Tuesday, December 31, 2013

SeemaCrafts Anything Goes Challenge January 2014

Hi everything super excited today is the New Year and for the New Year I ve made this card  for the  Seemacrafts ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE  to ring in the new YEAR! 2014 woo hoo! super excited 


happy edwin
Tilda in Evening Gown
MM toil and trouble card stock
joilles embellishments
copic sketch colors 
white gel pen
tuxedo black momento ink
georgia pacific white card stock

Thanks for stopping by and cant wait to see what you create in 2014!

Happy New Year !

The Friendly Crafters Tuesday Blog Event~ Tilda Easel card

Hi everyone its the last Tuesday Blog Event of the Year...! whoo hoo Good Bye 2013 and Hello 2014 super excited...! I just wanted to thank everyone for such a great year and Cant wait for the New Adventure in 2014!

Before the New Year is Over I wanted to share a card of love LOVE and more Love with you!

Thank you so much for supporting my youtube nurselarelle channel and being wonderful facebook friends and family..

with love

Larelle-Susanne Thoms


here is my card
Magnolia Matryoshka Tild from the little Russian Circus Collection 2013 
I used scraps from my stash for the printed card stock along with pink and white recollections card stock 
white thickers
3 " circle and scalloped circle punch 
martha stewart border punch
flower trim from meijers
Georgia Pacific white Card stock
tuxedo black momento ink
copic sketch colors

Monday, December 23, 2013

The Friendly Crafters on FACEBOOK Tuesday Blog Event


That means it the Tuesday Blog Event for the Friendly Crafters On Facebook

Well I am soooo Sorry I missed you the last 2 weeks but I couldnt let this week go by with out 

Wishing Each and Everyone of you A very Happy And Safe Holiday..

I Pray That during this time and the whole year thru that YAHWEH bless you and your Families each and every day..

It for me has been and INCREDIBLE Year, there have been some bumps in the ROAD but I am Truly Grateful for all that I have been Blessed with..

Earlier in the year.. My husband and I had planned to start a family together when he returns from Afghanistan,  and it breaks my heart to say that has changed. My son and daughter who are deployed have helped better the lives of others that are in need..
My other sons have ventured into the world out on there own...

Sometimes we look back and reflect as to where we have been the obstacles we have overcome and the friends, family,and  Faith to help us continue on..... I have realized how Truly Blessed I have been this Year by my God YAHWEH.

I have also realized that sometimes he answers our prayes when he sees fit... lol But rest assure all is always provided for the needs of the indivual... and I am hoping my prayers will be answered soon. 

Thank you for being being apart of my life, for taking the time to share your precious friendship.. It means the world to me

SO I thank each and everyone of you from the center of my Heart. For being the ear to listen the person to share that happy mail. and  to offer a kind word ...


Larelle- Susanne

nurselarelle on YT

TGF Christmas Wishes Challenge Card

Happy Holidays everyone whoo hoo, Cant believe the Holidays are here, well I am just super excited. This year I didnt put up a tree or decorate, didnt make a ginger bread house .. Because I thought I was going to be alone.. Well to my surprise 2 of my sons decided to come spent a bit of time with me this holiday so I got a turkey today yes today thawing it out now and got to crafting some cards.

YOU KNOW TGF is MY FAV .. yes they are my favorite stamp company so, but Ive been so busy Ive missed a few challenges.

well today I decided to go ahead and do something a little different for the Greeting Farm Christmas Wishes Challenge.

I decided to go with a Brown and Red, use the Deliliah Stamp a magnolia Tree die and Paper from the JOLLY- American Crafts Paper Pad.. I used the warm winter wishes  stamp for my sentiment and for matting and base Recollections white and red card stock , I also used the Miss you Die from Die-Versions.


I am also wishes all of you the same May YAHWEH bless you this holiday and everyday..

Ok now onto my card...

hope you like and leave me a little Christmas wish comment telling me what you thinK.

