Christmas Cards for Sons


A lady at the retirement home asked for 2 cards for her sons. She requested Poinsettias and this is what I came up with. She loved them!! She picked out this verse and wanted it in both cards.

This card was inspired by the Sketch Category on the November Card Challenge @ The flowers were the perfect size for the sketch.

Son - Christmas Poinsetta (both)


1) Day 332 @ 365 Cards – Peace, Love & Happiness

Son & Family - Christmas Poinsetta


1) Sweet Stamps Challenge #145 – Holidays


Son & Daughter -in- Law Card

Poinsettia stickers – Hobby Lobby

Cardstock – Bazzill

Son & Family Card

Digital Image: Holiday Nutcrackers @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: stickles, pop dots

New Releases and a Sale at Doodle Pantry


Yes, I know it is NOT December 1st but Laurie at Doodle Pantry decided to release the stamps earlier and have a SALE at the same time!!! How AWESOME is that!! And she asked me to stay on through January as a Guest Designer!! Yippee!! I was so glad because there are several stamps being released this month that I wanted!!

Nov 28-Dec 3 – Doodle Pantry is having a  black Friday/cyber Monday sale 40% off everything coupon sale  (excluding products labeled as bundles).

The first one is the Goose Me Digital Image.  I’m late on two of my friends birthday cards so expect to see more of this adorable stamp! I love that saying “Oh my gooseness!” That makes me smile each time I say it!

Oh…..come back on Dec 1st to play in the Doodle Pantry Blog Challenge #41  because you will receive Goose Me FREE just for using a Doodle Pantry image on your entry into the challenge. And if you don’t have a Doodle Pantry image they are 40% off right now till Dec 3rd and there are FREE ones in the store. CUTE FREE ONES!!

Goose Friends

Inside: For having you in my life.


1) Sketch-N-Scrap – Sketch #14 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration

2) 2 Sisters Challenge #171 – Thank You

3) Card Crafters Circle Challenge #102 – Thankful – Thank you

4) Card Makin Mamas Challenge #76 – (CMM76) Sentiments of thankfulness or gratitude

5) Creative Belli Blog Challenge #183 – Thank You. My old stash used – the friend paper. I have no clue as it didn’t have any information on it. But I’m sure it is several years old. The orange and pink pieces are scrap pieces.

6) Day 331 @ 365 Cards – Thankful

I then got to play with Mustache SVG file. There is also a digital image Mustache Mish Mash if you would rather have it as an image.  I saw the hat/heart/mustache ideal on the internet and liked it. Then I saw the saying on a different site and liked it. So I decided to combine the two into my own unique card! I used the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch #145 as my inspiration.

Mustache - love you

I’m so excited for the Doodle Pantry 40% sale….I have made my list of “really must need” stamps and now I can get more before having to save up more of my allowance! Check out the store I’m sure you will find “really must have” stamps that you can add to your wish list for Christmas!!


Thankful for you Card

Images: Goose Me @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill (Parakeet, Princess)

Patterned Paper: Orange (Bo Bunny), Friends – unknown

Accents: brown brads, pink ribbon

Mustache Card

Images: Hats & Things Digital Image @ Doodle Pantry

SVG File – Mustache SVG File @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, EK Success heart border punch, pop dots

Thanksgiving card for a Secret Pal


Thanksgiving Secret Pal

This card was inspired by the November Card Challenge I’m hosting on and the fact that I needed to make a lady a Happy Thanksgiving card for her Secret Pal. The Card Challenge has different categories and one of them is a Color category. The colors for November were Orange, Brown and Green so I was super excited to find this image, Autumn Critters, at Doodle Pantry. When I saw the sketch at Sketch Saturday #284 I thought it was perfect….I just turned it vertical.


1) Crafty Creations Challenge #249 – Ready for the Holidays- American Thanksgiving or Christmas

2) Papertake Weekly Challenge – Giving Thanks. Thanksgiving is 28th so a card or project for that this week please or you can just make something that says ‘thank you’.

3) Twist of Faith Card Challenge #64 – With Thanks

4) Kitty Bee Designs Challenge #12 – Fall Colors

5) Creative Inspirations Challenge #241 – Thanksgiving – Thank you


Image: Autumn Critters @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: American Crafts (Orange), Simple Stories (Green)

Accents/Tools: pop dots

Little help from my friends


help from my friends – Nov Card Challenge – Theme Category – Make the sentiment the focus of your card.

