Thursday, November 29, 2012

Some More Tags!

Hello and glad you stopped in today.  I have been making lots of tags again, just can't get enough of them.  I know I should be working on Christmas cards, in about 3 weeks I will be finding that I am short on cards.  Are you all done with your cards?  I always like to get mine in the mail within the first 2 weeks of December.  So we will see.  This little tag I made for the skipping stones sketch challenge: the background I stamped with my musical background stamp and then added a floret made with my TH die.  I love these things and made up a handful of them the other day to have on hand..... and I am gonna use them all up!

Happy holiday planning!   

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mantle Decorating

Preparing for the Holidays! 

Happy Thursday everyone!  This last week I started decorating the house in preparation for the holidays.  I started by doing some shopping so I could make some changes in decor.  My mantle was the first area that I wanted to change.  Typically I have cute little stocking hangers and some basic candles.  I decided to change to silver and white so this is the far left: a glass jar filled with these awesome silver balls.  Some of them have glass pieces on them, others have sequins: and I mixed a couple of green ones in there.  I added this little white bird to contrast the silver.  There are also fresh greens, pointsettia and lights.  I hope you are having fun decorating! Heidi 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Ok, Ok........... Happy Tuesday my friends!  I just wanted to show you a couple of holiday gift tags that I made this last week.  I am having so much fun with tags and my family loves to get gifts with these on them: they all want to keep and take them home.  I think a "re-do" box is in order, year after year!  I would cringe if anyone scrunched them up and tossed them. YIKES!  I pitty the person that did that to me. (hee hee!)
Both of these are made with ODBD-

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Pink and Glittery

Just a quick post, I need to work on some projects to get posted.... wait, this is a project right?  I made this cute little pink, white and silver Deco Mesh wreath for my SIL (she luvs pink, sound familiar?).  I gave it to her on Thanksgiving and I think that she liked it.  I had hubby pain the metal frame pink and then I went to town with the mesh, the glitter was a falling all over my kitchen. Today when I swept I found more glitter.... the little bells and leaves all were glittery: it was truly a pretty wreath.  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and got some of your holiday "schtuff" done.  I have felt so slow this year, having a hard time getting my stuff to look the way I want it to! UGH...... so back to work tomorrow. Have a great week!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Country Tags

Good morning, hope you are all recovering well from Thankgiving Feasts! I know I am feeling very satisfied with all the yummies I had.  So good. 

Today I would like to share some quick little country (ish) Christmas tags. I love to make tags and then I also love to give them away.  These were made with some cute little papers and then of course Cheery Lynn dies following their challenge.  You should come join us! 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Wish for You!

This mornings card is another vintage one I made this weekend.  I just love the burlap ribbon that I picked up and then added a little red grosgrain to it.  That burlap is some great stuff, great for countryish or vintagy cards.  One more Christmas card down ladies! 

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Joyful Christmas

Hello!  This card was one that I made this weekend with some sweet little vintage images. I love these little things, they make card making fun, quick and well they are so cute.  I just left the image as it was but added just a little line of glitter around the image- in real life it looks so sweet.  The bow I made with some SU ribbon and a button, I made a bunch of these up ahead of time as I think they are a great compliment to any vintage card (don't you think?).  

Well off I go- have a great day and I hope you are getting your Christmas cards done. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Decking the Halls

Happy Tuesday! 
Are you all getting things together for Thanksgiving?  I am so looking forward to some stuffing, mashed potato and gravy (yummy!).  Plus the fact that I only have 2 more days of work, oh and then there is Black Friday.  Do you Black Friday shop?  

Today's card I made following the There She Goes sketch. It is a nice and simple sketch- check it out! Do you see that little bit of burlap ribbon sticking out- yep, gotta add it especially with that awesome cobbler cardstock. I am also submitting for the YNS Challenge 

Wishing you a great week!  

Monday, November 19, 2012

Holiday Thanks

Happy Monday!  There is a fun challenge going on over at Your Next Stamp.  This is my first time to participate and I don't have any of their cute stamps yet but made a Thank You card all the same.  I figured I would need some winter/holiday thank you's to send.  

Have a great week!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Like a Peacock

 Good Morning.  This weekend has gone by so fast but I did get alot of crafting done!  I love when I can actually get a fair amount done and feel like I was able to use a bunch of my goodies.  This card was made to participate in the Just Rite challenge which was a color challenge to use colors like a peacock (iris, peacock  and blue) which yep, it was very difficult for me! I just don't feel like the colors fit together really well but this did turn out to be a pretty, with a little glitter around the JR label/sentiment. 

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday! 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sexy Little Helper

 Hello- welcome back again! 
I got this sexy santa helper stamp this last year and I was so excited to stamp her up.  Isn't she the cutest (reminds me of me, LOL!) It was so fun last weekend to get my copic markers out and play, it has been a few months. I definately need to pull 'em out more! 
Here is a close up of her... lots of glitter and sas!  I have a couple of friends that will be perfect for this card. I have another one colored and ready to turn into a card soon.  
Have a great weekend! 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Silver or Gold??

Happy Thursday! 

It has been a very busy week here but I am still plugging along with my Christmas cards.  Are you done?  

This card is based on the challenge over at Our Daily Bread which is to use silver or gold.  I usually find these colors difficult to use, typically I use it for a wedding or anniversary card and that is about it.  So for me, this was a challenge!  I wanted the card to be easy to replicate but look elegant. I used a couple trees and some thick glitter...... I hope you enjoy it- and have fun creating! 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Peace on Earth

Hello Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, it was an  absolutely beautiful here in Michigan.  I was able to wash my car and do some crafting.... it doesn't get better than that, does it?  Well it probably does if you do not have to wash the car. 

While crafting I decided to participate again in the skipping stones challenge.  It is a simple challenge but I really struggled with it.  The girls over there made it look so darned easy but me, yikes.  So here goes my end results.  I am working on Christmas cards so I figured I would stick to that theme: one more card down!  

I hope you all have a blessed week! 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Birthday Wishes

Hello! And welcome to another fabulous week (right?).  I hope that all my US friends are planning on voting today and/or have cast their absentee ballot.  It is most exciting for me because my oldest is voting for the first time!  

Today I am back with a fun little sketch from Waltzingmouse. When I first saw the sketch I was thinking a hanging ornament but then when I pulled out my WM stamps I realized I didn't have a stamp other than sentiments for a dangling ornament so I went with an elegant birthday wish.  The label image is a waltzingmouse- these are going to be a "go to" set since I love this particular spellbinder!  I have also made it so that a gift card can be tucked inside (making it that much more special!).   I do hope you have a wonderful week!

And of course, don't forget to VOTE! 

Monday, November 5, 2012

You Did.... I am thankful!

Hello and Happy Monday!  This weekend I worked on this little number for the Flourishes challenge this week.  We were to have our image go "off the page"   Now I find this a little difficult to do because well, I guess it just makes sense to have the entire image on the card right?  But I pulled out these beautiful little flowers and thought they would be perfect for this challenge: adding a special sentiment and spritz and it all made sense.  

Have a wonderful day! 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Bra's are like Friends

I do hope that you have all had a wonderful weekend and an extra hour of rest! I got to do some crafty shopping and then some crafting so I am a happy camper.  

I joined the Skipping Stone challenge #152, thinking I would stick with their retro theme I grabbed my Lilybee patterned paper which ended up coordinating with the whimsical fun bra set from skipping stones. 

So that is it for me everyone- have a splendid week!