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Savvy Stamps, Memory Box and Merry Monday Challenge…

Two cards to share with you today… I wanted to play in the Merry Monday Challenge  – use Pinecones, greens and plaid on your card.  Just right up my alley!  So Christmas again from me today!  Two cards to link up if they’ll let me.  : )

The first one is all Memory Box, so it’s over on the Memory Box blog too…


Awhile back my husband was looking for new shoe strings for his work boots.  He ran into this video and ended up learning how to tie his boots a different way so they’d stay tied and no need for new strings!  He sent the videos to me and of course I had to try it out too!  I LOVE it for tying bows on presents and it works great on cards too!  I’ll just link you up to the videos and if you want to go to the man’s site,  he gives the link in the videos.  HERE and HERE.  It’s so fast and wonderful for kids with tie shoes….no need to keep retying time and time again every day!


Here’s a close up…see the bow?  It stays balanced and straight across!  LOVE that!   I do knot it first on a card before I do the bow.

I cut the Pinecone Corner die from Dill and Vanilla Bean Memory Box card-stock.

Cut the brown pinecones away from the greenery, shape them with a stylus on a molding mat or mouse pad, ink them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and the ink blending tool and then mount them over the green pinecones die cut with mounting foam squares.

Die cut the NEW New Castle Snowflake die from white card-stock, adhere it with Tombow mono multi liquid glue.

Emboss the Merry Christmas sentiment with Tsukineko Imagine white embossing powder, tie on a festive little ribbon and embellish with some White Glitter Domes.

Card #2 for today…


Here I used Savvy’s Peace and woodland branch dies and their coordinating woodland branch stamp. Poppystamps Frozen Flakes border cut in white card-stock, Memory Box Corner Bow die,  Tim Holtz Wreath and Bow die for the red bow and an old PSX Pinecone stamp G1956.

Embellished with plaid ribbon and red glitter domes.


I’m also linking both my cards to…

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – my favorite things

Crafting at the Weekend – anything goes

Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – Christmas in August

Sparkles Christmas Challenge – Snowflakes

Winter Wonderland Challenge – anything goes for Christmas

My Peace card won an honorable mention on the Merry Monday Challenge blog… Thank you so much ladies!

Honorable Mention


That’s all from me today!  : )  Grocery shopping to do! ick… I’d rather be making cards! lol  Have a great weekend and I’ll talk to you on Monday!  TFL!

Here’s the links to what I used to make these two cards…

cards · Christmas · Impression Obsession · Perfect Layers Tools · Printworks · rubber stamps · Sizzix · Techniques · Tim Holtz dies

Chalkboard – just can’t get enough of it!


I’m lovin’ this NEW release from Printworks Collection!  The Chalk Greeting F4385 wood or cling,  combined with God Bless D4388 wood and Chalk Element E4386 wood or cling, for the main panel.  Then the Chevron Border G4361 wood or cling,  inked up in Printworks Holly Berry Red die ink on kraft card-stock… be still my heart!  lol


oh yes,  Must wrap in candy cane twine!  oh yes, Must have greenery!  Deck the Halls and down right festive!  I completely forgot to smudge on a little white ink for the chalky look!  oh well… got excited about actually finishing a card and posting it all in the same day! lol

The holly die is from the Tim Holtz lamp post die and the pine is from the Impression Obsession wreath set… I’ll link up at the very end of the post.


Love the holly and the ivy and that red sparkle!  I used my Perfect Layers Tools for the 1/16th inch mat. Link in the sidebar or below.


More NEW stamps on the inside… G4363 Frame Curls wood or cling, D4364 St. Francis Quote wood or clingand B4390 Merry Christmas wood or cling.

Then on the back, I like to use a couple Printworks stamps, Rubber Art wood and Stamped from the Heart wood.  I’ll sign my name and date when I send it.


