Friday, November 25, 2011

It's Mucksgiving Day!

Since oldest son is a Chef and he works his tush off on Thanksgiving Day we celebrate the holiday the day after. Thanksgiving is a day to be together as family and being grateful for each other as well as all the other blessings we enjoy so it really doesn't matter what day it's celebrated on. Our family consists of only 7 people but it is quality over quantity that is important and I have a fabulous family.  I also have an extended family of special friends that are the best in the world. So here is wishing all of you a very

Happy Mucksgiving Day

Til next time...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Day 3 Christmas Card

I saw a card similar to this in a magazine and I just knew I had to CASE it. I kept the design fairly close to the original except I used a stamped,colored and layered poinsettia instead of a silk flower and my sentiment is from StampinUp.

Stamps: PTI Poinsettia, Argyle; StampinUp Sentiment

Cardstock: StampinUp Crumb Cake; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White

Ink: StampinUp Garden Green, Real Red; Memento Tuxedo Black

Copic Markers:

Thursday, November 17, 2011

2 in a Row!

Hot stuff! Another post in the same week. Try not to get too spoiled. LOL  Today's post showcases a Christmas card I made with stamps from WaltzingMouse. I have loved Claire's work even before she started designing her own stamp line and I just adore her designs. With this card I was able to combine 3 of my favorite things - WaltzingMouse Stamps, Copic Markers and watercolor crayons. I'm not sure if you can see it in the photo but I also added a bit of sparkle to the tree with Copic's  atyou Spica Glitter Pens.

Stamps: WaltzingMouse

Cardstock: StampinUp River Rock, Soft Suede; Neenah Classic Crest Natural White

Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede; Memento Tuxedo Black

Other: Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pens, StampinUp Embossing folder  & watercolor crayons, Papertrey Ink Jute Button Twine

Til next time...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

1st Christmas Card of 2011

In the weeks since I last shared a project I have been busy trying to learn some new software and to become more proficient with many of the programs I already have. I've also designed far more Christmas cards than I will need but the ideas just kept coming. Well they were until this miserable sinus thingy turned my head to mush. Sunday I felt well enough to line up all the cards I made and at least get them photographed. Planned on getting a post up on Monday but oldest son came over to spend some time with me so the blog got pushed to the end of the line again. Now, finally, here is the first of this year's Christmas collection...

If something looks familiar it's because I used the same Verve sketch as I did in this post .  I really like the look of this sketch and I imagine I'll be using it again in the future.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink, StampinUp

Cardstock: SU River Rock, Bravo Burgundy

Ink:  SU Handsome Hunter

Other:  Aleene's Paper Glaze, SU Grosgrain ribbon, Spellbinders tag die

Til next time...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Whole Month?

Wow! Sorry folks. I will need to get my projects photographed and posted soon. But not today - sore throat, chills etc.  I appreciate your understanding.