Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Dear Ones~
Oh my gosh - it just won't quit snowing. I can honestly say that it has been snowing off and on here for almost a week. Every day!!! So happy for my cozy little home and my cozy little chair. I'm NOT going anywhere!!!
Today's card was made for the Just Us Girls Challenge . My sweet friend Sharyn is hosting this week and I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to play along. This is a color challenge. You can see the colors here:
Aren't they gorgeous??? Just love them. Here's my card:
For some reason I had a hard time coming up with a card for this. Don't know why - I love the colors - just couldn't get inspired. So here I played with some of my Brusho Crystal Colors and a little watercolor in the background. After I had the paper colored I cut out 2 circles with some dies, and turned them into ornaments. A little gold accent and I called it good. You can see the specks of Wow High Loft embossing powder in the background.

Here are the ingredients:
GKD Red Hot, Turquoise Sea and Ivory Card Stock
Bright Red Brusho Crystal Color
Turquoise Water Color
Darice Interlocking Circles Embossing Folder
GKD Let It Snow Stamp Set for Greeting
GKD Gold Embossing Powder
WOW High Loft Embossing Powder.

So that's it for me. Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments. Oh, and stay warm, my friends!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Snow Globe

Dear Ones~
This little gem has been created for the Mod Squad Challenge this week. My sweet friend Karen has asked us to create a Christmas tag.

Here's my tag:
I have this adorable little stamp set from Fiskars called All that Glitters. It has this cute little snow globe, and different images that you can stamp inside. So here I did some background snow with a stencil, and then stamped the globe on some acetate and cut it out with a circle die. Then, after stamping and coloring the base and snowman on white card stock, I fussy cute that out and glued it behind the acetate. I think it came out pretty cute.

Here are the ingredients:
GKD Powder Blue and White Card Stock
Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil
Embossing Paste
Fiskars All That Glitters Stamp Set
Copic Markers

So now I need to think about Christmas cards. I have been saying that every day! Time to get crackin'. Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments. Oh, and stay warm my friends!!

For Alex

Dear Ones~
It's a lazy, snow-y Saturday, a perfect day to play in my craft room. Hubby is putting up sliced apples in the freezer. He told me he wanted to do it himself - well, okay then!!!! I didn't argue with him too much....haha!!

I am sending this card off to a young man who will be turning 13 on November 27th, Alex LeFevre. Alex is disabled, and here is what his mom posted on Facebook:

Facebook friends, I have a favor to ask. Alex is turning 13 this year. In years past, he has had lots of friends to a big birthday party....and he loved it. At 13, well, other kids 'grow out' of that sort of thing....and even if we did i...t, the party stuff, while still appropriate for Alex, would not really be fun for his fellow 13 year olds. Alas, I am not trying to be depressing, and he will still have a party BUT, and here is where you could come in... could you send him a card on his birthday? In it, can you put WHERE you are located so we can pin it on a map and get in a little geography at the same time (hehe!) Maybe even a fun fact about your town or state. His birthday is November 27, so there is lots of time! Thank you tons!

Alex LeFevre
16 Howe Street
Williamstown, Vermont 05679

Perhaps you would like to bring a smile to this young man's face too!  Thanks so much!

Here's my card:
I have a die of my beautiful Mitten, so since Alex's mom wanted us to include where we live, I thought it was a great opportunity to use the die. I also thought that any boy of 13 likes robots, so I went with that theme. Love these papers, they are so much fun!!!

Here are the ingredients:
GKD Blue Raspberry and Red Lipstick Card Stock
Best Creations Robot Patterned Paper
QuicKutz Michigan Die
PTI Circle Scribbles Die
Judy Dots
Greeting is Computer Generated

You still have time to send a card to this sweet young man. Hope you will consider doing so!!! Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments. And stay warm, my friends!!

Monday, November 10, 2014

For Marilyn

Dear Ones:
Brrrrrrr - and that's all I have to say about THAT!!!! Bleh!

My card for today was made for the Mod Squad Challenge. My sweet friend Donna is the host this week, and she has asked us to use a doily on our card. I don't have any ready-made paper doilies, but I think this die would be considered doily-like. I'm going to be sending this to my sister (my one and only sibling) for her birthday, which is this Friday. I love her to pieces, she's my heart and soul.

Here's my card:
I just love this cute little image! It so reminds me of me and my sissy. She is the one on the right with the curly hair, and mine has always been stick straight. This stamp is from Hot Off the Press, and it's called Janie's Girlfriends.

Here are the ingredients:
GKD Black Onyx Card Stock
Paper Studio Olivia's Sweet Shop Patterned Paper
Janie's Girlfriends Stamp Set from HOTP
Spellbinder's Die - don't know the name
Judy Dots
Copic Markers
Greeting is Computer Generated

Thanks for stopping by today, I adore your comments. Oh, and stay warm my friends!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2014


Dear Ones~
I'm sitting here watching it snow. Can't fight Mother Nature, guess I better get used to it! They say we are in for another hard winter. Oh JOY!!!!
This card was made for the Monday Challenge over at StampTV, Set From the Past. The challenge is to pull out an old stamp set that you have had for awhile. What fun!!! I have so many, it was hard to choose.

Here is my card:
I chose to use a stamp set that I have had for a long time called Elegant Elements. I won this set over at StampTV way back when you could choose a stamp set if you won the drawing. Not sure what year it was released, but it's still for sale. One of the stamps is a ring. I stamped and heat embossed it 3 times, cut the rings out, and interlocked them. I like the way this came out!
This a close up of the rings:
Here are the ingredients:
GKD Ivory, Cranberry Tart and Christmas Pine Card Stock
Kaisercraft Christmas Carol Patterned Paper
GKD Elegant Elements Stamp Set
GKD Fabulous Frame Fillers Stamp Set by
     Melanie Muenchinger
Embossing Folders by Paper Studio 

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments. And stay warm, my friends!!!