Saturday, December 31, 2011

Saturday Sketches {New Year's Eve edition}

Happy New Year's Eve good people!!
I know I said no more Christmas cards, but I forgot about one!
One more!
Just one more!
This Saturday's sketch is up on the
Bella Blvd blog today.

Cool sketch, huh??!
Well I made a card out of it!

Once again I am loving the sheet of Cute Cuts from Bella Blvd.

I mean, how cute are the little penguins (pun intended!)?!
Cut them out of the patterned paper, attach them using foam adhesive, and you have a simple embellishment that adds some nice dimension to your project!

OK that should be the last Christmas card from me!
I promise!

Happy New Year folks!
Have fun and be safe!
See you next year!
{I wear that joke out this time of year!}



Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Random Integer Generator
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Abby L said...
I love your cards and layouts, they're all so cute and colorful! I've found a ton of inspiration on your blog. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas :)Abby
December 26, 2011 7:43 AM
Yay Abby!
Merry Christmas!
Email me at gretchenmcelveen(at)yahoo(dot)com
and I will get your goodies out to you ASAP!!
We are finishing up Christmas happenings around here.
Be back soon with scrappy stuff!
Hope you had a great Christmas!


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas cards galore (and a GIVEAWAY!!)

I know, I know...I have shared like 1900 Christmas cards this week!
Bored yet??!
Because I have a few more.
I made a couple for the Bella Blvd blog today.

I just love Bella Blvd's Cute Cuts patterned papers!
I have yet to meet a sheet that I do not love!
So I used the Cute Cuts sheet from "Christmas Wishes" to knock out 2 more Christmas cards!

As a little thank you for putting up with all my Christmas cards this season,
how about a little giveaway??!
I've got some of Bella Blvd's Christmas Wishes line to give to somebody.
It includes a sheet of the Cute Cuts!
And it will be perfect for scrapping your pics from this Christmas!
Just leave a comment on this post and I will pick a winner after Christmas!
Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

More Christmas cards!

It is Holiday Cards Week over on the Pebbles blog.
And I have a few to share!!
Like I mentioned earlier this week,it is not too late to send out some Christmas cards!
{heck, you could even be a little different & send out New Year's cards!}

Since time is of the essence, simplicity is key!
Make simple cards that are easy to reproduce so you can send out as many as you can.
To make these 3 cards, I just grabbed some of my favorite Welcome Christmas papers from Pebbles along with the pack of Dimensional Phrases & Icon Stickers, a pack of rub-ons, a handful of brads, a couple of bookplates, and some string.
Here are 3 different cards made in no time at all!

Check out the Pebbles blog this week for more great ideas for holiday cards!

Merry Christmas yall!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

It's not too late!!

It's not too late to send out a few Christmas cards!
But make it quick and keep them simple!
I made a couple with the Mistletoe & Holly kit from Noel Mignon.

Simple but effective!

Now go make some yourself!!
And have a great day while you are at it!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Birthday blog hop!

Today is a big day!!
It is Stephanie's birthday!

Yall know Stephanie.
She is the super cute and

uber-creative force behind Bella Blvd!
Well today is her birthday so let's celebrate!!

Come along with us on a fun little blog hop, check out the cards we have made for Stephanie using the fabulous Bella Blvd products she designed, and celebrate with us wishing her a very happy birthday!!
If you want to start at the beginning, head over to the Bella Blvd blog.
If you landed here from Katherine McElvain's blog, you are on the right track!
And your next stop is over at Wendy Morris's blog!



Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bella Newsletter!!

The December newsletter from Bella Blvd is available today!
If you want to get a ton of great inspiration, click {here}!
And if that link doesn't work for ya, check the Bella Blvd blog {here}.
there is a giveaway announcement in there!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


OK I have a new favorite card!
It is based on this cool inspiration piece that is up on the Bella Blvd blog.
Neat, huh!!?
And this is the card I made!

(made with the Christmas Wishes line from Bella Blvd)

It's my new fav{e}!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Real tree or artificial??

A real tree it is for us!
Every year!
Both Lee and I grew up with artificial Christmas trees.
When we got married and could make our own decisions, artificial trees were no longer allowed in our house!
I used the Mistletoe & Holly kit from Noel Mignon to make this layout about getting this year's tree.
So what about you??
Artificial or real??

Monday, December 12, 2011

While I was gone...

While I was gone, this good lookin' guy and I celebrated 9 whole years of marriage!

{old layout...just wanted to share}

We made our traditional trip up to Gatlinburg
for a weekend away.

Other than the trip getting off to a rocky start when the transmission in Lee's car went out while we were passing through Chattanooga, it was a fabulous weekend!
(guess what Lee is getting for our anniversary!)
While I was gone, these fun cards were posted over on the Bella Blvd blog.

During this time of year I always need Christmas cards (of course) and thank you notes!
So I am getting a jump on both!

While I was gone, I have been a bad blogger!
I promise to do better.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Make your own gift card holders!

We are focusing on holiday gift-giving ideas over on the Pebbles blog this week.

Since I am giving a few gift cards for Christmas this year, I thought I would make something cute to put them in.
I must confess...I am too cheap to pay extra and actually buy gift card holders.
It is super easy to just make something myself!

So I used the classic Welcome Christmas line from Pebbles to make these.
Now I just need to go and actually get the gift cards!

Make sure to check out the Pebbles blog this week for more fun gift ideas!
Hope your holiday season is going well!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Have a holly jolly Christmas!

Happy Holidays!
Merry Christmas!!
Feliz Navidad!

It is starting to look a lot like Christmas up in here!
Be sure to check out the Noel Mignon
message board for so many incredible ideas for Christmas!
I made a few Christmas cards using the new Mistletoe & Holly kit from Noel Mignon!

I love the mix of "vintage" with fun, bright colors that are in this kit.

It is not too late for you to make your own cards.

There are still plenty of days left to get them in the mail!
Hop to it!


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Holly Jolly Week

Come join us over at Noel Mignon this week for loads of Christmas stuff!!
There will be great ideas for cards, home decor, your December daily, etc.!!

I bet there will even be a few prizes given away!!
Hope to see you there!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

There are perks

I love my job.
{well most of the time}

I do love being able to help people & seeing them get better.
And I love all the treats that our patients bring us!

I made this one with the fabulous With Love line from Pebbles.
I am totally digging the pinks & reds mixed with the kraft in this line!
Want some of it for yourself??
Sure you do!
Go leave a comment on
{this post} over on the Pebbles blog for a chance to win some!

And while you are there, check out the new look of the Pebbles blog.
It's pretty cool!!
Have a great weekend folks!

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Twice a month there is a cool piece of inspiration put up over on the Bella Blvd blog.

This is the inspiration that was put up this week.

Cool, right??!
I took that inspiration and made this!
I was inspired by the soft colors.
I also like how the "text" enclosed the other items and I tried to do something similiar on my card.
I even dug dug deep into my stash of Bella products to find the cool text paper from the Estate Sale line.
It is such a cool piece of paper (I almost hated to use it! ha!)!

Check out the Bella Blvd blog for more great ideas using this piece of inspiration!