Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Hi everyone........don't forget me cause I'll be back.  You won't believe the last few weeks.  As I mentioned we put our house on the market.  Well it sold in three weeks and two days!!!!! We have found our new place and put a contract on it.  Now we just need to coordinate the two closings which should occur next week.  Packing..................Packing....................Packing.  We sold our house furnished as our new one is furnished also, but there is still a ton of stuff to pack and get ready for the move.  I have already packed twenty boxes.  Good news is that our new place also has three bedrooms so I will have a craft room again.  Yea!
I put up a little tree, but I can't wait to get settled and put up my big one.  Hope I can make the craft show this Saturday.  Only problem is that I need to replenish my cards, especially birthday, get well, sympathy etc.  Can't seem to find the time or mojo with everything else that is going on. 
Well enough rambling.  Keep in touch and I will be back with lots of new stuff in a couple of weeks.
See you soon................play nice.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Just in Case you thought I ran away

Hi everyone,  Thought I would do a quick post to let you all know I am still alive and kicking.  As I mentioned earlier, our house is on the market.  We have open house just about every day as we are home.  Let me tell you keeping a house in "show" condition is a challenge.  I have also been working on my craft show items as my next show is Dec. 10th.  I have tried 3 times to upload a short video on some of my items, but every time I did, someone came to look at the house.  I will try again tomorrow.  Don't forget me.....I'll be back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
See you soon...play nice

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Little of this and that.

Oh NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO my gypsy broke.  The usb port for the connection chord is just floating around inside.  Waiting for the mailing label so I can send it in.  I am told they will send me another as this one is still under warranty. But what about all the things I already had saved in it?  Crying Crying. 
Anyway here is a quick video with some this and that.  Enjoy.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ready..Set..Go for Christmas Episode 7 A Joy Card

Hi everyone,
Well it is good to be back at crafting.  This is going to be a challenge.  I will have to keep my craft room squeaky clean as the house is for sale and available for showings anytime.  UGH!!!  I don't know about you all but I am not the neatest crafter....in fact I am somewhat of a slob.  Oh Well.  I digress..
Today's card uses some letters cut from the plantin schoolbook cart along with a stamp from great impressions.  The paper is from the Christmas pack from recollections..Pretty paper.
I think the card came out cute cute cute. The second card was stamped .from a boarder of ornaments stamp from sugarloaf.  This is just the center panel to show other possibilities.  You could  also use a wreath stamp or even a plain scalloped circle with a peachy keen face stamped in the middle.  Anything round will work.
The video below shows the process.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Missing in Action................Not Really

Hi everyone,  Just  a short note to let you all know that I am not really missing in action.  Sorry for the inturruption in my Christmas series.  Our house just went on the market this week, and we decided on an open house this weekend.  Needless to say I have been going nuts this past week making it show ready.  I really miss my crafting but sometimes life gets in the way.  Be back ASAP.  By the way if anyone wants to buy a three bedroom two bath pool  home in South West Florida.....................let me know.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ready...Set..Go For Christmas Episode 6. A Shaped Card........Some of my Halloween Goodies for Saturday's Craft Show

Hi everyone,
Boy, I wanted to get more posts in this week but I found out Monday that I would be doing a craft show this Saturday!!!.  Thankfully I have lots of items already made, but I still was out straight.  Below are a couple of pictures of my treat section.  I always try to have a seasonal treat section for each show.  I also heard Monday that I will have another show Dec. 10.  Wow at least a little more upfront time. 
This week's Christmas card is a Jingle Bell shaped card.  Simple but pretty.  Check it out.  Measurements are given on the video.

Now for some Halloween Treats

Check out that ghostly choir.  They are Tootsie pop wrapped in a coffee filter, tied with butcher's twine and stamped with a Peachy Keen face.
The little packages hold Reeses peanut butter cups and the funny guys are Frankinhersey.
Oh my, such fun to make.  These will transform into Frosty the Hersey Bar for Christmas.
My hubby made the little stand for the ghosts.  They look too cute standing there.
Well that's all for today.  Tomorrow I will be busy checking out my card stash and making more as needed.
See you later........................play nice

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ready..Set..Go for Christmas Episode 5 - Criscross Card with Cricut Cut

Hi Everyone,
This is a great card to make for Christmas.  It takes some upfront preparation in cutting but comes together very quickly.  Lots of different possibilities.  Check out the finished product and the video.

Altered Wood box with Mini Album

Hi Guys
Check out what happened to the little wooden box I found at Goodwill last week.  Fun.

Back later with Ready...Set...Go for Christmas Episode 5

Saturday, October 15, 2011

My First Haul Video

Hi everyone,  Just thought I would share a short video on some items I picked up at our local Goodwill stores.  Sometimes you can get some great deals.  Check it out'

A work in progress
That's all for now.  See you later..................play nice

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Birthday Card for fall using scraps

Hi everyone,
Well this entry took forever.  I finally got the YouTube video to load last night (after two tries), and by that time it was too late for me to write the blog entry.  This card is made from scraps left over from my fall mini album.  I will enter it into this week's Birthday Sundaes challenge HERE which is to use fall colors.  The paperstack is a recollections DCWV Simply Autum stack.  These new recollection stacks by DCWV are beautiful and the paper is nice and heavy.
Anyway here is the card and the video ;

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Build A Page Fall Mini Album

Here is the Build A Page Mini I just finnished.  It was made from a tutorial over at Kathy's paper phenomenon.  I love the way it came out.  Making mini albums is new to me as I am primaraly a card maker.  Each time gets a little easier.  What do you think?

