Monday, December 31, 2007

{ Happy New Year !!! }

I didn't think I would have time to post anything today, the last day of the year. I need to get ready for dinner tonight with friends. I have been working on house projects and nothing scrappy until today. I want to get as much done as I can before the baby gets here. I am trying not to stress out, but I have so many things to finish.
Card Creations: Quick and Easy arrived the other day from Paper Crafts. I was surprised to find out that two of my cards are published in there. I only took a quick look; maybe tomorrow I will have more time to enjoy every page.
Have a great evening and Happy New Year !!!!!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

{ New photos }

I wanted to share some photos with you. These first two are from my birthday and the second two are from Christmas day, cooking. I look pretty big!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

{ Merry Christmas !!! }

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day, I am !

Saturday, December 22, 2007

{ Paper Crafts Online Exclusive }

I can finally share these since they made it online at Paper Crafts: Joy, Peace, Hope card and Ho, Ho, Ho card. I made them for Holiday Cards & more, Volume 2. All the products are from Frances Meyer. I made them while on their Design Team. Christmas is in couple of days and I hope everyone is enjoying this special time.

Friday, December 21, 2007

{ Happy Birthday to me !!! }

Yes, it is my birthday today and the first day of winter. Well, this year, the first day of winter is tomorrow...It doesn't feel like winter here. It is going to be 73 degrees today. I have to go get ready for my day out, but I just wanted to say a quick hello and share some cards I made. I hope to have some photos to share of my big belly later. It is getting really close and I am ready.
Tinkering Ink patterned paper from Beloved collection and Botanical Bliss collection.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

{ SCS sketch challenge 155 }

I made this card last night for SCS sketch challenge 155, but I couldn't get a good photo so I had to wait until today. I am using the new Impression Obsession stamps - Sweet Hearts set. They will be available for purchase soon. I used SU cardstock and DCWV patterned paper. I colored my images with chalk.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

{ More Prima }

Still working with these beautiful Prima papers, flowers, jewels and journaling cards. Prima is out DT sponsor at Create My Keepsake. This is my last month with Create My Keepsake and I can't believe that 10 months went by so fast.

There is a new Design Team Call Announcement if you are interested.

Monday, December 17, 2007

{ Design Team weekly inspiration }

This week's inspiration is to create a place to store your favorite recipes.
I have recipe books and a drawer stuffed with recipes cut out from magazines or written on a scrap piece of paper...There are some that I use more than others and are my favorites. Most of the time I have to hunt for them or can't find the one I want...
I had this little wooden box forever, just waiting to be altered. After I measured, it I found out that an index card (3 x 5") fits perfectly inside. I made my dividers to be slightly larger (3 x 5.5"). Make any tabs you want, after all, this is your favorite recipe box. Now, all I have to do is write my favorite recipes (the ones I use over and over) and keep them all in this box.
This would be a perfect Christmas gift for someone f you play along, upload your creations to the Design Team Weekly Inspiration gallery or post a link to your blog.
Supplies used: Tinkering Ink patterned paper from Beloved collection, 7gypsies stamp, American Crafts alphas.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

{ Valentine's Day stamps - sneak peek }

There are so many things I would like to share with you, but I can't do it all at once. I will start with Impression-Obsession NEW stamp catalog with stamps soon to be released and available for purchase.
For this cards I used the new Heartlines set. The little birds and hearts are so cute. I have more cards, but it has been cloudy for days here and I can't get good photos. Be on a lookout for more sneak peeks.
Today is the last day for that 50% off sale if you plan on getting some great stamps.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

{ Are you a Prima Donna ? }

Prima is our DT sponsor this month at Create My Keepsakes and I have some beautiful Prima papers and flowers to play with. We have a contest going on, Are You A Prima Donna? Come and check it out. I will have some more projects to show you in the next few days.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

{'s cold }

It's finally cold's supposed to be 38 degrees tonight. I was reading the Card Positioning Systems blog and they have a CPS Holiday Special where you pick your favorite past sketch from #1-#42 and make a Christmas/Holiday card. I picked CPS #20 and made this card. The snowflake stamp is from Impression-Obsession. There is a big sale going on right now, you can't miss it. All the clearance items are 50% off. If you like this snowfake stamp, well, it's on sale.
I stamped the snowflake on my white background paper and then I cut one out for my bow accent. You can see a close up below. I love snowflakes and I have numerous snowflake stamps, but no snowflake embellishments, those glittery ones I see all over the place. I did pass a snowflake punch, today, by Martha Stewart, at Michaels. Oh, well. I love the way this one turned out. Vellum is embossed with a snowflake template form Lasting Impressions that I had forever. I added KI Memories ribbon, brads and lace cardstock.
Have a great night and stay warm.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

