Sunday, December 23, 2007

Silent Night

I hope everyone has blessed holiday! Stay Safe!

It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday

Ok, last one for tonight! Again, the original group... Enjoy!

Worlds Apart

This particular one, and the one's with the guys in the tuxedos are the guys from the original group. I think their performances are the best! Enjoy!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Great gift card holder idea!

I was so excited when I was surfing through Julie Buhler's blog and found this great gift card holder! It was perfect timing for me since I have about 5 gift cards that need holders. Julie plans on creating a tutorial for this great little item soon, so keep watching! You can also see the dimensions to the gift card here. From looking at the pictures on these two blogs, I was able to put it all together. I will give you a hint: Punches from Stampin Up! In the meantime, stay tuned on Julie's blog to see the tutorial!

Items used:

  • SU W White, R Red, brushed Gold CS
  • Whippersnapper Jingle Balls stamp
  • Doodlebug Winter stamps
  • SU R Red ink
  • Jingle bells
  • Glitter, Stickles
  • Ticket corner punch,
  • Ribbon, Gold cord
  • Prismacolor pencils and gamsol

Gift wrap

I stated a while back that I bought this gift wrap I fell in love with. Granted, the colors are not very Christmas-y but I love it anyway! The best part about it is that it really doesn't have to be Christmas to use it! This gift is for my mom. Because of that, and the fact that she is a crafter and appreciates art, I bought some pretty ribbon to go with the packaging! The ribbon actually quite expensive, so I know she will appreciate it when she see's it. I'm not real great at making bows, but I gave it a shot anyway. I found wired silver cord that works great for tying the bows! I just had to share!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Hustle and Bustle...

is almost over! I have been sooo busy lately trying to get things ready for Christmas. I haven't had time to do any crafting! And in the middle of all of this hustle and bustle my whole family has been sick with a touch of a stomach bug--ICK! I'm doing fine, thank goodness! I just hope it is all gone by Christmas Eve. We have so many things planned that it would be awful to miss them. I have also been baking my buns off for the past couple of weeks.. As of now I have made 4 huge batches of biscotti (2 different kinds, dipped in chocolate), snickerdoodles, a caramel pecan delight, apple streusel cheesecake desert, homemade cranberry sauce (yum!), butterscotch oatmeal cookies, raspberry thumbprints, irish cream truffles, and aloha bars with pineapple and coconut. I still have yet to make the rest of the truffles... I have planned to make raspberry truffles, more irish cream truffles, chocolate covered peanut butter balls, almond bars, tiramatsu, and double chocolate caramel coffe cups. I think that losing weight is going to be my New Year's resolution. I am getting fat just thinking about it! Ohh! And I forgot.. Everyone loves my cinnamon rolls. They are the best--comparable to The Cinnabon's rolls (with cream cheese frosting). Soooo, needless to say, I haven't been able to stamp! We went to a party the other day and I was LITERALLY making cards on my way there in the car!!! *SIGH* Yesterday I wrapped the bulk of all of the gifts we have purchased. Thank goodness that is done! No staying up til 2 AM wrapping!! How many days is it til Christmas??? LOL

In any case, I plan to dig into my crafting again soon! Until then, I would really appreciate your participation in the poll I have listed to the right. The poll will be up until New Year's Day. I hope everyone is having a great holiday season!!

Wise Men

Ahhhh!! I finally have some time to post... This is another Christmas card I decided to make. I found this SAH-WEET little Christmas stamp on sale for 50% off!! It's made by Stampendous! There are several coordinating stamps sold seperately. The name of the group of stamps is The Nativity Cast. They are sooo stinkin cute!
So, here's the story behind this card... I spent a while stamping out several images of this stamp on the Vanilla paper and then colored them in with Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, and stickles 2 days before we had to go to this party... Well, during the two days, I was busting my buns to get food made. Sooo, it came down to crunch time and, as always, this happens and that happens.. So I didn't get my cards done in time. Well, since we had over an hour to drive, I decided I would make my cards in the car (risking getting car sick!).

