Make it as big or little as you want. Make a card, make a tag ***

A piece of red cardstock measuring 7 1/2" x 3" was scored at 2 1/2" and 5". I just measured the length and width of the stamp that I was using and judged my cardstock accordingly. Just make sure you have room for your stamped image and any matting that you might do.

I stamped my snowman from Art Impressions in black memento ink and just quickly colored him up with Copics. I added a tich of glitter for the snow. I attached a snippet of red satin ribbon with tape to the front and back panels before I attached the two white pieces of cardstock.

The To/From is from Kodomo Inc.

You could whip these up in no time and give them as a gift as well.

I made this wine tote out of a 12 x 12 piece of paper, scored at 2 1/2, 5 1/2, 8 and 11". Then turned once and scored at 2 1/2". Cut the short score lines and assemble the tote with tape. A quick and easy gift when you are flying out the door to dinner at friends***


Just a quickie***

I make Hallowe'en bags for the three darling kids that live next door to us. They always bring us cookies. This year I used PTI's coffee bags and sentiments along with Martha Stewart punches and some stars that Kay Squires sent me that I covered in glitter.
Have a great day everyone and thanks so much for stopping in!!


A safe haven for my pins***

ETA!!! For those of you interested in this link please go to www.whipup.net and scroll throught the popular posts. The link doesn't work because they have not linked it within their site. It is called Stickin it to the pincushion...
Since I have started sewing again I thought my pins needed a nice place to be.
I found this quick and easy project HERE and it literally took my 15 minutes to get this done.
I think I might make a few of these for Christmas stocking stuffers.
Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by***


An Anniversary gift***

Our friends came for dinner this week and it was their anniversary. I made up this tin filled with coffee beans for them. The designer paper is Little Yellow Bicycle I believe.
The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.
The wreath is from Flourishes, stamped in Red Brick chalk ink. I added some color to the berries with Prismacolor pencils. The ribbon is from PTI.


SSNOTIME 110*** L7***

Remember when you held your fingers together to form an L and a 7?? That was to tell someone they were a "square". Well today's STAMP SIMPLY challenge is to use only squares in your card. The card base must be square, the image... everything. Embellishments could be other than square but what the heck... if you have a square flower add it on.

My card is done with a "almost" square image of a snowman by Printworks. Stamped in Memento black ink and quickly colored with Lyras. I added an extra dimension with the hat stamped again and popped up.

He is on a square piece of white attached to a slightly large square of black to another square of designer paper to a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 white square. Squares everywhere. I even added a square of glitter...

Enjoy everyone and thanks for stopping in...

Check out Sharon's site HERE for all the details and be sure to stop by all the design team's sites to see how square they are*** What a bunch of L7's !!!


Horrible photo but had to share***

It's dull dreary and raining here so my photo is horrible but I did have to share my little sewing project!!
I haven't sewed in years, eons in fact and when I did it was always something I threw away shortly after finishing it but I must say that this little bag turned out perfectly...
I am tooting my own horn - yes!!!
I followed Nichole Heady's tutorial HERE and constructed this Hallowe'en bag with some fabric that I had in my craft room with a lining and everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I used a vintage postcard from Crafty Secrets to attach to one of the handles..
Enjoy everyone and why don't you try a craft that you haven't done in awhile and see if all comes back***


Let Happiness Blossom***

This is an image from American Art Stamp. I stamped the flower in Red Brick and Tea Leaves Chalk ink and the words in Black memento ink. The image is stamped on Rustic Cream cardstock by PTI. I added some designer paper from Little Yellow Bicycle and Scarlet Jewel cardstock from PTI.
I also added a little stitching and a burgundy prima flower.
Enjoy everyone and thanks so much for stopping in***


The last of Hallowe'en***

I say that and I will probably do a few more***
I needed a couple of Hallowe'en cards so I used a set from Stampin Up, stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with Copics.
The paper is from my bit bin.. Could be K & Company or Cosmo Cricket.
The ribbon and buttons are PTI***
Enjoy*** and thanks for stopping by!!!



It's Friday and time for Sharon's STAMP SIMPLY challenge... Today it's Gatefold cards.. I love this style of card. There are so many variations. If you remember I made little frames for World Card Making day.. See them HERE*** I thought I would make a card for today's challenge that went along with them so that I could give them as gifts during the holiday season.

My dimensions are as follows.
1 - 41/4" x 11" scored at 2", 3 3/4", 7 1/4" and 9".
2 - 4" x 1 3/4" for the outside panels
1 - 3 1/4" x 4" and 1 - 3" x 3 3/4" for inside panels
outside image - 1 - 2 1/2" x 2 3/4"
1 - 2 3/4" x 3"
1 - 2 1/2" x 2 3/4"
I used Papertrey Ink's Scarlet Jewel and Kraft cardstock.

I stamped a little snowflake from Papertrey Ink in Vintage cream ink on the outside panels.
The wreath is also from PTI as well as the sentiment inside. This card came together very quickly. If you wanted to mass produce these it would be simple. Just cut up all the elements, stamp your images and then put them together. Easy Peasy!!!

