Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas! December 25th

Cartridge Used: Paper Doll Dress Up - Baby Jesus. Peachy Keen Stamp for the baby face (LOVE Them!)

December 24th

Cartridge Used: Joys of the Season - Star

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

December 23rd

Cartridge Used: Joys of the Season - Train. I just used the first part of the train cut. Used UTEE on it to make it seem like a toy and put golden brads in for the train wheels.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

December 22nd

Cartridge Used: Joys of the Season - Tree. Used stickles for the snow on the tree.

Monday, December 21, 2009

December 21st

Cartridge Used: Joys of the Season - Present

December 20th

Cartridge Used: Joys of the Season - Polar Bear

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Creations w/ Christina & My Pink Stamper

We have a challenge to create something w/ a Christmas cut in a non Christmas way. So I have used the Joys of the Season cartridge and used the Christmas Rocking Horse cut and made it into a baby boy card. Thanks Robyn & Christina! Their links to their websites are on the left hand side. A definite must see for crafters. :)

December 19th

Cartridge Used: Winter Woodland - Hat

Friday, December 18, 2009

December 18th

Cartridge Used: Winter Woodland - Sleigh. I also used UTEE on the blade to make it look like metal.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Cards to my Nieces and Nephews

Here are the Christmas cards I made for my nieces and nephews. I'm holding on putting up my siblings cards just in case they check this site out. :)

This is what I put on the inside. I just LOVED this stamp. It came from My dogs were just too close to looking like this for me to NOT get it. :) Then I of course HAD to put my tithing message in there. It's what I do for their Christmas and birthday cards. If I forget you can believe that I hear about it. :D

Congrats Nurse Cyndi!

My sister Cyndi just graduated from nursing school. This is her congrats card. Hopefully you can tell but it is in the shape of a band-aid. :)

Cartridge Used: Wild Card

December 17th

Cartridge Used: Joys of the Season - Poinsettia

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

December 16th

Cartridge Used: Joys of the Season - Drum

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

December 13th

So I realized that I skipped 13 altogether and jumped ahead a bit in the calendar. Here is 13:

Cartridge Used: From My Kitchen - Gingerbread Man

Monday, December 14, 2009

December 15th

Cartridge Used: Joys of the Season - Bell. Also used UTEE on it.

December 14th

Cartridge Used: Joys of the Season - Santa

Saturday, December 12, 2009

December 12th

Cartridge Used: Joys of the Season - Wreath

Friday, December 11, 2009

December 11th

Cartridge Used: Winter Woodland - Ice Skate. I put some UTEE on the blade to make it look like metal.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Cole

Here is a birthday card that I made for my nephew Cole, who will be 3 on the 20th.

I LOVE this paper. It is from Close to My Heart (CTMH) called Tinkerin. I definitely have to get more of it. The main robot and message is from Recollections Robot stamp set and the dog is from CTMH Robot Power Stamp set. The ribbon is from Pebbles: Sun Yellow. That ribbon I got from a website called I LOVE this site. They send you an email everyday for the 'deal' of the day. This ribbon was normally $60 and got it for $15. (or something like that). It came in all different colors and there were different variations of ribbon of the same color. Definitely sign up for that site. It's great.

December 10th

Cartridge Used: Joys of the Season - Ornament. I also used UTEE on it to make it look like a glass ornament.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

December 9th

Cartridge Used: Joys of the Season - Angel (w/ wings removed)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

December 8th

Cartridge Used: Joys of the Season - Candle. I added some UTEE to make the candle look like actual wax.

Monday, December 7, 2009

December 7th

Cartridge Used: Joys of the Season - Reindeer

Sunday, December 6, 2009

December 6th

Cartridge used: Christmas Cheer - Stocking

Saturday, December 5, 2009

December 5th

Cartridge Used: Joys of the Season - Soldier. I also used UTEE on him to make him look more like a toy.

Friday, December 4, 2009

December 4th

Cartridge Used: Christmas Cheer - Mistletoe

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Tragedy of the Advent Calendar

Well, only 2 days into the Advent Calendar and it didn't survive the storm of 'The Tavis Kyla Misty'. That's not very good odds. Basically the dogs were playing, hit the side of the piano, the calendar fell to the ground and the dogs had a fun fest chewing on the chipboard pages. So fun!

