Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Christmas Card Share

Hi crafters,

I've completed a few Christmas cards and am so glad to be doing some Christmas stuff. These will be going to people that I've done swaps with and a few family members. I have a few more to finish (since I die cut a butt load of paper) and I will be making different, more embellished ones for family.

I kept these pretty simple so I could get quite a few done and it worked. I enjoyed using paper pads I'd had for years. I emptied one 6x6 pad and have enough for 1 more card in another 6x6 pad, and I will have gotten rid of them both. yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy

On my WOYWW, I have a few more diecuts to use up. In my "crafting cup" is some homemade iced coffee. Let me preface this by saying, I am becoming a coffee snob and do not like bitter coffee or coffee that smells like wet cigarette ashes. I found this recipe at the Pioneer Woman. Not sure if the cold brew eliminated the burn taste, but this iced coffee is DE-LI-CIOUS.

I'm happy with the amount of cards I've completed. This mess produced all of these beautiful cards.

 The festive gent...I really like him.

 Used some stickers and sequins and the left card and the right one I used a Tim Holtz die with the Recollections Cozy Lodge paper.

 I used a Stamping Up bird punch, MME paper and on the right I used a stamp that this was my first time using even though I've had it forever.

 The card on the left with the gold snowflake is made using scraps that were laid on the diagonal and trimmed. I liked being able to use up those scraps.

 I used a large piece of ribbon to make this card and stamped the Merry Christmas (keep it simple).  The bird is from one of the Michaels $1.50 pack of cards that I trimmed and mounted onto cardstock.

 I used a justrite stamp, a piece of burlap, and a die cut on top of this beautiful piece of cardstock. The right card is using scraps.

 I pulled out a stamp set that I've had for years, embossed and just a few embellishments.

I hope you all enjoyed seeing my cards.

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Working on Christmas Cards


I am so happy to finally begin working on some Christmas cards. I've pulled out my Christmas stamps, baubles, ephemera, and stuff and am ready to go. This was prompted by a challenge on a Facebook group to make Christmas tags. Since my Christmas items were already out and I knew I wanted to get started making Christmas cards...what better time.

WOYWW you asked?!! Well it seems whenever I craft, my desk morphs into a total mess, stuff gets buried, and I waste time looking for it.

I will be pulling a collapsible table into my craft room to set stuff on so not to overcrowd by desk and be unable to find things. I will have to cover it because we use for seating during the holidays.

I've only completed 3 cards using up scraps. I'm not ready to break into another pad and add to the scrap pile. I'm off to a good start. Last year I had the idea to make Christmas cards, but that did not happen [at all].

Well back to Christmas Card making.

Happy Wed-nes-day.


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Planner Sticker Storage

Hi Y'all

It has been way too long since I've posted anything.  One of my goals this year is to regularly post to my blog(s), YouTube, and my Instagram. I've started a planner to help me get and stay on track. I'm learning that posting requires preplanning on my part. Having ideas written down is a start; not just in my head.

Well to keep my planner pretty, I've been using free planner stickers that so many people are graciously sharing and also using pretty images that I like from Pinterest or google search to decorate my pages.

My planner accessories were bowls, in boxes, and nothing was in one place. So I made a bound book of sorts to house them. I did not want to go out and buy anything to store them. My craft room is full of stuff that is screaming to be used.

I used a cereal box that I covered with Pink Paislee color wash papers. On top I used a project life card and on the back a butterfly die cut.  You can see how I made it here.

This will have to do for now. I still store my store bought stickers in the paper boxes from Ikea. I may redo them soon and have place where I keep everything planner related.

I know we all want to have the newest and latest and greatest, but ladies, challenge yourself to use what you have.

Happy planning,

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year

It's amazing that a year has passed and so much has changed; some good and some bad. Even with the bad, all I can say is that it's working for my good. Thanks be to God.

 Hope you all had a blessed and safe New Year's Day.

Be Blessed