Monday, December 30, 2013

Another December birthday

This may be my last post for 2013, so I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe, healthy, prosperous and crafty new year.

We celebrate another niece's birthday 3 days after Christmas. It is tough for me to turn off the Christmas craftiness and switch to birthday! I'm still making Christmas holiday cards and mini albums! I can't get enough of it!!
But I did and here is the card I made~

Wow - this is a bit blurry!

All papers, bingo card and cake tag are from Pretty Little Studio. The ruffled trim at the bottom is Melissa Frances and my heart cutout chipboard is from Maya Road which I glittered up and tied with a ribbon from my stash along with the button on the tag.

Happy New Year everyone and good night!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Ice skates

My first day to relax! All week I've been running errands, Christmas shopping, wrapping gifts, making tags to adorn the pretty packages. Christmas baking, and baking and baking! I love to bake and to try new recipes. I also attended my godson's 3rd grade school Christmas program. He played the recorder (flute) for all 3 songs they performed.

Tonight I am popping in to share a Christmas card I made - actually one of many. This one is one of my favorites. I plan to reproduce a few more and send them out next year.

The ice skates die is by Sizzix - a Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers magnetic die. I sponged the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink. I made little 'X's' with a light gray Stampin Up marker to resemble the laces. I used Stampin Up Basic Gray marker for the blades and black for the heels of the skate. I used a brad to hold the skates together and wrapped PTI's red and white twine around the skates several times and tied it all into a bow.

 My sentiment is from Stampin Up's Many Merry Messages set. The green striped pattern paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle. And the red cardstock is from Michael's. I also sponged the edges of the green striped paper before adhering to the red cardstock.

I have also started prepping for more 8x8 mini scrapbook albums. I made 3 Christmas - themed albums and gave them as gifts to friends I work with before leaving for my 2 weeks vacation. I was in such a hurry putting the final touches on them that I forgot to take pictures! I have so many paper packs I thought by making albums it would be a good way to use them up. I love making Christmas cards and mini scrapbook albums that I hate to have to put it all away! But before you know it, it will be time to bring out all the valentine goodies!

That is all from me tonight. I think I will put off going to the grocery store and settle in for the night with my warm flannel jammies, a fire going, and a good James Patterson book!
Good night all~

Sunday, December 8, 2013

December birthday

Good Sunday morning to you! I am at the tail end of a full blown migraine from yesterday - ugh! That's what I get for attempting to start my Christmas shopping, on a Saturday, at the mall, on an empty stomache!  I cancelled my plans to go see Catching Fire - the 2nd part to Hunger Games. Oh well, there's always next weekend. I'll just stay in and finish making Christmas cards and get them addressed and mailed!

But today I am sharing a card I made for a December birthday - she's a good friend and coworker. No reds and greens for this card - I am using turquoise, peach and green. Weird combination but it ended up looking good together!

The pattern papers and journal card is from Graphic 45's Secret Garden line. I used PTI's ric rac die, green cardstock, flower and ribbon from my stash; Prima crystals in white pearl.

I bought a new die from Sizzix - Christmas wreath, ornament and vine. I can't wait to start playing with it!

Until next time~