Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sweet 16 Centerpieces

Here are the centerpieces I have been working on for my niece’s Sweet 16. This is what the final product will be. I posted earlier my sample. This project was/is a lot of work, not sure if I am completely happy with the way they turned out. It is close but not exactly what I envisioned in my head. I’m thinking these will keep me from creating anything else the next couple of weeks. I know I have some DT stuff to get done but I might not be back to posting regularly till the New Year. I’m sure I will sneak in some blog surfing time though. Just incase I don’t get a chance later I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

I just wanted to add this centerpiece has been a vision in my head since April, I looked high and low for something to CASE but came up empty handed. If you find inspiration from this please give credit where credit is due. Thanks!

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Too cute teacher gift

OMG I love this little bucket. I found the tutorial here. Ok I realize Mr. Gingerbread is way to big for this bucket but I don't care, lol. I fell in love first with Mr. Gingerbread and had to buy him at Panera. Since this was my first time making the bucket I wasn't quite sure how big it was. Jennifer told me they were huge, but not huge enough for Mr. Gingerbread, lol. This was a pretty simple project, and I love the final product. The snowflake on the front is an ornament from Target, I knew I could use them in my crafting so I bought a few of them. The ribbon is holding the ornament down, I also put a small piece of tape on the sting to keep it from falling off. Thanks for looking.

All supplies SU except ribbon and snowflake.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Blog Candy reminder

Just wanted to remind everyone about the NEW Blog Candy over at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. Deadline to enter to win this yummy candy is Dec. 31 at 11:59 PM ( my Birthday by the way). The rules are simple, so head on over for your chance to win :). We hope to see you all there on Jan. 1, 2010 for our first challenge.


I made this note card and clip for SPCC #28. I was hoping to make more for this set but Christmas cards and other projects took a bit of a priority. I am happy to say that I finished my Christmas cards and have them ready for hubby to take to the post office tomorrow. Now I just need to make treats for my daughter's class and a teacher gift. Actually I was hoping for this to be part of my teacher gift, so who knows I may add to this before the week is over. Thanks for looking! All supplies SU except ribbon and binder clip.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Card Patterns 44

Here's a card a made yesterday. I colored this image a while back when he was a freebie over at Digital Delights by Louby Lou. I found this sketch over at Card Patterns #44.
I'm trying to get my Christmas cards done so I can get them mailed out this week. I'm thinking I may be taking out my SU stamps to make some simple mass production type cards to get them out of the way a little quicker. I hope I can start tackling next years Christmas cards throughout the year, although I'm sure next year I'll be same way. Trying to get them all done at the last minute. I haven't even attempted a Teacher gift or Christmas favors for my kids classmates. This year I am way behind, oh well there's always next year, lol.

All supplies SU except image, nesties and copics

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


I colored this Motivet image in yesterday to use her in A Spoon Full Of Sugars Challenge 80 (nontraditional Christmas colors). I used this Hilda stamp because I also knew I wanted to do Motivet Week 48 Challenge. So this Is what I've come up with combing the 2 challenges. I am a bit disappointed that I wasn't paying much attention while gluing down the main panel. Poor Hilda is lean a too much to one side, grrr. Her hands are suppose to be level. I guess I shouldn't be making cards when my mind is on other things.
I've been thinking of my sister in law who passed away in Feb. My oh my do I miss her. She used to make cards with me, so I do think of her often. Today is a hard day though for some reason. Anyways just want to say Cindy I miss you.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New Moon Experience

DISCLAIMER: I am not a scrapbooker.

I made these 2 8x8 pages, yes I said 2, for Twilight Tuesday's Challenge 56. It took me all day to do these simple pages. Anyways as most of you know I went to see the midnight showing of New Moon with Jennifer . These pictures were taken while we were waiting for the movie to start. We walked around the theater looking for a life size 3-D cutout of Jacob so we could take a picture with him but we had no luck :(. We did manage to find a New moon poster, so we were dorks an took pictures in front it. We also spotted the Eclipse poster, but there were a bunch of people waiting in line in front of it. Again we were dorks and waited for them to leave so we could get a picture with it.
My thoughts on the movie... it was most definitely better than Twilight. I had high expectations, therefore I was a bit disappointed. I wanted more Voltori (sp) and more wolf pack :). I guess I need to not expect it to be like the book and just go into it as if I never knew the story. That will be my goal for Eclipse, because you know I still plan on see the opening day midnight showing.
See the swirl at the bottom of this page? That swirl is the reason I picked that DP, lol.
The spot between the brackets will be where I journal, but that is a new concept to me so I left it blank.
My shirt has says "and so the Lion fell in love with the Lamb", one of my favorite Twilight quotes.
Underneath her sweatshirt Jennifer has on a Twilight shirt.

Supplies: SU Card stock and DP, Basic Grey DP, Thickers chipboard and foam letters, Colorbox Metal Dots


Here's another Christmas card. I told you would be seeing quite a few Christmas cards from me, lol. This card features Sandy from Instyle Stamps. I was lucky enough to receive this image for free for being one of the first 150 followers of Instyle Stamps Blog. I made this card for for their challenge which was to makes a snow themed card using one of their images. My snow is a few layers of white flocking, I had to add a few layers because the blue card stock was showing through one layer. I found this sketch over at Card Patterns #43, I flip to the side but I think the original sketch can be seen. Thanks for looking!

Supplies: SU Card stock, DCWV DP, White flocking, Liquid applique (for the trim on Sandy's outfit), Copic markers