Sunday, December 30, 2012

Ridin' Down the Highway...

Gosh, only two more days left in the year....where does the time fly?! I just wish this cold I have would go away...and quickly. I haven't had a good night's rest in almost a week. Ugh!

I made this card the week before Christmas. I was heading to North Carolina to visit friends and celebrate my BFF's husband's 40th Birthday. He's a big Harley-Davidson guy.....


The stamp is from Viva Las Vegas and colored with Copics. Spellbinders Labels Eight in 3 sizes. Sentiment is from TPC Studios. Added some black/silver blingy ribbon. Background is silver, can't really tell from this picture. 



Saturday, December 29, 2012

Cupcake Celebration


Hello All!! I have been MIA from blogger world for just a wee bit. Weekends off have been busy all month with decorating, Christmas shopping, getting other projects completed, and I was out of town for several days through Christmas. Of course, for Christmas I did get a most joyous present. A cold! Mmm-hmm. Started coming down on the Holiday, and after driving home (4 hours) that evening my body felt it! Have been home sick since except for a few hours when I attempted to go in to work -- Big Mistake. So, here I am -- still getting over this nasty bug. 

Before the trip though I did finish this card for my sister's birthday which falls the day after Christmas. 


This is my first My Favorite Things image -- Hello Cupcake. She's so cute. I colored her with Copics and paper pieced her dress. Background and dress paper are My Mind's Eye (Honey Cake). Spellbinders Lacey Ovals to frame the image. Stickles Fruit Punch dots around inner oval. IO die along bottom of background. Cerise glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle on the heart in her hair. 3D Crystal Lacquer on the cherry. Stickles Diamond on the icing. Sentiment is TPC Studios -- Greetings. 


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Sparkle


Happy Weekend Everyone! I'm not sure if this year I will have met my goal of making ALL my Christmas cards but I am pretty close. Better than last year so there's improvement. :-) 

Here's a really simple card....


The scene is taken from a paper napkin. You need to only use the very top ply so make sure you separate ALL the bottom layers from the top layer. (Tip: use  2 pieces of double stick tape and place one on a top layer corner and the other on the bottom of the same corner and it ta-da, it separate's pretty easy.) Than add napkin onto a piece of double stick tape sheet. Place another tape sheet over top. I used Glitter Ritz transparent micro-fine glitter to spread over entire image, you want to really smooth it in there with your finger. Soft, smooth finish! Than I just added a red glittery background paper. That's it!! Super simple. 


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday #183


Good Morning! Well, it's into December already here but the first few days here in the South sure doesn't feel like it. It's been in the low 70's.

I've been missing from WOYWW the last couple weeks. Just not enough time in the morning to get a blog out and too tired the night before. So here I am. What, may you ask is this all about? It's a chance for all us crafter's to have a little snoop and see what our desks or workspaces are up to (or not!). :-) And it's hosted by the great Ms. Julia at Stamping Ground


My workspace this weekend is actually my floor. I bought a bunch of picks at Hobby Lobby to make a couple Christmas arrangements. On the left side are leftovers for a gold/red arrangement. And on the right side are ones for a pink/silver that I still need to make. And on the far right is all my paper mess from my usual card-making/scrapbooking hobby. Here's the one arrangement I made sitting in my kitchen....



So that's it for me...not a whole lot going on. Off I go for the short morning I have before it's time to get ready for work this evening. Tomorrow we are having a Holiday potluck lunch so will have to stop at store this evening and pick something up. No time to make anything, it'll just be a heat and serve kind of thing. That's what happens when you work crazy hours. 

Happy WOYWW!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Got Snow?

Well, I certainly don't have any snow. Here in Georgia it's been in the 70's this week. Nice. Have my Christmas decor up, all that is left is a tree. 


Cute rustic looking card with a snowman from Sparkle N Sprinkle's Christmas Flamingo stamp set. I used Copics to color the image and added yellow glitter on the scarf and red fun flock on the red parts of hat and scarf. There's some Starfire glitter (SNS) along the snow line as well as Marvy white liquid applique that was puffed up with a heat gun. I used Spellbinders Lacey Ovals for the image and red background. The patterened paper is Recollections Holly Day wishes pack. Added ribbon and some rustic bells. 

Here's wishing for a white winter...or am I? Hmm...I am enjoying this warmer weather. :-) 


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Pink Christmas

I have some of my Christmas decorations up. Still have to get a tree, add some other lights, decorations, etc. The weather here has been so nice. Today was around 70. I actually went out in flip flops. :-) 

Here's a more wintry card though using one of my favorite colors.


I saw a card online that someone made using this PSX stamp and found and won it on ebay! :-) Yay me. I used Rouge chalk ink. Added some Sparkle N Sprinkle Crystal Ice glitter and than mixed up Crystal Ice and Bubblegum glitter (also from SNS) that I added to the rooflines and snow. You can kinda see the glitter in this pic...


Background paper is MME "Winter". The bottom pink border is a die from Impression Obsession. The frame around the stamped image is Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Five. Ribbon I bought at either Michael's or Hobby Lobby. 

Happy Holidays!!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

SNS December Sketch Challenge -- Pink Flamingo


Where does the time go? It's December already!!!! Wow. This weekend I need to put up all the Christmas decor. 

And, because it is the beginning of December....it's time for another challenge over at Sparkle N Sprinkle

This month's challenge is based on another sketch. The DT has made some really pretty cards so go check it out and participate too for a chance to win. 

Here's the sketch:



I made a Christmas card for this challenge using the Christmas Flamingo stamp set. The directions can be found here.


I love this stamp set!! So beachy and fun!! :-)

This challenge will run until December 31, 2012 so you have plenty of time to participate. The winner will receive a stamp set of their choice.

All the rules can be found on the sketch blog.