Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Time Is Here....

Yep its that time of year again!  I titled my post from a line of one of my favorite Christmas songs from Charlie Brown Christmas...LOVE that special...Linus always pulls at my heart strings when he reminds us of what Christmas is all about...I wanted to make something to give as a hostess gift for the Christmas party this year...I usually take an ornament but I thought of something a bit different to try...You can use the Michaels coupons to save on the items you purchase...They have these cute white lanterns in the Wedding section of the store and I like to put one out at Christmas on the table next to my centerpiece and light it up....On this hostess gift I filled the lantern with Hershey Kisses and came up with the poem you see printed out...Once the kisses are all gone they put in a tea light (I purchased a battery operated one so the top doesnt get too hot and it wont effect the poinsettia I attached)...I added an extra tea light inside the box...Click on the photo to enlarge and read the poem that will go inside the box...I hope you are having a great Christmas Time....Now you know I have to add this video! 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween CAS Style...

Hi!  Hope you are doing great this week and keeping warm...Its getting chilly in the Sunshine State...I wanted to share a CAS Style card with you today using Halloween as my inspiration...Isnt this cute kitty fun?  You cant see in the photo but part of the image was cut out and popped up for dimension and I added some black and orange baubles for interest...Thanks so much for stopping by today...Happy Halloween!
Supplies: Cat and Pumpkin Penny Black, Papers by Target, SU and Recollections, Baubles and Pop Dots by Recollections

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Post for Penny...

Todays post is dedicated to Penny!  We both love the cute 3-D embellishements that Recollections has out especially during the holidays...And we really love it when they are on sale!  I had some Halloween paper in my stash that I thought went well with these cute owls who are dressed and ready to go Trick or Treating....Simple and favorite kind of card...And thanks to Penny for always stopping by to give me such kind words....I really appreciate you!!  Have a great day....
Supplies:  Embellishments by Recollections, Papers by SU and Target and Pop Dots by Recollections

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Trick or Treat Time...

Long time since I last posted and its almost time for Trick or Treat!  I dug into my Halloween stash and found some great punch outs my Aunt Lori sent me...Crooked fences and bats and boos! Lots of Orange and Black Baubles too (hey that rhymes)...I even found some old papers from Targets dollar spot to use on this card....I LOVE this cute little mouse on its way to get some treats....Anyone else out there having fun making some cards for Halloween?  Feel free to leave a link under the comments section if you like...Have a great week!! Thanks for stopping by...
Supplies:  Papers by Target, SU and Recollections, Punches by Martha Stewart, Baubles by Recollections, Penny Black Stamp

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Paper Stack Card

Hi!  Hope you are having a great week so far!  I don't know about you but I have several designer packs of paper and sometimes I don't get around to using them especially if they are fancy ones since I tend to do alot of whimsy stuff...So I decided to get them out and use them...I ended up using the paper itself as the focus and cut and popped out the butterfly to give it dimension...Some bling was added and I matted the image and coordinated papers were also added...Then a pretty satin black ribbon and I was done...No stamping or coloring involved...And I used up some papers out of my stack...I ended up making a few for the shop....I hope you like it...Thanks for stopping by today...Have a great weekend...
Supplies:  Designer Paper Stack by DCWV, Paper by SU, Bling, Ribbon by Offray and Pop Dots by SU

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pretty Papers and Butterflys...

Happy Tuesday!  Looking through my stuff I decided I really need to start using some of this designer paper...I tend to make cutesy, whimsy stuff and I consider this style "foo foo"...fancy....but I need to break away and use I decided to just make the paper speak for itself....This paper was in one of those DCWV small stacks and I just cut it down and layered it and added some butterflys that I punched out using the Martha Stewart punch and then added some tiny pearls...Pop Dots were used to give dimension to the layers...You cant see in the photo but the paper has a bit of sparkle on the flowery part of it...Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Supplies:  Papers by DCWV and Recollections, Pop Dots and Pearls by Recollections

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hound Dog

Hi!  Hope you are all doing great today...Summer is going by so fast!  Its been so nice to get back into posting again on the blog and over at SCS....Today's challenge was to be inspired by music so I used this cute stamp by Penny Black for my cards entitled "Hound Dog" which is by one of my favorite singers Elvis Presley!  I stamped the image twice so I could cut out and pop up different parts for dimension....The scarf, the cute doggies head and his dog bone....I found a brad in my stash that went perfect with the red and white polka dot paper...Don't you love when that happens?  Thanks so much for stopping by and if you get a chance go over to SCS and play the challenge for's the link!

Supplies: Penny Black Stamp, Papers by Recollections and MM, Ribbon by Offray, Copics and Pop Dots

Now you know I have to post some Elvis doing Hound Dog!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mimi Chillin.....

Hi!  Hope everyone is having a great summer...and keeping cool just like Mimi here...I wanted to share another one of the stamps out of the Fun in the Sun collection by Penny Black...Same layout but in this one Mimi is relaxing on the beach enjoying some pink lemonade...I added some polka dots to her hat to match her swimsuit...The sun was stamped and cut out so I could pop it up...Jute was added for texture...Thanks so much for stopping by!  
Supplies: Stamps by Penny Black, Ink by Momento, Papers by DCWV and Recollections, Brads by SU, Jute, Pop Dots and Copics Markers

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sunshine to Others...

