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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Valentine Fun Coming Soon!

Join me on Satuday, January 25, 2014
 at 10:30 am when I host this year's
Love is in the Air Valentine Party!

This day of
Valentine LOVE
will feature:
Fabulous Cards,
Treat Ideas,
Afternoon Dessert Bar
and sweet
friends and fun .

Register NOW by clicking the
REGISTER button on
the Navigation Bar.

JANUARY 15, 2014

(to ensure all supplies arrive in a timely manner)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Fabulous Friday Recipe

My hubby loves Pecan Pie...and what better 
than little bite size bits of your favorite dessert?

This week's Fabulous Friday Recipe is for Pecan Tassies.  
Quick and simple to put together
for a fabulous dessert.

(Created with My Digital Studio by Stampin' Up!)

To Print: Right click on the image and open in a new window.
Print on any printer and trim to 8"x 8".

Enjoy  - - - and Merry Christmas Y'all!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Tree Scraps

If you know me, you know I save scraps 
of all types of patterned paper.

I love this sweet tree created from scraps . . .
it's a great idea of a paper "primitive" type tree.

Enjoy another fun Christmas Countdown idea 
and enjoy your day.  Post a comment here related to any 
Christmas fun you are having to 
be entered into this month's drawing
for {INK}redible Goodies.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Santa Gum

My little Brennan (our 4 year old Grandson) is
in absolute LOVE with GUM! . . .
and not just bubble gum or weird flavored "kid" gum...
"Minty" gum - - - as he calls it...

Soooooo . . . . I had special thoughts of him as
I created this fun gum pack treat.

I saw something similar at a gathering 
I attended a couple of years ago and wished
 I had taken a photo but 
I think my version turned out pretty cute!  

Monday, December 9, 2013

Chalkboard Christmas....

I saw a great piece of Scripture
in a store a few weeks ago
and put it in my "Create" book
so I could make my own.

I love the Chalkboard art and
used My Digital Studio (Stampin' Up!) and a 
great set of free fonts to create this
Scripture Art for my house 
this year at Christmas.

Enjoy your Christmas Holiday Season...
and spread the Word...Christ the Lord was born
as the Greatest Gift ever given.


Friday, December 6, 2013

Fabulous Friday Recipe

It's FRIDAY!!! YAY!! I know some of you 
are trying to stay warm today....
as Winter has officially arrived here!

This week my Fabulous Friday Recipe features
a sweet treat -  Christmas Crack!  I'll be making this again soon 
for all my sweet small friends to enjoy during the holidays!

(Created with My Digital Studio - Stampin' Up!)

To Print: Right click on the image and open in a new window.
Print on any printer and trim to 8"x 8".

Enjoy  - - - and Merry Christmas Y'all!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sugar Sweet Tree

Hi Y'all . . .  I love posting fun cards 
for our Christmas Countdown!

This sweet card is a delight with the sugary sparkle of the 
Silver Glimmer Paper and Silver embossing powder.

I love the Winter Frost 
Specialty Designer Paper
and the foiling on it...
it makes a perfect accent for tree image
 in the Evergreen Stamp Set
The Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch was used 
for the glimmer paper on each side of the tree
and the Merry Mini "star" punch 
was used for the tree topper and 
Soft Sky Seam Binding created the 
ribbon accent.

Enjoy this quick card creation for your Holiday idea deck ...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Birth of Christ

The Manger is THE Moment where Christmas began!

I love this sweet card - and while it was created 
with a retired stamp - - -
the image could easily be changed to 
another manger, angel or Christmas stamp.

Stamping the image first, then blending color
in with blender pens and
Classic Ink adds life to the stamped image.
The Crumb Cake Cardstock base
and the double mat under the image
created from Cherry Cobbler and
Gumball Green Cardstock are great accents.
The seam binding ribbon and stamped sentiment
add the finishing touches for this great card.

Enjoy another 2013 Christmas Countdown Card
for your Holiday idea deck.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Merry Winter

With the anticipation of snowfall this weekend, I thought of
this sweet card and how my grandkids LOVE
snowfall and making snowballs and snowmen!

