Saturday, December 29, 2012

There's No Place Like Home


It's cold and rainy in our neck of the woods today, perfect weather for spending time in the craft room! Before I get to playing, I thought I'd share a card with you that I made recently for a pub that didn't get picked up. Two other projects did so I'm excited about that.

I used Bella Blvd's Thankful collection....a favorite of mine. I especially adore the blue "turkey tracks" paper!

So what's on your agenda this weekend? I plan to spend some time in the kitchen making a pot of vegetable soup and another batch of Pecan Balls....we haven't had our share of them yet! ;)

Thanks for visiting. Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, December 28, 2012



I've got it bad for the new Lovebirds collection from Doodlebug Design! Yesterday when I went up to my office and saw my box of Lovebirds goodies sitting on the desk, I couldn't help myself...I had to play so I made this card for you.

How about you, are you smitten for this line too? I mean, how can you not fall head over heels, right?
I hope you don't mind, but I'll be creating a lot of projects with this collection over the next couple months! :) If you would like to get your hands on some, it's at!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a fantastic Friday!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cards on Thursday


Getting back to my regularly scheduled Cards on Thursday with Bella Blvd. I have a couple Kiss Me collection creations to share with you today.

Aren't these ice cream cones adorable and yummy? I've been looking forward to using them on a birthday card. How about a Valentine card too?

The Kiss Me line is perfect for mushy, lovey cards! ;) I'm lovin' these colors!

Can you believe we only have a few days left in the year? Do you have any plans for New Year's Eve? We're a bunch of homebodies at the Martin house and enjoy spending the evening in. A couple cocktails with hubs in front of the tree is sounding pretty tempting about now! ;)

Thanks for your visit. Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Thank You Cards


For all of you who celebrated Christmas yesterday, I hope it was a joyous day!

Dan, Christopher and I had a fun playing with our presents, eating more baked goodies and a pot roast for dinner. Oreo had a ball on his first Christmas playing with his new kitty toys and diving through tissue paper. He was hilarious! :)

Now that the big day is over, I need to prepare some thank you cards and thought I'd share some of my favorites made this year.

It was fun looking back through the cards I've made this year! And I look forward to creating more in 2013! I just might start something today! ;)

Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoyed the cards. Have a great day!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Hi! I'm popping in to wish you a very Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

A lot of baking, eating and visiting with family has been going on at our house the past couple days! It's been lovely!

Here's one of the goody boxes I put together yesterday. From left to right, Pecan Pie Thumbprint Cookies, Peanut Brittle, Chocolate Walnut Fudge and Pecan Snow Balls. If you would like the recipes, scroll down to my last post where you can find the links.

You know, technology would really impress me if I could click a button and send you a box! ;)


Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Treats & Giveaway Winner


Here we are just a few days away from Christmas and at out house it's time to let the baking begin! I plan to make Pecan Pie Thumbprint Cookies, Pecan Balls, Sugar Cookies and Fudge this weekend. And I'm hoping that I don't consume too much of it myself! :)

As a paper crafter I also enjoy making pretty packages for my treats so when Pebbles challenged their design team to create a card and gift set I was pretty excited! It was a wee bit challenging since Pebbles doesn't have a Christmas collection this year. 

Tucked inside this bag decorated with the Walnut Grove collection is a mini loaf of my all time favorite Banana Bread. I've been using this recipe for over 25 years! It's that good! :)

I hope you enjoy the festivities over the next few days! And before I scoot to the grocery store I have a winner to announce for yesterday's Bella Blvd. goods. Congratulations Lindsey from Gregsgirl's Crafty Corner! I think she won my last giveaway! With her luck she ought to buy a lottery ticket! ;)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy Winter & Giveaway


Ready or comes winter! Time to break out the mittens, scarves and warm cups coffee, cocoa and tea! Well, unless you live in places like Australia  ;) But for most of us here in the United States it's time for cozy fires, warm sweaters and a little winter fun.

It's also a great time for some indoor crafting with one of my favorite paper lines, Winter Wonder by Bella Blvd!

Hey, would you like to win a little Winter Wonder goodness? Just leave a comment on this post and I'll draw and announce a winner tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping in! Hope you have a lovely day! :)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Banner Day

Good day!

I have a festive project share for you posted on the Love My Tapes blog today. I was challenged to create a banner and decided to make one for a holiday scrapbook page.

I hope you have a few moments to pop over and take a look! Enjoy! :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012



Continuing on with yesterday's post about Valentine's cards and lovely new Valentine collections, look what I found when I was out and about yesterday! The Lovebirds line from Doodlebug Design is in stock at Archivers!

I just couldn't resist picking up a sheet of the new This and That stickers! Can you believe me? As a design team member I'll get these cuties in the mails soon, but I just couldn't resist!!!!!! Besides, I plow through stickers and accents so fast and I often want more!!!!

Isn't this line adorable?!?! And you haven't seen the half of it! I created this card with just the sticker sheet and a couple doodads that I already had....the flower brad and adhesive mini pearls.

Okay, tomorrow I promise to be back with a holiday project! :)

Have a great day!

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