Thursday, December 8, 2011


Seen this design a lot and decided to make it for
Roosevelt's (the building I work in)
Christmas card
to send to all the other sites in our district.

All punching and computer generated sentiment!

The following challenges asked for
Christmas/Winter theme
 with a mix of color, technique and bling!

Crazy 4 Challenges  movie - ELF

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Holiday Season!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

A Spirelli Thanks A Latte

A new fun technique, Spirelli,
well, not new,
but a new one for me!
So easy too!

I used a metallic gold thread that I have had forever.
Hope somebody still carries it, I may run out now that I see how fun this is.
And note to self, "order some more circle nesties".

The following challenges inspired this card:
365 Cards, Day 267 - fun with a food pun
Anthing Goes Challenge - food related projects
Lollipop Crafts - anything goes
One Crazy Stamper - food and drink challenge
Paper Craft Star - anything goes
Sugar Creek Hollow - fancy folds
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Punches and dies (used both!)
Pixie Dust Studio - Thankful
Opus-Gluei - Thanks for being you
Die Cut Dreams - Thank you with circles
If the Shoe Fits -Thankful
Tuesday Throwdown - circles

Happy Belated Thanksgiving to all and to all a Goodnight!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Do You Hear What I Hear...

Probably not because my DD says I can't hear anything!
Really K.L. it is just called "Selective Hearing".
Another non-traditional Christmas card this week.
 This darling caroler is a freebie called 'Winter Song' by Addicted to Stamps.
 I am entering this card in the following inspiring challenges:

By the Cute and Girly - Christmas with a girl image
Winter Wonderland - Awwwwww, What a Cutie (any cute Christmas image)
The Shabby Tea Room -a shabby pastel Christmas
Truly Scrumptious Challenge - Christmas with pearls added or has a vintage look
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Winter Wardrobe
One Stitch At a Time - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Christmas and make it sparkle
Simon Says Stamp and Show - and show some women
Cooking It Up With Katie - Recipe: Die cut, add a tag, and give it a Christmas theme
Sweet Stop Sketches - sketch below, turned on it's side

CES Challenge - snowflakes

Digital Tuesday Challenge - Christmas time
ABC Challenge - D is for dazzle
CCEE Stampers - 2 die cuts or 2 punches
Crazy Challenge - recipe: 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments (pearls, brad, ribbon0
Pile It On - Anything with "P" (pink! punch! pretty?)

Thanks for spending some time with me today on this cold, rainy Sunday!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Merry Christmas Tweety!

I love 'play on words' and this one especially makes me giggle!
This card is a fun non-traditional Christmas card in pink, white and black.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
365 Cards, Day 254 - recipe of "P" (pink, pet, and my choice is pearls)
Cr8 4fn Color Challenge - pink, black and white
Scrap Creations - Sentiment as the focus
Totally Stampalicious - anything goes
Creative Craft Challenge - going minimalistic (CAS)
Paper Take Weekly - first Christmas card of the year
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Christmas
Craft Your Days Away - Embellishment bingo (pearls, flowers, ribbon)
Saturday Challenge - Spots and stripes
Sugar Creek Hollow - Stripes and spots
Christmas Stampin' - use a 'virgin' stamp
CRAFT Challenge - A 'cute' theme
Crazy Challenge - something with wings (it's tiny but it's a bird in that cage)


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Best of Cluck! Best of Cluck!

It's been awhile since I've posted but my computer decided it have given all it could and decided to retire. Just wish it had sent me a letter of resignation ahead of time - then I wouldn't have lost of all my pics and documents! A new Dell on my desk and still trying to get use to all the new streamline of Windows 7 and Office 2010. Boy, do I feel old!

The above card is for the following challenges:
365 Cards, Day 247 - Take a part of one image, combine it with another and create a whole new image. Not quite sure this is what Pam had in mind but it sure is a fun card!
Challenge Up Your Life - Friendship
Our Creative Corner - Masculine with non-traditional colors
Raise the Bar - NO embellishments
The Cuttlebug Spot - Anything Goes
Let's Ink It Up - Favorite technique (embedded dry embossing)
Order of the Opus Gluei - What's On Your Head

I seriously tried to add embellishments to this card. Just didn't look right. The textured embossing seem to be just enough. I like the CAS look of it.

Thanks for stopping by after my forced vacation from the blogging world!

Friday, October 21, 2011

A Dasher of a Bookmark!

A quick Christmas card using 3 SU! stamps. Lovely As A Tree (such a classic!), Holiday Best sentiments, and the single stamp Dasher. Turning into a bookmark was not in the original plan, but hey, that's what making our own cards is all about!

