Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Favorites July- December

Back to finish up the post of my favorite cards for this year :)

I hope you all have a wonderful night and please, be safe and smart. If you are drinking DO NOT DRIVE. It's not worth it.

 I wish everyone all the best for 2013!


Ok, I couldn't pick just one. These 2 are my favorites. I love the images and the colors!


It was between this card and a Christmas one and I decided to choose this card. I like how simple it is, yet it also looks elegant at the same time. I don't do a lot of wedding or anniversary cards so I was happy this one came out nice.


On this card I tried the starburst technique for the first time and had a fun time with it. I also used the last of my stash of Spice Cake DSP. Why oh why couldn't SU have put this in the catalog!


Moose. My favorite thing ever. Of course I would love a card with a moose on it LOL



I love the yellow and black and just how CAS this card is.

And finally, December:

I just love this card I recently made. It's not something I would normally make but I am just so proud of how it came out!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

My 2012 Favorites January- June

At the end of Dec. of 2011 my friend Rita over at Rita's Creation made a post about her favorite cards that she had made that year. I loved the idea and followed suit. Tonight I was checking Blogger and lo and behold, who is posting about her favorite cards again but Miss Rita and I went ohhhh yeahhh, lets do that again! So tonight I'll post Jan-June, the cards I made that really made me happy.


Yep, it's got a moose on it AND it's a Christmas card, my two favorite things. I just love the paper I used and the texture. I am definitely going to make a similar card to this in 2013 for my Christmas card stash!

This card was created using a color challenge from The Paper Players and a sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches and I just loved the color combo. This was a great sketch to let the DSP and simple sentiment take center stage.


Ohhhh this was a tough one for me to choose, as there were a couple cards for March that I was really pleased with. I finally decided to go with this one. I love the colors, how the quilted technique came out, etc. My SIL ended up buying this card and sending it to her mom shortly after they lost their grandma/mom, as butterflies were loved by her. Made me feel good that in a small way I could help bring some comfort to them during a time of loss.


This was another tough choice for me, it was another month of cards I was really happy with, but I decided to choose this one. I like the colors and papers I used and I like how CAS it is.

Another CAS choice for the month of May. I love the black and yellow together and the simple sketch lets the image take center stage.
I'm going with a Christmas card for June. I love the colors, the layout...just everything about how this card come together.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Wonderful You

I recently received an order for 5 cards. I posted one of the cards the other day, and here is another one I made for the set. My friend wanted a specific "thinking of you card"(which was the moose one I created) and anything after that was my choice. I decided to go with a general "wonderful you" card and this is what I came up with.

I normally dont do vintage very well but I think this card came out pretty vintage looking and I must say, I really love how this card came out! I just know my friend is really going to love it also.

The main image panel is popped up with dimensionals as is the sentiment section. The edges of all the paper has been sponged with Soft Suede except for the main image panel, I sponged that with Pool Party.

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Apothecary Art, Loving Thoughts
Paper: Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla, Attic Boutique DSP
Ink: Soft Suede, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Accessories: Big Shot, Lacey Brocade EF, Framelits Labels, Aquapainter, sponge, dimensionals

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Snowflakes for Friday Mashup

Did everyone have a good holiday? We had a great time opening gifts Christmas morning, and then we went as a family and volunteered at a big dinner held in Wasilla called the Friendship Dinner. It was our first time volunteering at the dinner and we had a blast! We met a bunch of new people and I was wished "Merry Christmas" more times that day then in my whole life, and I loved it! We agreed as a family that we'll definitely be doing it again next yr.

I'm still on vacation so I've been lounging around the house since Christmas Day and got today's Friday Mashup card all done. I have to say that the challenge....using snowflakes and the colors provided....had me using a few not-so-family friendly words. Not because its a bad challenge but because we have almost NO snow here! We were supposed to get snow on Christmas Day but had high winds instead, and that causes a drying effect in this area. Last winter we had the snowiest winter on record and I guess we're being punished for that this year :/

The challenge comes from Amanda and like I mentioned above, we are to use snowflakes and the following colors: Pool Party, Midnight Muse, Whisper White and Basic Black. I had a bit of a time incorporating the black and then decided to use it in the form on ribbon on my sentiment piece. The sentiment panel is popped up with dimensionals and in person stands out quite nicely, it doesn't look blended with the paper like it does in the picture.

Make sure you head over to The Friday Mashup and check out all the other great projects from the rest of the design team and then play along with us!

  1. Make a project using "Snowflakes".
  2. Or Make a project with the colors Whisper White, Pool Party, Midnight Muse, and Basic Black
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Snowflake Project with the colors Whisper White, Pool Party, Midnight Muse, and Basic Black".

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Snowflake Soiree, Lighthearted
Paper: Pool Party, Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Ink: Midnight Muse, Pool Party
Accessories: Big Shot, Framelits Apothecary Accents, Basic Black Ribbon, sponge, dimensionals

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Moose Love

I had a some free time on Christmas Eve to get some stamping in and decided to play along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge. A friend of mine asked me to make a set of cards for her, with one of the cards going to a friend of hers who is having a bit of a rough time. She said an Alaska themed card would be nice, and the friend likes pink and girly designs, so I decided to use a moose image with some Regal Rose and Early Espresso. I sure hope my friend likes it, and that the card will  bring some comfort to her friend when she receives it.