I love sweet comments



Thanks for stopping by 
Hope your Holiday Wish comes true too!
Larelle-Susanne and family

ps I hope No ONE left coal in your stockings lol or they were mended so your goodies 
didnt fall out lol jk hugs

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Friendly Crafters Tuesday Blog event how to Send Letters for 3 Cents

Ok Everyone its the Tuesday Blog event for the Friendly Crafters on Facebook. So for todays blog I wanted to share how I mailed my Holiday cards out for 4 Cents yes that is right 4 Cents. I mailed them NON DOMESTIC US MAIL..

I had made over 100+  Holiday Cards that I had to provide postage for so I really really needed to save money I found a few videos on YouTube that showed exactly how to mail  a 1 OUNCE letter. I wasnt sure how much my holiday card weighed so to be sure I stuck on another stamp just to be safe it got there.. THIS Was not used for APO/AE ADDRESSES.

I am going to include the links below to the 3 youtuber videos that I got the info from as well as my own litte video and example pic

hopes this helps everyone save just a little bit of money, every penny counts and I am sure you all want to spend that postage money you will save on other crafty things.

I mailed them as follows This is an example:

Example of how I sent mine and they were rcvd
                                                                                                                                   put postage here
Mrs. Larelle-Susanne Thoms                                                                                      2C stamp 2Cstamp
c/o 123 Jones Drive
Fort Hope, Kentucky

                                                                                                      Mr. John Thoms
 First Class US MAIL FULLY PREPAID                                  c/o 123 Afghany Street
Statutory NON DOMESTIC RATE                                             Sandridge, Colorado
12 Stat at Law, Ch 71, Sec 23                                                      NON DOMESTIC NEAR [12345]
Federal Offense to collect addnl postage      


  1. Mail A Letter For 3 Cents

    Mail a letter for 3 cents by using the US Post Office, not the US Postal Service. Mail is delive

  2. Send letters NON DOMESTIC WITHOUT The UNITED STATES for 3 cents

    www.stopthepirates.blogspot.com Take an envelope, place a letter inside, put a 3 cent stamp on it, address it to someone "outside ...
  3. Mailing letters for 2 cents


Thanks for stopping by the Friendly crafters Tuesday Blog event and leaving a comment! Hugs


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

DT CALL Entry for Loves Rubber Stamps

Hi everyone just wanted to go ahead and share My favorite projects that I just love for Loves Rubber Stamps Design Team Call and share a little about me....

First My name is Larelle-Susanne Thoms, I am a Military Wife, Mother and a Nurse who loves to craft been doing it forever it seems like and I still love when I can create.. I do a vast variety of things, to include 3d cake baking, charms, altered items, layouts, crochet and right now my fav card making... just to name a few....  and if I forgot to mention I am going to be 30 Forever lol ...
I live on Fort Knox military post and my husband is deployed to Afghanistan so Right now I have lots and lots of time to craft and get my creativity going... I create something everyday  as a stress relief after a severe back injury and usually set it aside for my son who is also deployed to afghanistan or my daughter who is deployed to Korea..Mail is a big thing.. So doing just a few cards or few crafty goodies each day helps them be reminded someone back home is missing them deeply... I also create cards and other goodies for nursing homes and deployed military.

Earlier in the year I was a guest Designer for Loves Rubber Stamps and it was just one of the biggest thrills for me. I would love to be on This  Design Team for YOUR Fabulous Company. Its important to me to support companies who have quality customer service, great variety & quality products. Not only do I love Loves Rubber Stamps store I love the challenge blog, and it would be wonderful to be apart of such a great Design Team...

I am a current Design Team Member for Seemacrafts a online UK store and challenge blog, as well as the Friendlycrafters on Facebook, where crafters can go to a friendly environment  as questions, get help and just show off there creations. I have a blog and I am nurselarelle on yt and currently have 1063+ subscribers and growing, Ive hosted the Magnolia May Challenge, I also have twitter and  Facebook and do create videos to promote videos and events for crafts.This year I was honored to be nominated for best cards and Miss Congeniality for the Crafty Academy awards and have won several crafty challenges on youtube.

I am able to meet all the requirements. I love to step out of my comfort zone every now and then ...lol and loved doing sketch challenges and trying to broaden my crafty canvas porfollio...

Here are few things that I have created with just a few of the many stamps I have...

I hope you like the projects that I am sharing with you...

