Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas '10

Here is this year's Christmas card. Used all SU stuff. Tony even helped put the brads in! Hope you like it! TFL!

Recycled Pringles Cans

I have a hard time arranging cookies on a dish. They just don't look as pretty as I've seen others do. I found a really EASY way to gift cookies. All you need to do is save those Pringles cans, gift wrap them and fill them with cookies! Make sure if you bake the cookies yourself to make them small enough to fit in the can. I added a ribbon border on the bottom and below the cap. I would have embellished them more, but this was done Christmas eve eve late at night. TFL!


I used white wrapping paper and red card stock to make these bags, They were perfect for the ornaments! SU punches for snowflake & border. TFL

Thursday, December 9, 2010

My fountain

You can't really see how pretty the frost was on this fountain. I would rather have snow...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Fav

I love snowmen!

Ornament, Card, & Gift Tag

These were actually made from sections of gift tag stamps.


Sorry about the shadows. It was a sunny day.


I made a bunch of Card and Ornament packages. I think they will make good hostess gifts.

This Reindeer cracked me up! I've been wanting to make him for years, but the antlers cause a lot of wasted paper, and when I'm making 100 cards, that is really something to consider. I'm glad I finally got to use him for something.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Wreath '10

Had my annual Christmas Wreath making party today. I baked cookies & my DH made us hot cocoa. Here is my wreath.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Babies Babies Everywhere

Went to a baby shower a couple of weeks ago. Mom gave birth on Black Friday. Mom & Baby are doing fine.

A Bunch of Ornaments

I wish the photos would have come out better, but Trust Me! The pictures don't do these justice. I made a card to go with each ornament but forgot to get pictures.

My Banner

This is the banner we had made for the Holiday Market.

Millbrook Independent

Had an article in the local newspaper about the Holiday Market at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. This is the picture Pebble took of me in her backyard.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I took a picture of one of my ornaments on a tree. What do you think?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Birthdays Still Go On!

In the mist of making all my Christmas things, I had some birthdays to celebrate! Whoosh! All the tree stamps and ornament punches get pushed to the side (I know, I really should have put them up) and I shift into Birthday mode. I wanted something feminine and soft and this is what I came up with.
Stamps:Baroque Mofits, Birthday Greetings
Paper: Rose Red, Ink
Inks: Blush Blossom, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: dollar store bling

PLJC Cards

Couldn't make those ornaments without cards to go with them! I had a hard time coming up with a design that didn't look so bland. I hope these don't. I really gave my Big Shot a good workout for this card. I also used the Brushed Silver card stock whereas I would normally convert to gray card stock. The cards with the Brushed Silver card stock look so much better when you put them next to the ornaments.
Stamps: Pine Bough Wheel, Trees from Dime store
Paper: Naturals White, Green, Red, Black, Brushed Silver
Ink: Green
Accessories: Big Shot, Peace & Love & Joy & Cheer, Bigz Top Note, Ornament Punch


I saw a box of black ornaments in the store. I thought to myself, "Who in the world would put black ornaments on a tree?" Then I thought of how much I like wearing black and how good it looks with platinum/white gold/silver. I couldn't resist getting that box of black ornaments and this is what I did with them!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Peace & Love & Joy & Cheer

Here is a set of ornaments I made with the Big Shot, Red Ornaments and a roll of Flashing. At least that's what I think that was what I used. It's very thin metal that is used on roofs. It was pretty easy to do, except for the metal splinters!


Monday, November 8, 2010

Christmas Fudge

This really cracked me up! I couldn't wait to CASE (Copy And Show Everyone) it. I even made a version for people too busy to read the whole poem! Now, if I could just STAY AWAY from the Chocolates!
Stamps: Punches Three
Paper: Red, Green
Inks: Red, Green
Accessories: Verse on printer, Curling Ribbon, Scallop Square Extra-Large Punch

Thanksgiving '10

This is my Thanksgiving card. It looks better IRL because the flash on my camera made the embossed cornucopia too shiny to see. I originally embossed the card so I could color it in, but my DH told me it looked better with no other colors on it. I'm still on the fence about that. I stippled Chocolate Chip ink on the Kraft paper so the tear line would look lighter than the paper. I should have made it a little darker.


