Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Winter Wishes

Thank you Kim for reminding me to get back on track here! I've been slack with the holidays this year and I do apologize! I also have some sneak previews from the new catty that I want to show you all :0)

Stamps: Snow Swirled (111690; set of 6 -$24.95), Holidays & Wishes (109431; set of 6 - $17.95)
Paper: Brilliant Blue: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (mounted on whisper white finished size) and 2-1/2" x 2-1/2", Bashful Blue: 4" x 5 - 1/4"and 2-1/4" x 2-1/4", Whisper White: 3-3/4" x 5"and 2" x 2"
Ink: Brilliant Blue Classic Stamp Pad, Bashful Blue Classic Stamp Pad, and Almost Amethyst Classic Stamp Pad
Stampin’ Up! Accessories: Snail Adhesive, Bold Bright Brads, Ticket corner punch, Stampin Up Crafters Tool Kit

This cards was super cute and super easy. I took the snowflake stamps and randomly stamped the images all over the whisper white CS (hint: stamp your greeting before you stamp the brilliant blue snowflakes, so you don't have a muffled greeting) And, since Christmas is over, a good replacement greeting for this pretty snowflake card could be "Warm Wishes" from the Hugs & Wishes stamp set (109383; set of 6 - $17.95). I then stamped the large snowflake in brilliant blue on the 2" x 2" whisper white cs. Using the ticket corner punch - punch all four corners on the white, bashful blue, and brilliant blue squares. I then slightly adhered the Whisper white, on the bashful blue onto the brilliant blue (you can just adhere a small spot on the corners as the brad will help hold them together) then in the center of the snowflake, using the paper piercing tool and mat pierced a hole through all three pieces. Insert your brad! Put together all of your layers and you have a wonderful winter card! It could make a nice Thank you card too!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and I wish all of you a wonderful, blessed New Year! May this year be much better for ALL of us!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Why I've Been Away!

Well I have promised an update on where I have been. I've been home, but have had alot on my plate. We brought home our first Christmas present to the kids on Sunday the 7th, and it has been a handful. ;o) Look and see!
So as cute as she is, Sadie is like having another baby in the house, so that puts me at 6! LOL

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Kreativ Blogger Awards!

Okay, LOL now that I have finally figured out how to capture this picture, and create links on my blog ;o).....I have some awarding to do myself! My dear friend Jenny at Ramblings of Me gave me an award last week that I've been wanting to pass along! So drum roll please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paper Pleasing Ideas

Bec's Stampin Space

These are just a few of my favorite sites that I get so much inspiration from. Stop by and give these ladies a shout! They work very hard at the projects and information they pass along with us fellow stampers and crafters! They are an inspirtation to me as I am sure they will be you too! Have a wonderful day!
*Side note, I have an annoucement......for later. I will post pics!

Friday, December 5, 2008

All Spruced Up!

This one was fun....all because of the coloring :o) I don't care how old you get, it's always fun to color. Very basic supplies are needed to make a fabulous Christmas card - quickly! Let's get you started ;o)

Stamps: Fun and Fast Notes (109515; set of 8 -$30.95)
Paper: Sage Shadow: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (finished size), Real Red: 3" x 2 - 1/4", Whisper White: 2" x 2 1/4"
Ink: Basic Black Classic Stamp Pad, Stamp & Write Markers in: sage shadow, yoyo yellow, brilliant blue, and real red
Stampin’ Up! Accessories: Snail Adhesive, 6" of Red Gingham Ribbon, Crop-o-dile, Stampin Up paper snips.

Okay, now you know what we need - let's get started :0) First, omit the verse from your stamp by inking just the tree in basic black and stamp on your whisper white CS. Color in your image with your S&W markers using your own coloring technique. I like using the fine side b/c it gives a sketched look. Using snail, adhere to your Whisper White CS to your Real Red CS. Using the small hole on your crop-o-dile, punch a hole in the left hand corner and tie on your red gingham ribbon. Now, ha....carefully emboss the bumps at the bottom of your real red and sage shadow cardstock. ***I used the crop-o-dile, but be VERY CAREFUL - you will pierce your paper*** Using your real red s&w marker ink just the words on the tree stamp "All Spruced Up" and stamp on the bottom right hand of your card above your embossed bumps. Now, adhere your real red cs to your sage shadow card - and there it is - you have completed another Christmas card. Enjoy and have a wonderful day.
PS. In a day or so I will post a bunch of new pics and show you why I've been MIA ;0)