Monday, September 30, 2013

Merry Christmas Merry Monday #77 Mojo Monday #313

September 30, 2013

Another month has flown by!  I just don't know why time has to go by so quickly. We were delighted to spend time with three of our GRAND daughters this weekend.  They are such a joy!  They make us laugh and we LOVE spending precious moments with them.  I wish I could bottle all their energy and enthusiasm!!!  Needless to say, our home is lonely and quiet today!

As I was reading through many of the blogs I follow and looking through the sketch challenges for the week, I found two that really appealed to me.  The colors in Merry Monday #77 and Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge # 313 gave me the perfect chance to start Christmas cards!

MM New Look Sketches-010

Stampin' Up! Products used unless noted:

Paper:  Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Gumball Green The plaid is a piece I found in my stash-sorry, don't know the name)

Ink:  Real Red

Stamp Sets:  Ornament Keepsakes, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Paper Snips, 1" Square Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Embellishments:  Real Red Taffeta Ribbon

Happy Monday!
Just wanted to share a couple of pictures of my precious Granddaughters at the Scarecrow Festival In McDonough Georgia.

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Welcome Baby SUO #80 PPA #173

September 29, 2013

It is amazing outside!  I am going to hurry to post this entry and then go outside on my deck to read and enjoy this glorious Sunday!  Thank you God for such a fabulous day!

I am at the stage of life where all of my friends are becoming GRANDparents for the first time or another angel is joining their extended families.  Since the SUO challenge this week is a Welcome Baby( #80)
 entry, I decided to combine it with the Pals Paper Arts sketch #173. 


Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla, Summer Starfruit Core'dinations

Ink:  Primrose Petals

Stamp Set: Sweet One (Retired) 

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Alphabet Press Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Deco labels Collection Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals

Embellishments:  Pearls, Crochet Trim

Happy Sunday, My Friends!
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Friday, September 27, 2013

Deer Everywhere! NAC #56 rs#82

September 27, 2013

WOW!  Gorgeous day in GA!  Now that Fall had arrived, the deer are everywhere in my neighborhood.  It is that time----they are frolicking around looking for fun!  With that being said, I decided to use the Christmas Deer stamp to create a card today.  I am going to submit it to Retro Sketches and Nacho Average Challenge.


 Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper: Cajun Craze, Pool Party, Early Expresso, Very Vanilla

Ink:  Versa Mark, Early Expresso

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Deer,  Express Yourself

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Stripes Embossing Folder, Argyle Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Early Expresso Embossing Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals

Embellishments:  Candy Dots-Cajun Craze

TGIF Day!  I am going to have my GRANDdaughters for the weekend!  There won't be any stamping with a 4, 2 and 14 month old, but it is going to be a wonderful weekend for us!  We cherish our time with them.  They certainly are growing up too quickly!

Get out there and frolick in the beautiful Fall weather along with the deer!

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Merry and Type cQc #208

September 26, 2013

Colour Q has a fun challenge this week.  It is black and white and one more color.  Since I love red, I decided that would be my third color.  I also, LOVE polka dots!!!  My granddaughters always receive outfits with polka dots.  :)  So, this was the perfect paper to create my card.


Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Modern Medley

Ink:  Real Red

Stamp Sets:  Merry and Type

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals, Decorative Label Punch, 

Embellishments:  Pearls, Glossy Accents

Won't be long until we are decking the halls!
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Harvest of Thanks CCMC270

September 26, 2013

Wow---another month is almost over.  I am amazed how fast time flies!!!!
I wasn't feeling very motivated today, but when I saw the color palette in Create with Connie and Mary, I got my second wind and ran right to my craft room!  I LOVE the colors they chose this week.  These are actually the colors I use in my house.  YIPPEE SKIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!  
 I absolutely LOVE Thanksgiving!  It is my favorite holiday!  It is all about family, food and thankfulness!!!   I knew just what I wanted to do when I saw the colors.

It was very difficult to get a picture of this card to really showcase the beautiful colors.  Sorry!

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla

Ink:  Cajun Craze, Early Expresso

Stamp Sets:  Harvest of Thanks, Truly Grateful

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals

Embellishments:  Cajun Craze Candy Dots

I hope you are enjoying the beautiful Fall weather!

