Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Whatever you may be doing this evening, please have a safe and happy one! See you in 2009!!!
Monday, December 22, 2008
If you are like me the part the takes the longest is figuring out all the dimensions...well I've got em for you so it will be super fast for you!
I used red cardstock 9 1/2 x 7 1/4. Score at 1 5/8, 2, 6 1/8, 6 1/2. Fold around the chocolate bar and secure with adhesive. Black cardstock is 1 1/2 x 9 1/2. Fold it around the chocolate bar and secure with adhesive. To make the buckle, first punch out a square using the Super Jumbo (blue) Square punch. Next, take the Mega (pink) Square punch and center it over the first square punch out. I then attached the buckle by placing small pop dots in the four corners. The buttons are just 1/2" circles from a circle punch.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
I should tell you that I had trouble keeping my purse closed so I added a Velcro dot to the middle and it worked perfectly! This is the inside of the purse. This side holds 6 greeting cards and envelopes.
Here are the greeting cards. I really like how everything coordinates. I used We R Memory Keepers papers for everything.
Now isn't that SWEEET!! The most confusing part was figuring out how to cut the plastic boxes that go on the inside of the purse. Other than that it was really fast and it only takes one piece of 6 x 12 cardstock, ribbon, some scraps and a clear card box to make!
I'm telling you, this is ADORABLE! I'd be more than happy to answer any questions about it cause I think you need to make one too! Would love to hear what you think, so leave me a comment!
Thanks for looking!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Here is Abby who is very proud to show off the cake that we brought. She was also excited to have her Grandma & Papa there to share in the celebration.
Here is the cake. Abby did the decorations. Although it looks like she did the writing, she didn't. Remember she is only 5 but to my defense I've been working on little sleep here...very late nights, like 3AM and early mornings, like 8AM.
After cake, the children in her class got to go on stage to have their picture taken with Santa. As you can tell all the parents were up there taking pictures so the kids are looking everywhere!
Abby & I made a treat bag for her friends. The idea was given to me by a very talented lady Barbra!
They are smore goodie bags. Each bag has a marshmallow peep, bar of chocolate & graham crackers. I thought the idea was so cool cause at this age the kids like to "make" things. This way they get to "make" their own smore.
I should tell you that Abby is really becoming the little crafty girl (well DUH, I mean who is her momma!). She stamped the sentiment on the tags, tied the ribbon on the tags (I double knotted them), taped the tags to the toppers and attached the santa chocolate. She was very proud of herself as was I! The only thing I need to remember that she does take a little longer to do everything so I should NOT wait until 7pm the night before to do them! Oh well, lesson learned!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
These pictures are from about 9:30 this morning...it's now after 3pm and the snow has not stopped! So believe me there is more than this out there. Here are a few things I realized today:
- The things that weren't important in Memphis are very important now - like a heater working in my car!
- Even though the fan motor makes a HORRIBLE noise, my dad assures me that it will not catch on fire!
- That rear window wiper that my hubby broke would come in very handy when it's freakin' freezing outside and snowing hard!
- I love my house but it would be oh so nice to have a fireplace - go figure apt in Memphis had one! What's that about?!?!
- Love my basement and my scrap room but I think we need a few portable heaters!
- This weather is perfect to be stamping in but my hands and toes are freezing so all I really want to do is drink hot chocolate and snuggle under the thermal blankets!
- That saying I used to say - "well if it's going to be this cold, I'd rather it be snowing as well" - don't think I mean that anymore, lol!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
I made this card for a challenge. The challenge was to use pink, purple and blue in a card with an image that had been sent to me. I colored the girl in with pencils & OMS. The sentiment is from a TAC set. I'm really not a fan of the pattern paper but it works with this image (and color scheme). All the paper was in my scrap pile so it's a one-of-a-kind :)
I hope you have a great weekend! I probably won't be able to post again as I have a very full weekend. But I'm going to be sure to remember the "little things" and I hope you do too!
Thanks for looking!
Friday, December 12, 2008
I colored Polly with my Copics, used paper from DCWV Christmas Stack and added a few blingy brads to top it off. Although I love the traditional Christmas colors, this was so fun to do! I don't have this stamp but she is now on my wish list (which is like a mile long, lol!).
Thanks so much for looking and as always I'd love to hear what you think!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
So do you want him? You can purchase him (and his friends) at Pink Cat Studio . Like the layout? Well that came from here. I found Our Creative Corner from another blog. There are lots of great inspiration on the blog so go check it out! Back to my card. I wanted to raise Q.T. Hooty Owl a little so I stamped him twice and cut one out to place on top of the other.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
And here is my card:
Ok, isn't it AWESOME!?!?! Yes, that is the new Pink Cat Studio stamp that I got last week! I've been dying to use them and I finally got the chance! When I saw the mojo sketch last week, I thought the Lily & Tweet stamps would be perfect!
Supplies used: So Sweet DCWV Stack, Bazzill Cardstock, Copic Markers, Cuddlebug Die (the tag), SU! Slot punch (for the scallops) and ribbon.
Thanks so much for looking! Here's hoping you find some time to create today!
