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