Well, we got started down the road and after 10 minutes into the drive I pulled out the supplies I packed. I brought with me several stamps (greetings and background), an ink pad, paper, trimmer, ribbon, the stamped pieces, and a corner punch. I spent about 15 minutes cutting my 8.5 x 11 CS in half and scoring them. When that was done, I pulled out the little starburst stamp out (from a SU set--wood mounted) and stamped the background. All was good. Sooo, ok, now its time to put the little saying on the front. So I reached into my bag to find the acrylic block (which already had the stamp on it), and to my surprise, IT WASN"T THERE!!! Oh Crap!! Now what am I gonna do!! The card just isn't complete without the saying!! Much to my dismay, I came to terms with the fact that we weren't turning around to drive 40-some miles to get my stamp, and that no saying on the card would just have to do. The next step came.... I pulled out the saying for the inside of the card. OMG!! No acrylic block! Hmmm, is there anything I can use??? I'm sitting there thinking, a-ha! what about the DVD tin? So I inked up the stamp and stamped the inside of one of the cards, thinking that this was a great idea---NOT! The stamp only stamped about half of the saying.... GRRRRRR! Ok, now I just wasted a card. Now what am I gonna do??? So my husband got the bright idea to use the back of a CD cover. I gave it a try and it worked!! Finally something worked out!!

I pulled out the smaller pieces and spent a good 10 minutes wrapping the ribbon around the gold pieces of all of the cards. Ahhh! Finally, that was done. Then I took all of the stamped pieces and rounded the corners with a punch (flinging the little corners everywhere in the car, no less). When I got finished with that, I reached down into my bag and would you believe it??? The mono adhesive was GONE!!! ARE YOU KIDDING???? Where was my head? Going stir crazy at this point! Now what??? We spied an Office Max and stopped there on the way to the party (still having about 30 miles left to go).. Certainly they must have some Tombow! NOT!!! GRRRRRR!! Ok, now I'm thinking what now? Elmers? Horrible thoughts were going through my head about having a mess in the car, and not being dry by the time we got there... But! Then I got the bright idea that Scotch double sided tape would do the trick--more of a pain in the butt--but it will work. AHHHH!! Now I can finally finish the cards!! Long story short, I was literally signing and sealing the envelopes when we pulled up to the party!!! Can you say STRESS???? BAH HUMBUG!! LOL ... The lengths I will go to to get a card done!

Needless to say, here is the dreaded recipe LOL:

  • SU Artichoke, Vanilla CS, Brushed Gold CS
  • Prismacolor pencils, gamsol
  • stickles
  • Scotch Double-sided---pain-in-the-butt tape!
  • Printworks stamp set
  • Stampendous Wise Men stamp
  • SU Snow Flurries Stamp set
  • Ribbon
  • corner punch
This card was actually the original card--the way it was supposed to be!!!
Enjoy! and Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 14, 2007

DVD tins

I've had alot of emails asking where I purchased my DVD tins. I purchased them at .

Here is what they have to offer for the tins:

Quantity Discount Your Cost

100-199 You Save 5% $1.188

200-499 You Save 10% $1.125

500-999 You Save 15% $1.063

1000 or more You Save 17.5% $1.031

The company is in Canada. These are the Canadian prices. Their shipping is reasonable too. Check them out!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas mix

Sorry, you'll have to stop the music on the playlist to hear this one! It's great!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Snowflake Gift bag

Ok, here is another gift bag I put together.... Have you ever been somewhere and you see something really eye-catching and right away you dream of the different ways you could use it? Ok, well, that was me the other day in Target. I found these awesome wrapping paper coordinates--I think there were 3... Then I ran over to Michael's and found matching ribbon AND glitter (unbelievable considering the actual color of the paper)! The glitter was made by Martha Stewart, so I'm sure it coordinates with the "in" colors... The colors on this bag are really different, and it uses silver and blue glitter. I used my sizzix and quickutz dies with this... The small snowflakes were cut out and then put through my Xyron sticker maker and then glittered with the blue glitter. This was alot of fun to make. Perfect for my beautiful nieces who will be receiving these with their gifts...

The recipe:

  • Brown handled gift bag
  • Bazzill Chocolate CS, SU Kraft, and Caribbean CS
  • Martha Stewart glitter
  • ribbon from Michael's
  • Quickutz small snowflake
  • Sizzix large snowflake and luggage tag dies
  • Gift wrap coordinating set from Target
  • Jute twine
  • wire for the ribbon

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Tis the season...