If you missed the first post with the other months, you can see it here.Would love to hear what you think! Thanks so much for looking!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I stamped each month out and then went back through and started coloring. Right now I'm working on 5 of these but am pretty sure I will need a few more. I plan on giving a few as Christmas gifts! The next few photos are of each individual month. I still have 4 months left to color.
I used a variety of stamps and colored with my Copics. For the months I have left I think I will be coloring with my colored pencils because the stamps I used are a little more detailed and I don't have a ton of Copic colors. It's hard though cause I really like the brightness of the markers! I still need to edge each month with my black ink pad as well. I had to quit at about 1am though because my hand/arm felt like it was going to fall off! I haven't stamped & colored that much in a LONG time!
When I get the other months done (hopefully today!), I'll share those as well. Would love to hear what you think! Thanks so much for looking!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I was hoping to use my Bind It All to punch the newly covers but it didn't line up with the original holes. I just punched small circle holes using my Crop-A-Dile. These would make great gifts. I mean you could use them for shopping lists as well! I had a little bit of left over paper so decided to make this simple holiday card. I picked up this stamp over the weekend. I don't know why I needed it but those chickies were oh so cute!
Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I've been eyeing these sets for awhile and I finally broke down and ordered them. And let me tell you how glad I am! The service was very impressive! I placed my order Friday night (11/21) and received an email from Melissa (the owner & designer) right away. One of the sets I had ordered was on backordered. Melissa explained that when that stamp set arrived (which would be Mon or Tues) then my order would be shipped and since this was coming from Canada shipping could be one to two weeks. My order was shipped Mon (11/24) and even with a US holiday in there I got my stamps in one week! I was very excited to get my stamps and I emailed Melissa a couple of times. She was very kind (and funny) and responded to each and every one of my emails. Very impressive!!
Well I'm off to play with these babies....look for some creations soon!
I used Flair pattern paper, Bazzill cardstock, sentiment is from a Dollar Clear Stamp I got at my LSS, 3-D Santa Embellishment. I had a little left over so went ahead and made a second card. This card is more what the sketch looked like but for some reason I really like the scallop oval sentiment.
So are you done with your Christmas cards? I could always use more but not sure how many I'll get done. I figure the extras I make will just get me ahead for next year so I'm really not keeping count of how many I've made. I guess I should stop making them and start addressing them and get them in the mail! Otherwise they'll be late and that won't do me any good!
Do you need any Christmas Cards? I have some available for purchase! Contact me for pricing and pictures.
Monday, December 1, 2008
First up are the new vintage sets only available for December. Check out the snowman and that Santa is so ADORABLE and I just have to have him!!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
This year we decided to fry the turkey so the guys were in charge of that. I told them I wanted to get a picture of them "working".
That's when I realized that there wasn't much working going on. Here is my Dad and my husband, Jay watching over the turkey carefully!
Where's Abby you ask? She's "helping" everyone! She took a quick break to pose with her daddy!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The stamp is by Penny Black and I was lucky to get it 1/2 off at my Hobby Lobby store. I went there looking for Spellbinder Dies and some how walked out with this stamp, along with a few other things that I got 1/2 off!
Thanks for looking!
Monday, November 24, 2008
I left the bottom portion open so that the recipients could add the sentiment of their choice. I used my colored pencils and OMS on this because I totally forgot about my Copics. I think the bright markers would have been so pretty with this paper! I've since rearranged my desk top so that my pencils and markers are beside each other. I'm very much a visual person so the more stuff I can see the more likely I am to use it!
Thanks for looking!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
There were certain stamps that I really wanted to use so I didn't worry about having an image on every square. All supplies are from The Angel Company. I really like the colors in the Reece SWIC collection and knew that I wanted to base the project around that.
This is a close up of the top. I used my Quickutz die for the "25". The glass pebble you see on the first square (with the star) is a magnet. That is actually what we will move each day. I had a hard time deciding how I wanted to do this. I finally decided on "Merry Christmas" because when it's on the 25th day it's Christmas and well that is the whole point of the calendar - to count down to Christmas! I couldn't find a stamp small enough to work with the pebble so that sentiment is actually from Stampendous.
And this is the bottom half. I REALLY like how it turned out! (can you FEEL my excitement???).
Next up is the advent calendar I made for Abby. I used a Karen Foster Advent Calendar and added paper from My Mind's Eye. I just LOVE this paper!! I bought a package of it and some extra sheets of my favorites! I have to tell you that you'll probably see this paper again in a later post (wink, wink!). I went shopping last night, and picked up a few goodies for this calendar. I'm going to fill it with candy, toys & trinkets, scriptures & journaling prompts. I want Abby to know more about the holiday than just Santa & toys!
I'm sure you can do a lot more to the calendar but I realized that you'll be opening each drawer so putting too much bulk isn't smart. I found that my punches were very close in size to the template that the calendar came with so decided to use that. I thought the scallops jazzed it up a bit.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Here is the gift card. I used the Willoughby Collection from The Angel Company. I'm so loving this paper! I seem to be using it on many different creations lately. The colors are just beautiful and perfect for male or female recipients.
And here is the inside of the card:
Thanks for looking! If you have any questions, just ask!
All supplies used were from The Angel Company. Interested in purchasing? Just contact me.