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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ornament swap

Here are the ornaments I made for a little swap we are planning at our island get-away next week. I wish I could have got a better photo without all the glare and making the images look so washed out. Can hardly believe Barb will be here in 8 days!!!

I used a mini magnolia stamp I bought last year to use on my grand daughters gift box ornaments. I had these pictured so different in my mind so am a bit disappointed int the finished product. I hope the others will them in spite of how I feel. I used a quickutz die for the trees, handmade the little bench and colored the image using copics and colored pencils. I hadd liquid pearls for the snow in the trees and on the ground. Plut liquid applique on her coat for the furry effect. Then just had to add a little stickles here and there because have to have stickles....lol I through in some fake snow as the finishing touch before sealing them in the ball. On the back I stamped a verse about Christmas. You can see I embellished with paper roses, punched leaves, ribbon and of course more stickles. I can hardly wait to see what the other ladies have done for their ornaments!

Challenges I am entering:

Oldie But a Goodie-let it snow

Hooked on Crafts-punches

Kaboodle Doodles- Baby it is cold outside

Make it Monday-anythings goes

Paper Creations-Christmas

Pollycraft- Christmas fun

Stamping Scrapping-Christmas......stickles and possibly the stamped image came from your store

Stamps R Us- bling it on

Lollypop Crafts-anything goes

OSAAT- anything goes

The Crafty Pad-traditional Christmas colors

2 Sisters-Let it sparkle

Thank you all so much for stopping by. God bless you all!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas tag swap



In just two weeks from today, my sis-in-law is flying in from Oregon to spend a week with me! I can hardly wait. My niece and I are planning our annual trip to Ritter Island to make Christmas cards and gifts. Barb will fly in on a Wednesday and we will spend Thursday and Friday visiting my parents. Friday evening we will head to the island for a few days of playing. My niece and I are planning games and prizes and hopefuly lot of fun things for us to do while there. Another niece (and possibly her daughter) from Utah is planning on attending this little get away too. I can hardly wait. I have to return Barb to the airport on the following Wednesday. :-(

Anyway, to get to the tags......lol

We have decided to do a couple swaps for when we get together. Last year several of us did a tag swap and it seemed to be a hit so are doing it again this year. Bev (my buddy in Ohio), my sis and her daughter, my niece and her sister are all involved in it this year. We are to make four tags for each person. These are the ones I have done. I sure hope they like them and will use them to label their gifts. I used the snowman nativity stamp set from TAC. I cut the little cards off my newest Cricut cartridge...... Life's a Party. Of course I had to add good ole stickles! lol

Four of us also chose to do a handmade ornament exchange again this year. So now I am off to get them started. Will post photos when I get mine done.

Am entering in a few challenges:

Oldie But a Goodie
-let is snow

Sassy Cheryl's- stump the boss and anything goes

Tip Top Tuesday- tags

Bows and Berries- tags

Stamps R Us- bling it on

Thank you so much for stopping by. God bless!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Grandson's birthday card


I made this card for my pirate lovin' grandson. I do think he is outgrowing his love for pirates but I had bought this stamp with him in mind and figured I would make him one last pirate card. For 4 years in a row he wanted a Pirate birthday and this is the first year he said he was tired of them. lol Oh well, will make something new in a year for him. lol I used this darling stamp from Lily of the Valley. Raided my left over Halloween stickers for the skull and crossbones and added a couple googly eyes to set it off. Used and old Quickutz die for the flourishes and had to just stickle them also. I used a MS border punch for the border around the image and the striped paper. My friend and my niece chose a sketch to use and we are all making cards off the same sketch. Can't wait to see how their's turn out. I know they will both be awesome!

Challenges I am entering are:

CLP- sketch.....hope it is ok to do the image in a round forum instead of square.

Our Craft Lounge- stress and distressed

Totally Parer Crafts-stiching

Wags'n Whiskers- some black and ribbon or pearls

CMC Copic Challenge-Boys Boys Boys

Card Makin Mamas- cut it out....punches, dies etc.

Crafty Catz Weekly-anything goes

Thank you so much for stopping by. God Bless!