Finally, dirt being moved!

Seems like it rains every Sunday here which puts construction behind schedule. Just to catch some of you up....We are downsizing.  With Don and I having 3 back surgeries between us, we thought now was the time to enjoy and stress less about the outside house duties.  I can still garden and the community has a beautiful walking trail.  It is not at the beach which was my first wish, but that is not off the table.  I will give this a two year trial run.

This is a cottage community with craftsman style homes. It is "not" a retirement community.  I love that the community has all ages, but with certain restrictions, it really isn't too conducive for very young children.  However,  there is a public park across the street.

Here is a quick video I captured on my phone yesterday and at end of day a "still" shot.



Great SALE at Doodle Pantry and FREEBIE

We have an END OF YEAR and NEW YEAR sale of 40% OFF everything in your cart!

December 25 thru January 2
40% OFF digital products in your cart (excludes gift certificates, minimum $2 purchase required)
How to redeem:
  1. For the easiest checkout, new customers need to get their new accounts created and registered before filling up your cart
  2. Login to your account
  3. Add items to your cart and click to view cart
  4. Enter the code HAVEFUN2014 in the field at the bottom of the cart contents and CLICK SUBMIT to see your discount get applied
  5. Continue your checkout, agree to terms of use, and be sure to click CONFIRM ORDER
  6. Make payment and then your downloads are emailed to you, but you can also access your downloads after payment, by going to account maintenance/order history and then clicking on your order, use green icons to download. (NOTE: Green icon download buttons will NOT work from order history until the payment is made and completely clears)
From now through Jan 1, You can download New Years Birdie Color plus FOR FREE!!!!
I added the color images and digi papers to this older set, so it is brand new again!
To get it free: 
  1. CLICK HERE to go to the product at the shop
  2. Find the FREE DOWNLOAD button under the description but above the add to cart button
  3. CLICK RIGHT ON the filename to save it
  4. OR If you are already making a purchase anyway, you can add it to your cart of purchases


Merry Christmas To You

Christmas Birdie from Doodle Pantry is such a cutie.  Of course I had to use my monthly window scene.

Still time to join us in the Doodle Pantry December Challenge #41.  A great chance to win a gift certificate to the store and receive "Goose Me" set just for following the challenge guidelines.
A2, window die, holly die, flower punch


Holiday Reindeer

I'm going to try better this year and make two holiday cards on the 25th of each month, except for the month of March.  We'll be busy moving into our new house...well...hopefully!

I got my inspiration from Kitty Kraft.  She loves doing outdoor scenes with dies.  I made this in early December, but just now able to post.  The Holiday Reindeer svg is from Lori at Doodle Pantry.  The tree dies are from Impression Obsession. I love the simplicity of it along with the all white theme.

Don't forget to join us for the December Doodle Pantry Challenge #41.  You have a chance to win a gift certificate to the store and this month's "specially selected" set free just by following the guidelines.  Sweet!!!

A2 vertical, stitching lots of pop-ups for dimension, fern punch and ribbon

Also used  snowflake embossing


Happy Brrrrr-day!

My very good friend Angela has a January birthday so this adorable Doodle Pantry image I thought would be perfect for her card.  The set is call Winter Birthday, a December Release.  The set comes with many different pre-colored images and the outlines, along with darling sentiments and wonderful coordinating papers.

I was going to make the penguins wobble, but my wobbles were too big, so settled on adding lots of pop-ups for dimension. Along with some stitching, liquid pearls, stickles and cloud punch, I call it done and ready to mail.

Join in on our December Challenge #41.  Following the guidelines, you will receive the Goose Me Set free and a chance to win a wonderful gift certificate to the Doodle Pantry Store.

A2, use P&C feature on my Silhouette for penguin outline

slight angle to help show dimension


OWL we want for Christmas.....

Here is another Flip-It card.  This technique was a little different.  The lady Darlene on You Tube did an excellent job with "How to Make you own Flip it cards".  I love the owl punch from Stampin' Up and just don't use it enough.

It would be a lot easier to do a video of the card opening and closing but who has the time...haha  I'm just thrill I had a little time to do a card this morning.

A2 horizontal, stitching, border punch by EK, MS leaf punch, pearls

swung out...left a little room at bottom to put a little not and signature


Fa La La

"Tis the Season"  ...    I'm not able to make many holiday cards due to packing for the big move.  I found this card CAS and Q&E (quick and easy).   The adorable images are from Doodle Pantry.  I merged Winter Song Birds (doves) and Tweet Hello and hung from a Memory Box Branch die.  The Fa La La was a freebie in November from Miss Kate's Cuttables.

Join in on Doodle Pantry's December Challenge #41 for a chance to win a gift certificate to the store and receive the darling "Goose Me" set free by following the guidelines.  So much fun!

A2 vertical, stitching, pop-ups for dimensions, EK note punch, ribbon, MB branch die

another angle, made shadow using Silhouette Studio


Make A Joyful Noise

I want the "Flip-It Thinlit dies"(like the swing cards), but they cost over $30 not including tax and shipping.....sooooo....I spent the better part of the morning figuring out the measurements watching You Tube to come up with my own version.  I put so many extra layers that I had to hold the card to take the pic.

I used "Caroling Friends" by Doodle Pantry along with a sentiment that is also included in the set. Such a sweet image!

Join our December Challenge #41 for a chance to win a gift certificate to the store and receive "Goose Me" set just for following the guidelines.  Don't forget the 50% sale going on thru today - Dec 3.
A2, swing card or flip it card, stitching

MB street light and music scale die, note punch, scallop punch, circle die


Oh My Gooseness!

....(inside):  You've been such a good egg!  Thank You

I have so many thank you's to send out for all the help and generosity of friends, my awesome realtor Laura Stanbro, and a stranger (now friend), in helping with our move.  Now that the temp is quite chilly here in the South, and the geese are flying farther South, I pulled out my comfort teas.  Lightbulb went off....why not make a little basket of goodies, one being a few of my favorite teas? The Coffee svg and PDF Template came available at Doodle Pantry as one of the lovely December Releases. What better way to present the teas!

The Coffee Svg can be resized and even reshaped....so wonderful about svgs.  I shrunk it down just a tad to make it look more like a tea cup.  Join us for our December Challenge #41 for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Doodle Pantry Store and receive Goose Me set if you follow the guidelines.

I'm entering this in the Cut It Up Challenge with the theme being "Thank You".