Choose Joy!

Where has the time gone? My two week break from school is almost over! I have to report back bright and early Monday morning! Everybody else seems to have Monday off, but not us! (Bitter much?) I had planned to do lots of blogging, but it didn’t really seem to happen! But, a lot of …

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New Project Planner- Sweet Hearts!

Now that Christmas is over, I know your ready for Valentine’s Day, right? Well, I have been knee deep in V Day for about three days now! I have written a new Project Planner that features the new Heart Framelits that will be available January 4th in the new SU Occasions Catalog. If you are a …

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HSS # 99- Cupcake Inspiration

Hey y’all! Have you recovered from Christmas? Man, this year’s was a killer for me! But, it ended up being wonderful for my kids, my family and me! But, I’m ready to pack it away and have a calm life for a while! Today is Hand Stamped Sentiment’s 99th Challenge! That’s amazing! And, this week, …

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Thanks Shelli!

Every month, Shelli Gardner (Stampin Up Founder and CEO) has a creative challenge. Last month it was Neighbor Gifts. I linked up with her blog  showing my Peppermint Play dough.  Well, I found out this weekend that she chose my project as one of four winners! Wow! That’s a pretty big honor! So, thanks Shelli! …

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One last Christmas Card…

OK, I think this just might be the last Christmas Card. Not sure I can pull another one out this year! This one is non traditional colors as well. I tend to stick to the old standard of red and green, but this week, I’ve started to stray. I’m ready for spring I suppose! LOL! …

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HSS #98 Fancy Folds!

Today’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is to make a project with a fancy fold! If you google “fancy Folds” you will fund millions of different ways to fold paper on your card or scrapbook! I decided to do the fancy folded tree and to do it on a scrapbook page! The three trees in …

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Fun last minute HANDMADE gift!

I was inspired by THIS POST by Hidie Boos to make a few last minute gifts for a few friends. They are simple but pretty darn cute! I am always looking for Christmas frames for the girls’ Santa pictures, and this one makes it super easy to throw this years picture right in!  I bought the …

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You Did It!

A sweet friend of mine graduated from college last weekend. I wasn’t able to make the party, but wanted to make her a card to tell her how impressed I was with her Perseverance and hard work! I loved the Paper Player’s colors this week. They are Christmas-y, but also applicable to other occasions! And, …

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Last Day…

Today is my student teachers last day! She has been with me since Aug 15! Thats a very long time! I don’t know how to function with out her at this point! We have lots of surprises planned for her, and this card is just part of it. I’ll be back in a bit with …

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HSS #97-An Old Fashion Christmas

It’s Hand Stamped Sentiments Time! This week challenge is a cute one! This weeks challenge is an “Old Fashioned Christmas”. Create a card that shows us what this means to you. Have fun!!! I had trouble getting a good picture. It’s been dark and dreary here for days! However, I really do love this card! …

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Dear Santa… Stamp CLub December Page

Hi everybody! Man! Are the weekends crazy for you too this time of the year? Not only am I trying to check of my Christmas To Do list, it was my daughters birthday and slumber party! I am going post pictures of this month’s Club page, but I’ll have to come back later to give …

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Oh, Gnomeo! (Occasions Sneak Peek!)

I got to see the upcoming Occasions catalog a few weeks ago and went CR-A-ZY! So, two days ago I received my pre-order (demo perk-woot!) and have been going wild! My very favorite stamp set in the new catalog is called Gnome Sweet Gnome. I love garden gnomes and in fact, Hubbs and I dressed …

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Buttons, Buttons!

I am so excited about today’s card! I’ve been on a dry streak lately, not really liking anything I come up with. But, this one is different! I used the sketch from Card Pattern Sketches.  And, was really challenged by The Paper Players to use a non holiday stamp for a holiday card! Ooooo. FUN! …

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HSS# 96-Color Challene

Brrrr! It’s finally cold here in South Texas! I made this week’s HSS card while freezing and wishing we had snow every now and then instead of just a wet cold. Ha! Oh well… This weeks color challenge is fun and fresh!  Create a card or project using blushing bride, pool party, pear pizazz, and …

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Scrapbook Sunday!

The best part of Thanksgiving this year as meeting my first nephew. My brother and his wife had their first baby in August, but this was the first time we got to see him.  I didn’t anticipate the love I would feel for this sweet baby. Even before I knew him. There is something about …

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