Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

I wanted to share this cute picture I found on the internet.

Merry Christmas to one and all!!  

I hope your day is wonderful with whomever you choose to share it with, Blessings to you and yours!


Monday, December 24, 2012

Elegant Christmas

Good Christmas Eve Day!  Well the most joyous day of the year is almost here.  This afternoon, hubby and I will go to the children's Mass and enjoy the sights and sounds of what Christmas is all about, the birth of Baby Jesus!  It's so much fun to see their little faces full of excitment and to hear their pure, child-like voices singing too!

I found this card HERE.  Now I used the pleated ribbon that I still have some of and used a retired Christmas sentiment too.  Made small flags and added punched out shapes from the Merry Mini punch pack.  Another simple but elegant card.

Thanks for dropping in and Merry Christmas too!    Mary

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Very Vanilla Christmas

Hi everyone, I've had this card sitting in the "draft" section of my blog, too much going on I guess!

As you can see I use the Argyle embossing folder to make a embossed strip to which I added a thin strip of red Glimmer paper, so pretty!  Then I use the Postage Stamp punch and punched out four squares.  I used the new Merry Mini punch pack to punch out three designs, behind one I added some Champagne glimmer paper.  Stamped a sentiment and flagged one end.  Used some dimensionals and had a beautiful card to send.  I found this card HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!      Mary

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Deer

Hi.  Well the big day will soon be here, are we all ready for it?

I found this card and just had to give it a try.  This would make a nice man card, without the bird and ornaments hanging from the deer, for anytime of the year.  I found the original card HERE.  I used Early Espresso ink for the deer and sentiment.  The sentiment I used is part of a stamp set that is retired but I only inked up the "Peace" part of the Peace on Earth, I think it turned out really well too!  I ran a pieced of Very Vanilla thru the Woodgrain embossing folder and attached it to a card base of Cherry Cobbler.  The designer series paper is Festival of Prints.

Well I hope you enjoyed seeing this card, so nice, Thanks!  Mary

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pennant Parade Christmas #2

Hello once again!

Here is another card that I made using the Pennant Parade stamp set and Petite Pennant Builder punch.  This card is so easy and simple but is so pretty, I really liked how it turned out too!  I found this card HERE.  I used the Simply Score tool and score some lines.  I die cut out some Whisper White, trimmed it down and added a piece of Pear Pizzazz behind that.  Stamped two the the trees and then punched out a third one and popped it up on a dimensional.  Added some Red Glimmer hearts punched with the Owl Builder punch and also punched out the bigger heart from a retired punch.  The greeting is from More Merry Wishes stamp set.  Mounted it all to Crumb Cake card base.  Tree stands were stamped with Early Espresso ink.

Well I'm off to get some more Christmas stuff done, have a great day!  Mary

Monday, December 17, 2012

Angry Bird Birthday Card

Hello, hello everyone!  I hope you are enjoying your Monday today.

Today I want to share a punch art card that I made for my friend, Linda.  Her little grandson is going to have a birthday at the end of the month and I surprised her with this card for her grandson.  He'll think Grandma is one cool person too when he gets this card from her!  I found the tutorial for this angry bird and about three others HERE.  All products are from Stampin' Up! except the rubber band.  No rubber band?  Just use some linen thread or twine in its place.

Well that is all for today, hope you have a great week-end too!     Mary

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Joyous Celebrations

Good day, are you surprised to see me post today?  I wanted to get all of my cards posted before Christmas, so I'm posting some extras between now and Christmas.

I found this card HERE.  Another quick and easy one, but so very nice too!  I sponged some of the Illuminate Glimmer ink lightly with a sponge dauber over the snowflakes to make them pop some, so pretty in real life!

All Products are from Stampin' Up!

Stamp set: Joyous Celebrations
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Whisper White
Punches: Oval and Decorative Label
Ribbon: 1/2" Scalloped Dots in Cherry Cobbler
Northern Flurries embossing folder
Illuminate Glimmer Watermark stamp pad
sponge dauber

Well there you have it, my share for the day, Mary

Friday, December 14, 2012

Updated Clearance Rack Sale

Stampin' Up! has updated their clearance rack with alot of nice products, stamp sets, ribbon, paper, punches, etc.  Now is a good time to find some wonderful gifts for your stamping friends.  HERE is a link to the Clearance Rack.  Hint, see the little box with the number 8?  Click on that and click on ALL and it will show you all the items in the clearance rack at once.

