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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Holidays

Good morning everyone! I have been missing in action for a few days...hope you all have had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ours was joyous as we celebrated it with our sons and their families...of course we all ate way too much but it was so fun just to sit around afterwards and visit. Now the mad rush is on for Christmas! My husband and I did brave the Black Friday crowds in two local stores...hmmmm...was way toooooo many people for me! But speaking of the holidays, todays card was created with that in mind. I used the "A Little Bit of Christmas" digi stamp from Stef at the Stamping Boutique to create this card. I pulled a couple of the images into photoshop to color...matted the finished image on green and red paper. The "inchies" on the side of the card were created using some dp from Hobby Lobby. The card base was created using the Dots embossing folder from Sizzix. Well today, I am off to visit my friend Stef (aka glitterbabe)! We will be talking and working on the computer, talking and eating....talking and talking....LOL....MAYBE get some crafting done! Have a great day today...I will be out to catch up on my visiting everyone later on today. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Joy to the World

Happy Hump Day! Today's card is a little out of the ordinary for xmas...purple is not a typical xmas color but I thought maybe with the gold I could make it look Christmasy. :) And my stamp...I really struggled with coloring it cause of the solid area...if I used red ink...the whole Santa would have been in red...didn't really want that so I thought what about just leaving it black and white? So that is what I did and added some Diamond Stickles to Santa's suit to give the card some bling and a Stardust GellyRoll gold glitter pen was used on the stars to brighten them up. I used a Martha S punch on my center layer and stamped the snowflakes using a Studio g stamp I had purchased from JoAnn Fabrics last winter. Of course, you know me...I HAD to add some embossing...I used the Sizzix Dots embossing folder. This was a fun card to make and I may have gotten carried away on my layers but I do like how it turned out. Well off to clean my house for Thanksgiving! Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving...I know I am very thankful for my blogging friends...bless you for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Peace Dove

Hello all! Sorry for such a late posting today...had so much going on today and didn't get to my craft room as early as I planned...but I do have a very simple card for you was very easy to put together. I used an image from Stef at the Stamping Boutique. The sentiment was computer generated. I used the Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder...I just thought it tied in so well with the branch that the dove is carrying. I hope you all had a wonderful day today and thanks so much for dropping in to see me. Hope to see you all again tomorrow with another creation. :)...till then...take care.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Shy Bear

Oh my oh my!!! I am addicted to Shy Bears!!!! Is this the cutest image you ever saw??? And I just loved coloring it and creating my card. The Shy Bears are Squigglefly digi images and I am OVER my fear of working with them. Love them. here is how I made the card after coloring the image with Copics...wanted to add a little bling to the card so I added some clear glitter using those Sakura Strardust pens that I love. I embossed the card using the Sizzix Flowers embossing folder. I tapped an oval picture frame mat on the outside of the embossing folder prior to embossing so the embossing would only appear around my image and not on cool is that? The sentiment is computer generated using the Adorable font...and then I matted the image on a piece of SU paper that had been punched at the bottom using MS Lace Heart punch. I used some of the leftover hearts from the punch to embellish the bottom of the card and then rounded my corners. I was going to add ribbon to the card but decided to leave it alone...what do you think? Ribbon or no ribbon? Well thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me some love. Hope your day is a great one...I will be by to see you.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Fifth Day of Xmas

Good morning! Well here is the first snowman card created with those 12  lovely snowmen from the Stamping Boutique. Isn't this just a darling image??? Course I have a weakness for snowmen. I created my sentiment along a path in Photoshop and colored the image with copics. Used a few Sakura GellyRoll Stardust pens to add some bling to the rings and used Diamond Stickles on the snowman for accent. The ribbon and paper the image was matted on was sent to me by Tracey...thanks tons Tracey! The card base is embossed with the Snowflakes Sizzix embossing folder and accented with the Clear Stardust pen. Well off to Galena today with my friend from work...hope you all have a wonderful day today and thanks so much for stopping to see me again.