Monday, November 29, 2010


This is a House Mouse card that I made before Thanksgiving.  It is stamped on the inside with the phrase "Thankful for the Simple Things".  I just love this stamp.  I used some items that a friend of mine sent me in a Mystery swap to make this card.  It was fun to do!  Hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tilda and the snowman

I have been busily making cards this weekend for swaps and for Christmas.  I just love Christmas, I always act like a little kid.  I love snowmen, almost as much as ladybugs, LOL!  I just had to make a card with this Magnolia stamp - Tilda and snowman.  I love blues at Christmas so this seemed to be the perfect combo to put together.  Hope you like the card!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Awning Card

I have attached a Christmas Awning card that I made.  this is a really easy card to make, though it looks somewhat complicated.  The awning is made by using the Stampin Up word window punch and gluing the pieces to a strip of paper.  Both sides of the awning hang over the strip, so they are turned down, one side being glued to the card front and the other making the awning as shown above.  I love this stamp, that is a Christmas Window scene, that you can get from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design.  The folder used on the blue paper is a Tim Holtz Christmas folder.  I also made a matching tag to go with this. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Every month, the yahoo group that I co-own, has a mystery swap.  This is where we send a packet of items to our swap partner that can be used to make at least one card.  I received a great packet on our last swap and made this card with some of the items.  I loved the colors I got in this swap and really loved how I did this.  Hope you enjoy it as well.  These are my favorite monthly swaps since they seem to push me to figure out how to put the items together that I receive.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Vintage - Visage

 This is a vintage card that I made for a swap.  I love this digital stamp.  I have started trying my hand at using digital stamps and am really enjoying them.  Some of them are really cool.  I love the vintage look, using Tim Holtz distress inks, and the colors associated with the vintage look.

Monday, November 15, 2010

House Mouse Bows

I love the House Mouse stamps.  These critters are so adorable.  I just had to post a Christmas card using a House Mouse stamp.  I have really gotten into the spirit of the holidays lately.  I am almost finished with all of my Christmas shopping.  I have a few more things to finish creating and then they will be done.  I have to purchase a few more things for my daughter, Brittany, and a few things for my hubby but then I am all set to start wrapping it all up.  I do need to create a few more Christmas cards so I can get them out the door after Thanksgiving.  I will try to wrap some of that up this coming weekend. 

I am wondering how everyone else is doing?  Leave me a message and let me know how things are shaping up for you all.  I still have a ways to go but last year I was so behind I vowed I wouldn't get that way this year.  So, there is still the baking and decorating and mailing and, oh well, not going to start stressing myself out this early in the morning!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Vintage in Purples

This weekend was crazy and busy.  We went to a football game this weekend and it was cold, misty, we lost, etc.  Not a good time was had by all, LOL!  Yesterday, however, I was able to get to the craft room and create a little.  I didn't create this card yesterday, but can't show the cards yet that I did create since they are swaps that are going out this morning.  I will post one later this week.  I also got over to Archivers for their make and take weekend.  I made a cute Christmas ornament, a Christmas card, and a cute little pail.  It was a lot of fun! 

This card was one that was put together with Mystery swap items.  I just love the vintage look, and use Tim Holtz distress inks whenever I get an opportunity.  This card has all of my favorite colors!  I love purples, yellows, and pinks.  Also I love glitter so you will always see some sparkle on my cards.