10 Years Ago Today, I Married My Best Friend

Well, these two little kids got married, anyway! LOL! Yes, we got married on New Year's Eve. Yes, I love him to pieces. Yes, he loves me to pieces. Yup. We were 12 years old at the time. Just Say'n. *wink* Hee-hee!!!!


And we love each other so much more now than we could have even imagined on that day. I love you, Hubbums. Forever and stuff.


There's A Skeleton in the Christmas Closet!

I hope you are enjoying an absolutely WONDERFUL Christmas Day with your family and friends!!! I am!!! I wanted to quickly share a Christmas project that I finished up last night! Nothing like last minute holiday crafting! LOL!

There's A Skeleton in the Christmas Closet

Skeleton in the Christmas Closet

Isn't it just fun?!!! I had a blast creating this piece!


The skeleton is a collection of fabulous Samantha Walker for Unity stamps called Bones About Halloween. Yes, I realize they were INTENDED for Halloween, but I think they make GREAT Christmas stamps! Heee!!!!

Merry Christmas!

So, I hope you have a TRULY fabulous Christmas!!! AND...a Happy New Year, too!


Merry Christmas To All...and to all....

...a good time blogging! Oh...wait...is that not how that goes? Oh, well....it suits my purposes at the moment! HA! I just wanted to drop in with a quick post today. I didn't get anything created, but I do have a project that I plan to finish before Christmas and get posted! I hope you and your family have a WONDERFUL Christmas! And...I hope you get a visit from caroling gnomes. Because that would make ME happy...I'm figuring it would probably make you happy, too. Just say'n. Heee!!!


Merry Christmas!

Just Say'n.

Jingle Out!


It's Wednesday...My Workspace is insane, as per usual, BUT I did get some happy mail!

Well, it is officially What's on Your Workspace Wednesday and, quite frankly, mine is it's usual disaster. As my Christmas gift to all of you, I am going to spare you a picture of the mess! HA! However, I do want to show you a few things that are ON my workspace at the moment! YUP! FUN STUFF all around!

I had the chance to participate in a Secret Santa swap over at Lillyella and just LOOK at the wonderful package that the fabulous Emmeline sent to me!

Gift from my Secret Santa!

Can you SEE all those fabulous little bits and bobs? I am SO excited! And LOOK!!! JINGLE BELLS!!!! Perfect! Just say'n.

Secret Santa Gift!

AND....then there is this FABULOUS card! I know...I shouldn't say that about my own work...all that humility mumbo jumbo and such, but I DO REALLY love this one!

Christmas Birds

The gorgeous bird stamp is from Scrolls Work and I colored it with Prismacolor pencils. The papers are all Cosmo Cricket and the ribbon is CTMH.

Christmas Birds (close)

So...that's what's on my workspace right now! As per usual for the week prior to Christmas, life is crazy, insane, and hectic with a whole lot of fun mixed in! I hope you are having a fabulous week!


Sisters and Christmas...fun stuff! {Wordless Wednesday}

sarah and me

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You're Such An Angel! Sketch Tuesday at Skipping Stones Design!

Yup! I'm talking to you! You are SUCH an Angel! Especially those of you who are awesome and visit regularly and those of you who comment! I love my blog readers, I really do!

You're an Angel (flat)

I created this card using this week's sketch over at Skipping Stones Design! I used the brand new Brrrrthday set! I love the winter images in this set that let you use it for ALL KINDS of great cards! Not every winter card has to be holiday related! YAY!!!

SSD Angel and sentiment stamp

The papers are from the Mitten Weather collection by Cosmo Cricket. I love them!!!!

You're Such an Angel!

Oh...and an update on yesterdays holiday panic...I accomplished a major gift task yesterday, so I am feeling a *tad* bit better on that front. Now I just have to hope it is actually WANTED! HA! I'm fighting off an ear infection, but the fight seems to be working, so that's good. AND...today I'm wearing cute dark jeans with a short grey knit skirt and my favorite Etsy/American Apparel tee over a long sleeve tee with my zebra Madden flats so I'm pretty much happy. It's amazing what an outfit you love can do to your mood. Just Say'n! Anyway...Happy Tuesday before CHRISTMAS!!!!

