Sunday, December 21, 2014


Greetings, blog friends!  

Today on the Clean and Simple challenge at Outlawz Challenges there's a new challenge by Cara.  Here is her challenge:

December is my favorite time of year ... I love the lights and the music and all the fun decorations for the Holiday season! It's also my birthday this month and as long as I can remember, my mother has given me Angels for my birthday. They are a sweet reminder that I was born during a very special time and they truly fascinate me on every level. I love them and have them all over my house, even when it is not Christmastime. This week your challenge is to create a card or project with an angel - or angel wings. 
Just remember - have fun and keep it clean and simple!

My card was created in memory of my mother who recently passed away from Alzheimer's Disease.  She was my angel.

The background for this card was stenciled using a new Stencil by Memory Box called "Winter Tiny Snowflakes" I recently purchased from Beverly at Classy Cards N Such (and right now she's having an awesome sale).  I stenciled the snowflakes on a layer of Papertrey Ink "Spring Rain".  The sentiment came from an older Flourishes stamp set and the white feathers were purchased at Michaels.  

We hope you'll join the challenge this week.  
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!  

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Hi blog's been a difficult week.  My sweet mother passed away last Tuesday from a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.  I'm praying for any of you who might also be dealing with this disease.  

A new designer's choice challenge is up and running at The House That Stamps Built.  This week it's Melissa's turn and her challenge is a one word challenge, "SNOW".   

It's the holiday season and we all know that, so this is a super simple challenge and I think you can all have fun with it, regardless of the hemisphere you live in.   

Here in Maine, snow is a part of our lives and what many look forward to for many reasons.  I love snow.  I don't know why exactly, but I love the smell of the first snowfall and I love the recreation part of snow.  Snowshoeing, cross country skiing, alpine skiing, ice skating, sledding.....on and on.  I love getting out and playing in the snow.  

RI Stamps used on this card:  #8812-J Knit Cap Penguin Lg and 8805-K Snowflakes.

For more inspiration check out the other Rock Stars, they are awesome:  

                              Deonna Geri - Joy Karen - Melissa - Patti J

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a most awesome week. 


Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Hello blog friends,

It's time for another What if? Wednesday sketch challenge at The House That Stamps Built and here's Wendy's sketch for us this week. 

I shrunk the sketch and gave it a different look, but you can see how much fun you can have with the sketch this week.  Come on over and join the challenge and you might possibly win some awesome RI Stamps. 

Stamp used:  #2003-G "Twig Hair Snowman". 

Need more inspiration?   Check out the Rock Star Team.

                          Deonna Geri - Joy Karen - Melissa - Patti J
Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week! 

Sunday, December 7, 2014


Greetings blog friends,

I hope you all have had a great week!  

Just a note, before I's Pearl Harbor Remembrance father was just 20 years old and there December 7, 1941.  He was haunted by the horrors of it his entire life.  I will always be grateful to him and all those vets of WWII (and since then) for stepping up and protecting us and preserving the freedoms we so enjoy.  

Today, over at Outlawz Challenges there's a new clean and simple challenge and I hope you'll have a chance to join in.  

"I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" - It's a classic Christmas song by Bing Crosby. This week let's make a clean and simple Christmas/winter card all white. You may use black or brown for a sentiment, otherwise everything else must be white.

That song came out during WWII and was quite an inspirational song during Christmas for the troops and their families.  

I created this card for the challenge.  

Easy peesy...with a Cheery Lynn O Tannembaum Christmas tree die, a snowfall embossing folder and a spellbinder oval die for the stamped sentiment.  I used an Ice White Viva Decor Pearl Pen to create little pearl embellishments on the "tree".  

Come on over to the Outlawz Challenges and play along with the new CAS challenge.  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a great week!  

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Hi blog friends!  

It's designer's choice challenge once again at The House That Stamps Built and this week it's Deonna's turn to bring on the challenge and it's "Anything But a Card".  

My answer to Deonna's challenge was to create a mini star book album that could be an ornament or a little display for tiny Christmas photos.  

I love these little books and have a ton of fun making them.  

The RI Stamps I used for the album are:

#2708-M - Pine Branch 
#2719-K Lg Pine Tree
#2709-I Lg Pine Forest
#2714-D Sm Pine Forest 
#307-D-Holly Sprig 
#423-G May All Your Dreams 
#2112-D "Sleigh Ride Silhouette"
#424-G "Wishing You a Season"
#6006-M "Forest Positive
#8805-K "Snowflakes"

Come on over to The House and play along with the Rock Stars in Deonna's Challenge. 

For other great ideas and inspiration for the challenge  - check out the Rock Stars

                            Deonna Geri - Joy Karen - Melissa - Patti J

So glad you stopped by and I hope you have a fabulous week.

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