Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas!

I hope your day is extra special.  I love hanging with my family in our pj’s as long as we want.  This is one of our favorite days of the year.

Today’s project is a Homemade Goodie box…

Secret Santa goodie box 1

I love the colors.  I used some retired SU! cardstock I’ve had forever.  I seem to save my favorite cardstock and never use it.  I decided to break it out for this!

Secret Santa goodie box 2

You can find the template for the box at My Time Made Easy.  It’s called The Flapper.

Secret Santa goodie box 3

I filled it with homemade turtles.

Secret Santa goodie box 4

I made this tag using MTME‘s Yummy Sentiments and Homemade Holiday Labels.

Have a great day!!

Merry Christmas!



Father’s Day for Grandpa

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Hi :-)

I have two more Father’s Day cards to squeeze in today.  These are for the grandpa’s.

My dad is a farmer/rancher, so this one’s for him:
Father's Day 2011 Dad (Large)

My FIL is more of a wildlife guy, so this is his:
Father's Day 2011 Joe (Large)

The embossing was done using CB Plants embossing folder.  The sentiment is from Verve’s Father Figure.  The images are from SU!’s sets Farm Life and Backwoods.

I hope you’re having a fantastic day!



MTMEPPC14 Faith, Hope

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Happy Father’s Day to all those dads and grandpas out there!!  We are blessed to have such great men in our lives, so it’s fun to celebrate them.  My hubby is competing in a shooting competition this weekend, having a fantastic time!!

It’s time for another MTME Pretty Palette Challenge!  I love, love this color combo!!


I really had fun with this color combo and a new fav stamp set of mine…Bold Botanicals from My Time Made Easy (MTME).

MTMEPPC14 Faith (Large)

With an image this beatiful, my card didn’t need many layers or frills.  I love the sentiment too.  The image is digital, so I colored it in PSE, printed onto WW cs, then cut it out with oval nesties.  I embossed the pink layers with my CB Divine Swirls embossing folder.

Be sure to check out the rest of the MTME Pretty Palette Team’s creations!!

I hope you play along with us this week!

Have a great weekend!



Fine Print…SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Ink:  Printer
Stamps:  Bold Botanical Digi (MTME)
Paper:  WW, Rose Red, Regal Rose
Accessories: Corner Punch, CB D’vine Swirls Embossing Folder, Oval Nestabilities, Dimensionals


OCC Guest Designer!

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Happy Saturday!

I’m so excited to be joining the talent over at Our Creative Corner this week as their guest designer!  Thank you, ladies!  What an honor!

I hope you’re ready to play along with this week’s challenge.  It’s a fun one…

Color challenge with a twist! Make a card or project using these colors. The twist: use at least three different punches, and one of the three has to be a border punch. 


I’ve been enjoying making shaped cards lately, so I decided to make a cupcake!

OCCC Cupcake (Large)

Isn’t it cute?!  The template can be found at The Digichick.  The cupcake “wrapper” was made using my paper crimper.  The “frosting” was embossed with CB D’vine Swirls embossing folder.  The flower’s leaves were made using SU!’s 5-petal flower (cut apart petals to make leaves).  The card opens up like this:

OCCC Cupcake open (Large)

Closed, from the side looks like this…

OCCC Cupcake side (Large)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy crafting :-)



Fine Print…SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Ink:  Printer
Stamps:  none
Paper:  WW, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Heart Punch,  5-petal Flower Punch, Scalloped Border Punch, CB D’vine Swirl Embossing Folder, Paper Crimper, Button, Hemp Twine, Dimensionals



Baseball Father’s Day Card

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We have a crazy weekend planned, so I’m busy scheduling posts this morning.  Whew!  I have some really fun cards to show you, so be sure to check back each day through Sunday!

I have been using a lot of digital stamps lately.  They are really fun and offer a ton of diversity in their uses, but there’s nothing like getting a little inky!  I broke out the ink pads and markers this week and got busy making more Father’s Day cards!

We have 3 T-ballers and 1 Rookie this year.  They are loving baseball.  My hubby and I are too.  It’s so much fun watching them play!  I just played for fun growing up, we didn’t have a baseball league in my town.  However, my hubby played on a league for a long time.  He’s pretty good (at least the kids and I think so ;)!)  I thought it would be fun to give him a baseball themed card from the kids.

Father's Day 2011 Tim (Large)

I love the baseball.  It’s my favorite part of the card!  I cut it out with a circle nesties in naturals white cs and sponged the edges in crumb cake.  I pierced the stitch lines, then sewed it with embroidery floss.  Behind the ball is a green baseball diamond. I’m sure he’ll like it, especially with their sweet messages written inside!

Thanks for looking!!


Challenges entered in:, crazy4challenges.blogspot, stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot, thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot, littleclairesdesigns.blogspot, fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot, mamidoodles.blogspot

Fine Print…SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Black
Stamps:  Home Run, Just Baseball, Father Figure (Verve)
Paper:  WW, Naturals White, Real Red, Night of Navy, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: CB Mesh Embossing Folder, Circle Nesties, Embroidery Floss, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals

MTMEPPC13 Lady Bug

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Hello :-)

I’m learning a new sport…golf!  I am having so much fun with my, oh so patient, hubby!  We have been golfing quite a bit, kids in tow.  They are loving it too.  It’s awesome family time. :-)

Here’s this week’s MTME Pretty Palette Challenge MTMEPPC13:

My card:
MTMEPPC13 Ladybug (Large)

I love ladybugs.  This one is so cute.  She is part of MTME‘s Sensational Digital Package.  Digital stamps are so versatile.  I colored and sized her to fit my card, printed and wa-la!  It’s that easy!  If you look closely at the background, you can see it is embossed with dots, complementing the ladybug. :-)

Be sure to check out the rest of the MTME Pretty Palette Team’s creations!!

I hope you play along with us this week!

Have a fantastic weekend!


Meant to Bee

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I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  It’s nice to have sunshine (instead of rain).  We spent the day outside :-)

It’s time for another My Time Made Easy Pretty Palette Challenge!!!


Tomorrow is our wedding anniversary, so I thought I would get creative with these colors and make an anniversary card for my hubby.  These aren’t the colors I would think of for a guy card, but I think it worked.  He’ll see the humor 😉

MTMEPPC12 Ann12 (Large)

I love the Bee-Loved digi’s!  There are so many cute images with the pefect sentiments to go with them.

This sketch is from Card Positioning Systems Blog CPS220:

Be sure to check out the rest of the MTME Pretty Palette Team’s creations!!

I hope you play along with us this week!

Have a fantastic weekend!