Monday, December 31, 2007
I want to wish y'all a HAPPY NEW YEAR! We always take our Christmas decorations down and put them away on or close to New Years day. It's a bitter sweet time for me. I'm glad to get the job done, but, I hate to see all the pretty decorations put away. Christmas decorations and tree ornaments bring back sweet memories for me. I have some of my mom's old decorations that we used when I was little and we have the ornaments that my kids have made throughout the years. Sweet memories indeed.
Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
I used pattern paper from the Earthy Paper Pad by Crafty Secrets. I cut a slit from the bottom up on 1 of the tree pieces and I cut a slit from the top down in the other, slid them together to make the tree. I punched 2 stars with the new SU! large star punch that's coming out in the Spring/Summer catty. I cut a slit in each star and slid them together. The ornaments are punched with the SU! 3/4" circle punch. I cut a slit half way in each ornament so they could be slid onto the tree. I added a little Scotch Tacky Glue to the pieces so they would stay together. The small tree is cut from the Crafty Secrets Radiant Paper Pad. I painted Scotch Tacky Glue on the stars and poured on yellow gold & tourmaline Martha Stewart glitter.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
I did the Dirty Dozen (past & present) monthly challenge for December on SCS.
The rules were to use a penguin, use something icy, and NO blue! It was a fun challenge, there are some awfully cute penguin images on the market, go to SCS and type in keyword DCP1207 in the gallery search and check them out!
The sentiment stamps I used are from Crafty Secrets Vintage Christmas set and SU! Cute Converse (retired). The tree and ornament images are from Hanna Stamps Tis the Season set. I used Crackle Accents on the vintagy card and embossed the Seasons Greetings with Chocolate Chip Craft and clear EP. The penguin pair is by Penny Black. I used white gold Martha Stewart glitter on the ornaments and Spica glitter pens on Santa Penguins suit, he is by Memory Box.
I'm sooooo happy tomorrow is Friday! It's been a long week.
Here's hoping you have all your Christmas shopping done and can have a relaxing weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
I got to sleep in this morning and woke up to tons of rain. They are saying there may be a winter mix this evening, ugh. We have been lucky so far, we've been so warm lately!
Here is the cone I made with a pattern that Sandy has at Crafty Secrets, she should have it at the Crafty Secrets site shortly! It's perfect for making the hanging cone and party hats, I'll have to try one of those too!
I used a piece of patterned paper from the Crafty Secrets Radiant Paper Pad and traced the cone on it, cut it out and used sticky tape to hold it together. Then I glued on the pink rick rack, lace and I used mini glue dots to attach the buttons. I had a pack of the little wooden alpha blocks and wanted to add one to the bottom of the cone but the blocks were solid and I wanted a bead too. I remembered I had my she-tool that my friends Cindy Lyles told me about by K&S Metals called Her Embosser , it's like a girly Dremil! I drilled the hole for the wire to go through to attach the block and bead, I was so tickled, I felt like Tim the Tool-man Taylor, arr-arrr-arrr! HA! I used one of the chipboard frames from the Crafty Secrets Sweetchips Chipboard Die cut Shapes that's coming out in January. I glued it on a sticker from the Spring Joys sticker sheet and covered the frame with Martha Stewarts Tourmaline glitter. I attached some of Martha's wide pink ribbon for the hanger, ummmm, gorgeous ribbon!
I have been looking at Tim Holtz's blog at his fab tags and decided I would drag out my tags I've been hoarding :)
I did this one Vicki Chrisman style, isn't she amazing?! I sprayed the tag with Pink Taffy Glimmer Mist, soaked it and dabbed it with a paper towel and did that 2 more times. I used a picture of Jasmine from her big sisters birthday party I had printed and cut out. I stamped it with Crafty Secrets Altered Art and Cherubs stamp sets and I used SU! Rose Red and Close to Cocoa Craft ink. Added my paper, chipboard, glitters, buttons, lace and ribbons. It was a lot of fun to make, I think I'll be doing more of these!
Be sure and go leave a comment on Anna Wight's blog, it's her turn for the Crafty Secrets give away, you never know, you may be the winner!
Have a great weekend everybody, stay warm and shop safe! Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Thursday, December 06, 2007
You can get the Crafty Secrets stamp sets from Sassy & Sweet Crafts and ePaperie!
Man, is it ever cold outside!! YUCKO!
I'm ready for Spring!! :)
Hope y'all have a toasty day, thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
I had Random.org pick the winner of this fantastic Crafty Secrets loot.
Are you ready? What fun...
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:162
I collect way too many things (besides stamp and scrap stuff)...but I love Vera Bradley purses I think I have 12 of them. Also flip-flops...I live in Florida and you can wear them almost all year round, so I have every color and style. One thing that I am always obsessed with is designer paper, but then I reason with myself and talk myself out of using it, its crazy lol :)
December 5, 2007 1:29 AM
Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org your name and mailing address within 24 hours. I will get that to Sandy and she will have your stuff out to you!
Have fun and be sure to post your cards and projects in the Crafty Secrets Gallery so we can see!! WOOHOO!
Sunday, December 02, 2007
I'm so happy that Jeanne Streiff and Sherry Cheever have joined the Hanna Stamps design team! They are both super stampers and fun ladies, welcome aboard girls!