Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year everyone! I am behind on my posts so my New Years Resolution is to post at least 2 times per week! I have figured out how to schedule, so I should be able to do it! This is one of my last holiday cards I made. I love this little girl from Stamping Bella! I also love the colors and was happy with how she turned out. I used glitter on the snowman and snowballs. I used my favorite ribbon, taffeta and some paper I got from Creative Memories I believe. The saying comes from a set I got from a secret sister last year! Thanks so much for popping by!

As always, I would love to know what you think, and everyone have a safe and happy celebration tonight!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Holiday gifts...

I have been busy making things for Christmas gifts and trying to get organized for the holidays. Luckily for me our blogger challenge was to make something for a holiday gift. I made several of these washer necklaces, which was the technique challenge a couple of weeks back as well, and they are being donated to the kids' school for their Christmas store. It is new or gently used items you donate for the kids to go holiday shopping for their families. All of the money raised from the sale goes to support our local neonatal annual radio fundraiser to improve our local neonatal mother baby ward. These ones were done with Ranger inks and UTEE, but I also created some holiday ones with patterned paper and dew drops. I have them all packaged to go and they don't photograph well inside their bags... I am sure I will be making more however, and will make sure I take a picture to share with you! Today 9 are being shipped to the school.

Thanks for popping in and as always I love knowing what you think!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

This is one of the cutest gift card holders I have made so far!! I just love how it turned out... It is the try a new technique challenge this week over on Splitcoast Stampers. There is also a video tutorial that can be found on creator Carolina's blog. I actually found it pretty easy to make and the directions are very easy to follow.

Thanks for stopping in and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Blake

This was another stamp I got from Dee, I think I forgot to actually say who you were in my last post! Sorry Dee! So I found this little boy Magnolia in the images also so decided to do a similar card for DS's friend as well. I was pretty happy with how both cards turned out and am excited to share them both with you! Scroll down to see yesterdays if you missed it. I know they aren't overly done but I really seem to go for quick and simple. I need this becasue of the limited time I get to stamp since we have activities and the 4 kids at home keep me running. If I don't keep most things simple I would never be able to complete anything! :) Well this guy is also stickled on his wings. I added a couple brads to keep it boyish and the blues and browns make it look perfect for a boy's birthday!

Thanks for coming by today and I would love to know what you think!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Brooks!

Two of the kids had birthday parties this weekend so Saturday morning I made a couple of Birthday cards for them to give with their gifts. I got a bunch of images from a new stamp friend I have through my friend Mel and splitcoaststampers. Mel knew her from where she used to live and I have been ordering Close To My Heart items through her... Anyways, last month for my birthday she included several images she stamped for me and Mel and among them was this darling Magnolia image. I don't have any of these stamps so I was excited to have some images to play with I decided to use one for this birthday card I made for DDs friend. I colored her with copics and added some stickles to her wings. I added some primas and some white taffeta and just love how cute she turned out!

Thanks for stopping in and let me know what you think!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas creations for the kids.......

These are some mini sets I made for the kids to give their classes this year. I had seen on Splitcoaststampers where someone had made snowflakes with their big shot and added some things for the kids to decorate. I loved them but didn't have the die. I was out shopping and found these kits of foam trees with all the trimmings. They are stickers, but I punched holes in the trees and added some pipe cleaner for hanging and made some simple toppers on them. I was happy with them and the kids are excited to give them to their classes. In total we will have about 65 to hand out and I bought 2 sets so they were under $14 for all of them. I worked my way through my scraps for the toppers so they are sme non conventional colors (like the pink) but they are great!

Thanks for stopping by and as always I would love to know what you think!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Stamping Bella Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Bella Birthday Bash Blop Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you came here from Joy's blog you are on the right track! If you've just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Bloggabella.

For my card today I used one of my newer stamps, Noah the Computer Guy. I just love him and he reminds me of my 2 boys! They LOVE the computer and sometimes it is a fight to get on one here! :) I also used this weeks sketch challenge, SC257 for a starting point. I got the DP from my local scrapbook store. Sadly, today was her last day as apparently although I enjoy spending my paycheck there, not everyone else does! Lol... Just kidding. II am very sad that she closed her doors, though. I also used not quite navy, sahara sand,, chocolate chip and bashful blue. I used a couple of small brads on the points and wrapped some red hemp twine around the whole thing to finish it off. I hope you can get the jist of how he looks. My scanner doesn't seem to want to pick up the lightest colors, but definitely points out that I REALLY need to work on my copic use! Oh well, I still enjoy my creating! I hope you do too... Now on to the rest of the details...

Three gift certificates for $100 in Bella Bucks will be hidden along the hop, but we’re not telling you where so be sure to leave some love as you hop!!! Make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! The winners will be announced on Monday, December 7 at the Stamping Bella Blog. MWAH!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to see what Angela has for you on her blog.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and I would love to know what you think! Enjoy your hopping!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sweetest Stocking GC Holder

I made this card for last weeks try a new technique challenge on The pattern is provided and the stocking top flips up to show a pocket to insert the gift card. I saw this a while ago and really wanted to try it, but didn't get a chance. Now that it was a challenge I thought it was a sign I needed to make one. I think I will be making a few more for my gift giving.

Thanks so much for popping in and as always let me know what you think!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

This is a sweet card I made for the Stamping bella twisted challenge 11 (BTC11) in the Stamping Bella forum over on The challenge was to make a holiday card NOT using red or green. I think I managed it! I love this image and I used liquid applique on her ruffles. The snowballs and snowman were coated with glitter. This card looks so much better IRL. My scanner doesn't seem to want to perform the way I would like it to... :(

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and I would love to know what you think!