Thursday, December 27, 2012


I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends!!  We are having  a wonderful visit with my family!  We had a wonderful Christmas day together, had DeLuxe Fish 'n Chips for lunch today, bought several bags of  Ketchup chips, and now tonight it is snowing!!!   :) :) :) 

These last couple of weeks have been so busy that I've not been able to craft or visit my blog friends, and I'm sorry for not stopping by to see your creations!  I will be back home on Saturday night and I hope to get back to "normal"!   Our printer needed some attention so I have not been able to print any digital stamps.  I made this card but never posted it, so I thought I'd do it tonight.

~Doodle Pantry Violin digi stamp and sentiment
~Prismacolor markers
~Spellbinders Labels Four
~Sizzix "Branches" embossing folder
~silk flower, brad, and ribbon from stash

~Digital Tuesday #191 - layers
~Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
~Wags 'n Whiskers #94 - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas to you!!!

I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas!!!
I hope and pray you have a wonderful day with your family and friends celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ!!

Today, I am with my family, and we are sharing Christmas with my parents, sisters, niece and nephew!!

But it is Tuesday and that means time for a Tuesday Morning Sketch!!  This is sketch #178, but we have no sketch!!  8-O    Today, it is an "anything goes" challenge.  But it is also a judged challenge, and the twist is that we are asking for you to try a new technique to do something that will challenge you!  You know... use the new paper crafting supplies and/or toys you got today!! :)  We are asking you to challenge yourself and bring your A-game!!!

Melissa is sponsoring this challenge and the winner will receive a package of goodies!  I can guarantee it will be fantastic!

Here is my project...  I made a calendar and used my Bind-it-all.   This project certainly was a challenge for me! 

 I used the 2013 Mini Calendars from Daydream Designs.

There are 6 pages each with a month on both sides.  It goes from Jan to June, then the other side is July to Dec. (Except for the one page I got mixed up!  Oops!!)

 I embellished each page a little bit. 

This is the second side.

~Basic Gray "Recess" paper
~chipboard base
~MME Lost & Found
~Spellbinders Labels Four, Fleur de Lis Squares, Doodle Parts
~Memento Tuxedo Black and Lady Bug
~Daydream Designs 2012 Mini Calendars

So get your game on, challenge yourself, and share something wonderful with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketch #177

One week until Christmas!!  I'm so excited that I'm "going home" for Christmas!!   We're going to be with my parents, and I'm really hoping New Brunswick has snow for Christmas!!  (Just don't want it falling next Monday when we are traveling!!)

I'm sorry I haven't posted since last Tuesday and haven't visited many blogs and commented!  Many things happened to keep me away, and then my laptop fell on its head and had to see the doctor.  :(  Thankfully, I got it back yesterday, so I will feel 'with it' again.  I hope to get some crafting done and do some visiting with you this week before we head north!  Can you believe that I still need to make more Christmas cards??!!  :0

But now it is time for another Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge!!  For this challenge, we are using Angela's awesome sketch...

Our sponsor is Bugaboo!  So many fun digis, so little time!!  A big "thank you" to the folks at Bugaboo who generously provided the team with images!!

Is there anything cuter than a sock monkey??  I have made them for gifts, embroidered them, and now I colored one! 

Isn't he just the cutest little guy??  I put Glossy Accents on the snow but the shine isn't visible in the pic.  I need a snow pen!!

~Bugaboo's Winter Sock Monkey - ski
~Paper Studio "Jolly holiday" DP
~Spectrum Noir markers

Paper Playtime #91 - winter fun 
Paper Pretties PPMC70 - create a Christmas creation
jingle belles JB:12:25 - a December to remember

Thanks for stopping by!!  Be sure to play along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week for a chance to win!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketch #176

Two weeks until Christmas!!  I'm still making some Christmas cards though by now I should have been done and had them in the mail, but I'm just a little slow!

Time for Tuesday Morning Sketch #176.  This week is a judged challenge!  That means a chosen winner and a Top 5 (if we have enough that qualify).  To be eligible for the judged challenge, follow the sketch and do the twist.  This week our beautiful sketch is by Cheryl...

And the twist...non-traditional Christmas.   Our sponsor is Debbie, a Close to My Heart consultant.
Our very own wonderful Theresa provided us with CTMH stamps to play with!  Thanks, Theresa!!   I used the "Glory to God" set...

To me, black and white is very non-traditional for Christmas!!  I've mentioned a time or two (or a dozen times) that I'm very much a red/green Christmas kind of person, but I am pleased with this card!!
I embossed the image and some stars on the background

Be sure to check out my amazing fellow designers' creations for inspiration then play along for your chance to win!!
Lee - our December 'best of the best' guest designer

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sympathy, new life, and Christmas trees

A little bit of everything in this post...

I printed some digis a couple of weeks ago and used one of them this weekend.  This is a sympathy card using a verse from Daydream Designs.  I'm submitting this card to Word Art Wednesday #57 - giving/anything goes.

