Showing posts with label Thankyou. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thankyou. Show all posts

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Waltzingmouse New Release DT Blog Waltz - Say It Loud!!!

Yippee!  It's finally here!  the day all 5 new Waltzingmouse Sets are released!  And to celebrate - the WMS Design Team is having a blog Waltz featuring the 5th set -  Say it Loud!   A wonderful sentiment set with BIG words and little words and phrases for you to mix and match.  Something for every kind of occasion!

You should start today's waltz at Claire's Blog.  She also has the complete waltz list posted should you get lost along the way.

If you came here from Kate's blog, you are in the right place!

And here's my card - Isn't this fun!  A card celebrating a new puppy (or two!)   You could also send it to a dog lover that just had a human baby too!  They'd probably get a kick out of it!  Just click on any pic to see it larger.

I was inspired to make this card by this sweet piece of DP from Websters Pages.  I stamped the big word 'baby' and die cut it with a Petite Ovals Nestability, sponged the edges and adhered it with foam tape over my die cut Fancy Tags 2.  Then I stamped the little words phrase 'a bonny new' on a scrap of white, rounded one end, sponged the edges and adhered it over the oval.  This card measures 3 x 5 1/2 so it fits in a regular A2 envelope for mailing.

For my 2nd card I used a stamp from Gingham + Co.,  Join Us (laurel wreath) and Dainty Doiles Large (sentiment).

And my final project for the new release is a tag using Dainty Doilies Large and Dainty Doilies - 2 - Small.
Here's a close up showing the ghosting technique I used yesterday.  You can see that post with a link to this technique here.

And look!!! There will be a prize of a WMS stamp set of choice from a random drawing from the comments left on one of the Design Team's blogs today.  So be sure to leave a comment as you waltz along! You have until 11:59 pm EST on May 2nd to post your comments. (10:59 pm Central, 8:59 pm Pacific)

The winner will be posted on Clair’s blog on the 3rd of the May so be sure to check back there!

Don't forget to take your wish list over to the WMS shop to order your favorite stamp sets!

Now off you go to visit my good friend Carly!

A Bonny New Baby:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Say It Loud
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate - PTI,  DP - Webster's Pages Petite Papers Ladies +; Gents and Trendsetters.
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Distress Scattered Straw
Accessories:  Petite Ovals Nestabilities, Fancy Tags 2 Spellbinders. Foam tape.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Gingham + Co., Join Us, Dainty Doilies - Large
Paper:  White, Black - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Foam tape, Rhinestones - Kaiser, Scallop edge die - PTI, Square Nestabilities, Textile Embossing folder - Cuttlebug/Provo Craft.

Your're So Sweet Tag
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Dainty Doilies - Large, Dainty Doilies - 2 - Small
Paper:  4 3/4" x 2 3/8" shipping tag - Staples, Vintage Cream - PTI, Blue Bayou - SU
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Weathered wood, victorian Velvet, Chipped Sapphire, Brilliance Moonlight white Pigment ink.
Accessories:  sentiment banner - Tim Holtz Alterations die Regal Crest.  Scor-tape, rhinestones -  blue/Kaiser, Pink/Darice, Martha stewart Butterfly punch, glue dots, large scallop circle die - Nestabilities, enchanged evening Satin ribbon -PTI, crop a dile.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Blessing and a Thank You!

Hello dear friends! Today I have two cards to share that I made for challenges over on Split Coast this week.

The first was for the color challenge - to use old olive, night of navy and daffodil. I kind of blended the required colors by sponging inks over my image panel.

I just love this Irish Cottage stamp don't you? My images are from the Irish Blessings set by Waltzingmouse Stamps . I will use this as a birthday card - I need several for friends with birthdays in January! I think it will work well for either a guy or a girl birthday.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Irish Blessing
Paper: white - PTI, Night of Navy & Barely Banana - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Weathered wood, faded jeans, scattered straw, bundled sage & Crushed Olive
Accessories: brads - Basic Grey, blending tool & nonstick craft mat - Ranger, Copics - E13

My second card was made for the Inspiration Challenge which was a great website of the art of record album covers called Project Thirty Three (are you old enough to remember record albums?! LOL!!) - I was inspired by this fun graphic album cover I used my Classic Inverted Scalloped square nestabilities and punched circles to adhere over it. Then I just added my sentiment from the WMS set Asian Gardens- easy peasy! And we'll all be needing Thank You cards after Christmas right?! You could make a dozen of these really quickly!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Asian Gardens
Paper: Vintage Cream - PTI, Black - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: circle punch - SU, Classic Inverted Scalloped Square Nestabilities,

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Saturday Waltzingmouse Sketch - Merci!

