Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas

I know I'm a day late with this but Netzero has been down for 2 days. Thank goodness it's back up and running. I had a marvelous Christmas. My kids bought us a Wii and a Wii Fit. We are having a ball. My goal is to get back in shape and you sure get a work out with this program. I also have my last card for the Dawn D challenge it was due to be posted on Wednesday but Wednesday at work I slipped and landed flat on my back. I'm a little beat up but will survive. I would have gotten it posted yesterday but no internet but here it is. The item was the blue flower on the top flower. It was made out of a plastic. I had some similar punchies and decided on some layered flowers.

I will be back tomorrow with a picture of my mosaic stamp and what I made with it. Fun foam worked just fine.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Day 4 and there's only 1 item left in the bag

I've gotten used to this routine. What will I do when I pull out the last thing tomorrow?? **sigh** Well today a little wooden angel fell out of the bag and I knew exactly what image I would use. I had colored it weeks ago and had plans to use it on a Christmas card but hadn't gotten to it. Merry Christmas everyone.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Day 3/ How sad its almost over

When I pulled out my item today I realized there are only 2 things left. That is sad. I have enjoyed having an excuse to make myself work each day on something. I am going to make time everyday for creating. That is not going to stop. Even if its only 5 minutes. I have already started piecing my mosaic stamp together for the technique Splitcoasters showed last week. I will have a card ready to show in a few days. I am using fun foam. However if this doesn't work I will have an excuse to go shopping for a full sheet of unmounted rubber stamps. Right now I'm working 11-8 all week so it will probably take me all week to piece this thing together. Looking forward to the weekend. I have taken all 3 days off. A mini Christmas vacation. OK now for todays card. The item was the plastic peppermint candy in the center of my flower. I found the flower already attached to the card stock in my box of images. I had made quite a few of these about a year ago when I was in the folding circle craze. Thought the candy made a great center. Added some leaf punch outs and stickles in the middle of the peppermint candy.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Day 2

Well todays item really gave me a problem. I had to go back a few months for this one. Had to get out the thinking cap. I'm not a Halloween card maker. I do like Fall but not really into Halloween so my supplies are limited. The results made me smile so I hope who ever gets it next October will smile also. A Frankenstein button. What will they come up with next. :O)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Week 2/ Day 1 -Dawn D Challenge

We're off to look at Christmas lights this evening but I wanted to get this posted before I left.

Todays item is the green circle in the bottom corner. I really thought hard on this one and was having a hard time deciding what to do with it. So while I was thinking about it I decided to clean out the box and put everything away so I could start out fresh tomorrow. At the bottom of the box I found the other 2 circles and the poinsettia and this paper if you look real close has circles and poinsettias on it. Not sure I like my results but the agreement was to make a card. Not like the card I make. LOL. I think it's the Holiday Greetings that just doesn't work for me but oh well It's done. Now I'm off to ride around with Mom, Dad & Hubby looking at all the lights in the Snow Bird parks. Its a big thing in the town my mom lives in for the parks to decorate big time. See you tomorrow with another card.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Day 7- Wow I have been doing this for a whole week.

I have really been enjoying this daily challenge. I hadn't been making time for myself and that is one thing we all need to do.
Todays item was a little bag of plastic snowflakes. This was easy!! Snowmen!! Since my box has lots of Christmas & snowman card items in it this one went together really quick. I had made this background sometime ago. It's a water color batik. I made several with the same stamps. Hated them all and have ignored them until today. This one seemed perfect. The little snowmen image was one I received in a swap. I really like it. It's on my list of things to find. Colored it with Copics, pounced with Versa mark, then poured on the heat and stick powder from SU, heated it and then poured on the glitter and reheated. So they are all sparkly. A very easy card.