I found this stamp last year. I, for the life of me, cannot remember where... Anyway, the stamp is made by American Art Stamp.... I saw the Tea Bag Holder pattern and was trying to think of something besides tea to put in it...... I was in Joann's yesterday and I spied these individual packs of Tylenol and Advil. Ah-ha!!! The light went on! I thought it was perfect for this.

The stressful recipe:
  • SU Real Red CS
  • SU Dashing DP
  • Stressmas Stamp by American Art Stamp
  • Tylenol
  • Gold Brads
  • unknown rub on
  • double circle punch
  • SU Real Red ink
  • Ribbon
  • Tea Bag Holder pattern ( scroll down to find it once you are on the link page)

Friday, November 30, 2007

This is what I came up with....

For my Christmas Card!!! It took a little playing around, but I did it!! I hate being so indecisive about my Christmas cards.... I always end up making several different ones... Anyhow, here's what I came up with... I just love this moose from Whipper Snapper!! He's so stinkin' cute! I came up with the saying and thought it was perfect! Who knows, maybe there is a stamp out there that says this, but I thought it fit!

The Designer label was punched out with Vanilla CS and then I drew the outline of the punch in Artichoke. I shaded the circle and the holly leaves with Artichoke ink. The moose was stamped on white CS. The white didn't match the vanilla so I sponged Creamy Caramel around the moose...

Here's the recipe:
  • Stampin Up Cranberry Crisp, W White, Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke CS
  • SU Artichoke and C Caramel ink pads
  • Prismacolor pencils and gamsol
  • SU Holiday Thyme DP
  • unknown ribbon, and SU linen thread
  • punches: circle, holly leaves, Designer Label (SU), Ticket corner punch
  • Printer
  • SU Snow Flurries stamp set
  • Whipper Snapper Moose stamp
  • LI buttons, kiwi and cinnamon
  • SU Artichoke marker

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sleigh Bells

Oops! I meant Sleigh Balls! LOL. I'm starting to get more in the Christmas mood.. I decided that the worst part of making my cards is stamping the images out to color. Sooooo.... I spent all night last night stamping out images. With all my craft mess I *dread* digging something else out of the pile... so stamping alot of images at one time works for me! I spent last night coloring with my Prismacolor pencils... I used the Whipper Snapper Sleigh Balls stamp for this one. These snowballs are sooo cute!!

Here is what I used:

  • SU Artichoke, Cocoa, W White CS
  • SU Holiday Thyme DP
  • Quickutz snowflake die
  • Whipper Snapper Sleigh Balls stamp set
  • Distressor
  • SU Basic Brown, Caramel, and Black inks
  • Prismacolor pencils and gamsol
  • ticket punch
  • ribbon and SU linen thread
  • antique gold brads

Monday, November 26, 2007

Christmas mood...

I'm really having a hard time getting into the Christmas mood! It just seems to come faster and faster every year. Are you in the mood? I just got out some Christmas decorations hoping to make it feel more like Christmas.

I still have yet to make up my mind about my Christmas cards! I gotta get busy on those...

I had my Snowbunny Bella out and decided to go purple with this card.... It's a little different.. Hope you like! I soooo wanted to put the little white and silver pom poms on the end of the silver cord. I just couldn't find a way to attach them! On the left inside part of the card the greeting was stamped using L Lilac marker using the Stamp-a-ma-jig. Then I used the snow flakes from Snow Burst around the greeting--they don't show up very well.... I used Almost Amethyst and Craft White.)... On the front of the card I tore the paper, sponged with Craft White, and Embossed with Irridescent Ice EP...Hope you like it!

Here's the recipe:
  • SU Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Whisper White CS
  • SU Almost Amethyst, Craft White, Groovy Guava ink refill
  • SU Lovely Lilac Marker
  • Blender pen refill, aqua painter
  • SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter
  • Corner Rounder
  • Snowbunny Bella from Stamping Bella
  • SU Word Search and Print Pattern Background stamps, Snow Burst set
  • LI Silver brads
  • White Gel pen
  • White organdy ribbon and silver cord
  • Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Snowbunny Bella

I broke out my new Snowbunny Bella today to stamp. I'm really liking this color combo. I am using the darker teal from Bazzill Bahama Trio CS.. And then I added SU Taken with Teal, Cool Caribbean, and Night of Navy. The die cut snowflakes are from Cuttlebug's new 2 x 2 die. I added Dazzling Diamonds to them. I wish it would show up in the picture!!

