Monday, December 27, 2010

Thank you to Sharon Johnson at No Time To Stamp!

I apologize again for not posting...this Holiday season has taken a toll on me and my family. We all caught a stomach virus over the holidays and even today we are trying to get well.

I Totally CASE'd this card from Sharon Johnson. I saw this a year or so ago on her blog and found these cards at I copied her, because I loved what she did with it! The ribbon is, of course, from her store 100% silk white. The stamps are from JustRite Stamps "Christmas Treasures." I used Versamark to stamp and heat embossed the image with gold embossing powder...The Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles and Scalloped Circles were also used.

Then I thought I would post another of the presents I made for family and friends. This was a glass square ??? bowl that I purchased at Hobby Lobby and I added some greenery and embellishments from stems. The manger scene I also purchased at HL...and I placed it on top of green, red and white decorative accents with white lights added, so you can plug it in and the lights show off the colors of Christmas.

Every one that I gave this to, just loved it...and, it gives me many more ideas for next Christmas :)

I hope all of you had a Very Happy Christmas!

Hugs ~

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I think...Christmas Angel from Sarah Kay

Hi all...another long...not posting time. I have, like I said made too many handmade gifts for Christmas and it really cut into my time with my cards. I enjoyed making all of the gifts, but...miss my cards :)
This image is what I think is called Christmas Angel from Sarah Kay. I used Die-Cut Die Pad from K&Company for the background paper. I used Versamark to stamp the image and then embossed in gold embossing powder. Such a pretty image I think.
The presents I made for my friends and family were made from what I bought from Hobby Lobby...BOX...I think it is called...I added a string of 35 lights and then put Wedding Petals in white to cover the wires. Then I added some trim to the sides. The ribbon was bought from Hobby Lobby (can you tell I love this place?). Gold ribbon around the box to make it festive and elegant!

I hope you enjoy these creations I have made...I was thrilled with the actual reactions I got at home and at work.
Thank you for sharing and for your comments and visits!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Annie's Birthday

Hi Guys!!! I know it has been forever since I have posted, but the holidays have kept me quite busy. This year, I opted to hand make all of my presents for my family and friends. I will be posting more (hopefully sooner)! I will say one is a joy to make something from your own hands and see the joy that it brings to the people you love and care that is why I have not had the time to post in quite a while.

This card and gift was for my sister Annie's Birthday celebrated yesterday. I scored the cardstock with my Scor-Pal and cut a rectangle of red foil. Then I used my Spellbinder's Large Deckled Rectangle to cut out the shape and embossing it. The stamp is one of my favorites from Belles 'n Whistles Belle with Teddy-Back. I colored with my Copic Markers and added stickles, which you can't see here...unless you click on it to get a closer view. The tag is from Spellbinders also with red velvet ribbon running through it. Annie was computer generated. The flower was yellow, but using my Smooch Cosmic Pink, it turned the perfect shade of red! I also used some Crayola Red spray that I got from Toys R Us.

I put lights in the bottom of the sleigh and added gold and red glittered Christmas balls that I glued together. Then I just added the other embellishments and the Santa on top. It shows up better when it is on a counter top or under a lamp...I did not have this plugged in and so you cannot see the real beauty of it. But, I think my sister really liked it.

I will be back with more later. Have a great week and thank you for stopping by to visit!!