A little bit of Love!

The Hubbums' and my wedding anniversary is tomorrow. Thirteen years. Yikes! I thought that made a pretty darned good excuse to share a lovey card today! (Not that I need an excuse, but, whatevs. HA!) This is a simple little card I created using some awesome Bossy Joscie flair and some great heart dies from Simon Says Stamp!

iLove You

The bottom edge of the card is cut with the curved edge die (I LOVE that thing!!!!!) and then I added a simple outline with my Uniball Signo white pen. (I LOVE that thing, tooooooo!!!!!) I love how simple this card is and yet how playful it is, at the same time! YAY!

iLove You

I hope you and your family had an absolutely delightful Christmas! I was fortunate to receive lots of fun new crafty goodies, so I will be sharing some stuff made with those soon! YAY!!!!

Have a Happy!


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I have my final post as an Artist in Residence for Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko up on the Imagine Crafts blog today!  I hope you will stop by and check out my tutorial for this pretty in-between-holidays card!

And Happy New Year

Have a Happy!


Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and your family a VERY MERRY Christmas!

Be sure to check out the Christmas Eve Giveaway I posted yesterday!

Have a Happy!!!


Gold Snowflake Detail


A Christmas Eve Giveaway! Guilt Trip by Laura Childs

Happy Christmas Eve!  YAY!!!  I have a super fun giveaway for you today!

Laura Childs is one of my absolute FAVORITE authors!  She writes a wonderful Tea Shop series, a fun culinary series, and, my personal favorite, a series of scrapbook shop mysteries!  I was recently sent a copy of her latest title, Guilt Trip, and I was NOT dissapointed!  

The main character, Carmela Bertrand, is caught in the midst of yet another scandelous murder investigation!  She quickly finds her self doing her own research whilst running her scrapbook shop, Memory Mine, all the while.  The characters are expressive, relatable, and totally fun!  I consider them friends.  LOL!  The story moves quickly and is easy to read with lots of fun twists along the way.  This is truly a pleasure to read.  Go make yourself a cup of tea, sit down and enjoy!!!

Here is a bit about the author: Laura Childs is the author of the New York Times bestselling Tea
Shop Mysteries, Cackleberry Club Mysteries, and Scrapbooking Mysteries series. She’s
been making scrapbooks, cards, memory boxes and collaged cigar box purses for 15 
years and describes her creative style as varying from conservative to funky. She’s also 
a believer that “the more layers the better” in her projects.

Yup.  She sounds pretty darned fabulous if you ask me!  :)  We could totally hang out.

I have a signed copy of Gilt Trip to give away to one lucky Just Jingle reader!  To enter, please check out the form below!

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Powerocks Magicstick

First of all....I'd just like to say that the above photo may be the cutest advertisement photograph EVER.  For reals.  It's pretty darned adorable.    BUT... it's also telling you about a super cool gadget that I'm excited to share with you today!  I was recently sent a Powerocks Magicstick to review and let me tell you these things are just COOL!

The Magicstick is a small, easy to carry around battery backup for your devices.  It is a great size to simply drop into your purse or toss into the glove box on a road trip!  All you have to do is charge the Magicstick and then take it with you!  When your phone starts to run low on battery, simply connect it to the Magicstick and charge it up!  Nice and easy and TOTALLY convenient!

Powerocks offers a variety of devices in different sizes to accomodate all of your charging needs!  I am really excited to be putting one of these fun Magicsticks in The Hubbums stocking for Christmas!  AND...Powerocks ships EVERYTHING for FREE!  Yes.  Everything.  No minimum orders.  All domestic orders are shipped free AND fast... you will get them in 4-5 days!  So... did you pick up a few new devices for the holidays this year?  Order now so you have a back up battery ready for the whole family!

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And, of course, online at Powerocksusa.com!  Happy charging!


Lil' Inker Designs December Release Day 3

It's the final day of the Lil' Inker Blog Hop and I have a couple of more projects to share with you! First, I have a card using the gorgeous new Love Cover plate. I cut it from woodgrain cardstock and added a touch of color to highlight the sentiment!

Hugs & Kisses

A few sequins add just the right amount of sparkle!

hugs & kisses (detail)

And for my tag, I used both the Love Tags dies and the Love Things stamp set. You know how much I LOVE the chalkboard technique!!!

Love Story Tag

Now be sure to head on over to Jen's blog for some more fabulous inspiration!

BIG Holiday Wishes

I have a fun tutorial up over on the Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko blog today!  I used some AWESOME inks along with my Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit to create this fun card!

BIG Holiday Wishes

Be sure to head on over there to check out the tutorial!


A DASH to the New Year!

We have an EXTRA fun week for you over at CAS-ual Fridays! This week we are joining forces with the 10 Minute Craft Dash! The theme is Happy New Year! So...here's the deal... create a Happy New Year card that is CAS so you can link it up to CAS-ual Fridays and IF it takes you less than ten minutes you can link it up to the 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge, too! Woot! Woot!

I, always being up for a good challenge, was indeed able to keep my card making under the ten minute mark. Actually, I'm super awesome...I kept it under FIVE! (It's Christmastime, people! Ain't nobody got time for NUFFIN'! LOL!)

Ummm... this card is sparkly. I {heart} sparkly! I used a pretty silvery flair from Bossy Joscie as the dropping ball. YAY!

And...I even have proof of my time. Here is the screenshot of the stopwatch on my phone.


So, I do so hope you join us! This was a wicked fun one for me!

Have a Happy!!!