Wednesday, November 18, 2015

November Card Kit

Hello Disney and Crafty Friends!  Once again I am late to the party so to speak!  On November 7th Scrapbook Blessings Club teamed up with Scrapping For Less and released their November Card Kit.  This is an awesome kit with a super cute stamp!  Be sure to head on over here to see all that is included in the kit.  Here is what I created:

I love many things about these kits but my favorite thing is that you can create a fast card.  No searching for supplies or trying to match up paper colors (all of which take time).  All that has been done for you in this kit.  You can definitely create several cards from one kit.  Such a great thing and especially with the holidays approaching and free time is even more limited.

It wouldn't be a Wednesday post if I did not add a Wordless Wednesday photo....................

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope that you have a magical day!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Time For A Birthday Cookie!

Fifty!  What a number!  I cannot believe that I am FIFTY years old.  The AARP application arrived months ago as a reminder that this day was right around the corner and now it is here!  I must admit that turning fifty has caused me to reflect on my life.  I am actually surprised by how much time I have spent the last few weeks reflecting on my life and the journey I have been on thus far.  One thing that is always in the reflection is that I am truly blessed to have such an amazing husband and daughter, a wonderful family and an abundance of friends.  So, so blessed!  Each and every family member and friend have helped shape me into the person I am today.  Some of my friends I met when I was in Kindergarten, some I met when my daughter went to Kindergarten and others in between and after.

I think that turning fifty has caused such a stir in me because at 50 I have lived half of my life without my dad.  When my dad was 51 he unexpectedly passed away.  No warning....just gone.  Definitely the saddest day of my life and one that I relive many times over!  As I hit 50 I am reminded even more so of just how young my dad was.  I do feel he lived every day to the fullest.  He was always present.  Family vacations were something that he and my mother worked hard to make happen.  Holiday traditions were important. Family was the priority.  Everything else in life would work out as long as you had your family and faith.  I have to say I agree with him!

So will I celebrate?  That seems to be the question I have been asked a lot this year.  I have celebrated all year!  I took a trip of a lifetime cruise with my husband, daughter and nephew this past July.  I spent a wonderful long weekend in Chicago with two fabulous friends. I have lunches and dinners planned for the next two weeks and and entire day set aside to craft with friends.  I am celebrating plenty!  Living every day to the fullest!! I think my dad would be pleased.
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a magical day!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

November Challenge!

Hello Disney and Crafty Friends!  October is already passed and it is now NOVEMBER!  Wow!  October flew by!! With November here it means that is time for a new monthly challenge over at Scrapbook Blessings Club.  This month the challenge is "Anything Goes" with an optional twist using only red, green and white colors.  Perfect challenge for this time of year!  Get a start on those Christmas cards!!  Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo!  A big thanks to Bugaboo for this image.  I LOVE the retro feel of this holiday image!


Image from Bugaboo
Journey Glaze
Prismacolor Pencils
Gems and cardstock from my stash
Liquid Pearls

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I am busy taking down Halloween decorations.  My favorite time of the year, Christmas, is fast approaching!! Have a magical day!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Happy Saturday!

Hello Disney & Crafty Friends! Happy Saturday to you!! There is a brand new challenge over at Scrapbook Blessings Club.  For October it is "Anything Goes" with an optional twist - use digi stamps only.  Unfortunately I am late to this challenge and do not have my card done.  The rest of the Design Team is on the ball and you can see their amazing creations by heading over here.  I hope that you will join in on the challenge.  Link up and show us your crafty side!  Let's see who gets their card done or me?  LOL!

Did you know that the Scrapbook Blessings Club is two years old?  We have a great party going on over on our Facebook page.  Join in on the fun by heading here

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a magical day!!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wordless Wednesday!

Hello Disney and Crafty Friends!  Where has the time gone?  September has flown by.  Today is my favorite day of the week.  It is Wordless Wednesday!! In keeping with a tradition that Deb over at Focused On The Magic started I am posting my Wordless Wednesday photo.  As of late, Deb has not been blogging much. I have decided not to give a theme to this week"s post (Deb usually gives us our theme).  This picture is one from our summer vacation and my first visit to WDW. (I'm a west coast gal who is usually in Disneyland)

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope that you have a magical, Disney kind of day!!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

September Challenge

Hello Disney and Crafty Friends!  It is time for a new challenge over at Scrapbook Blessings Club. The challenge for September is "Anything Goes"  (with an optional twist - your favorite technique).  To join in the challenge please head on over here to Scrapbook Blessings Club.  The sponsor for this month is Scrapping For Less.

I decided to make a card for the challenge.  "Today" I would say my favorite thing is to use my dies.  One of my all time favorites is the "Rainy Day" set.  I also LOVE my Wink of Stella Brushes!  These brushes come in so many colors.  If you have yet to get one what are you waiting for?  They are awesome!  Head on over to Scrapping For Less and check it out.


  • C.C. Designs rubber stamp "Rain" #PC1026
  • Sentiment by My Pink Stamper "Get Well Wishes"
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • Gamsol
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Misc. chalk inks from my stash (I inked my clouds prior to using the Liquid Glass on them.  One of the clouds I used my Wink of Stella Brush on)
  • Pop-dots
  • *Wink of Stella Brush Gl Clear 999
  • Spellbinder Die - Rainy Day 
  • **Close To My Heart Liquid Glass
  • Misc. card stock from my stash and also from the June 2014 card kit from SBC/Scrapping For Less 
  • *Wink of Stella Brush used on the hearts on the umbrella 
  • **Liquid Glass used on the clouds and on the raindrops
The rest of the Design Team has created some wonderful things.  Be sure to head on over to Scrapbook Blessings Club and check out what they have made.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a magical day!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September Goodies!

Hello Disney and Crafty Friends! It is finally here.....the brand new idea book from Close To My Heart.  To check out all of the amazing products head on over here

The September Stamp of the Month set has endless possibilities! With so many new products to pick from it is super easy to qualify for this awesome special!!

Also this month CTMH is celebrating National Stamping Month!  

Here are the three stamp sets:

I am super excited about all the products Close To My Heart has to offer!  If you have any questions feel free to contact me.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a magical day!!