Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Cheers

Well, the end of 2011 is almost here!  This has been a pretty good year.  Here's hoping 2012 is even better.  I hope to create many crafty things this coming year to share with you.

I've had the instructions for these for a loooonnng time and never got around to making them.  I think it came from Stampin' Up.  The blue based one was how the instructions were.  The white based one I modified the measurements a little bit.   I have the Home For Christmas stamp set from Cardz TV Stamps and it has Happy New Year on it.  I thought it be perfect for these.  These are for people who don't drink champagne to toast at midnight.    The cardstock is from Michaels, and the patterned paper is from a DCWV stack from my stash.

I wish all of you a wonderful and prosperous 2012.  May you all stay safe, healthy, and crafty.  Cheers my friends!!!!

Lots Of Hugs,

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Hand Sanitizer Bags

I know I haven't posted very much lately and I apologize.  I have been super busy as I am sure all of you have been.  And now the day is here!  I can't believe it!  December has just flown by.  

Here are some little hand sanitizer bags I made for Christmas day to share with my nieces.  I used the Home for Christmas and Holly Jolly Cardz TV Stamps.  I bought the little bags at Michaels.  The little bottles of hand sanitizer came from Bath & Body Works.  The little penguins, polar bears, mittens came from my huge Christmas stash from last year.  I told myself I would try to use more of my stash instead of buying more this year.

I hope everyone has a very blessed Christmas with your families and friends.  And let us not forget the reason for the season.  Please stay safe.  Thanks for stopping by.  Please let me know you were here,  I love all of your comments!

Lots of Hugs,

Thursday, December 22, 2011

My Daughter's Class Treats

Well today is December 22, and I have been running here, buying this, wrapping that, and making these treat holders for my daughter's class today.  Today is the last day of school until January 2, 2012 so she asked if I would make these for her class.  I made 32 of these little holders.  I modified them because I know they are going to end up in the garbage.  I made some that have plain colored cardstock for the base, then you cut patterned paper to put on top.  That would've taken a lot more time.  (Sorry for the terrible lighting, I took the pictures at 6:00 a.m.)  So I decided to cut them out of paper I bought from Michaels.  The sentiment came from the "Home For Christmas" stamp set from Cardz TV Stamps  I might make some more of these for Valentine's Day.  Which reminds me, I was at a local store the other day and they already had Valentine's candy out!  Wow.  Anyway, I hope everyone is having a great day.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please let me know you were here, I would love to hear from you.

Lots of Hugs,

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cardz TV Design Team Christmas Blog Hop WINNER!!!!

I was going to post the my winner for the Martha Stewart Scoreboard yesterday but I was having internet issues.  I'm soooo sorry.  I wish I could give everyone of my followers one, but I can't afford it.  So without further ado, the winner is....Jillian!!!!  Thank you so much to everyone who commented on my blog, I absolutely loved all of your sweet comments!!!!  Jillian, please send me your address and I will get that out to you in the mail today!  Once again I thank all of you for stopping by this last weekend and hopping with us!  It was a blast!

Lots Of Hugs,

Friday, December 16, 2011

Cardz TV Design Team Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cardz TV Design Team Christmas Blog Hop!  If you are coming here from blog, you're going in the right direction.  This is my card for the Blog Hop.  I used the "From Our House To Your House" stamp from the Holly Jolly stamp set from Cardz TV Stamps.   Please stop by and check out her AWESOME stamps.  I really love them!  For the card base I cut a piece of cardstock at 5 1/2 x 12 and scored it at 4 and 8 inches.  I used the Holly Jolly Cricut Lite Cartridge for the houses.  I cut them at 3 3/4 inches and all of the layers.  For the little trees I used a Martha Stewart Christmas tree punch and trimmed them down.

For the Blog Hop we have some awesome giveaways!  Lynn over at  is sponsoring our Blog Hop and is giving away a North Pole Paper Kit.  Mary over at is giving away a Cricut Seasonal Gingerbread cartridge and a set of Holly Jolly stamps!  In order to enter to win, you must leave a comment on each Design Team Member's blog.

ALSO, I am giving away a Martha Stewart scoreboard!  Next to my Cricut, this is one of my absolute must haves.  All you have to do to be entered into my drawing is become a follower and leave me a comment.  If you are already a follower, please just leave me a comment.  I would LOVE to hear from you!

Thanks so much for hopping with us today!  Your next stop is  Please stop by and check out her awesome blog!      

In case you get lost along the way, here are the links to the other members of the Cardz TV Design Team's awesome blogs:   Start here  You Are Here  Next Stop
                             Happy Holidays!

Lots Of Hugs,

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Candy Bar Wrappers

I know I haven't been posting very much lately and I'm sorry.  Christmas is a very busy time baking, gift buying, wrapping presents, making cards and candy goodies.  So here are some candy bar wrappers I've been working on for my Aunt to give to some friends she has lunch with once a month.  The some of the papers are from Recollections, some from DCWV, and some were from a paper pack I bought from Target last year.  The little tags are from my Christmas stash.  The ribbons are from Michaels.  Thanks for stopping by.  Please let me know you were here.  I would love to hear from you!  Hope All Is Merry and Bright!

Lots Of Hugs,

Friday, December 9, 2011

Card For Cardz TV "Crafty Christmas" Challenge

Welcome to the Cardz TV "Crafty Christmas" Challenge!  Mary over at gave us a challenge for a card, tags, mini album, home decor item, gift or candy container using Cardz TV Stamps.  So let's have some fun!

This is my card I made for the challenge.  It's a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base.  The stamp "Rocking Around The Christmas Tree stamp is from the Cardz TV Stamp Set Holly Jolly.  I really love this set!  Here is a link to check out the AWESOME stamps Mary has to offer.   I used embossing powder for the stamp.  I used an EK Success punch to punch it out.  The sheet music paper was cut at 4 x 5 1/4 and is from Echo Park.  The tree with presents is actually a cardboard sticker with foam tape on the back.  The little musical notes around the tree were punched out using a mini Studio G punch.  I used an EK Success corner punch on the corners and dotted them with a white gel pen.

I invite you to head over to and join in on the fun!  Mary is so wonderful and is giving away two sets of Cardz TV Stamp sets.  One is called "Encouraging Thoughts", and the other is called "Make A Wish."  Just post a card or other project with your name and a link to your card in Mr. Linky by midnight EST December 11th.  She will be using to pick a winner for the stamp sets.  Also, please check out the projects  made by the other talented ladies on the Cardz TV Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please leave me a comment, I would LOVE to hear from you.  If you are new to my blog, please become a follower.  I would love to have you!  Have an awesome weekend!

Lots Of Hugs,