Friday, April 29, 2011

Christmas Wreath retiring

Did you see Flourishes is having a retirment sale to move older sets that will be fading into the sunset? Christmas Wreath is one of those sets. You can check out all the sale details by clicking the sale page HERE. Just know these sets won't last long at 65% off an once they are gone they are gone.

This is one of my favorite Christmas stamps. The wreath is so beautiful and detailed that I can't help but want to color it. I had a busy busy week so I picked a favorite of mine I made in the past. Just look at that wreath, I can smell the pine cones and pine needles now! :0) Check out the favorited sets from:

May 1st is Sunday and that means the new Christmas Spirit Challenge is coming. Be sure to check back. Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

WWW New Furniture

Mrs. Kelly and I have been busy busy busy. And I mean working around the ranch house, the ranch itself and visiting family that has been in town. I have snuck away a bit and made Mrs. Kelly a new dresser at the house. She really likes the pearly brass knobs so I added those to the front instead of the solid knobs you see all over. Here you can see the whole dresser gift set she has.

The scripture on the top of the dresser drawers is from Our Daily Bread designs. Isn't this velvet crochet ribbon just beautiful? I know she is going to love that and the copper ribbon slider I added. Not bad for a new hubby and his bride. I think I might win some brownies out of this little project.

Ofcourse I had to make her a card thanking her for the last few weeks of wedding bliss. I pinch myself all the time thanking God for this wonderful woman he has sent me. We have gotten a few pieces of mail since the wedding and we have yet to get our thank you cards done. Kinda hard when you are working and playing ya know. hee hee

Sounds like the West family is doing just fine... I did send the Wild Wild West set back to Pat but not before I made a ton of images of the set. Oh yea this saga has more and more coming. The drawer template is from Holly over on SCS found here. I make a lot of these since they are great little gift ideas. I made a double dresser here as you can see instead of a single. Most of the cards with the WWW are in the dresser and are yes a gift for Kelly. Oh did I not mention that Mrs. Kelly is one of my sisters???? I may have neglected to mention this prior. ha ha

Have a great day!

Monday, April 25, 2011

House Mouse Challenge Travel

Happy Monday! If you are looking for Flourishes 1,2,3 Create kit it is below this post!
Today's House Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge is brought to us by Sue D. and its all about travel.

My mice have decided to parachute down a little joy for everyone. This stamp is called Geronimo. Are they just not so darn cute... look at those faces. hee hee I adore this image well I adore them all but I do like the smiles on the faces. I added some jewels to the center of the flowers and some fun polka dotted ribbon. This is sentiment free for one of the days you just want to say hi. Be sure to check back on the House Mouse and Friends Blog for all the DT's creations. Have a wonderful day.

Gabrielle 1,2,3, Create Kit

Good Morning! Flourishes unveiled the new 1,2,3, create kit last week called Gabrielle. I showed you the whole gift set that I had made and here are a few of the items in the gift tote that you couldn't see. All this made with the Gabrielle kit and I still have lots more to make cards or even another gift tote.

May is a super busy month for us with Mother's Day, birthdays and anniversaries are just about every few days. These gift totes are wonderful to have on hand. I actually made this tote for my friend Heather that is doing a weekly bible study with me. Just as a little thank you for being a great friend.

Here is the bookmark using the sentiment from the new Orchids set. I altered a notepad isn't it awesome. Just look at those butterflies aren't they beautiful? I love making these totes and you sure have enough in the kit to make more than enough for one or several friends. Today Barbara Sharon and Jan Marie have some creations to show you with the Gabrielle kit as well!

The New Copic Collections 3 is also out. Don't forget to check those out when you are getting your new 1,2,3 Create Gabrielle kit! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Barbeque Grill Template

Happy Friday! Today I am so excited to share with you the new template (SVG and PDF) file over at Clear Dollar Stamps. Does this look familiar? Yep Lori owner of Clear Dollar Stamps asked if she could make a template of my fun treat box I made for my FIL. Of course I said yes, how cool is that! I am honored she asked me.
Check out Lori's Blog and the Clear Dollar Stamps store! The winners from our Monthly Blog Hop are posted so be sure to check out if you won. My blog had a winner from the posts! yea.

