Monday, December 31, 2012

Flowers & Buttons

Here is a card my friend, Cheri Peeples, made for me. So simple but yet so cute!
Hope you have a great New Year's Eve and a wonderful 2013! I wish you many blessing in the coming year!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tea Bag folding card

My dear friend, Cheri Peeples who lives in the same town I do, loves to do tea bag folding. Here is one card that she made and gave to me a few years ago.

I've done a little bit of tea bag folding but generally it's not my "cup of  tea."  Yes, pun intended & dedicated to my s-i-l who loves puns.
Anyway, if you are interested in tea bag folding, here is a site that you can check out for patterns & styles. tea bag folding There are also videos on You Tube. Google the term for even more sites for this.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Two Days Before Christmas

If you are like me, you are rushing around here, just 2 days before Christmas, trying to get all the last minute things finished. I've had some frustrations with my arm, mainly not being able to do everything that I want to do, but it is healing the way the drs have said it's expected. God just insists that I learn patience. lol
During this special time of year let us all remember what Christmas is all about. While the food, presents and family are all wonderful, the most important thing is still remembering the birth of Christ,our Savior. remember, His hands are the ones that created all the wonderous things of this season.
Merry Christmas!

In case it's been a while, here is the Christmas story for you, as told by children!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Ornament Card

This card by Crystal Komara was made with the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set (#128048) and the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies (#127816). She also did some embossing on the Whisper White cardstock and added some Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247) to give the card an extra special something.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Postcard Card

This card was created by Jennifer Scott. She used the Christmas Postcard stamp (#121428), some of the SU! Christmas patterned paper, a Real Red button and ribbon for this.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Mary, did you know?

One of my many favorites.

Isaiah 40:26 Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? ... I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

Psalm 121:1-3
King James Version (KJV)
121 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

The tragedy that occurred this week should never have happened. There should never be a tragedy like this involving our innoccent children. These precious babies did nothing to deserve this. The ones in Columbine, Aurora, and many other places did not deserve this either. I wish I had a way of changing the world so that things like this would not happen but there is only one way to do that. That is by accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and savior. If I could do that for you, I would but no one can accept Him except each individual person. Then each person has to practice His love and acceptance himself or herself. It's not something that others can do for you. As long as the evil one is allowed to live in this world, horrible things like this will continue to happen. Come soon, Lord Jesus.

█▓▒▒▓█ Kindly pass on the Candle mark
█▓▒▒▓█ of Respect and loving Memories
█▓▒▒▓█ to the Children and Families,
█▓▒▒▓█ Teachers and others
█▓▒▒▓█ who lost their lives in
█▓▒▒▓█ Sandy Hook Elementary
█▓▒▒▓█ Newtown, Connecticut.,
█▓▒▒▓█ Tragic shooting.
█▓▒▒▓█ May Their Soul R.I.P.
█▓▒▒▓█ December 14th, 2012
█▓▒▒▓█ WE NEVER FORGET ✞✞✞
█▓▒▒▓█ God Bless ✞✞✞
█▓▒▒▓█ ✞✞✞✞✞✞✞✞✞✞✞✞✞✞✞

Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Hero Party

For our Marine's welcome home party, we made placards to place around the table. Our Marine is just back from basic, but I would wish that all of the military heros coming home from wherever they've been will receive a hearty welcome. Tell our military "thank you" for the sacrifices they have made for our country's freedom.

Polka Dot Parade DSP (#126902)
Stampin' Trimmer (#126889)
Words of Courage stamp set (#126337)
Real Red classic ink
Pacific Point classic ink

This is so simple, it can be made with one hand. If you have more than one hand/arm working properly, you can add brads, ribbons & other embellishments to these. We placed one at each plate. Then scattered extras around the table. If your guests didn't take them all home after the party, they can be used on cards or scrapbook pages.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Angel

The pretty little angel can be used as a decoration, a gift box or treats. It was made with the petal cone die by Michelle Suit. I hope you enjoy this fun angel.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Package Decoration

This is a great, festive way to decorate those gifts for that special someone that you want to impress.

