Christmas Pines ‘Tis the Season

Hello Stampers ~ I am at it again with my Christmas Pines ‘Tis the Season.

I got a lot accomplished yesterday.  Today I have to make a few more cards and I am going to the yarn store.  My friend is finally back working.  She was in California where her daughter had twins.  On their way back here, she fell and broke her wrist.  She has been out of work for a while.  I am looking forward to seeing her and catching up on all her news.

I saw a simple card online from another company and knew I could recreate it using our supplies.  I began by cutting a 1″ strip off the bottom front of my card base.  To the back of this panel I attached a strip of the Merry Little Christmas dsp.  I used the Pretty Pines framelits to cut out some pine branches using Old Olive card stock and the spikey framelits from Real Red card stock.  I layered them and attached to the card base using glue dots.  I used Versamark and gold embossing powder for my sentiment.  To finish the card I added a bow using the 1/8″ gold ribbon.  Here is my completed Christmas Pines ‘Tis the Season card.











inside of card and envelope











Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I am still watching the weather for this weekend.  It will be interesting to see what happens and how much/little snow we get.  Have a Great Day and wasn’t this a quick and easy Christmas Pines ‘Tis the Season.

Thoughtful Banners Card

Happy Wednesday Everyone ~ I have a video for my Thoughtful Banners Card for you today.

I was a busy girl yesterday.  I put dinner in the crock pot and then I had to run errands in the morning.  Then I came back and made today’s video.  I edited it and uploaded it to You Tube then had to run back out as an order I had placed had come in.  When I got back I started cleaning my bathrooms.  I had a workshop in the late afternoon.  When it was over I had to work on this post.  I will be leaving early for an appointment today and then I have a conference call.  I also have 3 ladies coming for my workshop tonight.  Somewhere in there I have to vacuum my house and I have a package I need to mail.  Looks like another busy day for me!

Today I have another One Color Wonder creation.  This one uses Flirty Flamingo to stamp this Thoughtful Banners Card.  Here is the video.




Now so you can see the card up close here is my creation.











inside of card and envelope











Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I am watching the weather to see what the weather will do this weekend.  I am hoping for some snow but don’t think my wish will come true!  How about you, what weather would you like to see this weekend?  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and I hope you enjoyed my Thoughtful Banners Card today.




Handmade Advent Calendar Idea

Hello Everyone ~ I am sharing a Handmade Advent Calendar Idea today.

I was a little surprised when I saw on Facebook that there was a forecast for a blizzard for us this weekend.  One radio station says 17″ and the local TV station says flurries.  It will be interesting to see how this one plays out.  One thing that many of the local weather people do not consider is the temperature of the Chesapeake Bay.  The temperature of the Bay water controls our Snow.  I checked the temperature and it may be cold enough for us to get flurries but I don’t think it will snow.  Time will tell!  I would love to for us to get some snow as my philosophy is “if it is cold it needs to snow!”  How do you feel about snow.

I saw a great Advent Calendar idea on a Facebook Group I am in.  I wanted to make one for each of the girls so I purchased the tutorial.  It took me a little longer to make them since I was making 2 but I got them completed.  I had to use some retired Christmas paper since the ones I had from this year I have used most of them up and did not have any 12 x 12 sheets but one pattern.  This is a large book style holder that I made using chipboard.  Inside were 24 little boxes that also had to be made.  That meant I had 48 of those little boxes!

The first one was for Zoie.  I used a retired dsp for the background and combined it with the Merry Music dsp.  The letters are Silver Glimmer paper.  The Santa is a retired set from a few years ago!  Here is her book.











Here is the inside of her box.









Here is Remi’s book.  I used the Merry Music dsp and combined it with the Be Merry dsp.  Here letters are also cut out of Silver Glimmer paper using the Large Letters framelits.  I used the same Santa for her cover.












Here is the inside of her box.









Sorry for the small pictures today.  My program would not cooperate so I ended up with smaller pictures.

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I have to get some cards made for my blog later this week today and I have a workshop later this afternoon.  Have a Terrific Tuesday and if you have made a Handmade Advent Calendar Idea make sure you share it with me!




Night in Bethlehem Recessed Panel Card

Happy Monday Everyone ~ I have a Night in Bethlehem Recessed Panel Card today.

Did you see the Super Moon last night?  It was so clear here and we had a great view of it.  I think there is supposed to be another one next month if you missed the one last night.  I had my last collage class yesterday ~ I still have some who could not make it today that I will make up this week.  We did our Christmas collage.  Now the ladies have a year’s worth of collage pictures to display in their house each month.  I have enjoyed designing these each month.

I was looking on Facebook yesterday and saw a great card.  As I was looking at it I had this idea pop into my head.  I began with a Whisper White panel that I stamped the Bethlehem skyline on using Crumb Cake.  Next I stamped Mary and Joseph using Night of Navy ink and the coordinating framelit was used to cut it out.  Taking another panel that used Night of Navy, I set the cut out in the lower right hand corner.  I marked on either side of the cut out so I would know how wide to cut my paper.  I then used my ruler to draw a line from the upper left hand corner down to the mark on the lower right hand corner.  I repeated on the other side to form a ray.  Using my trimmer, I cut on both lines so the panel was in 3 pieces.  A Gold Foil sheet was used to add a strip down the inside edge of the 2 outside panels ~ it is easy to see which ones to use as you can lay the Night of Navy panels on the white panel and they should match up on the edges.  Once you have attached the Gold Foil Sheet, you can then attach each of your 2 panels to the White Panel.  Add this panel to your card base.  Dimensionals are added to the cut out and it is attached to the lower right hand corner.  Gold Glimmer paper is used to cut out a star.  The star is added to the upper left hand corner over the opening of the ray using a glue dot.  My Night in Bethlehem Recessed Panel Card is now complete.










inside of card and envelope











Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I have a workshop today and then I will be working on my Advent Calendars so I can finish them.  I will also be making some projects to share with you this week.  Have a Marvelous Monday and you should try a Night in Bethlehem Recessed Panel card!




Snowflakes Card

Hello Stampers ~ Are you ready for another Snowflakes Card?

Last night we took the girls to a local farm who goes all out to decorate for Christmas.  They also have tons of farm animals and the kids enjoyed petting them.  This is an annual tradition and Remi enjoyed petting the animals this year.

Well I am almost finished with the Advent boxes for the girls.  I need to decorate the front and add the numbers and they will be done.  I will share them when I am finished.  I had a great lunch with my friend yesterday.  We did a lot of talking and laughing.  We have already set the date for our next luncheon.  I can’t wait!

Today is our monthly Global Stampers blog hop is today.  You should have arrived here from

Fiona’s Blog – Oakfield Crafts


This month our challenge was

blue, silver, and gray

I decided to go with snowflakes again.  Here is the video of my creation.






Here is my card so you can see it up close!



















inside of card and envelope










Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation