Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Teenage Zombie

This picture is a couple of years old but for some odd reason, I had never scrapped it. I love Halloween photos and fall scrapping and the photos I get are few. Plus we do not have fall here in Florida so I love the occasional Halloween/fall/ Thanksgiving pages that I get to do.

For this picture I used this fun sketch from Sketches in Thyme and am entering it in their
sketch challenge. Their sketches really ROCK this month. I just might use all of them if I get a chance.

That is it for tonight. I am going to relax on the couch and watch some hockey and then hit the sheets. Thank you for stopping in my blog.


Pumpkin Pickers

I love scrapping fall/Halloween pictures. Unfortunately, I never get too many of them. I love this one from last year of my son and grandson and saved it to scrap this year. I used this awesome sketch from Sketches in Thyme:

I am entering this page in the sketch challenges at Sketches in Thyme as well as the
Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge at Scrap Our Stash:

I went diagonally from the upper left corner to the lower right corner. I used the color orange, a pumpkin (brad) and I die cut a piece of thin cork with my SMILE circle die.

Gotta go to work...thanks for dropping in.


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Ghouls Just Wann Have Fun

I just love these ghosts from CAS-ual Fridays stamps. I used the sketch also from CAS-ual Fridays for this card and I am entering it in their sketch challenge.

I will be sending this card along with a bag of goodies to my granddaughter this week. I love putting together fun packages for the grandkids. The girls especially really look forward to receiving goodies from me. The boys are a little older so they just get cash....lol.

I hope you enjoyed your weekend. I enjoyed mine...I just wish it was a couple of days longer.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017


My great niece is going to be 11 in early November and since I was making cards all weekend, I decided to make one for her also. I used this special World Card Making Day sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap and I am entering it in their sketch challenge.

I used all Jillibean Soup products on this card and followed their color challenge:

I used all 5 colors and am entering it in their Color Challenge from World Card Making Day.

That's about it for tonight. I think I will watch a little hockey and go to bed early tonight. Thanks for stopping by my blog.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Did Someone Say Cake?!

This birthday themed stamp set from Your Next Stamp is one of my newest stamp sets and all the images and sentiments just make me smile! I used their current sketch to create this card:

I am entering their sketch challenge which you can see all the details HERE. There is still time to enter. If I get I chance I want to try my hand at the color challenge this week.

Thanks for stopping in to check out my card.


World Card Making Day #8

I the used awesome sketch by Kristine Davidson for the Jillibean Soup World Card Making Day Sketch Challenge for this card for my husband. I just love Kristine's sketches and I have really enjoyed creating with her card sketches. I am so excited because I was able to play with all three of her awesome sketches. In fact, one of them I was able to use twice on two different cards. Kristine's sketches really inspire me.

I am also linking this to the Simon Says Stamp's World Card Making Day link-up

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

World Card Making Day #7

This will be the last card I am sharing today that I made for World Card Making Day. I have several more to share but tomorrow is another day. My Favorite Things had 4 awesome challenges to celebrate WCMD and this one was my favorite....use only die cuts, NO stamping. I just bought this Die-namics set in August when I visited the MFT store in Eustis, Florida which is about 90 minutes from my house. I love coffee, lattes and even hot chocolate so when I saw it, I knew it had to come home with me.

I am entering this card in the MFT World Card Making Day Die-namics Challenge
I am linking this card up to the Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking Day link-up

Well that is it for me tonight. I will be back tomorrow with more cards to share.


World Card Making Day #6

My goal for World Card Making Day was to get all of my Halloween cards made and in the end I only made this one. But I have plans to work on cards this week so they will get made. This card is for the World Cardmaking Day By The Numbers Challenge at My Favorite Things. I used the MFT sketch from this week and am entering it in their Sketch Challenge #353 also.

Finally, I am also linking it up to the Simon Say Stamp World Card Making Day link-up.

Thank you for stopping by my blog....I had a great weekend although it seemed much too short. How was yours?


World Card Making Day #5

For a long time I never had built up any kind of stash with the cards I made. I would make them as I needed them and send them right out. But after World Card Making Day this weekend I am finally starting to build up a stash of cards that I can just grab and send out. I made this card for the ROYGBIV (or rainbow) challenge at My Favorite Things.

I am also entering this card at Di's Pixie's Craft Workshop Snippets Challenge as all the cardstock for my die-cut stars came out of my scrap (snippet) basket. She is offering two fabulous prizes from MFT and I would love to win both of them.

I am also linking this card up in the Simon Says Stamp World Card Making Day link-up.

