Thursday, December 4, 2008

Quickie post....

This will be a quickie post tonight. I am feeling a bit blue, and don't really know why exactly. Teary and crabby. So....I will make this quick so as not to bring you down! This card was created with the awesome set, Winter at Home, created for Sweet 'n Sassy by the awesomely talented Chris Dickinson. I used my Copics and added liquid applique for the snow. I also tried to make the porch floor look like wooden planks. I think they sort of do! I added a few felt snowflakes and some lace to finish it off.

Off I go.....
Happy weekend!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Creating some lil' gifts!

With the economy being what it is....and money being a little tight....I am trying to create some homemade gifts this year. I usually have to buy for a ton of people that care for my daughter. I have 2 bus drivers, a teacher, 5 aides, occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech teacher, adaptive PE teacher, private PT, private OT, and technology coordinator. SHEESH! That is A LOT of people! I want to let them know how important their job is in the care of Cortney, but I can't see spending tons of money.....so the alternative? Write a nice note, and a little homemade gift, made by yours truly! This is a little notepad I picked up at the dollar store. I used a Crafty Secret's stamp set called Coffee & Tea. For the sentiment I added the word remember from the preinked words by JustRite.



Since the pen was green and the side binding was red and green and awfully hard to alter, I decided to make it easy on myself and just coordinate my paper to it! The paper is Graphic 45. I got this awesomely vintage paper from my friend Simone for my birthday. The image was colored in with my Copics. I added glittery "lip gloss" with my Spica pen. And of course, a lady wouldn't be complete without some pearl earrings!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas Project #2!

I have been on quite a roll making Christmas cards! Especially since Vicki Chrisman, our team leader, issued us a Christmas challenge. I used the new Christmas Joy set for this card. I colored the image in with my Copics. I added some glitter and SU! felt snowflakes.


I used some of my new SU! hardware and glittered brads for the sentiment.
*** van update......I will hopefully get my van back next week. I am on my second rental car. It is VERY difficult to get a handicapped accessible van. I had to wait until today to get it. So far there is $2600 worth of damage, but the ramp and door on the side have yet to be looked at.
Have a great day!

A Sketch Challenge!

Noel asked each of us DT gals to create a sketch for a Christmas card challenge. So I came up with this sketch! Yes, you read this correctly......ME! Can you believe it? So here is the card I made using MY sketch! The paper and this cutie pie stamp were in Noel's new kit called Winter Weather. (Sold out...sorry!) The paper is by October Afternoon and I believe the stamp is Imaginence. I paper pieced his hat, scarf, and gloves. I also added flocking to his hat.


The bottom piece was cut using Martha Stewart's snowflake border punch. IF you would like to play, there are other sketches found HERE! They are fab too! If you decide to create a card using my sketch or any of the other gals', then make sure you leave a comment in the Challenge blog for your chance to win a $15.00 gift certificate to Noel's store! The contest will run from 12/1-12/12. Oh yea, and one more catch......in your comment be sure to leave a link to your favorite charity. (That is what Christmas is about right?) : )

My original hand drawn sketch was recreated digitally by Michelle Lanning.....to make it look like this!!! Thanks!

HAVE A GREAT TUESDAY!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas, Crafty Secret's Style!

Since Christmas is right around the Corner, (24 days left to shop! No pressure though! LOL!), the Crafty Secret's DT is hosting the 12 Days of Christmas! All of the girls are posting some WONDERFUL projects that are Christmas themed! My card uses this adorable set called, Snow Bunnies. I paper pieced the bunnies' clothes. (Lots of intricate cutting, but well worth it!) I colored the rest in with my Copics. The paper is October Afternoon, Jenni Bowlin, vintage music paper, and SU! I also added some Diamond Dust for the snow. In the corner I layered some felt snowflakes, a flower, clear acrylic heart tied with white yarn. I added a red stick pin to the center.

You HAVE to see what the other girls did! Fabulous, just fabulous!!! (Why is it that everytime I use that word, I get the High School Musical song stuck in my head?)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Last Day of Blog Hop!

I am a wee bit late in posting this morning. Woke up with a killer headache and finally it is subsiding! Today is my "official" blog hop day for Sweet 'n Sassy! I decided to play with new set called, Winter at Home. It is a great set to sit and color! I used my Copics. I used liquid applique for the steam and snow and LOTS of glitter. Oh, and the edge around the entire image too! (Can never have enough glitter can ya?!) The paper is SU! and Love Elsie. I also used my Nesties for the matte and sentiment. Chris is also hosting today.....so be sure to pay her a visit!

It is beginning to look a bit like this here in Chicago......weatherman is predicting up to 4 inches today! It is the first official snow accumulation of the season. What a great day to put up the Christmas tree!
HAVE A WONDERFUL SUNDAY!!!!! : )