Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year, Everyone!

We are such bums, we'll never make it to midnight.  Happy New Year to all of you and congrats if you are awake to see the ball drop!
Here is a Thank You card I made for DS to send for his birthday gifts.  I kept them pretty simple - I had to make 15 of them.  This little sheep is too cute from Pun Fun, which was an impulse purchase for me but I love it.  Mats and dp are from DCWV Spring Stack.  The colors are great for year round, all-occasion projects. Good thing, because those stacks are HUGE!  I took the photo under my new OTT light with my new camera.  I am so
 pleased with the resolution on the camera, but anything is better than the 5mp that I had with my other point-and-shoot that we bought almost 5 years ago.

Happy Stamping, I hope the New Year brings everyone lots of stamp time :)  Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 29, 2008

December Aloha RAK

I don't think I posted this yet! My partner for the December Aloha RAK was Margie. She sent this very pretty card, and some Snag 'Em Stamps and Studio G winter stamps which are so cute! I love them and will use them for those non-Christmas winter-themed cards I still have to make and send. Also included in the package were some glitter brads and pink distress Stickles. Yeah for bling :)

And here is a card I made for my neighbors to enclose a gift card for their favorite restaurant. I did not have time to make another gift card holder, so I tucked it inside a full-size card. The image and Cuttlebugged background are from Angel, and all I had to do was color and run the bird and mats through the CB with the Nestabilities. I also used some red Stickles on the holly berries. They loved it and are very excited to have an excuse to eat out :)
This is a short week, with New Year's Eve and Day. I can't believe we are approaching 2009! I hope to have time to spend with my new toys here soon (Scor-Pal, Bella Stamps, ATG). There are still a ton of things on my to-do list, including Thank You Cards and a new baby gift and card for our best friends. If only I didn't work full time!

Have a good night and thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Too Much Christmas?

Well, the original plan was to spend Christmas home with just DH, DS, and I.  Turns out that I was feeling homesick and we decided on Christmas Eve (around 9pm) that we would drive to New Hampshire and surprise my family on Christmas Day.  I called my brother and told him to keep my parents at their house until we called to say we were closer.  Since it's a 5 1/2 hour drive, we opened our presents from Santa at home and then were packed and on the road by 10:30 am.  

It was great to see my family.  I didn't realize that it has been over 5 years since I have spent Christmas Day with them.  DS got to play with his cousins and having us there was a great surprise for my mom.
Since I have not gotten to my stamp room in the past few days, and I have to return to work, here is the summation of our Christmas.  It is a photo of DS yesterday as we were on our way from my brother's house to our best friends' house to meet their brand new baby girl.  I turned around to talk to him and he couldn't even answer me, he was so wiped out...

PS - photo taken with my new Sony A300 camera!  I am having so much fun with it and writing this post from my new MacBook.  

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas to ALL!

Have I really not posted for 6 days? That's what happens when there's a birthday party thrown into the mix of the Holidays, I guess. Thanks to those who have stuck with me in the past year :)

Here are a few projects that I've done in the last few weeks to get ready for Christmas. The first is using the Monday Lunchtime Sketch #49 from Mary Jo at Techno Stamper. Last week she posted a fantastic double gift card holder, so I used that idea from her, too. It's perfect for that last present I had to wrap for DH. The images are from Holiday Blocks, embossed with a mix of holographic and white EP. The DP is from Making Memories (a recent RAK from Allison).

This next project was almost too pretty to give away. I finished it and wished I had purchased more of the star shapes to alter! They were from Bazzill Shapes and are a nice textured white on the back. The DP on these is from the Provo Craft Holiday Slab V that I've been chipping away at. The stickers are dimensional Mary Engelbreit stickers from Cindy. My boss was the recipient of these ornaments.

Now I'm off to run two last errands. DH was stuck in Canada this morning trying to get home from a last-minute business trip. He finally made it and I can go out without DS, who is SO excited for Santa that he can hardly sit still! Since we have no family close by, I'll probably post again tomorrow as I play with my new toys (rumor has it that Santa is bringing me a Scor Pal and an ATG!). Merry Christmas to everyone. I hope you enjoy a happy and healthy holiday season!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Last Minute Gifts and a RAK

Allison sent me a nice RAK with fun holiday papers and stickers from Making Memories. She also sent this very pretty holiday card along. I love the greens she used. Thanks, Allison!

