Saturday, November 29, 2008

a good card-making session

Last night I had a good card making session...all the things I worked on just seemed to come together. I was on a roll and didn't want to stop! I got a lot crossed off my list and I hope tonight is just as productive. This card for the the sketch challenge on Lizzie Anne Designs. I'm so glad I was finally able to make a card the same week the challenge was issued! It's a great one Meredith! The colors for this card came from the ribbon - i've had it for a while and wanted to use it. It went well with some new paper I picked up at the CK Convention. The twist was to make it a thank you card and well, after the holidays, lots of thank you cards are needed around my house. We have birthdays just before and after Christmas, and, those need thank you cards too. I remember growing up we always got thank you cards in our stockings and we had to write them on Christmas Day. I think it is a great idea and I still try to do the same. I hoping to get Christmas cards done tonight and maybe work on a quilt!!!! Enjoy the rest of your turkey day weekend.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A country Christmas

As I was sitting down to play with this set (Giddyup Girl from LAD), I wanted to use it in an unconventional way. I wanted to turn it into a Christmas card, since Christmas isn't far away and usually my cards are out by Dec 1st (usually since it isn't going to happen this year), anyway back to the card at hand. Here's my version of a giddyup girl Christmas card. I used LAD Holiday Script for the sentiment, leaving out the "merry & little" and replacing it with "country". I hope that my intended recepient likes her card!
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Good Morning, I don't think I've shared this card yet. I used one of Meridith's sketch challenges...but it was awhile ago. The blue Happy Birthday is a tag that pulls out to reveal the message or a gift tag. This could easily be adapted to Christmas just by changing the colors and greeting. Have you started your shopping for the holidays yet? I think I'm about half way there.

Friday, November 14, 2008

It's a party

I really like this's gender/age neutral - you can really use it for anyone's birthday and I love that about a stamp set. I can get all kinds of use out of it and really - parts could be used for non-birthday cards as well.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


no water
lots of water!

normally I don't post personal stuff on this blog - I save that for my family blog, but I just had to share...the first picture is from a recent family photo shoot taken just a couple weeks ago. the second photo was taken this morning at the same spot. Can you see the bench? It's the piece of wood with the little brackets on it next to the tree.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Brrr baby

This wa a fun page to create - but I say that about most of my projects. I love finding time to sit down and create. I used lots of Shimmerz - the hats have pink shimmerz on them as well as the snowman and my letters. This is part of a two page layout, but I didn't photograph the other page. Lots of bling on this page which is a change of pace for me on my layouts. I used Christmas in the City from Lizzie Ann for all the stamps.

Happy Vetren's Day! My daughter has learned a lot about today at school and is proudly wearing red, white and blue today. I am very grateful to all those who have served in the military, and to have the privilege of living in this country.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Back to the christmas cards

I'm ready for Christmas. well, not really ready, but ready for the seson to begin. I love the feelings that surround the holidays! For me it starts with Thanksgiving and go right on through til january. We have two birthdays to celebrate as well. This is one of the those cards that I still think is lacking, but had to put in the done pile. Perhaps someday I'll get back to it, but it was taking up too much "staring" time. Do you just stare at something, hoping something will pop into your head? Ah ha! this is what is needed. As Miss R would quote "it needs something!"

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A little Surprise

These fun cards (which are hard to give away because I like them so much) are for my mom. I am sending her a box with the Christmas cards I made her and thought these would be a fun surprise. I hope she likes them as much as I do. I had these paper scraps sitting on my desk from a different project and decided to use them up. I'm all about using up my scraps lately - my pile has gotten tooooooo big!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Christmas Cards

I've been working on Christmas cards lately. This is the first time I haven't just mass produced one card. It's kinda fun. I think in the end, when time runs out, I will pick a simple design and make the rest of the cards I need with that one design, but for now, it's fun to play with lots of stamps and designs!

Supplies: LAD Silent Night, Nestabilities Scalloped Circle, SU Moss Tafetta ribbon, LAD pretty papers, SU cardstock and ink