Watch the video The house lights up lol....

I hope to be considered for one of the Design Team Member Positions, I know there are some awesome Talented Artists out there so thank you for thanking the time to take a peak at my projects for consideration.

Crafty Hugs

Larelle-Susannne Thoms
nurselarelle on Twitter

Ultimate Magnolia Winter/ Holiday Project

Hi everyone I wanted to show off this project that I made for a friend in a swap we are doing ... Hope she likes it I  used several magnolia stamps. 12 total..

I used a 2.50$ house I got from Micheals and altered it.. this is the back of the house that I altered with a winer themes in blues, creams and silvers.. Just love how it came out. I also used sever doohickey... hope you Like I think it came out pretty cute.

Entered in the Tildastown challenge #81
 Marvelous Anything Goes Challenge #56

Please leave a comment to tell me what you think! hugs

Anything Goes Magnolia Tilda Card

Hi everyone This is a card that I created that I just fell in love with :

For this Easel Card  the Recipe Below:
Heidi Grace Baby Boy Shower Paper
Recollection Purple & Yellow Card Stock
Georgia Pacific White Card Stock
Magnolia London Tilda Stamp
Magnolia DooHickey Memory Die & Fence Die
Magnolia Rainbow Sentiment stamp
TGF cloud Die
Crochet trim from stash
Tim Holtz Cameo Die
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Studio G Flatback Pearls
Raindrop Bling from stash
Copic markers:
0 blender
White Gel Pen
Foam mounting Dots
Elmers Permanent Double Sided tape
and Stiching.

This is an easel card and I just loved the way my first stitched card came out.

This card is entered in the following challenges :

Lovesrubber stamps DT Call ~ Anything Goes Challenge
Oozak Anything Goes challenge #27

Hope you like and hope you leave me a sweet comment telling me what you think ! Hugs

Crafty Hugs and Kisses ! Larelle-Susanne

Monday, December 2, 2013

12/2/13 The Friendly Crafters Tuesday Blog Event

Hey everyone its Tuesday that means it time for the Tuesday Blog event with the Friendly Crafters on Facebook.



Today I was able to share another Holiday winter card I ve made to send out to friends. If you scroll down you can see the other version I made and enter my GIVEAWAY!...  also If you can HELP ME... I really need some welcome home notes nothing fancy for my 3 deployed loved ones that will be coming home as well.. VERY SOON.... Yay!
Now on to my card,....I love the way this card came out. As everyone knows I love Magnolia TIlda Images they are just adorable and Ive actuall gotten quite good at coloring the lighter skin tones so I am hopin you all like the image I colored using copic markers.. I had to make a bunch of holiday cards~ LIke over 150 so I had to make the card able to fit in a regular envelope so I could send them out for 3Cents so all my friends and fam would get one...

Please a comment below tell me what you think and Thanks for Joining in the Tuesday Blog Event with the Friendly Crafters on FB..

Super big hugs Remember it gets me giggly when you leave me a sweet comment ! and thanks from the center of my Heart For stopping by... !

Magnolia ~ WINTER TILDA stamp
Momento Tuxedo Black ink Pad
Georgia Pacific White Card Stock
Copic Markers
R20 Blush
White Gel Pen
Variety of Blues
Dollare General 1$ Ribbon
Elmers Permanent Double Sided tape
Magnolia DooHickey Rectangle Tag Die
white Foam Snowflake
The Paper Studio Loose Snowflake paper

Thanks for taking a peek Hope you Join us for the Tuesday Blog Event with the Friendly Crafters Blog Event

Please LEAVE a sweet Comment I would so love to hear what you think and dont forget to scroll down to enter My GIVEAWAY and Challenge GiveAway If you can Hugs...

Larelle-Susanne XOXOOXO crafty Hugs and Kisses!

TGF Cyber Monday Cebebrations HOP ~ Giveaway

WHAT: An all-customer HOLIDAY HOP!

WHEN: Monday, December 2nd, at 12:00 NOON (CST).

