Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Asher's 2nd B-Day

Good morning! It has been a while since I posted...hopefully I am back in the saddle. I got to spend time stamping last night. It was WONDERFUL! And then I saw a MOUSE!!!! EKKKK! Luckily, he expired during the night in the trap that was set just for him! I really hate mice, unless they are made of paper, of course......

Recipe: Card base-Stampin' Up!, Pattern Paper-DCWV, Chipboard-SU, Image-TMITA, Glitter-JoAnn's, Kohinoor Pencils- Gina K , Dimensionals-JoAnn's
So- on to my card. I spent time out at my sister, Terri's house over the weekend and had made a card for the Asher-man, who is turning 2 in a few weeks. I stamped colored and put a layout together, put didn't glue everything down before bringing it home. Well, then I saw the free digi that Nina at There's Magic in the Air had on Monday. Nina posts a challenge each Monday, this week was to use any of her images and to have sparkle/glitter on the card. The icing on the cake has sparkle, hope you can see it in the picture. I snatched it up and used it instead. His name is Oscar with Cake, isn't he cute! My daughter's boys love monkeys, so it is perfect. There is only on candle on this cake, but it is okay, Asher can't count! Oscar is just delivering the cake to him......oh, and Becky don't show this to him!! :0)
Thanks for stopping by today! Blessings.......

New in 2010

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Wonderful Winter

Good Monday morning! Hope today finds everyone warm and well. Looks like we will all make it thru another holiday season. :0)

I made this card with a winter theme in mind. The sentiment is from Verve, it is a digi stamp. Card stock is from Stampin' Up!, Pattern paper is from DCWV Winter stack. I put different sized rhinestones on each of the snowflakes (hard to see in the picture, sorry). Another quick, simple card!
Wishing everyone a week filled with family fun! God Bless!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Snowflakes and Mittens

Good Thursday to all! I got to do a little stamping yesterday. This card is for the Crazy 4 Challenge (week 15). A card with snowmen or snowflakes was the challenge.
I used my Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing folder on the bottom layer of this card. All paper is from Stampin' Up! as is the image. It is retired from several years ago. Ribbon is from American Crafts. I put a bit of glitter glue on the hearts on the mittens. It is a pretty simple card, but then I'm a simple girl......

Thanks for stopping in! God Bless!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Here She Is......

Allow me to introduce Miss Haven Sarina to you. She is the grandbaby born On Dec. 6. Just look at those bright eyes!!! Don't you think it looks like she is saying " Grammy is that you?!". We are so proud of her progress, she is now out of the isolete and into a crib. If she can hold her temperature and pass the car seat test, she can come home! I can't wait to hold her!
This picture was taken with my daughters phone, the big white hand belongs to the nurse holding her up, on her chest is a heart monitor, all the other wires and tubes have been removed. She has gained all her weight back, plus some and is eating like a little piggie. I'm sure there will be more pictures to follow.....:0)
Thanks for stopping by! God Bless!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Brrr Baby......It's Winter!!

Good Morning All! We are having a wintery day here in my neck of the woods, so this card seems fitting! It was a simple and fun card.

The image is a digi one from VERVE, be sure to check out Julee's site. She has some awesome stamps and a beauuutiful gallery! Card stock is all Stampin' Up! Pattern Paper is from DCWV winter stack. I colored the image with Sharpie Colored markers. (who'd a thunk?!) I don't use them for a lot of projects because they tend to bleed, but if I'm careful and patient, they work well. I put a Rhinestone from JoAnn's on the cuff of the mittens, really added, thought.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! God Bless!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

TMITA Blog Hop Recipe Contest

My card today is for the There's Magic in the Air blog hop. ( the link will take you to Nina's blog where you will find links to her store and the design team members. ) The hop started a few days ago and finishes today. It was really a fun thing to do. To end the contest we were given a digi image and a "recipe" to make a card. For me, it was quite a challenge, as I lean more toward simple cards.
The recipe is as follows:
The card must have:
1 tag
2 textures
3 Patterned Papers
4 Ribbons
5 Brads or Buttons
Well, as you can see from my card, I didn't quite make it. I decided to post it anyway, to let Nina know that I loved the image and appreciate the opportunity to use it. I am missing 2 pattern papers and 2 ribbons. I am in my RV and have a limited supply of stamping goodies with me.......oh well, I had a good time making this card!

