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Sunday, October 25, 2015


Blog hop inspiration

I REALLY loved this inspiration but we have been in non-stop sports mode here in Kansas!
Just finished watching the KC Chiefs game!

I was originally planning on making a spray of foliage on the left side of my card and adding some ornaments on the right side...

I LOVE Spruce and Sprigs SO MUCH, I couldn't detract from it.


So I just added more of the berry clusters to represent the red ornaments!

A sentiment from O Holy Night and I was done!
Spruce and Sprigs will become a new go-to set!
LOVE it!!!

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Create Along With Us: October 2015

Create a project utilizing inspiration you've seen during release week. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product.


I am starting to get serious about making favors for Christmas sales.
I bought Christmas Tree Change Up die but did not buy the stamps.
Originally I used Christmas Tree Trio but when I saw the Starburst stamp from All Through the House, I knew it would be a perfect stamp for the tree. It is!

I LOVE Betsy's Ornament boxes but I didn't get either one of them.

So here is my effort.

I think it is really cute!

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

I had a fun day...

Not really! but I got some necessary work done.
I also have some information that might be of interest to some of you.

I spent a little over 3 straight hours and cut out all of the images in the All Through the House paper pad.
EXCEPT the stocking, wreaths, fires...whatever else is in that grouping. I just couldn't cut any more!!!

I counted the contents, too:
10 Box wraps
24 Frames
10 Houses
8 Trees
16 Packages/tags
8 Fireplaces
14 Snowman
12 Santa sleigh
8 Mini houses
12 Holly sprigs

I also cut 10 boxes to assemble while I am watching the Royals game tonight!

I wanted to know what I had so I could decide if I need to order another paper pad in October.
I bought an extra but I expect to sell a LOT of these adorable  boxes!!!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

All Through the House!!!

Betsy has done it again!
MAJOR cuteness!!!
This is her best kit... EVER!
Even my 27 year old SON said that is REALLY cool!
Of course for him it was all about the light!!! (look closely, you can see it in the box)
Betsy, I cannot thank you enough. My creative desire had taken a big leave of absence!
After the year I have had, I needed some joy in my life. This kit has most definitely brought that joy to me.
I will be able to share that joy with others by using this kit!



 Current attempt at Christmas Tree Change up

I think I like it better with white paper and green stamping.
The star was made with some red chipboard.
I think most of my problem at first is I am only gluing the bottom so it can be filled with candy.
The slits were not staying lined up.
I think I have that under control, now...

I am going to buy some red fun foam. it might work better???

I do think these are really cute.
They are not as cute as the matchbox, tho...

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Make It Monday #225


Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and die cut shaped box.

Thank you so much Ashley for this GREAT tutorial.
I mass produce most of what I make so I might not use this one a lot. But if you already have the dimensions figured out it might not be a lot of work to do this one.

Anyway, my creativity and desire have been on a BIG vacation. I am hoping this little effort and my Make-It-Market kit I will be getting next week will get me back on track!!!
Thanks to my generous family for helping buy that in honor of my husband. Al.

I chose the Christmas Tree from Tree Trimming Trio. I LOVE that tree.
I love the shape of the tree,a LOT!

I am VERY happy with how my box turned out!!!

I also got around to finally making a Christmas Tree Change Up box.
I also used another stamp from Tree Trimming Trio.


I cannot for the life of me figure out how to make the star work!
Seems pretty simple... NOT!
This is a prototype and not stamped perfectly...
I add the tag so they can be used as place cards.

I just glued the bottoms together and the first "scallop" on the bottom.
It is held together by the twine.
Any suggestions on a star for the top?
I am baffled.

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