Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Studio Calico's Wishlist Giveaway

  Studio Calico has a fun challenge going on over at their blog!! They've asked us to post our Holiday Wishlist (of course mine would be too long to post everything so here is a sampling LOL). First up is one of my favorite Studio Calico kits:
  I just love all the fun embellis in this kit and the papers are so versatile. A must have for sure!  This trimmer is so hard to come by.  I've heard so many rave reviews on it and need a replacement for my current slopping, crooked paper cutting trimmer:

  I just got the new Big Shot for an early Christmas gift and have a huge list of dies and embossing folders that I would love to have, but I've yet to find a real money tree so here are my current favs:

  And last, but never least, I have seen soooo many fun projects using acrylic paint, and just love the ease and convenience of the paint daubers! And what better to accent those painted projects than some shimmery misting spray:

  When it really comes down to it, the top of my list is just the opportunity to relax and enjoy some quality time with my Hubby and my three children.  We are so blessed to have this time together!  I also just found out my Brother is going to be in town for Christmas, as well as my dear friends who've been away at school or for work, so this will be the most fantastic Christmas no matter what is under the tree.

  I want to wish all my friends (bloggers included) a fabulous Chritmas and all The Best In The New Year!! I look forward to sharing another year with you and thank you for all your support this last year.

Happy Holidays !!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Cards with Websters Pages and a little Bling

  Thought I would share a few quick cards I made with Tracy using some of Webster's Pages gorgeous Waiting For Santa line.
  I just love how simple it is to add a little embellishment and the paper carries itself!  We used a ballpoint glue pen to add glitter to the tips of braches, some of the flowers and the outside and strings of the balloons.
 The large tree was too gorgeous to cut apart, so it made for a rather large card that I won't be shipping in the mail. With a little glitter and a jewel on top as well as in the ornament was all it needed to shine.

   We used the same patterned paper for the inside of most of the cards and added glitter there as well.

  Still have a few more to share, but may have to wait until I get some of my other projects caught up. I still haven't even got my tree put up. It's definitely not looking much like Christmas here! Mother nature has kept me rather busy as well with now over 3 feet of snow having fallen in the last week and a daughter who is afraid of the snowblower.  Lets just say I've been doing a lot of shovelling!  Better get going though if I want to get some of these cards in the mail.


Patterned Paper - Webster's Pages, Cardstock - Bazzil, Glitter - Stampendous, Glue Pen - Quickie Glue

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Glitter is Glam Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

  I just love all things glittery, and when I saw the challenge over at Moxie Fab I decided I just had to play along.  The inspiration for this card came while watching the news hour.  During the list of latest holiday events there was this adorable silohuette of a tree image made of circles as their background. So this is what I came up with:
 I used my Xron 150 to apply adhesive to the large punched out circles and then added Glitter Ritz for sparkle. The trunk has a line of glitter as well using a glue pen.  This was probably the most finicky card I have made as arranging the circles took quite some time and then sticking them down without them moving around on me was a challenge.  I just love the overall effect though as it is a little modern and different from my usual style.
  So for those of you who want to play along, head on over to Moxie Fab to check it out as well as all the other great glittering projects over there.


Glitter - Glitter Ritz, Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Adhesive - Xyron, Circle Punches - Creative Memories, Snowflake Punch - EK Success, Sentiment Stamp - Stampin' Up