Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends! If you are traveling, please be safe!

Just a quick share of a few different Christmas cards I ended up making, at the last minute, of course! ha! ha!

Holiday hugs and love to all!

Edited to add: Several people asked about the embossing's by Provo Craft for Cuttlebug and it's called Joy & Cheer. It's on their website, on the last (5th) page! Hope that helps!

Monday, December 20, 2010

OTWC #38: merry

Happy Monday! And happy vacation! I finally ventured into my crafty room, boy was I rusty! lol! Now, to venture back and attack a new box of Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog pre-order items...or read a book...or play Pictureka...I love these choices! hee! hee! I do need to start thinking about getting some Christmas shopping done too, I guess!

To get me inspired, I played along with the OTWC #38 challenge. How could you not be inspired with these fun colors?! I started making the tree with some Divine Twine, added some "snow" with a scrap from my Tasteful Trims die, decided it looked "merry", and that was that!

I hope you're having a great day! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Clean & Simple Christmas for Ett Trykk

Happy Friday! What a week! So busy and no time to stamp, boo hoo! :) I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one in this boat this time of the year though! Hopefully this weekend I'll squeeze some in...

In the meantime, I do have a few cards to share that you can find published in the Norwegian magazine Ett Trykk. They invited me to be a guest designer and make a few clean and simple Christmas cards, so exciting! You should definitely check it's full of beautiful cards and you'll definitely recognize some faces of paper crafters that you know featured in this issue! I can't read a word of the magazine, but luckily you don't have to to be able to enjoy the pictures!

Off to grade papers, maybe I can knock them all out on Friday night and get that part of my weekend behind me! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 59: Let It Snow

Happy Sunday! How do the weekends fly by so quickly?! We are enjoying some beautiful, sunny yet coolish weather in Dallas! Love it! I should be putting the ornaments on the tree (lights went on yesterday, then I faded!) and putting up the decorations, but I took a few minutes to stamp!

I loved Stacey's inspiration photo for this week over at Stacey's Stamping Stage, so I had to play along. Usually I make a *plan* for a card before I start, but this time I just started stamping and gluing things down, no plan! This little already-made card base was the only thing I could find in my Basic Gray cardstock file, yikes! I need to order more fast!!

Oh, and while I was making this I found Footloose on tv, what a classic! My fave line of the day: "This ain't the Middle Ages! We got tv! We got Family Fued!"

Enjoy your Sunday! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Stamps: Jolly Old Saint Nick.
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Always Artichoke.
Ink: Black, Real Red & Pumpkin Pie marker, Craft White.
Accessories: Big Shot, Polka Dots embossing folder, Always Artichoke big designer button, Colored Pencils, Blender Pen, misc white pom poms & red/white ribbon, Melissa Frances snowflakes, Little Yellow Bicycle letter stickers.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sweet Centers...SU CASE

Happy Saturday! Hope your weekend is going well!

After a year, I finally used my Sweet Centers stamp set and one of the treat cups! I copied this card pretty much exactly right from the SU catalog, gotta love that! This was one of the projects I made for my teacher friends to make at our get together last week. I had trouble getting my mojo flowing, hence the CASE! lol!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Stamps: Sweet Centers, Sparkly & Bright, Tiny Tags.
Cardstock: Old Olive, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Kraft.
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive.
Accessories: Treat Cup, Linen Thread, Tiny Tag Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Small Star Punch, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals, misc. craft store snowflake filling.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Jolly Old Saint Nick...on BINGO background

Happy Thursday!

Can you tell this is my favorite Santa stamp this year?! I love him! Here I went very simple with no coloring and just stamped him in Versamark, then heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. Another favorite this year...this yummy Cherry Cobbler cardstock! The background is embossed with my Big Shot and a little contraband Tim Holtz Bingo embossing folder. Love it!

I entered this in the Kraft Journal hloliday challenge! Did you know there was a blog devoted to Kraft, my all-time favorite cardstock?! Check it out!

Hope you are having a great week! Tomorrow is Friday! Whoo! Hoo! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Stamps: Jolly Old St. Nick, Tiny Tags.
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler.
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Versamark.
Accessories: Tiny Tag Punch, Wild Wasabi Jumbo Button, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Tasteful Trim Bigz Die, Tim Holtz Bingo embossing folder, white yarn.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dec. 25 in Paper Crafts!

Happy Wednesday!

I almost forgot to share this card that is in the November/December issue of Paper Crafts! You can find the issue at your local store or online here. The card is also featured as an online bonus project with step-by-step instructions and materials here.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!