Thursday, December 31, 2009

In With 2010

Happy New Year. Bee Happy.
Bo Bunny paper
Stampabilities stamp colored with copics and Stickles
Making Memories Stickers

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

4 days Off - Yeah

a long 3 days of work and today a virus took over my computer at work and just went to town - oh my - and the help desk couldn't come - it is one of my busiest times - oh man - I was ready to have a glass of wine about 11 this morning.
I needed to make Shari her weekly monkey card and of course I had to tie it into the new year. Isn't that monkey just the funniest. I stamped him on Basic Grey and colored with Copics. I am hoping to go to Madison tomorrow - I have some coupons burning a hole in my purse and I just need to get out. Everyone have a lovely evening.
Paper - Basic Grey
Stamp - Crackerbox Palace - Janesville, WI

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tuesday is hump day

A three day work week so I guess today was hump day. I will take it - very busy at work - but the day does pass very fast when you are busy. Tonight the Badgers are playing in a bowl game so I am hoping for a win for them. Maybe I will putz while I listen/watch the game - thank goodness for replays. I do need to bake a cake. I found a recipe that uses lots of my leftovers - sour cream, cream cheese, ripe bananas. Yeah - and then a batch of banana bread tomorrow.
Today's card is based on the sketch at I{heart}2stamp. I changed it a little by just adding the strip of paper instead of 4 separate pieces of paper. The joy of a sketch.
Everyone enjoy your evening.
Stamp - digi stamp from Ildi Co. Digis It was a free image I got somewhere.
Inky Antics Sentiment Stamp
Paper - My Mind's Eye

Monday, December 28, 2009

Thank You Snow Much

Happy Monday. 1 day down - 2 to go in this work week. I think I can - I think I can.

I actually got some creating done yesterday - wanted to use up some of this paper - I love the paper but you need to use it up. Come back tomorrow for another card using the same image and the same paper - totally different design.

This card is based on Sketch 74 at Card Positioning System. This week you can choose from any of their sketches from 2009. I knew the image I wanted to use so I needed to find a sketch that would work. I think this worked very well.

Everyone have a wonderful evening. I hope to do some creating. Maybe.

Stamp - digi stamp from Ildi Co. Digis It was a free image I got somewhere.
Hero Arts Sentiment Stamp
Paper - My Mind's Eye
Ribbon - American Crafts

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Hi Ho Hi Ho - Back to Work I Go

I have been on vacation/holiday break for a week and way too much bad weather and change of plans that I am looking forward to going back to work. It will only be a 3 day week but guess what - I think it is suppose to snow on the 31st. Yeah - we just haven't had enough.
I do have a house guest this week - one of my granddogs is staying with me while her parents - are in Costa Rica - how lovely does that sound. They are gone a week. The house will be hairy - she is a husky. She is a sweet dog. Hope she does well tomorrow on her own.
This is a card that was published in the December issue of Paper Crafts. It was in the critters section. One of the easiest cards I have ever made. I don't have the paper and sticker information handy.
Everyone enjoy the remainder of your evening. I even did some papercrafting. Yesterday I finished up some gifts and today I made a couple snowman thank you cards. Hopefully the sun shines so I can take a picture of each of them.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays

nothing to share tonight - busy preparing for a full house on Christmas day but the weather has put that on hold. Don't want people on the road.

I have lots of food in my house - anyone want to come for dinner tomorrow.

Hope your Christmas is merry and full of loved ones.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Holiday Break Starts

I have started my break for the holidays - of course - it is - getting ready for Xmas so not a real relaxing break but at least I have time to focus on getting things ready. I am clearing my cardmaking area because everyone has to eat in this area - I am a messy cardmaker - so it takes quite awhile to get everything cleaned up. I do see floor and table top so I am making progress. I did get a card made this week. I needed my monkey card for Shari and of course there had to be a Xmas monkey card.
Everyone enjoy your week end.
Stamp - Hampton Art colored with Copics
Paper - Making Memories (trying to use all of this paper up

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Happy thursday - one and half more days of work and then I am off for a week - of course - I will be working at getting my home ready for company over Christmas and cooking and traveling to pick up my Mom to celebrate the holidays at my house. I will probably work harder at home than I would at work. I think I am doing OK so far. Just a couple more cards to make - oh well - why hurry at that.

