Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Well today has 2 special meanings for me... first of all it is the end of a year and the promise of a new year to come. I have a lot of ambitions for the new year and I hope they all come to fruition! Second is my son's 8th birthday! He is the 4th but my first boy. I am sharing a card I made him for his day with you. It is bright and cheery, just how he makes me feel... most of the time! :) So tonight we are going to celebrate my neices wedding and the kids are also welcome to come, so it will be a fun filled day I think. I am looking forward to it!

As for resolutions... I want to lose some weight, typical one, I know... and I also was to post at least 2 times each week to my blog. Happy New Year to everyone!!! Have a wonderful and safe celebration and I will see you all in the new year!!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bitty Bloom for a cold winter day.....

This is a card I made while I was playing around with paper scraps and some Wish RAK images. It has dropped to around -25 here again so it is a great day for stamping! I have to work today but plan to do some more stamping tonight! I am not sure if the button bouquet fits but I think it it turned out ok. Thanks so much for stopping by this morning and stay tuned for a post later this evening!
As always thanks so much for popping by and I would love any feedback you wish to offer!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thanks for spoiling us!!!

This is my card I made for saying thanks to everyone for all the great gifts we were all blessed with this h0liday season. I am sending them out to my family to show them how grateful we are. I started sending out thank yous last year and I think it is a great idea. With the bustle of the holidays I think it shows people you have made an effort to thank them for their thoughfulness.

Hope everyone has a wonderful evening! Take care. Thanks for popping by and as always I would love your feedback!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Season's Greetings!

This is the second page I made in our scrap club. We make the 6x6 pages. I love how quick it is to make a pretty page! I used the simply scrappin Christmas set for it and just loved it! I am oping to post each day the rest of the week. I work 2 days but think I will be able to do it! It is a goal for myself...

Thanks so much for dropping by and I would love to know what you think!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Scrapping...

This is one of the layouts I did for our scrapping club for December. The whole page uses the simply scrappin kit from SU! The pic has a bad flash but you get the idea for the set up. I am enjoying experimenting with my scrappers club. I wasn't sure I would feel good about it, but it turned out I am having a ton of fun!

Thanks so much for coming by!!! Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Happy Hoildays...

I have been trying to finish up my package for my secret sis to send. It is due to mail now and I am just putting on the finishing touches. There were 3 challenges and a gift from your sis's wish list. The first challenge was to make 3 gift tags. I am making my whole package into a similar theme. This is a photo of my completed tags...

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

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Think of Christmas...

Think of snow
Think of Santa
Ho Ho Ho....

I hope everyone is starting to enjoy the holiday season! It is my favorite time of year. I am starting to finish up my Christmas cards and had my last Christmas card class on Friday. I have a Christmas party next weekend and working on getting the teacher presents done and everything organized.

This card is one I did for my stamp club. The class loved trying something different and I am enjoying playing with this sweet snow globe stamp from SU!.I found some "snow" at the dollar giant and added a few drops of re inker to color it a bit.

So a quick post to keep up with my blog and off to create a few more things! Take care and thanks so much for popping in this busy season. As always, I would love if you have time to leave me some feedback...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tis the season to be jolly!!

I just can't believe how fast Christmas is coming! I have been so busy with activities it seems to be here before I am even getting ready! I usually have a plan in place for shopping and am well underway, but this year not so good...

I had my stamp club on Friday and this is one of the cards I made with the group. I used the hostess set Peace on Earth. I love the sophisticated look it has. I also played around with the fabric which is the top part of the card - the polka dots. I used a hodgepodge ribbon slide with some black ribbon and the dove image. I was pretty happy with how this turned out and the group loved using the new texture on a project!!

Thanks for coming by and as always I would love to know what you think! Take care and see you soon!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Yea! I am back!

I have decided the best thing to do is juts hide my camera when I am not using it as then I will know where to find it when I need it! :) I have been working all month on some cards for my club and items for a craft sale I am in next weekend. So I am hoping to post a few of these as I go along this week...

First thing I want to share with you are these holiday ornaments I made. I got the poem from someone over at Splitcoast Stampers and I modified to image a bit to use. I love these and they really signify the true meaning of the holidays. I made several of these and tried to make them all a bit different. I think I may also make these for the kids teachers this year. I can't believe how fast time has been going and I can't believe it is over a month since I posted! Sorry for slacking!

As always I would love to know what you think! Take care and see you soon!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

CC292Pirouette red pizazz

I have not played in a color challenge in such a long time! I missed them for sure... The challenge was to use pink pirouette, real red and pear pizazz. I am not yet in possession of pear pizazz so I used certainly celery instead. I added daisy bella and colored her with my copics.

Thanks so much for coming by and as always I would love your feedback! Take care!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Love the lace!

Here is the third card I prepared for the class on Friday. I love the idea of the lace and had to get some to try out. I am very pleased at how it turned out. I will be using it a lot more for sure! I have 1 more card to plan and then I am ready. I also need to work on the projects for my scrapbook club this month.

