Friday, December 12, 2014

It's in the Bag 3D Challenge for Cardztv!

What a great, fun challenge we have 
for you today!  I love to decorate bags
as they always come out so unique.

Isn't this the cutest?????

I found this in the Silhouette store and
I just had to cut it out!

I dressed up the beard and mustache
with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

I love the look!

Now it's your turn to create a gift bag!

I can't wait to see what you create!


Sunday, December 7, 2014

I'm so excited.....................

It's an exciting day for me!
I've been selected for the 2015
Timeless Twine Creative Crew.

I cannot wait to begin showing you the
awesome projects I am creating.
In the meantime,
hop over the the blog and see for yourself
what great things are in store
for you and your crafting needs.


Friday, November 28, 2014

It's a Christmas Tea Invitation

I have a quick post for you showing
you a simple but elegant Christmas Tea
invitation I am sending out tomorrow.

I've blocked out the address, but I think you
can get the idea of how to create.  I used my
computer and printer for the invite part and 
then I relied on some glue, sequins, twine, die cuts
and stamps to finish this off.

This was a fun, fun project and I
hope I've inspired you to try your hand
at your own invitations this holiday season.

Here's a quick video.

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure 
and leave me a comment and share 
what you would like to see for my videos.


Cardztv 3D Challenge - 3 Small Tags!

First let me begin by saying
I hope you all had a wonderful time with
family and friends and that you felt
the abundance of God's blessings.  My
husband and I spent the day with my oldest
son, his wife and two boys.  It was a great day!
I can get used to NOT being the hostess for all these
holidays.  It felt great to go to someone else's home
and share in the chores and cooking.
My DIL Carrie did a wonderful job
on the food and preparations for this
special day.  I'm so lucky - she is AWESOME!

Now onto the newest challenge
from Cardztv!  I love tags and I was
really excited when Mary announced this
was our challenge.    I never used to make
tags, but recently have found that I can create
them and have as much fun as I do
in making cards.

Here are my three tags!  Love them!

I found a shape in the Silhouette store and I 
wanted the shape to be curly at the top so 
it would look like a hat.

I also used the fill page feature and cut
out an entire sheet of 12x12 paper of these tags.

To finish off the tag, I glued another tag
on the back to hide all of the twine I wrapped
around for the hat.  I like the finished look

I am having a hard time uploading videos so I 
took a few pictures as I was creating the tags.
I used painter's tape and masked each tag
from where I wanted to create the colored
hat.  The next two photos show how
I used the new Tim Holtz mini distress inks
to color the hats.  BTW - I love the little
inkers!  I can see myself using these
now instead of the bigger ones.

You also see a "craft mat" that I have my tags
taped on.  This mat makes it so simple
to ink and clean up the mess!

Who doesn't love Peachy Keen Stamps????
I like the bigger sets so I can choose the
size I need based on what I'm creating.
I picked out three different snowman faces
to create my tags.  I then colored the nose with
my Copic markers and used chalk on the
eyes and nose.  I love the dimension.

I used two sets of Cardztv Stamps

I love how you can mix Mary's
stamps together!

Here again are the final design.  I had to add
some sequins!  Love the sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by!  Join us in this 
challenge for a chance to win a set of 
Cardztv Stamps.

Dates: November 28 - December 11

I can't wait to see your creations!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wishing you Comfort!

Let's face it, sometimes we need
a special card to send.  I needed several
sympathy cards this week and my stash was
empty so I wanted to give you a peak
at a card I made last evening.  I actually
made 5 of them.  Sadly I needed to use them all,
however I'm so glad that I could make something

I used Stampin Up Cardstock for the base
card and designer paper for some color.
I then pulled out my stash of My Creative Time's
dies and stamp sets.  I LOVE the leaf dies and they
are perfect this time of year.  I used Tim Holtz
Distress inks on the leaves to change up the color.
I don't know the name of the Martha Stewart punch
but it's my favorite.

Just a hint!  When mailing a card like this with
some thickness due to the button, dies or even sequins,
use another piece of card stock over the front of the 
card to keep it from destroying the envelope.
Just add a little extra postage so your special
creation doesn't get ruined.

