Friday, December 31, 2010

Celebrate the New Year!! 2011 is almost here!

Are you getting ready for the new year of 2011?  I am looking forward to a great year in 2011.  I am lining up my New Year's resolutions.  My resolutions all are about spending more time with friends and family!

Have a great time tonight ringing in the New Year!  Be safe and happy!

This card is entered in the following challenges:
All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge - New Year
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - New Years
Stampin B's - Challenge 91
4 Crafty Chicks - New Year with a crazy egg
Dutch Dare - New Beginnings

Take Care.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Hedgehog

I am loving the new special delivery quickutz card die set.  It is one of my favorite sets from quickutz.  Using the round card dies I made this birthday card along with a Penny Black hedgehog stamp.  Too cute.


Have a great night!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Peace be with you

Good Morning!

Todays card is a little girl who loves peace signs. So hence peace be with you for the New Year!


Have a great day!  Take Care.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Couple Card

Hello Everyone.  Sorry I have not been posting much lately.  I have been feeling under the weather and had no energy to spare for getting on the computer.

I do hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with family and friends.  We got a bit of a blizzard here on the east coast and not sure what will be open and what will be closed today.  Keep warm out there.  :)

Today I am posting a anniversary card for my sister-in-law and her husband.  Happy Anniversary to them!


Take Care!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New Year Card

Just Purr-fect!

This card is so cute with its cat stamp.  It made the perfect theme for my New Year Card.


This card was made for the following challenge:
Charisma Cardz Challenge - New Year celebrations

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Painting Another Box for a boy

First I started by taking off all the hardware on the box to get it ready for painting.


Next,  I painted the box a cherry red.  I needed to add two to three more colors.  The colors chosen were green, orange and white.  Using the three colors orange, green and white I decorated the top of the box with various sizes of circles.  Once that was all dry the whole box was given several layers of varnish.  


Now it is ready to go under the tree!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pink Jewelry Box

This year I wanted to give my family members things I made.  A painted jewelry box is one of the things I wanted to make as a gift.  Painting free hand is not the easiest thing to do for me but I did my best.  Hopefully, the present will be well recieved.


First, I found this box at my local craft store.  The person that is receiving this box loves pink so that became the base color. Then I free handed little flowers and designs on the box.  Once that dried it was time to varnish the box so it would be protected.


We decided to add glitter to the varnish because the receiver wanted it to be glittery!


I have a few more items to make so have a great day!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Card time.......

I am finishing up the last of my Christmas Cards for the season.  Most of them have been mailed and it is one more thing that can be checked off the list.  *Sigh*  The next thing that needs to be checked off the list is tags for the presents.



I am just waiting on my friend Bernadette's die cuts she made me to arrive in the mail.  I ordered Santa and Mrs. Claus head die cuts from her ebay store "Brockadoodle Treasures". As soon as those arrive I can get that task done and cross another item off my list.  Thanks B!

This card is entered into the following challenge:
All That Scraps - Wednesdays Challenge Christmas Flowers

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Pink Elephant Challenge #90

I have been making Christmas Cards with non traditional colors.  Some of the cards are Christmas red and green but loving the cards that are orange, purple or green.  It is so much fun to try different things on a Christmas Card.


This card was made for the following challenge:

Are you trying something new with your Christmas Cards this year?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Case Study Challenge

This challenge was a little difficult for me to do.  Normally I don't made cards this plain and I found myself wanting to add more to the card, more colors or stamps but this card needs to be plain and elegant like the inspiration card.

Plain and simple cards can be very beautiful when done right.


 Do you like cards that have a lot of decorations and color or are you a plain and simple type person?

This card was made for the following challenge:
Case Study - Case Study Challenge #18

Friday, December 10, 2010

Another Christmas Card

There was no heat at my house today so I was making cards while waiting for the workman to come and fix the heating system.


The house is warm and toasty again and hoping it will stay that way.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Octopus Birthday Card

Ok who doesn't just love an octopus!  This stamp is adorable and it makes a lovely card.  The stamp lends its self to be colored bright colors of the ocean so your cards can be subtle or vibrant.


He is too much fun for a birthday card!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Snow!

Today's card uses a Sweet November Darby Stamp.  This little sprite looks so cute in all blue.  It is really cold here so I am inspired by the winter stamps with snow.

I hope you are keeping warm where you are now.  This card is entered into  
Whimsie Doodles Wednesday Challenge - # 60  The Winter Blues
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - #88 Blue Blue Christmas
Digital Tuesday -  #88 Baby it's cold outside
Papertake Weekly - Red and Green must not be seen :)
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Card using Copic Markers

Ok... This is my first project using copic markers.  I am getting use to them and wanting more colors LOL.  I also realized that I need memento ink because it will work with the copic markers.

What do you think?


This card is entered into the A Spoon Full of Sugar - Christmas Card Challenge #133.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Too Cute

I found another cute stamp to work with today.  This stamp is called Sumpins Wrong by Mo Manning.  It is just the cutest little guy to have on a card to brighten someones day.


In today's mail I am suppose to be getting some Copic markers.  Hopefully I can have a project using Copics tomorrow.  A little nervous about using them but we will see how it goes.  :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sledding Card

Ok I am posting again well I just can't stop crafting today!  The ideas are keep coming so I keep creating.  It has been a great day.

My next card is a sledding stamp by Pink Cat Studio.  You can find this stamp here.  I just had to add the snowflake buttons.  It just gives it something special don't you think?

I am not ready for the snow yet but it was fun making a card with snowflakes on it.



This card is entered in the All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday Challenge and the Tickled Pink Stamp Monthly Challenge.

For the Pink Elephant challenge card see below...

My Little Monster

A friend of mine came up with this really cute die cut for a Santa Monster and I just had to make cards out of him for my nephews.  The Santa Monster die cuts are available at Brockadoodle Treasures on Ebay here.

The die cut comes with a cute die cut saying "Santa Thinks I'm Nice" which makes a great saying for the inside of the card.

Check out the card I made with the Santa Monster.



What card are you going to make for the children on your Christmas Card List?

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Whimsie Doodles Challenge

I recently found a new website that has beautiful digi stamps called Whimsie Doodles.  The stamp used on this card is called Winter Leah.  This stamp and more can be found here.  This card was made for the Whimsie Wednesday Challenge #59.  You can see this challenge on their blog.


Have you every used a Whimsie Doodles stamp?

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Pink Elephant Challenge #89 - Peacock Card

I just love this peacock stamp!  I have been wanting to make a card with this beautiful stamp for a while now.  The peacock colors up just lovely.  Don't you think?


This card was made for the Red, Blue and Green challenge from the The Pink Elephant Challenge here.  This is challenge #89. 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Pink Cat Studio Holiday Challenge

I love to create tags at Christmas time to add to the top of a present.  Adding a colorful tag under a beautiful ribbon can really dress up a present.




It lets the person know you really think they are special!  Besides creating Christmas cards for family and friends this year I will be creating special tags for all the Christmas presents we will be giving out.


What do you do to make your presents look special?  This tag was created for the Pink Cat Studio Holiday Challenge here.