My card tonight was for my third student - she was looking through my cards and saw this snowman - and her favorite colors are pink - so Kristine's card was created.

Basic Grey paper
Penny Black stamp colored with copics
Bling - Hobby Lobby

Everyone have a wonderful evening. Need some rest - I know the next 2 days will be stressful for work but then I can relax a little.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas is Coming

Christmas is coming way too fast. I am busily cleaning, trying to make a few last cards and a very busy stressful time at work. But I will make it - I always do.

This card was made for one of my student workers. Her favorite color is purple. The stamp is by Stampendous and colored with copics with some Stickles added for a little glitz and glamour. Add a few buttons and rub ons and you have a card. She told me the card was very special because I took into account her favorite color. It is nice to have someone appreciate your cards and that they are special to the receiver.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Baby It's Cold Outside

14 inches of snow and then a cold snap - we will be below zero tonight - the sun shines during the day but it is still miserable. We had a snow day on Wednesday so my week is all out of whack - I kept thinking I had my week end yesterday but no tomorrow is Friday. Been a very strange week with the weather and holiday happenings.

I helped a freind make peanut butter balls tonight - we made 4 batches but with 4 of us - it did not take long at all to get them done. Made some soup for us for dinner. It was very tasty and healthy also. I came home with one batch of peanut butter balls so I have something baked for Xmas dinner treats.

I am trying to get some cards made before Saturday for a gathering I am hosting. 1 done - 2 to go. This card is based on the sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You - a fun sketch.

Stamp - Stampendous colored with Copics
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye
Ribbon - Michael's dollar bin

Monday, December 7, 2009

Big Snow

Another card from the paper pad that won't go away. K & Co paper and tag. A little Stickles added for interest.

We have a big snow heading our way - suppose to start tomorrow - and continue into Wednesday - I imagine I will not be going to work on Wednesday. Now what to do at home - lots of things - besides snow shoveling. Hopefully the snowblower starts.

The Packers are playing tonight - hopefully they come away with a win.

Everyone enjoy your evening.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Ho Ho Ho

Another card made from the pad of paper that never seems to end. I am even using the patterned paper for the card base. On this card I added little dots of Stickles to the snowflakes in the background to add some shine to the card. Ribbon and button from the supply.
Everyone enjoy your Sunday. I need to grocery shop - we have snow coming this week and it sounds like the middle of the week may be miserable.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Molly

Half the week end is gone - and did not accomplish nearly enough. I did get one present bought - braved Toys R Us - but they had a sale on Legos and my great nephew Avery loves his legos. I am not done shopping for him. Now onto the girls - I have Elaina's gifts in my head so she won't be hard to finish up - she is a budding artist so I am buying her art stuff. Molly and Lydia may be the hardest to get the last gifts for. But first we must celebrate Molly's birthday - the gifts are bought and were left with Grandma over Thanksgiving. Auntie Barb has to send her a special card though. Her favorite color is purple but there was no purple laying out - but this lovely orange grouping was laying there and it makes such a happy card.
I also put the insides in many Christmas cards. I need to finish the inside of my cards when I make them - I was doing pretty well at the beginning of last year with that but slacked off - must continue that new year's resolution.
The card is based on the sketch at I(heart)2stamp and then I used the Cuddlebug challenge which was to use glitter, sparkle and bling.
Size: 5 x 7
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye
Stamp: Hampton Art colored with Copics
Bling - WalMart
Flower and Happy Birthday chipboard - Target dollar bin - colored with Copics to match color of card

