Saturday, December 28, 2013


Hi, There!
I like doing this as I always surprise myself at how many cards I have made during the year.  So here is my yearly stroll down my memory lane of cards.  Just a few of my favorites.  Hope you enjoy.
Since I am taking a little mini vacation, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year.  Thanks so much for visiting me on my blog.  It means a lot to me to know I have friends that like my cards!  I also enjoy visiting with all of you and so - here is to us - for a very creative year in 2014!
Until then, create with love and keep a smile in your heart!
Big Hugs,  CaroleAnn

As always the last card is for my Mom as this blog is in her memory.  
Someone special that encouraged me to create with love!

Friday, December 20, 2013


Hi, There!

This is a hard one because I have so many favorites and surprised myself once I took a look back memory lane on just how many cards I have made with a Mo Manning Digital image!
Just love every single one.
But because of how I feel about my sister, I am picking this one that I made for her.  It has a tag tucked inside of it with a message for her.  This was a fun card to make.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing all your encouraging comments over the course of this year.
Looking forward to seeing and maybe finding new blog friends for 2014!!

However you celebrate your holidays, I wish you happiness and love.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!  Big Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

This card is for Challenge #214 Favorite Mo Card Made by You for 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013


Hi, There!
Well, I did not think I would be back with any type of cards but I managed to get some CAS cards done over the weekend so here is one that I created.  Hope you are getting all your projects done and getting things crossed off your To Do List!  I am so behind, I just gave up and decided I can work with what I have done and enjoy the Season for what it is all about!  Family and Friends and Love!  Which is what I wish for all of you!  See you in 2014!  Big Hugs ~  CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create  #50 - "Anything Goes/With a Twist CAS"
Addicted To CAS #28 - "Snowflakes"
Allsorts Challenge #237 - "Snowflakes"

I kept the card real simple and just used an embossing folder on the front of the card.  Wrapped around the red and silver ribbon and finished it off with a pretty red and silver snowflake!

Thursday, December 12, 2013


Hi, There!
Just want to take this moment to wish
you and yours a very Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!
I will be back after Christmas Day.
Be safe, Blessings and Big Hugs

Sunday, December 1, 2013


    PS  This card received an Honorable Mention over at 613 Avenue Create!  Thank you so much - it is my honor to be among so many talented card makers!!!
Hi, There!
I am excited to share this trifold card with you today as I broke down and used some paper that I have been hoarding for a year now!!  I am very stingy when it comes to using my Graphic 45 papers for any card design.  But for this one, I went all out.  I am going to send this card creation to my daughter for Christmas.  The Nutcracker Sweet was one of her very favorites during the holiday season.  Thanks so much for visiting me today and I hope you enjoyed your weekend and found time to do something creative too!  Till next time, Hugs ~  CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge #172 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #48 - Anything Goes with a Twist of Gift Packaging!
Allsorts Challenge Blog  - Christmas Song - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy!
Crafts and Me Challenge - Christmas Vintage
Front of Card

 Inside View One
Inside View Two

Card Removed From Pocket:

Card Recipe:
Image on Front of Card is a rubber cling stamp 
from Hampton Arts and I colored it with my Copic Markers
Skin E0000 E000 E00 E93  Hair Y23 Y26 Y28
Dress R20 R21 R22 C00 C0 C1 C3  Nutcracker R29 C7 C1 C4 YR21
All Papers and Tags - Graphic 45 The Nutcracker Sweet Collection
Pearls, Snowflakes, Gingerbread, Candy, Candy Cane, Jingle Bell & Holly all from Recollections
Silver Corners and Doily - Live and Love Crafts
Stardust here and there.
The Grandfather Clock was fussy cut so I would have a 3-D effect on that side of the card.  Center of the card I put a pocket so you can take out the card and write a note.
Ribbon to keep card closed is from my stash tied thru the lock tag from the Collection!
The key is inside;)