Monday, December 24, 2012

Printable Christmas tags

You can use these free printable tags and put your names as you wish. DIY tags
As well as here on my Pinterest
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Quick Christmas Basket for friends

Just a quick Christmas treat basket for special friends! I love chocolate dipped pretzels but my favorite is WHITE chocolate dipped pretzels, so they get 2 bags of those.  I sprinkled red sugar on top for a pretty look.  Also, made oreos dipped in the chocolate, and some homemade iced gingerbread men.  I added another one of my favorites, Mocha Frappuccinos, just in case they didn't get enough kick from the sugar load!!
Yummy and thoughtful for dear friends we love!
Merry Christmas,

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Fabulous inspiration

I find the most inspiring things on blogs and have so much fun pinning them! So much fun, that I actually find time to make something from that inpiration! Can you believe it!! Usually it is one or the other but not both.  Recently, I found tons of ideas on At Studio D blog for all things Christmas. Here is the sight At Studio D well as there is a button/badge on the sidebar.
Another site is Clear Scraps and it is also on the sidebar.  I pretty much pin ideas that I find unique and clever to do myself.  Here is my pinterest address: Beverly Jordan on Pinterest
 am also on Facebook and share many ideas there. Find me under Beverly Jordan in Orlando, FL.
So now you know how to connect with all the inspiration I do so that you don't end up bored and in a funk, so to speak! Enjoy! And let me know of your finds as well.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Cards with Hampton Art stamps

Been working on Christmas cards using the Hampton Art Santa Stops Here stamps they sent to me, with one of the Clear Scraps juicy green ink pads. I did use flowers, papers and ribbon from my stash, too. One is done in traditional colors and the others is not. Enjoying the holiday season!
Non-Traditional Holiday Pink by Design Non traditional Holiday colorsColors

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Having a day out at Webster's Flea Market

  John, had Veteran's Day off so we decided to go out to Webster's Flea Market, which is a very long drive away!! We really enjoyed it though, and bought a ton of fruit and vegies to bring home!! We also found these very frilly orchids and because I just couldn't decide which one, I bought all three! These are fragrant ones, and so beautiful!!! We mostly walked around, tasting homemade treats, and enjoying all the odd things we saw.  And guess who I ran into? My sister, Melody, who had driven all the way from south Florida, just for the day of shopping!! Wow!! We shopped together, and caught up more than we normally do on the phone! What a fun day!!
  Here's what we bought:  Yes, those delicious radishes, cauliflower, beefstake tomatoes, in the photos, as well as, red grapefruit, and navels, squash, avocados, apples, onions, green bell peppers, and scallions.  Also, a new dog collar that has a bandana on it, and homemade turkey and stuffing  dog biscuits, all for Ellie.  For my daughter, I bought, a vintage french scarf, bicycle lights for the front and back inwhich she insisted on using that very night! You know, it's the little things that make us happy!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Blog Candy Giveaway over at Beary Mine Crafts

Who's this generous you ask?! It's none other than Donna from Bearly Mine Crafts! She makes the sweetest cards!!!

Make sure to check the BMC blog for details right HERE on how you can win and to admire Donna's awesome creations!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fall treat bags

Just a post of treat bags made of Candy Corn and Peanuts.  If you haven't tried the combination yourself, it tastes alot like peanutbutter fudge.  So far have made 72 of them, and still need more supplies.  Really fun and really yummy.  Give it a try and enjoy!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Giveaway on another blog

My very talented lady, Mariska, at Sending You A Little Smile, is celebrating because she has almost reached the special 1000 Followers mark...sooooo, CONGRATULATIONS, Mariska!! She is offering this absolutely darling SPECIAL EDITION stamp of Tilda Holding a Magnolia Blossom which is only available through one shop in the Netherlands so the availability of this stamp is quite limited. So go over and give Mariska your congratulations and jump in for the possibility of winning this little darling!!!! Click HERE for Mariska's wonderful candy posting!!!

