Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year!

I have not been stamping much this week.  My boys are on school vacation, so we have been busy running around.  I did want to make a card for the new year.  I used this terrific digital image by Studio 313 called 2012.  I just love the font and the festive way the year is displayed!  You can find this image at

Card Recipe:
Image-Digital Image called 2012 by Studio 313
Paper-Basic Black, White, Cherry Cobbler, Head Over Heels DP by lilybeedesign
Ink-Basic Black
Accessories-Machine Stitch, Sponging, Gingham Ribbon, Silver Cord, Dimensionals, Textile Rectangles by My Favorite Things, Martha Stewart Star Punch, Piercing Tool, White Buttons, Silver Wire

Enjoy a safe and wonderful weekend!
Angie  ♥

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Altered Frame and Merry Christmas!!!

Hope you all had a beautiful Christmas! I had a lovely day with my family! We got up nice and early to open gifts then relaxed the rest of the day. We had a terrific time on Christmas Eve at my parents house, too! Laughed a bunch, played card games and of course ate way too much!!! My sweet husband surprised me with a much wanted gift.....a Kuerig coffee maker.....I am still smiling (and drinking hot mochas)!!!
Well, I wanted to share a quick project I made for my mom. I framed a picture of her and her family. I just love looking at this precious picture of her, her four sisters and her mom and dad! My mom is on the far left.
I added some ruffled ribbon, felt flowers and a computer generated sentiment. I think she really LIKED it!
I used black and white ruffled ribbon from My Favorite Things, Rolled Rose Die-Namics from My Favorite Things and a computer generated sentiment. I distressed the edges.
Thanks so much for looking and again....Merry Christmas!!!
Angie ♥

Friday, December 23, 2011

Jolly Elf Gift Card Holder

Hello! Wow...what a busy week! The countdown to Christmas sure has been crazy! I have been shopping, baking, wrapping and so on. I finally found some time to play along with the Splitcoast Free For All challenge today. We were to make a tri-fold card. This was the perfect challenge for me as I needed a gift card holder. I used this sweet little elf from The digital set is called Just Jolly Elf by Studio 313.
Card Recipe:
Image-Just Jolly Elf by Studio 313
Ink-Garden Green
Paper-White, Real Red, Garden Green, Holiday DP from Michael's
Accessories-Gingham Ribbon, White Button, Linen Thread, Sponging, Simply Scallops Die-Namic from MFT, Circle Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Piercing Tool, Red Gems
I wish you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Angie ♥

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Mug of Holiday Happiness

Hello and Happy Thursday!
Looks like it is going to be a brown Christmas next weekend here in Minnesota. We have been getting rain, but no snow. My oldest is on the high school ski team and he is not happy! You need snow to ski! We will keep our fingers crossed!
Today I made a card for the Ways To Use It challenge over at We were to find inspiration from something we placed in our "favorites". I found a darling paper mug creation done by Eileen LeFevre. I used a set by Studio 313 called Funny Little Christmas. I just love the image and sentiment! What a fun way to give someone a packet of hot cocoa!
Card Recipe:
Image-Digital set called Funny Little Christmas by Studio 313 (available at
Ink-Green Galore
Paper-Jolly Holiday DP by SU!, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories-Sponging, Oval Template, Piercing Tool, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler Binding, Button, Linen Thread, Corner Rounder, Mini Clothespin, Small Circle Punch, Pretty Posies Die-namics by My Favorite Things
Hope you like today's creation and find inspiration just like I did by looking through my favorites!
Angie ♥

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Merry Wishes

Happy Tuesday!
I did the color challenge over at splitcoast today. The colors included Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and Sahara Sand. I substituted with kraft and old olive. I have really been neglecting my stamp collection lately, so I decided to use this cutie from Stampin' Up! called Greeting Card Kids. I have been using digital images so much recently that I almost forgot how to ink up my stamps...hee hee! Anyways, I hope you like this holiday creation!
Card Recipe:
Images-Greeting Card Kids and Lots of Thoughts (Both SU)
Ink-Basic Black, Green Galore
Paper-Kraft, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Jolly Holiday DP (All SU)
Accessories-Sponging, Dimensionals, Large Scalloped Circle Punch, Large Circle Punch, Piercing Tool, Dazzling Diamonds, Cherry Cobbler Binding, Lace, Linen Thread, Button, Label Punch
Have a fantastic day!!
Angie ♥

