home sweet home

Here is the card I made for last week's color challenge on SCS. We were to use so saffron, cameo coral, and orchid opulence. I got out my home sweet home stamp set from Heidi Grace that I had not used yet. I had some so saffron dp scraps and it all started from there. The buttons came from a garage sale.

Well, today I am off to have breakfast and catch a movie with some friends. I'm looking forward to some girl time:)

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps: home sweet home (heidi grace)
paper: so saffron, cameo coral, orchid opulence
ink: cameo coral, orchid opulence
more: ribbon, buttons, pretties flowers, su marker, circle punch


holiday shortbread

I had a craving for some shortbread to go with my morning tea. I had never made it before, but with only five ingredients, it couldn't be easier! Here is the recipe if you are in need of a sweet treat!

PS--these are Daisy tested and approved! Yup, I went into the other room and came back to a mess of crumbs. Luckily I only had cut a few to put on the tray and the rest were still in the pan.

Holiday Shortbread

5 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

2 cups cold butter

chopped nuts (optional)

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Cut in the butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Pat into an ungreased 15x10x2 pan. Prick with a fork. Top with nuts if desired.

Bake at 325 for 35 minutes or until center is set. Cool and cut into squares.


gift card holders

I made some gift card holders for my three cousins for Christmas. Usually I find a cute idea and make three, but this year I decided to make them each something different.

The first one is called box in a bag. The directions can be found here: box in a bag. It's really easy to make. I used some green paper from me & my big ideas. I found some fun green buttons to add as well.

The second one I found here at Dawn's blog after my friend Stephanie made me one:) It's made out of an envelope. Instead of stamping on the envelope I covered it with patterned paper. I like the fun, bright colors.

The third one I think is called a bagalope, but I'm not sure. I can't remember where I found the instructions. I started this a long time ago and thought I would finish it for a gift card holder. This paper is flocked and has a lot of texture to it.

I just love my cousins and I can't wait to give them their little gifts. I hope you all have a fun Christmas Eve!


purple christmas and snoopy

I went with some non-traditional colors for some of my Christmas cards this year. I kept them simple too. I layered the pine boughs and pine cones from Pines (one of my all time favorite stamp sets). Then I used the sentiment from All Holidays. I had this ribbon for awhile and I knew I wanted to use it this year. I'm happy to say I have all my cards mailed out and all the presents wrapped. I'm planning on spending today baking and creating:)
stamps: pines, all holidays
ink: pale plum, perfect plum, chocolate chip
paper: very vanilla, pale plum, perfect plum
more: ribbon

I happened to catch sweet Daisy yesterday on top of her dog house! She found the one spot that wasn't covered with snow. The picture isn't the greatest because I took it through the window since I knew she would move if I went outside. Too cute. Doesn't she look like Snoopy?



I recieved this cute image from my friend Carisa. I colored it awhile ago and then I remembered that I had this scrap of Christmas paper that I thought I could finally use. It came together pretty quickly after that! I love those felt flowers too:) Have a happy day.
stamps: wreathabella (stamping bella), perfect ending
ink: black, always artichoke
paper: always artichoke, elegant eggplant, real red, whisper white, dsp
more: felt flower, button, su markers