Friday, December 26, 2014

Gift Card Tins


Hope you had a blessed, relaxing and wonderful Christmas Day!  We sure did.

Below are some gift card tins that I whipped up really fast just this year when I needed some gift cards holders at the last minute.  These types of items are perfect for using retired supplies and scraps.  They are made using the thin tins that Stampin' Up! was selling off about 3-4 years ago.....I have a stash of them and I use them sparingly...they are perfect for gift cards and gift coupons.  They are easily packaged up and mailed too :-)

Well, Christmas is over and it's now time to think about the New Year!  Boy, time sure goes by QUICK!

Until next time....find some time for stamping!


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Timeless Lovely as a Tree Card


Today's card is stamped with one of the best stamp sets ever!  Lovely as a Tree....I think I'll break down and cry if they ever retire this can used for pretty much every occasion known to man.
I wanted to show you a close up of the is embossed with Dazzling Diamonds.
I must apologize for the pictures since I fired up my blog....I've been using my phone and I don't think I'm very good at taking pictures of cards with, I need to learn how to crop them on my computer before I upload them...I've tried and I can't seem to save them...urgh!

Oh least I'm blogging...right? :-)

Until next time, find some time for stamping

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Tree Greetings

Season's Greetings,

I think these little trees are also from the 2012 Holiday Catalog.....I love them so much I just keep using them!  They are from the Scentsational Season stamp set and then cut using the coordinating Sceentsational framelits.
It's a simple card...which I'm sure was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.  Pinterest is where I get all "my" ideas....I don't really have any original ideas :-)

That's all for today....I think this will be last "old" card....I'm anxious to get to the current stuff!

Thanks for visiting!

Until next time, find some time for stamping!


Monday, December 22, 2014

Simple Season's Greetings

Season's Greetings!

Here's another fun and easy Christmas card!  I remember that I really liked this card too.
The tree is cut from the now retired Perfect Pennants Bigz die.  I cut the garland with an .oval punch by just punching out slivers of Silver Glimmer paper.  The star is from the also now retired small star punch.

I'll be back with another oldie tomorrow.....only a couple of more and then I'll show you show I've been doing currently.

Thanks for visiting

Until next time, find some time for stamping!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Year's Worth of Christmas Cards


Over the next few days I will be sharing Christmas cards that I've made over the past couple of years.  I just finished digging out all the cards that I've made so that I can send them out this Christmas....yes, I's a bit late, but like they say....better late than never!

I'll try and start with some of the oldest ones first....and then move to the newer ones....this one is from 2012!  Because if I remember right....this snowflake die was in the 2012 Holiday Catalog.
 Here's another version that I made of the same card.....
I'll try and go through these old cards quickly so that we can get to the current goodies!

Thanks for visiting!

Until next time, find some time for stamping!


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Second Club Card


Below is the second card that we will make on Thursday at Stamp Club.  It's SUPER easy!  It's a good one for using DSP scraps too....which seem to pile up and then multiply.
Of course, inspiration for this card also came from Pinterest....I really don't have any original ideas :-)  just ones that have been modified from others.

Until next time, find some time for stamping!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Club Card


Below is one of the cards that we will be making on Thursday at Stamp Club.  Inspiration for this card came from....where else......Pinterest!  Here is a link to the blog from where the card was pinned.

It's a very simple and easy card...which comes in handy this time of year.  I love the Festival of Trees stamp set and matching punch....makes the easy look complicated.
Colors used were Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Real Red, and Smoke Slate.   I added a bit of bling with 3 small rhinestones on the tree.

I'll be back to show you the other card we will be making as well....It's a card that is great for using some DSP scraps.

Until next time, find some time for stamping!

Thursday, December 11, 2014



Today I'm sharing a sympathy card that I made a couple of months ago using the French Foliage stamp set along with the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set and the Woodgrain background stamp.  I still the French Foliage set even though Stampin' Up! retired it :-( 
That's all I have time for today....Thanks for visiting!

Until next time, find some time for stamping!


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Addie's Christmas Wish....Which Could Be Her Last

This is came from Stampin' Up!'s website....

6-year-old girl asks for holiday cards for her last Christmas

The only thing six-year-old Addie Fausett has on her last Christmas list is cards—preferably the handmade kind.Addie Fausett, 6, of Fountain Green, Utah
Photo credit: Tami Fausett via

Addie, who has a condition called diffuse atrophy, and her family were told by doctors that this Christmas would probably be her last. So when we saw the article on describing this family's wish for their little girl's last Christmas, we thought, who better to make this gift happen than amazing Stampin' Up! demonstrators and their customers?

If you would like to participate and support this family during a difficult time, please take a few minutes to tell all of your cardmaking friends, and then send handmade cards to:
Addie Lynn and Sisters, P.O. Box 162, Fountain Green, UT 84632
Please think about sending this sweet girl a Christmas's an easy thing that will mean so much to her.

Maybe I'll send her this card......
Until next time, find some time for stamping!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Firing Up the Ole Blog Again

Gosh!  It has been almost 2 years since I last blogged.  Wow!  Time goes by so quickly.  I didn't think that I would miss blogging...but I have!  I've thought about getting back into the swing of things countless times...but when I would log blog was a mess.  Being a fairly non-techy person, I felt like it was just too much work. So, I've decided to fight against my lazy tendencies and just do it!

So here we go....

Well...I'm still alive and well and still stamping.  I've thought about trying to go back and give you an update of the last 2 years, but that just seems too overwhelming.  So...I'm drawing a line in the sand and just going to start in the here and now.  Maybe as time goes on I'll throw in some "old" news.

Below is a card that we made at a recent Stamp Club gathering....I love the Wondrous Wreath stamp set and the matching Wonderful Wreath framelits that are in the Holiday catalog.
Pretty much any time there is a stamp set that matches a punch or die/ becomes one of my favorites...the reason being....the combination of a stamp set and a punch/die make it so easy to create quick and easy cards that look like you've spent a ton of time working on them.  Easy and quick is always good for me.

Well...not too bad for me first post.  I feel really clumsy blogging....but also I'm excited about getting back to some regular blogging.

Thanks for visiting!

Until next time, find some time for stamping!



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