I have another quick cute video but I'm having
issues with getting it up on Youtube.  Stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, November 14, 2014

Cardztv "Just for You" 3D Challenge

Welcome to my blog today.  I'm
very excited to show you what I made
for the Cardztv JUST FOR YOU 3D Challenge.
I even made a quick video to go
along with my project.

As you will see in the video, I used a die
cut for the tag and layer, dies for the snowflake, sequins
and I used Tim Holtz Distress ink to create
the blue tag.

Here's the back of the tag with a
pocket for a gift card!  Love it!
The finishing touch is a stamp from
VERY MERRY stamp set.

Okay, now it's your turn to create!
Join the 3D Cardztv Design Team and make
your own gift card holder, post on Mary's
website for a chance to win a set
of Mary's stamps.

Contest dates:
November 14 - November 26

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
Leave me a message with a link to your
blog!  I'd love to see what you are creating.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

More fun with my Erin Condren Life Planner

I've been using my Erin Condren Life Planner
since July 2014.  I had a hectic summer with
an unexpected move from our home of
30 years and my planner helped me keep
up on the constant changing schedule.

This is my second video on my EC planner, but
I made some changes and wanted to share.

I share some of my favorite stamp sets specifically
for planner nerds like me!  Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Come back on Friday for the newest Cardztv 3D challenge!
 See you soon!


Friday, November 7, 2014

My new craft Space!

I've been wanting to share my new
craft space with you all and even
though it's not complete, I think you
will get the idea!

I put this video on Youtube, but wanted
to link it here as well.

As I continue to work more and get my
cabinets in, I will share again.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 31, 2014

Cardztv 3D Design Team Challenge - Thanksgiving Place cards!

I love that Mary, the master mind behind
CARDZTV STAMPS asked me to be on her
3D design team.  I love making cards, but I 
also have a passion for extending my paper crafting into
other outlets.  This challenge is perfect!  Are you ready?

Join us on October 31, 2014 for this fun and 
exciting challenge.  Since today is Halloween, right
around the corner is Thanksgiving and some of
us are already planning our menus.  Thanksgiving
is a day to give thanks for each other, good food and the many
blessings of life.  Sometimes our families need some
direction at the tables, so Mary has
asked that we create Thanksgiving place cards.
You know I think I remember making these when I 
was a kid with construction paper!
Well, today I used my Silhouette and got
this cute pilgrim hat that holds a sucker!

The banner is part of the cut too and instead of a 
name, I added Thanksgiving greeting using
Cardztv Stamps!  I used THANKFUL FOR YOU &

Love how this turned out and talk about
easy peasy!!!  Wow!  I plan to cut a few more of these
out for our Thanksgiving and let the grands assemble.
They love to craft!

Okay are you ready to join the challenge?
You have until November 13th to enter
the challenge over on Cardztv blog.

One lucky winner will get their choice of a
set of Cardztv stamps!  I can't wait to see what you
create!  Leave me a message and join via
Bloglovin if you like what you see!  Lots more
creative things coming your way for the holidays!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 17, 2014

Cardztv Fun Folds Challenge

Thank you for joining in on the fun with
the Cardztv 3D Design team.

Mary has challenged us to come up with
some special folds for a card, a card box
z fold, or whatever you can dream up using
a Cardztv Halloween Stamp set.

I'm in LOVE with this box card
from the Silhouette Store!

I made it for my granddaughter Sloane and
I cannot wait to send it to MN for her 2nd Halloween.

If you look closely you will see rooftops have
some dimension.  I used my Versamark ink pad and
embossed them with clear powder and I swear
they look like copper!  LOVE THEM!

My sentiment comes from Cardztv
Spooky Sayings!

Isn't it perfect????

Okay you have from October 17 to
October 30 to link up your creation

I can't wait to see what you create.
Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Why yes! I can drive a stick!

I saw this curvy witch in the Silhouette
store and I immediately fell in love with her.

I created the sentiment with my Silhouette and
cut them out.  I'm thinking about making some
more with this image as my mind is whirling!

FYI - I glued 3 images together so it would be
more like chipboard.  I then embossed with black powder
for the gloss!  

As I organized my cards today, guess what
holiday had the most???  Oh yeah!
Halloween - some of my friends are going
to get some cute cards this year.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 3, 2014

Cardztv Halloween 3D Challenge!

