Monday, November 30, 2009

Snowman Ornament

So did you survive Thanksgiving and all the shopping? Thank you to everyone who left a comment or emailed me about the Cricut. I'm happy to report that my Mom and I were at Walmart VERY EARLY and was able to snag one for me. I don't have it as my Mom bought it for me so I have to wait to "open" it on Christmas. Oh well at least I can start making room for it in my room and such, lol! My next question for all you Cricut lovers is which cartridge is your favorite and why? One thing I've learned is that there are a TON of cartridges and I just don't know which ones I NEED you know? So if you'd help me out with that I'd be forever grateful!!

For today, I thought I'd share a quick project. This idea came from my friend Heather (thanks GF!). It's an acrylic ornament. Check out the snowman - isn't he cute? Are you a collector of snowmen? I am and am surprised at how many snowmen are out there - I want them all but where or where would I put them all?!?!

I ran the acrylic piece (one sheet from the Mini Deco Album) through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. I then used Staz-on White to ink the sides and the dots. Once I dry, I adhered pattern paper to the back of the ornament and my image to the front. The back piece has a swirl stamped on it but is perfect for a 2x2 photo as well. The image I used is from the Vintage set, Holiday Tags. Today is the LAST day you can purchase this set so if you want it you better hurry!! I colored the snowman using my colored pencils and OMS and outlined him using my Copic - it was either BOO or BG10.

If you'd like to purchase any of the pieces to make your own, just click on the item and you'll be taken to my online shopping website where you can order everything and have it shipped to your door!! I'm also selling completed ornaments for $3.00 - just email me for details.

Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderful Monday!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Just a quick note to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! My family will be celebrating Thanksgiving at my house so right now I'm probably cooking away :o) We'll enjoy great food, good times and probably some games as well. Nothing like a good round of Catch Phrase! Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you have a wonderful day!!

On a side note, I'm hoping the sales are good and I can find me a good deal on a Circut Expression - I think it's time I add one to my "inventory"!! If you know of any good deals for the machine &/or cartridges...drop me a line. I need to get the best deals I can since I want so many cartridges!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Winter Flutter By Wednesday

Good Afternoon - sorry I'm a little late with this post. Are you ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow? I was out late last night doing my grocery shopping so I could stay home today and get the house cleaned, start the cooking/baking and do my FBW card! I knew what I wanted to do but it didn't come out EXACTLY how I imagined but I'm pleased still the same.

I got some new Cuttlebug Embossing folders from HSN and fell in love with the snowflake one. It's even a bigger size which I'm SO LOVING...hope they do more like that! Anyway, I embossed the snowflakes and then swiped my white New Canvas Palette pad over the snowflakes. Not sure you can see it but it just gives a little bit of color. This week I had to use my Swiss Pixie - isn't she cute...she's definitely ready for the winter weather! I colored her with Copics, colored pencils and OMS and added my Stardust Clear Gelly Pen for wing and snowflake highlights.

The challenge this week is to use A FAIRY, BUTTERFLY or ANGEL along with CIRCLES on your creation. That's where I ran into a little trouble - adding circles. SO I did a half circle by the image with the ribbon and then rounded the corners of the snowflake piece. Also if you look there are circles on the ends of my snowflakes so I've got some circles, lol! I love the purple and blue color combo, especially for winter cards. Here's a close up of my image:

With Thanksgiving being tomorrow, I'm sure a lot of us are pretty busy! I know that some of the Flutter By girls weren't able to post a project but still stop by all the blogs and leave us some love. It means so much to us, to hear from all of you - makes being a part of this team so special! Also, I hope you find a moment or two that you might be able to join in the challenge. Just stop by Danni's blog to link your creation once you do!

I know first hand that time can slip away so please this holiday take a moment to tell that person how much they mean to you and give as many hugs as you can! I know how wonderful a hug can feel/mean when I get them! Have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Christmas Flutter By

Good Morning! If you've been to my blog before you know that I used to do a Christmas card every Monday. Well we've finished that for the year and I'm having a little withdrawals. I like having something "due" - keeps me focused. So for my Flutter By card today I decided to do a Christmas Card.

The challenge this week is an open one - there is only ONE requirement...You MUST use a butterfly, fairy or angel (for the holiday season) on your card!! We've got to see them! Now take a moment and look at your supplies - I'm sure you have a butterfly, fairy or angel SOMEWHERE. It could be a stamp, paper, embellishment, die cut, sticker - you get the picture! So why don't you play along? We'd love to see your creation!! To play, just visit Danni's blog and link your card there by using Mr. Linky.

Before I share my card, I want to welcome THREE new team members. I'm so glad to be a part of this team and it just keeps getting better and better! These ladies are AMAZING - so talented and uber nice. Please take a moment and visit there blogs as well. Well without further ado lets welcome, PAM, KRIS and KAREN to the team!!! WELCOME ladies - I'm so glad you're here!!

Okay now for my card - I finally got to use a new stamp that's been just staring at me on my desk for WEEKS! I'm in love with the Swiss Pixies from C.C. Designs. So cute and fun to color! I colored her with my Copics and even cut out the ornament and popped it up (my blogging friend, Kim is famous for this!). I used a few Stickles (Crystal and Christmas Red) to add shimmer to the ornament and wings.