Just inked up this set recently for the first time even though its an old set by Stampin Up...I really loved the saying and found this cute paper in my stash for the background...I added white dots to the center of the flowers to mimic the ones on the stamp with my white gel pen...That pen sure comes in handy!  The little girl was cut out and popped up for dimension...Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a great rest of the week! Hugs...
Supplies: Paper by SU and DCWV, Stamps by SU, Ink by Momento in Black, Pop Dots and White Gel Pen

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mimi at the Beach...

Hi!  Hope you are having a great summer so far...Looks like Mimi is...Isn't she cute...This is from the stamp set called "Fun in the Sun" by Penny Black...I inked it up for the first time last night and had some fun...All made possible by my Aunt Lori who gave me this set for my birthday...Thanks Aunt Lori you are so SWEET!!  I found a cute flip flop in my stash that I had gotten a while back at Walmart that along with some jute I separated to give it a more tattered look and its not so bulky when I tie it on...Some brads and two flowers put together with a coordinating brad gives it a bit of a tropical look...The image was stamped twice so I could cut out her sunglasses and pop them up, my favorite technique to do...Thanks so much for stopping by and the sweet comments you all left on my return...Great to be back!! Hugs, Cookie

Supplies: Fun in Sun Set by Penny Black, Ink by Momento, Copics, SU Brads, Prismas, Pop Dots, Jute, Flip Flop and Papers by DCWV Stack

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Purple Butterfly

Hi!  Wow its been a long time!  Yikes its been so long I dont know how to do this new blogger but I will do my best...I just purchased this Martha Stewart Punch and thought I would make a Clean and Simple card since its my favorite style...Just added some matting, bling and ribbon and popped it up for a quick and easy CAS card...Thanks so much for stopping by today and while I was gone I really appreciate you guys leaving me notes asking about me...Have a great weekend! Hugs, Cookie :D

Supplies:  Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, SU Papers, Recollections Bling and Offray White Satin Ribbon

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

hearts that love...

Hi! Over at SCS theres a CAS Challenge to use Pink, White and Green and I LOVE that combo so I decided to play...This is the direction I went with it...My original card was made by using a SU set called Whimsical Words which I liked but didnt think it went as well as the sentiment I found later online that said what is on this card I used my SU Three in One Heart Punch and then cut strips of the green for stems (I thought leaves might make it look to heavy so I just left it as is)...If you have a chance go over and get in on the fun!
Supplies: SU Three in One Punch, Papers by SU and Recollections, Font Papyrus

Friday, January 20, 2012

Valentine Painter

I LOVE making Valentines cards! There are so many CUTE Valentine goodies out there too...I wish it showed up on this card but I cut out the hedgehog and paintcan (even the handle and that wasnt easy) and popped them up for dimension...Some paper glaze was also added to the red paint on the can and in front of it for shine...Gingham is such a great paper to use when making Valentine cards...Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Supplies: Stamp by Penny Black, Papers by Recollections, DCWV and MM, Pop Dots, Ribbon, Paper Glaze

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I Want Candy...

I found this photo of a card I made during Halloween...If you stop by here very often you know how much I LOVE the embellishments by Recollections that they put out for all the different holidays and seasons...I know Penny knows! Hi Penny! She loves Recollections embellishments too...I just placed them on a white background just the way they came on the acetate...makes it super easy! Then I matted them with some coordinating colors and skewed them a bit for interest...Super easy but FUN and instant gratification Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Supplies: Embellishments by Recollections, Papers by SU and Recollections and Pop Dots

Monday, January 9, 2012

Love Lifts Me Higher...

Hi! Well Valentines is on its way! I LOVE making Valentine cards they are always so fun...Theres a challenge over at SCS to make a CAS card using die cuts...I chose a cloud die cut to give the illusion this cute little guy is being lifted up by his heart shaped balloon...I added a bit of sparkle to the balloon by using sakura stardust pen in red...Ok now I have to add the video of...You guessed it...You're Love is Lifting Me Higher...hehe...
Supplies: Penny Black Stamp, Die Cut Clouds MFT, Pop Dots, Papers by SU and Recollections and Stardust Red Pen by Sakura

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Red Hat Lady Birthday...

Hi! Hope you are doing great! I had a special request recently to use this SU image to make a birthday card for a special friend of a friend...This is such a fun image to create a card with...I stamped the image twice then cut out the front part of the hat and popped it up for dimension, some red bling was added to her finger and stardust pen in red on her lips, necklace and earrings...Thanks for stopping by today!
Supplies: SU Stamp, Momento Ink Black, Copics, SU and DCWV Papers, Pop Dots, Ribbon, Stardust Pen and Bling

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sew Happy Together...

Hi! Hope the New Year is off to a great start for you all...I wanted to share another clean and simple card with you using the same set from the previous post by TPC Studio...I got this set at Joannes a while back it has several images in the set...I stamped and cut out the sewing machine and popped in up for fun, added some silver stardust pen on parts of the machine...This would be great for a Valentine which is coming up next! Have a great day!
Supplies: Stamps by TPC Studio, Stazon Black Ink, Copic, Pop Dots and Stardust Silver Pen by Sakura
Ok now I have to play this remembers it?