Monday, December 22, 2008

Loonie Stampers Challenge #19...FInally!

Sorry I am SOOO late. I am so far behind I think I may have lapped So Last night I very quickly whipped up this card and by quickly I mean I literally threw it together in like 5 minutes. Not good. I actually like my LSC color map image better then my card. I was about 10 seconds away from doing a virtual card instead. Anyway, my card is done and I am going to make you suffer through

First I stamped my cupcake image, colored it, cut it out and added the stickles to it. I made the base of the card using the Marvy Giga Scalloped circle and then I hand cut the bottom cupcake wrapper. I don't have any Kraft left so I used something that was kinda close. It is Bazzil Bling paper. Next I cut another marvy scallop circle and scored it a bit at the top and added sticky tape and stuck it to the front. Next came the ribbon (which we had to use...come on I hardly ever go without using ribbon yet I still have over 400 rolls...Madness I know). I attached the cupcake using dimensionals, stamped my sentiment and there you have it!

I am sure you have already been to see my LSC girls but just in case here are the links again.


I am going to work on my LSC #20 hopefully tomorrow...So we will see you for that on Boxing day (Friday for my friends that do not have boxing day)

Gotta go wrap presents and watch the Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas (hilarious) See ya!

Friday, December 19, 2008


Sorry Guys I forgot to do my card. I have just been so darn busy. I even stayed at work last night 4 hours more then I was supposed to just to get caught up. Now I am on my back there again. I will try to get a card done and uploaded as soon as possible. Sorry!

Monday, December 15, 2008

My Girls.....again!

Here are some pictures of girls....Mostly decorating and being the Drama Queens that they are...Seriously How could I have ever said I would never have kids when I was younger?
This Is my Youngest McKenzie.....shortly after I busted her getting into the crafty things on the table. And yes, that is the look she gives me when she KNOWS she is busted!
And here is both McKayla & McKenzie decorating the tree.

McKenzie pretty much anchored herself in this spot decorating "her" spot.

...and i think she did good. Funny thing is I have a picture that looks almost identical from last year that McKayla did...LOL
Last, but not least, my girls present the tree but at this point I didn't care what the tree looked like, I mean look how cute and loving these sisters are!!!

Have a great day and I will see you again soon!!

Teacher's Christmas Part 2

So here are the details (more or less just the pictures) of the card set I made for the Kindergarten Teachers Christmas Gift.

Since I asked her earlier in the year what her Christmas colors are and they happen to be the same as mine, I HAD to make something super cool. So I made Lauren Meader's All wrapped up template and a bunch of note cards die cut from Spellbinders Labels.

Outside cover

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Loonie Stampers Special Swap

This special post is our first ever Loonie Stampers Swap. Maria made up a swap list of who sends some goodies to who and we would each make a card with the goodies we were sent. I received these pretties from maria herself. Thanks Darling, these are SO nice! I especially love the flowers and the ribbons and the sparkle thingies. Ok, ok I couldn't pick my Fav I just love it all and the colors too.

and this is the fruits of her goodies....LOL Seriously I NEED more of the sparkly thingies...super cute. SO thank you Maria for all my goodies. I hope I did ya proud!

So please go visit my Loonie Ladies and check out their LSC Swap Stuff......


See ya tomorrow for a continuation of Teacher's Gift Basket.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Teacher's Christmas

Teachers are such a giant role in the lives of our children and set such wonderful foundations of life in out children, they should all be treated like royalty, right? Well I know all the lovey dovey, wonderful words of wisdom can be set aside in the case of my Daughter's Kindergarten teacher (not because she is not wonderful because she is for SURE) She however deserves special treatment because She too has to listen to my Daughter's none stop talking. LOL And she really does talk a lot (She gets it from her Dad, really....I swear! Ok fine it comes from me)
Anyways, back to the subject...this is the gift basket I made for her. It turns out I was extra inspired thanks to my Great Friend Char explaining to me in a better way, how to make awesome Christmas Ornaments and finding out that the Teacher has the same Christmas colors as me. So this is the basket which I later also made a tin to match that my BF Sarah filled with her delicious Christmas baking and we presented it to her together a few nights ago at the School's Christmas Concert.