Inspiring challenges are:
Color Create Challenge - Color challenge, Burgundy, Gold , Green and Cream
Do You Stack Up - Trees
I Did it Creations - "If I could talk to the Animals!"
Crafty Ann's Challenge - Clean and Simple
Totally Paper Crafts - Layer Upon Layer
By the Cute and Girly - anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - You choose
Lexi's Creations - Sentiment
365 Cards, Day 233 - Simply Stamped, use 3 stamp images and 1 embellishment

Have a Great Day!   SAM

Sunday, October 16, 2011

~ Elegant ~ Thanks (So Much) ~

 It took me 
of other people to 
put this card together! 
we did it while the electric 
took a vacation this morning.
So a lot of it was done in the 
Wait! ~ 
a new technique?
When you can't 
what you're doing?

The LOTS of other people you ask? 
Well, besides me, Faith at D2D (freebie pumpkin tag digi, progressive challenge), Gina K (freebie background stripes), and SU! (4 stamp sets, [Tiny Tags, Language of Friendship, Day of Gratitude, Delicate Doilies], plus 4 different punches and a lot of fussy cutting (in the dark mind you!). 
Thanks guys, couldn't have done it without you...

Inspiring challenges are:

Cardabilities - sketch
Craft Your Days Away - Halloween colors
Designed 2 Delight - Pumpkin tag digi (progressive challenge)
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Fall or Halloween
Incy Wincy Designs - Thankful
Paper Crafting Journey - Black, White and Orange
Saturday Challenge - White and one other color
Pals paper Arts - Fall/Thanksgiving
Crop Stop - Falling Leaves
Deep Ocean Challenge - Fall Colors
Kaboodle Doodles - Let's See those Leaves!
Paper Craft Star - Fall leaves
Pile It On - Fall Is Fun
Really Reasonable Ribbons - Fun 4 Fall
365 Cards Day 229  - So Sophisticated! 

Thanks for stopping by on this warm fall evening!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Quick post - Mentalist is on - Just hope I don't fall asleep!

Entering this Hope for a Cure, 
Hope for those that fight like a girl
Hope for all to be preventive 
make an appointment ASAP.

Designed 2 Delight - First of the month free digi, Hope
365 Cards Day 226  - ad inspired

Bee Crafty - digi stamp plus bling
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - think pink
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge - No designer paper
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
First Annual Link Up for Pink Party - Hurry! Ends today!
Till later ~

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Save the HOOTERS!

Edited: I've been invited to join the first ever
linking party. 
Fabulous prizes, 4 days left to enter. 
But the best part: It's all about fighting breast cancer!

I've had this idea for quite some time 
finally got it done today! 
Made 4 cards for the office ladies. 
They'll like their card 
they won't like that you can't get the 
out of it!

Just showed this to my husband. 
He didn't get it.
Do you?
Personally, I think it's a HOOT!

Just a few inspiring challenges for this one...
Link up for Pink - We have over $3,000 worth of giveaways from 84 generous sponsors, 
that makes 153 prizes to give away!!! 
365 Cards, Day 219 - Getting Punchy (3 punch to make one embellishment
Incy, Wincy Designs - think pink
Lexi's Creations - Pink for Boobies
Party Time Tuesdays - Shaped cards and/or Breast Cancer Awareness
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Anything goes
Stamping 411 - sketch 
Anything Goes Challenge - dies cuts, punches or both
Paper Crafting Journey - die cuts and/or punches
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes with a twist of ribbon!
Paper Take Weekly - Open, optional punch
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes

BTW - if you haven't had a mammogram, be sure to make an appointment today!
Your family will thank you!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Thank You for Autumn and Halloween!

 2 loads of laundry today. 
1 dinner with home grown sweet potatoes. 
Lots of dishes!
2 cards for today.

This card is inspired by the following autumn challenges:
365 Cards, Day 212 - Colorful background (stamp background with 4 colors)
Stamptacular Sunday - Autumn inspiration picture
ABC Challenge - They're back and anything goes!
Lollipop Crafts - Anything goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything goes
Simon's Says Stamp - Anything goes
Simply Create - Stamp older than 6 months (Simple Sketch is almost older than me!)
Crafty Creations - Clean and simple
Oldie But A Goodie - stamp older than 6 months and for a male

A simple Halloween card inspired by the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar Challenge - A Spooky Birthday for their 2nd year
Hand Stamped Sentiment - Halloween with a sentiment
I Did It Creations - Halloween
Moving Along with the Times - Spooky goings on
One Crazy Stamper - Halloween or fall theme
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Halloween and include ribbon
Stampin' Bs - Halloween
Designed 2 Delight - Progressive free image of Patches the Ghost!
Designed 2 Delight Card Ideas - use color pencils
365 Cards, Day 213 - Card on a Card

Thanks for stopping by ~ SAM

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Autumn Mums...