I had made a card a couple years ago using this sentiment but I guess I never took a picture of it. A friend at work wanted a card with this sentiment so this is what I came up with.

Sketch: Seize the Sketch #8
Quote Word Art: Get it Scrapped

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Designs (2010 🙂 )
Accents/Tools: Prima flowers, brown brad

Sweet and simple Merry Deer


Merry Deer

I have been wanting to use this image for a very long time but my coloring skills are not that great. So I was super excited when she re-released (was a Clearly Digital Stamp) Merry Deer in a Color version! I only had time to make the gold version of this card but I hope to try this layout with the purple and teal versions also included in the digital stamp.

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenge #194 – Anything Goes. Fab ‘n’ Funky is celebrating their 4th birthday so come over and play along!! Lots of prizes by different sponsors being offered.  Since the challenge was anything goes I looked at other current challenges out there to see what could inspire my card. I am not a CAS (clean and simple) kind of girl but I was intrigued by the recipe challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Challenge which is a recipe. Now I didn’t end up following it because I just had to have more than one layer and I liked pearls better than sparkle but I kept it in mind when I started figuring out my card. Since I was trying to do the recipe I found a CAS sketch that I thought would work so I used CAS(E) this Sketch #54 as my inspiration.


I then used the other challenges below to inspire my card.

Don’t forget Doodle Pantry is still doing a fundraiser for Operation Write Home!! You still have until the end of November to grab the bundle of stamps for $5.00, we’ve already raised $339.00! Let’s make $400….we can do it!!!


1) Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenge #194 – Anything Goes

2) Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – November Challenge – Winter Wonderland-card must have a winter theme. Snow, snowflakes etc

3) Creative Card Crew Challenge #49 – Pearls

4) Totally Paper Crafts Challenge #193 – Clean and Simple


Stamp: Merry Deer @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill (white)

Gold Paper: Fancy Paper from Michael’s

Accents/Tools: pearls from Michael’s, pop dots, snowflake embossing folder (Paper Studio)

Nothing but Harley Davidson


As I was making a Harley Davidson Birthday card for a lady at work to give to her dad I realized I didn’t post the Harley Davidson inspired cards I made last Father’s Day. So I’m going to post all 3 today!

Here is the one for his Birthday this week:

Harley Davidson Patch

Just have to love the internet! I found this image on a vest so I printed it out and cut it out! Hope she likes it. Her dad is in his 70’s and still rides his Harley!

Sketch: Seems a Little Sketchy #52


Embossing Folders: Bricks – The Paper Studio, LifeStyle Crafts

Okay these are the ones made in June 2013:



She picked the 2nd one for his Father’s Day Card.  Again these are images of a Harley on the internet! This bike was similar to his so that is why she asked me to use this image.

Missing you this Holiday Season


Holiday Season Miss You

I needed to make some cards but have been so busy that finding inspiration and time to create at the same time has been hard. As I was wondering through blog land looking at challenges I was inspired by this saying, “I miss you this holiday season” that I saw on a card. I was also inspired by 2 Sisters Challenge – Christmas Card NOT using a Christmas Image because I thought this image would be perfect with that saying. This image comes from With Love Digital Image by Doodle Pantry. She made TWO sets of images this month to help raise money for OWH and you can get BOTH sets for only $5.00 from now till Nov 30th!! So don’t delay follow the link and snag up these adorable images before the introductory price goes away!




1) 2 Sisters Challenge #170 – Christmas Card NOT using a Christmas Image.  I hope this counts since a penguin is a winter image BUT it was in a Valentine/Miss you set not a Christmas set.

2) Christmas Stampin’ all Year Long – Stripes

3) Perfect Sentiments Challenge #100 – A Christmas Sketch – use the sketch provided to make a Christmas Card

4) Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #153 – Add a Sentiment

5) Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe # 50 – Tic Tac Toe – I did the first line down: Stripes, black, Christmas Theme


Images: With Love Digital Image by Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Scenic Route (Roxbury Rockville Park)

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, EK Corner punch, pop dots

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