Our Anniversary, Happy New Year!, and Stampendous! Saturday - It's a busy day!

Wow! Today is a pretty darned exciting day! Firstly, eleven years ago today, I married the most wonderful, hottest, most fabulous, bestest friend in the wholest widest world! (That would be The Hubbums...just in case you needed clarification. HA!) This is the same photo I shared last year, but it just cracks me up because we look like we are about twelve! HA!


AND...it's also Stampendous! Color Challenge Saturday! Remember, the challenge is to use three of the following colors: Cream, gold, brown, and pink! and link up your card to the linky below (or on any of the Stampendous! Girls blogs - it will show up on all of 'em! YAY!). Here's my card for this week:

Medallion card

(P.S. I totally edited this photo on my tablet using Flickr and I'm kind of excited that it worked! HA! New Christmas toys are fun!)

I used the beautiful medallion from the Cling Jumbo Thinking of You set and accented it with some gorgeous gold glitter from the Treasures kit! I love the sparkle in person!!! The sides are punched with the MS ribbon threader punch and I added a pink/brown ribbon along the edges.

medallion card detail

My photos didn't quite capture the glitter as I would have liked, but BOY does it sparkle! I love it!

If you play along you have a chance to win the gorgeous Amore Stamp set, so link up!

And, finally, on this crazy fun day...

May your 2012 be blessed!


Falling in Love with Bright Colors

It's Friends With Flair Friday and I am falling in LOVE! With bright colors, that is. Have you ever found yourself suddenly attracted to colors you NEVER used much in the past? I seem to have fallen head over heals in love with yellows, oranges, and I've even pulled out PURPLE! I don't know how that happened, but I'm not complaining, because, quite frankly...I'm kind of loving it. Just say'n.

falling in LOVE

I pulled out the Unity I Adore You set by Echo Park and instantly felt the urge to ink up that frame in YELLOW! Then, I had stripes on the mind. Why stripes? Well, that probably had something to do with this Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World! Just say'n. Although, while I loved the subtle soft-tone colors in the inspiration photo...I was in a brights mood, so I gave those suckers a bit of a boost!

So....that led to a ribbon background of a wide yellow silk, a narrow blue silk, and a simple white grosgrain placed in pretty, pretty stripes! The embossed woodgrain heart (MS punch) balanced out the bright colors nicely. Then I stamped the sentiment in blue (CTMH Moonstruck) and added just a *bit* of adorable twine (The Twinery) to accent it. YAY for cute bits of happy twine!

falling in Love (detail)

And that, my friends, is my card for you today. YAY! Oh...and for those keeping track...my breakfast this morning is quite traditional - bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich on an english muffin. YAY for Dunks gift cards! HA! Have a VERY Happy Friday!

Jingle Out!


Many Mustaches and Many Thanks. Really. What more do you need?

Not much, that's for sure! HA! Well, perhaps Sour Patch Kids. You might need those, too. HOWEVER, "I, Jingle, solemnly swear to eat my yogurt and my banana before I eat Sour Patch Kids." There. Now you know I'm not actually having them for breakfast. This time. Just say'n. BUT...that has nothing to do with mustaches, therefore, I digress.

Mustache Thanks

THIS, however, quite obviously has a LOT to do with mustaches! Or, rather, just a lot of mustaches in general. YAY! Did you know that 100 Proof Press not only has their amazing online store, but they ALSO have a convenient and easy to use 100 Proof Press Etsy shop? Well, as it turns out, they TOTALLY DO! And you can TOTALLY get this TOTALLY adorable mustache stamp from it!!! Ummm...so that pretty much just rocks. Just say'n. I mean, REALLY, people?!!! Awesomeness.

Mustache Thanks (detail)

Here's a detail shot just in case you weren't sure of just HOW awesome that stamp is. Awesome. Like, as in, Barney Stinson kind of awesome. Just say'n. As for that fabulous sentiment? That's SRM goodness! I. LOVE. Their. Stickers!!!!

So...now that I have enabled you out the wazoo....I simply must bid you adieu. (And now you can sing that song from the Sound of Music all day. If you'd like, that is. Or if you have to because it's stuck in your head now. Either one works. Just say'n.)

Jingle Out, folks!


What's on Your Workspace FLOOR Wednesday!!!

It's Wednesday and I am finally just getting back into the swing of things. I tend to want Christmas to last forever, so sometimes it's a bit tricky getting back to the routine, but, alas, here we are...ready for the next adventure!

