Friday, December 31, 2010

Friends with Flair!!

Hello! Happy New Year's Eve!!

After playing with my camera and my photo software I've come to the conclusion that,YES, I do need a photobox. Luckily I found this great site on the web that shows how to make one yourself. It looks easy and inexpensive, so I'm going to try it. That's all a long way to say, sorry about the grayish awful looking background behind my card. I just can't seem to make it any better this morning!!

So onto the cards! I had some fun following the Hip Hop Sketch this week and made the card below. I had all the leftovers from paper piecing the tree that I wanted to use again, so I made the card above. Each card uses the Dec 10 KOM from Unity. The sentiment for the top card comes from the Oct 10 KOM from Unity. My DP is Tiffany's from We R Memory Keepers. I love their combination of pink, turquoise and black! I added pink gems from Lush by My Minds Eye and popped out the image on the top card. For the bottom card I used pearls to accent the image.

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a Happy and Safe New Year's Eve!!

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Enjoy the Moment

This was such a fun card to make! I was laughing the whole time because I have a friend who says that "every moment is perfect." I had to give this card to him, of course!! Poor Riley, I bet he's not thinking the moment is perfect!!

Challenge: Crazy4Challenges 67
Stamps: image: Snowball Riley: Riley and Company, sentiment: Mixed Messages: Papertrey Ink
DP: Jovial: BasicGrey
Extras: ribbon, markers, copics, Dazzling Diamonds: Stampin' UP

Monday, December 27, 2010

Winter Gift Bag

This week the Unity Addicts Challenge is to design a giftbag. I was inspired by the many wonderful giftbags I have seen other bloggers share this holiday season. My bag also matches the All Things Unity Challenge to design anything other than a card. I do have a card to match my bag because I wanted to make the whole set.

I used some old KI Memories dp from my stash that I just love. It's just so wintery and fun. I used Unity's Snowflakes Fall From Heaven for the snowflakes on the bag and the cute little snowman from Unity's Dec 10 KOM. I scallop punched some edges for my dp with Plum Pudding cs from Papertrey. Other supplies I used were ribbon, frosty snowballs, white signo pen, plum pudding ink (Papertrey Ink) and Spellbinders dies.

I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for visiting!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge

Hello! I hope that your holidays were merry and bright! My card was inspired by the awesome candy cane gift wrap that my mom used this year. I immediately thought of Papertrey's Friendship Jar and Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers.
I matted the wrapping paper onto red cs and then placed it on a white card. I die cut and stamped the jar and added the candies. Next I die cut a label and jar lid, stamped them and decorated with red baker's twine. I used pop dots to adhere the jar to the red mat and added some scallops on the side for accent.
This was a fun card to make! I hope that you enjoy it. Thanks for coming! If you would like to join me on my crafting adventure, please join me as a follower. I always love to meet new people!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas, Friends with Flair!!

Merry Christmas
to those who celebrate this holiday!
May the light, peace and love of Jesus be yours!

I really enjoyed making this card! It was one of those times when the mojo was flowing and everything turned out just the way I wanted. I also decorated the inside of the card as I have seen so many wonderful bloggers do. That's a goal of mine to do from now on, even if it's just a little strip of dp to brighten up the inside of the card! I also watched a short video on Kristina Werner's blog that gave me new inspiration to use the fun glazed brads that I bought.

I used my Jovial dp by BasicGrey again on this card. I am in LOVE with this paper and definitely need to get more for my stash. I used the Hip Hop Sketch 37 from Unity as the design of my card. For my focal point, I used the Big Scalloped Circles SM from Spellbinders. My stamps come from Unity's December10 KOM.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Welcome to Winter

Welcome to Winter!! I know that winter officially started yesterday, but my card today just reminds me of what I love in winter... SNOW!!!! I have never fully gotten over the wonder that I felt as a child when I looked out on the sparkly, white world after it snows. It just makes me happy! Driving in it, not so happy, but nothing's perfect!:)

I made this card for the JUGS challenge to use blue, green and white. They have a beautiful color inspiration photo from A Creative Mint on their website; go take a look! Now, if I knew a bit more about photos, I'd show it to you here, but that wasn't working for me today. Must just be some simple keys to push...