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Have You Finished Your Christmas Shopping?

'Cause, I totally haven't. No, for reals, you guys, this is serious. I'm sort of in panic mode. I don't have a lot of gifts to buy, but the ones I need to buy are sort of important ones. *sigh* 'Tis the Season! HA! BUT...I am having super lots of fun creating cards, still, so that's a good thing!


This is a super fun card created with Echo Park papers and a SUPER fun Scrolls Work Stamps image! It's called Santa's Suit Set and it comes with the jacket I used here and Santa's hat and boots, too!

Santa's Suit

I colored his jacket with...wait for it.... SHARPIE! Yup! That's how I got that beautiful vibrant red! I love it! Then I added silver paint pen to his belt buckle and finished his trim with some Stickles! And...I don't know if you noticed, but I went a little old school and used some of my shaped eyelet stash on this card, too! I love the way they look!!! So fun!

Sooooo....now that I made this adorable little card with Santa's adorable little coat...he's gonna show up and take care of the rest of my shopping, right? Right. K. Good. I feel better now! HA! Have a fabulous Monday!


A Scrolls Work Poinsettia Card and a WINNER!

I know I don't usually post on the weekends, but with all of these cards, I just HAD to share them before Christmas!!! So, here is one I created using the Scrolls Work Mirrored Poinsettias! These are SO pretty! I loved giving them the fabulous colors! I colored them with Prismacolor pencils after stamping with Momento ink.


I accented the card with gold glass glitter! Have I mentioned how much I'm in love with this stuff? 'Cause I'm pretty much totally and completely in love with this stuff. Just say'n.


Yup. Love. For reals. Complete and Totally. Just say'n.


ALSO...I wanted to announce the winner of the Sew Mama Sew giveaway! The winner is.....

JESSICA!!! Congratulations, Jessica! Go ahead and email me your address and I will get your goodies sent out to you!


Snowmen Spend Christmas in a Flurry!

And boy am I there with them right now! HA! Is anyone with me? Usually I don't feel like I'm in a flurry as we don't do a ton of gift shopping and we don't have a lot of parties to go to and stuff, but for some reason, I'm feeling as though I'm in a bit of a flurry right now! It's okay, though...it's all part of the fun of the Christmas season! I love it!

Snowmen Spend Christmas in a Flurry

This card uses a really adorable snowman image from Scrolls Work. I sort of went all out on the techniques for this sucker! LOL! First, I stamped the image on scrap paper and then cut carefully around the tree. I had to keep both sides in tact, as I used each side as a mask while stamping the other. I stamped the snowman in white...'cause he's made of snow and stuff. Just say'n. And then I stamped the tree in green. 'Cause, um....trees are green, generally. THEN I used a glue pen to fill in his scarf, earmuffs, and the ribbon on his magical hat and flocked those areas for the warm and cozy look. I finished off the tree with some fabulous red glitter glue decorations! CUTENESS!!!!

If you have a moment, Srolls Work is trying to get to 500 Facebook fans! Come help out and tell her Jingle sent ya and then send your friends over to win some free RUBBER!!!!


The papers are all Jillibean Soup kraft fabulousness! I love them!!!! And...this card is also my submission to the Snow People challenge over at Gingersnap Creations!

I hope you all have a super fabulous Friday! Today is the LAST DAY to enter my Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day Giveaway (see link at top of blog)! It has been SOOO fun meeting so many fabulous new bloggers!!!


Joy Wall Decor - Tips and Tricks Thursday - Full Tutorial

Well, I thought this was going up today and I mentioned it in my last post, but since it hasn't yet, I figured I'd go ahead and post the full tutorial here so you guys don't miss out! So...here it is!!!!

Well, let's be honest, it doesn't have to be HOLIDAY decor, as you could totally do this any time of year, but since it's the season, let's go with it, K? K. Thanks for having my back on this one.

