Thursday, November 27, 2008

An Update :)

Well things have been crazy and my house is still in a state of disorganization. With Christmas coming upon quickly I'm feeling a bit rushed to get things done. I have some cards that I'll be posting in the couple of days and then I'll be doing a post for the Christmas Countdown of a card a day until Xmas Day :) So hopefully you all will keep on eye out for the new creations.

Until then I hope you all have a great day!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Finally getting around to my Blogger Award Thanks You's :)

When I found out I got nominated I was very honored! I just started my blog and I have had such wonderful comments that it is what keeps it going...I wasn't sure if the blog thing was really for me so thanks to ANN who nominated me and all the others ladies who take the time to read my blog everyday/or every post :).
The rules are:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.
My nominees are:Sankari, Christi, Deb, Claire, Jody.
Stop by and visit these Amazing ladies! You won't be disappointed!
Be back later with a new card :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Vintage Pretty

Well I'm finally finding some time to get caught up on some things before I start getting really busy with Xmas shopping and decorating the house. Which to be honest is turning out to be more than a chore as every year goes by. I used to get help from DH and DD but now it's all up to me to figure out where tree is going to go and what color scheme blah blah blah...sounds like I have the winter blues doesn't it's only begun..(big sigh). I think as every year goes by they don't appreciate it as much as they used too...I love Christmas but it's hard to get into the spirit when the rest of the household isn't into it. DD is 15 and all she has on her mind is money as I say (get a job girl! DH works 80 hours a as you can see I think I'm in a Bah-Humbug kinda mood the last little while. Hence the card....Back in the day when a couple would go ice skating on a pond or a lake...or go carolling down the street in the neighborhood or around town. When people made time to enjoy the season...that is what I miss. Now this set has turned out to be my favorite and will probably be on my forever list to never get rid of. And on this one I did not do the inside because it will be customized for my Christmas card giving. The corners of this card were the most difficult for me because I actually threaded the ribbon when I probably should've punched tiny holes to do the threading. This is actually a Martha Stewart Ribbon I got on sale at Michaels. It was nice and soft so I thought it would be a breeze but it wasn' And of course I can't live without the bling and this card :)
Hopefully everyone has a great day. Time for me to get productive.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: "SU" Winter Post, Little Paper Shop
Paper: "SU" Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Bazzill red and green, Generic speckled CS
Ink: "SU" Basic Gray, Old Olive
Embellishments: MS Doily and Fern Punches, MS Ribbon, "SU" Corner and Tab punch, Inked flower, Glass Rhinestones.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Golden Christmas Tree

Happy Saturday!

Okay so I am having my coffee and waking up a little from finally being able to sleep in for a change. I'm always up at 7am every morning inluding Saturdays, which can be very frustrating when I need my sleep otherwise I am the worst person to be around. My DH can vouch for that :)

This card was very simple to do. As you can see I stayed within the same color range as last couple of cards posted. Okay so I'm not sure if I achieved it but I was going for a window type set up with the image without it being really the image is suppose to be on a window blind in front of the window...maybe I'm the only one who sees knows :) Anyways...I embossed the image using Versamark and gold embossing powder. Both inside and outside stamped images are from Stampin' Up.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: "SU" Snow Swirled, To You And Yours
Paper: "SU" Old Olive WW, Bazzill CS, Unknown DP
Ink: Versamark, Close to Cocoa, GOLD EP.
Embellishments: Gold mini brads, rust colored satin ribbon.

Everybody have great weekend!!! :))

Friday, November 14, 2008

Simple Charm Christmas Card

Good Morning or afternoon everyone!
At the moment I'm watching Breakfast Television drinking a cup of coffee trying my hardest to wake up. I really feel Stamp deprived these days...and BT tends to give me a lot of ideas with the different segments they have every morning. Like there fashion, even the food segment and decor segments...I love this show...but the current card was not inspired by BT but in fact inspired by the card in the previous post. I did see a card SCS where they stamped the Reindeer on top the Christmas saying stamp from SU. I wanted the same type of simplicity and elegance so....on goes the glass rhinestones :) This card actually was made all from scraps except the ribbon.

The inside of this card is perfectly simple as well. Now a card like this didn't pass the regular mail standards :( but only for a few cents more I can still mail it. The front of card is not so much as bulky but because of the dimensionals for the main image it didn't slip through the slot as easily...I might be able to get away with it if I flatten it but then I don't want to really damage it. I was going to omit the dimensionals for the purpose but it looked better this way.

