Friday, December 31, 2010

Delicious Dasher....

This is a card we made as the M-N-t at our December was designed by Brenda Miller....there are so many great elements....embossing, punches, lace and the new DELICIOUS buttons....I didn't realize how nice they are!  I'm gonna have to add them to my wish list!

Bravo Burgandy, Handsome Hunter, Very Vanilla

DUH!  I just realized that I posted this 2x--sorry!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pretty Snazzy Dasher

You know me and that retired paper....I couldn't resist this layout! I think this is a big contender for next year's Christmas card...the clear button has a circle of Baja Breeze underneath to make it look like an actual colored button...great idea instead of investing in all those different colored buttons...and a little sliver of Soft Suede cardstock as the thread in the button.........the card also uses half a Top Note Die....

Soft Suede ink (and Dazzling Diamonds on the antlers)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Look what my daughter made!

Give a kids some ink, stamps and paper, and look what they can do!  Maggie got inspired to make some Christmas cards (but she doesn't want to send them to anyone--she wants to keep them in an album as samples!)  I actually convinced her to send this one to her cousin--she obliged --but no more!--the rest stay in an album!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Perfect card for today!

Some major snow is expected here today so I couldn't resist posting this card before I went to work....Embossing folder with the snowflakes on vellum CARDSTOCK (do not use regular vellum as it crumples!) over Bashful Blue cardstock (the darker sample uses Ballet Blue)....the Chit Chat rub-ons work great on the vellum cardstock and keep with the white theme!  A few rhinestones add some sparkle!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry, Merry Christmas!

When I saw this adorable samples with a baby Rudolph, I had to make it!  I bought this stamp set (Forest Friends) for my daughter because she loved it (but never used it!) so it was a great time to use it!                                  Merry Christmas to all of you and thanks for reading my blog!
Close to Cocoa, Real Red, red rhinestone for nose, Snowflake embossing folder

Thursday, December 23, 2010

My favorite, by far!

I have to say...this one is the winner!  I found this in my searching and had to make it!  I am a snowman addict and this one it too cute!  The image is from the retired Christmas Punch Hostess set from last's actually a tag punch shape, but I just used the snowman image and layered him on a 1 1/4 inch square punch of Night of Navy c/s....embossed the bottom half of the card with the swirl it!

The scarves are just ribbon folded over (use a small glue dot in the middle of the fold....HINT: cut all the scarves AFTER you assemble card, that way all the ends will be even!

Mellow Moss (this is the last of it!  Yipee!) Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Whisper White

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

More Gifts....

A very similar sample to the previously posted set (without the Monogram).....

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Demonstrator card

Every year I make dozens of Christmas cards (next year my goal it to make all the cards I send out hand-made!--75 in all!) but I always try to make an extra special design for my fellow they would appreciate them the most!  

Here's this year's card...I made a silver and gold version....

Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Whisper White

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Dashing Dasher

This always happens....right after I send out my cards, I find some inspiring cards....

I've been looking for a great card for the Dasher stamp and I think this is it!  I think some funky Christmas colored paper would be perfect instead of the retired Bermuda Bay stripe...or maybe even stripes in shades of brown....

You can't really see, but there's a bit of sparkle on his antlers...

The button is a clear round with a punched circle underneath...I have to get some of the new delicious buttons that SU! carries....I'll add it to my wish list!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Personalized gifts

Here's another gift I'm giving this year...this is a gift for one of my children's teachers....personalized note cards with matching envelopes

Pale Plum, Basic Gray, Whisper White

Lovely Letters Alphabet, Heart from Hostess set-Punch Potpourri, Image on envelope from Always set, pearls from Michael's

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Gifts, Gifts, Gifts

Every year I try to start my Christmas duties early, but somehow I  always end up running around like a crazy chicken the last few weeks before Christmas...

Here's some of the gifts I've been working on...

These are plastic boxes with 8 assorted cards in them...great teacher gifts!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Pastel Trees

Here's the color variation on the previous card (I meant to post this earlier, but I'm still working on some handmade gifts)

I think I like the darker colors better???

Pixie Pink, Orchid Oppulance, Gable Green

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Groovy Trees

Don't you just love these trees?

I took rectangles of different sizes, cut off the sides at an angles and embossed them in 3 different patterns...a little scrap to the trunks and your done!  I added the outlined detail by taking a scrap of cardstock measuring 5 x 3 3/4 " (or smaller to your liking) and lat it on top of your white cardstock and traced with Basic Gray marker....

Those gray pearls are a find from AC Moore--only a buck!

Wait till you see the other color story I made this card in...stop back Monday!

Wild Wasabi, Ruby Red, Basic Gray

Friday, December 10, 2010

Hot Pink Christmas?

Every year I vow to only make one style of Holiday card....but I take way to long to decide which one, making several by the time I find one I like, I have made 30 different ones....

This was one of them...I loved the layout and decided to use up some Pink Passion cardstock..I thought the pink and black where striking....I also love the pink rhinestone brad in the center of the ornament!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Simply Simple

Here's my planned Make-n-Take for our monthly Demonstrator meeting....I took up fellow demo Brenda's challenge of creating a card for one of her card classes where stampers would not have to clean the stamp between stamping...

I stamped the main image, then stamped off on a piece of scrap paper, then stamped again on the main paper slightly to the it looks like a shadow...the white panels are popped up with need to clean the stamp!

Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Happy Birthday cake....

Here's a card for my co-worker's birthday...I hope he likes it! make the 2 top cake layers, I punched the 1" and 1 3/8" squares and cut off some of the sides at an's a great way to use up the little pieces of scraps that you should have thrown out long ago!

...the candles are just skinny strips of paper and the flames are portions of a small flower punch...

Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie D/S paper, So Saffron for flames

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Presents, anyone?

Quick and easy card....not loving the ribbon, but it ws all I had that matched....what about doing it in Christmas colors?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Turkey Treats

I meant to post these earlier....

I made these little turkey baskets for my kids as table settings for Turkey Day...they were filled with chocolates...made from the Two Tags die cut for the basket and the turkey is the body of the owl punch surrounded the large oval punches for the feathers....

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Another great layout!

This is such a versatile could really put any image in the center....

I used the large scallop square clear Sizzix die to make the scalloped layer, but since I wanted a smaller size to fit on the cardfront,  I cut it into four and over-lapped some of the scallops to make it 5 scallops wide (not including the corners) really can't see the over-lapping parts unless you really look close....looking at the picture now, I should have put a rhinestone or brad in the center of the ornament....don't you think?

Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla