One last card and a WINNER for HB kit giveaway!

This is my last card for the year. I am taking a little break for the holidays and a vacation with Simon for a week in Vegas. I know I am going to miss my blog friends and challenges while away so hopefully I can sneak in a few minutes to visit. :-) I want to wish everyone a fabulous holiday and hope that you are able to share it with the ones you love.

My last card is for the CPS 147 sketch.

Supplies: cardstock: Recollections white and Stampin' Up razzleberry, pattern paper: Anna Griffin and SEI Snowflakes, chipboard star: Melissa Frances, sentiment: MME; ribbon: Wright's white grosgrain, rhinestones: Darice; other: circle punches and Heidi Swapp distresser

We have a winner for the Happy Birtday kit giveaway! Are you ready to see who won? .......

*****Mona Pendleton*****

Congratulations Mona!

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------------------>Mona- email me so I can mail your prize out please!<-----------------------

Thank you to all for your sweet comments and playing along! I really appreciate your taking the time to join in!

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!



Snow, snow, snow!

We got walloped with snow this weekend which caused one housebound day which is always good to me. :-) It was fun watch it come down and cover everything while nice and warm inside. The day after is always the worst because clean up AKA snow shoveling is not fun. :-(
Anyhow, I got some creative time and would like to share with you the items I made today.

First this, is a Maya Road 5x5 -3 ring binder I altered with paint and paper. I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch #49 for the cover.

I love this paper and embellishments that my dear friend Pam sent me. It's Anna Griffith. I like the pink, green, and red mixed with kraft paper which was the challenge for
JUGS #12.

Regina at The Cutting Cafe' has been busy making new Valentine files for the cafe' that you will love! I sure do! ♥♥♥

These two cards use Valentine Big Stuff which are 5 inch words with decorative letters.

These are such beautiful words and can be used on cards or scrapbook pages.

The last two cards use the All About Valentine's Day file which is HUGE! There are 46 images and sentiments that are perfect for any Valentine's Day craft. Be sure to view this amazing set by clicking on the link above.


Secret Santa Soiree swap

What a delight it was to receive my Secret Santa Soiree package yesterday! This was a swap I joined a few months back oragnized by Amy and Georgie. I was so busy last night with Jacquelynn's chorale concert, I did not have time to open it up. However, I did today and in my excitement...I forgot to take a before picture of my presents wrapped. I did get an "after" picture with the wrap off. :-) Does that count? Anyhow...
Look at what my SS sent me! I am so excited to use the new Stabilo's! A set of 25 colors! I desperately needed some markers to fill in digital and stamp images. The notepad and mini cards are always appreciated because I write little notes for family and friends. Thank you SS! I love everything!

Here's the pile of Christmas wrapping paper:
And being the bad blogger that I am, I failed to share the awesome organizer she made for me and sent a few weeks back. She even personalized it with my intial and used my favorite colors! Oh joy!

Thank you Secret Santa! You completely made my day!!! A huge thank you to Georgie and Amy for organizing this swap (there were 109 participants) and making it so fantastic!


The Little Shabby Box Card Contest and a GIVEAWAY

Yucky Sunday here with lots of rain. We are hoping it ends soon so we can hit the grocery store. I think we have a few more hours to wait it out.
I discovered a new blog yesterday and I was excited to see that they are having a card contest. The Little Shabby Box is a store that sells lovely card kits, vintage items, and beautiful trims. The design team offers examples that are ever so inspiring!

For the contest, 2 sketches are provided for you to base your cards from. I had fun with the sketches and was definitely challenged because I was unsure how to handle the cluster of circles on the second but it suddenly just clicked for me. I love it when that happens. :-)

This is Sketch #1:

and here's my card based on Sketch #1:

Here is Sketch #2:

and here is my card based on Sketch #2:
And now for the giveaway!

I want to thank all my followers with a giveaway! I am offering this Creative Imaginations Mini Album kit for one lucky follower:

Here's what it includes:

-1 Mini Book
-8 Pattern Papers
-1 Chipboard Sticker sheet
-1 Cardstock Sticker sheet
-1 Epoxy Sticker sheet
----Plus a few extra goodies----

So how can you win?
***Sign up to be a follower(if you are not already) and leave me a comment no later than December 22 @ 12 PM EST.***

I will draw a winner on Wednesday, December 23 and announce the winner here on my blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!


Cutting Cafe cards

Have you seen all the new Cutting Cafe files? Oh my! I love using these for Christmas cards because I can make each card unique with all the versatile sayings and images. I combined several different files to make these Christmas cards.

This first one uses All About Christmas and Christmas Long Phrases. I used Card Patterns #44 for this design

Inside of the card I used this new sentiment from the Christmas Card Inside Greetings:
I used Love Hearts from Cutting Cafe that I turned into a Christmas card by using the word "Christmas" from All About Christmas
I also used this sentiment from All About Christmas inside:

Thanks for stopping by!


A Merry, Joy, and Together

Hey there! I hope you had a delightful Friday! I am happy to type that Virginia may receive it's first snow for this winter tomorrow! Exciting to me. My only hope is it does not delay any flights for Sunday because my DD is returning home from a trip and I am eager to give her a squeeze(hug). Today she told me she missed me on our daily phone call and my heart just sank. I could tell she really meant it because she said it right after I asked her what she was doing. Awww. Sorry-it gets me teary eyed.

In an effort to keep busy and take my mind off her being gone, I worked on a some cards this evening. I know I have multiple cards using the Bo Bunny Tis the Season papers and tonight I created another. I am determined to use all of it this holiday season. Hope you aren't too tired of seeing this line. I seriously love this line and the St. Nick collection as well. I am getting down to scrap pieces now so think I will meet my goal.

This first card is for CardPatterns # 43.

supplies: cardstock: kraft; pattern paper: Bo Bunny St. Nick; ribbon: craft supply; floral picks: Michael's; button: craft supply; twine: Martha Stewart; ink: Color Box Roan

Next is my interpretation of CPS sketch #144:

cardstock: Stampin' Up Tempting Turquoise; pattern paper: Bo Bunny Tis The Season; trim: Making Memories; glitter: Stickles Ranger; alphabet stickers: Bo Bunny Tis The Season; other: Zig ink pen used to outline letters

and to shake it up a bit... I used SEI papers and embellishments for Laura's #40 sketch for 2S4Y

supplies: cardstock: Stampin Up; pattern paper and chipboard: SEI Lovebirds; floral leaves: Making Memories; ribbon: craft supply; stamps: 7 Gypsies; ink: Ranger Distress Sepia; button: Dress It Up; flower: Dollar Store; other: Glimmer Mist Snow Angel used on flower

That's it! Thanks for stopping by!