Christmas Cards

I have to apologize for my last post....I was very cold, and very frustrated! Luckily, power is back, and I'm nice and toasty! I made some holiday cards this afternoon that I'll share in a moment, but first, here is one I made on Saturday.

I went to my LSS to get some goodies, and they had an "art bar" with these great stamps! Here's what I made:

If I had more $, I would have definitely purchased that tree stamp- but I spent it all on dies and paper!
Now...back to this afternoon....

I wanted to catch up on making Christmas cards, so I decided to chip away at my self-issued challenge: to CASE everything from Kristina's Holiday Card Series.

inspired by day 6:
inspired by day 7:
inspired by day 8:

inspired by day 9:

inspired by day 10:

No Power

Yikes. No work (the schools are closed). I'm at a Panera using internet, but there are no outlets available because everybody who lives in MA is here. (and I can't go home b/c my apartment is freezing)


OCC Fancy Folds

Good morning! I'm excited to say that Tui is the hostess this week at Our Creative Corner! She is so amazing! If you've never been to her blog before, you certainly need to check it out. You won't be disappointed!

The challenge this week is fancy folds.....and here is a tutorial I found for folding my card. It was tough to get the 2 halves of the stamp to line up like that on the front, but I think it was worth the work!

(sorry for all of the gold in the pic...I got a little crazy there! I like shiny things, hehe)

Hopefully you have time to play along with us this week at Our Creative Corner!


Halloween Treats

Happy DT Thursday! I've got some cute candy containers I made to bring to my friends at work, using stamps from the most recent release at My Thoughts Exactly. (Check out the Halloween sentiments here)

I sewed them up following a simple tutorial I found online, which for some reason I cannot currently locate. Once I find it, I'll link it up here- but it's nothing new....you should easily be able to find similar tutorials if you do a search.
(damask stamp from SP and C0)

And check out the back. It says "trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat." Haha, I love that.

Yum. I was able to fit 5 of the fun-size candies into each before sewing them up.

Make sure to visit Jessica too.....she did a cool thing with ribbon that you don't want to miss! Thanks for stopping by!


Flashback Friday 16.0

Hey! I just decided to play along with Amy's awesome Flashback Friday challenge.

The challenge this time is to post your first tag. Yikes! A tag? I almost never make tags, and it is probably because I hate cutting them out. I should get some tag dies....a great shortcut! (I really like some of the ones from PTI...especially the one with the embossed dots around the edge that all of my blog friends seem to have).

I don't even know if this counts as a tag. Posted here in June 2010, it's really more of a card with a pull-out panel. And it's square...not tag-shaped. But it's the earliest occurrence of anything tag-ular, so it's what I'm submitting!

You should totally check out the challenge!

DT Wed and CAS-ual Fridays

Today is SP and Co's DT Wednesday, and once again, I'm using one of this month's new sets, Just a Note:

I stamped the sentiment on the top, then printed out the "thanks." I colored it in with colored pencils (intentionally letting some white show through) for this week's challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.
I liked the card so much, that I made another!

Thanks for visiting!


PTI Blog Hop

A quick post before bedtime (and before the PTI blog hop deadline!)

I was inspired by the oranges and patterns in the pumpkins above. The strip to the far left is patterned paper, and the others I stamped to match the stripes, woodgrain, and polka dots in the photo:
Oh yea- and I used an x-acto knife to cut out the little heart before I popped up that strip on foam tape.


YCU Challenge #3

Welcome to the third challenge at Young Crafters Unite! This time, the theme is masculine cards. A tough task for most of us, I'm sure. Luckily, I had some manly supplies on hand and I really liked how it came out!

I bought that star embossing folder a few months ago on clearance for about $2, and I don't think I have ever used it! I'm glad it saw the light of day when I made this card. I hope you choose to join us this month, and make sure to check out the samples from the DT:


OCC Fabulous Faces (and Comic-Con!)

Yep...it's Saturday.....which means a new challenge at Our Creative Corner! Marjie is host once again, and she wants to see projects with faces! Any faces will do.

I LOVE the graphic look of the face below. I printed it and the sentiment onto cardstock, and hand-cut the thought bubble.

....which brings me to the second half of this post. You can stop reading now if you are not interested. I won't feel bad!

Last weekend my husband and I were in NYC for New York Comic-Con. We try to go every year since they brought the convention to the east coast. Until then, it was only in San Diego (I've been to the SDCC once). Comic-Con is but one of the geek conventions we go to- and we always cosplay.

This year, we went as X-Men. I sewed my costume, and Dave's was a compilation of stuff he had already and things he bought at the thrift store. I went as Rogue (in a twist on her Legacy costume, if that means anything to you, hehe), and he was Gambit.

The pic below was taken at my parents' house- they live on LI so we stayed at their place and took the train into the city Saturday and Sunday.

When you get dressed up for one of these events, people want to take your picture. Soooo many people, in fact, that I imagine it is what celebrities must feel like when the paparazzi tails them. I got my photo taken on the way to lunch, while testing video games, and even when headed to the bathroom. It's fun to look for pics of yourself in online galleries that others have posted. Below is one of our faves that was taken of us, found here:

Even while we were having lunch at Subway about a block from the convention hall, people were taking pictures through the window. We wanted to join in the fun, so we took these pics of each other.

Below is another favorite of mine...a picture of me and someone I found dressed up as Ms. Marvel, who Rogue steals powers from in the comics:

One last picture- there was a Spiderman green screen set up so you can be a cool webslinger, just like him. Look at my costume. Notice the problem?

Sorry for the long post. I don't often share anything personal on the blog, but a few people had mentioned that they wanted to see some pics. I'll be back to normal in the next post, I promise!

Oh yea- don't forget to check out the challenge at OCC!


sparkle and shine

Good morning! I hope I don't run late to work with this post.....

I'm here with a card for the Moxie Fab World's texture challenge. My texture comes in the form of dry embossing. Boring, I know. But I always love the look! I guess the foam tape, rhinestones, and twine all give it texture too:

My layout was inspired by Kristina Werner's Holiday Card Series (day 5). I've been having so much fun making my holiday cards!

One last thing-
Amy had a fun little set of questions on her blog, and I decided to play along.

1. Name your favorite color?
Red or Teal (or red AND teal, hehe)
2. Name your favorite song?
probably "One" by Metallica...or "Master of Puppets"....or "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis" by Vaughan Williams
3. Name your favorite dessert?
4. What ticks you off at the moment?
People who treat other people like crap
5. Your favorite pet?
Dog, of course!
6. Black or white?
7. Your biggest fear?
death (I'm with ya on that one, Amy)
8. Best feature?
Physical, or personality? I love my hair, and I think I'm a thoughtful person.
9. Everyday attitude?
the glass is half-full!
10. What is perfection?
Being near people I love
11. Guilty pleasure?
Any sweets (and I indulge daily!)
12. When you're upset you...?
Cry. I'm very sensitive


SP and Co DT Wed

(check out my Guest Blogging post at Ella Publishing!)

Good morning! I've got a fun and simple card this morning for this week's DT Wednesday at SP and Co! I'm using one of this month's new sets, Just a Note.

Although the card looks simple, it took a long time to do! I tried to be as precise as possible when lining up those cardstock stripes.

So glad you could pop by!


Guest at Ella Publishing

Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you know that I am guest blogging at Ella Publishing today for Card Making Month! Check it out HERE!!

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