Friday, November 30, 2012

Embossed Thank You

 So here is yet another embossed thank you card.  LOL  Are you getting tired of seeing thank you cards?  I had 22 thank you cards to make. I get bored making the same card over and over so I do have a few other cards to share with you next week.  I promise they won't be embossing folders  LOL

Using ink and sponges I added color to the embossed cards.
The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug.

Here I blended all the colors together.

On this card I inked each thank you with it's own color.
 Hope you can spend some time relaxing and crafting this weekend.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Another Thank You

Here is another thank you card I made using an embossing folder. 
The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug.  I sprayed some
shimmer paint from SU onto the card to add sparkle.

The stamp set is from CTMH from the Avonlea Workshop kit.
Today my husband and I will be celebrating our 32nd Wedding Anniversary. It seems like just yesterday we said I do.  Where does the time go?  So tonight take someone you love out to dinner and celebrate... May your day be filled with Hugs and Smiles....

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thank you cards

I started working on making Thank you cards for my husbands birthday gifts.  I had to make a card that I could mail without extra postage.  The US postal service is so picky about  mailing 3-D cards...hee hee  I decided to use embossing folders to add some character to the cards. 

I embossed the front of the card and then sanded the
embossed area. I then stamped the sentiment. 

On this card I added some distress Ink after I sanded it.

The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug.  

The stamp set is from CTMH "Family Love"
I will be sharing more thank you cards the rest of the week.  May you have many Family blessings in the New Year.  God Bless

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thank you

My neighbor Heather went to El Paso to visit her sister and took some card making classes.  This card was inspired by one of the card classes.  
The flower is stamped on Vellum and cut out.  I embossed the card
and stamped the "Thank You".  I added some sparkle black ribbon

Close up of the embossing.

I will have to take pictures of the cards she did in her class and post them here for all of you to see.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a awesome day!!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Candle Jars

Happy Monday to you!!  Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving weekend.  Did you do any shopping for Black Friday?  I found these candle jars at Michael's so I decorated them this weekend.  
This candle was made using glitter ribbon and a poinsettia.

Top of the jar.  Made using gold and red paper and a rub-on.

This jar I added glitter snowflake paper, penguins and snowflakes.

Top of the jar has  glitter paper and a penguin.

I covered this candle jar with CTMH Pear & Partridge paper and
attached the embellishments.

The top of the lid has embellishments from SU

I will be working on some stocking stuffers this week.  Hope you have a super great day!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for the blessings in our lives.  I would like to express a special Thanksgiving to all of you!!!  I am blessed and thankful  for all of you who visit my blog daily. My sincere appreciation for your support of my blog and crafting projects.  
May the good things in life be yours in abundance not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year.  May God Bless you and your family with a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.  

This is a "Bag" card.  It was made last year at a class given by my cousin Karen.
The inside of the bag

Close up of the stamped saying.
Hope you have a special Thanksgiving day.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Card Class

Yesterday I took a card class at The Hen House with Dee.  She taught us some great new techniques and we made some wonderful cards.
This ornament was made using die cuts and alcohol inks.

We used a shaker box window and painted the snow onto the window.

We started with a white CS and created the green paper with
the bird and branches.  Gorgeous don't you think?
This card was very simple but very elegant and fun to make.
If you get a chance take one of Dee's classes I promise you will love it.  Have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING tomorrow.  May the Lord bless you and your family.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas Trees

 Today's Card is made using a retired stamp set from CTMH along with the Pear & Partridge paper.
I used a punch to add a boarder on the bottom.  Added some
ribbon and string.  Then attached a button

I wish the camera would have captured the color of the paper.
 It's a beautiful combination of greens.  
Sending you a Happy Thanksgiving week.  I will share later this week some pictures from my husband's 50th birthday party.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Blooming Poinsettia

 Happy Friday!  Today's card is made using a die cut from Poppy stamps, inc. it's called the "Blooming Poinsettia".  This die cut has a lot of detail embossing on the poinsettia.

The paper is from CTMH Pear & Partridge paper packet.

Here is a better look at the rhinestone word "Merry".  This was
in the clearance bin at Michael's.

