So very nice of you to stop by! What a fun and challenging hobby to have!

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
- Irish Blessing

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Calendar for 2011

Here are a few of the pages of the Calendar for 2011 I made for my sister. It has mostly her Grandkids in it. She chose the pictures and I put them together! YEA!!! It was finished Sunday!!! I have one more I'm working on and HOPE to finish it today...and then ALL Christmas projects are done!!!!!

Sample of putting dates and happenings 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Coaster Gifts

These are the coasters I made from tumbled tiles. I first used Staz On black and did the words from GKD Enjoy the Sunshine, then sanded the blocks and then stamped with GKD Year of Borders Butterflies....let it dry...colored with copics trying to stay clear of the edges for streaking...used sponge daubers of Staz On ink .. let it dry...then did spray a fixative on it....let it dry...put 4 little felt "feet" on the back. I made 6 of them...2 of each design...butterflies going across or diagonal.

This is a wooden coaster from Kaiser Craft. I used the same stamps and Staz On inks and copics..then used sponge daubers for the background. On this one I put a satin varnish..let it dry throughly and then cut out a piece of felt for the back. It did work!

This is the last set of coasters. I did the same thing with the Staz On ink and used the GKD Pretty As a Peacock stamp for the words and GKD Blessed is the Season for the trees.

I really think I like the tumbled tiles better and those will be the 2 Christmas gifts!

Friday, December 17, 2010

One More Mail to Go



front of the card
 This is the last of the Mail to Go for Christmas gifts. YEA!!!! This one goes to a friend who has 2 Boston Terriors and LOVES dogs!!! Should work out perfectly!

Again....Dollar Store had the napkin holder...used GK Kraft cs, some dp and stickers from a variety of places.

I have these down to only taking about an hour to do!!! :-)
Inside of the card

Mail To Go's

Here are 2 more Mail To Go's for Christmas Gifts. These are to friends...one of whom is a sponsor for a giraffe at the Milwaukee Zoo and the other friend sponsors a zebra at the Milwaukee Zoo! These went together quickly...and LOTS of zoo stickers are available right now!!!!

The fronts

The backs

The card fronts 

The inside explanations!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Candy Stick boxes and Gift cards

Wonders of wonders!!!!! THEY are done!!! All of the gift cards are made....all of the Candy Stick boxes are done...bagged up and ready to be given away!!! What a good project ---wasn't too complicated...went pretty fast...and I'm so PLEASED with the outcome!!! Here are some pics!!!!

Nieces and nephew boxes
I found these short popcorn boxes at Target..2 for $1.00...they work perfectly by adding some tissue paper in the middle! Then the candy sticks fit and stay straight up. I just punched out circles and added some stickers to the toppers. The gift cards are the package sitting in the back.

The adults each got 4 sticks of candy!!! These are the gift cards I made using the Outlines Stamp. I colored with Sakura glaze, glitter and copic markers. Inside I used star spellbinders and a Christmas saying.
Adults boxes.

These are for the 2 youngest niece and nephew...no gift cards. The ornament is also from Target...$1.00 -- filled with candy!

Some adult gift cards.

Here they are all packed up and ready for gifts....some I did in these boxes.....and some are in gift bags. BUT they should all arrive to their destinations safely and NOT loose anything from inside.

Boxed and ready to go
Bagged and ready to go

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Mail To Go

Mail To Go front
Here is another Mail to Go. This one I used Martha Stewart stickers on. Again...made a card to explain the how to use it!!! JUST in case they don't figure it out!! A few more to make yet...but these go very quickly! Thank heavens the Dollar Store still had some napkin holders!

The card of explanation

This is the back of the Mail To Go

Note Cards for Christmas

Gina Kay Funny Farm Stamps
Great Impression Sea Life Animals

 AT last!!!! I have gotten 11 boxes of  note cards for Christmas put together!!! YEA!!!! They are all put in a box, tied with ribbons and bows, a card attached, envelopes decorated and stamps included! Some of the envelopes are lined. They have from 6-8 cards in each box! I used a variety of different stamps....Spellbinders nestabilities....variety of dp ... ribbons and embellishments... all colored with copics, Sakura pens, Smooch. They were quite fun to do!

The finished boxes of Sea Life Animals

Gina Kay Versatile Verses

Great Impression Zoo animals

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Blues Christmas - Challenge 141

This is for the Blues Challenge 141 for  Cute Card Thursday Challenge.

This is made from scraps...I used GKD Warm and Cozy Christmas stamps and added it to the snow paper pieces from the stash pile. The stamps were colored with copics. Added a little stickles and Flower Soft. I also used the  Spellbinders nestabilities classic scalloped rectangles large and ovals large.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gift Card

Here is a gift card I created using Outlines Stamp....some GKD cs, Copic and Sakura gel and glitter pens. I used the Spellbinders Star , used some DCWV dp, added a bow and some brads....

