Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Holiday Home Linky Party - Mantel

YES you are in the right place!!! So right about now my husband and son are about to wring my neck! If I ask them to get one more tote out of the attic things could get ugly!! ;) I kid (sorta).
I'm linking up to a mantel party and if you haven't started decorating yet or wanting to change your mantel, you have got to check out this blog
Every other year I make subtle changes to my mantel and this year it is a new garland (HL 50% off yea) and LED lights. Dare I say that I'm not digging the LED - the box says clear, but it looks like blue to me when lit. Oh well...

Monday, November 29, 2010

Let It Snow


Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! Mine was nice and a new sweet treat I made was a big hit. Have you heard of mini desserts in a shot glass? They are pretty hot right now so I made mini banana pudding shots (no rum). LOL Every single person asked me if there was alcohol in them because of the shot glass.
Anyway...I found time to color yesterday while watching the Titans play an ugly game. One of the Pure Innocence images that is a favorite. NOTICE my new die????'s a My Favorite Things die and although it's pricey, so glad to have bought it. It's been sold out several times.
Image - digi Pure Innocence and digi Lili of the Valley sentiment
Paper - Milton & Co. Christmas Pad and PTI cs
Ink - Prismacolor/Copic pens
Misc. - Nestabilities, PTI ribbon, MFT die, white Flower Soft, MS punches, clear dew drop
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Monday, November 22, 2010

Stocking Were Hung


Hope you had a good weekend! You know you're addicted to stamps when this entire card started with a sentiment from a $1 set. I had a clear stamp set with 4 sentiments, so that's like a quarter a sentiment. So after looking at the Magnolia Merry Little Christmas Collection, I picked up the fireplace. Next I wanted the Tilda sitting but she's sold out everywhere, so this giggling Tilda was my second choice. You know what? I really like her a lot! Of course, to take it to a whole different level, I purchased a card scents called Fireplace. Seriously!!! I mean a 25 cent sentiment cost me some $. But these are stamps that will be used again and again! So it all works out right? LOL To do the fireplace and colored with grays and then used a Prismacolor colorless blender (which I love much more than the Copic)and let it just sit in the square to achieve a "stone" look.
Stamps - Giggling Tilda and Fireplace (Magnolia) sentiment (Studio G)
Paper - PTI cs, Cosmo Cricket Jolly By Golly
Ink - Memento and Copics/Prismacolor
Misc. - MS snowflake punch, PTI twine/button, Nestabilities, Christmas Red Stickles
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Love You Snow Much


Whew! Today was a great one for me because I thought it would be a 10 hr. work day. The stars aligned and I was finished in 7 - YES!!!!!
Another cute digi snowman today! These are easy to color and you can knock them out super quick!
Images - Digi snowman (Etsy-digistampcharacter) and Darcie's sentiment
Paper - Milton & Co. Christmas pad (All That Scraps) and PTI cs
Ink - Prismacolor
Misc. - SU Sizzlits die, Nestabilities, glue & glitter, Kaiser pearls
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Winter Smiles


Hope your weekend was great! This week I'm going to make snowmen themed cards and it can't be any easier than with this sweet digi. She is the same artist who does the Pure Innocence images. LOVE them! I wanted to keep this card really simple. My dp is distressed, so I applied some chalk ink to my cream cardstock.
Digi Image and SU sentiment
Ink - Copics
Paper - Cosmo Cricket, PTI cs
Misc. - SU punch, twine, dew drops, Nestabilities, MS mica flakes, pop-up dots, PTI ribbon
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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Sometimes a card doesn't go quite the way we wanted and that's ok. I'm going to post this anyway, because I have a solution to my problem. ;)
My idea to use the sheet music with Nestabilities - good. My cutting a small mat around our singers - not so good. However, I'm order some new circle sentiments from LotV tonight (can't wait) and will cover up the lower right hand corner boo boo. I'm really not good at cutting, too impatient probably. :)
Taking the day off - just because I can. YEA!
Stamps - Christmas Carolers (LotV) and sheet music (too lazy to go look)
Paper - Milton & Co. Christmas paper pad and SU cs
Ink - Memento and Prismacolor pens
Misc. - bling, Nestabilities, lime chalk ink, glue pen, prisma glitter

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sneaky Tilda


Isn't she just the cutest thing ever! Sneaky Tilda is in the Merry Little Christmas release, but she is definitely a year round stamp. I paired her up with some new paper from All That Scraps and when it arrived what a surprise to see how bright it is. But after coloring Tilda, I adore it. I'm waiting for the new LotV sentiment stamps to use with her.
Stamps - Sneaky Tilda (Magnolia)
Paper - Milton & Co. paper pack (All That Scraps) and SU cs
Ink - Prismacolor pens
Misc. - Nestabilities, MS branch punch,MS border punch, Prima flowers, Stickles, bling
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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Belated Birthday Wishes


Hope you are having a good weekend! Today was my lucky day with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. I'm participating in a belated birthday swap and had just finished coloring this image when I see this is PERFECT for the CIC. Everyone on the DT used this image and a few also used the boy.
Image - Tiddly Inks digi and SU sentiment
Paper - DCWV Nana's Kitchen
Ink - Copics
Misc. - MS punch, ribbon, pop-up dots and stickles
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Friday, November 5, 2010

Just Magnolia


Yeah - it's Friday!!! This may very well become my *NEW* favorite Magnolia. The minute I saw her she had to be mine. The Just Magnolia challenge this week was to use beads. Hmmm...well not a lot of beads in my house, but after checking out the DT cards, many of them used the pearl type embellishments.
Stamp - Tilda with fir tree (Magnolia)
Paper - MM Mistletoe and SU cs
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - MM Mistletoe jelly sentiment, MS border punch, Kaiser pearls, pop-up dots
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