Saturday, December 29, 2012

It's my Mum's Birthday

Good Morning, today is my Mum's 76th birthday.  I made this cute card with a Doodle Pantry Image and thier digital paper, and the coral-pink die is from Spellbinders.  I just love this little owl, makes me want to hug my MUM!  Happy Birthday Mum and we love you!

Well that's it for today.  Have a great weekend....

Until next time,
TTFN  :)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays to All

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone who visits here.  I hope everyone who celebrates the Holiday has a most beautiful day however you get to spend it.  I will be sharing my day with my dear Husband and Mom-in-law. And a bunch of fury friends that I will be going to visit several times today.  It's supposed to be cool and rainy today, not much like the Christmas's I remember, but it's what's in your heart that matters not the weather or even the gifts!!  :)

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings to all.

With much love and hugs,
Have a wonderful Day!

Until next time....
By Bye

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Quick Holiday Gift Card Holder

Hi, Chris here, my turn on The Stamping Shack DT to do a blog project. So here I am with a really quick project to house those little gift cards we all buy this time of year.

To make this gift card holder, that bears lots of Christmas cheer, fold an A2 (invitation size) envelope in half. Cut inside flap at center crease. Moisten to close only the left flap and cut off other half of flap. 

Decorate front as desired using colorful papers, images and add a ribbon to tie card closed. I used the image from The Stamping Shack store called: Cat’s Chorus.  I colored it with color pencils and OMS. Then attached ribbon around card after gluing down patterned paper, leaving a tale in front and back. Then attach image with some scrap paper behind it, cut to size right over the ribbon on front.  I also ran some glue runner on ribbon on back side, to keep it in place.  

Now for interior, decorate the inside of the card as desired, making sure to include both the recipient's name (To: ) and your own ( From ).  Insert your gift card in the pocket. That’s it your all done! 

That's all for me for today......

Have a beautiful Christmas Day and a wonderful New Year’s too.  
See You Next Year.


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Card I made for my Mum for Christmas......

 Hi all, just wanted to share this card I made with some Doodle Pantry digital papers and snowman Image.  I think it turned out sooo cute and my Mum just called and said she loves it!  Score, YAY!

That's all for now.....
Bye By

Saturday, December 15, 2012

3rd Challenge at The Stamping Shack

OK it's time again for one last Challenge before the year comes to and end.  As always it's "Anything Goes" and there will be 3 winners.  And the theme is "Let the Holidays Begin"  I chose to used an adorable penguin image from the Stamping Shack's store called: 

And now for my card using these cute penguins!  See they really are cute!

I'm hoping you'll decide to join in the fun over on the stamping shack blog.  The challenge runs to the end of the month.  And you would have a wonderful chance to win some cool digital images from The Stamping Shack.  We really would love for you play along with us. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Card For My Sweetheart

Afternoon all.  Hope everyone is having a nice day.  It's very cool and dreary here today, a good day to stay in and finish up Christmas cards.  And that's what I did.   I made this Easel card for my Husband for Christmas this year.  I used Doodle Pantry Digital Image and the snow flakes I bought on clearance at Hobby Lobby last year.  The patterned paper is from Archiver's, I think it's by Bo Bunny maybe...?  Used a die from Just Rite Stamps for the inside sentiment.  And printed both sentiments on my printer.   I am very happy with it.  It's hard to come up with different ideas every year for cards for this wonderful man I have in my life.....  and now here is the card:

I actually finished a card for my Mum too, but I don't want to spoil the surprise for her so I won't show it just yet, sorry Mum :) 

I am also entering this card in the following challenges over at Through the Craft Room Door, "Anything Goes Challenge".  And The Crazy Challenge - Christmas Time Challenge.  Wish me luck! 

Well that's it for today, stop back tomorrow to see the next Challenge for The Stamping Shack, it runs tomorrow thru the end of the month.  And it 's Anything Goes, so come join us for some fun prizes and wonderful inspiration from the other DT members.  Hope you'll join in the fun!  See you tomorrow.

Until next time....

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Happy Hump Day, It's a great day!

Hi to all my crafty friends and a warm welcome to 2 more followers! Hope you find lots of inspiration and enjoy stopping by and do leave me some comment love, I do read them all it makes my day! 

