Thursday, December 29, 2011


Another Update: Finally on the better side of things and thank goodness for modern day medicine! Not only do I feel better, they also rename "The Death Rattle" to so something less scary such as "crackling." Now if only the flu had been removed before I came home. :D Alas, one thing after another.

Update: I've come down with a sudden case of pneumonia and will return when feeling better. In the mean time, have a Happy New Year!

We're having a special preview of Saffron over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps that you don't want to miss out on! CLICK HERE for some fantastic inspiration!!!

I wish I had more pictures of my project but I've left my camera somewhere in a "safe place!" LOL So, I have just a scan of the image today and tomorrow I'll come back in and insert some better pictures.

My daughter also had fun coloring Saffron! We both used pencils on kraft paper.

... stay tuned. :D

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


It's getting chilly around here so I've selected more of a blue card to show off from my stash. This is Rocky, another in the Christmas Elves Collection from Make it Crafty! I have forgotten what paper I used (you can scroll down to the first elf card to see) but I've loved the color scheme it provided - blue, lt blue, brown, red and white. It's been a fun for these holiday collections!

I have all the standard stuff on this and I love the way the hat turned out - much better than the folds I tried in the last one. However, there is still one rather large one that I could have done with out - but I'm still trying to get the hang of where to place the folds. Don't get me wrong, not complaining... just sharing what I've learned. ;D The rest of the folds in the hat are perfect.

Hope this gives you some inspiration for today and don't forget to stop by tomorrow for a very special surprise - one that you probably already know of, but hopefully a surprise none the less!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


This is Hamlet from Simply B Stamps and I made this card for the 12 Day of Scary Christmas challenge ... which I'm a little slow on as a DT member! However, I still wanted to make a card to finish off the round. ;D As a participant in the challenge you have until December 30 to get your projects in and the theme is anything goes, anything melding Christmas and Halloween, that is.

For some reason, this image spoke to me and said... I'm the perfect Halloween/Christmas meld, pick me! So I did. LOL I colored his vest in red and white stripes to resemble candy canes, gave him a red cape, then used a lot of green embellishments on the card. The candle skull is the perfect amount of creepy-ness to make you look twice - that and the skull in the background too.

I used my Mom's flourish metal die and that fun packaging tape with the skulls on it to create the background. Then I had to use some print decorative paper because it's Hamlet after all - just wish I had hamlet print decorative paper - that would be awesome. I then carried some of the red off the image onto the card with the flowers and added a few pearls for a finishing touch. Hope you like it and be sure to come joing the challenge this week too. ;D

Monday, December 26, 2011


Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! We had a blast and I think my kids were sufficiently overwhelmed with emotions... at least, that's how bedtime is panning out. LOL So in between putting them into bed for the umpteenth time... I'll get this post schedule and share another Christmas card from my stash...

This little elf is Zippy from Make it Crafty and I chose to do him in more blues and browns with a few red accents... which turned out to be quite a lot! LOL I don't like how his hat turned out but it was good to practice adding the folds in the hat none the less. Next time I'll go with something a little more straight and from the sides to see how that looks.

So how many does that make now... four? That means I have two more elves and two little angels to show. However, tomorrow I have something different planned so stay tuned. :D

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Merry Christmas!! Today is the big day and one that the kids have been waiting for! I should head to bed but wanted to get this schedule for some holiday inspiration. ;D I know, that's terrible, but I also want to finish my movie too. LOL

This elf is Tinkles, an elf in the Christmas Elves Collection, from Make it Crafty and a super cutie too! The layout is and card elements are the same but this time I was excited to find wide red and white ribbon. Hope everyone is having a wonderful time today and be sure to get out for some fresh air too. ;D