Thursday, December 31, 2009

Woo Hoo!

Just found out that my Scalloped Santa card was a Top 3 pick over at Just Buggin'  Great way to close out 2009!   Happy 2010 everyone!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Hoppy Holidays!

A happy non-traditonal card in traditional colors.  This was actually my design team submission for Chirper Challenge, but they aren't publishing before Christmas so I thought I would share.  American Greetings paper....punched the sentiment....and the little "hoppy" frogs are made and decorated with Paper Doll Dress Up!   Remember that real dial size really allows you to have fun with the accessories on the paper doll cartridges.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Had scraps leftover from a scrapbook layout (check out my other blog on Wednesday!!!) and had to use it.   I love the red/lime green combo.  Easy card as the ornament was chipboard....attached the paper...added some bling and a little piece of ribbon ....a red snowflake...and a stamped sentiment.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Branch Punch Wreath

I finally made a traditional Christmas card.  Actually, I realized I hadn't used my MS branch punch at all this out it came!   Used DCWV foil embossed with the Cuttlebug (first time I tried foil....and I LOVE it)  and made the wreath with the punch.  I cut out a 3" "O" to use as the frame.   Attached the bow, and that's it!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Heart Shaped Santa

I remembered making heart shaped Santas at school when I was a teacher.  Thought it would be a good project for this morning.  Using all George, I cut 2 3" hearts....cut the top off of one...and embossed the cut piece with Swirls.  Cut the rectange 2 at 31/2" in flesh...glued to the center of the heart and trimmed.   Used the triangle 2 cut at 2" for the hat....added a 1" circle (embossed)   The mustache is hand trimmed from the top of the heart.  Attached the beard and mustache with poppers...added some buttons....drew on a face.   Then I attached some ribbon for trim.  Paper is DCWV....cut the marquee and cut a circle out of the center.   Sentiment is cut from a piece of cardstock. 

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Scalloped Santa Claus

3 challenges in one!   This card is for Frosted Designs (scallops), Just Buggin' (Christmas), anc Cricut Cardz (something that starts with an "s").  The Santa is made from a George 3" flesh circle, and red and white scalloped circles cut in half from Alphalicious.  Added a 1" George oval in pink for the nose.  Eyes are done by hand.....chalked the cheeks.  Glittered the hat....trim is a flower punch.  Added a button, some white doodles, and white dimensional paint on the beard.  Paper is DCWV........and a "Jolly" metal tag and rhinestone edging.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Santa Kitty

Used a great sketch for RAQ's challenge @ Cricut.  The little image is a digi stamp....which I made "tiny"..colored with watercolor pencils....and paint....and glitter....and stuck on stars and gems for good measure.  Drew the little kitty's face myself since I painted over it.  The squares are Nesties, cut on the cuttlebug.   Paper is K and Company.   Stamped sentiment.

Pringles Snowman Gift Wrap

Here's a quick and easy green way to wrap socks or underwear. Place them in an empty Pringles can. Wrap a piece of white paper around the can (It won't go all the way to the top, but it doesn't matter because the hat will cover it.) Now wrap white felt around the paper. Spray adhesive is great here! Cut a rectangle of fleece that will fit around the cylinder for a hat. I pinked little strips around the top edge. Flip up the bottom edge for a brim and glue. Gather the top with a rubberband. Tie a long strip of fleece for a scarf. Add wiggle eyes, buttons, and some rick rack for a mouth. I used my Cricut to cut out a nose.....folded the edge in and attached for dimension.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

You Rock!

Happy birthday DJ!   I've made several variations of the gorilla in boxer shorts because I have a lot of teenage (and/or young adult) men in my life.  I like how this one came out.   Animal Kingdom Gorilla is cut at 4"....guitar is cut from DCWV paper....boxer shorts are hand cut.  Paper is leftover Halloween diamond pattern and DCWV Rock Star stack.   "You" is Thickers and Rock is cut out of the paper.    Lots of poppin' and sharpie!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Fore You!

Happy birthday Uncle Dennis!   Being the golf enthusiast he is, I had to make a golf card.   Used EDPD for the golfer and accessories, cut at 3". I tore a little piece of turf for him to stand on.   The golf balls are Doodlecharms snowball layers, embossed with Swiss Dots, reversed, and popped.  Sticker sentiment. 

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Hippo Birthday Card

Happy Birthday Nina!  This little hippo is from ZooBalloo....cut at 3", shadow and layer.  The doodling is a scraplift from Ginny Thueson, who is the absolute best doodler I know. (check out her stuff here:  Ginny's blog.  My little hippo pales by comparison but she was fun to make.  Used paper and chipboard from a Colorbok set, lots of ribbon, lace, rhinestones.  Sentiment is computer generated in a circle and popdotted!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Warm Wishes

Loved the sketch on RAQ's challenge....last week!   Needless to say I'm a little behind, but a great sketch is a great sketch.  Here is my version.

Used Doodlecharms Snowman, cut in layers on white and pearlescent white.  Inked the cheeks and sharpied the face.  He's cut at 3".  The hat is PDDU, magician, cut at 1 1/4" RDS.  Added a strip of plaid.  The scarf is EDPD, cut at 1 1/4" RDS in plaid.  Added buttons.   The background snowflakes are from Winter Woodlands, added gems.  The sentiment is a generic stamp from last Christmas.  Attached some buttons and gem stones, MS snowflakes....and the paper was all scraps.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

To Have and To Hold

Just a little wedding card for Michael's cousin.  I printed the text in a circle....added some silver foil punched flowers in the middle. Layered it with grey.  The couple is PDDU, cut at 2".   The veil is polka dot vellum with a couple of rhinestones.  The paper is Colorbok......added some ribbon and rhinestones.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

"Wonder"-ful Snowfriend

This card was my DT creation for this week's challenge at Practical Scrappers.  We had to create a Christmas card.....not a very difficult task.  Hop on over and play along.......everyone is making Christmas cards this week.

This snowfriend is cut at 4" (much easier to deal with).   Added some dimensional paint and doodling to spruce him up.  Added some sparkly snowflakes and put him on a mat cut with my Nesties and inked.  Framed with some $1 Target ribbon.