This is my place to share with family and friends. You might find handmade cards, digital scrapbook pages, photos or a little chatter because those are the things I love. My blog is a work in progress, so be patient with me. Most of the time I think I will be talking to myself, but hey, I'm used to that!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving.....

Wishing all of you that celebrate Thanksgiving a safe and enjoyable holiday. My wish is that everyone has something to give thanks for, and that you will take a moment to reflect on your blessings and give thanks to our Creator. I have so many things to be thankful for, and the people I've met through my stamping and blog are definitely on that list. God bless and happy Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Who comes up with these ideas?

Some people are so creative. I learned how to do this folded card on Dawn's Stamping Thoughts. Clicking on the link will take you to the video. Thank you so much for the video, Dawn and Georgia Giguere for the design! You need to make this card, it is serious fun! Mine was a big hit at the last workshop. It got "loved" a lot and the tree's trunk even got lost. I guess I need to make another.
Supplies used: Stampin' Up!'s Kraft, Whisper White, and Ruby Red card stock. Merry Moments Designer paper, Hemp twine, Garden Green Classic ink and the Season of Joy stamp set.
Here is a side view, now go, go watch the video and make the card!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Some more Christmas cards...............

This one is one of the workshop Make-N-Takes for this month. My Stampin' Up! "Dasher" stamp is really getting a workout lately. I love this little guy! No glitz this time. All supplies from Stampin' Up!. I chose the casual colors of Ruby Red, Kraft and Basic black card stock. A little strip of the Holiday Lounge designer paper gives it some pizazz. The ribbon is Kraft Taffeta. I used a white gel pen to add some faux stitching and some doodley-dots. The little Christmas greeting is from a retired set, "Best Yet".

This one is so simple. All I used is Stampin' Up!'s Real Red and Whisper White card stock. Christmas Cocoa Specialty designer paper, and the Ornament Punch, all from the Holiday Mini Catalog that you can see here.

The background was made with a CB embossing folder and some silver wired ribbon from my scrapping stash. I accomplished the faded effect on the embossing by putting a piece of chipboard in the middle of the folder, causing it to embossing deeper where the shape was placed. Easy-peasy!
I'll have some more to post tomorrow. Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

I spent the afternoon work on a few Christmas cards for tomorrow's stamp club. They have several layers and I had a lot of cutting to do. I like what I designed, but I am really drawn to the clean look of this very simple Christmas card. Navy and green and white is one of my favorite color combos.

Supplies, all from Stampin' Up!
Stamps:Patterned Pines Hostess level 1 set and Season of Joy set
Ink: Handsome Hunter, Mellow Moss, Basic Black
Card Stock: Whisper White, Old Olive and Night of Navy.

I will post the other cards after the workshop. Right now I need to go clean up all the mess I made in the craft room. My creativity level is directly related to the amount of mess I make!