Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Twas the Night Before Christmas

I love this time of season, everyone seems to be more considerate and thoughtful.  I'm reminded of yesterdays and am big on traditions.  We always read "Twas the Night before Christmas" every Christmas Eve as a family.  This card reminded me of that story.  I stamped the image once on the card and again on some scrap.  Cut out the window section on the scrap and layered an embossed clear acetate behind it.  Colored in the scene with colored pencils and puffed up the window to give it a bit more depth.

Monday, November 28, 2011


This time of season, I'm drawn to sheet music.  There is something timeless about it.  For this card, I layered some sheet music onto kraft card stock, added a stamped reindeer, puffed up some liquid applique and finished with a bright red ribbon.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Paper Bag Album

Yes I know I still have not mastered the world of video, but after two days I did manage to get it to load! LOL I'm apologizing in advance, the video is out of focus some times and for some reason my voice sounds like a chipmunks!   I promise one of these days I will figure it out, but for now all I can hope for is to make you laugh at my expense and inspire you to grab a few bags and create.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Seasons Greetings

I recently purchased the sew easy ribbon weavers and had yet to use them!  So here it is.  I love that this card has lots of dimension.  The "ornament" is from an old book and the velvet ribbon was easy to weave with the sew easy ribbon tool.  A touch of gold along the edges helps to complete this card.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Poinsettia Sticker Card

Sorry for the late post, I've been trying all day to load a video for you, but needless to say it is still trying to load!  LOL  What can I say computers and I don't get along!  So here is Plan B:  My Mother in Law gave me these poinsettia stickers and I thought now what am I going to do with these?  Well I made a collage out of them and ran the paper through an embossing folder and guess what I love the results.  It looks like fabric!  To complete the card I took some left over vellum stamped a saying on it and finished the bottom with some red velvet ribbon.  So fellow crafters, grab some of those stickers and start creating with them.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas Countdown

The Black Friday commercials are beginning which means its time to start the countdown to Christmas!  For this cute card, I embossed the front with a Christmas folder, added some velet ribbon to the top, and used a Tim Holtz Fragment with some attached decorative paper to the front.  There you have it quick and simple!  Now if Christmas shopping was that easy!! :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Not everyone likes the traditional red and green when it comes to Christmas, so to please them I made a light blue, white and silver santa card.  The base of the card is white, the next layer is blue and I embossed some vellum and added the white lace stickles to give it a "snow" look.  Some decorative blue snowflake paper, a bit of silver accent around the santa and believe statement and some white yarn finish the card.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Letter to Saint Nick

To make this letter to Saint Nick card, I used a bit of red glitter along the edge, added a layer with some script writing in the background, attached a candy cane stripe ribbon along the bottom and using some scrap pieces of paper I made the square and stamped the postage image along the other piece.  Quick and simple!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Make and Take this Saturday!

Just a friendly reminder that I will be doing a Make & Take at Scrapbook101
Saturday, November 12th !
I have been busy working on many different types of cards to get you ready for the Holidays
and am so excited to share them with you!
For some added fun, I also created a few items that we will be giving away throughout the day.
Make sure you come and see me to get the entry paper!
Good Luck!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ole Christmas Tree

I love the vintage feel that this card has.  Some dark cardstock for the base, sheet music, glimmer mist in gold, memory die swirl tree, some vintage photo distress ink lightly dusted around edges, a piece of left over ribbon, and a tag punch was all that was used to complete this card. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Forest of Trees

Okay time for me to get busy creating my Christmas Cards so I will have them ready to ship out.  For this one it is a brown cardstock base, a green layer, and the top note die cut from Stampin Up for the ivory layer.  I used the Stampin Up forest of trees stamp and a christmas message stamp.  Tim Holtz distress ink in pine needles, and the trees stamped in vintage photo.  A bit of frosty lace stickles (love that color looks just like snow) for the snow drifts, and a bit of ivory ribbon for corners.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fall Trees

This was a quick and easy card that I made.  The stamp is from Stampin Up, ink is Tim Holtz distressed frayed burlap and peeled paint, and some fall looking colors.  A piece of brown cardstock and some twine finish the card

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fall Woods

Halloween is over so I'm taking one week for Thanksgiving before I start making my Christmas Cards!  When  I think of Fall, the woods come to mind.  All the beautiful trees, the untouched beauty, there is such a peacefulness about them.  A friend of mine gave me this roll of bark, that I used for the corners of the cards, a few woodsy stamps and fall color inks made it really pop!