Monday, December 28, 2009

Better late than never... I suppose

Well, I did make Christmas cards, I just didn't get them sent out.  I ran out of time again. So this year I'm thinking I'll make Happy New Year cards, or maybe by the time I get those done they'll have to be valentine cards.  I'm working on it:)  I thought I'd show you some of my Christmas Cards so you'd know at least I tried.

Materials:  All paper, inks, embossing powder are from CTMH
I was browsing the web and kept coming across a reference to the Zindorf Technique.  When I found her stuff I found one of her non-traditional color Christmas cards.  The colors remind me of the southwest so I had to try her technique.  It made a beautiful card that fools your eye.  If you want to see more of her work you can click on her name here Michelle Zindorf.

I also used the CTMH Wishes book to put together some cute circle cards. 

Materials: All paper, ink and stamps and glitter from CTMH
Ribbon from my stash
Bling from Michael's
I hope your Christmas was spectacular and your new year is filled with all the happiness and contentment you can hold.  I'll talk to you again soon.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Good tidings of great joy!

 The little tree is up, 

the treat trays for the neighbors are ready,
Presents are wrapped, 

I think we're ready.

Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.  For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 
Luke 2:10-11

Merry Christmas everyone. From our house to yours we wish you a sweet holiday filled with happiness and blessings.

I'll talk to you again soon.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Babies on the way

We've had a bumper crop of babies this year on staff, this time we're expecting two little girls. These are the tags for the gift baskets. Sweet and girly with a little bit of glitter and bling.

Have a great day and I'll talk to you again soon.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Birthday card suite

Once again a new month is just a day away and I'm already behind on birthday cards! I worked on these for a while this weekend. But, need to get more done oh, and then there are the Christmas cards and I haven't even thought about presents for this year... How did I get so behind? Part of the problem is I'm waiting for inspiration or for someone or a few someone's to tell me what they are thinking about this year! (Mom) and, where did I put my decorations? Oh man, I guess I better go get busy.

Have a great week and I'll talk to you again soon.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Wow! What happened to November!

I can't believe I let almost a whole month go by without a single post. I'm sure like most of you the month of November was super busy. I hope you got a chance to take a couple of days to rest between all the busy. I started the month and ended last month by spending two days at the local stamp show with my Close to My Heart upline's upline. We had a great time and a few of you came by to see me and stopped to do the make and take. We dressed in "costume" for the first day of the show. That's me, the one in purple.

When I wasn't demonstrating the make and take I did work on the super cute Everyday Celebrations kit from Close to My Heart. It made a ton of cards, a couple of them are shown below.

The kit came with everything you needed including ribbon, brads, ink, papers, cards and envelopes, stamps and other embelishments. They went together quickly.

Well, I'll try to be better and not let a WHOLE MONTH go by with out checking in. Hope everything is good with you and I'll talk to you again soon.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Welcome to the pumpkin patch

To celebrate the end of the month I made little pumpkin patches for a few of the people at school, they turned out pretty cute.

Everyone really like them. The surprise is in the back...
Have a happy and safe Saturday. I'll talk to you again soon.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Desktop Birthday Party

My friend had a birthday this week so I threw her a desktop birthday party.  She loves purple (yes just like me) so that was the theme, "purple".  She also likes minitures hence the "miniture" chocolate cake.

We have only worked together for about a year and a half but she is a sweetheart and I hope her birthday was great!  I made her a shades of purple birdhouse with frames on it so it can also be used for some of her favorite photos.

I used a small wooden birdhouse and modge podged it with a variety of purple papers.

It originally had a rope hanger coming out of the top but I removed that and used it to hold flowers and a ribbon.

I used my Cricut and cut several chipboard frames and then stacked them so you could slide pictures in and out of them.  Painted them purple and covered them with glitter, very sparkly.

Have a great Friday and I'll talk to you again soon.

New Mexico Style snow storm

Around here we don't get much snow so when it happens it can be an event, people get sent home early or school gets cancelled.  The nice thing about NM snow, it's usually gone in a few hours.  I took this picture this afternoon from the driveway.  An hour later... gone.

Hope your week has been good so far.  Welcome Friday!  Have a great evening and I'll talk to you again soon.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Birthday card for the box

Finished another birthday card for giving at school  I need three more to finish the month of October!  Lots of people born in October on our staff.

I'm working on a costume to wear at a stamp expo next weekend and a friend's birthday is coming up so I've got some picture to share from those projects too.  Hopefully, I'll have time to post again later this weekend.  Have a great one and I'll talk to you again soon.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Homemade award ribbons

I host a pumpkin decorating contest at school and I always make the award ribbons.  Here is this years batch.  Three winners per grade level.

I think they turned out pretty good.  Happy Friday!!! I'll talk to you again soon.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fall colors

We had a temperature change this weekend and when I got ready to leave the house yesterday this is the sight that caught my eye.  Beautiful fall colors right in front of me. 

Have a great Thursday.  I'll talk to you again soon!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Some challenge cards

We have a stamp expo coming to town at the end of the month and the challenge for the cards were baby boy card with no blue and baby girl card with no pink. I had to work at it a little but here they are:

For Baby boy I used Cranberry and black

For Baby Girl I used Creme Brule, Olive and Chocolate.

We'll see how they do in the competition. Thanks for stopping in, I'll talk to you soon.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Wednesday

Still working on birthday cards for the box. Here's another one, I had to try my hand at something a little fall'ish.

The picture doesn' t quite do it justice. The colors are more coordinated in real life. Oh well, I'll keep working on my photograpy skills. Thanks for stopping by, I'll talk to you again soon.

Paper, stamps, ink from Close to My Heart
Punch from Martha Stewart
Ribbon and button from my stash

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Baby Tag Tuesday

Happy Tuesday! I hope your day is going good. Here is a tag I made to top a baby gift basket for a teacher at school. I totally forgot to take a picture of the basket it turned out really cute too. But anyway here is the tag.

The tag coordinated with some of the items in the basket. Too cute! Thanks for stopping by, I'll talk to you again soon.

Stamps and ink from Close to my heart
Misc. colored pencils
Ribbon, button and papers from my stash

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Balloon Fiesta

The International Balloon Fiesta is a BIG deal here in New Mexico and I am lucky enough to have an amazing view of the field from my back yard.  Here are some pictures I took early Saturday morning while I was comfy and cozy in my pj's and slippers.

Dawn Patrol goes up first to check out the wind currents.

Then as the sun starts coming up over the mountains, you can see all the brightly colored balloon begin to fill up and stand on the field.

Then finally, the mass ascension...

We had a ton of them flying over the neighborhood yesterday morning.  Such a pretty sight.  Have a sweet Sunday and I talk to you again soon.