I have to get going for now and some things done. Thanks for stopping by :)

Card Recipe:
Stamps: "SU" Winter Post, Heard From The Heart
Paper: "SU" Really Rust, VV, Bazzill, Unknown DP
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Embellishments: Dimensionals, Ribbon, Glass Rhinestones, "SU" Ticket Punch, Sticky dots

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Holiday Peace

Good Morning everyone :)
It has been almost a week and I'm back and ready to share my newest card. I almost didn't have energy to keep up with everything that was going on this week including stamping...too much going on. I'll get back to that another time :)
Now this card was done with different sets and I promised myself to incorporate only 1 embelly...not including ribbon :) I have to have is just a given. I wanted something simple but elegant looking...I think for Christmas cards you need to be careful with how much you put into the card, especially if you plan on mailing some out. Threadart is where I buy my glass rhinestones with all of the other colors you can't go wrong :) it is in fact the perfect embelly that is nice and small that will give cards that small feature with a big (Unff).
I did actually weighed this card and sized it through the mailing slot device have at home for shipping purposes and it is in fact thin and light enough to pass through regular letter mail with a no extra postage :) I'm quite happy with that gives me the incentive to make more because it won't cost more...I will be posting more cards just like this so I hope you stop by and check it out.
Her is the inside of the card with a snowflake in the corner...just enough to complete it. I have to admit I wasn't one to really do the insides of the card I make but I love doing it just doesn't seem complete without a pretty inside
Card Recipe:
Stamps: "SU" Scandinavian Christmas, To You and Yours, Rubbernecker Trees
Paper: Unknown DP, Bazzill CS, "SU" Old Olive and WW.
Ink: "SU" Close to Cocoa
Embellishments: Satin Ribbon, Glass Rhinestones

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I'm EXCITED! I'm now an AVON Rep!!!

Everyone please read the end of this post. Thank you :)
Hey everyone! Along with my busy schedule this week I have finally decided to do some fundraising for Breast Cancer. I looked at all the other options that I had and like a few of them but when I heard about Avon Breast Cancer Crusade it immediately peaked my interest.

A very sweet and dear friend of mine Dawn whom I met years ago online :) had told me about the world of AVON. She and her DH had raised a lot of money through Avon with Avon's gorgeous pink Pashmina Style Scarf for 5.00 each. The other products they have are also beautiful but this was a hit for her. I got instantly excited because who doesn't know about Avon! So she convinced me that not only will it work in my schedule but it's easy enough to do even when you have a busy schedule. So ladies I signed up on Tuesday! It was all around a great day! My brother won his court case, My daughter made the Volleyball team, Obama made history, and I became an AVON REP. :)) I'm grinning from ear to

My DH birthday is tomorrow so I have lots to do and get done so I'll try to post my newest cards in the next couple of days.

Now I have a request of the wonderful people who visit my blog:

Anyone who likes avon please post.
Anyone who would like to win an avon blog candy gift pack please post.
Anyone who likes blog candy please post :)
Anyone who supports Breast Cancer Research I'd like to hear from you too.

The more people that post the more I can decide on whether I should do blog candy :)
Hope you all have a great day!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Christmas Post!

A quick post before I'm off for the morning. I've got a pretty busy day ahead of me and might not be able to post anything else until maybe Wednesday or Thursday. We'll see how busy I am. Well isn't this colorful yet festive. Another card I'm proud of. It turned out a lot better than I imagined in my head. I mean these colors do look great together
you have to admit :) Again I tried to stay away from a lot of embellishing extras. Personally I think the paper piercing did the trick for that added pop that it needed.
The image was stamped with permanent ink and water colored with SU WCC and an Aqua Pen.
I added a little white with a white gel pen. I tried to age the paper a little but not too much because I thought it might take away from the color of the papers I used.
So here is what was used to make this card.
TIA for looking :)
Card Recipe:
Stamps: "Stampin' Up" Winter Post
Paper: SU Not Quite Navy, Bazzill (green), and generic speckled paper in 2 shades, generic brown.
Ink: SU Close to Cocoa, Not Quite Navy, Real Red, Pumpkin.
Embellishments: Paper Piercing, Corner Adorner punch, brads, WCC, Gel Pen (white), Dimensional strips.

Monday, November 3, 2008

A Cottage Christmas

Hi everyone so here is the card I said I would post. I absolutely love the feel of this card. I decided I wanted it to reflect the image so I kept it simple. And simple for me is not an easy thing to do. No bling, brads, metals or even it came out really pretty just the same.

I wasn't able to take back the MS punch because the Walmart I go to no longer carries the packaging it came in. They said it was in some sort of introductory packaging that they no longer carry so the skew is new and the old ones are not in their system anymore. So here I am quite confused and just told whateva! I couldn't even exchange it or even refund it. I was mad at the time but there wasn't anything I could do except buy one from Michaels. I got it with my 40% coupon so it's wasn't too bad. Plus I got a few more during the week with the other 40% coupons I got that are printed on the reciepts :)) I have yet to use but can't wait and when I do they'll be posted up!

Rubbernecker is another of my favorite Stamp companies. The trees I used on the inside of the card are from Rubbernecker.

Card Recipe:Stamps: "Stampin' Up" To You and Your and Snow Swirled, Rubbernecker Pine trees set.
Paper: Bazzill, Generic Speckled paper in 2 shades, SU Very Vanilla.
Ink: SU Close to Cocoa
Embellishments: Martha Stewart Punch, Cuttlebug Folder, Ribbon and Stickles.
Thanks for stopping by :)