Here is my first barbeque made with the template. I have a bunch of snickers snacks inside this one. hee hee I used A Godly Father again for the sentiment on the front of this one. Now my dad will have a BBQ grill also. This would be so fun for a brithday party, summer bbq with friends, a gift for someone. Really a lot of fun and just so cool to see that others can make it too! Thanks for joining me today!

Lavendar Orchids

Happy Friday! Today is Flourishes Free For All Friday and a surprise! Lots happening at Flourishes today. Remember the Release Bundle is running out of time and the Gambler's sale is going even lower!!! Now you can't pass up a deal! Check out the sale page! There are a few of the Gabrielle 1,2,3, create kits left if you missed it check them out here.
Before I get to my card let me tell you the surprise! Flourishes is unveiling today the new Copic Collections 3! Oh my goodness these new collections are wonderful. They are in store now and you can check them out HERE!
Now for my card I made with the Orchids. I have layered these Orchids up on three layers. These are pretty detailed in drawing let alone cutting them out, but persistence is key with cutting. ha ha The Spellbinders Nestabilities label Fourteen was the perfect shape to show off these Orchids. I added some jewels and this awesome crochet ribbon trim I found at the LSS. I like how this turned out and it will cost a small fortune to mail. :0) So I might have to hand deliver this one.

Be sure to check out the wonderful creations from the DT: Christine Cindy Julie Leslie Dawn Danielle Barbara
Looking foward to the Easter weekend and the time with family. My middle sister and her husband won't be down till next week, however that just means two weekends in a row of family fun. Be sure to check back later this morning I have something exciting to share with you! Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Totally Stampalicious Blog Hop

Welcome to Totally Stampalicious April Release and Blog Hop! If you just came from Joanne's Blog you are in the right spot. If you are just joining us head on over to the TS Blog to start your hopping! All the sets you see are available NOW over at the Totally Stampalicious Store. Of course we won't leave you hanging on the prizes either. Check out the TS Blog for all the details on what the prizes are!

I am going to show you two sets tonight. This first one captured my heart right away with this darling guy called Deacon Bugs. His hair alone makes me want to hug him. He is super cute and a great set for my boys and the cards I make them. I pierced a bit around the panel and added a few brads pretty simple and sweet.

 This little lady is just precious as all get out. If you have girls you have to have this set called Ava Flowers. I finally found at the local sewing store some of the awesome lace ribbon trim that everyone has and I bought all she had which wasn't a lot. But I do love how it looks on cards. Added a button with some twine and called it good. Isn't it just so sweet?

Head on over the Sue's SCS Gallery next in your hop! See you back here tomorrow for a Surprise from Clear Dollar Stamps and Flourishes Free For All Friday!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ruff... Hello Friend

I got my new Whipper Snapper stamps the other day. This one is Harry the dog. Isn't he just adorable? I bought him for a few reasons one specificially to make a card for my friend Leslie. She is such a sweet friend and I had the chance to meet her at CHA last year. She has a puppy (well almost 2 years now) named Wally. We share stories of our bundles of fur and I know she will adore this image.

I wanted to make a paw card when I got these stamps. I added some liquid glass to the nails for the shine of the nails. Of course I had to free hand the paw shape so be nice in your assesment of my paw. ha ha I stamped some paw prints on the inside and used a paw brad that DH got me for Christmas last year. I think this is adorable and I hope Leslie likes it too. Be sure to check in Thursday night at 6pm Central for Totally Stampalicious New Release and Blog Hop! Have a wonderful day!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Flourishes Gabrielle 1 2 3 Create

Have you checked out the 1,2,3 create card kits that Flourishes has been selling? Well if you haven't take a moment and look at the newest one called Gabrielle. This kit offers some beautiful papers, ribbons and embellishments and for only $20. Find all the goodie details and purchase this kit HERE. With the end of the school year coming, Mother's day a few birthday's for friends and family members I have been on the gift set galore in my stamping room.

