Monday, December 29, 2014

December 29, 2014 It's a New Year

I made just a couple of New Years cards to send out this year - this one is for my daughter then I made one for my chemo buddy and one for my senior buddy.  This was a snap to put together especially when I used a pre-colored digi from Doodle Pantry and the set comes with DP to go with.  I used the DP behind my phone then used some double sided strip on my base card.  Punched out the 2015 from AMuse Studio dies - added a bit of twine and a sentiment and this card is read for the mail.  Challenges:
     SketchSaturday - follow sketch
     Penny's Paper Crafts - anything goes
     Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
     Sweet Stampin Challenge - anything goes

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

December 24, 2014 Twas the Night Before Christmas

Spent yesterday morning with a very dear friend and crafting bud Patti for Christmas coffee, wonderful cinnamon rolls warm from the oven, and to spend a few hours in her beautifully decorated home, everywhere you looked it was Christmas - even the master bath - and oh the smells and Christmas music did put me in the spirit of Christmas and showed me that good friends and family is what Christmas is all about.  We exchanged gifties had our coffee and rolls and then we did a little bit of crafting. This is totally cut from Graphic 45 scrapbook paper and made into an easel card with a Kraft base,  I'm sure it would have gone together much quicker if we had gotten down to task at hand but we talked, laughed, had more coffee and did a bit more crafting.
Our next little crafty project was this darling snowflake magnet - although you could put a ribbon on it and use it for an ornament, I choose to make it a magnet.  Had not made rosettes in a long time so it was fun doing all those mountain/valley folds.  Here is the finished product.

  Sending Merry Christmas wishes to all of my blogging friends may you have a very blessed Christmas.

Friday, December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 Little Gifties

These are so much fun and EASY to make - I got the pattern from Dawns SU site, (my computer is not playing nice lately so I can't pull up the exact date).  These are just that little "extra" to add to a gift or when you just want to say "thank you" to someone.  You see it holds this:

which a lot of people carry in their purse or keep on their desk at work or home.  I went to Bath and Body Works and picked up several while they were "on sale" in various Christmas/winter scents.  I made 8 of these this afternoon - going to a luncheon tomorrow and want to give a couple of these with my gift.  These can be adapted to any season - I made them for fall too, now the next ones ewill be spring theme.  

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

December 16, 2014 Horse Country Christmas

One of my "besties" brought lunch and her NEW die from Memory Box called Horse Country - well I had to make a special card for our sweet little foster pup we had this summer, Elle, that was adopted by a very special lady in WI.  This lady is an equine vet and loves dogs so I had to include a dog in the card too. I cut out two of the die one from white and one from Kraft then cut the kraft horse apart so I could put it on the bottom hill.  My husband said  "where is the doggie" and I just happen to have a set of 5 doggies from Impression Obsession and this little cutie fit perfectly.  Some blue glitter cs for the bg and some glitter snow on the trees and hillsides.  Merry Christmas sweet Elle, we love and miss you but know you are blessed with a wonderful Mom and dog sister too.  Challenges:
     Craft a Scene - winter scene
     Inky Chicks - winter wonderland

Saturday, December 13, 2014

December 13, 2013 Merry Christmas Tree

This was one of the easiest Christmas cards I made this year - and yes it is "cased" but can't remember where!!!  I used SU tree set - the Merry Christmas was in my Christmas sentiments, I think I need more vertical greetings.  Love the "new" embossing folder of snow from Taylored Expressions - on white it truly looks like snow falling.  I was able to make 15 of these cards in under 2 hours.  Now off to address the envelopes - which will take longer than it did to make the card.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

December 11, 2014 Let It Snow

Good morning!

I'm here today with a bit of fun!
A few weeks ago, seven of us decided we would do a Christmas/Winter card swap.
It was so much fun to see the different cards come in, that we decided to take it one step
further, and do a blog hop with our swap cards!

This is just for prizes, but we hope that you are inspired by something
that you see today!

My swap card is at the top of my post.  I love snowmen and this cutie from AMuse is no exception - comes with a die so no fussy cutting for this girl.  Colored with copics,  Trees and scene are from SU and the trees come to life with platinum stickles.  CS from AMuse - I used the blueberry polka dot which I thought went really well with this cutie.   

 you can hop along with us, and see what the other folks created!

Thanks for stopping by - have a great

Monday, December 08, 2014

December 8, 2014 Flower Pot Birthday

I have several winter" birthdays so decided to use this pretty Amaryllis flower and set of pots from 
Great Impressions.  DP from Colorbok, colored with Copic markers. and sentiment is one I keep handy in my sentiment drawer for those "small" places.  Challenges:
     Sketch Saturday - follow sketch
     Scrappy Hands - birthday

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

December 2, 2014 Smile

Just a quick card that I am sending to a little chemo buddy that has lost yet "another" tooth - this little tooth fairy has been busy the past week!!  I'm not sure what the going rate for teeth are now - but with inflation I think maybe a $2.00 bill will cover it.  The DP is from SU punch Recollections, stamp from Sweet November Stamps - A little bit of Magic - all of the images are cute little fairies. A little bit of fairy dust glitter dust on her wings will help her fly!!            Challenges:
     Sketch Saturday - Sketch #328
     Word Art Wednesday - anything goes