Saturday, December 31, 2011
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
This little reptile is so cute, and I love the sentiment that comes with him! And aren't the little raindrop rhinestones cool?
I pulled out my slit punch that I hadn't used in forever to create half circles to slip the corners of the Newt's paper into.
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Monday, December 26, 2011
The bow and ribbon were created from a gift bag's handle. Behind it is some snowflake tissue paper that I used for patterned paper.
I used the new Mat Stack 5 die for the background.
All cardstock is PTI. Ink is SU. The pearls are Q and Co. Thanks for stopping by :)
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Sunday, December 25, 2011
You can see it a little better here. They were the more serious cards, the rest were all cutsey :)
I hope you all had a wonderful day full of family and food, and that Santa filled your stockings full of crafty goodies :) Merry Christmas!
Monday, December 19, 2011
I used the new Elfgift digi that you can find here. Isn't he just adorable? See that cute sheet music paper underneath? Suzanne gave me a sheet of it :)
This card uses cardstock from SU and so is the diamond patterned paper (not sure where Suzanne got the sheet music from). The ribbon was from the dollar bin at Joanns...forever ago!
Because of the busyness of the holiday season, Hambo decided not to do a challenge at the Hoedown this week, that is why you're seeing my Hambo card early. But don't worry, I've got all my Christmas cards to show you that I've been diligently working on and FINALLY sent all of them out this morning at 6:30 on the way to the gym. I was shocked...I started a line of cars at the post office that early in the morning!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
This week's challenge at the Hambo Hoedown was to use Santa Monster (which you can find here) and to use rounded corners (because Santa doesn't cut corners ;) I wanted to make sure there were a lot of rounded corners, so I used circles, the Top Note die, and of course rounded the corners of my card. It turned out like this:
Santa Monster is colored with Copics and the circles are cut with Nestabilities and various sized circle punches.
The sentiment comes with this digi (there are two included). I cut it out with one of my SU label punches and added some red pearls for color.
All cardstock is a mixture of SU and PTI. The ribbon and button are SU. The pearls are Q and Company. If you would like the chance to earn your own free digital image from Hambo, go on over to the Hoedown, here, and give it a try for yourself!
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
It's that time again...time for my Hambo Hoedown post! This week's challenge was to use this cute "Anty Claus" image (which you can find here) and to use an extra fold in your card. Well, I decided to add more than one!
I made my ant red because I grew up in FL where we had a TON of red ants.
And here are my extra folds. I took a piece of card stock and scored it many times. I folded it on the score lines and got a ripple/pleating effect. Then I tied some twine from the Twinery on top and added some awesome bling that Christina gave me on Saturday at our Christmas card making get-together. It is from Recollections and called bling on a roll.
All the cardstock is a mixture of SU and PTI. The image was colored with Copics. The button is from SU. So go on over to the Hoedown blog, here, and give this challenge a shot for yourself! It means earning a free Hambo digi image for yourself :) Who could resist??
Thursday, December 1, 2011
And then to make it seem more like a card and not just a little tag, I made the inside for each one, too :)
My mom has been doing this ornament exchange since 1987! Every year she invited 24 of her friends to come over to her house for a fun evening. Each attendee brings a basket full of her 24 ornaments, and first enjoys the 3 signature desserts that mom makes each year (coconut pound cake, apple dump cake, and mexican chocolate cake...all delicious!) and gets to make 3 different ornaments that my mom has set out at different stations. After everyone has made their ornaments and is full, they all gather in a big circle in the living room with their baskets. Each person tells how they got the idea for their ornament and any story that may go along with it. Then the baskets are passed around so that when it comes back to you, your basket is now full of 24 different handmade ornaments! As a child, my grandpa and dad would take my brother, sister, and I out to eat and then we'd get to come back and fill up on desserts. It was always fun to look at the ornaments the next day and figure out which ones we liked best. The year I got married is the year I joined in on the fun. This will be my 8th year and although I've only actually attended one or two (because I've always lived somewhere else since we got married) I still participate by mailing my ornaments and my mom is my "stand-in." Because she has so many ornaments, I was raised that on the Christmas tree, if you can see green, then you haven't put enough ornaments on ;) But now her collection spreads not only to her huge tree, but to garlands that she hangs all in the living room and entry way, and to at least 3 other trees she has in the house as well. I am up to two now! Anyway, its a wonderful tradition that I look forward to every year and I may even start one myself someday, although I don't think I could fit 24 ladies in my living room!