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

Friday, October 8, 2010

Here is the second of the cards we are going to make for the class next week. I love this little guy! I believe I got the stamp from one of my orders. The saying to match is just darling too. I colored the image with my my copics because I love their vibrancy, although I didn't do the shading and everything I usually try to do. I am not prepared to show the technique at my class-I am nowhere near that talented! :) Anyways, thanks again for coming by today! I am glad to be back stamping on a more regular basis!

As always, I would love to know what you think!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tis the season to... make holiday cards!!

I am having a card class next Friday and we are making Christmas cards. My next 4 posts are going to be previews of the cards we are going to be making. I think I only have 4 coming to the class but that is fine. We always have fun regardless!

This card is made with all stampin up products. I think the silver cord is retired though. If you can see the shimmer on it all I used my new vanilla smoochthat SU! now carries. I am so excited!

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

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Its the weekend!!!

I am starting to work through some of my images from wish RAK over at Splitcoast Stampers. I found this darling image from Stamping Bella from her huggabuggs line. I also used some of my DP scraps and added a flower from the pretties kit from Stampin Up!

We also got a new kitten so if I have any extra characters in my post I blame it on paws on the keyboard! :) Anyways, thanks for coming by today and as always I would love to know what you think. Today I am off to take my dog in for a shave down. I will post her once she is all cleaned up. The other one is going in a couple of weeks.

Anyways, as always I am glad you came by today and let me share some of our news along with a card. I would love to hear what you think...

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Jules!

DD has a friend who comes here to catch the bus for school each day. She is having her 10th birthday party today and my DD is going for a sleepover. I made this card using one of the images I received from my cyber friend Cabio. She sent me a whole bunch of these cute Magnolias to play with and I just love them!

Thanks so much for coming by. I hope you are enjoying my posts!! As alway I would love to know what you think!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Holiday thoughts....

I finally figured out what I wanted to do to to finish the cards I had started last week. I had set them aside and actually forgot about them. I pulled them out today and added my flower on them. I am happy that I have a couple more Christmas cards finished and have almost finished making all I need this year.

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

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Feel better Cheryl!

This is a set I made for one of the teacher's at my kids' school. She was diagnosed with breast cancer this summer and is currently going through treatment for her illness. I really like her and hope that she feels better soon. The little box is filled with several 3x3 thank you cards. I thought she may appreciate having a few on hand for people who have given her support through this challenging time.

Thanks so much for stopping by and feel free to let me know what you think!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I got in a bit of holiday mode today!! I found some of my cute images from elzybells I forgot about. I played around with a couple designs. I finished one and the other I will post later this week as it is drying... I think that it is a bit simple, but I would still be just fine giving it this holiday season! I am playing around with it though so it may change a bit... Just another quick post. I have to squeeze it in when I can!

Take care and thanks so much for coming by!

Monday, September 20, 2010

September Card Club

Well I am so happy that I have stamp club starting again this month after a year off! I decided to start with a couple of easier projects. I am hoping to highlight a new technique each club after this one. I have 2 cards to show you...

I have a couple new people this year and then my regulars. Most have them have said they haven't stamped much in quite a while, so I thought we would start simple. I still think the cards look good though and my club members will be happy.

Thanks for popping in today! As always I would love to know what you think... See you soon!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Simple birthday - RAK

I created 3 of these fast and easy cards to add to my RAK card supply. I used up a few scalloped fluffles I got through Wish RAK quite a while back. I think they are alright. I like to keep them simple so that I don't have to add extra postage to them. I would be happy to get one for a card so that is kind how I judge them.

Thanks for coming by!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Bye Bye boy...

Oh! I got this image today through Wish RAK from Pat and I juts love him! I had to color in the image right away and make up a card. He has the matching sentiment and I am just very happy with how he turned out. I have been lagging on posting and I am going to make an effort to get more regular posts up but I am so far not making a good start...

Thanks for dropping by, it is nice to see you again! :) Take care, let me know what you think and see you soon!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Thanks Nic!!

This is the latest card I made for our last summer student who is leaving us this week. She was with us last summer also and I certainly enjoyed working with her again this year!!

I was away on holidays last week and lapsed in the blogging posts. I missed the VSN this weekend on Splitcoast Stampers, but I am hoping to do a few of the challenges and post some of my creations through this week. I have to send out my Sept BRAKs also.

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

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I was happy to get to play this week's ways to use it challenge. The challenge for thursday was ways to use versamark. I used it over my chocolate chip tree and then embossed it with bronze ep. You can see a bit of the effect of 3D. I also added some little birds in the tree with some pop dots and added some taffeta ribbon... This is a lot different from cards I have usually done, but I am very happy with the end result. The main color is craft. I added a craft piece to the inside and used the corner punch on it also. I added a couple of birds in the buckaroo blue ink and then put Thinking of You in Purely Pomegranate.

Thanks so much for popping by today! I was excited to share this one with you! Take care!