Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge--Snowmen and Die Cuts

Happy Tuesday, time for another Sassy Cheryl's Challenge and our hostess is once again the super talented Judy who always comes up with the most fun challenges doesn't she?!?  Her theme is Snowmen and Die Cuts, and I call it "Snowmen to Die For"!!! Here is my card using Three Funny Snowmen :

 OMG aren't these the cutest snowmen you ever saw?????I love the expression on all of Sassy Cheryl's images...they are just so fun.  The trees are some that my wonderful friend, Peggy Marsh, let me cut using her Sizzix die when I got the pleasure of spending a wonderful crafting week-end at her house last year.  What a wonderful reminder this card making was of that week-end :)

The image was colored with copic markers and then so you could see the trees I fussy cut the top part of the snowmen images so you could see the dp the trees were cut from.
I also punched snowflakes with a MS punch, so add to my snowman scene.  I added the cute ticket sentiment which fit the scene perfectly.  I did airbrush the sky and ground :)

This is the final Challenge for 2011 so take your time and play along,  It will be a two week Challenge and the random winner will be chosen at the end of the two weeks. Don't hold me to that,  go by what Peggy says on the Challenge blog :)

Be sure to stop by and see what the rest of the DT has to show you over on the Challenge Blog and play along, can't wait to see all of your snowman creations.  Have I mentioned lately I collect snowmen?!?

I absolutely love the new line of kids Sassy Cheryl has created this year and can't wait to see what new additions we will have for the  new year.  Thanks for the Wonderful year of wonderful images to play with Cheryl. If you haven't seen them stop by the store and check them out.

Have a wonderful creative day, Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, December 18, 2011

I have been busy making gifts!!!!!

Have I mentioned that sometimes I hate blogger!!!! I just posted this long post with many pictures of all of my projects and at the very end I hit a button and nothing had saved and the whole thing disappeared......Damn!!!! Here we go again.  Here are the Christmas Presents I have been working on:

This is a gift box of note cards for my MIL who still sends snail mail. The cards are 4x4.

My next project is for my new Daughter in Law Mindy to help her know the birthdays of her "new" family.  I made her a Birthday book.  I got the idea for the book as well as the templates for the calendar pages from my friend and fellow DT member Debbie, thanks so much for your help hon L:).
 The book was cut from chipboard using my cricut and the tags and all the page covers were also cut with the cricut, It took me about 5  hours to assemble the entire book. I think it was worth it, what do you think?
The tags have the first hald of the month on one side of the tag and the other half on the back.  The tags are held in place with a band of ribbon which was placed just under one of the scallops and then I ran it upward and punched through the ribbon and page with my crop o dile and secured it with a large eyelette.  I think it is tight enough to hold the tab in place.  I guess Mindy will let me know if is is a PITA. LOL

I made frames for some of my grand children and made them with their interests in mind.  Here you go:  First is Ashlee's:

Ashlee is a Senior this year and a cheerleader so I made this in her school colors.
Next is one for her 15 year old Sister Cailyn who loves Softball and I think it may just get her a college scholarship....

Cailyn's school colors are Black and Red. I had to add a bow as she is a beautiful young lady.
Their little sister Alexa is enjoying her first year in competative dance and from what I hear she loves it.  I can't wait to hear all about it over Christmas!!! Here is Alexa's frame:

My next little dancer frame is for Bailey who is 4 and lives in Omaha, so I have gotten to see her dance class a time or two when her mom had to work and it was my job to get her to class :)  She really enjoys it and although she never says anything she takes it all in and does everything.

I also made a frame for Mindy for picture from their honeymoon which they took in Hawaii:

I also made a christmas frame just in case I needed a gift...

I used some dp with the lamp post already on it and cut out the sleigh and pine cone and branch with my cricut. pretty eaasy to make a cool frame.

I have also been making some Word Collage things ( for lack of a better word ) this one is on a square wood base from Michael's which I painted brown and then the vinyl would not stick to the paint so I had to cover the paint with paper LOL, some of my projects have not run as smoothly as they could.

The word collage is cut out from vinyl and now that I have cricut vinyl it works great but this one is made with another brand of thinner cheaper vinyl that didn't come off right and I had to transfer half of the letter manually LOL, not fun and it took forever.
Well, I also made 4 of the fleece bolo style scarves but haven't photographed them so I will spare you.

