Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Day After

Yep I didn't get around to posting again yesterday so I guess I will be posting today and the next time I post more Christmas items (noticed I didn't say tomorrow just in case I don't get to it :(

Fancy Pants Designs--Saint Nick Paper
Martha Stewart Holly Punch, I added some embossing
Recollections--Gemstone brad

Fancy Pants Designs--Saint Nick paper
Cardmaking and Papercraft--Diecut sentiment

Fancy Pants Designs--Saint Nick papers
Big Snowflake diecut from my sister I added some inking to age it a bit

Fancy Pants Designs--Saint Nick paper, there were two Santas in this pack so I just cut one out and popped it a top the other one to give the Santa more dimension
Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine, diecut sentiment

Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas.... we are going to go shopping for some professional shoes for my daughter to wear when she teaches some workshops soon at Harvard, she is short so she is hoping to find a comfortable pair but with some heal to give her height.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Monday, December 24, 2012


Well I didn't get around to posting yesterday, busy day with Church and then last minute gifts, but I got done what I needed to give to my girlfriend tonight, I will share it with you in a couple of days :)

Graphic 45 --Christmas past papers and images
On the first I added the Martha Stewart punch and glued on the snowflakes that came out of the punch
On the second I added a Martha Stewart snowflake punch and added a few stickles
The 3rd is all just papers layered with the Angles image cut out and added

Graphic 45--Christmas Emporium Papers and images
On the first card I added a Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine die cut sentiment, layered onto a strip of paper
The second I added Martha Stewart Snowflake punches with Gem centers
I did realize that the top snowflake had been ripped and I fixed it before sending it out :)

We will be attending our Christmas eve service at Church tonight, since I am in charge of Communion I will need to be there early to set up, it is such a special service and this is when I always feel like Christmas celebration begins!!

Hope you all find peace in our Heavenly Father who gave us the most precious gift of all, His Son!!


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Jolly Christmas

I have some more Christmas cards, I think I have enough to post a few each day leading up to Christmas.

Graphic 45--Christmas Emporium papers and images
Martha Stewart Holly Punch
Stampendous stickers (berries)

Graphic 45--Christmas Emporium papers
Piercing around the edges

Graphic 45--Christmas Emporium papers
Martha Stewart Snowflake border w/inking

Graphic 45--Christmas Emporium
Martha Stewart Snowflake border punch and snowflake punches

Such great images came in this paper pack, I was able to get all these cards made in one evening :)

My Daughter and Son in law made it here last night from Boston!!!  It is so good to have them back and to have the house full of laughter once again!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend preparing for the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ!


Friday, December 21, 2012

O Christmas tree

Fancy Pants Designs--Saint Nick paper
Cardmaking and Papercraft Mag. sentiment, I brushed some Distress stain in Brushed Pewter around the sentiment
Stickles, x-mas red, Patina on the circles on the biggest tree
Spare parts Snowflake brad

Simple Stories- 25 days of Christmas papers
Martha Stewart snowflake punch, added Frosted Lace stickles to it
Cardmaking and Papercraft sentiment die cut w/inking around the edges
Pom Pom ribbon from LSS

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and visit and for your comments,

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

ODBDSLC 135 Snowflake or Snow

I haven't been able to do the last few challenges over at Our Daily Bread but when this one came out I thought perfect I wanted to add snow to the Christmas Door stamp set.  You can check out the challenge Here  on their blog.

The snow is around the greenery of the door, wreath, door step and a touch of it is on top of the bow, I used Marvy Snow Marker for the snow.  I think I burned it a bit on the left side, still learning to use it :)

Our Daily Bread Design Christmas Door stamp set for image and sentiment.  Colored with copics and distress markers.  Flower soft for the greenery and I used dimensional adheasive for the bow to lift it up a bit.

Sizzix- Tim Holtz- Bricked Embossing folder, inking on the folder before embossing
Spellbinders A2 Matting basics A dies
Spare Parts, tiny round brads

Here are all three that I was able to get done.

Hope you get a chance to play along in this challenge, off to make more cards, I am so behind, I think some people will be receiving their cards a little late this year.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cardinal Christmas

I just got back from a quick trip back home to Michigan to see family and have an early Christmas gathering.  My brother and sister in law that live out of the country couldn't make it but all the rest of us were there.  These cards are what I sent all our brothers and sisters, we have 9 between us and I ended up doing one for Amanda too that you will see at the end of the post.

Heartfelt Creations Cardinal Family stamps and dies
Impression Obsession Pine Bough
Memory Box Woodland Branch
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing folder
Marvy--Snow Marker

Here is a closeup, I liked seeing others use of the Marvy snow marker but I just couldn't get it to look as nice, and wow does that stuff stink.

On the second day I had 4 more to make and those I ended up using Liquid Pearls in White Opal for the snow.

This last one as I was inking my signature on the back of the card I dropped the stamp and ended up with a black spot on the front, so this one ended up going to my Daughter and Son in law, so they have a special card :)

I used a scrap of Christmas paper from my stash and added some scor tape on top of that and sprinkled some Glass Glitter from Melissa Francis on the top.

I am still so far behind on my Christmas cards, don't know if everyone will get one this year.  Going home for the weekend meant I missed 3 days of cardmaking time but I am sure happy we were able to go.

Have a Great week,
Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, December 14, 2012

50th Birthday

My girlfriend turned 50 and since I was hand delivering this card I could put as much bulk on it as I wanted too :)

Memory box-- Jasmine Frame has been cut out with cardboard and then again with designer paper to give it more depth
Spellbinder Peony die (sentiment tag)
Hero Arts--Fabulous Birthday sentiment
Martha Stewart butterflies with Stampendous stickers for their bodies
Die-namics Prima Donna Petals die
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms die
Magnolia (gem leaves)  after taking picture I used scor tape to keep the gem from going off the side of the card
Martha Stewart tag punch w/50 sticker
Martha Stewart leaf punch
I forgot to write down the paper, if your interested in knowing just let me know and I will figure out what I used :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and I hope you have a Wonderful weekend,

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Bird Feeder

This is another cute stamp I got at the yard sale at my LSS.

House Mouse Designs-- Feeder Friends, colored with Copics and Distress Markers
Glossy Accents to give the feeder a glass look
Spellbinder Lattice Rectanlge
Fiskar corner punch (on black cardstock matting)
K&co. Classic K Bailey paper
Making Memories Autumn Splendor Ribbon
Inkadinkado Greetings and Salutations stamp
Forever in time Gemstones

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Deployed Airmen

A couple of guys from our church are deployed over this Christmas season, so our church had us donate goodies to send them and asked if we could also have cards for them to open, these were done very quickly before I had to take them in.

Inkadinkado Christmas season stamp was embossed with copper embossing powder (manger and sentiment stamps
Sizzix Tags rounded dies
Spellbinder Ribbon banners die
Martha Stewart Holly punch Stampendous Sparklers for the berries

Same stamp set for the image
Sentiment was computer generated (already in my stash)
The berries on this card are Spare parts tiny brads
Decorative scissors to cut out the sentiment
All papers on both cards were all from my scraps bin (I believe the striped snowflakes paper is DCWV and the paper behind the sentiment is Daisy D's)

I need to get back to my Christmas card making, hope you all aren't as behind as I am.
Have a Terrific week,

Friday, December 7, 2012


This stamp was in with a bag of stamps that I purchased at my Local stamp stores yard sale, next year I really need to go through my stuff and let go of some stuff I don't use, instead of constantly bringing more in :)

Rubber Stampede, Lily stamp, colored with pencils
Martha Stewart, vintage floral punch around the page punches
Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby paper
Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags one
Queen & Co. Pearls

We are starting off the weekend with alot of dense fog this morning, but it is 52 degrees at 9 am so you can't beat that :)  We will be celebrating my husbands birthday tomorrow, he still is deciding what he wants to do, so my weekend will be a surprise.

Hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend!
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and for leaving your comments,

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Outside My Window

I have been enjoying all the window cards I have been seeing lately, especially those done by Kittie . It reminded me that I had bought a window stamp at a fall festival last year and I had never used it, I beleive it is a local company and when I googled it all I come up with is a Photography place in Tennesse, so I don't know if they are even still in business.

Treasures to remember, window stamp, has been cut out and paper from my first paper pack behind it.  Colored with Copics.  The wood grains are in the stamp.
I made the window box by using my fiskars corner punch on a piece of rectangle cardsotck and then added about 3 strips on top of each other to give a little lip to the top of the box.
McGill pine punch
Michaels $ punch
Liquid Pearls in lemon yellow for center of flowers
Sizzix (Tim Holtz) Bricked Embossing Folder, inking on the folder before embossing

Today started off mighty cold in the high 30's, but the sun is shining :)
Hope it is shining where you are!
Thanks so much for stopping by,

Monday, December 3, 2012

Paper Pieced Flowers

I saw some paper piecing of flowers and it reminded me of an old set of stamps from Auntumn Leaves Flower stamp set that I hadn't used in quite some time. Fruit punch stickles for the centers.

All papers are from My Mind's eye, quite contrary paper pad
Sentiment stamp
Martha Stewart border punch
Mark Richards, crystal mosaic, under the sentiment

Woke up to 60 degrees this morning, and it is suppose to get up to 74 today, that is amazing since our normal highs are in the high 40's I think they mentioned on the weather.  Enjoying every minute of it!  The only thing is, I am having problems getting into the mind set to make Christmas cards, I don't know how you all do it that are in the warmer states.  We lived in Texas for 4 years and I don't remember having problems getting into it, maybe my mind is just thinking it should get cold here, I don't know just weird.

Hope you all enjoyed a great weekend and that the week ahead holds alot of good times!
Thanks so much for stopping by,

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Party time

This cross-stitching came from the magazine called The Best of Margaret Sherry, there are 116 charts in this magazine, it looks more like a book but I found it in the magazine section.  It is from the makers of Cross-stitcher magazine.  My sister in law loves animals so I thought this would be a cute one for her birthday.

This ended up being a big card and needed extra postage.  I mounted the cross-stitching onto a piece of cardstock with scor pal tape.
BasicGrey Two scoops papers
Martha Stewart border punch
SRM stickers for sentiment
Spellbinders back to basics tags and Carnation creation for the big flower
Sizzix Tattered florals for the center flower
Sizzix Branch with leaves die (only used a portion of the die

We are enjoying another Beautiful weekend, I keep thinking this will be the last of these great temps and bright sunny days and then we end up having more, I am not complaining at all, I love it!

Hope you are having a good weekend wherever you are,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,