Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Again... quick...clean & simple!
I have many, many thank you cards to get out! So the next few posts will be very quick & simple cards.
This one is done with stampin' up pink & black paper...the birds are all one stamp from one of my fav. webs to shop...http://www.impressrubberstamps.com/ I stamped it on Stampin' up's whisper white (don't you just love that paper!) I did use Crystal lacquer on the words...just for fun...the ribbon is from Michael's, our local craft store. That's it...quick....and....easy!
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
we are also shopping for a new computer...so hopefully I will be back to blogging in no time flat! I do have a slide show of our Christmas Eve at the bottom of the page.... should you need a chuckle today. hope to be back later today! have a good one!
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Note to self...do not purchase the brown boxes any more.... the white boxes are much more sturdy & easy to work with....plus I made a template of all the pieces so now I can just cut & paste any scrapbook paper is no time flat! we shall see how long it takes me to get the next one done.Ha!
I made the tag...just covered a tag from the office supply store with white paper...added an already made tag from Michles...just glitzed it up a little with some stickles & a bow.... the "from the kitchen" stamp is from stampin up...so is the brad. the ribbon is from Michales crafts & the paper is from provo Craft.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
This very cute card came in the mail yesterday from my good friend Marge...I just love the way she did the ribbon...please check out her blogg to see all the detaileshttp://maricopastamper.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Tomorrow is my Birthday! and my friend Ilene invited me over to do cards on Sunday. We had such a day! it was awesome.....First we did cards for a while.....then we went out for lunch at the Olive Garden...then we shopped a little at our local beautiful scrapbook/craft store, Recollections. It was the best day! Just relaxing & catching up! PLUS...She gave me this totally cool scrap booking carry-all-tote & beautiful card. The bag is actually one that fits inside the other. It has more pockets & zippers than I can possibly fill. It will be great when we do our group get togethers. AND...when my craft room is to messy....I can just fill my bag with what I need & move to the kitchen or the dining room table!......what an invention!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH ILENE!!!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
The papers are Stampin' up...Pomegranate & celery & ivory... the hats & scarves are stamped & cut from scraps...the snowmen have diamond dust stickles on them...the edges are punched with Stampin' ups ticket punch. The ribbon is from Michale's craft store.
The shape/design is from one of my favorite bloggs to visithttp://stampingmoments.blogspot.com/
she always has the most unique designs.
After the Christmas cards comes thank you cards.... This card is stamped from an unmounted stamp I bought from G-Rated stamps at our local stamping convention last year. I colored it with water color crayons the mounted it on chocolate chip card stock from Stampin' up. The corners were punched with an EK Success corner punch I just picked up at Joann's. (thanks Marge!) The red paper is a scrap I had and the little thank you is an old stamp from stampin up...the little frame I made with my sizzix & die with more chocolate chip card stock . Then used my crop-a-dile & brown eyelets from stampin' Up.
This looks like a Christmas card but it is actually an envelope with the top cut off & the front decorated......it is cute for holding shopping lists, notes, mail, tags....etc. This one I made actually held the maps to the location of our office Christmas party. The holder is something that was shared by my friend Marge at our last group make & take.
I do believe all of the papers are from stampin' up. The snowflakes are punched with my Martha Stewart punch, the tag is made with the stampin' up tag maker. The ribbon is from Michales craft store...& you can't see it well but snowflakes & snowman are finished with diamond dust stickles.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
I do like this card.....but it was not easy! I do not like to measure anything...kind of how I cook :-) so just sort of eyeballed the shape. Thought it turned out pretty good. The paper is stampin up's close to coco & vanilla. All the scaloppping is done with the Stampin up slit punch....I just love that! All other embellishments are of course from Michale's except the large brown eyelets, they are from Stampin up. This card fits into a 5 1/2 X 6" envelope.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Happy Birthday to my friend Danielle at work!! This is actually much prettier in person...again having trouble with the photography:-(
The paper....not sure where it is from...it is so beautiful (I have been saving it) the flower paper is a bit shimmery & the dot paper is actually a little fabric feeling with raised gold dots. I believe the flowers are from the scrapbook barn the paper probably is also the pearls are from stampin up...the wrapped up candies are the Hershey's chocolate toffee with Almonds nuggets. (the only ones with gold paper) That's it! very quick & easy!
