Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas all!

Sorry I have been too busy to do any crafting this week. Company arrived yesterday and others will be coming at different times over the weekend. I just wanted to say

Monday, December 14, 2009

Fantastic Blog Candy!

For some great Tim Stuff
You really must stop over and view:
What a wonderful give-a-way

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tim Holtz Tags

These are both for day 12. My roses didn't turn out right but I think the flower punch was a little small to make them. I did get them together and they are passable.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

More Tim Tags

I have all but one of these completed.

Monday, December 7, 2009

More from Tim....

The top one is my version of his day 7 tag. My flourishes did not turn out for some reason so I added a few white snowflakes. I do like it. The bottom one is my version for day 7 - totally different right??? I didn't make a removable piece of jewelry as I didn't really have half the stuff he used. I am not sure about that one.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tim Tag for day 5

I am running behind - still have to do 4 but I will catch up soon. I did a fair amount of improvising again. I am satisfied with the final result.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tim Holtz tags again.

Here are two tags that I completed for day 3.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Day 2 Tim Tag

I can't believe I have gotten 2 of these completed. I'm still lacking lots of the goodies he uses but I also just placed an order for more "stuff". Hope you like this one.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tim Tag

This is my version of Tim Holtz tag for day 1. I don't have all the stuff but think it turned out pretty good. He is doing 12 of these and if you haven't visited his site you really must.

I don't know that I will be able to do these each day but I'm going to give it a try.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

It is fixed!

I do have the computer working again and just wanted to pop and wish you all a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

In the meantime I will post a couple of photos of some of my holiday decorations. I have the tree in our bedroom done and will get the big one up this weekend. I have already started some of my baking - got a pound cake made yesterday and made some fudge the day before. I will be cutting way back on baking but with everyone coming here at Christmas I have to have goodies to serve and my mom always looks forward to taking some home with her when they go back to Florida.

The first photo shows the HOHOHO that I got from Stampin' Up!. I don't have this piece finished yet but it is up. I'll post another when it is done. Need to do something about those dang clips. The 2nd photo is a close up of the Christmas tree in our bedroom, actually it is a photo of our cat Tom sleeping under the Christmas tree. The last photo is my newest piece for this year Santa, he moves and plays music and I just know the grands will love him when they see him.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Computer dead!

My computer is dead for now. I have to use my husbands laptop and can't add any artwork here. I hope to be able to get back soon but don't know how long it will take to hopefully get it repaired.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Tags for swap

I am also into a swap for Christmas tags. I have already done one set but didn't scan or take a photo of them. Here is another set that I have done and really do like these. Hope you enjoy them.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Twinchies I have made

These all were made using both Stampin' Up! and Club Scrap products. These are for a swap I have signed up for. They are so much fun to make.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Courage Chunky Swap

I did this swap with some ladies on We were to place 5 objects in a baggie and do 5 sets. Then were then sent to the other members who signed up for it. I just got my 5 back and had to show them to you. The scanner does not do them justice and I may have to take pictures so you can see them better. I had a ball doing this swap and can't wait to do the next one. The finished pieces are 4 x 4 and when you recieved the baggie you were to work on you had to incorporate all 5 items from the baggie. You could add anything else or alter the piece however you wanted. Aren't they just fantastic!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

More Ornaments

I had lots of leftover pieces after doing my snowflakes so I pulled out my Stampin' Up! Magnetic Movers & Shapers Ornament die and made some of them to go with my snowflakes. I even pulled out a small tree and hung my ornaments on it. These were fun to make and didn't take long.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Here are some of the Ornaments that I am working on as gifts. I don't have any of my trees out yet so I can't show them hanging up. I will remedy that soon. The top glass ornament uses Stampin' Up!s snowflake punch and designer paper with some filler inside the ornament.

