Saturday, November 7, 2015


Hello again everyone! Today I would like
to share a gift idea with you! I will be
attending an early Thanksgiving dinner this weekend
with my family and wanted to take something nice to
give the cook! lol (My fiancé's mom prepares most
of the food for our dinner.) This year will be very
special for me because I get to have both sides of
my family in one place! Since we haven't been "home" (PA)
in quite sometime, my soon-to-be mother in law invited my side
of the family to her house this Sunday to celebrate with all
of us. This way we could spend time with everyone! It is hard
to visit everyone you love in a very short amount of time
 so I thought this was very gracious of her to do for me
It will take some of the stress out of trying to fine
enough time in a "four day weekend" to see everyone!

I decided to take her a bottle of NC wine and I wanted
to fancy it up a bit with a wine bottle tag! I read a short
 article about the effect of contrast so I thought I would give
that a try in my project as well. I thought the black/white
contrast really made Mary's sentiment POP! I think the font
she used to make this sentiment is very classy too.
It just really describes in ONE word how I feel about what
this family dinner on Sunday will bring for me! It has been
over a year since I have seen some of them so as you can
imagine I really looking forward to it! :)

Supplies Used:
SU! French Foliage stamp set
My Time Made Easy-Over the Top SVG
CARDZ TV "Many Thanks" stamp set

So what are some things you are
GRATEFUL for? This would be a great
time to pull out or purchase this stamp set
and make a gift for someone you would like
to show your GRATITUDE towards! :)
Hopefully I have inspired you today!
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Prima tag

Last week I made a free 'make at take' at our local
scrapbook store in Greensboro, NC ~ Betty's Creative Studio.
Prima Ambassador Tara Nixon Cox was there demoing on
 "Prima Day"! She had various products there for us to try such
as their infamous flowers, glitter, stencils and transparent mat gel!
She gave us the option of making a card or 12 inch watercolor tag.
I was very pleased with how my project turned out so I wanted to
 share it with all of you! If you click on the actual picture above you
can see a much crisper view of the tag. I am still trying to figure
out why I can't get my pictures to be more clear in the actual post
anymore. If anyone has any advice and would like to leave me a
message I would be very appreciative! Thanks so much!
Enjoy your week!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Halloween paperscape

Hey everybody! Hope you are all keeping warm!
The weather has been getting much cooler over the past
few days...some areas have even gotten some snow flurries!
I had warm thoughts in mind as I created this 3D paperscape
by Dreaming Tree! It was so much fun to make, but very hard to
capture well in pictures because the tealights kept causing
shadows. haha! The box card folds flat and also has a matching
envelope so it can be mailed! Mary's stamp set went so nicely with
this scene. There is also another sentiment in this set
 that I thought would go great with it as well! "Scaredy Cat!" :)
Mine, however, is being displayed on my mantle and stands
about 12" tall!
Supplies Used:
Dreaming Tree Black Cat Halloween Paperscape Box Card
Creative Memories paper pack (N/A)
Creative Memories pumpkins punch out (N/A)
Cardz TV Frankly Frightful stamp set

Wishing you all a blessed day!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Pretty pumpkin!

I had a great time at Juliepatoolies with Meghon Taylor
from All She Wrote Notes creating Pumpkalligraphy!
The picture doesn't do the glitter justice!
The glitter was very large flakes of gold that
was adhered to the pumpkin with modge podge.
Simple, elegant, and messy! haha!
I have my pumpkin PROUDLY
displayed at my front door. :)
If you like hand/chalk lettering and/or calligraphy,
be sure to check out Meghon's website:!
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Hello everyone! Hope you are doing well...
Today I wanted to share some quick lollipop treat holders I made
for my son's daycare class for H-A-L-L-O-W-E-E-N! I
absolutely LOVE the font that Mary used on this sentiment!
Supplies Used:
Bo Bunny Boo Crew Ghoul Friends and Wild Berry Flourish papers
Cardz TV "Frankly Frightful" stamp set
I'm headed out to our town's fall festival!
Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Hello there!