Stamps: All Year Cheer III, Grand Cornucopia

Papers: Kraft, Chocolate Chip

Ink: VersaMark, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Embossing Buddy, Black Embossing Powder, Raffia, Stipple Brush, Hole Punch


Thursday, October 21, 2010

There's always ONE that has to be different

I made this card with Magic Mesh. What a cool medium! You can cut out any design and it will stick to almost anything. I had no idea that I made one card the opposite of all the rest until I went to glue the Old Olive on the Eggplant Envy! Creepy!
Stamps: Trick or Treat, All Year Cheer
Paper: Eggplant Envy, Old Olive, White
Inks: Eggplant Envy, Black
Accessories: VersaMarker, Black Embossing Powder, Black Magic Mesh

Snowflake Ornament Card

This is the card I made to go with the snowflake ornament. I tried to make it look as much like the ornament as I could. I've gotten a lesson in focal points while making this card. The ornament doesn't need a focal point, but the card does.
Stamps: Lace Snowflakes, Snowflake Wheel
Paper: Brocade Blue, White
Ink: Blue Azure Stazon
Accessories: Double Hole Punch, Diamond Dust, Ribbons

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Snowflake Ornament '10

Here are some of the gifts I am making for Christmas. I embossed the snowflakes on tissue paper so they would be nice and dark and so that the ink wouldn't run when I put the adhesive on them. I used all four Lace Snowflake stamps on each ornament so the they had something showing in every direction.
Stamps: Lace SnowflakesInk: Blue Azure Stazon
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Modge Podge, Diamond Dust, Ribbons

Conor '10

This is the card I made for my nephew's birthday. Last year I made him a converse sneaker. Why is it that I see shoe laces and think of him? I have no idea! I ran the front of the card through my Big Shot to texturize the paper. Kinda reminds me of a pick up truck's tool box.
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy, Canvas Background
Paper: Going Grey, Black
Ink: VersaMark, Black
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Shoe Laces, Dimensionals, Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Texturz Plate Perfect Details, Big Shot

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My Last Thinking of You Card... least for a while. My niece carried calla lilies when she got married. I had some extra and had her on my mind when I started fashioning this card. A little different, I have to admit, by maybe okay?Deets:
Stamps: All Year Cheer I, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Paper: White, Red, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Red
Accessories: Ribbon, Floral Picks

Thinking of You 3

I really need someone to show me how to use my Big Shot. It's probably very hard to see the embossed dots on the top of the card. It's even hard to see them IRL! They just didn't seem to pop out as much as I expected them to. Next time I'll just emboss them the old fashioned way - one dot at a time with a stylist. I wish that thought would have come into my head when I was making them! Could it be that I actually think better when I'm sleep deprived? Lord knows I can't type better. But I do get more chatty... or is it typeee?
Stamps: All Year Cheer
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, White
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Ribbon, Big Shot, Texturz Background Small Dots

Thinking of You 2

This is a really cool card. Instead of using ink on the French Script Background stamp, I 'inked' it up with bleach! I love the way it came out. The Black paper is bleached and it looks like Kraft paper. You can also stamp an image and 'color' it in with bleach using a Q-Tip. I plan to do that some time in the future. I plan to sleep some time in the future too...
Stamps: French Script & Antique Background, All Year Cheer I
Paper: Black, Kraft (hmmm, I wonder if there's any mac & cheese to nosh...)
Ink: Black, VersaMark
Accessories: Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimentionals

Thinking of You Thinking of Thinking of You Cards

Okay, I am exhausted. It's after midnight and I can't sleep. I should have known better than to have that Diet Cherry Coke with dinner. Tomorrow, I have a doctor's appointment and I'll have to convince him that I am feeling fine, but when I don't get enough sleep, I hurt. Thank God for spellcheck because I'm misspelling every other word. I was asked to make a series of Thinking of You cards. Here is my first.
Stamps: Victorian Lace Background, All Year Cheer
Paper: Sage Shadow, Vanilla
Ink: Sage Shadow
Accessories: Sage Shadow Eyelets, 3 Flower Punch

Get Well Soon 5

Okay, here is my last Get Well Soon card. I think this could also be sent to cheer up a man or a woman. Not long after I finished this batch of Get Well cards, I got sick! No, really! I even got referred to a specialist! I'll never say I'm sick of making Get Well cards again! My angels got a kick out of the irony of it all....
Stamps: Sincere Salutations, Medallion & Canvas Background
Paper: Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip
Inks: Not Quite Navy, Versamark, White Craft
Accessories: 2 Step Bird XL Punch (for the leaves), Coluzzle (to cut the circles), Paper Piercer

