Saturday, December 31, 2011

Santa Kitty

Another challenge card for you today - last minute again but better than late I guess :)
This card was for the current challenge over at Outlines for a Holiday Thank-You card. Check it out here -
I am in a clean and simple mode I guess....does make things go quicker sometimes (I have a hard time doing CAS so it's not always quicker...)
The stamp is from Outlines and colored with prismacolor pencils. (yes he's a bit off kilter - straight is over-rated right? :)
The frame and the phrase are both rub-ons from my stash that is several years old now - I haven't bought any rub-ons in 3 or 4 years but am slowly getting my stash used up....
All for today - Take Care and have a

Friday, December 30, 2011

Simple Santa

Well I did good in the craft room yesterday - I managed to get 4 gift cards done and finished off 6 ornaments (leftovers from Christmas projects I didn't get done on time but am determined to finish instead of storeing away for next year...) this morning and then after lunch I got cards done for 2 different challenges.
This card is for the current Christmas challenge over at Flourishes - the challenge this time was to use a Santa themed card or project.
Check out the challenge here -
I decided to keep it clean and simple for this one....I stamped the Santa ornament and the bow in black and colored with prismacolor pencils, and stamped the phrse in distress ink in red. Then I added some stickles glitter to Santa and the bow, with a couiple glitter dots after the phrase. (and yes my glitter was still wet when I took the photos :)
All for today - Take Care

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mo's puppy angel

Just a quick card to show you this am - we are going out of town tomorrow for a couple days and I still need to pack and get a couple gift cards made :)
This sweet image is from Mo's Digital Pencil and is colored with prismacolor pencils. Isn't she sweet!!!! Mo has another one like it with a kitty that is just as sweet!!
Its a pretty simple little card - just a couple layers of DP - main layer and next cut with a Spellbinders labels die, and some liquid 'beads in a bottle' from tulip for accents, oh yes and a bit of gold mettalic pen edging the layers....
All for now - pretty chilly here in NW Florida again this am.....
Take Care

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy Pots

Another quick post, along the same theme as yesterday....
I am hoping to get all the Christmas decs down today and put away, and then get the house cleaned. The kiddos are both home this am so I will put them to work :)
I did this card some time ago for a challenge over at Stamp TV - I believe it was for paper piecing. All the stamps are from Gina K. After I paper pieced the pots, I stamped some phrases on a couple for a quick little card!!!

I am hopeful that I will get some craft time this afternoon but we will see....time to get started with a walk for the day, a bit chilly here today, even a touch of frost on the rooftops this am.....
Take Care

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Yard Work

Just a quick note this evening....
I didnot get much crafting done today - was reading a book thatb I started a week or so ago and playing with my new Kindle :).
I chose this card from my stash because it is what I need to get started on this week(realistically it will be next week...) I didnot get all my fall yard work done so need to get a move on so when spring comes to NW Florida, my yard isn't totally yukky....
The stamps on this card are all from Gina K and colored with prismacolor pencils....just a quick and simple card!!!
All for tonight, Take Care

Monday, December 26, 2011

Holiday WIne Box


Well you have seen this design before on another box but today I did 2 wines boxes. We are making a trip to Savanah to visit with friends for New Years so I thought I would bring them a bottle of wine - so I had to decorate the box....I liked the design so much that I did 2 (one for the Etsy shop eventually, probably next Christmas....)

The boxes were first painted on the bottom and top under where the lid would go (learned my lesson last time :) and on the bottom of the box, then I put an edge of red paper on the bottom of the box and covered the lid in red paper.

The white paper comes already textured and had a wonderful shimmer to it. And then I used 2 ribbons to edge the box bottom and the bottom edge of the lid.

The ornaments are done with Spellbinders dies and matching stamps from Gina K's Heirloom Ornaments set. I stamped half on black with white embossing powder and half on white with black embossing powder and layered the smaller, opposites on top and did every other one on the sides.

The cording on the box was a thrift store find for only a buck - a whole roll and it looks so much better than the plain cord that was on the box.

