Thursday, December 20, 2007

I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday. I really thought that I would have time to post more pictures before Christmas but life is too hectic right now! I have to make cookies and attend Christmas Parties at the school and wrap presents yet! There just are not enough hours in the day right now and my weekend is jam packed too! I don't want to bore anyone with the mundane detail because I'm sure most of you are having the same experiences.

I will pop in and visit everyone when I can squeeze in a moment and leave comments. Have a safe and happy holiday and I will see you all after Christmas.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

You Crack Me Up!

This is what the sentiment says on the inside of the card. I love this Whipper Design Stamp and the duckling is so cute! I wanted to make a fun card and took a break from making Christmas Cards. It was refreshing to make something different today. The sentiment is from High Hopes Rubber Stamps and the stamp is a Whipper Snapper Design. The card stock is from Papertrey Ink (White), Bazzill (Royal and Ocean Blue) and Stamping Up (Old Olive and Certain Celery). The printed papers are scraps from my stash. The embellishments are pearls, Primsa Flowers and Stickles. The inks are Copic Ciao Markers. The oval and square shapes were made using my spellbinders. The ribbon is from SU (Certain Celery) and Michael's

How is the weather in your area?

This morning we were hit with a major snow storm! The snow didn't taper off until this afternoon and it is bad out there. It my husband over an hour to plow the drive-way and walk way. I'm going to use this situation to my advantage and crank out some more cards. I will post some "happy mail" tomorrow and two new cards that I have made today. If you live in an area of the country that has been hit by this same snow storm, don't go out unless you have to and be safe. Usually we don't get extreme weather until January and February, hopefully we will have an early Spring. *fingers crossed*

Friday, December 14, 2007

Sugar N Spice and Everything Nice....

I have admired Elzybells Stamps ever since I saw a card posted by Jen Balcer some time ago. Jen's cards are beautiful and she is an inspiration to me as well. I had no idea how tiny these Elzybells are! I was totally surprised when I lifted the small bag out of the box. It was love at first sight and I promptly went to work. I wanted my card to be pink and white and it had to have "bling". I think that I will be paying the Elzybells site another visit soon!


cardstock: Papertrey Ink White and The Cutcardstock Company Pink Shimmer

stamp: Elzybells

sentiment: Stampendous (the sentiment is inside the card)

inks: Palette Black and Copic Ciao Markers RV21 and RV04

bling: em*BELLA*shments (pink)

scallops: Spellbinders Sm. oval Nestabilities

ribbon: Michael's

Cuttlebug: The Snowflake Folder

Other embellishments used were Marvy Uchida's sm. snowflake punch, pop dots,SU's paper piercer and Stickles

Thank you for visiting and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

This is what I have been up to lately....

I've been very busy lately and just think, I still have a few more cards to make! *eyes rolling* lol I have been practicing using my Copic Markers and I finally am getting the results that I worked hard to achieve. All of the images are colored in with my Copic Markers, and I used my Prisma Pencils and OMS to create some shading.
Thank you for stopping by
All of the materials are my usual supplies
c/s Papertrey Ink White, The Cutcardstock Company Red Shimmer and Bazzill
DSP: Basic Grey
stamps: snowmen are Whipper Snapper Design, groundhog is Penny Black, gingerbread boy is TAC, X-mas tree is from The Stamping Bella Company and Sprinkles is from The Cats Pajamas.
I used my Spellbinders die cutting machine, Cuttlebug Snow Flake Folder and EK Success snowflake punch. I also used Stickles, glitter,liquid pearls, ribbon and tiny gems to embellish my cards.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Snowflake Crush....

Hello everyone!
The month of December is speeding by so darn fast! There are 16 days until Christmas and I still have a mountain of work to do around here. How many of you are done with everything? Those that are done, how on earth did you make it all come together? Inquiring minds *me* really want to know. *smile*

This snowman card is identical to the previous snowman card I posted last week. The only difference is the scallop mat is red. This is my first year making my own Christmas Cards and all of them are going to be "quickies"! For some reason, I have a serious crush on this Cuttlebug Snowflake folder. Next year I will probably hate it (lol) but for now, this folder is the perfect accessory for my quickie 4X4 cards!

Take care everyone and if you have any tips, please share them with me.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Simple Christmas Card

This is another simple Christmas Card that I have made. My theme this week is simple cards.
cardstock: Papertrey Ink White and The Cutcardstock Company Red Shimmer
tools: snowflake punch and my Cuttlebug and the snowflake folder
stamp: The Cats Pajamas snow flake stamp
ink: SU's Real Red
I also used Stickles, pop dots and gems to embellish
ribbon: Michael's

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Frosty the Snowman

I have made a batch of quick and easy cards basically just using my Cuttlebug to emboss the base of the card. In my opinion, it is easier to make a bunch of cards if you keep it simple. The majority of my Christmas Cards are small....4X4 in size. Usually my cards are a bit larger but I'm really starting to like the smaller sized cards.

cardstock Papertrey Ink White
stamp: WhipperSnapper
ink: Palette Black and markers
embellishments used were glitter pens and I also used my Spellbinder's to cut out the die and to emboss it.
ribbon: Michael's

Monday, December 3, 2007

For Maria

I am participating in Maria Bells blog candy challenges this week and one of the tasks was to show your craft space. At first I was shy but I know what it looks like when it's clean and purdy. *smile* Maybe one day I will post some "before and after" pictures! Maria I am enjoying these tasks that you have posted daily and I look forward to the next one:)

Well this is my "get away from it all area". My craft area is located in my basement and sometimes I am very thankful that it is. Tornado's touch down in this area often. I think a F7 tornado touched down today!

Wow.... just showing my craft area in the shape that it is now is nerve wrecking. I made this huge mess within two days! I become so absorbed into what I am doing and all caution was "thrown to the winds". Whenever I am in this state of mind, I can see my stuff's better when it's a mess.*lol* However, when I am done with a project I go through this ritual of cleaning and sorting my scraps etc. Whenever I start on a new project my table is clean and everything is organized. I have no idea what happens in between.*wink*

Got Milk?

Hi and how is everyone doing out there? I finally got around to making some cards this past weekend and I plan on posting one everyday this week! All of the work that we are having done in our home should be done by Friday! I will be so happy to have have everything organized around here! Now back to the good! lol
This gingerbread man stamp is from TAC (The Angel Company). I embossed the card with my Cuttlebug. (snowflake folder) The inks used StazOn Black and Prismacolor Pencils with OMS. The embellishments used were Stickles and my White Gel Pen. The paper is from Papertrey Ink and the ribbon is from SU.
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day:)

Sunday, December 2, 2007

PIF RAK and Gifts go to......Beth

Beth is the lucky winner of my PIF! Way to go Beth.....I will send evereything in the mail to you this week.


Saturday, December 1, 2007

More RAKs!!!!!

Check out these beautiful RAKs and thank you Flossie, Rita and Jana so very much!

This beautiful RAK is from Flossie. Flossie did a fantastic job with this card. I love the colors and she decorated the inside of the card too! What a pleasant surprise Flossie and thank you very very much for the wonderful surprise!

This lovely PIF (pay it forward RAK is from Rita Rita did a fantastic job with this folder type card. The card was held together by ribbon. I untied the ribbon and WOW....all kind of goodies were inside the card. Great job Rita and thank you so very much! PIF means play it forward....the first person to leave their snail mail address will receive a PIF surprise by me.:)

This lovely RAK was created by Jana I love the card, the tiny tic tac holder and the candy with the "thank you" labels. Thank you so much Jana!