Friday, December 28, 2007

Thanks Jean..

I had to make a quick thank you card for my husbands grandmothers best friend Jean. She made us darling Christmas ornaments this year. I wanted to use my new nestabilities and I will say that I've got the cutting down but embossing is another story! Sorry the pic is so blurry, Santa didn't bring me a camera this year :(

Supplies: Stamps: true friend, absolutely fabulous Paper: old olive, fall flowers, whisper white Ink: really rust, ruby red, old olive, garden green Accessories: rectangle nestablitlites

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Quick Post..

I wanted to post something today, just encase some of ya'll are out surfing. I made this card to hold my dads gift card. I needed something "manly" but sorry for him this is the only masculine paper I have.

SUPPLIES: Stamps: season of joy Paper: soft sky, sage shadow, whisper white, wintergreen Ink: versamark Accessories: stardust embossing powder, notched corner punch.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Kylie's Reindeer

I wanted to show you guys the reindeer I had painted for Kylie a few weeks back. I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

Friday, December 21, 2007

And the Winner is...

Cathy said:
The holidays always brings all the family together. The cheery feeling with lights, Christmas trees. Ok you can't forget all the wonderful foods and sweets that are always right under your nose...begging you to eat them. Thanks for a chance at your sweet candy.

Cathy, please email me your address and I'll mail your package out in the A.M.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Winter Time Fun..

I finally had a chance to stamp today! For this card I folded a 8.25x4.25 sheet of sage shadow in half. I stamped the top half with snowflakes from my wintertime fun and snow flurries sets using versamark. The bottom half is a 2.25x4.25 strip of snowflake patterned paper from SU's wintergreen line. To divide the top from the bottom I used SU's soft sky ribbon. Ok, so for the main image I cut a 2.25x2.25 square of very vanilla and the stamped the kitty. I used Prismacolors to color the image. I then layered my image onto a 2.5" scalloped patterned paper square which is also matted onto a 3" scalloped square of soft sky. I really wish I could say I used my nestablilities for this card BBUUTT sadly they're under my tree! For the snow I used star dust stickles. I hope ya'll enjoy!

SUPPLIES: Stamps: wintertime fun, snow flurries Paper: sage shadow, wintergreen, very vanilla, soft sky Ink: versamark, archival black Accessories: Soft sky ribbon, prismacolors, odorless mineral spirits, blending stumps.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers-6

I just found out I made it into the sisterhood of the blogging stampers! Ok, for the getting to know me part: I've been married for almost 3 years to a great guy I met in high school. I have a beautiful 23 month old named Kylie, she's my buddy-for the next 10 years anyway :) My husband convinced me to start scrapbooking shortly after she was born. I kind of liked scrapbooking but it really wasn't that "fun" to me. I came across the card making section at my LSS and decided that I would probably enjoy that a lot more and I have. What I truly enjoy is altering things. My whole family lives within a two mile radius and I love that! I'm currently a full time student at Texas Women's University (and I don't love that!). I can honestly say that if it weren't for Kylie I would be a college drop out! I have one dog, a maltese, named Bailey. I'm super excited to be apart of the SBS-6 and look forward to seeing all my sistah's new projects!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Merry Christmas Blog Candy

For a chance to win this blog candy, three sets of clear stamps and two clear blocks, just leave a comment on this post about what you love most about the holiday season. I'll draw a name on Friday, December 21, at 7 pm (CST). Good Luck!!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Merry Christmas from Kylie!

For those of you who hate looking at toddler pictures or are anti-christmas please click the "x" in the top righthand corner! For those of you who don't mind, I wanted to show off my baby, she did such a good job getting her pictures done!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Time Well Spent..

I finally decided to cut some rubber! I have to admit I'm not a huge fan of this set, but it was free so I'll use it! For this card I folded a 8.25x4 sheet of tempting turquoise in half. I then cut a 4x3.75 strip of patterned paper from the new Bali breeze series to mat onto the base. I stamped the flowers onto a 2x3 strip of very vanilla; to color them in I used my primacolors. For the popped up flower I just used my "poor man's dimensionals" aka the negative portions of my left over stamp rubber. The main image is mounted onto a 2.25x3.25 strip of old olive. For the half circles on the bottom left and top right corner I just used my 1/2" circle punch. The orange strips is 1.5x4 and the pomegranate strip is 1x2. ***OH OH OH I used the ticket corner punch for the top left and bottom right corners of the first layer of bali breeze.

SUPPLIES: Stamps: Time Well Spent Paper: tempting turquoise, old olive, very vanilla, Bali breeze Ink: Archival black Accessories: prismacolors, odorless mineral spirits, blending stumps, diamond shaped brads, heidi swapp edge distresser.

Monday, December 10, 2007

I'm Getting a NEPHEW!!

YIPPEE, I just knew my sister was going to give me a nephew!! She just found out today that the bun in the oven is little Hayden Christan. To mark this happy day I decided to make my new buddy a little somethin' somethin' to put in his new nursery. I purchased the frame (3 for $1!!) at IKEA and covered it with baby boy words paper by creating keepsakes. The alpha is from my mickey font cricut cartridge. For the ribbon I used SU's white taffeta. The baby embellishments are by Mark Richards ***I used my tombo mono multi glue to adhere the paper to the frame.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Green Santa..

This is the second Santa that I painted for Kylie. I painted him an artichoke color because my first Santa was "creole" red and I didn't want matching Santa's. Try to ignore the fact that the stars aren't perfectly colored, they were a bugger to paint, I think I repainted them 3 or 4 times! I also wanted your honest opinion, I'm thinking about making a few more of these Santa's sell at a craft show, I would sell them for $25, do you think they would sell?

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Last of My Ornaments...

Here's the last two ornaments. For the top ornament I used the Mary image from the City of David stamp set, the bottom is Elyzbell's Mary and Joseph stamp. Both images are stamped onto very vanilla card stock and colored with prismacolors.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Believe Ornament...

I hope you're not getting tired of seeing these because I made 2 more that I'm going to post tomorrow lol. For this ornament I stamped Santa onto a 1.75 square of watercolor paper. Santa's hat and coat are colored with ruby red, his cuffs are ranger liquid pears in silver pearl. I stamped the snowflakes in an off-brand silver ink pad. I used liquid applique for his beard and pom pom. I colored the background sage shadow.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Ceramic Santa...

Sorry no post yesterday, I was a busy bee at my mom's house. My mom for as long as I can remember has always made our Christmas decorations. She loves ceramics and has her own kiln. When I was a young girl I used to love painting stuff with her, but when I became a teenager I had "better" things to do. Last year, was Kylie's first Christmas, so I asked my mom if I could go with her to the ceramic shop to find something to make for Kylie. Needless to say I didn't finish my project. I forgot how much work went into cleaning and painting ceramics. Plus it had been almost 10 years since I had painted so it looked horrible anyways. So this year I decided that I wanted to give it one last try..I ended up painting two Santa's and a reindeer for Kylie. I went a lot slower with my painting-it took me almost 2 hours just to paint this Santa!