Ornament Keepsakes stamp set (#128051)
Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies (#127816)
Gumball Green In color ink
Real Red classic ink
Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (#126848)
Snow Festival DSP (126908)

Stamp 2 of each ornament and adhere together

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Holly

Wild Wasabi cardstock
Old Olive cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Real Red cardstock
Bells & Boughs stamp set (#121142)
Gumball Green marker
Raspberry Ripple marker
Festive paper-Piercing Pack (#127857)
Framelits Labels Collection (#125598)
Paper-Piercing Tool (#126189)
Paper-Piercing Mat (#126199)

Sunday, December 9, 2012


As I am typing this it is actually Dec 6 & i'm typing with only my left hand. Please forgive any errors that you find today. This is difficult to do, but i wanted to give you a real time update. I still have a large amt of pain with this but i have been able to start going longer between pain meds. When the drs went in to do the surgery, they found a lot more damage than was expected. While we were on vacation, I had a pretty bad fall into a bathtub & i think that's probably where the extra damage cam from. There was a second tear plus the tendons were pulled away from the bone on each side of the joint. But I am making progress, one day at a time. my hyper personality is having trouble dealing with the healing process. God says slow down & i say ok, but let me get these 6 doz thins done first.

My grandson, Triston, graduated basic training Fri, Dec 7. He is now one of the few, the proud. He's a Marine. I'm proud of him. He has what it takes to be a US Marine! An American hero!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Gift or Treat box

This box would be for treats or for a small gift, such as jewerly.

Bigz xl Dies Box #2 (#114518) or
Bigz xl Die Fancy Favor (#115965)
I made this with Box #2, however, it is no longer available. The Fancy Favor die would work for this also and it is available in the current catalog.
Top Note Bigz Die (#113463) cut 2
Wild Wabasi cardstock
Ornament Keepsakes stamp set (#128051)
Holiday Ornaments Framelits dies (#127816)
Bells & Boughs stamp set (#121142)
Real Red classic ink
Scallop Oval punch (#119856)
Real Red marker
Summer Sun marker
Wild Wasabi marker

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Dove

Whisper White cardstock
A Wish for Peace stamp set (#111614)
Bells & Boughs stamp set (#121142)
Crumb Cake classic ink
Raspberry Ripple In Color ink
Crumb Cake marker
Gumball Green marker
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (#102023)
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Gift Tags

Wild Wasabi cardstock 3 x 4 1/2" cut in tag shape
Ornament Keepsakes stamp set (#128051)
Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies (#127816)
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (#102023)
Raspberry Ripple In Color ink
Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (#126845)
Glue Dots (#103683)

With this set you can make dozens of tags and have every one different. There are 9 different ornament stamps and 8 different framelit dies to make cutting the images easily and save time!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

December changes

I had my surgery on my rotator cuff this past Thursday & will not be able to do a lot with my right arm for about 6 weeks & then I'll have 6 weeks of therapy. Prior to this time, I tried to make as many things as I could to be able to post ahead on my blog for you. I have various things of mine through Dec. 7 but after this time, I will have things made or created by other SU! demonstrators. These use some really great SU! products and I hope that the pictures will give you some inspiration so that you will continue to create your own marvelous cards and paper crafts.

I am able to post and schedule items for my blog ahead of time and that's what I've done. I know that for at least 2 wks, I won't even be able to be on my computer to type anything. After that, I'll still be limited in what I do.

I've got a large tear in my rotator cuff and the cortizone shots did not help at all. As of this typing, I have not yet had the surgery but I have confindence that it will all turn out well. It is on my right arm and I am right handed so that will really limit me in the things that I can do for a while. As soon as I am able, I will let you know how things are going. In the meantime, please enjoy the items that I've made ahead and the items that I am posting from other SU! demos.

I hope that you will have a wonderful holiday season and remember that the reason for the season is to celebrate the birth of our savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.