Here are all of the supplies:
  • Bazzill Bahama CS
  • SU NON, Caribbean, Tw/Teal, W White CS
  • SU TwTeal, Caribbean, Craft White inks
  • Ink refills and blender pen refill with aqua painters
  • Cuttlebug die cuts
  • SU retired silver cord
  • Stickles
  • Liquid pearls
  • Bella's Snowbunny Bella
  • Doodlebug stamps
  • SU Snowflake Spot
  • corner rounder

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Gift Bag

Here is a gift bag I just made.. This was really fun to make! I can remember a time when the only way I decorated one of these was to put a topper on the bag... *sigh*.. But this is so much nicer! There isn't much for stamping on this. In fact, its mostly die cuts!

Here is what I used for this..

  • Plain white handled gift bag
  • American Crafts Cardstock
  • Bazzill CSSU Whisper White CS
  • SU Taken With Teal ink
  • SU retired Little Holiday Wishes set
  • SU Dazzling Diamonds and retired Blue Brilliance glitter (more like Teal)
  • Xyron (used with glitter)
  • Sizzix snowflake die, tag die, mittens die
  • Coluzzle Circle
  • Silver cord
  • Wired irridescent ribbon
  • Craft feather boa with silver tinsel

The snowflake on this was put throught the Xyron and then glittered with Dazzling Diamonds. The picture does not show it very well.... The mittens were glittered with Blue Brilliance and Dazzling Diamonds. I found the boa and the ribbon at Michaels. The back side of the bag also has the striped cardstock and the darke teal across the top. I thought it turned out really cute!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Organization idea

Here is an idea for DVD tins... Because of the low price of these tins I bought quite a few of them. So this is a perfect idea to get more use out of them! I love the idea that my acrylic stamps can be stored so that I can see what the stamp is! The regular CD cases are smaller, so this makes it great to have with large size stamps. On this one I used both sides to store 2 different sets. I covered the front and the back respectively..

Friday, November 16, 2007

Checkin' in.......

AACCKKKK! Things have been unbelievably hectic. Too many stressful things happening at once!! My family and I are house shopping.. In the middle of the Holidays no less. I'm also knee deep into my orientation at the hospital, and I'm worried about starting my Christmas shopping!! I haven't even started!! With everything going on its been really hard to find the time to stamp.. especially since I'm packing things. Soooo anyhow, today I received these FUN stamps by Whipper Snapper... I love them. I just hope I have time to use them.

Here is a dorky little card I made from SEI Doodley Doo holiday paper and rub-ons... With all the packing and other stuff going on I have had a hard time getting into the groove... Anyway, here's the card:

  • SU Certainly Celery
  • SEI Doodley Doo Holiday CS
  • SEI Doodley Doo Holiday rub-ons
  • SU Ribbon
  • SU Season of Joy
  • SU Always Artichoke

Just a note about this card.... I was the lucky recipient of rub-ons already adhered to the tissue! I thought for sure the rub-ons were ruined. I managed to pry them off the tissue and use them!! Amazing!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Have a nice day!!

Here is another card I made with this adorable Whipper Snapper stamp. I haven't had much time to stamp lately! Christmas is just coming wayyy too fast for me! Anyway, here is the recipe for this little penguin card:
  • SU W White, C Celery, W Wasabi CS
  • Whipper Snapper stamp
  • SU Snow wheel
  • Hero Arts Snow Flurries set
  • Dazzling Diamonds
  • snowflake embellishment
  • irridescent ribbon, organdy ribbon
  • SU W Wasabi ink and refill, Craft White ink, Blue Bayou ink refill (color of the penguin), Marigold Morning
  • Aqua painter and blender pen refill

Enjoy! Have a great weekend!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Winter Friends..

I haven't had much time to play (again!)... So when I don't stamp, I start losing my mojo! I'm on the fence with this little card! I love the stamp--Whipper Snapper stamps are always too darn cute! There's lots of glitter on this card. Every snowflake has glitter.. It doesn't show up too well in the photo...

