Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Cards and my Crazy Friend

  My scrappy girlfriend Tracy and I have been busy these last couple of days making oodles of Christmas cards.  We've probably spent more than 24 hours combined on them, and if that wasn't enough......After another late night of crafting (I think she left around 11pm), Tracy went home an decided to spend the entire night coming up with a few more ideas for us to create.  She felt bad that we had been unable to make all the embossed cards I wanted to make when she was here, so this morning she came over with all the supplies and her designs to make these beauties:
 And these:
 I can't imagine how creative I would be by 6 am (when she finally quit to go to bed), but somehow this seems to be the time that she is most inspired.  So thanks to my crazy friend, I have a few more stunning cards to send to my friends and family this holiday season! (Only 30 more cards to go....sigh)

  She used the Big Shot and Cuttlebug folders to create the embossed images, and the cricut to cut everything else. The cardstock is a combination of Bassil and Close to My Heart.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ava - Birthday Card

Just a quick post to show off a Birthday Card I made for my Grandmother a couple of days ago. I used some more of that beautiful paper Juliana sent me by GCD Studios - Ava. I've been dying to make some of those roses I see everywhere using th 5 or 6 petal flowers, so this is what I came up with:
 I cut apart one of my Prima Say it in Pearls to add the swirlies and three dots under the greeting.  The flowers were dressed up with a little Stickles and then covered entirely with Glossy Accents to give them an epoxy look. The leaves were some leftovers from a friends wedding flowers just hot glued beneath. I just love how rich these flowers look with that added shine.
 I used one of my Stampin' Up sets which had been long neglected for the sentiment.  I keep promising myself that I'm going to start stamping more, but have yet to find the motivation to do so. So I figure baby steps..LOL!!
  I hope my Grandma doesn't see this post before she gets this card, but I just had to share it as it has been so long since I have posted anything and didn't want everyone to forget I exist.


Patterned Paper - GCD Studios Ava, Glitter - Ranger Distressed Stickles, Swirls & Dots - Prima Say it in Pearls, Cricut Cart - Storybook, Sentiment - Stampin' Up, Cardstock - Unknown

Monday, November 15, 2010

Santa's Hat Card

  I was visiting the amazingly talented Aphra Boyer's site here when I first spotted her Witches Hat card and just had to create something using it as my decided with the help of my crafty friend Tracy to make this Santa's Hat card.  I can't say that this would be one to mass produce as it took us around 8 hours to complete them, but I'm am just thrilled with how it turned out.  In fact I love it so much I may just keep this one for myself!
  I found the Poinsettia flower tutorial at Scrap A Little blog.  She has the greatest tutorials for all your handmade paper flowers.  I used Stampin' Up's Build a Brad to create the center of two of them and filled with Glossy Accents to creat an apoxy look.  The bits of tule were basted along one edge to gather them and then I used pinking shears to finish the visible edge.

  I used floral wire and pearl beads to make the snowman pin, and a cute little star button with the post cut off made the second pin.

  The word Joy was cut using my
Cricut and adheared with foam tape to add dimension.


Patterned Paper - BG: Blitzen, Ink - Tim Holtz, Brads - Stampin' Up, Glitter - Martha Stewart, Adhesive - Hot Glue & Elmers White glue & Foam tape, Cricut Cart - Winter Woodlands

Friday, November 12, 2010

Halloween pics a little late

I know that I'm rather late in posting these, but beter late than never I always say!  So here are a few pics from Mom and Dad's Halloween visit.

Felicity and Grandpa Decorated the front yard while I took care of the window display.

Love these pictures of Isabelle in her Ladybug costume!

Felicity getting her goulish makeup applied for her Dead Rockstar Costume.

 Isabelle and Grandma already for trick or treating.  Not too much candy for this little one.  Just a few stops to some friends houses and then home to watch Sleepy Hollow with Johny Depp as we have every year.

We had a great visit, but as always too short :O)