Thursday, December 15, 2011

For You!!!

Things are getting a little busy at my house.... my youngest turns 19 tomorrow and is she "being special"... absolutely!! At my house... anyone's B-Day is special.... KWIM... it's the day you were born and brought JOY into the rest of the family. OKAY.... 19.... there have been moments of non-Joy, but, only fleeting!!! On top of that, just spoke with my little brother {that is the youngest of five, the other four older siblings are girls... can you imagine!!} and he is out Celebrating with my sister and his wife... Joanna!!

Enough of the gab {little sentimental here, hard to believe my littlest- is that a word?? has hit the big 1-9}. I did make a card for this weeks Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge...

My sis sent me a XMAS card yesterday (SU demonstrator) that was fabulous!! Had every intention of posting it here as it was the inspiration for this card and life got in the way. She used the same colors and SU Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  I'm still playing with Nutcracker Sweet from Waltzingmouse Stamps... image stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on vanilla and heat embossed with a mixture of clear and glitter {pic doesn't show the glitter} and layered on a Waltzingmouse Stamps Vintage Labels No. 10 added some crochet lace and the big ole' bodacious bow!!

Here's the sketch...

TFL!! Enjoy when you stop by and appreciate all the kind words!! Busy time of  year but, also full of love/family/friends!!

PS....Dang, the embossing in black doesn't show up, sorry 'cause it is a gorgeous EF from SU!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Merry Christmas!!! {bellowed in my deepest voice} Made an ornament using Waltzingmouse Stamps {recent delivery at my house... Oh Happy Day!!} for the WMS sketch challenge this week and Claire has a contest on the WMS blog!! Now, honestly I LOVE my WMS stamps but, the weekly sketch challenge has a random draw for a free, Yes that's what I said- FREE WMS set and the tag contest on the blog- for a little Christmas Cheer is a random drawing for 4 stamps sets!!

I didn't have any WMS Xmas stamps- until this week of course- and one of my favs included a silhouette Santa complete with a pipe!! Here's my "diddy"

I went oval as I think it sets off the image!! That gorgeous Santa image is from Santa's Coming To Town and the sentiment is from Nutcracker Sweet. Used Authentique Wonder papers and my scallop is the crochet lace and pleated ribbon. Added a couple buttons and some Jingle Bells!!

Here's the sketch-- I went oval for the image!!

Ho! Ho! Ho! 
Stamps: Santa's Coming To Town, Nutcracker Sweek {Watlzingmouse Stamps}
Paper: Wonder {Authentique}, Vanilla {Stampin Up}
Ink: Tuxedo Black {Memento}
Accessories: Jingle Bells {frostitpink}, Seam Binding {Stampin Up}, Twine {stash}, Buttons {Stampin Up and the pearl one is from packaging from PrairieBirdBoutique on Etsy}, Crochet lace {stash}, Pleated green ribbon {Webster's Pages}, Chipboard {stash}, Oval Nestabilitie

Monday, December 5, 2011

No Peeking!!

Wanted to play in the The Cats Pajamas challenge this week.... it's been a looong time!! Although I have made cards for a couple challenges from last month {I think it was November, could've been October??} AND, I totally "messed up"!! I thought the challenge was to add "shine" to your card and it was actually to add "shiny embellishments"..... well, I hope the CAT police aren't out there, LOL!!

Colors are from the Color Throwdown 170 and sketch is from SCS 361. Started out with the colors and wanted to use this paper from Crate Paper so things got a little bit busy. Thought I was going to use a bunny from TCP's latest release and glittery snowflakes but, tonight when I got home--- ended up with the darling Bear from TCP's Peeking set and just LOVE it!! My glitter embellishment {bows are embellishments on presents, right!!} is the bow. 

TFL!! I really should be working on Xmas right now but, with the wedding.... I've been deprived and I'm trying to feed my addiction a little!! Appreciate when you stop by and love reading all the comments!!

No Peeking 
Stamps: Peeking {The Cats Pajamas}
Paper: Peppermint Collection {Crate Paper}, Real Red-Night of Navy- Old Olive- Daffodil Delight- Vanilla{Stampin Up}
Ink: Tuxedo Black {Memento}, Copics N Series
Accessories: Button {Stampin Up}, Twine {The Cats Pajamas}, 1" circle punch {Stampin Up}, Foam dots and Sticky Dots {Jody Morrow--- confessionsofaribbonaddict blog}, Glitter {Stampin Up}

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Made another week of the MFT sketch challenges.... even a day early.... whoohoo for me!! Used MFT's Inspired by Butterflies. The image was stamped in early espresso onto watercolor cardstock and heat embossed with clear. Watercolored with dusty durango, tangerine tango, and daffodil delight, cut out and popped on top of some pretty crinkled ribbon. Papers are from Authentique's Blissful collection. Sentiment was masked a couple of times to fit into the layered MFT dies.

Hope you've been having a wonderful weekend!! Last night we celebrated one of those milestones with a good friend...50!! Had a lot of fun and spent some time with friends from the "old" neighborhood!! Now, I just need to get the tree up, do some Xmas shopping... you know, all those things I should've had done by now!!

TFL!! Love when you stop by and appreciate all the kind words!!