This kit is perfect for a gift set and STILL have lots left over to make another gift set if I want. I will show you a bit of this first one. I have used the stamp set called Orchids on the card and a few of the cards in the little tote I made. Again I used the kit to make everything in this gift tote. There is the card I made for the person, a notepad that I altered, a bookmark and a few cards. The tote is a simple tote that I make a lot, they are quick and simple. The colors in this set are warm and springy all in one. The Gabrielle has some extra goodies for you that match if you wanted as well such as Trinkets, Chipboard dimensionals and stickers. A few of the other girls had a chance to play with the new Gabrielle kit also today. Be sure to check out: Julie, Sharon and Barbara. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Earth Laughs in Flowers CDS Blog Hop

Welcome to Clear Dollar Stamps Monthly Blog hop called Earth Laughs in Flowers. If you just came from Lisa's blog you are in the right spot. If you are just joining us head back on over to Lori's blog to start at the beginning. For hopping along 2 lucky winners will each receive a $10 gift certificate for the CDS store for purchase of clear or digital stamps ONLY. Winners are notified on the CDS blog on Wednesday April 20th.

 I chose the beautiful Tulip Wreath and A Godly Mother for my card. I am working on getting some of the girls cards done at DH work early. This wonderful Memory Box Minuet paper is full of fabulous shades of blues and greens. I love tulips in blue don't you? This is for the CIC26 Bling challenge also for CDS. I have jewels on the sentiment tag and stickles on the center of the flowers. If you click the picture to make it bigger you can see it better. Added a bit of white crochet ribbon and soft blue cotton and tied it off with a button and twine. I really like how this turned out. The sentiment in the center is a great focal point I think. Your next hop is over to Cassie's blog. Happy Hopping! Be sure to join me tomorrow as I unveil a new kit of the month for Flourishes!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Miss Anya for a sweet friend

I am suppose to be working on the twins book reports today with them. However I got up early this morning to check out all the DD creations (that were fabulous this month), Ofcourse then I wanted to play. So I inked up my new Greeting Farm Miss Anya Hats Off that I got yesterday and made one for the DD theme this month. A friend of mine is super girly girl and I mean bling, shoes, the works. I know she is going to love this and think its super cute. She will like this whole stamp set and honesly the main reason I bought it thinking of the cards I can make for her. And yes a gift set is on the mind with this for her also. ha ha Thanks for looking... off to do book reports now. Ahh the life of a mom with third graders. :0)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Flourishes April Showers

Happy Friday! We had a good time at the release party last night and it is always nice to see everyones reactions to the new sets. Flourishes unveiled all their sets last night and they are in the store NOW! Don't forget the Gambler's sale while you are shopping, some great deals to be had! The last set to show you is called April Showers. See simple can be cute and make great little teacher cards. I adore the little bucket of tulips in the set. Te copic collections I used are Tigerlily, Cool Neutrals and Fields to color this with. Added some of the orange crochet ribbon trim and all done.
The Design Team have some wonderful creations to show you:
Christine Cindy Julie Leslie Dawn Danielle Barbara
Thanks for stopping in today! Be sure to check back on Sunday for Clear Dollar Stamps Monthly Blog Hop.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

April sets are here.

Wow… did this week go fast and did we have fun! As we wrapped up YET ANOTHER fun and fabulous Release Party, it’s time to report that all of our sets being released for April are now in the store and are ready for YOU! Want to see them in their full glory? Orchids Orchids-Web-WM April Showers April Showers-Web-WM Motherly Love Motherly Love-Web-WM
You’ll have to stay tuned for samples of our April Showers set

Motherly Love, Release Party and more....

