This is SO me!

This is SO me!

Friday, December 14, 2012

It's Fabulous Freebie Friday!

It's Fabulous Freebie Friday!  Today's image is Hanging the Wreath.  Maybe sure that you stop by SSD's Paper Craft Planet page today and grab this fabulous image while she's available!!  BUT HURRY!!  She'll only be available for 24 hours!  After you get the image, make sure to play along with us by posting your card or project using Hanging the Wreath to our PCP page!  Just remember- the challenge this week is to use 3 different embellishments on your creation!

Here's my card using this image.  I used red Stickles, stick-on rhinestones, and rhinestone snowflakes on my card.

Stamp: Hanging the Wreath (Sassy Studio Designs). Deck the Halls (not sure...)
Paper:  Old Olive, Cool Carribean, scrap of Christmas patterned paper (Stampin' Up), Neeneh 80# white
Accessories:  Copic Markers, red Stickles, stick-on rhinestones, stick-on rhinestone snowflakes, scalloped oval punch, Modern Label punch, pop dots

Monday, December 10, 2012

Beautiful Christmas Present!!

I have the most thoughtful, giving, and talented friend named Gloria!!! Make sure to check out her blog Girl Gone Stamping.  Look at this amazingly beautiful album that she made and gave me for Christmas!!!!

The front flap is kept closed with a hidden magnet under the tab.  Such gorgeous papers!! (If you click on the individual picture you will get a larger image).

There are so many overlapping pages!  Some open from the left and some open from the right.  Here there are 3 tags in the center pocket.

Another pocket with a large tag:

Here there are 3 overlapping pages:

More gorgeous pages:

Another large tag:

So many tags!!  3 more!

The last page in the album- a gorgeous tag of Santa and his sleigh:

The back of the album is just as gorgeous as the front!

Gloria, thank you SO much for such a wonderful gift!!!  I will treasure this album as much as I do our friendship!!!!  Hugs and Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Meade Girls' Christmas Party 2012

Every December my stamping group, The Meade Girls, get together for their annual Christmas party, and every year we have SO much fun!!!  This year was no different!!!!   15 of our group attended the party, several were missing, though, and they were greatly missed!  There was food galore- as usual- and it was ALL delicious!!

We drew names for Secret Santa.  Here is Angie with the Babycakes cupcake maker that Tracie gave her.

Here's Jane getting ready to open her package from cute!

Jane was my Secret Santa!  Check out what she gave me:

She gave me Fleur de Lis Nestabilities and Dylusions' Bird on a Wire stamp set.  I love it!!!!
Here is the card that Jane made for me- I love the vintage feel of it!

Amanda and Angie also had a surprise for all of us!!!  The gave us embroidered Meade Girls crafting aprons that Amanda had embroidered on her much loved sewing machine with the "regal" name that Jane has given us !!  Each one was a different color- here's mine- royal blue with yellow...I LOVE it!!!!!!

Here Michelle G., Kathi, and Rose are sporting their aprons: are Paula, Gloria and Jane...

Here's a group shot of the Meade Girls in their aprons...minus Sara who doesn't like to have her picture taken...

It was a fun day of hiding Jane's candy, meeting Mr. "OMG, he's hot!"and just plain hanging out.   I am SO blessed to be a part of this group...the most wonderful ladies in the world!!!  Thank you for letting me be a part of it!  Now I can't wait till our next get-together- our January shoebox swap!!  Hmm, guess I'd better start working on my card!!  See you girls then!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Meade Girls' Secret Sisters!

For the past 3 months or so, the Meade Girls have had another round of Secret Sisters.  We sent our "sister" a card each month and then "revealed" ourselves at our annual Christmas get-together.  This round, though, Amanda decided to shake things up a bit.  Each month, we had a challenge of sorts.

My secret sister was Jane and here are the cards I sent her:

For our September card, we had to use something recycled.  Here is my card to Jane using recycled green ribbon and rhinestones that I pulled off of 2 old cards:

The image is from Mo Manning and the sentiment is computer-generated.  Here is a close-up:

Our October "challenge" was to use something GOLD on our card.  Here's what I came up with:

I'm not sure who makes this digi-image but he sure is cute!

I used brushed gold cardstock for one of my layers, gold Stickles, gold lame ribbon, and the leaves have gold glitter along the edges.

There was no challenge for November so we were able to do and use whatever we wanted.  Jane's birthday just happened to be in November, so I created a birthday card for her.

I'm not sure who makes this cute little image (Mo Manning, maybe?) but I thought it was perfect to deliver Jane some loving birthday wishes!

This  sketch was our challenge for December:

...and here's my take on that sketch:

This was my reveal card for Jane.  I hope she liked it!  For this card, I used the Fabulous Friday Freebie image from Sassy Studio Designs called Trimming the Tree.  The card is 5 x 7".

Who was MY secret sister you ask?  Well, it was Paula and here are the fabulous cards she sent me:



The "theme" for October was to use gold on your card. When I came home from work on Halloween Day, this was hanging on my door knob!!

Here is the "package"- made of gold metallic cardstock. LOVE the little ghost and the googlie eyes!

Here is the cute little pumpkin card she had tucked inside:

...and inside she had all of these fabulous gold things- embossed paper, ribbons, gold cord and stars...  I just LOVE that embossed paper!!!


November was a "free" month meaning we didn't have a theme for our card.  My secret sister sent me this beautiful Thanksgiving card:

Finally, here is the card she gave me to "reveal" her identity:

She also included these little items- a pair of warm, fuzzy socks, a cute paper Ravens "ornament"tag, and a Snowman "tea lite".  How cute!!!

Here is the adorable little snowman all lit up.  I'm going to have to make some of these!!!!  Yeah, I probably should have taken him out of the cello bag before taking the pictures- oh, well...  :)

I loved every one of my cards!!  What a wonderful secret sister I had!!!  Thank you, Paula!

Friday, December 7, 2012

It's Fabulous Freebie Friday!!!

It's time for the SSD teams to mix it up again!  This week, I'm back on the Fabulous Freebie Friday team.  We have a wonderful Christmas image for you- Trimming the Tree.  You can grab this image for free today only, so make sure to visit the SSD page over at Paper Craft Planet.  The challenge for the next 2 weeks will be to use the weekly freebie plus use 3 or more different embellishments on your creation.

Here is my card using Trimming the Tree.  For my 3 embellishments I used a star button, pleated ribbon, and stick-on rhinestones.  I hope you like it!

Stamp:  Trimming the Tree (Sassy Studio Designs)
Papers:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Christmas designer paper (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white
Accessories:  Old Olive pleated ribbon (Stampin' Up), star button (unknown), stick-on rhinestones (Stampin' Up), pop dots, Copic Markers