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More Wreaths

Oh my!  I can’t believe I missed the whole month of August posting.  I have been making cards but haven’t taken time to share.  So sorry!   Let me share a few with you today.



Here’s What I Used:
Stamps:  Peaceful Wreath,
Paper:  Mossy Meadow, Merry Moments, Gold Foil, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Black,
Accessories:  Wonderful Wreath Die, White Gel Pen, Copic Markers,


Here’s What I Used:
Stamps:  Circle of Spring,  Sentiment:  Through the Trees (PTI)
Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Recollections DSP,
Ink:  Memento Black,
Accessories:  Wonderful Wreath Die, Rhinestones, White Gel Pen, Melon Mambo ribbon, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (R), Copic Markers,


Here’s What I Used:
Stamps:  The Wilderness Awaits,  Sentiment:  Back Pocket Basics (PTI)
Paper:  Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Confetti White, Treehouse (R)
Ink:  Memento Black,
Accessories:  Pierced Rectangle Die, Hodgepodge Hardware, Crumb Cake Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch, Copic Markers,

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Not “All About Stamping” today

It’s been soooo long since I posted!  I apologize.  I’ve been to Idaho and Arizona visiting my daughter and parents and just plain busy with “other” things.  Every day I think I will get to my stamping desk and it doesn’t happen!  Ugh, so sad!  But I did make it there yesterday and had some fun!  I wanted to share a couple things I’ve been doing and hope to share more soon.

Here is a simple tag I created for some gifts I am giving.

121113 1

121113 2

And here are stockings I made for my grandson and granddaughter.

121113 1

121113 2
Here’s What I Used for the Tag:
Stamps:  Petite Pairs
Paper:  Season of Style, Silver Foil, White foam, gray foam
Ink:  Stazon Jet black,
Accessories:  1/2 circle punch, 1/4 circle punch, Snowflake dies, Dazzling Details, rhinestones,

Thanks for stopping by!


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Crazy 4 Challenges 204

Hi friends!  Glad you stopped by today.  I have a card to share with you.  Hope it inspires you!  I used the sketch challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges today.

Here’s What I Used:
Stamps:  Merry Little Christmas, (the holly stamp is one of those $1 from Michael’s I got LONG time ago)
Paper:  Vellum, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Gumball Green (love that color!), Season of Style DSP
Ink:  Stamp & Write Markers:  Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler,
Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Chalk Talk Die, Seeing Spots Emboss Folder, the gumball green bow is just a thin cut piece of paper

Have a great Saturday!  Thanks again for stopping by!


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Haul Out The Holly…It’s Time to Decorate! Challenge

Welcome friends and followers of Our Creative Corner.  Hope you’re enjoying your weekend and not stressing over the Christmas “too-many-things-to-do-not-enough-time” thoughts!

Take a little time for yourself this morning and create something with us!  I’m the hostess again this week and the challenge is to take this very basic sketch, use it, and “decorate” it!  Simple!  You can turn it on it’s side or upside-down or leave it like it is and embellish as much as you want!  Have fun and don’t stress!  Here’s my classic Christmas card!  Look carefully to notice the gold embossing around the outside edge of the vanilla circle!

Here’s What I Used:
Stamps:  The Sounding Joy
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler & DSP, Very Vanilla,
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Versamark,
Accessories:  Circle cutter, Mat Pack/paper piercer, Cherry Cobbler button, Wide organdy Ivory ribbon, Gold elastic, Gold detail embossing powder, embossing folder.

Take a look at what the rest of the OCC Design Team has created. Everyone is welcome to play along, if you upload to SCS use the keyword OCCC. If you would like to be considered for the ‘Top Talent’  award you must have your card/project submitted on the OCC blog post by Friday of next week at 11:50 ET.

Merry Christmas!



O Christmas Tree Challenge

Morning!  It’s been a pretty lazy weekend around here and I’ve enjoyed the family that’s been here and missed those that aren’t!  Hope you are all enjoying your Thanksgiving holiday!

I have a challenge to share with you from Our Creative Corner.  I’m the hostess this weekend and typically this is the weekend I put my tree and decorations up (we’ll see if I get to it this year without Julia’s help!).  So the challenge is to make a project with a Christmas tree (or pine tree if you would rather) on it.  Here’s what I came up with as a last minute entry.

Here’s What I Used:
Stamps:  Season of Joy (Yes, this is still a current SU set!), Petite Pairs
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake,
Ink:  Old Olive marker, Early Espresso, Early Espresso marker, Daffodil Delight marker,
Accessories:  Vanilla Taffeta ribbon, silver brads, texture plates, Spellbinder die,

Take a look at what our talented OCC Design Team has created.  Everyone is welcome to  play along, if you upload to SCS use the keyword OCCC. If you would like to be considered for the ‘Top Talent’ award you must have your card/project submitted on the OCC blog post by midnight Friday Dec 2nd.  Hope you enjoy the challenge!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas to all of you!  Check out the challenge over at Our Creative Corner today.  It’s to create a project using felt or flocking.

I used a felt snowflake…

Here’s What I Used:
Stamps: Seasonal Sentiments
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake & DSP, Not Quite Navy, Real Red,
Ink: Stazon Jet Black
Accessories: Snowflake Sizzlits, Red Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon, Nestabilities, MS punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Silver Pearl, Mat Pack/Paper Piercer,

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure and check out the rest of the OCC design team creations! We invite you to take the challenge and play along. There is no time limit on our challenges. Feel free to participate whenever you are able. To play along, upload your creation to your blog or gallery, then leave a comment linking to your project so we can check it out. If you upload to SCS, remember to use keyword: OCCC


3-Nugget Box

I’ve been too busy to finish sharing some of my Christmas projects with you.  This is a small match box converted to a 3 Hershey’s Nuggets box.  Sorry I didn’t get a photo of it opened.  What was I thinking?!

Here’s What I Used:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Dashing, Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: 2-1/2″ Scallop circle punch, 1/4″ circle punch, Lg brad, 1/2″ circle punch, Deckle scissors, scoring tool

If you click here, you can download a PDF instruction page:  SU 3 Nugget Box

Merry Christmas!  Thanks for stopping by!