Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Hi guys, as you're reading this I'll be on my way to El Paso for the holidays.  I have to admit, Christmas is my favorite time of the year.  I love all the cheesy Christmas songs on the radio and I love to wrap gifts!  So, right now, I'm probably wrapping gifts while singing some cheesy song, lol.  Okay, so here's today's card:

This card has lots of my favorite elements: embossed metal, a die cut flower, a pearl pin, velvet, and jumbo scallops.  I cut a piece of my favorite Ten Seconds metal and embossed it with a Tim Holtz embossing folder.  My flower was made using Tim's tattered florals die and aida cloth, with a pearl brad to finish it off.  My hat pin was made using extra pearls and spacers from my bead box.  The scallops were made from Graphic 45 paper using MFT's jumbo scallop border die.  Can you see how I lined up the pearls so they look continuous from one layer to another?  I love that!

If I don't make it back here before Christmas, I wish you all a safe and wonderful holiday season.  Merry Christmas!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Warm Chocolate

We had a bit of a cold spell last week and it really made me crave some hot chocolate by the fireplace.  So, when I was stamping, I naturally gravitated towards this image.  It's my favorite from Whiff of Joy. 

I used Mercy's sketch from last week to make the card.  I must've had another card in mind when I colored this image because it was already sponged in blue.  I decided that it didn't bother me enough to stamp a new image and decided to add a bit of red to the edges to make it coordinate a bit more with the patterned paper.  I used some crinkly ribbon to make my ruffles and aged the doily with a bit of distress ink.

That's all I've got for today.  Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate for me :)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Holiday Cookin'

Good morning sunshines!!  I've got a cute card to share today that reminds me of all the holiday cooking I will NOT be doing this year!!  Lol! 

As you can tell, I'm still totally in love with my new a la mode stamps from MFT.  I stamped this card a while back but forgot to edit it until earlier this week. The picture doesn't show it well, but I added crystal glaze to the bowl with a brush to give it a glazed ceramic look that's wonderful in person.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Christmas SFYTT

Howdy bloggers, how's the holiday season treating you?  Surprisingly, I'm more than halfway done with my Christmas list and I already know what I'm getting for the rest of the people on my list.  Yay, me!!  So with a little bit of extra time on my hands, I decided to participate in this week's SFYTT.  Luckily, this week's challenge was to use one of their older sketches so I was able to pick the one that suits my pre-stamped image.

This cute little bear is from The Cat's Pajamas and he's colored with my copics.  I added stardust to both bows and crystal glaze to his honey jar and this candy cane.  I stamped my background with red barn distress ink on kraft paper using PTI's Polka Dots background stamp.  I die cut the snowflakes using an MFT die out of red cardstock and vellum.

Here's to a wonderful season with plenty of elves to help you complete your Christmas shopping!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Merry Christmas

Most of my cards I've made these past few weeks are quite festive and today's card is no exception. 

I made this card using last week's Mojo Monday sketch.  I made it last Monday but due the earlier sunsets I couldn't photograph it until Saturday morning.  I was surprised once I finished the card to realize it has no stamping on it.  I also finished it in about 10 minutes.  I used several long neglected stickers, some new crinkly ribbon, a pearl strip, and bells to create this card.  Easy peasy.  How do you create 10 minute cards?

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 6, 2010

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Ack!!  Christmas is just around the corner and, as usual, I've left holiday shopping until the last minute.  It's time to start getting organized and making my To Do lists.  So to help me out, I decided to make a little notepad holder.

I made the cover just a smidge longer and wider than the notepad so the edges won't get yucky on the notepad.  I also added a small pocket to the inside for tucking in receipts, cards, etc.

I used my new Graphic 45 and Pink Paislee Christmas papers for my front panel.  My snowflakes were made with MFT's Let It Snowflake die-namic using red felt and white cardstock.  A pair of tiny bells finished out my bow.  The girl's boots and earmuffs are covered in chocolate flock and I added liquid applique to her hat.

Now I'm ready to do some Christmas shopping!  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Birthday Girl

Hi guys!!  Did you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday?  We had a great time celebrating with my family!  A few weeks before going home, my aunt celebrated her birthday.  So I made a card for her, but I didn't post it here because I know she likes to stop by every once in a while.

I made this card CASEing THIS gorgeous card by Melody Rupple.  She has the most amazing, romantic style ever!  I love her use of layers, lace, and sponging.  These cute a la mode girls are currently some of my favorite stamps! 

Thanks for stopping by!