Saturday, December 29, 2012

Happy New Year Tag

Here's a little tag we are taking to the neighbors' house on a bottle of vino...You can't see the glitter on the "fur" part of the boot...but it's there! I used a Stampin' Up! Bootiful Occasions stamp and the Two Tags die, plus a snowflake embossing folder on the tag.
Hope they like it! Happy New Year everyone! Here's to a great 2013 for one and all!!!!

Friday, December 28, 2012

High Five for Friday

I am participating in the High Five for Friday on the From My Grey Desk website today. Check it out. It's so much fun to read what other people are happy about!

Here is my list:

1. I am SOOOOOOooooooooooooo happy that as a teacher I get these two weeks off to relax and rejuventate. Today is Friday, but I have a whole week more off!
2. Since I am off for these two weeks, I have time to get back into exercising and I have since taken Pilates and Aqua fitness classes that have energized me!
3. I am getting to know my new iPad that I earned at school for home and school use right before the break started! Having a blast!Today I have spent a lot of time playing with it! (I've been pinning lots of travel photos on Pinterest in lieu of going anywhere during this vacation...having a staycation doesn't have to be boring...a girl can dream!!!) *see photo below*
4. I donated a lot of clothes today that I haven't worn in at least a year...isn't that what they say to go by? Feels good to purge.
5. Tonight we are getting together with close friends for dinner at a new pizza place to exchange gifts...we always laugh a lot with these friends and the food at this restaurant is G-R-E-A-T!!! Can't wait!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Different Kind of Thank You Card

I have a new mason jar stamp and think about ways to use it all the time when I am not at home, driving in the this morning I had some extra time before work and ran downstairs to try out an idea. Here it is...I am going to give it to my hair girl with a Starbuck's card. She bends over backwards to please and I wanted to thank her...Hope she likes it!
I stamped the Stampin' Up! jar on vellum with StazOn black ink. I cut out the jar again with a yellow printed paper to look like lemonade inside it. I also cut some striped paper on the diagonal for a straw. I purposely made the horizontal banners curl up at the ends for more dimension. I tied some baker's twine around the jar and stamped a Paper Smooches greeting to finish it off!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Happy Halloween!!!!

Here is my first halloween card of the 2012 season...I was away on vacation when my Perfectly Preserved stamp set arrived...I am so happy with it! I also used the Spooky Bingo Bits set for the contents of the jars along with the spider web embossing folder. Everything I used is Stampin' Up. Can't wait to make more halloween goodies. Check back soon for more halloween fun!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

High Five For Friday

I visit a blog called From My Grey Desk to read High Five For Friday because it is a fun place to see what others are celebrating at the end of each week...she is also the sister of an adorable girl whose blog I love: The Small tips that are fabulous along with makeup and fashion ideas. Anyway, here is my High Five list for this week:

1. No obligatory place we had to be after school on Friday!!! (I'm a high school teacher)
2. Went shopping right after school to find more redecoration-of-my-daughter's-room goodies. (zebra theme)
3. We had a fun, quick bite at Steak 'n Shake and talked and laughed in the car.
4. We celebrated her 1/2 birthday, just because.
5. Relaxed all evening at home!!!! (We've had busy weekends and haven't been home much for weeks now)

After a stressful week at work (I teach high school) and after school activities, Friday was THE best day of the week!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

So Tweet of You

Here is a little card I made for the Sparks Challenge this week at Paper Smooches. Their stamps always make you smile! I used the My Peeps set birdie and sentiment, and added a hash tag for the double entendre (Get it, How "tweet" of you? A tweet on Twitter? Birds tweet all day long...LOL!) I used a fun geometric embossing folder for the background pattern and Voila!
Hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by! Go to to check out all the fun!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Here are the cards I made this year. I love my new Everybunny set from SU! Lots of watercoloring, but I used StazOn ink for the black outline so the watercoloring didn't run. Happy Easter to everbunny!

On the move....

A friend is moving and I made her this card...I just got the Snoopy and Woodstock stamp and have a lot of ideas for it using different items in the back seat...she loved the card! I used the twine to signify packed boxes and paper pieced every little item in the back seat that Snoopy is driving to his new home. Hope you like it too!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Break!

Today my spring break starts so let the crafting begin! But the photo today is of a frame my friend Janet Scarboro made for my daughter when we lived in Florida. She painted the whole thing freehand! Isn't it gorgeous?!! I noticed the frame today since it is the first day of vacation and it is almost 80 here in Denver!!!!!! Woo hoo! Summer break is about 8-9 weeks away...favorite time of year! Enjoy!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Valentine's Day continued....

Here is a little box that I found on Kathy Hopperstad's blog via probably several other blogs...I made quite a few for family and friends. It holds a lot of kisses or other candies...and is quick and easy to make with just one piece of 12 X 12 cardstock!
And here are some closeups and an opened shot...I plan to use this tutorial again. You can find it at: (very similar name to my blog I noticed!)

Friday, February 3, 2012

High Five For Friday!!!!!!

I am linking up with From My Grey Desk today! Here is my High Five For Friday list! 
1. It is snowing like mad and we have a snow day today!!!! Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2. I am going to have time to spend today crafting away for Valentine's Day projects!!!!!!
3.  I will spend some of this wonderful snow day curled up, watching the snow dumping outside and catching up on my favorite subscriptions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4. I have time to sew...I might work on a big tote for my Vegas weekend coming up...or another purse like this one!

5. I love to bake when it is cold outside, and this cranberry white chocolate tart that I saw on Pinterest has been calling my name!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope your Friday is full of High Fives as well!!!!! An unsuspected three-day weekend! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Well Behaved Women Card

This weekend my daughter, her friend and I were "on location" for some R & R to feel like we had a getaway. A friend put us up in the President's Suite at her hotel and I had all sorts of room for my stamping session! This was one of the cards I came up with. I have been wanting to play with the piggie stamp from my Button Buddies stamp set from Stampin' Up! and this is what I came up with. The sentiment is from one of their retired sets. Hope you enjoy it.
Check her out up close...isn't she a riot? I added twine for a fun little tail as well as on her snout...I think she is an all-occasion piggie and I might need to use her often! Hope she makes you chuckle!