Thanks for stopping by....I hope you had a fun and relaxing weekend.


World Card Making Day Make and Mail

I spent a fair amount of time this weekend making cards in honor of World Card Making Day. This card is for a very cool challenge by My Favorite Things called the Make and Mail Challenge. I created this card with one of my favorite MFT stamp sets and I am mailing it out tomorrow to my Aunt JoAnn to celebrate her birthday.

I am also linking this card up to the Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking Day link-up. Click HERE for more details.

Thanks for stopping by tonight. Did you make any cards this weekend?


World Card Making Day #3

This is the second card I made with this awesome sketch by Kristine Davidson for Jillibean  Soup today.
I am entering it in the Die Cuts Challenge. I just LOVE these Pea Pod Parts and this card just makes me smile. I think my granddaughter will like it too. Everything on the card except the cardstock and the little orange rhinestone is from Jillibean Soup.
I am also linking it up on the Simon Says Stamp World Card Making Day post that you can see

Well that is it for now...I must get to bed. But I have plenty more to share. I was a busy gal on Saturday.


World Card Making Day #2

I loved this sketch so much by Kristine Davidson for Jillibean Soup that I used it twice today (something I rarely do) to make cards for my granddaughters.....this is the first one I want to share. We had such a good time with them this summer that I miss them even more now that they are back home in Chicago. I made 6 cards today to celebrate World Card Making Day. This is the sketch I used:
I am entering this card in the Sketch Challenge on the Jillibean Soup blog
at Simon Says Stamp's World Card Making Day Post you can see

That's it for this one but I have one more post I want to do before I hit the sheets.


World Card Making Day

I really enjoyed myself today....I set aside a large block of time today just for me and I sat and made cards for a good portion of that time. There are some awesome sketches, challenges, inspiration and prizes out there so after a couple of hours looking at and logging several challenges and blogs, I got busy. First up is this card I made for my brother-in-law's birthday later this month. I used this fabulous sketch from Kristine Davidson foe Jillibean Soup and all the products except for the cardstock and enamel dots are from my Jillibean Soup stash.
I am entering this card in the Sketch Challenge on the Jillibean Soup blog and over at Simon Says Stamps World Card Making Day blog post HERE.

Well that is it for this post but I made 8 cards in the last 24 hours so you can bet there are more posts to come.


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Warm Wishes

I thought about and planned out this card in my head all day at work today. I saw this sketch at
Little Tangles and the wheels in my head start turning.

I used one of my older but favorite Neat and Tangled stamps and heat embossed the image/sentiment in silver on navy card stock. I dry embossed a sheet of foiled cardstock with some snowflakes. I wish it photographed better...this card is really shiny. I took the color combination from the
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 425 to use Navy Silver and White

I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Christmas Challenge

Well, hockey season has started and my team is on and playing a very exciting game and I do not want to miss any of it.  Thank you for stopping by my blog.


Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Our adorable niece Rosie is turning 3 next week. I just love these MFT bunnies and thought she might like them too on her birthday card. This is the first time I used these sweet little bunnies. I bought them from a crafter online who was de-stashing her craft room. They came with the matching dies but were the older style closed dies. I must admit to watching a few You Tube videos on how to line the closed dies up. It is a bit tricky but I think I got the hang of it. These images are not die cut perfectly but I am sure little Rosie will never notice.

I am entering this card in 2 challenges:

the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by....have a wonderful rest of the week.


Monday, October 2, 2017

I Love Cacti

I absolutely love succulents and cacti and have several scattered around my home. I also have found that I love to color these sweet little stamps that I recently purchased (and used for the first time) from My Favorite Things. I used their sketch from this week and am entering their

Since I used some Never Before Used Schtuff, I am entering this card in Darnell's NBUS Challenge

One final challenge I am entering is the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge.

Well that is it for tonight....it has been a very sad, emotional day and I need to go to bed. Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Pretty Purple Shaker Card

I guess challenges are supposed to be challenging. When I saw the CAS-UAL Fridays Shaker Card Challenge, I decided to skip it. You see, I have made a couple of shaker cards before and they were complete fails. However I thought my soon-to-be 6 year old niece might really like one and I bought this stamp set from CAS-UAL Fridays just for her birthday so last night I gave it a try. I also am not very good with the watercolors but I broke those out too and this happened:

I embossed the ballerina image in black then I just put a little puddle of water  around the ballerina, added the purple watercolor and flicked a few sprinkles. I was careful not to overdo...which is often my worst habit. Then I watched about 14 You Tube videos on assembling a shaker card and was able to put this one together. I added some large purple cupped metal sequins which are actually a bit too large and get stuck as you shake it but other than that I am happy with the final result.

