Friday, December 2, 2016


Just thought I'd share a picture of the little treat bags I made as a "take-home" for some crafter gals coming over tonight.

The bags you'll recognize from Stampin' Up...I heat embossed the sentiments using the wonderful new copper embossing powder, it's so elegant looking, punched a double slot hole in the folded down top of the bag and tied it with some glitzy green yarn after placing  a few of a peanut, white chocolate and pretzel mixture that my daughter, Nance Leedy, and I seem to make each Christmas.

Here they sit waiting to be taken home...

That's it for stampin' today, but thought I'd also show you a picture of my mantle decorated for the holidays.  I made the ornament swag last year and I still love it also added a few other items.

Of course the kitchen couldn't be left out of decorations.  This adorable idea was spotted on Pinterest by my daughter, isn't it adorable?

That's it for today, thanks for looking.

Saturday, November 19, 2016


Thanks to my daughter, Nance Leedy of Canopy Crafts,  for her card she made a while ago, which  I thought was such a nice design I just copied the design changing the papers and ink colors.

The background was made using the same color ink as the CS with a stencil.  The center pink strip was dry embossed using a "Happy Birthday" folder, although it's not visible in this photo.  I also used a SU silver doily, cut in half to peek out from either side of the large circle which had been stamped using SU's Number of Years stamp set and number dies.  I die cut the numbers twice using the pink color slightly off center from the silver paper.

Continuing the color and flower stamp on the inside.
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Thursday, October 6, 2016


I was going through some of my paper that I haven't used in a while and wondered why I'm keeping so much, usually it's cause I just love the design of the paper and can't stand the thought of parting with it.

Well I found this retired Halloween DSP from a year or two back and thought I' use it for a card for my granddaughter.  This paper is so darn cute of course didn't want to cut it up, so instead I used it for the entire inside of the card kinda like a nice surprise when you open it.

Here's the front of the card...

And here's the inside, don't ya just love these images.  I added a few eek's, and boo's, here and there to add even more interest.

That's it, thanks for looking.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Here are a couple of CASEd Christmas cards, hope you like 'em. I used a printed pattern paper for the background, then stamped a few branches from a new stamp set as well as die cut a few of the pine cones and berries.

Here's the second card...

This gift box stamp set is a two-step stamp, very easy to line up and gives you the option of using two colors.  Again, I used a pattern background paper, I also stamped a line burst in gold behind the packages and again gold for the heat embossed sentiment to die it together.

 Thanks for stopping by today

All supplies from Papertrey Ink

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Hi there, a couple of pictures today, the first is of some beautiful last blooms of summer from our backyard.
I have a never-ending supply of Starbucks glass bottles and always looking for a way to recycle them so I came up with this idea.
I adhered chalkboard labels on three of them, hot glued them together, wrapped some heavy cording around the necks and tied it in a little bow.  I thought they turned out quite nice, plus I have seen a similar version at a couple of vendor marts which  were pretty much the same thing for any where from $5-$8 each (plus I got to enjoy the Starbucks too).

Okay,  enough of that, here is a card I made for a fellow golfer who hasn't been able to golf with our group this season, due to a serious illness of her daughter.  Our thoughts and prayers are with her for a good diagnosis in the next couple of months.  In the meantime we wanted her to know we think and miss her every week.

Here's a peek at our sentiment inside, of course we will each write a little note of encouragement for her.

Thanks for stopping by, I'd love to hear from you.

Sunday, September 18, 2016


A little card for my granddaughter, who I miss so much.  I'll be heading south again in about one month's time so I'll get to see her then, of course along with my daughter and son-in-law, and fur grand-baby!

I received this cute little bear holding a heart from Ellen Hutson stamp company, there was also a little packet of ribbon in a clear pack, what a nice thank you for placing my order, love little gifts don't you?
Anyhow I couldn't toss it, so I just fussy cut it and added it to my "tree" embossed card front.

Here's a peek at the inside.

That's it for now, hope you have a fantastic day!

Sunday, September 11, 2016


This card was made from "Simple Seashells", a stamp set I've had a while, but hadn't tried out.
I also used a PTI stamp called Sand Swatch which I think is just right to look like the beach.  This is the result, I think I'm really likin' it.
I used a couple of strips of a SU designer paper and tip top taupe ink along with PTI's Melon Mambo ink.  I die cut the shell shapes first and temporarily stuck them to my Misti so that I could get the two-step stamping in the same spot.  The Misti is the perfect tool for this.
The sentiment is from a older embossing folder from my stash.  The "sand" die pieces were stamped onto kraft color cardstock and embossed with clear powder,  I like how it makes the pieces really look like sand at the beach.

Anyhow here's the card...

 Here's a close up of the embossing...

I made a couple more of the same card changing up the ink color on the shells to gold and adding a scallop frame, this is the result.
Thanks for stopping by.