Friday, December 22, 2017

Kisses and a Card!

Hello, Bloggin' Buddies!

One last Christmas post before I pull the plug and relax & celebrate with my sweetie.

This is another gift card holder, but this time it also includes some sweet kisses! Several sites show how to create these little gems ( and I took a little bit from several.

I used Paper Smooches snowmen stamps and Hero Arts snowflake stamps. The gift card slides right in (and out!) where the semi-circular punch was made.

A fun little way to present a card, especially for the kids.

Since our home is decorated for Christmas in true 1950's style, here is a little way in which I will share our cheer!

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season filled with love, peace and good health! Thanks, as always, for the kind visit,

Tuesday, December 19, 2017


Hello, Bloggin' Buddies!

A friend mentioned to me that I hadn't posted in some time, so here I am! While I have been creating, sometimes getting things photographed and posted is another matter!

We don't wrap a lot of gifts during the holidays, but we DO write checks and share gift cards. This gift card holder is made with a cute "Prickly Pear" set from Close to My Heart. I colored the silly guy and his cactus pal with Copic markers and used a Santa hat and candy cane from the "Bear Ware 2" set from  Essentials by Ellen (designed by the incredible Julie Ebersol). The scale works perfectly and they add such a jaunty holiday touch, don't cha think?

The sentiment is die cut from an old Sizzix set, probably long retired (like me- ha!). I used my "We R Memory Keepers" Envelope Punch Board to create the holder.

Unfortunately, our beautiful state of California is still burning - such a sad loss.

Take good care and thanks for the visit,

Saturday, December 9, 2017

A Little Lip-Smackin'!

Hello, Bloggin' Buddies!

Today I have a little gem to share with you. I had so much fun making these holders for lip balm. I purchased some lip balm from a local soap-maker and used a new die and stamp set from My Favorite Things. The die makes perfect little holders and the stamp set, "Sending Smooches" is simply adorable! Cuteness?!

I need to run off to do some good works, so I will close quickly. Take care, dear elves. Thanks for the visit,

Friday, December 1, 2017

Oh, dear! It's here!

Hi, my Bloggin' Buddies!

Well, it is December. How did that happen?! And I never got my Thanksgiving cards posted. The dilemma is that I don't like to post cards until I know they have reached their recipients and then sometimes I just plain forget to get back here to post them. Out of sight....

Ah, well.  Here is a recent project and most of them have reached their new homes. I like to support local businesses and I met a gal who makes goat-milk soaps. I wanted to spiffy some up for little gifts for some lady friends and I went with this home-spun look with lots of trims from my stash.

I used some corrugated kraft paper (it goes with the texture of the soaps), some vintage lace, twine, a Tim Holtz tag die, and a Hero Arts snowflake die to create this special packaging. I found some cute clothespins and added some simple heat-embossed tags.

It's time to think Christmas!

Thanks for the visit and have a great day,


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