Lastly I used some viva decor liquid pearls for all the gold pearl accents - also used a bit of gold mettalic pen.

Well thats all for me today - I hope everyone had a GREAT Christmas and are looking forward to a GREAT New Year!!!!
Take Care

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Baby Buttons

Well just a quick note before I head to bed...sure enough the teenagers were up bright and early this am waiting for me to get home from work so they could open their presents :)
Now that the 'rush' for the am is done its pretty much time for me to head off to bed to sleep for a bit, just wanted to pop in with a quick post and a Merry Christmas to everyone!!!!
One of my goals for this year was to post most days and I have done pretty well with that - although my stash has decreased somewhat over the last week or so as my crafting time has been limited...

This baby card was made with stamps and the button dies from My Favorite Things . I did some paper piecing and then colored with copics, some paper buttons from pretty paper, flat backed pink pearls and some pink lace finish it off.
All for today - time to sleep, for a bit anyhow so I can get up and play with my new Kindle :).
Take Care

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Snow - or no snow.....

Well this is the most SNOW we are going to see for Christmas :) - I have only seen snow here in NW Florida twice in the 12 plus years we have lived here and even then it was only a few tiny flakes in the air.....
But snow is the current challenge over at Outlines -
I still had this stamp - one of the collage stamps - from Outlines still in a pile near my desk, waiting to be put was one of the ones I chose here a few weeks ago when I won their weekly challenge :).
I colored these with prismacolor pencils. I only used part of the stamp as it is alot larger.....
I then cut some die cut shapes with Spellbinders dies out of blue shimmer paper for the layers and now I have my very first Christmas card done for 2012 - :)maybe I will accually get them all done before last minute in 2012....
Is everyone ready for Christmas? I am - only one small gift yet to wrap and then work tonight.
The kids have decided the we will have to open gifts in the am when I get home instead of letting me sleep a bit and open presents after lunch :) - but we will see if they are actually awake when I get home in the am - now I know you are thinking OF COURSE they will be, but thats not always a sure thing when its teenagers - my DS didn't get up this am till after 1030.
Now I do take part of that back - I do have a couple gift cards to make yet but we are celebrating Christmas and New Years next weekend with friends of ours so I have a couple days yet.....and I am off for 3 in a row after tonight - Yippee!!!
Ok, all for today, need to try and get a nap before work......
Take Care and Merry Christmas!!!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

egyptian cats

Oh good morning,
a bit of blogging to unwind and then off to bed I go......busy night at work and I hadnt slept as well as I would have liked yesterday.....
Another card from my stash.....
The 2 cat stamps are from 'Cherry Pie stamps' and the egyptian background is from Auntie Amy (I think...).
Its just a simple card of stamped layers - the egyptian background in tea dye, then the first cat stamp in walnut stain and then the final cat stamp in black - some black flat-backed pearls for accents and a simple thanks stamped at the bottom.
I don't work tonight so hope to get up early this afternoon but we will see how much energy I can muster about 1 or 2 pm.....
My DD wants to go shopping for a new dress.....
All right, time for my nice warm, soft, cozy, yaaawwwn bed :)
Have a great day!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wedding memories


Brief post before I head off to sleep this am. Since I showed you a wedding card earlier this week, I thought I would show you a wedding gift box that I did a while back.

This is an altered cigar box with a memory book inside and a matching gift card.

The paper I used to cover the box is coredinations paper that I ran through texture folders and then sanded off to reveal the coredination color underneath. I used cream with a gold core and black with a gold core.

The stamp is from 'Another Stamp Company' embossed with white onto gold metallic paper.

I added gold ribbon, black sparkly ribbon, a row of pearls, liquid pearls on the gold cut corners....

For the memory book I used papers to match the main box papers (which I also used on the covers) in gold, cream and black. And the same ribbons and pearl treatment.

This box is currently for sale in my Etsy shop BTW....