This  verse is from the Design Team Scripture Set 1

Now on to "new life"!  My niece had a baby boy in October and I put vinyl on a onesie for him...
My kids want sweatshirts that say the same thing! :)

And finally, Christmas!  We had our ladies Christmas party at church this past weekend.  I was sick most of last week so many things I had procrastinated too long to get done planned to do, I did not get done.  :/  I did manage a few paper trees for the tables that turned out ok.   I found these on Pinterest though I had to search and search for the post!  So then I pinned the actual post.  Click here to see the Pin.  Pardon me while I rant a little... Link to the POST not just the BLOG, people!! 

I'm entering my trees in Decorate to Celebrate's challenge #39 - holiday choice
Couldn't find red doilies, so used Valentine leftovers!
Cut stars on my Cricut and adhered with a toothpick
I also made the favors.  I saw and loved this one that Melissa had made, so went looking for instructions and made them using K&Co Mod Holiday double-sided DP cut to 6x6.

I forgot to take pics of the other side... it had another piece of chocolate and a tag wishing them a Merry Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Oldies but Goodies - Doodle Pantry Blog Hop

Welcome to Doodle Pantry's Blog Hop!!  
We are featuring some "oldies but goodies"!!  

Vintage and retro are in!!  I'm okay with that, but doesn't it make you feel old when you see something you had just a few years ago and it is now retro or vintage??!!  I remember my grandmother laughing at folks getting so excited about antiques... she wondered why they were so eager to buy the "old things" that she had been so happy to get rid of!    Some of the showcased images are vintage style but all are older stamps that we want to take another look at!!

*Laurie has put the featured images 
(and a few more)
in the Digi Grab Bag for 25% off*

You have today and until tomorrow night, Dec 9, at midnight EST, to visit and comment on our blogs.  One DT's  blog will be chosen randomly and a commenter will be chosen randomly to receive a $20 gift coupon to Doodle Pantry!!  

**Be sure to visit Doodle Pantry for 
the 35% off Sale going on until Jan 3** 

If you arrived from Ellen's blog, you are on track.  If not, you can start at the Doodle Pantry Challenge Blog or use my list below to see all the wonderful creations by our talented team!!

I used MS and Spectrum Noir markers, cut my image with Spellbinders Labels Four, embossed the white with D'vine Swirls, inked the edges, and added a bow.

My images are from Vintage Place SettingA table set for Christmas with china and silver is sooooo beautiful!!  I love to use my Royal Albert Tranquillity china that has a gold edge like this plus some tiny flowers, so this set just called to me!  :) 

Can you relate??  Saw this on FB and it is so true!!
Your next stop is Georgia's blog.  Here's the entire list if you need it...

(Doodle Pantry Blog)


Debbie - you're here!  


 Thank you for joining our hop!!!  

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas in the heart

Second post today.  This will be a quick post with just my card and not a lot of chatter.   I'm a little out of it and ready for Christmas break!   I printed this beautiful digi from Daydream Designs awhile ago but just finished my card this morning...

~Daydream Designs Deck the Halls Digi Set-Color
~sentiment from My Craft Spot's "Joy to the World" set
   (I won it at their latest release blog hop!)
~MS branch punch
~Swiss Dots embossing folder
~Spellbinders Circles

Deck the Halls Digi Set-Color

~Paper Playtime #90 - Christmas colors
~Simon Says Stamp-anything goes (MS punch used)
~jingle belles JB:12:25 - Anything (Holiday) Goes
~Shopping Our Stash #80 - winter holiday or winter/snow
~Clear It Out - Happy holiday
~Die Cuttin Divas #94 - Holiday Spirit (used Spellbinders)
~My Craft Spot #78 - Merry Christmas

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Cocoa & Cookie - TMS #175

It's Tuesday and time for Tuesday Morning Sketch #175!   This week, we are sponsored by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.   They have really cute digi stamps, clear stamps, and dies!!  Play along this week and you could win!

Here's the sketch...

I would have made this card is a little differently had I been thinking correctly!  I was a little mixed-up and had "non-traditional" on the brain when I made it.    I actually like it, but this will probably not be a color combo I use often! 
But it works for Sentimental Sundays challenge #131 - non-traditional Christmas colors :)

~Cookie Warms the Heart digi from Sweet n Sassy Stamps
~Spectrum Noir markers
~Recollections "O Christmas Tree" DP
~Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles
~ribbon and adhesive pearls

Please go check out my awesome fellow DT's blogs to see their wonderful creations...
Lee - our December "best of the best" guest designer

Please come and play along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Beautiful bundle - Doodle Pantry

Happy December 1st to you!! 

Today is new release day at Doodle Pantry!  Laurie always has such amazing digi stamps!   Right now, there is a Blowout Sale!!!  35% off everything through January 3!  Use the code 35BLOWOUT.    But wait, there's more... Dec 1-8, you will receive Vintage Ornament free w/ purchase! 

Only 24 days until Christmas!!!  You'd think I'd be making Christmas cards.  I do need some more, but this time it's a baby card.  Vintage Bear is soooo adorable!!  He/she doesn't have to be only for a baby card... there are several sentiments for other occasions as well.

the blue is more teal IRL

This month, Laurie also colored some of her preciously released outline images.   For this card I used an image, sentiment, and digi paper from Snowdrops COLOR Plus...

Be sure to run over to Doodle Pantry and see the wonderful new releases!!

Thanks for stopping by!!