Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Sorry I haven't been around, but I was so busy getting everything done for Christmas!! I got ALMOST everything done BEFORE Christmas with the exception of a set of cards for my mom (I told her before Christmas they would be late...LOL!) I got all of my cards made AND mailed and I even made everyone in the immediate family an ornament for the tree! I glittered the inside of a clear ornament and then put the name and year on the outside with vinyl. It was the first time I have played with vinyl and I can see myself playing with it more! I was afraid to try it, but it was so easy! I did forget to take pictures of the ornaments.

Here are some of the cards I did for Christmas.

This image is from Squigglefly dot com. Isn't he the cutest little elf?? The image on the inside is from a set of stamps I got from Wal-Mart last year, I don't know who put these stamps out. I was hoping for some more this year, but I didn't find any...:( I am just getting into using stamps {digital and rubber} and copic markers. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE copics! I just need to grow my collection some more...LOL! I made this card for my Great Nephew {WOW! That is so crazy! I can't believe my niece is old enough to be a mom!} On the inside I used these stickers that I have had forever! I just never got the hang of using stickers, I think this turned out so cute!

This image is from Rachelle Anne Miller ~ Mouse Hug ~ I think it is just too cute! Again I colored the image with copics {I need to keep practicing my coloring!!} All of the paper that I used this year are from my stash! I didn't buy any new Christmas paper!! I did buy a few embellishments, and unfortunately I didn't even use some of them! I used my Nesties {Label 1} to attach the stamped image to and then popped it up with pop dots. I glittered the edges with Martha Stewart glitter. I added the fringe {I wish I knew where I got that because I really like it!} That's it! It was pretty simple to make and I enjoyed it! I have always loved to color and now I have an excuse to close myself in my "Crap" room and play! just doesn't get any better!

This image is from Digital Ink Co. I again colored with copics and popped it up with pop dots. I wrapped silver embroidery thread around the red CS. I used green jewelry wire for the light strands {it doesn't show up in the photo}. I also used Glossy accents on the light bulbs. I used some Stickles on the stockings for a finishing touch! This card was really fun to make also! I got some Cutter Bee scissors for Christmas, I wish I would have had them when i was cutting this stamp out...LOL! So far I really like them! I have a collection of scissors and the Cutter Bees are the first pair that I own that actually cuts all the way to the end!

I can't find where I got this image from!! I have looked and looked, but can't find where it came from! Sorry to the artist!! I printed this digi stamp twice and popped up some of the petals of the second image with pop dots. I colored it with copics and then added glitter. I wish I would have left the glitter off, but I just didn't have the time to re-do it. I used a Fiskar's border punch on PP and a Cuttlebug embossing folder on the edge of the CS. I didn't like the results of this either, but hey, I tried! I used Bazzill bling CS under the stamp and under the PP.

This image is another great image from Digital Ink Co. This so reminded me of my youngest sister! I had a lot of fun coloring this one! I used copics once again and Stickles on the tree to bling it up a little. I used glossy accents on the heart on the hat and the star on the tree. I used a white souffle pen on the white on the hat. I used a glittered paper under the images that I popped up and the PP has glittered swirls on it. I think this is one of my favorites!

This image is from Digital Ink Co. also. I thought of my niece when I saw this one. I colored the image with copics and used a white souffle pen on the hat and scarf. I also used a yellow souffle pen on the present that the teddy is sitting on. I thought that ribbon was just too cute when I saw it. I got that at Dollar General. i hardly ever find scrapping supplies at the dollar stores, so I was thrilled when I found some different ribbons!!

These images came from Stretch N' Bubbles at strectchnbubbles dot blogspot dot com. I thought these were just the cutest! I colored them with copics and used glossy accents on the star, heart and the reindeer's nose. This card was for my nephew so I tried really hard to make look masculine. I didn't add any ribbon or bling.

This post is already long, so I will end it for today. I have a few more cards to share, but I will wait until tomorrow to upload those.

I hope everyone had a wonderful and Merry Christmas. I hope you were able to it with family and people you love. I lost my dad and my youngest brother this year, so the holiday are a little sad for my family.

Have a great day!


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas is coming!

Here is another Christmas card that I made. I still have more to take pictures of. I am slowly getting them done!!

This one was made with the same PP as the previous one, I still don't know who the manufacturer is. I used my nesties to cut out the center piece and my circle punch to cut out the circle. I used foam dots to pop both of those up. I found the snowflake bling at Joann's. The felt snowflakes along the side are from Queen & Co. The ribbon and bling are from my stash. The card base is Bazzill bling.

For the inside I used my nesties again. I used a white gel pen for the dots around the edge. The mini brads are from Queen & Co. The snowflakes were stamped and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I used a stamp from Stampin' Up for the greeting and a Fiskar's border punch.

I am still working on a few Christmas presents. If they turn out like what is in my head I will take pictures and!

Well, that's all for tonight! Have a great night!


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Card

Here is another Christmas card that I made.

