Saturday, December 31, 2011

Have a Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Hard to believe that today is the last day of 2011.  In this household, the last year was one of many moves and changes, but we are happy to say we are finally settling in nicely.  We are looking forward to enjoying what life brings us in 2012. (Hopefully a lot less house projects)

We've had lots and lots of family in town, so I have been MIA from crafting and blogging, but look forward to getting back on track in 2012. Wouldn't trade the memories with family for the world.

Since I am a bit under the weather I challenged myself to make a card in 5 minutes or less. Anyone who knows me knows this is a CHALLENGE! We were very blessed this Christmas, so I have many Thank You notes to create, and I decided simple and fast is the way to go.

Another creation with supplies from my scrap pile! Since I had a role of this glittery cord, I thought that would be a great touch to the top. After fussing with a pretty bow, I noticed not so pretty for picture. (note to self check before picture taking)....we will blame it on the clogged head.

The sentiment is from Stampin' UP! Thank You Kindly stamp set.

I am going to play along with with Jules Crafty Snippet Challenge, Fairy Tale Challenge Blog: Something Easy, Simon Says: Anything Goes, and The Play Date Cafe!
Well, I am going to keep this short. Just wanted to squeeze one more card/post before the year ended.
Happy New Year Everyone!

Stamps:  Stampin' UP!
Paper: CS: Stampin'  UP!  DP: DCWV
Ink: Versafine
Other: Cord: Wrights, Punch: EK Success

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Kraft-y Christmas


It's me again with ANOTHER Christmas card today! That's what happens when you wait to the last minute to start working on things.

I adore Kraft and Red together, so this was a fun card to put together.

This week at The Shabby Tea Room the challenge is to USE KRAFT, RED, NEWSPRINT, SILVER AND A STAR!

I used a combination of goodies so check below for supply list.  

I hope you have a wonderful and festive season. Not sure if I will be squeezing any more post in, so I want to make sure I wish you all Holiday Cheer for good measure!

Merry Christmas!
Stamps:  PTI, DeNami Designs
Paper: CS: Stampin'  UP! DP: Newspaper
Ink: Stampin' UP!, Distress Ink
Other: Punches: EK Success and Marvey,  Star: Memriemare, Ribbon: Michaels, Twine: May Arts

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas with JUGS :)

Hello again!

I have another Christmas Card to share!

I started with a Kraft card base and added my red, green and white plaid designer paper.  I stamped this gorgeous pine wreath from DeNami Designs and added some snowflakes for a wintery touch.  Next I added a Wilson Designs Merry Christmas sentiment in the center and completed this festive number by adding lace, ribbon and button trimmings. 

I am going to play along with the JUGS challenge this week.
Have a great rest of your day!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Pals Paper Arts and DeNami Designs


I have a quick and simple card that I put together to go in a little gift for my son's swim coach. Tonight is his last lesson as we are taking a break for a couple of months.

I used the sketch challenge this week at Pals Paper Arts for my layout.
Ppa pic
The gift is Pink and Green so I used that as a base for my color choices and pitched in some red.  I started with a Real Red card base, followed by Whisper White then Positively Pink which I embossed using Stampin' UP! dots for added texture.   

I used DeNami Designs Medium Curly Christmas Tree in SU Gable Green ink. The Merry Christmas Circle sentiment is also from DeNami Designs. 
For added fun, I added some pink and red stickles to the tree and button!

I am going to play along again with the Current DeNami Designs Christmas Theme challenge
I hope everyone is enjoying this festive time of year. I do apologize for not getting caught up with your lovely creations. I do plan to catch up soon!  

Merry Christmas!!!
Stamps:  All DeNami Designs
Paper: CS: Stampin'  UP! 
Ink: Stampin' UP!
Other: Buttons: PTI, Ribbon: unknown, Stickles , Spellbinders: Labels 8, Embossing Folder: Stampin' UP! 

Friday, December 16, 2011

DeNami Designs Christmas Theme Challenge and Fascinating Fridays Jen Shears

Hi ya!

I am back with another Christmas Card to share with you for the DeNami Designs Theme Challenge.

Another simple but fun little card! I love Aqua and Red together especially at Christmas, so once I gathered most of my pieces (mostly from my scrap pile) I went to work.  I used DeNami Designs Large Stocking as my focal image.  I used DeNami Designs Medium Polka Dots to create a fun patterned paper for the toe and heal.

The sentiment is from DeNami Designs Holiday Greetings stamp set.  I finished off this little number with a button and some aqua pearls!  

Head over to the DeNami Designs Blog for more information and to play along.

I have followed Jen Shears' blog for a long time, so it was a no brainer for this feature. You will be dazzled by her designs and this girl can really work magic with ribbon!  Please head over to Noor's blog:  Paperie Designs' Studio to help introduce you to this weeks Fascinating Friday Feature. Be sure to let Jen know you stopped by to learn a little more about her!

Thanks for spending a little part of your day with me!

