Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas to all!

This card is to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas! I have a few more tags to make to go with the fudge that we will deliver to our neighbors, and then it's off to bed. Gifts are done and under the tree and I'm ready for a "long winter's nap." I hope Santa is good to you and yours but more importantly I pray that you will celebrate the birth of our Saviour and that your hearts will be filled with joy because of the good news that was announced to the shepherds so long ago. Have a blessed and wonderful Christmas!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

SSNOTIME66 Challenge

I'm actually participating in a challenge while at the same time doing a card that needed doing for a December guy-birthday (our Pastor, actually.) My ornament and the pine branch are from Verve's Ornamental Christmas, and the birthday sentiment is from It's Your Birthday from SU! Verve includes the "caps" to the ornaments in either a solid or outlined version, so I stamped the solid in silver on top of the black. The ribbon is double-sided black and silver from May Arts, from Flourishes, and the buckle is from SU! It was quite simple....the card front is 4 x 4. I have not done my HM challenge, which I'm still hoping to have time to do. I love Sharon's entry for the SSNOTIME challenge, and I've not had time to check the others yet. Check them all out if you get a chance. Thanks for looking and I hope you have a wonderful pre-Christmas week-end.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Check out this great recipe!

Just a quick post to link you to Sue's blog for a great and easy recipe, "Candy Cane Kisses & Pretzels." I'm sure this would be a winner with the combination of salty and sweet. My mouth is watering. :) Can't wait to try it.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Warm Wishes from a Cool Dude

I have time for a quick post so thought I'd share my little Inkadinkadoo snowman that I found on sale at Michael's. I really thought he was too cute and had to work him up and this is what I came up with. I used my trusty Prismacolor pencils to color him and my MS punch for my snowflakes. The DP is Memory Box's Winterberry. The sentiment is from PTI's 2008 Holiday Tag Collection. I attached a close-up pic in case you couldn't see on the big picture how I "hung" my snowman and sentiment from a word window-punched "banner" (from SU!) I popped it up on dimensionals and "Frosty" is hanging freely.
Well, it's time to get some rest. Thanks so much for looking.....hope you like this little guy.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Taggin'

No, I'm not tagging someone right now. I've been playing with my JustRite stampers and making tags for the gifts I'm wrapping. They're going to my kids and I wanted them to be fun, and I've just had a ball with these. The little "Elmo" is for my sweetie granddaughter and it is a stamp I found on sale at Michael's by Inkadinkadoo and I just knew I'd use it for my babies. The possibilities for these stampers are not actually "endless" but pretty close. Just thought I'd post some holiday fun and yes, I am actually working on Christmas projects and not just "playing." I also made smaller tags using my 2008 Christmas Tag set from PTI, and various other stamps put together with my Nesties. These, however, really fill the bill for a larger package where you don't want your tag to get lost. I need to get back to the fun, - ahem....."work", so that's it for now. Thanks for looking and hope you like them.
Note: These are still on sale at Flourishes, and at JustRite Stampers until Dec.19.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Decorating the Tree

Check out these Happy Hoppers decorating their Christmas tree with their favorite thing.....carrots! "Snow" is the theme of this week's HM challenge, and this image actually fit to stamp it on this paper from Memory Box's "Winterberry". I unfortunately had to chop off the distant trees on the image, but it still worked out pretty well. I decided that the ultimate wish would be for it to snow carrots with each snowflake, so I created a few to make these little guys happy. I added some glitter to the rest of the snowflakes to glitz up this winter wonderland scene. The sentiment is from the snowman set from PTI and stamped on Shimmer White CS and punched with a MS lace punch. I think these are my first hoppers, and it was fun to color them after coloring so many mousies. The main CS is a Bazzill dotted swiss and the ribbon is from SU! Thank you for stopping by. Be sure to check out the rest of the "snow" creations over at the HM Monday Challenge blog and have a wonderful week.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Glitter and Glitz

Hello and warmest greetings. I am getting my HM post in just under the wire, but this week didn't allow for stamping (except for gift tags) or visiting and commenting on wonderful projects that I'm sure you all have posted. I'll try to get caught up soon, but I did get my card done for the HM challenge, plus one more card which I'll save and post sometime this week so I don't go so long without a card to share. This week's HM challenge was glitter and glitz, and I have to admit I love that part of the Christmas season. It's just so festive, and these little mousies are trying to do their part in looking festive. I used
Stickles on the ornaments and pine needles and clear embossed the lower background area. I also gold-embossed the sentiment and mounted it all on festive paper that I ordered a month ago from Scrap Supply. I think it was part of the Making Memories papers. I have lots more wrapping to do, cards to get out, a brunch to get ready to host and lots more, so I'll have to get back to work. I did get our presents wrapped and sent to the UK so I was happy to get that in the mail. I hope you're all enjoying the season even though I'm sure you're all as busy as I am. Hugs,.....
Edit: I put the close-up picture in to show the embossing and glitter even better, but it must lose something in the upload process. From my computer it shows up nice and clear, but alas, by the time it got to my blog it lost clarity. Sorry 'bout that.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Still here

Yes, I'm still here and I'm sorry but no cards to post tonight. Things are super busy here at our house so I'll be lucky to get my HM card done this week, although I'm determined to do it. I love the theme, which is glitter and glitz, so I'll do something for sure. I have a new-to-stamping friend who is unfamiliar with the abbreviations I used, so I'd like to clarify them for her and anyone else who isn't sure what they are. DP is Designer Paper, CS is cardstock, and PTI is Papertrey Ink which is the vendor I referenced in my post. Their store is linked under Favorite Resources on the side. I'll be by to see what the rest of you are doing as soon as I can. I am trying to accept the fact that there will be times when I can't do all with my stamping/blogging that I would like to, but that's only for a short time and then I should get back to more frequent postings, I hope. I wish you all safety and fun getting ready for Christmas. Take time to enjoy the blessings of the season. Hugs, Karen