Monday, December 28, 2009

Merry Christmas to all......

Merry Christmas to all!  The weeks leading up to the holiday were hectic to say the least.  I'm amazed I'm still standing.  The kids were off school and it was c-o-l-d!!!  They couldn't play outside so they ran around the house yelling and shouting.  We baked some cookies together for three days - didn't turn out too bad mess-wise.  We went ice-skating.  Well I should say Erik went skating.  Leo had no interest so he and I sat on the side and watched....and froze. 

Santa paid a visit and again I have to say I think he has gone insane.  I don't think Santa is going to appreciate that visa bill come January...... The boys got a new basketball hoop and as soon it was opened it started to snow.  We haven't had any snow til this point until we want to go outside.  Figures.

This card uses Debbie Mumm paper from Joanne's.  The stamp is Magnolia and colored with copics.  Also includes nestabilities.  A simple card. 

Friday, December 11, 2009


Afternoon!  Did y'all hear the Browns beat the Steelers last night?  WoooHoooo!  The Steelers have beaten the Browns for the last 12 games.  Until last night!!  My dh is a die-hard Steelers fan and I am a Browns fan.  Needless to say, he was a little grumpy....and told me he better not hear about it for the next year.

We're inside today.  It's a whopping 18 degrees out (Farenheit) and the wind is a-blowin'.  Brrrrr!  The kids and I did a snowflake craft to keep busy, but now they are bouncin' off the walls a bit.  It's going to make for a long night.

Here's a card I made using Bo Bunny dp and an Inkadinkadoo stamp.  This is one of my favorite Martha punches (lace doily).

The second card uses Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses dp and a stamp from Impression Obsession that I colored with copics.  I must have been into red ribbon that day?  

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A sketch

Hi.  This card I made for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #109.  The dp is K&Company "secret santa", stamp is Magnolia which I colored with copics.  (what else?) The snowflakes are cuttlebug on pink paper and glimmer misted with "marshmallow" which you can't see in the picture, but are sparkly.  I'm not usually a pink christmas fan but I really like this one. 

A House and a Card

Hi all, I've got a few spare minutes here.  I just returned home from the Kindergarten Christmas Concert at school.  They are way too cute.  And they still like to sing and do the hand motions that go along with the songs.  I got a few pictures.  Not sure how they turned out without great lighting.

Yesterday the boys and I tried a new project.  We made a gingerbread house.  I don't get the frosting thing though.  I must have made it too runny even though it was the consistency of "toothpaste" like the directions said.  It kept sliding off the house.  We would put a candy on and it would just slowly slide off.  Next year I'm going to hot glue it together and just cover the glue with the frosting.  Its not like we're gonna eat the thing after it sits out for 3 weeks.

Okay onto the card.  This one I made for my step-daughters sixteenth birthday.  The colors are much more vibrant in person. I don't remember where the dp is from.  DCWV I think.  I used my nesties for the tag and the stamp is from CTMH.  I did the inside of this one too but forgot to take a picture. 

Well my free-time is almost over.  Off to the bus-stop to get Leo. 

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Ah, the Joys of Christmas....

Good Morning and Happy Sunday.  I think we have all of our Christmas decorations up now with the exception of a few strays I need to finish.  But the empty boxes are back up in the attic until January.  Phew!  I don't know about anyone else, but I love to make Christmas cards, but yesterday I couldn't put anything together to save my life.  I couldn't match two pieces of paper.  It was awful.  I did manage to make two, but it took all day!!  I will post those later since I haven't photographed them yet.  Here's a couple I made the other day.  The first uses a snowman  stamp from CTMH (All Decked Out D1308), my nesties, and dp from Bo Bunny 'Tis the Season - Snowflakes'. The second card uses a stamp from Hampton Arts 'Santa Pulling Sleigh' and  dp from DCWV.  I think the ribbon is from Michael's.  I'll try and post the cards I made yesterday after I go find the camera.  And hopefully this week I will find some creative inpiration or there will be alot of people not getting cards this year!

P.S.  Is anyone else having trouble with the new blogger format?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Another Challenge

Hi again! Here's another card I made for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge 50. The image is from My Favorite Things colored with copics. I used my cuttlebug embossing folders for texture with a circle pattern in mind, and nesties for the ovals.

This card can also be used for the Copic Colour Challenge 42. The parameters were to use RV06, YG03, and YR04.

In about 20 minutes I have to take my son to a birthday party - so I'll have a couple of hours to myself til I have to go back and pick him up. Then later I need to get back to a really fun and fabulous job of finding which light is out on our pre-lit Christmas tree. I've already made one trip to Wallyworld for new light bulbs......pretty soon I'm going to give up and just buy a new tree. I feel like that guy in the "12 Days of Christmas" song who is "rigging up the lights..."

A new challenge SSSC46

Hi all, I hope everyone is full of turkey. We we're out of town for the holiday and I did take my computer but it wouldn't allow me to link up to the internet for some reason. A bit annoying.

Anyhow, I made this card for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 46. The dp is American Traditional Designs "Holiday Cheer" (red) and Basic Grey "Eskimo Kisses" (green). The wreath is pieced together with the punches from Martha Stewart. I added a couple of red sparkly thingys and a bow. Super Easy!!