Thursday, December 30, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
I hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas and enjoying some time to relax and compose yourselves before beginning a New Year!
Here is a card I made recently for a friend undergoing surgery. Some day I will find the inside of this card and post it, but the sentiment inside says, "Pulling for you."
Thanks for stopping by...I appreciate your visit!
Saturday, December 18, 2010
My much anticipated Cherry Cobbler paper kept disappearing on me...so I finally ordered some "more"...although who knows maybe I just thought I had ordered it, and never did. I had the ink pad to match! Anyway, using Waltzingmouse Stamps, I made my first card, a "thank you" card for Christmas. The card base is Basic Grey's "Jovial" with red nailheads in the corners and accented with pretty paper flowers from my friend, Charlene. The second card is a cheery Christmas card using bold striped paper from my stamp store and pretty miniature prima roses and ribbon. The spellbinders tags and Waltzingmouse stamps nest perfectly together.
I am still very much in the Christmas stamping mode. This time of year is so special, I refuse to move on to any other holiday, just enjoying the beauty of this Christmas season.
Thanks for looking today. Hope you are staying warm and enjoying the coziness of hearth and home, the love of family and friends. Those are the most treasured gifts.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Today's card was inspired by Lisa (LisaADD) on Splitcoast Stampers. I have had this chickadee on my shelf uninked and Lisa's card gave me the nudge I needed to Christmas up this chickadee~I made a lovely loopy bow to add in the corner, and colored some pearls with a red copic marker to add as little berries!
Well, everyone is gone this weekend doing their own thing. My youngest daughter is on an airplane right now from New York City to Boston. She called me from the plane saying she may not make the connecting flight and I could hear the pilot saying over the speaker that it was going to be "bumpy and miserable" flight. My husband is driving through snow covered passes and will stop in Denver and then meet her at the airport. Those connections are tricky, so I hope he doesn't have a late night of it. Our older daughter went for a weekend skiing for girls in Vail and will be driving back today. So this mama chickadee is in her nest, trying not to fret and staying busy doing a little "feathering of the nest" today!
Friday, December 10, 2010
Good Friday afternoon!! I wanted to take a break in my day and show you some of my favorite things this time of year. My card is a "window" card, using the "Sweets of the Season" stamp set from Flourishes! I love the gingerbread men (women in this case) in this set, and paired it with the sentiment "Friends warm the heart" to make two "girlfriends." I love how this turned out, and hope it brings a smile to your face. The red ruffled ribbon and red nailheads are from Flourishes also. I used scalloped square nestabilities to make my window frame and a Martha Stewart doily. Stacy (Twinshappy on SCS) gave a tutorial a few weeks ago on how to make these, and this was my attempt. The little girls are dressed up with coat buttons made all white and puffy and stickles! This is for this month's challenge to make a "Winter White" card, mostly white with a touch of another color. I think it is no surprise my touch of color is red today!!
The backdrop for this card was a decorated Christmas tree I have in my kitchen...I love this tree and decorated it with this wide checked gingham I found at a local florist along with some tiny utensil ornaments and sugar cookies! It sits on my kitchen table this time of year.
Just sharing a little of what I've been up to...how about you?
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Hope you are having a blessed Sunday! I decided to share with you part of my planned small gifts to my ladies I am a "mentor Mom" to in our church. These are list makers, labeled "Holiday planners." The first is done in traditional red and golds with the candy cane striped twine on the buttons, and the second with non-traditional lavenders and aquas. The red and gold is stamped with sentiments from the Papertrey Ink set made just for these notebooks.
The mitten stamp is Flourishes, "Winter Wishes" colored in copics, then white shimmery ric rac is added along with aqua buttons topped with a snowflake and some bling. The doilies are Martha Stewart and are the perfect size to fit these Papertrey Ink notebooks. I used a template to cut the notebooks out and scor tape to glue the inserts of lined paper. They take a bit of time, but are so cute when finished!
Thank you for stopping by, I am still in the process of making Christmas cards and projects. They are my favorite to make, so mailing will still be awhile.
I am not in a hurry to get it all done, I would much rather take my time and enjoy the process. Life is hurried enough this time of year, don't you think??