Have a Very Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Have a Very Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
All I can show you of it is this...
Bet you can't guess what it is.
It's been a bit of a rough week this week with amongst everything I saw my life flash before by eyes. Needless to say this here sneak peek is the only thing I have managed to get done. I will be back in full swing very soon though. I have New Years Cards to make.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The other day she brought home a picture of a turkey and we were asked to work on it all together as a family. We had to disguise the turkey so that it wouldn't end up as Thanksgiving dinner. Paul didn't have time to help and Jake wasn't really that interested either so it was up to us girls. Megan wanted to turn her into a Flower Princess. So I drew a load of leaves on some construction paper and gave Megan a pair of scissors to cut them out. Once she had done that I gave her a couple of my flower punches and some more construction paper and let her punch away to her hearts content while I set about sticking the leaves down. Megan made a large pile of flowers. She really had fun with the punches. We also made her a dress of yellow construction paper and then glued all the flowers all over both the dress and the leaves. Megan wanted her to sparkle so I stuck sparkler stickers in the middle of all the flowers and used a glitter pen down all the leaves. So here she is finished our flower princess. Do you think it's a good enough disguise?
FYI - Friday we are off on holiday to Disneyworld so there will be no crafting posts till December. However if you want to read about our adventure I will be attempting to keep the family blog up to date with news of our adventures. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and I will see you all again in December.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Here's the rules:
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Cardstock is Garden Green and Real Red.
DP is from American Greetings.
Image is Whiff of Joy.
Ribbon is Real Red
Sentiment is from SU Riveting
Circle Scallop and other circle punches also used
Sentiment mounted on dimensional
Things are gonna get a little quiet around here I'm afraid. I have got an awful lot of stuff to get done in the next 2 weeks before we go on holiday that clearly my focus is not on card making at the moment. I hope if I get time to create I will pop in with something new to show you. But I'm not sure how often that may be. Bare with me though as I will be back.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I tried to take step by step pictures so you can see each stage what I did.
First I stamped the image in color and using a 1 inch punch cut them out.
Then I stamped the image again in Black and punched it out using the 1 3/8 punch.
I then glued the colored image onto the black one.
I punched out scallop circles in the co-ordinating cardstock color and stuck these together also.
I placed white dots around the scallop using a gel pen. The scallop was then attached to the pixie stix using a glue dot. I punched more scallops out and attached one to the back with dimensionals.
The SU stamp set was Batty for You. The cardstock and ink colors used were Only Orange, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise and Orchid Opulence. The little bucket is from the dollar shelf at Target.
Thanks for looking.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Cardstock is Bravo Burgundy, Garden Green and Night of Navy.
I put the garden green through my cuttlebug with the Spots and Dots embossing folder.
Embellishments include an eyelet, hemp cord and dimensionals.
I used the large tag punch, mounted it on navy card and then cut around it by hand as the small tag punch would not fit the whole saying in it.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Thanks for looking.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Here are the Rules:
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your Blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your Blog...some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their Blogs.
4. Let them know they have been Tagged by leaving a comment on their Blog.
This is actually a tough task as most everything I do gets written up on my family journal blog. Not sure I have anything else up my sleeve to surprise you with.
(1.) I have to wear long sleeve and long legged pyjama's to bed or I wake up with a cold/flu symptoms. Dunno why but if my elbows and/or my knees are not covered that's pretty much what happens.
(2.) I am distantly related to Howard Keel. Very distantly. Who is Howard Keel I here you say. Goodness have you never watched an episode of Dallas.
(3.) I love Gorilla's. You probably had already guessed that one though, right? You have to watch Gorilla's in the Mist. Awesome movie.
(4.) I love cheesecake. It's my all time favorite desert. Followed closely by the chocolate mountain thing they have at chili's.
(5.) I watch WWE wrestling. It's all hubby's fault. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. I have a crush on Batista.MMMmmmm.
(6.) I love to watch dancing shows on TV.... So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, etc. (just went to see SYTYCD live in concert - it was awesome) However I can't actually dance a step myself...LOL!
(7.) I have to have a cup of tea every morning to start my day. Just can't function without it.
Not sure who to tag next as everyone I know has already been tagged at some time or another and I don't really like surprising people I don't know with things like this so I guess if you can think of 7 interesting things about yourself consider yourself tagged and link it back to me.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Today I used Blue Bayou and I made some of both sorts. The originals and the fixed mistakes. I think I like the fixed mistakes one the best.lol. What do you think?