Happy Saturday everyone!!! Looking for a quick card to send
to someone you miss? You can't go wrong with a shaker card,
sequins, and a Cardz TV stamp set! lol
Supplies Used:
We R Memory Keepers fuse/accessories
SU! Strawberry Slush cardstock
Cardz TV Mixed Messages stamp set
Have a safe and happy weekend!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Cardz TV Gallergy Design Team post

Hello again everyone! Hope you are all doing well!
Today is my first post as a Gallery Designer for Cardz TV!
Maybe I am jumping the gun a little, but I couldn't resist trying
the Faux metal technique on a Halloween card! :) Besides if I don't
work a little bit ahead I would never get any cards made in time! lol
Supplies used:
Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink
Rangers Metallic Perfect Pearls (Gold)
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Lawn Fawn Booyah stamp set
Cardz TV Frankly Frightful stamp set
Enjoy your weekend! :)
Wine festival and Folk Festival this
weekend here in Greensboro
so I'm looking forward to it!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

My first pocket letter!

Hello everyone...sorry it's been so long since my last past but since then we have
moved and I have been watching my grandson a lot while his parents are at work.
I also work full-time so my time has been very limited! :)
Soooo....pocket letters seem to be all the new rage and
of course I just had to get it on it! haha! I joined a swap
in Facebook with a Friends theme and here was my take on it:

I apologize for the picture not being very crisp or clear but I am in the process of getting a new camera as well! I dropped my phone and busted the camera lens so now the quality of my pictures have been very poor. :( I used mostly My Creative Time products which I LOVE! :) She has such great stamps and die sets! I'm such a such a sucker for DIES!!! :) The embellishment in the middle is from a Darcie's kit! At any rate, I had a lot of fun making it and hope you enjoy it too!
I guess I did not make this pocket letter they way they were intended but I did put a few goodies in the back. I have done a little research and now I understand a little more of the story behind making them and what to include in the next one...
I hope you all have A FANTASTIC DAY!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Cardz TV Anything Goes Blog Hop

Mary Phipps Grubbs's photo.

Supplies Used:
SVG Cutting Files: Fun In the Sun and
 Arched Caddy Box
K & Company Brights Designer Paper
Recollections Enamel Dot Stickers
Wink of Stella Dark Pink and Clear Glitter pens
Cardz TV stamp set "Summer Fun"



Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs today for a chance to win a set of three *NEW* Cardz TV stamps sets!!!

Have a "SUN-sational day" everyone
and a safe holiday weekend!!! :)

Thursday, April 30, 2015

3D Mother's Day card

Welcome back to our 3D Mother's Day Design Team challenge! 
Here is a card that I had a lot of fun making for my mom
and I think it is one that she will really enjoy receiving!
I highlighted the word Happy not only to emphasize it but
because I LOVE this paper pack and color scheme so much! haha!
Supplies used:
Butterfly Pivot card (Karen Burniston Pop It Ups)
sold by Elizabeth Craft Designs 
We R Memory Keepers Free Spirit paper pad
My Creative Time Fun Stitched Edges dies
SU! punch decorative label punch
Sunday International sentiment (card inside)
Cardz TV stamp set "Many Thanks"
Thank you for stopping by!
If you haven't been then already, make sure
you head over to Cardz TV to see the rest
of the Design TV's FAB-U-LOUS cards!
Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, April 17, 2015

3-D project using FLOWERS!

Spring has sprung and the flowers are finally blooming!
What better projects to work on that those with
Supplies Used:
We R Memory Keepers Free Spirit Paper Pad
the Paper Studio SPARE PARTS Blues, Paper
Flower Asst., Artist Trading Cards, and Memory Tray
MCT Dies: Stitched Decorative Banners, XOXO, and
Pretty Butterflies and Dragonfly Dies 
CARDZ TV stamps sets "You're the Man"
and "This 'N That"
Please join in on the fun over at
CARDZ TV and check out the rest of the
Design Team's AMAZING projects!
Enjoy your day and thanks or stopping by!

