Monday, December 23, 2013

Two More Days...

Two more days until Christmas! It's not the holidays unless a major appliance goes out. We haven't had a furnace in six years. Last night the water heater went out. This will be a very interesting Christmas. All of us having to sponge bathe with water heated on the stove. All you can do is laugh, right? 

This year we have no more children or teenagers living in our house. There are six adults under one roof, ages 20-65. Christmas feels a little different this year. There are lots of things going on and people going in different directions. Some working on Christmas day. But one thing will still be the same, Family. In the evening those who can make it will join us for games, desert and our famous stocking exchange. 

This year has brought many changes in our life. God has been with us, showing us how to embrace these changes. With all of that being said, our holiday wish is that God bless us all this coming year. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Stamp T.V.

I was looking for some card inspiration and came across this cute little snowman card. It is so cute, yet so easy. They had their snowman in an oval and I didn't feel like making ovals on my cricut machine, so I cut this shape on my cuttlebug. They also used red and white gingham ribbon, I thought I had some. The picture makes the card look like it was mounted on pink paper, but it's white.

(sorry it was flipped the right way in the file)

I also made this cute Christmas Mouse Card. I find coloring therapeutic and love using my Spectrum Nior pens. I colored the little mouse and then cut him out. I embossed the front of the card with a swirl. then cut out the two shapes on my cuttlebug. Mounted the mouse up on pop dots.
Thanks for viewing my cards. Good night and God Bless.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Another Card

Here is another very simple Christmas card. This one is made from one of Stephanie Bernards "The stamps of life" A2 flip it die.These cards are so easy to make. The set comes with 11 die cuts. You just cut out the main part of the card. Then what ever colors or patterns you want for the right and left sides. Decorate as desired and call it a card.
I think these cards are so great looking and easy to make. She has so much stuff now. Happy Thursday and God bless you all.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

My Craft Space

I cleaned up my tables today and took some new pictures of my space. My husband built this for me a couple of Christmas' ago. It has room for three people to work at when it is clean. The picture of with the shelves under it is where I keep all my cutting and embossing stuff. The picture with all the drawers is where I do all my creating. My husband is going to make me a washi tape holder next. He just doesn't know it yet. Then there are the shelves I removed from my sons closet, he wasn't using them to their fullest. Now they hold most of my papers, magazines and idea books. I love my room. Opposite the shelves is a fireplace. This room used to be our familyroom. At the other end is my sewing machine and a very large chest of drawers that holds my fabric. There is enough room to set up a five foot folding table so even more creativity can happen. The only thing the room still needs is a door. The opening is large enough for french doors with lots of glass.
So there you go, what I like best is that everyone knows they are welcome to come in a just create. There is so much stuff to use. I hope you enjoyed seeing my room. Have a great evening and God bless.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

San Marcos Holiday Craft Show

I met the sweetest person this evening. Her name is Lucy. Hi Lucy! She is a " close to my heart" consultant. If you would like to check out her products, you can go to or She had some amazing things to sell at her booth. I had a great time talking with Lucy tonight. I thought I had posted a picture of the craft space my husband built for me a couple of years ago but I guess I didn't, so I will clean my space again and take some pictures to post. 
Good night and God bless.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Snowflake Card

I have been trying to post this for three days now. I will try one more time...
Okay good morning. I just wanted to share this card with you today. The supplies I used are, Turquoise and white card stock, turquoise ink, snowflake stamp and sentament stamp. Snowflake embossing folder, lace die cut from Sizzix, scalloped circle die cut. Irock gem, diamond colored stickle, tape runner.
Cut the the 81/2 x 11 turquoise card stock in half long ways. fold one side over to the middle, then do the same thing on the other side. Cut the white card stock to fit on top of the flaps, emboss. adhere to each side. With white scrap card stock cut out lace and scalloped circle. Stamp snowflake on the circle, adhere gem to center of snowflake. Pop dot it to the center of lace cut out. Pop up the whole thing to one side of the card front. Cut another piece of white card stock to fit inside of the card. Stamp snowflakes down the right side and stickle the center of snowflakes. Stamp sentament of your choice inside of card.
(sorry the picture is upside down but you get the idea)

Monday, December 2, 2013

Happy Holidays!

 Oh my, I can't believe another year is almost over. I have been keeping myself busy since I was let go from my job of almost 21 years. I have settled in to a weekly routine of watching my grand daughter and spending lots of quality time with my 80 year old mother. In between dropping her off and picking her up from preschool three days a week I help my mother with her business. She sells name puzzles that she saws out herself. She then sands them down and I have been helping by painting the letters for her. I also make phone calls and arrange for deliveries and pick ups.
 I haven't had much of an opportunity to spend time in my craft room lately, which makes me very sad. I am getting ready to box up some cards to send to friends for Christmas. We haven't had time to hit any craft fairs this past 2 years, so I have cards over flowing in my craft room. I need to share them with someone, right? It's like an addiction, I just can't stop making cards. I was able to get some scrapbook pages done. I really need to get some Christmas cards made soon. I have come across so many great ideas that I want to try out. I have some pictures I want to post but I have to figure out how to do it from the device I am using right now
  I am hoping to get my craft room back soon. All things in His time, not mine. Things will work out when the time is right. I just have to be patient.