This time around I utilized a wonderful new tool. Well it's new to me lets put it that way. I finally broke down and got myself a Scor-Pal from my friend Joani and my gosh am I a happy bunny. Making the boxes for these are a piece of cake now.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Cardstock is Chocolate Chip and Kiwi Kiss. DP is Stampin Up and has Tangerine Tango in it. These are all the colors for this weeks color combo challenge. The ribbon is also SU. The image is a stamp I just bought off my friend Renee. I think it's from rubber stampede. Sentiment is from one of my Changito sets. Very simple card. I keep looking at it and thinking it needs something else but can't put my finger on what.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Karin has made a new challenge blog and is celebrating with some candy, including a Whiff Of Joy stamp. Go check out the candy here: http://karinhoeve.blogspot.com/ and the new challenge blog here: http://www.christmasandbirthdaycards.blogspot.com/ . I am always in need of birthday and Christmas cards so I will be joining in this one for sure.
Silly Monkey Crafts also has a blog candy going on right now. How about you take a look at the fabulous work of the DT and put your name in for a chance to win. http://sillymonkeycrafts.blogspot.com/
One more peeps. Natalie has some pretty awesome candy up for grabs also. She is celebrating her 1 year blogoversary. http://nattykcards.blogspot.com/ these ladies all make great cards. Please make sure and pop by to just check them out.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I just love these dancing skeletons from Inkadinkadoo. I wanted to use both of them so I stamped 3 in a row as 2 just didn't look right. My cardstock I used a couple of the new colors from SU, Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss. The DP is from K&Company. The skeletons have been watercolored with kiwi kiss and orchid opulence. The sentiment is from House of Haunts. The photo corners were made using a square punch and cutting them in half. I then scored them with my cutter and my bonefolder. The image is mounted on dimensionals and the card is finished with 2 black metal dots.
Thanks for looking
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I used the same sketch and color scheme for both cards. just changed up the cardstock, DP and images.
The first lot of cards used Chocolate chip Cardstock and Ink. The SU sets are Big Celebrations and Holiday sampler. I colored the image in with pencils. My scallop circle and other circle punches got a lot of use. There is a button brad on the word Joy.
For the second lot of cards I used Close to Cocoa cardstock and ink. The SU sets are Cold Play and All Through the Year. I cut the hat out and mounted it on a dimensional and punched 2 small holes either side of the image to thread the snowman's ribbon scarf through. This time I ran the DP through my Cuttlebug.
Once they were all finished I made a simple bag for them using a brown lunch sack and SU sets Snow Swirled and Riveting. I finished them last week and hubby took them into work for her. She was over the moon.
Thanks for looking
Sunday, October 5, 2008
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Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I used Katharina's #12 sketch over on Papertake weekly this week. As soon as I saw the sketch I knew it would make a great card with this set.
I used Blue Bayou cardstock, ink and ribbon. I had found a awesome DP from Cloud Nine on clearance at Archivers. It matched perfectly. I watercolored Cinderella's image and circle punched her out. I punched a scallop circle of blue bayou to go behind her and I dyed a flower blue bayou using my ink pad. The sentiment is SU Small Script. To add a little bling and sparkle I finished the card with some Stampendous Sparklers.
Thanks for looking.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Anyway she pestered for days to get me to make this for her so we finally took it out of the box on the third day of pestering and had a look at what was involved. It looked pretty straight forward mostly sticking no stitching. But with things like this that have step by step instructions I tend to get a little OCD and have to read each step at least 10 times before I commit to actually doing it. Needless to say due to this it took a couple of days to finish.
However with Megan's supervision and much under breath swearing (from me). Here is Megan proudly showing off her most prized possession.
Thanks for looking
Friday, September 26, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
This belongs to Julie, She said:
Congrats, Nic! I have ya posted on my Blog...thanks so much for the chance!Hugs,Julie
Congratulations!! I will get that in the mail today as I have your address. Thanks so much to all of you that took part. I was hoping for a little bigger turn out but that's ok. Maybe next time. I hope you keep dropping by to see what I'm up to.
Now I just wanted to let you know about another awesome Blog Candy out there. This one is for a very good cause, in celebration of World Alzheimer’s Day and the awesome caregivers. The prize is enormous. Please pop over and see Cammie's Blog http://myblogbycammie.blogspot.com/ You have to make a card to enter for this candy and send it to someone you know who is a caregiver or to the address Cammie provided. Mine is finally finished.
I chose the color purple as it is the Alzheimer's charity colors. Cardstock is lovely lilac and elegant eggplant. The image is a tilda I just bought from my new found blogging friend Nikki http://bunny-zoes.blogspot.com/. I could not resist inking her up straight away. The ribbon I got in a ribbon share with Emily Giovanni http://emilygiovanni.com/ a little while ago. Flower is from a stash my Mom sent me with a brad in the middle.
I know exactly who to send it to also as a very good friend of mine is a caregiver.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Surprise No.1 here's a House Mouse stamp. This one is so cute I bought it twice.LOL.
I am going to keep this post at the top till the 22nd so please scroll down for new posts.