Linking to some challenges…
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 199 – sketch
City Crafter – colors, kraft, red and white
Clear it Out Challenge – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments – Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge – Christmas
Sweet Stamps Blog – Simple Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown – What Christmas means to me
Twist of Faith – Traditional Christmas
Addicted to Stamps – Photo Inspiration
Inkspirational – Photo inspiration
52 Christmas Card Throwdown August Theme Challenge

Thanks for stopping by again today!  Happy Christmas crafting days to you!

Supplies I used for this card…

cards · copics · Doohickey's Dies · rubber stamps · Sylvia Zet · Tim Holtz dies · Winter

Sweet Pixies January Challenge…


AND…a fun challenge it is!  Snowflakes… grab your pixie, fairy and sprite-like images and play along with us!   A new prize every month!  Click the badge to see what the other gals on the team created for snowflake inspiration!


I used the Sylvia Zet/Wee Stamps Angelica stamp.  So sweet!  love her and her wintery scene!  I stamped her on Papertrey Ink Select White card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic Sketch markers.

Sentiment from Hampton Arts and the postal cancellation is from Inkadinkado, both of them are old.  Sorry about that.


Happy Monday to you!  It’s freezin’ season here, but we have sunshine today! yea!

Stamps and Such…

cards · Christmas · copics · Impression Obsession · Magnolia · Martha Stewart · punches · rubber stamps · Tilda's Town · Tim Holtz dies · Winter

Magnolia… Tilda’s Town Challenges…Freezin’ Season…


I’m back with a Magnolia Tilda with Rudolph card!  I had to try the chalkboard ‘look’!  FUN!    It’s time for a new challenge today @ Tilda’s Town Challenges… Hope you can play along!

Tilda’s Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda’s Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at and live the magic.

I’ll  be back tonight to add links… today is our stamp club’s yearly Christmas party and I’ve been a busy elf preparing for the fun day!  Wish you were going to be there too!  : )  Have a great day and weekend … I’m sure you’re a busy little elf yourself!  Take care and ttul!

Thank you Sherri for putting my card in the SCS Weekly Favorites!  Weekly-Favorite


Lovely hÄnglar and Sweet Magnolia – Christmas
Sweet Stampin’ Christmas – Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge – Cute Christmas
Little Miss Muffet Challenges – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

cards · Christmas · Penny Black · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Sizzix · Tim Holtz dies

Leaping Reindeer…


The front…


the inside…

I saw Shelly’s pop up leaping reindeer card HERE and wanted to try… I didn’t succeed with the swivel yet but went ahead and finished the card just as a pop up inside.  I like it anyway…funny thing is…when I started it Monday, I thought I would make six! hahahahaha, joke was on me… just because my prototype worked! lol

It was fun to try and check out her post for today… so cool!

I used some older Basic Grey paper and Tim Holtz dies HERE.   I used a Sizzix tree die but after, I thought the Tim Holtz tree sure would’ve been cool!  The pine branch on the front is from Impression Obsession. I swiped some Delicata gold ink on the branches… oh, the scene has Gingerbread Glimmer mist on it also…hard to see.  Perfect Paper Layers tools to mat the front…link in the sidebar…

The gold berries on the front are from Marianne Design.  The stamp I used for the winter scene on the front is from Penny Black, it’s called Heaven and Earth and you’ll find it HERE and 20% off too!

I’m linking to some challenges…

Everybody Art Challenge – Christmas
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash – Winter Holiday


New arrivals at the Scrapping Center and 20% off a lot of items too!  Always love that!


AND… just noticed that has some deals too… stamps on sale and a great shipping offer!


Thanks for looking at my post today!  I know, it’s crazy busy, isn’t it!  Look what was at my house today!  My DH and his crew for a few hours making sheetrock dust!  So I’m off to vacuum to clear the air! eek! lol  So exciting to make progress on the house though! yea!



cards · Christmas · copics · Magnolia · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Sizzix · Tilda's Town · Tim Holtz dies

Magnolia…Tilda’s Town…Celebrate Christmas!


