Archive for December, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Well, another year closes and a new one opens. This year has been quite a whirlwind for me!

Highlights of 2009:
Traveling to Singapore/Malaysia/Indonesia (and seeing the airport in UAE)
Seeing the Cherry Blossoms in DC for the first time
Happy Hours!
Starting this blog!
Seeing Kasey Kahne up close and personal 🙂
Spending time with family and friends

I hope 2010 is just as fun-filled as 2009! I do have a few resolutions though:

Post more regularly to this blog!!
Catch up on ALL of my scrapbooking projects (that in itself will be quite a feat)
Eat out less
Learn at least 5 new recipes to add into the weekly rotation
Spend more time with my friends and family

I hope everyone has a safe, happy and healthy New Year! If you go out, please don’t drink and drive!!


December 31, 2009 at 8:48 am Leave a comment

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

In honor of the massive amounts of snow we are getting here today, I have another card for you!

This card was inspired by one I saw on either Splitcoast or Stampin’ Addicts, but of course, now I can’t find that particular card on either site! If this happens to be a case of your card (the original had brown snowflakes) please let me know so I can link and provide credit!

These were super easy to whip up, and I liked that it was a flat design – no need for additional postage!

All Supplies Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted:
Stamps – Christmas Punch
Colors -Ballet Blue, Encore Silver
Paper – Naturals White
Accessories – Silver Cord, Stamp-a-majig

December 19, 2009 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

The weather outside is frightful…

But the craftiness inside is delightful!

I’ve been busy busy busy getting all my Christmas cards and other goodies ready for the holiday. I can’t believe Christmas is in a week! Where oh where does the time go?

Today we’re having a blizzard. No, really. There’s about a foot of snow out there already. That’s big time for South Central PA. People freak out when they see a dusting. I’m pretty sure the entire region is shut down at this point!

My neighbor across the street lives in a log cabin circa the late 1800’s. It looks really cute covered in snow! (sorry for the poor picture quality- it’s from a cell phone)

How about some Christmas cards?! I like to make several different designs just to mix things up. After 5 of anything I get bored with it!

I was inspired by a card I saw on Splitcoast Stampers for this design. The Lovely as  Tree set is one of the oldest sets still currently available in the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog. It’s beautiful and versatile, and I can’t believe I waited so long to buy it!

All Supplies Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted:
Stamps – Lovely as a Tree, Four the Holidays
Colors -So Saffron, Always Artichoke
Paper – Confetti White Cardstock
Accessories – Stamp-a-majig

December 19, 2009 at 12:38 pm 2 comments

Technique Tuesday – Embossed Rectangle

Finally a new post! 🙂 I know it’s not Tuesday, but here’s a technique anyway!

When I first saw the Forest Friends set, I knew I just had to have it. This little deer was just too sweet!

To make this card, I dry embossed the rectangle. How did I do that? Who needs fancy dies? I used the mat from a previous Technique Tuesday installment here —> Masked Mat

I placed the mat over the front of my cardstock on top of a mousepad, then ran my stylus around the inner edge of the cut rectangle. To make it look like rectangle is embossed outward, just flip your card inside out and emboss on the inside.

The clouds were sponged on using the white craft ink, as was the grass using Old Olive. I popped little Bambi up with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. How cute!!

All Supplies Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted:
Stamps – Forest Friends, Fresh Cuts
Colors -Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Whisper White
Paper – Kraft cardstock
Accessories – Sponges, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stamp-a-majig

December 11, 2009 at 7:44 pm Leave a comment

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