Christmas card idea #1

Holy moly did it take forever to upload this picture! First of all, my camera batteries are dead so I barely got this on my pc, then I was having problems with took longer to get the card on here than it did to make it...and it took a while to make :) I know I havn't posted anything in a while, however my youngest has been sick and I havn't been feeling well (sidenote, I have Crohn's Disease) and I think I might be having a little flare up. Not that its the best excuse, but I havn't had any energy and my creativity was zapped out of me. Enough of that let's get to the card. So I havn't made my Christmas cards yet!!!! I know I am way behind but they will be completed by the end of the weekend to be mailed out on Monday. So I sat down and made this earlier today, I really wanted to use my Snowflake Serenade set by Papertrey, but it seemed a little plain alone, so I added the flourish from Baroque Motifs by SU. You can't really tell but there is dazzling diamonds on peace and on the snowflake in the scallop circle. This is a really clean and simple card, however using different sized snowflakes, and multiple stamps sets, plus the dazzling diamonds it took a while to make this. So I'm not sure how many of these I will make? Maybe 10 at the max...the dazzling diamonds glitter can be a mess, but oh so worth it. On to the next prototype...normally I only make one xmas card and mass produce it, however this year I have so many stamp sets that I want to use, I will make 3-4 different cards and make 15-20 of each.

Materials used: chocolate chip, bashful blue & whisper white cardstock, bashful blue & chocolate chip ink, scallop circle punch by SU, circle punch by CM, ticket corner punch by SU, glue pen by Martha Stewart, bashful blue grosgrain ribbon by SU, dazzling diamonds glitter by SU, star dust stickles, Snowflake Serenade stamp set by Papertrey Ink, Baroque Motifs stamp set by Stampin Up!

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving! I cooked so much food it would have fed my entire street. There is a ton of turkey left from the 20lb bird I bought. Tomorrow I will make turkey enchiladas and turkey soup & then freeze 1/2 of it.
So I went shopping on black friday...I stayed up, made myself some coffee to charge up and then left my house at 3:15 am! I got to Kohls and the line was wrapped around the store. I wasn't getting hot electronic items, I was there to get some awesome deals on clothes. I spent around $150 but saved almost $400. The only thing that kind of sucked was that I was in line for about 1 hour 45 minutes. I was so tired driving home it was a 30 minute drive and what I really wanted to do once I hit my driveway was to go climb into bed. However I didn't, I took everything out of the bags, wrapped everything and then put the presents under the tree. I just went to take a picture of our Christmas Tree, but my camera batteries are dead. I hope everyone has a great weekend! I am going to create tonight and tomorrow so hopefully tomorrow I will have something to share :)

Paper Christmas Tree

So a while back I was blog surfing and I saw a tree like this on someones blog (sorry I don't remember the blog name). I thought it looked really easy to make. A few days ago I went to Joann's, and bought some styrofoam cones. This one is the tallest one they sell, I thinks its around 18 inches or so. I cut paper 1/2 inch by 6 inches, bring both edges together, get a sewing pin & push through the paper and into the cone. I used the red pearlized decorative pins, because the top row the pins are visable. Oh, and I started at the bottom. Before I ever began, I did spray the cone with glitter spray paint, because I didn't like the white. The paper used in this tree was in the Provo Craft holiday slab pack.

For the star, I used SU chipboard then painted it with an Adriondack acrylic paint dabber in red pepper. Once dry I used SU heat & stick powder and dazzling diamonds, to make the star sparkle. This was really easy to make, but I think it would look even better with double sided paper.

I got some new Bella's

I recieved my first Bella's in the mail yesterday (4 of them to be exact!) A few of my neighbors found out that they are expecting this week. This card I am going to make 6-8 cards for a set for one of them. Myself along with my neighbors are all military. So since none of us live around family, Jen can send these out to a few people.
I also recieved a Stampin Up order yesterday as was a good mail day. In the order was heat & stick powder and stampin glitter. This technique was easy peasy, there are so many possabilities :)
Well this has to be a quick one, I have to run out the door before my daughter is late for school!
Materials used:
whisper white , river rock and chocolate chip cardstock, K & Co designer paper, Chocolate chip satin ribbon, stampin chalks, heat & stick powder, dazzling diamonds glitter, scallop punch SU, scallop punch Marvy stazon black, ture thyme, Bella image, safety pin image by studio G

Mojo sketch #11

I decided to work on a Monday mojo challenge actually on a Monday, rather than waiting until the end of the week. This was a crazy weekend so I didn't to sit down and create until today. Friday was my son Jacob's birthday, he turned 7! So I was at school with him all day, I brought pizza and cupcakes for his class. Saturday we went to the Blue Angel's homecoming show, its their last show of the season, it has become a tradition for us to go since living in Florida. Oh and Friday night we went to dinner with friends and then went over to their house afterwords. So back to Saturday, when we got home we relaxed for a little while. Then my neighbor had a pj and dessert get together. I made cresent rolls with nuetella and sliced bananas...they were YUMMY!! Sunday I relaxed for a while because I was exhausted, but I finally pulled myself off the couch and went to Joann's to pick up a few things. Then today, Monday, my son Jacob was in a Veterans Day Parade with his Boy Scout Den. My daughters troop also was in the parade, however I was not feeling very well at the time so we stayed home.

