Cheers To A New Year

Happy Hour

I must apologize ahead of time because I just realized as I was posting this card, that I used retired Washi Tape.  I am sorry about that.  I really liked this card for New Year’s Eve so I decided to post it anyway.  You could always replace it with current product and change the colors up a bit.  I used the stamp set called Happy Hour that IS still current so you are good there!  I cut each glass out using Silver Glimmer Paper to add a little sparkle to it.

I wish all my readers a healthy, happy and peaceful New Year.  May all your wishes come true in 2015!

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Money Cards

Money Holder Cards

I thought I was pretty organized this Christmas season but apparently I forgot to show you the money holder cards we made at our club meeting in December.  I figured I might as well show them now because people give money or checks for birthdays year round so you can use this card anytime.

To make these cards, you take a piece of cardstock that is 7 5/8 x 6 5/8.  Then score at 2.25 and again at 5 1/2.  Then just fold and decorate using stamps and Designer Series Paper.  The belly band is 1 1/4 by 7 1/2.  It was very easy to do and nice way to give money or a check to anyone.


Sneak Peak of Sheltering Tree

Sheltering Tree

When I first saw the stamp set called Sheltering Tree in the Stampin’ Up! 2015 Occasions Catalog, I knew I had to buy it.  As most of you know, I have three boys.  Well, they are not boys anymore.  They are all grown up men but they will always be my boys.  None of them live at home anymore (if that gives you a hint on how old they are).  I saw this set and it reminded me of when they were little, climbing trees, riding bikes and running all over the neighborhood with their friends.  We lived in a small village at that time so it was pretty safe to let them run wild.  I wasn’t big on letting them watch television and play video games and they didn’t seem to mind.  I do remember one boy (not one of mine) said I was the meanest mother in Sackets Harbor because I “made” him go outside and play on a beautiful summer day instead of watching tv.  The “boy” has two kids of his own.  I wonder if they are allowed to watch tv all day?  Somehow I doubt it!

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Project Life & Bravo

Project Life, BravoI love the Project Life Accessory Kits that Stampin’ Up! offers because they have a lot of cards and accessories you can use for your scrapbooking projects as well as for making cards.  Each card is double sided so you have a lot to choose from.  I took one of the cards from the Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection, cut it down a little bit to fit on the cardstock and just stamped a couple of sentiments from the Bravo Photopolymer Stamp Set.  The little heart in the corner is also from the Project Life Card Collection.  The whole card took me about 3 minutes to make.  It can’t be much easier than that!

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Make A Wish

Perfect Pennants

I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas yesterday and that all of you had all of your wishes granted.  My Christmas was wonderful, although I missed my youngest son, Zachary a lot.  He couldn’t be with us this year because he deployed.  I think it is the first Christmas he has not been here since he was born and it made me sad.

I made this card using the stamp sets called Perfect Pennants and Gorgeous Grunge.  The first time I saw Gorgeous Grunge I thought it was appropriate for road kill.  It looked like a lot of blood splatter.  Now I love it.  It is the perfect set to add a little color without going overboard.

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Merry Christmas


Wishing all of you and your loved ones peace,

health, happiness and prosperity in the coming New Year.

Merry Christmas


My 2014 Christmas Card

Wondrous Wreath

This year I used the Stampin’ Up Stamp Set called Wondrous Wreath for my Christmas Card.  This was my favorite set from the Holiday Catalog.  I love it because you can use it any time of year by just changing the colors.  You can make a spring or summer wreath by adding flowers on it and a fall wreath by stamping it in fall colors (Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, etc).  It is a 3 step stamp set which means it has three different stamps that you layer on top of each other.  I used Island Indigo, Lost Lagoon and the Encore Silver Ink Pad.   One of the best things about it is it also has a set of matching Framelits called Wonderful Wreath so no tedious cutting.  If you look closely, I stamped Lovely As A Tree behind the window.  The sentiment is from Holiday Home.

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