Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

I don't have anything to share card wise today, but I wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!!

I have been so blessed this year in finding a new love of stamping and all the wonderful friends I've made through this craft! I hope you and your families have a blessed holiday and reflect on all of your blessings.

I will be spending the next few days with family, but hope to be back to regular blogging after the new year!

Remember... Wise Men Still Seek Him!

Love and Hugs!


Monday, December 15, 2008

Birthday Card For My Husband

Tonight I have a card to share with you that I made for my husband. Tomorrow is his birthday and I wanted to make him a hand made card. I have only been stamping since January 2008, so this is the first birthday card I have made for him.

I really had a hard time with this card. Why are masculine cards so hard to make?? UGH! I really wanted the stamped image to turn out differently. I tried brayering and decided I need more practice! So this is the finished product.

I used Stampin Up's Nature Silhouettes stamp set. The paper is Not Quite Navy, Bordering Blue and Always Artichoke. I used my Label Nesties set to cut out the image and the matting. I also used the Nesties Ribbon Label die cut for the sentiment. The lighter blue background was cuttlebugged with two different embossing templates.

This is the inside of the card:

I was sick all weekend with the flu/head cold that's going around. I am feeling better than I was, but not back to 100% yet. Thanks for stopping by! Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New Rubber from Rubber Romance!

Forgive me if this posts ends up sounding loopy! I have caught a dad-gum head cold from either my daughter or my parents. Who should I blame? LOL .. anyway, I've taken some cold medicine and will hitting the sack very soon.

I have two cards to share with you tonight: The first card I created with a new stamp I purchased from Susana at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. This is from Rubber Romance and I just the love this stamp! My card is very simple, too simple in fact. I made this to give to a friend who I've been missing lately. But since the head cold kicked in full force today, I didn't have alot of MOJO to really embellish. Sometimes I think simple is good. I like how it turned out.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored it with Copic Markers. The DP is Basic Grey and the matting around the image is SU Taken With Teal. I added a simple piece of organza ribbon.

The second card is one of the Christmas cards that I mass produced for my Christmas card list. I really LOVE this Santa stamp! I finally found one on Ebay and took the plunge to purchase it. I stamped it with Gold pigment ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. The DP is from the My Minds Eye Christmas Glitter pack. LOVE this paper!!

Hope everyone is doing well and making progress in their Holiday shopping. Don't even ask if I've started yet! My tree still isn't up.. but come heck or high water it will be this weekend.

Have a great evening! Thanks for coming by and for all your sweet comments you leave me!

Monday, December 8, 2008

College Football and New Cards...

What a weekend!! First and most important.. my Florida Gators beat Alabama in the SEC Championship and now The Gators are headed to Miami to play Oklahoma in the National Championship game! WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOOOOO GATORS!!! I hope Tim Tebow wins the Heisman again this year. He soooo deserves it. What an awesome young man Tim is.. we are so proud of him.

I spent all day today with my three girlfriends, Lynn, Becky and Amanda, stamping away and trying to get my Christmas cards finished. We had so much fun today!

The two cards show are made with a new Tilda I just got from Diana Crick at Magnolia-Licious.
I think she is so cute. I colored her with Copic Markers and the Designer paper is from My Minds Eye Christmas Paper Pack. I also used my new Martha Stewart tree branch punch, Circle Nesties and ribbon from Michaels.

I have several more cards to share with you that I made today.

It's late and I need to get to bed! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I'm Still Here!!

First of all, I hope all my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Ours was very nice and plentiful! Boy, did I eat too much!

I have two cards to share with you tonight. The first one is a card that I made for the recipients of a swap I do monthly in the Magnolia-Licious Yahoo Group called "It's Raining Cards". I used Tilda with Lantern and used Deb's sketch challenge for the layout of my card. You can find the Bi-Weekly Challenges here.

I used DP from a Christmas pack from My Minds Eye which I found at Michaels! I LOVE the paper in this pack. I colored Tilda with Copic Markers and cut out the snow flakes with my Sizzlet die cuts. I added the glitter and used distress ink to ink around the edges of the image and the border. I used Nesties to cut out the ribbon tag and then looped the ivory organza ribbon through the tag.

The next card I created with Gina K stamps from the Magic of Christmas by Rupa Shevde. I love this image.. it's so elegant! I used DP again from the Christmas stack from My Minds Eye and you can barely see it but I used a border punch from Marth Stewart along the edge of the snowflake paper. I adhered the stamped image which was embossed with Gold ink and clear embossing powder to the card with foam dimensionals. Then I added the ribbon and boom... I was done.

I'm waiting on a box from the big brown truck which shall arrive tomorrow and as soon as my goodies arrive, I'll have more to show this week!

Thanks for stopping by!!