Tuesday, November 27, 2012


I'm back, hooray!  LOL...another round of What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday (WOYWW) for me please :)

Well, here it is folks...(early for us here on Pacific time...I know!  Lol)

...a mess! 

Stickles, scissors, tools, paper....supplies EVERYWHERE...

The good news?!?  It's the aftermath of madly scrappin' away :)  I've been busy scrappin'.

Thanks for stopping by and spying my creatively messy workspace.  Hope to see you soon.  Come by anytime, not just of WOYWW to see what I've got going on...

If you aren't familiar with WOYWW go to www.stamping-ground.blogspot.com to see what all it's all about!

Have a fabulous day!

Yuletide Sparkle & Shine Project Sneak Peek

Winding down from the holiday weekend?  I'll admit I spent a day or two in my jammies and stuffed myself sillly with turkey and all the trimmings :)  Hope everyone had a fabulous holiday with family and friends.  And how about that Black Friday shopping?!?  I had to partake in that also...lol!  Oh what fun!  Now the Christmas season is upon us. 

It's time for Deck the Halls, trim the tree and fa la la la la...

On that note, here's a peek of what fun Christmas projects I've been working on for Fotobella.com


If you love the We R Memory Keepers Yuletide collection....you can get it ALL at fotobella.com.  Add the "I Want It All" bundle and you too can create beautiful projects. 

Enjoy the holiday season!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Merry Christmas Cards & Tag

With the holidays fast approaching do you have your holiday cards ready to go? If you need some ideas and inspiration here are a few cards that I designed with Fotobella's We R Memory Keepers Yuletide-I Want It All Bundle.

The Yuletide Collection is perfect for those who love traditional Christmas colors and phrases!

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial to make the Merry Christmas Card:

1.Choose Dot Paper Side B and cut a 12 in. x 5 in. piece of paper using your paper trimmer.
2.Fold in half length wise.This will be the base of your card.

3.Using a corner rounder, round the four corners at the bottom edge of the card.

4.Choose the Partridge Paper and place the paper about two thirds up the Wood grain paper of your card base.
5.Trim to fit.
6.Using the corner rounder, round the bottom corners of the Partridge Paper.
7.Adhere the Partridge paper piece to the bottom two thirds of the card base.

8.Select the Poinsietta Paper and cut a strip 5 in. long and wide enough to have an entire row of white Poinsiettas.
9.Adhere the strip over the seam of the Partridge Paper and Wood Grain Paper.
10.With your scissors, hand cut out a white Poinsetta from the sheet of Poinsetta paper.

11.With a paper piercer, pierce a hole in the center of the Poinsetta you just cut out.

12.Select the white crochet flower and use a red brad to secure the Poinsetta to the center
of the crochet flower.

13.Select the embossed Merry Christmas die cut tag.
14.Ink the edges of the tag with red ink.
15.Tie the red/white polka dot ribbon through the hole at the top of the die cut.
16.Adhere to the right center of the card using popdots.
17.Adhere the crochet flower embellishment you made to the left of the Merry Christmas
diecut using a glue dot.

18.With the brown Stickles, outline the strip of red Poinsietta paper edge on the top and bottom.

19. Ink all the edges of the card with red ink.
And that's not all....check out the tag I made that can also be used as a gift card holder. Hang it on the Christmas tree until gift giving time. I like to have extra gifts "hanging" around for those unexpected visitors who might pop in for some holiday cheer. You don't want them to leave empty handed do you? Hang a couple of these on your Christmas tree with gift cards in them and you won't disappoint.

Hope you all have a very happy holiday season!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Be Thankful!

All else fails....

Here's a bit of table setting inpiration for the big day!
Lots of fun tablesetting ideas can be found at
Wishing you a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Scrapbook Shopping Across the States

Yikes!  I’ve been gone awhile!  I’ve been traveling…internet access was SCARCE and so…no posts L  Now I’m back and I want to share what I’ve been up to J  In my travels the past few weeks, I thought it would be fun to pop in scrapbook stores along the way.  I frequented several Hobby Lobby stores in New Mexico.  Gosh I LOVE Hobby Lobby! 

The most fun I had though was searching for scrapbook stores when I passed through big cities.  In Flagstaff, Arizona I came across this really cute store called About Memories and More. 

I was fortunate to come across a great deal on a Xyron machine!  I was exicted J There are a lot of cute project inspirations throughout the store and some really great product. 


The crop room in the back is fantastic!  There was a class going on when I was there, taught by the store owner.  She's super nice and although she was busy teaching she also took the time to make sure I got the help I needed while shopping.  This was a great stop and I recommend it to anyone in the area or if you are just passing through like I was, to stop by and say hi, take a look around and see what goodies just have to have!  For more info, go the website http://www.aboutmemoriesandmore.com/

Another great stop was in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 Scraps Galore, this is an awesome store.  I’m a Quickcutz fan and let me tell you, this store has a vast selection of die cuts.  They have TONS of great product ,definitely a lot of my favorites like Simple Stories, Basic Grey, Bo bunny, Quick Quotes, Echo Park, Authentique just to name a few.  And can you believe I had the dumb luck of showing up on Sale day!  Woohoo!


 I picked up a bunch of great stuff, new dies, paper, embellies, etc.  The staff is really nice and super helpful.  The crop room is amazing also.  I was there on a Friday night and even inquired about doing a drop in crop…sadly they weren’t offering one that night.  Bummer. I would most definitely come back to this store the next time I’m in town!  Check out their website for more information http://scrapsgalore.com/

Thanks for such a fabulous shopping experience!

Well, another weekend is upon us.  With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching I know many of you are busy planning, cooking, etc.  I hope you can still find some time to be creative J

Happy Thanksgiving!