Fall starts my most favorite time of the year
and one that means I will get to craft a little
more than in the summer.
Welcome to my blog today where I get to design
a project for you using Cardztv Stamps.

 The Silhouette store has the CUTEST 3D projects to make
that holds a candy bar.  OMG!  I am in love!

The little witch is from the store too, but she came in a group
of 3 children.  I ungrouped them and only used her.  Notice though
that she is thick like chipboard?  That's because I glued
four together, then embossed with black powder.

Here's a close up shot of the witch!

The candy bar has a drawer!  How cute is this????

I used Cardztv SPOOKY SAYINGS for this project.
Oh wait - I have more!

Here is a coffin with a candy bar!

Full size candy bar fits inside the "coffin".

Love this!

The sentiment also comes from Cardztv SPOOKY SAYINGS.

Oh wait - one more!!!!

What if you don't have a die cutting machine???

Here is a traditional bag topper that I used to make
over and over again.  You can use stickers or a piece
of chipboard for your image.

This one uses Cardztv OCT 31for the sentiment.

Bag toppers are so easy to make.  I'm always on the lookout
for little bags for candy.  I like to take treats to my office
and these are the perfect size.  Simply cut your topper, fold it over and
staple it to your bag of goodies.  Then cut paper for both the front
and the back to hide the staples.  Add your chipboard, your print and cut
or paper pieced image and your sentiment, and you have
an adorable Halloween treat!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Make sure you comment and leave a message
for Mary over at Cardztv because she is giving away a free
set of stamps.  I am so honored to be one of Mary's designers.
She is the sweetest person in the world.  I found her blog years
ago and soon became a follower of her on Youtube.  WONDERFUL
videos!  If you haven't connected with her yet, do so today!

Happy Fall Y'all!


Sunday, September 21, 2014


It's been a very long summer and now
I feel a nip in the air which is hinting about
my favorite time of the year - Fall!  My husband
and I have been talking about downsizing and moving
for years.  My children are grown and have moved away
with families of their own so our home of 30 years
was much more than we needed.  I had been
looking online at condos in the late spring but
they sold so quickly in the area I was looking I 
didn't have any luck.  A condo came on the market
and I called my realtor on a Sunday night and ask for
a Monday morning showing.  I know, what a pain I was!
Anyway, to make a long story short, we saw, we liked,
we offered, they accepted and the moving began.
Our home was not listed AND we had not been
purging!  30 years of STUFF that we needed to 
go through so we could list our home.

So the packing began to move from this house.  I can't
begin to tell you how much we gave away, but I'm happy to
say we are now moved and here is a photo of my new
living room.

Our summer was FULL of leaving one home and
preparing our new nest.  We aren't done yet!  It will
be a work in progress over the next several months.

I'd love to show you my new craft space but....


I promise to do a video when I have it put together.

Stay tuned!  I'm back from my hiatus with
Cardztv Stamps and will posting soon a 
cute 3D project for Halloween!

Have a wonderful Sunday!


Sunday, July 6, 2014

My review of the new Erin Condren Life Planner

I'm attaching a video of my new planner
from Erin Condren.  I have never jumped on the
smashbook wagon, but I've been disturbed
that I take digital photos all the time but rarely print
them out to look at them.  I am a grandmother of
three and the pictures come on my iPhone
 all the time, but I have to have my phone to view them.

My plan to start back with a paper planner was
to become more organized with one central location
for home and work, but also combine some
smashbooking principles.

Here's my video:

If you like to check out Erin's website and save
$10 on your first purchase, follow this link:

The stamp set I used in my video comes from:

It is currently out of stock, but continue to
check back soon.  I just love it!

Thanks for stopping by!
Come back next Sunday for another
Blast from the Past!


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Blast from the past!

My husband and myself have finally
made the decision to downsize and move from
our home into a condo.  We made an offer two weeks
ago and it was accepted so now the packing
begins.  This week I began packing up my craft loft and
can I tell you, this is tough!  We all know most of us
are paper hoarders and we have do dads of all kinds.
Both my Cricut Expression & Silhouette Cameo
are now put away.  My cuttlebug and dies are packed.
I gave away more set of Stampin Up stamps than
I care to think of - so what does that leave me?
A very clean craft room!  LOL!

