Friday, December 31, 2010

Baubles and Trinkets..... oh my!

I could not help myself ladies, this here is a holiday charm that I made. i got a package of Tim Holtz facets and had to try out his tecniques from his 12 tags of christmas. The largest facet I colored the edges with alcohol ink and then I actually stamped the snowflakes on it with archival ink which I immediatly daubed off- and it left the trace effects of the snowflakes- attach to white cardstock and this is what you get! I love it. Then I put together some beads and baubles to attach to my keychain along with some other facets that I adhered to some graphic 45 paper- isn't it purty? I have no idea what I will do with it though.............

So then I remembered all those acrylic "things" that I have from Tim Holtz and started adhering them to various Graphic 45 again and aren't they cute little charms? I was thinking that this would be sweet as a little bracelet mixed with some other baubles and such. I thoroughly enjoyed making them- Oh, these would be cute on a little tag for the holidays or a card too! So many options to explore.
So that is it for me today- I hope you are all looking forward to the New Year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cheerful Day!

Good day! Aren't these cards cheerful and fun? As you can tell this week I have been working on some fun colored cards. I know it is not warm or spring yet..... but I just can't help myself. It is cold and blistery here and this is my ticket to warmth. LOL!

For both of the cards I used the Mojo Monday sketch. This week you got to use a round sketch or a square sketch and I would typically use a square one (they are easier, doncha think?). So I figured I would go ahead and give myself a little challenge and strive to make the circular card. And after finishing the first one I thought it was so darned cute that I had to make another one. I have some clear envelopes that I figured I could slide these into and mail out- and won't that make the postal workers smile?

So there it is for today- some sunshine and and wishes! Have a fabulous day: we are off to spend some family time together before the kids go back to school.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Good Tidings!

Phew! Well I don't know about you but we had a whirlwind of a few days here! Alot of family, alot of food, and some relaxation. We stay home for Christmas day, have for many years because when the kids were little we always wanted to be home. They are older now but we still enjoy our day at home. This card is another sketch challenge for Verve, I think it is week 3, the stamp is from Stampin Up!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Peace on Earth!

Merry Christmas Everyone!
I hope that you all have a wonderful time with your family and friends.
Wishing you joy, peace and good health!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Keepin it simple

Hey, are you like me and have tons of designer paper? Paper that has been around for some time and maybe you have changed taste and it is not something you would typically use? Well I decided to use up some of my DCWV glitter papers. I have had them for a long time and really feel "guilty" having them sit and unused. I wanted to do a Keep it Simple card for birthdays and so this is the simple sketch I came up with. Nothing too extraordinary but nice. Do you need a challenge? Pull out some designer paper that you've not used in say 1 year- and use it.
Take care- and Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The meaning of Christmas

Welcome ..... I am getting these next few days of blog posts done ahead of time so I am not struggling to keep up during the holidays. I am guessing traffic will slow down so I will be posting every couple of days. Today's card is a December Verve challenge, actually for the first week of December. As always, I adore the sketches and the team is taking turns creating them so there is a great deal of variety! Aren't the colors so perfect!

I thank you again for stopping in and hoping you are all getting yourselves ready for the holidays without all the stress!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Friends are wonderful................

Hello again- glad you all stopped in today! This card is made with a friend in mid, someone special that treats me so good. Matter of fact, she sent me this stamp set from ODBD and it is focused on FRIENDSHIP. A set of stamps to honor our friends and make them feel special. How can it get any better than that? I have no idea what the paper is to be honest with you, I got them sent to me from someone at one time. But the swirls I used one of my sizzix die cuts and then I used my liquid pearls on it- they look so nice!
So to all my friends- this message is for you!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Bringing out the old stuff!

Ok, so the other day I was just sitting around thinking and remembered that I had one of those sizzix dies of trees. So I pulled them out and put together some holiday DSP and went to work. I love how warm and countryish they turned out. So simple and fast too! So, take a look at all those old tools you have and think about making something fun, fresh and maybe simple out of them!
Have a fabulous weekend, my son is home from college so you know I am thrilled. Just finishing up some last minute things and getting ready for Christmas. Hoping for good weather too!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Peace from Knowing

Hello- well we got dumped on with snow this week! It is definately Christmas time in Michigan... and it is cold too! But this is the kids last week of school so my son will be home from college and I am so excited. I have missed him so much but am amazed at how fast it has gone! I can't believe it has been 3 1/2 months since I was crying and whining to you all about him leaving!

