Color my world with family, friends and some time to be creative making cards!


Wild Card over at JUGS…

I am hosting this week over at JUGS …check it out!

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I decided to make our Wild Card a One Layer Winter Theme and

since half of the country is experiencing winter it worked out perfectly!

 Even in sunny Florida, it’s going to go

 down to the 50’s tonight….Brrrrrrr…..LOL

I didn’t take step by step photos, I forgot…sorry!  However,

I do have a photo of what I used to make my rolling snow hills.


I just varied the placement of my strips of paper and started at the top of my card and

worked my way down.   Then when I stamped my trees and my sentiment

I rocked my stamp ( of course I did)  and that’s why I have a thick layer of glittery snow

to try and cover my mistakes.  I intended to have the glittery snow much lighter.

All in all, I think it turned out okay.

 The girls and I over at JUGS also want to give a shout out and a thank you to

Nancy Penir our Guest Designer this past month.

  Nancy, you did and awesome job and we sure are impressed

with your work.  You are very talented! Thanks for playing along with us!

 Now,  go and check out my talented team and see

how well they handled my One Layer Winter Theme, you will be impressed!

JUGs blog

Nancy Penir

Sharyn Polesel

Maria Levine

Sue Trembeth

Marisa Ritzen

Sue VanDeVusse

Lisa Kind

Vicki Dutcher

Cheryl Rowley

I sure hope you join the team and I with this fun challenge,

who knows you could be our next Guest Designer.

Happy creating,



Another Merry Monday….


This is what I did last night as I was waiting patiently for my son to come home from college.

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I saw the colors that Lesley chose over at the Merry Monday Challenge and I knew I wanted to play along again.

I don’t usually make many Christmas Cards, because for the past 26 years that has been my husband’s job.

A job that he loves…BTW.  He is an artist for those of you that don’t know him and before I met him he

was making his own Christmas cards, and that tradition has continued.  We give out about 175+ cards each year.

That number is not a joke…I promise!  After Christmas I will make a post of a couple of my favorites!

 Anyhoo, so this many Christmas cards is unusual for me, but I am really enjoying it!

Here are a few card details:

I used Swiss Dots and Victoria Cuttlebug Embossing folders.

The snowflake punch is MS.

Not overly happy with my ribbon, but wanted to tie in the brown from my pearls.

The very cool ornament shape is an Ellison Die from my school. Love it!

I am sure your tired of my Merry Christmas sentiment form Gina K…but it works well every time!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am so Thankful for each and everyone of you, you make me smile each and every day!



Friday Mashup with Kraft and Gingham


Hello Friends,

I know… don’t fall over in your chair because I am posting a card on a Tuesday, it’s weird for me too!

I am jut lucky enough to have the entire week of from school ..Yipeeeee!  So yesterday I had a chance

to create for a challenge that I have been neglecting lately.

I love The Friday Mashup and love the colors they chose this week.

Although I didn’t put any snowflakes on my card I think it’s okay,

because I did use Kraft and Gingham which were the requirements this week.


Here is the card I got my inspiration from…I like to give credit where credit is due!

Here is her blog! She does great work!


Isn’t it cool?

My only regret is that I didn’t distress my card.  It was to late when I realized. 😦

I used the Stampin Up corner punch to make my tree!


Most of the paper is from Creative Memories along with the zig zag piece.

The star is a gold sheet of vellum, but it doesn’t look very shiny in the photo.

The word PEACE is made with an alphabet set of stamps that I love.

I ran the base of my tree and the brown backgrounds piece through my Cuttlebug

using a stripes SU Embossing Folder.

The rest is made with various star punches.

Hope you have a fantastic day!

Mine is going to be great!  My son is coming home tonight! So stoked!

Let the baking begin!



CAS on Sunday Winter Theme

Welcome Stamping and Creative friends …

It’s my turn to be hosting over at CAS on Sunday!


 We have another FUN challenge over yonder….

“Winter” Theme

*Please Don’t forget to make it CAS!*

Here is our sponsor for this month…

Here is what I came up with…


Here is a close up of my ribbon and ornament!


I really enjoyed making this card…it came together beautifully…I love when that happens!

Please come on over and join us…won’t you?

Here is the link to get you started!

CAS on Sunday!

Have a wonderful day,


Card Details:

Cardstock: SU

Stamp: Gina K Designs

Ink: SU- Tempting Turquoise

Tools: Scorpal

CM: Cutting System- Oval

Cuttlebug: Snowflakes and dots embossing folder

MS: Snowflake punch

Acc: Gems, ribbon and pop dots


JUGS Inspiration time….