{ Yuletide paper wreath }

Here is a little project I worked on today. Tinkering Ink patterned paper from Yuletide collection. I embellished it with pearl beads from my craft supply. Here is a card made with the papers from the same collection. I added chipboard frame that I covered with paper, Prima flower and Heidi Swapp snowflake. The sentiment is stamped with my little stamps from Target dollar bin.

Friday, December 07, 2007

{ Blog candy winner !!!!! }

I didn't think I was going to make it. I was gone all day and the last thing I did was register for baby items. Wow, that took a long time. There are way too many choices out there. If you have any suggestions/recommendations/must haves... let me know. And the winner is...................Anna !!!!! She lives in Poland and this is what she said: I'd love to win this. Here in Poland I can't buy such magazines or stamps ;-( So I hope I'll be lucky in the drawing. Thanks Daniela for your blog - love to visit it as you make great things and inspire me a lot! As for my blog - here is the TFL! Anna, email my your address so I can send you this. Thanks everyone for stopping by and reading my blog. I will be visiting you in the next few days.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

{ Blog candy }

I am giving away this magazine full of wonderful Christmas cards and projects, and three stamps form Michaels. You have until Friday evening, December 7, at 8 pm CST. I will randomly draw a winner then. Just leave me a comment and a link to your blog if you want me to check it out.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

{ CPS sketch # 42 }

Hello, is this thing working? It's been so quiet around here lately. I miss everyone!!!!

I still have a RAK to give away. I will post it first thing in the morning and then soon after that pick a winner. I want you to have it before Christmas. It is Dec/Jan 2008 issue of Paper Crafts and some stamps. Be on a look out for that tomorrow!!!

Tonight I want to share a card I made for CPS #42. DCWV Christmas glitter paper, Maya Road chipboard that I painted and sprinkled with glitter and the little stamp is form Michaels.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

{ Scrappy Hour Playground }

This is the layout I completed last night for the Scrappy Hour at Create My Keepsake. The technique was embossing. I used The Crafters Workshop template to emboss circles on my photo and Stampin' Up brass stencil for the embossing on the red paper. I can't even remember when the last time was that I made a layout. Cards are so much faster.
All the patterned paper is from Beloved collection by Tinkering Ink. The little embellishments came from a container that is sitting on my desk (KI Memories, Creative Imaginations). When I clean my desk I don't know where to put back some of the stuff so I toss them in this little container. I always find good things in there. Maya Road office sheer and Scenic Route chipboard alphas. This is my first pregnancy layout.
OK, I am going to make this an early night, well, I will try to watch 24, season 6, my first two discs arrived in the mail today!

Monday, December 03, 2007

{ Boo-tay package from PageMaps)

Look what arrived today !!! What a wonderful surprise. Becky from PageMaps sent me this awesome boo-tay package for winning a card contest. There is a little bit of everything here. My favorite, Melissa Frances glitter chipboard and stamps!!!! Thank you Becky.
It is really late here and I can't believe I am still up. By this time I am usually relaxing on the couch, watching "Bringing Home Baby" on TLC and feeling my little one move inside my belly.
I was working on a project from Scrappy Hour at Create My Keepsake. The photo is not turning out great so I will have to post it tomorrow. Check out Rachel, our Scrappy Hour queen, for a week long Scrappy Hour Playground video tutorials.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

{ Tinkering Ink Design Team }

I am the newest member of Tinkering Ink Design Team !!!!!! Can you believe it???? I am still in shock. I was asked to join this talented team couple of weeks ago. I had to keep it a secret until the official announcement. You can read all about it HERE. My desk is filled with all their wonderful goodness and even some NEW fun papers I can't share yet.
Here is a card I made with patterned paper from Yuletide collection.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

{ Page Maps contest winner !!! }

I got an email from Becky at PageMaps on Wednesday that I am a winner in her card contest, 5 x 7 category. How exciting!!! I couldn't share the card until the announcement in the December newsletter today. So here is my winning card. I used the new Scenic Route Loveland patterned papers, Heidi Swapp hearts, Offray ribbon.