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Monday, November 29, 2010

Simply Adorned Inserts

I'm having a lot of fun with these. Now I have 5 made, some I made at my uplines class and these are mine. I love the way they turned out. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them. The wreath is made from the itty bitty set using the flower and punching it out with the mini flower punch. The tree is from lovely as a tree, stamped with merry from the tiny tags set. The bird is from the bitty stamp set as well. I also used crystal effects and red glitter to make the berries.

Challenge 98 - Non Traditional Christmas card

The jury is still out on this card. I'm not a very non-traditional Christmas card person, but I figured I'd step outside my comfort zone and try something different.
I used Crumb Cake Cardstock for the base, I cut the snowflake out of my cricut. I used heat and stick powder with versamark and dazzling diamonds. I used the rhinestones on the tips of the snowflakes. As for cardstock I think the purple is Lovely Lilac, pink pirroette, and the old baby boy blue. I used scraps on all of it, so the colors are guesses. I sponged the pink with rich razzleberry, and the blue with not quite navy and the crumb cake cardstock with Early Expresso. Sure used a lot of stuff on just one card. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment, maybe you'll help change my mind to send this card out to a friend.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Zippy Zac is in the house.

Our Elf on a Shelf, Zippy Zac made his appearance tonight. He keeps my son in check through the holiday season, he seems to turn into a deamon during the Holidays at school. So Zippy Zac does the trick. He always stops into my craft room (just like Santa) to make his card for my son. This year he even used my brand new Cricut Cartridge, which I haven't even used yet, I just got it yesterday. He only uses supplies that are left on my desk. This year he had a lot to choose from, and oh my I think he used every piece of DSP that was on my table. Looks like it threw up color. My son, says... "Boy he sure is creative". Inside he told him he needed to read two more books for his challenge at school, and he would bring him a special present. (So a little bribery here). He also told him he needed to buy me a new white gel pen for Christmas. Mine seems to be skipping a lot lately :)

I hope you enjoy the card and my story.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Christmas Ornament and box

My friend last year made these painted ornaments. My son really wanted to do it on his own, she's a little OCD and would always touch them up. It made him so mad, so this year we bought everything to make them, he's having a ball a doing a good job, (no touch ups from this mom). He did ask me if I could make one of my "pretty" bows to put on it to hang on the tree. So, he's giving this to pop pop and grandma for Christmas. I threw together this box tonight in about 20 minutes to put it in. Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving! I will be traveling tomorrow, so I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

The Rubber Redneck had a color challenge using Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry. I always have a hard time with challenges, I never know if it ok to use another color. So I couldn't color in my pumpkin (pumpkin pie would have been my choice). So I used the spotlight technique to stay within the guidelines. This stamp set is very old - Turkey Talk (retired in 2004), but hey do Thanksgiving stamps ever retire? Ok, I used rich razzleberry for the base, old olive for the layer, cajun craze for the top layer. I stamped and colored the leaves with the same colors. Did the inlay embossing techique. I used a blender pen to color with ink from ink pads. Sponged the edges of the circle and the scallop. The rectangle is the new retangle sizzlet. I made this card to give to my parents for Thanksgiving.

I hope you enjoy this card.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Fork Bows

Ok, i'd heard of this technique. So I search utube this morning, and found several videos. Then my search in the house for the perfect forks. I found two. One for small bows and one for a little larger bows. Here are my tags (no decorated yet) because Santa hyjacks my craft supplies and makes the tags on Christmas Eve (that's what son thinks anyway). Zippy Zac our Elf on a Shelf makes his own card too, when he comes on Thanksgiving Morning. Good thing Santa and Zippy are crafty ones.

Ok, onto the fork bows.
Double Fork Bow
Large Fork Bow
Small Fork Bow


Family Reunion Invites

My friend Brenda needed invitations for her family reunion. We've had a hard time getting together to make them, she really wanted to help, but time and things got in the way. So on Friday she baked me a delicious pound cake, (I think she was trying to bribe me to just make them), it worked. I cranked these out Friday night, of course I was high on sugar and fat.
I used So Saffron cardstock for the base, I used a 2 1/8 piece of DSP from the play date line, and a 3/4 inch piece of the same DSP to make the strip. I ran it through the big shot. I used embroidery floss for the wrap around bow. I used a 3/4 inch piece of brown from the DSP pack to make the scallop border with the scallop border punch. The let's get together stamp is a clear stamps set because I didn't have a stampin up set with that saying on it. I used a hostess set from last year SAB (I think) for the houses. I hope you enjoy.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Gift Tags and Box

I needed to make a make and take for my uplines meeting next weekend. Here is what I came up with, I took the 3x3 pizza box and made it a bit smaller. Enjoy!

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