Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Two days until Christmas! This year just flew by!

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope your day is full of love and laughter, friends and family.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Quick Update

Well, I manageed to get quite a bit accomplished on Saturday even though I haven't been feeling well lately. I caught a cold last week so I've been sniffling, sneezing, and just generally feeling weak ... great! Just in time for Christmas!

I got two batches of candy cookies made (one is for my brother for his birthday), peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and I dipped a whole bunch of pretzels in chocolate. I made the money holders (in the post below) for my son and his wife, and I wrapped the rest of the presents (except one that DH didn't bring home until yesterday afternoon).

Unfortunately I did not get any laundry done over the weekend nor did my poor dirty car get washed. But! I did mow the back yard yesterday afternoon; DH mowed the front & trimmed one of the palm trees.

So it was a very productive weekend. And now I can relax about Christmas since I'm almost ready!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Mini Envelope Money Holder

I am subscribed to Dawn's Stamping Studio and saw a mini envelope money card on her blog today. I am giving my son and his wife cash for Christmas and needed an envelope. Thank you, Dawn, for a great video!

I changed the colors and stamps. I don't have any 3x3 envies, but I do have an envelope template program on my computer so I printed them.

Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: SU! markers (real red, old olive, pumpkin)

Friday, December 19, 2008

This weekend

Well, tomorrow promises to be a super busy day! But I am looking forward to it.

I'm going to do all my baking tomorrow and finish wrapping gifts. I have to make some bags and a gift card holder. I also am planning on getting some laundry done and my car washed. I'm going to a Christmas party tomorrow night and I do not want to drive a dirty car there!

After church and dinner on Sunday, I'll be finishing up the laundry and other household chores. I'm hoping to squeeze a few minutes in to amke cards for the Inspiration and Featured Stamper Challenges on SCS at some point during the weekend.

A busy weekend, but fun!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Another Christmas Card

I like this card, too! (although not as much as the one I posted yesterday).
The cuttlebugged panel has an oval cut-out; the center image was stamped then sponged on a piece of scrap cardstock then adhered to the back. I used Martha Stewart's branch punch for the twigs on the front and a flat back self-adhesive pearl. The frame was cut using the oval coluzzle, then glittered with Dazzling Diamonds. The base is dark forest green Making Memories card stock.
12/24/018 Update: I found the card that was the inspiration for this one - Kitty's card I am glad I found her card because I wanted to give her credit.

Monday, December 15, 2008

My Favorite Christmas Card for This Year

I love this card! I only made one but I will be making more for next year!
I saw a very similar card on Splitcoast and, I'm sorry, but I don't remember whose card it was! So, please! If you recognize the card, let me know so I can give proper credit.
I'm not sure if you can see the sparkle in the picture, but I used spray glitter (very similar to spray paint) that I got from WalMart. I found it in the craft department; this particular color is called "opal." They also had silver and gold.
Stampset: Paint Prints (retired), A Cardinal Christmas (sentiment)
Ink: Color Box pigment inks, Chianti & Evergreen
CS: SU! Real Red, WW, Forest Foliage
Accessories: Yellow stickles, Spray glitter, Corner rounder

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I'm a bad blogger! :-(

I'm sorry it has been so long since I posted anything! I have been just as bad about posting cards to my gallery at SCS.

I have been busy getting ready for Christmas and have neglected my blog. I promise! I will take pictures soon and start posting again. I'd like to take some tonight, but I don't know that I will have time. I have a lot to do to get ready for the weekend.

We are going to be away from tomorrow morning until Sunday afternoon. We will be in Orlando tomorrow for the Performance Racing Industry show. We will be staying overnight in Orlando and then heading over to Clearwater on Saturday morning. My company's Christmas Party is going to be held at the Sand Pearl Resort on Saturday night. And then we will be coming back home Sunday morning sometime. Phew! A busy weekend!