Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

Hello Friends,
I want to wish you all a Safe and Happy New Year!!

Image by Squigglefly

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy Anniversary

The other day as i was blogging i ran across a site called Pink Poison Stamps and saw some of the most adorable stamps! In my collection of stamps i must admit i have not one single wedding set in there..
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


I finally got to play with the Friday's sketchers #33 sketch. I really liked this sketch from Jacqueline from the Netherlands, i am definately putting this in my sketch file. The cute little snowbunnie i used is from C.C. Designs digi downloads Snow Bunnies. If downloads aren't your thing they also have them in a stamp set. If i can swing it i usually get both, mainly because with the digi images i can shrink or blow up my images to suit the project i'm working on. I colored and cut out my image and pop dotted her onto the mat that i made with the labels 1 nestabilities and ran half of it through the cuttlebug using the swiss dots folder. The sentiment "LOVE" is a rub on. i added my ribbon, some small self adhesive pearls and done.
I thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoyed this card as much as i did making it. Have a wonderful day!!!
Recipe: Snow bunnies digi download, sentiment-rub on -ctmh, dp- My Minds Eye, small pearls-K&Co., spellbinders nestabilities labels 1, cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder, holiday red organdy ribbon, ctmh,

Sunday, December 28, 2008


Ok i'm sure everyone is tired of looking at Christmas cards for right now, but i just love this image. I've had this card done for awhile now and just realized i never posted it. The sketch i used for it was sketch #22 from the Whiff of Joy blog. I thank you for looking and have a great night!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Love You!

Merry Christmas Everyone! I know a day late, but i finally got somewhat caught up and finally got to post!! YaY! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. I know your probably thinking Christmas just ended and now i'm posting Valentines cards. Actually this is the December stamp of the month for CTMH and i just love it, it makes such an awesome background stamp so i had to use it. I also used the cutie patootie bear from C.C.Designs stamp set "Bear Hugs". I colored him in using my prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I found the heart shaped jewel in one of my princess sticker packs in my stash and placed it in his hand. I think it all goes together nicely, don't you?
Well, thank you for stopping by and taking a peek. Have a wonderful night!!
Recipe: Hearthrob-ctmh, Bear Hugs-c.c.designs, kraft cardstock-SU!, Cranberry ink pad-Ctmh, circle and scallop nestabilities-spellbinders, heart shaped brads-?? (stash)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Teacher Gift

Good Morning, so how is your day going? Mine is great so far i'm actually getting projects done FINALLY!! I found this small clear pail at our LSS and decorated it for my daughter's fourth grade teacher. I filled it with christmas cookies and candied pretzels, i think it will go over well don't you?
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
dotted it to the middle of my lid and added the cute little snowman between the trees.

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

2 Awards

I am so honored to receive this wonderful award from Karen at KrB's Korner. She is such a sweet and very talented lady, and i thank her sooo much!!!

I am supposed to include this with the Award:

This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time, and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming; and these kind bloggers, aim to find friends and to be friends. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please, give more attention to these writers!

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.

The Rules:
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

Naughty or Nice? List

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

A gift for you/ ATS DT challenge #30

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

Winter Wonderland

Hi there! Today i have a card for Amy R's friday sketch #40. For this sketch i used a C.C. Design Digi Download, SweetPea and Tiger. Okay now if you are saying a download i don't think so, let me tell you they are awesome. When i first saw them i thought the same thing but once i bought one and was able to change their sizes for whatever project i was working on i was addicted. I even print them on printer paper and use them for coloring pages for my girls, they get so excited to be using the same image as mommy. okay onto the details, i used my Ctmh color pencils and prismacolor pencils, for the snowballs i used the pearls from the pretties kit from SU!, then i added glitter for some sparkle. The pattern paper is ctmh's Everlasting paper pkt.
the sentiment is also from Ctmh but can't seem to find the name of the set. Well i hope you enjoy SweetPea and i will be back later tonight with the ATS challenge project. Thank you for stopping by!! Have a great rest of your day!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

I Wanna Be a Rock Star!!

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

All Boxed Up


Today i actually got one of my Christmas gifts finished. It actually went very well seeing as how i didn't even know how i wanted it to look i was just making things up as i went along. I used Lauren Meader's "All Boxed up" Timeless Templates. these are so cool. instead of using two pockets for cards and envelopes i only used one and made file folders for it. on the other side i matted it and made a slit to slide in my notebook. On the box side i made a small calendar with my nestabilities. The calendar was printed off the Crafty Secrets website, i cut them out using my circle nestability and matted onto a scallop circle made with the scallop nestability. I used scor-pal tape to adhere everything so that it would all stay put and not fall apart. On the front frame i am going to put the recipients name but since she checks my blog i left her name for later. A pen will go in the middle and i just noticed i never added it on-oops!
Well i thank you for stopping by, and have a GREAT night!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Warm Hoooliday Wishes!

Hi there Everyone! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Now Christmas is just around the corner, WoW!! I just wanted to post something real quick, since i haven't had a chance to participate in any of the challenges for a couple of weeks. Gosh, i miss them. Once the holidays are over i 'm hoping to have a chance to play. This cute little owl is part of the Q.T.Hooty set from Pink Cat Studio. I used the flourish from the Baroque Motifs set from SU! for the branches that he's sitting on,(love how that worked out so well) and i added red sparkles to give the "branches" some color.
Thanks for stopping by and Have a teriffic night!!