Monday, November 30, 2009

Winter Wonderland Swap Card

I joined a Winter Wonderland swap this month with my SU! sisters and this is the card I came up with. I used a Mojo Monday sketch (sorry, can't remember which one!) I wish I had used a wider ribbon, but I didn't have the right color at the time. But, I'm still happy with it - the snowmen make me happy and I love the glittery snow! Thanks for looking and have a warm and wonderful evening!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Treat Boxes

I received a Current, Inc. catalog in the mail and was browsing through it the other day. They had some really cute pyramid shaped Santa treat boxes. Well, I knew I just had to make some! I worked out a template and then decided to make a couple that look like Christmas trees. Having a circle cutter is a must for this project. Otherwise, you end up having to punch all four sides (like one of the samples). That's not a bad thing, but it's a lot more work and window sheets ;) I used different designer papers, punches, and window sheets. I think I'll fill them up with those yummy new Hershey mint truffle kisses! I'm happy to share the template - just send me an email if you'd like it.

Have a great day!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Hark! An Angel Card...

I thought this stamp was so pretty. But, it didn't stamp as well as I'd like. So, I filled it in with my black spica pen and it is all shiny now. I like it! I don't think you can really tell from the picture though :( I think I'll give this one to my mother-in-law since she loves angels. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, November 27, 2009

From a Workshop Card

Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I was so happy to have the day to stamp while listening to Christmas music (two of my favorite things!) I need to make Christmas cards, so jumped right in today.

About a month ago, I was lucky enough to attend one of my sister's Stamp-a-Stack workshops while visiting for my niece's birthday. We made this Christmas Tree Card (click here for more information on my sister's blog). I looked at the cut pieces from the scallop circle and just started playing around. I found that you can make a wreath with the leftover pieces! I connected them, glued them, and borrowed ribbon to make bows. I made a couple at the workshop and didn't have time to do anything with them until today.

I broke out all of my Christmas papers and looked for matching colors. This is what I came up with for one Christmas card. It is simple, but I like it. I hope you will too!

Remember, don't throw away the leftovers - you never know what can be created! Have a great weekend :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

2009 Thanksgiving Place Cards

Well, I decided to just go ahead and make some place cards for Thanksgiving. So, I broke out some Fall themed sets and this is what I came up with. First, I used a retired set (Fall Whimsy) and made a one sheet wonder. I used mostly new In-colors, but did use the retired Forest Foliage for one of the leaf stamps. I'm still sad that one retired. Anyway, I also used the Color Spritzer tool to add some color where there was too much white showing. I then started layering and used the new Mini Note kit stamp, where I'll write in the names. The Dusty Durango ribbon was a last minute addition :) Here are the two items that will be placed on each person's plate on Thanksgiving Day. It was a lot of work, but I think they'll be appreciated :) Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thanksgiving Place Card Treat Box

Good morning! I like to make place cards for Thanksgiving. I decided to make a little treat box as well. I used the Big Shot envelope die with some old DSP (Four Seasons). I love that little turkey stamp. Instead of using the "Give Thanks" from that Gobble, Gobble stamp, I used the "Happy Thanksgiving" stamp from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set.

I think I'll print out names on the computer and place the names across the back. We'll see. I'm still debating about where to put the names... Anyway, I will place these on the plates and hope everyone likes them. I had fun with them :) Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Poor Penguin...

Hi everyone! I finally had a chance to stamp today and it was great! I have to share my fiasco from last week. I signed up for a winter themed swap and decided to use the penguin from the Cold and Cuddly set. So, I colored the little guy in with my markers and stamped out a bunch. I love Crystal Effects and thought how cool it would be to use on the iceberg and the penguin, to add a little dimension. WELL, that was *not* a good idea! Look what happened! I had to throw away a ton of these messed up penguins. I felt so bad and what a waste of time! Thank goodness I didn't CE all of them. So, I did use one of them to make this card. I don't love it, but I do love the CE and Dazzling Diamonds on the iceberg - it's so shimmery! Anyway, it was good to put that mess behind me. I ended up designing a totally different card for the swap, but can't share that one until they are swapped out on the 30th of this month. I'll post it then :) Thanks for looking!