Thursday, October 8, 2009

More Christmas......

I have been on quite a roll with the ole' Christmas cards these last few days! I love all the new Creative Scraps from Crafty Secrets! It makes cardmaking so easy, the images are so beautiful, and there is no coloring involved! I decided to play along over in the CS forum at SCS. This week's challenge was to use embossing on your card, so........I chose this sweet image of children looking for a plane! Don't all children look for Santa in a plane? I used the cracked glass technique for this image. Stamp entire image with Versamark, sprinkle with Ultra Thick Embossing Powder, heat and repeat about 4 times. Stick the embossed image in the freezer, and let 'er crack!

The paper is by My Mind's Eye. I used snowflakes by Making Memories and glitterfied the cream colored one. I just spread some glue on it with my finger and sprinkle the glitter on top of it. The satin ribbon is by Papertrey Ink.
There is obviously a bit of glitter mixed in my UTEE.......but I kind of like how it looks!

I am taking tomorrow off to get the carpeting installed in my living room. Then it will be time to wash everything in the curio cabinet and get everything back to its proper place. It will feel good to have it all clean and ready for the holidays!
Have a wonderful Thursday! I always appreciate you stopping by for a visit! It does my heart good! : )

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New Crafty Secret's Stamps!

Many of you asked for Christmas here ya go! I got a huge box of Crafty Secrets stuff last week and was finally able to dive in and play. This is a new stamp set called, Season's Greetings. The images in this set are gorgeous. I stamped the image with Momento ink and then colored her in with my Copics.
The "snowball" was glitzed up with my Sakura glue pen and SU! glitter. I cut the image out with my square Spellbinder's Nestibilities. The edges were inked with Tim Holtz Old Paper and Frayed Burlap ink. The paper is by Cosmo Cricket. I did a little sewing with my machine and added a snowflake border. (Martha Stewart) The corner piece is from Tattered Angels and was sprayed with Rose Glimmer Mist and then the edges were distressed with ink.
The sentiment is from Papetrey Ink......because I needed something little to fit in that space!

Our new carpeting is in and now I need to call for an installation date. I can't wait! My curtains are on backorder for the living room until the end of October. I am pretty dang tired of living in a fishbowl! After that.....we are done redecorating for awhile. Then I can concentrate on the holidays and such!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!! : )
Have a great Wednesday!!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Haunted House.....

Fall is my favorite time of the year.......I love living in Chicago and experiencing 4 seasons each year. I get bored with being hot all the time.....and get bored of the cold. So spring and fall jump in at just the right time! I know some people think I am crazy, but I love it! Something about the cooler temps, warm clothes, and the coziness of the house just gets to me. I love the smell of the furnace when you turn it on for the first time and my scented candles. I love putting out my pumpkins, planting my Mums, and decorating the house for Halloween. So to celebrate my favorite time of the year, I have created a little Haunted House......ok it's not that haunted, but still. : ) Can it be a cute haunted house?? I used Noel Mignon's 31st Kit, (sold out) and my JustRite, Witch Way to the Treats, set. (Also, sold out) The JR stamp was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with some glittery green powder. I used my Spellbinder's Nestibilities to cut out the circles. I created a fence using my Martha Stewart punch, a tree with some "scary" spider webs on it.
The house was cut using my newest Cricut cartridge, Winter Wonderland. (At least I think that is the name of the new cartridge...) I am planning on making a few more to decorate my classroom. I think the kids will get a kick out of them!
Happy Tuesday to y'all! : )

Monday, October 5, 2009

Wanna Win Adobe LightRoom 2.0?

As a way of saying thank you to her loyal customers, Noel is holding a challenge for a chance to win a HUGE prize! It is the Adobe Lightroom 2.0! What do you have to do you ask?
You just need to use 5 unique NoelMignon kit items, other than patterned paper. Paper does not count. So you can use letters, stickers, vintage items, ribbons, brads...etc. And you must have at least 5 items per entry. You can enter as many projects as you like! All work must be made for this challenge. And please list your items, and the kits they are from, in your link, so Noel can verify that you have followed the rules. And please, please, please leave a link in the comments section on this blog so Noel can find you easily! : ) The challenge runs to October 9th and the winner will be announced on the 12th. Good luck!

Here is my take on Noel's challenge. Our little family went to the zoo this summer and of course I went a bit camera crazy! I used embellishments and papers from the Getaway kit, Rise & Shine, and Picnic Basket. My inspiration came from Cort's floppy hat and glasses! So not your traditional "zoo" colors!
Man oh man did the weekend fly by or what??? Off to get ready for school......*sigh* : )