Mardi Gras Birthday

For February I wanted to design a Mardi Gras card (of course!). I recieved the DSP Painted with Love and decided to use this paper as it has so many gorgeous colors to work with.

Perfect Plum
Crushed Curry
Elegant Eggplant
Silhouette Cameo Cutting file= Lisa Norris Design# 73435 (Mardi Gras Fleur De Lis)











Mini Milk Cartons and Carrier

Made several sets of these for Christmas gifts for the co-workers…. I made so many different sizes of the cartons, including buying them at Michaels (toobig). I have Milk cartons laying all over my desk…lol… I finally decided on these as they are Mini and wont take a whole bag of candy to fill up… Subscribe to this site if you want a notice when I post the Tutorial (probably next week). They aren’t to difficult to make, just takes time…















Gift Card Holder

These past couple of months have been very busy for me. Besides learning I am now a Diabetic and going thru the DR visits and changing the way I eat, all of the Holiday stuff begins. I am preparing now for Christmas, since Thanksgiving is over, with an easy Gift Card  Holder…. The best gift is a Gift card! They always will get what they want, not something that might end up in a closet somewhere.

You can download the PDF Tutorial for the Christmas Gift Card Holder here.



Black & White Christmas

Who says Black and White cant make a nice Christmas Card? I think this one is elegant looking, dont you?

Stamping Up Products:

Merry Music DSP

Black Ribbon

Whisper White Cardstock

Black Cardstock

Layering Ovals

Sentiment-Reason For The Season (retired)














Fall is coming…

Fall is upon us and the Harvest is too. I love this time of yr *almost* as much as Christmas time. the smell of Pumpkin pies baking in the oven, Cinnamon Apples….MMMMMM….

The card today is a combination of a Scene I bought from “From the Heart Stamps” and Stampin Up! items.  I am sure there are SU stamps that you could make your own but I liked this one for a quick card.  The SU paper, inks, burlap ribbon, markers and the Painted Harvest stamp set were perfect for this Fall-feeling card and a “deep-thought” from Mr. Stevenson.

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Making of Christmas

there is nothing like decorating a Christmas tree. You feel the ‘Christmasy’ spirit and know the BIG day is coming soon. The tree and decorations on this card are made with the ‘Christmas Staircase Dies’ with Glitter sprinkled on the tree. I used 2 stamp sets, Christmas in the Making and Ready for Christmas.












and a side that shows the tree better