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Friday, December 11, 2009


BRRRRRRR! Way too cold here again today! But supposed to get up to 29 by Sunday so that is a heat wave compared to this cold blast. I really have not had much time this week to play so I am glad I was able to get some cards done last weekend! This card was created mostly with the Cuttlebug again...The die/embossing folder combo is called Dove I think....pop dotted a couple of embossed panels onto some silver foil paper....added some ribbon....the scoring at the bottom of the card was done with the Scor Pal and then I stamped and heat embossed the Peace sentiment. I sure hope you all have a great weekend planned...we are going to have 2 of our grandsons tonight overnight and need to finish some shopping for xmas this weekend...gosh I don't even have my tree up yet! Next week! Hugs to all and thanks tons for coming to see me again today.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Child is Born!

Good morning to all! Wow what a chilly morn here in Illinois! Hope it is warmer where you are today! With wind chills factored in we were at -22 this morn...actual temp was 2. For sure I know winter is really here now. Well, today's card is one of the new images at the Stamping Boutique done by Stef. Isn't this just the most precious looking baby? Nice job on this image Stef. I colored the image with Copics, added the star in the upper left hand corner in Photoshop and then chalked a halo around him and chalked the sky and area under his bedding. I used the pearlescent Bazzil paper for my just added the right amount of bling to the card I thought. The "O Holy Night" stamp was one I had gotten from the dollar bin at Michaels. Well thanks tons for stopping in to see me today. I appreciate you all more than you know! Have a great day and stay warm!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cricut Thinking of You

Good morning everyone! Here is another of the cricut cards I created this last weekend. I really like how it turned out. The card base and flower cut out were all done by the Cricut...added some embossing with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, sentiment is SU....added a ribbon from my stash. I added a little clear glitter to the rose and the stem. I will be playing some more with the cricut this weekend I there will be more to come! Thanks tons for stopping in to see me today...I will be by to visit you all a little later today.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

TodaysMomma/Provocraft Give Away!!!

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

Entering this contest is easy and fun. Just answer and post the meme below on your blog and send TodaysMamma the link. (Don’t have a blog, no problem! You can post this as a note in Facebook and send them the link too.)

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year? Peace, Love, Happiness, Health and MORE craft items!! LOL

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received? My fav handmade gifts were the gifts my children brought home from school each year...would you believe I still have some of them???!!!

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle? I would like to create more for my home...with the vinyl sayings so much a rave right now I would love to try that!

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child? We were a family of 8..Christmas was a wonderful time of year and we were taught that it was not all about just the "gifts" we received...but if I had to pick, I would say my Etch a Sketch!

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year? My kids are all grown! And have grown up lists that I can't afford!!! LOL

6. What is your favorite holiday food? Homebaked goodies

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays? CARDS!

8. What is your favorite holiday movie? I love watching all the older movies that came out when I was a kid...Scrooge, Miracle on 34th Street, etc

9. Favorite holiday song? I love all of them but would say that Away in a Manger is my fav.

10. Favorite holiday pastime? Visiting with Family and Friends

Have fun and good luck! Wow would I love to win all these wonderful things! The package totals around $3,800.00!!


Christmas with Cricut

Good morning...well our snow yesterday was beautiful...I go to work in the dark so didn't get to see it frosting the trees but had an 8:30 doc appt so had to go was simply gorgeous...Mother Nature is a wonderful artist! And today we are in store for more of more of her glory...lots more! In our area they are calling for 8-10 inches! Yippeee....bring it on...but then by afternoon we are supposed to get blizzard conditions. I hope everyone makes it home safely before the storm hits. Well for today's card, I designed something using the Child's First Year cartridge for the Cricut. I really am happy with how it turned out. Hope you like it too...I have a few more to show you later this week. Thanks tons for stopping in to see me!

And if you forgot that yesterday was Magnificent Monday at Stamping, the new images that Tracey and Stef have created are simply magnificent. Please stop by the Boutique to check them out. My wish list is growing!
Have a great day today. Bless you all!


Monday, December 7, 2009

Martha Stewart Merry Xmas

Hello everyone! Well I worked all day yesterday making cards...and this one was my fav! BUT, the little bugger was a LOT of work! I got the Martha Stewart branch punch last year at the end of the season real reasonable and never really used it but to cut out some test branches in 3 different shades of green...and put the branches in a bag to sit for a year! Today when I was going through some stuff, I found them and decided I better use them here is what I designed with them! I first drew in my swirly design so I had a pattern to glue the branches to. Then I glued the branches down in random pattern added some red stickles and some clear glitter to them and voila! I am sooooo happy with this card. Then I just finished off my swirly with some green Stickles and added the sentiment which was from the dollar bin at Michaels. I hope you enjoyed looking at this one as much as I enjoyed creating it! I know I mentioned that I was going to work on my cricut yesterday and I did...I have some cricut cards for you during the week. Thanks to each and every one of you for coming to see me and leaving me such nice keep me going! Have a great Monday and I will be off to see you later today.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Blog Candy!!!

While out surfing the other day I ran across Prairie Fairy...whooohoooo she is opening a digi shop very soon! And to celebrate, she is offering some blog candy! Hop on over to see her and wish her well on her new venture. :)

Noel it's COLD outside! Hope you are staying warm in your part of the world! Today's card was created using some vintage scrapbooking paper given to me by my very good friend Stef. I really like the vintage look. Thanks much Stef. For this card I just cut out a section of the paper and matted it on a few layers of cardstock and then onto a Frames Nestability....then stamped the Noel sentiment in the cornter. I really like how it turned out by may go back and add a little bling to it. For some reason, I cannot seem to let well enough alone sometimes and that does come back to bite me! I have ruined many a project thinking I need to kick it up a notch! Well hope you have a great day today...I am going to get in some cricut time and walk down to the neighbors for a few minutes to an auction...thanks tons for stopping to see me!