Monday, December 22, 2014

Flakey Friends Gift Bag


I used a sketch, included in the latest editions of Scrapbook & Cards Today,
as inspiration to dress up this plain, white gift bag.
Did you know you can view it online and download it for free?
Click HERE.
Personally, I like my hard copy magazine to have right on my scrapping/stamping table and find it is worth the subscription price.
Anyway, for this bag I used the
and 
Flakey Friends stamp set.
This stamp set gets a lot of ink time at my house!
And it is one of the "Deal of the Decade" sets you can get for only
$10 with qualifying order.

I also used the Classy Doily stamp for the background.
I hope you are having "snow much fun" this week!
Today is a shopping day, tomorrow is wrapping, cooking and cleaning day.
I'm so excited that my sweet daughter and BF get to come home for Christmas Eve.
They are making home-made pizza from scratch, our family tradition.
I have a fun, crafty video for you tomorrow and then I'll take a few days off from crafting and blogging.
Wishing you the Merriest Christmas Ever!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Tag, You're It!


This tag was created using the Merry, Merry stamp set,
which is one if the "Deal of the Decade" sets.
That means you can get it for $10 with a qualifying order in December.
Check out the details HERE.
If you have any Christmas money to spend on yourself, it would be a good time to stock up on some of your favorite 
Close To My Heart stamp sets!


I love owning a variety of alphabet stamp sets in different fonts and sizes to create special monogrammed tags, like the one on the gift above.
I also created these gifts to leave on the desks of some of my co-workers.


After viewing the photo I decided to go with two z's on Twizz.
I got the jars and ribbon at JoAnn Fabrics.
I saw this idea in a local shop and the owner said she saw it on Pinterest.
Just a little something to let my friends know I'm thinking of them this holiday season.
Quick and easy to make too!
Can you believe Christmas is this week?  Yikes, I need to get wrapping things up.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Scrappy Saturday


Here is a layout I created using the December Stamp of the Month


I totally lifted the layout from the Season Expressions booklet shown here.

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I just substituted the Hopscotch Paper (which I am totally loving) for my layout.
Now, I just need to print off a photo of my darling great niece.
Today is the first day of Christmas break and I have quite the long list of scrapbooking layouts on my "to do" list.
First, I must get my Christmas cards in the mail.
Have a great weekend!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thank You

I wanted to create a special thank you note for a very special gift I received so I turned to the latest Cardabilties sketch for inspiration.
Karan's sketches always inspire me to add more than I usually add to cards.
I literally grabbed a few scraps of Pear & Partridge (retired papers) and a few die cuts that were laying around my stamping desk to create this card.




The "thanks" sentiment is from a Hostess Rewards set that could be yours if you host a January gathering.
I am gifting this stamp set to my January hostesses!
Thanks for visiting!





Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cupcake LOVE


Cupcake + Kraft= Sweet Love
These cupcakes are super easy to fussy cut so I stamped them on some patterned paper for a fun effect.
The paper once again, is Hopscotch.
Stamps from the SOTM,

That's all folks, short and sweet today!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

More Cutie Pie!


This may be my favorite card made using the 
"Cutie Pie" stamp set.
I love the stamp with the hanging frames because you can do so much with it.
I stmaped it right onto the patterned paper from the
I just stamped a few hearts here and there and added some sentiments from the
stamp set that comes with the
newest CTMH cartridge, Artfully Sent.
Isn't it fun?
This stamp is great for scrapbook page accents too.
Here is the Stamp of the Month,
remember you can get it for only $5 with a $50 order.
If you have a $50 order you can add any C ($13.95) or D ($17.95) stamp set for only $10 each for the Deal of the Decade.
It's a great time to stock up on your favorite Close To My Heart stamps!
Besides, who can resist cupcakes, right?


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sweet Deal


Yesterday, I shared all about the "Deal of the Decade".
Well, today I have another sweet deal to tell you about...it's the 
December Stamp of the Month.
I combined this cute stamp set with the adorable new
Hopscotch Paper Packet to create a whole set of birthday cards.
Here is a look at the complete stamp set...



$17.95 or only $5 with a $50 order.
Now that is sweet!