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Monday, September 30, 2013

Only 86 More Days ....

....'Til Christmas. so my 
2013 Christmas Countdown continues...

This fun little Christmas dress was created with
 the Dress Up Framelit Dies from Stampin' Up! 

I love the simple fun of this layered card and hope it
 gives you some inspiration for your Monday creativity!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Fabulous Friday Recipe - - -

I hope you are falling in love with Fabulous Friday Recipes.

I'm having a wonderful time putting them together in
My Digital Studio to share with you and keep for the girls.

Today's recipe is Pumpkin Pound Cake and is a wonderful
addition to our autumn food favorites.

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, September 26, 2013

Birthday Bites

Check out this sweet birthday card I made for William.

He turned 6 yesterday and is such a great "little man" - - -
and that's because his Momma (Meagan Kate) ROCKS!

I sure love this little guy and wanted him to have 
something awesome created by Meemaw on his Big Day!

How are you paper crafting to create memories for 
those people that are special in your life?

Leave your comments here and add photos if you like.

Christmas Countdown - Merry Christmas

I love Crumb Cake Cardstock and find myself 
using it every chance I get.  I also am a "scrap saver" - 
and yes that means I save various pieces of scrapbooking
paper and place it in a neat little Ziploc bag
to use on future projects.
I even have a "magic box"....
but that's for another post...

Using a favorite snowflake stamp on the cardstock allows me 
to create my own unique background paper.

I used fun framelits for the cocoa mug and steam, too.  Such fun!

Enjoy today's Christmas Countdown Idea for it's simplicity and ease.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Registration Deadline

What a great way to spend 
World Card Making Day - 
at a Paper Party!

Last call for all stampers attending the 
Creepy Crawly Creations Camp. 
Deadline to register -  9/27

Saturiday, October 5, 2013

10am - 3pm 

12 projects with a CUTE Halloween Theme 
with lunch is included.

Click on Register button on top menu - 
Locate event & place reservation with Paypal.  

If you need to make reservation in person or by mail, 
contact me and I will share details on how.

Let's Be Merry, Merry, Merry....

Loving Christmas makes it easy to share fun
and simple Christmas Countdown ideas with
you to make your Holidays merry - merry - merry!

This beautiful card was quick and easy to put together.
I hope you enjoy today's Christmas Countdown share.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Pumpkin Scones...

Autumn is upon us and I love the smell of pumpkin ANYTHING baking.

I thought I would share this recipe for Pumpkin Scones with you today.


Come Let Us Adore Him...

Another Christmas Countdown Card
idea for you to CASE ( Copy and Share Everything)

As you can tell, I am adore the soft and
muted blues of Pool Party, Coastal Cabana & Bermuda Bay.

I love the Glimmer paper and the White Embossing Powder
to accent the message and image.

Supplies used include:  Come to Bethlehem Stamp Set,
Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Glimmer Brads (Basic),
Glimmer Paper (Champagne), Lace Ribbon Border Punch,
Fancy Label (cut from Cricut), Pool Party Cardstock,
Whisper White Cardstock,White Embossing Powder,
Versamark and Dimensionals.

Enjoy the joys of Christmas and
share your comments here with me.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Chicken Wire & Birthdays - You Don't Say!

Birthdays are a big deal around here and today is a milestone.  Our oldest daughter turns 30! ....and NO I'm not feeling old.

I had a blast creating a great frame for her with chicken wire.  These have been the rage for quite a while, but I want it to be unique for her.

I started with some a frame I recovered from
a junk yard - spray painted it,
then sanded most of the paint away and applied
a stain (weathered grey was used here).

Then I got the hubby to help me
 (because apparently you need 8 hands)
and staple in the chicken wire.

I had a blast putting together the banner with
scrapbook paper coated in Modge Podge 
and then adding decor on it that I cut with my Cricut.

I used the same scrapbook papers to decorate
the mini clothespins used to hold photos.

I love the end result - don't you?  And our daughter loved it too!

Happy Birthday Sweetie!

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in a drawing for a free gift.

Christmas is Coming...

...and it's ONLY 93 days away!

I know you aren't quite singing Jingle Bells yet, but I'm hoping
that you're planning some Holiday happiness - and
somewhere your heart is starting to hear the tunes of Christmas.

I'm adore this color combination and it is trending 
everywhere this year from home decor to crafting items.

Enjoy another sweet Holiday idea in my 
2013 Christmas Countdown.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Another Great Card for Christmas

I love Christmas....and as promised I will be sharing 
a TON of Christmas ideas with you in 
my 2013 Christmas Countdown!  

