Friday, December 12, 2008

I'm a Putz!

OK, I am a complete PUTZ! The Holiday Cocktail Party for Noel Mignon is NEXT Friday......the 19th! So sorry for the confusion! I still hope you can join us NEXT Friday! Sheesh.......I need to get my dates straight!

Have a great weekend!

Is it Friday Already?

I know I sound like a broken record, but man oh man life has been busy! Last night Cortney and I were "party" girls! Every year, the mom who has yoga at her house for our girls, always hosts a Christmas party. The girls exchange gifts, eat, drink, and make merry! (Oh yea, and us moms do a bit of that too! Maybe a little more of the drink part....... : ) It touches my heart to be a part of such a wonderful group of moms and their special daughters. The girls truly love each other, and I am so glad Cortney has such a close group of friends. By the time we got home from the festivities, it was after 10:00 P.M. By the time I got Cort to bed, read to Kyle, and got myself ready for the night, it was pretty late. So no scrapping or cardmaking for this chica! I was beat! A good tired though........a happy tired........ : )

On to the card! This is an Inky Antics image that I bought last year and wanted to play with it again. I think it is just too cute! I colored him in with my Copics. I added a pom pom to his hat. The paper is by K & Company. I also used my Nesties and laser cut snowflakes, also by K & Company. It is hard to tell in this picture, but I used Crystal lacquer for the water. Double click on it, and you should be able to see it.


Keep your fingers crossed that I get my van back today! It is all fixed except reattaching my new bumper. So hopefully the mechanic gets to it today........

And, one more thing......Noel Mignon is hosting a Holiday Cocktail Party tonight!!!! It is running from 6-12 EST. There will be games, make n' takes, prizes and more! So grab that glass of wine and join us in the fun!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Crafty Secret's Christmas!

Just a quick post tonight.....I really need to get some sleep! I have been pushing lately trying to get stuff done.....and it is finally catching up with me! This is another card using the Vintage Christmas set by Crafty Secrets. I love this lil' Eskimo! I used a new piercing template from Ellen Hutson......I really like how lacy and delicate it looks. I have to add flock and glitter when I stamp this image......it looks naked without it! I also used a clear snowflake that I gave a hint of color too with my Copic markers. The rest is pretty self explanatory!

Oh.....just in case you were worried......I had hot water tonight! LOL!

Have a great day! I appreciate you stopping by!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Flying by the Seat of my Pants!

I don't know about the rest of you, but lately, I don't seem to have 2 minutes to just sit! I have been chasing and doing like a mad woman for the last couple of weeks! Tonight was no exception....I came home from work, cooked dinner, took Cort to cheerleading, picked up Kyle, took him to Boy Scouts, took Cortney with me to my 5th graders' Christmas concert, came home, got Cort to bed, finished Kyle's homework, read Harry Potter, peeled an orange for his snack and decided after all of this....the one thing I NEED?! I looooooonnnnng hot shower! I deserve this one luxury after a hard day's work, right? So I get in the shower, turn on the water................................and it is friggin cold! Why? you ask? Is the hot water tank broke you wonder? Nope. It was my 6th grade son who likes to take his hour and a half baths. UGGGGGHHH! So as not to waste time, I took a VERY fast cold shower and got the hell out of there! Nothing like ending your day with a bang! But I digress......

On to the card! This is another card created by images from the vintage booklets by Crafty Secrets. It was a pretty quick card because the image is already done. I just matted it and embellished it a bit. I have been cranking out quite a few of these cards.....and will share over the next few days! And speaking of Crafty Secrets, Sandy will be coming out with a new set called Home Sweet Home! IF you would like a chance to win this brand new set, head on over to her blog!

And one last thing, my wonderful friend Mary Ann is having a give away on her blog. She is the thrift store goddess and has a knack of finding fabulous vintage pieces. I have purchased many things from her Etsy store as well! When she sends them to you, well, what can I say.......she wraps everything so darn cute!!! So head HERE and leave a comment for your chance at winning some vintage finds!
Happy Wednesday!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Another gift idea! (and a family picture!)

I have been working feverishly to make some more gifts! I had these cute little Chinese take out boxes from Michaels and decided to make a bunch of gift tags! My hubby already snagged this one for his boss's wife! The image outside of the box is another Crafty Secret's image called, Christmas Joy. I colored him in with my Copics and inked up the edges to distress them a bit. I used Versamark and extra thick embossing powder on both the ornament and bow. I did add some chunky glitter under his feet for some "snow." The little brown snowflake was cut from Kraft card stock, distressed, covered with glue, and sprinkled with chunky glitter. After it was dry, I sprayed it with walnut ink. I also added a rhinestone to the center.

The tags were made from Crafty Secret's, Vintage Christmas set and Papertrey Ink's Holiday Tags Collection.

I tried to add some special touches to the tags, by liquid appliqueing the coffee cups, adding crystal lacquer to the mice, glittered snowflakes, and a red Dew Drop to the center of the snowflakes.


The side of the box has another "sugared" snowflake and a teeny jewelry tag for the recipient of this gift.



A couple of weeks ago, my family went downtown, Chicago. Every year we see the lights, the windows, German town, and have lunch. This year was even better because my sister (in the red coat) and her hubby and kids, were able to join us! So.......do we look a like or what? ( My mom is the one standing next to Cortney.....yep, she is only 4' 11! )
****Thanks for everyone's kind words last week. I do feel better. I spent some much needed time alone with hubby on a "date" night. We finished putting up our decorations, and I just took a break from the computer and scrappin......which sometimes I need to do! I hope my "funk" i s over, because I really do hate feeling that way!
I know this is an oxymoron.....but have a GREAT Monday!