"I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth." Genesis 9:13

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mixed Bunch Butterfly

Have you recovered from all the Christmas activity? We had busy days here and then we travelled a couple of days to visit with family... took me til today to feel rested again. I have a card to show you today that is a sneak peek at a stamp set from the Occasions Mini that comes out as of January 4, 2012... and some DSP and ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration event which starts January 24th...

I used Poppy Parade as the main CS - love this color!

The butterfly is made by cutting one of the flowers in the stamp set into a butterfly shape... there is a card done similar to this in the Mini... I had to try it and quite like the result! I cut a shape from DSP to put behind the stamped image - and I curled the wings of the stamed image.

 Here is the card ... Going to use this as a birthday card ... the sentiment comes from the set "Friendly Phrases" found in the '11-'12 IB&C

This is the inside - where I will write a personal note.
Thanks for visiting with me thru 2011 ...
Stay safe this New Year's Eve -
I'll see you in the New Year!
Blessings and HUGS!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Cor's Card!

Good Morning!
Well! "What a difference a day makes" - were those words in a song or what???? Anyway they sure hold true today! The temp is at 0 C and it is snowing! Here is the proof of that!

But you didn't come here for a weather forecast!
Here is the card we received this year from Coralie - one of my downline.... she does great work. Love the stocking builder punch used to make these stockings! This punch will not be returning in the catalogue next year so if you want one you better order before the end of December - after that it will be gone!
Love this card ... I apologize for the photography - this picture does not do the card justice! :)

Have a Very Merry Christmas.... see you sometime after the big day!
Remember the "reason for the season" and may HE be at the center of your celebrations this year!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

10 days later....

Can you believe this? The temp is 9 degrees C at the moment! We have been so spoiled - it is great for travelling: I spent a few days at my daughters; then she and Madi-Joy were here last weekend; today hubby and I are are on the road making deliveries of his Christmas turkeys; and hopefully we will return to daughters on Boxing Day. Maybe by now you have figured out the reason for me not posting for 10 days! :)

I am "Christmas Card making" depleted! Have been for a while... we began a Christmas Card Club at the end of August so by December I had had my fill! Yesterday I cleaned my craft room and put all the Christmas stuff away for another year and hauled out my NEW stuff... of course I began "playing" - How could I not? BUT - I have nothing to show you today. I definitely will return before the end of the year with some sneak peeks at the Mini and SAB items I have.

In the mean time here are a couple pics I took on the 13th of December ... the poor flowers and such don't know whether they should be resting for winter or getting ready to sprout! This weather can't be good for them!

Here is a Lily peeking thru the ground...

This one is looking down on a bunch of daffodils that give me great pleasure in the springtime! Can you see them?

 And here is the Japanese Guinz shrub - not a leaf on it... beginning to bud!

Gotta run! Have a great day!


Monday, December 12, 2011

SnowBuddy Doodles

Good Morning!
Can you believe this weather? Sure is great for travelling... I just went to the city and back this past weekend .... no worry about snow and such! Got to love that!!! :)
I have a couple SNOWBUDDY doodles to show you ... don't have the cards put together yet! :) I really need to buckle down this week and get my cards finished!

And - here is a DASHER doodle... I'm not real happy with this one - may be a little "too busy" for my liking!
Thanks for stopping by today! It is an amazing 6 degrees out there at 9:30 - have some places to go so I must get a move on! Have a great day!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Coral And Navy Christmas

Good Morning!
Whoa! Is it ever windy out there!!!!! I'm some glad it isn't snowing!
I have a Christmas Card to show you today ... the colors are not the norm for Christmas but it works for me!
I used the retired slot punch to create slots for the ribbon to slide thru; used mica flakes at the base of the tree and glitter on the tree.

I have not made anymore Christmas cards (yet) - but I have been doodling and such.... so stay tuned ... I'm thinking that maybe we need to postpone Christmas by about one week so I can catch up! Being sick for a week or so put me behind! :(
oh well! It is what it is! Thanks for stopping by today - may today be a joyful one!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Snow Buddy - again!

Are you getting tired of seeing these "snowbuddy" guys yet? Not me! They are soooooo darn cute!
Making this a quick post as I am going out soon - the first time in 6 days! Still coughing like crazy but do feel some better.... that is a plus!

 Don't yah love this guys yellow boots! :)
 here is the inside of both cards - actually I made about six of this design - each with different DSP...
Thanks for stopping by -
Stay warm! Avoid the germs if you can! And keep smiling! :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

"Blue" Christmas

Good Morning!
The sun  is shining, it is 6 degrees C - AND - it is December 1st! Go Figure!!! Hubby has Christmas music playing on the TV - right now I'm listening to Elvis - thought this would be a good time to show you a "Blue Christmas Card" ...

This is a card we made at our last Christmas Card class - the Doily is versa marked and then embossed with white embossing powder .... LOVE IT!!!! After embossing we sponged layers of ink over the embossing. The little French Knot is made by tying a knot in a piece of ribbon and rather than using the flat part of the knot (which is what we usually do) we used the backside... pulled the ends of the ribbon thru a hole in the center of the doily and adhered them to the back of the CS. I saw this online somewhere weeks ago ... don't remember who to give credit to - but - "Girl you rock"!!! Love this and I know I'll be using this again and again... Enjoy!

The "Stamping French Knot" ...

Here is another "BLUE" card for you ... before I did any sponging I masked with a straight edge of scrap CS and sponged so that I would have a perfectly straight line to stamp the message under... I then sponged the hills and did a little light sponging for the sky; then stamped the image with Early Espresso. Don't you love this one? I do. It would look really nice with glitter added to it! Ummmm - next one!

Have a wonderful day!
Blessings and HUGS!