Monday, December 27, 2010

Filled With Love!

Believe it or not...  Valentine's Day is just around the corner!  This special bundle will get you started and with the FREE Bitty Buttons your cards will have that extra touch!  Just click on the link on the right side of the blog and you'll be at my on-line store!
Thanks for stopping by,
have a blessed day!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Vanilla Ornaments

I played along today with the PPA72 Fashion Inspiration Challenge!!  I find it a little hard to stay within the "rules" of using lots of white!  I think the card came out nice though.
Thanks for stopping by today!

What I used:
stamps:  Bells and Boughs
ink:  Crumb Cake
paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Deck the Halls DSP
extras:  Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Ornament Punch, Very Vintage Embossing Folder. Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. Scallop Trim Border Punch

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Cute Christmas! (splitcoast sketch challenge 310)

I was inspired by the sketch challenge over at Splitcoast today. I'm just getting started with making my Christmas cards!  I'm feeling a "little" this sketch really came in handy!  Everything is Stampin' Up! except the "snowflake punch".  
Thanks for stopping by,
Have a blessed day,

Monday, November 1, 2010


This is the box of treats that my daughter Elena brought to school on Friday.  There are a total of 17 "Mummys"!  They were a lot of fun to make but I'm glad Halloween is over. Each "Mummy" had a twizzler package and a starburst package stapled to the inside.  She said all the kids LOVED the mummys and thought they were the best Halloween treats in the class!  So now I guess I'll have to come up with something even better for Christmas?!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Baltimore Regional

Here I am at the Baltimore, MD Stampin' Up! Regionals!  That's me 2nd in on the right and my sister (also my up-line) to my left.  Cindy and I had a great time meeting new demonstrators and visiting the beautiful city of Baltimore.  We spent the weekend walking around the inner harbor and eating delicious crab cakes and cream of crab soup!  I'd go back just for the crabs!!  I learned so much from all the workshop wows and the demonstrations that my head was bursting!  I made some swap cards and these are the pictures of both, a little blurry because I took them the night before I left and was a little tired!
Thanks for stopping by,
Have a blessed weekend,

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Join Stampin' Up! TODAY!!

Isn't this bag beautiful!!  I have one and I LOVE it!  You can get this bag FREE from Stampin' Up! when you sign-up to become a demonstrator!  You get the bag and all the products to get you started on your Stampin' Up! career.  Click on my link and enter the password "missy".

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Summer Mini...

August 31st is the last day to order from the Summer Mini Catalog!  Don't let any of these fabulous stamp sets and accessories pass you by.  Click on the Mini catalog on the right side of the screen to order.
Have a great weekend,

Monday, August 16, 2010

Two for One!

I made this card for the MoJo 152 challenge and the PPA 55 color challenge!  I love the lay out and the color combination.  The colors work well for a birthday card.  This card is going to my mother-in-law who has a birthday tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by,
Have a blessed day,

what I used:
stamps:  sweet scoops
paper:  whisper white, tempting turquoise textured, melon mambo textured, daffodil delight
ink:  melon mambo, crumb cake, basic black
extras:  perfect polka dots embossing folder, big shot, scallop trim border punch, whisper white organza ribbon, square ice brad

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Get Well Soon (MoJo151)

Good Tuesday morning!  Very busy week for me and my family, we have our V.B.S. in the evenings so getting ready every night is always rush-rush.  I met my husband at a V.B.S. years ago so every year when we have ours, I can't help but be reminded of our "first encounter"!  God is good and led us both to that event.  You never know who you'll meet!
Todays card is a Get Well card I hope you like it.
Have a blessed day,

what I used:
stamps:  Thoughts & Prayers
paper:  whisper white, perfect plum textured, certainly celery textured, so saffron textured
ink:  certainly celery, perfect plum
extras:  vintage wallpaper embossing folder, paper piercing tool kit, scallop border punch, full heart punch (to make the tails on the strip of so saffron)

Monday, August 2, 2010

PPA 53 Purple, Purple, Purple

Just got home from Florida and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!  It was hot, hot, hot there but the heat didn't keep us away.  The lines were long but so worth the wait.  While we were in Florida we spent one day with our good friends.  Its such a blessing to have friends that "never fade"!  Time doesn't matter nor distance!  I made this card for them and used the theme from this weeks PPA challenge!
Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, July 19, 2010

Thank You!

