Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010, Bring on 2011

It is noon on Dec 31st.   Wow, where did the year go.    I was with my family over Christmas and I can't believe how fast my niece and nephews are growing up.    Moriah is 9 1/2, Luke is 11 1/2, and Noah will be 3 at the end of January.   Here are some pictures from the weekend. 

As I am sitting here at work waiting for the slow/boring work day to be over, I am enjoying a cup of French Vanilla Cappuccino and realizing how blessed I am.   I have a good job, great family, wonderful friends, and a Heavenly Father who loved us enough to send His son to earth as a baby to save us all.     

My cup of cappuccino reminded me of this card I made a few weeks ago.   I get lots of requests for generic cards with no sentiments, so thought this stamp set from CTMH would work.    It is a retired set.  The paper is from the local scrapbook store.  (I am typing this from work, so don't have the name of the paper with me.)   The metal embellishment is also from CTMH.  

I look forward to what new things are to come in the new year.   Welcome 2011.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Little Birdie

I was excited to get this digital stamp from Designed2Delight last Friday as part of their weekly challenage, but then I was gone all weekend, so when I got home Monday night, I couldn't remember what I was going to do with the cute Cardinal.   But then a different idea came to me.    I decided it made a great birthday card for winter time, but not necessarily a Christmas Card. 

I colored the digital stamp with Copics, the card base is Bazzill Smoothies cardstock, and the patterened paper is a retired paper pack from CTMH.  The sentiment was printed on the computer on Georgia Pacific cardstock. 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award

Wow, this was a surprise.   Kari from her blog Pigtail1's Paper Patch is passing on an award she got.   It is the Stylish Blogger Award.   My humble blog is thankful.  I am trying each week to make it better.    Thank you very much Kari.

According to the rules, I must list 8 things about myself and I want to pass on the award to another blog that I follow.  Here are my little facts:

1) I like mice.  Not real ones, but cute adorable pictures, stamps, & figurines of them 
2) I grew up 3 miles from the Canadian border in Hockey Town USA
3) I separate my M&M's by color before I eat them
4) I love hockey, but don't know any of the rules
5) My niece and nephews are adopted
6) My parents went to college with the Christian comedian, Ken Davis
7) I can not drive a stick shift
8) When I was a kid, my dream was to marry Richard Dean Anderson and own a horse ranch

I pass on the Stylish Blogger Award to:
Christine - Christine's-Creative Therapy

Thinking of You

I just love this stamp set.   I first say it when I was in a "Christmas in July" card swap at my bestest friend, Christine's house!!    Another friend, Lisa had it there and I loved it.   It is a current stamp set from Stampin' Up and is still out of my budget, but I was able to borrow Lisa's set recently and made this card.  

The kraft cardstock was from a closed local scrapbook store.   The brown cardstock is from TAC.  I used the Herringbone Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The tag was cut on the Cricut with George & Basic Shapes and the ribbon is from CTMH.   

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sympathy Card

A card with no digital stamps on it.  Wow, that hasn't happened in a long time.  I am out of sympathy cards so got this one done a week or so ago.    I didn't want the card to be gloomy, but not too happy either.

The patterned paper is by Stampin' Up, I think it is called Blueberry Swirl.   The dark matting on the pieces is Outdoor Denim from CTMH, I know it looks black in the picture.   The floral stamp is by TAC, and it can be found here.    I bought the sentiment stamp used, and the brand name of it was taken off, so don't know where it is from. 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

I heart you

This digital image was a little bit of a stretch for me.   I love snowman, but I'm not a heart person, but I liked the challenage.    The image is from Designed2Delight, they have a weekly challenage, that you can find here

The cardbase is Bazzill, and the rest is just scraps.   I colored the image with Copics, the hearts were cut on my Cricut with the George and Basic Shapes cartrige, and the sentiment is by TAC.   (Don't know if it is a current set or not.)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

No Hunting

I found the "No Hunting" brads at my local scrapbook store (Rochester Scrapbooking Company) and I had to have them for a card.   I didn't realize it would take me weeks to figure out what to do with them.   It wasn't until I got the Animal Kingdom Cricut cartridge.    The little deer is from there and the trees are from the Doodlecharms cartridge.  The paper is by Moxie, from the "A Fish Tale" collection.   That paper is 2-sided, so I used the cool designs on the back. 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Get Well Card

My friend Christine always has great card challenges.  The harder I think the card sketch or challenge is, the faster I get the card made.   The rules for this card were: cardstock only, colored ink on the card somewhere, and only 1 embellishment.   Here is my card.

Got Snow??

If you live in Minnesota you do.   Especially central to southeastern Minnesota.  10 to 20 inches of snow.    The town where I live got 12 inches and the wind left more in my backyard.  As of right now (6:44pm) I am still not plowed out.   Which is fine since I don't work on Mondays and don't have anywhere I need to go.   The Twin Cities got around 20 inches and it caused the roof of the Metrodome to collaspe.  

This digital image is from Designed2Delight and it is very fitting right now.   :o)   It is from their weekly challenage.   Everyone who particiates get a free digital stamp each week they post a card.  You can find them on their website.

The image was colored with Copics.   The base cardstock is Bazzill and the patterened paper is a paper packet by K & Company, I got it a Michaels.   The white cardstock is Georgia Pacific.  

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Poinsettia Card

A while ago I discovered card sketches on a website called Splitcoast Stampers.  And there was one sketch that I really wanted to do, but I never seemed to have the right paper.   During a recent trip to Michael's I got a packet of Christmas paper and when I sat down to make this card, this sketch came to mind.  (I can't remember the name of the paper, I'll check later.)   The sketch can be found here.  If you aren't a member of their website, you can sign up for free and take advantage of all the cool people and information on there.

The image is a digital stamp from Designed2Delight.    It is a freebie until Thursday night.  You can find them here.   I colored the stamp with Copics. 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hot Cocoa

It is the season for hot cocoa, French Vanilla cappuccino, or coffee.  This image is a digital stamp by Designed2Delight.   You can check out their other images and their weekly challanges here

The stamp was colored with Copics and the paper was a retired paper packet from Close to My Heart.   The sentiment is also by Close to My Heart.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A new way to emboss

Well, I got my 5 day weekend, boss gave me the Friday after Thanksgiving off, but I didn't get much done.   Nothing worth taking pictures of.   

I did however get an early Christmas present.  My dad bought me a flat screen TV for my craft room!!     I did a little online shopping on Friday and Saturday.   Then tired to buy a few things on Cyber Monday, but that didn't work, so went to Best Buy with dad to get his new TV and mine.  

Before the holidays I did get this card made.   I had seen a YouTube tutorial on embossing cardstock and leaving part of it blank (not embossed).    After finding a wooden mat on clearance at a scrapbook store, I played around with it.   This is how it turned out.  The paper is Georgia Pacific, so not very thick, otherwise I think the embossing would show more.   The stamp is by TAC, it was a special for October.  It is part of the mini-me set that goes with Wonder and Joy.   You can check out The Angel Company here.  The blue and purple cardstock is Bazzill and the ribbon is from either Wal-Mart or Michaels.