Saturday, October 22, 2011


Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Who doesn't love getting together with the family, eating, laughing, and eating again?

The nest thing about Fall and Thanksgiving is that it reminds you to be thankful. This is something that we all forget to be at times in our lives and I am thankful for the little reminder that the season brings.

I instantly fell in love with the Gently Falling stamp set in the mini catalog when I saw it. I knew it would be on my first order and it was. I haven't played with it all that much but when I started working on October projects for Stamp Club, I knew I would be using it for sure. Unfortunately since I procrastinate and time was running out, I cheated and used someone's idea. Now I need to go back and see who that was because I can't remember in my old age. Ok, I'm not that old but I did turn 32 today and I have pregnancy brain so for the life of me I can't remember.

Anyway, don't forget to be grateful this season and send someone a card letting them know you appreciate them.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Treats for Malachi's Friends

Malachi is only 21 months old and I love getting him dressed up for Halloween but really don't want him getting candy. I will still take him out with the family but will give most all the candy away. Anyway, I wanted to do a little treat for his nursery class at church but you can't really give a bunch of under 3 year olds candy, so I bought a box of the Teddy Grahams pouches and this is how I will be decorating them.

I decided I can part with some retired DSP for the treats. I am such a paper hoarder. I embossed the DSP with the Spider Web embossing folder and then I sanded it with a sanding block. The Build a Bear and retired pumpkin costume die is perfect for this project.

Friday, October 7, 2011

With a Cherry on Top

After I created my first sample with the Button Buddies stamp set and Sweet Buttons Embosslit, I looked at my cute card with the cute pig on it and admired it. I reread the statment "Happy Birthday with a Cherry on Top" and I thought why didn't I use the cherry stamp? That saying and that stamp are perfect for one another.

So when I had some time I sat down with the intention of using both of those stamps together. So cute, so simple, I love it!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Baby Button Buddies

My last few blog post have been Halloween, Fall, or Christmas related but this one is Baby related. Since babies come all year long it is great to have baby cards on hand.

This is one of the samples I made for the Die Club of the Month. I once again used the Button Buddies Stamp Set with the Sweet Buttons Embosslit. There is only one thing I wish I would have done differently and that is reverse the colors on the rattle. The Night of Navy is a little dark and I think it would have been better used as the handle of the rattle but what's done is done. Next time I'll play a little more before gluing everything down.

I should use this card to send to my Sister in Law Belinda and our newest nephew, Logan. I must make it to the post office tomorrow to get the gifts in the mail. I can't wait to meet lil Logan but unfortunately it will have to wait Spring, we just can't make the trip to Texas right now with me being pregnant and us in the process of looking for a house to buy. On the bright side, when we go next year the family will get to meet Kaiden.