Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sugared Winter Fun!





Isn't this sweet creation so pretty? It was another fun and quick design made with my new Cricut Create! I just LOVE those ice skates - they remind me of hours upon hours of fun I had growing up spending time ice skating either on the home-made ice rink at my aunt and uncle's home down the street or in later years at the ice skating rink with my girlfriends :)

The glitter on the skates and snowflakes reminds me of how the sun used to glisten off the ice and snow ... such fun winter time memories and such a fun and fabulous winter time card ... ENJOY :)

2 Sketches 4 U - weekly challenge!





Here is my take on this week's card challenge over at 2 Sketches 4 U. Isn't she just the cutest little snow lady you've ever seen? I made her using my new Cricut Create along with some of my other favorite toys like Cuttlebug embossing folders, chipboard, sewing machine, glitter, twine & buttons.

Enjoy :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Christmas Comes Early!!

WOW ... my Christmas present from my parents and siblings just arrived over the weekend -- a new, hot off the press Cricut Create!! Of course, I can't wait until Christmas to play with it, especially since 4 of the cartridges are holiday themed! Wonder what I'll create first? So much fun :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

November Club Card!



This elegant and oh so pretty card was made at my November stamping clubs! Isn't it just beautiful???

Recipe:
Cardstock: Shimmer White, Blush Blossom, Rich Razzleberry, Merry Moments DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations
Accessories: ornament punch, scalloped edge punch, glitter, 2-way glue pen, gold elastic cord, embossing buddy, heat tool, iridescent ice embossing powder, versa mark.

November Club Card!



CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!! Here's the second card we'll be making at the November clubs :)
Recipe:
Stamp Set: Punch Pals
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Soft Suede, Christmas Cocoa DSP
Ink: Real Red, Soft Suede
Accessories: Certainly Celery Chunky Glitter, 2-way glue pen, dimensionals, eyelet border punch, Mistletoe ribbon, embosslits Merry, Sizzlits Merry Details, Petals-A-Plenty Impressions Folder, white gel pen, sanding block, white button.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Webster's Pages ... Vintage Snow!



Isn't this just about one of the most beautiful things you've ever seen? Really ... so soft, glittery, elegant and warm with it's color scheme of creme, white and chocolate brown. I'm in LOVE :) the camera doesn't really do this lovely creation justice -- it's much prettier in person!

I created this picture frame shadow box for a challenge over at Webster's Pages called 12 Days of Christmas Crop. What FUN!! Each day, one of their designer's posts a project related to the holidays. Then, if you're inspired by it enough to play along, you go and create a like project using the original post for your inspiration! I saw a couple of the shadow box projects and loved them so much that I was inspired to create one of my own!!! This will become a treasured keepsake in my home for many years to come!
Recipe:
Patterned Paper: Webster's Pages - Winter's Wings
Embellishments: frame; Prima flowers - Alabaster, Heirloom Leaves Willow, Heirloom Leaves Frost; Melissa Frances Vintage Attic Pearls & Pink Rinestones; Maya Road - Vintage Pearls Trinket Pins; Making Memories - Shimmer Flourish Chipboard; K & Company - Swell Noel Layered Accents and Chipbox; Little Yellow Bicycle - 25 Days of Christmas Chipboard Shapes; Stickles - Cinnamon; Tulip - Pearl Dimensional Pain; Martha Stewart - Mica Glitter; Tattered Angels - Gold Shimmer Mist; Stampin' Up! - Gold Elastic Cord, Glitter, dimensionals, glue dots, sticky strip; small wooden dowel; trim - Webster's Pages and miscellaneous from my stash.
Enjoy :)

Webster's Pages ... Vintage Snow!







Webster's Pages ... Vintage Snow!







Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mosh Posh Giveaway - Week Two!!


Hop on over to the MOSH POSH BLOG for your chance to win some fabulous prizes, including the package pictured here! Post a comment and tell them I sent you for each of us to earn a chance to win :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

2009 All Day Holiday Stamp!






WOW ... today we had our 3rd annual All Day Holiday Stamping Day of Fun at the clubhouse in my neighborhood! This year's event had 13 in attendance. Everyone brought several food items to share with the group and we had enough food to feed an army. We feasted on some delicious goodies while spending 6 wonderful hours working on our holiday cards! It was HEAVEN :)


I managed to finish up my cards ... I completed 50 of the above designs. This year's card was very intricate with many steps including cutting patterned papers, die cutting/spray painting/adhesive and glitter to chipboard snowflakes, stamping, punching, adding bling like rinestones, stickles, buttons, ribbons and elastic cording. What was I thinking??? BUT, they did come out beautiful. I'm sure they'll cost a fortune to mail, but well worth it when the recipients receive their little holiday surprise packages in the mail from our family this year!!


I'm already looking forward to next year's annual event. We may have to do a Christmas in July event to get ready for the big Stamp Day in November!! Thanks to all in attendance ... we had a ball!!


2009 All Day Holiday Stamp!







2009 All Day Holiday Stamp!







2009 All Day Holiday Stamp!




Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Mosh Posh Giveaway!

