Friday, December 11, 2009

How About a Few More Buckets?

Are ya tired of seeing my altered buckets yet? If you are.....click away now! More buckets are coming!!!! Actually after today's post I only have one more set to show you.....maybe I will go through bucket withdrawal?? Anyway, for today I am getting my fix........ : )

I used the JustRite stamp set called Merry Little Christmas and Borders. I used my Spellbinders circle template and left it on while I airbrushed it. I love the crisp white ring on the edge! ( I am thrilled very easily.) The little Santa hat was colored with Copics and then white flock was added. I used my very large Sizzix snowflake die behind the image. I cut some Doodlebug glittery paper.....which BTW is waaaaaay easier than having to add glue and sprinkle with glitter. And another bonus? I don't have glitter stuck to me for weeks to come!
Shredded some vintage music paper for the insides........and filled it with Bath & Body products.

You girls crack me up.......with all of your funny, sweet comments about my less than stellar LO from yesterday! I guess they can't all be winners right? Maybe I'll stick to the buckets! : )
Just a reminder to head over to the MESSAGE BOARD at Noel Mignon. There are some great last minute holiday ideas over in the Santa's Workshop Forum! Plus the girls are pretty cool too!
And......I am the featured designer over at Artful Inkables. (toot, toot!)
This weekend will be busy......Brian's office party, and brunch at Misericordia on Sunday.
Have a wonderful happy weekend!!!



Thursday, December 10, 2009

2008 Christmas

The current challenge over at Noel Mignon's Challenge Blog, is a holiday theme with lots O' BLING! Unfortunately, I think some of my scrappin' mojo has left town......I fiddled with this LO for hours and finally had to say #%@!! it! Then on top of it, the lighting hasn't been very good for taking pics, so it came out a bit dark. In any event, the picture of my family from last year was at least a good one of all of us. Everyone is smiling and everyone looks good. I used Noel's Dear Santa kit. (sold out) For my bling, I used glittery paper, my homemade snowflakes, rhinestones, and little mirrors for the tree.
......and I incorporated a JustRite stamp into my title! (It was left over from another project, and I have a tendency to save eeeeeeeverything! Call it a sickness!)

My vintage inspired snowflake.......and a glittered heart.

Go ahead, don't leave a comment.....it probably isn't worth a comment anyway! LOL! MAke sure you check out the other DT gals though.....because their projects are Beeeeautiful! : )
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It's that time of the year at school again, for Santa's Secret Shop. You remember the place don't ya? It's where you go and buy those dollar store finds for everyone on your list. It's where I as their teacher get many earrings, necklaces, and coffee mugs. ( I have LOTS of coffee mugs!) So I gladly accept their sweet offerings and even put on those earrings........and remember what it was like to buy for those you care about. Picking out the perfect gift......even if it does turn your ears green! They are the sweetest........It makes me realize everyday that I picked the right profession. Love those kids.
Have a fabulous Thursday!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Blog Candy Winner!

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:32
Timestamp: 2009-12-09 23:07:52 UTC

That would be: ELLE!

Ellekk said...
I simply adore your notebook! What a sweet idea--I had some cut but they did them lopsided shall we say? Oh well, with ideas you present to us I am sure that you inspire many more than just me. Elle
December 7, 2009 2:43 PM

Please send me your address so we can get you your blog candy!

JustRite, Family Pics, and Last Day For Blog Candy!

I have a little card today showcasing JustRite's New SQUARE stamps!! I love this new shape! I stamped the sentiment on black paper and used a pink glittery embossing powder. I used many Nesties here to layer the card. I used some older Making Memories paper that I love. I am a total sucker for pink and black together! There is something so retro about it!
I finished the card off with some rhinestones, Papertrey satin ribbon, black tulle, and a pretty crystal button.

This past weekend was a busy one! On Saturday we headed downtown to see the lights, eat, walk, and visit Navy Pier. Here is my little family. : )

Friday night, Cort had her dance with her Daddy. Here they are heading out........don't ya just love her little fur jacket? And yes........my hubby bought this sweater so he could match. Can you tell he is married to a scrapbooker? LOL!

And I am embarrassed that I didn't post this card earlier.......it is a RAK from Diane! She won my blog candy awhile back and sent me this beautiful thank you card! I love the many layers of vellum........so soft and pretty! Thank you Diane!

......whew.....this is a long post! One last thing.....tonight is the drawing for the $30.00 Crafty Secret's Gift Certificate. If you haven't entered.......go HERE!
Check back tonight to see who wins this very generous prize from Sandy Redburn of Crafty Secrets! : )
That's all..........later gators!




Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Gooseberry & Blog Candy!

I think I've mentioned in the past that Gooseberry Patch makes stamps now? They are food inspired, and super cute! (And really......let's be honest, holidays without food, just wouldn't be the same! ) I stamped these little goodies with Momento ink and colored them with Copics. I added some liquid applique for the "icing" and sprinkled glitter while it was still warm. : ) I added rhinestones, a sheer ribbon, and my scalloped SU! punch.


If you haven't entered your name for the $30.00 gift certificate from Crafty Secrets, be sure to go HERE! The drawing will be held tomorrow night!
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My 5th graders are putting on their Christmas music show tonight......and of course we are supposed to get snow. Fortunately, I don't live too far from where I work! : )
Hope all is well with you!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Crafty Secret's Kitchen Blog Hop! AND Blog Candy!

Vicki issued the DT a kitchen inspired challenge this week. I decided I would like a cute notepad for my shopping lists. I used the new Kitchen Creative Cuts for the main images. I used Crafty Secret's paper as well as Papertrey Ink. Off hand I can't remember who makes the polk-a-dot paper. ( I really need to start writing this stuff down!) I added a Melissa Frances glittered chip board heart, some rhinestones, and some buttons. I glued the ribbon under the DP so I can tie it closed.
Aren't these images the cutest?

I purchased the notepads from Papertrey Ink. I placed a magnet behind my notepad so it sticks on the refrigerator.

I also have a kitchen themed card......using the Girlfriends Creative Scraps. (But they are in a kitchen!)
I love punching little squares for the background and then using my sewing machine to pierce the perimeter. (It is sooooo much faster than piercing it by hand!)

It is my turn to host the blog candy this month, if you leave a comment here on my blog, you will have a chance to win a $30.00 gift certificate for Crafty Secrets!!! (Sandy is sooooo generous!) I will pick a winner by Wednesday night.
Make sure to check out the other DT gals' fabulous projects!

Have a wonderful day!!!!