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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Merry Christmas to All...

Greetings! Although today is a absolutely gorgeous day here...I was so wanting to create Christmas cards...and I am so pleased to have been able to use an image from my friend Stef. The image is called Santa first it really scared me because there was quite a bit of detail in the jolly old guy...but he was actually a breeze to color once I got past my fright! LOL...imagine Santa scaring me!!! I actually created the blue background, stars and the moon in Photoshop and then colored Stef's image with Copic markers...If you haven't gotten a chance to take a look at Stef's images, she can be found at the Stamping Boutique or at her Etsy shop. Hop on over to see her...she has some awesome images. Well, off to church in a while...reading tonight so I need to go take a look at the readings before I go. Have a great evening...I will be out to see you all tonight some time. Thanks for stopping to see me.



Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Whoooo Hoooo! Finally Friday. Good morning all....are you as glad for Friday to be here as I am? This has been a rather rough week for me at work with the install of a new database server so I will be glad to have a break for a couple of days. Today's card is rather a simple one but it really does look elegant in real life. The sentiment is computer generated with the Adorable font. The card was embossed with a Sizzix folder called Vine Label. I then used a Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust clear pen to add the "bling". This card was created for my dear DIL and son for their anniversary...which was Wednesday. Thanks tons for stopping to see me today. See you tomorrow friends!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Snowman Laundry

Hug a Veteran today!!!

Good morning! Slightly chilly here in the Illinois Valley this morning...we have been spoiled with temps in the middle 60's for quite a few days so the 30 degree temps this morning were a little shocking! Speaking of cold, today's card is a little on the chilly side! Tracey has a challenge going on at the SNR Card Universe for Stamping Boutique and she has given an image to work with. Thanks tons Tracey! The challenge is to show off our techniques for making snow! Stop on over and play along...there is a lot of fun going on there. For my card, I scored my base card with the Scor Pal...colored my image with copic markers. I used a silver Sakura Gelly Roll Glitter pen to highlight the stars and chalked a little blue on the sky. My snow is Diamond Dust purchased in the Christmas craft aisle at Hobby Lobby. I created my sentiment on the computer. I scored around the image with the Scor Pal as well and then matted it on some red card stock from Hobby Lobby. The ribbon is also from Hobby Lobby. Oh, and I finaly figured out what I was doing wrong with my pictures of my cards!! Today's card you should be able to click on it and get a larger image of it...most of my other cards to this point you would get an image the same size as originally displayed. So go ahead and click on that card!!! It looks better in a larger display.  :) I am off to work today with a little anxiety...we put a new server into production last night and this is the first day for staff to be using it...all seemed to go well but one never knows...wish me luck! Thanks so much for visiting me today...your kind words keep me going. I plan on doing a little visiting myself later on so be looking for me!



Tuesday, November 10, 2009

So Kind Notecard

Good morning! I have a quick card to post for today...last night was not a good night to me so I didn't spend a lot of time in my craft room. I have been dealing with a frozen shoulder for about 6 months and it was being more of a pain in my rear last night than ever! LOL...But anyway, I did put together another photo card. I am really liking how these are turning out. They look much better than the photo presents but you get the idea. The photo was taken on the Gulf when we went on our dolphin tour this fall. Before I placed the photo on the card base, I scored a square on the card with the Scor Pal to add some dimension around the photo. The sentiment is from one of my Cuttlebug dies. Hope you all have a great day today and I will be off to see you all later on today. Thanks for taking the time to come see me today.



Sunday, November 8, 2009


Hello again! Wow, first I have to say how overwhelmed I am at all the nice comments I received on my card for the Blog Hop! I thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart! The hop so neat wasn't it? I loved all the inspiration and all the new images available. Well for today's card, I am showing the card I made for my littlest grandson's baptism which is today. The embossed layer is the Cuttlebug folder Baby...I had to emboss the paper twice as I was using a much larger piece of paper than the folder would emboss. the blue paper was some free digital paper that I printed out to use...I liked the soft blue color of it. The image was some clip art I had found on the internet and I added our baby's name and his date of baptism. Of course, I used the standard and scalloped circle nestabillities to frame out my image. Added some ribbon it was done. What do you think? Well I am off to finish getting ready for the baptism...have a great day today and again, I can't thank you all enough for the wonderful comments on yesterday's card.