Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy Winter

I love making nugget treats for all seasons and occasions.
Here I had a mini snowman Northwood block stamp that was perfect for winter.
Everyone loves to build a snowman...right?!

The Happy Winter sentiment is from an old stampin up set.
Very little coloring so these were made in a snap!

Friday, December 30, 2016

For Sale...

I made these cute gumball treats for winter. The stamp is from Sentiments Exactly.
So simple yet so cute!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Gift packs

A friend of mine asked me to make some gift packs for some friends of hers for New Years.
She wanted some birthday and get well soon cards , a notepad and some other little treat inside. Below are some of the things I put in them. I added a simple tag and she loved them.

Came up with this cute idea for my mini post it note pad...thanks Seleise for the idea from a few years ago at Nat had passed some cute little notepads out to everyone.

Here are the cards I put inside the gift bag. I went with a floral theme and the color scheme was similar in each card. I used Amuse Studio and Altenew stamp sets.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Oh so pretty!

My boss gave me this outdoor/front porch decoration for Christmas this year. She had been on a hunt for old radio flyer sleds and white skates all year. It is a beautiful addition to my decor!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Merry Christmas

Here is a cute ornament my sister made for me this year. 
She used the Jingle all the Way stamp set from amuse studio's November Collection.
So so very cute!
I love it...thank you so much Shari!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Saturday, December 24, 2016

New Home

I love how these turned out for each of the kids this Christmas!
I found the ornaments at Micheals the other 60% off...what a steal! They came in a 3 pack.
I posted a pic of their Christmas cards the other day (see below) and now I have a matching ornament for them to hang on their tree. Thank you Shari so much for painting their addresses on these beautiful "new home" ornaments. I can't wait to give them to each of the kids. This will be a wonderful keepsake of their first home/apartment.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Sleigh bells...

My sister at it again...she decorated this beautiful sleigh with amuse studio's Poinsettia stamp from the November Collection. It is so beautiful in person. She had it full of fun surprises for me. Thank you Shari for a wonderful gift!

Here is a close up of the poinsettia on the side of the sleigh.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Peace and Joy

This is a beautiful Christmas card from my sister. The stamp set is from Papertrey. I love the little birdie wishing us peace and joy.
The pine embossing folder is from Fun Stamper Journey's owner...Richard Garay...I found it at Hobby Lobby.
I love the color combo of this card...everything just pops!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Holy Family

Casey is on a roll...she made this beautiful shadow box of the blessed Holy Family.
What a wonderful Christmas decoration for the beauty and meaning of Christmas!
Thanks for sharing Casey!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

just for you

Casey and her mom made these cute treats for their bowling team. 
I think they are going to love them!

She bought the popcorn boxes, filled them with cocoa, marshmallows, and Hershey kisses. I love how she hung the candy cane off the edge of the box. The cute Santa is from amuse studio's let's get merry stamp set. Great job Casey and Mrs. C!
Oh and thank you for the sweet surprise of one for me.and one for Joe too!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Let it snow...

A client of mine bought this old sled and wanted a snowman painted on it so she could hang it all winter. I enlisted my sisters help and as I knew would turn out awesome! She loved it Shari...once again your artistic ability is amazing!
Thanks so much!

Friday, December 16, 2016

From our house to yours...

I made these cards for each one of the kids since they all have new addresses this holiday season. I thought it would be fun to create a keepsake card. Maybe they will put it in a scrapbook someday.

The little car and packages are from Lawn Fawn
The Merry Christmas sentiment is from Concord and 9th
The door is from Inkadinkado.

I love how they turned out...hope they do too.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

For unto us a child is born...

Simplicity at its best! 
This stamp is from Unity. I stamped the image in amuse studio Navy ink and then added a gem to the star and a bit of clear wink of stella. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

what a treat...

Yesterday when I attended Sylvia's card class she had a treat for each of us at our table. Amuse cardstock packs with some fun sequins, a holiday pen and a light up ornament.
Thank You so much are terrific!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Card Class

I went to Sylvia's card class yesterday and we made some fun treats!
We made a tin full of tags that was quick and fun.

