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Saturday, October 31, 2009

O' Christmas Tree!!!

Played a little today with this tree set from PTI. I made two versions of almost the same card using Chocolate, Aqua Mist, White and either Raspberry Fizz or Berry Sorbet. Which do you prefer?
With Raspberry Fizz:
With Berry Sorbet: I know it looks little like Melon Berry, but it's not, that's just the pic.

I have to start making my Christmas cards. This year I think I'm going to make 3 different cards - 3 sets of 20, since I have about 60 to make.
Have a great day!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nicole Turns 10!

I can't believe my baby will be 10 in a few weeks! She's really catching up to me fast :-)

This year she wanted to have a Bowling Party for her birthday. So of course I had to create some really cute invitations.. What do you think?

Supplies: Neenah Cardstock, SU Cardstock, Quickutz Gazebo Cookie Cutters

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Recycle & Re-Use!


As I was creating halloween treat bags for my daughter's class, I saw the opened packages of my new Hero Arts cling stamps lying on my craft table. I had wanted to reuse the packaging just as Jennifer McGuire did in one of her videos. Reusing the packaging made me feel good and it was simple and done in a snap! If I used all of my packaging for treats, I'd have a lot of freakin' treats :-)


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Holiday Tags 2009 - Part Deux

Hi All, here is the final batch of my 2009 holiday tag collection. I was super excited about the designs of these tags. They really complete my entire set. If you haven't seen the first batch of holiday tags click here to view. There is only 9 weeks left to Christmas, can you believe it? For me that means only 4 more paydays!!!

The stamps I used were Hero Arts Tags, PTI Holiday Button Bit set, as well as the Stampin Up Delightful Decorations Stamp Set. Additionally I used PTI, Bazill, Basic Grey, Neenah, and Bo-Bunny cardstock and patterned paper. Yes, Bo-Bunny, I couldn't resist their tree PP "Tis the Season Deck the Halls". Finally, I used lots of buttons and ribbon! So fun and cute, wouldn't you like to receive a set of tags like this?
Have a great Sunday!

Friday, October 23, 2009

New PTI Goodies - October

Yes, I'm adding more "stuff" to my collection and my overstuffed craft room.....................
It's that time of the month where I anxiously await my PTI new release order. This month I splurged a little more and got the following goodies:

So in honor of my new goodies, I made this holiday card using my new Giga Lines stamp set along with the new Rustic Snowflake paper. I also used a sentiment from the Holiday Button Bits set. These cards are pretty simple, yet elegant and a good candidate for my 2009 Xmas cards.

All the goodies in this month's order should keep me busy for a while, so look for more posts soon...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Never too Early!

It's never to early to start on your Christmas cards... Especially if you don't know exactly what kind of card you want to send out.

Here are the first Christmas Card of the season. I've made plenty of tags, but these are the first two cards.

Card#1 was one from some old snowflake chipboard that I bought a few years ago.

Card #2 is a copy of a friend Marisa's card using Stampin Up supplies!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Boo to You!!

Can you believe Halloween is less than 2 weeks away?
Here are some cards I made to send out to some of my nieces and nephews and small cousins:
For the first card, I found this wood ink stamp from Inkadinkado in the Michael's clearance bin - such a steal for only $3.50!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Old & New!!!

Here's a super quick card I made for a male b-day... I had this stamp for about a year and finally decided it was time to ink it up! I also used my new (2 months) Quickutz embossing folder. The color of the card is Ocean Tides from PTI, but the lighting in my office wasn't great this evening...

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Holiday Tags 2009

I've been creating tags all week long to get a jump start on the handmade Christmas gifts. These are various tags that I will package in bundles of 12 in a clear box and give to friends and colleauges. It's a small but thoughtful gift that has been very popular in the past.

I have a few more designs I'll probably add, but this is the bulk of the 2009 tags. Whadda ya think?

Sunday, October 4, 2009

World Card Making Day - India Inspired

I am posting my entry to Nichole's World Card Making Day Challenge #3. This is my submission for India. It was very fun to make this card because I felt confident I knew a little bit of India colors and styles since I've had a team in India for the past 2 years. This card was inspired by a bracelet that my team sent me for my birthday in August.
Cardstock: Stampin Up
Misc: Ribbon, Bling, Embossing powder (clear and gold)
Stamps: PTI - Simply Stationary