Friday, November 30, 2007

City of David..

Debbie Olson is such an enabler! When I purchased my first package of tins, I said that would be my only package, well my car just so happened to drive me to recollections where my debit card purchased 6 more packages!! My husband will probably flip but these ornaments are SOOO cute and addicting!! For this ornament I used my prismacolors, odorless mineral spirits and a blending stump. I did want to mention that eclectic paperie has these tins for only $1.89 but they've been sold out for at least a week.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow..

Well here in TX we're lucky if we get "TX snow" aka sleet around February. I stumbled across this ornament idea from Debbie Olson , you can see her blog HERE. For my ornament I used the snowman from the new Christmas line by studio g. I stamped him and the sentiment onto watercolor paper. I also embossed 3 snowflakes that you cant really see in the picture. For Mr. Snowman's hat and scarf I used wild wassabi and purely pomegranate. For the sky I used bashful blue. I found the tin's (maya road journey tin) at my lss; they're a wee bit pricey $4 for two!

SUPPLIES: Stamps: studio g clear stamps Ink: wild wassabi, purely pom, bashful blue, archival black Paper: watercolor Accessories: niji watercolor brush, liquid applique (I used it for the pom pom on mr. snowman's hat).

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Page 2..

I'm really unhappy on how this turned out, it needs a little something but I'm not sure what.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Dear Santa..

I need a new camera!! I know I took at least 5 pictures of this recipe card, but when I went to dl them to my computer, 3 of them said they were an unrecognized file format-WHAT the HECK does that mean?!? Not to mention the fact that it's been taking horrible photos! Now back to my post; this is one of the ten pages for my sisters recipe book. My goal is to make 3 pages for the next three days. The base of the page is a 6x9 sheet of bazzill paper in trout. All the designer paper is cosmo cricut-Gretel. The ribbon is SU taffeta and making memories gingham

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Daily Planner...

I found these planners for only $1 at that "m" store. I figured they would make a great stocking stuffer. I'm going to put this planner in my cocoa basket.**BTW if you have a "m" (Michael's) store nearby you might want to check out their holiday baskets-they're really cute.
Supplies: Paper: cerise, basic grey, soft sky, very vanilla Accessories: soft sky ribbon, chipboard star, $1 daily planner.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Christmas Cocoa

Wow, I've been such a bad blogger, I can't believe I've gone a whole week with out a single post! My husband and I were sitting around trying to figure out what we're going to do about Christmas this year-the company he works for is closing their doors Dec.15 ( merry Christmas!). Luckily we bought most of our gifts earlier in the year-I'm one of those crazy people who goes out the day after Christmas for all the sales. You really do get better deals than, you would find on black Friday! He decided that he wanted "us" to make some homemade gifts. I really stole this idea from Nicole Heady but hey, we're all allowed to "borrow" things now and then right? For this project I used a 8oz metal jar that I bought from specialty bottles. For the paper I just took a 8.5x11 sheet of real red cs and stamped it with the snowflake spot stamp set. I trimmed a strip to 1.75x11 and adhered it using modge podge. For the top I used my mega scalloped circle punch. The alpha is from my mickey font cricut cartridge-if you have a hobby lobby or walmart near by I suggest buying it there, they sell that cartridge for only $59, where everyone else sells it for $89-99. Inside the jar is chocolate cinnamon cocoa, mini marsh mellows and a cinnamon stick. My goal is to find a really cute basket at that "M" store and fill it with a red coffee mug that I bought at starbucks, the cocoa, and biscotti.
SUPPLIES: Stamps: the snowflake spot Ink: stazon white Paper: real red, whisper white, handsome hunter Accessories: red gingham, modgepodge, mega punch, stickles.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Truly Rustic..

I'm in love with comsocricket's Gretel line, the papers are just so beautiful! For the main image i used the flower from SU's true friend set. I colored the flower in with my sage shadow and ruby red markers. I matted the main image onto choc chip textured card stock, that I cut with my giga scalloped oval punch. The ribbon is SU's chocolate taffeta.

Monday, November 12, 2007


My mother wanted me to make my sister a cookbook for Christmas. She wanted a semi non-traditional paper. She also wanted it to have a worn look. When we went to my LSS we stumbled upon the cosmocricket section, and fell in love with Gretel line. I've only started on the cover but when I get a few of the pages done I'll upload them too. The charms are made by around the block.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Girl with sleigh...