Oh how I LOVE this new Nativity Collection from Magnolia!  It’s what Christmas is all about!  Jesus is the reason…so much rockin’ around the Christmas tree…it’s easy to get sidetracked!

It was good to color again for this week’s Tilda’s Town Challenges theme… Celebrate Christmas!  Hope you can join us!  We’d love to have you!


You can find these new stamps at Tilda’s

Tilda’s Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda’s Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at and live the magic.

I used a new Sizzlet die, designed by Tim Holtz for the Joy To The World sentiment
The wood grain embossing is a plate by Papertrey Ink
the cord is from Lawn Fawn, strategically placed because the embossing folder had to be run through the machine twice…
I cut the mats with my Perfect Paper Layers Tools
background is Distress ink Stormy Sky and Dusty Concord and the ink blending tool

Holy Tilda with Lamb, Nativity Fence, Holy Lamb and Nativity Star are stamped on Hammermill 80# color copy cover card-stock with Memento Espresso Truffle ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

skin – YR0000, E0000, E000, E00, E01, E21  (pretty much like my video in the tutorials tab under the blog header) diluted R20 for her cheeks
hair  – E50, Y21, YR31, E37
fence – E40’s and R30 for cheeks
Lambs – W’s
dress – V90’s

Linking to Simon Says Challenge blog – Anything Goes!  Jingle Bells Rock – Anything Goes! Crimbo Crackers – Anything Goes! Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge – Kraft plus one…

It’s crazy here right now… we’ve been working on our house… decisions and decisions…ugh…taking away from my creativity!  Want to see a scary photo?! haha  Now remember, we live in a big old house… 3 stories…4 if you count the basement!    Well,  we hadn’t restored the back stairway yet, so,  guess what…it shares a wall with the kitchen, the wall the stove is on, so we were able to install a range hood and vent it to the outdoors…love it but most of all, Tim was able to install a Central Vacuum system!!! OH,  how I LOVE it!  Something every woman should have! hehe  No,  I’m not linking up to anything! lol  It was a very big deal figuring out what to order that would work in our house but it turned out fabulous!  yea!  Early Merry Christmas to me!

So now, it’s getting the stairway built back in…right now the cavity is 27 feet plus tall!!!  Crazy…amazing how they built old houses!  It’s really hard to show in pictures but I wish I could…if you open the door on the 2nd floor… don’t take a step…you’d drop all the way to the basement! eek! So much for the excitement here…more to do because of course, one thing leads to another! lol

Thanks for stopping by!  Fun to post today and thank you for your kind comments and visits!

Stamps and Supplies I used…

cards · copics · Magnolia · Masking · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Techniques · Tilda's Town · Tim Holtz dies

Tilda’s Town Challenge… Name Your Technique!

Time for Tilda!  Tailor Tilda that is!  I love this image… sewing has always been near and dear to my heart and   our 3 daughters like to sew and even a couple of the granddaughters are sewing already!  So FUN!  I’m sure if I hadn’t found stamping in 1994,  I’d still be sewing my heart out!

I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black ink,  masked her with eclipse tape and used my stamp a ma jig to position the school desk.  Colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  The Magnolia Kurbitz corner is stamped with Broken China ink… 2nd generation stamping.  October Afternoon pattern paper… think it’s the Thrift Shop pad.

My techniques for today’s card are masking, distressing with the Tim Holtz paper distresser and distress ink and ink blending tool, stitching with the sewing machine and embellishing die cuts.  I used the Tim Holtz sewing border die.  I cut it out of mirror card-stock and kraft card-stock… trimmed off the different pieces and layered them up.  Wound buttonhole thread around the spool a couple times.   The sentiment is an old Hero arts stamp… love it!

Enjoy the inspiration and challenge over on the Tilda’s Town Challenges blog, HERE.  The TT Design Team gals do an awesome job creating fabulous cards for you to enjoy… drop in and we’d love to hear from  you too!  Hope you can play in the Name Your Technique Challege!

Happy stamping and stitching!  See you again soon!