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Moose You(retired), Small Sayings (retired)
Paper: Early Espresso, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Regal Rose DSP, Early Espresso DSP
Ink: Regal Rose, Early Espresso
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Circles, Swiss Dots EF,  SU Itty Bitty Banners dies, rhinestones, sponge, dimensionals

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

A very Merry Christmas to all of my blogging friends, I wish you all a day of love and peace!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

School Colors for Thank You

It seems like forever since I blogged on here about a card! 'Tis the season for constant motion and little stamping time I guess.

My daughter recently took part in a fundraiser at school to help raise money for the senior prom. Although she graduated early on Dec.20th, she will still be attending prom at the school and taking part in student govt activities throughout the remainder of the school yr.  Anyway, for the fundraiser she had to sell Krispy Kreme donuts, 15.00 for a box of a dozen. We have no Krispy Kreme in Alaska, they were shipped up same day from Seattle. Her and I took to our Facebooks and thanks to very generous friends and family she sold $555.00 worth of donuts for the fundraiser! She sold more than any other student and won a pair of prom tickets and 2 free yearbooks!

When we delivered the donuts to folks on Friday we gave them these thank you cards that I created to represent her school....the school colors are black and red and they are the Houston Hawks. They were a big hit and my daughters student government advisor actually ordered some for the school to use, so that made me feel pretty good.

Thanks for stopping by, and Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Silent Night for Merry Monday

I created another card for the Merry Monday Year in Review Challenge. This time  I used the very first sketch, as I didn't start participating in the challenge until the 3rd or 4th sketch I think. I am also going to link this up over at the Jingle Belles blog.

I cant stress how much I love the Evergreen set, and this tree formed with the lyrics to 'Silent Night' is just SO pretty, I love using it!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Evergreen
Paper: Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade, Candlelight Christmas DSP
Ink: Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Oval and Scalloped Oval, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Lacy Brocade EF

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Going Back for Merry Monday

Even though the Merry Monday blog is on hiatus until the New Year they've left a link open so we can go back and use any past Merry Monday sketch. I decided to use a fairly recent one that I remember thinking might be a bit challenging for me.

Banners seem to be all the rage right now but I have to admit, I'm not a big fan of them. That's why when I first saw this sketch I thought uh-oh, I don't know if I can do this LOL For this card I used some retired DSP I had called Ski Slope, I really like the colors in it. I did some paper piercing along the bottom decorative edge and to help keep the white from looking so plain I embossed it with the Swiss Dots EF.

I'm also going to link this up at the Jingle Belles blog. They are also on hiatus but are leaving a link up for any Christmas or winter projects.

Thanks for stopping by, hope everyone is having a great day! It's supposed to snow here later day, finally!!

Supplies used (all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Welcome Christmas, Jolly Bingo Bits, More Merry Messages (inside sentiment, not pictured)
Paper: Naurals White, Old Olive, Ski Slope DSP
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF, sponge, dimensionals

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Evergreen Sketch for Friday Mashup

It's time for another Friday Mashup! This week Erica is bringing us a fun sketch, and she is also asking for us to include some bling on our project.

I went with another Christmas card, using the Evergreen set. I just love the images in that set! For the bling I went small and just added a small star in some of the red shimmer paper.

Make sure you head over to the Friday Mashup blog to check out the other great projects from the rest of the design team, and play along with us!

(It's really late here, I'll get details for the card added tomorrow!)

  1. Make a project using the "Sketch".
  2. Or Make a project with some "Bling".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "project with the Sketch showing some Bling"!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Happy Snowmen

I've got another busy week ahead so I tried to squeeze in a few challenges today. For this card I played along with The Paper Players, Dynamic Duos and Jingle Belles.

The Paper Players have a theme challenge going on, and its snowmen. I love snowmen and I am hoping that making snowmen cards right now will help Mother Nature actually bring snow to my area! It's southcentral Alaska....and we're under a red flag(fire) warning! We've had more grass fires the last 4 days then we had all summer, its pretty scary. So here you go Mother Nature, how can you resist these happy snowmen? I know I sure cant!

The colors come from the Dynamic Duos, which is to use Certainly Celery and Real Red. In the image I used a very small touch of orange for the noses but other than that the images uses only CC and RR, with a touch of neutral(Crumb Cake). I also added some Dazzling Details to help the scene stand out a little more.

Last but not least....over at the Jingle Belles blog the challenges are done until Jan.1st but they still wan us to link up any Christmas cards or winter cards in the meantime!

(if the sketch looks familiar it was recently a challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches and I just love it, very versatile!)

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Frosty Friends, More Merry Messages
Paper: Certainly Celery, Real Red, Whisper White, Wintergreen DSP (retired)
Ink: Black StazOn, Certainly Celery, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Only Orange (retired)
Accessories: Certainly Celery ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Oval Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, sponge, dimensionals