Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last Post for the year...

I can't believe 2009 is coming to a close! It flew by so fast, and another year is upon us! I had to share one last post before ringing in the new year. This cute little duo is for a friend who just had a baby this week. So hug your family and have a happy new year!

Materials are SU cardstock in Perfect Plum and Rose Romance and Certainly Celery. The Bella is colored in with Prismas and Bic MarkIts and highlighted with a glitter pen. The DP is DCWV, and the sentiment is PTI.
Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Monday, December 28, 2009

SSS36 - Get Well

Hello! I'm still in the holiday mode, and the last thing I wanted to do today was clean. So aside from washing some dishes, we pretty much hung around the house, played Legos, and spent some time in the craft room while Daddy entertained with the Wii.

I made this card for my Aunt who is having outpatient surgery tomorrow. I thought she might need a little pick-me-up this week.

I also used the sketch from the Sweet Stop (SSS36).

Stamp is Get Wella Bella. The image is colored in the Prismas, Bic Mark-Its and Martha Stewart glitter markers. The buttons are PTI. The base cardstock is SU Bliss Blu, the rest is from my scrap pile. I did sand the edges of the image background with sandpaper.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Here's wishing for a winter wonderland this Christmas! Although I think we're supposed to get rain...

This is my card for Tuesday Morning Sketches (#25). So simple, but I will definitely be using this sketch again! Supplies are SU cardstock in Going Grey and Rose Red, and DCWV snowflake paper. I am loving the nontraditional Christmas/winter colors I've been seeing around, and wanted to make something with them. The image is from Softpencil (not required, but I had to use one of their images - so cute!) is colored it with Bic Mark Its and Prisma markers. Accents are Martha Stewart snowflake punch, clear Stickles, misc bling and dew drops from my stash.

Thanks for looking and wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Challenges to Brighten the Day

Today was just not a good day. I haven't been feeling well myself, and my son is also sick. There's so much to do with Christmas just a couple days away and not enough time. So what's a girl to do? CRAFT THERAPY!

I made this cheery little card for the Mojo Monday Challenge (a sketch) and also the Corrosive Challenge (use bling!).

Supplies are Su cardstock Rose Red, Old Olive, misc DP from my scrap pile. PTI twill ribbon, misc bling, Clear and black Stickles, Cuttlebug embossing folder and the adorable little owl is from Pink Cat Studio.
I hope he brightens your day too! Now I am off to go wrap some presents!
Thanks for looking and happy stamping:)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Altered Calendars

I am so not ready for Christmas this year! Although I do have all my shopping done (yesterday!), my to-do list is endless. I have a few homemade gifts left to do, and here is one I thought to share with you.

Need a last minute gift idea? This is so easy! I just took a store-bought pocket calendar, pulled it out of the plastic covering, cut a piece of DP to fit over the front and the back, and embellished away! The numbers are cut using the Cricut, and the flowers and brads are from my stash.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

More Christmas and a Sketch

Good (late) evening. I find a few quiet moments that are rare lately to share this card with you! This little guy from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is SO adorable! I decided to use him for their challenge (SSS34), and also a My Scrapbooking Supplies challenge. The Sweet Stop challenge was based on their sketch, and the Scrapbooking challenge was to use red, green and gray.

Supplies are SU cardstock - Garden Green, Real Red and Going Gray. The image is colored in with Bic Mark-It markers, and highlighted with clear ice Stickles. I used 2 nesting punches for the sentiment and popped it up with dimensionals. The ribbon and bling are misc from my stash and the background is embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Mojo Monday Sketch

Happy "Bee" Day! I made this card for my cousin's birthday right after Christmas. This little bug is so cute, and this is my interpretation of the Mojo Monday sketch. I love this color combo too - SU Cameo Coral, Ruby Red and So Saffron. Image is Stamping Bella. Paper is DCWV and SU.
Thanks for looking!

Crafty Critters VSD

These are my cards for the Crafty Critters Virtual Stamping Day. Our first challenge was to make two Christmas cards. The first one to make a monochromatic card, and the second was to use paper piecing. So here are my two cards!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

CCC #14/Corrosive Challenge

I love to do challenges! This was a good one too - it was actually hard to use mostlyl white on a card. This is for the Crafty Critter blog group. The challenge was LSC249 on SCS. Also, I used the sketch for the Corrosive Blog challenge. Basically, use all white, no coloring, with the exception of using one color of ink. I am pretty happy with how it turned out.

Supplies are silver embossing powder, misc bling, dew drop, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, cuttlebug embossing folders. Stamps are PTI Tree Trimming Trio and Mixed Messages.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Two by Two, Part 4

Final set of cards! I love Riley/Sophie, and this image is adorable. I absolutely love the DP that came with this kit too. The colors are so pretty together.

The image is colored with Bic Mark-Its and Copics. These ones are pretty simple, but I think they turned out ok!

Sorry this is so short tonight, but I am running out of steam! I hope you enjoyed these cards:) I'm sure I'll be back with more before you know it!

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Delightful Sketch #13

Hi there! Today was a rather long day. We started with swim lessons and ended with my son's preschool Christmas program. He did excellent by the way - we bribed heavily! But it was really too cute to see him actually get up on stage with the other kids and participate (last year we didn't make it up to the stage and he was very upset).

But I did find some time to make it to my craft table and make this card to share with you. It's for Delightful Sketches #13.

Colors are SU More Mustard, Not Quite Navy. DP is DCWV. The image is Digital Delights, and the sentiment is PTI Mixed Messages. The cute little bear is colored in with SU and Prismacolor markers. The brim of the hat is accented with clear Stickles, and ribbon is PTI and some misc bling.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Two by Two, Part 3

Here is my third installment for the card kit duos! I LOVE this paper. It makes me smile. I really enjoyed putting these two cards together.

The supplies came from my secret sister from SCS again. I used Bic Mark-Its to color in the image, highlighted the cake with a clear sparkle Gelly Roll pen, and highlighted the flower in "birthday" with Fruit Punch Stickles.

For the second card, same as above, plus I ran the ribbon through the Xyron sticker machine, and popped up the sentiment on dimensionals.

See you next with with #4:)
Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

2 Challenges in 1

I made this card for 2 challenges this week: Corrosive Challenges and Tuesday Morning Sketches. For the Corrosive blog we were to use red and green for a card. The Tuesday Challenge was based on the sketch.

Materials are SU cardstock - Always Artichoke and Real Red. DP is DCWV. Ink is Real Red and Glorious Green. I used a Gelly Roll pen for the "stitching". Stamps are SU Sparkling Christmas, PTI Mixed Messages. Other supplies are punches, clear Stickles, and misc ribbon.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

How Sweet!

Thanks, Melina for nominating me for my first blog award! How cool is that?

Here is what you need to do after receiving this award:
1. Thank the person that nominated you.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link the person that nominated you for this award.
4. List 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 bloggers that you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.
7 things about myself:
1. I just had a beautiful baby girl 2 months ago.
2. I have an obsession with cookbooks - I like to browse them just for fun.
3. I serve as director Sunday mornings in our church nusery.
4. My favorite movie of all time is the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice.
5. Fiber ribbons creep me out. I don't know why.
6. I love anything hazelnut.
7. I love snowmen.
My nominees are...
Happy stamping!