Monday, November 19, 2007
I actually need to make a few of these...so the cards are very simple to go with the baskets.....again the paper is from Michale's...actually I believe every single thing is! I don't think you can see it very will, but I put little tiny stickers in the center of all the snow flakes for a little sparkle. These are just so fun & easy to make!
Finally another crafty day!!! I had to work Saturday & then Sunday I had to shop for the grocery's....had not even purchased my turkey yet! Then...Could not even craft until I cleaned my crafty room :-) Anyway...This simple card & candy basket are meant to go together with the little matching candies.The little snowman & tag punch are from stampin up, the paper I found at Michale's...a whole book of coordinating papers. And of course the The Marve oval gigga punch.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
This is a tri-fold card even though the flap looks a different color, it is all the same paper....a real pretty shimmery red. Used the giga scallop punch with little stickers around the outside. The Santa is stamped in stampin' ups rose red. The ribbon is from Michale's. The finished card size is 4x5 1/2.
I could make allot of these in no time flat! I totally copied this card from http://www.impressrubberstamps.com/
which is where I got both of the stamps. The Ribbon is from Michale's both the inks are from Stampin' up ...Real red & old olive Finished card size is 5 x 61/2
Here I go again with the mod podge! I found a new brand that I just love. It is the Martha Stewart brand....It is a little thinner...comes with a brush attached to the lid & it is clear. I also love these little paper packs you can get. I love that the papers coordinate with each other so well & they are small which is perfect for cards & crafts! The pads are 6x6 size with 36 pages of paper! I ordered it on line athttp://www.impressrubberstamps.com/ they have lots of cool stuff! & Caryn if you are reading this it looks like they have some brown Stickles!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
This card is certainly not one of my favorites! In fact I wasn't even going to post it! I did spend allot of time on it :-) I really hate it when that just happens some times! The ideas is o.k. but I think it is the colors or maybe it is the ribbon....I don't know.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
This card is for my friend julie at work....hope she likes it!
My first time using the felt flowers. I did scrap lift the idea from the November issue of papercrafts page 75. I just changed it a bit to make it my own style. ALSO Julie is an Arbonne consultant. So if you are into all the creams & potions for keeping you looking & feeling young you can check out her website (it is in my links list under non crafty friends)
Perhaps I should have named my blog " my glittery days off" I put glitter or stickles on almost everything...specially the Christmas stuff & this one is no exception. I believe the paper, the ribbon & the snowflakes (roller) are from stampin' up. The word stamp is from close to my heart & the snowmen stamp is from Great Impressions.
I love making these flip flop photo holders! This one holds some pictures of my dogs in Halloween costumes. Here in Arizona you can get flip flops year around. I got these on the sale rack at Michale's for a buck. Makes a cute Halloween decoration! I have made a few of these using different flip flops or shoes...I will be making a baby one soon with baby shoes & pictures...I must say these are just darling!!
All work & no crafts makes Gwen a very cranky girl! I worked over 100 hours in the last 2 weeks...was sick one day & had a work get together after work last Friday ( Lots of fun) & volunteered for for my friend Gena Johnson who is the founder & president for Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona.Yesterday they had the biggest fund raiser of the year the "Buddy Walk" Which as always, was a huge success! Congratulations Gina you are AWESOME!!http://www.sharingds.org/
so....Today is all for me!! I will be crafting & posting throughout the day, so if you get the chance...drop on in from time to time! Leave me a comment If you like what you see OR if YOU post anything crafty for me to see!
I am starting out with this very simple little Christmas card...My creative brain is full of cobwebs & work stuff so may take a few to get the good stuff rolling Tee Hee Hee!!
Sunday, October 14, 2007
We had an absolute blast at the Brian Regan comedy show last night!! If any of you would like to check him out... this is his website. It is totally good clean comedy!
My Husband asked me to make him a thank you card for work....I just love it when he asks me to make cards for him to give to friends & family :-)
This is what I came up with...I think it could also double for a fall/Thanksgiving card.