JUGS216-1Isn’t this a great Inspiration photo to get you in the mood for the Holidays?

Here is what I did with it!

JugsEverything was made down to the striped paper and the stocking!

The sentiment is from Gina K Designs.

Thought the stocking needed a little something so I added the red foiled wire.

Please won’t you join the Girls and I over at Just Us Girls this week?

We would really love it if you would.  In fact, if you are chosen as Chic of the Week,

YOU could be chosen as Guest Designer just like ……

Nancy Penir!

Check her card out here:

Have a great day!



STB Twins for a topping!

Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a special challenge going on!

 In honor of Jenny,(one of our design team members) who just recently had twin girls,

 we thought it would be fun to SURPRISE Jenny and incorporate Twins as our

 ” Toppings” option for this go around!

Here is our challenge….


And here is what I did with it…


I sure hope you join us and see what my team did with this cute challenge.

While your at it, join us over at our sister challenge site…

 Seize the Sketch which is where my layout was inspired from!


Here are the links to get you started!

Seize the Birthday





JoAnn B






A few details:

Cardstock: SU

DP: DCWV- The Sweet Matstack

Stamps: Elephant is Verve

                    Sentiment is CTMH



JUGS #215 Along with a Merry Monday!



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Hello Friends,

My talented teammate Marisa over at Just Us Girls has picked a perfect color palette for us this week!

Then, as I was perusing my favorite blogs…I realized it would be fun and easy to combine it with the Merry Monday

inspirational photo that my new sweet friend Lesley picked out this week over at Always Playing with Paper!!

 I love to go and visit her site because she is uber talented and ohhhhhh so busy!  I don’t know how she does it all!!

I have been wanting to play along with MM’s challenge for quite sometime…and finally…it happened!!!

Now, how about a few details on my card:

Cardstock and paper are SU, Bazill, and scraps.

The sentiment is from Gina K.

The ornaments were made with my Cricut.

The 2 wooden stars were stained with ink, the rest are punches including the hearts.

The background is a striped SU embossing folder…then sanded.

The wavy strip at the bottom is from Creative Memories.

Lots of distressing, many pop dots, and some candy dots.

Now please head on over to my JUGS team and see what they have done with these awesome colors, and while

your at it, there is still time to join Lesley over at Merry Monday’s where it’s always Christmas!

I have linked everything up for you!!!

Please join me!!!!

Happy creating,


JUGs blog

Sharyn Polesel

Maria Levine

Sue Trembeth

Marisa Ritzen

Sue VanDeVusse

Lisa Kind

Vicki Dutcher

Cheryl Rowley


CASS….One Layer


Happy Sunday,

Over at CAS on Sunday


the challenge for us this time is…..

“One Layer”


Our sponsor is giving away a GC for this months winner!

Card Details:

Stamps: Gina K Designs and an added butterfly

Cardstock: SU

I used an ink pen to doodle around the edges.

Thanks for the visit and I hope you come over to CAS on Sunday and join us!



Curtain Call and CCG…


Hello stamping friends,

Today’s card was inspired by this great photo from the Curtain Call.

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I am also hosting over at the Crafty Card Gallery today

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and the theme for the month was


You could make a Thanksgiving project,

anything fall themed, or a Thank You card.

I chose a Thank You card because I am always in need of them.

In the photo the one leaf color brown came out really funny…it doesn’t look like

that in person.  Very strange!  Must be the camera.

 I wanted various colors of leaves, but not one that looks that far off.  Oh well!

This card was a lot of fun to put together!

I just love the woodgrain background stamp…it worked out perfectly!

Thanks for your visit,



Words….with JUGS…


This week over at Just Us Girls….Lisa is our Hostess and she has asked

us to create a word background.  This was a first for me and I really enjoyed it!

Fabulous idea this week Lisa!

I combined it with this week’s sketch over at

The Pink Elephant.


 You can never have enough masculine cards on hand now can you?

The stars were made with my Cricut and or punches.

The Happy Birthday sentiment has been my go to stamp lately and it’s from Verve.

Thanks for stopping by…and I hope you come on over to JUGS and join us!

We have a Guest Designer joining us this week…Welcome Nancy!!

Here are the links to get you started!

JUGs blog

Sharyn Polesel

Maria Levine

Sue Trembeth

Marisa Ritzen

Sue VanDeVusse

Lisa Kind

Vicki Dutcher

Cheryl Rowley

Nancy Penir GD

I will be back later today with another post….stay tuned!