See you all in a day or two, still have some gifts to wrap and then I have got some serious cleaning to do and I still have work to do.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge--The Fabric of our Lives

The Challenge this week at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge hosted by Dorcas is to add fabric...easy you say...well kinda LOL.  Here is my card...note no Christmas card...already tired or them :)

I chose this adorable image called, Make a Wish, and colored her in pinks and chose pink cs to show her off.  The image was colored with copic markers and cut out with a spellbinder die and airbrushed while still in the die.
I added two doiles behind the image to set it off against the pink cs.  I added 3 pearls in each upper corner.
To make my fabric flower I used my cricut and that requires the Heat and bond which you iron onto the fabric you want to cut, and then just cut out like you would paper.  Pretty cool huh.  I cut the pink cotton gingham in 2 inch and 1 and a half inch flowers and added a gold rimmed pearl to finish my double band of  pink gingham ribbon.
Have I mentioned I love my toys :)

Be sure to see what other fabric embellishments the other DT members came up with to show you, I can't wait.
Be sure to stop by the Mo's Digital Pencil Store and see the new images she has come up with for you to purchase, after all it is Christmas.  My dog always buys me the best Christmas presents LOL,  He always knows exactly what I want, how does he know ?!?

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Time for a Sassy Cheryl's Challenge--White on White!!!

The hostess this week for the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge, is my good friend and so talented DT member Judy affectionately known as JDK, and the theme is White on White.  This is always such an elegant look and I hope I came close to making a beautiful card:

The Jumpin Jack Santa, was colored with copic markers and cut out to sit on the embossed white cs.  I ran the cs through the cuttlebug and this particular folder has the negative embossed finish for the words, kinda cool huh!!!
I added some MS snowflakes, in white of course, and I added a clear gem to the center of each, for a little extra dazzle to the card.  A pretty white satin ribbon and bow and my Happy Snowman card is complete .  Did I mention I got to play with my white gel pen for the beard, I love winter when I get to play with my white gel pen for beards and stocking caps and muffs, LOL .

To answer a question from last week, it is a plain white gel pen, no glitter pen. The glittery look probably comes from the camera flash off the pen strokes. 
Isn't this a fun challenge?  Be sure to check out the Challenge blog and see what the rest of the DT has to show you and while you are there, go to the store and grab an image or two from the Sassy Cheryl Store and play along with the Challenge.

The next couple of weeks are going to be crazy busy with Christmas for everyone and I hope those of you who can will continue to play along with us, we will be here except for Christmas week when we will be taking a break.
There are so not enough days left until Christmas LOl.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day!!!


Friday, December 9, 2011

Beautiful Snowy Owl--Just Inklined

I love snow scenes, although I don't necessarily love snow LOL.  Just Inklined has a new image that really grabbed me and I had to have it as soon as I saw it and had to color it as soon as I had it....Here is Snowy Owl:

I hope I did this majestic bird justice.  I wanted to keep the image as natural looking as possible so colored with copics and kept mostly neutral whites, beige, blue and silver. 

I added a little green for the ever green trees but kept it to a minimum as in the tree lines where this gorgeous bird resides the snow is heavy which requires his white feathers.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by the Justlined.com shop to see the rest of the beautiful Christmas inages and scenes that would make the most beautiful cards or even framed works and because they are digital you could so easily do it!!!

Not sure I like the sun I tried to make look like it was over cast with the clouds and haze, so it may still get covered with a beautiful flower spray of some sort, we'll see.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge--Banners or Tags

Are you ready for another wonderful Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge by our wonderful hostesss Dorcas?  The theme this week is, banners or tags.  I chose banners and it was so much fun to create this fun card with this darling image, called Santa's Hat :

Isn't he, called Santa's Hat,  just the sweetest little guy waiting for Santa?  I colored him with copic markers and airbrushed the edge softly with blue for that nighttime feel.  I love to color the fur on caps with my white gel pen, my favorite part of Christmas coloring I think LOL. 

I love the red and white bakers twine which almost looks like candy cane colors wrapped around the panel of green and red polka dots and I left the top of the panel a little taller to have a white background for my banner which was cut out with my cricut.

I love that I could let the machine cut out the NOEL in the banner so perfectly in the plaid banners.  I added a piece of the bakers twine to string the banner across the top of the card to tie it all together.  I cut a red and white paper clip in half for the two candy canes :)

Be sure to stop by the Mo's DT. Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the team has to show you, I know it will be some beautiful stuff. 