In looking through my box to make these cards I came across an oval I had stamped and distressed some time ago. It cried out use me so I had layed it out on my desk. Last night I found a cuttlebugged background made with that wood frame with the oval opening i just had to have and haven't used since this trial run. Sponged it with mustard and vintage photo distressed inks so it matched my flower oval. Mounted it on 2 matching card stock pieces. Now I needed some thing to finish it off. Took out my Martha Stewart Butterfly punches and my technique stash and started punching. Nothing worked then I found a Polished stone piece that was just the right colors and walla. Added a few beads for the butterflies bodies and I was done. I have 2 other stamped images that were started and never finished sitting here calling out to me. I will be sure to work with them this evening if I have the time. I will be getting home late today. Everyone I challenge you to take 5 minutes a day to start working on something. Just 5 minutes a day for some Me time. You will enjoy it. I promise.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Day 6

Todays item was a red paper Valentine doily. I was all set to make a Valentines card and I remembered an image in my box I saw the other day that was a heart collage. I thought it would be perfect. Little did I know it was a Christmas heart and it was perfect. Fit right in the middle of the doily like it belonged there. Some gold star stickers and a gold Merry Christmas outline sticker finishes it off.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Day 5

I thought I'd start today showing you the bag. See it's not very big but it has lots of interesting things inside of it.

Today the item was a flower brad buddie. Pretty simple card for me but after I grabbed this paper I couldn't bear to cover it up.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Day 4/Dawn D Challenge

Last night after posting my card for Monday I decided to pick my item for Tuesday. Big mistake. It was too late at night for that. My mind went to working. I got out of bed several times to go and look for something to put my card together. Today I was finished before I had to leave for work but I lost quite a bit of sleep. All those ideas. So I won't pick my item until morning for now on. I thought I would show you where I work. Here's my desk.

See the box on the right? That's what I work out of. Every couple of months I empty it and put everything away. Then I gather a few things to start out with. A couple of stamps and a few pieces of paper. As I work making cards anything I use gets put in the box until it's full. It's really full right now from all my Christmas card making.

Now for the card. I pulled out the cute little butterfly charm from my challenge bag. Laid it on the desk and went to bed. Was there less than a minute when I thought I needed a flower image to go with it and I remembered there was a rose in my box. When I found the rose it was laying next this daisy image that was already colored. I liked that better than the rose so laid that on the table and back to bed. Dozed a little and then woke up again because I needed a background. It needed to be bright but not busy. Found a Coredination piece I had Cuttlebugged liked it and added that to the stack growing on my desk. Back to bed. Dozed a little and woke up again. Wouldn't it be cute to punch a hole on each side of the flower stems and thread a ribbon through them for a bow. Cool now back to bed. Nope back up because how cute would a little tag look with For You written on it. Well this morning after all my planning through the night went together perfectly. I added a piece of a Salted Background I found for a little more color.

I am waiting until Wednesday to pick my next item. Have learned my listen.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Day 3 of the challenge

Well it's almost 11pm but I have Mondays card finished. The owl is Inkadinkado and the saying is from the set I received Saturday from my Secret Santa Denise. My item today was the little paper flowers.

Got some great news today. My oldest son, my daughter in law and my 2 grandsons will be here Feb. 15th. Keeping my fingers crossed nothing changes this.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Day 2 of Dawn D challenge

Here is my card for Sunday. The item was a small piece of paper with tiny butterflies on it. I was really hoping they were rub ons but no I had to cut them out. Again I used what was sitting on my desk and there was my Secret Santa gift from Denise. A great set of stamps from CTMH. Used 4 of them on this card and pop dotted the butterflies. Can hardly wait to pick out my item for tomorrow. Come to think of it I'm not even sure how many items are in this little bag. Wonder how many days this will go on and will I miss it when I'm done. I will probably be begging for a refill to keep me going. Love a challenge. Thanks Dawn.

I'm Back with piggies and a challenge

After 2 weeks without a computer it is good to be back. A new computer is in our future but this one will do us just fine for now. It's been re-energized just like I need occasionally. We've been busy getting ready for Christmas. We're decorated, cards have been mailed and packages wrapped. Now just waiting for Santa's arrival and we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. A few days after Thanksgiving we had some new babies. Here they are all lined up under a lamp to keep warm. There is Yeepie ( after my baby sister), Pulley ( son suggested the name- He likes Pulled pork), Petunia, Barbie Q, Riblet and The Porkster ( originally named Porketta but turned out to be a boy).

Yesterday my friend Dawn D gave me a little bag filled with pieces parts. Challenged me to not look and each day to pick out something and make a card. So here is my card for Saturday. I pulled out a bag with 3 buttons in it. They were her Grams. Using the pieces parts all over my desk I made this card. The ribbon was wrapped around my Secret Santa package I received yesterday from Denise. I've already picked out my object for today from the bag and will have another card to show you later on today.