Sunday, December 25, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Here's another simple (and cute) gift tin....
These are PERFECT for gift cards!!!
Again, projects like this are perfect for those scraps that you have laying around!

The tins that I'm using for the retired tins that SU sold in groups of 5. Now I'm wishing that I had bought a whole LOT MORE of them!!!

Until next time...find some time for stamping!!
Hugs, Cindy

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


I've been busy getting all those last minutes gifts ready for Christmas.....and lately I have been working on gift tins. Today I'm sharing with you a tin and card that I made for some friends of ours. Both are VERY SIMPLE....but I think SUPER CUTE!!!
Projects like these are GREAT ways to use retired DSP and other supplies....I really liked this paper that is a few years old.

Here's a picture of both the tin and card...
Here's a close up of the card.....
Here's the tin....
I have made a few of these and will take pictures and post them individually.

Until next time....find some time for stamping!!!
Hugs, Cindy

Monday, December 19, 2011


It has been really cold least cold for California...lows around 30 degrees.
So cold that our dog and cats have been snuggling up together to keep warm in the garage! We have a couple of blankets for Jesse to cuddle up in on the couch that is in the garage.

Here's a picture of our sweet dog Jesse cozied up with one of our cats...
Here's a close up of their sweet faces......
Aren't they just the cutest???!!!
I'll be back with a stamped project tomorrow!

Until next time....find some time for stamping!!!
Hugs, Cindy

Friday, December 16, 2011


Today I'm sharing with you the second card that we made at my monthly stamp club that was held last Monday.

It is very cute, very simple, Christmas tree! The tree is made using the mid sized pennant from the new Pennant Die for the always fabulous Big Shot.
I also used the Delicate Dots embossing folder for the card's front. I used the small circle from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack for the red glimmer paper, then I used the large oval punch to make slices from the silver glimmer paper. I punched the star using the retired small star punch and the trunk is just a 1/2" piece of Early Espresso. I stamped the Curly Cute sentiment in Real Red on Very Vanilla card stock and used the corner rounder punch for the corners. So easy....but I LOVE this card!!! I am going to make more of these to send out this year.

Here is a peek at the inside....
I used the pennant punch for the tree and a scrap of Early Espresso for the trunk....they are mounted on a piece of Very Vanilla.

Well, that's it for me today.....have a GREAT Christmas season and THANKS for visiting!!

Until next time....find some time for stampin!!
Hugs, Cindy

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Here's Christmas shopping made EASY for yourself or the crafter in your life.
Plus, everybody LOVES a sale!!
Take a look at the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack....they've added TONS of super cool stuff!!
(Click on the image to view the Clearance Rack)

Be sure that when you do place an order to designate me as your demonstrator so that you get the "Preferred Price".

Until next time....find some time for stamping!!
Hugs, Cindy

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


I already shared with you the treat holder that I made for my Bible study group.....but when I got them all done, I just felt like they needed I added a little bit of bling....a small red gem! Now I think they look just right!

Here's the updated version....
Here's what it looked like BEFORE.....
Here's a picture of all the treats....
Leave me a comment and let me know which one you prefer :-)

Until next time....find some time for stamping!
Hugs, Cindy

Friday, December 9, 2011


The last couple of days, I have been trying to get all prepared for Christmas. I try to get everything done a week or so before Christmas so that when Christmas rolls around, I can just enjoy the time. Doesn't always work out that way....but it's looking good for this year, despite some of the hectic going ons around here.

Today I'm sharing with you Christmas treats that I made for my Bible study group....they are simple, but cute. They are stuffed with a scrumptious Ghiradelli chocolate and tied with some Cherry Cobbler Baker's twine. I also used up some of last year's Christmas DSP.....I loved this paper and was sorry to see it go.
We are having some friends over tonight for some soup, salad, and that's it for me today.

Until next time, find some time for stamping!!!
Hugs, Cindy

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Today I'm sharing with you some punched Santas that I made to put on the top of treats for my stamp club gals. It is pretty much just like the Santa in this post....but without the mini jingle bell.
Here they all are.......
Here's an unfortunately blurry picture of the entire treat.....
I filled them with mint M&M's.....they are sure YUMMY! I felt like the regular M&M's were too small and the peanut ones were too big....but these were just right!!

Until next time....find some time for stamping!!
Hugs, Cindy

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Yesterday was Madison's 14th birthday.....I can hardly believe it!!! Seems like just yesterday that she was quick 10 years go by!! She is growing into a wonderful young woman.

The reason I'm late in acknowledging her yesterday Steve had surgery on his foot (he is recovering comfortably now....yesterday he was in quite a bit of pain).
We actually celebrated Madison's birthday last weekend. We all went to Red Robin and ate the MOST DELICIOUS hamburgers along with an onion ring tower. Then they she and her BFF and Andy and another friend went to Skywalk Trampoline Arena and spent an hour bouncing off the walls....literally! They all had a great time!

Here's a couple of pictures that capture the "real" Madison...
Here's a picture of her with her bosom buddy, kindred spirit, BFF, etc....
Aren't they ADORABLE!!!!

Until next time, find some time for stamping!!
Hugs, Cindy


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