Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Happy Wednesday!! Are you staying safe and warm?? I really hope that you are. What a mess the deep South is in - hoping they're starting to thaw out and sort everything out now.

Today's share is a card we did Monday night with our hostess club. Not everyone chose to put the "with sympathy" from TEENY TINY WISHES or the verse inside, because they wanted to use it for another purpose. But that's OK! :)

The flower is from FABULOUS FLORETS, and the designer paper is Modern Medley. The cuts are with the Labels Framelits. I'm really happy with the way this card turned out! :)

OK, I'm outta here. :) Have a wonderful day, and be sure to take the time to stamp something!

Monday, January 27, 2014

MDS Monday - My Love

Welcome to Monday! :) It's a challenge, to use hearts in your layout. So, I did. :D I love this photo of Kenn; this was the day I flew back to Oregon last summer. It was June 3, and because of the time change and the awful hour I flew out of BNA, I was back with Kenn before noon. We ate lunch, then headed out to this rose garden.

It got quite warm that day (for OR! :D ),  and there was a nice breeze when you were in the shade. It's just one of those days that I look back on with a great fondness. Do you have those days? It wasn't a fabulous day, but it was a GOOD day. :)

I LOVE MDS. If you haven't downloaded and tried the 30-day free trial, you're missing out! :) Want to learn more about it before you do? Ask me questions! :D

Today is the day that we start our Bible study at my house, JESUS THE ONE AND ONLY. If you can't make it today, but want to come the rest of the time, just let me know! If you can't come, and would say a prayer for us when you think of it over the next three months, that would be wonderful, too. :)

It's also the start of SALE-A-BRATION!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll get a link up to the mini catalog as soon as I can; in the meantime, you can find it if you go to my business site and, on the pull-down menu for PRODUCTS, click on CATALOGS. :)

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day - and be sure to make the time to stamp something!!!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Sketch Challenge Card

Happy Friday! Are you staying warm?? It's BEAUTIFUL here - brightly shining sun, fluffed cardinals in the trees and feeders - and a balmy temperature of 21! :) (Wind chill says it's feeling more like 10 degrees out there...)

Well. :D What to do to celebrate a Friday, toward the end of January? Make a card that fills a challenge, AND might inspire your Valentine's cards this year. :D

That's red glitter paper again - it's SO perfect for Valentine's Day, don't you think?? - with the silver and gold "foil". I think that name is a bad one for these; it's really shiny cardstock. It's not foil weight!

Anyway. :D That's Real Red, on Whisper White. The only stamp is the "I like you", which is from a FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set! :) I really like this card; it's clean and simple, and gets my idea across. :D

OK, I'm outta here! Have a WONDERFUL day - and be sure to make the time to stamp SOMEthing. STAY WARM!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Is it too early for Easter?

Welcome to Wednesday. :) It's COLD here in Middle Tennessee - it's 17, but the wind chill is making it feel more like 7!!!! The weather's a little schizophrenic, but it's definitely JANUARY, which is nice. :D

So, this is the second project I did with the women's group in Smyrna. I really love this one!

I earned a freebie toward the end of the year last year, and wanted to get something that was as opposite from Christmas as I could find. :D So I went with BACKYARD BASICS - and got the bundle, so I got the framelits and the wood stamp set. I love earning free stuff! :)

(Don't forget! If you want to purchase from me and make sure we both get the credit we deserve, go to my business site and then click on SHOP, on the top right-hand corner! :) )

We stamped the butterfly all over a Soft Sky card base with Soft Sky ink, and a Whisper White insert on the inside had the butterfly all the way around the edge. Then we stamped the tulip onto Whisper White with Versamark, and embossed with black embossing powder. Next, we colored with Wild Wasabi and Pink Pirouette Stampin' Write markers; the next step was to cut out the tulip with its framelit. We put it on the card front with Dimensionals.

The final step was to stamp the "Happy Easter" with Versamark - again on Whisper White - and emboss with silver EP. We punched it out with the modern label punch, and put it over the tulip stem with Dimensionals.

It is SO springy! :) I love tulips, and I thought this card was simply beautiful. :) If I do say so myself...

OK, I'm outta here! I hope you have a wonderful day - and that you make sure it includes some stamping. ;)

Monday, January 20, 2014

MDS Monday - My Pumpkin

HAPPY MONDAY! Did you have a good weekend?? I did. Good news, good friends, a little time with a good guy... :D

I kinda had fun with this page. :) I love pumpkins, and I love Kenn - so we combined them when we went to Indiana last fall; this was at a pumpkin patch/stand in Eaton, Ohio. We had a relaxing, great time - it was a BEAUTIFUL mid-October.

Ahhhh, memories. That's probably one of the biggest reasons I'm enjoying MDS so much; I get to relive memories really fast, because everything comes together so quickly. I can play, I can use ALL my photos (like using them for the background paper!), and I can play with color.

