Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Very Merry Christmas to You

Here is the second card that we made over at my December card making workshop with the residents at the Luther Manor Retirement Community:

We used the cute little images from Stampin' Up's No Peeking stamp set and I made a bunch of different banners with holiday saying to go with.  One of the residents even made four different cards!! I love how she used silver sequins on the tree :)

Monday, December 23, 2013

Bling it On Christmas Tree

Here is a card I made for the December card making workshop over at Luther Manor where my friend Samantha Hansen is the life enrichment assistant.

The residences had lot of fun making holiday cards for their family and friends and putting the rhinestones on the tree kept them busy :)

Here are some of their wonderful creations:

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Cards

 Finally found sometime to sit down and send out Christmas cards.  It's been a super busy last couple of months with work, grad school, and craft fairs!!!  

And, of course, Hannah had to help too :)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Lawnscaping #76

Today I'm playing along with the arctic color inspiration challenge over at Lawnscaping.  I just love these colors and they are perfect for the cold and icy weather we've been having lately.  To create this card, I used two of the lawn fawn stamp sets - Into the Woods and Peace Joy Love.  And of course I had to add some bling and a scarf to keep the little deer warm :)

Additional Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Bling it On
Merry Monday - #88 Use an animal on your Christmas card

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Minion Christmas

Ahh this card was so much fun to make!!  This is the second holiday minion card that I made this year. These little guys are just way to cute I had to make another one!!  I ended up using a lot of different stamps sets for this one.  I may have gotten a little carried away ;)

Click on my post from yesterday for details on my original minion post.  I also have a tutorial on how to make the minions out of the Stampin' Up Owl Punch.

The santa hat is from Newton's Nook Designs Frozen Friends:

The sentiment, Christmas tree, and star are from A Wee Christmas by Fresh Squeezed Stamps.  The cute little lights are from Lawn Fawn's Peace Joy Love stamps.

And I pulled out one of Newton's first stamps Wagon of Wishes for the presents under the tree.

Making this card reminded me that Christmas is just 10 days away...so much left to do!!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Minion Snowfall

A few days ago, I received a request for a Christmas minion card. I did a quick alteration to a card a made a few days ago and came up with this.

For this card, I used cute little snowman and santa hat from Newton's Nook Designs Frozen Friends set for the background.  The minion was created using the Stampin' Up Owl Punch.  And of course I had to add some snowflakes and bling!

Click here to me my original minion post.

I ended up making these cute little guys right before the second movie came out and spend the last couple of months making a TON of minion cards!!  Good thing they have died down a little bit because they take a LONG time to make ;)

I also made a partying minion card for a 21st birthday...
and a back-to-school one for my best friend on her first day back to school as a third grade teacher.

Here's a close up:

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays #123 - Let It Snow

Friday, December 13, 2013

Lawnscaping Winter Blog Hop 2013

Hello and welcome to the this year's Lawnscaping Winter Blog Hop!  You should have came from Becky Sorensen's blog - if not, you can start at the beginning by visiting the Lawnscaping blog.  The theme for this hop was winter.  I was super excited to get my new Lawn Fawn stamps in the mail last week!!  Here's what I came up with:

For this card, I use the Into the Woods stamp set and mixed sequins.  I borrowed the sentiment on the bottom from Newton's Nook Designs Frozen Friends.  They worked so perfect together, I just had to try them out on a card.  One of my favorite things about making winter cards is all the different color scheme you can use...and this little deer is way to cute :)

Next, head on over to Ann Tomaschik's blog.  Make sure to comment on all of the participating blogs...there will be lots of fabulous prizes to win.  You can check out the Lawnscaping homepage for more details!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Inky Paws Challenge #5 - part 2

Here is my second card for the Inky Paws Challenge over at Newton's Nook Design.  For this card, I used the new holiday set Canine Christmas.  I just love the cute little dogs in this set and can't wait to make some more cards with it this year - if I don't run out of time before Christmas!!!

Inky Paws Challenge #5 - part 1

It's time for another Inky Paws Challenge over at Newton's Nook Designs.  
The challenges ends Friday at Midnight, so there's still a little time to play along :)

For my first card, I used the new winter set, Frozen Friends.  All the different images and sentiments are so cute...what could be better then snowmen in winter (especially with the weather we're been having lately!!)  For the background, I used one of the snowflake stamps in the set, and of course, I had to add some glitter as well :)

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays #123 - Let It Snow
CASology #74 - Snowflake

Lots of "snow" themes this week!!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Holiday Candy Penguin Card

 I created this card last a couple of days ago with the Stampin' Up No Peeking set and my new pack of Christmas paper.  I've really liked the combination of pink and light green on holiday cards lately...I seem to be using it a lot!  And the blue adds a nice touch :) 

This is one of the four cards I have as part of my new Christmas card kit set.  I made up a bunch of them last week to sell at my upcoming craft fairs.  

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - 11/20/13

This is the first time I am entering in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Blog. Here is the sketch:

And here's the card that I came up with:

I've been using the retired Stampin' Up No Peeking stamp set a lot this year!!  I got it at the end of last year and wasn't able to use it much before Christmas last year.  Not that I don't make holiday cards all year, but it's not to be able to use it again without feeling that Christmas is sooooo far away!  I also used the Petite Pairs set for the sentiment.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Owl Punch Turkey Card

This is the second of my November workshop cards with the residents at the Luther Manor Retirement Community.  We had lots of fun making these cute turkey cards for them to give to their friends and family on Thanksgiving!  