Monday, October 4, 2010

Get Well Soon 4

This is my version of a Get Well card for a man. It's got a lot of weight to it and I think, with the absence of flowers, and even with the ribbon, it would be a good fit for guys you want to cheer up.
Stamps: Sincere Salutations, Antique Crackling
Papers: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon, Organdy Ribbon

Get Well Soon 3

It's hard to see, but the main portion of the card is stamped with the Canvas background using the same color ink as the paper. Then I took the blue hue and stamped the background with the French Script background.
Stamps: Sincere Salutations, Canvas, French Script, Baroque Motifs
Paper: Brocade Blue, Old Olive, White
Inks: Brocade Blue, Old Olive, Black

Get Well Soon 2

Here's another offering for a Get Well card. I think this is sunny, but I'm not quite sure it fits the bill.
Stamps: Sincere Salutations, Best Blossoms
Papers: YoYo Yellow, Not Quite Navy
Inks: YoYo Yellow, Not Quite Navy, Pixie Pink

Get Well Soon

A friend of mine wanted a bunch of cards to have on hand. These are the get well cards I made for her. I ran out of gingham ribbon, so I went to a solid color ribbon on the rest of the cards.
Stamps: Sincere Salutations, Houndstooth Background
Paper: Really Rust
Inks: Old Olive, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Flower Punch, Hole Punch, Brads, Ribbon, Crop-a-dile

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Kyle's BDay

Now what is so special about a snowey, cold January night? Klye's birthday is 2 days after Ronald's. This was supposed to be a Scratch & Sniff card. I used Cocoa Powder and Embossing Powder for the cake. It smelled great while I was making the card, but unfortunately, I can't scratch it and smell chocolate.
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, River Rock, Bashful Blue, White
Inks: Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, YoYo Yellow
Accessories: Embossing Powder, Cocoa Powder, VersaMark, Ribbon, Eyelets, Hole Punch, Ticket Corner Punch

Ronald's BDay

My Nephew will be 17 Monday. I can hardly believe it! Where does the time go? And my Mom says he looks just like my B. I know he doesn't act like my B did at his age - my SIL would be in the loony bin!
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Birthday Whimsy
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Handsome Hunter, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: Brads, Hole Punch

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

July 4, 2010

Finally got the card stock I needed to finish this card. Better late than never! I felt like I was going through withdrawals! I can't stay away from stamping for that amount of time without hurting a little bit! I used my Big Shot to make the embossed background on the So Saffron paper. I added the ribbon to give it a 'picnic' feel.
Stamps: Happy Fourth
Paper: Brilliant Blue, So Saffron, Real Red, White
Inks: Brilliant Blue, Real Red
Accessories: Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Ribbon, Silver Zig Painty, Perfect Details Texturz Plate

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Punch it up

I love tulips. They are my favorite flower. I made this tulip card with punches! I punched out purple hearts and then cut them in half and turned them upside down. Then I used the scallop border punch to make the middle of the tulip and to make the green border. I also punched three rows of holes on the right side.
Deets: Paper: White, Garden Green, Lovely Lilac
Accessories: Punches & Mat Pack

Red Hat Club

I hosted a Red Hat meeting at one of my favorite eateries. These were the invitations I sent out.
Stamps: Haute Couture
Paper: Red, White, Purple
Inks: Red, Black

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Great Going, Chief!

We took a trip to Valdosta, GA to be at our friend's Retirement Ceremony. It's been a couple of years since we've seen them but have stayed in touch. The ceremony was so very touching. I don't think anyone left with a dry eye! We got to visit with them for a while. I was so shocked to see how much the kids had grown! It's amazing how the kids grew older and we stayed the same!
Stamps: Confetti Greetings, Canvas
Paper: Kraft, Black, Bravo Burgundy
Inks: Black, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: Rhinestone, Ribbon, Punch

An Oldie But Goodie

I love this stamp set. It's been retired for a while now, but whenever I make a wedding card, it's the first set I look at for inspiration. It never lets me down! I used my Big Shot to make the impressions on the paper. It's a great accessory to have.
Stamps: Wedding Wishes
Paper: Blush Blossom, Black, White
Ink: Black
Accessories: Rhinestones, Chalks, BS Finial Press

Weddings Weddings Everywhere!

I used Vellum on this card. I think it made the card look softer and maybe a little more elegant? I hope so.
Stamps: Wedding Wishes, Antique Lace, All Year Cheer I
Paper: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Vellum
Inks: Black, Perfect Plum
Accessories: Heart Brads, Hole Punch