This easy to stamp card features: 
Merry Winter Stamp Set,  Cardstocks: Cherry Cobbler 
and Crumb Cake , Markers: Gumball Green, Crumb Cake,
Linen Thread, Dazzing Diamonds and 
Scallop Polka Dot Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler,  sentiment 
stamped on Whisper White and  punched with the Tag Punch (retired).

Monday, December 2, 2013

Merry Trees

I love the cherry feeling of this sweet card!
Created with an Old Olive and Real Red color
combination on Whisper White...this simple 
Christmas Card comes to life!

Adding the ribbon, button with twine, 
and punched heart border accents 
adds some great dazzle!

Enjoy another {INK}redible Christmas Countdown idea!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Yay! Tutorials are LIVE!

Hop on over to the Tutorials Page...
I posted the first {INK}redible Tutorial 
in PDF format today!

Click the link to get your copy and 
save for future creativity days in your own
crafty get away spot!

Check in weekly for more tutorials.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Printable

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all...

Enjoy this 8" x 10" printable scripture
free to you as you celebrate God's
 blessing on your life today!

To print - right click and 
open image in a new window.
Click on image to expand 
 then print and trim to 8" x 10".

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


I love this fall themed Triple Layer Stamped 
Card for Autumn.

Watch for a tutorial on this stamping technique coming soon!

Happy Fall Y'all!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Harvest of Blessings . . .

. . . this great card is another share for

Created with the Harvest of Blessings Stamps 
and the Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper, these were
placed on Sahara Sand Cardstock. 

Hope your Thanksgiving week is filled with lots
of blessings y'all!

Monday, November 25, 2013

We Interrupt this Christmas Countdown . . .

...for some Gratitude!

With Thanksgiving this week, I thought
I would share a few cards with y'all!

This is the first...
Created with My Digital Studio
for the card base - I then added
the sentiment with the "Day of Gratitude"
stamp set from Stampin' Up! 
on Summer Starfruit cardstock
with Chocolate Chip Ink.
The small acorn came from the
same stamp set and was colored with 
markers in colors of Chocolate Chip 
and Crumb Cake.

The ribbon of accent color is 
Riding Hood Red. 

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday and 
may it be filled with family, fellowship, fun and food! :)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Truly Grateful...

This card was a card created at 
the Gratitude Gathering Day with me
last weekend!  What a great time we had
crafting and creating while we enjoyed fun and food too!

Created on Very Vanilla Cardstock, accented with Sahara Sand
Cardstock and stamped with the Truly Grateful Stamps, 
this card was quick and simple to create.

Enjoy inspiration from these creations posted here and
don't forget to leave your comments to be entered in 
the monthly drawing for {INK}redouble Goodies.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Register NOW...Seats are filling fast!

Don't miss out on the Holiday Fun!

Check out my Gingerbread & Peppermints
Holiday Creative Camp on
December 7, 2013.

Click REGISTER for more info!

NEW Blog Design !!

Hop on over to my blog and check out the
NEW blog design...

Leave a comment to be entered into
this month's drawing for 
{INK}redible goodies!

Gathering with Gratitude...

As we all get ready for the Thanksgiving holiday,
there is food prep, table setting and a  feeling of excitement as we 
prepare for family to gather with gratitude in their hearts
for each blessing God has bestowed upon each soul.

As I shared my Autumn Bark recipe on Friday, 
I thought I should also share my fun treat packaging idea 
with each of you so that you too could create some fun
treats for little (and big) guests that join 
in your Thanksgiving Gathering.

Supplies used for this project include:
From Stampin' Up!: 
Tangerine Tango Cardstock and 
Small Oval Punch (for stacked, embossed pumpkin),
Delicate Design Embossing Folder (side pumpkin pieces)
Lucky Limeade Marker (Flourish Vine stamped)
Chalk Talk Framelits (tag), Crumb Cake Cardstock (tag base), 
Woodgrain  Background Stamp, Brights Buttons, 
Designer Series Paper (for Clothespin), Burlap Ribbon, 
Chocolate Chip Marker (Pumpkin Stem), 
Embosslit Sweetest Stem (pumpkin leaves),
Very Vanilla Cardstock and Fabulous Phrases Stamp Set
(sentiment on flag), Dimensionals (for layering pumpkin),
Chocolate Chip Classic Ink (background stamp), Tombow adhesive.