OK back to the card I see that I am rambling. I'm not sure I like it...maybe it will grow on me? I just feel it might be missing something or I need to change a few things...Oh Well! I will try again tomorrow. At Joann's I picked up The Once Upon a Time mat stack by DCWV...its so YUMMY, I love it!! So that is what I used in this card.
Materials Used:
chocolate chip & river rock cardstock, once upon a time designer paper by dcwv, purely pomegranate & chocolate chip ink, Baroque Motifs stamp set, purely pomegranate satin ribbon

Monday Mojo sketch challenge

Here is my card that I did using Julee's sketch for this week ( ). I know I'm on a wild wasabi & real read color combo kick, but I really can't help myself :) I did not change the sketch which was a rule this week and its a square card, 4 1/4 x 4 1/4. Today is my son's birthday so I really have to multi task today, so I made this card while I was on the phone with one of my best friends Chris (she has a blog too, so go check her out... ) I really like to make clean simple cards so this fit perfectly into my style. I hope everyone has a great Friday!!!
Materials used:
wild wasabi, real red & whisper white cardstock, Merry & Bright stamp set by SU, printed paper by Provo Craft holiday slab, ballet blue ink, red and green prismacolor colored pencils, 5/8 in. real red grosgrain ribbon, snowflake and round brads by the Paper Studio, ticket corner punch by SU, scallop circle punch by Marvy

New Stamps :)

Yesterday in the mail I got my new Stampin Up stamps and other things, so it was a happy mail day! I bought one of the stamp sets out of the mini-catalog and I am loving the die-cut stamps it was wonderful just to pop them out instead of cutting rubber. Wild Wasabi is the perfect green. I think I'm going to use it in my Christmas cards this year. This weekend I will have to play around with my stamps and see if I can come up with a proto-type for this years xmas card.

Materials used for the pocket card:

whisper white, wild wasabi & real red cardstock, Provo Craft holiday paper, SU ticket punch, SU scallop punch, wild wasabi double stitched ribbon, real red 5/8 grosgrain ribbon, white satin ribbon from Micheals, paper clip, hole punch, creative memories punch, SU chalk, SU Wishing you Cheer stamp set & Circle of Friendship stampset.

I am loving the Purely Pomegranite satin ribbon! I now have to have it in Chocolate Chip, I don't care that its $9.95 its worth it and you are getting 15 yards...thats a lot of ribbon. I have been holding back on getting the Baroque Motifs stamp set, but I really like flourishes right now, so I went ahead and bought it :). If you look through the gallery on SCS, people have made some amazing cards with this set.

Materials used: Purley pomegranate, chocolate chip, river rock & whisper white cardstock, Baroque Motifs stamp set, Purely Pomegranate Satin ribbon, chocolate chip & purely pomegranate ink, corner rounder punch and ticket punch

Here is my last card and probably my favorite I made last night. I like this color combination, it puts me in the Christmas spirit :)

Materials used: whisper white, real red and wild wasabi cardstock, provo craft holiday designer paper, wild wasabi ink, wild wasabi double stitched ribbon, ticket punch, SU pastels, red artist marker

PaperTrey Ink Swap

Here is my PaperTrey Ink swap on SCS. I decided to go with my Believe set, with the Holidays coming up. You could use any PaperTrey stamp set, so I am excited to see what everyone else comes up with. These babies are due Nov. 15th so I need to get them in the mail asap. FYI, I'm sure most of you know this, however the 15th of every month PTI announces new products :) I love all of their products! Happy Tuesday. I just took my son to his elementary school, now I'm off to drop my daughter off at her Middle is going to be a Starbucks day, I can feel it >"<

Materials used: whisper white cardstock, designer paper from Provo Craft Holiday Slab V, bazzill red cardstock, stazon black ink, prismacolor pencils, ribbon from Micheal's, marvy scallop punches, 3 dimensional foam adhesive

Cub Scout Paper bag Albums

Here is the example I made for my son's Tiger Cub Scout den. Tonight the boys have to make an album to earn a badge, so this is what they are going to be making, paper bag albums. I didn't journal or add any kind of embellishments to it yet. I figured that might send some Dad's and six year old boys over the edge, they need simple. Last night I cut all of the paper and ribbon, made hole punches in the paper bags, and made little inserts for the opening on the sides. So all the boys need to do is assemble them and add their pictures. Simple enough which the Dad's will appreciate since there is Monday night football tonight :).

Materials used: small brown paper bags, ribbon, K & Co Cub Scout paper, brown marker, hole punch

Girl Scout Project

My daughter had a Girl Scout meeting today and the girls worked on a badge called "Doing Hobbies" Guess what the hobby was...Card Making :) So I pre-cut and scored everthing for all 4 cards, 12 of each for a total of 48. I made them very simple, considering the meeting is only 2 hours. They were all Christmas cards, and after Thanksgiving the girls are going to bring them to a Nursing home along with cookies. The girls did really great and were easy learners.

All of the cardstock and images are Stampin Up, the printed designer paper is Christmas Creating Keepsakes paper pack, the ribbon is from Micheals, and ink used was chocolate chip, basic black, wild wasabi & garden green, scallop punches are by Marvy

A big Thank You to Beth

Remember when I posted a few weeks ago about a neighbor down the street giving me Walt Disney World tickets...for free(Beth). Well I finally got a gift basket and a card together. This is a really simple and clean card. Sometimes I think i get all crazy with embellishments, layers and techniques that I forget that a lot of times simple is better. It was really hard to give her the basket because it was so yummy! It had different starbucks coffee, chai tea, hot chocolate, diet coke (her favorite drink) Harry and David Moose Munch, Harry and David truffles, really fancy chocolate bars, starbucks mug, coffee creamer, caramel coffee syrup, some other things and a Starbucks gift card. This is a bad picture of the basket because it doesn't show everything, but you get the idea.
For the card: whisper white cardstock, ruby red cardstock, heartfelt thanks stamp set, stazon black & ruby red ink. may arts ribbon...easy peasy card!

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