I am also linking it to this week's CAS Project with Leaves challenge over at The Paper Players.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Holiday Craft Fairs

I've been super busy this week getting ready for my upcoming craft fairs with Kim Apel.  Take a look to the left for our upcoming shows in Memonomee Falls, Cedarburg, and West Bend.

Buy your own on etsy :)

Here's a look at some of the goodies I made:

Three peppermint patties used to make a cute snowman.  These are my favorite :)  

Snowman Soup (aka Hot Coco)

Whoppers and a red jawbreaker

Oatmeal and some glitter

Hershey's kisses


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Halloween Spider Web

This is my third and final card from my October workshop at the River Oaks Retirement Community with Samantha Hanson:

Super simple, but it turned out cute and was really fun to make.  I just wrapped some white string around a piece of kraft cardstock added some stamps and pasted it to a white card background.  Perfect for quick halloween cards!

One of the residents was having so much fun that he made ten of these cards to send to his family and friends for Halloween:

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Magnificent Maple Leaves

Here is the second card that I made for the River Oaks October workshop with Samantha Hanson:

I think this is one my favorite cards that I've made this year!!  I love the new magnificent maple stamp from stampin' up and it works perfect with another little leaf stamp I found laying around. I wouldn't normally put them together, but these colors are so fun for fall cards!!

We took some pictures at the workshop of the residents hard at work:

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Boo Crew Candy Critters

Here is the first of three cards that I used for a card workshop with Samantha Hanson at the retirement community at River Oaks where she works as the life enrichment specialist.  I had tons of fun and meet some really neat people!  It was such a blast coming up with designs for the workshop!

Halloween is over, but my first card features the Boo Crew set from Newton's Nook Designs.  I cut out and colored a bunch of the different stamps in this set for the residents to pick from.  I love all of the cute little candy stamps and halloween sayings that this set comes with!!  The residents enjoyed making the cards and sending them to their family and friends :)

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Hope Card

Today I wanted to share with you a simple little card that I made for last month National Breast Cancer Awareness month:

I meant to post it weeks ago, but it somehow got lost in my many piles!  I made this card for my boyfriend's mom to give to her friend who is going through chemo treatments.  For this card, I used my new Hope Dies from Paper Smooches.  There is also a really cute Hope stamp set that goes it them as well!  Super cute and such a great cause!!!

Friday, November 8, 2013

CASology #69

This is the first time I'd had a chance to play along with the CASology challenge.  I love this challenge because, just like the name states, it focuses on clean and simple designs.  I love looking at the cards that everyone comes up with!  This week's theme was brown:

Here's what I came up with:

For this card, I used the No Peeking set from Stampin' Up.  I ordered it at the end of last year, so I haven't gotten to use it as much as I'd like!  The stamps are so cute and they are perfect for holiday cards!  I also used my new More Merry Messages stamps for the greeting.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Paper Players Challenge #170

I was on a roll last night with challenges!  This is my second post for the day... you can see my Inky Paws Challenge post here.

This week's theme at the Paper Players was Wildlife:

Here's what I came up with:

I just got my new Stampin' Up Zoo Babies stamp set in the mail last week so I just had to try it out right away!!  Plus I needed to make a baby card for an upcoming baby shower and all of the ones I had were pink.  All of the animals are super cute and I love the different textured patterns!!

Inky Paws Challenge #4

It's time for another Inky Paw Challenge over at Newton's Nook Designs!  

Here's the sketch:

 And here's what I came up with for the challenge:

I went a little overboard on this one last night...the new stamps for the Holiday Release are just so cute!!!  I love how all of the stamps go so well together.  For this one I used the little dog from Canine Christmas and the milk and cookies from Newton's Holiday Mischief.  I made the first place by cutting out little blocks and added some Christmas stockings from Holiday Wishes.  The fireplace looked a little empty so I put in the campfire from Campfire Tails and added some gems to top it off!

I can't wait to make more cards with these stamps this year!! 

Plus the dog looks just like my puppy Hannah :)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Paper Smooches: October DT Blog Hop

Check out the blog hop today featured on Paper Smooches!

Happy Hour Holiday Card

Here is the final card that I am sharing this week as part of my Holiday Card Making Workshop this Sunday with Samantha Hanson.  For this one, I pulled out my Stampin' Up Happy Hour Stamp set and my new square lattice embossing folder.  I've gotten a lot of use out of the stamp set.  The stamps are so cute and it can be used for lots of different occasions!  Don't forget to let me know if you're stopping by on Sunday...I still have a couple of spots left.

Workshop details here.
Or order your own kit my mail through my ebay or etsy shop.

Free shipping in the U.S. now until November 3rd!!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Christmas Ornament Holiday Card

Today I am sharing my my third card for my Holiday Card Making Workshop this weekend.  I think this one is my favorite!!  I love how many different designs can be created with Christmas colors and paper...this card was so much fun to design :)

Workshop details here.
Or order your own kit my mail through my ebay or etsy shop.

Free shipping in the U.S. now until November 3rd!!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Melted Snowman Holiday Card

Here is my second workshop card.  For this card, I used the Snow Days stamp set from Stampin' Up.  So much fun!!!  Thanks to Natasha over at Diary of Two Crafty Girls for the melted snowman layout...so cute!!!

Workshop details here.
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Free shipping in the U.S. now until November 3rd!!!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Pretty Presents Holiday Card

Here is the first of my cards that we will be making at my Holiday Card Making Workshop this Sunday.  Thanks to Bonnie at Stamping with Klass for the wonderful layout!

Workshop details here.
Or order your own kit my mail through my ebay or etsy shop.

Free shipping in the U.S. now until November 3rd!!!