Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Happy Monday morning. I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas holiday! We had the most amazing Christmas ever and I am sad to see it over already. Time to start planning for next year. LOL

I just thought I would pop in and share these cute little hot cocoa packet holders that I made for all of my daycare babes and other young friends. You can find the tutorial here at Whimsie Doodles. Which is where the digi image is from as well. They were super simple to make and took no time at all.

I'm off to start taking down the 7 (yes I said 7) trees that we put up and the many many decorations. My goal is to have them down by Thursday night so I can enjoy my 3 day weekend with no chores ahead of me.


It's a good thing I work well under pressure as there are only 3 more days until Christmas and I am almost (LOL) done with my Christmas cards and just about done with my gift projects.

My oldest daughter Brittany made one of our good friends some wine charms for Christmas so I helped her out by whipping up this cute little box for her to present them in. I found the tutorial here at Splitcoaststampers. It was super easy to make and looks super cute with a Whimsie Doodle digi stamp!

I hope everyone else is on track with their Christmas crafty "to do" list. :)

Friday, December 10, 2010


Why is it when I spend hours on a card I am not as happy with it as the one that I literally threw together at the last minute and spent practically no time on? Does this ever happen to you? Below is an example of a card that I totally threw together for a friend of my daughter. I don't know if it's the simplicity of it or the color ( I love purple!!) but I am quite happy with how it turned out.

The stamp is from Great Impressions, colored with in with Copics. The patterned paper is from my scrap stash. I added some stickles to the wings and some bling. The sentiment is a Studio G dollar stamp from Michael's.

I just love simple!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


How many of you that own the Cricut actually look at the sample project that they always list in the handbooks? I never have before and I own plenty of cartridges. I recently won the Winter Frolic Cricut cart at a Swarm I attended and was familiarizing myself with the handbook. This card was the sample project listed. Simple, cute and perfect for my ornament exchange party that I am throwing in a few weeks.

The card base is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 and the ornament was cut at 4 1/2. Super quick and easy. Hmm, think I will be looking a little more closely at my handbooks in the future.

Friday, December 3, 2010


How cute is this shaped card? I found the idea and pattern for this card in a magazine. To be more specific v. 8 of Paper Crafts Card Creations, the designer of the pattern is Kim Hughes. Her card looks way better but I am still happy with this one. I just wish my license plate letters fit a little better I really had to crowd them in as you can see. :) For those wanting to give this card a try here is the link.