Look at all the goodness in one little tin! So many cute tags that took no time at all to make.

These two treats were fun to make too. The snowman pillow box is full of mint candy.
The pillow box die is from Stampin Up and the snowman face is from Peachy Keen. He just made us all happy with his smiling face. I put a snowflake on his tongue because he needed one.
The treat bag has a Cheryl's cookie in it...oh so yummy. The tag is like a wine topper only clipped to the bag. The snowman and sentiment is from amuse studio.
Thanks for the fun class Sylvia!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Craft Club

Our Stamp Club has now turned into Craft Club since amuse studio is no longer.
We gals enjoy getting together so much that we must first monthly Craft Club has begun. As a thank you to all the ladies I gave them each a little memento for their 5 years of supporting me in my adventure.

 We like to eat so there always has to be food! 
Everyone brought a snack to share and it was yummy!

My back porch was great for our wreath making craft.

We are ready!

Everyone is having a great time....we are so good we could apply for a job at Sacksteder's!

Our finished wreaths...a big thank you to Joe for his skill in photography...there is a side job waiting for him. 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

merry christmas

I think these tags are adorable!
I love the color combo.
The sentiment is from Concord and 9th
Mouse and cardstock from Lawn Fawn.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

over the river and through the woods...

Another cute card from the Home for the Holidays stamp set from Lawn Fawn.
I used the reverse sky polka dot cardstock from amuse studio so it looks like snow falling. I added a little stickles to the snow bank and trees for some shimmer. Love the cute little packages!

Friday, December 9, 2016

from our house to yours

I have been in the Christmas spirit the last few days.
I've been working on a few cards every day so that I will have them all ready to send to family and friends. This one is a favorite.

Home for the Holidays stamp set and matching die from Lawn Fawn pair perfectly with the stitched tree die...also from Lawn Fawn.
The sentiment "from our house to yours" is an old Amuse Artstamp.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

parts and pieces

Melissa, the queen of parts and pieces taught me to get ahead of the game. 
It is very handy to have them on hand when designing a card.

Look at how fun these are once colored. 
All ready for assembling.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Not a creature was stirring...

I love this little mouse peeking out of the stocking from Lawn Fawn's "merry christmouse"
The brick background is from Taylored Expression,
This is a set from the archives... just had to have it.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

let it snow...

This cute set is from Papertrey. 
They released Winter Snow Globe in 2012 and 
I saw it on Cyber Monday and had to add it to my collection.
I love the little snowman...he's just so darn cute!

I have been having fun using this set.

The sentiment is from amuse studio holiday cheer.

Monday, December 5, 2016

happy birthday

My sister made this card for her son's birthday...which is today.
He is a farm boy so this card is perfect for him. Love the beautiful layout of this card.
Happy birthday Kevin!

Sunday, December 4, 2016


I bought this cutie stamp set from Unity on Cyber Monday and I can't wait for it to come!
I think this owl is adorable and the sentiment is perfect for each of my kiddos!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Treat Yourself

Visit the new amuse studio website and save!
Linda launched her new website on December 1st and is offering 25% off and free shipping on orders over $75 thru the end of December. Visit the new site now! 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Calendar Fundraiser!

2017 Calendar Fundraiser

Click here to see a video of Linda Carnell explaining the calendar download.
Available as of December 1, 
This year the purchase of the calendars will support Girl Up...visit for more information. 
The calendar downloads are available in 6 sizes and are just $4 each or all 6 for $10!

Help support a great cause.

Visit the NEW website (same URL
There are so many new features and you will want to check it out!!

Digital Products, Inspiring Ideas, International Shipping, Specials, and more. 
Visit us on Pinterest for loads of ideas. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

LaSalle Craft Show

Craft show number 2 was a huge success!
I love sharing my stamping and paper crafting with everyone. 
It is fun to see the same faces come back to my booth every year. 
I had quite the spread this year! 

/As you can see...the bins were empty by the days end. Time to get crafting again.

My two beautiful helpers this year!