Happy Dancing

Happy Dancing

Sunday, December 30, 2012


It's that time of year when I need to start making a lot of thank you notes. Here's one of my favs! 

Stamp Set: Hodgepodge Happiness (SU)
Embossing and Die: Adorning Accents (SU)
Flowers: Martha Stewart stickers

Friday, December 21, 2012


I subscribe to mychicnscratch.com and this is the project that was posted on Angie's site today. It was a quick project that helped me give the best gift on the planet according to my kids! This is her original terrific version:

For all of the construction details, click HERE. Thank you, Angie, for sharing your creativity and providing the instructions for free --- That was a nice Christmas present indeed!

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Here are a few more Christmas cards
I made for thank you notes:

...and this one from a fun day of card making with Alice!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Love this Poem!

Here's a punch art card we made last year at one of my Christmas card parties with family and friends....the inside says: May your holidays sparkle with joy! The feet are made by cutting a punched heart right down the middle....and below you will find one of my favorite posts from my previous blog: http://happylittlecrafter.blogspot.com

Twas the night before Christmas, I’m glued to the tree.
I’m wondering what Santa will bring just for me.

Could it be cardstock or ink pads or lace?

Or stamp sets, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that’s when I heard him...Hi Santa, I said.
To which he replied, You should be in your bed!
Oh, dear! I said, I’ve just been caught...
But I was excited to see what you brought.
Well...let’s take a look in this room where you work.
Then he shook his head quickly, and left with a jerk.
And I heard him exclaim, as he put it in gear,
You’ve got enough crap, I’ll see you next year!

Happy holidays and here's wishing you a plethora of creativity in 2013!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Here's my 2012 Christmas card. I made the reindeer with my Cricut using the Winter Woodland cartridge and size set at 1 1/2 and 2. The saying is SU's Teeny Tiny Wishes and the trees and birds are from SU's retired Branch Out set. The Nestie Labels 4 set was used to make the two openings. 

Merry Christmas to all and
the happiest of new years in 2013!

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Here's the inside saying for
my handmade Christmas cards this year:

(Click on photo to view at full size.)

I'll post the front view next week!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


LOVE this quick cookie idea!
(Orange Tic Tacs are used to make those noses.)
Maybe next year for my PJ Party!

View this idea and more HERE to get
15 Christmas food party ideas!

Monday, November 26, 2012


I made this card today and it is going to be a one and only because it was SO labor intensive! My sister loaned me her SU owl punch to make the sack of presents so I gave her this card because I knew she'd appreciate all of the work that went into it! (I used a Martha Stewart mini label punch to make the bricks...but it was still too much work to punch out the bricks then sponge each one with ink, make the chimney and sack of presents then cut out the mittens with my Cricut!) This card was cased from the card below that I saw on Pinterest:

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Make this cute Ferrero Rocher candy box for any occasion using my step-by-step instructions, diagrams and full-color photos! Coordinate it with your handmade card and you have a one-of-a-kind pairing to show off your talents as a paper crafter! To receive the pdf containing the instructions and photos, tips and hints for this project, simply send an email to infotokt@gmail.com and I will send you a PayPal request for $4 then email the pdf to you ASAP! Here's another project idea for the upcoming Christmas holiday using these instructions:

(Click on photos to view at a larger size.)
NOTE: This project uses the SU Elementary Elegance stamp set and the SU Curly Label punch, but you can use a variety of dies, punches and stamps to create your own unique version!

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Thank you card to my wonderful
college roommate Linda who treated us
to an AMAZING treasure hunt and
loads of fun times in Monterey last month!

Saying = A Big Thank You by Papertrey
Green Leaves = Just Believe by SU

SU Oval Punch to Create Vase 

Side Step Tutorial: Click on Picture Below

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Lots of work but my SIL is definitely worth it!

Cupcake Punch by SU
SU Sentiment: A Word for You

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Here's another example of the same sponge and masking technique that appeared in my previous post HERE as seen on Michelle Zindorf's blog. I love this new Frightening Feline SU stamp and the bats are once again thanks to a Martha Stewart punch. Adding mini adhesive gems for the bats' eyes really makes these little guys pop! (The saying is from SU's Teeny Tiny Sayings.) View another wonderful Michelle Zindorf masking and sponging tutorial by clicking on her card below:

Thursday, October 18, 2012


My Cricut came to the rescue to create this card. I did a Google search for free Halloween SVG and SCAL files and found one for a haunted house HERE! The bat is a Martha Stewart punch and the moon/sky sponge technique was inspired by the very talented and creative Michelle Zindorf shown HERE. Thank you, Michelle!

Projects by the Card Chicks

Here are the favors from our
Card Chicks meeting last week. 

My mom spent one month in China and brought back these favors for us:

...and here are the projects we all made at our meeting:

I posted this Reeses turkey before...but now they have
a pair of feet that one of the Card Chicks thought to add...VERY creative!
CLICK HERE for directions.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Card Chicks Creations

It was my mom's 80th birthday last week and here are some of the cards she received from our talented Card Chicks to celebrate her milestone birthday:


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Use Wide Ribbons and an Embossing Folder Twice!


This card is larger than an embossing folder, but looks like it was run through once - even though a standard embossing folder normally would not cover the entire front of this 5" square card. Here's the trick to give the illusion: Using a Cuttlebug, first run the embossing folder through at the top of the card along the folded edge...then a second time with the folder placed at the bottom of the card edge. (You could also cut to size two different halves to adhere to the front of a card then add a ribbon to hide the seam.) Using a sponge, I added green to highlight the raised image, then added a wide ribbon then a thinner ribbon to cover where the embossing folders met slightly below the middle of the card. The paper flower is from Paper Source.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Some of My Favorite Pins

Here are some of my favorite pins on Pinterest lately. 
Can you tell I love butterflies?!

Pinned Image


Me, My Stamps and I

Stampin' Up ideas and supplies from Vicky at Crafting Clare's Paper Moments: Pocket Silhouettes thank you

BEAUTIFUL Butterfly Card