I came upstairs to check on them, saw the calendar laying on the floor. I of course lashed out by screaming 'WHY WHY WHY!!!' (yes, picture a 1940's movie) They just looked at me as if I was weird. Then I went to my craft room and closed the door on them. I could hear them whining outside the door but had no sympathy. So basically after HOURS of putting this together it was destroyed in a few minutes. I did go through each page and I have to replace about 7 pages, possibly 8. (I won't lie, I did mist up) It is a project that will have to wait until after Christmas or just before because I have too many other Christmas projects going on.

I'll still post the pages for each day though so you can see the original pages.

December 3rd

Cartridge Used: Christmas Cheer - Candy Canes

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

December 2nd

Cartridge Used: Joys of the Season - Mittens; Plantin Schoolbook - Numbers

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

His Name is Awesome

Here is a card I made my brother Sterling. He convinced the primary kids we use to teach together that his first name was Awesome. So I when I saw this stamp I just had to get it. So funny.

Little Stinker

My dad was trying to take a picture of his medals for us and we couldn't get the right lighting. So he took it outside to try and take a picture of it. Wasn't a great idea as it reflected everything but do you see my cute little stinker Kyla in the pic? :) Too Cute! Aren't all of the medals impressive? So proud of my dad.

Gingerbread Men

Since my sister named my blog her "prize" was 10 Christmas cards. They were all pretty much this design.

Nascar Card

This is a birthday card for my brother in law who is a crazy Nascar Jimmy Johnson fan. Well JJ just won his 4th win in a row, a record, so I decided to make a card about it for him.

December 1st

Cartridges Used: Plantin Schoolbook - Numbers; Joys of the Season - Rocking Horse. Used UTEE on the rocking horse to make it shiny.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Advent Calendar

I made my parents a Christmas advent album. They flip the page to show each day. Today I'll show the front, back and "title page". Starting tomorrow I'll post each day as we count up to Christmas. I had a lot of fun making it. Let me know if you have any questions on it.



"Title" Cover

I tried to make the whole album have an old fashion feel to it. For the inner pages I used SU! Top Note Die for the main paper and chipboard cut. The inner creme/tan paper is cut from the Storybook cartridge.

I got this idea from Christina from Creations w/ Christina. Her link to her webpage is on the left.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Maddie

I made this card for my niece Maddie Jo. Her favorite colors are navy blue and turquoise and she loves music. That is how I came up w/ this card. I cut the circle out of the silver paper then put a laminate sheet behind it w/ the sticky side facing the outside of the card. Then I sprinkled turquoise glitter on it. I really liked the effect of it. My only problem w/ it is when I was putting everything up I accidentally tipped over the container w/ the glitter in it and got it everywhere. Even on my dog Kyla. :)

Another Happy Thanksgiving

OK, the funny thing about this card is that the turkey was a perfect brown color and then I decided to put UTEE on it to make it have a gloss and it turned a dark brown, almost black. I made this card for Ster. The joke in the family is that I love to burn things because I like crunchy food. So I just told Ster in the card that I burned the turkey for him. :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I have to say I was really excited about doing this card. What I did was I stamped 3 different types of leaves with Versamark ink then I sprinkled 3 different colors of embossing powder on them and embossed w/ my heat gun. I was really happy about the way the leaves turned out. Looked just liked fall leaves. It ended up having a pearlized or metallic sheen to it as well. I looked at my box where the embossing powders came in and lo and behold 'Metallic & Pearlized Embossing Powder'. :) Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Gypsy Contest Giveaway

On The Gypsy Spot blog they are giving away a Gypsy donated by Custom Crops! Be sure to go to their website and sign up for it:


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ster & his new Companion

So I made this card for my brother. His new companion is 7'2" and Ster is 6'. To see a real life picture of them go to his blog, it's posted on the left hand side of this blog, called Elder Sterling Nisson. It's pretty funny. Anyways, they are trying to capture an iguana or a gecko. So this is a card showing their height difference and that they caught it for a pet. It also shows the brace on Ster's hand that he just recently broke. :D

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sympathy Card

Here is a card I made for a friend who lost her kitty.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Baby Card for my Niece

Here is a Congrats baby card that I made w/ my new nieces image. Her name is Savannah Kate. Isn't she so cute!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thank you!

Here is a thank you card I made for a friend. The background tree stamp is new and I love it!

I did clear embossing w/ the stamp on the burgundy and green cardstock. The paper and ribbon come from Papertrey Ink.