The paper is a pack from JoAnn's as is the Merry Christmas stamp. I adore the colors - some of my FAV's for the holiday season! I got the layout idea from an old Mojo Monday sketch. Here's a close up of the ornament:

So whatcha think? You likey likey? Are you starting to get in the holiday spirit? It's kind of hard not too as cold as it's been. We even got a little snow! And with all the decorations, sale ads, Christmas music - well it's definitely that time of year!! Today my friend, Ruth is flying in to spend a few days with me. We're going to have so much fun and on the top of our list is the NEW MOON premiere!! Already have our tickets and am looking forward to sharing the experience with someone that "gets it"! Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Beary Happy Day

Yeah it's Friday! Do you have big plans this weekend? I have a 12 hr crop on Saturday where I'll be having a booth and a make n take. Then on Sunday I have a FUNShop with one of my regular groups. Busy weekend for sure but full of crafting, friends and laughing so it's all good!!

Today I wanted to share a card that we made at my FUNShops last month.

The splattered looking cardstock was made using the Marble Technique. You take a plastic box, like what TAC stamps come in and put 4 to 5 drops of reinker in it. You then drop 3 marbles in the box, close the lid and then shake, shake, shake. By shaking you cover the marbles with the ink. Next open the lid and with removable adhesive stick the white cardstock on the lid of the box. Close the lid and flip the box over and shake, shake, shake. Now you'll be running the marbles, which already are coated with ink, all over the white cardstock. That's it - pretty easy and it provides a neat effect. Oh and Michael's has a huge aisle of stocking stuffers and one of the things there was a bag of marbles for a $1! So if you want to try this technique now you know where to get a good deal on marbles, lol!

The stamp set is quickly becoming one of my favorites, known as Winter Flurries. I colored the scarf of the polar bear by using my Dove Blender Pen and my Shimmer Chalks. I then followed the swirls and snowflakes using my Stardust Clear Gelly Pen. The sentiment is from a Level B Hostess Set called Beary Happy Day. The cardstock is the Violets Monochromatic Pack.

Well that's it for me today but do you realize I actually posted THREE times this week!! I hope you've enjoyed the card and would love to hear what you think - I so enjoy reading all the comments you leave for me! Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Halloween Pics & A Christmas Card

WhooHoo two posts in one week and they're back to back!! Holy moly you're impressed aren't you?!? Well I haven't done a very good job in posting some pictures of Abby. She lost her first tooth in October and I didn't even get a picture of the event - funny story about that. The Tooth Fairy obviously didn't know that Abby was finally going to pull it out (the tooth had been hanging on for dear life for like a week!). Poor Abby puts her tooth under the pillow only to wake up with her tooth still there and a note from the Tooth fairy telling her to try again tomorrow - no it didn't say those exact words but you get the picture. She was upset but the Tooth Fairy did make up for it the next night so all was well, lol! I did take some Halloween pictures so I thought I'd share them and you can definitely see the hole from the missing tooth!

This picture was in our front yard - Daddy did a little decorating. I like how you have such a beautiful angel right next to that creature! Really makes the Angel shine, huh? Abby likes to pose - she's all about performing whether it's dancing, singing or acting. This is a little performance she did on the front porch before heading out to Trick or Treat.

She had a great time and came back with lots of goodies! So Halloween is over and now is the time when a lot of us start making our Christmas cards. Admit it, a lot of us just have too much going on and wait till the last minute to get things done. Although I've been doing Christmas cards all year, I can always use more. Here is a Christmas card that I had as a Make n Take at a crop and did at some FUNShops as well. It's using one of the new sets from Inspiration Avenue that I just love!!

This card was created using Vintage Santa. All the stamps used here - the background, snowflakes, Santa and sentiment are in this set along with two more sentiments. It's an awesome set with one good looking Santa Clause! I also used the Stardust Clear Gelly Pen to go over the snowflakes and sentiment. It's hard to capture the glitter but I think you can kind of see it on the sentiment below

Those Clear Gelly Glitter pens are awesome! So easy to control , fast drying and they put a lot of bling on your card!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a terrific glad that Friday is almost here! Bring on the weekend :o)

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I'm Back - Flutter By Wednesday Time!

Good Morning Friends!! How are you? I'm sorry I've been MIA but I think I've finally kicked that nasty infection! I, at least, have found some energy along with a little mojo which is always a sign of improvement! Today, as I mentioned in my title, is Flutter By Wednesday. The challenge is to make a card using a fairy, butterfly or angel and the theme THANKFUL. There is a lot to be thankful for but I decided to focus on being thankful for my FRIENDS - I can't imagine life without them! So here is my card -

I have to tell you it felt good to color again. Sure does relax me and brighten my mood! The image is a favorite of mine that I received from a blog buddy, Tammi (THANK YOU!). I'm definitely adding these cuties to my Christmas wish list - along with some more Copics :o). I used my Copics to color and added Stickles to the wings. Here is a close up

Since I couldn't fit my whole sentiment on the front, I decorated the inside too (shocker, I know!).
So whatcha think? I have to tell you I miss reading all the comments that you leave each day. They brighten my day and I so enjoy getting to know each one of you!

Be sure to stop by the other DT's blogs and see what they've come up with. Remember to play along - it's easy! Just visit Danni's blog and link your creation up there using Mr. Linky! We'd love to see your card!

Thanks for stopping by today - and take a moment to thank those Veterans for all they've done for us and continue to do for us today! I know I'm grateful for each and everyone of them!