Quick post. 
This card has been completed and ready to post for 2 days now 
just too darn tired in the evening to do it, so let's try an early morning post!

Challenges entered in...
Allsorts Challenge - Keep it simple
Crazy 4 Challenges - fall theme
Designed 2 Delight - freebie "Autumn Mums" Progressive Challenge
Fussy and Fancy - new technique - lacquer finish on vase
Paper Play Challenge - fall leaves
Truly Scrumptious Challenge - Clean and Simple

Thanks for stopping by - HI-HO it's off to work I go!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Summer Vacation - Christmas Countdown!

Awesome group, Straight, No Chaser to get you in the Christmas spirit!

I don't make many masculine cards, but 365 Cards Challenge to make a 
masculine card with the theme of summer vacation,
 just spurred my imagination to highlight the hardest male worker of all - 
Can't imagine how tired he is after flying around the world with
 a bunch of reindeer in front of him after who knows what they ate!

This is my card/scrapbook page of Santa's Hawaiian vacation!
"91 days, 17 hours, 28 minutes, But Who's Counting?"
OK, I typed that yesterday so Christmas is really closer than you think!

Challenges Santa is entered in:
365 Cards, Day 205 - Summer Vacation, Masculine Sytle
Anything Goes Challenge - where...anything goes!
Corrosive Challenge - Punches and/or dies
Crafty Ann's Challenge - Around the World I went to Hawaii!
Crazy Challenge - Men Only (Santa is THE MAN!)
Digital Tuesday Challenge - People images
I Did It Creations - At the Beach
Kaboodle Doodles - Lots of layers
One Stop Craft Challenge - Easel Card
Our Creative Corner - Numbers (mine are small but they're on there!)
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - dies or punches
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday - favorite color - BLUE
Pile it On - Fancy folds
Tuesday Morning Sketch - sketch below

I certainly hope he enjoys his Hawaiian vacation.
Just wonder where Mrs. Claus is - at home working???

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Just a "Spoonful of Love" Note...

Quick CAS card
A Love note!
Awe, how sweet it is!

Challenges entered in...
Creative Craft Challenge - Buttons and bling
CropStop - Button Up Ladies
Alphabet Challenge - Quick and Simple
Totally Paper Crafts - Clean and Simple
Designed 2 Delight - Free image "Happiness Blooms"
 CES Challenge - at least 4 different embellishments 
(Buttons, Charm, Ribbon, Flower)
Case Study Challenge - 2nd entry - Really love the Kraft/black combo
Craft Your Passion - Scrappy "F" words mine is FLOWERS
Creatalicious Challenge - Everything goes
City Crafter - I "Heart" You
365 Cards, Day 198 - Standout Sentiment

Note: I printed the digi and sentiment on a piece of transparency 
and layered it over the sheet music DP.
Thanks for coming by ~

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Gratitude that I can Read!

As an educator/counselor, I see miracles happen everyday.
I can't even begin to explain how I elated I am
I see that 'light bulb' turn on over a child's head.
The excitement they have when they
suddenly realize ~
"I am a Reader!"
Bee-Crafty - Beautiful Borders
 Craft Us Crazy - Back to School
Cupcake Craft - Back to School
Desert Island Crafts - Pick 3 of 10 items [books, pencils, apple for the teacher]
I Did It Creations - anything goes and the image is a freebie I picked this week!
If the Shoe Fits, Scrap It! - Back to School
Lollipop Crafts - eyelets or brads; I used both
Paper Issues - Learning Curve
Party Time Tuesdays - Ribbon, Trim & Fiber...Oh My!
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes

That is what gets me up in the mornings.
The Gratitude I feel for being a small part of their learning process.

Case Study - be inspired by September Muse Julie Lacey
Crazy 4 Challenges - colors: orange, Olive Green, Yellow, Brown
Designed 2 Delight - progressive challenge - free digi
Digital Tuesday - celebrate any season "Fall"
Lexi's Creations - Autumn theme
Sentimental Sundays - Autumn theme
The Kraft Journal - use a sketch

Take time to read to a child...