Wednesday, November 30, 2011

More Christmas Decorations

I have another Christmas decoration to share with you today. 

I used a Jingle all the Way Decor Element on a glass block I bought at Lowes.  Inside is some miniature blue bulbs and a couple strings of beads.  I decorated with some ribbon & a bow I bought on sale after Christmas last year. I would still like to buy a small set of lights to put inside too.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Shelley

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Baby!

I get to go to a baby shower this weekend! I love shopping and making things for baby showers. It is so fun to look at all the cute little baby clothes. My future sister-in-law is due in February, this will be their 5th baby boy! I don't get to make things for little girls very often. I am hoping for a little girl for my nephew & his fiancé due in May. (fingers crossed - lol)

Have a great day ~ Shelley

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Decorations

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I have had a mini vacation since my company was closed Thursday and Friday! We had a great time with family and friends.
I even had some time to decorate my house for Christmas and finished another Christmas tree decoration for my mantle.

I cut 1x3 pieces of Very Vanilla and Beau Chic DSP and layered them on a foam tree.   I would like to make more to start a collection. Here is the one I made last month.

Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything but a card
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - White Christmas

Have a great week ~ Shelley

Thursday, November 24, 2011



I hope everyone is enjoying some turkey with family and friends. We definitely are. I have been looking forward to this feast for weeks!

We are celebrating Thanksgiving at Scrap it with a Song this week with the song Thankful from Kelly Clarkson and a BLOG HOP!!

You are at the last stop on our fabulous blog hop. 
If you came here from Mindy's awesome blog,
 you are on the right track.
If not you can start from the beginning at SIWAS.
The girls have some fabulous creations to share with you.

For my Thanksgiving page, I decided to use a picture of me and my beautiful Mom!  Who else should we be most thankful for! 
I used a my MDS & a sketch from October from Sketchy Thursdays. 

You have until Friday night at midnight to leave a comment at the SIWAS blog for this great prize.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Stampin Up's annual Online Extravaganza begins Monday, November 21, 2011, and run through Wednesday, November 30, 2011.
 Avoid the crazy crowds and shop from the comfort of your home!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Scrap It With a Song - Girl's Just Want to Have Fun

It's time again for a new challenge at Scrap It with a Song!
This week it is an oldie, but goodie!
 (Boy, I just made myself feel old! lol) 
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Watching this video just makes me smile!

I don't think I have ever done a scrapbook page of just me. lol Like many of us, I love taking pictures but hate having mine taken. I am working on pages of our weekend at North Bend State Park and have a page for each of us. I used part of the lyrics, I want to be the one who walks in the sun...
I used My Digital Studio once again. Still loving it!! I used the sketch from Sketches In Thyme #59

You can use the Lyrics, Title or song for inspiration.  Have your layouts or projects linked up by the end of the month to be entered into the drawing for this month's prize. 

Have a great day ~ Shelley

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Grateful for....

I really have so much to be grateful for. I have a wonderful family, a great job that I really enjoy, a new home.  The list could go on and on. I often take a lot of these things for granted. Today I will highlight two little boys that I am so happy to have in my life. My great nephews Derrick & Landon. Their mom is my only niece (I also have only one great niece), so she was more like my little sister. I love spending time with them. And lately I am really missing them. I am only an hour and a half away from them now, but I miss getting to swing by Derrick's football game.

These pictures are from a day we spent together this past summer. They have a little brother, Levi, that decided not to tag along with us. He is definitely a momma's boy.  I lived on the same street as Dairy Queen and the park was only a couple blocks away. So we walked up and had an ice cream, then went to the park to burn up the energy.  And they did burn, I had to carry Landon back home! That was a chore, I was wore out!

I used the sketch for Sketchy Thursdays Decemeber GDT challenge, you can play along until Nov. 19!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Freshly Made

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. It goes by so fast! I thought I would work on some Christmas cards today. I talked to my cousin the other night and he has already started getting his ready!  I know this month will be gone before I know it, so I really need to get some more done before the rush of the season begins. 

I used the sketch at Freshly Made  to make this card. I have been wanting to make some Christmas cards using non traditional colors, especially my favorite color Razzleberry!