Monday, December 12, 2011

Let Christmas Into Your Heart

Happy Monday to you!
Hope you had a super weekend! Saturday evening my family watched the holiday movie "Elf". It is one of our favorites! We laugh and laugh and laugh! What a fun and very sweet Christmas classic! (in our opinion) :o)
Well, today I made a card for the clean and simple challenge over at The inspiration sentiment was Chill Out! I used this cute snowman image from a set called You Warm My Heart by Studio 313. He looks so jolly as he is hanging out watching snowflakes drift by! I ran the snowflake folder through my cuttlebug using vellum. I really like the look...the snowflakes really pop!
Card Recipe:
Image-You Warm My Heart by Studio 313 (digital set available at
Paper-White, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Vellum, Very Old DP (?)
Ink-Real Red, Brocade Blue
Accessories-Sponging, Simply Scallops Die-Namic by My Favorite Things, Cuttlebug Snowflake Folder, SU Heart Punch, Silver Spiral Clip, Ribbon, Dimensionals, White Brad
Thanks for stopping by today! I appreciate it!
Angie ♥

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sweet Girl

Hello and Happy Friday!!
Today's challenge over at Splitcoast was a fun one....make a girlie card!!! I have two boys and they DO NOT like anything girlie!!! Thankfully I have one neice and I just love making her cute girlie cards!!! I used this darling digital image called Little Ballerina by Studio 313...CUTE!!! I distressed the edges, added some white tulle to the bottom layer of her dress and of course had to add pearls and a rolled rose!!! This sweet image can be found at
Card Recipe:
Image-Little Ballerina (digital image)
Paper-White, Pink Pirouette, Sweet Always DP
Ink-Positively Pink
Accessories-Sponging, Pearls, Ribbon, Mini Rolled Rose Die-Namic by MFT, Distressed Edges, Dimensionals, White Tulle
Have a FANTASTIC weekend!!!
Angie ♥

Monday, December 5, 2011

Merry Mallows!

Aren't these mallows the CUTEST?! I used this sweet digital set called Merry Mallows by Studio 313 for the clean and simple challenge over at Splitcoast today. We were to use twine on our creation. I bought some red & white twine recently by a company called jillibean soup and thought this was the perfect day to use it! I used a simple layout and attached the sentiment with a mini clothespin. I also used some dazzling diamonds and red stickles to finish off this holiday card.
Card Recipe:
Image-Merry Mallows by Studio 313 (available at
Paper-Kraft, Almost Artichoke, White, Holiday DP from Archivers
Ink-Garden Green
Accessories-Machine Stitch, Sponging, SU Border Punch, Large Circle Template, Piercing Tool, Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds, Red Stickles, Circle Punch, Mini Clothespin, Red & White Twine, Sparkle Button by Dear Lizzy
Have a wonderful Monday!!!
Angie ♥

Christmas Tree

My son took this picture of our Christmas Tree with his i-pad. I just love how it turned out and thought I would share it. There are no presents under the tree yet and the stockings haven't been stuffed, but I am working on it!! :) Hope you are having a wonderful season so far!!
Angie ♥

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holiday Stocking

Hello and Happy Thursday!
Have you been watching all of the cute holiday shows that have been on this week? I still LOVE Rudolph the very best!! Well, today I made a card for the Ways To Use It challenge over at Splitcoast. We were to use the cuttlebug. Check out this fun and easy technique here I used a pearlized ink that doesn't show up very well and I also stamped chocolate chip and cameo coral over the snowflakes for some added dimension. The stocking is from a wonderful digital set called Simply Christmas by Studio 313. This set contains many images and sentiments which all come in a variety of colors. A must have for your holiday card making!! You can find this set at
Card Recipe:
Image-Simply Christmas by Studio 313 (digital set)
Ink-Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral
Accessories-Distressed Edges, Sponging, Cuttlebug Snowflake Folder, Ribbon, Buttons, Thread, Circle Punch, Pearls, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals
I appreciate you stopping by today!!!
Don't forget to watch Santa Claus Is Coming To Town tonight!!
Angie ♥