Here's another simple, yet elegant Christmas Card for you.

To create the beautiful poinsettia 
( Joyful Christmas Clear Mount Stamp - Stampin Up!), 
start by stamping the image
 twice on Vellum with VersaMark 
and then embossing with Silver Embossing Powder.  
Cut one image and only the center of the second one.  
Layer them on top of each other with dimensionals.  
Then I add the pretty Frosted Finishes 
embellishments from Stampin' Up!, 
which adds a little extra sparkle to the card.  

Enjoy your Christmas Cheer for the day!

Fabulous Friday Recipe Share

Here we are closing another great week ... Happy Friday Y'all!
To celebrate, here is another Fabulous Friday Recipe to share.

I love this awesome - and easy - Taco Casserole.
It was a recipe my daughter, who was 10 at the time,
found for her first time she wanted to learn to cook.  
This recipe is quick and easy and is
sure to be a "winner" on the dinner table.

This page was created with My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up! 
and can be printed out and placed in an 8" x 8" scrapbook.

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

Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Christmas Treat Topper for You

Today's Christmas Countdown Freebie is a sweet Treat Topper 
that you can save and print for this year's Christmas treats.

Whether you plan to gift a clear treat sack of
cookies or handmade gift tags, this would
be a fabulous addition to your treat sack.
This could also be used on the top of a cute 
paper sack that was colored or plain, as well.

Save this mage, add image to blank page in program of your choosing 
(I usually choose from Word, Photoshop or MS Publisher),
 print, trim and fold in half for the treat bag of your 
choosing and then staple to secure to the top.

I created this great topper using My Digital Studio 
and the original size of the image is 4.25" x 5.5".
If you have a printer that allows for Borderless printing you can 
lay a series of these images out to fit 4 to a page.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Christmas Countdown of Ideas

Here's another great Christmas Card idea 
for my 2013 Christmas Countdown of Ideas.

I just love the peppermint striped paper 
paired with the ornament and a 
sweet message of Merry Christmas!

I hope this is one more great idea
you can utilize as you plan for the 
Merriest of Seasons!


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Creepy Crawly Creations Camp 2013

Join me as we create a variety of 
Fang-tastic Creepy Crawly Creations at this event 
sure to please all your "trick or treaters" this year !

When:  Saturday - October 5th

Time:    10:00am - 2:30pm (with lunch included)

Where:   My Place (contact me if you need directions)

-contact me with your method of payment
to reserve your spot.  This class will be held on 
Saturday- October 5, 2013 ONLY 
and no additional dates have been scheduled. 

      Enjoy your day!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Only 100 Days 'Til Christmas!

YES!!! It's true - - - there are only 100 days left until Christmas!
While the kids are jumping for joy, the adults might feel jumping in
their hearts as the feeling of Christmas season rushing in creates a stir.

But Christmas to me is - - - Joy and Happiness
and the Amazing Gift of Christ!

Celebrate the coming of the Baby Jesus' Birthday Celebration with me.
I'll be posting some super ideas for Christmas gift giving, card making
and home decor for you to enjoy and I will be hosting some fabulous
Christmas Card Camps for fun and fellowship.

Here are some sweet candy holders
depicting Santa and Mrs. Claus' clothes
that are super easy to create and
will be a featured item in my
Christmas Sweet Treats Gathering
in late November.

Santa & Mrs. Claus Treat Boxes the Holidays approach,

Saturday, September 14, 2013

RECIPE - Stress Relief Detox Drink

Well Friday has come and gone and was so busy 
that my Recipe didn't get posted!
BUT it's fitting that this week is a 
great Stress Relief Detox Drink.

This drink is refreshing and healthy!


Friday, September 6, 2013

RECIPE - Texas Gold Bars

You guessed it...I promised that in months to come there 
would be new fun features and Fabulous Friday Recipes 
are one of those great features of my blog!

Each Friday I will share some favorite simple and fun recipes.  
These are created with My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up! 
and can be printed out to be placed in an 8" x 8" scrapbook.

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

Enjoy the sweetness!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

REGISTER - Birthday Card Blowout 9/13

I know...It's been TOO Long!  So join me at my house -
Friday - September 13 at 6:30pm for a Birthday Card Blowout!

Come and Enjoy - Food - Fellowship and Paper FUN!

Create 10 fabulous cards and envelopes plus a special surprise. . .
But REGISTER NOW as seating is limited.
(*Your seat is secured by your paid reservation. )

Contact me for more info on reserving
your spot for this fun evening!

I can't wait to see you all and I'm cooking up some
fabulous food too for our paper fun!