Sunday, November 20, 2011

Holly Jolly Framed Greeting

Happy Sunday,
This weekend has flown by, got some clutter spots cleaned up :D, did laundry, shopped for groceries and did some crafting. This evening I watched a scary movie with the girls and we played Skip-bo at the same time of course, lol. But oh my I can see this week is going to be so busy and go by so fast. We are going to my mil's on Thanksgiving, but I will be sharing some of the cooking load with my sil because my mil is getting up there in age and can't handle a big dinner like that anymore. So I will be making black eyes, corn, green salad and 2 pumpkin pies, yum! Of course with 3 growing girls we will also be baking up that 25 lb. bird we got, I'm thinking tomorrow, then we can cruise through the week with lots of leftovers.....I have a craft fair on Friday so I need easy meals.

Here is card version number 3 I promised to share with you, I really love the versatility I was able to achieve using basically the same layout but switching up how/and what framed pieces I used. I used the DSP Forest Lodge from the current mini, love this DSP, the wood prints are way cool and so are the plaids......they would be great for manly cards.
Overall this is a clean, simple design. I hope you enjoyed.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Hello everyone,
Well it's official, my girls have no school for the next 9 days! Wow, it's going to be crazy, lol, but I'm happy for the break from our day to day rigid schedule. We started the adventure this evening.....In and Out for dinner and then shopping for groceries and supplies the upcoming holiday. I have to say we got a turkey!, 25 pounder, I was going to go for the 17 lb. but my oldest daughter thought that was too small, lol, and wanted me to get a bigger turkey, so we got the 25 lb. Now last week we shopped for groceries at win-co and the turkey's were $1.18 a lb so I didn't get one, today we went to Food maxx and the turkey's were .38 cents a lb, wow, big difference. I like alot of things at Win-co but some things are too expensive. Just my personal opinion, lol, anyway.......

Today I have another version of a card using the Holly Jolly Christmas stamp in the current mini. I really like creating the frame with the nestabilities so each card uses some form of the frame. On this card I cut a piece of DSP 4 " x 5.25" then used the die to cut the frame out (which I used in another card) then I took the outside edge that was left and framed the front of the card, the DSP in the wood prints is awesome for this technique. I also added some snowmen from the Jolly Jingle Bit's stamp set and lots of glitter! I will post version 3 over the weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Good morning,
Wow, I just realized that Thanksgiving is one week away, this year sure has flown by, I'm really looking forward to turkey day and the beginning of the holiday season! My girls have no school all next week, used to be just Thursday and Friday, but they have changed it to all week, which makes it nice for preparing for the holiday and enjoying the day. This year I will be out and about on black Friday, but not as a shopper.....I will be selling my paper crafted goodies at a holiday boutique!! I am looking forward to it! Here is a Christmas greeting I recently made with the new holly jolly Christmas stamp....I actually made 3 versions of this card each a little different, come back for a visit I will be posting the other versions tomorrow and Saturday! Enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hello and greetings to all,
It's been quite awhile since I've been able to make a post, I'm having issues with my computer and it's internet connection, actually it's also crashing alot so it's really time to clean up shop, lol, but I'm getting side tracked here :D

It's a really busy time of year, I've been helping my husband with the raisin harvest, still not quite done, but should be by the end of the week! Can't wait.....then on November 25 and November 30th I will be selling my papercrafted goodies at a couple of local craft fairs! I'm so excited and kinda nervous, but I know it's going to be fun. I've been creating all kinds of new items and today I thought I would share a couple of pocket albums I created. I saw the idea in an issue of the Stampin Success magazine's. After making a few I found that I really like them, they turn out really cute, and they are fast and easy to create.
Start with a piece of CS 5"x10", then score 1 1/4"from the bottom and fold to form the pockets, then score every 2 1/2" and fold. I created tags for the pockets to journal on or add photos to, then just embellish as desired! Too Cute! Try one :D
I think I might make a few more so I have plenty, then if they don't all sell I'll be ready for Christmas!
I hope you enjoy,

Click on the photo for a closeup

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween Easel Card

Good morning,

Happy belated Halloween!

Yesterday was a busy day indeed, I dressed up as a black cat, made my own ears and tail, lol, painted a cat nose and whiskers on, and had so much fun, going about my day. After school my daughter and I went to the store to pick up a couple things and we got the biggest laugh at this lady that was staring mouth wide open, lol, fun, good times :D I love Halloween and dressing up!!!
Thought I would share a cute easel Halloween card I made I love this gravestone stamp, so disappointed that it has been retired.
After stamping the little witch image I used SU markers to color it in, I stamped the birds then heat embossed them in black, they look so cool.

I hope you enjoyed my little card, I have more projects coming up and I also have more video tutorial's in the planning stages. We are still working on harvest so my schedule is full and chaotic but it will soon be done, yeah!!!! then I will be back to a crafting as much as possible, lol.
Thanks for stopping by!