The bottoms ones use the large Snowflake Die and I have used several of the Designer papers from Stampin' Up! for these. They are colorful on both sides.
A piece of designer paper was run through the Xyron and then adhered to the Thick Window Sheets from Stampin' Up! before using the large Snowflake Die #2. I did this to give them more body. Then on the paper side I used Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds. Once the first coat was dry I went over it again with Crystal Effects so they would really stand out. They look much prettier in person and I am sure to make a lot more. So these will go to the family at Christmas. Hope you like them.

Time to Catch Up!

There has just been so much going on. I feel I will not be able to keep as active here as what I had but will be checking in at least once a week. I have started going around to the wonderful blogs and seeing the terrific art work you have been producing. I will try and get a few things posted over the weekend.

I also feel very pleased that since January I have lost 50 pounds and should reach my goal weight this week. I feel ever so much better and will be posting a new photo soon. Have a great day my friends.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Out of Town

I have been out of town and will be gone until October 2, 2009. A couple of family members are having surgery and we have gone to be with them. One surgery is over and went well. The next one is scheduled for Tuesday and we hope it goes well also. See you when I get home.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Acrylic Album

I think I have all these pages in order now. I just got this completed and don't really know for sure what I'm going to do with it. It might be a gift for a family member after I add some photos. This is all Stampin' Up! products and I really enjoyed making it. I also used some punches, ribbon and various trinkets from my stash.
This is my first time using those wonderful thick Window Sheets and Stampin' Up! Scallop Square and the Big Shot. They are just so easy to cut. I used both the Merry & Bright and the Icicle Rub-Ons from Stampin' Up! The card stock is both Real Red and Soft Suede along with the Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Here is the cover:

First page inside with the Window sheet lifted:
Next set of pages:

Last page and Window Sheet back with Snowflake from Icicle Rub Ons. These are so easy to use and really do add a lot. Hope you enjoy this project. Have a great stampin' day!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

While I'm still here

Here are 3 more that are all Stampin' Up! Back later with more details.

Using blue for Christmas

I keep getting further behind but needed to get another card posted. This is all Stampin' Up! products.
Card stock: Brilliant Blue and Whisper White
Ink: Brilliant Blue
Stamp Sets: Serene Snowflakes and Delightful Decorations
Accessories: Sponged edges, Shimmer Paint, Ornament Punch, Merry & Bright Rub Ons and retired Silver Cord.
I sure hope to have some time later today to get around and see all the wonderful work I have been missing. Since the weather has been so nice outside I have been really busy in my flower gardens. Trying to get caught up there. Can someone please give me the secret for staying up to date with everything. Have a great day my friends!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Here we go again........

Yup, another Christmas card! I just love the new Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Paper from Stampin' Up! I used the Petals-A-Plenty Impression Folder and Shimmery card stock for my base card. A slice of that new paper and a simple Merry Christmas from Christmas Greetings along with that wonderful star from the Holy Family stamp set. Simple,easy but I think elegant. Added the Whisper White Organza ribbon and it is finished.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

New Saturday Challenge site

You really need to check it out and link up for this terrific blog candy.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Stampin' Up! Bigz XL Die O Christmas Tree

I decided to make an ornament of out this. I used all Stampin' Up! products. Shimmery and Real Red card stock, Bead Duo Red, Crystal Effects, Silver Cord, Scallop Circle #2 die. I will be back later to visit everyone! Have a great Stampin' day!


This is quick and easy and I got the idea from:
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Cardstock I used Bravo Burgundy, Handsome Hunter

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Guess what

I have completed a couple more cards that are not Christmas!!! I know you simply can not believe it but it is true ;-)
I hope you like them. These are using the Printed Window Sheets Clearly Thanks from Stampin' Up! that I have had and just not gotten around to using. I really needed a few Thinking of you cards to mail and decided to try these sheets. The card stock is Naturals White for the base card and Bermuda Bay for the background of the window sheet. I stamped the saying that is in the new Hostess set Kind and Caring Thoughts in Basic Black directly on the Bermuda Bay. Quick and easy but I think they look pretty good. I have another one in the works that I might be able to get uploaded later today. Have a wonderful stampin' day!