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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

With Sympathy

Happy Tuesday!! Just a quick post this AM before I head off to work. This card is for the Just us Girls challenge....the challenge was to simply make a card using dry embossing, which I JUST love by the way :)There was also a "twist" to it to make it a Birthday card. As you can tell I didn't use the "twist" Unfortunately I needed a Sympathy card for my Dear friend Ilean who just lost someone she was very close to. So wanted to send her some hugs!!! This is my card:

All paper & stamp set is PTI. I use a Cuttlebub Embossing folder , MS punch, Flowers & ribbon from my never ending stash & that's it!!! Very quick & easy & to the point!!

Hope you are all finalizing your Thanksgiving plans :) I for one have not!!! that is my project for this evening!! Make it a good one!!!!!


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Christmas party invatation

Another busy weekend for me!! Can't believe it nearly over!! I needed to make the invitation for my work Christmas party this weekend. Finally got it done but then had a hard time with the photo as there is soooooo much glitter & sparkle!The photo truly does not give it justice! Also the background is stamped with soft pink show flakes as well as the center of the invite itself. Not sure if you double click on it if that will make it better or worse??? anyway.....here it is:

All of the paper & stamps & ink are PTI, the glitter is the prettiest iridescent gold that I got a couple of years at a stamp convention. I used MS punches for the snowflakes & SU big Sizzix die for the invite. The ribbon & all the bling is from Michaels. that is pretty much it! I really need to clean up my mess & get ready for the long week ahead....I am beginning to stress about Thanksgiving & all I need to do before then!!! YIKES!!! Thanks so much for today's visit!!

I know you are all busy but if you have a sec I would appreciate any feedback on this one!! Thank you!!!!


Monday, November 9, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sketch #90

A quick post from me this AM before the start of another really busy week! This card is for another Taylored expressions Friday Sketch
Here is this weeks sketch:

Here is my simple card:

Made this really quick, clean & simple card yesterday. All paper & images are PTI. I added red Stickles to the center of each circle on the DP....just adds a little extra sparkle. I used a series of nesties & punches to showcase my little Christmas tree. That's it....took longer for the stickles to dry than to put the card together!! Well it is off to work for me. Hope you all have a fantastic week! Thank you for today's visit!!


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Card Patterns sketch #40 SUPER 6 WINNER

Greetings from beautiful,sunny Arizona!! Seems like I have been gone for a long time!! My job has been keeping me extra busy & that means very little time in the craft room for me! :( I completely missed blog hopping around to look at all your beautiful creations this past week. I am hoping this week will be a little less busy for me & I can actually sneak in a bit of fun!! Today I chose to create another Christmas card. This one using sketch #40 from the gals over at Card Patterns.
Here is this weeks sketch:

Here is my snowy little card:

This one is a 5x5 finished size. all of the papers are PTI as well as the little snowman and the ribbon. The white fringe is from one of our local SB stores. I also used 2 different MS show flake punches & some silver show flake bling from Michael's. I used a couple of different sizes of nesties along with a 2 and a 1/4 inch scalloped punch & a 1 and 3/4 inch circle punch. Basicly that's it for this one. pretty easy! hope you are all enjoying what is left to the weekend!! see you in blog land!!


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sketch #89 TESC90 TOP CROPS!!

Wow!! tick tock tick tock....time is just flying!!! I can not believe another week is gone....poof! Hope you all had a fun Halloween...My youngest son turned 21 yesterday! So he celebrated with his friends yesterday & we are celebrating today with football & lots of food. Oh I do hope the Vikings can beat the packers today!!!
Anyway as most of you know I always try to squeak out a little weekend time to play along with Taylored Expressions Friday sketch I found a little time yesterday to create & a little time today to post....This is the fun sketch:

This is my card:

I ended up loving the pink & gray together...kind of a soft peaceful card. The pink paper is old SU & the gray is just one piece I had in my stash. The ribbon is from Michael's. I also used a cuttlebug folder, a MS punch, Nessties, an old Carla craft punch, & some silver bling also from Michael's. The Stamp set is Lasting impressions from Taylored expressions & as a finishing touch I paper pierced around the edge with a paper piercer & a 6x6 square template also from Taylored Expressions. That's it for this one! Time for me to get back to the kitchen....Chicken enchiladas are next up on the menu! enjoy the rest of your weekend!!! I hope to get back after the game to do another challenge or 2. Thanks again for the visit!!



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