Friday, December 25, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I played for a bit and this is what I came up with. There was not a great deal of stamping involved and much more gathering odds and ends from my room, lol! The green dp is K&Co. The large raspberry square is hard plastic that came in an ad in the mail. My kraft was run through the Cuttlebug with the herringbone folder. There is a strip of red vellum and the die cuts are from the Smitten collection from K&Co. I stamped the I Love You with ridinghood red ink. The puffy letters that spell HONEY are something I found on clearance at Target. Sticky pearls are the final accent. I was not sure, but I think I like it!
This will probably be my last Christmas holiday card for the year. I just wanted to play with the Copics on the sweet image. The background dp is from DCWV. My little squirrels are a stamp from Penny Black. My only accents are touches of glitter pen.
Here is hoping that everyone is getting caught up on their chores and keeping warm and cozy!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I think this could have used a wee bit of red eye removal but I lost all of my programs in the computer crash the other day, so please forgive me. Aren't they just adorable. I know Dee is extremely pleased to see a photo of herself without her braces! I wish I could see the back of her up-do! Turn around, Dee!
As far as wedding info, nothing has been decided yet. They will start looking at venues after the holiday. Denise wants an October wedding to keep with family tradition. Since Shaun's sister has already taken this October, we will be looking at dates in 2011. Gives us lots of time to get everything right! Shaun is such a great guy and I know he will cherish her for a lifetime.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Where have I been? Well the sane answer would be to just tell you I am busy with Christmas chores. Who ever said I was sane? True, some of my absence has been from helping Santa with chores. But Santa is being very stubborn this year and he insisted I had to have a new computer. Sorry, but Mary Anne does not like change. I actually should expect coal in my stocking for some of the bad things I have said over the last few days. Basically I told Santa I wanted no parts of this new machine until all my stuff was moved on to it by the elves. Santa said he would do that for me. I smiled and felt like I had won a battle. I went to sleep feeling very pleased. In the morning, I woke up but my old computer kept sleeping! Santa had only gotten 2 files moved over before the big sleep. Am I happy, NO. Do I like Windows 7? Nope.
I bet if you tried, you could read a whole bunch into my sarcasm. Anyway these cute little tags are covered in Basic Grey, Eskimo Kisses dp. I used the Vintage Borders stamp set by Nina Brackett and the First Christmas stamp set by Asela Hopkins to create them. My ink was Old Olive and Baroque Burgandy by SU. I added diamond Stickles and cranberry pearls as accents. I topped the tags with cranberry organza ribbon. For dimension, I added little glitter gingerbread men. I will tie these up in a little package for a dear friend.
Thanks for letting me vent. Oh and I forgot to mention that not one of my scrapbooking, printshop, editing programs is compatible with this nice new Windows 7. Make sure you take out a second mortgage before you upgrade! Ho Ho Ho!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
I get all upset and want to call the vet. Mind you, she is playing and acting like nothing bothers her. DH says no... we will watch her. At 5:30 a.m., there was a deposit of nasty undigested weeds next to my bed. The bumps are not as angry and they are starting to go away. Phew! Pets can sure be devils and we love them so much that they can make us crazy! I am totally afraid to look up the plant that she chewed and swallowed. I plant them in the same spot every year and that may never happen again.
Friday, December 4, 2009
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Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
First cut a base strip that is 9 3/4" x 3 1/4". Score at 3 1/4" and at 6 1/2". Cut off a diagonal which does not go quite from corner to corner (see photo). I made mine in a production line. I stamped my fronts , then my inside sentiments, finishing with a strategically placed hole punched through all layers. The hole is used to tie the folder shut with ribbon. You will need about 11" of ribbon for each to make a comfortable bow. Make sure you use permanent adhesive in a thin strip on the bottom of your insert part to hold the goodie in!
I hope you enjoy this little folder if you try making them!