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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sketch #95

WOW!! post #2 today!! I am supposed to be cleaning & taking Christmas stuff down but when I was doing my normal morning blog surf I noticed that I still had time to enter Taylored Expressions last sketch Challenge! Woot! Woot! It's been several weeks since I have had a chance to play along. I love this sketch! Ya know how some are just easier then others :)

This is my card:

I am excited to post this as it is my first attempt at the (new to me) edging technique I learned from my new crafty Friend Terri. If you check out her blog you will see how well she uses this technique. SO cool!! I love the result :) All papers for my card today are from PTI, The ribbon is from Michael's, I used my go to MS fence punch to make the little blue edge. I used a dollar stamp from Michael's to make the background on the yellow paper. Colored the picture & the rhinestones with copics. (I remembered this time Marge)!! Also used my favorite Nestie Lables on this card. Well that's it for this one! Now what I REALLY Want to do know is go back to my craft room...but I better try & get some work done around the house!! We shall see!!! :) what ever you do today....make it a good one!!!

Thanks a bunch

Good Morning!! I actually have another card for you today!!! This is another of the many thank you cards I recently made. I love the colors I used with this one :) The weather is so beautiful here now....makes me just want to plant some flowers!!

All products used on this card are PTI except for the black bling in the centers of the flowers. Very, very quick & easy! I have the next several days off from work!! I have lots & lots of cleaning & reorganizing to do.....but also plan on some quality time in my craft room :) Thanks for today's visit! see ya tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Another stamp simply #119 card

Another really simple one! This one also qualifies for a stamp simply Thank you card challenge over at No time to stamp
Now that I have all these made....... better get to getting them in the mail!!
This is my card:
I believe all the paper, ink & stamps are from PTI, The flower is something I have had forever from my stash & the perfectly matched bling in the center is a little treasure I found at CKC this year! HEY! BTW....Anyone else going to CHA in January? Pretty sure I am!!!! SOOOOOOO stinkin' excited about that!!!


Monday, December 28, 2009

Stamp simply #119

Wow I can not believe it is Monday again already! So it is off to work for me! This another one of my quick & easy thank you cards. This one also qualifies for the Stamp simply Thank you cards challenge over at No time to stamp.......This is my card:
Very quick & easy! I love the bright color...nice change from all the Christmas cards :) The paper is PTI, stamped polka-dots PTI backgrounds with with white ink on the bottom. The ribbon is from Michael's. I Used a Marvy punch for the punched out flower, Outlined the flower with MS white marker. (love that thing) Used polka-dots PTI backgrounds on the inside punched circle. Used PTI Round about sayings for the thank you & a tiny flower punch for the center. That's it! really simple & quick!!!!! Well here I go... time to get ready for work! see ya soon!!!!
P.S. Thanks for the flower frog Marge!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Thanks to my Kids

Finally, finally a day in my craft room :) SWEET!!!! I got 14 thank you cards done today!! I will only be posting 1 per post though. I always have a hard time when others post several cards in one post....my pea little brain doesn't know how to comment on those :( To each their own! So for today's card I am starting with this funny one for my children. The three of them all chipped in together & got me a new bike for my Birthday. It is one of the old fashioned looking ones...I think it is called a beach bike. Any way....it is light blue with a basket on the front. I just love it!!! I thought this thank you card would be perfect!

It's hard to tell in the picture, but I actually glittered the bike & the "rays of brightness" lol....just for giggles :) all the paper & the bike stamp are from PTI the "just what I always wanted" is from Hanna stamps. Very quick & easy. When you have a lot to do they need to be quick, & easy to mail. Can't believe tomorrow is Monday already! Oh well...another short week!!!! see Ya tomorrow!!!!

Birthday & Holiday mail

Happy Sunday all!! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! A quick post this morning showing some of the heartfelt, had made cards I received this year for Christmas & my Birthday....I treasure each & every one!!! Thanks so much my talented friends!!! :)

From Marge for my Birthday

From Ilean for my Birthday

From Etha for my Birthday

A Christmas card from Marge

A Christmas card from Kelly

A Christmas card from Ilean

Another of the ones I sent out

A Christmas card from Deva

Thanks again sooooo much ladies!!! Now it's back to my craft room...I am on about 7 of the 15 thank you cards I need to make (and post) Enjoy the rest of 2009!!! I be back soon!!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Simply Christmas

Another really, really quick one! As you can see I really got good use of my MS snowflake punches this year!! AND my PTI papers. This one seriously took about 2 minutes to make & extremely easy to make bunches of!!

Unfortunatly that is all I have time for as I am already late for work!! Hopfully will get another post in tomorrow of all the fun homemade cards I recieved...have a fantastic day!!!!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Another quick one

Another really quick card and really quick post. I had the day off work yesterday & just stayed in the kitchen ALL day & baked! I have not done that in forever. All baking is done :) So I am doing pretty good as far as getting all the Christmas tasks done!! Hope you all are staying on task too!! :) This is another really simple Christmas card I sent out. This was a super easy one to mass produce. All paper & stamps are PTI. The snowflake & glitter are Martha Stewart & the bling is from Michaels. Super duper simple!!!!

That is all I have time for today as I am back to work...I am sure I have a HUGE pile of things awaiting my attention so better get there early! Have a fantastic day!! I will be back tomorrow...promise :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas card

WOW!! such a long time since my last post! To much holiday stuff to do! Made a few very quick & easy Christmas cards this year. I will be showing those over the next few days as well & some super cute Christmas & birthday cards I recieved in the mail.
For this first one I chose a long card because I have a bunch of this size envelopes to use up. ;) This card was extremely easy to mass produce :) all the papers are PTI. both snow flake punches are MS. I sprayed the center strip of CS with spray glue & covered it with MS glitter. Use my skor-it fo some intrest along the edges. That's about it...eeeaaasy!!

That's it for today...got some baking to do!! hope all your holiday to do's are all most done!!! Thanks for todays visit! Gwen


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