Look at what my darling postman brought me today!! The card base is a 8.5 x 4.25 strip of soft sky folded in half. The first layer is from SU's wintergreen collection and it measures 4x4. I then layered the snowflake print onto a 4x 2.25 strip of whisper white. The main image is stamped onto watercolor paper. For the little girl I colored her in with sage shadow, the tree is hunter green, the ornaments are real red. For the presents I used night of navy, rose red, pixi pink, lovely lilac and taken with teal. I used star dust stickles for the snow. OH before I forget I just happened to find this sketch on Moralia's Weblog.

Supplies: stamps: Girl with sleigh (Elyzbells Art Stamps) paper: wintergreen dsp, sage shadow, whisper white, soft sky Accessories: soft sky ribbon, niji watercolor brush, markers, stickles, liquid applique, silver brads.

Merry Kissmas..

For this card, I used one of my purely pomegranate love notes. The patterned paper is by paper heart. The main image is stamped onto watercolor paper. I used my real red marker to outline the Santa, and not quite navy for the dress. I then "colored it in" with my niji watercolor brush. I used my sage shadow marker for the shading.

SUPPLIES: stamps: Kissing Santa (amuse) Paper: Paper heart DSP, purely pomegranate love note, watercolor Ink: archival black Accessories: niji watercolor brush, real red, not quite navy, blush blossom, sage shadow makers, black diamond stickles.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


This is for MOJO 10. The card base is an 8 x 4 sheet of buckaroo blue folded in half. I then layered a 3.75 sheet of recollections Maria's Favorite things on top. For the circle I matted a 4" circle of blue satin snowflakes onto a 4.25 circle of true thyme. The main image is from papertrey's believe set. I used prismacolors for his coat, face and present. I used ranger liquid pearls for his cuffs, hat, and bottom of his coat. The sentiment is by AMuse.

SUPPLIES: stamps: believe (sentiment and set) paper: buckaroo blue, true thyme, recollections blue satin snowflakes and maria's favorite things Accessories: liquid pearls, prismacolor pencils, gamasol, blending stumps.

Monday, November 5, 2007

For Ashlea..

Two weekends ago, my side of the family had our annual family reunion. Each year we have an auction to help pay for the next year's get together. Well at this years auction there was a picture of my grandfather that I really wanted, sadly I didn't get it. So my cousin Ashlea decided to find a better picture-one of me AND my grandpa. As a thank you for doing that for me I decided to make her a little somethin' somethin'. She's about to finish cosmetology school so I figured I'd make her a "name plate".

SUPPLIES: Stamps: scissorbella (stamping bella) Paper: cerise, basic grey, soft sky, real red Accessories: Mickey Mouse Font cricut cartridge, designer lable punch, 1'' Circle punch, small oval punch, prismacolor pencils, gamasol, blending stumps, basic grey taffeta ribbon, modge podge.

Do You Live in Arlington?!

If you do, you'll want to head over to Joann's because they have the new studio g clear christmas stamps in!! Look for them in the $1 deal bin's as your walking to the check out counters!!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Snow Bright Paint Can..

I know you can't see it in the picture, but I stamped the next to smallest snowflake stamp from the snowflake spot stamp set around the top of the paint can. I tried to die my white taffeta ribbon blue bayou, but it turned out a little lighter than I would have liked.

SUPPLIES: Stamps: the snowflake spot Paper: Snow bright-heidi grace shimmer glitter paper Ink: stazon white Accessories: blue bayou re-inker, white taffeta, silver cord

Friday, November 2, 2007


I'm so in love with this sketch!! For this card I used SU's new Wintergreen DSP. The main image is from flaky friends-great set I might add.

SUPPLIES: Stamps: flaky friends Paper: wintergreen, soft sky, sage shadow, whisper white Ink: archival black Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, gamasol, stumps, stickles(of COURSE), notched corner punch.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


I'm really on the fence with this card. If my husband would buy me the scalloped circle nestabilities maybe I wouldn't be so "eh" about it :) (hint hint KYLE!)

SUPPLIES: Stamps: piece of cake (papertrey) Paper: cameo coral, linen prints, very vanilla Ink: close to cocoa, cameo, apricot appeal, summer sun (flame for the candle) Accessories: diamond stickles, large oval punch.