Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve Birthday Card

The last day of 2009, and my mother-in-law's it's only fitting that I post today.

Of course I made her a card, so here it is.

The stamp is Miss Anya from the Rain, Snow, Shine set. I colored her with my copics, and the fur trim is flocking. It looks better in person. I used my Cuttlebug embossing folders to make the swirlies..I'm not really sure how I lived without that machine for so long.

That brings me to my other new machine, and what I can do with it...

I made a little birthday box. I used the Cricut to cut the box out as well as all the letters. I stuck a few flowers on it, and I think it turned out pretty good.

We filled it with candy, salt water taffy is her favorite. I hope she likes it. We aren't able to join them for lunch today to give it to her, but Jonathan is going to pass it to his dad at work, and he can take it home to her. I'm excited to hear what she thinks.

I hope everyone has a safe and fun New Year.

See you next year..haha.


Sunday, December 27, 2009

A Quick Thank You Card

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. I did. I am now the proud new owner of a Cuttlebug machine..AND..a Cricut Expressions. My husband gave me the first, and my mother-in-law the second. Of course I've already been playing with them.

I needed to make a thank you card, so I broke out the Cuttlebug.

I embossed on the blue paper and used my glaze pen on the raised parts.

You can't really see, but I stamped "thank you" in white ink. It looks much better in person.

I just wanted to post something really quick...there will be more new creations from the Cuttlebug and Cricut..I'm pretty excited.

See you later.


Thursday, December 24, 2009

All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge-Nativity

Since this is probably the last Christmas challenge, and since I've been crazy busy making Christmas cards, it's a perfect challenge to participate in.

The theme is Nativity, so this stamp is perfect. It's the Reason for the Season from All That Scraps. I colored it with my Copics. I'm pretty sure the paper is all from Hobby Lobby.

It's Christmas Eve, so I've got a lot to do still.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday.


Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Tree and Christmas Kitties

I promised some Christmas tree and kitty pictures, so that is what I'll be delivering today. Some of these pictures were on the Christmas cards Jonathan and I sent out this year...yeah we're those people..we don't have any kids, so we use cats...

Any way, this is our tree, it looks a bit different now, there's more stuff on it, after we went to Sam's club, we found some more stuff that matches the theme we already looks pretty awesome. There's more stuff under it too :-)

We spent a long time trying to take these pictures, because cats just don't want to cooperate. This is Aster by himself in the sleigh we borrowed from Jonathan's mother.

This is my winner, Bean being so cute in the Santa hat. He was the only one we could get to wear that hat. This is why he gets to stay..because he's do darn cute.

Chippy was the most difficult, he didn't want to participate at all.

It was tough to get all three of them to sit together. We wanted so badly to have them sitting with the sleigh, but it just wouldn't happen.

In the end we got them all on the table together, mostly looking in the same direction.

Our cards turned out really cute, I think.

I'm ready for this weekend, I've finished my mother's Christmas cards, so maybe I'll put a few more of them up, maybe not..because you can see them all in my Scrapjazz gallery. I'm glad that I can get back to some other projects, because you see, I haven't made the scrapbook from out New England trip, and that is going to be a lot of work.

Better get to it.


Monday, December 14, 2009

Fluffles the Cat Card

Happy Monday everyone!

It's very cold here today, but the weekend wasn't too bad. Jon and I got a lot of Christmas shopping done this weekend. I am hoping to finish it during the week, because I definitely don't want to go out next weekend, it was too crazy.

Any way, I've been very busy trying to finish these Christmas cards...I'm getting closer..but I still have a few more.

So today I have a Fluffles the Cat card I made. I colored him with my Copics, and he looks like Bean, who is very bad most of the time, but so cute.

Actually Aster is the one who is in the tree most of the time. I'll put some pictures of our tree up in the next few days.

This is the inside, I went simple because this card if for a man, and ribbons and pretty things are frowned upon.

I'm going back to my craft area to work some more before I have to go to work today. See ya later.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

More Christmas Cards

I realize it's been a long time since I've done anything on here..but seriously, I've been working...see..3 cards.

I really love these digi fairies from The Greeting Farm..they've created one for each season, this is the Autumn fairy, and I love it for this Christmas Card.

I'm pretty pleased how this card turned out as well. The stamp is from the Reason for the Season over at All That Scraps.

This card started out life as something totally different, but I'm glad I changed it, this looks way better. I don't know if you can tell but all the snowflakes are sparkly with Stickles. I did the border with a Martha Stewart punch.

This picture didn't turn out the way I wanted (big surprise). But the letters are embossed, I used white ink and clear embossing powder. Also, the snow under the presents is Stickles covered with white flocking actually looks pretty cool in person. It's like sparkly fuzzy snow.

That's all for now..hopefully more to come soon.