I turned a few sheets into these bookmarks for some members of my staff. The photo shows both sides. I typed up the Books to Read list on the computer and stamped the book stack from Hambo Stamps and cut them out. The ribbons are from my stash.

The other day I was inspired by all the cute things people were doing with York Peppermint Patties and I came up with these ornaments. My plan was to make this cute little box to present three of them in, but I ran into a roadblock while making a box lid. I just couldn't get the measurements right, and it was late. Since I was too tired to try again, the top is still not done. Maybe I'll try again later. I also learned the lesson that most of you probably already know - don't use your good cardstock for the template! Use the cheap copy paper first to get the measurements right :)

Well, the boys are on their way home and my day off is almost over. DS is going to be excited from the snow and the party they had at school today. Tomorrow, we are making cupcakes for his party and this whole weekend is going to whiz by. I hope you all enjoy it! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Cute Gift Card Holder

I took today and tomorrow off from work to get some last-minute things done. We are hosting DS's birthday party on Sunday and I still had a few Christmas packages to get out. And catch up on the housework, etc. I will get to the housework tomorrow, but today had some time to stamp. One project off my to-do list is the favor bags for the birthday party. I will post those tomorrow. Today I want to share this cute gift card holder I came across on Julee's blog. The original template can be found here, at Wild Sprinkles.

Due to a miscalculation in cutting the angle, I turned my card to the side. I still like how it came out, though. Seriously, I am template challenged. I am trying to make a little box for a co-worker's gift and cannot make the top fit properly. I might have to call on my engineer hubby to do some math for me. It frustrates me to no end, and makes me greatly admire those bloggers who share their templates!

I'm off to do two more gifts that are to be given tomorrow. Have a good night everyone. Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 15, 2008

I Just Love This Project!

I often like the projects I get done, but I *LOVE* this one! DH asked me to make a set of gift cards for one of his administrative assistants. I recently ordered the Kim Hughes Nature's Silhouettes from CHF and have been wanting to use it. This was the perfect opportunity!

The card bases and inks are the '07 In Colors - True Thyme, Marigold Morning, Soft Sky and Vintage Violet. These are still some of my favorite colors and I have a ton of paper in each. I used the rectange scalloped and straight rectangles to cut the shapes and ran the vanilla layer through the Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots. The ribbons are all American Crafts and match quite nicely with the SU! colors.

Inside the cards, I attached a sheet of white paper and stamped the coordinating print in the lower right corner. My camera for some reason does not want to take a photo of the inside - I think there's too much white space to focus on. The box is the A2 card box template from SCS and I decorated the top with smaller versions of the images from the cards. In total there are 8 cards in the set - 2 of each color.
I hope she likes it! Now, I'm off to work and this week is filled with final preparations for DS's birthday party on Sunday, then it's off to the last minute Christmas rush. I have not had time to make cookies this year, but shopping is done and I even mailed a few packages this weekend! We put up our tree yesterday and it's finally starting to feel like Christmas around here. My to-do list is long, but manageable. I hope yours is too :)

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

One Teacher Present Completed!

A while back, I made these cards for my son's teacher. Tonight I was able to assemble a box to present them in. I used the tutorial on SCS, modified to fit this large card size. Then I decorated the top with my Nestabilities and the same J stamp from the card set. I wrapped ribbon around the box so that it ties on the side. Papers are from DCVW Spring Stack and the flowers are Making Memories and Primas. Brads are Sprinkle Brads from Queen & Co.That's all I have today. It was a rather awful few days at work so far this week, and I'm going on only 4 hours of sleep. That's like no sleep at all for me and I'm ready to turn in. Also, I was supposed to attend a fabulous holiday party today hosted by DH's generous boss, but our babysitter called me this afternoon to tell me she's in bed with the flu. So instead of a 4 course gourmet dinner and classy dessert, I stopped at Wendy's with DS. Not quite on par, I have to say! I hope you are all having a better one and are getting holiday To Dos crossed off your lists! Thanks for looking :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Phew, Now Let's Get to the Presents!

