Monday, December 29, 2008

Drummer Boy

Ok, so its better late than never I guess! This was just a quick last minute card I put together... Non-traditional colors, but still cute! The stamps are from Stampendous from the Nativity Cast. From Stampin Up I used Creamy Caramel, Choc Chip, Celery, Vanilla CS. I also used the Sanded background stamp with Basic Brown ink. Other supplies: Sizzix star die, brads, gold cord, stickles.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Kick back and relax

I have had this card done for a while now.. Just needed to take a pic and post it. I love this monkey! Stamps are from CC Designs and MFT. I used Pretty in Pink, Mint Melody, Whisper White and a Bazzill pink CS. I used liquid applique heated with glitter for the bubbles. The image was colored with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol. Also used: Cuttlebug folder, LI brads, iridescent and pink organza ribbons.

Friday, December 26, 2008


So when I'm 40 I want this cake!! And don't forget the margaritas! And I better be on an island too! LOL

I love these cakes. I am in NO WAY affiliated with this company. I just love Anne Heap's creativeness. I have tried cake-making/decorating and it is just not for me! My grandma did it for years and made many wedding cakes for people. She had the talent. I, on the other hand, don't have the talent or the desire--its too hard on the wrists. :( So I admire people who can create these pieces of art! Thanks to Pink Cake Box for sharing your work. :)

Sandal Novelty Cake

Christmas box

I made this gift box earlier this week. We still have Christmas get-togethers after Christmas here, so there are still small gifts to give away... The box was inspired by the glittered patterned CS from My Mind's Eye. There are so many fun papers in the pack. With this box I used Choc Chip CS on the bottom. The box top is out of the glitter paper. I had an oops while scoring the corners so I had to devise a way to hold the corners together better--and then came up with the Choc Chip corners--1/2 square folded in half. The edging around the box was done with Martha Stewart edge punch in Buckaroo Blue CS, and sponged with Choc Chip ink. The swirls are die cuts from Quickutz. I love them! I dipped some of the brown ones in iridescent white glitter and it turned out the same color of blue. The snowflakes were punched from Kraft colored CS, glittered and then sponged with Choc Chip ink. The tag was made using Basic Grey stamps in Choc Chip ink. Also used are ribbon and jute twine. Aside from the oopsy on the corners I thought it turned out ok...

Happy Blogoversary to me!

Wow! I cannot believe I have been doing this for 2 years already!! This year has not been what I had hoped it would be in my crafting department. I'm hoping to be able to spend a little more time doing something I love in the next year...(this is my New Year's resolution for this coming year... oh and to lose weight of course! Isn't that always a traditional resolution??) I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and enjoy the rest of the holidays!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

White Christmas

We NEVER have white Christmas' here! I think the statistics say we have a 5% chance every year of having snow on Christmas... We got enough snow to cover my Christmas lights out on the front lawn..and last night it snowed another 5 inches and they are buried...I have glow-in-the-snow lights. The weather man said that this is the biggest accumulation of snow in this area in 41 years!!The poor dog had to resort to doing his potty duties out by the car because he was up to his ears in snow. I'm sure he will be glad when it is all gone! LOL

Christmas Treats

Things have been soooo busy! I haven't had any time to do any paper crafting. I miss it! Anyway, I had a few minutes and threw this together. I had to think of a small quick gift... I used one of Anna Wight's new Christmas sets... I just love the sheep!
Other items used:
  • SU retired tags
  • Whipper Snapper Anna Wight stamps
  • Lasting Impressions buttons
  • Martha Stewart holly punch
  • Copics

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Baby Quilt

I have posted pictures on my quilt blog of my semi-finished mermaid project. If you would like to see it go here. The baby came today early in the morning right before the snow storm hit. I'm so glad that the weather did not complicate the ride to the hospital 15 miles away! It's amazing that the storm hit after she was born... GOOD TIMING!!!

Unusual Winter day in the NW

This is not normally what it looks like in the valley here in the NW this time of year. It was predicted to have the snow turn into rain, but I don't see any signs of the snow stopping! Here's what it looks like outside my front door.... It probably doesn't look like much, but in this neck of the woods this kind of weather closes schools and other events!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Glitter tip

Don't you hate it when your glitter gets everywhere and you can't pick it up? Try using a swiffer cloth. The glitter sticks to it so well and it makes clean-up so much easier!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Changito Winter Wishes

Here is the perfect "politically correct" holiday card! I found this set Changito Snow Play by Stampendous. Apparently it is an exclusive set for whatever reason. You can buy the individual stamps in rubber, but this is a clear set of stamps. It's so stinkin cute! The glitter on this one was messy... I used glitter glue on my Martha Stewart snowflake punch out and glittered it up with silver. The background was cuttlebugged. Also used: Copic Markers, SU NON, Bravo Burgandy, Buckaroo Blue, W White CS, Nestabilities, gems, and metallic ribbon.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Fire in the sky

I cannot get over the sky paintings this fall! The colors are just gorgeous! If you would like to see more head over another one of my blogs by clicking here. Sorry if the content is not relevant to stamping or crafting, but this masterpiece was made by our Creator! Who wouldn't share it! :) Enjoy!!