WHERE: The TGF BLOG, and your blogs!
Here is the line up :
Today is that infamous "CYBER MONDAY!"  We are not only having a SALE in the store, but also we are having our CUSTOMER BLOG HOP!   We're really excited about all of the participants.   Since it's a rather long list, we'll get started straight away!  Be sure to come back here to enter to WIN once you've commented on ALL posts and thanks for joining us whether you're a participant, commenter, or BOTH!

Larelle-Suzanne Thoms you are here!


TGF will be giving away a $25 gift certificate to one RANDOM winner who participates in the hop, along with a 2nd prize of a 4x6 set, 3rd prize of a single rubber set, and some 'honorable mention digis' for creativity and design at the discretion of the Design Team. 

 SO excited to make the season BRIGHT! 

Welcome to my Blog!

I am just thrilled to be in the Greeting Farm Cyber Monday Celebration Hop!

For my project I used one of my new favorites, one of the image stamps from the Forest Frienhttp://thegreetingfarm.com/sale/forest-friends.htmlds
The Greeting Farm.

I just love the way my holiday cards came out! 
Hope you leave a comment and tell me what you think and Good Luck with the Giveaway!

My white deer is just adorable!

 The Greeting Farm Forest Friends Stamp Set
Georgia Pacific White Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Recollections Bright Christmas Printed Cardstock
Recollections Green Card Stock
Holly bits from stash
Dollar General Holly Days Decorative Ribbon 
Elmers Permanent Double Sided Tape 
Tombo Glue
Martha Stewart White Fine Glitter
Martha Stewart Dot Glitter
Magnolia Doohickey Die rectangle set
Copic Sketch Markers :
R20 Blush
0 Blender
YG09 Lettuce Green (eye)

I was a little nervous going with less color but I was gifted the Holiday paper from my friend
CraftyAdriana on YT because I couldnt find any in my area and I just love how the cards
came out using the Forest Friends Deer Image. I had fallen just in love with this super cute image 
and decided to use it for Holiday cards...  The paper is bright Happy and holiday colors &
Love love love it...

I hope you leave a sweet comment and let me know what you think!

For Leaving a comment on my blog youll be eligible to win a Single Rubber stamp from TGF
of your choice , must be 18+ or have parents permissioin to participate, be a follower of my blog
and leave a comment Drawing will be December 15, 2013 for my personal drawing!



Friday, November 29, 2013

SeemaCrafts Its Christmas Challenge

I just wanted to share this months Christmas Challenge at Seemacrafts.

I was Actually inspired by Seema after she had sent me my DT package and she had the cutest packaging for her lace using the Tim Holtz Movers and shapers Cameo Frame die.

I thought It would be just perfect to make Ornaments for her Christmas Challenge.

I hope you enter in the Challenge and share your amazing creations with us.
I decided to go with a Christmas Red Color,  copic coloring my Magnolia Tilda Stamped image in shades
of reds and to hang the ornament I used the American Crafts Merry Christmas Ribbon with a simple bow.

Medium Chipboard
Tim Holtz  Cameo Fram die
Whimsy Advent Stamp
Lady Bug memento ink pad
Magnolia tilda Stamp
La-La Land Heart Banner die
Copic Sketch Markers
American Craft Merry Christmas Ribbon
Hobby Lobby Pearl Swirl by The Paper Studio
Foam Mount Tape by American Crafts

Thanks for taking a peek at My Design Team Project for Seemacrafts, She has an awesome challenge blog and store as well so I hope you stop by and hopefully Join in!

Please leave a sweet comment Id love to hear what you think! Hugs Larelle-Susanne

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


HI, Everyone  just wanted to share a card I made for a swap , I used this super cute greeting farm stamp
she is just so cheeky but adorable...and I added some snowflakes on it I was puzzled to have white and red snow flakes in my stash but they worked great for my snow.. whoo hoo!
Love love love how these card came out I also used the Magnolia Tag Die for the sentiment..

I hope everyone loves the card I made its just a simple sparkly card. and a great way to send Holiday cheer Hugs


Monday, November 25, 2013



Ok everyone, I am going to do a very simple giveaway, that ends Christmas Eve, Drawing will be Christmas Day 30 DECEMBER 13.