Challenge list…

Midweek Magnolias – photo inspiration
Simon Says Stamp – anything goes
Cute Card Thursday – Distressing
Do You Stack Up – For a Friend
Inky Impressions – use dies or punches

Stamps and such…

ATS · ATS Review · cards · CC Designs · Christmas · copics · Masking · Memory Box · punches · rubber stamps · Step card · Swiss Pixies · Tim Holtz dies · Winter

Through the Night…

One of the new CC Designs Swiss Pixies… All Through the Night… I love her… so pretty…makes me want to go Christmas Caroling!  I love Christmas Carols!  Glad Tidings we bring, to you and your kin…good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year! So Fa la la la la! All Through the Night!

And one of the sentiments from the new Amy R Stamps Snowman Sayings set on the inside….

Linking up to the Everybody Art Challenge blog – Christmas Card is the theme… Shopping Our Stash Challenge blog wants to see Christmas or Winter related….Top Tip Tuesday Challenge blog they want to see more than one fold!

A couple side shots of the Front Panel Stair-step design – more on this style card on these posts, HERE and HERE.

I inked up the Stone Wall stamp and wiped away the butterflies, flower and grass, stamped it, inked it up again and wiped away then stamped with the stamp a ma jig to position them right the two images tight up against each other.  All I had to do was draw in a few lines then…I stamped a light dot pattern from Printworks with Pumice Stone Distress ink after I colored the wall with warm gray copics. The background sky is Chipped Sapphire Distress ink applied with the Tim Holtz ink blending tool on a craft sheet.  A few light spritzes with H2O and some teeny snowflakes and fine glass glitter from the Art Glittering System.  The snow on the trees is a Snow Marker from Marvy and a little fine glass glitter again.  The chipboard Christmas pieces are from K & Co. Brenda Walton Evergreen Icons.  The border piece inside is from K & Co. Elizabeth Brownd Visions of Christmas border pack.

Today is November Release Review day on the All That Scraps blog… click over to see all twelve cards and projects by the ATS DT gals… you won’t be disappointed!

Stamps and Supplies I used on this card…

So much to be thankful for!  Family, home, friends and especially stamping friends!  Have a wonderful week!  Make memories!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

cards · CC Cutters · CC Designs · Christmas · copics · rubber stamps · Snowman · Step card · Tim Holtz dies

You’ve lost your mitten?

Only the first of November and this cute snowman has already lost a mitten!   I did find with the girls in their growing up years that when it was time to go outside we needed lots of mittens and we were glad we had radiators/hot water heat.  They always had mittens laying on them drying!  I made a front panel step card and used CC Designs Cutters dottie trim and clouds dies for snow!  I LOVE it!  I was inspired to use the clouds for snow by this card that Jay Jay created, it’s on her blog HERE.  Then the adorable NEW Mittens die to go with the adorable NEW snowman!  It embosses the lines too!  I filled them in with white pen.  Hero Arts little clear gems here and there just add so much!

oh Yes,  were just going to ask about the sentiments?  They are NEW this month too!  Snowman Sayings!  You will want them… I can here you groaning… lol!    Pure Winter FUN!

I had to use the new Tim Holtz mini tree die…it’s a great size!  whoo hoo!  Cosmo Cricket 6×6 Winter pad from last year… is it called Mitten Weather?  I edged a some of the pieces with the new Twig Distress ink from the Fall Limited Edition set in the store HERE.

I’m linking to the Crafter’s Companion Challenge blog – let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!  Linking to the Cupcake Craftroom Challenge blog – Sweet Christmas… mine is “sweet” Christmas snowman! : )

Tomorrow is day two of the three day November release and Friday will be a special post on the ATS blog, as a reminder that the November release is in the store!   CC Designs stamps and dies just make a gal happy and want to shop! lol

Have a great rest of the day and talk to ‘ya tomorrow!

