Friday, December 23, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Just a few more holiday cards for this year

Hello blogland!  I have a few quick holiday cards to share with you today which will probably be the first in my stash for next Christmas :)  All were made with some of the new StampersBest holiday releases.






Go check out all the stamps at StampersBest HERE and use the coupon code MBS10off when you checkout to save 10% on your order :)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

New Design Team at Crafting by Designs

Hello blogland!  I'm so thrilled and proud to announce the newest DT for Crafting by Designs:









Doris T (you're here)


We've got some great things planned for you starting in January so please be sure to stop by and join us!!  Click on the link HERE to join - see you there :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Snowmen and Sugar Queens


Hello blogland!  Ten days till Christmas and I think I'm finally catching up!  I'm done making Snowman Soup, Reindeer Poop and the adorable Snowman candy bars, and happy to say my daughter and I raised more than $800 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society via Team in Training.  Now my daughter will be going to do a half marathon in Disney World next month as the final part of this great fundraiser.  So proud of her......

I do have something to share - I made a banner for my oldest daughter who is doing a craft fair this weekend.


I used my Cricut Imagine to cut out the letters and a Sizzix top note die for the backgrounds, added some glitter and the Sugar Queens banner was ready.  And speaking of Sugar Queens, need a sugar fix?  Do you like cake pops?  Looking for a special holiday treat like hot chocolate on a stick? Go check out her Etsy store HERE.  Fantastically delicious :)

Sugar Queens Gourmet Hot Chocolate On-A-Stick: 3 Gift Sets

Sugar Queens Gourmet Brownie Pops 1/2 dozen (6)

Sugar Queens Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Oreos One Dozen (12)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Paper Piecing a Poinsettia

Hello blogland!  I've finally found a free moment to play with a few of my new stamps from StampersBest and wanted to try something different with the pointsettia.  It's such a nice size, so I gave paper piecing a try and here's what I came up with:
I used a piece of dotted red paper from a DCWV Christmas stack and used a Martha Stewart gold glitter pen to highlight the gold dots.  Then I just used some green and white scraps for the rest of the flower and leaves and tied some red/white ribbon on the bottom and used a new sentiment stamp to finish it up.  You can see all the new StampersBest stamps HERE.