Hope she reaches her goal and even more!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Barn in Lake Alfred, Florida

I love going to Lake Alfred with girlfriends! Today was one of those days!! A group of new friends from my church, and I, drove out to Lake Alfred, which is about 30 miles away, to visit The Barn and Season Shop, and Stable Decor.  It basically is 3 stores, a restaurant, and garden center, full of fun things!  The antiques are from England and France, and the decor shop is just that exactly, as well as Brighton and other jewelry.  I love the Season's Shop the most because of their beautiful decorations for the upcoming holidays.  They had several ideas of using burlap, plain and stamped but my purchase was 2 spools of their 12 inch wide mesh.  It can be seen used in red on the white hutch, in the 3rd photo, from the top.  So sorry my pics were blurry!!! :( 
  I purchased the mesh in green with tinsel, as well as a green and red stripe. Can't wait till after Thanksgiving to start decorating for Christmas!! :)
Hope you too are enjoying this wonderful cool fall weather like we are having here in Florida!!
Here are the web sites:

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Homecoming 2012 Outfit

I had so much fun shopping with Kelsey this year for her homecoming dress and outfit! God truely blessed us and we found the dress, shoes, and earrings in the first hours we were out, and it was the first shopping trip in a long time!!!
  The dress has small chiffon rosettes, and feathers at the lower border, and is made of exquisite lace.  The shoes are two tone, with champaign beige in the front and black on the heel and ankle strap.  It really fits Kelsey's personality too!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Happy Birthday, Chick!

My girlfriend's birthday is coming up so here is my card, made using the Cricut Imagine machine, and Imagine More Cards cartridge, inwhich I changed the colors, and pattern to Orangey red polka dot.  Printed at 3.5 inches, and pop dotted up.  The Twinery blue twine, and Imaginisce Itty Bitty Blossoms (Just bought at and added buttons. Easy and fun!! Hope you enjoy it,
Link it up Tuesday at Pink Cricut Anything goes
Die Cut Divas Favorite Fall colors.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Be Dazzling Darling Card!

The sentiment is from Pink by Design called Bracketful.  The cute outfit is from Loralie Stamps. I used various Copics to color and added pearls, ribbon, and papers from my stash.
Challenges I am entering it in:
The Pink Cricut blog Anything goes
2 Sisters Challenge  Use my favorite stamp
Marker POP Challenge #8 Oldest Marker color. My project is #30.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Won Link It Up Tues with The Pink Cricut

Sarah Hammer's Designs Link it Up TuesdaysI am so thrilled that my Send It Clear card was chosen for Link it Up Tuesday's challenge! Loved using Clear Scraps clear acrylic card and making my little car even wobble!! It was really fun! Thank you, Sarah for choosing me!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fun Hibiscus card

Here a fun project using all Quick Quotes Papers.  Other The Twinery Twine: Mandarin and Midnight blue, Want2Scrap bling: Gold/Yellow. Enjoy!

Quick Quotes Challenge #19-Use any materials.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Challenge Post

Here is a card I have been working on.  I used some copics markers, Want2Scrap bling, and pattern papers from SEI, and Creative Imaginations.  The ribbon which I LOVE is from a gift I received!! Don't you just love that. Scallop border punch is by EK Success.
Hope you enjoy is!
The Play Date Cafe Challenge To use Flamingo, Honey, and Chocolate. 
Pink by Design's Link it Tuesday Anything goes
 Marker Pop Challenge #7 Color Something  Anything goes

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Stampendous Race Car Fluffles stamps

Sentiment: Pink by Design Bracketful

Here is one of Stampendous' newest stamps from CHA 2012 Summer, called Race Car Fluffles,
Fluffles the Cat is coming around the home stretch in his racing roadster.  Here are 3 versions of the stamp I made as notecards gift set.  On the middle one, I used Stampendous Frantage leaf green fragments.  Don't you just love the way it looks like Grass!!!
   I really liked the way they all came together so quickly and were fun to make! Stampendous makes fabulous products and am so happy with these fun notecards!
Supplies:  Stamp: Stampendous Race Car Fluffles cling
                 Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black on Copics paper
                 Papers: Nikki Sivils "U R My Favorite" 6x6 pad. (Loved these adorable pink papers)
                              Other 2: Adornit Travel papers
                 Twine: The Twinery Charcoal
                 Ribbon:  7 Gypsies
                 Embellishments:  Colorbok XY&Z Travel Chipboard stickers

Monday, September 17, 2012

Action Wobble Fun with Stampendous, and Clear Scraps card

Action Wobble Fun!

