Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Well, I got 4 more cards made for Thanksgiving than I did last year (which was "0").  At least I can get a couple in the mail before the holiday is here.  I've been wanting to use these leaf stamps.  It's so fun to stamp with different color inks, but I always find myself using black in and coloring with markers.  Not this time.

And the inside
The colors used were crushed curry, pumpkin pie,  soft suede and cajun craze.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mystery swap

I was so excited when I got this image that Jeanette had picked out.  I thought Luigi was awesome, but this guy is right up there.  I so love it when they make pizza heart shaped.  It's like they made it for me (last name Hart).  I kept the layout simple since the image takes up most of the card.  Thanks for stopping by.

The Christmas Spirit

Thanks to Barb and her annual Big Guy in the Red Suit swap, I'm well into the Christmas Spirit.  I've had fun putting this guy together.  I am so addicted to this new Sizzix card die.  The circle is so big that it's so easy to find stamps that fit in.
I added my little detail on the side for the ho, ho, ho.  It was completely by accident.  I cut out the sleigh paper and I had it going the wrong direction.  I didn't want to waste the paper I had all cut up so I glued it on.  My first intention was to put a straight strip there to cover up my mistake, but then I looked in the stamp set and found that the "ho, ho, ho" fit in there perfectly. 

 Here's what it looks like when it's opened.  The snowflakes are from a cool find at Joann's this weekend.  It's a jumbo bag of Favorite Findings.  There are 5 or 6 different sizes, must be about 200 in the bag for $5.99.  And, with a 40% off coupon it was really a bargain.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Our Hockey Girl

I've got no card for this moment.  I'm desperately searching for a Girls Roller Hockey rubber stamp and just haven't found anything I've liked.  But, her accomplishment needs to be documented.  Yesterday, she made her first goal.  She never even tried a pair of skates until this last March.  My  year old nephew was doing a "learn to skate" program at the hockey rink his dad has played at for years.  When she heard what he was doing, she wanted in.  Her goal before we even got there for her first lesson was "I want to play hockey".  They were very encouraging and assured us that she would be ready to join in the next hockey session that started just 4 lessons later.  She has taken the opportunity to go to every game, team practice and clinic sessions, which this past week due to overlapping schedules she had 2 games and 4 practice sessions in the last 7 days.  It won't always be hectic, but she has such a thirst to get better.  Her teammates have been trying so hard to help her get her first goal and yesterday, it all came together.   You don't always get to keep the game ball, but because it was her first goal, the ball was immediately removed from the game and her name, first goal, and date were written on it.  She was treated by dad with a Dunkin Donuts coolata (a rare treat for her) and a movie and a sleepover with her friend.  All in all a very good day for us all!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Sisterhood favorites & fabulous

With Jeanette as our hostess this round, we had the fun task of creating a card that said something about us (favorite stamp, color, etc.)  I thought about it for a long time (procrastination ya know, lol).  I've made a Christmas card because:

1) I love Christmas
2) I love December, my birthday is the 14th.  As a child there was really no other time to get presents and here I got them 11 days apart...only downfall was that was it for a whole year.
3) I'm very happy with the stamp I chose.  It's from Outlines stamp company.  They went out of business, but they were a Connecticut company (I'm born and raised and still living in CT) and I bought this stamp from them at a stamp show.
4) This image fit into my new Sizzix card die (my new obsession, I'm a collector) that I bought at our brand new Hobby Lobby (yes, finally, it's here and less than a mile from my house so I can go there anytime)
5) It needed a little coloring and a little bling, and a holly accent button that I found at HL

Here it is fully opened

Here is the back 

Thanks for looking.