Sunday, December 20, 2009

Humerous encouragement

Christmas time as wonderful as it is, it is also hectic, if we are honest about it.  Not that we don't love it, just it is hard to get every thing done.  Then at times, things happen that we need to give a bit of encouragement...How to fit THAT kind of a card into our schedule? You need to make a card that my friend Denise Householder calls, A QUICK CHICK card.  Although she says that dripping with sarcasm.  This is a quick one.
My main vice is ICE CREAM!! I could eat it for breakfast!!  So when I saw this stamp at the Crackerbox Palace,  I had to make a card with it... I remember seeing a "sticker" of ice cream in a rummage sale-like box of goodies I had picked up.. and literally the card was created in a minute.  I know that the CRACKERBOX PALACE also has some really cool ice cream stamps, and I plan to use those on cards when I am not in the season of needing to finish my Christmas cards.  But to get it out "chick quick" style there are no bows, and the words are the only thing stamped.

Finishing up for Christmas

Guess what happens if you bump a button too soon?  You post something that wasn't ready.
The folders on here are a couple that I picked up from HSN( which are now totally sold out, sorry)
These stamps  are really fun ones from the Crackerbox Palace
colored with copics and embellished with the only Flower Soft that I really really like (Polar Ice).
Here is a close-up of the Santa.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Cat card is finished!

I promised that I would share the actual card once I got it finished!  Well I mannaged to do so before the Kittens came home! It is also an easel card. I do love that style of card.

This shows it from the side for those who have not seen easel cards before.

and a close up from the front.  Have a great Day!

Monday, December 14, 2009

For my "baby" boy's birthday!

My youngest,Reza, turned 25 on 12/12/09 and since he loves to play poker, I decided to make him a "money" card.  It is an easel/shaker card.
Of course the words are mostly computer generated, and I had to put a quarter in the shaker part to symbolize his turning of a quarter of a century.

I love the easel cards, because not only do they display themselves, your message that is hand written can be hidden from the rest of the viewers, even when the card it on display.

Did you know that if you use an ink jet printer and work quickly, you can emboss your words, thus making it seem like you really stamped them.  You do have to work quickly, but if anyone is interested in the details, email me at and I will give you the details.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

St. Nicholas's Day

Although I know that this should have been posted before the sixth of Dec.... sometimes life gets in the way.

St Nicholas's day has always been special to me, coming from a German background and all, but when my Beloved Dad passed away on St. Nicholas Eve. Dec. 5th , 30 years ago....I found it was a way to honor the beautiful giving person he was.  So I have always celebrated it by making a simple gift and giving it out in his name.

This was something that was cased from candle- lite reps, who made Lollipops from their tea lite candles.
Of course they didn't stamp a card with it..

Here is a close up of the tag.

This has been my favorite St. Nicholas face for a long time.
I hope to finish up some cards I have in the making with other Santa faces and post them soon.
Between the dumping of snow that came, as well as all the birthdays we have in Dec.  I don't always get things done in the timely manner that I would like to.
I will share one more picture, although it is a card in the making.  My good friend and co-worker is getting two baby kittens soon, and this is to welcome them into the family...when it is finished that is!

For now that's all folks!
hugs and blessings,

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

getting healthy

This is a card that we probably won't be using much until after the holidays. LOL
 I made it for a co-worker and great friend, who has been losing weight by choosing to eat healthy. 

I wanted to let her know that her hard work was "paying off"...but with a little humor inside.Chuckle chuckle.

Notice that the same Cuttlebug HSN folder that was used in the winter card, was used again here.. I think it is one of the most versatile folders they have made.I love it!

The stamp is another one of my beloved House Mouse ones. This one is from their Happy Hopper series.
I colored with copics, but then flocked the Larger Bunny.. I love that we can "pet" it.  I mixed my own color,using brown, white, gray and glitter..with the new think pink for the inner ear.  Words are computer generated. Also used are the spellbinders labels 8 and ribbon tag.

A simple winter card

I'm trying to keep out of my putsy comfort zone, and remind myself that no one has the time to get putsy in December...also that not everyone celebrates Christmas... so here's a 5 minute "Non Christmas" card.

I decided that I wanted a different color, other than the usual red, green, or blue that we see during the holiday season, . so I chose pink, set on a deep Burgandy base.
I used one of the cuttlebug folders from the HSN Holiday bundle, and embellished it with purple pearls and deep pink gems, after coloring it with Wild Plum Adirondack ink.
I also stamped the 'Warm Winter Wishes' and the 'Chill of Winter' in the Wild Plum.
 Both Stamps are  from the Crackerbox Palace .

Time total five minutes (Gotta love that Cuttlebug!)