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Christams Ornament/ Snow Globe FMS#105

September 25, 2013

I got my wish and there is NO golf tournament today.  I was able to make another card and loved the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  My dear friend gave me the Snow Globe stamp set that has been retired.  I always enjoyed playing with these as a child.  I flipped it over on this card to go along with the new Christmas Collectibles stamp set and punch.  

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Coastal Cabana, Winter Frost DSP

Ink:  Island Indigo, Staz On Black Ink

Stamp Sets:  Snow Globe, Christmas Collectibles

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesives, Big Shot Cutting Maching, Stripes Embossing Folder, Stampin Dimensionals, Scallop Oval Punch

Embellishments:  Silver Ribbon, Glossy Accents, Lots of Pearls!

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"Boo-t-iful" Day Mojo Monday #312

September 25, 2013

It is pouring in GA today.  I was supposed to play golf---(if you really want to call it that) with my husband today.  I think God is smiling at me!!!!!!  He knows that I would much rather be in my craft room!  :))))

Any one that knows me, is not surprised that my last few cards have been shoes.  I LOVE shoes!!!!! Here is my take on the Mojo Monday sketch this week.  

I am in the clean up mode today, so I went through my Halloween box and found this stamp set and paper.  I really don't know the brands on them.  I did use Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Decorative Label Punch and 1 inch Square Punch.  I did add Glossy Accents on the boots to add a little sparkle!

Have a "Boo-t-iful" Day!

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Beware! Paper Players # 164

September 24, 2013

Another rainy day in Georgia!  Great day to make some Halloween Greetings!

I am in LOVE with the Summer Starfruit paper mixed with the Witches Brew Designer Series Paper.
Here is my card for the Paper Players Challenge this week.   


Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Summer Starfruit, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Witches Brew Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Versa Mark

Stamps:  Wicked Cool and (Impression Obsession stamp--I'll Get You)

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Argyle Embossing Folder, 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Modern Label Punch, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy

Embellishments:  Rhinestones, Washi Tape

SO excited at the results of this card!  I know just who to send it to!
Beware----the season is rapidly approaching!!!!!!!

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Colour Q #207 All Dressed Up

September 23, 2013

I absolutely love the Colour Q Challenge colors.  I really would like this sweater, too!


                                    If I can't have the sweater, maybe a dress will do!  :)))

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Night of Navy, Calypso Coral

Ink:  Night of Navy, Calypso Coral

Stamp Set:  Positively Chevron

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Dot Embossing Folder ( not SU), All Dressed Up Framelits, Chalk Talk Framelits

Embellishments:  White Ribbon, Pearls

A new dress always makes a girl happy!

Hope you have a "HAPPY" Day!

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Halloween Tic Tac Toe-ABC Challenge

September 23, 2013

I thought the ABC Challenge was so much fun this week.  Here is my take on the sketch.  I am using the top row.  2 or more embellishments--washi tape and rhinestones, Halloween Theme and Patterned Paper.

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Summer Starfruit, Designer Series Paper Witches Brew

Ink:  Staz On Black

Stamp Sets:  Wicked Cool, Halloween Hello
Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Maching, Argyle Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder, Chalk Talk Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals

Embellishments:  Washi Tape, Rhinestones

Love the way this card turned out!
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Keepsake Ornaments-Dynamic Duos Challenge

September 23. 2013

Back to reality!  My FABULOUS weekend makes me appreciate my very special girlfriends even more!  I didn't even realize that was possible!  I thank God for them every day!  Having people in your lives that love you unconditionally, enrich your spirit and support you through thick and thin is the most wonderful blessing!!!!

Now, to post a card I made this weekend for the Dynamic Duos Challenge.  I love Crumb Cake and Black together, so it was the perfect match for me!


I wanted to use the Retro Christams Ornament set while I was on retreat, so this was the perfect card for this stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Products Used:

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Whisper White

Ink:  Staz On Black

Stamp Set  Christmas Messages, Ornament Keepsakes

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Circle Embossing Folder, Ornament Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals

Embellishments:  Black Candy Dots, Linen Thread 

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