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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Stamps by Dream Impressions.

Let us remember the reason for the season, as we remember Christ's birth.

I hope you and your family have the happiest of Christmases. I wish you Peace, Happiness, Love, Joy, good food, good friends, the love of your family, and an abundance of good tidings throughout the New Year.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Santa Elf

Good afternoon! It's chilly in Florida, and I bet it's cold where you are, too. My husband's family lives in New Hampshire, and they have been snowed in for awhile, sometimes without power, and were looking to get more snow. They will be having a white Christmas, to say the least. I hope you are staying warm wherever you may be.
This card was made by Andrea C., using the Santa Elf stamp from My Paper Moon. This was an easy card to make, since there was no coloring of the image involved, and it looks very nice. I like the buttons and washers she used on the gifts.


I really love snowflakes, so I made this card using a die from my Cuttlebug. I put frosted glitter on the snowflake. I also stamped a small stamp and punched it out and adhered to the middle of the snowflake, then adhered that to a piece of blue ribbon. Another quick and easy card.
That's all for today, but I'll try to post again tomorrow. Stay warm.

Friday, December 19, 2008

A Moment of Thanks

Good morning! I'm sorry to have been away a few days, but it's the Christmas season and things are starting to get hectic, with all the festivities that go along with the season.

I want to take a minute to share with you a website called Moment Of Thanks. You can send a message to the troops, a picture, or a video. Let's not forget the men and women who are not able to be home with their families for the holidays this year because they are off defending freedom.

I think I shared this card with you last year at Christmas, but I wanted to share it again. I stamped the image (from The Angel Company) onto acetate and colored the back side with markers and acrylic paints. The acrylic paint is opaque, where the markers are transparent. Then I scrunched up some aluminum foil, then opened it up and mounted the acetate over the aluminum foil, adhering it with brads. I mounted this on a piece of dark green cardstock and mounted that on the tan card.

I will talk to you again soon....

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Reindeer


Reindeer, originally uploaded by mypapermoon.

Good afternoon. I hope you are staying warm in your corner of the world, if you live where it's cold. It's hot in Florida, so I would actually like a little cooler weather for Christmas.

I wanted to share this little guy with you. He's not finished, he still needs embellishments, but he's layered on handmade paper and colored with colored pencils. He's available from My Paper Moon.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Another Snowman

Here is the Hero Arts snowman again. He's a lot of fun to play with, I think because he's so easy to color, and he looks good. Anyway, I wrote the "let it snow" with a white glaze pen by Sakura. The snowflake was punched and then I put glitter glue on it. I scored the background cardstock with the Scor-It scoring tool. There is some glitter on the hat and scarf, also.

I'm going to keep it short today, but I'll be back tomorrow with another card.

Hope you are having a crafty day.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Santa Tag

Good evening! I've had a busy, busy day, but I have a few minutes to share this tag I made for one of my granddaughter's gifts from Santa. I colored a tag with light blue dye ink, then covered my brayer with magic mesh and rolled it through some gesso, which I then rolled over the tag. You can't see it very well from the scan, but it's definately there. Then I stamped snowflakes randomly on the tag and applied icicle stickles. While that was drying, I distressed some stickers with blue dye ink, and applied them to acetate that I had cut to the size of the tag. Then I wrote "from Santa" with a permanent marker. I punched a snowflake from light blue paper and applied it to the acetate, then punched the hole where it was supposed to be. I applied blue stickles to the snowflake and let dry. When it was dry, I layered the acetate over the tag, threaded blue ribbon and viola....it's done. It's very sparkly in real life.

My legs are about to fall off. We spent most of the day walking through the flea market and another store, then this evening we walked through Sam's Club, and now I'm tired. I think I'm going to take a shower, and prop my feet up and read awhile before bed.

I hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Holly Christmas

This was a very easy card to make, but looks so elegant. I embossed the image with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, then colored it with markers. Then I put stickles over all the colored parts. I stamped the Merry Christmas From The Partans and 2008 with a Just Rite Stamper (I have the round wooden one), punched it out and mounted it on a piece of red cardstock that had been punched with a scallop punch. I was very pleased with the way it turned out.

