Thursday, December 31, 2009

TGF's 12 Days of Sketches! - Sketch 9

Sketch 9 for the 12 Days of Sketches at TGF. Go check out the new release that is coming out tomorrow, really cute stuff.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

TGF's 12 Days of Sketches! - Sketch 8

Here is day 8 of The Greeting Farm's 12 Days of Sketches. More My Minds Eye DP and a new Martha Stewart border punch. If you haven't seen the new border punch line run, don't walk to Micheal's. In more enabler news, has the new Cuttlebug Folder Asian Bundle for $29.99 and free shipping. That makes them $3.75 each for 8 Cuttlebug folders.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

TGF's 12 Days of Sketches! - Sketch 7

Finally a NON-Christmas card! I'm so tired of green and red. This is for TGF 12 Days of Sketches #7. The DP is My Minds Eye Kiss & Tell. I tied the Fiesta Felt hearts with Stampin Up ribbon. 1 down, and 4 more sketches waiting. Uff-Da!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Crazy 4 Challenges Sketch 17

Another sketch challenge, but this time from C4C.
I did get to sleep in today. Boy did I need it. We made Hello Kitty Fortune Cookies (one of Addison's Christmas gifts from a friend). Then we went sledding. She's a big chicken about everything so she didn't like the big hill at the park. Once we walked back home I took her in our front yard on the small hill. She liked that but it wasn't packed down. That makes it much harder to walk out of. I took down ALL my Christmas decorations. I couldn't take the clutter any longer. I may go to The Container Store tomorrow. I should stay away from that place, it's so pricey. I usually just get ideas but I'm after something specific tomorrow. I love all the organization stuff. I think I subconsciously want to have a house that looks like Martha Stewart's (that will never happen). I have 2 more challenges to work on and another will come out tomorrow, so hopefully I will get some play time also.

Amy has more sweet sweet candy.

Amy over at A thousand sheets of paper has more great candy to celebrate her new release at All the Scraps. Boy would I love to win this. Go look at the card she made. It will put you in the Valentines mood.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. This is an easel card I did for my December class. It may be hard to see but the border on the right side is a Martha S. punch topped with a Marvy snowflake punch in white with a pink crystal sticker in the middle. I think it adds some interest and texture.
So does everyone feel like they are coming down from the Christmas high? I'm exhausted and ready to get all the decorations & toys put away. I need my space back to normal. It's not just this year, I always feel like this the day after Christmas. In fact I normally spend this day taking the tree down. But not today, I spent the morning at Target, Micheals, & Hallmark with my friend. In the afternoon we went to her house for a little Christmas with her family. Busy day, but fun. Tomorrows plan: Sleep In!

Stamp: Vivi & Keep Cozy
CS: Fern 11 X 4 ¼ score at 5 ½ & 8 ¼, 5 ½ X 4 ¼
Lt. Blue 2 X 5, 3 X 4
White 5 ¼ X 4
DP: Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Thin Ice & Rooftop
Rooftop 5 ¼ X 4
Thin Ice 1 ¼ X 5
Copics: Face E50, E51, E93
Hair E34, E35, E37
Clothes R00, R20, YG13, YG17, B0000, B000, B00
Punches - Martha Stewart Snowfall Border
Marvy Snowflake
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Snowflakes & Flurries
Pink Crystal Stickers
Liquid Appliqué
Ribbon: Stampin Up Light Pink 3/8 organdy
Nestablilities Small Labels

TGF's 12 Days of Sketches! - Sketch 6

I was going to post this yesterday but when I looked at the pictures I took I had to redo them. This isn't much better, I think my eyeballs aren't level in my head, I can't seem to take a strait picture. This is sketch 6 of TFG 12 Day Challenge.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

TGF's 12 Days of Sketches! - Sketch 5

This is a very appropriate card for the weather we are having today. We have about 9 inches on the ground and a lot more coming. Good to not have to go anywhere tomorrow. We are having a quiet Christmas at home, we will likely go sledding at the park.

This is sketch 5 in TGF's 12 Days of Sketches challenge. I will have sketch 6 up soon.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

TGF's 12 Days of Sketches! - Sketch 4

Another day, another sketch. TGF is keeping me busy with this challenge. Do you think I will make it to 12? We will have to see. At least I will have a head start on my cards for next Christmas. This is also my entry for Anyone 4 Anya's last card of the year challenge.