I finished assembling my final Christmas card tonight! Now I just have to write them all out and get them in the mail. Oh, and I'll probably find that I need more when I'm almost done with the list, since I'm always adding someone at the last minute. But here are samples of the 40 that I made with this one design. The papers are a mix from the Provo Craft Holiday Stack V. I made a serious dent in this paper pad and it should be gone soon. I still have other gifts to make that will use more up.The image is Flaky Friends and I used puffy paint on the snow. The sentiment is from Mandarin Pixie before they went out of business. And check out the snowflake in the upper right corner! I used the Cuttlebug Snowflakes 2 die and this fabulous sparkly paper that Angel sent to me. It's from Crayola and is like a disco ball when the light hits it just right.
Well, I'm off to read. I'm almost finished with The Story of Edgar Sawetelle and can't wait to see how it ends. Have a good night. Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Paper Craft Planet Saturday Sketch

This past Saturday, there was another great sketch posted on the Paper Craft Planet site. I didn't get this card finished until Wednesday night, but luckily yesterday morning was nice and sunny and I could get a decent photo of it. I knew if I tried to use a flash, there would be glare off the acetate and the embossed sentiment.The image is from Angel, and I decided to turn the sketch into a winter shaker card. The "snow" is Martha Stewart coarse glitter. The window frame is embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and the sentiment is from Mandarin Pixie. I had forgotten that I even bought this set of sentiments, but look how great they are for embossing! Nice crisp bold lettering :)

The ribbon pieces are from my stash and are attached with button brads. DP is last year's Christmas stack (which I am determined to use up this year!). For a final touch, I inked the edges of the card base with red ink. Overall card size is 5 1/2" square.

We have a birthday party to attend this weekend, but other than that I think we are unscheduled and everyone is healthy. So hopefully I can squeeze some time in for crafting. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My November Aloha RAK

My RAK partner was Kelly Glover in November, and here's what she sent to me. A fantastic bookmark card. I have never made one of these and I love it. It will move to the top of my To Do list after the Christmas cards are done! She also included these adorable images of snowmen and a couple of Riley's, too! Oh, and some glue dots. I am always in search of new adhesives, so these will come in handy :)Thanks, Kelly! And thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Can It Really Be the LAST Day of November?

So hard to believe that tomorrow is December 1st! My niece is turning 13, and that hardly seems possible, either. Where DOES the time go?

Today I spent a little time making progress through my Google Reader (trying to get it below 400 items to read!). I copied the CPS #93 sketch and noticed it fit an image I had colored on my desk, so I put it together. The papers are all Basic Grey Perhaps. Tilda is colored with watercolor pencils and my aquapainter. The flowers are Primas and the tiny brad is Queen and Co. The silver ribbon is from Ribbons & Bows, Oh My! and the pink ribbon is from my stash.

I hope you all had a good weekend. We went to the Mall yesterday for a birthday party at Build-a-Bear. What fun the kids had, but I have to say that the parents throwing the party were MUCH too generous to all the kids in attendance. And after building bears, they hosted lunch at a local restaurant. It was fun, but a little over the top for a 5 year old's party...
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to All

Happy Thursday to those who are not celebrating American Thanksgiving! We are headed to our neighbors in a short while. DS has been parked on the couch all day, still sick. I might stay home with him and just have DH bring a plate to me. This morning, since I have NO cooking or prep to do, I spent some time in my stamp room. I took out the CPS sketch for this week, which is #92. This Edwin image was part of a RAK (I'm trying to use my RAK'd images, can you tell?) and was a blast to color. I just love these Magnolia images to watercolor. The dp is from DCWV Mini Stack 3 that I've been trying to use up for a year now. I cut the oval image by tracing around a Nestability with my xacto knife, then cut his shoes with scissors. The blue panel is DCWV Spring Mat Stack and the Cuttlebugged layer is done with the Houndstooth folder. The ribbon is from my stash. I left off a sentiment, but this will probably be a Thank You card for DS's teacher at the end of the year.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Suggestive Sunday/Techno Stamper Combo

Don't you love when you can combine challenge and multi-task? Here is a hybrid of the Monday Lunchtime Sketch #45 and Allison's Suggestive Sunday (which is also #45 this week!). What better stamp set to portray shopping than this original Hanna Stamps set? I love it and paper piecing is so fun with this image! I pieced the dress and all but one of the shopping bags. The rest of Hanna is colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended. I realized that my niece's birthday is Monday, so this will be going out in the mail to her (as soon as I find some cash to slip inside).I hope you all have a good day! Everyone is on the mend in my house. If I hear one more night filled with coughing I may go insane! Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Paper Craft Planet Saturday Sketch

OK, I know it's Monday and I'm just getting this posted. I did have it done on Sunday, but had to rush out to get DS at the airport. Have you been to Paper Craft Planet yet? I just joined and have not yet explored all of the site, but how fun! Every Saturday they post a sketch. I also just recently joined Facebook, so if you're on there, find me (Melissa Schabel)!I was given this High Hopes image in a RAK and had fun coloring it. The picture is pretty bad, but we have not had a sunny day that coincides with me having a card to photograph. By the time I get home from work, the sun is long set. It's going to be a long winter!