And now for some cool news.  I entered my Holiday Tissue Box Cover in a Challenge over at GeckoGalz Yahoo Group.  The Challenge was called DECK THE HALLS, and Yep you guessed It, I was the winner, WOOHOO!!  This box was also a Featured Gallery item over at the Outlawz Group 2 weeks back too.   So anyways, for what I won from the GeckoGalz Yahoo Group Challenge.  I won a whole years worth of once a month down loading, of 1 Collage sheet.  How fun is this!!  If you have never visited this site and their Yahoo group, it so worth it.  I love them, even if I had not won, they are so cool!! Here is there Website:  and for their Yahoo group Look up: "GeckoGalzpapercrafting" in the gropus search.  They have a blog to and it is:    Please check them out if you love funky, retro type paper crafting stuff, I don't think you'll be disappointed!.

Here is the Tissue Box Cover I made that was featured and was a winner, for those who missed it when I did the tutorial on making it for The Stamping Shack, where I am on the design team.  The elf image is from the stamping shack store.  
OK that's all for now.  Have a great Wednesday.

Until next time,

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A couple more xmas cards done

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by.  I made a couple more cards for some card making friends yesterday.  I used some doodle pantry digi images and small doilies.  They made up really fast, I think they came out pretty cute! I added some little spots of bling suds but it's hard to see in the picture.
 Here they are:

Still working on my Mom's card and my hubby's .......will post them once they're done.

That's all from me for today.  Have a super evening.

Until next time,

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Another Easy Holiday Card

 Howdy all, I'm back with  with another easy Card project for you.  This time I chose the image "Snow Much Fun" from The Stamping Shack store under the Christmas images to use for my card.  Below is a picture of all the supplies I used minus the color pencils, glitter glue and OMS.  I had put them away already and didn't realize til I was adding the pictures here, so sorry!

 First print ,color and cut down image.  I used water color pencils with OMS to color image.  Then using glitter glue I added some areas of fake snow.  I put this on the ground area, snowman outline and the collar, cuffs and pompom of the little boy's hat.  Set aside to dry.

Then cut your patterned paper for the background to fit the base with just a bit of base card showing on sides and top of card leaving just a small amount of base card showing at bottom to add a sentiment.

 Now attach patterned back ground paper to card base then Digi image to background paper, using glue stick.

 Now all that's left is to add the holiday sentiment (from Just Rite Stamps) in the middle area under image and stamp 3 tiny snowflakes (from Just Rite Stamps) on either side of the sentiment.  I used red Marvy Marker for the sentiment and Green Marvy Marker for the snowflakes. 
 and it's finished!  Easy Peasy, took just under 15 minutes to make.

Well I hope you enjoyed this card project and don't forget to visit The Stamping Shack store for more fun images for all your card making and more.  Also if you have not stopped by their blog you should, they have a Challenge going on through the 14th of this month, It's Anything Goes.  And there will be 3 winners!  So come on join in the fun and show us what you come up with.  

Until next time,

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Stamping Shack's Facebook Image special

Hello, I am back again with a card I made with The Stamping Shack's Face book Weekly Image Special.  This week the image is :  SNOW PALS and will be on special for 99 cents all week long.  It's so cute!  I am a bit biased because I adore snowmen!!  I made another center step card and used this adorable digi image as the center stage design.  Hope you like it enough to come visit us at The Stamping Shack on Face book and please like us too!
I kinda wish now that I had printed the digi a bit bigger, darn it!  It's still cute though, don't you think?

Until next time......................

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Creative Freebie Challenge Card

Hello and Happy Sunday.  Just wanted to share a quick card I made with a free image from Outlawz group, Creative Freebies.  You get 2 images to create with each time .  I choose the coffee mug by artist, Sandi Huggett.   I colored with copics and added some burlap trim along with a little bling to look like steam coming off the mug...... Here's my card:

That's all for today.

Until next time,
Happy Holiday Crafting

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Our 2nd Challenge Begins Today, come join us!!

It's time for our second Challenge over at The Stamping Shack Blog.  The challenge theme is "Sparkle and Shine".  It will run until Dec. 14th, 2012.  Please come visit us on the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have come up with to inspire you.  I used an image from The Stamping Shack Store called: Decorating the Tree.  I added lil bits of "sparkle and shine" all over my card.  I colored it with Colored pencils, blender pen and glitter glue.  Used a Martha Stewart punch on sides.  And I also added a big sparkly button as the tree topper and some extra bling!  And now for the card. 

Well I hope you'll decide to pop over to the blog and see the rest of the DT's work.  An maybe, just maybe, you'll want to play along for a chance at the winnings!  See over at our blog!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A simple Sympathy Card

Afternoon everyone.  I got the Sympathy Card made to send to our Friend Mikey's Family.  Here it is:

Until next time....................