Okay, so I'm kind of excited about this one...It's WOYWW and I have some GREAT news!

WOYWW 12.28.2011

Oh. You were expecting something different? Wellllll.....here's the thing....this is JUST my desk. And it is still a bit messy. HOWEVER....

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This is the floor BEHIND my desk! (That's where I stand when I work.)

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This is the floor BESIDE my desk - on the adhesives side!

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This is the floor BESIDE my desk - on the other side!

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And THIS! Well, this is the main portion of the floor between my desk and the small Expedit unit where I keep my Cricut and my Mac. I'm particularly proud of this one.

Now...WHY ON EARTH AM I SHOWING YOU PICTURES OF THE FLOOR???? Well, that's easy! Because it's the first time ANYONE has been able to really see it in months! Yup! I spent HOURS in here cleaning and it feels SO amazing! I was actually quite shocked at how quickly the work went once I got started. And I had only set out to find a home for my ribbon and a stack of books, but it just kept going from there and I couldn't stop! I even have my spot for taking photos of my work back! (This is where you have previously seen stacks and stacks of cards and projects. Just say'n.)

woyww 6 12.28.2011

So, my dear friends, it seems I'm back! I'm ready for the new year and I am ready for new adventures! Oh...speaking of new adventures, you should really check out the Amazing Mold Putty blog! I posted a fun tutorial for this little sprinkles key chain. If you haven't tried working with molds and resins yet, you totally should! It's way easier than it looks and super fantasticly fun!!!

Sprinkles Keychain

Happy Wednesday to all!!!!

Jingle Out!


Sketch Tuesday

Well, I hope you all had a super fantastic Christmas! Mine was absolutely wonderful and a bit on the overwhelming side, to be honest with you! WOW! I am just so blessed! Today is another Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday and I am not lying when I tell you that I am quite pleased to be moving on from Christmas cards! LOL!

Happy New Year!

I used the Chic Martini set to create this super fun New Year's card! The chalkboard tag is from Canvas Corp. and the ribbon is May Arts fabulousness! I stamped the silver border in the background using the Frills set! I love these stamps!!!

Happy New Year (detail)

I used silver and white inks on this one, which can be a mess sometimes, but I was really happy with how nicely they dried and didn't smear! YAY! (My silver ink pad and I don't always get along. Just say'n. HA!)

Happy New Year! (detail 2)

Now..head on over to Skipping Stones, check out the sketch and the inspiration from the rest of the team along with our amazing guest designers and join in the fun!!! You could win free Skipping Stones Stamps!

Have a happy Tuesday!

Jingle Out!


Happy Christmas Eve and a fun Announcement!!!

It's HERE!!!! It's Christmas Eve and that makes me SOOO HAPPPY!!!!! Just say'n. I have some super exciting news to share with you today, too! I am joining the Scrapbook Circle Design Team! I KNOW!!! RIGHT??? This is so exciting for me and I have kept it a secret for WAY too long! If you aren't familiar with Scrapbook Circle you simply MUST check them out! They are a scrapbooking kit club and they have AMAZING kits! I am joining the team as the card designer and I can't WAIT to share this cuteness with you guys!!! Here are some sneaks of January's kit!

Okay...go wipe off your keyboard now, 'cause I KNOW you have got to be drooling over this thing! I will be showing some fun cards created with this kit this month and don't forget to keep your eye on the SC blog to see what the amazing scrapbookers come up with! This is gonna be AWESOME. Just say'n.

Merry Christmas!!!!

Jingle On!


It's Christmas Eve Eve!!!!!

Yup. The day before Christmas Eve is Christmas Eve Eve. Just say'n. I have to work today, which is a bit of a bummer, but, alas, I shall live. HA! I think I will leave early, though. I mean, afterall, it IS Christmas Eve Eve! Squeeeee!!!!! I want to show you the little calenders that I made for my co-workers as Christmas gifts! I got the cases and the print out (I bought the kit, so mine were printed, but I have the PDF file, too) from Little Potato House!

Project time

This was a coffee table project - TV made it more fun! YAY! I began with a stack of 12 ink colors, 12 stamp selections, several calender sheets that I had already cut, and a handful of appropriately sized blocks, and then I went to town to create these! Oh...and beer. Definitely beer. Just say'n. HA!


