Monday, November 30, 2015

Last Day of Online Extravaganza and cute bunny!!

Just a quick reminder that TODAY is the last day for SU's Online Extravaganza!!!

AND the today only 24 hour Flash Sale!!!

Check out the deals HERE

We got a sweet surprise, the other day, as we looked out our patio doors to our deck.  What should we see but this adorable bunny peeking up over our deck.  I have NEVER seen a bunny in our yard, here in town, before!!!  Out on our ranch, where we used to live before moving here, we were used to seeing jack rabbits, cotton tails along with a lot of other wild life but here....we usually see a cat running across our fence or birds...but never a cute little bunny.  I had to take a photo....because as soon as I opened the door, afterwards, to throw out some carrots for him....he was GONE!!!  And, we haven't seen him since!

He looked so cold and forlorn!!!  I don't know how on earth he found his way to our yard but it sure brought a smile to our faces!!

Have a great day!!!


Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday and I'm staying HOME

and decorating!! 
I also have fun projects that I am trying to get finished up before December 5th.  I have a class on that day and want to have all of my projects done so that I can show the gals!

I promised my hubby (and myself) that what projects weren't done for Christmas by December 5th.....wouldn't be getting done.  So, I have been busy trying to get everything that I have wanted to do...DONE before that day!!!  :-)
The problem is, I keep finding more stuff I just have to try!!  It never ends...but it's so much fun!!!   That's when staying up till dawn comes in handy!!

One of the most recent little projects is this adorable snowman.

Is he too cute or what?  Of course, I don't have anything IN him yet...but I will before Christmas.  I am thinking of adding some white or black shredz and then filling him with candy.
I found him on Pinterest and just had to sit right down and make one...and it was 3am!!
I'll have the product list to make him at the bottom of this post and then all you need is to buy some Google eyes.

Don't forget!!!

If you are wanting to find some things on sale but, you don't want to go out, today, you can sit in your PJ's with a hot cup of coffee, tea or cocoa and just peruse through this sale.  LOTS of goodies!!!

If you don't see anything you just have to have....maybe you have stampers on your list and you can find a lot of fun stocking stuffers!!!  LOTS of ribbon and baker's twine on sale and other embellishments.

Here are the supplies you'll need to make that adorable snowman fry box.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Hope you have a great day!!!


Thursday, November 26, 2015


Good Morning,

I just wanted to take a few minutes, this morning, to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

This is a card we did at my class in November.  I just thought it was so cute!!

Enjoy your day doing whatever it is that makes you happy and be thankful for even the little things!

I'll be busy cooking this morning while watching the Macy's Day Parade.  It's TRADITION!!!   Then,'s time to sit down and eat.

We got our first snow on Monday morning!  It was a little later than last year.  

This photo was taken just about an hour after it started snowing and then, by nightfall, there was a lot more as it snowed all day long!

I wanted to go out and measure it but didn't want to put boots, later that night and early Tuesday morning, when our dog, Annie, went out to go potty, I saw that it reached her, Tuesday morning, I measured how far it was from the ground to her belly....and it's about 12" or more in some spots.

 Since she wasn't too sure what I was doing, it was hard to make her stand still to be measured. :-)

It was piled up at our front door on our porch...and down the walk way.

Supposed to be getting freezing fog!  I hope not, but it is what it is....and it's winter!!

Tomorrow, I'll start decorating the house for Christmas.  I can't wait to put up some of the Advent calendars I've made.

No Friday shopping for me!  I'll be happy to stay home and putz!!!

Have a great day!!!


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Cute lil' deer Card

How cute is this little deer?  Ok, so he's probably not Rudolph, but he's adorable nonetheless.

When you are sitting down watching a movie or your favorite TV show, you can cut these adorable little guys from the "Home for Christmas" designer series paper. 

Here is how I constructed mine, but you can whatever DSP you want to go along with this little guy.  


