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.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday Scrappin 11/30

I didn't participate in Sunday Scrappin last week because it was a hectic week between Working, Thanksgiving, and going to WWE Smackdown (those pictures can be viewed here and here)
I love the way this card turned out. I won an amazing lot of blog candy from Tammi at Tropical Dreams blog (check out her blog she is an amazing crafter). All of the items on this card are the goodies I won. The paper is Basic Grey Mellow paper pack (I was never a fan of Basic Grey but this is the second paper pack I won and I love the stuff I'm addicting and need more). The snowflake is a Jolee sticker. The image is from Rachelle Ann Miller Skating. I used various color stickles on the ice rink floor and on their clothing (click on picture for a closer look).
Keep working on my Christmas Cards
Start making Christmas gifts
Mail 2 swap packages
This week's Sunday Scrappin challenge is to Complete a gift item for someone else (card, page, whatever) and share the pattern/ details with us along with your finished project, just in case we're inspired to try your project ourselves. This is right up my alley, I have a lot of gifts to make.
If you are a paper crafter (card maker, scrapbooker etc) we would love to have you join us at Sunday Scrappin. Hope to see you there.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Wedding Card, Altered Tin, and an Award

I made this card for Jeff's brother. This past week he took his family on vacation to Florida to visit his "girlfriends" family and while on vacation they got married. The card is made out of Black and run cardstock. The image is from SU to have and to Hold. The background was embossed on the cuttlebug using the textile embossing folder. The scallop and circle are also punches from SU. I did the saying Mr & Mrs. on the computer. The brides dress is blinged out with SU dazzling diamonds.
The other night I was in the store and saw these cute little tins, they are Royal Dansk Luxury Wafers. I thought these would make a cute little Christmas gift to alter. Heck with what the treat inside taste like the tin is perfect to alter. I picked up several. This is one of the designs I made so far. I have another idea also that I hope to work on hopefully later on this afternoon/evening.
It's always such an honor to receive a blog award. I received this word from an amazing crafter Dawn (you must check out her amazing blog) I hope to one day be able to attend one of Dawn's Stamp Camp get together, they make the neatest projects.
There are so many creative crafters out there, I am amazed at all the creativity. You all inspire me so much! I appreciate everyone of your comments and your friendship. Thank you Dawn!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Final Thanksgiving Card of the year

Hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving and that you got stuffed on lots of Turkey (oopps I mean ham).....

This is the final Thanksgiving card of the year. I made this card for my friend Carrie and her family. The pattern paper and mat under the image is Basic Grey Mellow collection.

Please keep Carrie's family in your prayers and thoughts. The family is going through a very difficult time right now. I wish them the best and hope this all passes soon. My heart goes out to them. Carrie and her brother Jay are the sweetest people.

I will have another card and altered project to share over the weekend.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Planner & More Xmas Cards

I made a mickey mouse planner. After seeing all the planners everyone over at Sunday Scrappin is making I had to make one too. I have a very hard time getting my handwriting centered. This planner is an address book, a list of birthdays/anniversaries (sorted by month) will be easier to flip to the Jan page and see all the bdays at once and remind myself to send cards, and a christmas card list. I still have to update the inside of it.

This is another one of the various ornament style Christmas cards I'm making this year. I have one more idea. This one I just embossed in gold the saying Merry Christmas.
I am very excited tomorrow night we are going to WWE Smackdown wrestling. We have VIP seats I'm so excited. Jeff and I have a cold but that isn't going to stop us from going and having a blast!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Came across a new blogs with awesome blog candy

I was blog surfering tonight and came across an awesome blog called Scrap Creations. She has some of the cutest cards. She also is offering blog candy. The blog can be seen here . Be sure to check out her creations, they are so cute. I will be visiting her blog often for sure.

I also came across another fabulous blog. She has some very creative creations on her blog. (Can say today is my lucky day with all these great finds not only with wonderful creative ideas but awesome blog candies too). This blog is called Passion for Crafts and can be seen here. Be sure to check out her fabulous creations while your there.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A Touching Rak

I received a wonderful RAK (Random Act of Kindness) from my sister's friend Carrie. Carrie and her family are going through a difficult time right now and I do my best to help. Sometimes I don't feel as if my help is making a difference but this card proves otherwise. I cherish this card. I love anything homemade. The card was signed by all the members of Carrie's family with little notes of thanks. It meant a lot and I will always cherish it. It's funny my sister comes to my house to raid my scrapbooking/cardmaking supplies and Carrie goes to my sisters house and raids her scrapbooking/cardmaking supplies. LOL!
***Thank you so much Carrie. After the night we all had I pulled out the card and it made me smile. Thank you so much dear, we will win this fight (promise)***

Sunday Scrappin # 53

Happy Sunday Scrappin!!! This past week dragged it was a long long week. Next week will go fast Tuesday night we are going to a WWE Smackdown Wrestling Event (got 2 tickets for free - Jeff loves wrestling) and then Thursday is Thanksgiving.