I felt like this would be a good chance to post
some of my previous projects that I have loved
so much.  Thank you for your support!
I love that you follow my blog and if you've just
happened upon my blog for the first time,
stay tuned!  If all goes well, I should be 
crafting again in September!

Since I'm eating cherries - I thought this would be an
appropriate card.  Featuring Cardztv Stamps, I love this card.


Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Butterfly Shaker Card

First let me say - I've missed you all!

It's been almost two weeks since my last post
and I truly miss making cards/crafts/3D projects and
posting them, but life has a way of getting

Ha ha!  Not really.  I had the joy
of having my two sons, their wives and all
three grandchildren at my home at the
same time.   I have one son who lives
locally and the other one is from MN, so not
 a lot of opportunity to have them all together.
It was a rare treat, but I'm sure you understand
why crafting was low on the list of things
to do!

My hubby and I are making moves to sell
our home and downsize.  This is a tough decision!
I have so many great memories here, it's hard
to think it's time to make this move.
My head tells me it's time, but my 
heart tugs at me to stay especially after
entertaining the entire family last week.

I'd appreciate your prayers so we make the
right decision.  If we place an offer on the home
we are looking at now, we would like to sell our home
as soon as possible.

I have a beautiful card to share with you today.
I have a staff member leaving my office on Friday for
a new opportunity and I wanted to make her a special card.
I used a Silhouette file for the Butterfly shaker.  OMG!
This was so easy.  I used Anna Griffin paper and I love
the shimmer.  I think the card is very elegant.

If you have a Silhouette, there are several
shaker cards in the store.  They are easy peasy!

Have a great night!


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

You are a lifesaver!

Working without power in a medical office is
a real challenge but today it happened in  mine.

I work with a great team who rose to the occasion
and helped me in every way.  I made them
little post it note covers and used My Creative Time's
newest release to express my gratitude.

Crafting is my way of destressing, so I made 10 of
these little cuties!

They were fun and I apologize for the poor
photography but it's darker in my loft than
when I usually take photos.

Need to destress!  Join me in cutting and glueing
and make something fun!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Happy Anniversary!

I'm sure you all feel how FAST
life is moving these days, right?  Well
right before my eyes, my son and daughter in law
celebrated their anniversary and I was so busy
it passed me by and I didn't get a card made :(
Well, today I made up for it!
Here's whats going in the mail tomorrow:

The owls are a Stampin Up punch and I only
punched them out in black so I could use them as
silhouettes.  The branch and leaves I found in
the Silhouette store.  I used four
dies from My Creative Time for the clouds, sun
and mats on the inside.

Of course I had to sprinkle some sequins from
My Craft Spot, twine from Trendy Twine and sentiments
from Cardztv, FOR THE BIRDS.



Sunday, May 18, 2014

Mimi's Craft Corner: We have a winner!!!!

Mimi's Craft Corner: We have a winner!!!!: I just used to pick my winner of one set of Cardztv Stamps and it picked #21 NannieLeslie the Crafter!  Please send me your ship...

We have a winner!!!!

I just used to pick my winner of one set of Cardztv Stamps and it picked #21 NannieLeslie the Crafter!  Please send me your shipping address to  congratulations!

You are going to love Mary's stamps!


Friday, May 9, 2014

Let's Party!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to Readysetstamp’s 5 year anniversary blog hop! I'm helping
my friend Julie celebrate her 5 years of having fun paper crafting.
Today's hop is called ANYTHING GOES, that way
we can give you a variety of ideas.

For my project today, I did a remake of a favorite card I made
over a year ago. The idea first came from
Pinterest where I was seeing all of these layered
cards. I wanted to try my hand and this is what I created first....

I used a Cardztv stamp set for my sentiment and a cut
using my Cricut for the mug of coffee.

Today, I made a few changes.
I used a My Creative Time Die for the 
coffee cup, MCT sentiments inside and out,
and solid black twine from Trendy Twine.

Okay, on with the rest of the hop!

Here’s the lineup:



We can't have a blog anniversary without a give away right?

I will draw one winner for YOUR CHOICE of one set
of Cardztv stamp sets.

Please subscribe if you have not already and leave a comment. 
I will draw the winner on May 17th and post it here. 
Winner will be chosen by

Thanks for playing along!