Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year's Eve everyone.  I found some place cards at "Big Lots" for a ridiculously low price (why?) because my Big Lots has lost their lease and closing their doors.  We have shopping malls (small ones) every where that are completely empty, it is sooooo sad.  Anyway, I thought these would make very elegant enclosure cards and they did not disappoint.  The envelope was created using "Wild Card".  Be safe this New Year and most of all be HAPPY. Hugs

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy Wednesday everyone and here we go on our way to the New Year.  Hope everyone has a safe and fun one.  This is a 5 1/2" X 4 1/4" card.  2011 in the Chinese Zodiac is the year of the "Rabbit". Background papers are K&Co. The rabbit was cut from "Winter Woodland" and the stars were punched with an EKSuccess punch.  The 2011 block was computer generated and embossed with Cuttlebug. Hugs

Monday, December 27, 2010

Another Jeweled Calendar

A jeweled calendar with a seashell theme.
side view. Happy Monday, Hugs

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The jeweled calendar

These started out as a totally different sharing and they were so much fun they became the jeweled calendar.  It is a rock, metal, assorted beads and charm.  Hope every one had a fantastic Christmas and you are recovering from food comas, lol.  Happy Sunday, Hugs

Monday, December 20, 2010

BBTB2 Challenge-Gingerbread

Welcome to my blog and our BBTB2 Challenge for this week.  Our hostess this week is Julie Huxter, please visit this wonderfully talented Brit and also our other fabulous designers for our challenge of the "Gingerbread" man.  I do not have any of the carts that have the gingerbread men, so this was a challenge, lol.  Thank goodness I had some extra moments.  During this time of the year I forget how much fun a good challenge is, thanks Julie. 
I used BasicGrey for my background papers "Dasher", I love this series.  The card is 6"X6".  The gingerbread man was created using "My Community", the boy, I cut then trimmed him into the gingerbread man.  The candycane is from a sizzix die as well as the photo corners which are a snowflake cut in half.  The tag is from a QK set.  All coloring was done with Copic markers.  He is all set for some winter games.  This is our last challenge of the year and so with that I would like to take this time to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog, for leaving comments and for sharing all of your fantastic inspiration.  Hugs

Thursday, December 16, 2010

For the food table

I am going to a small Christmas party tonight, there will be a table with food, treats and wine (oh boy), I have done these for the table.  The pails are from the Dollar Tree and are 3 for $1.00, they are filled with Cherry Cordial by Hersey Kisses and oh they are divine.  The candy stick in the middle is from Sizzix, the others are real. Happy Thursday. Hugs

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Down by the Seashore

Another shell creation, this is a small wall hanging, it will also sit nicely on an easel.  I love the seahorse charm.
A closer view, Happy Thursday, Hugs

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Shell n Beads

I have been playing with some hemp and beads, matched them up with a shell and decorative clasp for a friend who loves the ocean.  I reamed the middle of the shell and attached a small earring post, a fun accessory.  Happy Tuesday, Hugs

Monday, December 13, 2010

BBTB2-Challenge/Joys of the Season

Good Morning and welcome to the BBTB2 Challenge.  Our challenge was offered up this morning by the very talented Julia and she requested we create with the wreath on Joys of the Season cart.
I often equate warmth with a big colorful, warm, cozy quilt and so for the base of my card pulled out some of the scraps to do a patchwork background. Hero arts and StampinUp stamped images and some misc. snowflakes in black.  A misc ribbon trims it off.  Hope everyone is up to speed and in the Season. Hugs

Saturday, December 11, 2010

tags using a pre-electronic cutter technique

Happy Saturday, I have finally finished my commissions and can now get on with my stuff.  Some of you may not remember the days before electronic cutters, I remember when the first manual Sizzix came out and I thought surely I had died and gone to heaven.  One of the techniques quickly learned was how to make insert cards and doubled tags with the dies, these are great now using the Nesties and other precious dies out there.  Take a piece of cardstock and fold it in half.  Place the folded edge inside one of the cut lines and cut.  You can achieve some great tags and insert cards using this technique.  The bee is hinged to the rectangle at the heart.

The candy cane is a full open/close tag.

The oval is a Nesties.  The embellishment on the oval was done with a Memories embellishment metal square, I took card stock and completely saturated it with water, then laid it over the metal square and rubbed until I had a good image, then place it somewhere to dry overnight is the best drying time, then cut out and colored with Copic markers.  I added some beads to the tie.

Have a great weekend. Hugs

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Gift Card Holder

Do you remember my Starbuck's giftcard holders from a few years ago?  Well they still have not lost their shine for me, I just love 'em.  This one is so super easy it is scary!  I used 1 1/2" wired ribbon,  in the center I put a line of hot glue and let it dry, then adhered it with the "Your Story".  The ribbon prohibits the card from falling out. I inserted my gift card tied it up and embellished it with snowflakes.  5mins, done. 
You could also use your ATG or redline tape, this just looks professionally done and I wanted to see if it would work.  Happy Wednesday, Sandi

Monday, December 6, 2010

BBTB 2Challenge-Winter Frolic "Santa"

It is Monday, 19 days til Christmas, BBTB2 brings you a great challenge, to use the Santa from "Winter Frolic", I do not have that cart so I used the Santa from "Joys of the Season".   It started out as a red blank canvas and  I went to look for my favorite Holly paper for the background and could not find it, I know there is another piece somewhere.  So I started playing with the Holly Sizzix die and just scattered them about the red card stock blank.  I was going to use a real bell on Santa's cap but it just was too bulky (will explain more about that in a minute) so I cut the bells also from "Joys of the Season" one for Santa's cap and one for the card with "Merry Christmas" on it. The photo corners are QKs enbossed with Cuttlebug.  All coloring was done with Copic markers. As I was getting ready to place Santa on the card I remembered Linda K from "The Paper Boutique" had done a tutorial on an item called the "Action Wobble Spring" and thought it would be fun to have Santa wobble and jiggle on the card. So I did one, (if I had a web cam I would show you how jolly he is but I don't so you will have to take my word for it). I challenge everyone to make at least one, this card is a riot, I cannot walk past it without making Santa wobble, you can almost hear him calling out "HoHoHo".  I will be making more of these.  Have a great week as we head smack dab into the seasons.  Hugs

Saturday, December 4, 2010

You're the best

Happy Saturday everyone, are you all busy putting up those decorations?  A dear friends birthday is just around the corner and this card is sort of a spoof on her last name which is Best.  It is a 6"x6" card, EKSuccess dot boarder punch did the boarder and the other dots on the card.  A bee from "Home Decor" cart cut with Imagine and Gypsy.  The font is "Calligraphy Collection".  I used Bazzill card stock for my card blank.  Misc. ribbon and pearls.  Stay warm and dry and safe. Hugs

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Reindeer with Ribbon Wreath

Yesterday Julie of "Huxter's House" featured some ribbon wreaths and I fell head over teacups for them, so many of you know that I am directionally challenged and I dismissed even trying this technique but decided to watch the tutorial she linked on her blog.  I watched it several times, went and got a length of ribbon and sat in front of my computer, I did one, these are easy and if I can do it you surely can!  They are just beautiful, how blessed we all are to have each other from one ocean to another to share and teach and inspire, thanks so much Julie for sharing this great project.  Please click on her blog to see some of her amazing projects.
This is a 6"X6" card, the background paper is from my scraps and I cut the deer from "Christmas" cart and my gypsy and I. Photo corners are QK. Martha Stewart punch for the branches and just circles for the berries.  Happy Wednesday. Hugs