Sunday, December 31, 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
Just had to share...can you tell I am excited ;0)
Hope to have a new creation for you in the next day or two...using my Cuttlebug of course!!
Thanks for stoppin' by :0)
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Hope you all have a wonderful holiday and I promise to be back after Christmas with some new creations!!
Monday, December 18, 2006
Also, just wanted to let you know of a great blog give away over at Cindy's blog. Be sure to leave a comment to be entered into her give away and also check out all of her amazing creations!!
Hope you all have a great day and I promise I will be back soon!!
Friday, December 08, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
I was also checkin' out my daily blogs and came across some yummy recipes on Cindy's blog. So I thought I would share a yummy recipe with you all too. This one is one that my sister-in-law had made at Christmas a few years ago. Since then I make it for almost all gathers we have. There really isn't a 'recipe' just throw in what you like, but it goes something like this;
White Chocolate Mix
*Golden Grahams Cereal
*Any mixure of nuts - I like to use the no name trail mix(peanuts, pine nuts, cashews, raisins, ets) from Superstore as it does not have any salt in it, but you can use whatever mixture you like
*White Chocolate - again I like to use the bulk chunks from Superstore as it is pretty cheap
*mix the first three together...melt the chocolate in the microwave and pour it over the mixture...mix it all together until it is covered completely...place it onto a baking sheet and place it into the freezer to let it set...crumble and put into a serving dish or place it into a freezer safe container and save it for a later date(ya right!!)
***Warning: it is highly addictive***
Thanks for stoppin' by. If anyone wants to share any holiday recipes I would love to hear them!!
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
I shall be back soon with a new creation...I promise. Just trying to finish off the Christmas cards first!!
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Just thought I would post a few more cards with Julie's layout. I love it so much I have decided to finish off my Christmas cards using the Snowflake one from the other day and these Snowman ones.
This first one was done using Real Red, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla. I used 'Frosty' and 'Everyday Flexible Phrases' from SU. I added bling to the berry in Frosty's hat and to the word window punch at the bottom. I also used a small drop of Crystal Effects to the button. Once again I raised the layers with some foam tape.
This one was done using Real Red, Mellow Moss and Very Vanilla. This one was done only using 'Frosty'. I embossed the background with some clear EP, added some bling to frosty's had and dotted the 'i' in the sentiment. I added some Crystal Effects to Frosty's buttons and added dimension to the layers again with some foam tape. I think I will be off to my stamp room tonight to try and get some more of these done and hopefully get my Christmas cards off this weekend...I hope ;0)
Thanks for stoppin' by and stay warm!!
Sunday, November 26, 2006
This one was using the same layout with just a little twist using the tag punches. This one uses Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke and Shimmery White. Of course added some bling again to the middle ornament and some Michaels ribbon. Again very simple, but I am happy with it.
This last one is one more using Julie's layout, but again with my own twist. This one is done using Tempting Turquoise, Cool Caribbean and Shimmery White. I used 'Ornamassortment', 'Crosshatch' and 'Everyday Flexible Phrases' which are all Stampin' Up. I used my new 1 3/8" Square punch and Word Window punch. I added some silver gel pen to the ornaments and some bling to the center and the sentiment. I think I am liking this one too.
All in all it was a good stampin' day yesterday. Plus I mounted about 8 Stampin' Up! stamp sets too! I think today maybe another stampin' day...must finish my Christmas Cards!!! Plus I have a sick little girl today who does'nt want to do too much other than lay on the couch and watch movies...poor thing :0(
Thanks for stoppin' by :0)
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Since this is MY Happy Place I had to share the news. Daughtry cd comes out on Tuesday!! Here is the link to the website. You can hear a few previews http://daughtryofficial.com/ . Just click on Music and you can hear a sample of 4 songs. Outstanding!! Love it!! Can you tell I am excited ;0)
I will be back soon with a new project...promise!!
Friday, November 17, 2006
I just noticed that I have reached over 1000 visitors to my little blog. Never thought in a million years that anyone would want to see what I was up to. But I thank you all so much for dropping by. It definitely inspires me to continue to create new projects. Lots of the blogs that I frequent lately have been having contests for reaching milestones. I think I may do the same thing. But I think I will think on it for a bit and try and come up with something a little different...keep posted ;0)
Back soon with some new creations!
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Thanks for lookin' :0)
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Thanks for stoppin' by!
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Friday, October 27, 2006
I really would like to add some 'bling' to it, but like I said I don't want to make it too girly. Any suggestions? Once again I am thinkin' it needs something...but that's just me ;0)
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
This one was done using Bravo Burgundy, Sage Shadow and Shimmery White. I decided to try something a little different with the 'cracked glass' this time though. I saw somewhere and for the life of me I cannot remember where... someone had added a layer of Irridescent Ice in between layers of the clear embossing powder for a little bit of sparkle in the cracked glass. I quite like the look of it. However, for some reason I ended up with some greasy marks on the right side. Not sure why but one thing I definitely learned today was DO NOT heat emboss on a plastic table without some kind of protective cover. I think I melted my table!! Oh well, live and learn, right?? As always I am thinkin' this needs something. I wanted to keep it simple and clean, but I am try another one with some sparkling snowflakes on the large Burgundy layer. What do you think? Or maybe just some silver ribbon with the burgundy ribbon? I have a question for anyone out there that has done this technique before...some of my cracks are quite deep and have lifted off the card stock. Should I reheat it to get it to stick down or maybe use a sealer of some kind?
Anyone wanting to try the Cracked Glass technique can find it here at Splitcoast Stampers...
Happy Stamping and have a great weekend!!
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
This was a layout from SCS(Split Coast Stampers) Sketch Challenge #12. It was done using Garden Green, Rose Red and Very Vanilla CS. I used Crosshatch on the Garden Green background piece. The Vanilla piece I used a baby wipe to sponge the two colors on. Then used 'A Is for Adorable' for the front layer. The ribbon is one of my new finds from Michaels and I added some green gems to the side. Not too bad I guess...This is the crappy one ;0) It was done using Real Red, Night of Navy and Whisper White CS. The Night of Navy background was stamped in white. The Whisper White layering pieces were done using the baby wipes again. However, when I used the baby wipes the Red actually came out pink and then when mixed with the navy it came out purple! Looked aweful...as you can see from the piece behind Frosty. I took out the longer one and redid it with 'Itty Bitty Backgrounds'. Looks a bit better, but not great. Frosty was embossed with clear embossing powder and colored in with blender pens. I then used Crystal effects on his hat. Then added red gems to the side and another Michael's ribbon. Gress I should have just stuck with one creation lastnight ;0) Oh well...today is a new day. Hope you all have a good one!
Monday, October 16, 2006
But I thought this one was a bit too grown up. Hubby quite liked this one, but agreed. I needed something a bit more fun. So here is the finished product...
The inside has some googlie eyes and all the party information...did'nt want to broadcast all that info across the internet ;0) So this is done using Only Orange, Basic Black and Shimmery White. The pumpkin and bats are embossed with some Irridescent Ice. The edges of the Shimmery White are dragged with Basic Black ink. And added some bling again. Lovin' the bling lately. And added 3 different Michaels ribbons too. It's cute...but as always I am thinkin' it needed something else. But it's okay I guess. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
This one was done using Night of Navy and Bashful Blue. I embossed the snowflakes with some irridescent ice. Colored Frosty with my Pastels and also did some shading around the edges of the Frosty layer with the pastels too. I even embossed the brads and eyelet with some irridescent ice to make them sparkle a bit. Did'nt work all that great. It is starting to peel off already. Should I maybe sand them first? Not sure...and for the hubby I did something small on the inside as well...
I have joined a 'Snowmen are Kewl' swap. This maybe the one, but I will probably make a few more before I decide. Luckily I only have to make 4 ;0)
Thanks for lookin' and remember feel free to leave a comment or suggestion. I love reading them;0)
Monday, October 09, 2006
This one was done using Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose and Very Vanilla. I have seen a lot of Christmas Cards done recently using non-traditional colors. I decided to try one for Thanksgiving. I did this one for my inlaws for Thanksgiving. Nancy inspired me to add some 'bling' to it too ;0)
This one was inspired by a card I saw recently, but I can't remember where I saw it. But I loved the color combo, so I had to do one. This one is done using Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean and Shimmery White. Again had to use some 'bling' ;0)This last one was inspired by the vibrant colors of this ribbon. It was done using Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange and Green Galore. Had to add some googlie eyes(thanks for the inspiration Nancy!). Hubby even likes this one, which surprises me since it is such a bright creation! He is always bugging me since the majority of my cards are blank inside. So with all three I surprised him with some added bonus inside. Here is the inside of the Froggie card...
Colored this one with my pastels and put some Crystal Effects of the dots of the mushroom.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and thanks for lookin' :0)
Thursday, October 05, 2006
#3...This one is done using Taken With Teal, Tempting Turquoise, Cool Caribbean, Whisper White and Shimmery White. Love this Michaels ribbon...loved it so much I bought it in green and pink too!!