Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
until now that is. I just adore this little couple from the Caketopper set so i decided to make an anniversary card for my husband with it. I gave it a Christmas feel by using Basic Grey's new Wassail paper since our anniversary is in December. I colored them with my prismacolor pencils and gamsol. for the red accents i used my Cranberry Exclusive inks marker to brighten them up. I colored her dress with a stardust glitter pen and the leaves in her hair are colored in with a gold glitter pen to add sparkle.
Thank you for taking a look, and have a wonderful day!
Recipe: caketopper-pink poison stamps, sentiment-say it in style-ctmh, dp-wassail by basic grey, red sparkles-ctmh, stardust glitter pen and gold glitterpen-gellyroll, cardstock-ctmh, embossing folder -d'vine swirls-cuttlebug,Exclusive inks cranberry marker-ctmh
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Of coarse i just had to use the C.C.Designs Itzie Inkies Winter Bear set, aren't they just adorable? I colored and then cut them out and pop dotted them onto my striped band around the pail. The pattern paper i used is from My Mind's Eye. I just love their paper! For the trees i just cut them out of a scrap piece of pattern paper and pop dotted them onto the can. I used my circle nestabilites and cut out a piece of the same paper and pop
Well, I'm off to go finish up some more projects (finger's crossed) I hope you all have a GREAT and WONDERFUL day!!! Thanks for taking a look!!
Monday, December 15, 2008
I am supposed to include this with the Award:
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Deliver this award to eight bloggers, who must choose eight more, and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award.
I also received an award from Mandy at Messages of Mandy. Isn't it beautiful!! (i love butterflies)You must visit her blog, she is such a talented person and such an inspiration! Thank you Mandy!!! Wow two awards so close together i'm so excited and so honored that you ladies enjoy my projects and cards because i love sharing them with you.
1. Post the Award logo on your blog
2. add the link to the person who nominated you
3. nominate 10 (yikes) other blogs and post their links as well
4. Let those people know that they received the award
Now i'm hoping to edit this post to include my nominees ASAP but since this is the last week of school for my girls its pretty hectic and lots of teachers gifts and other projects needing to get done by the end of the week. I wanted to post the awards though to thank these wonderful ladies and give the links to their blogs so you can see their wonderful talents. Once again thank you ladies!!!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Hi there, how was your weekend? Ours is cold and windy Ugh! but my husband and I did go out of town yesterday and got the rest of our shopping done, so it was a productive weekend. Speaking of shopping, as i was blog hopping awhile back i came across Christina's blog Flower's and Ink and saw her cute Christmas shopping Organizer complete with a Tutorial, how great is that! So i thought it would be perfect to make and take with me Christmas shopping and i must say this is probably the first time i was ever organized while shopping. I had everything i needed right at my fingertips, no digging for my list at the bottom of my purse every time i went into a store. all my receipts in one spot and i ALWAYS had a pen!! how cool is that.
For my shopping organizer i used Ctmh Cranberry Cardstock and i used Basic Grey's Wassail pattern paper found here. My Santa and Rudolph is from C.C.Designs Sugarplum's NorthPole set. For santa's beard i used liquid applique and let it dry by itself to give it more texture and for Rudolph's nose i used red stickles. The scroll i used for santa's list is a Ctmh stamp from a retired set. On the inside i used my scallop and 1.25 punch from SU! for my pocket i used CoCoa cardstock from Ctmh and embossed it with the D'vine swirls folder and my cuttlebug. the sentiment, receipt and gift list was made using my word program. I just added a pen in the middle and i was ready to go shopping. If you are a very unorganized shopper as i am i so urge you to try this. It sure saved me a huge headache! Well i hope you all had a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
This week's All That Scraps DT challenge #30 is to make a gift card holder. A few YEARS back i was blog hopping and ran across this cute gift card holder. I took down the measurements and never even wrote down the blog or anything, so i have no idea who to credit for this idea (so sorry). I so love this idea and have used this holder quite a bit for birthdays. For this holder i used the Swell Noel pattern paper from K& Co. these colors are some of my favorites and all put together on one sheet of paper, it can't get any better than that. The image is C.C. Designs Digi Downloads Snow bunnies. just love love love them!!! They also have them in a stamp set if that is the route you would rather go. The Gingersnap snow bunnies in the stamp set do not come with wings and a halo but the wings and halo can be purchased separately. The download comes with both. so so cute!! (If you would like to see a close up just click on the image) I hope you all enjoy this adorable Gingersnap Snow Bunny and i plan on showing you some other items with the other 2 snow bunnies. Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT night!!