The image is colored with Bic Mark It markers, and the dp is from the dollar store last year. The ovals were made using Nestabilities in the Cuttlebug, and the bottom of the card was embossed with one of the Just My Type folders. Hope to see you PCP or Facebook. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Getting A Little Better at Mass Production

I took over DS's little desk in my craft room so I could apply the puffy paint to these images and let them dry without being in my way. This is only half of the stack of images I have stamped and colored for my Christmas cards this year. I'm trying to keep them simple to avoid having to pay extra postage! Even though Flaky Friends is retired, I just love it.
I'm also getting started on gifts for teachers, co-workers, etc. This is a set of notecards to give to DS's teacher. I posted one of them in the previous post, but here is the whole set. There are 2 of each design. DS and DH are flying home right now and I'm a wreck. DS was in the ER with an asthma attack last night, and even though he is cleared to fly, I can't help but worry. I'm going to meet them at the airport to pick up DS, and DH will then get the luggage and pick up his car from long term parking. I just want my baby home safely!

Hopefully you all had a good weekend and got some stamping time in! Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Naughty Bella!

I've been puzzling over this challenge, posted by Allison, all week. Finally today it hit me in the middle of the day what I should do. Unfortunately, I had to wait until I got home from work to execute the idea. But here she is:Look how the Dasher papers by BG match so well with the new Red Riding Hood and Kiwi Kiss cardstock from SU! And look, I'm using the IN Colors while they are still IN! Usually I'm a season or two behind...

Bella is colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended. The chrome on her bike are colored over with glitter markers. I used puffy paint for a pom-pom on her headgear and also on her jacket. I'm not too sure about the ribbon, but I think I like it. Do you agree or disagree? The sentiment is computer generated.

I wish everyone a good weekend - stay warm! Thanks for looking!

CPS 91 for Miss Jessica

It's time to make those Christmas gifts! If you have already started, good for you! I have just begun and will spend some time this weekend while the boys are away to put a dent in my to-do list. The teachers at DS's school are so wonderful, I'm going to make them a special something. For his main teacher, I'm making a set of these note cards. They are big - roughly 8x4, but I like them. I hope she does too!

I used the CPS 91 sketch. The papers are from DCWV Spring Stack and Spring Mat Stacks. The monogram stamp is from Mandarin Pixie before they went out of business (they had an awesome sale!), and it is embossed in black before being cut out. The ribbon is American Crafts. Ovals were cut with Nesties in the Cuttlebug.

Well, I have to head off to work this morning. Thank goodness it's Friday! I can't wait to have nothing to do tomorrow. I may stamp in my pajamas all day. I hope you have a good one. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Techno Stamper Sketch Plus Color Combo Challenge!

I feel as if I have not completed a Color Combination challenge on SCS in ages. Today's combo was Kraft, Real Red and Black. This combo always makes me want to run out and get Little Lady by PTI. But since I wanted to get the project done today, I used the Kim Hughes Warm Winter Wishes from CHF instead. I love this little snowman, and also the crisp way the sentiment stamps every time. The idea of making a tag is from the Techno Stamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch this week (it's #44!).The snowman is stamped with Ranger Adironack ink in Snow Cap. It shows wonderfully in real life. I used markers to color the snowman's scarf, buttons and nose. I found the ribbon from a swap I participated in last year. Brads are KI Memories.

I went to a meeting this afternoon at which the speaker was someone I admire very much in my profession. She was speaking of the importance of relationships and the things she has learned over the years in the workplace. Her next to last gem of advice was "If it's toxic - bail out!" Now I am in deep thought about things that have been going on and I wonder if it's my time to bail. For how long should you wait for things to change? I have not been passive in this - I have tried to institute change, to no avail. Is it my time to bail? Too much to think about!
This is my first night home alone since the boys are gone to visit the in-laws. I almost don't know what to do with myself! I'll be back with more projects tomorrow night :)