ALL you have to do to enter is

be a subbie or follower of my blog and yt channel..
be 18+ or older

send 3 welcome home notes or letters for my three Family members that are deployed to Afghanistan and Korea..

youll be entered into a drawing for a $35.00 egift card to your choice of ONLINE store who offers a $35.00 gift card

for an extra entry like my video.


Larelle-Susanne Thoms
812 Hawthorne Drive
Fort Knox, KY 40121 USA


my husband John
my daughter Brenden
and or my son



Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Happy Day to you Card

Hi Everyone just wanted to share a card that I made I  went with a Vintage E card ... Since I struggle with Masculine cards I decided to work on it today . I used some scraps from my stash, some paper studio canvas ticket trim Momento Sand and Toffee dew drop ink copic E00  and E57 colors, elemers double sided permanent tape The greeting Farm Hello Ian Stamp. and then a dollar stamp for my Happy Day to you Sentiment to give it a Vintage feel for the saying... Hope you like

Please follow my blog and if you can leave a sweet comment I love hearing what you think and it helps me get creative too whoo hooo! Thanks for stopping by.. Super big Hugs Larelle-Susanne

Thanks for taking a PEEK, Super big hugs Hope you like my vintage card.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

TGF FFF Cut it out Challenge

I just was thrilled to get a few stamps from the Greeting Farm Sale, I got this cute KIVI stamp, Super cute and copic colored and fussy cut the image out. I used a martha Stewart Craft tag pad and  the Jolly Paper Pad from American Crafts for my card. I also used a martha stewart punch and for the sentiment stamp I used a super cute stamp I got off ebay. Hope you like and I really hope you go on over to the greeting farm and play along!

Please Follow me, and please leave a comment Super big hugs

Magnolia Edwin Ornament

Hi everyone just wanted to show off a cute little ornament I using a Magnolia Edwin Stamp. Love love love how it came out I also used a Tim Holtz Sizzix Movers and Shapers Cameo die to cut a piece of chipboard to make the ornament. The image was copic colored and fussy cut out. and the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. The glittered Ornaments is a glitter tape by recollections that I got from Michaels... I also used a Whimsy Stamp Advent Calendar for the background .. Hope you like

Please leave a comment tell me what you think Super big hugs ..... Larelle-Susanne

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Anything goes with Thanks Challenge card

Hi Everyone thanks for stopping by my little ole blog,, I hope you leave me a sweet comment... tell me what you think, I made this thank you card using some scraps and a greeting farm stamped image I believe this one is GIGI. I think she is just adorable.. I think the card is elegant but Playful! I used some sheer ribbon, a 3 inch round scallop punch a ek success punch a dollar stamp from Micheals, and I think it came out adorable!

I copic colored and fussy cut the image out... 

Hope you like 
Super big hugs


Someones Got Blog Candy whoo HOO! Hope you check it out

Guess who is giving away blog candy ???

So I hope you all go over and check out her amazing blog and play along! I just love all her creations...

Saturday, November 9, 2013

FUNday freeBEE Friday.......................

It is time for my friday blog candy........
If you are the winner.....You will receive.........
1 Magnolia Guard Of The Castle stamp
2 mini Magnolia stamps
1 pack Magnolia resin angels
13 6x6 sheets of Magnolia papers
A few rules to win my candy..
1. Be one of my followers
2. Leave me a comment and I will randomly draw the winner on the morning of November 22, 2013 and post to my blog.
3. Please post my candy to your side board or on your main blog.

Any one of my followers can enter..

I will post ANYWHERE in the world.
You will need to come back and check on November 22, 2013 to see if you are the winner. You will need to get hold of me with the email button on my side bar. To collect the winnings. I will post new candy on November 22, 2013 also.

Enjoy and GOOD LUCK!!!

I have picked my winner with Ramdom.org and the winner is............

The winner of the last FUNday FREEbee Friday candy is:

Congrats to you!!

Please email mail your snail mail addy so that I can get the goodies sent out to you! Please write CANDY WINNER in subject line.

You will have until Wednesday November 20 to email me to collect the winnings. Please use the email me button on my side bar.

Every other Friday you will find a NEW FUNday FREEbee Friday here on my blog!
I hope you will always stop by!!