  1. Fold a piece of 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Mossy Meadow card stock in half.
  2. Stamp and layer a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 designer series paper on top.  I used Season of Cheer and stamped with a sentiment from Cozy Christmas.
  3. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 3 3/4 x 3.  Cut the center out using the fourth largest Square Framelit, (2 1/2 x 2 1/2).  Lay it over your stamped DSP and adhere to your card using Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  4. Add your deer to whatever side he fits best on...depending on which deer you are using.
  5. Add a 3 1/2 x 3/4" strip of Merry Moments DSP, that you have notched at one end, to the bottom of the white layer.  
  6. Add a wooden snowflake element with a rhinestone in the center that you have colored with a red Sharpie.
  7. I also added a little rhinestone to the deer's nose and colored it with a red Sharpie, as well.
These cards go together pretty fast if you do all your prep work first and then just sit down and assemble them.

You can also use other images in other DSP, like the santa or the tree....whatever suits your fancy.

Here are the products that were used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

You can find all these products by clicking the links or going to my online website HERE

Don't forget the ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA going on till Monday November 30th!  GREAT DEALS!!

Have a wonderful day!!


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tuesday Specials

Weekly Deals

It's SNOWING here!!!  They are predicting up to 8" of snow throughout the day. I'm staying home, getting ready for Thanksgiving and playing in my craft room!!!

Berry Merry Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Price$17.00 $12.75
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper by Stampin' Up!
Price$5.00 $3.75
Embellished Ornaments Wood-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Price$28.00 $21.00
Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack by Stampin' Up!
Price$10.00 $7.50

As always, you can find all of these products at my online store or by clicking on the image!!

Have a great day!!


Christmas Cards and Star Burst technique

Good Morning!!!  It's a fabulous day, even though it's cold outside!!  The mountains have snow and the view is gorgeous!!  We are under a  Winter Storm Watch until early Wednesday morning.  That means, we could have SNOW by Thanksgiving!  Didn't plan on going out for black Friday, anyway, but hoping it doesn't cause too much  problems for those that are planning on it.

I just realized that in all of my excitement over the SALE this week that I have not been sharing what I've been up to.  I was too busy making out my list of what I just HAD to have.  :-)

So, here is one project that I have finished for some of my Christmas cards.

This technique is so addicting!!!  It is called the star burst technique (or sunburst, if you are using a sun).  I just got my card table up in front of the sofa and watched TV while I made all of my images so I could put my cards together later.

I didn't take photos while I was making my cards, silly me, I was having too much fun but I will make another card and take photos for each step and post it, later, so you can see how it was done.  It's actually very simple!

The Star burst effect didn't show up as well in my photo...but hopefully next time I post, it will.
Love the look!!!

Here are the products I used to make this card.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
Here is another Christmas card I made using a similar, but different, technique

On this card, I used the Kinda Eclectic stamp and laid my Very Vanilla card stock layer onto my Crumb Cake card base and then stamped with Crumb Cake ink.  Then, I removed the layer and added a piece of the music notes paper, from the Home for Christmas designer series paper, that had been sponged with Crumb Cake ink onto the card then secured the image on top of that. Then, I added a punched star from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and tied a piece of 1/8" silver ribbon around the card.

I'll try to remember to make notes while I am creating!!  Sometimes, I just get too INTO my card making and then realize I should have been taking notes to share with you!!
Here are the supplies I used to make this card.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

I have more Christmas cards to share over the next few days and a few projects I have created.

Hope you have a Fantastic Day!!!  And, that you can take some time to PawsNStamp!!


Monday, November 23, 2015

IT"S's MONDAY!!! Let the FUN begin!!!


This is my favorite DSP in the catalog!!!  It is called Timeless Elegance and today, If you buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper (DSP),  you get one FREE!!!! That makes it just a little over $8 a pack!!

I know that this paper sometimes goes unnoticed because you can't SEE the gorgeous flowers on that end roll!!  I am telling you, it makes the most beautiful cards with just a little coloring and adding some buttons, butterflies or other embellishments.  Then, you can use it along with pieces of the other papers in the pack!!

 But, that's not all that's on sale today!!!  But, the Designer Series Paper is only on this FLASH sale!!  Today only!!!

Then, to top that off....there are two punch boards on sale, today for 30% off and a Paper Pumpkin Kit at 50% off!!!

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Are we having fun, yet???  I know I am!!!

Remember you can find all of these by clicking on the items....or going to my online store

If you use the Host code 7R4GEURD, I will send you a thank you card along with a small thank you gift.

BUT, if your order is $150 or more, please do not use that code.

Have a fantastic day!!!

And, remember to check back on Monday, November 30th for a second Flash Sale!!!