Tuesday, December 11, 2012


This is a wonderful image that just makes me smile.  I made a tag that has really bright colorful papers, so the colors are a bit brighter than my normal Christmas "go-to" colors. 
Stamps - Image/sentiment - Stamping Bella Uptown Girls
Papers - Hobby Lobby
Ink - Memento - and Prismacolor Pens
Misc. - Cricut (tags), jingle bells, ribbon, stickles

Friday, December 7, 2012

Tilda Skiing
The challenge this week is Christmas.  Well Tilda has new skis she is trying out before lunch.
I tried making a little cobblestone path to her cabin, it needs practice but I like it.
Stamps - Tilda skiing and cabin background Magnolia & Studio S sentiment
Papers - PTI cs and pp ?
Coloring - Copics
Misc. - MS icicle punch/stickles

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Santa's in the kitchen

My blog is almost always dedicated to cardmaking, but today I'm sharing my kitchen decorated for Christmas! There is a blog that I have visited for well over a year. She sets the most stunning tables!!! Although my table pales in comparison to hers or any others you will see; it was so fun to take pictures. My Santa has messy hair! I like it that way-he has been so busy!
These little plates are from Walmart (2 yrs?). They were marked down to 50 cents and I grabbed quite a few for my husband so he could give some to his staff with a gift card in the dish. We ended up with a few extras, so they ended up with me. haha
Chargers were from Target clearance a few years ago. Napkins/runner from Pier 1 sale last year. Plates from KMart clearance (last year)
My Santa and napkins match! Love it when that happens.
Pier 1 peppermint candle and candle holders Michael's candle ring
You might see my gingerbread/peppermint tree in the back.
My chandelier covered with beaded garland from Pier 1 and peppermint garland from Michael's.
Please visit the link below to see all the gorgeous tablescapes.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Old School Tilda

What a bad picture! Taken on my iPhone because my camera appears to be hiding from me. This is one of my first Magnolias. Honestly don't think that I could ever part with any Tildas, but some of my first ones are so dear to me. Stamps - Tilda (Magnolia) Papers - older papers (MME?)and SU Ink - Memento and Copics Misc. - Stickles/PTI twine & ribbon/jingle bells/pop-up dots/Martha Stewart border punch

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Merry Christmas

This is for Tilda's Town Challenge Merry Christmas Last week I was able to visit Ashville, NC. Such a beautiful city & enjoyed my time there. If you are ever in the area be sure to make time to tour Biltmore Estates. One day while my husband was in meetings, I made several Christmas cards. Love Tilda's hair on this image & Rudolph is a cutie. Image - Tilda with reindeer - Magnolia; Paper - My Mind's Eye & SU; Misc. - Poinsettia

Thursday, September 27, 2012

October birthday

For the past few years I have been sending my sister Halloween birthday gifts. Her birthday isn't on Halloween, it's just a fun way to celebrate the two occasions. This witch having a party is one of my favorite digi images & it might have been used last year too (can't remember). I picked up a really cute haunted house candle holder & candle, cute witch hat pin, and candy corn anti-bacterial soap.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Cooler temps

The temperatures here are finally cooler - so I was in the mood for fall decorating. Every season my mantle gets decorated & there are a few new items added this year. ALWAYS sale/clearance items are added. My husband won a gift certificate to a furniture store here at a golf tournament, so we picked out 2 lanterns that have the pottery barn look I love so much. The smaller one is covered up mostly by a scarecrow who has seen better days. He has been here for at least 6 yrs., and was on a stand, but it fell apart, and when this happens, I repurpose and don't toss them out. He is propped up against the 2 lanterns. Also added the wire mesh and sunflower picks to the largest lantern.
Here is a closer pic - ugh looks like my orange pumpkin needs to be turned a bit. oops! It still has a few yrs., left in it. ;) Every year I look for trees to do an owl/tree mantle for Oct., but the trees are either too glittery or kiddy looking.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Waiting for inspiration...

The heat here in my part of the world is dreadful! It's 101 today & even though I took today off, there is no creativity coming to me. The heat just takes all your energy away. Went to get my oil changed and walking outside it just smacks you in the face. So while I wait for cooler temps & inspiration, today I'm posting another picture from the wedding. My daughter and SIL did a "first look" photo session. Only the happy couple and photographer were there. The weather that day was perfect and how we could use a day like that again.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Centerpieces recycle

So what do you do at 11:30 PM after the guests have gone & your husband doesn't want to deal with the centerpieces from the wedding? LOL Well several things actually. The centerpieces were large glass vases filled with blue gel beads (these things are awesome & inexpensive) and lights placed inside. Flowers were simply placed on top & it worked so well because guests could still see each other and talk! Gotta love that!!! I said let's give some away - but it's almost midnight! My niece found a mother/daughter coming in to the hotel & gave them one. So I grabbed 3 & my niece grabbed 2. We gave them to the front check-in staff & I left one with the wedding coordinator to be placed in her office. Then we gave 2 to the clean up staff. I took 2 home and put them on the white candlesticks in the dining room. PERFECT!!! The flowers are white mums, spidermums, carnations, billy buttons (HUGE in the south right now for weddings) and ornamental grass. I just loved these centerpieces because they were fun & unexpected. We received so many compliments are how unique they were. :) My SIL is a police officer & there happened to be a FOP convention the same weekend - can you believe that? LOL Some people were walking by as we were finishing the tables and said "Oh how clever - they made the vases look like police lights". LOL I didn't even realize it until they said something. LOL

Monday, June 4, 2012

I Do

My daughter's wedding was this past Saturday & I wanted to share a picture with you. The weather was absolutely perfect! My daughter will say it's because they did a southern tradition of "bury the bourbon". One month exactly from your wedding day, you bury a bottle where the ceremony is held. It was mid 80's, slight breeze and gorgeous! One thing that was too funny is that everyone kept saying "don't cry Debbie, it will mess up your make-up". I did shed tears, but it was her dad that totally lost it. The minute he saw me begin the walk, he started bawling and cried the entire ceremony. When it was time for the toast, he lost it again. Hahaha to everyone who thought I would be the basket case. The photographer was incredible & I'm looking forward to posting more pictures soon. Now back to STAMPING! :) Paul Rowland Photography

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A little birdie told me

Finally a card made with this sweet digital image. Her name is Wryn and she has a sweet little friend. I got so lucky with this paper and all the great patterns that will work with her and another digital image. Have a great weekend! Image - digital image - Saturated Canary & sentiment ? Papers - Kaisercraft Hey Birdie pp & PTI cs Misc. - Stickles, Magnolia die, and border punch & heart sticker ;)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Shop til you Drop

Things are light for work and the bridal shower is done, so I had to make time for creating. Not really "make" time, it is so relaxing.
These are new papers/stamp from a shop that opened here a few weeks ago. Really hope they stay here and continue to buy things not at big box stores.
My green present at the top of the pile does match, but it looks more lime than it really is. I put a WOC flower on top of a flower die that was in the paper pad.
Have a great day!
Stamps - Stamping Bella Uptown Girl
Paper - Kaisercraft and PTI
Ink - Memento & Copics/Prismacolor
Misc. - Dew drops, pop-up dots, stickles

Thursday, April 12, 2012

How does your garden grow

Yea!!! I found time to make a card. So many people have been out the last few days (beautiful 60 degree weather) buying flowers that my sweet Hanglar stamp was the first thing that came to mind.
These papers have been around for a while and I love the colors! Besides the gorgeous weather - a new scrapbook store opened and they carry the Kaisercraft paper pads that I love so much. Two found their way into my basket and a Stamping Bella that is so adorable. This store has potential!!! Let's hope locals will support it. The poor owner was having major electronics issues though - computer was acting up, she had been on hold so long her cell phone was dying, etc. Those days can be so frustrating!
Stamps - Hanglar girl and $1 sentiment
Paper - PTI and pp (?)
Ink - Memento and Copics/Prismacolor
Misc. - May Arts ribbon, stickles, dies, pop-up dots

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hippity Hop

This will more than likely be the only Easter card that will get made. So sad really because there are so many beautiful Easter Magnolia stamps, but there is no time.
I had to get everything workwise done today, because tomorrow will find me in Nashville at the Ryman seeing Daughtry!!!! WOO HOO!!!
If you are a member of his fan club, he asked people to submit pictures that may/may not be put up on a video during one of his songs. We are hoping my daughter's engagement picture will be chosen as one of them.
May you and your family have a Blessed Easter!
Stamps - Magnolia Bunny Tilda (LOVE HER)
Papers - too embarrassed to tell you how old
Misc. - buttons, ribbon, stickles, pop-up dots

Monday, March 12, 2012


Last week I used one of Stamping Bellas for a picture frame. These SB's were on my wish list and a dear friend sent me a few images. How cute are they? ;)
The heart-tini sentiment is part of a set from Impress Stamps (if I remember correctly - there is no marking on the block).
Have a great week!
Stamps - Stamping Bella Uptown Girls (thanks Tammi) sentiment (Impress I think)
Papers - My Mind's Eye (I think)
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - Heidi Swapp hearts/Nestabilities dies/stickles

Friday, March 2, 2012


This day can't end fast enough for me! So what am I doing to relieve stress? Making a little frame for my daughter's bridal shower for the sweets table. LOL Only I would decide to create with tornadoes dropping all around me! We are waiting to see if one touched down 20 minutes ago in the middle of our city and we are bracing for more tonight.
Anywhooooo...this was a Stamping Bella that I had to have on a recent mini trip to Archiver's. Guys were outside waiting on us, so it was a quick trip inside. :(

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Flowers for you

All my creative energy has been elsewhere lately, but a recent trip to the new Archiver's in Nashville made me want to spend time stamping. I picked up some beautiful papers for my daughter's bridal shower and a so so cute Stamping Bella that I had to have!!!
This card has a mini card on top. Untie the ribbon behind the image and a sentiment is inside. I haven't made a card like that in YRS!
Hope you are safe where you are. We were in the danger area the other day with tornadoes and possibly another round Friday afternoon. Oh how I hate this time of year.
Stamps - There She Goes
Papers - My Mind's Eye ? and PTI
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - Stickles, ribbon, bling, chalk ink on edges of cs

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Vintage Tilda

Today I decided to try "vintage". Not something that is familiar to me, as I tend to lean toward bright/vivid colors. My friend, Tammi, however is awesome at vintage.
After picking what I hope are papers with a vintage feel and cutting out the little envelope from the paper, the colors seemed a little "washed out" so I went with the deep burgundy color from the paper for the heart.
During the yrs., there is a great collection of heart charms at my house and this cute little xoxo was a perfect little finishing touch.
Stamps - Tilda (Magnolia from the last release)SU sentiment
Paper - PTI and pp (?) too lazy to go in the other room to look ;)
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - MM xoxo charm, Kaiser pearls, Magnolia heart/vine die

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

new camera

I finally broke down and bought a camera! It was inexpensive and came with a memory card and carry case. It's not the best but it gets the job done better than the iPhone was so it's all good.
No challenge - just the pure joy of creating. This is an adorable stamp that I received from a dear friend. She also sent me the paper - which is just the cutest. Of course I had to incorporate my Cricut in here somehow - so he needed a tree. lol
So happy to be back on the creative trail! :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Well my physical therapy is helping me so much that I decided to tackle another FBW.
Stamps - Lily of the Valley image and MFT sentiment
Paper - SU and Kaisercraft Utopia
Ink - Memento and Copics/Prismacolor
Misc. - ribbon, pearl beads, stickles, flowers, EK daisy punch

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

FBW - Bye Bye Winter

Well we've had virtually no winter here - but this is the first challenge or card I've made in over 2 months, so I'm happy that it is done and won't sweat the details. ;)

Image - Lily of the Valley image/sentiment
Paper - My Mind's Eye & PTI
Misc. - bling, PTI ribbon, nestabilities

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! There has been no stamping at all happening here. Since the end of October, I've been working around 2 broken fingers. Two wks ago, I thought they were going to re-break one of them which didn't seem to be healing properly. In the end, they did NOT re-break and I'm going to physical therapy to regain mobility.
So I'll leave you with what is happening in my stamp room - wedding supplies are taking over. Here are a few pics of things I'm manuvering around. VERY CAREFULLY I might add. ;)