Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday

Happy Black Friday? So did you go out shopping today? If so, post here & let me know what you got for a great deal! I stayed home tucked cozily in bed and right now I just finished cleaning up from yesterday and have laundry going (fun, huh???)

My project(s) today are these cute winter laterns. I love these Febreeze lanterns and I have 2 of them. Each came with Halloween themed covers (the paper part) and since I now have up my Christmas decorations, they were out of date. The problem I discovered is that while they do have a cute winter cover with a snowman on it, they only way I can get that is by purchasing an entirely new lantern! And I really didn't need any more. So - I decided the heck with it and designed my own covers. The only problem is that they are not scented. There might be some way to get scented paper or spray it with something, but I cheated and just used a plug in with them (they are in my downstairs bathroom).

I used some Christmas paper, cut it at 3 1/2" x 12" & scored it at 3" sections. A 12 x 12 piece of paper will JUST fit around, so I just used a piece of clear tape on the corner to hold them together. I cut the snowflakes on my cricut with the new "When it's cold outside" cartridge (which is all snowflakes - I love it!) and then used a boarder punch on a piece of white paper, then cut it in a strip, and attached a piece of ribbon to the strip, and adhered to the top. I attached the snowflakes with pop-dots to make them stand out a little bit. I was very happy with how they turned out and they perfectly match my bathroom theme!

Hope you had a great Black Friday & be sure to share your deals with me!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Good Morning,

The next few days are going to be rather busy with the holiday so I am posting my Thanksgiving post here today.

I wish you and your family the most blessed and enjoyable and safe Thanksgiving.

Here is the Thanksgiving card I sent out this year. The cardstock is from SU and the PP was something I found on clearance last year after Thanksgiving (I'm sorry I am not sure of the brand). I love the stamp set - its from CTMH. Unfortunately it is one that will be retiring this year. I colored the image in with copics. The inside of my card is also part of the same stamp set from CTMH and colored with copics. I used my nesties to cut out the circles and I inked the edges of the inside circle with SU ink.

On to bigger news, I'm SOOOOOO excited because I've been chosen for a DT! It's the first time I applied to be on one and cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am that I got chosen! I'm going to be working for Just Christmas and Birthday Cards (
I can't wait to get started working with the ladies there! Be sure to come over & check us and join in our weekly sketch contest!

Once again, have an amazing holiday! And enjoy your food, family & bargain shopping!!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009


Happy Monday to you! I've been in a slump and frustrated with my stuff lately. I'm not motivated to do much & I feel like everything I start either gets messed up or doesn't turn out the way I wanted! Hopefully I will snap out of it soon.

I used this weeks Just Christmas & Birthday Cards sketch for todays card. All the paper is from CTMH Aspen line (which is a favorite of mine). The stamp set is also CTMH - I have had it for about a year or so now, but never used it - I love it - but I always find myself stumped as to putting the snowman together. I think he came out cute, though I'm not sure he was really the image I should have used on this card (a little too late now though). I also used my Cuttlebug snowflake folder to emboss the background. The "buttons" are stickers from the Aspen line. No copics on this card for a change - just used different colored inks when I stamped. I hope you enjoyed how he turned out.

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mojo Monday 112

Okay, it's Sunday and I'm posting from last week - I'm a little behind.

Here's my Mojo Monday from this past week - I needed to make a birthday card for a man - always a hard task - so I pulled out this awesome 4-wheeling set from CTMH. I used CTMH ink in Outdoor Denim and DCWV Latte paper. I used my Creative Memories circle cutter for the circles, and then the spikey circle was a nesties. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Just Christmas & Birthday Cards Card

Good Morning! Today I put together my card for the Just Christmas and Birthday Cars blog (

I put my 3 embellishments on the side of the card rather than the bottom (because my snowman was so tall), but other than that, I stuck to the layout posted. I was pretty happy with how this turned out - I think he's cute!

So it's a Sugar Nellies stamp (which you have seen before in different colors on my blog) and I colored him with copics. Cardstock is Bazzil and pp is Basic Gray. I used my MS snowflake punch & a few skittles in the middle of my snowflakes. My favorite part is the inked edges - I think this really made the card. I used my CTMH Juniper ink again (fast becoming my current favorite) and sponge to get the soft look.

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Design Team Try-Out

Hiya! Well, this is my first attempt to join a design team - I am so excited!!! I've always wanted to be on one, so I'm keeping my fingers tightly crossed. If you haven't yet checked out this blog - you really should - it's great! It's called Just Christmas and Birthday Cards at:

The concept of the blog is to post a challenge, which not only enters you in a chance to win a prize, but also helps build your stash of birthday & Christmas cards (which we never have enough of!)

So this post is my entry with what I feel is two of my best projects that I've done (and area couple of my favorites).

Well, wish me luck!!! :)

Double Challenge Card

Happy Monday! I'm bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning - how about you?

My card for today met two challenges - the Copic Creations blog (current challenge is to color red hair - my first try, so be kind), and the Cupcake Craft Challenge (which was ***Snow Much Fun***). (My layout was taken from last week's Christmas and Birthday Cards Website).

You can see the blogs here:

I used a cute Sugar Nellies stamp and colored her with copics. The cardstock is just from my stash (no idea what brand), and my pp is Basic Gray. I colored my image with copics and used diamond stickles for her coat fluff. I used CTMH Juniper ink and a CTMH stamp for the sentiment. I also used a sponge and inked the edges of my white circle. Just some ribbon from my stash for the sentiment as well.

I hope whatever you do today - you make it a great Monday!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cute Card Thursday - Primary Colors

Happy Thursday! Thank goodness this week is almost over - finally! I don't know about you, but it's felt like a very long week.

On to my card for today....I created this card for the Cute Card Thursday blog:

The challenge was to use primary colors. When I dug into my stash I found this cute polka dot paper which had primary colors - it immediately made me think of a more masculine card (which are always hard to do), so I went digging through my stamps and pulled out this little farmer. I colored him with copics and used my gold spica pen for the buttons and hooks on his overalls. I used my Creative memories circle cutter to cut out my circles, and the sentiment stamp is from CTMH. I thought he was a perfect birthday card for a boy and I don't have many in my card stash, so it worked out perfectly for me.

I do have to let you know that I am now selling CTMH. There's a big special going on this month too - buy 2 stamp sets, get one (equal or lesser value) free!!!! This is an amazing offer that doesn't come around often, so if you're interested, please contact me. There's also a lot of things retiring right now, in prep for the new catalogs coming out soon, so don't miss you chance to get some of your favorites before they are no longer available.

Hope you have a great Thursday and stay warm!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mojo Monday Christmas Card

Happy Wednesday! I haven't posted in a while and I've been itching to put something together for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch. I came up with this cute Christmas card - I just love this stamp. It's a new one (for me) from Sugar Nellies. I colored the cuties with copics and I used stickels on the puffy parts of his hat & the trim on her skirt - as well as for the holly berries. I added some 3-d snow with an applique pen. I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it :)