Friday, December 26, 2008

Birthday Card, Snowman Soup, RAK

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Up to the final hours of Christmas I was up still making gifts but it pain off in the end, everyone enjoyed their gifts.

I forgot that my co-workers birthday was this past Tuesday. In the past everyone usually forgets about her birthday because everyone is so busy with Christmas but I remembered so Monday I came home and whipped up this card quickly.

I made several of these Snowman Soup gift mugs. They were real simple to put together. The poem can be found here

I have been a bad blogger. My sweet little Vanessa made me this survey and a coloring page (I am having problems with my scanner so I can upload the coloring page -BUT I'm working on it). This survey was in one of the coloring books that I got Vanessa. She is a riot! Love the answers to the questions. Enlarge to see the answers (remember she's 6 years old LOL).

Sunday, December 21, 2008

PostMan Card / Ornament

This card was made to look like a package. We have a new postman and he is wonderful so I made this card for him. The scribble in the left hand corner is where I crossed out my address for the photo. I made it look like a real package with the return address and postage. The postage stamps are courtesy of WishRak (love that group).

These ornaments take minutes to make and they are so cute. I found this idea at Chic N Scratch blog. All you need is a scallop circle punch/die, adhesive and ribbon. For this one was made with the Basic Grey Wassail paper pad. I will be making a few more of these. You don't even need double sided paper for these. If you use single sided paper route your pattern papers like the tutorial says but turn it inside out so your adhering white to white instead of pattern to pattern this way when you fan it out the pattern is on the outside (duh I did the first one backwards wasn't thinking).
Happy Holidays!
(PS. I have some Christmas / Winter photos at my other blog and pictures from Disney On Ice and if you are celebrating the Holidays with a four legged creation there is a cute Puppies 12 days of Christmas poem too at

Chipboard Calender / Candle Holder

These 2 calenders are made out of chipboard coasters. The calender was printed from the Internet.

I got this idea from Kathie McGuire's blog. The candle holder was purchased at Walmart for $0.50. Instead of stamping an image I had paper that was very detail and matches my parents home decor (This is Mom's Christmas gift). These are real simple to make. I used tacky glue to adhere the paper to the glass and it holds well and it does dry glue.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Gift Card Holders

I got the idea to make these gift card holders from Chic n' Scratch blog. The video to make the gift cards can be seen here. I do not own the SU Top Note Die but I was lucky enough to receive some of the diecuts from WishRak group. I traced them onto cardstock and it worked perfectly.I still have to buy a gift card for the second holder but for now I used my gift card that I received from Forgetfulone .


I am so far behind on making my Christmas craft gifts. I bought the candle holder and candle at walmart. I decorated the holder with snowflake confetti and then I stamped on the candle (instructions can be found here). After I stamped the snowflakes onto the candle I put stickles on the images to make it pop more.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Home for the Holidays Swap Package

I participated in a Home for the Holidays Christmas Swap over at 3 sides of crazy and I was paired up with my sweet blogger friend Forgetfulone, she truly has a heart of gold between the fabulous swap package and all her sweet comments, I am so glad our blogs crossed.

In my box of goodies was the following items:
Santa Count down to Christmas Sign
Santa Welcome Sign
Lindt Chocolate angels
Snowman sparkle cup
sparkly snowflake ornaments
Kitchen towel w/ matching pot holders
Magnetic note pad
Mickey Ornament
$5 Gift Card to Starbucks
Buddy Treats (his favorite).

She always made this gorgeous card. I love it! Love the paper she used! The picture doesn't do it justice, there isn't enough light today so please click on it to enlarge to see all the detail.

Thank you so much for this wonderful package. I had fun shopping for you and enjoyed being your swap partner. Happy Holidays!! I'll be back later with a picture of a candle I made today.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Joy to the World

I live in upstate New York and we got hit with an ice storm so there was no work for me today which ment I got to play. I have a lot to do and it turned more into a lazy day then a productive day. I did make this card though. I have a few more cards to make. I keep saying oh yeah I have to make so and so a card I forgot them off the list. I've been good though, I got one batch of cards mailed (I'm not good at mailing things). I have a few that need to be weighed and need special postage, my goal is to take them to the Post Office tomorrow. The angel in the center is from a clear stamp set from Walmart. I heat
embossed the image with gold embossing

Sunday, December 7, 2008

More Christmas Cards / RAK Recieved

I have been busy making Christmas cards today. I have a few more to make and then I will have to worry about making the handmade gifts. No panic, I wait until the last minute every year. I wish I was one of those people who could work on Christmas cards in July but I can't.

For the first card I was going through my Winter/Christmas embellishment draw when I came across this embossed Noel. I got it from an embellishment swap awhile back. This card took me 2 minutes to make, not even. All I had to do was adhere to a card front.

For the second card I used the Rachelle Ann Miller Skating stamp. I love that image. The top note die cut I received from SCS WishRak group. The pattern paper is Basic Grey and the snowflake is a Jolee and the ribbon is from SU.

My sister has started making her Christmas cards. I am so proud of the way her cards have turned out, she's an awesome card maker. Check out her christmas cards HERE (please)
I bought my new little friend Vanessa (age 6) several color books. They were suppose to be for Christmas but I couldn't wait and I gave them to her around Thanksgiving. Which means I have to the store and get her something else for Christmas, but that's okay I love shopping for little kids. She colored these 2 pages for me. They are adorable. I love them! Bunnies are my favorite and she didn't even know it.

Sunday Scrappin

It's Sunday Dec. 7 already (insert a big squeal of panic). I have so much to do yet to get ready for Christmas. No need to panic I did the samething last year, waited to the last minute and I got everything done. Why do I do this to myself? LOL

Have you checked out Sunday Scrappin yet? It's a creative group of paper crafters of all sorts. If you do any sort of paper crafting (card making, scrapbooking etc) we would love to have you join us.


Yes, I'm still working on my christmas cards. I got loads of ideas it's just a matter of getting them done and mailed. I think I have about 10 more to make, not bad. These two are another ornament design that I created. I really like the pink and blue even though they are not traditional Christmas colors.

On the first one I used the cuttlebug Divine Swiss embossing folder. I made the scallop edge by hand (pain in the butt) and then I heat embossed the word Happy Holidays. The little snowflakes are from cricut Doodlecharms cart.

For this card I used the spots and dots cuttlebug embossing folder. I sanded over the embossed part of the card to make it pop a little more.

I made this gift set. It's Waffer cookies in a tin with a matching card. You can click on the photo to enlarge it to see the detail better. I used the cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder and the divine swirl embossing folder. The square was cut out using the cricut george cartridge. I think I'm going to make a couple more of these Santa suit cards. I had the 2 embossing folders out and near it was red paper and then the light bulb went off and the rest is history.

I want to thank Crafty Lara for giving me this award. I appreciate all of your comments. Please check out her blog, she is very creative.

Need to get my butt in gear

Have holiday gifts to make

Finish my holiday cards

This week's Sunday Scrappin challenge to create anything that has to do with snow. This is easy to do. I have gifts that I have to make that have a snow theme.