Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

a little digi...

Howdy all...a little late posting today! I am hoping to get back to my regular schedule soon!! since I have not been stamping (hopefully today), thought I would post one of my digi projects...
I made a digi CD desk calendar for my mom (and me) for Christmas this year.

Here is mine for Jan-March...
digi calendar jan
digi calendar feb
digi calendar march
Enjoy today!

Monday, December 28, 2009

embossed leaves...

Happy Monday Friends!!!
I cannot believe that Christmas is over~it always comes and goes so fast! Did you get any new stamping stuff from Santa??? I made an order from Papertrey with some of my Christmas $$, so I am hoping to get some "happy mail" this week.

Mike and I decided to not exchange gifts this year (which was really hard for me, because I am a gift person...I especially like giving gifts!). Well he surprised me with something I have been wanting for a while (I haven't taken a picture I will post on Wednesday what it is *wink*). He is the best hubby ever (even if he doesn't follow the rules)!!!

I am going to be on a thank you card kick for a little while (LOL! consider yourself warned). I have lots to send out for Christmas thank you's. Here is one I made last week, I actually pulled out my embossing stuff (which I haven't used for a LONG time). I really like how the clear embossing powder gives a darker/shiney color to the stamped image. I will probably be embossing more...since I forgot how cool it is.

turning a new leaf 2

I am back to work today~but luckily it is only a 2 day work week *smile*

Enjoy today!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Turning a New Leaf/Signature Greetings stamp sets; Kraft (SU!)/Aqua Mist/White/Certainly Celery (SU!) cardstock; Versamark/Chocolate Chip ink (SU!); Clear Embossing Powder (SU!); Scallop Edge Punch (SU!); Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon (SU!); Vintage Button; Twine

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!!

Family take 2 vintage

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

another Christmas tin...

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas (well not here in AZ...but it is getting closer). I was originally scheduled to work today...but luckily for me there was only one doctor working and 3 patients scheduled~so I was able to reschedule everyone and have the day off~GLORIOUS!!! I was even more excited when I found out that my UPS order was going to be delivered 2 days early!!! You can see it here. Luckily I am doing a photoshoot on Saturday that paid for that baby!!!!

Today I am going to be a busy beaver!!! Groceries, haircuts for the fam (by me), getting a manicure and pedicure with Ash (Fun!!), cooking, and maybe a quick run to Target, quick clean the house for Christmas and whatever else may come my way, LOL!

Here is a little gift tin I made for my step dad (really dad!!). I know he doesn't read my blog so I can post it before Christmas, LOL! He is an avid fisherman, so there is a gift card to one of his favorite shopping spots and some red and green Swedish fish. I was really addicted to that Santa Button Bit image this year (just love it). I think it turned out pretty cute, if I do say so myself, LOL!

christmas tin

Enjoy Today!!!

supplies used (PTI unless noted): Holiday Button Bits/Polka Dot Bkgrd (SU!) stamp sets; New Leaf/Pure Poppy/White cardstock; Black Palette ink; Holiday Vintage Button; Twine; Real Red/Old Olive SU! Marker; Satin Pure Poppy Dotted Ribbon; Tin (Specialty Bottle)

Monday, December 21, 2009

gift card wrap up...

Happy Monday!
Am I the only one that cannot believe that Christmas is this week??? I think I am all finished (even got all my wrapping done on Saturday evening).

I am looking forward to some fun family time!!! We will go to church on Christmas Eve, and everyone will come home...get in their jammie's and we will have dinner and watch Christmas movies~kinda the Clark tradition. Ashley and Nate will spend the night too...which is really fun :) Then bright and early (thanks to Josh & Nate~They are still a kids at heart) we will get up to open gifts on Christmas moring *smile* I am getting an early present *hooray!* Mike let me order something that has been on my wish list for a while~It should be here on Thursday...I will def post a photo :)

I whipped up this gift card tin the other day, and since I had just made a card for Heather's graduation~I sorta went with the same theme. I purchased the tins here a few years ago, I had ordered a lot~I noticed that I only have 4 time to make another order, LOL!!!

a new leaf tin

And a little Christmas humor (sort of)~check out my 365 blog to see what was hiding in my Christmas tree Saturday night!

Enjoy Today!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Turning a New Leaf/Holiday Button Bits/French Script (SU!) stamp sets; Berry Sorbet/New Leaf/White cardstock; Choc Chip (SU!)/Fresh Snow ink; Scallop Punch (SU!); Vintage Button; Twine; Dark Chocolate Satin Dotted Ribbon

Friday, December 18, 2009 rock!!!

Happy Friday...The Christmas parties have begun~So Much Fun!!! We celebrated our office Christmas party yesterday afternoon...good times!!! I know I say this every year...but I got spoiled!!!