The recipe:

  • Bazzill CS
  • SU Sage Shadow, W White CS
  • DP I found in a $1 kit at Michael's (papers are 4x4)
  • Cuttlebug Dies
  • Dazzling Diamonds
  • Silver sqare brads
  • SU Blue Bayou, Marigold, Ballet Blue, and Bashful Blue inks
  • Aqua painter and blender pen refill
  • corner rounder
  • Whipper Snapper stamp

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Holiday Snowman

Here is a quick and cute little Christmas card I made last night.
I bought this snowman stamp last year on clearance--who could resist? The snowman stamp is from Penny Black. The image is colored in with SU ink refills and blender pen solution.
Here is the recipe:
  • SU Certainly Celery, Cranberry Crisp, W White CS
  • SU Rose Red, C Celery ink refills, Cranberry Crisp, C Celery and White Craft pads
  • Ribbon from Michaels
  • Gold Brads
  • Corner rounder
  • SU Snow jumbo wheel and Snowflake Spot sets
  • Penny Black snowman, and Paper Trey greeting
  • Cuttlebug die
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Monday, October 29, 2007

Christmas List DVD tin

Have you ever bought anything and said to yourself "I'm gonna make a bunch of those!" ??? About 4 months ago I bought a huge box of these DVD tins for super cheap. Up until now I haven't touched them! They have been in plain sight and every time I walk by I think about making one but never do... Well, after blurfing for a while and seeing the countdown to Christmas I decided I had better get my buns in gear for Christmas!

At any rate, here is my first tin... and here's what I used:

  • SU River Rock, Cranberry Crisp, Wild Wasabi CS
  • SEI Doodley Doo Holiday CS
  • SEI Doodley Doo Holiday rub-ons
  • SizzixWingoZingo alpha die
  • AMuse naughty/nice stamp
  • SU Cranberry Crisp stitched ribbon

The pad on the inside has magnets on the back side. I like this idea because the pad can be pulled out and won't flop around inside the tin.

Snow Angel note pad

I love playing with this little snow angel! This is a refrigerator note pad. The back has magnets on it. They are very simple to make! Traditionally, what you do is buy Jr Legal note pads and have them cut in half. This one was a special find as the paper is totally white--no lines. These little note pads make great gifts! I have several of them floating around--and they get used alot! I've been busy making a few other items that I will post later. Until then, have a great day!

The recipe:

  • SU Blue Bayou and W White CS
  • note pad
  • Whipper Snapper stamp
  • Prismacolor pencils
  • SU Blue Bayou stitched ribbon
  • SU White Craft ink
  • SU Detail white embossing powder
  • Dazzling Diamonds glitter

Saturday, October 27, 2007

You Make Me Smile Award

Wow! Melissa ovcr at Simply Pink nominated me for the You Make Me Smile Award. So the way this works is--> link to your tagger's blog, post these rules, share 7 facts about yourself (random or weird is ok!), tag 7 more people and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

Oh Boy, random things about me...

1. I love bears--since I was little I have loved bears of all sorts. My home is decked out in a woodland decor (you can see my bear quilt I made down at the bottom of the page!)

2. I am a shop-a-holic! I buy wayyyy too much for what little time I have to play with craft stuff!

3. I am a blonde at heart. I have to dye blonde. I have been almost half (or more) gray since my mid 20's. It all started when I was 17!!

4. I still own a bunch of the old SU pads. Yikes!! I guess I'd rather buy new sets!

5. I have a little black toy poodle named Buddy.

6. My favorite candy is red licorice.

7. I absolutely hate doing the dishes!! Out of all the hard things to do in the house, I hate doing them! I think it's because I have to do them so often....

Here's who I tagged:

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

An "ice" day

Oh boy, have things been hectic! I work 4 days a week and it feels like I just don't have time to do anything! This week it has just been one thing after another. I swear it is the pull of the almost-full moon! The weather here has been crazy too! Yesterday it was in the low 70's and today it is in the low 50's, getting down to about 35 at night. Brrrrr! I know that is nothing compared to winter, but I'm just not ready for it.

Anyway, here is a a french-fry box I made with this cute little penguin stamp from Whipper Snapper. I did some experimenting with the colors. On this image I used Soft Sky ink to color the penguin. The color is just a little too light. He looks like he's cold! The hat and scarf are colored in with the OLD SU Rose Red. I also mounted it on the old Rose Red CS. The box was embossed with the Cuttlebug snowflake folder.