There is a little poem going around in some of the groups I belong to. No one has acknowledged who wrote it, so I will list it as anonymous until someone lets me know who wrote it. In case you haven't seen it yet, I wanted to share it with you. It goes like this:

Twas the night before Christmas, I'm glued to the tree.
I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be cardstock or chipboard or lace?
Or a Cricut, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him, "Hi Santa, " I said
"You know....good little girls should be in their beds."
"I know I should Santa, and now I've got caught.
But I was just so excited To see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a look in this room where you work."
He shook his head quickly, and left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear.
"You've got enough crap, I'll see you next year!"
--Anonymous

I can totally relate to this poem, as I'm sure a lot of you also can relate to it.

The weather here is going downhill. It's getting windy and supposed to rain. I notice the whole east coast is having horrible weather today, so keep dry and warm where you are, and I'll check in tomorrow. Until then....

Do something crafty!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Season's Greeting Card

Hello again... This is one of my favorite stamps. I have no idea who made it, but it was one of the first stamps I got after discovering the joys of stamping. I put a red bow on the wreath, and colored the image with alcohol markers. There is a light dusting of glitter on the snow.

It sure doesn't reflect our weather here in Florida. It's 78 degrees right now! This is ridiculous. I had to turn the fans on last night to be able to sleep. And by the weekend I've heard it's supposed to be really cold. No wonder we all have colds down here. If you wait 5 minutes, the weather will change.

I've been busy getting stamps ready to mail to the Rubber Road Adventures design team. I can't wait to see what they come up with. What's even more fun is I have met one of the gals on the design team in person. I used to have a scrapbook store and Beki would stop in when she was in Florida. How cool is that? I love to meet people I have met online. If you haven't checked out the site, please do so. The addy is http://www.rubberroadadventures.com/.

Well, I'm off to do some chores. I hope you find a few minutes today to be crafty.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Poinsettia Card

Good morning! It's a beautiful, sunny morning here in Florida. I hope the weather is behaving where you are.


Here is another Christmas card I made for this year. I forget what it's called, but I love the look. The poinsettia (stamp by The Angel Company) is stamped on cardstock, colored, and cut out. I put icicle stickes in the center for shine. Then it's layered on a piece of glossy cardstock that was treated with alcohol inks. That was layered onto a piece of cardstock that folds to open from the left to the right . The cardstock base is folded to open from the left (mistletoe layer). The base of the poinsettia cardstock is layered on the pine needle background. I know it sounds confusing, but in real life it's simple and very pretty.

Here is a link to the Land 'O Lakes site, where you can print out to/from gift tags, as well as tags for food and name tags: http://www.landolakes.com/promotions/Free-Gift-Giving-Labels.cfm.

I hope you are enjoying the Christmas cards I'm sharing.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Punched Frame Card

Good afternoon! I apologize for not posting over the weekend, but I just ran out of time. Saturday was my hubby's company Christmas party, and this year they did it a little different. Usually everyone goes out to dinner and the company spends lots of money, and when we are done we can say we've been out to eat and that's about it. My hubby is such a good cook that this year he offered to cook the Christmas party fare, and we had it at his employer's home. The money that was saved is going to go to some needy families for Christmas.

Even though my hubby cooked all day, and served during dinner, it was a rousing success, and everyone commented on how they enjoyed the closeness and the food better than when we all meet at a restaurant, so I guess that's what we will do from now on.

Anyway, I dropped him off Saturday morning, and I went shopping the rest of the day, until time to return for dinner. I spent more money than was on my budget, but I got my granddaughters Christmas from Santa, as their dad has to take a mandatory week off from work after Christmas, and it's with no pay.

Today I want to share a card I made using a corner punch for the frame. I got the idea (and instructions) from Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace. She has amazing projects. Here is my take on the project:

This card uses a corner punch, and is very easy to make. You can make rectangle frames, and I would think you could make circles as well. I think she has a tutorial on her blog, so I will have to check it out. All you need to be able to do is draw lines and punch.