A sad day.......but a good day too

Morning all. I have a horrible cold, but I don't feel as bad a s I look, from what everyone is telling me, LOL!  We got some bad news as we where heading of to bed last night.  One of my hubby's dearest best friends finally lost his battle with cancer yesterday evening.  Rest In Peace, Mikey, You will be missed very much!  He and Hubby were on the Boy Scout counsel  together and they went around and started up troops in areas where there were none.  Hubby will miss him very much as will I!   I have to make a sympathy card now, hmmm, thinking something along the lines of Cowboy Hat, boots, ect... he was never with out either.  And wouldn't ya know I don't have either in stamps or digi's  darn it!  I will find something though.......

Well off to take some cold meds and get breakfast for the family.  Thanks for stopping by, I am happy to know all of you!

Have a wonderful Day!

Until next time
Keep on being Crafty.............

Tuesday Color Challenge

It's time again for the Tuesday Color Challenge.  I want to take a minute before I share the challenge with you all to THANK the ladies over on Outlawz DT for the Color Challenge group for asking me to participate as a Guest Design team member this past month.  It has been fun and I was very honored to be part of this wonderful creative bunch.  OK enough of that  :) !  On to the Color Choices for this weeks Challenge:  

I really really like these colors.  And I found the perfect image from the Stamping Shack to use.  I hope you all like it.   The image is called "Skating Girl" and can be purchased on The Stamping Shack store. I made a center step card to be able to use the Twist of more than one fold.                      
That's all I have for today.  And thanks again for popping by for a visit. 

Until next time......................

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Making Christmas and other cards today.....

Hi all, it's a beautiful cool day here in Texas today, in the 50's and breezy.  I decided I had to really get busy on my card making so here is some of what I got done so far.  Also made a birthday card for my my dear friend Kelly who stays with my MIL a couple times a year when hubby and I need a break.  She is super sweet and great with Mom.  I am doing all this while trying to get the inside of the house ready to decorate for Christmas tomorrow. 

So I guess I better get back to cards and prepping for decorating.  Have a fun weekend all.

Until next time,

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Day

I want to wish all of my family, friends and followers a very, very Happy Thanksgiving Day!  I hope you all have a peaceful and safe Day.  Take care, eat lots and enjoy your day what ever you do!

Until next time..................
Bye Y'all

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sneak Peak of what's coming in December

Hi everyone.  Thanks for popping by my blog today.  I have a little sneak peak of what I am working on for The Stamping Shack Blog that I am a Design team member of.  I hope you all will pop over to the blog and check out all the DT members works and don't forget that we have our very 1st Challenge going on now thru Nov. 29th.  It's "Anything Goes" so please come join in the fun, we all would love it!  And now for a "peak" at the digi's, from The Stamping Shack, I'll be using in December.  Ha ha, now you have to come back to see what they are all about.  Also don't forget that The Stamping Shack Store has a lot of wonderful, cute & quirky digital images at great prices and they offer a once a week Facebook Image special too.  Now go over there right now and book mark them to visit often.  I promise you won't be disappointed.

Have a wonderful Day!

Until Next Time........................

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tuesday Color Challenge

Morning all, It's time again for the weekly Tuesday Color Challenge over on Outlawz Challenges.  I had fun making this card, it went to my BF for her Birthday.  I even tried to color the cat spotted like he really is.....  So here are is the color palette for this week and the twist was to add fabric.  I used some old lace fabric and added some gold color to it.  I like the finished product, what about you all, How did I do?  

                        Here it is.  The digi is called "Gifts Galore" and can be purchased over at The Stamping Shack.  They have some of the darn cutest digi's around!  

That's all for today.  Have a fun one.

Until next time....
Bye Y'all

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Happy Sunday!

Hi everyone and a very Happy Sunday to all.  Today it's my turn to share a project with you all for The Stamping Shack Blog where I am a Design Team member.  I was having a really hard time trying to decide what to make for today's blog post then it came to me.  It's a tissue box cover!  You know for kleenex or Puff's.   It was actually easy to put together and I think it's cute.  I never have done one before so I think it turned out fairly nice for a 1st attempt.  Here is a picture of the supplies I used:
Cube Tissue box with bottom cut out, Tape Runner, colored twine, patterned Christmas paper, copic markers, lace trim, spellbinder dies, foam dots, poinsettia flowers, and a paper trimmer.

1. I picked out the paper then, using paper cutter, cut to fit each side and top of box.  

2. I added the lace trim to the top edge of box all the way around with Tape runner.  

3. I cut twine to fit each side corner of the box and attached with glue runner.   
       Here's a picture of it so far.

3. Print and color the Digi Image of  Elf Postage Stamp.  This digi is from the The Stamping Shack and can be purchased here under the Christmas section.

4. Cut small squares of green card stock slightly larger than Elf Digi and attach behind digi at an angle with foam dots.  Then place them on opposite sides of the box with more foam dots. 

5. Using your Die Cut machine and die of your choice. Die cut two of one image. to use on the opposite 2 sides of box.  I used my Spellbinder Grand Calibur and shapeabilitie Bird flourishes die. I cut and emboss them then attached to box sides with glue runner, added a poinsettia flower from Petaloo under each die for added dimension.  
I then added some ribbon for Studio G all around the bottom of box.  And then add some clear bling spaced out on the ribbon.  The I also added some red bling from studio G to the sides and top for a little more Pizazz, where you place it is totally your choice.  And so here are a few pictures of my finalized Tissue Box Cover. 

And lastly I added a satiny red string around the top where the lace is and tied in a small bow. That's it, it's all done. Just put over another box of tissues for some festive holiday decor.......

Thanks for visiting my blog today and check back often for more fun ideas.  

Thursday, November 15, 2012

1st Challenge - The Stamping Shack

Morning all my crafty followers and visitors. I have a wonderful new birthday card to share with you today.  This is our 1st Challenge over at The Stamping Shack blog, where I am a Design Team Member (DT).  The Stamping Shack has some of the cutest, quirkiest designs at the best prices, you should pop over to the store and the blog and check out everything.  We also have a weekly Stamp of the week on Facebook, that runs on special pricing for the whole week.  And Katie the owner is adding new designs often.  So now on to my Card for the 1st ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE.  I used "Cupcake Girl Image" and it can be purchased here.  So here is my Design with this adorable image.

Please come on over to The Stamping Shack Blog and see what all the DT Members have in store for you.  And we hope you'll decide to play along, just remember you need to be a follower to play.  

I am also entering this card in the Following Challenge:

Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting me. Now head over to the Stamping Shack store and Blog, Pleeaassee.....

Until next time.............

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Creative Freebie Challenge

Evening all.  It's a cool night here and DH just started a fire in the fireplace, YAY!  I made this cute snowman bookmark for the challenge over at Outlawz group - Creative Freebie.  You get a free digi to create what ever you like with and I got this adorable snowman drawn by Sandi Huggett, a member of the outlawz group.  I am going to give it to a friend with a handmade card for her birthday later in the month.  I think it turned out really cute!  Here it is:

Have a wonderful warm evening...............

Until next time

A little embarrassed!!

Hello Crafty Peeps! I am embarrassed to say I did not follow the colors for the Tuesaday Color Challenge.  No excuses, I knew what to use and just had green on the brain I guess and not the dark brown.  I made a new item with the right colors.  Here it is! (  :)  Blushing   )

Until next time,
By Bye

Tuesday Color Challenge

Hi everyone.  Sorry it's been week since my last post, but sometime life takes over.  We had our Annual weekend once a year getaway camping trip(it was a blast)  this past weekend and I had a lot to do to prepare.  Beside finding someone we trusted to stay with MIL all weekend  and Pet Sitting has picked up so needless to say I was a bit busy.  But I did find time to create this little table decoration for Thanksgiving time. I colored the digi image, called Autumn Girl from the Lilyputs Range at The Stamping Shack, with Copic markers layered the colored paper on green card base and embellished with the leaves and flowers. Then added the printed text.  It's for the the weekly Tuesday Color Challenge over at Outlawz.   Here is the color choices and twist we have to work with this week.

 Lovely isn't it.  I love these colors! Very Fall, Thanksgiving theme to me!
 And here is my table decoration:

OK so there it is.  I am very happy with it.  I even added the stand to the back to keep it standing nicely.There is a web site I love to visit by a very cool Lady named Christina.  Her website is: .  She as tons of tutorials and one on this Lil stand.....Check her out she has tons of stuff to share.  Well time to get busy with house work, YUK!  Do check back because we over at The Stamping Shack are having our 1st Stamping Shack Blog Challenge "Anything Goes" on Nov.15th.  So come see what I came up with and then visit the stamping shacks Blog to see what the other design team members have come up with to inspire you to play along and I hope you will.  And don't forget we'd love for you to join in the fun over at Outlawz too!