Friday, March 20, 2015

3D Easter basket

 Hello again! Today we made Easter projects to share with you!
SU! Berry basket die and cardstock
Cricut cartridge images:
chick-Create A Critter
chocolate bunny-Easter 2010
pick-Freshly Picked
Cardz TV "Mixed Messages" stamp set

Once again to save time I used the Cricut Explore Print then Cut
 feature which never disappoints even without the 3D effect.
It's a great feature to use when you're short on time which
I seem to be lately between work, taking care of my 3
 year old, and helping out with my 6 month old grandson!
Wouldn't change it for the world though! :)

This stamp set is from Cardz TV's
NEW release which I am in love with!!!
Also iff you haven't checked them out already, be sure to head
over to Cardz TV to see the rest of the Design Team's
projects! They did a fantastic job as always!

Have a joyous day!


Friday, March 6, 2015

3D treat box for St. Patrick's Day

Welcome back to another 
Cardz TV Design Team challenge!
 Today we were asked to create a 3D
treat box or bag for St. Patrick's Day!
I hope our projects inspire you!

Products used for this project:
St. Patrick's Day bag-Seasonal 
Soirees Cricut cartridge
Leaping Leprechaun and Pot of Gold-
Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge
Rainbow-St. Patrick's Day Cricut Cartridge
Grass-Close To My Heart Artbooking Cartridge
SU! Whisper White cardstock
Core'dinations textured cardstock
Wink of Stella-Glitter Clear 
Cardz TV ''This and That" stamp set
Be sure to check out Cardz TV for more great
projects from the Design Team!!! Cardz TV has
 also just released several new stamp sets that you are going to ABSOLUTELY LOVE!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Embellished gift bag for a new baby

Hello everyone! I am back with another
Cardz TV Design Team challenge!
If you are looking for a very quick and easy
gift bag to make for a baby, the Cricut Explore
Print the Cut feature makes it so simple
and the cuts are so precise!
For this project I used the following supplies:
Baby Steps Cricut cartridge
SU! Whisper White cardstock
Studio g Self-adhesive gems
Wink of Stella Clear glitter brush
Cardz TV stamp set "Just Saying"
This set has such beautiful sayings on it!
I absolutely love it! The fonts are awesome!
Be sure to head over to Cardz TV to see what the
rest of the talented Design Team has created!
Have a fantastic day!!!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Treat bag for Valentine's Day

HAPPY Friday everyone! For today's CARDZ TV
Design Team Challenge we were asked to create a
3D treat bag or box for Valentine's Day! 

SU! Real Red, Strawberry Slush,
and Whisper White cardstock
Recollections Valentine patterned paper
DCWV Red Glitter cardstock
My Scrap Chick Be Mine card SVG file
Cardz TV This 'N That stamp set

Make sure you stop over at CARDZ TV BlogSpot
to see the rest of the Design Team's AMAZING projects!
I hope you all have a very creative and productive weekend!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Cardz TV 3-D Birthday card challenge

For my sweet niece Maisen...
3-D Birthday Twisted Easel card
Cricut Design Space Frozen "Anna" image
Cricut Once Upon A Princess cartridge (label shapes)
Wink of Stella Gl. Dark Pink 027 (heart)
Strawberry Slush, Pretty In Pink, and Whisper White SU! cardstock
SU! Snow Day stamp set (snowflake)
Recollections Pink/White twine
Recollections Adhesive Rhinestones
Cardz TV This 'N That stamp set (sentiment) 

The calendar was made using the Cricut Explore Print
then Cut feature and the Designer's Calendar cartridge!
I've said it before and I'll say it again...Cardz TV stamps sets
are so versatile! If you haven't tried them yet, you don't
know what you are missing!!! :)
Be sure to go over to CARDZ TV to see the rest of
the Design Team's WONDERFUL creations!!!
Have a Blessed Day!