Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Christmas Wish

Back again to share a card I did earlier tonight while the kids were in the craft room drawing pictures, working on homework, and making something for Grandpa.  I decided to follow this weeks sketch over at Club Anya & Friends and I am also using The Greeting Farm challenge of tying something other than ribbon (linen thread).  Now I just need to decide which of the two to enter.  Since Christmas will be here before I know it, I decided to add to my meager stack of Christmas cards.  I took a picture of this card two different ways.  One with a tag, one without.....which way do you like it better?

Here is the sketch that I followed:

This was actually a pretty quick card to put together (especially since I had colored the image the other day) and that is a good thing....sometimes you need a break from those 2+ hour cards.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations - "Glitter, Glamour, Girlie"
Little Red Wagon- "Use the color Red"
One Stitch at a Time - "Winter Wonderland"
Whoopsie Daisy - "It's Christmas"
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - "Use Glitter"
Crafty Cardmakers - "Embossing"
Pollycraft- "Doodling"
Meljen's - Use 3 different shapes (Recangle, Oval, Snowflake)
A Crafty Little Place - "Red, White and Green"
A Spoon Full of Sugar - "Snow or Snowflakes"
Scrap Creations - "Christmas"
Charisma Cardz - "Winter Love"
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - "Dry Embossing"
Crafty Catz - Spots and Stripes (my DP has blocks of spots and blocks of stripes))
Easy Craft Projects - "Red"
Crafty Calendar - "Winter" optional extra - snowflakes
Stamp and Create - "Tis the Season"
Catch the Bug - "Anything Goes" 
Oh Alice - "Use a ticket"
One Stop Craft Challenge - "Embossing"

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps: Xmas Sweeties (The Greeting Farm)
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics (E00, E01, E11, R20, E35, E37, E57, R22, R24,, R27, R29); Marvy Silver Metallic Pen; Inksentials White Gel Pen
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive; Gina K Luxury White; DP - DCWV (older Christmas stack)
Embellishments: Sickles (Stardust); Button; Linen Thread; Tag (Tim Holtz)
Tools: Nesties (Petite and Petite Scallop Ovals, Snowflakes); Border Punch (EK Success); Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Polka Dots)

Have a wonderful day! 

Girly Notebook

I have a little bit of time toay, so thought I would share an altered notebook I made for one of my daughters.  I think the images in this newer Anya set are perfect for tween girls and can definitely see my daughter reaching for this set when making cards for her friends.

One thing I learned when making this, is that it really is very time consuming (at least it was for me) to take the covers off the spiral, put the DP on the covers (both inside and out), punch the holes and then put them back on the spiral.  Note to self....leave the spiral area DP free.......or maybe I just need a binding machine and then I don't have to worry about it ;)

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations - "Glitter, Glamour, Girlie"
Ooh La La Creations - "Remember, Remember"
The Crafty Pad - "At least one circle (hope the circle pearls count) and 2 ribbons"
Stamptacular - I picked Carolyn's Recipe book, but since I don't have an appropriate book to alter for this (or a binding machine to make one) I chose a notebook instead
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - "Use Glitter"

Crafty Sentiments - "Make a Gift"
Meljen's - Use 3 different shapes (Recangle, Scalloped Oval, Flower)
Raise the Bar - "Let's See Those Curves" (scalloped oval, word window punch, border punch, flowers, ric-rac trim)
Copic Creations - "Browns" - hair and boots 

Now, I did have my recipe written down, but I'm afraid I may have accidently thrown it away, so I am going by memory here..... 

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps: Lounge Time Anya & Sentiment (The Greeting Farm)
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics (E00, E01, E11, R20......and others)
Paper: Cool Caribbean; Gina K Luxury White; DP -We R Memory Keepers
Embellishments: Ric Rac trim; Organdy Ribbon (Offray); Flowers (Prima); Pearls-colored with copics (Recollections); Sickles (Stardust)
Tools: Scallop Oval Punch; Word Window Punch; Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Notebook (Michael's)

Have a wonderful day! 

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Destination Imagination and some Unity projects

On Thursday all 4 of my kids tried out for Destination Imagination (DI) at their school.  Ashley and Trevor are in the Rising Star age level and performed a poem the three of us worked on together about DI.  Alicia and Tyler are at the regular DI level and performed a skit about recycling that they wrote themselves. 

Ashley and Trevor made a Rising Star team and I am their co-coach.  I've never coached a DI team before so I'm not sure what I'm in for, but I know we will have a fun time (and I know quite a few of the coaches from last year, so I'm sure they will help me along the way).  

Now the older two, Alicia and Tyler, won't find out until Friday the 12th if they made a team or not.....that is such a long wait for me that I can't even begin to imagine how it feels to them!  Alicia was on a team last year that placed 1st in Regionals and 3rd at State, and would be absolutely heartbroken if she didn't make it on a team this year.  She was sad when DI was over for the year and has been counting the days until she could do this again.  Tyler has not been on a team before, but after watching his sisters last year, he had his heart set on this and I know he would be really hurt if he didn't make a team.  I do believe that they both have something special to offer and hope the judges saw that as well.  So now it's a waiting game and all I can do is hope and pray that they both make it!

Last month I finally got my first Unity Stamps.  They have been on my wish list for quite some time, but I'm sure you know how it is....a wish list a mile long with papers, stamps, embossing folders, nesties, punches, embellishments and more, but unfortunately no money tree to go along with it.  But, waiting turned out to be a good thing for me because I picked up on some awesome "Deals of the Day".

Here are a few of the fall themed cards I did:

This card is one of my favorites ~ and although not a fall card, I did incorporate fall colors.  I used one of the sayings in "The Artist in You" set:

This one is a mini card using the "Trick or Treat Peeps" Set:
These two use the "Harvest of Memories" set:

Note:  This is my attempt at a one layer card (I still don't like doing these!)

This one uses the 12/09 KOTM:

I have oh, about 18 more cards to get up yet....sooner or later they will be here ;)

Have a great day!

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