Thursday, December 31, 2009

Turtle Thanks

I used "fox and friends" again for another challenge this week. Stamping 411
is one of my favorite places to do challenges, the operators always visit and make nice comments and they give you measurements- easy peasy!

I needed more thank you cards for Christmas gifts and new dsp, stamps and a sketch are a great way to start!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Back with some mojo

I can't believe I haven't posted in almost 12 days! We are in final phases of addition (and no my craft room is not done yet- it is but I don't have furniture or shelving and such in there yet), so we have been moving furniture, painting, etc... Oh and by the way Christmas and shopping, cleaning, etc.... happened in between there.

So, I took a much needed stamping break. I got back in the groove with some new stuff- I got my preorder for occasion mini which starts on January 5. This set is called fox and friends, super cute! I attempted to do mirror image technique, but kept getting air bubble in acetate sheet when I tried to put it down on card stock.

I also used Mojo Monday sketch this week, as I needed some mojo after lay off from stamping. I needed some thank you cards for gifts I received from some of my swim students.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Caroling Reindeer

I love punch art! This is a card we did in a class. I cased the idea from a bunch ones I have seen on SCS and blogs, so I don't know who to give credit too, but I combined some ideas I saw from a few different people.

Head: wide oval in cocoa, small oval in black
antlers-:snowflake punch in choc chip
nose: 1/2 in circle in red
hooves: end of small oval and then cut triangle out with scissors

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

White Family Christmas Card

Are you crazed by Christmas yet? Good Golly, got so much going on- no time to blog or visit other blogs.

I did manage to get our Christmas cards out last week.

I used a combo of Stampin Up sets; Baroque motifs, delightful decorations and a personalized stamp that I have been using for year. I used Stampin Up's shimmer paint in Holiday mini catalog and the ornament punch.

ONLY 9 Days to go, soooo much to do.....

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Winter birthday

I make the cards for the teachers birthdays at school, when you need to mass produce for the month, I like to do one style per month. This is the December card I came up with to give the teachers. They use to buy cards and I said if they would pay for supplies I could make them much nicer than a bought card.

Another tip- when I send hand stamped cards I use a post it note to write in it, then they can reuse the card for their own personal use.

This card features the sizzix original dies snowflake # 2, the other is stamp sets are Stampin up's-
short and sweet, think happy thoughts and hostess set patterned pines.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

off the Christmas cards, onto birthday

I needed some birthday cards and wanted to break out of the Christmas color scheme I have been in the last month.
Luckily, I went to stamping 411 blog and got their latest sketch. Stampin Up's razzleberry lemonade dsp with colors of melon mambo, rich razzleberry, crushed curry and pumpkin pie was far away from Christmas colors.
Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas! But it was a nice change to play a different color palette.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Gift in a jar

I did a "gifts class" last week, and this was a project we made. I can not take credit for idea, I subscribed to Debbie MacNeil's website- and she has fabulous ideas for demonstrators, and does all the work and planning for you.
I was able to find the jars for only $1.69 at our local Christmas tree shop. If you don't have one in your area, it's like the best store ever! It is one that the men hate to go to also!!!
You could fill it with any thing, this is peppermint patties decorated with scallop circle and any image that fits in 1-1/4 circle.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Lots of Challenges and a Winner!

Congrats to #12- Marge winner of my blog candy! Marge- PM at with your address and I will forward you the prize!

Thanks for all who left messages, I found some sites I never knew before. Here is the list (no links sorry)

Place to do stamping Challenges:

2) Mojo Monday
3) Jen Del Muro's sketch
4) Late Night stampers
5) Gretchen Barron
6) Diva Coffee Break Designs
7) Technique Junkies newletter
8) SCS
9) JUGS (
10) my pink stamper
11) Sudsol
12) my studio (formly the craft room)
13) Hope stamps eternal blog
14) the whimsy stamp challenge

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Blogoversary x 2- Blog candy offered

This Saturday 12/5 is my two year blog-o-versary.
To celebrate I am offering some fun embellishment blog candy (see pic).
One of my favorite things is to do challenges to get my mojo going. I have been super busy lately and haven't had a chance to play along with many.
Tell me your favorite place to do stamping challenges, name. I will winning entry this weekend.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dasher share and blog candy alert

Happy December! Can you believe it? This is a card we did at recent stamp a stack using the Dasher stamp and teeny tiny wishes.

Also, my 2 year blog anniversary is coming up in 3 days- 12/5/09. Leave a comment and I will post some goodies for you in next post (will include ribbon and stamps!).