Monday, December 31, 2012

Merry & Bright...

Happy New Year's Eve everyone...I can't believe this year is coming to an end!  Where on earth has the time gone?  We don't have any special plans, as I prefer to stay home on New Year's Eve...not to mention I woke up not feeling well this morning=(  
Anyhow, my dear friend and fellow spouse, Barb asked if I'd make another Christmas Card for her.  I said yes, of course!  Again she had no special requests, just a Christmas what you want=)  This is what I came up with...

I started out stamping PI Sparkling Season in Memento on Neenah, coloring with Copics.  I paper pieced the ornament.  Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Rose Red, and Carta Bella Merry & Bright paper.  SU Square Punch, Mavy Snowflake Punch, Buttons & Twine.  I used MFTWSC102.


I completed 40 of the 52 MFT Sketches for this year.  My personal goal was to do them all.  Tho I didn't accomplish that, I have to say I am happy with what I did do.

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Have a safe and fabulous New Year!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Warm Winter Welcome...

One of the things that I like to do for my hubs squadron is make Welcome Cards for the new spouses as they arrive.  I invite them to the next spouse's social and let them know I'm here if they have any questions or need anything.  I made 6 of these cards for the spouses that arrived in November & December.

I did the usual...Neenah, Momento & Copics.  Then fussy cut PI Warm Wishes out and added some Stickles to her outfit.  Perfect Plum, Going Grey, and EP Winter Wishes paper, CB Folder, Marvy Snowflake Punch, Smooch, Button, Twine, Die-namics Sweet Stack Labels, Sentiment from SU Everything Baby and Rhinestones.  I used MFTWSC 104.  My entry for EP FB Winter Wishes Project Challenge.

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Silent Auction Card #2...

I only got around to making two cards for the Silent Auction for my spouse's group.  I put the two cards in a square patriotic basket along with a stars and stripes tin from the $1 bin at Target.  In the tin I put a book of stamps, a pen, and a lil' American Flag.  I made up a tag with the contents of the basket and a voucher for 12 custom made cards.  I of course forgot to take a picture of the complete basket, ah well.  The basket went for $32, we made a total of $255 that night for our spouse's group=)

It's a little hard to see in my picture but my wreath is made out of two layers of Die-namics Hexagon, using MME American Made.  I layered it with Die-namics Stacking Stars and Die-namics Star Stax in Night of Navy, Real Red, White, and Red Rhinestones.  Topped it with a Die-namics Beautiful Bow using EP Dots & Stripes Metropolitan.  Sentiment from PI Soldier Boy, SU Square Punch, SU Linen Thread, Button, EP Little Boy, and the negative from Die-Namics Mini Monarch Border.  I used MFTWSC88.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Warm & Wonderful Neighbors...

So I'm extremely late getting into the "Pinterest" craze.  I signed up months ago to see what the hype was all about and honestly, I hated it.  I think I went on a handful of times and logged off about as quickly as I signed on, it just didn't appeal to me.  Well, last week I went back to it and stopped searching for "card" and "crafty" stuff...just browsed.  What got me hooked???  The "fashion finds".  What woman doesn't love clothes, right?  Well I just love when people do the outfit collages, I really enjoy seeing how other people put clothes together, it gets me creative within my own closet and I love to refind items I forgot I had=)  My daughter who also wasn't sold on Pinterest is now hooked as well...thanks Pinterest???
Anyhow...a few weeks ago my friend Kat made some beautiful bows out of ribbon for a craft fair that I fell in love with, but thought wow, those look time consuming and complicated to make!  She told me I could make them, that they were easy, ha!  Well, while just browsing Pinterest during one of my insomnia nights I came across a bow tutorial...and she was right, they were easy!  So here's to my first "Pinterest Project"...

I made my neighbors Chocolate Covered Salted Caramels for Christmas and put them in these gift bags I made (I forgot to take a picture of them filled).  I followed the pinterest tutorial for the bows (which I had to laugh...the name of the person's blog is "How About Orange" ~love it!~).  I used EP Winter Wishes to make my bow instead of an old magazine and had to modify it just a bit, thick DSP isn't as giving as magazine paper.  Pale Plum, SU Border Punch, Marvy Snowflake Punch, Button, SU Baker's Twine, SU Corner Punch, and Sentiment from SU Four the Holidays.  This will be one of my entries for the EP FB Winter Wishes Project Challenge.  So, what do you'd I do for my first Pinterest Project?

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Have a great night! 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A Deployed Christmas...

Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope ya'll have had a wonderful day spent with family and friends!  My thoughts are with all the deployed service members and families of the deployed who can't spend today together.  Sending thoughts and (((HUGS))) ya'lls way!
Sadly the only Christmas Cards I made and sent out this year were to my deployed spouses.  The last few months have been so crazy for me.  My daughter started working a new job with different hours, which means I have the grand boys all day.  Needless to say trying to craft during that time has been very challenging, I get in what I can tho=)  Anyhow, as I said these are for my deployes spouse's.  As a key spouse one of my duties is to check up on them and make sure they're doing ok and see if they need anything during their spouse's deployement.  One of the ways I like to do this is by sending them a card...lets them know I'm here for them and am thinking of them too=)

I started off with Neenah, Momento, and Copics.  I fussy cut ALM Sparkling Season out, then paper pieced her ornament and added a glaze pen to her boots.  Cherry Cobbler, Black, EP This & That Christmas paper, Marvy Snowflake Punch, SU Linen Thread, and a Button.  My entry for RCC75, Holiday Spirit.  I used MFTWSC99.

