Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The countdown is on!

It is almost here and we are getting snow today in MA. If it stays on the ground for a few days we will have a white Christmas. Always makes is more merry.

I have been busy making cards. I found several sites that have digital stamps but so far my favorite is bugaboo stamps! Here are a couple of cards I made with a print and cut on the Silhouette and then colored using my copic markers.

On Blitzen

and a birthday card....

Happy Birthday

The Silhouette made easy work out of these cards. Love that machine!

Hope everyone has a Very Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 6, 2010

For the love of all things crafty

You HAVE to check out this web site
I found it this morning and if I don't stop browsing around it and their blog I am going to have gotten nothing accomplished today work related! You know...that thing that pays me!

I downloaded the digital stamp and created this adorable card (if I do say so myself). I colored in the cute little underwear with my copic markers then I used the colorless blender to make the poka cute. I used a different pattern paper than the original design on their web site but the rest is totally scraplifted or cardlifted as the case may be ;)


I can think of a few friends who just may get this card this Christmas instead of the traditional one below.


The stamp used above is from Papertrey Ink
They have really wonderful high quality clear stamps. This one is called Wreath For All Seasons. It is simply 3 stamps, one is the stick wreath stamped in brown, then on top the green wreath and lastly the red berries. Add a little bakers twine and there you have it.

So now onto mailing all these cards!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Welcome December

Here it comes again. The fastest month of the year. It happens before you know it then is gone in a flash and you are left curled on the floor in a puddle of wrapping paper and ribbon. Sometimes I wish I still "believed" in the meaning of the holiday. It would make it much more enjoyable I am sure. Instead it is about planning and shopping and stressing and parties and lists, lots and lots of lists.
My DH is not a fan of Christmas at all. I wanted to make a special candy advent calendar for him so he could get a treat each day and maybe have some fun but that idea was lost in the Thanksgiving shuffle. How could I possibly make time now? Well as I do every year I made a Christmas organizer book which is supposed to keep me on track. Here is a shot of this master of organization.


I will let you know how this worked out...sure. The tabs are Calendar, To Do, To Buy and To Send (which has a list of all the cards I need to send). OH GOD...I need to get the cards ready to go out! Did I mention I make my cards most years. I deserve to be stressed!