Sunday, December 4, 2016

In the Christmas mood

I think after all these years I have finally found my love of Christmas again. I have been dreaming of Christmas cards to make and all things holiday, and as my best friend said, I have found my inner elf that has been hiding!

The only downfall is that right now is also when I decided to redo my stamp catalogs which is a HUGE undertaking so I'm not creating as much right now but I know it will be worth it in the end to have the stamp catalogs the way I want them.

I did get this card done and finally got it photographed to share. I am not pleased with my coloring on this at all as I think it's too dark but my family reassured me that it was fine. 

I'm entering this into the following challenges~
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day! Here's Alyssa in her new favorite spot~ under the Christmas tree skirt!

Stamps~ Sweet N' Sassy Stamps~digi~Christmas Puppy, SU Teeny Tiny Wishes, SU Holly Berry Happiness, 
Ink~ SU Real Red, SU Emerald Envy, 
Cardstock~ SU Real Red, SU Emerald Envy,
Designer Paper~ Basic Grey~Figgy,
Other Goodies~ copics, Gold Wink of Stella pen, SU oval punch, SU scalloped oval punch, SU Holly Berry Builder Punch, 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Say what?? A Flutter By Wednesday's DT Call??

It's true! Flutter By Wednesday's are returning!!!

I'm looking for a new team!!

Check out the details HERE!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2016


It's time for another Farm Fresh Challenge at The Greeting Farm! This month we want to see SPARKLE!! How fun and easy is that!!

For my card today I used the super sweet Katie. Don't you just love her long hair? So pretty!

For my layout I used Sweet Sunday Sketch #14~

Enjoy your day and I hope you get crafty and join in this month's challenge!!

Stamps~ TGF~ Katie
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black, 
Cardstock~ Copic Xpress-It, SU Wisteria Wonder,
Designer Paper~ Basic Grey~ Kioshi,
Other Goodies~ copics, ribbon, stickles, Kaisercraft rhinestones,

Friday, November 25, 2016

I {heart} You Marci

Today I decided to ink up the super cute I {heart} You Marci (Owl Hat Marci) from La La Land Crafts.

I subscribed to the Club La La Land Kits from the beginning and then stopped for a little while (big mistake as now I'm playing catch up on the ones I missed) but I treated myself to subscribing again as I love the stamps and dies that come to my house each month! This stamp was part of the December 2014 kit. 

I really had so much fun making this card! It really reminded me why I create, it makes me smile!!

Have the most fabulous day and if you're out shopping, hope you find some great deals!!

My blog might be quiet for a few days as I have decided to go through my stamps and get rid of some and maybe update my stamp catalog a bit as well. I won't be gone too long though! 

Stamps~ La La Land Crafts~ I {heart} You Marci/Owl Hat Marci, La La Land~ Owl Love You Set
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black,
Cardstock~ Copic Xpress-It, SU Pacific Point, 
Designer Paper~ Jillibean Soup~Spotted Owl Soup,
Other Goodies~ copics, La La Land Heart Header Border die, La La Land Open Hearts Banner Die, La La Land Love Owl Die, Clear Wink of Stella, stickles

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope today brings you lots of love and great family time!

Yup, you guessed it, using a sketch again! This time I'm using the current sketch from Freshly Made Sketches~ #264!

I inked up a cute set from Some Odd Girl called Owl Days (which I don't see in the store) for this card.

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to visit my little ol' blog!
Stamps~ Some Odd Girl~ Owl Days,
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black,
Cardstock~ Copic Xpress-It, SU Night of Navy,
Designer Paper~ Jillibean Soup~Spotted Owl Soup,
Other Goodies~ copics, La La Land Stitched Nested Circles dies, The Greeting Farm~ Hello & Smile dies, Pretty Pink Posh Nature Mix sequins,

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wishing you a purr-fect day!

I'm still having fun with sketches! Today I'm using another Sweet Sunday Sketch, #13~

I thought it would be fun to use the super cute kitty cat set, Newton's Antics. I really do love Newton's Nook stamps and hope to get more of them one day.

Sam and the kids are all home from now until Sunday so I see lots of family time in our future!! 

Have a marvelous day!

Stamps~ Newton's Nook~Newton's Antics, 
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Delightful Dijon, SU Cajun Craze, 
Cardstock~ SU Chocolate Chip, 
Designer Paper~ Basic Grey~ Max & Whiskers
Other Goodies~ copics, pearls

Monday, November 21, 2016

Organizing my stamps and dies

My friend, Shirley, saw the photo I posted of Alyssa helping me pick out which stamp to use~~ this one~~

and asked me to share more of how I keep track of my stamps so that's what I'm doing today.

I know I have shared this before but I couldn't find that post so here it is again. 

I don't remember when I started my "stamp catalogs" as I call them but it was years and years ago. I am a very visual person so I wanted something that I could look at and see what I had, see the actual sizes and whatnot.

So every time I get a new stamp/stamp set I stamp it in my catalog and put the name/company of the by it. I have some sections based on company but many are lumped in one misc. section as they were stamps from companies I didn't know I'd end up with a large collection from. I've thought about re-doing the catalogs and putting them truly by stamp company but that seems like too big of an undertaking for me at this time so I am happy to continue with what I've got...for now.

Currently I have two notebooks, one that has all my stamps from The Angel Company, CTMH and Stampin' Up in it and the other one has all the other companies. (Excuse the photos, it was hard to take them without a glare from the page protectors)

I also have a "catalog" for all my punches and dies. I find it helps me to see the exact size that a die/punch plus it helps me see them all so I can choose more easily. Every time I get a new punch or die I add it in the catalog. I only have two sections, Stampin' Up and all others. Again, I've thought of re-doing it but again, too big of an undertaking right now so I just continue as is...for now.

So there you have it! that's how I keep track of my stamps and dies/punches!

Have a great day and I'll see you back here soon!


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