Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Have a safe and happy New Year - and I'll return here in 2010! Til then - Blessings on you all!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Here is Teddie experiencing his first snow!
Nothing timid about him! He ran and jumped and loved it! Came in covered in snowballs - I had to give him a warm bath to melt them off!
What a cutie!
Then 2 more Christmas cards - thanks Angela and Mary! :)
Blessings one and all! Thanks for all your support in 2009! You guys Rock!!!!
See you after the holidays!!!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Towards the end of this post you'll find a card I submited to a color challenge this morning over at "Get Sketchy" - http://getsketchy.blogspot.com/
The other day I made some very simple blank Thank You cards by using 3 punches, one sentiment and white CS. I punched the "squares " from DP using 3 different Stampin' Up! punches and placed them - using dimensionals - on the CS ... stamped the sentiment - ready to write a note in - how cool is that? Here is another simple one!
Sometimes I love to sit and do a card that is full of layers and embellies - I so enjoy seeing the complexity of the card at the end - and having such a sense of satisfaction with it.
Like this one here - using one of my fav colors!
No matter the mood I'm in at the time I can "get lost" in the card making!
Well! I have found a new way to get "lost" - sometimes that's not so hard for me to do the way my mind is lately! LOL! :)
It is in the zentangle!!!!
Here is one from yesterday called "Relaxation"...
Have a blessed Christmas! May you experience Peace and Rest over these coming days!
Friday, December 18, 2009
I sat down this afternoon to "doodle"!
I am experiencing such peace at this time of year! ... am very thankful for that!
So of course that is where my mind headed!
Here is the beginnning of my "doodle" ... And here is the finished product ... used Stampin'Up! markers to do a little coloring! I have another one to show you but will save that one for later; along with some cards!
It's another cold windy day! Makes me want to stay close to the fire with a good book, or a movie.
Last night some "crafty" buddies came over for a "get-together" - of course, there was lots of food and laughs, and a nice relaxing time was had by all!
Here is a Christmas card from,Cindy. You go girl! Love how she used the DSP here... This is a box of homemade candy (UMMMMMM) from Debra - she is the "Queen" of boxes and tags! I was so eager to get into it I forgot to take a pic of it all tied up in a bow! Hope you can imagine how pretty it was!Debbie brought each gal a little gift ... a cup filled with goodies and her special cider packets! How cool is that?
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
This was a COOOOOOOLD one wasn't it?
It feels good to be inside with the wood keeping me warm!
Here is a Christmas card we received today - clean and simple ... love this angel and babe embossed in gold!
Thanks Gary & Myra!
Have you ever heard of a Zentangle? [zen = relaxation; tangle = doodle] Don't recall how I happened upon this the other day but it has captured my attention ... I love to doodle. I cannot draw - am not an artist ... but "doodle I do"! I watched a few videos about using doodling in scrapbooking and card making, and decided to give this a try. I am making long full-year calendars for people - just a simple thing to add to a gift - can be used as a book mark - instead of covering the back with CS and embellishing I decided to "doodle" on them before I laminate.
I just had a blast doing this one! My first!
You may think I've gone a little around the bend but - hey! that's OK!
Zentangles are an art form and I intend to pursure this over the next few months - I'll keep you informed of my progress - or lack thereof! :)
Here is my first sample ---Hope you enjoyed your peek here today and had a little chuckle in the process! Merry Christmas!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
It's another wet day ... sure doesn't look like Christmas around us here in our little part of the world, does it? Thankfully the weather doesn't dictate to us ---- I hope you all have an abundance of Christmas Spirit in your hearts.
Here are some cards I've received lately....
This one is from Coralie -- Nice job, Girl!!!!
This is the front of Bonnie's - every year she does a handmade card with a beautiful note in side... this year she crossed stitched an angel - gorgeous!
Saturday, December 12, 2009
- soft suede, crushed curry, and rich razzleberry inks; DSP. Oh yah! And some glitter!
Friday, December 11, 2009
Sorry I've been missing but I've had some sickness these past couple weeks and now have a full blown common cold! Go figure!!!
I do hope to get a card made this weekend - it will be a copy of one I saw yesterday... quite unique. Can't say anymore than that!
Once it's done I'll post it and definitely give full credit to the original creator!!!
Have a great day!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Just a quick post today! Trying to get "caught up" .... here is a simple "Black and White" I made last night - using Rich Razzleberry as the accent color! You could proably call this one a "ten minute card" ....
Thanks for peeking!
Monday, December 7, 2009
Here is the inside where I will add a note of appreciation to some special person or people!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
I used DP from "The Write Stuff" - this is Ruby Red in color; of course, my old standby of Old Olive CS; the Elegant Bouquet Embossing folder. I embossed the CS and then used the bleach technique on it. The sentiment is from the Friendly Words Wheel - which I cut apart to give me lots of versatility!
And here is my "humility square" - see the ink at the top of the card front? I still had my ink pad open when I opened the card and voila! there's ink on the front... so - I must confess that I'm not as perfect as everyone thinks I am! ha ha ha ha ha! :)
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sorry I've been AWOL!
Any paper crafting I did last week was related to more Christmas cards.... and I don't want to show them all on here.... cuz then there will be no surprises for those of you who will be receiving one!
I am making a few yearly calendars - as I did last year - I've had a few requests for a 2010 ----
here are a couple pics ...
Have to do some grocery shopping, and some preparation, for 2 different get togethers in the next 2 days ... so today will be a busy one!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Here is the inside of the card....
Have a great weekend - We have family visiting this weekend! Can't wait to see them!