Friday, December 26, 2008

Holiday Vacation!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Was Santa good to you this year? I have been having a very nice time with my family. Since it this week was Christmas and next week is New Years Jen and I decided to post our FFF next Friday instead of today. Neither of us got a chance to work on our cards yet.

So everyone have a wonderful New Years and I will see you in 2009! I hope you stop by I have some new ideas in store for the new year. Do you have any "New Years resolutions"?

Happy Crafting and I hope you have a safe and happy New Year!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Get well soon

Jen's challenge this week is make a Get Well card. I guess with winter being here I should have a few on hand. I bought a few really cute stamps on our DC trip that are going to work so well for this week. I hope you stop by to see what we come up with.

Have you made any Get Well cards? How about any new challenges you would like to see? We are always looking for new ideas. Anyone want to join in with us feel free. How is your Christmas planning going? Are you all done shopping?

Happy Crafting,

Friday, December 19, 2008

Snowed in...

Well, we are snowed in here in Michigan! Not really but we sure did get a ton of snow. We have a few 2 and 3 foot drifts in our drive. YUCK! I finally got around to getting a picture of this weeks card - still no camera so it's by cell phone camera (sorry for the poor quality of picture.)

This week's fun-filled Friday challenge was no stamping! Here is what I came up with.

To make this card I started with the tree rub on. I put it on the red card stock and cut it out. Next I layered that on black card stock. Then I put a rub on border on red. And put my layered image on this piece. Then I added the glittery sentiment to a black piece of card stock. The sentiment was also a rub on. Then I glued my layered image above the sentiment and trimmed it so that there was a small border of black around my image. Then I glued the whole piece to my A2 card base. Next I added little gems that came with one of my rub on packages. This card was super quick - which was perfect with all of the holiday running around I had to do. Of course to make alot of these would be costly with all the rub-ons.

Supplies: K & Co Rub ons, Archivers Card stock.

Don't forget to stop by and see Jen's card for this week.

Happy Crafting

Sunday, December 14, 2008

No stamping allowed!

Well, it's my turn to give the FFF challenge. I decided to try something really difficult for us NO STAMPING! This should be tricky for two girls that love stamping. We cannot use any stamps anywhere on our project. I think this is really out of the norm for us. Make sure you stop by Friday to see what we come up with.

Have you made any "non-stamping" projects? I would love to see what you came up with. Any big holiday plans this week? Do you have any new challenge ideas you would like to see?

Happy Crafting,

Friday, December 12, 2008

Winter Wonderland!

***Here is last weeks post (finally) sorry for the delay****

This week was to make a "winter" themed card. I decided to use one of my Riley stamps. And I got this new snow-like glitter that I was itching to use. Since I am at my parents and it snowed here, I was in a "snowy" mood. I also was a little limited on supplies because I could only bring so much with me to Minnesota. So here is Riley:

To make this card I started by stamping my image with black ink and colored it in with Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol. Then I added flakes of snow from Martha Stewart's Winter Snows Glitter Pack. They look like little flakes! I love them! Anyways then I set that aside to dry. I then ran a piece of light blue card stock through my Cuttlebug using my Snow Dots embossing folder. I then layered my embossed card stock on a greenish-blue card stock and glued that to my darker blue A2 card base. I then added some glitter to the embossed snowflakes (I don't have any sentiments at my mom's so I thought I'd add some glitter). Once all my snowflakes and glitter were dry I took my image and layered it on darker blue, then light blue, then greenish-blue card stock. Then I glued my layered image to the upper center of my card.

Supplies :
  • stamp - Carrying tree Riley by Hanna Stamps
  • card stock - Bazzill
  • miscellaneous - Cuttlebug and Snow Dots embossing folder, Martha Stewart snow and glitter, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, ATG gun.

So what do you think? Did I get carried away with the snow? Hope you enjoyed this card. I also would love to see what you have been making. I have some big plans for my blog in the new year! I hope you like the changes. Let me know if there is anything you would like to see.

Happy Crafting,

Santa Riley is coming to town!

