Wednesday, December 31, 2008
To all who read this, I have sent a special wish to the heavens for a fantastic 2009.
Hugs to All
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I received some beautiful paper form Basic Grey and I had to use some. I love this collection. These DP are from the Mistletoe and Pears collection. Don`t you love the color. The glitter paper is from DCWV and it is just the perfect color. Not green and not blue and certainly not turquoise....almost a hunter`s green. Love the sparkle it gives to the card.
I used two Magnolia stamps and colored them with my Prismacolored Pencils and OMS. I am learning on the markers but I so love my pencils. I love blending and shading with the pencils.
I used a Turquoise Spica Pen to highlight as well as my Inkadinkado white gel pen. The spica pen certainly dresses up am image...they just sparkle.
I used the largest square nestibility to cut the sentiment section for the inside and used CB dies to make the corner trims. The Remember When stamp is from Inkadinkado. I love it....it starts a multitude of sentiments.
So, guess what we`re doing today....taking down some decorations. We normally don`t start until New Years Day but today it seemed time so....off I go to the land of `Where the He_ _ is the box for this stupid ornament!
Wish me luck...this is always a trial to our marriage. I hate doing it and know it has to be done. Sounds like fun eh! Talk later.
This little bird flair is also in this stampset and I used it on the inside of the card.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
I used the Prismacolored Markers again. I think I will always love my pencil crayons for their blending ability but markers are certainly faster. I used spica pens to highlight on the hair and the dots on her nightgown. The tag and the clock are from Magnolia`s Christmas/Winter collection. The tag is so wonderful to use. It is small and has that wonderful ribbon on it.
I used the 5 petal punch from SU and cut one pinkish and one blue which I dotted with a blue spica pen. The other two pieces are from another SU punch. I attached it to the card using a black brad.I added this circle on the inside of the card. I have decided to try to always add a little something to the inside of the card.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
I used Chocolate paper to cut out the ornamental die (CB) and used the hinge on the top and a swirl on the bottom right.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Hugs to All
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Yesterday I received my Blog Candy Prize from Bea and it is wonderful. I would have been happy to have a real Bea card but the other gifts are absolutely fantastic.
Isn`t this wonderful. I can hardly wait to play with all these goodies. Thanks so much Bea.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
For today`s post I am doing a card for a challenge. You had to show your enduring love for someone. Who could resist this wonderful stamp set from Magnolia. Tilda and Edward are about to kiss and I think this is wonderful. The eternal sign of romantic love is kissing so I send this card out to all lovers of Romantic Love and to my Dear Husband.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Honestly, I enjoy making gifts for his staff because they are always so appreciative of them but the week before Christmas is just too close for comfort.
So what did I make...this.I used my favorite shadow box frame from the $ store. It comes with 2 mats that I used the bayer to cover. This time I used Rose Red ink and left quite a bit of white showing. For the image I used Wishing You Cheer from SU. I masked the snowman and the tree to put in the background snowman. I painted using Spica Pens and highlighted the snow with diamond dust the image really sparkles.
It was really hard to produce a photo that shows true colors and the sparkle but trust me it is very cute. I framed the image in scraps of red and black papers and put it on either silver or gold shimmer paper from The Paper Company. When I looked at the first photo it looks like the BG paper goes from silver to gold but it is actually silver. The magic of the camera strikes again.
So, I finished them last night and wrapped them all for him to give away tonight at their staff party....the one I can`t even go to. Imagine!
Well it is the last day of school for the boys and then Christmas break starts. My Oldest son works but he also managed to get his vacation over Christmas. I looked forward to spending time with them but I think they have plans to spend time with friends...sure hope they can fit me in for some quality time!
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Off to wake the crowd up for another day. Talk later.
Happy Holidays to all.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
This is the card I made for the Cards for a Cause explain in the previous post. I used a Tilda from the Winter Christmas stamps. I love using 2 different colors on a dress and I am pleased with this image.
Since she is sitting I used an Inkadinkado Journalling stamp to work something like a cloud. I had fun coloring in the design. I used Prismacolored Pencils with OMS. I used a pink glaze pen to add some dimension to the card. The Journal stamp is on dimensions to create texture as well.
I used paper from the DCWV Glittered Christmas paper and whisper white. I used the Dotted Swiss ebmossing folder and the cuttlebug for the top have. I used a ribbon slide to attach the sentiment. I hope this card gives some joy to Francesca`s family.
Now onto to the Decorations. Todays photos are of the Guest Room. The tree is decorated with my son`s Beanie Babies ( from childhood).
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
#3 The theme for this room is snowman. The buffet under the window shows Snowland. Oops, I forgot to turn the lights on in the tree.
So, what do you think of the dining room....snowman central? I must thank all who are commenting. It does make a person feel great. I plan on having something craft like to post tomorrow. We are in crisis in the house...someone took my craft scissors and I cannot make anything! I am about to phone the police because `no on`in this house has taken it!
For some reason I seemed to have lost the enlarger on my photos and I realize you couldn`t read this so here is what it says:
Who is this man that some call Dad, others Boss and I call...well sometimes Idiot but always My Dear Husband. This is the man who loves to go to auctions and yard sales to buy those, oh so special, Christmas items. This is also the man who demands that we all tidy up everyplace. This man has gone to hockey games, ballgames and driven boys to all kinds of activities. This is the man who you don`t take to the SPCA unless you have room for one more animal. This is the man who loves celebrations that allow him to dress up or to decorate. Finally this is the man who makes our family complete, who looks after us all, and who loves us and we love him.
I now have to find out what color his new office is to be. He moves into it on Monday next week. I plan on attaching the puzzle together and framing it on a coordinated board. The local hardware store will hopefully cut it to size for me. I will take a photo to show the finished project.
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Be back later with next set of Decoration photos.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I wish you could see the shimmer/shine from this `family`acrylic piece. I should have ordered it in color but I choose clear and had to outline the letters with stickles...lots of sparkle now. The star is grungeboard painted with Twinkling H2Os.
The treetop is a Black Angel...a baby gift for our second adopted son. Friends also made the Doll angel in the top right hand corner. She is made using a baby doll and a tomato stand. She is beautiful but this year the glue from a glue gun had turned yellow so had to be covered. We used snow from a can to try and hide some of the yellow. Guess I need to make a new dress for next year.
So are you beginning to get the drift...we are addicted to Christmas in this home. My sons threaten us with a massive yard sale each year...but demand it all go up each year.
So off to wrap presents...not my favorite job. I always seem to be hunting...tape, scissors, tags, pen. When I finally find them all, the fun is gone. But I do love watching someone open their gift and choosing them/making them is great fun. So talk later.
Monday, December 15, 2008
The angels hanging underneath are from my childhood. I have loved these since I was a young child. They are probably my most precious decoration.
#4 this is the tree in our Family Room/Stamping Room. All these ornaments are non breakable so the dogs do not cause a great deal of mess. They do love to roll ornaments around after they (actually just the puppy) get them off the tree.
#5 Tree decorated with only angels.#6 The tree and angels on my shelves behind my desk. I have to put away everything on this top shelf so that we can decorated the top. Blue material hangs infront to cover my shelves. I hate this material.
#7 This beautiful Nativity set was given to us and it is on the shelf above the family computer.
#8 My angel collection is found on the stand that was built to surround my DH`s very large TV.