We love to have you all play along in the challenges with us and love to see the beautiful cards you create.  Be sure to drop by the store and see the wonderful Christmas images Mo has in case you are still creating your Christmas cards LOL.  I know I am :).

Thanks for stopping by my little piece of cyberspace and have a wonderful creative day.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Time for a Sassy Cheryl's Challenge--Santa!!!

Judy is the super talented hostess this week for the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge and has chosen the theme, Santas.  I just had to use Cowboy Santa!!!:

I just love this fun image.  The Ultimate Santa Clause is coming to Town LOL.  Thank you so much Terri for requesting this image and to Cheryl for always listening to  requests and coming up with this awesome image!!!!

I colored him with copic markers and cut him out with a SU top note die and mounted that on a kraft cs I softened a little by rounding the corners.    The dp is some I have had in my stash for awhile and always use for my sheriff and law images, the sayings are just so cute. 

A few buttons tied with bakers twine and a red checked bow with a Tim Holtz token which I consider my find of the year, LOL.  It 's the little things :)

Be sure to stop by and check out the rest of the DT creations, I can't wait to see them myself.  I haven't had a chance to sneak a peek LOL.  While you are there, check out the challenge and play along, we have been so thrilled so many of you are playing along  and know that the holidays will probably slow participation a little.  Be sure to drop by the Sassy Cheryl's Store and see what new creations she has come up with this week .

Thanks for stopping by and have a great, creative day,.


Monday, December 5, 2011

Just Inklined Blog Hop--Blue Christmas!!

Are you ready for a wonderful Blog Hop with Just Inklined Stamps?  Jeni is our wonderful Hostess with the mostess this month and has chosen the theme,  Blue Christmas.  If you came here from Karen''s blog you are in the right spot, if not start over at Jeni's as you won't want to miss a single blog along the way.  Here is the card I created for you:

I love candles and non-traditional colors so this was easy for me.  I thought adding lots of sparkly ribbons and leaves added a lot to the bouquet as that is how I would decorate it and I am not much of a sparkly type of person LOL.
The image, called Christmas Candle,  is one of many new Christmas images created this season and available in the Just Inklined Store where you can now pay with PayPal which is my payment preference :) when making online payments anywhere.
The next stop along your way is the super talented Heidy, and I know she will have a wonderful creation to wow your socks off.

Thanks for stopping by and Have a Wonderful Holiday Season.


Friday, December 2, 2011

Just Inklined Christmas Mail

I love this Robin on a Post Box with snow on the top from Just Inklined which is so perfect for Christmas Cards: 

The image was colored with copic markers and arranged on an assortment of Christmas dp.  I added a trio of green brads and red I-Rock gems which add just the right amount of sparkle to the Holiday card. 

The label and sentiment were cut out with my cricut.   Have I mentioned lately, I love my cricut LOL. 

There are lots of new images in the Christmas section at Just Inklined so be sure to drop by the new store and check them out. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!!!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge--The Great Outdoors

The Hostess this week for the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge is one of the very talented Design Team Leaders, Dorcas who chose the theme, The Great Outdoors.  You all know me and know I always tend to stretch the boundaries of the theme just a tad but I think this little sweetie named Snow Day is perfect:
The image was colored with copic markers.  I love the colors are so soft and can be either a little girl or boy but I am thinking with the ruffles of fur it is a girl.  She is having so much fun playing in the new fallen snow....Kids really enjoy it much more than us older folk!!!

I loved this Bo Bunny Blitzen dp with the sign and swirls of snow and snowflakes it was just made for this little sweetie.  I cut the Let It Snow letters with my cricut.
I was in a hurry after having company all week-end to get my card completed and had the image all colored and decided to add some stickles to the cuffs, after adding it to one I didn't like it.  When I went to wipe it off, I used a cloth with blender fluid on it....yeah I know, duh,.............so I cut out the image and colored over the grey smear with white gel pen...if you can find the smear I will send you the card.....  So this little darling is popped up on sponge mounting squares.  The snow is my styrofoam snow  and the snow on the sign is stickles. 

Be sure to stop by the Challenge blog and see what the rest of the DT has created for the Great Outdoors, I can 't wait to see.  A random winner is always chosen from the entrants in the weekly challenge and the winner is given a Gift Certificate to Mo's Store, what a great present to yourself that would be huh!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day!!!