Saturday, November 29, 2008

Snowflake Wreath?

I have seen several examples from last year and again this year in which a stamper used a snowflake to create a beautiful wreath. So, the other day when I was looking at my Feathery Flakes set, I thought, "I'm gonna try it! Can't be that hard!"

Well, my first attempt was a disaster - totally wrong snowflake. So I tried it with a small flake from that set - and look what I got!!! I love it!

I lightly traced a circle on my White Daisy cardstock and then stamped one ring of snowflakes all the way around the circle. Then I turned the flake, and stamped around again over and between the flakes in the first round. I did a few in second generation, too. (I erased the pencil circle with a good eraser.) I added "berries" by sticking on some red sparkles and a cranberry organdy ribbon at the top.


The wreath is stamped in Sweet Leaf ink and the wreath panel is layered on another panel of Sweet Leaf cardstock. The word Christmas is stamped in Cranberry ink.

Here is a close up of the wreath.

Hope you have a great weekend!

(All supplies are Close To My Heart)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Merry Trees

This is my version of the card made in the Art & Soul video on the CTMH website (click on the CTMH TV button.)
The card is made with a base of New England Ivy cardstock, a layer of pretty Evensong B&T that covers the entire card front. The main image panel is a two inch strip of NEI cardstock wrapped with a piece of Cranberry Grosgrain, and the trees from the December Word Puzzle set stamped in NEI ink on a 2" square of White Daisy. I used a Cranberry marker to color the ornaments on the center tree and a red sparkle for the top of the tree. Using a paper piercer, I poked faux stitching holes across the top and bottom edges and then attached this piece to the NEI strip.

The sentiment is from the same set, stamped in NEI on White Daisy and layered on NEI cardstock.

Of the cards I've made lately, this was my husband's favorite.

Have a great Black Friday!

(All supplies are CTMH)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving and a Holiday Gift

Wishing everyone a very happy Thanksgiving!

Here's a simple holiday card! The word "happy" is stamped in New England Ivy ink across the top of a standard size top-fold card.

The gift panel is created with a large panel of striped B&T from the Evensong Paper Packet, and the gift from a smaller piece of the New England Ivy swirl patterned paper from the same packet. I used Glue Dots to attach the ends of the ribbon to the back of the "gift" and then another glue dot to attach the bow. The ribbon is Cranberry grosgrain.

Finally, I stamped the word "HOLIDAYS" in Cranberry ink at the bottom of the card and placed New England Ivy brads on either side of the word. The sentiment words come from the December Word Puzzle stamp set.

Have a great day!

(All supplies Close To My Heart.)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Blog candy alert

Go here and check out this blog candy! Cool!!

I really have been stamping up a storm....just haven't had time to get photos....hopefully today, but we'll see!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Cards to come soon! I spent quite a bit of time today creating a variety of cards. Had a lot of fun, relaxed, and hopefully will get them photo'd tomorrow to share.

Have a good night, come back tomorrow!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Snow Trio

All Decked Out is the stamp of the month set this month. It has everything you need to create your own stamped snowmen. Adorable!

I used the Aspen Paper Packet for this card, and colors are Creme Brulee, Outdoor Denim, Twilight, and Orange for the carrot nose.

The brads in the bottom shadowy corner are Twilight and Outdoor Denim.

I used the SC200 sketch from SCS for this fun card, too!

Hope you have a happy day!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Brads and ribbon are the embellisment winners!

So according to my poll, it looks like brads and ribbons are the favorite embellishments out there! I find I tend to grab those two the most, myself. I used to use eyelets more, but I don't tend to pull out all the tools as often anymore. Thanks for participating in my poll!

Love is spoken here

This is a card I made using the Treasure Life stamp of the month set from a couple months ago. I used the rolling technique to get the fall leaves in two colors. (Ink the whole stamp in one color, then roll the edges in another color. I stamped in first and second generation to fill up the whole white panel with layers of colors. Then I also sponged around the edges. Colors used are Sunflower, Juniper, and Barn Red.

I used the Word Window punch from SU! to make the oval cutout in the bottom. The sentiment is stamped on a one inch strip of cardstock that is glued to the bottom inside of the card, and also stamped with leaves.
(All supplies except the punch are CTMH, punch is from SU!)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Recipe quest

Hello again!
Just thought I'd ask if any of you out there also have to cook for a child with food allergies? I have a 14 year-old son who is allergic to milk and eggs and mold (which amazingly takes all sorts of things out of our regular grocery shopping!!!) Anyway, we only found out about these allergies a year ago and I'm still struggling learning how to cook for him. The poor kid had to give up all his favorite foods!

I want to make him some cookies for the here's my question - do you have any good cookie recipes using no eggs (or egg replacer) and no milk (or subbing soy or almond or rice milk)? He can have soy milk and he likes almond milk. It just doesn't seem like all recipes work when you use these substitutes.

If you have a good recipe, would you be willing to share it with me?

Thanks so much!!

Fun new background!

Nothing to post this morning, but I had fun looking through free backgrounds and choosing THIS one for my blog. Kinda fun to have a totally different look to the blog!

It is pouring down rain here in the Tri-Cities this morning. Have a lovely fall day wherever you are! And don't forget to vote today if you haven't already!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Gift a box

After seeing these delightful little bags....or boxes....bags in a box....all over the web lately, I had to give one a try. So here is my attempt. I used Evensong papers, New England Ivy and White Daisy cardstock, New England Ivy and Cranberry Inks, and the Annotations stamp of the month set for October.

(All supplies are Close To My Heart.)