More gifts

I made these with some inexpensive shadow boxes from the craft store and stampin up rub-ons and embellishments!

Great for the special Holiday photo!!

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Whats in this cute box? blog tour day 3

Stinkin Cute– this little box!!

its a small glass ornament from the craft store. I put 20 drops of re-inker in the ornament and carefully swirled it around until I got full coverage. then I added a spoonful of fine galaxy red glitter and shook it up! Voila! On the outside are some rub ons. these are retired but you can get the icicle ones in the mini!

Hop on over to Regina & see what she has!

TO MAKE THE BOX: Base is 6.25 x 6.25: score at 2″ on all sides. snip score lines to form box.

LID: 6-3/8 x 6-3/8 score at 2″ on all sides. snip score lines to form top/lid.


Stamps: Delightful Decorations

Paper: Christmas Cocoa, real red

ink: real red pad & re-inker

Accessories: ornament punch, ribbon, small glass ornament

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How about another sneak peek?

New in-colors, new ribbons,  new stamps oh my!

This is crushed curry and Razzle Dazzle.  I so don’t know how we ever stamped with out in color markers!

Stamps:  Razzle Dazzle, Thank you kindly

Paper: Crushed curry, chocolate chip, whisper white

Ink:  crushed curry, chocolate chip

Accessories:  button latte, linen thread, in color polka dot ribbon, in color markers

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There is a flower in my pocket

I used some chipboard!  That was last years resolution is to use some chipboard.  A simple pocket card mounted on a card front.  I colored the chipboard with a chocolate chip marker.  EASY.


Stamps:  Thank You kindly

Paper:  Chocolate chip, pretty in pink, close to cocoa, and retired close to cocoa dsp

Ink: chocolate chip

Accessories:  Hidden garden rub ons,  chip board, curly label punch bundle, ribbon

and for those that need a glimpse of my vacation….read on…

Over Thanksgiving we spent time with family here near Jacksonville, FLA.  We went on a 5 day cruise (also with family) and to Atlantis….YES I did all the water slides and the leap of faith.  It was AWESOME.

Here is a shot of me (taken by my daughter) racing my son down one of the slides at Atlantis,  Yes he won.  

tomorrow- back to reality!  Its been 2 weeks wonderful weeks.  Today I am at my Mom’s here in Florida.  My Dad is having surgery today so we are taking care of the dogs and visiting him later this afternoon.  I hope to make some of my Christmas cards today.  (Yup…I packed a whole suitcase of stamping stuff)  Tomorrow you will see my cookie exchange invites I made before I left for the cruise.

Quick & Simple Christmas

No Stamps & No Ink on this one!  I used the Season of Cheer rub-ons.  Simple.


Stamps:  None

Paper: Holiday Treasures DSP, Whisper white, chocolate chip, Riding Hood red

Ink: none

Accessories: Season of Cheer Rub-ons, wide ribbon, top note, circle and scallop punches

What Lurks in the Hidden Garden?

Just a cute card made with the Rub ons!  On sale until the end of this month!  Don’t Miss out on your 20% savings!


Stamps: Thank you kindly

Paper: SO Saffron, Chocolate Chip, whisper White, Windsor Knot

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories:  1-3/8 square punch, pretties kit for the half pearl, chocolate grosgrain ribbon

Eastern Blooms

Its been a busy weekend to say the very least. I can’t tell you exactly what we did but the days just zipped by!

Nothing brand new to share- But we made this scrap page a few weeks back at at workshop. It utilizes the the new Secret Garden rub-ons. A scrapper I am not, so I cased this from the Art from the Heart CD. My son is now 8 so this brings back a few memories.

Stamps: Eastern Blooms
Paper: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, whisper white
Ink: Pacific Point
Accessories: Hidden Garden Rub-ons, Square punch, Crystal effects (dew drops on flower center), 1/2″ circle punch, brads, white gel pen

They Lived Happily ever after

a wedding card….based on one I saw in a recent PaperCrafts Magazine.  I traced the outline of the cake with a Sahara Sand marker trying to obtain some depth.  Not sure I should have done that!  

All Supplies are Stampin’ Up!


Stamps: Short & Sweet

Paper: Bashful Blue, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink

Ink: Rose red

Accessories:  Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons, 3 flower punch, word window punch, corner rounder, half pearls from the Pretties Kit, Dazzling diamonds glitter.

Eastern Elegance & SCS color challenge

I was saving these big flower rub-ons from the Eastern Elegance set for just the right card. I wasn’t really sure what to do with them until I saw this card by Nancy Riley, who cased it from Jacki Pedro. Not only did I find a great way to use these I also found a good reason to use my pearls from the Pretties kit. this color combo follows the color challenge from Splitcoast 2 weeks ago using Pomegranate, soft sky and black. I really like how these turned out and they look way better in real life! Thanks Nancy & Jackie for the great idea!

Stamps: Short and sweet
Ink: black
paper: soft sky, pomegranate, black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Pretties Kit, Eastern Elegance Rub-ons, various punches and ribbon.

It’s All About Family

These are the faces of my family. Aren’t we sweet? My oldest, the pouty one, was annoyed b/c the dogs were not cooperating and in the picture. Hmmm that would be 7 moving objects all in one shot. Impossible!

I’ll be sure to post a picture of the dogs one of these days. Lexy (the sister dog) loves paper– especially Stampin’ Up paper or anything to do with stamping paper. She eats cards by the bucket full (definitely can’t leave them out and in reach anymore), demonstrator applications, scraps and mini catalogs. arrgghh!

In honor of National Scrapbooking Day- I have made this 6×6 page, It was cased from JanTink. I also made it for a team swap so I hope the girls like it! I don’t scrap very often so the pages I do make I feel inclined to share! Enjoy!


Stamps: None

Ink: None

Paper: Bashful blue, summer picnic, pumpkin pie, black

Accessories: A perfect Day & Love and Happiness rub ons, die cut blooms, Striped Stampin’ Up ribbon, Styled silver hodgepodge hardware.