I didn't get much done this week because of my eye. Somehow I got a sty on my eye (from looking at the sky - joke I had to it all rhymes) and it got infected. OUCH!!!

I did get last weeks challenge done and it can be seen here


Start thinking about what handmade Christmas gifts to make (any ideas)
Keep working on Christmas Cards
Make an address book/planner

Be sure to check out the other creative post at Sunday Scrappin. If you do any type of paper craft (scrapbooking, cardmaking etc) we would love to have you join us.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I am honored

I received this pretty award from Forgetfulone. She is the sweetest person. She is always leaving the kindest messages on my blog.
So here's the rules:
1. Put the logo on your blog
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you
3. Nominate 10 other blogs for this award
4. Add links to those blogs
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs
6. Give a reason why you consider their blogs cool.
WOW 10 bloggers. I surely do know more then 10 cool blogs but trying to think of them off hand. Yikes!
1. Baileysgranny - I am also in aww with her layouts and how much she gets done.
2. Christine My place in the Cali Sun - Love her sense of humor She always gives me a good chuckle.
3. Fishing Guy - Such stunning photos always
4.Crystal's Scrap Shack - awesome job on getting all her xmas cards completed early
5. Scrampin Mama - always has the most unique cards
6. Lagniappe - everything she makes is adorable and so perfect
7. Lee - Take a look at her blog and you'll understand. She has the most stunning cards
8. Mel Stampz - her creations and tutorials are out of this world
9. Pawsome Blog - I love this blog it is adorable
10. DDnjoys2Stamp - she has the cutest cards, her coloring is fantastic and she is so sweet
This lovely award was given by Kimmy from Stamps, Scraps n more. Each Sunday she has a new challenge posted on her blog, be sure to check it out.
Here are the rules:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs
5. Leave a message for your nominees.
I have to pass this award onto 5 people.

More Thanksgiving Cards

This week's Sunday Scrappin and Stamps, Scraps n More challenge this week was to make a fall card. On the first card I placed the pilgrims wrong I prefer the male on the left and the female on the right verison (just my preference). The middle piece was embossed using the cuttlebug Pumpkin Harvest embossing folder.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Photo Blog

I am going to leave this message at the top for awhile. There seems to be some confussion between my 2 blogs (craft blog and photo blog). If you are looking for My World, Sky Watch, ABC Wednesday, Today's Flower, or just looking for pictures please visit my other blog HERE. For craft posts (scrapbook layouts, cards, anything handmade) see below. Sorry for the confussion.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sunday Scrappin

It's Sunday Scrappin time!! Happy Sunday to everyone! It's been a hectic week, I've been sick with an horrible eye infection. I woke up Friday morning with my eye and part of my face swollen, the prescription the dr. gave me is working wonders. Be sure to see what fabulous creations the girls over at Sunday Scrappin created this week.


Thinking of You/hello card

Scrapbook page and Card

I have started to work on my Christmas cards. I still have many more to make. These two santa cards are for our niece and nephew (thought they were cute kid cards). The image I received from SU WishRak it's High Hopes Santa & Rudy. The pattern paper is by the Paper Studio Tis The Season Stripe and red and green cardstock.

I think this is going to be the style of this years christmas cards. I have one other design I want to make but I need gold cardstock. The circles were made using the george cricut cartridge (the backing is plain cardstock same color as the front to hide the backing of the brads). The top part of the ornament is a SU Round Tab punch. I may put ribbon through the tab but I'm not sure. May do a few with ribbon and few without ribbon. The front was ran through the cuttlebug then went over them with SU Dazzling diamonds glitter.


Make 3 more Thanksgiving Cards (thought they were done but their not)
Continue to work on christmas cards

This weeks Sunday Challenge is Create something to do with Thanksgiving. I thought I'd go easy and motivate everyone to get your cards, placecards, or other Thanksgiving crafts done This is the perfect challenge being I still have a few cards to make.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Scrapbook page & Card

I love this photo of our niece Summer age 3. She is adorable. I made this layout awhile ago I was going to make a coworker a scrapbook for her first grandchild then decided against it and instead used the page for myself. I want to find small brown rubons and put her name on the top and year on the bottom (above the photo and under the photo). I usually can only find large rubons and never in the colors I need.

This page was also completed for this week's ABC Challenge P is for Pink

I bought this dog stamp on ebay. It looks just like my dog buddy. I heat embossed the dog image using black embossing powder. As I'm sure you know this will not be the last time you see this image. I will get plenty of use of those this one for sure. The image arrived yesterday and first thing this morning I was making a card with it.