Other Supplies : 
Sweet Flourish Stamp, Clothespin, Cotton Twine,
various Embossing Folder (front pumpkin piece).

Each month I hold a drawing for {INK}redible Goodies and
choose one comment from this month's shares.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving and leave your comments here 
sharing the blessings in your life... 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Fabulous Friday Recipe

It's FRIDAY!!! YAY!! I know some of you 
are doing the "Yippee!" Dance as the weekend is close!

This week my Fabulous Friday Recipe features
a great Autumn Candy Bark  I made for a sweet treat
at my Gratitude Gathering held last weekend.

To Print: Right click on the image and open in a new window.
Print on any printer and trim to 8"x 8".

Enjoy  - - - and Happy Fall Y'all!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mug of Cheer

This great card from the 2013 Christmas Countdown
brings a warm mug of cheer to your creativity.

Using Designer Series Paper to create blocks of color,
the circles of 3" and 3.5" layer up for a nice 
base for the mug of cheer.  This mug was created with
the Holiday Collection Framelits and the 
 Scentsational Season Stamp Set.
The mini tree was punched with the Merry Minis Punch Set.
The Sentiment "Warm Winter Wishes" 
is from the Bootiful Occasions Stamp Set.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Let Earth Receive Her King

I know that we all love the merriment of
Christmas and the Joy it brings to our children and family...
but without Christ there is no Joy and 
merry moments are just a fleeting moment.

Christ brings the Joy to the World and God 
in giving His Son for our sins
is the REAL gift at each Christmas!

This card is simply one of my favorites 
and I hope it will be enjoyed by you as well.

Stamped in Raspberry Ripple on Whisper White Cardstock
the initial "Joy" message creates a background for 
the silver embossed "Let Earth Receive Her King".
Raspberry Ripple Ribbon was used as an accent as well.
The foundation was also from Raspberry Ripple Cardstock 
and the Whisper White layer was embossed before the
Scalloped Square accent was placed under the stamped images.

Enjoy your  creative moments today and remember to 
leave comments throughout the month on various posts to 
be entered into my monthly blog drawing for 
{INK}redible Goodies.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ANNOUNCING - Gingerbread & Peppermints Holiday Camp

Register now for the December Holiday Camp that you don't want to miss!
Click on the REGISTER tab in the Navigation bar and follow the links.

Thanks - I'm looking forward to Holiday fun with you!

Creative Finance with Merry Money

Check out this fun and simple 
2013 Christmas Countdown card 
for a sweet and creative way to 
include cash in your Holiday giving.

The currency was folded into a triangle 
and then made into a tree by
placing it on a trunk of Chocolate Chip
Cardstock, as was each of the other triangles
cut from Designer Series Paper.
The fun snowflakes were stamped with the 
Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set from
Stampin' Up! and the Whisper White Craft Ink
on Midnight Muse Cardstock.
The Merry Christmas Sentiment was stamped on 
Marina Mist Cardstock also using the 
Whisper White Craft Ink.
All were mounted on a card foundation
of Gumball Green Cardstock.
The small star topping the currency tree 
was punched from the Silver Foil Sheet
with the Star in Merry Minis Punch Set. 

Merry Snowmen

Can't you just see the merriment here?  I love these
cute little snowmen and the merriment they portray
in this fun 2013 Christmas Countdown Card.

I adore the combination of the Real Red and Soft Sky Cardstocks.
The Real Red Ribbon and Dazzling Diamonds also add great contrast.

Enjoy another idea for your Christmas creativity 
and be sure to leave a comment
so that you can be entered into my 
monthly blog drawing for {INK}redible Goodies! 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Fabulous Friday Recipe

I Love cold weather and warm food! 

This great Friday recipe is sure to be
a winner with your family.

Created in My Digital Studio by Stampin' Up!

To Print:  
Right click on the image and open in a new window. 
Print on any printer and trim to 8"x 8"

Enjoy - - -and Happy Fall Y'all!