Snowman Choir

Aren't these the cutest little snowman. These are packets of starburst that have been covered and decorated. The idea was in a Taste of Home holiday issue - they also made reindeer out of sweet tart rolls but I haven't seen any sweet tart rolls so couldn't make those. Of course with all the years of craftinging, I had scraps to do everything. We took the easy way for the eyes, nose, mouth and buttons by just drawing - if you wanted them extra special you could use buttons, etc.
Everyone enjoy your saturday - I am working on a birthday card that should go in the mail today - but it might not make it. I have chicken boiling on the stove for broth and need the meat for hot chicken sandwiches for a potluck this week.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Happy Friday

Yeah it is Friday - 2 days to do nothing - yeah right - two days to not go to work - 2 days to work at home - ran errands tonight so maybe tomorrow I can just stay home and get some things done. Couple celebrations next week that I need to make food for so I need to get that together.
I made a card last night - it satisfies two challenges. Hero Arts challenge this week on their blog is to use a tag - you can kinda see the sizzix tag in the background which was embossed with the snowflake folder from Cuddlebug (the challenge on Cuddlege this week was glitter and bling) - i rubbed glitter (Stickles over the embossing on the tag). I also added Stickles to the snowman and to the snowflakes - aren't those cute snowflakes - I bought a package of foam snowflakes that are for kids to use for crafts - I guess I am just a kid at heart because I think these are some crazy good snowflakes.
Everyone enjoy the remainder of your friday evening.
Cardbase - Amuse
Paper - K & Co.
Stamp - Hero Arts colored with Copics
Sizzix tag
Cuddlebug embossing folder

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Snow - UGH!!!

The first snow fell today and of course the drive home was great fun. At least it stopped snowing the closer I got to home so at least I could see. The majority of the time I do not mind my drive to work but when the roads are bad with snow or ice - I don't. Winter in Wisconsin - I hope we don't have the snow we have had in the last few years. We need a break.
Have you ever had a pack of paper that no matter how many cards you make - it won't go away - well I decided to start using up this pad of paper from K&Co that I had from last year plus I had the coordinating tags. I think I have made 7 or 8 cards this week - today I saw a blog where a person had just gotten the pad and was making cards - she used some different combinations so maybe I am inspired once again. Come back again tomorrow for another card or two made from this paper unless I get a sketch done tonight.
Paper and tags - K & Company
Ribbon - May Arts

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hump Day Wednesday

Good Wednesday evening. I left work early today and did some shopping - picked up my friend Shari and we had fun shopping in some different stores - called another friend who joined us for dinner. It was a very enjoyable evening. I hope everyone is as blessed as I am with such special friends.
This card is for Shari - something to make her smile - it is based on the weekly sketch at Card Patterns. The stamp is a new one - part of an acrylic set by Inky Antics. You will be seeing more cards with these cute monkeys on them.
Everyone have a wonderful evening - Badgers are back playing basketball so that gives me something fun to watch at night.
Paper - Basic Grey - Lime Rickey
Stamp - Inky Antics colored with Copics
Gems - Studio G
Cuddlebug Embossing folder

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

24 days till Christmas

I really do not know where November went and we have started the countdown to Christmas. YIKES. I need to get moving and get lots done. How are you doing with all your plans? My family comes here for Xmas dinner - my little house is bulging at the seams on that day but we somehow manage and have lots of good food and company.
My card tonight is based on the sketch at Card Positioning System. Beautiful sketch. I had this packet of Cosmo Cricket paper I had not used yet - oh boy do I love how this card turned out. The stamp is from a local stamp company in Janesville - Crackerbox Palace - they have a blog - and links on their blog where you can order their stamps. Check the stamps out - they are very unique. Tell them Barb sent you.
Paper - Cosmo Cricket
Stamp - Crackerbox Palace
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink - Chestnut Roan
Ribbon - Michael's
Rub On - K & Co.
Spellbinder's dies