Monday, November 30, 2009

Another Monday!

Well I'm not nearly as happy this Monday as I was last Monday but I guess I have to make money to pay my bills.... Yes, that's right I had to go to "work" today. Long day! Anyway here's something I'm working on for a person at work who ordered 25 :) Her Christmas card is being made by little ole me, cool huh? She loved the Angel's Landing lab as she has 2 labs so I was off & running yesterday to be sure I was making what she hoped, here's what I came up with:

Well as you can see I used a Cuttlebug folder for the background, my circle & scalloped circle Nestabilities & my MS punch for the holly leaves along with bling. You can't see it on here but I used my Copic Clear Spica Glitter pen as well to highlight around the hat & the little ball of the hat. Anyway, way be sure to come back tomorrow to see what I came up with for this week's SMC DT challenge oh & don't forget the SMC new release is coming up too, can't wait to share my sneek peak :) Thanks for stopping by & I hope to see you back tomorrow!

Friday, November 27, 2009

SMC Freebie Friday!

Hi everyone! Sure hope you had a nice Thanksgiving mine was great, just a lot of work & I'm glad it's over :) Now for the fun to begin, decorating for Christmas, one of my favorite times of the year. Is it your favorite too? I haven't done any Black Friday shopping in years since my kids were younger & had to have those hard to get toys... I'm not fighting the crowds even though Michael's is having a fantastic sale... I'm staying in today :)

I'm a bit late getting the SMC freebie posted today as I ran out of time yesterday to get my creation completed & had to finish it up this morning. Here's my sample:

Isn't it cute? Although I don't live in a warm climate to where there are cactus around it's still cute & fun to work with. I was able to use one of my newest punches as well which matched the lights.

Be sure to sign up for the Sew Many Cards newsletter in order to get your free image you can either sign up through my blog here on my sidebar or head on over to the SMC blog & sign up. Alos be sure to stay tuned as next week is the latest release & I have a cute new image to share more info to follow soon. Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sew Many Cards DT Challenge

Happy Tuesday! So glad you came by, as I mentioned in yesterday's post The Cutting Cafe is sponsoring our DT Challenge this week. The challenge was to use both a SMC & The Cutting Cafe images on a holiday card. Here's mine:

You can find the ornament image in the Winter Pack from SMC - it's really fun to color & has so many possibilities.

Thanks for stopping by & let me know what you think.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Monday!

It's a happy Monday for me anyway, I'm on vacation from my day job! Although I've done more cleaning than I care to I'm not having to go anywhere if I don't want to & I can create anytime I want as well - so nice :)

Here's the gift card holder with Lily Elf from Shop Stamp Happens that I couldn't get to down load last week when I shared the holders I had made, she's too cute not to share :)

Thanks for stopping by & be sure to come back tomorrow to check out the challenge card I made using both a Sew Many Cards image & a Cutting Care stamp (Cutting Cafe is hosting this week's DT challenge). The shortcut is on my sidebar - be sure to go check out the site, there's a ton to look at & choose from. Have a great evening!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Freebie Friday!

Hello Everyone! We've made it to Friday & at noon CST time today I will be on vacation from my "day job"... yippeeeeee!!!!! Can you tell I need this vacation really bad? Anyway it's another Freebie Friday at Sew Many Cards way too cute again, here's my sample:

Sorry for the shadow in the picture this camera of mine is just giving me such a hard time... Isn't it cute, I love bears, all kinds of bears so I'm glad to have this one in my collection. If you too want him/her for your collection be sure to sign up for the SMC newsletter, you'll find it on my side bar. Thanks for stopping by & be sure to come back while I'm off on vacation as I'm sure I'll have more to share :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Gift Card Holders!

Well it's that time of the year - time to get started on my many holiday projects, the first thing I've been working hard on that goes over well with my family, friends & co-workers are gift card holders. I came up with a new one that will fit in an envelope I had gotten a ton of for free sometime ago. If you'd like the dimensions let me know & I'd be happy to share. Here they are:

Angel's Landing Cat Image:

Angel's Landing Dog Image:

Wildflower Kid's Sage the elf - the girl didn't download from my camera - I'll share her next time.

Sew Many Cards Penguin from the Winter Bonus Pack:

The inside:

Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions or "comments" please let me know I'd love to hear from you! Oh, be sure to come back on Friday for this week's Sew Many Cards Friday Freebie - note you must now sign up to receive Angela's newsletter in order to get the Freebies so be sure to sign up, the sign-up is on the side of my blog ----------------------

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday Sew Many Cards DT Challenge Card

Hello Everyone! It's that time of the week, our Sew Many Cards DT challenge card! We had to use Brown, Orange & Green cardstock/paper only & any colors on our image. Here's what I came up with:

Is this image not the cutest? His name is "Hershey" & he's one of Sew Many Cards newest digi stamps, be sure to check the site as I believe he's available now. So I used a brown base, the orange fence & green grass which happens to be made from my Martha Stewart icicle punch, makes great grass :) Let me know what you think & be sure to come on back as I have several gift card holders I've made that I will be sharing before the end of the week! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday, Monday...

