Friday, December 24, 2010

A Christmas Card to Share!

Well, it is Christmas Eve. My house is quiet.....for now. Soon I will have company, little ones running around the house giggling, and family talking and laughing. I want to slow down today, enjoy it, revel in it, because in the blink of an eye, it will be over. While I am sipping my coffee I thought I'd share one last Christmas card with you. The image is from the "Little St. Nick" set by Crafty Secrets. I colored him in with Copic markers and cut the image out using the Curved Rectangles set by Spellbinders. I backed it with a bit of black paper and used some papers by Girl's Paperie. I added a glittery snowflake by Spellbinders and some seam binding.
Love me some glitter! ; )

When I was in Utah at the Circle Swarm Jana, Cindy, Shantaie and I went to some very cool store. I can't remember the name of it but they had the cutest holiday decorations, jewelry, ribbons etc! It was like the EVERYTHING store! They had all these cute cupcake and food related ornaments. I picked up a bunch and thought it would be cute to have a food themed Christmas tree in my kitchen. So without further ado......here it is!!! Hope you took a peek Cindy! ; )
I wish you and your family the Merriest of Christmases!!! I am off to get my holiday started and enjoy, enjoy, ENJOY! : )

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

How About a Non Christmas Post?

I know Christmas is only a few days away.....believe me, that's all I can think about! For the last two days, I've cleaned, baked, shopped, and wrapped presents! I am hosting Christmas Eve this year......so there is lots to do! But, I have a non Christmas card today......just because. It is a JustRite image, called, Quiet Moments, illustrated by Elizabeth Dulemba. She is a children's book author and illustrator, and her images are so sweet! I colored this image with my Copic Markers. I cut it out using my Circle Spellbinder's die. I matted that against a scalloped circle and then placed a doily behind it. The designer paper is by Girl's Paperie. I softened the pattern a bit with a piece of vellum. I machine stitched the perimeter and added pearls to the corners.
The sentiment was stamped using the same set in Ripe Avocado (Papertrey Ink) and cut out using a scalloped heart by Spellbinders. I added some glitter, pearls, and some of my colored seam binding.

I have one last Christmas card up my sleeve for Friday........... : )
Off to see my Gram today. She is 90 and has Alzheimer's. And let me tell ya, that disease totally sucks! She isn't the woman she used to be and it is always a bittersweet visit. She still knows who I am.....which is good, but my heart aches when I see her........*sigh*.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Crafty Secret's Calendar Challenge!

Good morning! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Vicki Chrisman, our DT leader, issued the DT a challenge.......to incorporate a calendar into our project. I decided to use the free downloadable calendar that Sandy is giving away on the Crafty Secret's blog. I created two collage type cards using items that represented that particular month. I used images from the Seasonal Calendar Creative Scraps.
For January's card I used the Frame It stamp set to stamp the green paper and create a sort of frame for the back of the January Calendar. The top of it was colored with Copic markers.

I added a doily, some mica flakes, and a snowflake cut from a Spellbinder's die.
For February's card I used leftover hearts that I had created using Provo Craft's Imagine machine and the Everyday Cards cartridge. I also used a doily and a Martha Stewart smaller doily.
I used another image from the Seasonal Calendar Creative Scraps . I added some seam binding and some pom pom trim.
Be sure to check out our talented DT's Calendar creations! They are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!
Off to scrub my house from top to bottom.......sounds exciting doesn't it!?