Thanks for coming by and good luck.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Anyway on my usual hop I found out that Silly Monkey Crafts http://sillymonkeycrafts.blogspot.com/ are looking for a new DT member. I loved the sketch that was provided and had the very image and sentiment pop straight into mind. So I thought I would try my luck and see what happens.
Here is the Sketch:
and here is my attempt at it:
I used Groovy Guava and Sage Shadow cardstock. The DP is from Cosmo Cricket. I found it in a little scrapbook store in Fredricksburg, TX. They had it reduced to .50c a sheet so I think I took all they had left which was 9 or 10 sheets. I also tried paper piecing for the first time ever. The DP is double sided so I used the alternate side for the umbrella. I then finished the card using Prima flowers attached with silver Brads.
Thanks for looking and wish me luck.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I started with Rose Red cardstock for the base of both cards.
I also used Soft Sky and very vanilla.
Ink was Rose red.
I used my Cuttlebug with Thanks folder.(for larger card)
Scallop circle punch was used also 2 regular circle punches
Scallop Circle was mounted on dimensionals
Megan also got a make your own princess card kit from her Nanna and Grancha and wanted to use them to send thank yous to both sets of grandparents. Here are Megan's masterpieces. They are going in the mail tomorrow.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
This is for Suzanne's Blog. http://scrapbitz.blogspot.com/2008/09/angel-of-blog-candy.html She is the Guest designer for whiff of joy stamps and thanks to Katharina she has a whiff of joy stamp and other goodies up for grabs. you just have to go check it out. Not just for the blog candy but also for the awesome cards she makes.
More Candy: http://bunny-zoes.blogspot.com/2008/09/blog-candy-20000-hits.html Nikki is celebrating 20,000 hits with some High Hopes candy.
Karin http://karinhoeve.blogspot.com/ has hit 10,000 and is also celebrating with blog candy.
Don't miss Sharon's awesome Blogaversary http://notimetostamp.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/ there's not just one blog candy up for grabs but many. Quick go see.
Speaking of Whiff of Joy. I got my new Willow stamps in the mail today. I hope I have time to play with them soon. I have so many projects stacking up there's just not enough time for everything.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Joani, has surprised me once again and has given me another award. It is the Brillante Weblog award. I must pass this on to 5 women who's blogs I think are brilliant.
1. Kimmie at http://kraftinkimmieskorner.blogspot.com/.
2. Katharina at http://katharina1704.blogspot.com/.
3. Suzanne at http://scrapbitz.blogspot.com/.
4. Gabby at http://confessionsofastamper.blogspot.com/.
5. Rach at http://papercraftsbyrach.blogspot.com/.
I have a long list of blogs I wander on a regular basis but these are my current favorites next to the wonderful Joani herself http://joaniscardsmadebyhand.blogspot.com/ who's blog I always enjoy visiting.
Friday, September 5, 2008
The cardstock is not quite navy, whisper white and soft sky. The DP is a double sided paper from Heidi Grace. The sentiment is from the SU set Coldplay. White ribbon was tied at the top. The image was colored using watercolor pencils and mounted on dimensionals. I have put a little glitter to highlight the snowballs. A fairly simple card but it makes a big impact. According to the big WOW I got when my husband saw it last night. I have to say it looks really nice IRL.
Thanks for looking
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I got out my Think Big set (I just love this set) and my Sketch an Event set and got busy. My cardstock for this card is real rust and night of navy. The ink is real rust and green galore. The DP is from BoBunny. The green is a textured cardstock. The hat is mounted on a dimensional and I finished the card with 2 black brads.
Thanks for looking
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
And here are my cards:
The first one was asked to be a Christmas card. Since getting my whiff of joy stamps I have been itching for the opportunity to use them all, so this time I chose Charlotte and her cat. I colored her in using my watercolor pencils and aqua painter. Her hat and muff have fun flock on them. First time I have ever used it. It was a lot of fun but a little messy.LOL. The cardstock is Soft Sky, Black and Whisper white. The DP is called figgy pudding from Basic grey. It is 2 sided I used the other side for my middle panel. The sentiment is from SU warmest regards. The card was finished with a flower punch and a snowflake brad.
For the second card I flipped the sketch over and made this birthday card. I need some masculine cards desperately as I have a few male birthdays coming up and did not want to have to resort to hallmark at short notice. For this card I used the same SU set for the sentiment but pulled out my awesome TAC set called take pride for the image. First time to ink for this baby. I have been neglecting a lot of my stamps lately. I seem to buy them and then I forget I have them. So I intend to try and work though my sets TAC, SU and others and see if I can make at least one card per set. The DP is HOTP and the middle strip is some awesome cardstock that my friend Sonya sent me ages ago from the Netherlands. "Look Sonya I finally got around to using it. Thanks again" It is textured and looks just like elephant skin. Other cardstock used is creamy caramel, black and very vanilla. I used my large star punch, spiral binding punch, and 2 circle punches. I also used a large brad and my crop-a-dile.