The snow should be starting any time now. We could get anywhere between 6 - 14 inches by tomorrow night. So it will be a white Christmas here in MN. See back tomorrow for sketch 5.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

TGF's 12 Days of Sketches! - Sketch 3

Day 3 of the 12 day challenge. Sorry for the short posts but I'm also trying to get 4 8X8 albums done by mid January. I'm up to Halloween but haven't done any of the journaling or titles yet. I'll have day 4 for you tomorrow, stay tuned.

Monday, December 21, 2009

TGF's 12 Days of Sketches! - Sketch 2

This sketch is from TGF 12 Days of Sketches Day 2. I switched things up today and used my Prismacolor pencils. I used Doodlebug black glitter paper and metallic gold paper for a little bling. Then I added stickles to the dots on the ribbon in gold and black.
Stamp: TGF Digi Toby New Year
Prismacolor pencils: 1092 Nectar, 950 Metallic Gold, 942 Yellow Ochre, 945 Sienna Brown, 1093 Seashell Pink, 935 Black, 904 lt Cerulean Blue, 1088 Muted Turquoise
Borner Punch: Martha
Ribbon: May Arts w/golden rod & black diamond stickles
Nestabilities: classic scallop ovals sm

Sunday, December 20, 2009

TGF's 12 Days of Sketches! - Sketch 1

TGF will be posting the TGF 12 Days of Sketches on the TGF BLOG starting with this Farm Fresh Friday Challenge! The 12th Sketch will be revealed on NEW YEAR's DAY. Anyone who completes all 12 sketches will be entered into a drawing to win the ENTIRE TGF JANUARY RELEASE!!! Wish me luck (that is if I get all 12 done).

So here is my card for sketch 1. Luckily I have a few finished images left from projects. That will help with time. The DP is Basic Grey Eskimo kisses: snow globe & thin ice. The fur on the hat is liquid applique. Well, better go get to work on sketch 2.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

I Won, I Won

This total luck because it's by random drawing, but I won the Anyone 4 Anya anything goes challenge. The prize is a free stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil. Sweet!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

School Christmas Party

Today was Addison's first school Christmas party. She dressed up and had her hair curled at Chez Beautay (that's our pretend salon). She was so excited to give her teachers their gifts. We had a great time decorating her gingerbread house. I have to admit I kind of took over the candy placement. This is the reason we don't do abrakadoodle class anymore, I can't control myself when it comes to craft projects. We finished the house and were admiring our work when I noticed the other kids houses. You see their mothers aren't OCD. They actually let their children decorate the house themselves. The Horror! They had huge piles of icing smeared everywhere and candy all over. Addison's house had a door with knob, windows, shingles with trim, and candy cane corners. Sorry Sis, your stuck with me. Some day you will do the same thing to your kids, it's genetic.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My Not So Christmas Card

I couldn't wait to use my new Mistletoe Snowhill stamp Amy sent me. Isn't she sweet? I'm kind of burnt out on Christmas so I decided to go a different direction with her. The berries on the mistletoe made me think of this Basic Grey paper I squired away months ago. The pearls are in two different colors and I added some stardust pen to give her wings some sparkle. Well I better get going, it's time to go to ATC club. Later gator

Stamp: Mistletoe Snowhill from Sweet November Stamps, CC Designs
Copics: E25, E27, E29, E0000, E000, R01, BG000, BG02, BG05, BG07
stardust pen
Ribbon: American Craft
Brad: K&Company
metallic thread Kreinik
CS: SU Chocolate Chip, Color Mates Dark Terrific Teal, Light Terrific Teal
DP: Basic Grey Offbeat Eccentric

Monday, December 14, 2009

Let It Snow ATC

This is for my monthly ATC meeting but also qualifies for this weeks C4C challenge. I made this ATC on chipboard to give it something sturdy for the snow-tex to stick to. I love the way the snow-tex gives it so much texture.

Stamps: Inkadinkado
DP: Basic Grey eskimo kisses
Ribbon: A Muse, May Arts
Glitter Snowflakes: Merry Minis from Michaels
ATC Chipboard: Boxer Scrapbook Productions
white acrylic paint

Club Anya Holiday Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping over from Club Anya for a visit. If this blog hop doesn't get you in the Christmas mood just call yourself Scrooge. There is a lot going on tonight, so lets get started.