Welcome dear stampers to another Saturday as well as another Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge! Today we have a fun envelope-look design - what will you create from this??
I went with the literal envelope look on my card. I used my new Classic Diamonds Nestabilities to cut the 'flap' part of my design (I cut the diamond then cut it in half from corner to corner - it measures 5" across)

I used one of the background stamps from Pic-Nic Patterns for the flap and the base stamping, circle and sentiment are all from Victorian Frippery (I just love both of these sets!)
I figured I'd be needing some thank you notes in a week or so!

Check out the WMS Sketch Blog and get inspired by the cards the Mischief Makers and other DT members have created using this week's sketch.

Then make your own card using the sketch and link it on the Sketch Blog by Thursday 1/6/11 at 11:59 pm EST - you could be chosen Top Mouse !! Winners are announced each Saturday along with the new sketch challenge.

The Saturday Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge will be taking a two week break for Christmas and New Years so the next WMS sketch will be posted on Saturday January 8th!

For those who celebrate - I wish you and yours a most blessed Christmas!

If you missed the Waltzingmouse 12 Days of Christmas - check it out
This card is also for the SCS inspiration challenge today - I guess I'm out of the loop - but apparently Canadian hockey commentator (coach?) Don Cherry wears very colorful jackets on TV and there is even a blog that shows them all! So these jackets were our inspiration challenge today! I was inspired by this purple velvet Victorian smoking jacket

I'll be posting a few things next week - so I hope you have a chance to drop by!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Pic-Nic Patterns, Victorian Frippery
Paper: White, Soft Stone, Plum Pudding - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress -Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Old Paper
Accessories: Labels Four, Circles & Classic Diamonds - Nestabilities, foam tape, Sticky gems - Michaels, Plum Pudding Twill - PTI.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Take Note

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone living in the United States - Kent and I will be enjoying the traditional turkey dinner with my sister, brother-in-law, my niece, her husband and my 'cute as pie' 2 month old grandnephew Landon. Don't you want to just squeeze those sweet little cheeks?!?!
Ok - on to a few cards to share. A co-worker asked me to design some thank you notes and personalized initial notes with a seashore theme. So I made up two designs for her.
For this set I used Rustic White cardstock from PTI - I thought it gave the feeling of a sandy beach. I stamped the frame and sentiment in Brushed Corduroy from Ranger. The row of shells is a $1 clear stamp from Michaels that I gold embossed. Unfortunately, the shimmer shows up better IRL than in these pics.
The initials below are from the Waltzingmouse set Victorian Alphabet.

For the second option I used Soft Stone card stock from PTI which is a really light shimmery gray. I stamped the frame in black and the sentiment and initials in London Fog -both by Memento.

The shells are stick ons by Jolee's popped up on foam dimensionals.

My friend Sandy liked them all but preferred the tan/brown/gold embossed ones. What do you think??

Don't forget to come by on Saturday for the next Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge! See you then!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thanks for Being There

Hello my blogging friends! My card today was made for the Teapot Tuesday Challenge over on Split Coast. It's all about flowery teapots and summer, circles, bling and punched edges... you can see the whole story here.

I used the Taylored Expressions sketch TESC129. I turned it on it's side.

The teapartiers can elect to team up with Carolyn King (Cammie) and her Heart to Heart Card Drive for Alzheimers Care Givers. This card will be going to one of the caregivers listed in the teaparty forum.

You can read about Cammie's project on her blog here. Check it out - there is a BIG prize to be won by someone who links a card they are sending to an Alzheimer's Caregiver.

My stamps are Waltzingmouse - the flowers & leaves are from Rescue Remedies and the sentiment is from Rescue Remedies Additions.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Rescue Remedies, Rescue Remedies Additions.