Today Flourishes is showing you Motherly love. Some important details first. ***Your chance to win the set of the day is over on Flourishes blog. ***A chance at winning the entire release is by playing in our Spring has Sprung challenge here. ***Power Hour Release party TONIGHT 9pm Central in the SCS Forums. Games, Prizes and chatting fun. Hope to see you there!

I think every sentiment in this set is just wonderful and thoughtful. I am going to show you two cards that I made for some of the girls at DH work. This first one I paired the sentiment with the set Hello Hyacinth. A very rich and regal color comob with the red and black I think. The paper is from MB Broiche, a bit of black ribbon with the fancy red pleated ribbon.

More of a springy feel to this card using the same paper pack MB Broiche. You can never go wrong with the Stamp Simply Thank You set. I stamped the tulip twice masking the stem before stamping the other over it. After colored I cut them out and popped them up on dimensionals over the oval. Added the beautiful silk yellow ribbon to finish it off.
Some beautiful sneaks from the Design Team today:

Christine Cindy Julie Leslie Dawn Danielle Barbara Will see you tonight at the release party!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Introducing.... Orchids

Happy Wednesday! Today Flourishes is showing you the first sneaks of the April release. We are all excited to share this months release with you but first some details you might want to know. ***Your chance to win the set of the day is over on Flourishes blog. ***A chance at winning the entire release is by playing in our Spring has Sprung challenge here. ***Power Hour Release party tomorrow Thursday 9pm Central in the SCS Forums. Games, Prizes and chatting fun.

This Orchids set is just beautiful. I didn't intend to but the colors ended up being the same colors as our Spring Has Sprung challenge, you can read and play along with us here. I finally got some of the fabulous cotton lace ribbon we have in the store and used a bit of that with my card. Aren't these colors just rich and gorgeous? The Copic collections I used are Sky, Fields and a touch of YG00 copic. Having to add a sentiment lately I have adored the Spellbinders Lacey Nested Pennants so I went with those. hee hee Speaking of Spellbinders did you see all the new goodies Flourishes got in last week? Oh yea... Those are worth check out. Our Gambler's Sale is at 55% off also. The Design Team has some gorgeous sneaks to show you today: Christine Cindy Julie Leslie Dawn Danielle Barbara See you back here tomorrow!

Monday, April 11, 2011

HM&F Easter Challenge 93

Happy Monday! It is time for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. This weeks challenge is brought to us by Scoopy Sue C our sponsor is Simon Says Stamps with a prize of $15 gift card. Check out the blog for all the DT creations and to link up your Easter creation. I wasn't sure what image I wanted to use for this challenge. I don't have an Easter one that is large, just this tiny one called Mudpie Holds Jellybeans . I used the tiny feet image across the bottom at an angle. Added the sentiment with the awesome Spellbinders nested lacey pennants. I think it turned out super cute. Boys had to go back to school today. I think they want summer here as much as I do. After church we went to a IFL game (Indoor Football Game) and it was super fun. I told DH that this might be the only football game I see this year at the rate the NFL is going. LOL Let's hope they come to some agreement before the season is suppose to start. ;0) See you back here on Wednesday for Flourishes Sneak Peeks for the April release! Have a great day.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Bunny, Cakes and Blooms

Today is the last day of Clear Dollar Stamps April-June Sneak Peeks. All sets you have seen the last few days will be available on April 11th at 11 am Central time. This first set is called Wedding Cake. The IC279 challenge had some awesome photos. This Name a rose box caught my eye. I have a very feminine and frilly cake first. Some swiss dots bg with the beautiful MB Pixie paper. I have had so much fun with these pennants and button tags on cards lately if you hadn't noticed already. ha ha
This is a more elegant party wedding card. Very classy with the red, black and white. I have the flower on the top popped up on dimensionals. Added a few buttons and twine combo to the corner. This actually turned out different than I had pictured in my head however I like how it turned out.
Here is sentiment Thanks for helping me bloom that I paired up with the Silhouette thoughts. I adore this polka dotted paper but for the life of me can't remember where its from. This pink velvet crochet ribbon is perfect with the paper and tied off with a button and twine combo. This set is called Bunny Kids. This is such a sweet set and I had fun coloring up these darling little bunnies. I made a cute little baby card with this one. Added a few pearls and a Spellbinders Nested Pennants shape. Too cute huh.
This one I sponged some clouds on the main panel and added a photo corner with brads. Very simple, kept the focus on the bunny and the sentiment. Great use of some scrap dp as well.