Then after dinner Mike and I went to a graduation party, to celebrate with our friend Heather. More food and fun!!! I have been quite the party animal~and still have a few more to go to.

I made this card for Heather...I was dying to break out my new Papertrey stamps...Turning a New Leaf, and Signature Greetings...and since I needed a graduation card~it was the perfect time to ink them up *smile*

turning a new leaf
I am off to work today~Ashley is taking today off, so I am working her shift.

Enjoy the weekend!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Turning a New Leaf/Signature Greetings/French Script Bkgrd (SU!); Berry Sorbet/Dark Chocolate/New Leaf/White cardstock; Fresh Snow/Choc Chip ink (SU!); Vintage Buttons in Berry Sorbet; Edge Punch Fiskars; Twine

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

sending some snowman cheer...

I hope you are getting all your Christmas stuff accomplished!!! I think I am just about done! I just need to wrap up my gifts for our office Christmas party tomorrow (woot~woot!!).

I know I sound like a broken record~but I {heart} Holiday Button Bits (all the PTI button bits stamp sets, btw! Did you happen to see the new one??? LOVE IT!). I just love this little stinkin' cute!!!
hbb snowman sparkle

Okay it was a quickie today!!
Have a good one!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Holiday Button Bits/Polka Dot Bkgrd (SU!) stamps; Kraft (SU!)/Hibiscus Burst/White/Aqua Mist/Certainly Celery(SU!) cardstock; Fresh Snow/Black ink; Aqua Mist Satin Dotted Ribbon; Holiday Vintage Button; Twine; Dazzling Diamonds Glitter(SU!); Glue Pen (unknown); Scallop Edge Punch (SU!); Rhinestone

Monday, December 14, 2009

here comes Santa Claus....

Happy Monday blog friends!!! Are you getting your Christmas duties completed? This year I have to admit, I haven't really been stressing too much (it is early though, LOL!). I think I am pretty much done with my shopping (but I am usually running out for random stuff right up until the last minute). Today is my last day off (used up my hoarded vacation days finally), until the I am hoping to get all my out of town stuff wrapped and shipped and then spend some time in my craft room for some crafty projects...I need some stamp time!!!

I have been playing with my Holiday Button Bits stamp set a lot (just a warning, LOL!), since I will have to put it away in a couple of weeks...until next Christmas.

This Santa was so fun to put together (paper pieced)!! I also LOVE PTI's white cardstock for coloring!!! It is a lot heavier than SU!'s white cardstock, so it holds up really well to markers.
HBB santa

Last night Ashley and I put together our annual ginger bread used to be a family project, but for the past two years us girls have been carrying on the tradition~we had fun!!! I will have pic's check out my 365 blog in a couple of days *smile*

Enjoy today!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Holiday Button Bits stamp set; White/Pure Poppy/Ripe Avocado/Basic Black (SU!) cardstock; Black ink; Real Red/Old Olive/Blush Blossom stampin write marker (SU!); Black Dotted Satin Ribbon; Scallop Edge Punch (SU!); Cuttlebug embossing folder; Holiday Vintage Button; Twine

Friday, December 11, 2009

more Christmas goodness...

Happy TGIF to ya!!!
I have been busy with Christmas stuff, I finally got my naked tree decorated yesterday (all by myself, which was not as much fun!), wreaths hung, Christmas cards almost done (I ran placed a small order with expedited shipping), and some shopping at Sprouts then dinner with Ashley. What a fun filled crazy day, LOL!!!

Here is a quick and easy card (gotta love those!).
Christmas merry & bright

One of my dear blog friends, Jodene, sent me this adorable card (all the way from Australia!!!), She was even sneaky about it~she messaged Ashley on Facebook for my address...I was so surprised!!! And I have to say that Jodene is an AWESOME stamper!!! The card is even more beautiful IRL! The inside is even cute :) Thanks again Jodene!!!
Christmas Jodene
Have a Fabulous weekend!!!!

Supplies used (SU! unless noted): Merry & Bright/Holiday Button Bits (PTI) stamp sets; Sage Shadow/Whisper White cardstock; Wintergreen Designer Paper; Scallop Circle/Circle/Edge (EK Success) Punches; Sage Shadow Stampin Wright Marker; White Grosgrain Ribbon (Michael's); Button (unknown); Rhinestone (PTI); Twine (PTI)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

merry & bright

Hi all...
I missed my Wednesday morning post~oops!!! I realized at 9:00 pm Tuesday night that I didn't photograph/edit my cards for my blog post...and I was too tired to even attempt it, so I am posting a little late :(

The Christmas stress has finally started...Luckily I have tomorrow off (still using my hoarded vacation days), and I hope to at least get my Christmas cards in the mail. And maybe some wrapping??? Why do the days seem so short once the 2nd week of December rolls around, LOL!!!

