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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Monday, December 19, 2011

More December Birthday Cards

Happy Monday evening all,
I hope everyone had a happy start to the week. Hopefully it will be a light work week for you. I will be finished with work after Wednesday until after the new year. I will be traveling to see my sister and her family in Portland, OR, along with our mom and brother too. It will be a fun, family filled Christmas.

As I mentioned in my last post, I have several family and friends with birthdays during Christmas week. I have two more cards to share with you tonight.

First up is a card for my good friend Martin. He will be a very young 70 something on Christmas day. He is a really fun guy with a great sense of humor, and into racing Porsche cars. I think he'll love this Bugaboo Digi Gus card. I used Karen's SSSC #147 again. Love it! I dropped some Glossy Accents over Gus' glasses to give him that big eyed effect.

The inside:

The second card is for a slightly younger guy. I used the very appropriate TE Moka Justin stamp and Jen's Deconstructed Sketch # 31 for the layout. Two of the border dies were cut, and the black layered under the red to give it a shadowed look.

Card 1
Stamps: Bugaboo Digi Gus WTF
Papers: TE dark blue, medium blue and choice buttercream CS, My Minds Eye Stella Rose Hattie PP
Ink: Copics
Other: Screw brads and metal sheet from a very old TE father's day project pantry kit, Glossy Accents, and dimensionals

Card 2
Stamps: Moka Justin by Taylored Expressions
Papers: TE red and black CS and My Minds Eye Lime Twist - Out of the Blue PP
Ink: Memento tuxedo black and Copics
Other: Seeing spots EF, Die-namics border die, TE large round brads and peace sign brad, and dimensionals

I am so stoked that I have a spot in an upcoming Copic certification class. I'm looking forward to learning more about using these markers.

That's it for tonight. Thanks for looking in today all,

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December Birthdays

Good evening all,

I finally have all my Christmas cards in the mail. Now I need to start on cards for my family and friends who have birthdays the last week of December. Believe it or not, I need to make six birthday cards for Christmas week. Here's the first of the cards. This one uses Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #147 and Taylored Expressions Moka Kristie.

Stamps: Moka Kristie set from Taylored Expressions
Paper: TE teal, pink, red and choice buttercream card stock and My Minds Eye patterned paper
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics and SU cherry cobbler
Other: Kaiser rhinestones, Stickles, TE ribbon, paper flower, sewing machine and dimensionals

Thanks for looking in today,

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Snow Much Fun for DS29

Happy Wednesday everyone,

I made this card last weekend to add to my growing Christmas card pile. I used Jen's Deconstructed Sketch # 29 for the layout. As I've said before, this SU set is my favorite Holiday set this year and I've used it for many of my Christmas cards.

Stamps: Snow Much Fun set by Stampin' Up
Paper: Taylored Expressions card stock and My Minds Eye 12 Days of Christmas PP
Ink: Memento tuxedo black and Copics
Other: SU snow burst embossing folder, Labels 9 Nesties, Die-namics border die, Kaiser rhinestones, TE ribbon, crystal Stickles, SU corner rounder punch, SU snow flake die, the Big Shot and dimensionals

That's all for today. Thanks all for stopping in,

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sending You A Little Christmas and SFYTT

Happy Saint Nicholas Day to all.

Here's my version of December's Sketch For You To Try. Of course, I made another Christmas card. I finally finished them all last night. I'm happy to say, I made them all different with the exception of two designs, and I made six of each of those. In the past, I usually made about 15 - 20 of four different designs, but this year I wanted to be more creative and do them all different. In the end however, I did make the two sets of six for time's sake. Now, I need to sit down and get them addressed.

On to my SFYTT card. 

As you can see, I have another cutie PI girl. Her coat, hat and scarf are paper pieced. The rest is colored with Copics.

Stamps: Pure Innocence Sending You A Little Christmas set by My Favorite Things
Paper: Taylored Expressions red, green and choice buttercream CS and My Minds Eye 12 Days of Christmas PP
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, SU glorious green and Copics
Other: SU and Cuttlebug embossing folders, Die-namics die, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles in red, Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Cream, Kaiser large red rhinestones, SU red and green brads, sewing machine, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

That's all for this evening. Thanks so much for looking in.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Warm Winter Wishes

Hey all and happy Monday,

I didn't have time to get any blogging done last week between work, trying to get more Christmas cards done in the evenings and most importantly, not feeling too well. The dreaded winter cold caught up with me, but I'm feeling better today. I took today as a PTO day (vacation day) and my first order of business this morning was to get some pictures taken of the cards that I made over the weekend so I could post something. After that, I plan to make a few more Christmas cards then put up my Christmas tree.

Today's card I made using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch 146 from yesterday. Another fun sketch again this week (I pretty much feel that way about all of them. lol) Although I didn't post any, I actually made several cards using last week's sketch. I may get pictures taken of them later in the week and post. Anywhoo, here's today's card:

I stamped the image four times so that I could paper piece the sweater, scarf, gloves and cup, and I really like the way it turned out.

Stamps: Who's That Girl Gets Cozy With Cocoa by My Favorite Things
Papers: SU crumb cake and TE pink, light blue, and choice buttercream CS, My Minds Eye 12 Days of Christmas PP
Ink: Memento tuxedo black and Copics to color the mug of cocoa and do some shading on the scarf and gloves
(RV09, RV29, E11, E81)
Other: classic circle and scalloped circle Nesties, SU houndstooth EF, Die-namics die, TE pink button, sewing machine, hot glue gun, TE ribbon, the Big Shot and dimensionals

Have a wonderful week all, and thanks for looking in today,