Thursday, December 29, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I hope you had a Merry Christmas!  I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas day with family and friends.  Of course I missed my angel daughter but I know she was with us... just in a different way.  Spending time with family and friends is such a comfort when missing a loved one who has passed away.  I'm so thankful to have a large loving family both blood related and through my church.  

Now onto my card for this week's MTME Pretty Patterns challenge.  I love the Mrs. Candy Claus pattern paper so I had to make one more Christmas card for you using this luscious paper.  

I used Tim Holtz carved Ornaments die cut from Sizzix to cut out the ornament.  The paper is glittered and from Sugar and Plums pattern paper by Recollections (at Michaels). 

I hope you can see the glitter a little better in the photo below.

I used some shiny white paper from my stash for the snowflake on the ornament.

I typed the words "Merry Christmas" onto cardstock and then trimmed it for the tag.  I carefully bent the strip with my fingers to give it the 3-D effect.  

The sheer white ribbon also has glitter on it.  Here's a close-up of it. 

I hope you stop by the MTME Pretty Patterns blog and see what the rest of the design team have in store for you.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I appreciate each and every visit and comment.  I hope you have a fabulous New Year!

Other Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp:  Anything goes! 
Our Creative Corner: inspiration from home & glimmer/sparkle (I have pink, green and white shiny ornaments on my Christmas tree!) 


Monday, December 19, 2011

Wrapped Up Tilda Holiday Challenge

I made this cute ornament for the Wrapped Up Tilda Holiday Challenge.  The contest is now closed and I barely made it in time.  Silly me, I've been down with a major fibromyalgia flare so I haven't been doing much of anything, really, so it was a miracle that I was able to finish this project on time!

I bought both the Wrapped Tilda and Unwrapped Tilda at the Magnolia-licious store where Diana has these two stamps sold together for one low price of &8.99.  

The ornament was stamped with Waltzingmouse Stamp set Vintage Ornmanet.  Here's a close-up for this Tilda.

I used Sulkey thread and adhered it in between two circles to make a suspension ornament.  The inner circle can turn on it's own.  (sorry that the picture is so blurry)

This is the other side of the ornament.  

Blow is a close-up of the Tilda image.

I used Spellbinders layered poinsettia dies for the poinsettias on each side of the ornament and a Martha Stewart punch for the white leaves.

Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate each visit and comment!

Other Challenges:
Waltzingmouse Makes - Christmas tag

Friday, December 16, 2011

Season's Greetings!

Today I'm sharing a set of Christmas cards that was so fast and easy to make!  I made these for my monthly card making group which is a Stampin' Up! club.

I used Stampin' Up's embossing folder Northern Flurry for the front of the card.  I don't usually make one layer cards so I was a little leery to try this but I think it worked out well - and it was so fast!  

For the sentiment I used "Season's Greetings" from Festive Frames - from Gina K Designs store.

I added a bow and red "bling" and there you have it!  A quick, easy Christmas card!  

Joan's Garden - make a quick Christmas card
Creative Inspirations - all-white card
Cupcake Inspirations - image - I used the colors red, white and gold found in the image and snow to reflect the snowman.
Simply Create Too - embossing
Paper Players: color challenge - cherry cobler, gold and very vanilla

Thank you for stopping by.  Each visit and comment are greatly appreciated.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!

I can't believe that Christmas is just about a week away!  I sure wish I was ready... but I'll get there.   

Today I have a Christmas card for you using MTME's Beautiful Baubles.  I love how the "O" in "Jolly" is an ornament.  Instead of using circles like the sketch has, I used a snowflake and two ornaments.

For the background paper I used MTME's Mrs Candy Claus and the solid paper is DCWV's Shimmers and Recollections' Holiday Shimmer that I found at my local Michaels.

I cut out the ornaments using Creative Memories 'Tis the Season cricut cartridge and I cut out the snowflakes using cricut's Winter Lace cartridge.

I hope you will play along with us this week as we are taking next week off to enjoy Christmas with our families.  Trust me, I need all the time I can get to get ready for the most wonderful time of the year!  :)

Please stop by the Pretty Patterns sketch blog and see what the rest of the designers have in store for you.  And as always, I truly appreciate your visits and comments.   I hope you each have a HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS!  

Other challenges:
Joan's Garden - create a quick Christmas card
For Fun Challenge: Christmas card - anything goes.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Winter Penguin

I have a treat for you today.  I have two cards in one!  Well... sort of...  

You see, I started out by using Perky Lil' Penguin and then re-sizing one of the hats from Winter Knits.  After coloring it I adhered it to the penguin.

Isn't he cute?  I embossed the white paper to make it look like snow.  I then cut out the frame in red and added x-mas stickles to it.   I used the yellow and green patterned paper from Farmhouse Fresh.  I popped the penguin up on pop-dots and added the hat.  

I had also printed up another hat from Winter Knits the right size for the penguin and wanted to see how this little guy would look with a different hat on.  So viola'! A second card making it two cards in one!  *wink*

I think I like this hat... I added Polar White Flower Soft to the hat making it look fresh and fun!

The hat was also popped up on pop-dots.  Below is a 3-D look.  

I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Thank you so much for coming, I appreciate each and every visit and comment.  

I hope you will join us this week and make a card using our MTME Pretty Patterns sketch.  You can link up here as well as see what the other designers have to share with you.  Have a great day!

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

MTME Pretty Palette #38 - Daffodil, Green and Cherry

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Santa with Cookies!

It's December 1st and the Christmas season is officially upon us!  I LOVE Christmas!  I couldn't wait to use the digi stamp Mr. Claus.  The background paper is Candy Claus.  I love using fun embellishments and I used plenty on this card.  hehe!  

As you probably know by now that I love my layers and pop-dots and this card is no exception!  The picture below shows how even the layers on the tree flip up a little.

The red frame was cut out with Spellbinders and popped up on pop dots too.  I smeared a little Xmas Red Stickles on top of it to add some pretty shine.

I colored dear Santa with copics and then added a mini bell to his hat and Polar White Flower Soft to all the "fluffy" trip.  I also used it for snow on the ground.  I used Buttercup Liquid Pearls for his buttons.

 The tree is made from Taylored Expression's Trim the Tree die set.  I used White Opal Liquid Pearls and Xmas Red Stickles for ornaments. 

I used beautiful snowflake-looking buttons for both the top of the tree and the center of the bow. 

I hope you will stop by the MTME Blog and see what the other design team members have made for you today.  This week is another review so hop on over to see what the 6 sketches are that you can choose from.  

Lastly, since today is the first day of the month, MTME has a new release for you!  I'm so excited about the new product which can be seen right here: New Products  You may want to sign up for My Time Made Easy's email updates  found on this page so you never miss out on a new release or any important news.

Thank you for visiting!  I truly appreciate all comments.