Friday, October 30, 2009

The Man Card Revisited

I promised a more inspired man card and here it is!  Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Trick or Treat

Here are the results of a power crafting session.  It's cheaper than therapy and works just as well!  I used black textured card stock and the Fancy Favor die for the bags.  I also used Pumpkin Pie designer paper, Pympkin Pie and Old Olive card stock.  The stamp is from the Holiday Best stamp set.  The ribbon is fabulous!  It also comes in Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip.  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

You're Invited!

I would like to invite you to the Disneyworld Christmas Fundraiser, at Calvary Worship Center on November 7, 2009. We will have dinner, tricky tray raffles and will be giving away an all expense paid trip for four to DISNEYWORLD. The dinner is by donation. There will be entertainment and fun for all ages. Tricky tray raffle tickets are available at the door.

Grand Prize drawing will take place at 7:15. The tickets are $20.

The trip to Disneyworld includes

*4 plane tickets

*4 two day park hopper tickets to Disneyworld

*4 tickets to the Kennedy Space Center

*Accommodations at the Marriot Cypress Harbor

*1 week car rental

AND $1,000 in CASH!

The trip dates are December 18th-December 25th, 2009. What a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas!
Please check out the video below and contact me ASAP to purchase your raffle ticket!

I hope you will come! The doors open at 4 pm. Dinner and entertainment take place from 5 to 7 pm.

Disneyworld Christmas Grand Prize from Calvary Worship Center on Vimeo.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Man Card

I will be the first to admit that I was a little "uninspired" while making this card, and I don't think it's some of my best work.  But, I thought I would post it anyway.  I promise I will give you something a little more inspired in the man department very soon.  In fact, I know of a couple men who have birthdays coming up that I will be making cards for later this week. 

On a more personal note, I have a good feeling about this week.  I have a little break from my clinical rotation at the hospital this week, so I am looking forward to getting a lot done.  I am working on some furry scarves for our church fundraiser on November 7th.  I will be doing quite a bit of knitting between now and then. The grand prize is a trip to Disneyworld!  Can you believe that?  Raffle tickets for the trip and more details will be up on my blog tomorrow, so be sure to check back.  I also am hoping to catch up on some laundry, and of course, do some stamping.

I am really hoping that the weather cools down soon.  It's just so warm here still.  It doesn't feel like fall at all.  I am longing for cold, rainy days, with a cup of coffee and some time in my craft room.  That sounds more like fall to me!

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pizzazz Part Two

Just as I promised, here is part two of the series.  I made this cute box with the Sizzix Matchbox die, available only from Stampin Up!  This matchbox has a simple alteration that makes a big difference.

Hope you have a wonderful day.  My school week is almost over, and I am looking forward to relaxing this weekend...and maybe some time in my crafting haven!

Monday, October 19, 2009


This is the first video of a two part series.  I really love this card.  It's young, fun, bright and a little edgy.  Too bad I didn't have on my rock star nail polish when I filmed this video.

The picture below previews the coordinating project. I will be sharing the video for the box later on this week. Check back often!

I love your comments!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Serene Snowflakes Gift Card Holder

Who doesn't need this project?  I think you are going to find this one very useful during the Christmas season.  Remember, any project you see can be done with the stamps and paper that you have.  The possibilities are endless.  These would be great for teacher gifts with a Starbuck's gift card.  Or, if you are a "gift card giver" during Christmas, put them all over your tree for decorations.

Enjoy!  I will be back early next week with the first part of a two part video series for you!  Have a good weekend.  Don't forget, I love to hear your comments!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Extreme Birthday Card

Whew! It's been a busy day for me. Normally, Sundays are church days, but I woke up this morning with a sick little boy. So my sick little guy and I stayed home and I did laundry like a mad woman while he rested!

I really meant to have a video up before now, but the weekend slipped right away from me.

I hope you had a great weekend.

I welcome your comments on my blog or on my You Tube channel. I love to hear what my viewers are thinking.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Let It Snow

Just a quick post to carry through. I will be uploading another video in the next day or two.

For some reason, I got in the Christmas spirit today and decided to make a Christmas card. I really wanted to use the shimmer paint. I cut out two Snowflakes on Bordering Blue card stock, using the Snowflake Sizzix die. I covered one with the Frost White shimmer paint and the other with Platinum shimmer paint, using a sponge dauber.

The background snowflakes were stamped in Whisper White craft ink on Kraft card stock. I coated the edges of this layer with some glitter. The base of the card is Not Quite Navy card stock.
It's so frustrating to me that a camera can never truly capture the beauty of a project!
Enjoy your day! I am headed out to the softball field to play a six o'clock game.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Wings of Friendship

I made this card for my mother's birthday and I love it so much that I decided to use it as one of my October stamp club cards!

I love the Wings of Friendship stamp set. I didn't think I would like it as much as I do. I always love when I am pleasantly surprised by a new addition to my happy stamp family.

Enjoy the video! I always like to hear from my readers, so be sure to leave your comments for me!

I will cut off the voting for the Christmas card on Thursday night. If you haven't voted yet, be sure you go to the previous post and leave a comment.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Vote On Your Favorite

I thought I would try something new. I am going to let you vote on your favorite card. The winner will be one of the cards I use for October stamp club. Post your comments here and we will see who the big winner is. Cast your vote in the comments section below. Anyone can vote, even if you are not a member of my stamp club.Card number one is the Tree Trimmings card (above). I did a video on this one. You can see it on my blog.

Card number two is the Yuletide Christmas card. This set is from the new Holiday mini catalog.

Card number three is the Serene Snowflakes card. The snowflake is embossed in gold.

Another Experiment

After my last experiment, I had a question from a friend about the shimmer spray. I decided to answer this via video so that you could all see the result first hand.

The video showing how to make the shimmer spray is right here on my blog. Also, if you watch the Friends 24-7 video, you will see me use the shimmer paint directly on a stamp. I really love this product. It's a lot of fun to experiment with!

Have a wonderful day and a great weekend. It's going to be a beautiful one here.