Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Jan '12

Well its all was all about the girls this month!! Both my Sister and Sister-in-law gave birth to two beautifully healthy baby girls in the month of January.  These are the cards that I made to celebrate that with them.

When my sister found out she was having a girl I was very excited it would be pink, purple, fairies and butterflies... Well, here is my take on all that. 

The cards needed to be similar, but not the same... Since the girls were born only two weeks apart.

And now that we have the Baby Prints stamps no card will be complete without little feeties!! LOVE these!

Have a great day getting Crafty!!

Supplies used in these two projects:
Stamp Sets: Baby Prints and Tiny Tags.
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose and Wisteria Wonder.
Designer Series Paper: Twitterpated and Flirtatious Specialty.
Ink: Soft Suede(distressing), Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette and Versa Mark.
Punches: 1 3/4 Scallop Circle, Bitty Shapes Pak, Small Heart and Jewelry tag.
Big Shot dies: Beautiful Butterflies and Two Tags.
Ribbon: Victoria and (retired) 1/8 Taffeta Pretty in Pink
      and you can not do girly cards with out Rhinestones and Pearls.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge

Here we are on Sunday and its time for another Operation Write Home Sketch.  Here is my take on it.  I was working earlier on a Get Well card that I will explain in a minute.... Adults need these too, right? And we know laughter heals most things....

Have you checked out OWH yet?? If not you should, in my opinion, This is a great cause!!  Thanks ladies, gentlemen and kids for all that you do!! Ohhh, I almost forgot we have dogs and cats that help in their own way too!!

Now here is the 1st of my get well cards.  I heard from an OWH card maker that a 9 year old with myelodyspalsia, he is trying to see how many get well cards he can get.  So I thought why not help him out and give him something to make him happy!! He loves the Food Network and his favorite color is yellow; he opens yellow envies last.  His address is

Daniel Bradmon Room 938
c/o Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children's Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Av
Pittsburgh, Pa 15224
Isn't he just the cutest??  Thanks to Tammy for a take on this little guy!! 
Well Daniel I hope this makes you giggle, at least!!
Have a great day getting Crafty!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Need I say more?? As if the Occasions mini wasn't dangerous enough!! Call me for hostess benefits that will surprise you!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Jan '12

Happy Tuesday everyone!! Here is just one thing I have been working on in the craft room this week.  Don't you just love the new heart Framelits?? This wreath started out with just Real Red and Regal Rose. The top heart was cut using the largest die the scallop heart and then run through the crimper.  The bottom heart was using the second heart like the surrounding, but Red Riding Hood Pleated Satin Ribbon adorns it.  The hanger is Real Red Grosgrain ribbon and I had to add something to that.... Cherry Cobbler seam binding in a double bow with Twill Tape which was stamped in Real Red with 'love' from the Tiny Tags set, but the last touch was the 'scrap' of Victoria Crochet Trim. 

The new Fashionable Hearts Embosslits completes the tie. 

The adding of several textures and patterns adds to the interest of this wreath. The following DSP was used in this project, Twitterpated, Flirtatious Specialty, Hostess-Cheerful Treat, Red glitter paper and retired (but needed!) Holly Berry Bouquet.  I needed the polka dots!! Other ribbons, then above, used in this wreath, Melon Mambo Scallop Dots, Whisper White 3/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, retired Whisper White- Early Espresso- Real Red 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon along with several pieces of Hemp Twine. Buttons from the Designer Buttons in Sublets and Twitterpated.
You can add to the laundry list of supplies: Small Heart punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslits (of course it MUST have butterflies), Floral Fusion Sizzlits,  glimmer brads, rhinestones AND the new large Pearls.

Phew, that sure is a lot of stuff... Here is the thing, when I began it was simple the photo on the lower left.  I called my sister the painter (new mommy too)  and asked her what it needed... she said contrast.  I was stumped by this because I did not know where to begin.  There was paper in my scrap bin that I kept picking up.  It was the stripped paper from Cheerful Treat, Love that cheery paper!! I tried a couple pieces and there it was.  We all need guidance on projects, I would love to help you when you get stumped next time!!