Good Morning Everyone! Hope all is well in your part of the world today. I have to work, yuck... But only for this week & I'm off next week, my first full week this past year, I've just had vacation days here & there this past year. Since I host Thanksgiving dinner though my vacation is more of a "working" vacation but that's okay at least I don't have to go anywhere to "work" :) Anyway here is another card I worked on this past weekend it's also a request for a grandson's 5th birthday & he likes "trucks". Let me know what you think:

The inside:

Hope everyone has a great day & be sure to come back tomorrow for this week's Sew Many Cards DT challenge.

Supplies: Whipper Snapper truck stamp, Our Craft Lounge "Happy Birthday" stamps, circle Nestabilities, Birthday Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Happy Sunday!

Hello Everyone! Sure hope you're having a nice weekend! Mine has been great! Yesterday my DD was in a Jazz Festival (she plays trumpet) for the IMEA - Illinois Music Educators Assoc this is something she had to try out for & was chosen - 1st time too! Anyway, I'm so proud!

The other reason I'd say this was a good weekend is today I was able to get a bunch of projects done so it's really been a "good" weekend! I also found out that Cosmo Cricket will be sponsoring Sew Many Cards as well as The Cutting Cafe so you'll be seeing things done here with both sponsors products - I can't wait! Well here is one of the projects I worked on today, it was a request for a twin baby girl shower card & here is what I came up with:

The inside, took me some time to find just the right thing to say for the inside, hopefully the person who requested it like it, we'll see... I'd sure like to hear if you liked it?

Thanks for stopping by & be sure to come on back this week as I have plenty more to share! Hope everyone has a great day!

Supplies: Stamps: Pink Cat Studio Paper: plaid from my stash & a card from my stash, ribbon, gems, sayings computer generated, stickles, tool: spellbinders ovals, long rectangles & bow easy.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Freebie Friday

Hi Everyone! T.G.I.F.

Here's today's sample using this week's Sew Many Cards Freebie:

Be sure to get on over to get your freebie, it has so much potential, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthdays just about anything. I made mine a "love" card because that was what I thought of when I first saw it :) Hope everyone has a nice weekend! I sure hope to be able to create some new stuff this weekend so if you have a chance be sure to stop on back!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

DT Challenge Card Tuesday

It's that time of the week again! Time for the Sew Many Cards DT challenge for the week. We were to use bows on our creation either ribbon or paper or whatever just a "bow". Here's what I came up with:

I used one of the digi's from the Winter Bonus Pack along with a Martha Stewart Bow punch and my latest Martha Stewart Holly punch. I hope you like it! Be sure to stop back this week as I'll have a Freebie Friday sample for you, this one's a cutie too! In case you're wondering the red & green bows were made with the Bow Easy tool but I liked the paper ones better for this image so I just used them for props :) Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Veteran's Day Freebie

Hello Everyone! Beginning to become a very busy time of the year for me and all of you I'm sure... Never enough time in a day! Anyway, just wanted to let you know about a really nice thing Angela over at Sew Many Cards is doing, she's such a nice person! She's giving away a really nice veteran thank you digi so be sure to get on over there and get yours. Here's what it looks like:

Be sure to come on back tomorrow to see what I came up with for our DT challenge this week, it needed to be done using bows :) Be sure to leave me a comment to let me know if you like it or not... Have a nice evening!

Friday, November 6, 2009

It's SMC Freebie Friday!

Good Friday Morning!

Here's another super cute digi from Angela over at Sew Many Cards! Be sure to get you're hands on one before the week is over!

Here's my sample card:

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Release Day!

Good evening! As mentioned in my last post here's my release day sample:

Every time I look at this image I just can't help but smile, it's too cute & fun to color! I hope you guessed right if you were playing along with Angela's game! Be sure to check out all the new releases as well here.

Sew Many Cards DT Challenge Card & Release Day!

Good Morning! Hope everyone is doing great! I'm off to work but needed to share this week's DT challenge for Sew Many Cards:

Is this image not super cute or what? The challenge is to make something with stitching, for which I used faux stitching. I used my newest EK Success punch for the snowflake trim & the little snowflakes. My Copics in colors: Bo5, C1, C5 & RV29 along with the blender pen & Spica glitter pens in red, black & clear.

Be sure to come back later for the unveiling of my New Release sample card, I think I am to post it today but want to be sure everyone has a fair chance at the games Angela has going. If you haven't been there yet be sure to check it out here.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fall Card Samples

Here's a card I did on an image I stumbled upon during my view of yesterday's SplitcoastStampers latest gallery additions. It can be found here. I had to get my hands on it & put some color to it :)

Here's one I did using a digi I purchased from Squigglefly, this turkey is so cute & made by the ever creative & inspiring Crissy Armstrong.

Well thanks for stopping & be sure to check back tomorrow to see what I came up with for the Sew Many Cards DT Challenge.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Doodle Beans Sample

Here's a card I did with a Doodle Beans Digi it's a Kaleidoscope stamp, very fun to color. Let me know what you think :) Thanks for stopping by!

As soon as I can get my camera to cooperate & take a decent photo I'll have another sample to share & don't forget about my Tuesday DT challenge card, I used one from the Winter Sample Pack, too cute! Hope everyone has a great Monday! Thanks for stopping by!