Last month I went to a dinner the base holds for all the deployed spouse's, it was my first one attending.  I talked to several families to see how they were doing and handling the deployment.  One spouse told me her husbands squadron bought the deployed spouse's tickets to their Christmas Party.  I thought, hmmm...what a fabulous idea!!!  So, I talked with my husband and asked him what he thought of me inviting our deployed spouses and purchasing their tickets (we only have a handful that are deployed, not several like other squadron's on the base so it wouldn't be finacially draining).  Anyhow, a couple of the deployed spouses said they'd love to attend, it so made my night!  I'm so glad they got out for the evening.  Below are a couple of pictures from our Christmas party...

Me and my hubs

My deployed spouses

Ladies in Red (and black, lol)...

Ugly Sweater Dance Off- Gangnam Style...

Santa & Mrs. Claus

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Enjoy the rest of your Christmas!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Happy Retirement Chief Huckaba!!!

For Chief Huckaba who recently retired.  Unfortunately I wasn't able to make it to his retirement, I woke up at 5 that morning with the flu...I was in bed for the next two days, ugh!  

I did my usual...Neenah, Momento, Copics.  Then fussy cut the image from WTG Godspeed out, mounting it on a Crumb Cake layer I ran through my Cuttlebug.  Real Red, MME American Made paper, Die-namics Star Stax, Star Rhinestones, Button, SU Linen Thread.  I'm still behind with my sketches and trying to catch up.  I used MFTWSC90 for this one.

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Have a great weekend!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Contempo Snowflakes...

I completed an order for 60 retirement cards a couple weeks before my friend and fellow spouse, Barb placed an order with me.  She made me giggle when she "placed" the order...she asked if she could order just one card from me and asked if that was "allowed", lol.  I said of course!  Barb gave me plenty of time to make the card for her and had no specific requests at all...that was a first for me.  This is what I came up with...   

I started out using the blue Marvy Snowflake Punch then sponged Crumb Cake and Scattered Straw Distress Ink around the snowflakes and the sides to give the Very Vanilla Cardstock an aged look.  I stamped Merry Christmas from SU's Contemp Christmas Set in Pool Party.  I layered it on EP Season's Greetings then onto my Crumb Cake card base.  I used a wide Robin Egg colored Ribbon from Michael's layering it with Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Denami Design Buttons, and Linen Thread.  My entry for RCC75 which is Holiday Spirit.

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Have a fabulous weekend!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Thankful for You Treat Bags...

I'm so late in posting these=(  I made Chocolate Covered Salted Caramels for my hubs troops for Thanksgiving.  Oh my heck they were so good!  Time consuming to make, but oh so good!!!

I stamped Give Thanks Circle from Denami Design in Memento Ink on Neenah.  Then using my Stamp-a-ma-jig I stamped the Turkey , coloring with Copics.  I used the SU 1 3/8 Circle Punch and SU Scallop Circle Punch.  Tim Holtz Rossette Die.  More Mustard, Crumb Cake, and I think the paper is American Crafts? or We R Memory Keepers. 

Back view of the treat bags.  The sentiment is from Denami Design.

Group shot of all the treat bags.

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Silent Auction Card #1...

I'm making a card basket for the silent auction at my hubs squadron's Christmas Party on Friday.  I meant to start this several weeks ago, sigh.  This is the first card I've made for the basket.  My hope was to make 12, fingers crossed I get somewhere close to that!

I started off stamping PI Soldier Girl on Neenah with Memento, coloring with Copics.  I fussy cut her out and mounted her on a layer of Crumb Cake that I ran through my Cuttlebug.  Real Red, White, MME American Made paper.  CB Folders,  Die-namics Star Stax,  SU Linen Thread, Rhinestones, and a Button.  I used MFTWSC101 for my layout.

We went to the 12th Air Force's Christmas Party this past Friday.  It was at a private gated communities country club.  Absolutely beautiful!  The view was amazing...on top of a hill overlooking the city, just breathtaking.  We had a lot of fun.  Below are a few pictures from the evening.

Me and my hubs.

Me and Barb. 

Me, Barb, and Annie. 

Annie and her hubs Matt. 

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Have a great week!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Congratulations Chief Pohnert...

One of my hubs coworkers pinned on Chief this past Friday.  I made him this card to congratulate him on his accomplishment.  Promotion to Chief is highly competitive, only 1% of the Air Force makes it to Chief.  Congratulations again to making it to the top 1% Chief Pohnert!

I first would like to thank Angela for making this stunning card.  She gave me the idea to make my own stripes...I made mine like  patch they'd sew onto their uniform verses a whole new sleeve like she did.  Thank-you again Angela for the inspiration!!!  I started out by masking the patches on the arm, then stamped WTG Godspeed in Memento on Neenah using Copics.  I made a very modified version of Chief Stripes, cut it out and placed it on the arm (making sure to ask my hubs if I had the placement right, lol).  I used a White Gel Pen for the stripes and buttons.  Real Red, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy and MME American Made paper.  Die-namics Star Stax and Die-namics Stacking Stars, SU Square Punch, Button, Twine, and sentiment from WTG Godspeed.  I'm way behind with my goal of doing the weekly sketch challenges from MFT for a whole year=(  But...this one is actually in on time=)  MFTWSC100.

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!