Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hello everyone. Are you having Christmas card withdrawal? I posted three cards a couple days ago. Unfortunately I goofed somewhere, somehow and the cards got posted with my November cards. So if you have a need for more Christmas cards, here's your chance. Just go to the link on the right side and click on November. Have a super, duper New Year celebration and stay safe. See you next week. God bless you and your family.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Top-Not Gift Cards

Happy Wednesday, I loved making these cards. Aren't these snowmen cute? They are all dressed up ready to party. Card #1 is on the left. I thought maybe I had used too many circle punches for his face. On my table was the small heart punch. So I used it for the nose. Much better. Then I glittered the flowers on his head band. Next instead of a silver brad for the top swivel opening, I used a rhinestone brad. Getting better. Did I tell you these are gift card holders? These are gift card holders. I had so much fun I decided to make more. I made a mistake and turned it into a card. With a pocket inside it can still be used for a gift card. So that's how these three projects came about. Another fun day in my craft room. I may not be back for a few days due to family arriving for Christmas week but if I can, I will. Have a blessed rest of the week and enjoy celebrating the reason for the season. Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Panguin Punch Art

Happy Monday morning friends. How do you like my penguin punch art? I had fun creating them. My first card is on the left. Besides the punch art on the penguin, I also did some paper tearing for the snow. I smudged the snow with a touch of gray ink just because, lol. I used the snowflake punch and a white gel pen for more snow in the sky.
For my next card, I wanted to create two penguins as I thought one would be lonely. I glittered the snow and placed snowballs at the feet of the penguins. Just imagine them kicking snowballs at each other. I used the retired trio flower punch to make the snowballs. Why flowers? I wanted something different and cute. Lol. As for the drippy snow in the sky, that was not planned. Let's say the day was warming up. Yes, I'm feeling silly. Do you ever get silly? By the way, I do appreciate comments. Thank you for visiting and come back again. God bless.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Candy Gift

Hello friends, today I'm showing the other part of the gift I received from my new friend Rose. As you can see she used that Candy Cane paper I was coveting to wrap those chocolates. She made the box and the topper too. Are you convinced how talented she is yet? My dilemma now is do I unwrap that pretty paper and risk tearing it? I do love chocolate.

Serene Snowflake

Hello friends, are you still shopping? I love Christmas. It's Jesus birthday. We are having a birthday cake again this year and will be singing Happy birthday to Jesus. Do you have Christmas traditions? This is the week we all go out to see the lights. If it isn't too cold, we park the SUV and stroll the neighborhood. I hope we go tonight. Oh you want to know about the cards. Well, the one on the left was my first try. I wanted to use two different colored ribbons but was not happy with the end result.
So the middle card is try #2. I added the focus snowflake and layered it on Bashful Blue and Perfect Plum card stock. I felt it still needed something.
"Oh a border punch!" I exclaimed. I used the Scallop Border punch. "Bling!" I exclaimed again. So I added rhinestones to some of the background snowflakes and the focus snowflake. That is a quick overview of how some of my creations come about. I used The Serene Snowflake stamp set and the final card is made on Bashful Blue card stock with layers of Perfect Plum and Confetti White. For a vintage look I smudged the card with Perfect Plum ink. Do your cards evolve or is your first card the final card. Just asking. I really do appreciate comments, so don't be shy. Have a blessed day. See you tomorrow.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Snow Man

Here I am again, welcoming you with open arms. My new friend gave me this gorgeous gift card. We met via Demonstrator Locatore. (sp) She is new in town and looked up Stampin' Up demos living in her area. She found me. She also is a demo and brings with her lots of great creative ideas. As you can see by the beauty of this gift card. When I saw how beautiful this paper is, I went to order it, but guess what? Too late. That beautiful Candy Cane designer paper is sold out. Sold out! I am bummed. So, let's admire this project and try not to drool. Enjoy. I also am so blessed to have Rose in my neighborhood. Stay tuned for more cards. Until next time. God bless.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Loads Of Love

Hello friends, This is my other favorite card. One can have more than one favorite card, right? This is known as a Z fold. For the card, I used Certainly Celery card stock. The layers are Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla and a retired designer paper. I love that Stampin' Up plans and designs all the papers and inks to coordinate with each other. The stamp set I used is that ever so popular Loads of Love. If you don't know that set, you should check it out. It is so versatile in that it can be used for various occasions and holidays. You can find it on page 73 of the catalog. It's one of those sets you never get rid of. That reminds me. One of these days I want to add a page to my blog of retired stamp sets for sale. So be on the look out for that. I hope it doesn't take me forever to do it. I hope you are enjoying my posts. I feel so good to be back with you. Thank you for visiting and come back again. Take care and God bless you and your family.

Winter Post

Hello friends, Sorry I haven't posted in almost 3 weeks. I guess I can say I've been out on medical. I have missed sharing with you. I thought of you often and wondered if any of you would still be interested in returning to my blog. I hope you are hanging in there with me. Thank you for your patience. Well, todays card is not showing it's true colors. This is my favorite card I made just before Thanksgiving. The card base is with Always Artichoke. Next is a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock. The other layers are Early Espresso and Crumb Cake.The poinsettia is from that gorgeous Deck the Halls designer paper everyone loves. It is so beautiful, I could just frame each sheet and hang it on my walls. The stamp set I used is Winter Post. Smudging the edges of the V. Vanilla cs and the Crumb Cake cs has given the card a vintage look. Don't you agree? In case you haven't noticed the Holiday Mini will be expiring Jan. 3rd, so if you need anything place your order as soon as possible. My store is open 24/7 and you can shop as you are. No one will see you are in your jammies. Feels good to be back with you. Take care and thank you for visiting.