Paper: Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy - PTi, DP Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday.

Ink: Ranger Distress - Mustard Seed, Fired Brick, Crushed Olive

Accessories: Sizzlits Lot of Tags Label 1 - Su, circle nestabilities, circle punch, Rhinestones - Michaels, foam dimensionals, fence punch - Martha Stewart

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge #14 - Thank you!

Welcome to another Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge! This week Vicki challenged us to make a 'thank you' card.

I chose to use the sentiment 'Blessings' to convey my thanks on my card. These pretty stamps are from a new set being released mid-August by Marks' Finest Papers called Tweet Blessings.

I thought this Basic Grey DP matched the flowered bird perfectly! I colored the flowers on the bird with Copics, cut it out and layered it over the DP. I sponged all the edges 9on bird, sentiment and DP) with Ranger Distress Tea Dye ink and curled up the corners a little bit on the DP.

The sentiment is cut with a small oval punch and framed in a Labels 10 Nestability die cut. I added a few black gems on the bird, the corner and the sentiment.

The stamps, the lime and pink card stock, the ribbon and charm are all from Marks' Finest Papers.

So come on over to Marks Finest Papers Blog and link your Thank You card there. You could win an MFP stamp set!!

If you load your card on Split Coast please use Speedys Friends in your keywords.

Thanks for stopping by today on your busy Saturday - I really appreciate it!

Stamps: Marks Finest Papers - Tweet Blessings (to be released mid-August)
Paper: Pink, Lime - MFP, white - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pink Passion - SU, Ranger Distress - Tea Dye
Accessories: Foam dimensionals, copics - FV02, YG13, Charm & Ribbon - MFP, small oval punch - SU, Labels 10 Nestabilities.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Waltzingmouse Saturday Sketch - WMSC5

Please scroll down to my post below this to see my Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge #11 - Punch it Up!

It's Saturday and time for another Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge! Claire has a fun one for us today and here it is!
I mixed old and new WMS sets on my card today.
The checkerboard panel, the frame and the scrolly arrow are from older sets and the sentiment is from a July release.
So let's see what you do with this sketch! Check out the other DT samples on the challenge blog - make your sketch card and get it posted on Mr. Linky by Thursday 7/15/10 at 11:59 pm EST.
If you post on Split Coast please use WMSC5 in your keywords!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Off Beat Backgrounds, Vintage Labels No. 1, Very Vintage Labels No. 4, Rescue Remedies Additions.
Paper: Vintage cream - PTI, Bazzil Irish Eyes, Groovy Guava - SU
Ink: Adirondack Salmon & Lettuce
Accessories: Labels One Nestabilities, Foam dimensionals, vintage button & narrow silk ribbon - PTI, glue dot.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Ribbon Rose and a Thank You Kindly

I just had to try a ribbon rose that Julia showed us on her card for the Ways to Use it Challenge - Raving on Ribbon - over on Split Coast last Thursday.

I didn't have any narrow silk ribbon like she used - so I tried it with the more rustic/homespun saddle stitched ribbon. She used a hot glue gun to adhere her ribbon but I just covered a white card stock circle with Scor Tape, twisted the ribbon and pushed it against the Scor Tape as I laid it down in a swirl starting at the center.

My center orange piece wasn't twisted quite tight enough but I'm happy with how it came out for my first try!

I embossed my Fabriano note card with a long rectangle Nestability and stamped my sentiment right on the card. I adhered the flower to the card with more Scor Tape to be sure it held on!

My sentiment is from Fancy Phrases by Waltzingmouse Stamps

It'll be fun to see how different ribbons look using this technique!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Fancy Phrases
Paper: Fabriano Note Card,
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Saddle Stitched Ribbon , Enchanted Evening, Orange Zest, Ripe Avocado - PTI, Scor Tape, Long Rectangle Nestability, glue dot

Thursday, April 29, 2010

WMS Sneak Peek Day Three!!! - An Asian Garden Thank You

Are you loving all the new WMS sets coming out??? I know I'm loving using them!! There are so many beautiful stamps and so many wonderful sentiments! Only two more days to go 'till you can see them all and get them into your shopping cart!!

