Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Merry Monday 2 week Challenge

I made this card following the Merry Monday Sketch #9.  I used Garden Green, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla Cardstock with Frostwood lodge DSP.  The image is in Garden Green with the sentiment stamped in Versamark and embossed with Early Espresso.  The ribbon is Cherry Cobbler.  The stamp set I used was Christmas Lodge.  I used the scallop punch on the bottom edge of the Soft Suede cardstock, but it's a little hard to see:)  I really enjoyed making this card and hope you enjoy!

Snowflake Card

This card is a case of one I made at a card class a few years ago held by a demonstrator named Janet Elam.  I changed mine to Marina Mist instead of the dark blue color she had used.  Also different are my choice of snowflake on the small square since I didn't have the one she originally used and also my white bow on the blue ribbon instead of some silver tinsel ribbon that she had wound around the blue ribbon.  Such an easy card to make though so I made a couple.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Silver and Eggplant Card

This is a different version of the previous card where I decided to add two more smaller ornaments to the front.  I cut one smaller from the silver glitter paper and added a 1/8 inch grograin ribbon bow.  The other ornament that is somewhat hidden by the white bow is stamped in versamark and embossed in silver embossing powder and tied at the top with the silver stretchy twine from Stampin' Up.  I also used the twine to make the strings the ornaments hang by up over the white piece of the card.  I secured those on the back with glue dots.  I love the look on this one except maybe next time, would leave off the white bow, so as to better see all three ornaments.

Elegant Eggplant Christmas Card

This card idea is a case of one I saw on the blog Me My Stamps and I by Chat Wszelaki at memystampsandi.blogspot.com.  I made a few changes like sponging around the white with the eggplant ink and also my phrase below is in a shaped piece with two of the rhinestone jewels on either end of Merry Christmas.  I also used a white ribbon instead of the eggplant because I didn't have any eggplant ribbon of the type I wanted.  I love the way this turned out.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Merry Christmas Tree

This is my second card done for a Merry Monday challenge.  I didn't manage to get this card photographed and on this blog in time to actually enter it though, but it was fun to do.  I used an old Christmas paper pack called Christmas Cocoa and the cardstocks are Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.  The tree is from the stamp set Bright Hopes and the phrase is from Greetings of the Season.  I stamped the tree in Versamark and then embossed with Gold embossing powder.  Then I used the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to make the red ornaments on the tree.  I also used an embossing folder of snowflakes purchased at a craft store on the Very Vanilla background.  It was a simple card to do and so fun.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Merry Monday Card Challenge

I created this card for a Merry Monday challenge from the site Always Playing with Paper.  I used Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Champagne Glimmer papers, Cherry Cobbler DSP, Cherry Cobbler marker, rhinestones and snowflakes from Northern Hearts and Snowflake Soire stamp sets.  I used a phrase from Retired Stamp set Warmest Regards, all from Stampin' Up.  I also used the 1 1/8 inch circle punch, 1 1/4 inch scalloped circle punch, scalloped oval punch and modern label punch, all from Stampin' Up.  I also ran the vanilla paper through the Big Shot with a Stampin' Up embossing folder with a twinkle burst design.  This is the first card challenge I have ever done and I am so happy with how it turned out.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Where has the time gone?

Wow, it's been almost a year since my last post on here.  I have decided to go back to writing on here instead of going to Facebook every day.  I deleted my facebook page just so I won't be tempted to go on there.  I don't think it will be a problem though, since I haven't really found it interesting for a while.  I am currently re-reading the Work and the Glory series.  I am at the end of book 3.  I love that series!  I also discovered a new author (to me) this summer named Claire Poulsen.  I have read four of his books so far and just purchased another 6 or 7 which I can't wait to read when I am done with the current series.

I have been busy for the last year taking care of my now 18 month old grandson Jackson.  He is such a delight to have around.  He is busy all the time and most loves to go outside.  Last night, Becca, Alyssa and I took him for a walk around the circle in our neighborhood with him pushing his stroller instead of riding in it.  As we walked he pushed part of the time stopping periodically to try to pry the chip seal gravel off the road, pick grass off the neighbors lawns and throw it on the road or put it on the stroller seat to save for later.  He also stumbled and fell once making a slight scrape on his knee which he often stopped for to rub it every steps he took.  We got such a good laugh out of watching him walk a few steps and stop to rub his knee, walk again, stop and rub.  After walking halfway around he decided he had enough and only Grandma could carry him.  After doing that for a while and my arms aching more and more I had Becca lift him to sit on my shoulders where he stayed the rest of the way home.  He then bounced on my shoulders saying "Yeah, yeah, yeah".  He keeps us all thoroughly entertained and laughing most of the afternoon and evening.

I recently designed a couple of cards that I let my neighbor use for her monthly group of Stampin' Up demonstrators at their card swap.  One was a raspberry colored card and the other a blue Christmas card.  I will post those soon and hope to design and post more cards as well as scrapbook pages.  I love to do both but don't find as much time as I would like to do those.  Here's to finding and making more time.