I really loved how this came out!! This is the clear acrylic front: Clear Scraps Belgrave "Send it Clear Card" found at many Scrapbook Expo Conventions nationally or (here).
This is it opened.  The sentiment is "Enjoy the Adventure/Enjoy the journey" and is for one of my sons at college!! And to make it even more fun, I added a Wobble!! Here it is in action!!
I love the adorable cat in the convertible which is Stampendous" Race Car Fluffles. Here he is wobbling down the road!

Other supplies included: Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black.
Copics: C1,C5,BG9.BG10.BG13,Y17,Y21,0,R20,R29,SP Black 0.3.
Ribbon: 7Gypsies. Travel words: Teresa Collins Travel Ledger. Letter Stickers: Pink Paislee Starlight. Patterned Paper: Adornit Travel. Glue: Beacons Zip Dry.

Linking to these sites for challanges:
Link up Tuesday at
Action Wobble Challenge:

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Teresa Collins' Vintage Finds cards

I created this card for the Bloggers Challenge Black and White with a Splash of Color Challange. Bloggers Challenge: Color Splash
She Scrapbooks Store in Lady Lake, FL near The Villages
I recently went to the She Scrapbooks store's retreat in the Villages just north of Orlando, FL to enjoy a weekend away! What fun! Here are 2 cards I designed and the lower photo is the projects designer, Yvonne Blair, of She Scrapbooks designed. She is also on Teresa Collins' design team of course.
So enjoyed meeting new and fun people and even got 5 double page layouts done! Yeah!!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Summer Highlights Collage!

Here are summer highlights! Enjoy the show!
So many memories, and so little time! I was busy working in an office all summer, but that didn't stop me from taking a few short vacations, and cooking up a storm of deserts!
See my previous post for the recipe of this delicious torte which I made several times!!  Kelsey was busy as ever, herself, and she got her driver's license, campaigned, and went to 3 camps! WOw!
Other wonderful milestones:  John and I celebrated our 32nd Anniversary!! And we all drove up to see my 2nd oldest son, to celebrate his 21st birthday!!!
God has truely blessed us!!
Take 12 Challenge

Friday, August 10, 2012

"A Cup of Tea" Card

For this card I added textured flowers, by twisting small pieces of crepe paper into roses. Used green grossgrain ribbon for the leaves, and loved this vintage seam binding lace for the ribbon and bow.  This is The Cat's Pajamas Swanky Stamps:  Toni's Tea Set, colored with Marvy Le Plume markers, #P796,P786, E865, OY841, and stamped with Momento Black. The image is popdotted as well. Paper is Prima Patterned, and Bazzell textured cardstock in Pink and celery.  Pearls are cut from Want2Scrap leftovers.  All this was in my unused stash, and I thought it was too pretty to not just have a morning of playing around with it.
Challenges that this is posting for are:
Bloggers Challenge Add Texture Challenge
Joyful Stamper: Any thing goes Fridays

Thursday, August 9, 2012

"Lucky Dog" Puppy Album!

Well, this is an album I have made of our beloved doggie when she was just a pup! Hope you enjoy it!! Sometimes, it is important to look back at very special memories when you seem to be overwhelmed with all the changes, and remember, that "change" always brings good things.  Sometimes, it can be a puppy (after the death of another very special doggie), and sometimes it is just the passing of time that brings different changes.  Sorry I am very melodramatic today. Enjoy!
Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey Max and Whiskers
Cover: Zutter 5x7 red chipboard
Black 3/4" Zutter O'Wires
Fiskars border punch, Prima Flowers of old.
Bazzell cardstock of various colors.
Letters: Thickers
Fussy cutting of patterned papers.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Tombow Gift to Me!! Thanks Sharron

Yippee!!! I saw the FedEx man today who gave me Sharron from Tombow's gift pack FULL of their amazing glues!! Thank you Sharron!!
Boy, am I going to enjoy this!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me and may you be blessed!

Today is my birthday and I feel God's love and pray that you do as well!!!
Ephesians 3:17-18

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Other Projects for the challenges

I decoupaged a tin with Beacons Fast Finish Decoupage.  Other materials were May Arts Lace, Prima rose, and vintage ribbon.