My entry for the THE WHO you callin' a HO HO HO award. Santa is jingling all the way with the little bells attached to the poinsettias.

Stamp: Xmas Sweeties
CS: Kiwi Crush Bazzill
Pomegranate Splash
DP: Bo Bunny St. Nick Toyland
Copics: Face E50, E51, E93
Hair E25, E27, E29
Clothes R24, R27, R29
Fur BG0000
Buckle Silver gelly roll
Flowers: Hero Arts Poinsettia
Cuttlebug Christmas Countdown folder
Spellbinders Nested Pine Trees
Bells: 6 mm

The ALL WRAPPED UP award will go to the best display of altering a 3D item using Anya and/or Ian. With this little note book you can keep tabs on who's been naughty and nice.

Stamp: Xmas Sweeties
CS: Pink Papertrey Sweet Blush
Red Stampin Up Ruby Red
DP: Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Snow Globe
Copics: Face E50, E51, E93
Clothes B00, B000, B0000
Hair Y21, YR23, E99
Silver Gelly Roll Pen
Stardust Gelly Roll Pen
Versa Magic Eggplant ink (for scuffing)
Pink Pearls: Basic Grey
Holly Garland
White Fun Flock
Ribbon: Stampin Up Old Olive

I would love to read your comments. Enjoy the hop and have a Happy Anya Holiday!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Kiss Under the Mistletoe

Santa came early to my house yesterday. Look what I got in the mail! Well my Santa is the fabulously talented Amy (A thousand sheets of paper). She sent me a beautiful card and if that's not enough a goodie bag with some great paper, embellishments, and MISTLETOE SNOWHILL STAMP! I was jumping for joy. Amy is the designer of Sweet November Stamps which you can purchase from CC Designs and are available at All That Scraps. Thank you so much Amy, your so sweet and kind. I can't wait to ink her up. A big KISS under the mistletoe from me to you!

Saturday, December 12, 2009


The Greeting Farm Farm Fresh Friday Challenge is to KISS this week. Keep It Simply Shaped.

So here are the RULES:*Create a card using our K.I.S.S. technique: KEEP IT SIMPLY SHAPED. This means NO Die cuts, Nesties, and no more than ONE punch. You MAY create layers, but all shapes must be cut with a straight trimmer aka squares/ rectangles. You MAY embellish, but don't go crazy.

Well with all those rules it made for a very quick card. This is for my friends baby shower. And yes, I only used 1 punch like the rules say. From start to finish it took about one hour to make.

Stamp: Oh Baby
CS: SU Pretty in Pink (grid embossed)
Copics: E00, E01, E02, R20, R21, 0, Y00, Y02, Y11, B0000
Punch: SU word window
Ribbon: Making Memories

Friday, December 11, 2009

"The COMPLETE Package"

Update: This is my entry for the Crazy 4 Challenges Treat Package Challenge.

Club Anya is having a really fun challenge this week.

RULES:Create a Handmade Gift using an ANYA or IAN stamp (no sprouts, H/g, etc.) You can make a card to go with it, but the contest entries must include some sort of handmade gift and/or packaging for a gift. This can be a box, ornament, wreath, centerpiece, ANY kind of gift...just has to be more than a card.

I love to make things besides the usual card from time to time. This is a gift for a friend this Christmas. The gift card is for a family movie night (2 movie rentals, 2 soft drinks, and a tub of popcorn). So what little Anya goes perfect with a movie night, well Showtime Anya of course.

The box is a "fry box" template, then I made the filler with black card stock. Anya is the ring master of this show. Her ribbon on the hat and her barrette and the stripes on the popcorn bucket are paper pieced from the same DP as the fry box. I used liquid applique for the popcorn and a little yellow glaze pen for the butter. She is colored with Copic markers. The tag is made with the Stampin Up tag corner punch and I added the stitch outline with pen.

Stamp: Showtime Anya
Copics: C5, C7, C9, E50, E51, E93, R00, R24, R27, R29, E31, E35, E57
liquid applique
ribbon: Stampin Up

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I'm still here.