Hey all you stampers and paper crafters ... do you like free stuff? Well, who doesn't, right? If you're feeling lucky, pop on over to the Mosh Posh blog here and post a comment under their blog hop post for your chance to win an awesome package of goodies! Tell them I sent you and I'll get an extra point for your visit!

So many cool projects ... what a fun blog :)

Vintage NOEL!





I just love the holidays and especially Christmas! I'll be starting to pull out and put up some of the eight trees that adorn the rooms in my home next week! Typically, by the end of Thanksgiving weekend, I have everything up, lit and festive looking so then I can sit back, relax and enjoy the month of December ... hosting parties and cookie exchanges and going to visit friends and enjoying the season :)

Here is another sweet little creation that came out of my craft room today. It was a lazy and mostly unproductive Veteran's Day here - my youngest son was home from school and had his girlfriend over for the afternoon, so I spent it making a big pot of warm, yummy chili and parmesan biscuits for us all to feast on and stay warm and dry in the house while the tropical storm was raging outside our windows. So nice to stay in and do 'nothing'. Well, you know what I mean, I *never* 'do nothing', but it was nice nevertheless to relax and move at a slower place than usual! Just love those kinds of days and sure do wish there were more of them!!

Recipe:
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Merry Moments (SU!); DSP - Webster's Pages
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories - pom pom trim (Bazzill), vintage lace trim (Webster's), Glimmer Chips & Glimmer Mist sprays (Tattered Angels), flower embellishments (Prima), vintage trinket pin (Maya Road), micro-chip stickers/white chocolate chip (Basic Grey), gold elastic cord, glitter (SU!), mica flakes (Martha Stewart), vintage button (PTI), fabric & pearl flower from my stash, vintage print (on-line).

HOLIDAY PAPER 'N PUNCH CLASS!


When: Thursday, December 10th, 6 pm until done
Where: Debbie's house - contact me for directions
Fee: $25
What we'll make:

  • 1 - Santa punched gift tag
  • 1 - Reindeer punched gift tag
  • 1 - Snowman punched gift tag
  • 1 - Penguin punched gift tag
  • 2 - Snowman holiday/winter cards

Refreshments provided by Tastefully Simple. 12 spots available, contact me to reserve your spot today!

These are PERFECT for package toppers, gifts to give or ideas to reproduce with your kiddos or family in preparation for the holidays. They are mostly punches, so easy-peesy class and will be fun and fast :)

Hope to see you in December :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Wedding Samples!

RSVP card and folder using Cuttlebug embossing border folder, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder (SU!) and Just Rite Monogram set; tab punch.

2nd RSVP style using a different Cuttlebug border embossing folder and Stickles.


Place card using Cuttlebug border embossing folder and Stickles.

Wedding Samples!

Wedding Invitation or thank you card using Petals-a-Plenty SU! embossing folder, sentiment from PTI and square nestabilities.

Invitation from page 49 in the SU! IBC ... without the stamped sentiments, monograms or printing (yet).

Invitation or thank you card using SU! Bridal DSP, wide black grosgrain ribbon, Just Rite Monogram set and square nestabilties.


Wedding Samples!

Invitation using Cuttlebug embossing folder and Just Rite Monogram set.

Thank you note using Cuttlebug embossing folder and Simply Said SU! set.

Save The Date Invitation using Just Rite set.


Wedding Samples!

Hershey chocolate bar wrapped in Bridal paper from SU! Elegant Thank You stamp and oval nestabilities.

Hershey Tent favor, wrapped in Bridal DSP. Stamp and die cuts are Matchbox Messages. Acrylic Pillow Box filled with candy - tag is from Matchbox Messages; white satin ribbon.

Fancy Favor Box die from Sizzix; Lovely Labels stamp set. Scalloped Edge Box die and Matchbox Messages stamp and dies.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

HONORABLE MENTION ON PAPERTREY INK!!!


Wow ... how exciting! One of the My Timeless Templates that I made using Lauren Meader's awesome downloadable templates received October Honorable Mention for Best Use of a Template over at Papertrey Ink! Isn't that so cool??? I used the 'Get a Handle On It' template, decorated it with a 'tea party' theme using PTI's Tea For Two stamp set and filled the boxes with tea bags, chocolates and shortbread tea cookies. Each guest at the tea party I hosted for my friends received one of these cute little favor boxes at their place setting and took them home as a rememberance of the day! Click on the link above to view all the other winners and honorable mentions in each of the categories.

Happy Stamping :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Jolly By Golly 'Santa Wish Lists'!!!





Aren't these just precious? They are Santa Wish Lists for young and old! The outside of the pocket is decorated with patterened papers and chipboard from Cosmo Cricket/Jolly By Golly. The inside of the pocket (free dowload on Nichole Heady's blog) includes one note pad in creamy vanilla! The pens are from Office Max and filled with more patterned papers inside.
These little "Thrify Gifties" were a featured project today on the Cosmo Cricket Blog ... check it out -- SOOOOOO COOOOOOLLLLLL!!!!!

Gotta put one of those in my purse so I can jot down all my wish list favorites and send my list off to Santa this year :)