Thursday, December 17, 2009


This adorable little boy angel, reminds of my niece's little boy Jackson, who has blonde hair that is naturally curly. Haven't seen him in awhile, just in pictures that Rachel's posts on her Facebook page.

Gingersnap has a challenge to use a frame on your card, my frame is a little unconventional. Wanted the frame to be on the soft side, therefore, using ribbon around the image seemed to be the perfect touch that I was shoting towards.

Jackson's wings are 3-dimensional, so is the basket. Printed the picture twice and cut out the wings and basket, you can find the picture at The Graphics Fairy. Found these great snowflake shaped rhinestones at Michaels and they are the perfect finishing touch to my card. Used my corner rounder to soften the edges of the card and also the image.

This card also met the requirements for two other challenges:

The Pink Elephant #45---Winter or Christmas

Our Creative Corner -- Holiday or Christmas

We are getting ready to go on vacation for Christmas, leaving this weekend, am so excited to spead time with all of my family. This is the first Christmas that we will all be together for several years. The kids are older now, but know that this will be a special year, the first year we will spend with Kaylene and her new family, Kevin will be with us for the whole day (he is usually with his father part of the day). Jamie, Tim and the boys are coming from Reno, it will be our first Christmas at Kaylene's.

Won't have computer in Utah, so this is it until next year. Want to wish everyone out there in Blogland, Happy Holidays!! Thank you for sharing all of your talents and being so supportive. Look forward to the New Year, and know that it will have plenty to offer.

See you in 2010.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Card Tin

Having been making cards all year long for my granddaughters. Last year I made boxes, but have too many cards this year. Bought a white tin at Michaels and decorated lid and around the box.

When I need inspiration for decorating boxes or tins, can always find some great sketches at Mojo Monday. The sketch used is for week #116 challenge, this was such fun to do and am very pleased with the results.

The papers that were used for the first tin was from Scrapbooks...on the Go! Moments Remembered booklet. Used a corner rounder on the background papers, distressed the edges and also the mats for the circle, to give the tin an aged look. Circle cutting system from Creative Memories was used for the circles. A ribbon bow and charm was also added to complete the lid.

Ribbon was also placed around the tin and using 1 1/2" squares were also placed on the tin. This tin is for my daughter Jamie, she receive a paper box last year, this will be so much better has it will hold all different sized cards.

The second tin was for Katie, she plays the harp, wanted to used sheet music for the background and of course here favorite color of purple. The sheet music and 2 girls on the lid came from
Graphics Fairy. Added purple rhinestones on the corner, Katie will love it, just because of all the purple.

Third tin is for Nicole, her favorite color is pink. You can never have enough pink.

Have opened a can of worms with these tins, want to make one for my other daughter, sister, and myself.
Need to start working on a few more Christmas projects, hope everyone has a crafty day. Please leave a comment, thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Shop Til You Drop

Haven't had time to do much the last few days, my hours at work have changed so I am trying to adjust, and not doing a very good job. Have been working longer hours as the Rodeo is in town and we are extremely busy, don't get me wrong am not complaining on the other hand am extremely happy that we are busy.

I got an email yesterday and I won a challenge at Scrappy Frogs Challenges for my Thanksgiving Dinner layout, was in total shock. Super excited and now I can add another button to my blog. The challenge for this week is to show shopping. Knew that I had download clipart from Fairy Backgrounds that was perfect for the challenge and I have a plaque on my wall that reads "Born to shop not to mop."

All I need now was a sketch, off to Mojo Monday for Week #115 for the inspiration.

This is just what the doctor ordered, quick and easy. Here is the card that developed.

Love vintage clipart and am really enjoying working with all of these fun images. Oh, for the good old days! These wonderful images and be found at Graphics Fairy, check it out. am sure that you will find some inspiration.

Time for me to head off to work. Have more cards and a couple of beaded ornaments to share with you on my days off.

Please leave comments, they always brighten by day. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Snowflake Easel Card

This card was created for the Gingersnap Creations Home Page, didn't get it sent properly, so I still wanted to share it with everyone. Have already submitted a card for the monochromatic challenge, but here is a second project. A tutorial can be found for the easel card at Paper Craft Planet by Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama, the step by step instructions are easy to follow. The stamp that I used was larger, so it was necessary to change the size of the card.

The use of the corner punch on the corners allowed me to slide the picture on the red mat. It is really had to see in the pictures, but rhinestones were also added to the snowflake. Once again the stamps used were from a Christmas set by Indadinkado.

This is one of those cards that could be mass produced, quick and easy. Now all I need to do is get started with my Christmas Cards for everyone at work, am going to try and get Billy to help, but don't know how far that will go. Although I did get him to the mall the other night, wish I had had my camera with me. lol

Have a crafty day.


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