Recipe: Digi Download Snow Bunnies-CCDesigns, sentiment-Annotations acrylic stamp set-Ctmh, pattern paper-Swell Noel K&co., Cuttlebug and D'vine embossing folder, snowflake punch-Martha Stewart, prismacolor pencils, shimmer brads-Making Memories, prisma glitter-Ctmh, Oval punches-Stampin Up!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Today's card is for the Friday Sketchers #31 challenge, sponsored by Cards of Maria. This fabulous sketch is from Claudia from USA. for this card i used the Awesome Rockstar image from the Glam Girls III set from C.C. Designs. The pattern paper is from the Piggy Tales line that i found at All That Scraps. The black pattern paper is from DCWV's paper pack "Rockstar." I added a few clear sparkles to glitz it up a little. My Rockstar's glasses are colored in with a glitter pen and so is her guitar, so there is some sparkle going on here, just not so much in this picture. Well, i'm so glad i got to participate in this challenge because it's been awhile. Well i hope you enjoy and i thank you for stopping by. Have WONDERFUL night!!!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Well i thank you for stopping by, and have a GREAT night!!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a GREAT night!!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Well just a short post for today, i PLAN on getting some more challenges done this weekend, but lets see what happens. Thanks for the visit and i hope you all have a GREAT friday.
Recipe: House of Mouse stamp, sentiment-C.C.Designs Glam Girls III, dp-Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding, Holiday Red organdy ribbon-CTMH, holiday buttons-CTMH, Cardstock-NE Ivy, Cranberry-CTMH
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I just love this little bear from C.C. Designs, i seem to always be reaching for him. or shall i say in this case her. I love the color combination of browns and pinks and polka dots are just icing on the cake. For this card i stamped my little bear, colored him with my prismacolor pencils and oms. The blocks belonged to a sticker border i just cut them off and added them in front with pop dots. For the background i used my swiss dots embossing folder, but instead of having the dots coming outward i turned it over i guess making it looked pierced, or not i don't know i just wanted a different look. lol. I think this would make a cute baby card for either a shower or a birthday, don't you think?
Well this is going to be a short post for tonight. Thank you for stopping by, I love it when you visit!! Have a Great night!
Recipe: Bear Hugs-C.C.Designs, dp-caprice level 2 paper pkt-CTMH, swiss dots embossing folder-cuttlebug, ribbon-pink carnation organdy ribbon-ctmh, stickers, flowers, chipboard sentiment???
Monday, November 17, 2008
This weeks challenge for All That Scraps Design Team Challenge #26 is a Christmas Card showcase. The challenge is to make a Christmas card that could be easily mass produced. For this card i used the C.C. Designs Digi download Angels Everywhere. On the download they come with halos so they are angels but since i cut her out and pop dotted her to my matt i left out the halo and made her into a fairy. I used my Deck The Halls acrylic stamp set from CTMH, stamped, colored and cut out the poinsetta and pop dotted it to her hands. I added glitter to her bow, skirt, and poinsetta and also added clear sparkles to the inside of the flower. so lots of sparkle going on IRL. This is also the other card i sent in to our LSS Christmas card contest. There are quite a few little angels in this download so lots more cards coming using them. They are just too cute to put down. Be sure to check out the All That Scraps Gallery for more Christmas card samples. The DT did a great job, lots of inspiration there if you need ideas. I hope you all have a great night, thanks for stopping by i sure appreciate you taking the time to take a look.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
For this weeks HM&F challenge #13 we were supposed to use something on our card that we found in our junk drawer. Well with all the junk in my drawer i didn't really have anything that would work with the HM images i have until i ran across a bottle of expired aspirin. (YIKES!) of coarse i proceeded to throw it in the trash and continue to figure out what to use for the challenge. As i was going through my images,(for the 10th time) i came across this image and thought about the bottle i just threw out. I grabbed the bottle out of the trash, pulled the cotton out and wahlah(???) this card came to life. Hey, i did find it in the junk drawer first-that should count right?lol.