Here are some of the other items I used:
  • SU W White, Rose Red, Soft Sky CS
  • SU Marigold, Soft Sky, Rose Red inks
  • blender pen refill
  • aqua painter
  • dazzling diamonds
  • MM snowflake brads
  • American Crafts and May Arts ribbon
  • cuttlebug embossing folder
  • Dove chocolates

Friday, October 19, 2007

Snow Angel

I love this cute little stamp! There are so many fun winter stamps at Whipper Snapper Designs. This is a little treat pouch similar to the 2-5-7-10 box. When I get a few minutes I will try to post the dimensions. The height is about 4 inches. The image was colored in with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. The bottom of the flap (under the snowman near the ribbon) was torn and then sponged with white craft ink, and then was embossed with detail white. I took several pictures so you could get a view of the overall pouch. The background was done with the new Jumbo Snow wheel and then stamped
with the snowflake in craft white ink. A neat little trick I use with the snow wheel or (any jumbo wheel) is to roll the wheel on a regular ink pad. It will cover small areas like 1/4 sheet of CS and saves money! These little pouches are perfect for small candy gifts, or gift cards.

Here is the recipe:

  • SU Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, W White CS
  • SU B Bayou stitched ribbon and silver cord
  • Snowflake eyelets (MM)
  • LI buttons
  • Dazzling Diamonds glitter
  • SU White craft ink, Soft Sky ink pad, B Black pad
  • Prismacolor pencils and gamsol
  • Sponge
  • Whipper Snapper Snow Angel stamp

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Birthday Boy

I just made this sweet little birthday card for my Great-newphew (is that what it's called? Or is it Grand-nephew? LOL) Anyway, I fell in love with this train die by Sizzix, and just had to have it! The card is a full sheet of cardstock folded in half. On this card I used vellum for the smoke clouds, and the windows. The present on the end of the train was free-hand and the bows were "a's" from a sizzix alpha.

Here is the recipe:
  • SU Ballet Blue, YY Yellow, Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Green Galore, L Lilac, B Black, W White, Bazzill Green CS (letters)
  • Vellum
  • Stickles (letters)
  • White Gel pen
  • SU retired Groovy Lines bkgd
  • SU Ballet Blue ink
  • Sizzix train die, Girls Are Weird alpha
  • Cuttlebug Olivia alpha

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Give Thanks

It's been a while since I've been able to stamp! I actually painted this a while ago and just didn't put it together on a card. I used SU watercolor crayons with the Autumn Harvest set. And I used regular watercolor paper with an aqua painter. The only thing on this that was a bit tedious was the masking. I thought it turned out pretty! On the corners I used antique copper brads and mounted everything to the card using SU dimensionals.

Here's the recipe:

  • SU Chocolate Chip CS and ink
  • Natural Confetti CS, Watercolor paper, Pumpkin Bazzill CS
  • SU Watercolor Crayons
  • Aqua Painter
  • MM Antique Copper Brads
  • Corner punch
  • SU Linen
  • Cuttlebug dies
  • Stampin Up dimensionals
We are really starting to feel the effects of Fall outside. Usually, here in the NW, we get foggy mornings by early October. And we are just now starting to have them. The trees here are turning such beautiful colors! My daughter and I went down to the lake yesterday and took some really pretty pictures of the leaves on the trees and the lake. It was perfect....and unseasonably warm! At least in my opinion!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Give thanks

I'm posting this early for all of our Canadian blogger friends.... Happy Thanksgiving! And Happy early Thanksgiving to all of us in the states. It will be here before we know it! I'm soooo not ready yet! And I'm really disappointed that the stores are selling Christmas stuff in OCTOBER!!! I'm getting the impression that we will be celebrating Christmas from July to the end of the year.. sometime in the near future! It takes the enjoyment out of a special season. I wish we could boycott that somehow! And what about the day after Thanksgiving?? The nail-biting, cat-fighting, mow-your-neighbor-down-to get-the-best-deal Day?!? They take the fun out of everything! LOL

Ok, back to this cute little card....
I love this little turkey! He is sooo festive!

On this card, not only did I emboss the cut-out pieces, but the cinnamon background piece is embossed with leaves also... a little hard to tell against all of the scuffed embossing. Enjoy!

