Monday, December 31, 2012

My Top 12 of 2012

Well it is 9:30 will be 2013 in just a couple of  hours. I hope you have a blessed New Year!

I had a great time at every one's favorites list, so I decided to play along too. Here are my top 12 cards of 2012. In no particular order. You can click on each photo to go to the original post.

I really love everything about this card. Does that sound bad? lol

Look at this Saturated Canary image, need I say more? ;o)

I love the paper on this card.

It is rare that I make a simple card I like, but I really like the way this one turned out.

I really like the paper and colors of this one. I love the image. I knew I wanted it as soon as I saw it.

As you may have seen earlier today this is my favorite card with a Mo image. I adore the paper. I really need to find some more like it.

This is one of my favorite Inky Impressions images. I really like the colors of this one.

This card just makes me think of my childhood and Disney World. I adore this sweet image from Sassy Cheryl's.

This card is alot different than my normal style (no colored image), but I love the way it turned out.
 I adore this Your Next Stamp image and the paper.

I really like the colors of this one. The image from MFT is super cute.

I like the paper and colors of this one and of course the adorable Mo image. Every time I see it I think of my daughter.

There is just a few more days to enter my blog candy.

Thank you so much for stopping by. See you in 2013!

Favorite Mo Manning Card

Happy New Year's Eve, everyone. Do you have any big plans for tonight? Are you going to relax at home, go out on the town, or visit a friend? Whatever you decide to do to celebrate please be safe. We will probably spend a relaxing night at home celebrating with friends.

Over at Mo's Digital Pencil they want to see our favorite Mo card that we created during 2012. Honestly it is hard not to love a card made with a Mo image. They are so c-A-ute! After looking through my Mo cards I believe this one is my favorite. I love this image. As soon as I seen it I knew I had to have it. I also love the paper and colors. I am happy with the coloring on the pan as well.

I hope you will play along. I would love to see YOUR favorite card featuring a Mo image.

Only a few more days to enter my blog candy.

Happy New Year! May 2013 bring you everything your heart desires.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time...........

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Thankful for 2012

It is hard to believe that 2012 is almost over. It has been a great crafting year. My first post on my new blog (after taking a few years off) was in May. Since then I have met some wonderful people and got reacquainted with some old friends. I have been introduced to some fabulous companies and challenge blogs. I have accumulated two Iris carts full of supplies. It is no where near what I use to own, but it is a great start. I had my first experience with Copics, which I totally love and I coordinate an awesome group of ladies on the Inky Impressions DT. I cannot express how much it means to me to be back creating. I feel so blessed! Ok I will stop rambling. Now onto today's card. :o)

I made this for the Saturated Canary challenge. Here is the photo to be used as inspiration.

I decided to use Princess Red Rose because it and the top, right inspiration photo both have a tree. I also gained inspiration from the colors, sparkle, round bulbs, and tree needles in the photos.

Other supplies:
Ribbon - Paper Issues
Gems & Pearls - Inky Impressions
Fancy Flourish die - MFT
Punches - Marth Stewart
Paper - my stash
Coloring - Copics
Glitter glue - Studio G
Doily - Wilton
Misc. tulle

I am playing in the following challenges:
Saturated Canary: photo inspiration
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes
Totally Gorjuss: new (deco fan punch)
Charisma Cardz: anythign goes
DYSU: turquoise [last challenge :( ]
The Paper Shelter: anything goes

You can find my blog candy here.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time...........

Saturday, December 29, 2012

All Cozy

Howdy! Brrrr! It has been cold and raining here today. I have stayed in my PJ's all day. ;o) Sometimes it is nice just to have a lazy day. I thought the Kraftin Kimmie challenge would be the perfect challenge to work on today since the theme is "cozy".

I used an adorable Kraftin Kimmie image designed by Cheryl Alger from the Lulu and Friends stamp set. Doesn't she look cozy in her PJ's and slippers? The sentiment is from PTI. I used a doily from Wilton, gems from Inky Impressions, ribbon from MFT, jute twine from My Craft Spot, a scalloped circle punch and doily boarder punch from Martha Stewart. The paper and button are from my stash. I stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copics.

Don't forget to enter my blog candy giveaway by January 4. You do not have to be a follower to enter, although you will receive an additional entry if you are.

I am playing in the following challenges. I hope you will join in the fun.
Kraftin Kimmie: cozy
7 Kids College Fund: anything goes (GDT)
Card Crafter's Circle: anything goes
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time...........

Friday, December 28, 2012

Handmade Gifts Part 2

You can find my blog candy here.

Good morning! Can you believe we are only 4 days away from 2013? Wow this year has flown by. I go back to school in 10 days. My break is just going by way to fast. It really needs to slow down so I can savor it before I embark on my last semester. :o)

As promised here are the rest of the note cards and the gift box I made for my sister for Christmas. To make the box I just sat down at my scoring board and played until I came up with something I liked. I used paper from K&Company.

Here you can see where I stitched the handle.
Pearls from Inky Impressions. Ribbon from Paper Issues.

Stamp from the dollar bin at Michael's. Charm & Inky Dinky Drops from Inky Impressions. Ribbon from Paper Issues.
 Tag and sentiment from Unity Stamp Co. Jute twine from My Craft Spot.

