Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Baby boy card

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are now looking forward to CHRISTmas!!   I know we are!!

It has been so busy around here that I have not spent much time in my craft room, but I needed a baby card for a shower last evening, so I got out Create a Critter (LOVE this cart!!) and made a card.  I also made a "1st Christmas" ornament but forgot to take a pic! 

Stair step cards are cool and I've been wanting to make one for awhile.  I decided to make a center stair step for this baby card and then realized that Cards for men are looking for 'fancy folds' this challenge, so I'll submit it there. 

 ~DCWV "All About Boys" dsp
 ~Making Memories "pitter patter" dsp
~Paper Studio cardstock
~Inkadinkado stamp
~giraffe from CAC cut at 4 1/2"
~hemp cord
~chalking on edges

I made the cake, too, and didn't have a lot of time to be fancy, but made some cutouts from Lettering Delights "Peek a boo" with MTC.

Nutri Whip icing!  Yummy!!  My parents bring me some when they come visit.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

I want to wish a very Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers! Enjoy the day with family and friends! Don't forget to count your blessings! And of course, eat too much!! :)

I have very many things to be thankful for and one on that list is those of you who are such an encouragement to me with your kind comments here on my blog! Thank you and have a great day today!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Yippey!! I found blog backgrounds that don't mess up my blog!!

I have tried a few times to change my blog background to something other than the images Blogger has available.  Not good!!!  My gadgets disappeared, links covered my bar at the top so I could not sign in,  links would not work... it was horrible so I went back to 'normal.'  Well, today, I got tired of normal and wanted some cuteness and went looking.  I found "Simply Blog It Backgrounds" with step by step instructions -including pictures-  that even I could follow!  :)  I followed them and Voila!! Success!!

I tried several, liked them ALL, chose a Christmas one, and finally decided to wait until after Thanksgiving for that one. 

I'm so happy!  Do you like my new look?

*I did have to re-add my linkwithin.  Not a huge problem!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

"Thankful" note card

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, with so many blessings to share, and with so many people I could/should thank, a 'thankful' note card is a good idea!  I really should make a whole bunch of these!!

Many challenges are looking for Thanksgiving themed projects this week, so I was happy to oblige!

Fantabulous Cricut ~ "Harvest Blessings" -use red, orange, brown
        *they are having a blog crawl.  Go check out the great projects!!
Celebrate the Occasion ~ "Thanksgiving" -must use a punch
Whimsical Wednesdays ~ "Happy Turkey Day"
Tuesday Morning Sketches ~ sketch + "Giving Thanks"

Gotta work on my  lighting... colors are much richer IRL
*edit...I'll add this pic taken next day in daylight

This is a little better though now the red looks pink!

~ dsp that I got free with my Action Wobble order (not sure who made it)
~Fiskars Threading Water border punch
~Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder
~Fiskars "Thankful" stamp
~label from Sentimentals cut at 1 3/4" and 2"
~Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink
~buttons and hemp from my stash

Thanks for looking!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas card w/ action wobble!!

I really don't have time to be crafting this week with quarterly reports due and so much going on, but I got my Action Wobbles in the mail and I HAD to come play!  These are awesome!!!  I wish I could post a video to show just how cute they are!  Plus I was given Create a Critter for my birthday and have not had a chance to use it yet, so it was just time to make something! :)

So since I NEEDED to make a card, I made it for these challenges...

jingle belles JB46 - "Stick-y and Sweet" -use stickers
Cards for men challenge #24 - "It's Nearly Time for Christmas" -Christmas card
Opus Gluei challenge #117 - "What's on Your Head?" -someone or thing with something on it's head   

I really wish you could see him wobble!! 

~Kraft 5x7 card
~reindeer from Create a Critter cut at 3 1/2" with shadow and all layers
~Colorbok "Believe" and snowflake stickers
~baker's twine
~white gel pen doodling
Thanks for looking!!  And if you can find you some Action Wobbles, you will LOVE them!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

a few more 2011 LO's

The last few weeks have been crazy for me.  I've been gone 3 weekends in a row, and sick a couple of times in between.  Not fun!  So I haven't made any cards for awhile and have not made any layouts for a looooong time.  I got back in my craft room yesterday and decided to  make some LO's.  These are not for any challenge, they are just for we, ourselves, and us.  [Get it?  It's the plural version of me, myself, and I ;-) ]

I know that I will never be able to scrap all my 23+ years of marriage, nor my 15+ yrs of children, so I decided to scrap this year as it went.  A girl can dream, can't she??  I'm only on Feb and it is already Nov!!

My kids have bad eyes like their mother and all got new glasses in January.  One of my daughters got glasses for the first time.  No longer can she brag about not having them! :)

~Basic Grey Recess paper
~LD Red Hatter's Hand font
~Nymphette scroll
~Wingdings glasses
~all cut in MTC

I am doing a title pg for each month, so rather than love as would be expected for Feb, I did snow because I love snow and we got so much!!!  :)

for the 2 pg LO...
~DCWV paper
~scroll from HA
~snowflakes from WICO
~"snow" and branch from WW
~K & Company sticker
~snowflake punch
~stickers I've had forever for "playing in the"

A friend always gives us an Amaryllis each year and this year it was so beautiful!  It had 3 stalks, the first had 2 blooms, the 2nd had 3 blooms, and the third stalk had 6 blooms!! 

Can't remember what all I used for this and am too lazy to go to my craft room and look, so no 'recipe' for this one.  Sorry! :( 

I'm at least making progress, so I'm happy about that!!

Thanks for stopping by!!