Well time to get busy on a Christmas Mini. 
See you later........................play nice

Episode 3 Ready..Set..Go For Christmas...........Cricut cut Christmas Card

Hi Everyone,
Well it's Thursday and that means time for Ready..Set..Go for Christmas.  This week I made a cricut cut card using the Christmas Cartridge that I got with my gypsy.  I am pleased with the way it came out.
I give you all the sizes on the video.

A2 size card
Church cut at 3.49
Single tree at 2
double tree at 1.8

The background paper is from this year's recollections DCWV line from Michaels.  Oh my goodness, if you haven't seen this pack you are missing some gorgeous paper.
Ok that's all for now.  I hope to be back later with a look at my completed fall album.  Time to start on a Christmas one now.............especially with the beautiful Jingle Bell stack. (name of the above DCWV stack)
Ok see you later.......................play nice.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Double fold Anniversary Card

Here is the card I made for my sister and her husband for their anniversary..I think 54 years.  Wow!!!

Check out the video below.  I also show you a sneek peek at my new fall alblu

That's all for now..............play nice

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ready...Set...Go for Christmas Episode 2. Stamped Wreath Card

Hi everyone,
Here is this week's episode of Ready..Set..Go for Christmas.  This week we are making a stamped card using unconventional stamps to create a wreath.  These cards are super simple and look terrific.  I made two of them in just over 10 minutes. 6 of these made and 4 from last week.  That means I am up to 10 cards done.  Just a FEW more to go.  Check out the latest cards and video

The tree in the background (unfinnished) is made from folding a magazine.  This is from a Martha Stewart craft from last year.  YouTube videos are available to show the process.

Thanks for stopping by.  Leave a comment...............I love comments
See you later..........................play nice

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Celebrate Fall

Hello Tuesday folks.
Today it's about time to celebrate fall.  In Florida we love to celebrate fall cause that means we made it through another summer.  Actually you really wouldn't know it yet as the temperature is still in the high 80s and low 90s.  HUMID.  But if the calendar is almost at October then cooler, less humid weather is not too far away.  While all you folks up north are putting your gardens to sleep, we are getting ready to plant tomatoes and peppers.  There are some great things about this climate. 
Anyway, today's card is my celebration of fall.  I will be entering this is a couple of challenges
Celebrate the Occaision.........use ribbon
Fantabulous Cricut...............Use leaves
I am please with the way this came out.  What do you think?

Here is the video with measurements

Don't forget to check back Thursday for episode 2 of Ready Set Go for Charismas
That's all for now. See you later................play nice

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Episode 1 Ready Set Go to Christmas- Matchbook fold Card

Hi everyone,  Well here is the first of my Thursday episodes to get ready, set, go!..... for Christmas.  Hope you enjoy.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Paper Bag Mini Album- back pack style

Hi Everyone,
Here is the finnished product of my paperbag mini album made to look like a back pack.  This was a USTREAM class conducted by Kathy from paper phenomenon.  You can check out her blog HERE and there is a like to her USTREAM classes there.  Boy this took a lot of cutting and pasting.  Check out the video.

Starting a new weekly post.   Every Thursday I will be doing a Christmas Card video.  Gotta get started with the cards.  Check them out.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Spooky Halloween Card, Cricut Cardz Challenge

Hello all you ghouls and goblins.  Today's card is a SPOOKY Halloween Card.  I made it for the Cricut Cardz Challenge.  You can visit that blog HERE.  This was fun to make and I think it came out great.
Check it out.

BOO!...........Did I scare you?
Recipe: A2 craft cardstock with a yellow recolections mat cut 1/8 inch smaller
Background made on white cardstock using Tim Holtz distress inks: dusty concord and wild honey.
Goul cut at 2.75 from Paper Doll Dress Up, Spider at 1.25 from Stretch your imagination, Fence also from Paper Doll Dress Up cut at 5.25. 
Stamps are unknown manufacturer.  I added some white Gel pen, black glitter pen, black marker and Glossy Accents.
Hope you like it.
Video below shows the process

Well that's all for now.
See you soon...................play nice AND watch out for things that go bump in the night

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

Good Sunday afternoon everyone.  Sorry for the delay in posting but my hubby and I took a short mini vacation to Ft. Myers Beach.  Back now and done with traveling for this year I think.  Three trips this summer!
Today's card is a fall card that I am entering into this week's Paper Cutz Challenge.  You can see it HERE
The theme is a pumpkin patch soooooooooo that's what I made.  I think it came out super cute.  Check it out.

A2 size card
Small yellow and orange pumpkins are stamped images that I colored and cut out
Tall pumpkins from Stretch your imagination
Happy pumpkin from Create a Critter
Pumpkins stacked in background are orange circles cut with 1" circle punch
For the straw, I gave one of my fall windsocks a minor haircut........
The sentiment is a pre-printed vellum glued on and glue spots covered with pumpkin confetti
Sun is pre-cut sticker with a peachy keen face

Hope you like it.  It was fun to make.
See you soon........................play nice

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Halloween Card Using Colorcore Cardstock

Hi Everyone
Today's video is a Halloween card using a special cardstock pak that my daughter-in-law sent me last year. As I mentioned yesterday, I don't send too many Halloween cards out but I just had to make this for Kerry,
Thanks and make sure you check out Pat Katans (sp?) if you are in the Cleveland Ohio area.