Saturday, December 31, 2022

2023 April Calendar Pages

I skipped last week, posting calendar pages, in the holiday frenzy, but Happy New Year's Eve to you today! Thank you for sticking around for another year of crafting and creativity! 

This set of pages is actually copied and pasted, haha, because I added little white splats "behind" the flower petals on this image, and after that much effort, you know what? I was using it in both! And it worked out great! 

And THAT is how you work smarter, instead of harder. haha! 

Friday, December 30, 2022


So, like yesterday, these two cards were also made with supplies prepped for a card class. But the thing is, I spent a lot of time looking, and I can't find the original design on my blog...? So here is what I made for a class in March, using a bunch of about-to-retire products:

And here is what I made the other day! 
Stamps: Ranunculus Romance
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pale Papaya, Mango Melody, Soft Suede
Paper: Very Vanilla card stocks
Accessories: Paper Doilies, ribbon, Dimensionals

Stamps: Nature's Harvest, Inspired Thoughts
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Paper: Very Vanilla card stocks
Accessories: Paper Doilies, ribbon, Dimensionals

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Cozy Birthday Cards

Happy Thursday morning to you! I hope you all had a lovely Christmastime, (I sure have!) and are gearing up for a fabulous New Year!

I finally got to stamp and I can't even tell you how nice that was. I was in serious need of some birthday cards. I happened to have some kits from previous classes prepped and not yet used, so I figured that was a good match. Here's the original design: Just Beautiful.

Today's cards also happens to fit nicely with the Inspired by Challenge, for "cozy". 


Stamps: In The Moment, Happiness Abounds
Ink: Memento Black
Stampin' Blends: Dark & Light Night of Navy, Dark & Light Balmy Blue, Light Petal Pink, Bronze, Ivory, Light Old Olive, Light Blackberry Bliss
Paper: Balmy Blue & Basic White card stock, In Good Taste DP (retired)
Accessories: Woven Ribbon


Stamps: In The Moment
Ink: Memento Black
Stampin' Blends: Dark & Light Night of Navy, Dark Balmy Blue, Light Petal Pink, Bronze, Light Old Olive, Light Blackberry Bliss, Dark Daffodil Delight, Light Melon Mambo
Paper: Balmy Blue & Basic White card stock, In Good Taste DP (retired)
Accessories: White Crinkled Seam Binding

Saturday, December 17, 2022

2023 March Calendar Pages

Happy Saturday! Not a lot of craft time this month.... okay, almost NO craft time so far this month.... but hey! I have calendar pages for you! 

Here is March for my inlaws, which is just my own little family.

And March for my parents family which features many of my parents and their kids and grandkids!

I hope YOU get some crafty time today! :) 

Wednesday, December 14, 2022


This is only for tomorrow, Dec 15! But don't miss out!

Saturday, December 10, 2022

2023 February Calendar Pages!

It's Saturday again, so here are the February calendar pages our families will get for Christmas!
Again, my in-laws get a calendar just of my household,  

and my parents and siblings get a calendar that has as many of my parents posterity on as many pages as possible. And this page has all of us!

Saturday, December 3, 2022

2023 January Calendar Pages!

If you've been here more than a year, you will know I make calendars for our parents every Christmas. I use the long-retired MDS to make them, and I make two - one of my own little family for my husband's parents and one of my parents entire family for my parents. In recent years, I have also given a copy to each of my siblings. They all seem to enjoy it, so the work is worth it, RIGHT? hahaha.... It actually ends up a lot of work tracking down photos of at least all the grand kids, and making them work together. And when you're featuring so many photos, simple layouts tend to work best. 

Now that it's December, I'm going to start featuring the calendar pages! So here's the January pages for you! 

Friday, December 2, 2022

October's Paper Pumpkin!

I have been sick and recovering for about two weeks now (frustrating lingering cough!) and that means basically NO creating time. So the other day when I needed to make something for the blog hop, I decided to start with my latest Paper Pumpkin kit. It's a good starting point when you're feeling out of practice.
I was hoping to make some alternate projects before I blogged it, but I was also hoping to blog a lot more often than I ended up doing in November. So here's the projects anyway, exactly as they're designed.

Supplies: Nov 2022 Paper Pumpkin

And here is the fun unboxing video for you: 

The next Paper Pumpkin kit will be tiny gift boxes, perfect for giving gift cards in. If you want to subscribe, just click the Pumpkin icon on my sidebar and sign up! Once you are a subscriber, you can order refills, past kits and add-on items that coordinate! You can see all that is currently available HERE

Thursday, December 1, 2022

We Create Blog Hop: 'Tis the Season

And suddenly it is December and the most wonderful time of the year is officially here! The first day of the month means a new blog hop, and I'm glad you're here! 

I love Christmastime! If your house is anything like mine, December is bursting full of so many places to go and things we could do or make or watch or eat or...! Which I love!
See my card for today? It took about three minutes to put together. I think that paper is gorgeous and the soft colors and falling snow felt perfect with this sentiment of peace. The latest sketch from The Paper Players was an obvious match, and two little embellishments brought it all together. 

Stamps: Hope & Peace
Ink: Evening Evergreen
Paper: Evening Evergreen & Pool Party card stocks, Texture Chic DP
Accessories: White Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon, Red & Green Pearls 

Cards don't have to take hours to make -altho they can, and sometimes that is a lot of fun! Just like the holidays don't have to be jam packed to be enjoyed. Sometimes that is a lot of fun, but sometimes it's just stress. I hope this year you do the things that are the most important and leave enough space to really enjoy your family and friends and the peace of the holiday season.

Our blog hop is small today, but I hope you're inspired to make something pretty and send it to someone you love! Hop on over to Tricia's blog using the button below

and then continue on to see what we've all created to inspire you.
And enjoy your December! 

And if you still need to make your Christmas cards this year, or if you're looking for crafty gifts for yourself or someone else, the Last Chance List was released this morning from the July-Dec mini, and it is full of holiday crafting supplies!
Also the Clearance Rack was updated and there are SO many cute things there! Both tend to sell out pretty quickly so run, don't walk, over and place your order! 

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