Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Card Reveal

I think it took me forever to finally agree on a design I liked. I went through 3 different designs before I settled on this one.

I wanted to go with something festive, but not necessarily the typical holiday colors. I had to find something quite easy to make in my assembly line. I was having trouble with my gallbladder at the time, and wasn't even sure if I was going to get them out in the mail. But I finished them in time to mail them. Still having trouble with the gallbladder though, and that will be taken care of tomorrow.
I have surgery, so I might have take a break from my blog for a few days. Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!


All Paper: Provo Craft

Images: Lucky's Christmas Wish by C C Designs (All That Scraps)

Embellishments: Doodlebug Stars (Silver), Stickles (Diamond), Cuttlebug embossing folder (Snowflakes)

Blog Candy Winner!

A Big Thanks for those who answered the question and signed my guestbook!

The lucky winner is Teresa Chapman:

1. Be a size 6
2. Get published
3. Open a paper arts shop
4. Travel to Italy
5. Drive cross country in a motor home with my family
Congratulations on all the blog hits. Teresa

Teresa send me a PM on the shack with your addy, and will get the gift out to you. Thanks ~Marie

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Blog Candy To Celebrate 1000!!

I know, it's a small milestone, but I haven't been doing this very long, and it's a milestone I'll take. To celebrate I am offering a papercrafting related secret gift for the person who signs my new guestbook, and posts an answer to this question. With the new year approaching, and based on the book "1000 things to do before you die" tell me 5 things you want to accomplish, big or small. The winner will be announced on December 26th. Thanks again for visiting my blog!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Christmas Tree

Here is one of my new sets. This image is from Autumn Leaves with Sande Krieger. I also got this set at a discount at my LSS, Country Cottage Scrapbooking. The set is so fun. The paper is by DCWV, I used my Stampin' Up tab punch to make the cute little matching tab. The sentiment stamped on the tab is from Stampendous set Holiday Words. I am still not done with my Christmas cards, I better get working on those too, instead of playing with my new sets. Have a great day, and thanks for visiting my blog. Be sure to visit my new guestbook and sign it too!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Winter Wishes

I kind of have a theme going right now with snowmen on my blog. Or maybe it is just soo fun to play with all my snowman stamps, either way I am having a good time. I got this set from Stampendous called "Winter Family" at my LSS, Country Cottage Scrapbooking. I even had my punch card filled so it was actually free. WooHoo!

The snowmen represent my family, there is Shaun, Me, my DD, and my 2 DS. The boys are not twins, but it kind of looks that way on this card, oh I forgot to mention our fur baby Tator Tot.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Snow Day!

Snow, snow, snow everywhere! I have to admit I am not the type that loves snow. I know, I live in a state that is very cold at times, and snow is second nature here sometimes. At least, I get to make cute cards with snow images on them just to cheer me up. This is LuLu from C.C. Designs "Winter Playtime". Go to All That Scraps for a peek at other designs. I am having fun with these images. Happy Snow Day!

Believe in Santa?

Here is the Shack Santa for 2007. You can buy him at Inkspirations. He will soon be retired, so get him while you can. I wanted to keep him pretty traditional and simple. Sentiment is by Studio G, those are the great little stamps you can get in the dollar bin at Micheals. I am trying to finish up my cards to send out, hope you are having a great week. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Friday, December 7, 2007

How many stamps do you have???

I began my obsession in 1994. My sister , Becky and I went to a Stampin' Up party, and well you know the story, I am hooked, and no, I don't need a 12 step program. Made this card last night, and thought it might fit nicely.

I have about 175 SU sets and still counting............

singles are over 100, and other sets are.... goodness, out of control.

I am not a jewelry type of girl, so I tell my hubby to buy me stamps. At our LSS they have a wish list, just for our better halves to buy for Christmas, birthdays, instead of flowers, get the idea! Happy Stamping (and collecting) !

Thursday, December 6, 2007

True Friend

I know 2 posts in one day, who knew I had it in me.

My Stampin' Up 10's club part was last night, and I ordered this set before the Holiday Mini sets retired. It's called "True Friend", I also bought the wheel (Boho Friend) and the matching designer paper. So Fun!

The inks are Wild Wasabi and Pumpkin Pie, and I don't know where I got the ribbon but it works well with the other colors.

I find ribbon in different kind of thrift stores, and cannot pass them up. You can never have enough ribbon. I bought a huge clear plastic cookie jar from a local retail store (WM) and I store my assorted ribbon scraps in it wrapped around wooden clothespins. It's so bright and fun!

Merry Bella

I had a lot of fun making this card. I bought a cuttlebug awhile ago, but really haven't used it much. I am waiting on more folders for it that I bought from ATS, they have such a great site in case you haven't checked them out. Free shipping on anything over 10 bucks, WOW!!

I can't wait to play some more!

Thanks to "stampcrazyjulie" for sending me some Bella images. They are so fun to work with and design around.

Have a great day!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Why don't adults have snow days??

Old Man Winter came and left everything a mess! It is kind of pretty, but man he dumped about 8 inches last night. What a better way to celebrate than bring out a Bella, Snowbunnybella that is! She is so adorable wrapped up in her chic coat with lots of sparkles. The sentiment is by My Sentiments Exactly.

I love the little tab on the side, and had to CASE this design element from Kyla Maestas at Sweetwater Designs.

Hope everyone is having a great Saturday, I am spending the day at our local middle school because my oldest son is in a wrestling tourney today. Have a great day, bundle up, and Celebrate Winter!