Thursday, December 30, 2010

Non-Craft Related, But I Have to Say

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I can't believe it's almost 2011. I remember being a kid and wondering what the world would be like in the year 2000.

Christmas is always insane for us. We drive two hours to family, then to the other family, then home, all in one day. It's almost too much, but we've been doing it for 20 years. Why do we put ourselves through this every year, and not just Christmas but every major holiday? This is why!

My goofy family! That's my sister Cathy, brother Jimmy, me (not the most flattering pic), and my little sister Chrissy. Besides my oldest son Kyle, my sister Cathy and brother are some of the funniest people I know. Always interesting ;)

Plus, if I didn't bring my grandson to the family Christmas my family may never speak to me again!

I will get back into my craft room soon, but until then,

Happy New Year!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Girls Loft Christmas!!!

A quick card with no stamping! Kind of like that for a change.
The paper is Tinsel & Twig from The Girls Paperie. The letters and the flower trim is also from them. A simple but pretty card.
Thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

More Christmas!

A couple more Christmas cards for my stash.Love chunky glitter. Love glitter, but chunky rocks this time of year. The snowflake is a leftover from last year. Perfect for the card. Love the texture it adds. And the corduroy brad and lace. Love lace!
The sentiment is from Unity. Love, love, love it!
Loving this paper from MME. Glitter on every one! Love it!
The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames #8. Love the big chunky rik rak! The banner is from Papertrey Ink dies. So easy to make banners!

Thanks for reading my kind of rambling post.
Have a phenominal day! Make it a good one!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Vintage Christmas

These ornaments from the Unity kit, Bright & Merry Winter Wishes remind me of Christmases when I was a kid at my grandparents' so I wanted to make them look vintage. Love the old glass ornaments that I could never have in my house with kids, grandkid, dog and cats :) After coloring the ornament with Copics, I sponged the whole ornament with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I also went over parts of it with Spica pens. The paper I used is Basic Grey Jovial. So vintage!
This card is in the same neighborhood as the previous one.
Again after coloring with my Copics I sponged the whole ornament with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I wish you could see in the pictures the glitter from the Spica pens around the edge of the ornament and on the designs. The paper is also from Basic Grey Jovial. That gorgeous button is from My Mind's Eye. I wish I had a bunch of them.
Thank you for stopping by! I love visitors! I hope you are all having a great holiday season so far :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Baby Girl Card

I love doing girly cards! My daughter's friend is having a little girl. Yay! I would rather do shabby chic than any other card, so this is perfect for me ;)
I knew I had to use this pink rose paper from Daisy D's. I'm so sad they're not around anymore. They had the best papers. I found the green print and the solid pink in the Olivia by Basic Grey paper pad. For a girl you have to have lace and flowers. The white lace is from a package of various white lace trims from Melissa Frances. The frame is from Unity. I cut it out by hand after stamping it. I sponged on some Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I couldn't find a Unity stamp to use for the sentiment, but this SU stamp fits perfectly! The flowers are from the Fairytale Roses in Orchid and French White. They were sprayed with Glimmer Mist in Peppermint Twist and Vintage Pink. So pretty! The button is from The Girls' Paperie Vintage Buttons. Love them!
Thank you for stopping by! I love company ;)
Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas socks!

When I received this Unity stamp I knew I was going to make these socks into Christmas stockings! Love this stamp!!! I paired it with a Nestablilities Die, some My Mind's Eye Dear Santa paper, and some SU ribbon. The socks were colored with Copics. Thanks for looking! I appreciate it.
Have a fantastic day!!!

Lookin' A Lot Like Christmas!

Another Christmas decoration. Love doing these!
The paper and embellishments are from The Girls' Paperie Tinsel and Twig. They were all in The Girl's Loft's November Kit. It's so nice because everything coordinates!
I stamped the poinsettia and sentiment from Unity's November Kit of the Month, Picture Perfect. I stamped off Old Olive SU ink for the poinsettia, then stamped the sentiment in Riding Hood Red SU ink.Thank you for stopping in! I appreciate it. Comments are nice too ;)
Have a tremendously great day!