Today I'm using Asian Gardens along with Vintage Labels 10 (Yes - they fit the Labels 10 Nestabilities! whoo hoo!!)

Just look at this branch and the wonderful leaves on it (a separate stamp) and the sweet bird cage (there are two in the set!) I stamped them all on a white panel - then stamped the Vintage Labels 10 frame and cut it using two size dies, so it cut the outside and the inside. I popped up the frame over the image panel using foam dimensionals.

I added a coordinating panel on the inside of my card.

Please check out these WMS DT members who are also sneak peeking for you today! Bonnie, Lisa, Belinda, Lynn, Anya, Laurie and, of course, Claire!

See you tomorrow! One more day of sneak peeks and then on 5/1 it's the WMS DT Blog Hop and Release Day!! You could win a free stamp set! Don't miss it!

ETA: Claire has a fun sketch challenge going on check it out here You could win all 8 sets of the new release!!!

ETA: See the Rubbernecker Blog Hop Winners on post below!!! Whoo Hoo - one winner was chosen from comments on my blog!!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Asian Gardens, Vintage Labels 10 (available May 1)

Paper: White, Scarlet Jewel - PTI, Core-dinations/Katydid
Ink: Adirondack/Raisin, Juniper, Lake Mist
Accessories: Labels 10 Nestabilities, cuttlebug, Scarlet Jewel twill - PTI, foam dimensionals.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Get Ready for the WMS Blog Waltz!

The WMS April Blog Waltz begins on Saturday, April 17th at 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern, 3:00 pm GMT!
Once again, the festivities will begin in the Play Room in the Waltzingmouse House forum. (If you haven't registered yet for the forum, it's just a few clicks away!) The threads will go live when the waltz begins... one for you to post your blog link to your project if you are participating in the waltz, and another for chat.

And of course there will be prizes!!!
The theme for this month's waltz is Mother's Day!

All we ask is that you use Waltzingmouse Stamps stamps for your Mother's Day cards/projects.
Check Claire's blog for all the Deets!
We hope you join in for all the fun!!

Please come back tomorrow to see my WMS Mother's Day Card!

I haven't been posting as much this week because I've been on vacation and doing some fun things with the DH like taking walks and going to movies (we saw It's Complicated - how funny was that!?!?! I just LOVE Meryl Streep), visiting my sister for lunch and cleaning up the house a bit! I've also been busy on some DT work that I can't share just yet!
But I do have several more magnetic book marks to show you that I made for some friends.

This one uses the beautiful Celtic cross from the WMS Celtic Heritage set and a sentiment from Notes of Prayer by Verve Stamps

Just a pic of the sticky magnet strips inside the bookmark.

The next 4 bookmarks all use stamps from PTI - Tea for Two, Damask Designs, In Bloom and Wishing You.
Useful little gifts for the book lovers in your life!
Tonight I'm off to teach at the Stamping Around weekend. I'll have some pics to share on Sunday!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Thanks Sew Much!

I loved everything on the Ginko Paper Web site that Anne showed us for the Inspiration Challenge over on Split Coast! But this floral mouse pad really caught my eye with it's bright colors against the black.I used the Sewing Box Hugs stamp set by Waltzingmouse Stamps for my card.
I white embossed a flower and two leaves on the card then layered the rest on patterned paper using foam dimensionals. I sponged the edges with Aqua mist ink and added gems to the centers for a little shimmer!
I'm having such a busy day today - Kent and I went into Boston for a matinee at the Calderwood Theater to see a play called Stick Fly and tonight we're off to a local Symphony production. We have season tickets to both and they just happened to fall on the same day this month - we're going to be cultured out by the end of the night!
You'll notice I did manage to squeeze in a card though!
and now some public service announcements!
I'm going to be teaching at the Stamping Around weekend in North Hampton, NH April 16th -17th you can see the ad on my side bar too! I'd love to meet you if you can get there!
And WMS is having a blog hop over at the new WMS forum on 3/17 in honor of St. Patrick's Day - Claire will have a free digi image on her blog this Monday for you to use in case you don't have St. Paddy's stamps! Be sure to check it out!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Sewing Box Hugs
Paper: White - PTI, basic black - SU, DP - Bitty dot basics, bitty box basics, In Bloom - PTI
Ink: versamark, Aqua Mist - PTI
Accessories: white EP, hot gun, sponge, circle nestabilities, large scalloped oval punch -SU, rhinestones - PTI, foam dimensionals

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

"So Grateful for Your Help" said Cinderella!