Have a snowy day!!

Challenge: JUGS challenge 64
Stamp: Dec10 KOM: Unity
DP: some beautiful, old Karen Neuberger paper from my stash!
Extras: snowballs: Mark Richards (Hobby Lobby), Dazzling Diamonds: Stampin' UP, doily, markers

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Jovial Snowman!!

Hello! Tonight I'm playing along with the Unity Addicts Challenge. They have a great inspiration photo that you can see here. I took the colors of red, green and black as my inspiration. I also used the idea of the cute little snowman figure. Don't you just LOVE those awesome snowmen on the dp??

Challenge: Unity Addicts Challenge 31
Stamp Set: Dec10 KOM: Unity
DP: Jovial: BasicGrey
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Extras: Scallop Die: My Favorite Things, Brads: Basic Grey

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Hello! This is officially my last Christmas card!! Woohoo! I've loved making them, but I seem to keep needing more and more. Somehow it's not as much fun when you have to create. These cards will go out to my neighbors. We have such good neighbors who are also friends. What a blessing that is!

Stamp: Jolly Good Fun: Unity
DP: Jillibean Soup
CS: Rustic White: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento
Extras: twine: Jillibean Soup, baker's twine: Papertrey Ink; spellbinders, pop dots

Friday, December 10, 2010

Friends with Flair!!

I am SO happy it is Friday! I cherish the weekends in December. We don't have much planned and I can hang around the house, listen to Christmas music and STAMP!

I used a sketch from a magazine that I really enjoy, Papercrafts' Go to Sketches. I had this fun dp that I found but was having trouble with my mojo. Enter a sketch from the magazine and I had a card in no time at all:) I stamped the image in red and colored in with pink. I added glitter around the ornaments and highlighted each ornament with a red jewel. It's very sparkly and bright IRL.

I hope that you have an awesome weekend!

Stamp Set: October KOM: Unity
DP: ???
CS: Rustic White: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Real Red: Stampin' UP
Extras: Dazzling Diamonds, Pretty in Pink marker and pink organza ribbon: Stampin' UP, red jewels, pop dots

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Welcome! I found this cool Crate Paper dp and just had to get it. I think it's cool to do nontraditional colors at the various holidays and Christmas is no exception! It's double sided, so I have lots of matching patterns at my finger tips. Antlers Riley seemed the perfect fit for this paper with those lights wrapped around his antlers. He always makes me smile!!

Challenge: Crazy 4 Challenge 66
Stamps: Antlers Riley: Riley and Company, "Joy:" Imaginations
DP: Crate Paper
CS: Real Red: Stampin' UP
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Extras: Dazzling Diamonds: Stampin' UP, pop dots, copics

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Snowflakes fall from Heaven

Oh, I just love the chance to play with my stamps and get crafty!!! It heals a lot of the day's ills!!

To make this card, I first cut out the mittens from the Jillibean Soup paper that matches this Unity stamp set. I followed the Hip Hop Sketch Challenge and stamped the snowflake circles and punched them with a scallop circle punch. Then I lined them up and added a dp layer. I popped up the sentiment and the mittens next to it. Pretty easy, but I will say that it took longer than I thought to cut out those mittens!!

I chose this sentiment because I may, just may, have enough Christmas cards now! I figured that this could be a thank you note or even a card for a winter birthday.

Hope you're having a great day!

Challenges: HHSC25 and UAC29
Stamp Set: Snowflakes fall from Heaven
DP: Jillibean Soup
CS: Kraft: Papertrey Ink, Ruby Red: Stampin' UP
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento, Jumbo Java Chalk Ink: Versamagic
Extras: scallop punch, pop dots

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas tag

Hello! I created this tag for the All Things Unity challenge to make a Christmas tag. I found this awesome vintage looking paper from Pink Paislee. I used several of the papers and distressed each layer with brown chalk ink. The blings at the bottom are vintage rhinestones from my mom. I think the lace is from her too! And I promise, it's cream, not at all yellow like it looks in this photo. The Unity set that I used is Snowflakes Fall From Heaven.

Hope is something that we all can use, isn't it?!?