This is one of the last Christmas cards I have to get through - I put wish as the sentiment - I wish for a lot of things this New Years Eve! I wish for the typical stuff - peace, love happiness, and health. Without health, happiness and belief in a higher being! Whatever your person is - believe with all your heart!
Friday, December 31, 2010
This is the digi from Designed to Delight-I didn't make it in time for last challenge - so I thought - I'm going to submit it for this week! I loved this image - I combined it with another sketch challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches. The coloring is fun - it should be cardinals but they are purple jays instead! I don't think there are purple jays in the real world!! It's all cool - they are in my world!! Tee Hee!
Thanks for the Kleenex he's saying - I also used all scraps (except the card base). I went to the scrap file and I can't even remember what these were from - the background which is floral is old, old paper I got on clearance probably 5-10 years ago - so who knows the brand, the orange, not so old - but all scraps!! I like it - I love using them - it makes me feel less like a "Craft Hoarder". Ok - I know a lot of you ladies do the same thing - if it looks like we can cut something out of it - it goes in the file!! I've thrown a scrap away and rethought it and got it back out - Yikes!!!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
I just think Whoopsi has the cutest digis! You get 4 on a sheet and I love 'em all! This was a challenge of lace and pins! I decided to do ribbons and lace - they just go together so well. I added some beads on my pin and a bow on top. I did some faux stitching and Copics coloring - pretty simple but I just love it!! Thanks for popping in!!!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
A little help from his friends and he'll be just fine. We all find ourselves in a bit of a predicament - no one can do it all. This little turtle is still smiling cause his buddy is coming to help him out and the flowers are the one that sent the s.o.s.!! Funny stuff. I used DCWV spring stack. I just love the value - I know, I know - I've said it before. Well, love the cart! It is definitely on the top of my fav list! Thanks for stopping by and hey mom look - no Copics!
This card is going to my oldest and dearest friend. Hey Valerie!! I saw this little girl and instantly thought of Val. We've been friends since I was 10 and we moved into the neighborhood. We have seen a lot of mischief and promised each other not to tell each others kids. Our lives are so parallelled it's uncany!! Well, on to the card. The image is VN Digital Art - I love her digis! I combined Martha Stewart punches along with my cricut, and threw in the Creative memories cutting system. Man - with all the manual systems I bot - I still use that - in fact, I still have my original blades. I have new ones but continue to use the old ones - that's 10 years! So, thanks for listening to me rattle on and on!! It's that time of year! Take care - let's hope for a great year!
Sparkle Time Baby!! I love this stamp - funny - I don't use a lot of rubber stamps - I love em - just lately haven't been using them. I loved the sketch from Crafting with DeeDee's Digis. I did print out a bunch of her digis - just trying to get through once I've already stamped - Still trying to knock out the Xmas cards as long as I'm on a roll. I have maybe 6or 7 more. This was a real cute sketch - I used a little of everything - it's a 5 x 5 in card. I like using the different sizes/shapes - I just get in a rut sometimes!!!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
This is my adaptation of the Card Sketch on Card Patterns. I wanted to add a little interest - I'm trying to continue to use the digis I have printed. I did break down and print some today - no Christmas .... other "stuff" events, etc. This little digi is from Whoopsi Daisy - when I first started using her digis - I was hesitant - but i've fallen in love with them. They are so reasonably priced also!!! They even have a two-fer right now til the end of the month!
Ok - I actually changed this little Pixie into a Christmas card. the little girl is too cute- I love her- I added red and green - I'm so getting a jump on next year! I love the sketch and love the image. I'm still making Christmas cards - trying to switch gears - haven't yet - hang in there - we'll soon be on to Valentines??? Birthdays???? hmmmmm....
Monday, December 27, 2010
My thought behind the sentiment is "dream" - dream of a better and brighter tomorrow! I liked the image and that's what it reminded me of - the yellow ribbon - please come home! This is for a challenge for 2 Sisters! They are sending them to a hospital so I gotta' get this in the mail to them to take to the volunteers to use. What an awesome idea!!!
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Let it Snow!! As long as the snow comes - the skiing and sledding is right behind! As a matter of fact, the little one is up skiing right now! It's not a cheap sport - so - she's there and I'm not - as a matter of fact, she's using my skis! You know they're growing up - when they use "your stuff"! This is a digi from WhoopsiDaisy. He's cute, eh?? Well, it was fun to color- simple and used a bunch of scraps!! The cuttlebugged red has a big circle out of the middle! Tee hee!
Ok - starting the Christmas cards for next year - I WILL have a jump on them!! This year is going to be different - HA! HA! This is a cute little mouse from digi doodle shop. I have a bunch of digis already printed and I am gonna get through them! I want to make the cards for next year also. So...maybe if I do a little at a time especially the ones I already printed - I'll get the majority of them done by next December!! Thanks for popping by -
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
DZ Doodles Style!! I love the sketch - love the new years bear!! I used a little Nesties for the mats, a little Martha for the border and random ribbon. DCWV came to the rescue for the paper- notice the card base - it's a set I bot some time ago on clearance - wasn't sure i'd use the new years - but - here we are!! Fun stuff - I think he's cute as can be!! I'll tell ya' about a tradition we have on New Years - We throw out a pot of water at the stroke of 12. That signifies all the bad stuff of the year and leaves your pot empty to welcome in the new good times for the upcoming year!! Silly, huh??
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Teal, Brown and Green - I thought I'd use the colors to go with these little gingerbread guys from Just Because Cards and Peachy Keen faces. Oh, a little cuttlebug, MS loops border punch!! I love making bags and boxes for holidays - I find it's fun to give something out of the ordinary - I know it means a lot to me - I'm thinking it does to others also!! A little $1 stamp holiday, $1 bin felt ribbon and SU label punch. Fun - some bling, and we're ready to stuff with a present, candy, cookies -- whatever!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Ok - you are so not gonna believe this!! All the boxes I've made are gone - I actually need a few more so I figured I'd made some more with my challenges in mind. This is a cricut cut for the Bitten by the Bug challenge- I love the All That Scraps girl with her wreath - I thought they looked cute together - a ribbon and another box ready to go.....
Saturday, December 18, 2010
This little Piggy Went to ....The Emmys!! She's all dressed up - I guess you can put lipstick on that pig!! My sister is law is so into pigs for a zillion years and I saw this (by the way she's as skinny as a rail!) and thought of her!! So - her birthday's in January - I'm ready- gonna make her a necklace or a little something and we're off and runnning!! I did the 3 birds with one stone - challenge baby challenge!!!
Friday, December 17, 2010
I was thinking the exact same thing today!! I'd rather not go into why.,...but- I was thinking today - there is so much to be thankful for - it's hard sometimes to realize that!! So....life thru some lemons at me today and I grabbed the blender and made me a nice cold lemonade....BTW - that's me - if you noticed my profile - dark curly hair!! Too funny - I didn't have the Simply Cart - although, it is at the top of my list!! Anyway - hope you enjoy - I haven't given my cricut much love lately so it felt good to play with her!
Ok - I was great - bought some gifts starting in August - went out black friday and finished it off with the exception of stuffers!! Well, that was almost a month ago - now my tree is up and not decorated, nothing wrapped and this weekend we start family Christmas' that are a few hours away!! My favorite - I get to see my "Bestie" - Hey Valerie - what's up BFF??? Well, so here's how I'm feeling right now!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
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Sunshine is what we need sometimes and sometimes it comes in the funniest ways!! It could be a friend that brings it into our lives!! It's not always the big bright thing in the sky!! During the holidays we need to make sure we spread that sunshine to all our friends and families. Sometimes we don't realize that someone needs it ..... so, spread it and don't ask questions - just send it out to everyone you know! This was a Little Paper Shop Digi and sketch! Simple but hope it gets the message across!
I think this little girl from a Day for Daisies is just the cutest digi! I had a sketch challenge so -- I decided to combine them. The sketch challenge takes a lot of the guess work out of the design. At least, I think so. I colored her and sparkled her with a little Sakura glitter pen. The bling is just a must. I added some chipboard button I had been wanting to use and of course some nestabilities, oval cutters, geez! I used a lot of tools. SU pumches. What else is in my arsenal??? Oh - my Cricut - didn't use it! Well, I hope you enjoy - tomorrow most of these cards are going out - we're getting down to the wire!!!
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Well, I've been all day at the soccer fields and was totally having withdrawals from my room!! Luckily - I had made some cards last night without coloring- I find that it goes so much faster when I find a sketch challenge and then combine it with the coloring/digi later.Well, I love the Sparkle Creations Stamps - I'm so into the digis that I've gotta get those stamps out!! It's almost sinful because I have so many. I'm just starting to collect my Sparkle Stamps! The sketch was from the Stamping Bazaar but I mixed up the imagine and didn't want to redo them - so don't worry TSB - the cupcake girl is on another -coming later tonight or tomorrow.
Well, this technique is about as glittery as you can get - You stamp your image on a transparency, then use the glitter puzzle technique on the card itself - the transparency is attached on top of the glitter puzzle and you have a glittery card. I like it!! It's a lot of work - go to Split Coast and you can see the tutorial on it!