Monday, December 20, 2010


For this week's challenge of TAGS, I tried to change it up a little and do a couple of cards. The thing I love about cards is you can use your scraps and that is what I did, I took leftovers from the last challenge.
I used the white BAZZILL cardstock from the Christmas Town kit at Paper Trail for my card along with some red and black cardstock and red bling ribbon also from the December kit. The christmas tree is a tag that I cut with my cricut using the Very Merry Tags cricut cartridge, then I punched the loopy garland and glimmer misted then removed the garland and traced it with crystal stickles. The HO HO HO is a Close to My Heart stamp that I colored in, traced with red stickles and add a chipboard button from the kit.

For this card I used the white and black BAZZILL card stock, then cut some triangles from some scrap pieces to make the trees (the stumps were made out of stickles). The sheer red ribbon also comes in the December kit along with the Merry Christmas sticker that I place on some black cardstock (to make a tag) and punched a hole to tie on to the red.

Here is one more tag I made from some scraps I had leftover and my Very Merry Tags cartridge.

So hop on over to the Paper Trail store to get your December kit with these yummy papers and don't forget to join us in our TAG challenge over at TrailMakers, I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Sorry I have been MIA for the past week, this time of year is CRAZY!!!  I thought I would let ya'll get a peek at the decorations this year, we added a few things and are making plans for next year to be even better, if I can get David up on the roof (lol)
hodge podge tree in the dining room, it has all different ornaments from places we vacation, cats and whatever else we want 
the village

tree forest in the living room and the foyer trees
our 9ft tree in the living room, done in blues and browns
outside with spots

We wish everyone and very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Blog Hop RAK Winner is.....

LILLIAN!!!!  I want to thank everybody who left comments and became followers of TrailMaker and my blog during this hop.  Be sure to check TrailMakers every 2 weeks for new challenges.

Lillian email me your addy ( so I can get your RAK in the mail and thanks again!!
So this weeks TrailMakers challenge is stamping and you would think for all the stamps I own (a whole bunch) I would do this on every layout I do, but alas it takes a challenge to make me pull them out.

I love how stamps can totally change a piece of paper, they can add a whole new design or just a touch of something unique. For this layout, SERIOUS men, I loved how the City Sidewalks paper from Lily Bee Christmastown really made the B & W photo stand out. I accented with the black and red ribbon from the December Kit at Paper Trail and Christmas Window paper (also from the Christmastown collection) that I punched with the double loop punch from Martha Stewart. For my stamping, the wide stars behind the photo are from CMTH, the swirlies framing the picture and the journal circles are also stamped. I also used a couple of the chipboard stickers from the Christmastown line.
Now, it is your turn, go pull out your stamps that are collecting dust and change up some paper, we would love to see what you can do and you never know when there might be a prize given by Karen over at TrailMakers.  Don't forget to go by the Paper Trail and get you December kit before they are gone!!!