Adorable little business card sized desktop calendars!!! SO CUTE!!! I love them. Just say'n. Each page is stamped in some way to represent the month. I had fun picking out the stamps and colors!


Yup. There is the full year of cuteness! YAY!!!! Okay, so just because I know someone is bound to ask...here's the rundown on stamps and colors used. All ink is CTMH.

Jan: Close To My Heart/Crystal Blue
Feb: 100 Proof Press/Cranberry
March: Skipping Stones Design (sneak peek!)/Clover Meadow
April: Skipping Stones Design/Tulip
May: Skipping Stones Design/Twilight
June: 100 Proof Press/Brown Bag
July: Lawn Fawn/Orange
August: Fiskars/Citrus Leaf & Sunflower
September: My Mind's Eye/Chocolate
October: Skipping Stones Design/Archival Black
November: Close To My Heart/Autumn Terracotta
December: Lawn Fawn/Holiday Red (with stickles! YAY!)

Whew! Not bad for doing that from memory! LOL! And here is how I packaged them up:

Packaged Calender

Just wrapped 'em up with a bit of twine and they were off!

Well, that's all for today. I do have a post planned for tomorrow, despite the holiday, but just in case you don't get around I want to wish each and everyone of my readers a WONDERFULLY Happy Christmas!!!! Thanks for being awesome and reading my blog and stuff. You are so appreciated!

Jingle Out! (But still Jingling!!!!!)


Three projects for Three more sleeps 'till Christmas!!!

It's going to be a quick one today. It's crunch time, folks, what can I say? HA! I have three projects to share with you today. Two simple, super easy Christmas cards and a tag that I absolutely LOVE!

Merry Christmas!

This is just a basic little card, but it was kind of super crazy fun to make. I started with the four corners of the 'box' and then just worked my way in with the glitter glue dots. I love glitter!!!!

Yuletide Greetings

This one is the result of an impulse purchase that I absolutely DO NOT regret! I don't often buy stamps since I get so many from the DT's I'm on, but I do like to pick them up on occasion. When I saw this one at Micheal's I just knew that I *needed* it! I love it! The greeting is just awesome because you don't see it every day and the image...*Sigh*...perfection! LOVE. IT.

Christmas Tag (detail2)

And lastly, there is this! Mmmmmm! Just look at all of that yummy texture! This one is made with lots of fun Stampendous! goodies! I used the thick embossing enamel, Stampendous! stamps, glass glitter, and mica flakes...ALL from Stampendous! LOVE. IT. Just say'n.

Christmas Tag

And that May Arts silky crush ribbon tops it off perfectly! YAY for pretty things!!!!

So...are you surrounded by pretty things right now? I hope so. Christmas is a time for pretty things! Happy Thursday before CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!

Jingle Out.

P.S. I don't have any candy to eat for breakfast. Should I go to CVS to fix that problem? Hmmm.....


Only Four More Sleeps 'till Christmas!!!!! {WOYWW}

Well, it's the Wednesday before Christmas and my desk pretty much shows it!  There is an over abundance of red and green on that thing at the moment along with the Design Team goodies that have arrived over the last week or so that I need to dive into yet.  It's a bit on the crazy side, to be honest with you!  Ok.  Fine.  I admit it.  It's just plain nuts!  HA!

WOYWW 12/21/2011

I also wanted to share a quick card with you. I created this one using the awesome Cling Jumbo Sparkle Joy set from Stampendous! I stamped the sparkle on the background in ocean breeze ink and then stamped Joy in VersaMark and embossed it with the Shabby Blue Embossing Powder. I then sprayed a blue mist over the entire card before adding the rhinestones and the twine.


Oh...so you know how I said I was pretty much done with my shopping? Yeah, well, as it turns out I don't like being done with my shopping. I like having last minute things to buy ...well, at. the. last. minute. Just say'n.


I've decided that I'm not done. The Hubbums seems to think this is ridiculous. He might not be entirely wrong on that, but at least it's FUN!!!! YAY!!!! Tee-hee.

And...Happy Hanukkah, everyone! The Festival of Lights officially began at sundown yesterday. Oh...and Happy Winter Solstice, too....for me, this means one thing in particular...welcome to the days FINALLY starting to get longer! THAT, my friends, makes me happy. Just say'n.

Oh...and to check out more fabulous workspaces head on over to Julia's blog! It's fun!


Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday - Joy!