As you probably know this weeks challenge was Santa Claus. I decided to use my Santa Riley. I used a simple layout this week and no embellishments - what was I thinking?? So here he is Santa Riley going down the chimney:

To make this card I stamped my image with black ink and colored it in with Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol. Then I added different types of glitter from Martha Stewart's Winter Snows glitter pack. I used one kind for the beard, another for the hat trim, a third for the flakes of snow falling, and a fourth for the snow around the base. (I also managed to make my table look quite festive with all this glitter). Then I set that aside to dry. I then ran red and green cardstock through my Cuttlebug using the Argyle embossing folder. Then I cut a 1 1/2" strip of the green and glued it to the red - I tried to line up the patterns. I then glued that pice to a 4"x51/4" piece of black cardstock. Next, I glued the layered pieces on my green A2 card base. I then took my dry Riley and layered him on black. Then I glued my layered image on the left side of the card. Next I stamped my "merry Christmas" sentiment on green and cut it out and glued it so it slightly overlapped my image.

  • stamps - Santa Chimney Riley by Hanna Stamps, Merry Christmas by Hampton Arts.
  • card stock - The Paper Company
  • miscellaneous - Cuttlebug and Argyle embossing folder, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, Martha Stewart glittler and snow, ATG gun, black VersaFine ink
So, what do you think? I am becoming very addicted to the Martha Stewart glitter and snow set. I want to use it on everything.

I must admit I bought Christmas cards to send out to friends and family - except a few of my stamping friends. I would not feel right giving my close stamping friends store bought cards. Thank goodness I don't have tons of close stamping friends! A couple years ago I made all of our cards and it was close to 100 in a month - it wore me out! I might use this one for a few of my friends. I hope they like Riley!

Merry Christmas and Happy Stamping,

FFF posting under construction

Ok I still don't have a camera. So I am trying to take decent pictures for this week and last weeks via cell phone and upload them to the computer. This is a little trickier than I thought. Sorry for the delays - Good news is we should be getting a NEW CAMERA soon.

Stay Tuned!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Since Christmas is right around the corner (slight heart palpitations) Jen decided to challenge me to make Santa cards this week. How fun! I have a few Santa stamps I have never actually made a card with so maybe I'll dust those off and see what I can come up with.

Hope you decide to play along! Do you have any fun Santa memories? Or Christmas memories you would like to share? I have somewhere a super cute picture of my sister and I sitting on Santa's lap. I have the silliest face. She is 6 years older than me but we always sat on Santa's lap together. We even went a couple times when we were older. I wonder if I could get her to go this year and surprise my mom with a picture. ha ha ha...

I don't know if you are a Tim Holtz fan, but he has been showing some great techniques I can't wait to try on his blog. He is doing a 12 days of Christmas tags series and giving away goodies every day! If I get daring, maybe I'll finally put some of these techniques to work for this week. (Big IF).

Make sure you stop by Friday to see what we came up with. And as always feel free to play along.

Happy Crafting,

Friday, December 5, 2008

Ever have one of those days???

Sometimes things just don't seem to go my way. Ever have one of those days? That is exactly how today is. I got home from work this morning (I work midnights) and slept for a few hours them woke up and started finishing up my fun filled Friday card. It's a pretty cute card. So after that was all done I set it up for pictures. I went to grab my camera, not there! So I tore my house apart looking every where for this camera. Finally it hits me! (hand slaps forehead) I borrowed it to my girlfriend who took her nieces to Chicago for Thanksgiving. She doesn't have a camera and I really thought she should get some pictures. So I will see her Sunday and hopefully she will bring it to work. Sorry no post until then. Wow I feel like a real basket case this week! Now I think I will work on some of my Christmas cards - sorry I can't share them with you yet:)

Happy crafting and hope you have a productive day!

Fun filled Friday delay

I am very sorry but today's post is being delayed. We stayed an extra day at my folks and I had to work last night so I haven't had a chance to finish my card. After I nap for a bit I promise to finish it up and get it posted!

Stay tuned and thanks for understanding