Until next time,

Monday, November 12, 2012

Owl are U today??

Good Monday Morning, well almost afternoon......I am popping in to share this wonder Hanging Owl I rec'd from my sweet friend Wanda,from Card Making Friends Yahoo Group.  It came Saturday in the mail while we were away camping at the Renaissance Fair in Houston ( we had a great time!) I just had to share it, I love it, but I am an Owl lover.  Now where to hang him, hmmm.  
Have a wonderful day.  I am off to start all of our laundry from camping, it all smells like camp fire smoke.  Be sure to check back tomorrow for my Tuesday Color challenge for the Outlawz group.

Until next time...............................

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tueday Color Challenge

Good Morning everyone!  Today is the 1st Tuesday of my Guest Design Team Spot on the Oultlawz Group.  I am very excited to have been asked to do this.  It kinda makes me feel special that they like my creations enough to ask me to join in the fun.   So let's get this party started! 

Here is the picture of the colors we have to work with and the twist is to make it vintage.  You be the judge, but I think mine is fairly Vintage, at least I think so.   And here is my Vintage Card.  I tried to distress the lil girl image a bit to make it more vintage looking, I guess it looks OK.  And I only had a lighter tan so I that's what I went with!

Well you have a wonderful day.  I am off to pack camping gear for our annual camping trip this coming weekend, with 40 - 50 of our closet friends.  I love camping and am looking forward to it very much.

And don't forget come visit the Outlawz group Tuesday Color Challenge and hopefully you'll decide to join in  the fun!  

Until next time........................

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hello all. Today is my day as a New DT member for The Stamping Shack Blog to post a card project.  I have a really quick cute and simple card project for you today. The digital image I used can be found and purchased here at The Stamping Shack Store.  The image is called" Oscar & Daisy - Snow Pals", it screams Christmas to me.  So now, onto how I created the card.  

1 - Print digital image with  Merry to the left side of image and Christmas the right of image.  I did this in MS word.  I used the font "Harrington" in all capital letters in bold red type.  After printing I trimmed top and bottom very close to image with small paper trimmer.  

2 - Color image as you like.  I used Copic markers primary colors.

3 - Center image on card front and trim sides even with card base.  Attach to base with your favorite adhesive. I used my Xyron Tape runner.

4 - Using Spellbinders Edgabilities Ric Rack Die (edge #1) lay across top of card above image piece, tape ends down so it does not move on you.  Then using blue color used to color image trace top edge of edge die. Then do the same with red color on the bottom edge of die.  Un-tape die and move to bottom of card and repeat above instructions.  

5 -Then just add some bling where ever you like.  

Simple right?  If you like what you see check the stamping shack blog regularly to see what all the other creative DT members have in store for you. That's all I have for you today.  Happy Crafty Sunday!

Until Next time,

Thursday, November 1, 2012

New Digi Store and Blog

Howdy Ya'll.  I have a long day today so I am posting a bit earlier than normal.  Today is my part time house cleaning job and I have Pet Sitting visits scheduled too.  So I'll be in and out most of the day.  Any way I wanted to tell everyone to come on over and visit "The Stamping Shack Store".  This is where I am on the DT  at.  They have some of the cutest digital images around and there are a lot more coming too.  I'll be doing a Blog Post this Sunday morning, Nov. 4th, 2012 on the Stamping Shack Blog. Please do come by and visit and leave some love.  I'm creating a Card Project with a  new digi stamp, so come check it out on Sunday. And there are some other fabulous ladies on the DT that you definitely should check out!   So I can't show you my card project for sunday's blog post on the stamping shack blog, but I can show you a quick and I mean quick thank you card I made for a friend.  Ted makes us the best homemade bread and will not take anything in return so I made this cute lil owl card for him.  See told you it was very quick to make!  I am a big Owl fan as many of you know.........thought it was Guy appropriate, don't you?

         And now here is a cool Halloween RAK I rec'd in the mail yesterday from another Card Making Friend, Lynn E., from a Yahoo Group I belong to.                                                                                              
    It's cool don't ya think?  I really like it!  Thanks Lynn.
OK well that is all I have for you for today.  Need to finish my coffee and get my day started. It's gonna be a busy one!  Hope your day is uneventful!

Until next time,
Bye Ya'll