I'm loving this new Hostess stamp set!  I used the "popping pastel" technique for the flower.  I saw a card on Stamping Connection that inspired me but I just don't remember who to give credit to, sorry : (        
I hope you're all having a great summer,
Have a blessed day,

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Wedding Card

This one is a total CASE!  I got my inspiration from a similar card at Splitcoast, here's the link for you
We have a wedding on Saturday and I just love the way this turned out.  The only stamp used is the word cherish and its from the Baroque Motif stamp set.  The leaves are from the Two-Step Bird Punch and they are all attached using little pieces of dimensionals.  The heart was cut out and embossed with the Perfect Details embossing plate as well as the entire piece of Whisper White cs.  Thanks for looking, have a blessed day,

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sympathy & Prayers

Again, I needed a sympathy card.  A husband, father, grand-father and christian man age 55 was called home.  Life is so unexpected that we need to live as if today was the last day.  Death does not discriminate.  It will happen to all of us.  Am I ready for that day?  In many ways yes, in many ways no.
 "But I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day" (II Timothy 1:12)


(This card is made using this weeks Stamping 411 sketch 152 challenge)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

PPA42 Challenge

Here is another birthday card!  I seem to be needing a lot of these lately.  I used the PPA42 challenge for the colors.  Check out their blog.  Lots of great inspiration and this week there is even blog candy!!
I took the picture outside on my deck, can you tell how sunny it is?  Finally the yucky weather is gone and the sun came out.  Enjoy the rest of your day!

what i used:
stamps:  crazy for cupcakes
paper:  whisper white, old olive, real red textured
ink:  brown stazon, tempting turquoise w/blender pen, real red w/blender pen
extras:  scallop edge punch, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, paper piercing tool, mat pack, button, dimensional

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Curtain Call 28 Color Challenge

For this weeks Curtain Call challenge we are challenged to use the colors Bordering Blue, Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun and Whisper White.  I'm not sure I've EVER used these colors together, so yes, this was a challenge!  I made this card for my niece whose birthday is today. I guess she'll be getting it a little late...better late than never!
Thanks for stopping by,
Have a blessed day,

stamps:  awash with flowers, vintage labels
ink:  bordering blue
paper:  whisper white, tangerine tango, summer sun textured, bordering blue textured
extras:  two-step bird punch, lg. oval punch, perfect polka dots embossing folder, the big shot

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Vintage Cherish

I made this card for my parents 52nd wedding anniversary!  I got the inspiration for the card on the cover of the new Summer Mini Catalog.  The design is based on the Stamping 411 challenge.  Thanks for stopping by,
Have a blessed day,

here's what i used:
stamps:  vintage vogue, baroque motif, vintage labels, en francais
ink:  close to cocoa, regal rose, certainly celery, so saffron
paper:  close of cocoa, chocolate chip textured, so saffron textured, ruby red, whisper white
extras:  large oval punch, fire circle brad, dimentionals

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers!!!