Till next time~

Stamps:  All DeNami Designs
Paper: CS: Stampin'  UP! DP: DCWV and unknown.
Ink: Momento: Tuxedo Black, Stampin' UP!
Other: doily, Buttons: PTI, Pearls: Hero Arts

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Merry and Bright


I am on a roll with quick Christmas cards thanks to some great challenges. Anyone who knows me, knows I am a slow card maker. It takes me forever deciding what stamps, embellishments, or papers I want to use. That is not happening this week because of all the holiday hustle and bustle.

So, I share with you another quick make.

I had the assistance using the fun colors over at the ColourQ Challenge blog.
I started with a Whisper White card base and then stamped Glorious Green on Green Galore panel using DeNami Designs Medium Polka Dot background stamp.  I added a Real Red panel to complete the top layer. For my focal image, I used Regal Rose ink to stamp DeNami Designs Medium Brushed Flake.

Next finishing off with a cute sentiment, button, red twine, and a little pink bling in the center of my snowflake.

Alrighty friends, keeping this short and sweet.  
Stamps:  DeNami Designs, MPS
Paper: CS: Stampin'  UP!
Ink: Stampin' UP!
Other: Buttons: Stampin' UP!, Marvey Punches, Spellbinder die. Rhinestone and Pearl: Hero Arts

Yuletide Blessings


I have a quick Christmas card I put together for the Young Crafters Unite Challenge:  Use Dies on a project.

I thought this was a fun little challenge to jump on board with.  Considering I was without my die cutting machine and dies for a good bit this year, I am trying to catch up on loss time (just like an old friend. *wink*).

Since I don't have a lot of extra time during this busy time of year, I kept it simple using some fun Spellbinders dies. I just love these Heirloom Ornaments.  Today I used a coordinating stamp set by WalzingMouse Stamps called Vintage Ornaments and a sentiment from Compliments of the Season also by WalzingMouse.

I know everyone is busy, so I will keep this short and sweet!

I hope you are enjoying all the Holiday Season brings!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: CS: Stampin'  UP!, DP: DCWV
Ink: Momento, Stampin' UP!
Other: Buttons: PTI, Die:s Spellbinders, Dimensionals, Marvy Oval Punch

Sunday, December 11, 2011

DeNami Designs Gift Wrapping Blog Hop

Hi There!
DeNami December Blog Hop
It's DeNami Blog Hop Time!!!
You should have arrived from
Sarah's blog
but if you just hopped in you don't want to miss
all the wonderful inspiration so
you will want to start at the
DeNami Designs Blogplus you don't
want to miss out on your chance to win
a mini DeNami Shopping Spree!
2 very lucky commenters will win
$20.00 gift certificates !!
Here is what I have for you today!
I had so much fun creating this little gift wrapping ensemble!
My neighbors do a homemade yummy gift exchange each Christmas.
I thought I would do something different and something 
they can make a little later since everyone is going to
be getting so many goodies at once.
My inspiration started with the fun Christmas material for my
jar lid.  
For the jar, I started with the Medium Curly Christmas Tree 

in PINK. I then created my own background paper using the
Small Solid Circle to simulate the material on the lid.
Next I went to work on my tag for the gift bag.  I stamped the
tree from The Winter Fun Gift Set in VersaMark ink and embossed
with clear embossing powder.  
For the sentiment, I stamped Holiday Cheer from the
For the gift bag, I used the tree from The Winter Fun Gift Set but using
red ink on pink card stock and adding green holiday stickles
to the tops of each tree. 
things with a decorative touch. 
Before I send you off to Lindsey's blog, remember you
have till December 12, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST
to comment on all the blog hop
participants.   Remember there
are some awesome DeNami gift certificates up
for grabs! Lots of wonderful inspiration
to feast your eyes on! 
I hope you enjoyed todays project 
and will try to make one. If you would
like the recipe, just drop me an email.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Old Saint Nick and Fascinating Fridays: Kelley Eubanks

Hi all!

Well the Christmas Season is in full swing, and I am finding less and less time to craft these days.

Sorry for not getting around to visit your wonderful crafty talents, but I have been on the move as soon as my feet hit the floor till I collapse in bed. Hopefully, I will be able to catch up soon!

I have a quick little Christmas card to share with you. I was moving some things around my desk, and I found some scraps.  Needing a little crafty break. I created a card from my scraps which always lets me join in the fun at Jules Crafty Snippet Challenge.  Even my card base was left over from another make. A friend cut Old Saint Nick out from one of her Christmas cards she received a couple of years ago.   She thought I could use it on one of my cards one day. The bulb was cut from patterned paper using a Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament die.

I thought I would also join in The City Crafter Challenge Santa Clause is Coming to Town and The Kraft Journal Christmas Cards.  This card was put together so fast since I just grabbed things within reach.  How about you, do you ever do that for a quick make?  

And now!

I am real excited to help Noor introduce this next Fascinating Friday Feature. She is sweet, caring and super talented.  You may have seen many of her creations gracing the pages of various paper craft publications. Please head over to Paperie Designs' Studio to get to know Kelley Eubanks! After your visit to Paperie Designs' Studio, head over to Kelley's Blog My Front Porch to be inspired.

Till next time!