Have fun shopping, oh and if you see something you like better order it, because once it's gone it's GONE!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pennant Tree Christmas Card

Good Monday morning!  I hope you all had a wonderful week-end!

Well, I'm back to sharing Christmas cards again, soon I'll be on to something else to share.  I found a card similar to this one HERE.  I did change it just slightly to make it my own, was a very easy card to make too.

All Products are from Stampin' Up!

Stamp set: Pennant Parade and Merry Wishes (retired, not sure if that name is correct)
Card stock: Whisper White and Pear Pizzazz (retired)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Pear Pizzazz (retired)
Lacy Brocade embossing folder
1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler
Simply Scored

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, Mary

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

Good Wednesday morning to all of you, I hope your day if off to a great start!  Mine is.  Sorry to miss a post on Monday, but I was busy finishing with my Christmas cards and then I had to take some time to celebrate my birthday too!  Yep, I'm a December kid and anyone who has a December birthday will know that you have to make it all about your birthday and not let anyone "combine" it with Christmas! Boy, did that happen a lot when I was a lot younger, as a kid you always feel shortchanged too!

OK, here is a really simple, easy card.  You take the Holiday Frame embossing folder with your choice of card stock and run it thru the Big Shot.  I also took my Illuminate Glimmer Watermark stamp pad, dab some on for some shimmer, sorry you can't see it in the picture, but it is there, then stamped my image and added a bow.  Very fast.  You could add some rhinestones to it if you wanted some bling, but I didn't this time.  I found this card HERE.

All Products are from Stampin' Up!

Card stock: Midnight Muse and Whisper White
Ink: Midnight Muse
Ribbon: 3/8" Stitched Satin in Midnight Muse
Illuminate Glimmer Watermark
Holiday Frame embossing folder
Glue dot

Well, this is my share for today, I did get all of my Christmas cards done and mailed, huge relief, now onto finishing the Christmas tree decorating!  Have a great day,       Mary

Friday, December 7, 2012

Holiday Ornaments

Wow, here it is Friday again.  Time sure is going by fast this month, I wish it would slow down just a bit, how about for you?

Here is a card that I made with some cut-outs that my upline Chanda sent to me awhile back, they sure have come in handy for card making, thanks Chanda!!  Well gee, I found this layout on Pinterest and now I can't seem to find it to give proper credit.  When I find it, I'll come back and update it with the correct information.

All products are from Stampin' Up!

Stamp set: Ornament Keepsakes and Petite Pairs
Card Stock: Whisper White and Marina Mist
Framelits: Holiday Ornaments
Punches: Oval, Scalloped Oval and Itty Bitty Shapes Pak
Sliver Glimmer paper

Have a great week-end, Mary

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Blessings

Well here it is again, Wednesday, as the days fly faster and faster towards Christmas!

Here is another Pinterest find from LeeAnn (  Another one that I could not find the direct link too.  Wish people would make sure when they pinned items to have it go directly to that page.  This card was a bit more tricky, as you had to line up the top and have nice spacing in between the strips and even on both sides, but it does make a nice looking card.

All products are from Stampin' Up!

Stamp set: More Merry Messages and Merry Minis
Card stock: Whisper White and Pear Pizzazz (retired)
Punch: Holiday Punch Pack
Framelit: Apothecary Accents
Northern Flurry Embossing folder
Designer Series paper: Festival of Prints

This is all for today, hope to see you soon, Mary.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Snow Festival Tag Christmas Card

Good Monday morning!

Today I want to share a cute card that I found HERE.  These cute little tags make a really quick and easy Christmas card!  I wish you could see this, it is way cuter in person than what this picture shows and did I say quick?  Very quick to make!  I used the Northern Flurry embossing folder to emboss my card base with, than cut a strip of the Festival of Lights designer series paper, I just used some Whisper White card stock cut in a thin strip instead of ribbon, but I did make a ribbon knot to dress it up some, so cute!!  DONE!!

Thanks for dropping in to see me, Mary!