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!


I went on a weekend crop this past weekend. It was a lot of fun. Exhausting but always a lot of fun! It always takes me 2 days to catch up on my sleep! I felt like doing projects more than layout this time. I made a lot of tags using my Tim Holtz distress inks and stamps. I did scraplift the tree on top of the old car idea from http://creationsbychristie.blogspot.com/. All the others I created on my own. I love how they turned out! I hope you do too!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Explosion Box Card

My Mom is going to celebrate her 87th birthday on Nov. 13. We are going out to dinner to celebrate and I have always wanted to try an explosion box card. She is the perfect person to give it to. I had fun making this. I got my instructions from http://paperpastime.com/. Denise has a video that you can watch. The cake is a bit tricky. I added the icing by using the Icicles punch by Martha Stewart. I thought that really complimented the cake and helped to hide imperfections around the cake. I printed a small picture of my Mom and placed it in the oval frame. She loves pink and purple so I really did it up in her colors.

Friday, November 5, 2010

I Joined a Gym

I finally joined the new gym that is geared to the general public. It is only $10.00/month and it will keep me running throughout the cold winter months! I ran a bit over 4 miles today which took me one hour. I haven't run recently so I was pleased that I was able to run at all. I am a bit tired tonight but all in all, it felt great to start a routine again. I am in the process of making a cake in box explosion card for my Mom's 87th birthday. When I finish it I will post it. :)