Thursday, December 29, 2016

Still December!

Catching up today! Here are some cards I made this holiday season. The first one is the Heartfelt Creations 'Celebrate the Season' collection. There are 4 stamps and die sets here. The sleigh, the fence, the wreath with the skates and mittens and the presents. I added the Tim Holtz dogs stamps & hat ascessories. So this is my $75.00 (plus) card. Cute. It was for Doug. He really has lots of dogs
Oh, forgot to incude the 'Printworks' sentiment stamp!
The rest of the cards were from papers, embellishments and either snowflake or star dies. Pretty easy! Liked doing this type of collage.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 8, 2016


Does anyone remember PSX stamp company? Truly a company with beautiful images! One of the first companies that I ordered from in the 90's. And I did keep most of mine. I know, I know we (I) have way too much stuff.
I colored with my copic markers and just added glitter glue to the berries. The edges are sponged with distress inks.  Nearly forgot to mention that the Merry Christmas is an older Denami stamp.
 Loved her old stamps too. Yes, Denami is still in business.
Thanks for looking,
Mary S

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Early Christmas!

Take a look at this photo! These are ornaments on our trees. Each taken in low light with the Sony A6000. I am soooo impressed. This is not a macro lens. It is the standard lens 18-55mm. I was standing not more than 4" from the image! Two different trees, two different, but low light situations.

See the little eggs inside the ornament. These are tiny.

Next picture is Gracie. She was 7 December 1st. That was the shelters 'guess' in 2009. She was a puppy & white!
Yup, same dog. Getting on the couch is new....Does she look alittle guilty?
Thanks for Looking, I'll go back to regular size next post!


Monday, November 28, 2016

Thanksgiving is Past

We have so much to be grateful for today and every day! I am grateful that I get to go fix 'Turkey for a Gang' right after I show some cards. The first two cards, and the little frames used in the cards are from One sheet with the Joy, believe, houses, frames, tag & gingerbread guy. Oh, forgot the mittens!

The little deer cut outs are from Gecko girls.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Heartfelt creations albums are addicting. I am on my fourth album! I know, they take up space, but they really do hold a good amount of pictures. The Journal that I used for so long is 5x 8, and usually I cut my pictures smaller to fit more in the journal. Then, the images are not so striking as they are in regular size.  In the Heartfelt creations albums you can use a 4x6 picture. Nice. This is my 2nd album. I need more embellishments on the cover, but I have filled it with pictures from March to October.

Zoeie is 15!


Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


No pictures now. Just glad this election is over. I am compelled to write a few words to sum up my (how important is that?), feelings this morning. My first thought is to 'thank' the American people who voted. I have family members & friends that think that doing nothing is okay. It is not.  We all have children and grandchildren, and we should read, and study, then vote our conciences for their futures. Last night should show that yes, we still have a voice.
One more thing, we need to continue to pray for this nation. Without that foundation, we can't have the America that so many have sacrificed for.
             Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Get Ready!

This time I want to show the dies in the Tattered Lace collection that I got from the home shopping network.

This was the reason for buying the set. See the big 'outside frame' ? It is a center step. AND the center step has a waterfall template. They showed it on the right side. I haven't used it yet. The center step fits on the grand calibur machine, barely. At HSN they used the crossover machine.
 Included are several decorative pieces for the ottom and the sides. Words Congratulations and Best wishes are included in the set. This is only ONE of three sets that came as a bundle.

I used this set for most of the ones featured on the last page. This has a scalloped edge & the next one has an indented (?), not sure what to call it, edge. Last image shows the star and snowflake.
One more, not christmas, but so pretty!
Thanks for looking!

Ready for a "Blog" day!

There are tons of cards to show today! I didn't blog much in October, as we had company. But I have been working! The first ones to show are Tattered Lace dies. I would say that I got 'suckered in' to buying them, but that would be a lie!  They were my first purchase on Create 'n' Craft. Ok HSN.  Here are the first cards I made in August.

There are four decorative square frames. One is ivy, holly, star, and the last is snowflake. I doubt if that first one is ivy, maybe it is a generic vine? They are all pretty & they all have the various sizes of matching frames for the inside. This set was expensive, but there are a ton of dies! And don't forget there are 2 shapes of easel dies.

The ivy, bells and snowflakes are included! The words are the card with the bells is a Just Rite stamp
These are just your standard A-2 card folded on the side.
This looks naked without words, maybe I will try to 'jazz' it up! The snowflake with the ornament is nice. I think the ornament is a Spellbinder die.
Not very light in the house right now, so these are just a couple more either with the'easel die' or folded. The peace & joy dies are memory box.
Thanks for looking for now! Look for the next post in a couple hours, I want you to see what comes in the complete Tattered lace set.