So, do you see that box in the back center of the basket? Well the details on that will be coming on Monday. We Loonie Stampers have a special post for you tomorrow and then I will let you see it...LOL

Friday, December 12, 2008

New Blog

I am going to try out Typepad for a while and see if I like it. In case I dont like it and want to stay at blogger I will be posting my blog at both locations. If you care to pop over to my other bog and see it here is the address.

Loonie Stampers Challenge #18

It is that time again. We have an exciting post for you today!! Not only do we have a FABULOUS color combo selected by non other then our very own Maria, we also have a few announcements. Oh wait, wait! Sorry I am not spilling it just yet, you will have to read the whole post to find out HAHAHA! Don't worry I am too tired to ramble for as log as usual.
So here is my super simple card that seriously took me a few minutes to make as per the color map above! Great Colors Maria! (not to mention I could totally see this color combo substituting the Spring Rain with Sweet Blush. Wouldn't that be cute?!)

OK so the announcements:

Last week we announced a contest for participants in LSC#17 over on Dee's Blog.
So with out further delay.........
We had 2 entries...
Ashley Newell
StephYW from Splitcoast

And we thought... Merry Christmas... prizes for both! Please email a Loonie Lady with your mailing address and we will send you PTI prize asap!
Thanks so much for playing a long!

Also, Please tune in this Sunday, December 14th for the "Loonie Stampers Special Swap" Post, you do not want to miss it. Now go visit my ladies and see what they did.


And then run to your special place (not that place, your craft rooms....get your mind out of the gutter) and make a card in these colors you will be glad that you did.

Supplies: All products from Papertrey Ink: Ripe Avocado & Vintage Cream card stock, Dark Chocolate, Spring Rain & Ripe Avocado Perfect Match Ink, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream & Spring Rain Twill Ribbon.
2008 Holiday Tag Stamp Set

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Papertrey Heart Tin

Oh how its has been sometime since I have done anything with one of these. I had a client contact me about personalizing one as a gift container for a lovely ornament she bought her 13 year old grand daughter. So she picked out the colors and I did this up.

The Papers are from Stampin Up, I do believe a retired Paper line. I also used some Papertrey ribbons and Stamp Set.

I personalized it with stickers but was concerned that they would eventually peel off so I coated the top and sides of the tin with modge podge (or whatever it is called...LOL) It turned out great.

I would love to tell you that my client loved it, however we were not able to meet up at time agreed upon last weekend so hopefully soon. I also hope she and her grand daughter love it!!

Thanks for stopping in, See you again soon.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Christmas Gift

Just a SUPER short post to share some pictures of a couple of card kits for a customer in her Christmas colors. I think it turned out great and she loves it. These are the verve poinsettia stamps and made the box with Lauren Meader's All Wrapped Up template.....I love them and my Customer did too!

I also wanted to apologize for my lack in posting lately. I have been swamped with Christmas projects (all of which I really do plan in sharing eventually) and I am also working part time for Christmas to help out my old employer. This is the 3rd time I have worked for her and it is such a blast but definitely a glimpse of a reminder as to why I enjoy being able to stay home and do cards and web design for work instead!!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Loonie Stampers Challenge #17 & a Prize!!!!

For this week's challenge Dee chose our colors, Plum Pudding, Vintage Cream, Ocean Tides, and Kraft with no stamp restrictions. Cool Combo!! So what is the rest of the scoop? Play along with us this week, Post it on your blog or in your online Gallery and link us in the comment section to let us know you played. We are going to select a winner from all the participants. The Candy can be seen on Dee's Blog!!

For my card I kept it pretty simple and was happy with the card until I stamped my sentiment. I stamped it in Ocean Tides and it was like stamping into water so I pressed a napkin into the top of it and stamped the sentiment again but did not have it quite lined up...oops! Still, I do like the card and definitely Love the combo, which is great considering I do not even like purple! Oh and don't forget to visit the girls before you go make your own card for Candy!

As you can see I most definitely made this card at the last minute considering you can still see the un dried glue beneath the buttons....LOL My apologies. It has been a long day. So I also leave you with this wonderful picture of what my craft room looks like after rushing to make this card!