Check out all the beautiful creations from our gatealicious design team***

Julie - http://www.outtoimpress.blogspot.com/

Tammy - http://www.stamphappy-tammy.blogspot.com/

AJ - http://www.thewillowgarden.blogspot.com/

Deb - http://www.deborahlynnesdreamincolor.blogspot.com/

Jenny - http://www.onekraftykat.blogspot.com/

Barb - http://www.barspaperpursuits.blogspot.com/

Barb Schram - http://www.barbschram.blogspot.com/

Amy - http://www.inkaboutme.blogspot.com/



Birthday wishes***

ETA::: Risa and Darlene both got the right answer first!! I will be sending you a little something special in the mail for both of you!!!

My photos are horrible. It's dark and dreary here and I can't for the life of me get a good picture. Anyhow I went with it anyway. This is a card for my brother. The image is from Inque Boutique
and all the bits are from my bit bucket except for the Kraft cardstock which is from PTI.
I also used one of PTI's small sentiments to put on the front of the coffee cup. On the inside of the card I just attached a little pocket with a little something special just for him. Can you guess what it is?? Maybe if you are the first one to guess right there might be a little surprise for you too!!! But it has to be exact!!
The ribbon is Stampin Up and the button is PTI.
Thanks for stopping in everyone!! Have a great day!!


Christmas Trees***

A set of Christmas trees from the Artful Stamper, stamped in Versamark ink and embossed with Queen's Gold embossing powder. I watercolored the image with Tombow markers and water. The gold paper in behind the image and the ribbon are from PTI!!
Three more for the old Christmas card basket!! Have a great day and thanks for stopping in..


Mr. Scarecrow***


This is a project that I whipped up last night. I used actual wool for this project as well as wool thread. It came together very quickly.
Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping in ***



Hi Everyone!! Time for Sharon's STAMP SIMPLY CHALLENGE*** Today our mission was to create a card using Kraft cardstock with an element of black in it as well. Well for me that was SO simple*** Black and kraft*** A perfect combination. I SIMPLY put several pieces of kraft and black cardstock together, stamped a great Hallowe'en image from Inkadinkado and added some black and taupe ribbon from Sharon's store and there you have it*** SUPER SIMPLE***
The sentiment is from Stampendous.

I also added just a tich of glitter to give the card some character..

Check out Sharon's site HERE for all the details and all the other design team members creations. I can hardly wait.

Barb Schram is here sharing her creations for a little while while Jennifer Buck takes a brief hiatus. Welcome Barb... Love having you here!! Jennifer we will miss you!!


Spooky Wishes***

This little line of pumpkins is designed by Robin Pickens for American Art Stamp.
I colored them with Copics and added some Hallowe'en paper and a cute little sentiment from AAS as well.
Head on over to the American Art Stamp blog and take a look at the fabulous creations***
Enjoy everyone***


Happy Fright Night***

Well I was in Michael's the other day and saw these laser cut wooden images for CHEAP!! I couldn't pass them by!! So I distressed the edges with a little distress ink, put a little glitzy black paper on the back so that the eyes, mouth and nose stood out, and used an orange glitter pen to highlight the lines. I simply attached it with some glue to orange cardstock. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.
How easy was THAT!!!
Have a great Monday everyone and thanks so much for stopping in***



Today is World Card Making Day!! I thought I would celebrate not with a card but a little frame that I painted, sanded and varnished. The wreath, which is from Papertrey Ink, is stamped in Tea Leaves Versamagic ink onto cream cardstock. I added a little Antique Linen distress ink around the edges and some red and white gemstones. I thought these would make neat little stocking stuffers at Christmas!!

Enjoy everyone and go and celebrate!! Make a card!!


SSNOTIME107*** ABC/123

ABC.... it's easy as 123...

Hey everyone!! Today's STAMP SIMPLY Challenge is to use letters or numbers as your focal point.
A card, a 3D project, an altered item... anything that uses letters or numbers as the main attraction.

My husband and I are seeing friends for dinner tomorrow night so I made my girlfriend this little 3 x 3 notebox with her name as the focal point.
The letters are stamped in black archival ink and they are from Inkadinkado.

On the inside I made 8 little 3 x 3 notecards with a simple sentiment on each one. The sentiments are from Papertrey Ink. The envelopes are from Stampin Up..

A simple project to put together. Just google
3 x 3 notebox and all kinds of recipes come up with the dimensions.

Have fun trying to make letters or numbers the focal point of your project this weekend.

Check out Sharon's site HERE for all the details.

Enjoy all the other fabulous creations from the Stamp Simply Design Team.

Julie - www.outtoimpress.blogspot.com

Tammy - www.stamphappy-tammy.blogspot.com

AJ - www.thewillowgarden.blogspot.com

Jennifer - www.thebuckstampshere.blogspot.com

Deb - www.deborahlynnesdreamincolor.blogspot.com

Jenny - www.onekraftykat.blogspot.com

Barb - www.barspaperpursuits.blogspot.com

Amy - www.inkaboutme.blogspot.com

We also say goodbye to Charlene and hello to Amy Rohl, our guest designer for the month of October. Charlene - it was fun to have you here and Amy we are looking forward to your work. I work with Amy on the American Art Stamp design team and her creations are wonderful.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!! Our gourmet group meets this Saturday for the first time this season so I will post our menu later on. It's the 100 Mile Challenge dinner!!