Sorry about the lack of blogging this week. I don't know what happened to the week. I do some things in the works. The Club Anya release blog hop is coming up on the 14th, and I have lots to show you. I hope to also get my project for the Complete Package Challenge finished and posted tomorrow. It's been such a crazy week, eye exam, dentist office, half a foot of snow, and teaching a class on top of feeling under the weather.

So what's on the to do list?
  • wrap presents
  • finish Complete Package Challenge project
  • get Christmas cards in the mail
  • clean the bomb site we call the guest bedroom
  • make a baby shower card and get gift in the mail
  • sleep
  • eat

So who saw Glee this week? I can't believe I have to wait until Spring for a new episode. It's going to be a long winter.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Farm Fresh Friday Color Challenge

This weeks challenge for Farm Fresh Friday is WONDERFUL color combo. RULES: Create a card that is based on the color combo of Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White.

This is also my entry for Anyone for Anya's Anything goes challenge.

Stamp: Keep Cozy
CS & Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
DP: Stampin Up
Copics: E47, YG03, BG72
Ribbon: Stampin Up Alpine

I Love Santa my A$%!

This is how my weekend went. All day Sunday Addison asked, "When are we going to see Santa?". Once we get there I stand in line while her father occupies her with popcorn. I finally make it to the front and call her over for her turn. She takes one look at Santa a FREAKS OUT! You would have thought he was holding bloody ax the way she flipped out. Like her shirt? Ya, she really loves Santa, can't you tell? So much for the Christmas card picture. I may not get my cards out until January at the rate.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Stamper's Night Before Christmas

My sister sent this to me, enjoy.

Twas the night before Christmas, I’m glued to the tree.I’m wondering what Santa brought just for me.Could it be cardstock or inkpads or lace?Or some stamps, I said, with a smile on my face.And that’s when I heard him……“Hi Santa, ” I saidHe replied, “You know….good girls should be in their beds”.“I know I should Santa,and now I’ve been caught.But I was just so excited to see what you brought.”“Well, let’s take a look in this room where you work”.He shook his head quickly, and left with a jerk.I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear.“You’ve got enough crap,I’ll see you next year!”
by Arlene Vita.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Teacher Gifts

Before you get into my post for today I'm going to toot my own horn for a second. My Little Sweetie card is one of the featured 12 days of Christmas cards on Club Anya today. It's the eight cand colored layers. Go check it out here.

This is my first year to have teachers to buy gifts for. I never know what to do and worry about is it to little or to much. So I made note pads with matching gift card holders. The gift card template you can find here:

I made a few tweaks of my own. Rounded all the corners and added the ribbon and the extra DP for the inside.
CS: SU Garden Green
DP: Martha Stewart Frosty Gingerbread
Ribbon: Michaels
Quickuts gingerbread cookie cutter die
Punch: Martha
Gingerbread Felt Ribbon: Martha

Here you can see my gingerbread boy and girl I scuffed with brown ink and added the white with gell pen.

Back side

In bags with toppers. I used the SU top notes die and a gingerbread man punch I got from Michaels last year. Then put some kraft paper behind him so he pops.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday ATC

Today I have a sneak peek at my Holiday ATC for Wendy's swap group. The stamp is Tim Holtz First Christmas. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink to make the background paper (Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap, Fired Brick). The poinsettia and leaves are from Hero Arts with a little Tim Holtz walnut stain Stickels in the center. I stitched the charm on with tread.

I seem to have a Tim Holtz theme going today. Tim Holtz is going to be putting his spin on the 12 Tags of Christmas once again! You are NOT going to want to miss out on the inspiration. Check out Tim's blog to share in the daily creative inspiration that he will share with all of us beginning December 1st and running through December 12th.

RED ALERT: Today is TGF release day. If you go to their blog you can download a FREE Marina Digi!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Little Sweet Treat

This little sweetie is a 3 challenge combo.

1) TGF Farm Fresh Friday Sweet Treat Challenge
2) A4A Sketch Challenge
3) C4C Punch Happy Challenge

Stamp: TGF Lolli Anya
CS: Stampin Up Garden Green, Real Red
DP: Martha S. Frosty Gingerbread
Cuttlebug Candy Cane Stripe folder
Border Punch: Martha S. Rings
Copics: R24, R27, R29, E50, E51, E93, E53, E97, R20