Friday, November 30, 2012

Baby Dress card

As you read this posting, I will probably be at my daughter's baby shower.  This is one of several cards I made for her.  I found the template last year online for the dress and have used it several times.  I cut it from 2 sided DP and added a few pearls and lace to the pinafore.  I stamped a simple baby verse inside by SU and it was done.  Couldn't be easier and cuter!!!
I woke up to some exciting news this morning.  Several of my Nutcracker cards are featured on Simon Says Stamp's blog!  They were all super easy cards and tags because the work was done for me by Graphic 45.  Take a moment to check it out:
Hope you have a good weekend!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Accordion 3D Flip

I got this new set of dies by Sizzix in the mail last week and MADE time to play with them.  The one set makes one page with the flip shape.  The other set makes the cutouts to adhere to the pages.  I used scraps from my xmas stash and cutouts as well.  The tree and the reindeer are Michael's felt appliques.  This will fold up and fit in an envelope!  How cool is that?
Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Nutcracker tag

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  It was just the 2 of us and of course Kaila.  I have not put up my trees yet and probably won't before next week.  I really get tired of all the decorations after about 3 weeks so I know putting everything up this early will drive me nuts by the time Christmas rolls around.  We also have lots of major projects going on in the house so I don't want to start another mess!
So here is a tag I made a few weeks ago when I was on a ROLL!  Another of my favorite paper selections...Nutcracker Sweet.  I may have to go buy another pad of that stuff!   Love it. Again, this is just images I cut out and popped up with dimensionals.  Nothing difficult by any means!  The border along the bottom was also cut from one of the papers.  How simple is that!
Maybe I can get some crafting done when the workers are here!  Hope so!  Enjoy your week!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Nutcracker Gift Tag

Another Nutcracker project here!  This is a tag I made using designs I cut from the Nutcracker Sweet - Graphic 45 papers.  The images are popped up with dimensionals.  I added a seam binding ribbon bow.
We are busy with house projects this week and next and maybe the next week too!  Did someone say that Christmas was coming???
Have a great Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Nutcracker Sweet Card

When I was "on a roll", I made 3 different Nutcracker cards!  That was a fun day!  So here is another one!  Again, these are all papers from Graphic 45.  I cut the images and popped them up with dimensionals.  I addded some fancy ribbons and a few rhinestones and I was done!  I do love how they all turned out and mostly because Graphic 45 does awesome papers!
Hope you have a fun day and wonderful Thanksgiving week!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nutcracker Card

I must say I am really enjoying my Nutcracker papers!  LOVE them!!!  I think anything Graphic 45 does, is irresistable.  I made a few of these cards with similar layouts - just different images from the beautiful pad of paper.  I popped up all the cut-outs.  I added a beautiful netty gold metallic ribbon for glitz since there is lots and lots of glitz in the Nutcracker.  I put a few rhinestones here and there.  And I added a beautiful silky deep purple ribbon (my favorite color) to top it all off.  How perty is that?
It's going to be a busy few weeks here with major house remodeling projects.  Tomorrow we get our new refrigerator to put in the big hole in the kitchen.  The house originally had a built-in frig but it was one of 5 appliance they removed (stold) from the house!  So, we are finally getting that taken care of.  Merry Christmas, Sherry!!!  Then the rest of the cabinetry all over the house will be finished up - right after Thanksgiving.  And Bill's shop will be built too - Merry Christmas Bill!!!  And hopefully I will find time to sew Kaila's crate cover.  Got to make her bedroom beautiful too!!!  Then when January rolls around....we will start up again with work in the master bathroom. UGH...not looking forward to that. 
Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Christmas child

It's been know how the story goes at this time of year!!!  I'm trying to get some quick cards done so here is one I made using some Graphic 45 papers from my stash.  The image is actually a punch out and the center is popped up with dimensionals.  I backed it with some metallic papers.  I'm into the fast and easy cards as time starts to get short!  Hope your days are filled with fun!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Nutcracker Sweet

 Today I made a fun project for ME ME ME!!!  This is Graphic 45 papers that are made into an 8 x 8 shadowbox that I puchased from Michael's.  It was raw wood and I covered the whole thing with papers from the pad.  Silly me, I didn't get pictures of the sides - sorry.  Anyways, I got out my exacto blade and cut out all the figures.  It really went fast - not what I expected!  The windows are diecuts and the top red fans are MS punches.  The leafy branches on the window sill are punches.  I added a few other things from my stash.  All the figures and cut outs are either popped up or put on a little stand I made from paper so there are several dimensions in the box.  It's not just glued onto the back of the box.  This took all of a few hours to make!  I got the idea from Graphic 45's blog!!! 
Hope you have a fun day!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Candle gift set

I finished up a few xmas gifts today.  These are Sharon Johnson's idea (No time to Stamp) and the supplies are from her store. I just love how they turned out.  The candles were purchased at Michael's today at 3 for $10 so that wasn't too bad.  I've been waiting for a good deal on them.  They smell good too!
I've been working on several other projects but will have to wait until after the xmas holidays to share.
Pretty hard to imagine so many people in America believe that we are in a better place than we were 4 years ago.  Very sad...

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Reindeer wish

Happy November!  Can't believe it is here already!  Wow!  Time sure flies when you're having fun!!!  I made this card after seeing Archiver's recent newsletter with a similar card.  Have to give them credit, you know!  Mine isn't quite as dramatic as theirs.  I had the reindeer die so it was pretty simple to do.  The stamp is silver embossed.  I found the stick-on star in my stash.  How easy peasy is that!  OMG...Kaila has discovered my paper pads and is carrying one around my craft room!  That darn dog!  I better quit before everything is destroyed!  Have a good week!