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!