Celebrate in a Big Way ~

Saturday, November 30, 2013

If you're going to celebrate, of course it should be in a BIG way!  These little guys sure are having fun, and this sketched seemed to fit this image just perfectly.  The image is part of the monthly progressive challenge at From the Heart, and of course it took me to the last day of the month to get it done!  I had good intentions to do it earlier, but you know how that goes...Enjoy your Saturday ~ Happy Birthday Jan!

Digital Image & Sentiment - From the Heart - Balloon Ride
Sketch Challenge (thanks for the inspiration Joni) - Deconstructed Sketch No. 128
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Not sure...
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, circle nestie, cricut Art Philosphy/scallop circle, edge distresser, leaf punch, burlap string, button, pop dots and white glue.

 

Gift Cards, Gift Cards...

Friday, November 29, 2013

How about something to put them in?  Presenting them in a pretty little package makes them all the more special!

Printable Chalkboard Gift Tags - Free Download
DP - Recollections Botanical Noel
Other Stuff - Burlap string, sequins, edge distresser, scallop scissor.


 

Happy Thanksgiving ~

Thursday, November 28, 2013

 
Happy Thanksgiving!  I have so much to be thankful for, and of course in addition to my family and friends, I want to thank all of you who come to my blog and check out what I'm doing on a daily basis.  Your kind comments help push me along just when I really need it, and mean more to me than you know.  Enjoy your day, however it is you choose to celebrate it!

Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - My Mind's Eye/Reunion 6x6
Other Stuff - Cricut/die cut U, Paper Smooches clear stamp/ink, edge distresser, burlap string, sequins, and white glue.

Here's a little toast for you ~

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

That's right the toast pops up!!  What a fun challenge happening now at the Hambo
Hoedown ~ Interactive cards!  I found the tutorial to make this Wiper Card on Splitcoaststampers, and it was fun and pretty easy to do.

There is lots more inspiration at the Hoedown from the rest of the Design Team as well, so be sure to pop on over and check out what they've done.

Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Toaster
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Not sure...
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, ribbon, and white glue.


Thank You ~

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


The sponsor of this week's challenge is Eureka Stamps, and the Grand Prize winner will receive 5 digital images of the winner's choice.

 Eureka Stamps Bio: 
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Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - My Mind's Eye-Reunion 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, cricut/flowers, craftworkcards candi, edge distresser, rhinestones, glitter pen, pop dots and white glue.


The Letter J ~

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I needed to send a note out the other day, and I was thinking how nice it would be to have some note cards with my initial.

I remembered that I had gotten an initial stamp from my fabulous CTMH friend, and so I put a few together.

What do you think?

Sketch Challenge - Mojo Monday No. 321
Stamp - CTMH; Ink - CTMH - Smoothie
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Teresa Collins/Memories 6x6
Other Stuff - Circle punch, edge distresser, white glue.

 

This is Dedicated to You...

Monday, November 25, 2013

He reminds me a bit of Sully from Monsters, Inc. he's so darn cute!  I think this is a good one for a guy's birthday and since I work with 40 of them I certainly need to stock up!

Have a Magnificent Monday!

Digital Image - Hambo Stamps - Monster Sax
Digital Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Bailey Rocks
Sketch Challenge - Splitcoaststampers - No. 463
Cardstock - Bazzill
DP - Teresa Collins - Stationery Noted 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, oval nestie, burlap string, Bazzill edge cardstock strips, edge distresser, pop dots and white glue.
 

When you stop believing in Santa...

Saturday, November 23, 2013

A favorite stamp of mine that I have to use every year.  I know there are some of you out there who don't believe, so consider this your warning!

Sketch Challenge - Mojo Monday No. 320
Digital Image & Sentiment - Whimsie Doodles
Cardstock - CTMH
DP  Teresa Collins-Spring Fling 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, ribbon, charm, edge distresser, pop dots and white glue. 

Believe in the Magic ~

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday No. 233! The sponsor of this week's challenge is DigiStamp Boutique, and the Grand Prize winner will receive a £10 Voucher.

DigiStamp Boutique's Bio:  All images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally-Ann Hancock. My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too - often the inspiration for my designs. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy creating.
Digital Image - DigiStamp Boutique
Digital Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Cardstock - Random
DP's - Recollections Botanical Noel (small print), green/stars - ?
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, star punch, scallop scissor, button, crochet thread, glitter, pop dots and white glue.

By Golly ~ Get Jolly!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


If you're looking for a fun way to take a bottle of sparkling wine or an adult beverage to a holiday gathering, perhaps this may be just the thing you're looking for!  It's a gift and a card all rolled into one, and you can still write a personal message on the back. 

