Saturday, December 24, 2011


Merry Christmas

Good morning my friends and happy Christmas Eve. I have been missing for a bit now, really sick with the crud. I rushed around the first 2 1/2 weeks of December trying to get everything done at work, shopping, and stamp camps knowing I had the last 2 weeks of December off to get things done around the house and work on special stamping projects. Well, last Sunday I finally relaxed and poof - I start feeling sick. Monday feeling worse, then worse through the week. I could not do much, sleep, cough, blow my nose, etc. I could not even stamp, which I can usually do when I am not feeling well. I had no brain power! I am still feeling woozzee, but better. Didn't get anything done that was on my list. Thank goodness I was finished shopping for Christmas.

Here is a card I did using scraps, a little of this and a little of that. Such a happy little santa.

I hope you are well and enjoying the holidays. The big day is tomorrow, my family is coming to our house for dinner and gift sharing. I enjoy so much being around the grandchildren, they will be so excited tomorrow, it will be fun watching them open their special gifts. (I went overboard again this year, every year I say I won't, but always seem to out do the year before!)

Have a safe and happy holiday!!!

Friday, December 9, 2011


Happy Friday! I was thinking the other day that I haven't used Bravo Burgundy in a long time; I used to use it all the time about 7-8 years ago. So, I pulled it out and here is what I came up with. Not the traditional holiday colors, but not bad. I drew little berries with the Bravo Burgundy Marker and put Dazzling Details on them, a bit hard to see. Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!!

Stamps ~ Holiday Happiness, Northern Hearts (retired); Paper ~ Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Regals DSP; Ink ~ Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy; Accessories ~ Big Shot, Texturz Plates, Background 1, Burgundy Ribbon (retired) Burgundy Buttons (retired), Dazzling Details

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Good Morning, hope your week has been great so far. Here is a card I decided to use Nursery Nest DSP, kind of Christmasey - don't ya think? I really like Pear Pizzazz, great color. Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps ~ Snow Much Fun, Pines & Poinsettias; Paper ~ Marina Mist, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Nursery Nest DSP; Ink ~ Marina Mist, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait; Accessories ~ 1-3/8 Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Star Punch (retired), Pear Pizzazz Ribbon, Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons, White Baker's Twine

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Good Morning. Here is a little basket I made out of the Two Tags Die. I just love it, it is so cute and very simple to make. I am going to put little goodies in it and hang it on the tree. Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Two Tags Die, Big Shot, Cherry Cobbler Paper and Ink, Wild Wasabi Ink, Holly Berry Bouquet DSP, Scallop Oval Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Gold Brads

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Good morning, happy Tuesday. Here's a card that was quick and easy. I cut the tree out, ran the Whisper White through the Big Shot, stamped, cut the other papers out and rounded the corners, assembled the card then used the Dazzling Details and put glitter all over the branches (don't think you can see the glitter to much - but it is sooooo pretty). Have a great day!

Stamps ~ Christmas Lodge; Paper ~ Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke; Ink ~ Always Artichoke; Accessories ~ Big Shot, Snow Burst Embossing Folder, Dazzling Details, Dimensional Dots

Monday, December 5, 2011


Good Morning. I had a fabulous weekend. I had a stamp camp with my BFF's on Saturday, we exchanged home made gifts, made some boxes, bags and tags, and for a surprise our neighbors, the Gothard Sisters, preformed three beautiful Christmas songs. The Sisters play violins, sing and competitive Irish dance (held overseas in the UK). They also play the guitar and bodhran. They have performed all over Europe and the States. They are wonderful, their music is beautiful, I can't say enough about them! I was so honored to have them perform for us, everyone was so jazzed!. Here is their current CD:


If you are interested in reading about them or listening to their music, click here.

Thanks for stopping by, see ya tomorrow.

Stamps ~ Stitched Stockings, Beautiful Season; Paper ~ Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White; Ink ~ Cherry Cobbler; Accessories ~ Big Shot, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Rhinestones, Stocking Builder Punch

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Good morning, happy December - can you believe that it is December already? I had a fabulous time last night, I went to the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle and saw Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. Wow, was it fantastic. Just loved it, the costumes were beautiful, the actors were outstanding, all around it was wonderful.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Stamp Set ~ A Beautiful Season; Paper ~ Soft Suede, Brushed Gold, Very Vanilla, Mocha Morning DSP; Ink ~ Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Soft Suede; Accessories ~ Detailing Dazzling, Eary Espresso Ribbon