Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sharing an easy project!

Super easy project that Maxenzi and I made..actually we made 3 of these shadow box frames in under an hour.
All you need is some scrapbook paper, a shadow box (Lori got mine at Michael's for me, they hold a 5x7 piece of paper), jingle bells (these have about 60 7/8 inch bells),
The Jingle All the Way is a vinyl piece from Stampin' Up, 114707, it is 3 x3-5/8...also comes larger 6x7-1/4. Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler striped grosgrain ribbon, 125056!
Love how they turned out!
You can contact

                                    Sarah Stetler Miller. Stampin' Up! Art Teacher 605-343-9728
Lori Whistler
for supplies!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Create Blog Challenge: Nontraditional Christmas Colors

This week's challenge at
was to create a Christmas card with nontraditional Christmas colors.  I chose grey with bright pops of more color.  Love how it turned out.  Cutest little snowman from Doodlebug!

Supplies used:
Bazzill Swiss Dot Card Stock
Coredinations Cosmo Cricket Card Stock
Spellbinders Scallop Circle Die
Doodlebug Doodle Pop Snowman
Doodlebug Doodles Card Stock Stickers
Doodlebug Fancy Frills Card Stock Stickers
Bo Bunny Pretty Flakey Rub ons
Snowflake stickers
Pink Sorbet Twine from the Twinery
Pink Polka Dot Ribbon

Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Create Thanksgiving Card Challenge

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!
I have a very thankful heart full of blessing.
So thankful for all of God's gifts and for all of you in my life!
Cutting it a bit close to get the card done with Max's surgery yesterday for her tonsils....all is well and she is on the road to recovery.
Sharing my card for the Create Challenge this week.

Supplies used:
Bazzill Card Stock
Simple Stories Generations Patterned Papers
stickers, and transparencies
Maya Road Ribbon Slide
Jillibean Frame
Prima Flowers
Creative Impressions Ribbon
twine and machine stitching

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Woo Hoo! I won the MME Layout Challenge 29!

So excited to win the MME Challenge!
Loved the sketch and adore the photo.
Again, thank you Leah for always sharing your photos of your precious boys with me!
I love creating with MME, everything just falls together since it is so beautifully designed!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

MME Layout Challenge 29

I love My Mind's Eye and love their sketches..played along with both this month!

 I adore this photo that my friend Leah shared with me, the sweetest pictures of her boys.  Love the look on the little ones face looking up at his big brother.  So sweet.  They truly are buddies and the best of friends.  I knew I had the perfect stash of MME to scrap this great photo...
everything from the Stella & Rose line...with a little Glimmer Mist, twine and machine stitching!

Thanks for taking a peek!

MME Card Challenge 29

Playing along this month with the challenges over at
My Mind's Eye!
Loved the sketches and had fun creating...
I used all Stella & Rose!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Use It Tuesday Challenge

I came across this great blog a week or two ago called
Use It Tuesday
It is a blog that challenges you to use your scrappy stash!
Do you know how much a stash I have after mananging a scrapbook store for a year and owning my own store for 4 years?
A ton!
So I decided to play along, this challenge was to use something about cooking!
I have been hoarding the Early Bird Cosmo Cricket line for two years now...still pained me to dig into!
Here's the card I created!
Not the greatest picture on this cold and gloomy sunshine and no great light in the house either!
But I am happy with it!
Supplies used:
Bazzill Kraft Card Stock
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Peppermint Stick and Caribbean Blue Glimmer Mist
Bazzill Pomegranite Card Stock
Cosmo Cricket's Eary Bird patterned papers and
Offray Lace
Twine and Baker's Twine
Machine Stitching
EK Success Punch
Stampin' Up Punch

Stay warm and happy, thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Jillibean Soup November Sketch

Loved this sketch from Jillibean Soup this month, so I had to play along!
Here's the sketch!
 And here's my take on it!  Didn't even change it up...loved it, and every time I changed it just wasn't the same!
Sometimes you just don't mess with a great sketch!  Lol!
Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Create Blog Challenge