The recipe:
  • SU Close to Cocoa CS
  • Lasting Impressions CS and templates
  • LI scuffers
  • SU dimensionals
  • SU linen thread
  • corner rounder
  • Making Memories rub-ons

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Friends for the long haul

This is another card I made with Lasting Impressions templates. Most of the paper is from Lasting Impressions. The paper has a white core. So, when you use the scuffers the paper turns white.

It has been soooo cold here, and I feel like I'm getting into that fall/winter mood. I have a really hard time doing Christmas cards in July! I'll be working on some winter cards soon!

Here is the recipe:

  • SU Caramel, Cocoa CS
  • LI CS
  • LI template
  • scuffer
  • SU eyelets
  • SU Loads of Love
  • SU Linen twine

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

I finally did it! I made a criss cross card! I also got a chance to play with this Chatterbox coordinating DP that I have been wanting to play with for eons.... The base of this card is made with Bazill CS. I got busy making this and then realized, after trying to get a perfect match for colors, that last years SU vintage violet was perfect for this!!
The paisley is from Technique Tuesday's Paisley set (can't remember the name)... the crimped band is made from the flip side of one of the coordinates in the set of Chatterbox DP.
I really like the layout of this card. It's definitely one I will be using again!

The recipe:
  • Bazzill CS, SU W White
  • Chatterbox coordinating DP
  • SU vintage viloet inks
  • SU vintage violet stitched ribbon, and amethyst organdy
  • crimper
  • SU Priceless stamp set ( flower)
  • Technique Tues Paisley set
  • Paper Trey Faux Ribbon set
  • Tab punch (SU), and corner rounder

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Bella birthday card

Oh boy, I have been so busy and haven't had time to stamp! But I did manage to make this birthday card for my niece. I haven't used my Bella's in such a long time!!! My motto these days is "TOO MANY (new) STAMPS and NOT ENOUGH TIME!" I have some new Bella stamps that I really want to use... Hopefully soon!

Here is the recipe for this Bella card:
  • SU Taken w/Teal, C Caribbean, W White, Gable Green CS
  • SU markers
  • SU Green Galore, Gable Green, C Caribbean, Pixie Pink, B Black inks
  • SU Polka dots and petals stamp set
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder and die
  • Paper Trey Faux Ribbon set
  • Bella stamp
  • White ribbon and irridescent cord
  • stickles
  • ticket corner punch

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Paper Pieced Halloween

There's no stamping on this one!
This was a little different for me... I found these images online, and instead of purchasing I copied the idea and hand drew the pieces. What do ya think?? I thought it turned out pretty good for my first try at drawing!

I found this cute little Halloween poem a few years back and stumbled upon it while I was cleaning. I just had to use it on a card, and this was perfect.

Here's the recipe:

  • SU Pumpkin, Yellow, White and Black CS
  • Bazzill Lime Green
  • Sizzix textured paper
  • Doodlebug bkgd paper
  • Black Sharpie and White Gel pen
  • Quickutz Candy Corn die
  • Making Memories Black Bats brads
  • SU dimensionals

Friday, September 28, 2007

Thinking of you...

I have taken a little break from my Halloween crafting spree... I'm kind of in a frenzy these days... I am starting up at the hospital here in town in just a few days! So I'm trying to do as much as I can because I know I won't have as much free time on my hands once I start working. Anyway, here is a simple card. I used Basic Grey paper--I think the paper says it all! Using decorative paper sure takes the bulk of the work out of making a card! On the scalloped oval I used a combo of Pomegranite ink and Gold metallic ink. I lightly sponged the edges and around the saying to give it a more antique look. Actually my first idea was to dip the edges into gold EP. But, its been so long since I have embossed I couldn't find my Gold EP!! Its buried somewhere around here. I probably won't ever find it in my heap of an organized mess.... *sigh*
Have a great weekend!

The recipe:
  • Bazill monochromatic CS
  • SU M Mustard, Vanilla CS
  • Basic Grey Perhaps paper
  • SU Sincere Salutations set
  • SU Pomegranite ink
  • Gold Brads
  • Ticket punch, and oval Mega punch
  • Encore Gold metallic ink
  • May Arts sheer metallic ribbon