Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

      Well it is New Year's Eve, and 2013 is almost behind us!  Can you believe it?  I have been laying low on my blog recently, and hoping to reclaim my mojo in 2014. 

     I just wanted to pop in and send out wishes to all of my blogging friends for a very happy, healthy, and safe celebration!  Cheers to all of you and your families!  We will be celebrating with our dearest friends, starting this afternoon, so I wanted to be sure to get this posted.

     On a more serious note.... people..... people..... you have 364 other days to donate for your tax receipt!  Make it a New Years resolution to do it early, next year!  I am still not thawed out from yesterday. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

A Quick FwF Post.

     Christmas is approaching very quickly, and I am finally getting in gear with decorating, wrapping, treats.  I just wanted to do a quick post for my favorite Friends with Flair link.  Unity has some great stamps on sale, also, so check out both!

     Here are some treats I put together for work,  They are rather simple, but the folks I work with are not crafty, and will just want to get to the gourmet chocolates inside. 

     I ran glassine bags through the Cuttlebug, with my Swiss Dot folder.  I die cut Spellbinder Label Fourteen on a navy textured dot paper, I got at Michaels 18 times.  I stamped out the Sentiment from the Oct, 2013 KOM, and punched out snowflakes with an MS punch.  Stamping is done with Midnight Muse form SU!  Must not forget the clear and blue gems that I added for sparkle!

That is it for me.  Hope your holiday is coming together, and all is well in your little part of the world.  Thanks for paying a visit!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Where have I been?

     Well, I guess you could say that life swallowed me up!  I would like to do a Friends with Flair post for today, and say sorry for being absent. 

     Here are some cards I have made with the October KOM for 2013.  Love all the holiday stamps, and the different looks that you can achieve.
Card one uses papers from the My Minds Eye Holly Jolly Collection.  Love this paper!  I also used an embellishment from American Craft, which I toned down with a little Distress ink.  Coloring is done with Copics.


 Card two uses the snowman from the Oct 2009 Stampin Store Kit, plus a sentiment from KOM Oct.  The papers and diecuts are all from BoBunny!  Add a few gems, and done!

 Card three was created with a white base and the sweet Chickadee and sentiment from the Oct KOM was stamped and sponged with Pistachio, Memento ink.  The papers are from MME Signature Christmas.  I used Spellbinders and Martha Stewart dies and punches. 

Okay, next is card four.  More stamps from the Oct KOM 2013, more papers from MME Holly Jolly, and a few embellishments.  I borrowed that cute smaller snowflake punch from my DD, and used my
Memory Box corner die for the very first time.
I am trying to make cards with low profiles, that are more postal friendly.  Please be sure to visit all of the wonderful Unity stampers, who have posted their gorgeous work.