Hello, there, folks!  It's a rather chilly Tuesday here in New England, so I figure we should just warm that up with a bit of Holiday Cheer, what do you think?  You agree?  Well, then!  How delightful!  (*Note:  If you didn't agree, I ignored you completely.  Just say'n.)  So.  Here we go, then.  HA!


It's Sketch Tuesday over at Skipping Stones Design and that means that we have a new sketch for you!  It is a pretty great one created by the fabulous Jen del Muro and I'm SO SURE you are going to want to play along!  Keep in mind that you can use any supplies you have on hand (you don't have to use SSD stamps), but you WILL have a chance to WIN SSD stamps, so that is pretty great.  Just say'n.  AND...we are still playing with Canvas Corp. goodies this month and I am LOVING IT!

Joy (detail)

The papers (love that bold stripe), clothespin, and envelope are all from Canvas Corp.  I used the Wisemen stamp set and some yummy twine and a flashcard I had hidden in my stash!

Joy (detail 2)

And THAT, my friends, is my card for today!  Oh!  I am officially done with my Christmas shopping.  By that I mean that I have everything that I should buy, but I totally will be picking up a couple little things over the course of this week because I'm just crazy like that.  HA!  I suppose that is good because I'm pretty much in the 'eternally tired' zone created by the combination of the longest, darkest days of the year and the holiday insanity.  Just say'n.  Am I alone in this?  Anyone?  Anyone?  K.  I didn't think so.  That's good to know.  Thanks.  Luv ya!

Happy DAY!!!!!

Jingle Out!


Joyeux Noel

WOW!  I totally cannot believe that Christmas is this weekend!  Like.  WHOAH!  Just say'n.  BUT...that means I still have a week to sneak in some fabulous Christmas cards and stuff for your last minute inspiration!  I know you like last minute inspiration.  Actually...I still haven't even finished my shopping for The Hubbums' so I'm ALL about the last minute!  HA!

Today's card comes to you inspired by the Potpourri Challenge over at Moxie Fab World along with inspiration from an AMAZING stamp from 100 Proof Press!  The image is called Santa Holding Tree (#4723-S) and I absolutely LOVE IT!!!! 

Joyeux Noel

I particularly love the black in white color scheme, inspired by the challenge photo, along with the amazing detail in that stamped image!  It just makes me happy!  And I love that SRM Sticker sentiment!  It is a perfect fit!

Joyeux Noel (detail)

And with that, my dear friends, I wish you a VERY Merry Monday before Christmas!!!!  YAY!!!!!  Happy day!


Stampendous Saturday! - Color Challenge Week 3!

It's Stampendous Saturday and you know what that means! We are playing with this months fabulous color challenge! This month we are playing with Pink, brown, cream and gold! Choose any three colors and CREATE!

The Challenge: make a card or project with at least three of these four colors: pink, cream, gold, and/or brown
Challenge runs through: Thursday, January 5 @ 11:59 PM EST
The Prize: Amore Frame Perfectly Clear set

May the Path You Walk...

I pulled out the Cling Polar Bear set for today's fun little card! The background paper is from American Crafts. I stamped the image, colored it, and cut it out and I really love how it stands on that background. The sentiment is stamped directly onto the card background.

May the Path You walke (detail)

Here is the list of Stampendous! Chicks participating this week!

Don't forget to link up your take on this months color challenge for a chance to win some great stamps! You can link up on any participants blogs and it will show up on all of them! YAY!


Skipping Stones Design Feature Friday!!!!

Yes, it's my turn for Feature Friday and I'm featuring the Grunge set! If you came over from the Skipping Stones blog then you saw this little peek:

FF Detail shot

*sigh* I love playing with texture sometimes! And here is the card in all it's shining glory!

Happy Holidays

I also pulled out Sentiment Frames for my sentiment on this one. AND...some fabulous paper from Canvas Corp! The ribbon is May Arts and the twine is Stamp'n Up! Honestly, you guys... this was SUCH A fun card to make! I love the different textures in it and it makes me happy! YAY!!!!

You wanna know what else makes me happy? Fridays. Fridays make me REALLY happy. Although, I really wanted a white hot chocolate from Dunks and apparently they replaced that (without my permission, mind you) with the mint one and that's just gross!!!! Grrrrrr!!!! But, alas, 'tis still Friday, so I choose to be happy anyway. My Yogi tea will get me through! HA! Have a happy day!!!!