Today we are going to create a fabulous hanging decor piece!

Warning: This tutorial contains a particular set of words WAY too often. Just say'n.*

You will need: Chipboard letters spelling out the word of your choice, Your favorite Skipping Stones Design background stamps, acrylic paint, embossing powder and heat gun, VersaMark (or other embossing ink), glimmer spray, glitter glue, glitter, wire, ribbon.


Begin by painting your letters white - I just used Gesso to get a good coat on there, but you can use white paint, too.

Wait for that to dry.*


Next, stamp your background images onto your letters. I used Timeless Textures with VersaMark ink for this step.


Cover the inked images with embossing powder. I suggest doing this letter by letter to avoid having your ink dry on you!


Heat emboss each letter completely.


Once all of the letters are embossed place them in a cardboard box and spray them liberally with shimmer spray.

Wait a minute or two for that to begin to dry. *


Use a tissue or paper towel to wipe off the excess spray. Your embossing powder will have created a really pretty resist effect!

Wait for that to dry.*


Carefully edge each letter with a good glitter glue.


Edge each letter with glitter to add sparkle!!!!

Wait for that to dry.*



Create small decorative loops with wire and attach them to the back of each letter with the adhesive of your choice.

Wait for that to dry.*


Add ribbon to accent them and then display somewhere for all to admire! These would be great ornaments, package toppers, or wall decor!!!

As for all that dry time - I suggest making dinner, having another project going, or becoming very good friends with your heat gun. Just say'n.

Jingle Out! :-)

Joy Wall Decor - Tips and Tricks Thursday

So...would you like to see how I turned THIS....

Chipboard Joy

Into THIS...

Joy Decor Piece

Well, then you should MOST CERTAINLY head on over to Skipping Stones Deisign today to see the complete tutorial! 'Cause You are SO gonna love it!!! I'm just say'n!

***Edited to add: I don't know why it didn't go up over at SSD, so I posted the full tutorial here so you guys don't miss out...see the post above!***

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And then She Just Emerged... {WOYWW}

WOYWW 12/15/2010

I actually haven't pulled out my paper clay since we moved and last night all of the sudden I just HAD to sculpt! I pulled out some wire, formed a simple armature and she just danced her way right on out of the clay in my hands! I can't wait to continue working on her...I don't know quite who she is yet or where she came from, but she will tell me! She has already begun to share her secrets!

WOYWW 12/15/2010

And this is my other project that I've put off WAY too long...Christmas cards! I need to make them!!!! I have to have the cards for the family done by Sunday and I haven't even begun them yet! I do have this fun Echo Park paper ready to go, though, and LOTS of great holiday stamps to play with, so I will get on those this week...hopefully! Just say'n.

So, that's what's on my workspace on this fine FREEZING cold Wednesday! Oh, and it's OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY day, so that should be fun!

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My Red Christmas Tree {Wordless Wednesday}





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It's RELEASE DAY at Skipping Stones Design!

***If you are looking for the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Please click HERE! Thanks!***

And you know what that means! It's BLOG HOP time!!!

Skipping Stones Design releasing TWO FABULOUS new sets today and I can't WAIT to show you the amazing card that I created with one of them! The first set is this really great Sentiment Frames set:

And I just so happened to use this very set for my card! I combined it with papers and a sticker from Samantha Walker's collection for Creative Imaginations.

Happy Holidays

I. am. in. love. Just say'n. For reals, though, I totally love this set! The elements are just so gorgeous!

Happy Holidays Close

And...to see the other fabulous set, called Brrrrthday, you will just have to jump on over to Skipping Stones Design to check it out! (Seriously...you are TOTALLY going to want to see this one!!! TOTALY CUTENESS!!!)

Now...it's time to hop on...if you are in the middle of the hop you should have come from Kelley's blog and you can continue on to Kandi's blog! If you just started here, go head on over to Amy's blog to jump in at the start of the fun!

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