beautiful card using the Frame Front Card Square Die!
Love the steel rule card dies from Top Dog Dies!! They are so fun to use!  I used a piece of patterned cardstock, so the inside has a lovely pattern to it!

And my love for the Snowflake Trio Die Set continues!!  This time cut out in purple cardstock!
So pretty!!


Check out the Top Dog Dies Blog for some more wonderful inspiration!!

And be sure to check out the Top Dog Dies site to see all their amazing dies!!

Happy Monday!!


Amusing Challenges: Anything Goes
Challenges for Everybody: Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges: Christmas
Hobby Cutz: Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
Card Mania: Winter Wonderland
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ: Must Include Bow/Anything Goes
Get Inky!: Winter Snow
Stamp and Create: Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge: Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Reindeer Card

Happy Wednesday Stamping Friends!

I'm posting on the Joy's Life DT Blog today!!

This week it is all about "It Sparkles or Shines"!!
I thought it would be fun to use this challenge to create a card for my son for Christmas!

My kids love when I make them cards!

Recently I got this adorable Reindeer With Lights cut file from Miss Kate Cuttables and I thought of my son immediately!  So I was so excited to create this shaped card for him:

Isn't he cute?!?!

I think my son will love it!

I added some Creative Inspirations Paint to his nose and lights!  And Glitter Dust to the tag!

The "Merry Christmas" is from the Wintery Puns set!


A look at the stamp set used:

Check out all of Joy's Life Stamps here!


Have you see that SVG Cuts is giving away a Cameo??!!
Be sure to sign up today!!!

What a lovely Christmas present that would be!  Fingers crossed!!

Have a wonderful day!!


City Crafter Challenge Blog: Jingle Bells
Loves Rubber Stamps: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: Christmas Cards/Projects

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Boxes

Hello Stamping Friends!

I am super excited to share this post with you!!

I am posting on the Inspired By Stamping Blog today!

I created two pretty boxes to share with you today!

First up is my snowflake box:
Inspired by Stamping, Kendra Sand, Holiday Tags Stamp Set, Holiday Box
I just love how it turned out!!

I think the White Fabric Tape adds a nice touch as well!
Inspired by Stamping, Kendra Sand, Holiday Tags Stamp Set, Holiday Box
On each of the sides I stamped a single snowflake from the December 25th Labels set.
I added some die cut snowflakes to the top from Top Dog Dies!

As well as a beautiful stick pin and a stamped Let It Snow tag from the Holiday Tags!
Inspired by Stamping, Kendra Sand, Holiday Tags Stamp Set, Holiday Box
I intended on adding truffles I made to this box, but after finishing I thought it would make a great gift box to give handmade ornaments in...
Inspired by Stamping, Kendra Sand, Holiday Tags Stamp Set, Holiday Box
So now I will have to create some glittery ornaments as well as some more fun boxes!!

I love the added stick pin from Pinque Peacock!

I have one more box to share with you today! :)

Recently the kids and I had a lovely baking day, making all kids of candy and cookies!  Which is why I was set out to create this packages to begin with!
Inspired by Stamping, Kendra Sand, Festive Frame stamp set, Holiday Box

I used the Fancy Labels 2 Die along with the Festive Frames set to create this pretty label for the top of the box.
Inspired by Stamping, Kendra Sand, Festive Frame stamp set, Holiday Box
I also added a few Poinsettia's to the top!

On each side I used one of the borders from the Delicate Doilies II set!  As well as then adding rhinestones in between!
Inspired by Stamping, Kendra Sand, Festive Frame stamp set, Holiday Box
I think it adds a nice touch!

I sure hope you enjoyed these pretty packages, as much as I do!

Have a wonderful day!


My Craft Spot: Wrap it Up
All Crafts Challenges: Anything But a Card
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
C is for Challenge: Traditional Christmas (2nd Box)
Craft Your Passion: Christmas, Anything But A Card
Get Inky!: Christmas
Lexi's Creations: Snow
Love to Create: Anything Goes
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
Parade Your Crafts: Christmas Projects
Stamp and Create: Anything Goes
Stamps + Fun = Creativity: Kraft Cardstock (2nd Box)