I have been working on a digi project, that I will share after the holidays~I have been having fun getting back into scrapping...maybe 2010 will be a productive scrapping year for me~I just get so overwhelmed with all the pictures I take.

Enough rambling, huh? Onto the card...
I have been on a Christmas kick these last few days, I am not stamping/making my Christmas cards this year (gasp!!!), I digi scrapped it *smile* I will post it soon (after I get them mailed).

Although, I like to have some holiday cards on hand for the office, church, and last minute Christmas gifts, and that way I don't have to do a huge assembly line to mass is fun just to create one at a time :)

merry and bright

Enjoy Tonight!!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Merry & Bright (SU!)/Holiday Button Bits/Polka Dot Background (SU!) stamp sets; Dark Chocolate/White/Sweet Blush/Ripe Avocado/Certainly Celery (SU!) cardstock; Black/Ripe Avocado/Fresh Snow ink; Old Olive/Certainly Celery Stampin Up Markers; Sweet Blush Grosgrain Ribbon; Vintage Holiday Button; Twine; Scallop Punch (SU!); green Stardust Stickles (unknown); Rhinestones

Monday, December 7, 2009

another wedding card...

Happy Monday friends!
I have a quick post today...I was supposed to have today off, but the gal covering for me is sick, so I will swap it out for another day :) so off to work I go.

I was nominated by Carol for a blog award...thanks Carol :)

I took a break from my Christmas crafting, since Ashley needed a wedding card for the sweet couple from our church, who tied the knot on December 5th. I made this one last week, which incorporated the color scheme of the wedding. I decided to keep with the same colors for this card too. After messing around with the numerous layers, I finally got it to lay/look right (sometimes this takes longer than expected, LOL!). I then cut out the heart and popped it up with one of my pop dots on steroids (purchased at Michael's~sorry don't know the brand...but they are round)...then added a little rhinestone to the heart for a little "bling"

wedding 2a

Enjoy Today!!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Wedding Day/Priceless (SU!) stamp sets; White/Scarlett Jewel/Black/Sweet Blush cardstock; Black/Scarlett Jewel ink; Edge Punch (Martha Stewart~purchased from Michael's); Black Stitched Ribbon (Michael's); Button (SU!); Twine; Rhinestone

Friday, December 4, 2009

Damask Christmas

Hi blog friends...
It is Friday~the most wonderful day of the week, LOL! I enjoyed my first day off Yesterday (I am off until Tuesday), I got up, had some coffee with white chocolate peppermint mocha creamer (Safeway brand~yummy, btw!), stayed in my Jammie's until about 11am (so not like me), and wasted some time on the computer (reading blogs and Facebook). Then I did some stamping~finally the ideas are flowing...I managed to get a few cards stamped and some digi projects (can't show those just yet).

I saw a sneak peak of Jan/Feb Papercrafts magazine cover on Facebook...and I totally cased this card (I think it is one of Dawn's)...I made mine more holiday~ish, since I am in full holiday crafting mode.

damask christmas

Another busy day of Christmas crafting *smile*
Enjoy your day!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Damask Designs/Holiday Button Bits/Polka Dot Bkgrd (SU!); Kraft (SU!)/Ripe Avocado/Pure Poppy cardstock; Ripe Avocado/Fresh Snow ink; Pure Poppy Double Stitched Ribbon; Scallop Punch (SU!); Vintage Holiday Button; Twine

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

wedding simplified...

Happy Wednesday...
Are you having a good week?? I hope so. I had planned on some serious stamping time on Monday...and can you believe it~no stamping mojo!!!! argh!!! It is kinda like on your day off when you wake up at 6am.

Mike is doing a wedding ceremony for a couple in our church this I decided to get a jump start on the card (usually I wait until the last minute to put one together, LOL!). I wanted to incorporate her color scheme into the card, I used the less is more theme for this one :)


I am hoping to finish up my Christmas shopping this week...I am taking off Thursday, Friday, and Monday (trying to use my hoarded vacation days), Although everytime I go into a store, I find a gread deal on something for me, LOL!!! I try to remember what my hubby always tells me~"just because it is on sale, does not mean you have to participate"~I don't know about you...but I just love a good sale!!!

Enjoy today!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Wedding Day stamp set; Scarlett Jewel/White/Basic Black (SU!) cardstock; Black ink; Nestabilities Oval Dies; Satin Scarlett Jewel Dotted Ribbon; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Textile; Vintage Button; Twine