Thursday, December 18, 2014


Have you ever done a project that you loved...but not really so much?  This is one of those projects...

I love it. I love the color, the layout, the message...but I don't. 

It doesn't feel like my work - and yet it does. 

does that make sense?

Today I'm working through AUTHENTIC, this project and selfies over on Inside Out. Join me to explore!

Peace, ya'll

Friday, December 12, 2014

Card Friday

This is my final set of cards from the Embellish Kit November card kit

These last three are larger and/or square..

To be honest, I tend to like these larger or not "card" shaped cards...they catch my eye in stores and I really enjoyed making some of my own. 

This one is a 5 X 7 card...something special maybe for someone special...

For the final card, I took some liberties withe design. I didn't really like the design in the kit, so I played around until I came up with something I liked better. Go me, getting all creative! HAHA!

Christmas is in full swing in our home. I love this time of year...the expectancy, the kindness that is displayed, the generosity. I wish we could have THOSE things all year long!

Peace, ya'll!

Thursday, December 11, 2014


Hi, everyone!  

When exploring the monthly words at Inside Out, I make an attempt to consider the antonyms as well as the synonyms. For authentic, that would be the word counterfeit...

I'm exploring this antonym over on Inside Out today...I would love if you would visit and share your thoughts. 

Peace, ya'll

Monday, December 08, 2014

Cards on my own - Simple Stories DIY Christmas

You knew it was about to happen, right?  Me venturing into the world of cards without a kit.

So, the honest truth is that its not really "without a kit."

I started with  a very well-coordinated set of supplies - not exactly a kit, but close enough to make me feel comfortable. I began with the DIY kraft cards and envelopes form Simple Stories:

 Then, I added some supplies from their DIY Christmas line.

The supplies were rounded out by some Xmas Red, Crystal and Green Stickles:

The result: eight Christmas cards that went together very quickly and that I absolutely LOVE!

There are even matching envelopes!

Peace, ya'll!

Saturday, December 06, 2014

October Afternoon Santa Sack #2

I'm a great fan of October Afternoon's various lines...last year, I took advantage of their December Santa Sack sale and this year, when the opportunity came up I couldn't pass it up.

This year, I got the Week 2 Santa Sack. (although no two weeks are alike, so if you wanted a sack with different products, there are still two weeks left, plus a stamp sack at the end.

I was quite excited to see the box yesterday...

As usual, the Santa Sack didn't disappoint.:

This one had papers from Daily Flash Snapshots, Daily Flash Girl Talk, Daily Flash Eggnog, Daily Flash All Boy, Daily Flash Apple Cider, Daily Flash Milk Money, Holiday Style, Boarding Pass, Farm House, Travel Girl, Public Library, and Silent Night. (even though there is a huge mix here, I love how the colors of the OA lines all still go together and would work on layouts).

There are Mini Market letters in Kraft & Black, Sticky Keys in Teal & Cream, one chip board and sticker letter sets from Daily Flash, Daily Flash Apple Cider Stickers, two 6 x 8 paper packs from Daily Flash, Border Stickers and Sew Fun Banners from Travel Girl, and Word Stickers from Public Library.

The embellishments are also so amazing! There are three sets of die cut shapes from Daily Flash Eggnog, Daily Flash Snapshots, and Daily Flash All Boy. There are Doo-Dads from Public Library, and two sets of Memory Cards from Daily Flash Milk Money and Daily Flash All Boy. Some brads from Public Library, a Miscellany set form Witch Hazel and two washi rolls are included. Finally, two stamps from Daily Flash - one is the Decade stam and the other is the Catch Phrase.

If you are looking for a great infusion of new bits, pieces, tapes, letters and papers for your stash, this is a GREAT little investment.

I'm so ready to go play now!!!

Peace, ya'll!!!

Friday, December 05, 2014

Card Friday

Some more amazing Christmas cards as we embark on the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

(I guess that reveals how old school i can be when it comes to Christmas!)

These are a couple more from my Embellish It November Kit. 

I really love the RED that Simple Stories uses in their lines...Being a Coke person, that red is almost the PERFECT red to my thinking...Its like Jillibean Soups green...PERFECT.

And again, the bits and pieces in their DIY Christmas die cut pack are amazing...

and Plentiful...

And so so gorgeous.

I kind of wish I'd ordered two of this kit so I could make more of these...but those I have will have to do!

Peace, ya'll!

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Real Deal

Hey, everyone!

I have but a handful of "real deal" friends, though I attempt to surround myself with "real deal" people on a consistent basis...

These two...they just love me and my family for exactly who we are...our authentic selves. 

Peace, ya'll!