Inside of the card. 
 Have a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Christmas Card

 Hello everyone!!  Here is a Christmas card using the CTMH Pear and Partridge paper and the "Father Christmas" stamp set.
I used  Prismacolor pencils to color in the image.  The snowflakes
are metal stickers.  My sister Renee found them at "Tuesday Morning"
and they are great.  This paper packet is so gorgeous.  I will be
sharing a lot of cards with this paper. 
Hope your day is filled with Jolly hugs and Happy smiles.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Happy Birthday

Today is my Husbands 50th birthday.  He has finally caught up with me.  Today we are going to have a SENOR coffee at McDonald's for 50 cents to  Here is the card I made him.  I debated to do an over the hill card but I think this stamp is so cute I went with this instead. 
It reads: SLOW DOWN you're getting too old!
The paper is from CTMH.
The stamp was a gift from Debbie. I think it's from Michaels.
Our Wednesday ladies card night has been delayed until after the holidays.  Everyone is to busy. Maybe we will be able to sneak in a play date soon.  You all have a excellent day today

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Christmas Tags

Welcome!  Hope you're having a good day so far.  Today I am sharing with you some Christmas tags.  Homemade tags make your gift giving just that much more special.  
I used what I call "cheaters" (store bought embellishments)
on all my tags today. 

The paper I used is from CTMH "Pear & Partridge".

I got the embellishments from Micheal's clearance after the
Holidays last year.  Don't you just love this snowman?

I used an embossing folder to add the snow like background. 

The tags were cut using the Cricut  CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge.
Hope you can spend some time crafting this week.  Have you started your Christmas cards yet?  Me either...LOL  Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Veteran's Day

 Yesterday was Veteran's Day and as we start our day today let us HONOR and REMEMBER those who have SERVED .  Please keep all our soldiers past and present along with their families in your prayers.

Please thank a Veteran today.  Stay warm today and enjoy your week!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

 On Wednesday I made a visit to The Hen House (local craft store) and found this Moose stamp in their consignment bin. I thought it would make a great masculine card. After I stamped the moose and started coloring the water and grass it kind of reminded me of Christmas. So here we have a very different kind of a Christmas card.
I used Prismacolor pencils to color the water and grass.  The
tree branches and leaves are S.U. and Unity stamp sets.
The saying and the star are from CTMH.  The holly leaves
are plastic embellishments I found loose at the bottom of my
Christmas box.  LOL  (not sure were they are from)
The moose stamp is a wooden stamp from Coronado Island Stamping.

Hope you have a Moose of a weekend!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

My husband will be turning the big 50 this month!!  He is always teasing me about being Over-the-Hill before him. (only by 6mos) I am having him a big 50 birthday party.  This is the invitation I sent out for the celebration.
I printed out the info for the party on the computer.  I stamped the
balloons and colored them in.  Stamped the blue circle background
and the yellow candle flame.  I stamped the "AARP" on CS,
cut it out and inked it to add color.  I attached the candle and
picture to the invitation. 

He is just the cutest First Grader ever without teeth....
Now both of us are over the hill....LOL Life is precious hug all those you love.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Today's card is made using the CTMH "Christmas Love" stamp set.  It can be found on page 80 of the autumn/winter 2012 catalog. 

I used die cuts to cut out the ovals.  Stamped the tree and added
glitter to the oval. Attached the ribbon and stamped the Christmas
love Sentiment. 

This is a wonderful stamp set for Christmas. 
Have a fabulous day today!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

 Happy Election Day!! I decided to make a RED-WHITE-BLUE card in honor of Voting day.  I hope you go out and VOTE.  Let's keep ALL our elected Officials in our prayers!  For me I will be glad to have my phone stop ringing, junk mail and crazy commercials all gone!!  Hee hee...
The white paper was already embossed with the stars.  I stamped
blue stars and saying with CTMH "Wishing Star" stamp set.
I cut out the stars and attached them with foam adhesive. 
The red stars on the left were embossed using the Cuttlebug
embossing border folders.  The are about one inch wide and you can
put them anywhere on your paper.

 Wishing you a Happy Red White and Blue Day today!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Happy November Monday to you!!  2012 is almost over.  Did you complete your New Year's resolution?  There is still time....hee hee.  Including today and Christmas Eve you have 50 days of Christmas shopping left...WOW!  So I have been working with the Cricut again.  I made these Christmas Tree cards using CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. 

Using the Cricut I cut out the cards and the three trees.  I then took
different embossing folders and embossed the front of the cards.
I added paper to the back of the trees, then added ribbon
and other embellishments.  I touched up the cards with inks
or markers to add some  color. 

This paper is just gorgeous for these trees.

I added dots with a marker on this card to give it some color. 

This paper is all glitter.  The camera didn't pick it up but it
sure does sparkle!

Using the Cricut, I cutout a decorative layer of green CS,
then attached it behind the trees  with double adhesive
and sprinkled it with Glitter.

Thank you for stopping by today and sharing a few moments with me on my blog!!  Hope you have a week filled with sparkled hugs and kisses!  By the way my son and his girlfriend made it back from NY!  It's so good to have them home again.  I told them they are grounded for a year.  They were so relived to be home they said they are not leaving NM anytime soon!!  Thank you Jesus!!