I will post more cards this week (and onward until I run out).

Friday, December 5, 2008

Let it snow...

Good morning! It's a beautiful day in sunny Florida! But, I like snowmen, so here is another card using the Hero Arts snowman stamp.


Again, I didn't use traditional Christmas colors, but the colors I used work. I used the same little snowflake stamp stamped with Versamark, and also "let it snow". The snowflake is punched and I applied sparkly clear glitter, which doesn't show in the scan.


I'm off to work on some more snowmen, so I'll sign off for now. Hope I've inspired you and you get some time to be crafty.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Snowmen

Good morning! I hope you are having a wonderful day! The weather has warmed up here and we are back to Florida weather. I'm glad. I'm still congested from my cold last week, but if the weather stays good I think I can kick this thing. I have it in the first place because of the weather. Hot one day, cold the next.

Anyway, I have another snowman to show you today. This is the same stamp as yesterday, from Hero Arts, but I've changed up the background some.

Again, I am using non-traditional colors, but they work. The background has a snowflake stamp and the "Let it snow" stamp that are stamped randomly in Versamark. There is some glitter on the buttons and the cap, although it doesn't show at all in the scan.

Tomorrow I'll show you another version of the same stamp. Until then, do something crafty!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Another brrrrr day...

We are having a very cold day today. When I got up this morning, it was 44 degrees. Now I know some of you are snickering and thinking that 44 degrees would feel like a heat wave. But here in Florida, we aren't used to having temperatures that cold, so to us it's very, very cold.

And so, I have to show you another snowman Christmas card.


This little guy is a stamp from Hero Arts. I didn't want to use traditional Christmas colors, so I chose pink and green. Besides, I had ribbon in those colors that I wanted to use. You can barely see it in the scan, but I used a small background snowflake stamp, also from Hero Arts, with a versamark pad to make a little background for the card. I really like the way this turned out. I have some others to show you, using the same stamp, but they will wait for another day.

I hope you get to do something crafty today! Stay warm, wherever you are....



Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Frosty

It's rather chilly today, and going to get colder. Naturally, my thoughts turn to the snow so many of you all are getting.

I love snowflakes, and that would include snowmen. I remember making them as a child. Mine never were quite as fancy as the ones we stamp, but they were fun to make anyway. I think the best part was getting to go inside afterwards and drink hot chocolate. Yummmm.

For today's card, I chose a stamp from Stampabilities. I colored the snowman exactly like the image on the stamp. Even the shadows. Easy to do with copic markers. It's layered on a background of snowflake paper by Hot Off The Press.

Lisa Vollrath has started her Christmas countdown. If you haven't ever heard of this before, she counts down to Christmas with 25 days of freebies. There is a link on the sidebar that says Lisa Vollrath, which will take you there. Or you can click here.


I hope I have inspired you, and I hope you get to be creative today

Monday, December 1, 2008

December

Oh, my goodness, I can't believe December is already here! It seems like just yesterday it was summer.

I apologize for not posting for the last little while. I have truly been under the weather for over a week. It started with the scratchy throat last week, and by Thursday I was severly congested in my head and chest. I would wake up every morning with a migraine, which means Imitrex, but also with a sinus headache, which would only go away after standing in the shower with the water as hot as I could stand it, blasting the top of my head. So, I didn't do a whole lot of anything. I filled a few orders, and that was about it. Not the way I wanted to spend a 5-day holiday, let me assure you.

Now, on to better things.



I have made a variety of Christmas cards this year, and I want to share some of them with you. I think this has become my favorite. The scan doesn't do the card justice. In the scan there is a shadow on the card because of the dotted swiss texture, which isn't there in real life. But it's a cute, cheery card. The stamp was one I got at Michael's for $1, and it just begged to be layered on the red dotted swiss paper. To cover the seam between the paper and the embossed cardstock, I just put a green ribbon that matched the "cheer" in the glass, and it was done. I made several of these, and some of the scalloped circles are green and some are red. I'm not sure which is my favorite yet.

I'll post another card tomorrow. Hope you have a wonderful day!