Monday, December 29, 2008

More Make-A-Wish (MAW) Thank You Cards

Don't have much time to post these, I am taking my husband out for his Birthday.

So like always if you have questions or want to know how I have done something.... or think I should of done something a different way... Just leave me a comment. I love to get them.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

BIA Cookbook .... I am just loving this little machine

I am loving my new little bind it all! I wanted a cookbook that would stand alone. I will be laminating the pages so it will stand up to my abuse. I really love this stamp set by Stampin Up.
The paper was a great find I got last night at Costco. It is a case with 72 pieces of 12x12 paper in it for $20. The paper seems to be good weight and it is very pretty.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Challenge was really on for this one

The 1st Challenge was a color Challenge, you could only use:
Old olive
Choc. Chip
Red riding hood and

The 2nd Challenge was to use the sketch found here.

And the 3rd Challenge was that it was a birthday
card for my husband. I like most everyone else have such a hard time with the masculine cards. I do think this one came out pretty good and the color challenge was the perfect colors for this one.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hopefully the last of this years Christmas cards

Ok this is the last of the Christmas cards for this year. Next year I will have to start a little earlier. I was right down to the wire this year. Hope everyone has a great weekend, I know for me next week is sooooooo busy. So if I don’t post or talk to you before Christmas I hope you all have a great holiday. I look forward to seeing what everyone got for Christmas. I know there will be some great crafting gifts.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Stamps and Tattoos

I can’t seem to get my computer to upload the new Christmas card photos tonight so I found this photo and thought I would share. My son’s girlfriend (now X) and I stamped out feet with the serene sunflower stamp by Stampin up. Next thing you know we are at the tattoo shop getting sunflowers tattooed on the tops of our feet. Sunflowers are my favorite and I added my mother’s initials (ZR) in the leaves. It really did come out nice.
I will try to get the new photos up tomorrow. Hope everyone has a great hump day.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Double Challenge

Another card done for 2 Challenges, I love it when I can do that. This one is for the sketch it challenge (here) and the Stamp Something Challenge (here). Hope everone has a great rest of their weekend.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Cute Little Christmas Gifts

What a cute little gift!
I made the marshmallow stir stick (here) with a coffee stir stick instead of a toothpick. I thought it might be a little safer for the little kids I want to give them to. I also put a little bag of mint chocolate bits to add to the hot chocolate. I followed the directions here for the first cup holder but found I needed to make it smaller for my cups. So the 2nd one is a bit smaller and worked well for the cups I have. I really like the way these turned out and will be making more of them.

These have the gift cards in them. They turned out great and the Kid's loved them. I ended up putting cookies in one side and hot chocolate mix in the other.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Cuttlebug-ers Challenge

Here is the card I made for the cuttlebug challenge you can find here.

Snow Something Challenge

I spent most of my day working on our Christmas cards. I used this for the Snow Something Challenge you can find here.
I really love this technique, I will quickly share how I do it, and if you have any questions just ask me.
I stamp and color the image any old way I feel like then I press versa-mark all over the image. I then use a clear mate embossing powder and heat. I then use white appliqué as snow and heat again then sprinkle with glitter. I find it does look better if you add the glitter after you heat and it sticks just fine to the snow.

I am going to use these 3 stamps for the insides of all my cards this year.


More blog candy

Friday, December 5, 2008

Make-A-Wish Thank You Cards

When I got down to the Make-A-Wish office today look what was waiting for me......... These beautiful cards were made by Cindy, you can find more of her beautiful work here. Thank You Soooooooo much Cindy.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Cute Christmas Card

I was home sick today so thought I would spend some time making a cute little Christmas card. Seems like I am the only one that hasn't made the tri-fold card so here it is. I will be making more of these I really like the way it turn out and I already have ideas for the next one.

Believe In Miracles

I do believe.
This is a scrapbook page for PCP challenge you can find here. We were to make a page of something we are thankful for. Well that was not hard for me. I use this photo any chance I get and I have shared it with many.
Click on the picture for a larger view and to read the page.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Cuttlebug and Sketch Challenge

Wow 2 posts in the same day….. I knew I would not have time to do anything tomorrow so I wanted to get my challenges done today. This card is a 3 for 1. I made it for the Sketch Challenge and the Cuttlebug Challenge but it is also a Make-A-Wish thank you card. Now you can’t beat that. lol

Black Friday Something Challenge On PCP

This was another fun challenge over on PCP you can find it here. I knew what I wanted to make for this one right away. I just love these little purses and you cannot go shopping without your purse. You can find a tutorial here.

Let's Bake A Christmas Treat Challenge

This card was made for a challenge over on PCP you can find it here . It was like no other challenge I have done and was quite fun. I don't think I would send this out as a Christmas card because of the flowers (they were the only ones I had on hand). I might change them to a more Christmas flower after a trip to the craft store. Other than that I like it.
I could only use dry embossing, flowers, bilng, giltter, white cardstock and black ink.