Archive | December 2013

Boxes In A Winter Ice Storm!

I live in Michigan and Saturday night we were hit with the worst ice storm that I can remember.  Several counties including us have been without power since early Sunday  morning.  Our estimated restoration time is Thursday, December 26, to Saturday, December  28!!!  This will be a memorable Christmas for sure. On the bright side, 😀 our only heat source is down in the basement in my CRAFT ROOM!  I have a small wall mounted gas stove that keeps me warm while I play. So, that is where my husband and I have been camped out. Luckily, it has 2 big windows for light. When we got up this morning, it was 42 degrees upstairs, and 18 degrees outside!


So, what do you do when you’re cooped up in your craft room for days?! YOU PLAY!  These are some boxes that I made. My inspiration came from Angie Juda . This Costal Cabana box is very close to the one Angie made, only she used Soft Sky.



Here are some that I made using her same pattern. The bows were made with the envelope punch board.  The boxes are very easy to make and are a good size.


The polka dot box is slightly bigger than the others because I measured the bottom wrong and rather then pitch it, I decided to make a top that fit.  😉


Here’s a picture of our bird feeder. They have been having huge parties out there! We can hardly keep it filled for them!

Merry Christmas, to all of you!

Stamp Class Christmas Project 1

snowflake close up

We made this card at my December Stamp Classes. The stamp set used was “Endless Wishes.” Unfortunately, this stamp set has sold out. Inks used were Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler & Costal Cabana. It’s a quick card and could easily be done quickly in multiples. (Sorry, the lighting is not the best today!)


I love this color combination! Just a hint of Cherry Cobbler with the layering makes it really pop.

snowflake inside

I like the inside to be a pretty as the outside.

My Christmas Cards

original close up

When I saw this “Merry Little Christmas Simply Created Card Kit” in the Holiday catalog I knew this was the card I wanted to make for my Christmas cards. But, I make about 75 cards. And at $9.95 for 8 cards that would be about $93.00 to make all of my cards from this kit… A little pricey! So, what I did was, I cut the DSP that came in the kit in half. I was then able to stretch the kit to make twice as many cards.

my version

This is my version with the DSP that I used from the kit. I think they both turned out very nice. I have gotten lots of compliments on them. In my version I used Whisper White, Costal Cabana & Island Indigo card stock. I also used Basic Rhinestones and the Fancy Fan embossing folder.

my cards

They are very similar yet very different.


Inside I stamped the Festive Flurry snowflakes with the sentiment. I would love to hear your comments so if you leave a comment on this post I will send out cards to 5 people. Thanks for looking!

Hubby’s Card

close up snowflake

This is the card that I made for my husband for Christmas. I saw this card on Pinterest and fell in love with it! I didn’t change anything from the original. It was so beautiful that there was nothing to change. It uses Whisper White & Island Indigo card stock and silver Glimmer paper. Also used was the Festive Flurry stamp set and matching framelits dies as well as the Window Frames dies. There is a lot of layering and cutting on this card. It’s not a card I would want to make a lot of but for that special someone it is well worth the effort. It measures 5 1/2 X 5 1/2″.

vern's card

I love bling and Stampin’ Up’s! glimmer paper really delivers. So much prettier in person.

Christmas Wreath


This was a fun project! It only took a couple of hours and I was very please with the results. I used the Season of Style DSP in the Holiday catalog for the wreath and the Designer Rosette Bigz XL die in the annual catalog for the rosette. I also used the Frosted Finishes Embellishment (these are my very favorite!).


There is a big sale on the clearance rack today! They have some DSP that would make beautiful wreaths. I ordered some and may try my hand at another one if I have time before Christmas. You can view the clearance rack sale here.


This is my dining room wall. I’m sorry, I have not been posting much lately but I have been very busy with classes. I should be back to posting regularly now.
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