This week's PPA challenge is "FLOWERS"! I'm loving this new stamp set, "Awash with Flowers" because it's so cheery and it brings a smile to my face when I'm using it. I hope you like it.
Have a blessed day,

stamps: awash with flowers, cheep talk
paper: very vanilla, ballet blue textured, pretty in pink, pink pirouette
ink: regal rose, pretty in pink, perfect plum, lavender lace, ballet blue, so saffron, close to cocoa, certainly celery
extras: circle fire stone brad, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, scallop circle punch, dimensional

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Awash Birthday, Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 24

If you've never stopped by Stacey's Stamping Stage you need to! I just love her color challenges. Even though I do not believe I've ever participated in one, I stop by her site regularly because she has the most beautiful cards! This weeks "Curtain Call Color Challenge" is: So Saffron, Kraft, Whisper White, Garden Green and Tempting Turquoise!
I hope you like my take on these colors.
Thanks for stopping by, Have a blessed day,

stamps: Awash with Flowers, En Francais, Vintage Labels
extras: designer buttons playground, hemp twine, dimensional

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Vintage Friends

I have not participated in a MoJo challenge for some time! I loved the sketch design for this week and thought I'd give it a try. Mine is slightly different from the sketch but I think I caught the overall spirit of the challenge. I hope you like it.
stamps: vintage vogue
paper: crushed curry textured cs, garden green textured cs, very vanilla cs, razzleberry lemonade dsp
ink: garden green, crushed curry, melon mambo, rich razzleverry, dusty durango, mellow moss
extras: scallop trim punch, circle fire brad, dimensionals

Have a blessed day,

Friday, March 19, 2010


In honor of Spring and all the birds that have decided to visit my front yard (to the delight of my cat) I made this card. The flower is created by punching out 3 scallop circles and folding them back and forth so that the paper becomes soft and begins to separate. Once it starts to separate, you peel apart the card stock so that one circle now becomes two. The two pieces that were separated look like suede. It's very pretty and looks soft. I used the same technique on the So Saffron circle in the middle. The flower is held together with a brad and adhered to the branch. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy the wonderful weather God has granted to us (at least here in CT).

paper: confetti white cs, blush blossom cs, bashful blue cs, so saffron cs, pretty in pink cs, chocolate chip cs, retired cs (the leaves)
ink: regal rose
extras: big shot, elegant bouquet embossing folder, two-step bird punch, scallop circle punch, so saffron brad

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Easter Blessings

This is one of the cards we made last night for my monthly Make-N-Take. We used the Abundant Hope stamp set from the occasions catalog on watercolor paper. I love the softness of using the water color crayons with the Aqua Painter. The stazon ink gives the image a crisp look and will not smear when you apply the Aqua Painter.
recipe for this card:
ink: stazon brown, regal rose (sponged around sides)
paper: brocade blue cs, regal rose cs, apricot appeal textured cs, water color paper
extras: bold brights water color crayons, scallop trim border punch

Thanks for stopping by. Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Vintage Emboss resist

I made this card last night after I received the March newsletter from Sandy Hoefakker. She had a similar card design using the Vintage Vogue Stamp Set with the emboss resist technique. I had so much fun making this card. I'm sending it to my brother and his wife for their 5th wedding anniversary.
paper: very vanilla cs, soft suede textured cs, razzleberry lemonade dsp
ink: crushed curry, close to cocoa, soft suede
accessories: versa mark, clear embossing powder, chocolate chip taffeta ribbon, Firestone circle brad, sponge
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day,

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Make A Wish!

This is one card we made at a workshop last weekend. My hostess wanted to make birthday cards for a boy and a girl. This could be used for a young girl, a teenager or an adult. I love the clean look to it.
paper: whisper white, melon mambo textured paper, razzleberry lemonade
ink: chocolate chip, melon mambo
accessories: certainly celery marker, pretty in pink marker, pale plum marker, crushed curry marker, dazzling diamonds, dimensional

Thanks for stopping by,
Have a blessed day,

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Life and Love

I'm still loving this set! I did use some retired paper (Kiwi Kiss and Parisian Breeze) but you can swap out those for what ever you have in stock. The flower is stamped in So Saffron classic ink on So Saffron textured card stock and I used a round firestone brad in the center. The other ink is Ballet Blue which I stamped off once and Mellow Moss on Kiwi Kiss paper. Thanks for stopping by, Have a blessed day,

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