Friday, November 28, 2008

Shaker Card

So, my friend Missy and I decided to try a Shaker Card. Our first attempt, wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. In hind sight I wish I'd used more beads in the snow globe, but live and learn - right? I think I will give this card to my Mom for Christmas. I know she will truly appreciate it.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Glittery Snowman Card for my Cousin

My great cousin who appropriately calls herself a GlitterWhore deserved a little bit more of a "blingy" Christmas Card. Although my regular Christmas cards turned out very nice and I like them a lot, they certainly were not glittery enough for her level of glitterness. So, I made her her own special card. This is what I came up with for her.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Baby Shower Invitation

I was asked on Sunday afternoon by my sister-in-laws to whip up some Baby Shower Invitations for my Brother-in-law's wife's baby shower. The shower is in a week and a half, so I didn't have much time to come up with an idea and pull it off, since they need to get sent out NOW! So, this is what I came up with on such short notice. I used Close To My Heart level 2 paper pack that I had on hand (and for some reason had bought duplicate or triplicate of!) I cut the white bookplate from Fab. Finds and cut off one end of it so it would be flat on the one end and I cut the Baby from Stretch Your Imagination. I chalked a little pink on the cheeks of the baby, so it would look rosey cheeked. I inked up the white papers with pink and blue (since they don't know if it's a boy or girl) and threw on some pink, blue, yellow and green ribbon and some mini-skittles. It's not the best work I've done, but I thought that with the short notice it turned out pretty good!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


I would have NEVER thought in a million years that I would see gas prices like this ever again!

Then after taking this picture and filling my tank up. A few hours later I was out again and saw gas for 1 penny cheaper than this.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Oh, it's getting better

Ok, so with the help of my dear friend, Missy, got a few things straightened out on the blog. Still have some other things I'd like to figure out how to change, but we'll get there. I guess the more I use it the more I will learn.

Spent Saturday with the family, we did some looking for pricing and information on Pellet Stoves. Looks like one is going to end up being more money than we thought it would be. We only looked at two places, but we will check at at least one more. There aren't too many places close by that sell them. So, we may be limited on how much price shopping we can do.

We went up to visit with our friends on Saturday afternoon / evening, I worked more on my Christmas cards. Didn't get them finished, but did finally finish them on Sunday.
I used the Cuttlebug for the embossing on the Red paper, and the Cricut, (Beyond Birthdays) for the dove. The paper, ribbon and stamp are from CTMH. The B&T paper came in a pack that had the two patterns and was two sided, but the other side was green or red with the design, not multicolored. The Bling at the bottom I bought from my LSS. I pop dotted the dove and then stickled with Crystal around the edge of the dove and used Holly stickles on the branch in the dove's mouth.
And my dear sweet cousin - you may look all you like, because you won't get one of these!! LOL You will get a secretly made one that will be a surprise! And you thought you would be sneaky and find out ahead of time what I would be sending this year!