I just adore the Pig Tangle image and sentiment set that I used here, but the possibilities are certainly endless as you've seen by me making a few of these now.

Just another quick holiday gift idea ~ Enjoy!

Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Pig Tangle
DP - Teresa Collins - Spring Fling 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, burlap string, shimmer trim, brad, scallop scissor, corner rounder, cricut/circle, pop dots and white glue.

Geronimouse!

Monday, November 18, 2013

It's a Fancy Fold kind of Monday!!  I haven't made one of these in a while, and they always come to mind for me when I'm in a pinch for a few reasons;  I need something unique to present a little treat; I need a gift certificate holder, or there just aren't any layouts coming to mind to use at the time!

Of course we've all got the upcoming holidays on our mind, so here is another sample:

If you haven't made one of these before, here is a tutorial to follow keeping in mind that you can make different sizes to suit your needs!

Have a very Happy Monday!

Geronimouse Supplies:
Digital Image - Hambo Stamps - Geronimouse
Digital Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Bailey Flower
Paper - Authentique - double sided
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, burlap string, a button, pop dots and white glue.

Elf Supplies:
Digital Image - Hambo Stamps - Elf Gift
Digital Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Pig Tangle
DP - (No clue...)
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, random green cardstock, doily, burlap string, a button, pop dots and white glue.

Merry & Bright ~

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Merry & Bright ~ What a happy sentiment to send for the holiday's!  I'm determined to use a couple of sets of holiday pre-cut card bases that I have that I think are from DCWV, but I certainly cannot remember.  I take a couple of them and cut them apart, and this one follows the Deconstructed Sketch No. 127.

Digital Image & Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, glitter, burlap string, edge distresser, doily, pop dots and white glue.
 

Hola! ~

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Hola from Phoenix!  Another sunny and beautiful day ahead here in my neck of the woods!

I've got another CAS card for you today to remind you of the current challenge at the Hambo Hoedown.

This is the perfect time to show us your CAS creativity, and you could win a fabulous prize to boot!  Join us!

Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Cactus
Cardstock - White and CTMH
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, embossing folder, burlap string, pop dots and white glue.


Hello Gorgeous ~

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday No. 232!!

The generous sponsor of this week's challenge is A Day for Daisies, and the Grand Prize winner will receive a $12 Gift Certificate to the ADFD Shop!


A DAY FOR DAISIES provides themed categories of over 1000 fun and whimsical digital images, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cute kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!


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Digital Image - ADFD - Hello Baby Giraffe
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Teresa Collins/Memories 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, circle nestie, cricut/circle & flower, small circle punch, craftworkcards candi, rhinestones, pop dots, white glue, and a staple.
 

Merry Kiss-Mas ~

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Another cute little penguin all dressed up and ready for kiss-mas.....hehe!!

Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Sketch Challenge - Mojo Monday 319
Digital Image & Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Cardstock - CTMH
DP - Teresa Collins/Stationery Noted 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, circle nestie, cricut/circle, glitter, button, crochet thread, pop dots and white glue.

Have an ICE Christmas ~

Sunday, November 10, 2013

I can blame this one on Pinterest!  It all started with seeing some tags decorated with doilies, and then I thought I'd make a card out of it.  I already had this stamp colored in so I incorporated it and it just took off from there.  Can't say I'm crazy about it, but I do like the image and the sentiment!

Have a Super Sunday (Go Packers)!

Digital Image & Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Cardstock  Stampin' Up
DP - K&Company
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, doilies, circle nestie, cricut/outer circle, two smaller circle punches, sequins, glitter, scallop scissor, twine, pop dots and white glue.

Friends Like You...

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Happy Saturday all!!  The challenge happening right now at the Hambo Hoedown is CAS - Clean And Simple, and here is another creation to hopefully inspire you enough to join us!  The little grin on his face cracks me up!

Clear Stamp Set - Hambo Stamps - Skunk HCL025
DP - My Mind's Eye - Reunion 6x6
Other Stuff - Basic Black and orange ink, ProMarkers, Stampin' Up Edgelit-Adorning Accents, circle nestie, silver glitter stickers, edge distresser, burlap string, pop dots and white glue.

 

More Wine for Happy Holidays! ~

Friday, November 8, 2013

Just another Wine Tag for the Holidays on this TGIF for you!  Her earrings just HAD to be sparkly, it didn't seem right for them not to me!!  If you still haven't tried making these, do give it a try.  They are a blast to make!

Digital Image - Sassy Studio Designs
Cardstock - Stampin' Up and CTMH
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, circut/circle cut out, embossing folder, sizzix flower die cut, little circle punch, glitter, rhinestone, burlap string, corner rounder, pop dots and white glue.

Made With Love By The Dutch Lady Designs