This is the front with the gift card spot marked with red cs
My goal is to MAKE many more....we shall see...we shall see!!! I am entering this one in the Caardvarks Gift Card Challenge!
This is the inside

Monday, November 22, 2010

Just Because Stamp TV Sketch

I found time today to do the Stamp TV sketch....it was a good motivator!!

This sketch card was made using GKD chocolate cs, white cs and Colorbok dp. I used the Spellbinders Big Scalloped Ovals LG. The stamps were GKD Nina's Fanciful Tags,Friends Are Forever, and Thanks a Million (inside). I embossed with clear and then used Desert Sand Memento Ink to sponge on. Added some bling and a bow. Stamped with Chocolate Memento Ink.
Just Because


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Challenges for the Week

I was busy this weekend making some cards for this week's challenges at various spots. I've been working on other Christmas projects and haven't really had time to make any cards...but this weekend I made time!!!

Happy Thanksgiving
So here they are!

This one was for Stamp TV's Sketch Spotlight and also for For Fun Challenge to show being Thankful. I used GKD white, red cs and the dp is DCWV. The stamps used were GKD Melanie's A Year of Borders and Theresa's Autumn Beauty. The inside was stamped with Great Impressions. Colored with copics and added some ribbon and leaf embellishment.

This certainly is the time of the year to be thankful for all we have. Thanksgiving will be spent with family members coming to my house for the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Will be an enjoyable time and a great time to catch up with  all of the family news.

This one was for Stamp TV's Color Spotlight using green apple, red, white.
Also for Stamp Something with the theme of thankful.

I used GKD white, green apple cs, dp was DCWV. I used GKD Autumn Leaves stamps, Great Impressions, GK Fanciful Fall and Autumn Beauty stamps as well. Colored with Copics. Used Spellbinders labels 17, worn lipstick distress ink, ribbons, embellishments and another Thanksgiving card was done!

Happy Thanksgiving!

This one is for Cute Card Thursday following the Sketch. This was a fun one to do with lots of designing to it. I used GKD chocolate brown and little boy blue cs with Colorbok dp. I used GKD Botanticals, Nina's Fancilful Tags stamps and embossed with copper. The botanticals was pattern embossing using brown memento ink. Added some ribbon and embellishments.

Thanks So Much

This one is for Speedy the  Cat's Challenge using circles  and for Stampin B's Snowflake on cards. I used GKD white cs, DCWV dp. I found a snow globe stamp at I Brake For Stamps and added in GKD Snow Much Fun stamps. I embossed the bottom of the globe with Christmas jewels and the sign was embossed with blue glitter. I colored the snowman with copics and then added white pearl translucent to emboss with to get the shiny globe look. Added snowflakes and ribbon. The inside is a stampendous stamp embossed in gold.  I used Quick Kutz nesting circle and Spellbinders Crown circles on the inside.

Thanks Snow Much


THANKS SNOW Much for stopping by

Have a good week!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thank You for November

Finally got them all finished!!! YEA!!!! Even threw in a few extras..always can be for another year!!!

AND I'm so proud of myself...I actually CLEANED up afterwards....everything is put back in its place AND the table is clean and ready to go for making another mess another day! I felt like like little kid who needed to put her toys away in the playroom cuz it was time to clean up!!! BUT it LOOKS so much better...and yes it was easier to do the cards...knowing where to look for stuff!!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thank You for November

I used the Heartfelt Creations stamp to create these thank yous. Also used Hero Arts Thank You stamps. Basic Grey is the dp and the cs is from GKD. I colored with Copic markers and Sakura glitter pens and metallic pens. Also used Distress Inks of Peeled Paint and Mustard Seed. Added some embellishments and ribbon. I used a variety of spellbinders and nestabilities...labels 8, 10, Fancy tags, Fanciful Labels, Crown Circles. I am entering these in a variety of challenges today.

Stamp TV -- Vicki's sketch
              Gina's sketch
Speedy Cat's Challenge #28-- paper piercing
Caardvarks -- Holiday cards using die cuts
Stamp Something Challenge -- sketch

Vicki's Sketch
Speedy Cat's Challenge

The paper piercing is in the Crown Circles of the nestabilities die cut.

Inside and I left space to write a personal thank you.

This one is for Stamp Something Sketch .
I used the nestabilities labels 8.
The Holiday here is Thanksgiving.

This is Caardvarks using die cuts. I used nestabilities labels  8, 10, fancy tags.
Again Holiday is Thanksgiving.
Inside with space to write personal thank you.

Stamp TV  - sketch