OK, I'm outta here! :D Have a WONDERFUL day - and be SURE to take the time to stamp something!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Valentine's Day Treat

Happy Friday! :)

Last night, I was able to bless a women's group in Smyrna with providing the activity for their monthly meeting. We had great fun, and this was one of the two projects we did - there are Valentine's M&Ms inside this little fold-over!

We used Chocolate Chip card stock as the base; since I knew there would be non-stampers there, I wanted to keep the project pretty simple. :) So we used the Big Shot and the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder to put the lovely dots into the card stock. We used the designer label punch and some red glitter paper - LOVE that stuff! - for the back of the medallion. The "I think you're lovely" is from the upcoming SALE-A-BRATION brochure! Yes, this stamp set was FREE! :D You can earn it, beginning the end of this month, with just a $50 purchase - and it's a great stamp set.

OK. We stamped that in Chocolate Chip ink onto Whisper White, punched out the center, and put it on the glitter paper with Dimensionals. Then, we fastened the M&Ms inside with a mini glue dot, and fastened the front down with another mini glue dot.

Fast and easy, and I think it's quite cute! If I were to do it for school kids, I'd do different colors and probably a different stamp set - but for grown-ups, this is perfect. :)

OK, I'm outta here! Have a WONDERFUL day! Be sure to take the time to STAMP something - and why not bless someone else with it? :D

Monday, January 13, 2014

MDS Monday - Kenn in 2013

HAPPY MONDAY! :) Did you have a good weekend??

This is gonna be a quick post; I had to find a sketch I liked, and then scrap this to show you. I'm tired of SITTING. :D

We had some special times last year, Kenn and I. It was a CRAZY, whirlwind year, but he still takes my breath away after 17 years. :) So I wanted to scrap a few of my favorite shots from the year.

Just throwing in a little patterned paper jazzed everything up, kept it masculine but fun. What do you think?

OK, I'm outta here! I hope you've tried MDS by now - you can try it for 30 days for free, you know!!! Have a wonderful day! Be sure and take the time to STAMP something! :)

Friday, January 10, 2014


Happy Friday! Are you back in your regular routine yet? (I don't think I ever have a routine... :D )

I just wanted to give you a quick look at a new stamp set in the OCCASIONS MINI. That link SHOULD take you to a pdf file of the new book. :) Peruse to your heart's desire; remember that SALE-A-BRATION starts at the end of this month, so start planning on how to make the most of your budget!

This stamp is called PEOPLE LIKE YOU. I colored it with various Stampin' Write markers - which didn't take too long, because it's a big stamp and I colored the flowers the same, except for the stamens. :)

OK, I'm outta here! Hope you have a fantastic weekend, and be sure to take time to stamp SOMEthing. :)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

My Thank-You Card...

Oops! This was supposed to be up yesterday! Oh, well! :)

How are you today? How's your new year? We're starting to come out of the deep freeze here; a friend posted on Facebook this morning, "Who would have thought that 30 degrees would ever feel balmy...?" :D

This is my thank-you card for Christmas; I still have a couple to write, but I have the MAJORITY sent. (I need to send one to my sister - I got one from her today. I'm so lazy...!!!)

This was Festive Flurry; the word stamp set on the front and on the inside was an accidental send from Stampin' Up!, but it's perfect for me. :D That's Pool Party and Whisper White, along with some Iridescent Ice EP on those snowflakes. Lots of heat embossing and cutting on this card, but I really like the way they turned out. And, let's face it. If someone gave me something or did something for me, I want them to have a nice card! :D

OK, I'm outta here. Have a WONDERFUL day, and be SURE to make the time to stamp SOMETHING.... :)

Monday, January 6, 2014

MDS Monday - Naomi's Christmas in TN 2013


Goodness! Here we are at the first Monday in 2014. :D And I have one of my favorite subjects to show you in a scrapbook page. :D

We had a blast having a toddler here for Christmas - but do I ever wish I'd felt better!! She is a joy to watch, and funny and SMART!

There's a Whisper White border around the page, which is why the title strip looks a little funny. :)

Don't forget that you can click on the picture to see it larger! (I mean, who wouldn't want to see this cutie up close?!? :D)

OK, I'm outta here! Y'all keep WARM today, and safe! And take the time to STAMP something!!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Medallion Ornament


How are you today? Did you celebrate the new year in a big way? Me, not so much - but that's OK.:) It's been a nice day, just quietly going through stuff, trying to get more organized before the year runs away with me again. :D

I keep thinking that I've already told you about this, but I can't see it in my post list. SO. :) It was going to be one of the projects at GIFTS FROM THE HEART, but no one wanted to come play with me!

The medallion is made with the rosette die; that's the gold metallic sheet behind the Whisper White oval. It was simple and easy to make; I did hot glue the rosette part to the oval, just because it's so difficult for me to hold it down and work at the same time. :D But it worked SO beautifully! You could put this on top of a plate of cookies with a ribbon, and it would double as an ornament for their tree.