Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year.... New Sketch!!

First I want to wish all my friends out there in blogland a belated Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! I have been enjoying wonderful time with my family while catching up on rest and relaxation from work! I pray God blesses you each with the coming year and makes His presence known in your lives. The only resolution I will make is to try and Honor Him more throughout the coming year and help spread His light through my actions!

Now on to the new sketch!! It's at Let's Scrap and it is a super cool one!! I love how you are able to create a scene with it!! Right up my alley!!! You should also head over there to check out the DT call info.!!!

Here is the sketch for this week:

And here is my take on it..... I only did the right side of the sketch:

This is my DD and her cousin at my FILs house on Christmas Eve. Every year Grandpa and Grandma give them a pair of matching pjs; they change into them right away and then get right back to playing!!!

I used a mixture of papers from Graphic 45, October Afternoon, and Cosmo Cricket. The bellies are also a variety; they range from October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket, Bazzill, Maya Road, and Martha Stewart.

Here are a couple close ups:

for the word cozy, I use naked Maya Road Chipboard and added flocking powder. I used a glossy medium as my glue. The same glossy medium was used on the brackets.... I must invest in better brushes to eliminate brush lines!

For the little puffs of smoke I used some fuzzy ribbon. I just kinda rolled it up and shaped the way I liked then used a bit of glue.

The sponsor this week is Scarlet Lime, so I hope to see you head over and join in the fun!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

365 Cards - Day 285

Day 285 - Use a Certain Sentiment: Peace

Here is my card:

This shot you can better read the word peace!

365 Cards - Day 283

Day 283 at 365 cards was a pick 5 from your stash challenge. My DD loves when she can get involved in scrappin' with me so I recruited her right away! My only request was that it dealt with Christmas!!

This is what she asked me to do: She wanted me to use the angel stamp she picked out, with lots of patterned papers (she picked the line out too!), use a flower, use letter stickers (she picked them out.... do you see the theme???...... she's really good at this!), and crumple paper..... I had no good clue what she meant with this one at first so I had to ask her.... she had to get a LO to show me what she meant.... you'll see.....

Here is what I made:

Close Up:

I also used this card in combination with Audrey's December card challenge at MSW. She has a really cool tic-tac-toe board to choose from!

365 Cards - Day 284

Day 284 was super fun at 365 Cards!!! It was create your own sketch challenge! How cool is tha, right??

Well here is my very first sketch I have created before making something!!

This is what I created with it!


Just love this Cosmo line!!!

Here's a close up:

Saturday, December 12, 2009

ICS #46

Loved using the sketch over at ICS again this week!! I don't think I am ever disappointed when I play along there!

Here is my take on Sketch #46

Close Up Shot:

The Little Shabby Box Contest

The Little Shabby Box is a delightful blog where the kits are yummy and so is the card inspiration. Right now they have a sketch contest going on where you could win a kit or kits and a GDT spot!! How fun is that??! What's even better is you get to pick the kits you win!! Too cool! Hope some of you join me in this fun contest. The sketches were great to work with..... of course I had to add my own flavor to them, so I hope that was ok!

Here is the 1st sketch:

And here is my take on it:

Close up Shot:

Here is the 2nd Sketch:

My take on it:

Up Close:

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Mojo 116

I have been printing the sketches from Mojo Monday and using them here and there for a bit, so I am really glad that I am actually posting when on time for the week!! :0)

Loved working with the sketch this week..... circles are my fav addition to any project!

Here is my take on the sketch:

Merry Christmas Card

I used American Crafts card stock and patterned papers. The ribbon is from MM, and I used my Martha Stewart punches for the vellum snowflakes. the button is Foof-a-la and the stamp is from Michael's dollar bins!

Here is a close up:

365 Cards - Day 281

Hooray for snow days!!!! We are off here in WI and I am so glad for the extra scrappy time!! I have soo much to do and not that much time to get it done!

I was finally able to get back in the swing of the cards for 365 Cards. I have had every intention of doing them all and have done a lot, but have yet to get them posted, so I'll just pick up here.

Here is my take on this week's sketch! It was a super fun one!! I also used this for a challenge at MSW. You had to create a card depicting a fav holiday memory. One of my fav memories from Christmas when I was a kid was to make Gingerbread Houses with a lady named Mrs. A. She taught cooking classes through our rec department and lucky me she took a liking to me. I was blessed to make wonderfully ornate houses for years!!

Happy Christmas

And here's a close up:

I used mostly Doodlebug papers and stickers for this card. The button is BG and the ribbon MM.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Creations

I am just soo thrilled that the Christmas season is upon us!!! I have been busy crafting in between nursing myself and everybody else around here back to health!! It's been a tough season for illness for so many... prayers for healing all around to those who need them.

I thought I would add some more Christmas creations I have gotten done.


This was the LO I did for my DT reveal this week at Let's Scrap! The week for this LO is up tomorrow, but I just couldn't get great picture of this!! Gotta love winter in WI! UGH!!!!! I soo need one of those work lamps to be able to get pictures. I was soo glad to get this photo scrapped since I really didn't want to hang it up on the wall, but liked the picture. I used AC papers and some MM bellies (the felt pieces), my MS punches for the snowflakes (best buy of the season!!), the tag letters were from JoAnn's, the ticket was made with a stamp (inkadinkadoo, I think), ribbon MM, the little Christmas brads I used in the letters are MM too, as is the 25, and the buttons are Foof-a-la.

Merry Christmas

I can't recall what challenge I did this for!! LOL!! Everything here is Cosmo Cricket, except for the pearls..... they are Queen Anne & Co.

Graphic 45 Cards

May Your Christmas Be.....

These were both made with Graphic 45 papers. LOVE them!! I used my Martha S. punch for the snowflakes and my EK Success punch on the second one.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Bad Blogger!!!!

I have been just terrible at getting things posted. I am working on oodles of cards and have taken some time to shift gears for a scrappy card project at the school I work at! More of that will come in a later blog post!

So what to share for tonight before I head off to bed....... hmmmm........ ok, here are a couple Christmas creations I have recently finished:

Believe card

I am really lovin' this Christmas line from Graphic 45!!!! The vintage feel is soo yummy and right up my alley!! I am for sure a vintage Santa image girl!! I made this card for the MSW Use Your Stash challenge.... this was actually one of the challenges posted at Dixie Pieces.

Next up is DDs Advent Day calendar. DD helped pick out lots of the bellies that went on this.

Here are a couple close ups of it:

For this one I used DoodleBugs patterned papers and AC card stock. For instructions on how to make one of your own, please see the post titled a Christmas Pleaser for Sure!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December 1st

WooHoo!!!!! My kids opened their advent day calendars today and loved their lil' mini blow pops they found in the tins!! I will post DDs in a couple days.... it turned out WAY cute!!

In the meantime.... the 1st of the month means a new sketch at My Sketch World!! Lucy has a SWEET sketch posted for the month and the DT rocked it!!!

Christmas With U!

The sketch was fabulously fun to play with!! Hope you come on over and join in the fun this month!!