Sunday, November 29, 2009

Poinsettia Gift Box Party Favors

Just listed on both eWillow and Etsy. I am thrilled with how these came out. They will hold about 2 ounces (or 10 Hershey minature candy bars). These were made using the Sweet Treat cartridge and some imagination on my part!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I had a wonderful time with family and friends. Now, I am back in the real world and trying to do fun things like getting my house straight and laundry!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!

to all my family and friends! I hope you each have a wonderful day! Don't eat too much (which is always hard to do!) I am definitely thankful for each of you and am blessed to have the life I do!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Picture from Veteran's Day

This was the group picture of all the veterans at the celebration. Grandaddy is the one standing to the left of the stars on the flag. The lady in the front was the only female present who served and she was enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard. I think there was one male veteran who was out with his family on this date and did not get in the picture. It was a nice celebration and I think all the veterans enjoyed it. We sang several songs including all the different theme songs, if you will, for each of the branches of service.
I am out of sorts today and am not accomplishing much at all. I think I just am not thrilled about going back to work after being off a week. I also probably should be doing some work I brought home, but I am not too excited about that either. We will see what I get accomplished today!
For my scrapbooking buds, Mom sent me the recipe for the ham for our Christmas celebration so I am good to go with that. Looking forward to it as we always have a good time!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

In honor of Veteran's Day

I won't be accomplishing much creative today as I plan on spending the day with my 94-year old Grandaddy. He is a World War II veteran. The assisted living home where he is at is having a program for their veterans this morning. I am going to it, then eating lunch with Grandaddy, and hanging out with him (which means playing gin rummy) the rest of the day. Please try to take time today and remember our veterans, both past and present.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pink or Red and White Polka Dot - How to Choose?

Another image from one of my most favorite Papertrey Ink stamp sets - Holiday Button Bits. I am telling you - I don't think you can go wrong with this set. I have had so much fun creating tags with it. I haven't even started on making cards using these images!

Stamping on Wood

I saw on Michelle Mathey's blog about how she made a card using basswood veneer. (Check her blog out at I thought the card was beautiful, simple, and just classic. Then I thought about making tags using the same wood. These were not the original stamps I intended to use for this endeavor, but I am pleased with how they came out. The images (2 different trees) and sentiment are from Papertrey Ink. I found out I enjoy using this medium to stamp on and you probably see it again soon!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Vintage Buttons and Santa Claus

This is one of my most favorite stamps sets EVER! It is by Papertrey Ink. These tags, a set of four, just got listed on Etsy. I used vintage buttons too! How cute is this?? I have made 3 different sets of tags using this one stamp. I just think this Santa is too adorable!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Sneak Peek. . . . .

Of what will be popping up in either my Etsy store or my eWillow store or both!! There is a very good chance some may arrive later today!! Some pictured above are done, other items are a small part of something bigger! Plus, I still have many more surprises to come! There are already several Veteran's Day cards as well as paper goods related to Thanksgiving and Christmas listed now at my Etsy store (see link to left or go to These items are to be shipped to your home!
eWillow is new for me and I literally just joined 10/31/09. I am really excited about this site. It is SOLELY for paper crafters. I do have one scrapbook album up there, but I am sure I will get this store filled with more items soon! Check it out by clicking the link to the left or go to
Back to my works in progress. I just had to give you a tease. . . . .