Thanks for stopping in today! Hope your weekend is great! God Bless!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

There's Magic in the Air Blog Hop

I've been hopping thru the TMITA blog hop. So much fun! For the Secret Sentence Contest the sentence is"


This was so much fun, take some time to check it out.

Thanks for stopping by today! God Bless!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Baby Shower- Welcome Haven!

Happy to to all! This card was for my daughter's Baby Shower a few weeks ago. The little girl she was expecting arrived on Sunday, Dec. 6. She was not due to get here until Jan. 6., so we were all surprised but happy. Haven Sarina weighed 5 lbs. and 11 oz. and was 19 inches long. I am anxious for her to get out of the NICU so that I can hold her. Three of my nine grandchildren are helping me with this post, their names are Avi, Jo, and Judah.

Well, on to the card! Card stock is from Gina K and Stampin' Up! I used my SU scalloped edger punch on the white glossy cardstock, after I ran it thru my Cuttlebug using the Dotted Swiss embossing folder. The image is a digi image from Squigglefly.com. Isn't is adorable?
Check them out! I colored it with my Koh-i-noor pencils and blended with OMS. Ribbon is from Michaels.
Thanks for stopping in today! God Bless!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy Holidays

Good morning all! Today I have two holiday cards that I made. The layout is the same on both cards, as well as the color scheme. These are simple cards, the hardest part was sponging the snowflakes on the bottom layer. I used the Martha Stewart snowflake stamp for the negative, then punched a few out of silver glitter paper (on second card). The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!. I used my Nesties-small scalloped circle die and Marvy Circle punch. Pattern paper is from DCWV, and ink is SU also.

Ohhh, just looked outside, it's snowing at my house! Thanks for stopping by today! God Bless!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Kreative Blogger

I received this award from my sister Patti, at Stampersize! Check her out, she does some awesome work! There are some rules that go along with it....here goes-
  • Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
  • Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
  • Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
  • Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
  • Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
  • Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
  • Leave a comment on each of the blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
Need to pick 7 fav blogs....these ladies come to mind quickly! :0)
1. Patti
2. Maria
3. Gretchen
4. Theresa
5. Jessica
6. Beate
Yes, I know there are only 6.........

Seven things about me that are interesting,hmmm, now THAT is a challenge!
1. I have been married for 32+ years.
2. I'm hoping to go to England sometime in the next 4 years.
3. I am completely gray and its not fair! (I'm not even 50 yet!!) Go Loreal!!
4. I'm a complete airhead most of the time.
5. I write of the Examiner.com
6. I love the DRY northwest, where I live.
7. Saturday is my favorite day of the week.

Thanks so much Patti! You are awesome as a crafter, oh and as a sister also!
Thanks for stopping by today. God Bless!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

November Sister Swap

Happy Wednesday! I am at my daughter's house, but have a minute to post while everyone is resting. This card was for the November swap that my sisters and I do. Terri was our "hostess" , and she wanted us to make cards using the negative of a punch . Her inspiration came from the Clean and Simple Stamping blog. You can see it here.

Honestly, it took me a couple of tries before I came up with something I liked. This card turned out pretty well. Blue is my go to color. I added the paper, ribbon and pearls to cover all that WHITE space.
Card base-Gina K, Pattern Paper-Basic Grey, Ribbon and Pearls-Joann's, Ink-Summer Sky-Memento, Close to Cocoa- Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping by today. God Bless!