Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year 2018

I wish everyone a very Happy New Year!  After 2017, between riding out Hurricane Irma in Florida and the fires in California (and everything else during the year), my resolution is to stress less about things I cannot change or control.  

So my first holiday in 2018 is Bubble Bath Day, because it is hard to stress with a glorious tub full of bubbles.  Relax and have a great start to the new year!

Paper kit:  Krazy Kreations
Stamps: Magnolia (Bathtub), Amy R Stamps ( Magical Wishes)

Friday, December 8, 2017

Merry Christmas 2017

I wish each and everyone a very merry Christmas and the happiest and safest of New Years.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

I am so thankful for my life, and it is days like today that remind me of what I am most thankful for.  I wish joy and thankful things in your life.

I used an old Basic Grey Card Kit (October 2013) and morphed the cards into thanksgiving cards by adding a lot of Stephanie Bernard Stamps of Life items.

Paper:  Basic Grey (Persimmon)
Dies:  Stephanie Bernard Stamps of Life
Stamp:  Simon Says Stamp (Autumn Greetings)

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Halloween 2017

Happy Halloween!

I always love this time of year, and now that I have a black cat, there are so many cute things that make me think of her majesty (lol).

I used my final Krazy Kreations negative kit, this one was meant for a fun daisy card layout, but with a change of a few embellishments, it turned over to spooky so easy!

I added an old embossing folder and stamp set from Stampin Up! (Among the Branches) and an Impression Obsession die called "Boo".  So cute!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Great Ideas in October

October 18 is National Light Bulb Day, a great invention and a great image to show a great idea!  I cannot imagine crafting without a simple light bulb!

This is a solid, I used everything but the kitchen sink, card from Stephanie Bernard.

Hope you come up with some brilliant crafting ideas this month!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

September 2017

Two holidays this month, Postal Workers Day on the 7th, and National Rum Punch Day on the 20th! I know, Labor Day was this month as well, but I wanted to celebrate a few of the more unique ones.

A personal thanks to all postal workers, you deliver my cards monthly to all my loved ones!  You truly make a difference in my life.

As far as Rum Punch Day, well it is the end of most of the vacation time lying in the warm sun, so ....

Stamps, dies: Stamps of Life
Outline Stickers and Glitter Paper: Krazy Kreations

Saturday, August 19, 2017

National Hot and Spicy Food Day

Happy August and National Hot & Spicy Food Day! It is a real day, I am not joking.  Of course, it seems like it is just plain hot outside, so the spice is just a bonus, so my card features spice instead of hot (unless you count the paper).

I love using flip it cards, but always end up watching Stephanie Bernard videos to remind myself how to fold them!  Thank goodness she has so many on her website Stamps of Life, or I would be in trouble.

Stamps of Life:  All dies, stamps (Charming Frame Flip-it, Salt Shaker, Charming dies)
Paper: Bazzill Basics (Bouquet)

Friday, August 4, 2017

National Watermelon Day

Happy Summer, hope you are enjoying the sunshine, and all the wonderful summer fruits and foods!

This card was another "negative kit" from Krazy Kreations.  It should have butterflies in the middle, but when I got the Stamps of Life Watermelon stamps and dies, I just had to use them.

Stamps of Life:  Watermelon Stamps and Dies
Krazy Kreations: Gib Butterfly Negative Kit

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Happy July 4th 2017

The year is flying by, and where I am, it is hot, hot, hot!  Hope everyone is staying cool and enjoying all that the summer brings.

This month's card  makes me smile, but of course I used the Stamps of Life Laugh card kit, so I guess that fits.

Stamps/Dies:  (Bird Crazy, Crazy Talk, Crazy Things) Stampers Anonymous/Sizzix - Tim Holtz Collection
Paper and Embellishments: (Laugh Kit) Stamps of Life

Friday, June 16, 2017

Happy June 2017

The temperatures are rising in California, it must be June.  There are lots of birthday in the summer, so thought I would share a birthday card this month.

I used another of the Krazy Kreations Negative Card Kit - basically a kit that can be used with the negative of their peel off stickers.  However, I didn't have any peel offs to use, so I came up with a different idea for the kit.  So handy to have some of those kits on hand!

Paper:  Krazy Kreations Cupcake Negative Card Kit
Stamp:  The Greeting Farm (Cupcake Anya)
Other:  Nuvo Crystal Drops in various colors

Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 6th - Nurses' Day

Happy May 6th, National Nurses Day!

I have been blessed in my life being related to some wonderful nurses - their hard work and dedication is amazing.  So to all those nurses, both related to me or those related to somebody else, thank you for all the work you do and have done.

Products:  Stamps of Life

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Running Behind in April

Between vacation days, holidays and general busy-ness at both work and home, I forgot to post any cards this month.  I have my cards ready to go for May, plus I am taking on on-line card class, so I am sure there will be more activity in the next month!

Here is a few I actually did, sorry for the delay:

Ingredients:  Stamps of Life (Blessings Collection), CTMH (Spring Critters)

Ingredients: Stamps of Life (Believe Collection), Penny Black (efflorescence)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Peeps Day

I am not a big fan of marshmallow, just a little bit is fine as long as there is chocolate and graham crackers involved.  However, I happen to have several members of my family that thrive on plain marshmallow and they will eat marshmallows straight out of the bag.  Naturally, their favorite marshmallow is of the PEEPs variety.  This card is in celebration of their favorite treat.

Simon Says Stamp came out with the perfect line of stamps, and paired with WOW embossing powder and Doodlebug Paper, the cards were so easy to make. 

Paper:  Doodlebug (Bunnyville)
Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp (My Kind of Peeps, Peeps Background)

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Plant a Flower in March

March 12th was plant a flower day, but I got so carried away with our beautiful weather, I forgot to post the card.  Now we are back to rain, rain and some more rain, so I can focus on my crafting.

Today's card is my attempt at playing with Color Burst Powders - such fun and each mini "canvas" was so different. 

Supplies:  Holographic Paper and Wild Flowers die from Hot off the Press.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Happy Valentines Day 2017

Wow, it is already the second month of the new year - and time for valentines!

A while ago, I was at a Krazy Kreations retreat, and they were selling negative card kits - kits that used the negative of their peel off stickers.  I did not have the stickers, but thought, I can do something will all the paper and goodies in the kit.  So I added a stamp from the Greeting Farm, reworked the layout a little, and voila, happy Valentine's Day!

Stamp:  The Greeting Farm (Valentine Anya)
Everything Else:  Krazy Kreations

Sunday, January 29, 2017

National Puzzle Day

Hello!  Hope everyone is keeping warm - even in California!

Today is National Puzzle Day, and I had to use this My Favorite Things die - so very perfect.  I cannot wait to use it on all my Doodlebug 6X6 paper, which I may have a few pads of.

Today I am spending the day organizing my baker's twine and sequins - organizers were part of my Christmas present.

Dies:  Stamps of Life (Hello My Friend), My Favorite Things (Abstract Cover-up)
Paper:  Echo Park (Sweet Dayy)