Since I used those dang metal sequins I am going to enter this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Heavy Metal Challenge in addition I am entering this card in
Well that is it for now. I hope you had a good weekend....we had a soggy wet one. I hope it stops raining soon as the water is raising and I may have to start building an ark...lol


Friday, September 29, 2017

First Day of School

I hated to do it but I must admit that I nagged, prodded and repeatedly reminded my son to take first day of school pictures this year. My son is a single dad raising 2 girls and well, you know sometimes men just do not remember things like taking pictures. He is usually pretty good at taking pictures however and he did get a few pictures that I was able to use for pages in the girls' scrapbooks. I also included a picture of Izzy with her school haircut on her page as she looked so cute in her new bobbed cut.

I used this sketch from Sketch N Scrap:

I stayed pretty true to the sketch but the page looked full enough to me so I left off the cute banner in the upper left hand corner. I am also entering this page in the Tic Tac Toe Challenge from

I went diagonally starting at cork - ruler - circle.

Thanks for stopping by my blog....September sure has gone by quickly. I always look forward to October for some cooler weather here in Florida and time to start my Halloween crafting....one of my favorite past times.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Magical Memories

Work is continuing on my Disney album. I love the way this page turned out and a big part of it is because of the awesome sketch I used from Stuck? Sketches:

Thank you for stopping by tonight. I worked on another page tonight....this one was a back to school page for one of the grands so I stepped away from Disney for a couple of day. I have plans for another page tomorrow night....after my 12 hour day and an hour at the gym. I sure hope I am up to it.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

You Nailed It

I can hardly believe that my grandson Cole is going to be 12 years old next weekend. It actually makes me want to cry....children grow up so fast and grandchildren even faster it seems. He is such an awesome kid and so much fun to be around, I hope he will still want to hang out with me for a couple more years when I am in town visiting. I made a unique card for him today and it took quite awhile to complete. The current challenge at Tuesday Throwdown is More Than One Fold so I made a three part card. I am not sure if there is a name for this type of card but if you count the front of the card (pictured above) there are four panels on it. It wasn't easy to photograph but here are a couple of photos to give you an idea of how it is designed:

And here is the card fully opened:

I used a brand new stencil from My Favorite Things to make the brick wall background and the images and sentiments are from a Never Before Used stamp set by Avery Elle called Stoked. I bought the set because Cole is a skateboarder and a snowboarder. There is a snowboarder image in this stamp set that I will be using to make Cole's Christmas card this year. So since I am using some Never Before Used Schtuff, I am entering this card in Darnell's NBUS challenge.

And one final challenge I am entering is the Wednesday Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge.

That is about it for today. Thank you for stopping by to check out my creations.


Seafood Feast

I am working on the Disney album for my son and granddaughters and hope to have it done in time to send to them with their Christmas packages. I am really enjoying working on these pages as I am doing them pretty much in chronological order and have never really scrapped that way. Above you can see both pages together of this 2 page layout. I used this month's double page sketch from

I was documenting our first night at Disney World. We took a boat from the Animal Kingdom across Lake Buena Vista to the Disney Beach Resort for dinner at the Cape May Café. It was a Seafood Buffet and it was outstanding. Here is a photo of each of the pages separately....this is the left page:

And this is the right hand page:

Let me tell you....those crab legs were to die for!! And our little Izzy got to have her favorite....
chicken nuggets and French fries. It was an awesome evening and a cherished memory.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop Winner

WOW!! I had well over 130 comments on my Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop posts. The winner of my blog candy is:

Lucy E.

Please send me an email at ampressley@cfl.rr.com. and let me know your snail mail address so I can get your prize mailed out to you this week.

  Thank you to everyone who left sweet comments on my blog.


Friday, September 22, 2017

All You Need Is Love.....

I am back with my final card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop.

I used a brand new to me stamp from Latina Crafters on this card and this Sunday Sip And Share Sketch from Kerry Urbatch on the Coffee Loving Papercrafters Blog:

I am also having a little giveaway at the end of this bloghop. Just comment on any or all of my coffee bloghop post and you could win this prize:

I used one of the puffy coffee cups from my set of the Freckled Fawn coffee to go cups. I love mine so much that I ordered an extra set to give away. I will use random.org to choose a winner Sunday night and I will post it shortly thereafter.

Thank you so much for the sweet comments and for visiting my blog. I am humbled that you would take time out of your day to check out my creations. Have a wonderful weekend.


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