Oh...and don't forget to check out my other post for today...I made a Kokeshi Christmas card that is just cuteness!!!!

Jingle Out!

Kokeshi Christmas

Well, it's time for another Friends With Flair Friday, and to be honest, I had planned to skip it this time around because this week was so busy, but last night I got a chance to play and I had an idea for this card so I just couldn't resist creating it!

Kokeshi Christmas

I used the Kokeshi Cuties set by Samantha Walker for Unity for this card. I first stamped the Kokeshi doll and then masked her to stamp the fan behind her head. I LOVE the way that turned out! So fun!

Kokeshi Christmas

She is colored with Prisma Color markers blended with OMS. The sentiment sticker is from SRM Press and the ribbon is, of course, May Arts.

And the cuteness...well, that's just from that ADORABLE LITTLE DOLL!!!!! No, really...how can you look at her and not smile? You can't. K. Thanks.

Don't forget to check out the following post for my Skipping Stones Feature Friday!


A Christmas Ornament for you, Deer!

Ummm....so I TOTALLY have some Retro Cafe Art goodness coming at ya today. Just say'n. And yes, I can spell. I used that particular spelling in the title of this post on purpose. Wanna know WHY?????

Yuletide Ornament

...Because I'm just punny like that.

HA!!! Ya see what I did there? Yeah. I totally used 'punny' instead of 'funny' and I made it a double pun because I was talking about using 'deer' instead of 'dear' because there are antlers on the ornament. Yeah. Did ya see that?

HA!!! I totally crack myself up. Just say'n. ANYWAAAAAAAYYYY....

Yuletide ornament (detail1)

K. So for this one I pulled out some FUN STUFF!!! I started with the inside part of the Fancy ATC Frame Style 3 and covered that with one of the ATC cutouts from the Backgrounds and Words Digital Collage Sheet. This is such a versatile sheet! To the top I strung a Tim Holtz Muse Token and a Coffee Break Designs Window Frame that I painted with Luminarte Radiant Rain Daubers.

Yuletide Ornament (detail3)

I layered three strips of Fancy Scalloped German Dresden in red and then topped that off with those amazing German Dresden antlers! Seriously. Those are just awesome. Just say'n.

So...basically, I created THIS!

Yuletide Ornament

And I pretty much love it. I tied it off with some May Arts burlap string. I love that stuff. Just say'n.

Don't forget to check out the post before this one...I posted LOTS of Christmas cards that I created!!! YAY!!!!

Have fun. Be happy. Just be.

Jingle Out!

Christmas Cards!!!!!

I made some. Just for fun. Well, and to give to people for Christmas, but you know how that goes. But for reals...no challenges, no assignments, none of that...these ones I made just because I wanted to make some pretty Christmas cards! And BOY was it fun!

Christmas Greetings

This first one was SUPER SUPER easy! I love that! The background paper is a BoBunny Glitter paper and I just cut around the frame so it would fit where I wanted it on the card. One rectangular cut of paper and then one fabulous SRM sentiment sticker and a bit of twine and I was done! Gotta love supplies that do all the work for you!

Season's Greetings

For this one I used the same set of SRM sentiment stickers and the same twine and paper from the same line...I just cut out the frame on this one so I could pop it up with pop dots! YAY!

Snowglobe Christmas

This one was super fun! I began with the Christmas Tree circle sticker (from SRM) and had the idea to put the red and white twine (The Twinery) around it, but once I had done that all I could see was a snowglobe, so I just kept going! I cut the base from kraft cardstock and added the sticker to that and then used another sticker as the sentiment. It's too fun!

Snowglobe Christmas

Of course it needed snow, so out came the Stickles for that job! YAY for Stickles!!!

Postcard Christmas

This one uses the Christmas Emporium papers from Graphic45 (the same set I used for the advent wreath I posted yesterday) along with some pretty Maya Road lace, a few vintage buttons and yet another great sentiment sticker from SRM! I love their stickers. Just say'n.

Postcard Christmas (detail1)

And that's all! Well, that's not ALL of my Christmas cards...you have seen many before and I certainly am not done making them, but you you know what I mean, I'm quite sure. Right? Right. K. Thanks. I will have another fun post for you later today, too, so be sure to check it out! Also....it has been a CRAZY week around here, so check out the list just under the header if you are looking for something in particular. I have a collection of links there to help you out!

Okedy-dokely! Have a happy Thursday!

Jingle Out!