For this card i stamped the image and then stamped the aspirin bottle image again. I cut it out, colored and added it to my main image with dimensionals. I gave my ice cube some color and added some liquid glass to give it more of a melting ice cube look. i matted my image and adhered it to my embossed base card, added my sentiment and bandaid and done. the bandaid has nothing to do with this image but it was so cute i just had to use it. Okay, i can hear the "enough already"-that is if you are still reading. I hope these two bring a smile to your face like they do me. Thanks for Looking and Have a Wonderful Day!!
Monday, November 10, 2008
This weeks fabulous Friday Sketch #27 is from Kristine from Norway. For this card i used CTMH's Merry Pursuits acrylic set. I covered my base card with CTMH's Evensong collection creative basics dp and embossed a square of white cardstock with my D'vine swirls embossing folder, tore diagonally and placed on the corners of my card. I sponged them with cranberry ink to give them a bit of color. and added my ribbon. For my image i stamped one of the elves and random stamped some snowflakes around him. I used SU!'s chunky white glitter (first time i used it-love it) to give his snowman some sparkle. I matted on cranberry cardstock and adhered him to my card. The Happy Holidays circle stamp is from SU's Riveting set. I punched it and the green mat out with my circle punches, i then got a white snowflake eyelet and added to the middle of the sentiment but didn't like how it looked so i got a silver snowflake brad and added it on top of the eyelet and it actually ended up looking pretty neat so i left it that way. Well i'm off to get some chores done and get to work on another challenge card and hopefully get it posted today. Thanks so much for stopping by and Have A GREAT day!!!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I apologize for the other picture coming at the end of the post, i can't get it to cooperate.
Friday, November 7, 2008
I finally inked up My Rubber Ducky stamp set from c.c. designs that was spending too much time in a drawer uninked. I really liked the way it came out, seeing as how it almost ended up in the wastebasket. For the bubbles i used different sized pearls from SU! pretties kit. for the lather i used liquid applique. When i saw this martha stewart dp i instantly thought of bubbles so i thought this image would go perfectly. I cut out some of the circles from the dp to act as bubbles floating about the card. I did use the doodle alphabet from ctmh for the rub a dub dub inside the bubbles. the one that comes with the set was too small for what i had in mind. i added prisma glitter around the floating bubbles and pop dotted them to my card. Well i hope you all have a great weekend and i hope to post more throughout the weekend (fingers crossed) so i hope you stop back again.
Recipe: My Rubber Ducky-C.C.Designs, Doodle alphabet-CTMH, Martha Stewart dp, liquid applique, pearls-SU! pretties kit, swiss dots embossing folder-cuttlebug, word window punch-SU!, piercing tool-CTMH
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I Finally got to play with my November Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart "All Decked Out." This is such a cute set, its a build your own snowman set-so much fun. I don't know about you but when i think of snow i think of hot cocoa, so i decided to use one of Lauren Meader's -Timeless Templates music Makeover and fill it with a couple of cocoa packets. I put together my template and covered it with creative basics evensong collection dp. i added a scalloped edge and ribbon to the front flap. I stamped my paper pieced my snowmans scarf and hat with the same dp and paper pieced his gloves with cranberry cardstock. I built my snowman, sponged the sides of my image with crystal blue ink and stamped some snowflakes. i pierced some of the snow flourishes and added round sparkles randomly throughout the snow flourishes and matted my image onto cranberry cardstock , pierced the edges and added my sentiment. I adhered it to the front flap being sure to only stick the top and using velcro on the bottom to keep it shut. so there you have it a cute, simple little gift. I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for looking:)
Recipe: All Decked Out-CTMH, sentiment- Inkadinkadoo clear stamps, Creative Basics Evensong collection-CTMH, Cranberry and NE Ivy cardstock-CTMH, lace scallop punch-Martha Stewart, red grosgrain ribbon-CTMH, round sparkles-CTMH, round circle punches-SU!, piercing tool-ctmh
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
This weeks HM&F challenge was a Recipe. We had to be sure we used ribbon, 2x buttons, felt, and a scalloped edge. My felt item is kind of hard to see but it's the little ladybug felt sticker on the knot of my bow. (click on picture for better look) Okay, well this is my second post of the day so i think i will call it quits until tomorrow. I thank you for looking and hope you have a good night!
Recipe: House of Mouse stamp, dp-flowers(fancy pants) striped(we r memory keepers) sunflower organdy ribbon-ctmh, buttons-ctmh, lace scalloped edge-Martha Stewart, felt lady bug-K&Co. Wild Saffron Collection, cardstock-ctmh, prismacolor pencils, ctmh colored pencils