Stamps and Supplies I used today…

ATS · cards · CC Designs · Magnolia · rubber stamps · Shabby Chic · Tim Holtz dies

a little birdie told me…

Up today is the new sentiment set from CC Designs by Amy R called Critter Sentiments.  *Available January 3rd*  at All That Scraps.  I used the birdie Birthday sentiments from the set…

I cut the Tim Holtz birdcage and bird die, back in stock – HERE out of grunge board and K & Co. pattern papers.  The leaf branch is a Magnolia Doohickey die, HERE. AND the key and heart lock are NEW CC Cutters Dies, HERE * Release date is January 3rd*  along with the new stamps! Hero Arts pearls HERE,  prima flower HERE, Marianne Design flourish, Jenni Bowlin Chip button and Stampin Up’s Sanded background stamp. All the papers and pieces are edged with Vintage Photo distress ink, HERE and the Ink Blending tool, HERE.

I LOVE the Amy R Sentiment sets!  Great price point!  Great shipping price from All That Scraps but most of all,  I LOVE how the red rubber stamps!  I don’t even mind the smell and I love cutting the stuff up!  crazy! lol  Check out the two new Valentine sets that CC Designs released last month, HERE.  Stamps are still 25% off!!!!!!!  HURRY!!!!  I ordered some more last night because more Magnolia stamps came in stock!!!!!  HURRY!!!  I know, pathetic! lol

***Just remembered*** Christine set up a Magnolia forum on her store, All That Scraps, Forum!!!  Another place for us to meet up and chat about Magnolia!  Hope you can make time to check it out and add to the conversation!   HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

ATS · Card Sketch · cards · CC Designs · copics · Fall · Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps · rubber stamps · Tim Holtz dies

a little sugar…

I ♥ her! So cute with her little flippy curls!

what ‘cha thinking Sugar September???  I love the Harvest Greetings sentiment…from this set HERE and Sugar is sitting on the halloween scene HERE.

and you can find Sugar September, HERE.  Along with all the other new October release stamps!  And don’t forget the Sugarplums Christmas kit, only available as a kit for one more week (big savings!)  HERE.  The pumpkin is HERE, (I cut it out of the pair).

Sugar is stamped on Beckett Expression card-stock (my personal fave), with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch markers, jeans B90’s, shirt E90’s, hair E30’s, fence E40’s. Distress inks for the sky and grass.

K & Co. pattern paper and a Tim Holtz border die HERE out of the gold card-stock.

I used the Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog sketch,  so I’m linking up there!  I enjoyed all their inspiration!

ENABLER ALERT!!!!!  TONS of new in at ALL THAT SCRAPS.COM HERE – don’t buy it all before I get there!

Happy coloring to you…back tomorrow with another fall image from Inky Impressions.  Haven’t decided what to do for Saturday yet… anything you want to see?  I should do something Printworks!!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Christmas · Marianne Design Creatables · rubber stamps · Tags · Tim Holtz dies

Just for Christmas FUN!!!

I bought the birdcage….

I think it will be a gift topper….

or maybe hang it on the Christmas tree….

or sell it!  I’m such a hoarder! lol *sigh* or as Jay Jay would type *cough*! lol   (ETA – the poinsettia looks too big for the birdcage here but it really isn’t IRL… I suppose it’s because the cage is leaning back to be photographed.

Tim Holtz birdcage die HERE, painted with Antique Linen crackle paint

Marianne Design Creatables poinsettia & pine branch dies (US and the Netherlands)

Ash Branch punch (purchased and shipped from the UK)

Hero Arts pearls colored with a copic marker HERE

Stampin Up branch die

Quickutz banner from limited edition Christmas set

Sentiment…an old Hero Arts stamp

Tim Holtz jump rings from charm clips package

charm – I told you I was a hoarder!!!

Distress inks HERE

Basic Grey fruitcake paper in the background… did you know BG has digital paper now?  You can download the old collections and print!

I’m linking up to the Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog HERE, the challenge is to “punch it out”!

So fun to create something out of the ordinary again!  Thanks for stopping by!  Be back REAL soon with cute!