You can't see it in the photo, but the PP is shimmery and has a little glitter on it. More paper from my stash. I don't know who the manufacturer for this one is. I used my nesties to cut out the two oval and then used my Quickie glue pen to put glue around the edges of the ovals. I used Martha Stewart glitter around the edges. I love this glitter!! I read online somewhere, can't remember where, that Swiffer sheets work great for cleaning up glitter. I had been using a lint roller for messy spills and such, but these Swiffer sheets work WONDERFUL! Oh, back to the card...I used a Fiskers border punch for the bottom of the PP. I then attached self-adhesive half pearls along the bottom and on the two upper corners. The snowflake is from Spare Parts, I think...I stamped Merry Christmas on the inside to finish off the card. The card base is Bazzill Bling.

I only have a few more cards to make. I need to finish off the cards and box for my mom, I "think" I am going to try to make ornaments for my son and his new wife and a pretty box to put them in. We'll see just what I am able to get done...LOL!

Well, have a great day!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Another Christmas Card

Here is the second card I made. I like this one much better than the first one I posted. Again I used things that I have had for quite some time. I used another DCWV card base, Bazzil card stock that I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on. The PP is scraps from the first card I made. The holly leaf came with some other embellies in a pack of like three different one, but I don't remember the manufacturer. I used a Marvi corner punch and then wrapped metallic silver embroidery floss around the edges. I used some bling and some ribbon from my stash.

For the inside I used more scraps and some silver letter stickers from my stash. I like these letter stickers much better than the ones I used on the first card!

I got three and a half cards done today. I need to take pictures of them. Two of them turned out so cute! The PP I used was just too cute! I will have to upload them soon! I haven't counted how many cards I have done or how many I need to get done, so I guess I don't feel too pressured to get them done {even thought Christmas is coming very soon!}

That's it for tonight. Have a great night!


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Card

I finally took pictures of the cards that I have finished. I pulled out all of my Christmas papers, embellies, etc. and I said I wasn't going to buy any more Christmas themed anything until I used up all of the old stuff. I have had some of these supplies for a couple of years, when I first started making cards, and didn't really care for some of the embellies and stickers. I tried to jazz up the things I didn't like to make them work.

Here is the first Christmas card I made for 2009.

The base of the card is from the DCWV box of cards. The PP is from Joann's open stock, I think that is DCWV also, but not positive. The Christmas tree is from a card kit from two or three years ago, not sure of the brand. I wrapped gold embroidery floss around the tree for garland and then used some bling for ornaments and the star on the top of the tree. I used the nestie Label to pop the tree up. I used some MS glitter around the edge of the Label. The ribbon is from my stash also, not sure of the brand. I also used a corner rounder to round two of the corners.

and the inside of the card.

I used scraps from the front of the card for the inside. Now that I am looking at these letters on the computer, I am so not liking them. I will have to change them before sending this card out!

I need to go and get some more cards made!

Have a great day!


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Another card

I have been working on my Christmas cards the last few days. I was going to take photos of the ones that I have finished but the batteries in BOTH cameras are dead! How does that happen? I have two cameras and was thinking when I got the second one that I wouldn't have to worry about missing the perfect picture because I have TWO cameras. The chances of the batteries running out of juice in both cameras at the same time won't be a problem...WRONG!

Here is another card I have made for the set I am going to give to my mom for Christmas.

There is suppose to be flower in the lower right hand corner. It fell off and I didn't realize until after I took the picture! It's a little blurry also...sorry about that!

Well I guess I had better get back to making those Christmas cards so that I can get them mailed BEFORE Christmas!

Have a great day!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving....

a little late! I hope everyone had a wonderful day and was able to spend time with people that you love and was able to enjoy LOTS of good food!

We had a great day with lots of good food and laughter!

Sorry I haven't posted any more cards. I have been trying to get the layout for my Christmas cards done. Hopefully I have it figured out and can start making them!

Here is another card I made for my mom.

I have used the same papers on all of the cards, I am trying to make it look like a set. I have also started making a box to put them in. If it turns out okay, I will post a picture of that also.

Have a great night!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My DD made it home!

My DD got in at 6:30 this morning! It is so good to see her! It feels like she had been gone for years instead of a couple of months! She looks really good and has survived her first experience of being away from home. She does have to go back to DC for about a month, but the longest stretch is over. When she is done in DC, she has to go to college, about six hours away, but at least she will be closer to home.

Okay, enough about my DD for now. Here is another card I have to share with anyone that looks at my blog...LOL! It is another of the set I am making for my mom for Christmas. Red is one of her favorite colors so I hope she likes these.

This is my favorite so far. I am trying to make them so that she can use them for any occasion. This one I didn't put any greeting on the front or inside. She can use it to write a quick note to someone or she can use it as a birthday card, etc.

Well that's it for tonight. I have a lot of cooking to do tomorrow in order to get ready for Thanksgiving day. If I don't get on here again before Thanksgiving day, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy your time with your family. We have lost two family members this year that will be greatly missed.

Have a great night!


Sunday, November 22, 2009


I want to make a set of cards to give to my mom for Christmas. I actually got one done today! I'm thinking 12 for a set is a good number! Now let's see if I can get that many finished in time to mail in time for Christmas!

