Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My Christmas Gift!

My husband made this bow maker for me! It is seriously awesome!

I showed him a pic of a bow maker online that was pretty simple. It was a small block of wood that had 6 or 8 holes drilled in it & (I think) 4 pegs; the lady sells hers for $15.

My in-laws's neighbor is a woodworker and he had these pieces of scrap wood laying around. He drilled the holes & glued the pieces together after beveling the base. The top part is scrap banister rail. My husband sanded it so that it is perfectly smooth then varnished it. It is really shiny! And heavy!

I was really surprised when I opened the box and saw it. I never expected anything this beautiful and elaborate. I guess he really does love me! lol

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone out there in blogland is enjoying today with family and friends.

I am in Tallahassee FL this weekend. My husband, his parents, and I are spending the Christmas holiday this year with his sister and her family. While I miss being with my family (this is the first year that I have not spent at least part of the holiday with my family), I am enjoying being with my sister-in-law and her husband, children, and grandchildren.

The 3 hr trip from GA was uneventful - the best kind of road trip! I only had to stop to ask directions once! lol I got great gas mileage; the car only used 3/4 of a tank! It helps having slower speed limits on the rural highways.

Tomorrow's agenda is shopping in the morning with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. There is an antique auto museum here that my husband wants to go to, so we will go there in the afternoon. That should be interesting and I am looking forward to that.

We will be headed back to GA on Monday. We both saved enough vacation time so that we are off all next week! I'm not sure what we'll be doing all week, though. No plans, other than take in a movie and just relax. Maybe I'll try out a few new recipes next week!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Elf Suit!

This is my "elf suit" for the holidays! A tone-on-tone red striped t-shirt, jeans, and lime green socks!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Teapot Tuesday Landscape

This is my card for this week’s Teapot Tuesday challenge. We had our tea party during art class this week. Oh my! You should have seen all the paint being flung around! LOL Check out the link for more information on the weekly tea parties. You are welcome to join the fun.

  • Cardstock: PTI white, basic black, unknown pink DSP
  • Image: unknown landscape
  • Ink: Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray
  • Accessories: Sizzix embossing folder, self adhesive rhinestones, layered prima flowers, border punch

Thursday, December 16, 2010

MMTPT124 Card for Abby

I'm sorry for the "low light" quality of the photo. I should have been more patient and waited until daylight. Yeah, well, patience is not one of my strong suits. lol

Anyway, this is my card for this week's Teapot Tuesday challenge at Splitcoaststampers.com. This is my flower card for Bree (OK, really, it's for Abby!); every star gets flowers after her performance and Bree (Abby) is certainly a star!

There is no recipe for this card because everything except the card base (Papertrey Ink cream) came from my scrap box. The flower image was the result of a practice for a technique that I can't remember the name or where I found it. It's been several months since I made it.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Faux Tile

TLC301 Technique was Faux Tile. This card didn't take long at all to make and I love how it turned out! it doesn't show up, but I used a glitter pen on the outline.

  • Stamps: Unkown Background Stamp, PTI stamps for sentimetn & outline
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Marina Mist
  • Cardstock: Stampin" Up! Marina Mist, PTI white
  • Accessories: Brads, Sakura Clear Glitter Pen, White Ribbon

Friday, December 10, 2010


I made this luminaria in about an hour following the tutorial in the Resources area of Splitcoatstampers.com I will be making more of these for spring and Easter.

  • Cardstock: (Unknown) Embossed DSP from Michael's, Vellum, Stampin' Up!: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
  • Ink: Stampin: Up! Cherry Cobbler
  • Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Martha Stewart cardinal and pine branch punches, battery-operated tea light, Scor-Pal

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Long Time, No Post!

I have been wanting to do a better job keepig up with this blog and posting cards that I hve made. I see that I haven't posted anything in over a month!

This card was sent to my Best Stamping Friend back home on Florida.

Here is the link to the card in my Splitcoaststampers.com gallery with the details and link to the challenge thread.

  • Cardstock: Stampin' Up!: Very Vanilla, True Thyme, Chocolate
  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink (sentiment), Unknown (image)
  • Ink: True Thyme, Real Red
  • Accessories: D'Vine Swirls embossing folder, Sakura glitter pen, ribbon