Stampin Up supplies
Razzleberry cardstock & ink, Melon Mambo cardstock & ink, Whisper White cardstock, Versamark, Pewter embossing powder, Snow Swirled stamp set

Have a great day~ Shelley

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day!

Happy Veteran's Day!

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." 
- John F. Kennedy

We have so many brave men and women to thank today, and should remember them everyday in our prayers. Let us never forgot the sacrifices made. I thank each and every one of you so much!!

I made the card this evening and it is just too dark in my house to take a good picture. I'm still not use to the time change.   I used the marble effect with Old Olive and Early Espresso.
Have a great day - Shelley

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Its the most wonderful time of the year....

I'm not trying to rush the season. I just want to enjoy every minute of it. It seems to fly right past me. I'm even watching a Hallmark Christmas movie, Mrs. Miracle. I've already seen Call Me Mrs. Miracle. Such a great movie!  I have been working on some card designs for my Stamp a Stack Class. And I think this one is my favorite!! And it was so easy and fast to make!

Lovely as a Tree is such a wonderful set!! And makes gorgeous Christmas cards.

Have a great day! Shelley

Monday, November 7, 2011


I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend.  And enjoyed the extra hour for those of us on daylight savings time. We had a good weekend. Such gorgeous weather!

I am trying to finish up my Thanksgiving decorations. I am almost there. I just want to make a couple more pumpkins. Of course, Christmas is right around the corner.

I made the fabric pumpkin a few days ago. Really loved how this one turned out. So much better than the first ones I made. I need to make two more.
I made the thankful sign out of chipboard and covered with my favorite Spice Cake DSP. The pumpkins on the end are also made out of Spice Cake DSP and Pool Party card stock. 

 Thanks for stopping by ~ Shelley

Friday, November 4, 2011

More Craft Fair Projects

Well tomorrow is the Fall Festival and I am hoping that I do well! I am excited since I don't really know many people in the area.

I made this Ghirardelli box from the directions at Split Coast Stampers. It was really easy and makes a great little gift.

Have a great weekend ~ Shelley

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Scrap It With a Song - Can't Change Me

Scrap It With a Song has a new challenge for you.
This week our song is Can't Change Me by Chris Cornell. 

For my page this week I used My Digital Studio. I have been having a lot of fun playing with this.  On Nov. 4-7 will have some great freebies to celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day.

I wasn't sure want to do with this song. Then I saw these pictures of my kitty Pearl and the first sentence of song stuck. She is a very spoiled kitty. My son's girlfriend rescued her when she was just 4 wks old. The poor thing had fleas so bad she was almost dead. She was so tiny! She is very healthy now. Here I was taking pictures of her while she slept and obviously I disturbed her. If looks could kill.

Stop by and see the awesome creations from the Rock Chics
at SIWAS and join our challenge!

Have a great day  ~ Shelley

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Back to work!

Today I am officially back to work. I really enjoyed my time off and wish it could have been longer, but I have to earn a living.  I am just so excited it took less than a week to find a job. I was a little nervous that it would take a lot longer. For that I am so grateful!

I spent my last "vacation" day making some items to sale at a Fall Festival this Saturday. This is a tin of Hershey nuggets.

It is really hard not to eat all the chocolate
 when I was making these. lol 

Supplies: Spice Cake DSP, Pool Party card stock, Day of Gratitude stamp set.

Have a great day ~ Shelley

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Peace on Earth

November already, where does the year go??? Time to get ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Yay! I love this time of year. And I have good news, I start my new job on Wednesday. After we moved to Charleston, I decided I would take a month long vacation. Well the month was up, so it was time to look for a job. I was very fortunate that it only took one week and only one interview. 

I have a Christmas card to share today. I saw similar cards done like this. I love how the sentiment goes with the image.  The newspaper I worked at has a list of service men & women to send cards to during the holidays. I want to make more of these to send out.

Supplies: River Rock, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla Cardstock
Stripes embossing folder, Cherry Cobbler embossing powder. Stamp set - Courage.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Shelley