Well there you have it. I hope you enjoyed seeing the gift I put together for my sister.

I am playing in the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz: anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey: anything goes
Simply Create: anything goes
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes
Make it Monday: anything goes
The Pink Elephant: anything goes

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time...........

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Handmade Gifts Part 1

Good morning! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas. Ours was fabulous. The last couple of months have been a little rough financially due to my hubby being in construction, so the gifts were limited this year, but I honestly believe it was one of the best we have ever had. We had so much fun! My husband, girls and I spent it with my parents, sister and one of my sisters friends who does not have family in the area. We had great food and loads of laughs. My stomach literally hurt from laughing so much. I feel truly blessed.

My sister, Tiffany, was an English major and she loves to read and write. I like to call her "artsy".  I made her a gift basket (which I will share at a later time) and put these bookmarks that I made in it. She loved them. The quote about a room without books made her tear up. She said "that is so true".  I used the MFT, Bookmark Duo stamp and die set. The ribbon and hemp cord are from MFT, DP is from K&Company,  jute twine is from My Craft Spot, and the background stamp (left bookmark) is from Inkadinkado. The button, lace and brad are from my stash.

Here are a couple of the note cards I put in the basket as well. These are different than my normal style, but they are her style. They are very simple and flat for easy mailing.

The paper are again from K&Company. The jute twine is from My Craft Spot, the ribbon is from Paper Issues, the gems (first card) are from Inky Impressions, and the monogram stamp is out of the dollar bin at Michael's. I used my Tim Holtz paper distresser on the edges and inked them with Chalk ink in Chestnut Roan.

There is only about a week left to enter to win my blog candy.

I am submitting these to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: anyting goes
Try It On Tuesday: Pick 4 (die cuts, ribbon, distressing, and sentiment)
Tuesday Alchemy: anything goes
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge: anything goes

I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Come back tomorrow for part 2; the gift basket I made  my sister and the other note cards I included inside of it.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time...........

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Thank you, Karen!

I received this gorgeous gift from my friend and fellow Inkette, Karen. I wish I could get a better photo of it. This picture does not do it justice. It truly is one of the most gorgeous things ever!  The details are fabulous and workmanship is fantastic. Head over to Karen's blog and check out all of her beautiful creations. You will not be sorry!! She really is one of the most talented gals I know. Karen, thank you so much! This means more to me than you know, my friend. XOXO

On another note. Have you seen this fab giveaway from The Ribbon Girl? I LOVE buttons so this is right up my alley. Those aqua buttons are so yummy looking. Run on over and get your name in the post to win these fab buttons.

You can also check out my blog candy here.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time...........

Five Favorite Christmas Cards of 2012

As some of you know, every year, Debby sets the task of choosing our five favorite Christmas cards that we made throughout the year. I thought it would be fun to play along. I would love for you to play along as well so I can see YOUR five favorite Christmas cards that you made in 2012. Here are mine in no particular order.

This Inky Impressions card using the super cute, Jingles the Elf. You will find the post here.
 This Saturated Canary card using the gorgeous, Christmas Angel. You can find the post here.
 This Magnolia card which uses the adorable, Tilda in the Mountains. You can find the post here.
 This Inky Impressions card using the classic, Winter Home. The post can be found here.
 This Saturated Canary card using a limited time freebie. (The inside does mention mention Christmas). You can find the post here.
Well, there you have it; my five favorite Christmas cards of 2012. It has been a great Christmas season, but if I am being honest, I am glad it is over and I look forward to 2013.  :o)

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time...........

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Gift Boxes

Good morning friends. I hope you are enjoying your Christmas Eve so far. I have a couple more gift boxes to share with you. I am also sharing a gift card holder. I took the super quick way on these. There is no coloring. I used pre-made graphics from Crafter's Companion from Mulberry Wood Classic Christmas card collection and  Martha Stewart punches. The small sentiment stamps are from PTI and the large Merry Christmas stamp is from Hero Arts. The paper I used to make the boxes is from Recollections.

Well that is all for today. Don't forget to sign up for my blog candy. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! May you be blessed with love, laugher, and lasting memories.

I am playing in the following challenges:
Crafter's Companion: winter friends
Cut, Create, Have Fun: gift wrap/packaging

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time...........

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Elves are Watching

You can find my blog candy here.

Hey everyone! Christmas is almost here. I have been busy today with last minute preperations.  I won't keep you, I know you are probably busy too. I always try to include something hand-made with my families gifts. I made this little goodie box and filled it with candy for my sister. It was quick and easy and looks super cute. I made some other ones that I will share with you later.

The image and sentiment were free digis from the fabulous Whimsie Doodles.
Isn't she a doll! I just love her sweet face.

I colored with Copics and added glitter glue to her hat to make it sparkle.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Have a Merry Christmas, everyone!

I am playing in the following challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle: Christmas/NewYear or use a digi
One Stitch At A Time : use a digi
The Squirrel & the Fox : Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas: anything Christmas
Di's Digis Designs: Christmas
MilkCoffee Challenge: Christmas or winter

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time...........