Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Congratulations Mikaela!!!

For my daughter, Mikaela.  She graduates from Massage Therapy School this evening!  We are so proud of her=)  She's juggled school, a job, two lil' ones and managed to keep up excellent grades!  Congratulations Sugar!
For my card I used Card Patterns 146.  I stamped Diplomabella in Memento Ink on Neenah, coloring with Copics.  I used Stickles and Smooch to embellish the flowers, cap, tassel, and diploma.  Then fussy cut her out and put her on pop dots.  Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Black, and BG Origins Paper.  Nesties, SU Photo Corner Punch, Buttons, and Twine.  Sentiment from Stamping Bella.

On a side note...see my post below...I won the Christmas Day Give Away challenge!!!  I couldn't believe it!  I screamed and ran through the house like a mad woman doing the happy dance when I saw my name!  I was shocked!  Thank-you so very much to Jen and also the sponsors!!!

Thank-you for stopping by.  Have a great evening!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Praying for Paula...

I made this card for our friend Paula who is undergoing brain surgery today.  Please keep her in your prayers.

My card is for this month's SFYTT.  I am proud to say that I have completed the year long monthly sketch challenges!!!  Yay!

I started off stamping PI Better Get Better in Memento Ink on Neenah coloring with Copics.  I paper pieced her dress and stamped the bear again and cut him out to give him a little more dimension.  Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, and EP Holly Jolly Christmas Paper.  Die-namics, buttons, and twine.   
Thank-you Jen for all the fun sketches you put together for us this last year.  I always look forward to the first Saturday of each month to see what you came up with=)  I'm looking forward to seeing what you have planned for 2012!  Here's my entries for the last year...

April (forgot to add sketch with post, sorry!)
July (forgot to add sketch with post again, sorry!)
August (2 months in a row, sheesh, I'm a slacker!)

Thank-you so much for stopping by.  I hope you are having a wonderful day.


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Group Hug...

I'm way on a time crunch, I thought I had 2 hours and 10 mins to post, turns out I have 10 min, eeek...should pay attention to the time zone posted!  This is for Bellarific Friday's Challenge, a sketch challenge and Christmas Card Challenges #2 doodling...
Ok, that's it for me, gotta upload!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thank-you Stephanie...

Whew, there's been lots of activity going on in my neighborhood the last 12 hours...since I'm a light sleeper, I didn't sleep but 2 hours last night and won't be able to sleep until the helicopter has stopped searching.  I hope it ends soon!
Well, lets move onto more cheerful subjects...  I made this for our book club hostess, Stephanie.  I wanted to thank her for opening up her home to everyone on Sunday=) I'm posting my card I realize this is my first time playing along in a Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge.  Gasp, I know!  This week is a sketch challenge.  I started off stamping Lucy in Memento Ink on Neenah, coloring with Copics, adding some Smooch to her pillow.  Black and BG Out of Print Paper, Tim Holtz Scattered Straw Distress Ink, Nessties, Die-namics, SU Photo Corner Punch, Ribbon, and Rhinestones. 

I hope ya'll have a great day!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Christmas Cookie Club...

So, I joined a book club last month=)  I'm happy to get back into reading.  Our pick was The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman.  We decided to do a cookie exchange along with the book club meeting.  I won't go into detail about the book, but after reading it, I knew I couldn't show up to the book club meeting with my cookies in a ziplock bag, lol.

So, I put together 10 of these little tags really quick.  My tags are 2 3/4 x 4 inches.  I corner rounded the bottom and used a knotch type punch for the top.  I stamped Harriet Lulu in Memento on GP, layered on Black.  Stamped the sentiment from Four the Holidays in Memento on the bottom of the tag.  Marvy Snowflake Punch, Black Stickles, Circle Punch, Denami Design Ribbon and Button.

My cookies all packaged up=)  I made Cranberry Hootycreeks.

Thank-you for stopping by.  I hope you're having a great day!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Contempo Candy Canes...

Sorry I've been MIA.  I've been sick the last week and a half and haven't felt up to being crafty. 
Anyhow, back in October I had made these treats for the ladies in my spouse's group for Halloween.  One of the spouse's (Sandy) asked me to come up with something creative for her to give to her coworkers using a Candy Cane.  I made 25 of these for Sandy. 
I started off stamping the tree from Contempo Christmas in Lucky Limeade.  I paper pieced the pot and ran my images through the Cuttlebug.  The Cherry Cobbler layers are also ran through the Cuttlebug using the Big Scallop Ovals Nesstie.  White layer uses the CB Swiss Dot Folder on top of a Lucky Limeade layer that is on top of a white card base.  In order to hold the candy cane in place, I made two slots on the fold for the candy cane to slide through.  The sentiment is from Four the Holidays.  SU Photo Corner and Snowflake Punch, Rhinestone, and Lucky Limeade Ribbon.

Thank-you for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Congratulations Major Avilla...

One of my hubs co-workers was promoted to Major earlier this week so I made him a card for the occassion.  Major Avilla's parents were able to come in from out of town to be apart of his pin on ceremony, which was so nice to see his family be there for him and support him.

Anyhow, my card was very quick and simple.  The inspiration for my sketch came from the recent Denami Sketch #10 Challenge, changing it just a bit.  I started off by stamping Patriotic Chickie in Memento on Neenah, coloring with Copics.  I used a Prismacolor Pencil and OMS for the ground.  Service and Sacrifice sentiment, SU Punches, CB Folder, Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  

I hope you have a great weekend.  My girlfriend and I are going to Tubac this evening for the Luminaria Nights Fiesta Navidad.  Neither of us have been before and are looking so forward to it.   

Friday, December 2, 2011

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas...

This will be my oldest grandson Wylie's Christmas Card.  The Bellarific Friday challenge is a Holiday Card.  I used CPS#246 which Stamping Bella is sponsoring this week.  I stamped King of the Candy Canes by Christy Croll from Stamping Bella in Memento Ink, coloring with Copics.  I used Stickles on his hat and stocking and fussy cut him out since I oversaturated.  I had to restamp the candy cane, colored it, cut it out and put it ontop of the messy one.  Thank-you to Jen Del Muro for that lil' tip several weeks ago!  Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler, and EP Holly Jolly Christmas Paper.  Marvy Snowflake Punch, Bella's Baubles and Bella Dots.  Sentiment by A Muse.  I'll also be linking my card up to Tiddly Ink Challenge #74- Anything Goes. 
Thank-you for stopping by.  I hope ya'll have a great weekend.  I'm off to physical therapy (oh fun).