Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Stuff

I made all of my Christmas cards and envelopes this year. Whew! That was a job! I enjoyed it but it took loads of time. The only thing that I didn't do was take a picture of each and every card. Not too many were the same and my husband said that I should have because I won't know if I sent the same card next year! So true! As you can see I duplicated the Hero Arts stamp of trees in different ink colors and gems. I also added some Kyron silver and gold trim on the outside of the cards for a different flare. But they were all unique in design and made with love. I also made a lot of vintage stamped cards using Tim Holtz Father Christmas stamps and I loved how they turned out but I didn't take pictures! How silly I am. Right now I am a bit burned out so I don't know if I will make them again next year. I did enjoy making lots of boxes and tags for gifts this year as well. I will post a few but I hate to spoil the surprise if my girls get on my blog site. I have worn my self out and I am feeling a bit under the weather now....blah.....Maybe by Christmas I will feel better.....Merry Christmas everyone!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Cards

Here are some Christmas cards that I have been making. I better finish the envelopes and get them in the mail!!!! We have a snow storm coming our way so the mail may slow down! Ha ha!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

'Tis the Season!

Well, I have been busy shopping and am trying to get everything done early this year so that I can do some creating as well as enjoying the lights, baking and my kids when they come home. Here are a few things that I have made. I love making these little boxes. The square ones are made following Martha Stewart's score pal instructions. I used my half circle punch to punch the lid. I attached some former tags that I made and have posted in earlier posts. I made the snowflake box using Wrap It Up cartridge. It was cut at 11 1/2 inches. I added the gems for some bling and made an extra snowflake just to jazz it up. I love the glittler paper that I used from DCWV Glitter Cardstock Stack. The Merry Christmas stamp on the card is from MPS Christmas stamp set. I had used the cuttlebug die cut to cut the trees and I used distress inks on them to color the trunks and pine. The red is a shimmer cardstock and I like how it shines. The "tag" card is simple but I love it. I just added a piece of holly with a brad for the berries and used sticky zots to adhere the tag that I had made and posted in a previous post. I have so much more that I want to do and so little time!!!! ha!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Few More Books

Here are a couple more books that I just finished. I hope Linda likes all four that she ordered from me!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Busy Making Remember the Date Books

I have been busy finishing up some orders for some Birthday/Anniversay books. Here are three of them that I have finished. I have to just do the covers for two other ones and that will complete this order. I used distress inks and one of Tim Holtz masks. (the purple/red book is his mask) The other masks I made with my circut. I cut the shapes out and apply distress ink over top of them and then stamp over top of them. When you remove them you get the neat effect!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Stylish Blogger Award

I am so honored. Audrey at http://cuteandsome.blogspot.com/ has awarded me with The Stylish Blogger Award. It has made my day! Thank you so much Audrey. Everyone should go check out her blog as well. She is a talented lady.

Now, this award does come with some rules so please follow along :).
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

Okay, now the 8 things about myself are:

1. I love scrapbooking and making things with my hands. Creativity sets me free!

2. I love to run while listening to my great playlist on my ipod. It is a great stress reliever.

3. I have four fantastic adult children and a great husband of 32 years.

4. I have been a Dental Hygienist for 30 years.

5. I love my pool and the beach!

6. I love to read, especially Joy Fielding's books.

7. I don't like thunderstorms, tornados or anything that mother nature lets out that is harmful.

8. I love my kitties Jasper and Jadyn. They have great personalities and make my day interesting at times.

These are the 8 ladies that I would like to forward this award to:

Char: http://wwwsouthjerseygirl.blogspot.com/

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Cards

This past weekend long crop inspired me to create some more Christmas cards. I used a Hero Arts stamp for the blue/tree card and mypinkstamper's Christmas stamp for the sentiment, "Celebrate the Season". I added blue gems to the trunks of the trees. The idea for this card came from the Archivers store. The deer stamp was purchased at Michaels. I used a Kryon silver marker to make the border around the cards. I colored the deer with copic sketch markers. I ran the deer card's "Noel" through my cuttlebug using a brass stencil that I received as a gift from an order I had placed online. I then used Perfect Pearls to the Noel word to create the shimmer. The "word tree" I designed on my Gypsy but I got the idea from Denise at http://paperpastime.com/. I drew the main part of the word tree using a Chomas green glitter holder and pen. (http://amychomas.blogspot.com/) I colored the red berries and the inside of the letters manually using a Chomas red glitter pen. The inside stamps were purchased from Michaels. I made all of the envelopes for all three cards. The red envelope was a paper from Tim Holtz holiday stack. I love the inside santas showing on the envelope. P.S. I ran 4 miles at the gym tonight! Yeah!