All for today
Take Care

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Husker Tree

Just a short post this am - off to run some errands and maybe some craft room time.....
I found this great little red tree at HL yesterday for 50% off so I had to get it. Then I spent last evening cutting out ornaments of red, white and black paper and stamping Husker themed stamps on them :) to make a Husker tree. I am just wondering why I hadn't thought of it before!!!! Being short on time all I made was paper ornaments but maybe next year I can make more durable ones.....
I also finally got out some of the fancy bulbs I have made in years past and put on the little bulb tree that I have. They are both sitting on out kitchen table.
The last picture is of our Christmas tree - too bad I cut off part of the topper....
All for this am - gotta get running....
Take Care

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Wedding card

Up early and ready to run for the day....I am taking my kids to the 'big city' today (Pensacola) 1 - so they can both get some city and interstate driving time and 2- the driving time was a good excuse for me to make a trip to Hobby Lobby and the JoAnn's super store - and I get to spend the day with my kids to boot (otherwise if we were at home they would find some excuse to either be NOT at home, or in DS's case would be on the xbox most of the day.....)
I did this wedding card for the daughter of a close friend this summer.
The wedding couple - from Another Stamp Company - is stamped and embossed with black onto vellum.
The roses are from Flourishes and colored with prismacolor pencils.
I am pretty sure that the phrase is from Gina K...
One of these days I will remember to make a note when I save these as a blog post so I will know later - course I am not used to having a stash saved for blog posts :)

Ok All for today - going to try and do a few more marker before the kids get up and moving.....taking me longer than I thought it would to get my markers all cleaned and refilled but they really need it!!!
Take Care

Monday, December 19, 2011

Crunch Time

Hallo and good morning,
For me anyway :) - I am still in my jammies with sleepy eyes (worked night shift last night). I need to get to the craft room today and clean and refill my copic markers.....looonng overdo....but for now a cup of tea, some breakfast and some blog surfin while I wake up.....
I did this little journal some time ago for one of the challenges from My Favorite Things - sadly I haven't had as much time as I would like to play their challenge lately.
The stamps are of course from MFT - colored with copics.
The journal is just 4X4 inches - I made myself one with purple colors that I actually use to keep track of my excersise - how much weight I am doing on the machines ect.....
The little blue dots are from a liquid from tulip called beads in a bottle, most of the stuff from tulip is made for fabric but works great for paper too - and they are inexpensive too.
Well all for today - my markers need attention.
Take Care

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Yellow bird

Just a quick little card today from my stash - slept all day after working last night, ahhhh sweet sleep, love my bed when I get home in the am - especially after my first night on....
This little bird is from Gina K and is colored with copics.
We have alot of birds here in NW Florida in the winter - not so many in the summer. This one looks like a cute little finch or sparrow....
The rest of the card is fairly simple - some beautiful DP for the background, a bit of ribbon and some gold accents with a viva decor pen around the Spellbinders frame and in the corners.
All for now - time to get ready to go back to work!!!
Take Care

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Shiny, Glittery, Sparkly.....

I am trying to finish up some last minute Christmas gifts - these 2 ornaments are for a couple co-workers. I just so happens that these fit for this weeks challenge over at the Outlines blog too - for shiny and bright - check it out here -
I used the newest of my ornament toppers from Outlines and embossed with glittery embossing tinsel onto different color shimmer paper. Today I am showing you the blue and the red.
Once I cut out the 2 layers I used chrystal laquer and added the rhinestones. Once those had dried I added the beads - these come from pieces of beaded trim and I just cut it apart for each individual bead strand and then used the chrystal laquer again to glue them on the back (the Outlines blog has some great pics of how the back looks - how to attatch the bead strands - I am headed to work and forgot to take pics of the backs....)
I had done some of these ornaments with charms and jump rings but this way is so much easier!!!

For the blue ornament I used blue strands alternating with gold beaded strands and then put the topper onto a gold ornament.
For the red ornaments I alternated short and long strands of the red bead strands and also used a gold bulb.
All for today - need to try and catch a short nap before heading off to work tonight - Have a great weekend!!!!
Take Care