Friday, November 26, 2010

My American Honey

Many of you who follow my blog know that Cortney graduated from 8th grade. But you probably also know that she doesn't go to a typical school......and doesn't go to a brand new school because she has moved on to high school. Instead she goes to a different wing of the school. Her teacher for the past 3 years has loved her like no other teacher I've ever known. She has shown Cortney the greatest respect and has accepted her just the way she is. She has allowed her room to grow and blossom and for that I am extremely thankful. This teacher, Miss Amber created videos for the 3 students who graduated this year. Each one was different....each one was personal. She loved these kids like they were her own. Cortney's video included the song, American Honey by Lady Antebellum. The song is about growing up, changing, moving on. My girl is changing, blossoming, coming into her own. I attribute a lot of those changes to Miss Amber. And now I have a new song to cry to every time it comes on! ; )

I used Noel Mignon's kit from last year called, "Love Story." I loved the rich reds and earth tones in this kit. I cut the circles, accordion circles, and title from my Cricut machine. The circles were cut from the George & Basic Shapes cartridge, the Accordion circles were from All Occasion Cake's cartridge, and the Title was cut using the Storybook cartridge. I pleated the half circles to create these dimensional pieces.
I used a JustRite stamp for the jar of honey. It is from the Preserved Borders & Centers set. I colored it using my Copic markers. The word honey was stamped with a Papertrey script set.

Thank you for allowing me to share my family with you. I am thankful that I have this creative outlet to express myself.........thanks for caring and "listening!"
Have a wonderful weekend! : )

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope your day is filled with lots of yummy food, laughter, family, and love! : )

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

JustRite's 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop 12!

Welcome to the final week of JustRite Stampers’ Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops! JustRite has been showcasing their entire Christmas Collection of stamps during the hops and ALL of those JustRite Original stamps are currently on sale at 25% off now through November 29, with free shipping within the U.S. on consumer orders over $50! You can view all of those Holiday Sale stamp sets HERE.

If you would like to go back through all of the hops and see all of the gorgeous Christmas inspiration from the past 11 weeks, you can do so by clicking on the 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops category on the JustRite Inspiration blog. All of the designers’ projects are hyperlinked directly to their blog posts that have full details of how they created the project, so you won’t have to search for them!

Don’t forget that JustRite also has some Christmas stamps in their newly released CLING line of stamp sets, too -- you can find all of their cling stamp sets HERE. This week, the designers joining the JustRite design team are the 2 Sketches 4 You designers! JustRite is sponsoring this week’s 2S4Y #66 sketch challenge. You can find the fabulous sketch inspiration AND details about the JustRite prize package, by visiting their blog post HERE.

My card today is a bit out of my norm.......more simple than I usually make? I loved this Dear Lizzy paper so much that I didn't want to cover it up! The card was cut using Provo Craft's Christmas Card cartridge. I love the rounded edges of the card, it gives it a more modern look!
The large snowflake is a die by Spellbinders. I cut the snowflake twice, once with the DP and secondly, with the vellum. I added a round circle in red to make the image pop a bit. The sentiment is by JustRite's Whimsical Christmas set. It was stamped in Pure Poppy. (Papertrey Ink) I placed the vellum snowflake directly over the sentiment to soften it a bit. I did add lots and lots of gllitter! (Gee, are you surprised by that? ; ) As my final touches, I added a white satin ribbon and a sheer red ribbon.

Please visit these designers’ blogs to see what fabulous JustRite Christmas inspiration they have for you on the hop today!

JustRite Inspiration Blog
2 Sketches 4 You

Debbie Olson

Kazan Clark

Laura Davis

Barb Schram

Angie Tieman

Heidi Blankenship

Courtney Baker

Michele Kovack

Julie Lacey

Sankari Wegman

Laurie Willison

Stephanie Kraft

Mona Pendleton

Angela Barkhouse

Regina Mangum

I am home today, and I have a "to do" list a mile long! Lots of cooking and cleaning! In case I don't make it back until after the holiday, may you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Eat lots and be grateful! Hugs to you all!!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Crafty Secret's Christmas Challenge!

Good morning and happy Monday to you! I have a fun card to share with you today for the Crafty Secrets' Christmas Blog Hop! My card actually uses an older stamp from the Vintage Christmas set. But there is just something so endearing about this little Eskimo girl. I colored her with Copics and added Flower Soft to her hood. I added glitter to the ice. I used Spellbinder's circle, petite scalloped circles, and lacy squares to matte the image. I added a doily and some Glimmer Misted seam binding.

Love the dimension of the Flower Soft on her hood!

I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but my sentiment says, Have a warm and fuzzy Christmas!

To see some other fabulous Christmas projects, be sure to visit the other gals' blogs!!!
· Vicki Chrisman Team Leader

· Pam Hooten

· Heidi Blankenship

· Linda Duke

· Michele Kovack <------- Me! : )

· Melissa Phillips

· Flo Teixeira from France

· Julie Campbell

· Mary Hamer

· Anna Wight (November Guest Designer)

· Heartwarming Vintage blog