Ok, jest I forgot what I came for- this card is another one that I am doing for the ODBD challenge this week. I am so loving the reds/greens and the branches/beads- just nice simple and elegant don't you think? Well take care and happy shopping for those still doing their shopping!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sweet Boys!

Good Morning! Today's card is a little break from the Christmas cards. It is me being proactive and planning ahead for my son's birthday in early January. I have had years that January 2nd comes and I don't have a card because I have been so busy with Christmas. Not this year! This card is made using the LOTV challenge sketch and of course one of their boys series images. The DSP is one of my basic grey paper packs from a couple years ago and a few buttons. Oh, oh, see that little orange circle around the sentiment- I made that by using a scallop circle and then in the middle of each of the petals I used a circle punch! I love how it looks.
Ok, enough for now- have a good day!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Simple Clean Christmas

So today's card is a little different isn't it? Firstly I used the Pixie Cottage sketch which I did like but struggled with alot. I was not sure where to put my sentiment! But I knew when I started I needed some simple holiday cards so did want to keep it simple. The colors were chosen as I didn't want to use typical traditional holiday colors so I could enter the card into the ABC DT Challenge and the Simon Says challenge. I added a little bling to give it a little umph!

Sweet Colorful Treats!

Today I have made a bunch of these holiday sour cream containers. Aren't they just adorable? And what about filling them with candy, setting them on your holiday table? Or, tucking a little gift in them and then using them as an advent: you know the 10 days of Christmas? Speaking of which, my youngests birthday is January 2nd and he has decided that he would like to do the 10 days of Jake's Birthday. Everyone gets him a little gift each day starting Dec 26th leading up to the 2nd and then he gets the BIG gift. LOL_ what do you think? Isn't he creative? I might have to come up with something to make it special this year. He is going to be 15!
So these little goodies are supporting the following challenges: Flourishes

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Warmth of Christmas

Hello this Sunday evening! Boy- I looked at my last post and wondered what have I been up to? Well I can tell you it has not been crafting which has been a bummer........... alas, this weekend I did get some things done. This week in the mail I got some wonderful yummies! This memory box "Mistletoe" paper- are they not beautiful? Oh my- so beautiful and festive. And them my ODBD stamps- I have been participating in their challenges and I won a week or so ago! I love winning, it always gives me an excuse to buy more. :) You know what I mean. And my beading, I tell you- keep an eye out at HL because they have these with each holiday/season and I have gotten some beautiful colors and I thought they were so appropriate for this card- don't you? This card is being entered into the following challenges: Friday Sketcher and ODBD Challenge as I used this photo for inspiration:
I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Card Box

Today's project is one that they did a tutorial last week on SCS for. At first it looked a bit complicated but after watching the video I realized that it wouldn't be all that bad. LOL! So since I had the day off, thanks to the elections, I figured I would delve into this project and it really didn't take that long to cut it out and get it put together. I only had those 1000 Grands to put in it, sorry. If you wanted to fill the box with M&M's or something you could also put an acetate sheet in there to hold them in. I hope you enjoy it and just so you know, it was not that hard! Give it a try and I am sure you will make someone smile when you give it to them.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Waitin for Santa

Hello and thanks for stopping in today. I know I have not been really consistent this last week and shame on me! Today's card is another Christmas card, I have not mailed out 1 card yet. I do have them done but need to print the labels and get them all signed and such. Are you done yet?

The papers are from Basic Grey Figgy Pudding which is still one of my all time favorites! I colored Edwin with my copics.

Challenges participating in:

ODBD: Christmas

Bizzy Becs: Christmas

Crafty Ho's: Religious Holiday

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Snowflakes and Baubles

I am such a slacker this week, I have done no crafting at all. Well I can't really say a slacker because I have been out and running errands, attending meetings and events every night this last week. Thus, my lack of posting because I had nothing to post, or so I thought. I have this little snowflake card! As you can see it is very simple and festive. Do you love my little acrylic bulbs? Well I found them at Michael's! Yep, if you recall I had little acorns for Thanksgiving and now i have bulbs! The card just has MS snowflakes with buttons and embossed backing! Thanks for stopping in and after shopping today- hope to make you some goodies to look at!

challenge: BizzyBec Christmas