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Rainbow On My Doorstep

Last week, I was the lucky recipient of the 18 Rainbow Days of Angelosity box of goodies. Yes, I won the whole shebang! I was so excited to come home friday and open this load of treats:The only thing is then I had to find places to put things, so I spent Friday and Saturday morning re-organizing my things. I certainly don't have to shop for a while now! A huge thanks to Angel for that great run of challenges. They really got my mojo going and I added to my stash each day.
Also in my mailbox on Saturday was this package of goodies from Allison. I won her Suggestive Sunday Challenge a while back and she sent this great ribbon, stamps, stickers, altered notebook, etc. Thanks, Allison!
Yesterday, I received the Sultry paper pad from Cindy. Sadly, my camera batteries are dead and I can't get a clear picture right now. They should be fully charged by the time I return home tonight and I can add a pic of the cute Thanksgiving card she included with the paper pad. Thanks, Cindy!

I'm off to work now. I hope you all have a great day! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Birthday Party Invitations - DONE!

The Techno Stamper sketch this week was another good one. It's very versatile and can be used for many occasions. For my first go at it, I made my son's birthday party invitations. It's not until next month but I have to get them passed out since the party is the Sunday before Christmas. I hope his friends can all make it!I used By Land and Everyday Flexible Phrases, along with lots of punched circles! The dp is from Close to My Heart and the other papers are from my stash. I'm determined to use a good portion of my papers before buying more!

DH is off to a chili cookoff later today, so I have only a little time to myself right now. I'm off to work on some more projects in the hopes of crossing more things off my To-Do list! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I Am A Stamping Sloth

I have done nothing all week! The challenges are piling up, and I've just been tired and frustrated and missing my mojo! But here are the fall swaps that my SBS 12 sisters created. They are truly gorgeous :)

From Rachel W (UK):

From Rachel W (US):

From Elisabeth:


We are in the midst of a Christmas ATC swap (which I have yet to complete!), so look out for more gorgeous creations from my Sisters! Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

WSC #65!

Wow, this is my third post for the day! That means I won't be posting anything in the next couple days, probably. My mom is here visiting, so I'll be busy with her (and work), too. It's not often that I get to complete Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenges on the actual weekend they are posted. I had this one done earlier today, though!The image is SU! Flaky Friends, and the dp is from the dollar store. The white panel is cuttlebugged with the snowflake folder, and the image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended. The snowflake is attached with a yellow star eyelet, and it curled up because I colored it with a glitter marker. On the main image, I added some puffy paint for snow.

I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend. Ours was short, and I can hear DS coughing in his sleep upstairs, so there could be some sick days ahead if I don't get his asthma controlled tonight an tomorrow. UGH, 'tis the season...
Thanks for looking!

Some RAKs to Share

Look at this adorable Halloween card I received from Cindy at Creating with the Heart! She just opened a Heart Shoppe where you can buy some card kits and other goodies. And look out for her monthly SU! specials, too! I love the dp on this card, and her coloring is wonderful. Thanks, Cindy :)Last week I also received my package from my Aloha RAK buddy for October, Charlene. She has a great blog at Charly's Crazy Corner. Go give her a visit and enjoy her creations. She sent me a fabulous selection of images, including Whiff of Joy and Magnolias, along with some pretty ribbon and punched flowers. OH, and some great punched dragonflies. Look at this fantastic Tilda card she sent, too. I love it. Thanks, Charly!
I hope everyone had a great weekend. Thanks for looking!

Suggestive Sunday - Non-Traditional Christmas

The latest challenge posted by Allison was to make a card with non-traditional colors for Christmas. Here's my creation, inspired by this ribbon I found at the Target dollar spot this week. I love this The Cat's Pajamas image, on which I embossed the bear (took 3 tries to get it just right!), pieced the water and gift. The background is embossed with the Cuttlebug snowflake folder. Attached to the ribbon are vellum snowflakes that I sponged with ink.It took me all week to find time to get this one done, but it's been in my head for days. Today we finally have sunshine to take a picture, too! Maybe I'll find more stamping time today. DH is headed off for a business trip later today and will be gone all week, but my mom is coming today and staying through Tuesday, so DS will have a playmate. Enjoy your Sunday and Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Happy Birthday, Angel!

Today is Angel's birthday, and yesterday she posted the last of her 18 days of challenges. The challenge was to make a birthday card. Here is mine:ETA: The sketch is from Day 20 of last years 30 Days of Angelosity. The paper is SU, but I'm not sure of the pattern name because it was given to me by someone. The ribbon is gold May Arts silk. The sentiment is from Cornish Heritage Farms and the image is SU! Send a Celebration. I ran the Certainly Celery base through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. Bic Mark It markers were used to color the image, and gold Stickles were added to the flames on the candles.

