Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to All

May you have a day filled with love, laughter and lots of smiles.
Thank you to everyone who stops by to visit. I appreciate each and every comment, you fill my days with smiles!
Details: Stamp Set - PTI Holiday Tree, CS - PTI, and Ink - SU Real Red and Buckaroo Blue.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Glitter and Glue

I was inspired to use glitter after seeing several cards on Nichole Heady's blog. I love simple and by adding a little bit of sparkle it keeps white on white interesting.I liked the result so much that I turned it into a set.These cards are just a little bit smaller than standard so that the CB embossing goes from edge to edge. Super sticky tape covered with glitter crosses the seam between the embossing and plain paper. A little bit of glue on the trees creates glitter berries. I left out sentiments inside the cards because the recipient is a stamper and also because the sentiments (from Everyday Button Bits) on the front can be used for lots of occasions.
Details: Stamp Sets - PTI Holiday Tree and Everyday Button Bits, CS - PTI White, Ink - SU Old Olive, CB Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Super Sticky Tape, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder Punch, and Stampendous Glitter.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Where Has the Time Gone?

A few weeks ago I got together with friends and we made stockings to hold gift cards, using the free stocking template from PTI. I have since made quite a few of these stockings, I think I am up to 20. It seems like everything I do lately is in large quantities.I modified the stocking template just a little to vary the depth of the box. The original template holds quite a bit and since I plan on filling these with a gift card and candy I made mine a little smaller.
If you are looking for something quick to make these then give these a try.
Details: Stamps: PTI Holiday Tree and Holiday Button Bits, CS: SU and PTI, PP: Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses, Cosmo Cricket Holly Jolly, darker cranberry is SU, Ink: SU, PTI buttons and thread, and stash ribbon.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Toothpick Challenge

I found a few extra minutes to play along with Everything But the Kitchen Sink's around the house challenge to use toothpicks. First I had to buy the toothpicks, which took me forever, so I am getting this one in with just a couple hours to spare.
Toothpicks are actually perfect for cards because they are light and I like the bit of dimension that is created for this border.
Well that is it, everything is PTI except the ribbon and toothpicks of course (which I colored with a copic)! I should be organizing for tomorrow night's Daisy meeting - the girls will be scrapbooking :>) We already did card making at the last meeting :>)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Jennie is hosting her first sketch challenge on StampTV and I am excited to play along. She did both a card and LO sample, so I am going with a LO. I have lots of pics sitting on my desk that need to go on single page layouts for calendars that I create each year for the grandparents :>). Here is the gang at Halloween...I wish I had a little sound to go with the pics because my sons had the cutest bark and ribbit!
My blog may have been quiet this past week, but I have not been. I am busy working on my Christmas cards - the never ending 80 that I need to make LOL!!! Along with getting ready for my daughter's 6th Birthday.
Hope you are all having fun getting ready for the holidays.
Details: Stamp Set - GKD Spooky Silhoutte, CS - SU, PP - K&Co Whimsy