Be sure to check out the last sneaks from the dt:

Saturday, April 9, 2011

It's all about the men today

Day 3 of Clear Dollar Stamps sneak peeks is all for the man or men in your life. Today we are showing you Father's day, You're A Wheely great dad and For Our men. I just LOVE these sets. I make lots of masculine cards so these sets are becoming a go to already for me. First set is called Father's day. A simple Father's day one with the hammer image and a few screw head brads that I have had forever. Next I took the shirts in the set and I stamped them onto scraps of dp to make some dress shirts. how fun is that and its a one layer card even. Yea! I even stamped out solid color ties for the fun of it. Isn't it cute?

What Father's Day would be without a classic car huh? Yep this sentiment is You're a Wheely great dad. I paired it with the Camaro 1969 stamp. A textured bg and a few brads, very simple.
Now we have For Our Men set that I paired with Scripture Children on this card. This little boy is so sweet and perfect for these sentiments.
I let this one be super simple and show off the tag with the awesome Memory Box dp called minuet. Oh so warm and pretty colors in the pack.
Some easy and fun masculine cards huh. Check out the awesome sneaks from the other DT:Candy Cassie Laurie Linda Tricia Trudy Barb Christi Shell Gloria Lisa Sarah See you back here tomorrow!

Friday, April 8, 2011

BBQ Grill treat box

 File: I am unable to load the FIles for this. If you email me at with the subject BBQ grill I can email you the PDF file, SVG file or Silhouette file.


Choose one of the files to work with along the left hand side. Adhesive and embelishments

Step 1

This is the bbq pit base, score all pre-folded lines.

Step 2

Add adhesive to the pit side panels as shown. Set aside

Step 3

Take the lid pieces and adhere adhesive to the three edges scored and folded over

Step 4

Take the lid piece and on the two ends cut small spaces so the lid will curve around the end pieces

Step 5

This is a close up of the grill lid with one end in place

Step 6

This is your lid with both ends attached. Add adhesive to the tabs shown and adhere to the base of grill

Step 7

To Assemble the sides trays and the grill knobs panel, adhere your tape to the one side of each square, and the back of the knobs panel. The grill handle add embellishments as desired. Adhere to the sides and front of grill

Step 8

Here is my final bbq grill with snickers inside. Hope you enjoy your new bbq.

Spring has Spring over at Flourishes

****Clear Dollar Stamp Sneak Peeks are below HERE****

It is time for Flourishes Pre-Release challenge for April. You have a chance at winning our entire release by playing in our Spring has Sprung challenge. Please check out the Flourishes Blog for the details and posting your creations.

For my card I used the beautiful Lily of hope. The Memory Box Minuet paper had all the colors I needed so I pulled out a sheet and trimmed down the sides. Added a bit of scallop edge and ofcourse had to use the Spellbinders Nested Pennants for my sentiment tag. Added some crochet ribbon with the Satin Finish Cotton baby blue. Voila another Spring card done. Be sure to check out the DT creations: Christine Cindy Julie Leslie Dawn Danielle Barbara Jan Marie.

This week sure has flown by and doesn't seem long enough. We had a great time at the PSC and the kids loved the Star Wars exhibit. Got lots of photo's and there were some really shall I say *enthustiastic* fans of Star Wars there. ha ha I think the boys were even wondering about them. :0) Now to catch up on blogs, laundry and stamping. It is always here waiting when you return. hee hee Have a great weekend!