Here's my card for Mo's Digital Pencil challenge # 19 - 'Clean and Simple' - to use white or cream cardstock - one of Mo's images and one ribbon - that's it! No layers. Some of the samples had sentiments so I assume it was ok to use one.

I colored the 'Cinderella' digital image with copics, stamped the sentiment and then just stapled on the ribbon! My card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4. It started out a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 but I punched some holes on the top to loop a ribbon through and it looked 'yucky'! so I cut off the top of the card! You don't want to cross me - I tell ya!!! LOL!!!

These fun challenges get posted every Thursday and you can win a free digi image! I love working with Mo's images - they are just SO sweet!

Stamps: Mo' Digital Pencil Cinderella, sentiment - Blessed by You/Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: white - PTI
Accessories: ribbon - Michaels, stapler, copics: E51E00, E04, E13, G82, YR61, YR02, R20, RV11, R29, 0

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Inspired by Artwork

My good friend Anne Harada was hosting the Inspiration challenge over on Split Coast this week. Whoo Hoo Anne! I was away all day but just had to participate after I saw all the wonderful inspirations on Geninne's Art Store site. I was actually inspired to make two cards.

My first card was inspired by this tree and bird printMy stamps are from two Waltzingmouse Stamp sets. Everything is embossed with white embossing powder. The circles on the tree are made by a hole punch and the bird is up on foam dimensionals.What pretty art work on this site Anne!
ETA: I'm also entering this into the Crazy 4 Challenges challenge this week to use red!
Stamps: Blessed by You, Celtic Heritage - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: white, terre cotta tile, smokey shadow - PTI
Accessories: foam dimensionals, white EP, hot gun, rhinestones - PTI, hole punch

This 2nd card was inspired by this flower and hummingbird print.My stamps are from Spring Baskets and Off Beat Backgrounds. I cut around some of the leaves with an exacto knife and lifted them up for a little dimension. I added buttons to the flower centers. The stitching around the yellow frame is actually a background stamp - I love how it looks like real stitching!

I added a little bit of yellow stickles to the wings of the cute bees for a little touch of shimmer!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'm so excited to be having Monday (President's Day in the US) off from work - an extra day for stamping!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Spring Baskets, Off beat backgrounds
Paper: Yellow tart, white, enchanted evening, scarlet jewell - PTI
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: exacto knife, square nestabilities, foam dimensionals, swiss dots and argyle cuttlebug folders, white gel, copics - YG63, YG03, C1, Y02, R59, B45, yellow stickles

Friday, January 22, 2010

Thank You...... no ..... Thank Ewe! And some Valentine Crafts!

What a fun Limited Supplies challenge today over on Split Coast - to use a sentiment that is a Palindrome - the same spelling frontwards and backwards! My palindrome today is EWE - Thank 'ewe' to be specific!And my dotted patterned paper, as required, is the same on both sides should you fold it in half! Even my frame stamp from Waltzingmouse fits the bill - the same on both sides!
My 'ewe', from Rubber Soul, is cut out and popped up on foam dimensionals - qualifying this for yesterdays Ways to Use it challenge - cut it out!
A fun challenge today - it really made you think!! - and I learned a new word !!! LOL!!!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Vintage Labels No 1, Rubber Soul - A Day at the Zoo
Paper: Green & white bazzill, DP - Pretty Pastels - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam dimensionals, labels one nestability, cuttlebug, saddle stitched Spring moss ribbon - PTi
And here are some Valentine Crafts that I made to sell at my church in a few weeks.
My sister gave me these cute heart shaped silver baskets -they were left over from a wedding shower that she had for my niece (I think she got them for $1 each at Christmas Tree?). I also had these pretty puffy hearts from a friend who was cleaning out her supplies and no longer wanted them!
So - I just stamped Be Mine on white card stock - punched it with a heart punch and attached it to the heart which I then hung off the handle of the basket. I attached a gingham bow over the knot so it looked pretty and filled the basket with white basket shred and yummy Hershey Kisses! - oh, and I also added a sticky gem to each heart!
You may have seen these boxes on this post of mine - this time I put a cute little seed pot inside (the box is called a flower pot box after all!) The seeded pots were 2 for $1 at Target!
I made a few of the boxes in pink card stock and put these pretty lucite votive candle holders inside them - again - 2 for $1 at Target!
And finally - I'm sure you all made these for Halloween treats over the past two years when this pattern was floating around everywhere?! Well - I had some of the test tubes (Martha Stewart at Michaels) left over and thought they'd make a cute Valentine treat this year! (Papertrey Ink has some in 3/4" size as well as some square ones)

