Monday, December 31, 2012

Time for a new calendar!

No stamping at all!
Slip into a CD Case,
wrap it with a ribbon 
and count the months 
until Summer!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sunflower Thank You

I received this beautiful 
thank you card from
Judy Sumner.
I can't take my eyes off of it.
I think it is fabulous.
Thank YOU, Judy.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Peaceful Christmas

One last Christmas card.
Hope your Christmas was as
peaceful as this card.

(Inspired by LeAnne Pugliese.)

Hello, dear friend!

From the stamp set,
Moving Forward.

(Inspired by Linda Callahan.)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Some things need to be believed to be seen!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Embossed Ornament Card

(Inspired by Loll Thompson.)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Easy Events Merry Christmas

(Inspired by Penny Thomas)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Addiction to Punch Samplers

A gift from my sister, Penny Thomas.
Winter theme.
Another beauty by Penny.
Spooky Halloween.
I used a wedding invitation to made a special gift.
I guess you could say I am now hooked on these 
amazing samplers. 
You would think it would be hard to come up with
ideas to fill such a tiny square,
only 1 3/8"!
But it's really fun to try!
I am participating in a 
Valentine's Day Sampler swap,
so stay tuned to see more!

Click on the photos to get a closer look.

Rudolph Box

This little guy is 
2" wide by 1" deep and with his antlers 4 1/2" high.
You can fit two or three little flat mints inside.  
How cute is he?

(Inspired by Jo Dumbleton)

Happy Hour Merry Christmas

(Inspired by Tara Bourgoin)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tasty Little Gift

I saw this idea on 
and thought it was just too cute 
to pass up.
I whipped up a batch of
Texas Roadhouse Butter,
(recipe on Pinterest),
and placed some in these adorable
little jars.
Added some Christmas cuteness,
put it in a little box with a tag
now I have a 
tasty little gift.  

Pilgrim Card

I didn't get this made in time for 
But I thought it was so cute
I wanted to show it to you.  
The collar is made with the 
Bigz Clear Large Scallop Square.
Isn't it cute?

(Inspired by Julie Pitta)

Two Tags Gift Card Holder

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Woolen Hat

(Inspired by Carrie Gaskin)

Ornament Tag

(Inspired by Tanya Alley.)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Blessings

I participated in a 
Christmas Card swap recently.
This card was my entry.  
I was inspired by a card made by 
Judy Sumner,
in a shoebox swap
seen on this blog, 
September 12.
I loved how she used the embossed 
edge as a snow drift. 
Thanks, Judy.
I love how you think 
outside of the box! 

Blinged Santa 3 X 3 Card

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

No words needed

I think that says it all.

Pink Christmas

Who said Christmas has to be
red and green?

The pretty card above was made by one of the
very talented Demonstrators at the last
weekend retreat.  
The accenting Glitter Paper really makes it

Friday, December 14, 2012

Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder

Fellow stamper and sweet friend,
Kathy Boxdorfer,
recently gave me a
gift card to my favorite coffee place
in a card very much
like the one above.
I loved it so much I copied it
to use as gift holders for 
Thanks, Kathy!
In more ways than one!

Santa Tag

Lately, I seem to be drawn to tags.
Couldn't resist making
this Santa version.

(Inspired by Lisa Lara.)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Elf Feet!

I attend the T.O.P.I.C.S. annual weekend
retreat in Texas every year.  
It is a blast and reason enough
 be become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
I was so inspired by all the lovely women there and 
what they made.
I thought these two versions of Santa's elves' feet 
were so adorable.
The top one is a 3 x 3 card and used the 
Curly Label Punch to fashion the shoes.
Below it is the same idea using the 
Top Note Die. 
When I see them I hear jingle bells!

Top Note Santa Tag

This is yet another way to use the
Top Note Die with the Big Shot.
What a cute little tag to include with a
Christmas gift.

Plenty of room to add a little note,
or a 
Ho Ho Ho!

(Inspired by Deanna Fioresi.)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Paper Towel Basket

This little basket is perfect for 
a little bag of chocolate Kisses or
M & M's.  
It's made from a paper towel
or toilet paper roll.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Winter Sampler

I am completely addicted to the 1 3/8" sampler
that my sister, Penny Thomas,
introduced to me before Halloween.
(Check out three examples 
on this blog September 23, 24 and 25.)
I was really excited to participate in a
'Winter' sampler with the 
T.O.P.I.C.S. team.  
I think it turned out so pretty and 

My swap is the lower right corner.
I'm already thinking of a 
Valentine Sampler!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Snowman Tea Light

A few punches, card stock, a
battery operated tea light,
and voila'
a snowman appears!
He looks so cozy!

(Inspired by Becky Roberts)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

No-Sew Paper Snips Holder

While spending last weekend in St. Louis, I attended a Demonstrator event put together by Sally Nusbaum.  
(I am a HUGE fan of Sally.  She is an amazing person.)
Most of us participated in a swap.
The No-Sew Paper Snips Holder, seen below, was my swap. 

The fabric used is retired, but can be found on the 
Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack for $.99!
I used the Petal Cone Die to cut my fabric
and the Big Shot Fabric Adhesive Roll and my iron.
Putting it together was a snap!
I added a little button and slipped in my 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Quality time with the Pieces of Heart Team

Last weekend I was able to spend lots of time with some of my favorite people 
in St. Louis, my Pieces of Heart Team members.  
I was invited to Jayne Singleton's house to visit while they were
making Valentine cards for the troops.  
That is a cause that is very near and dear to Jayne's heart and I so enjoyed being there with them. 
While I was there, Jayne pulled out a luscious birthday cake for me!
I wish I had remembered to take a picture while I was there, 
but take it from me, the cake was awesome.
The next day, Jayne, Judy Sumner and Mary Taylor were hosting 
a customer appreciation open house that I attended too.  
They are so good their customers.   
They had three make and take projects for them to do while filling up 
on all kinds of goodies.  
I was so busy visiting that I only made one of the projects.
It was offered by Mary Taylor and can be seen below.
I just love it and have already CASed it!

Mary gave me the little cocoa envelope, seen below, before I left. 
It is just adorable and even included a little chocolate-covered
peppermint stick!

What a cute little holiday gift.
Thanks, Jayne, Judy and Mary!
You guys are the best, and I miss 
being with you!

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Recently, I celebrated a birthday.
It was my 39th.....
Anyway, I received so many pretty cards
that I wanted to show them off.
This was made by my friend,
and talented stamper,
Phyllis Phegley.
This pretty card is from Mary Ellen Cope.
I loved all the elements Kathy Boxdorfer added to this card
Wow, this card is so elegant.
Fellow T.O.P.I.C.S. member,
Vicki Myford, sent this.

Cute birthday banner made by
fellow T.O.P.I.C.S. member,
Benedicte Richard.

I just love this card.  
It reminds me of LEGOS!
Made by Patty Schnell.

This is a darling card just by itself!
But it has an 'interactive' element to it!

The front panel raises up to reveal 
a velum window.  Behind the window
you can place a little battery operated
tea light!  
Made by the very talented
Judy Sumner!

Thank you all so very much 
for remembering my birthday. 
Receiving your cards made it
that much more special.