Friday, November 27, 2009


Hey gang! I just wanted to wish everyone a belated Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving! Things have been busy with friends visiting last week and family visiting this week that I just didn't get time to sit down and write posts this week .Basketball season has alsobegun in our house so there is a lot going on this time of year.
Thanksgiving was wonderful with 11 eating dinner at our home and then a few more relatives stopping by later in the day! Enjoy your friends and family during this season of thanks! Many thanks go out to all of the military families who are apart this season keeping us safe here in the US and in far away places!


Friday, November 20, 2009

Faith is All You Need

I like this card because it fits in a legal size envelope and I don't make nearly enough cards that are this size. This was created by brayering the sun using a mask and then clear embossing it. Next the brayering began with the sky and water using SU! ink. The trees were stamped with a set called Marvels of Nature by Innovative Stamp Creations Next the sponging began and highlights with a white gel pen. The faith Stamp is from Santa Rosa and it is over 10 years old but I have seen similar stamps like this recently at one of the craft stores.
Now whip out your brayer and use it on a project soon. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Angel Tag or Book Mark

This little number can be used as a gift tag that doubles as an ornament or as a book mark. You decide. I put the MS Lattice punch to work along with the SU! Holy Triptych Stamp set. Papers are from SU! and the image was stamped with black Stazon ink on ultra smooth paper and colored with Twinkling H2Os and SU! ink. A little glitter on the wings, Crystal Effects on the hair and it's good to go. It did take a while to cut out the opening for the Angel image but then again I made nearly 20 of these. Most them were made for a swap at SCS.
Thanks for looking and don't forget to play Christmas tunes as you create for this blessed season!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Victorian Ornament Tag

It's a tag, it's an ornament, It's both! This double sided ornament can be removed from the rest of the tag and hung on the tree as a lasting reminder and keepsake. Isn't that just so cool? I used twinkling H2Os to color the ornament after I embossed it with gold embossing powder on watercolor paper. Wanna know where I picked this ornament stamp up? Go on, ask me! Okay, okay, if you must know, it was a $1 find at one of our dollar type of stores! It's called Collage Ornament by Rubber Stampede. What a great buy! I used MS branch punch to create the boughs and I used several colors of green CS. The cone came from my Hemlock tree and the tag was created from SU! set called Winter Post.
I have been working on so many things lately that I can't even see the top of my work table, or part of the floor! Now to take time to post everything and clean up my mess!
I hope you are inspired to create something wonderful today! Thanks for looking and I would love to hear from you. What are you creating right now?

Friday, November 13, 2009

SNR Thankful for Freinds Faith Blog Hop

Welcome to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's A Faith Perspective Thankful for Friends Faith Blog Hop. Today, we're out in force on the internet -- showing our faith and giving the glory to God. United, we stand as Christian paper crafters and blog owners to make a presence on the internet for all to see. We're celebrating the theme of friends and we're happy to share our projects with you based on the verse:

"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. " Ecc4:9-10a

If you're just joining in on the fun, you can find the start of the train here: First, we would like to take a moment to thank our generous co-sponsors: Layers of Color Stamps, Gina K Designs Stamps and Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. Together with Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, these companies have donated some wonderful prizes for today’s blog hop.

Prizes? Oh, yeah! There will be three lucky grand prize winners for today’s event.

To enter, simply hop to the blogs of all of the participating staff members of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, take note of the staff member’s name, and leave a comment on their posts. Then send us an email at listing each of the staff members who participated in today’s hop. It’s that easy. All entries must be received by Monday, November 16, 2009 at 12 noon, EST and three winners will be randomly chosen to win.

What are the prizes?

One $100 gift certificate from Layers of Color Stamps AND a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

One basket of goodies -- four stamp sets from Gina K Designs and a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

One set of digital stamps from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps and a 3 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

In addition, every participating staff member of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine will offer a free one-month subscription to the magazine to one of their lucky visitors by simply leaving a comment on their blog. That's a lot of chances to win, so let’s get to the Hop!

Here we are more that 3/4 way through the hop. This is the card I made for the big event. Hope you enjoy it!

Now scoot on over to Scrapbooks & Stuff Blog. They are next on the list of stops. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Friday, November 6, 2009

Shiny Christmas Tag

Yes, I am still using that shiny gift bag to make projects. You have to admit that it is really cool paper! I joined a tag swap over at SCS again this year and this is one of my designs for the swap. I applied white CS to the back and randomly stamped snowflakes with metallic silver ink and the To: From: is stamped with Really Red ink. It's a real eye catcher and was easy to make. The front was cut with the Spellbinders Labels 4. Punches used were SU! Ornament, SU! Wide Oval, SU! Scallop Oval and Martha Stewart Branch. Stamp sets were Su! Delightful Decorations and Christmas Punch. Pop dots, Linen thread and Crystal stickles complete the tag. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Creative Space

First a story and then I'll tell you about some wonderful creative spaces that I have seen out in blog land!
A few weeks ago, I asked prince charming if he would make sure the leaf blower was running properly because last year I couldn't even start the thing. You see it hadn't been used for about five years and prince charming left fuel in it all of that time. To make a long story short, I used my Dad's leaf blower last season and wanted to be ready for fall this year. I heard our leaf blower start up this past Saturday. Yeah, I thought. The old boy gave the leaf blower a tune up and I was set for the season. Nope! That would be too easy! I went out the other day to clean the yard up and I can't get the leaf blower to start. Rats! I call prince charming at work and ask him why it wouldn't start and he tells me... "it's a delicate procedure to get that little engine started." I'm thinking..... right, it wasn't a problem to start it the first 3 or 4 years I used it! I follow his directions and nothing! I remove the cover to the filter and it's a gummy mess. I clean the filter as I'm thinking.... some tune up! Then I notice that the tube that feeds fuel to the choke is gummed up and busted. Hmmm...... Do you get the picture that the leaf blower didn't get a tune up? I marched into the house and call prince charming again! By now I'm really agitated because I have tried 2o or so times to start the thing and in the process I bruised my hand. I tell the old boy not to come home until he has a new leaf blower in hand when he walks through the door! I don't have time to fool with waiting on getting the old one repaired this season. It's too late for that. No telling how many weeks it would be before I would get it back. Several weeks ago I did mention that it would be a good idea to have it worked on, if he wasn't going to do it. I need to unearth the front yard while there is still hope!!! By theway, in case you are wondering, prince charming picked up a new leaf blower that evening. Gotta love a man who buys his wife power tools! Now I can finish my yard work!

It has been a long time since I have shared anything that I find when I am out on the web surfing for inspiration. Come on with me and take at look at what I found. I would like for you to get inspired by some beautiful craft spaces that I have seen recently on the web. First take a trip to Jennifer McGuire's blog and look at her professional workspace created over time on a budget. The storage solutions all go together quite well but were purchased from several different places. Love the Ikea drawers! Gotta get me some of those the next trip I go to Ohio.
Next travel to Kelli Crowe's space to see how a home school mom organizes her space. These are really pleasant spaces so I thought you might get a few ideas for your own space. Enjoy!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Shiny Blue Happy Birthday

You Guessed It! The Cuttlebug Happy birthday embossing was done using that gift bag from this post and I still have tons of this paper left after making so many different projects. The background was stamped with the SU! Cupcakes wheel with white craft ink. The main image was stamped from the SU! Blooming with Happiness set. A little sponging and several shades of blue card stock and a simple birthday card is ready for the mail. Enjoy!


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