I'm still not in a chatty mood, but am happy it's finally Friday. Tonight, it's Mom's Night Out with a bunch of moms from daycare and I can't wait! Good food for dinner, drinks and ADULT conversation! Then, Saturday it's time to tackle my To-Do list: Aloha RAK, Image Swap, ATC Swap, DSS reveal package, Christmas cards, birthday invitations, organize ribbons, etc! Too much!!

Enjoy your day. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Earth Laughs... flowers. Don't you love that sentiment? It's one of my favorites. Ok, I have lots of favorites! This card used the sketch from Day 13 of Angel's birthday celebration. I used K&Co paper and teal from my stash. The sentiment is Prickley Pear and the jeweled flowers are Primas. Liquid Pearls were added to the flower centers.It came together pretty quickly, which means I had time to watch Survivor. Anyone else watching this season? I think it's really good so far - lots of surprises!

I'm keeping this short and sweet tonight. Off to read and get some sleep. Thanks for looking!

Is It Really Almost Over?

The 18 Days of Angelosity, that is. Yesterday was Day 17, and she posted another sketch for us to follow. I'm trying NOT to just use the papers that are out on my desk from previous projects, so I brought out this SU paper for this card. I knew I wanted to use Pun Fun, and the Love You a Latte stamp was the perfect size for this layout.I used the All In A Row zig zag stamp also to join the papers down the center. The corners are made with the Photo Corner punch and are embellished with pink rhinestones. I used liquid crystal on the coffee in the mug, and Cotton Candy Stickles on the dots of the mug.

I'm off to get more work done. Can't wait for this long week to be over! Although my stamping to-do list is growing longer and longer each day, too. Let's all hope for a productive weekend, shall we?Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fuzzy Hello!

I haven't posted this many cards in consecutive days in a long time! I feel like I'm finally getting my groove on. Thanks to Angel and her 18 Rainbow Days of Angelosity. This card fits the sketch for Day 15. The base is SU! Basic Black and the background stamp is from Unity Stamp Co, stamped in Adirondack Snow Cap - a great white!The sentiment is made with American Crafts Black Tie white velvet letter stickers. I love these! I also have them in black and will try to use them soon. The flowers are Primas, attached with a Making Memories brad. I stamped the backgrounder onto the large white flower using basic black ink. The teal layer is from my stash of scraps :)

I hope you are all having a good night. How did 10pm get here so quickly? I'm heading upstairs to read before falling asleep. Tomorrow starts my effort to use the treadmill before getting my day started. I've tried using it at night, but something always gets in the way...

Thanks for looking!

Mocha Chica Finally!

About 2 months ago, I just HAD to have this Mocha Chica paper from the Kim Hughes Collection at CHF, and the stamp set to match. It has been sitting by the wayside since it arrived, and finally I had a chance to use it! Thanks to Angel's bird challenge for Day 16. The card is 5x5 to accomodate the tree from the Mocha Chica paper pack. I love that the background and tree were already printed on the paper and all I had to do was stamp and cut out the cute little birds and mount them on the branches. The tag is a Cuttlebug Die stamped with the hello sentiment from the set. It is attached with some twine and glued to the bird's beak. Ribbon is American Crafts.

Here's a close up of the tag:

I know I'm going to go back to hording this fantastic paper, but I promise to TRY to use it more. Why horde paper when it looks so pretty on a card? We can always buy more, right? I just hate to cut into pretty things...

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Happy Harvest Angelosity Card

Tonight, while watching election returns, I decided to catch up on some of Angel's challenges. I think I'm still missing 2 days, but I'll get there! This card is for Day 11, which was a sketch challenge. The image is Lizzie Anne Designs Celebrations and Celebration Frames. DP is Basic Grey Mellow and the twill tape is Martha Stewart. Sentiment is from SU! Loads of Love Accessories. I colored the pie plate with a silver Spica glitter pan and the crust is colored with a Prismacolor pencil. The frame is Pumpkin Pie. The large left panel is embossed with the Cuttlebug Distress Stripes folder.I hope you like it. I'm off to watch more election stuff then go to bed, since I've had a horrible headache all day and the Excedrin is wearing off. Have a good one and thanks for looking!