 A very special Thank you to my Sister, Mindy for her inspiration in this project!!

Have a great day getting Crafty!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge

Here is a sketch challenge from Operation Write Home (OWH) They have a new sketch every Sunday.  If you are looking for ideas this is another avenue!!  Thanks OWH for taking care of Trevor while he is in Afghanistan!!  Here is my take on the challenge and the sketch!!

Want the 'recipe' send me a note!! Don't you love the colors? I do.
Have a great day getting Crafty!!!

Sneak Peek...

Here is a Sunday Sneak Peek.  Yes, it is okay to mix up patterns and textures!!  Have you seen the new Occasions Mini?? I hope you have a great start to your week!

Have a great day getting Crafty!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Open Craft Room tomorrow, Thursday from 6 to 10pm.  There will be a new technique taught each month.  Can not wait to see you!!

Have a great day getting Crafty!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Jan '12

Here is the first of my Valentine's Cards.  I have tried to keep in mind that I would be giving this card to my husband.  I will be sharing a few that I will send to some others, but... Hubby is on my mind today.  Like the background?? Thanks sweetie!!

The first time using the new scented embossing powder, YUMMY!! I was pleasantly surprised how strong it was when I opened the container.  If you love cherry (also available in melon and vanilla), you are solid!  Also used my heart framelits for the first time today (I will say again how DANGEROUS this Occasions Mini is, YIKES!!!).  Using two different sizes because the falling hearts from Sprinkled Expressions (FREE with $50 purchase from Sale-A-Bration) is on the inside of the card.  Just for Megan, Cherry Cobbler embossing powder instead of ink.  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Red Glitter paper, seam binding ribbon in Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler just in a knot.  Hemp twine is how I added the Tiny Tags along with the tag punch.

The candy treats 'pouch' is Twitterpated paper cut using the Top Note Big Shot die.  The decorative label was sponged and stamped with 'big hug' in Cherry Cobbler ink,  from Prefect Words (Hostess set).  Inside the pouch is a bag of Kisses.  Cute little way to give some sweets to your sweetie, right??

Have a great day getting Crafty!! 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Jan '12

 Here is a sample of a card I am putting into a fundraiser basket with the retired Hostess stamp set.  Do you see all the new stuff?? The heart embossing from textured impressions embossing folders, for the Big Shot,  in the Occasions Mini? This mini is DANGEROUS!! Love it!! I also put in a sneak peak, the brads and ribbon are from the Sale-a-Bration mini,  I got them for FREE!!

I wish my friend luck on her auction, I hope this card idea, goodies and catalogs help out!

Happy Crafting! Have a great day!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Jan '12

Can you imagine??  All the love and heartfelt thanks!
Thank you card makers and Operation Write home!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Jan '12

Have you heard of Operation Write Home?? This is a sample of one of my "Hero" cards that I have sent to a soldier that get no mail.  Please check them out, they are always in need of great cards or donations.  Thank you!

Jan '12 friend

Off to a new start here in 2012, I am preparing for Open Craft room days, Stamp Camps and New classes.  I will post here all the latest news and want to thank everyone for stopping by.

Have a great day, Get Crafty!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy 2012 everyone, Well we survived the last 24 plus hours of snow here in northern IN.  And of course those that know me well know how much I love LOVE snow!! Here are few shots outside the kitchen window from this morning!! It is amazing don't you think!

Our pond is up as you can see, which is wonderful for all the new baby fishies we have in it.  I do not even know if the deer have made tracks through the fresh powder yet!!

Off to the craft room I go, Lots to do!!

Have fun getting Crafty Today!! And don't forget today is the last day for the Holiday Mini and only two more days for the Clearance Rack Blitz!!