Monday, November 30, 2009

DECEMBER Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!  Welcome to the December edition of the "Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  This month's stamp set is D1378 Notice the Details.  This month's Blog Hop has artwork featuring the December Stamp of the Month.  You have arrived here from Pamela O'Conner's Blog.

This stamp of the month said vintage to me so that is what I tried to accomplish with this card.  The size is 8" x 3.5" and I modeled it after Mojo Monday's sketch #113 except I stretched the sketch out to a longer type card.  

Supplies:  Black, Garden Green, Bamboo CS; Black, Sorbet, Garden Green Inks; pattern paper from Twitterpated Paper Pack; Colonial White Ribbon; Just Bloooms Autumn Leaves; Edge Distressor; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Spellbinder Square and Long Rectangle Sets .

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Now, "hop" on over to Deborah Van Patten's Blog to see her lovely work! If you get lost on the Hop, or find links that aren't working, click on the logo link at the start of this post and it will bring you back to Jenna Devries Blog (where the Blog Hop originates)  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Labor of Love

This is such a beautiful song and I love this video footage!  I hope you enjoy as much as I have as you get ready for the season and remember that He is the reason. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Advent Calendar

I saw this idea on someone's site a while back and had to make my own version for my two granddaughters. Each drawer is filled with things like candy, of course, but for Day 1 I have two Burts Beeswax chap lip sticks. My sweet little Hannah who is in second grade is losing her teeth (like second graders do) and she seems to bite her lips and has chapped lips a lot. And, Mikayla is old enough now that she doesn't eat the chap stick. So, I thought that would be a good way to start December. Other treats include hair bows/ribbons, nail polish for kids, lipstick. It was really fun to make for them. Each drawer has two of whatever the treat is so each girl gets half of what is in the drawer.

Supplies:  Evensong Papers; Olive CS, New England Ivy CS, Sizzix Matchbox Die

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rest of Christmas Workshop Cards

Well I finally have the rest of my workshop cards finished only hours before the big event!  All in all I'm pleased but I really wanted to do a religious one or two but time was pressing and my brain wasn't creating. 

Supplies:  Merry Pursuits SS; Olive and Cranberry CS and Ink; large white brads; Even Song Paper Pack; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; SU Punch (Standard size card)

Below is a card I cased from Vicki Wiznuik--a very talented CTMH consultant from Canada with a few modifications of my own. 

Supplies:  Snow Friends SS; Twilight CS & Ink; VersaMark & White EP; Aspen Paper Pack; Creme Brulee Marker; Prisma Glitter

This was one that I basically copied from the Fall/Winter Idea Book but with slight changes and there are a few things I would change on this but for tomorrow it will be the mock up.  :-)

Supplies:  Holiday Trinkets SS; Creme Brulee, Juniper, Tulip CS & Ink; Black Ink; Jingle Creative Basic Papers; Sparkels; VersaMark & white EP; SU Punch; Juniper Ribbon from the Creative Basic Paper Pack.

The one below was a copy of one done by Shannon Murdock--another creative CTMH consultant with slight modifications.

Supplies:  Evergreen SS; Twilight CS & Ink; Creme Brulee Ink; Aspen Paper Pack; CTMH snowflake buttons (retired); 2 SU punches; Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder

Hopefully, this will give everyone some variety.  Everyone gets to make 2 of each card.  I know I had fun making them! 

Monday, November 9, 2009

Some Christmas Cards

I always have visions of grandeur that I will get tons of artwork done on the weekend -- you know, all the stuff you've been dreaming of doing all week long.  Well, I did get a couple of cards done.  They were takes on some that I had seen done by Laurie Flannery (Oct SOTM) and Shannon Murdock (Heartfelt Christmas).  They will be part of my upcoming Christmas Card workshop.  All supplies are Close To My Heart.

Supplies:  Oct. SOTM Holiday Warth SS; Jingle Creative Basics papers & ribbon; Prisma Glitter, Tulip Exclusive Ink, Connection Club Pearls; Cuttle Bug Embossing Folder; Spellbinder Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesting Dies.

Supplies for card below:  Heartfelt Christmas SS; Peace On Earth SS (greeting); Colonial White CS; Colonial White grosgrain ribbon; Black Marvy Matchable Ink Pad; Cranberry Exclusive Ink; Traditional Christmas Papers (retired); NE Ivy CS; Cranberry CS; Black CS; Bohemian red diamond; Spellbinder Oval & Scalloped Oval Nesting Dies.

Hopefully in a day or two I will have some more cards to show you.  I think it will be a very fun workshop!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Warning Signs That You May Be a Scrapbooking Addict

You may be a scrapbooking addict:

1. If you buy a new pink swimsuit because it matches the pink photo mounting paper.

2.  If you refuse to take your child to the emergency room without grabbing your camera first.

3.  If have tried to explain the benefits of skipping meals to save more money for scrapbook supplies.

4.   If your idea of a dream date is a man who loves to hammer your eyelets and refill your Hermafix.

5.  If you try to glue your child's tooth back into his mouth because you want a better "before and after" page.

6.  If you think that you must take your scrapbook supplies with you for a romantic weekend away.

7.  If you own 8 different tools that cut a perfect circle.

8.  If you falsely report your child missing so that you can get the digital enhancements of how they'd look ten years from now from the police department.

9.  If you're the only one at a social gathering yelling, "Just one more photo, folks; I don't have enough for a two-page spread!

10.  If a regular sandwich is no longer acceptable--it must be cropped or cut with decorative edges.

11.  If you try to claim your album purchases as a medical expense because it's such good "therapy".

12.  If your three-year-old wants to know if her coloring book is "archival quality."

AND finally....

13.  If you write to the friendly folks at Cropper Hopper to suggest a 2000 square foot tote transportable only by tractor trailer.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Around the Block

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This is simple to do--just click on the link at the of the post on each blog to move to the next one. Here we go! You probably just arrived from Krista Ritskes' Blog after looking at my artwork you will find the link for the next blog.

This month's Stamp of the Month is Around the Block.  When I first saw this set I was baffled what to do with it but as time went on some very cute ideas emerged (mostly from other consultants).  This first card was done with water color pencils and the use of Moon Doggie papers and colors are Indian Corn Blue and Barn Red.  This card is a 5" x 7".

Now, "hop" on over to Paige Dolecki's Blog - to see her lovely work! If you get lost on the Hop, or find links that aren't working, see list below. Thanks for stopping by!

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