Okay, I admit that I am totally addicted to the challenges over at the Create Blog from Northridge Publishing!
I love that it's challenges you to step out of the box, create with different items.  This challenge was to use Washi Tape on a card.  Definitely something I haven't tried.  But I love the results and the possibilities are endless with this stuff.
Pennants, flags, and tons of other ideas!  Fun!
Supplies used:
Bazzill Kraft Card Stock
Bazzill Swiss Dot Card Stock
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
LYB Tape
Echo Park Season's Greetings JOY Stickers
random buttons
twine and baker's twine
Machine stitching

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Challenge: Create a Card using Wood

Just a fun card created for the challenge on the Create Blog!
The challenge to use wood on your card!
I had the perfect supplies, I had already fallen in love with the  
Snow Day Collection from Pink Paislee.  Love it!

Supplies used:
Bazzill Kraft Card Stock
Pink Paislee Snow Day Patterned Papers
Snow Day Wood Shapes:  Snow Flake
Snow Day Ephemera
Pink Paislees Artisan Elements Borders
Quickutz snowflake die
Baker's Twine
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Caribbean Blue and Marshmallow

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 7, 2011

OmGosh! I won!

So excited!  I won!
I won the card contest at Practical Scrappers!
Check out the link here:

Thank you to everyone who voted for me and encouraged me! 
A special thank you to Christine at Practical Scrappers for inviting me to enter the contest.  The contest was an amazing 6 rounds and most talented women.  Such amazing talent each round, I never believed I could win!
Such an honor and thrill!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sharing a quote...

...reminding myself to be the better person.
Also, thankful that I found this quote...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Made it to the Top 3!

Yay me!  I made it to the Top 3 at Practical Scrappers Card Contest.  Here's my final card.  The Challenge was to use your favorite manufacturer, your favorite tool, and favorite technique.  Not so easy to choose my favorite company...but I have been smitten with Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe.
Favorite tool...sewing machine (funny thing is that all top 3 list this as their favorite tool.)
Favorite technique...dry embossing with my Big Shot!

Thank you, thank you for helping me get to the Top 3!
Couldn't have done it without you!
I really appreciate all of you!
Practical Scrapper's team picks the winner and announces it on Monday!
Wish me luck!

Check out the top 3 here:

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Getting Started on Christmas Cards..

If I start now, I might have a few done in time for Christmas.  Christmas cards are not my strong suit...but I am trying.  Some people, I won't name names, already have all of their Christmas Cards done...are you kidding me?!
These are sweet and simple!

 I adore the new Doodle Pops from Doodlebug...they are cardstock stickers that are popped up and are available in over 60 styles.  Mr. Penguin is adorable and looks as sweet as can be combined with the embossing folder "Sending Christmas Love" from Sizzix!
I would love to hear what you have planned for your Christmas cards.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sharing a Fabulous Card Kit and more...

I want to share with you an amazing Card Kit from the Jillibean Soup Card Kitchen!  I was so fortunate to win one of these kits last month from Jillibean Soup. 
You can find the link here:
They send you an amazing collection of Jillibean Products...tons and tons.  They have the most detailed directions and pictures of each card. These cards are created by the fabulous Kimber McGray.  Such talent.
I made these 8 cards in less than two hours and have enough left to make 10 more cards and a couple of layouts!
I am in love!  You know I hate boring, flat I adore these with some added dimension, buttons, twine, clothes pins and so much more.  But they are not too bulky to mail. There is so much stuff!
The pictures below are of the October Kit that I won!  The November Kit became available today and ships on Friday.
They are priced great too...$22.99 plus $5.25 shipping if you get a monthly subscription or $24.99 plus $5.25 shipping if you just want to order one month!  Quite a bargain considering all the extras you get!  Unbelievable!
Check out the link above to see everything that you get!

 Oh yes, and here's who stopped by pretty and so safe here from all the hunters.

And please don't forget to vote for my card over at Practical Scrappers!  Here's the link: