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I am a SAHM mother of three...only one left home though. Paper crafting is my passion...I love creating things and saving memories. I also enjoy reading, baking, spending time with my friends and family, and walking my two furry children. My goal on my blog is to share something a little crafty, something yummy, and something fun every week. Thank you for visiting & comments are appreciated :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Winter Pinwheels

I am really having fun with these pinwheel cards!  They are so cute and a great way to use up scraps. It is becoming my go to technique.  These two were made for a swap.  The papers were from stack packs from Wal-mart that have been in my stash forever!   The centers of each card were embellishments left over from other projects. The bottom is a shaker with a snowman and the top is a layered flower, snowflake, and button with ribbon.  I used my new favorite tool, envelope punch board, to make matching envelopes.  

What is your go to technique?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Let it Snow!

More swap cards! They are both Joy Fold Cards. This is a fun fold for cards.  To save on time I decided to make both the same since they had similar themes.   All the papers are from my scrap basket.  The snowmen were from a page kit swap that I participated in, but I had not used them and I decided they would be perfect on these cards.  I hated cutting him in half, but....I added a few snowflake brads and done!  These were so quick and I love how they came out.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Making Spirits Bright

This is one of my favorite cards to make, Diagonal Double Pocket Card.  I especially like it for when I am giving a gift card...two pockets, one for gift card and one for a treat!

Here's the Details:

Image - Making Spirits Bright from Stampin' Up; colored with Zig pens, Crystal Effects on the glass
Tag Sentiment - Merry Everything from Stampin' Up
Papers - black card stock for base card, rest from my scrap basket
Extras - Creative Memories oval cutter, Stampin' Up tag punch, black brads, black & white sheer ribbon, red & white baker's twine, black Zig pen for faux stitching

This one is off to a swap partner...hope she likes it!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Love Fall Card

Just wanted to share a card that I made for a swap. funny thing is that I did not sign up for this swap as I really wasn't interested int he technique.  But, I was asked to be an angel for a participant whose partner had dropped out, so....I have to say that I really like this card...it was hard to send it away. The technique:  Triple Time Stamp Technique.

I don't have a lot of fall stamps...none actually, so I had to improvise.  This set (Rustic Flowers by Close to My Heart) stamped in fall colors would just have to do.  I kept it simple, only adding a ribbon and ribbon slide.  

Once done, I even decided to make a matching envelope...love the We R Envelope Punch Board!

Hope your week is off to a wonderful start. Enjoy!


Monday, November 10, 2014

Fabulous & 40! Happy Birthday, Betty!

Today's blog hop is to celebrate Betty Roberts of SimplyB stamps special birthday.

Fabulous & 40!  

Betty, I hope you have a simply 
Hugs, Marie

Here is the COMPLETE blog list in case you get lost:

Leanne, Cynthia Cole, April, Cat, Dena
Marie http://marie97-lotlot.blogspot.com *** you are here
Jackie Randolph.  - http://papermoments.blogspot.com/

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Peace & Good Fortune Card

Just knew I had to color her as soon as I saw her!  the background paper was perfect, too.  I found it in a paper swap I participated in.

Here's the Details:
Image - Japanese Better from Simply B Stamps; colored with Prismacolor pencils
Sentiment - came with the image
Papers - black card stock and swap papers
Extras - black ribbon, red ribbon rose, beaded headpin (I made it), and black doily

She is just one in the set of around the world images, but she is my favorite.

Thanks for looking!