Monday, December 27, 2010

The best day ever & a challenge!

There's a new challenge over at Paper Therapy this week.
The challenge is to make a project based off the theme "New Beginnings". It can be for a new baby, new marriage, new home... etc. I decided to make a card for a new friendship!

I had allot of fun with this challenge using October Afternoon papers and Melissa Frances accents with a little SU tucked in there too. We would love to see what you come up with for this super fun challenge. Just hop on over to Paper Therapy and check it all out.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with friends & family. It definitely was a banner year for my house. One of our best Christmas's ever!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Wings to Fly

Hey everyone!!
I have been in my studio re~arranging all day. Putting away all of my new goodies from Christmas and hanging a few things here and there. I finally got my hubby to hang some shadow boxes that I have had for a year. heehee He hates putting holes in the wall. Even if it's my wall!! LOL Glad I caught him in the Christmas spirit. ~:0)

With my new decor I decided to make a door hanger for my studio. This is what I came up with. My studio are the wings that let me create almost everyday!! It looks so cute on my door.

I hope you all are resting & relaxing today.
Thanks for popping in!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Shabby Thank you's

I have been making some thank you cards and friend cards.
It's nice to get away from Christmas colors.

I hope you are having a great week and getting all of your things done in time for the Big Day!! Thanks for spending some of your time visiting me. I *heart* my followers!! :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

!! OMGOSH I Got it !! Peachy Keen Guest Design Spot !!

!! HOORAY !! 

I am super siked to share with you all that I have been selected to be a 2011 Peachy Keen Guest Designer!! Or perhaps you heard me screaming from the roof tops. I am so honored to be in any way a part of Peachy Keen Stamps and cannot wait to design for my week.

I can't believe they picked little ol me.
!!Waaaa hooooo!!
Congrats to the entire Guest Design Team.
I can't wait to check out your blogs.

Thank you Peachy Keen for this wonderful opportunity.
I wont let you down.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Challenge #12

This week the challenge at Paper Therapy is to make a Christmas card. Pretty simple right? Not if you've been making Christmas cards out the wazoo! This week I ask you to make one more and give it to someone you weren't planning on giving it to. Spread a little extra cheer this year! When you're done come on over to Paper Therapy and share your creation with us.

My Christmas card for this challenge is going to be given to the lady who helps me with my groceries each week. She's such a sweetie, twice my age, and could probably out run me! Tucked inside will be a little extra something to help her out. The glitter on this card does not photograph well at all!! It's so super shiney. Even the snowflakes have glitter on them. I hope you decide to join us this week.

Thanks for swinging by!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Happy 10th

Today I have a birthday card to share with you! My son is going to a bday party this weekend and the girl is turning 10. What a fun way to use my new chipboard but to do the number 10!! How fun! It's my first time using naked chipboard and I loved it! I feel an addiction coming on. There is so much product on this card. That if you want to know a certain product or technique feel free to email me. The link is in my sidebar. <---

The second picture really shows the dimension on this card. I popped everything up sense it doesn't have to be mailed. The addition of the pearls on the banner just made me smile. Oh and how about that banner?? Killer right? That would be the new Papertrey Ink dies. OMG I am in love with these. So you'll be seeing me use these allot!

I hope you are all getting your Christmas activities and shopping done. Have you started to wrap yet? If not no worries... you still have plenty of time. I hope you all are enjoying the hustle and bustle of the season. Thanks for spending your time to come and see me. Wishes for a great day!

Monday, December 13, 2010

My Bestie is the Bestest!!

!!! HAPPY MAIL !!!
I received the following in a big box today from my Bestie! Her stuff is amazing and if you have yet to visit her blog you really need to see the cutest stuff in the world!! VISIT STACEY. There was also a little box with the cutest tree stamp on it filled with candy canes but my son thinks she sent it for him and he won't let it go long enough to include it in the pic. The glass jar is super sweet and filled with all kinds of chipboard. Thank you Stacey!! I love ya!!

A Winter Challenge

It's time for another challenge over at Paper Therapy! If you have never heard of Paper Therapy before, it is an online crafting community. With weekly challenges and great conversation about what we all love... paper crafting. You should stop by and check the place out. We have so much fun over there.

Ok... time for the challenge. This weeks challenge is simple enough. Just make a project with a snowflake somewhere on it. Very appropriate for our season. And how fun to make a snowflake project as it's snowing outside. Well atleast here in the Chicagoland area it is. In fact we are under a state of emergency.

I hope you'll join the fun challenge this week over at
Paper Therapy

Thank you & blog candy winner!!

Thank you to everyone who played along with the hop yesterday! It was so fun reading your comments and being apart of the hop. I will be stopping by all of your blogs this week to return the favor. Thanks for making the weekend so much fun!!

So... onto to our blog candy winner.
The winner is...
Jodie R comment #45
Jodie said: Awe! My DD would love this! You did a great job! They are just too sweet! My favorite movie has got to be Miracle on 34th Street. I do still believe in Santa! Thank you for the inspiration!

Congratulations Jodie. I will be sending you an email to the address you provided. Thanks again everyone and I'll be stopping by soon.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Holiday Cards & Gifts Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to the Holiday Cards & Gifts Blog Hop!! It's so great to have you joining us today for such a fantastic hop. I am stop number 12 on our hop. So if you have just joined us you'll want to go back to the beginning so you don't miss any of the wonderful holiday ideas and blog candy. The beginning link starts over at Jamie's place. Glitter, Stamps, and Paper, Oh My


The holiday project I have to share with you today are these adorable Reindeer Food Jars. Perfect as a gift for the little ones on Christmas Eve. They are filled with oatmeal oats and glitter. So the mix is sparkley. Just what's needed to attract Santa's reindeer straight to your house! There is a cute poem that goes inside the jar that reads:

Sprinkle on the lawn at night
The moon will make it sparkle bright
As Santa's reindeer fly and roam
This will guide them to your home.

Here is the link to print the poem with a reindeer graphic.
Reindeer Poem

For my jars I used some SU Christmas paper around the jar, SU cardstock on the lid, ribbon from my stash around the lid, Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge for the reindeer, red stickles for the reindeer's nose, SU scallop oval punch for the title, SU dimentionals to pop the title up. This is such a fun and simple gift to make. They also sell great at craft fairs.


I am offering up some blog candy for our hop today. To enter to win the above items all you have to do is become a FOLLOWER of my blog and post a COMMENT to this post answering the following question: What is your favorite holiday movie? I will post the winner of my candy Monday morning 12/13. This will allow anyone coming in over the weekend a chance to win. So be sure to save me to your favorites and check back to see if you've won!

Thanks for joining the fun today!
The next stop on our hop is
Meighen at Scrappin_3rdeeschik