Thursday, December 21, 2017


This card leaves me speechless!
 Sylvia is very talented and she passes that on to all of us when we attend her card classes. 
This technique is called "eclipse" 
We stamped the entire image on a piece of whisper white card stock and then we used letter dies to cut out and then pop them up to give this amazing look to the card! 
Simply no words for this beauty!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Fun card class

Look at all the fun treats and cards we made at Sylvia's card class on Monday.
Rudolph is made from punches and the nose is an EOS lip balm.
The little square is made from the envelope punch board and inside is a chocolate square.
The cards were so easy and fun to make.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Merry Christmas

Our craft club girls had a fun day on Sunday making this cute card. 
The snowmen are from Anthony's Paper Craft. Fun stamps for sure! 
The inside says "friends are the best gift"
The tree is a sticker I had in my stash.
Craft club girls are truly the best gift!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas craft shows

A few weeks ago I had two craft shows. 
I have a lot of fun creating the candy filled treats and seeing everyone who comes to the shows. 
Thanks for another great year...
and thanks to my beautiful helper, Emily.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

newest addition...

So I keep adding to my stamp room. I had one of these shelves for about 7 years and needed another one....went back to the store I bought it at and low and behold they had them. I want to paint them white to match my desk and alex drawers but that will have to wait until spring time.
Love having more shelf space for my stamp cases.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Fun Times!

What a fun week it has been so far! I went to Sylvia's card class on Monday and made such beautiful cards and treats...let me tell ya...she rocks the card class!
Then yesterday I get a text from Sylvia showing me a picture of who showed up in our home town...all the way from Chicago...Chelsea!
We met up for dinner at Los Primos and enjoyed catching up. Chelsea is here on a business trip and took the time to visit with was so great to see one of our long time stamping friends!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Look at this fun Jack-o-lantern my sister made out of wood and cardstock. 
I love the folk art look...she went out of her box a bit but I love it.
Thanks so much Shari for this awesome gift.
Happy Halloween everyone!

Friday, October 27, 2017

just a little note...

Here is a cute gift for a friend or co-worker.
Inside is a cute notepad I covered with floral washi tape.
The decorative pencils I found in the Target dollar bin. I added two Hershey nuggets wrapped in coordinating washi tape and put them inside a vellum bag to keep them from rolling around in the treat bag. Such a great gift!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

fun treat boxes

These mini pizza boxes from Stampin Up were so fun to decorate.
I used some cardstock I had in my stash for the background. 
The jingle all the way and bells were a die set I got at StampAway in August.
The house die is from amuse studio.
The boxes are filled with candy.
Getting ready for my upcoming craft shows.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A girl and her purse

How fun are these?!
I had these clear purse boxes in my stash...finally figured out what to do.
I love the girlfriends stamp set from amuse and it was perfect for decorating
 these small candy filled purses. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Shaker Cards!!

My first Paper Pumpkin arrived in the mail last week.
Cute little box sitting on my doorstep.

Look at all the goodness inside!
Everything to create 10 shaker cards!
It included the little ink cube, the block, stamp set, sequins, 
sticky dots and foam, cardstock, and envelopes.
 So much fun!!

Look at the beautiful matching lined envelopes!

The final project...two styles of shaker, love, love!
Can't wait to see what comes next month!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Christmas Sampler

I have a new Christmas decoration for the upcoming holidays.
We made this beautiful Christmas Sampler at Sylvia's yesterday. 
Love all the gold, green, and red!
Thanks Sylvia for a great class!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

more sweet treats

More sweet treats for my craft shows.
The shows will be here before I know it!!

Monday, October 9, 2017

baby bundle

Cute baby card using the set from Lawn Fawn.
My boss' daughter had a baby girl a few weeks ago so I made her this card loaded with lots of PINK!

I just love the inside sentiment!!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


I made these nugget treats in honor of seeing the performance of Wicked over the weekend!
What a great show! I highly recommend seeing it if you haven't...

Monday, October 2, 2017

Halloween Sampler

Our Halloween Sampler was a huge success! 
The craft club ladies enjoyed an evening of fun and laughter! 

I had the table set and ready to go. 
I love having a little treat for each of the ladies. 
This night I had a little black cauldron for each one of them.

The ladies hard at work.

Everyone did a fantastic job on their Halloween Sampler!
Each one is unique and so cute!
Great job ladies!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

give thanks

More nugget goodness! 
Washi tape wrapped nuggets make the perfect table favor for your upcoming holidays. 
The acorn punch is from SU. 
Sentiment is from amuse studio.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

good witch or bad witch

Love these cute candy treats! The witch is from SU creep it real set.
The clear plastic containers are from Target bin...they are awesome!
I put sixlets in the container and wrapped washi tape around it to keep the lid secure.
Such a fun and easy treat.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

gift set

Look how lovely these card boxes turned out! My awesome SIL, Melissa gave me these card fronts to make into cards. I did some with just the card front, I added a few pearls to some, and others I just backed in an outline of black to make it pop!
They all are simply gorgeous! 

I put 4 cards in a box and added a bit of ribbon to tie it all together.
Who might be the lucky one to receive one of these...
Thank you Melissa!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Just a bit more...

After all that Halloween extravaganza...we made two more cards at Sylvia's class.
Love the water color look of the is two stamps just stamped on top of each other. Stamp the center and you have a beautiful image. The other card is using Stampin Up's foil snowflakes. So pretty and so easy paired with their snowflake cardstock.
Thanks for a great class Sylvia!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Halloween explosion!

Sylvia's class on Monday was packed with Halloween goodness!
Look at all the fun projects we made using some of the new stuff from the SU holiday catalog.
I love the mini pizza boxes that we decorated and the fun pillow box. She taught us how to make a witch hat clip and taught us a new card fold and treat rock Sylvia!

 The mini pizza boxes are awesome! Look how cute we decorated it...washi tape around the box...ahhh!! The top is from the Halloween paper sheet of nothing but the 3 x 3 squares you can just cut and add to the top. We stamped the owl and the boo. The puffy bats made it fun!

 The card was so easy to make and look how fun it is as a decoration by itself!
The pillow box she found at Michaeals and we made the little treat has one mini reese cup inside. I love it all!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


I made this card for my boss' daughter's shower the other week. I used the cherry blossom embossing folder and the stamp is an old wood block I had in my stash from Wordsworth.
I added a bit of color to the stick figures and added some heart gems from Amuse Studio.
I almost forgot...check out the Nuvo drops on the flowers...thanks Melissa for introducing me to those!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

from the heart

My boss outdid herself for her daughter's shower this past weekend. It was a beautiful sunny day and the setting was perfect! She had bought mix matched fine china and set the tables beautifully!
The food was delicious and the desserts were scrumptious!

One of the many place settings. Notice she put the fruit in the tea clever!

The homemade truffles were displayed beautifully on the 3 tiered stands that she made from mix matched china. Hi Grandma!

I had to try one of each....they were all so yummy!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Shower Invitation

My boss made these beautiful shower invitations for her daughter.
They are simple and yet very elegant!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Happy Fall

Made some cute fall treats with some clear tubes from Stampin Up.
I filled them with fall M & M's. Added a cute tag and a little treat for co-workers, friends, or family.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Welcome baby

There's a new baby in town...perfect card for the little fella.
The onsie is a punch and I stamped a tiny heart in red. 
Sentiment is from something in my stash...easy and so cute!
Welcome baby Keith!