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Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Welcome 2013!   I hope all of you enjoyed your holidays!  I know we did here.  I especially always like the sparkle, bling and lights during this time of year.   I was especially excited to see the challenge for this week at ABC Challenge Blog is for anything sparkly!   I think it's perfect for this time of year.  

The sketch is from SCS "My Favorite Things" #101.   It worked perfectly with this used SU! Set I just got.   Isn't it cute?   I've wanted the "Very Merry" set for awhile and finally decided to post an ISO just to see if someone had it sitting in their closet not being used.  Sure enough, the very same night I got a message back from a lady who was sweet enought to sell to me and ship it the same week.   I especially like the Angel stamp and look forward to playing more.   
 The sentiment, "May Your Merry be Very"!  

Supplies:  Paper Martha Stewart Christmas,  Ribbon recycled from a gift package, Stamps:  SU! Very Merry,  CTMH Sparkles, Misc Snowflakes

Monday, December 17, 2012


Well, it's not "winter" here yet but it's definitely starting to feel like "Christmas".   I love all the holiday lights and the Christmas Cards.   I'm especially HAPPY because my boys are coming home from college on holiday.   I'll actually get to have them here for next couple weeks and that's nice. 

I was doing some cleaning out this week
 and I went through some old magazines
 that I had tagged for ideas.   This card
is a CASE from one of those pages I had
marked.  This is from Paper Crafts
2006 Holiday Cards.  It was perfect idea for
this week's Challenge at ABC Challenge Blog -
paper piercing.  It's not something I do often but
I like the look once it's done.   I hope you'll come
and play!  

Supplies:  Cardstock SU Rose Red, Sky Blue,
Wild Wasabi Textured, DSP Basic Grey,
Cricut Cartridge Cricut Sampler, CTMH Artiste
Sizzix Emboss Folder Holidays

Monday, December 10, 2012

Oh No ... Snow

So Far we've been fortunate and have not seen any white stuff yet here in Northeast Ohio ... but coming soon.  As a matter of fact,  they even mentioned it in the weather forecast for today.  Ugh!  While I like "snowmen" for card images,  having to slog through snow and ice during the week for work just isn't fun.  I think Snow is for Children, LOL!   Well,  today,  we're celebrating snow and snowmen at ABC Challenge Blog this week.   I think because I was born in January I'll always have an affinity for snow.  

This FUN image was sent to me by Jeannette for our UnIdentified Image Swap at SCS.   I'm sad to say that I can't remember where I got the sketch from so I'll have to come back and update here once I figure it out.  

Supplies:  All Fun and Miscellaneous  

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Fa-La-La!   Doesn't it feel like it's time to Christmas carol?  I found a great radio station in my area that plays all Christmas music and it's been fun to hear all the tunes of the holiday.   I also really enjoy making holiday cards and this one was especially fun as our December SCS Crafty Girl Challenge   was to go to any of the SCS Crafty Girls March Blogs and "CASE" a card.  It was SO hard to pick one.  All of them have AWESOME choices :)   I ended up selecting this one.   I'd tell you whose gallery it's from but the Crafty Gals are supposed to guess, LOL!  (but, pssstt...if you're just absolutely wondering, check it out here).  So Crafty Gals,  Post your Guess then come back and check it out.   The Crafty Gals are ALL Posted on the Blog Roll to the Right and I hope that you'll check out all of their CASE Choices.                                         Supplies:  CTMH Pear & Partridge Paper, CTMH STamps Pear & Partridge, CTMH Ink New England Ivy, CTMH Holiday Button Assortment, CTMH Red Sparkles, CB Border Embossing Folders, Misc Twine & Red Ribbon

Monday, December 3, 2012

Merry Christmas Sparkle

Well, Cold and Rainy Sunday makes for a GREAT day to finish Christmas Cards :)   Woohoo!  Not only are mine done but so are the ones I made for my Mom.  For some reason this year I seemed to struggle but once I just sat down and started stamping, it came together and I have 4 designs,  I'm sure she'll like all of them.  I think this is the one she's going to like the most.  IRL it is very sparkly as I used Stardust Spray on the tree with Diamond Stickles.  The ruffled ribbon is some CUTE stuff I had from Maya Road.  I really need to look for some more as it's always pretty when added to a card.  I picked up these buttons for my Christmas cards and they're very shiny and fun.   It's a good day because it's Monday and that means it's time for this week's ABC Challenge Blog.  I hope you'll play along this week as all things that sparkle.  

Supplies:  SU Stamps Season of Joy, Ink Certainly Celery, Real Red, Sizzix Christmas Embossing Folder, Maya Road Green Ruffled Ribbon, Misc Red Ribbon, Misc Green Buttons, AMuse Studio Stardust Spray,  Stickles Diamond