Here is the first one I am sharing. I think I like it. I will have to look at it for a couple of days before I decide if this is the finished product!

I have two birthday cards I need to get made before Thursday...nothing like putting things off until the last minute!

My DD will be home for Thanksgiving early Tuesday morning! I can't wait to see her! I knew I would miss her, I didn't realize how much until she was gone! She had her 21st birthday while in DC so I will have some of her favorite frosted sugar cookies waiting for her when she gets here and I will make her absolute favorite, cherry cheesecake, so we can all celebrate on Thanksgiving.

I'm not getting anything done sitting here at the!

Have a great night!


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Finally, something to add!

I have finally found my crafting mojo! I lost it earlier this year, and just couldn't bring myself to go into my "crap" room and even try to find it! I don't know if it was losing my dad in May, or my little brother taking his life in August, the move, etc. I should have been really excited because I finally got my scrapping room, but...anyways...

Here is a card I made for my in-laws anniversary...late...but I got it done! I totally messed up the date of their anniversary! I thought it was in November, BUT it was in October! I feel soooo bad that I made that mistake! My mom-in-law loves my cards so hopefully this will make forgetting a little better!

I stamped the word "Always" by Autumn Leaves and colored it with copic markers. I then cut it out and used dimensionals to pop it up. After I had my card all put together I used glossy accents to cover the whole word. I think it turned out okay, especially for not creating for quite some time!

Here's my card:

Have a great day!


Sunday, November 15, 2009


So sorry I haven't been around for so long. I have had some health problems the last couple of months that I have had to deal with, so I just haven't had much energy.

I have been spending a little more time in my "crap" room the last week and have gotten a few cards finished. I will take some pictures and get them posted in the next day or so. I have to take my son to the doctor tomorrow. He got bit by a cat last Tuesday night and ended up having surgery on Wednesday. I have been around cats all of my life and never knew such a thing could happen! He is doing well, thank God! He goes for a check-up tomorrow and hopefully everything will be okay!

Hopefully I have gotten my crafting mojo back and will start posting more often!

Have a great night!


Monday, August 31, 2009

New Calendar

Sorry I didn't post this sooner! My DD is leaving for Washington DC tomorrow morning and won't be back until December! She is spending her first semester of college out there interning at a Mental Hospital. Exciting for her, but sad for me...LOL! It is a wonderful opportunity for her, but I will miss her very much!

On to the calendar. I made this calendar for a friend of her's at school that will be gone on her own internship when my DD goes to school for the second semester.

Excuse the photos, I'm still getting use to the new camera!

This is the gift bag to hold the calendar, my favorite so far!

The front of the calendar...

I used my new I-Top tool (I won it from Oh My Crafts!) to make the brad, isn't that cool! I love being able to custom make buttons and brads to fit my projects!

Aren't those charms just the cutest...?!

I wasn't able to use my BIA to punch the holes for the calendar so I used a hole punch and then used the machine to close o-wires.

So that is my latest project that I have finished!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Sorry I haven't been around for awhile. My youngest brother decided to take his own life on August 15. He left behind his six year old daughter and the rest of us. We buried my dad in May and he decided that he couldn't go on without dad.

I don't understand suicide...I don't understand how a person can just decide it is time to end ones own life...Do they not think of the people they leave behind?...what it does to them?...I am still at the anger stage...hopefully I can put it behind me soon and get to the grieving process....

So on to crafting...I have made two more calendars. I forgot to take pictures of one of them, but will take pictures tomorrow of the one I have just finished.

Hope everyone is doing good and enjoying the weather.

Have a great night.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

I'm Back! LOL

Well we are moved and most everything is unpacked!

I have spent the majority of the last several weeks CLEANING! It amazes me how some people can live in such filth! I am not kidding when I say this place was beyond filthy, it was absolutely GROSS! I would have to clean before being able to put stuff away! It took me about two hours just to clean the shower and tub! And I won't even describe the oven to you...lets just say it made me gag, and it takes a lot to make me gag! We have cleaned the carpet in the kitchen at least five times and its still not clean!

Anyways...I have managed to get another calendar done...woohoo!...I just have to finish up the gift bag!

I will try to get some pictures taken tomorrow and post them.

I am so enjoying my "Crap" room! I have so much more room! I want to add some more shelves and "stuff" to make it look neater and more put together. That will come after I get the walls washed and painted! I am so excited...about the room...not more cleaning...LOL!

Well thats it for tonight. We had my in-laws and brother-in-law over for dinner and both of my kids stopped over today. It was a busy day but good!

Have a great night!


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Calendar and Gift Bag

There is a contest going on at Oh My Crafts blog spot. All you have to do is use an item purchased from OMC.

I used the nestibilities I purchased to make the below calendar.

I finally took pictures of the calendar I was working on and I also made my first gift bag!
The pictures aren't the best. I just got a new camera and am still figuring it out! So please excuse the bad photos!

The calendar I made is for my DD's little soroity sister. I started the calendar at August and went through July. I figured why start it at January of this year, when she receives it the year will be almost gone!

Here are the pictures!

This is the gift bag for the calendar.

That's calendar #1, I have about nine more to go!

Have a great day!