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Welcome to my blog!! I started this blog to share my cards with everyone who shares the same passion. I love to share inspiration, meet new friends and to have a place where you can come for some old fashion fun!! I am a Stampin’ Up demonstrator located in San Antonio, Texas. The wonderful quality products offered by Stampin' Up just add to the fun! I post a new project every week. So come join the fun and let's start Stampin'!!!

"The Boss"

"The Boss"
This little guy is Oliver. He is the one and only Mama's boy!!!

"The Spotted Demons"

"The Spotted Demons"
Tucker - Part Termite and Vacuum Cleaner.

Maggie - Part Grasshopper and Lover Girl.


Who are you calling a cat? Me? Woof!!!

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Creative Recognition
Feb. 4 & Dec. 1, 2012 April 13, 2013

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December 26, 2013

PPA 185 - Sketch Challenge

I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends celebrating the true reason for the season.  The house still smells wonderful from the cooking and baking earlier with my daughter Amanda.  Friends came by with warm hellos and special moments by the fire.  I stayed up as I usually do until 3:00am trying to get those last few presents wrapped.....swearing I won't do this again next year.  LOL!!!  Famous last words........   Here is a picture of my daughter and her BFF Courtney Christmas Eve at an ugly Christmas sweater party!!!  
Too fun!!!

Anyway, it's time for another fabulous sketch by Nicole.   When I saw this sketch the only picture I could come up with was a Santa's suit with his belt.  Santa came and went though!!!!  Ugh!!!  LOL!!
 I realized regardless of what I made, it must be a thank you card.  All of us need to be prompt and get those thank you's in the mail right?  
So here is what I came up with below:

A far cry from a Santa suit, but I think it turned out pretty cute anyway!!!  Other than the card base, I completely used scraps to create my card.  Boy do I have scraps to use up after Christmas!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog!  
Remember to stay tuned for another 
PPA Challenge this next week with Team 1!!
Have a fabulous weekend!!!


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December 12, 2013

The Pals Paper Arts Christmas Stocking


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays my stamping friends!!!  This is one of our favorite times of the year.  I don't like the hustle and bustle of the malls, but I do love the nostalgia and memories of Christmas's past and present.  I love having friends and family over.  I love the Christmas Tree, sitting by the fire, baking and the meaning of Christmas.  I love looking at each ornament on the tree and seeing it sparkle and shine with the love and memory each one offers.  It's a magical time!!!

Today's card is done with one of my favorite dies that has just gone on clearance!!  The Holiday Stocking BigzL Die is retired, but it's one I'll use year after year.    Here's my card below:

A closer look at the poinsettia.......

The versatility of the die is so much fun.  Here is another card I did earlier HERE.  Same die, very different looks!!  You can order this only while supplies last!!  So don't miss out!!

Holiday Stocking BigzL Die  124098 $19.79.

This week's Just a Thought........

Look closely at the letters.  Before my daughter left for school, Amanda wrote a series of these letters like these and wrapped them in a ribbon.  I found them in my craft room when I came home from dropping her off at college.   What an amazing and touching gesture I'll treasure for the rest of my life.   The letters are "Open when you need to know how much I love you", "Open when you don't feel beautiful", "Open when you need a laugh", "Open when you miss me", etc.   Possibly the best gift a daughter could ever give! ❤  Can you think of someone in your life that would appreciate this gesture?

Thanks for visiting my blog!  Remember to stay tuned for another PPA Challenge this next week with Team 1!!
Have a fabulous weekend!!!


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December 10, 2013

"Wish List" for Santa!!


Welcome to the start of the final Pals Blog Hop of 2013.  This month we are showcasing projects that should be on every crafters wish list.   You may just be starting the Pals Hop, but if you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog.  We don't want you to miss out on any of the amazing creations!

Today I'm starting you off with absolutely one of my favorite stamp sets!  This set should be on everyone's wish list!  It's called Joyful Christmas (Clear 131805/Wood 131802) out of the Holiday Catalog.  Now, I have to admit when I initially saw this set in the catalog it just didn't jump out to me.  However, I was walking through the nursery and saw some beautiful poinsettias wrapped in burlap.  I instantly thought of this stamp set and knew I had to have it.
Here's my creation below!!

The next stop is Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards.com for stop number 2 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next year!  Remember to stay tuned for another PPA Challenge this week with Team 2!!
Have a fabulous week!!!


1.       Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought...Cards by Amy
2.       Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards.com
3.       Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
4.       Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
5.       Sue Becker at R n R Stamping
6.       Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
7.       Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
8.       Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
9.       Michelle Gleeson at Stampin Mojo
10.   Kelly DeTommaso at Kellys Creative Corner
11.   Connie Lindsey at Crafting a Joyful Life
12.   Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
13.   Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
14.   Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
15.   Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
16.   Marlene Heringer at So Many Toys Sol Little Time
17.   Elaine Fleming at Studio Elaine
18.   Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
19.   Kerry Willard Bray at stampgoodness