I used this cute little Hedgehog from Penny Black and the Be Mine is from Waltzingmouse.

You can find the tutorial for these holders here - and below is a pic of how it looks cut, scored and trimmed!

You start with an 11"x4" piece of card stock. Holding the long edge at the top - score at 1/2", 1 3/4", 4 1/4", 5 1/2" and 8". Holding the short edge at the top - score each side at 1 1/4" Use a 1" circle punch for the hole. The long DP panel (shown below) is 5 1/4" x 2 3/8" the shorter piece (attached on the flip side on the section above the circle) is 1 3/8" x 2 3/8"

So that's it for me today! I've been on vacation this week - stamping up a storm as you can see! The week has just flown by but I did get a lot done!

Thanks so much for checking in with me today!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Blessed by Your Kindness

We had a very fun web site called Posh Tots to find inspiration from today over at Split Coast. I was inspired by this cute Two of a Kind artwork for girls.Although the inspiration is actually a pair of monkeys (I thought they were two little girls with hats on!) it reminded me of this cute Digi image I have from Bee Crafty called Whimsical Girl.I cut a piece of Basic Grey Porcelain paper along the angles, wrapped a piece of ribbon around it - cut my digi image and stamped sentiment with long rectangle Nestabilities and adhered them with foam dimensionals. The digi image is colored with copics. I also cut a snowflake from the Snowflake Nestability set to adhere onto the sentiment rectangle.

My sentiment is from the Blessed by You set by Waltzingmouse Stamps
I hope you all had a restful recooperative day - I didn't set foot into a mall today - but boy were the parking lots full when we drove by one!!
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Blessed by You, Bee Crafty Digi Image - Whimsical Girl
Paper: white, berry sorbet - PTI, Choc Chip - SU, DP Basic Grey Porcelain
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam dimensionals, Petite rectangle Nestabilities, Snowflake Shapeabilities, Saddle stitched Berry Sorbet Ribbon - PTI, Copics - E53, E34, E37, E00, R20, R32

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thankful and a Little Village

The Chairman of Surgery hosted a holiday party for everyone in the department at his home a week ago so I wanted to send a thank you note to him and his wife.

I stamped the window from the Home Made stamp set by Papertrey Ink complete with curtains and colored the inside yellow like the glow of lights within. I cut it out, popped it up on foam dimensionals and framed it with a rectangle Nestability that I just embossed (not cut). The sentiment from Blessed by You by Waltzingmouse was just perfect for what I wanted to say with this card.

And finally I wanted to share with you a little winter village I created on top of my entertainment center this year.

I've always loved miniatures and have collected houses and trees over the years. These houses are little tin ornaments from Hallmark.

I love this little tree inside the coffee cup and the wind up tree hops all over when wound up!

The little tree by the farm house is actually a piece of a pine cone sprayed green that I picked up at a craft fair somewhere! Some of the bottle brush trees are from my parents when they were young and some are newer ones.
Merry Christmas everyone!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanks for Your Hospitality

The web site for the Inspiration Challenge on Split Coast today was Oliebollen - I was inspired by these fun Euro Play Cases

I used the Home Made Template from PTI for my cute house as well as the Home Made stamp set for the windows and doors. The colors are those of my BIL's house as I will be giving this to them as a thank you for having us over for Thanksgiving this year.

The house is about 4.5 x 3.5 x 5.5 and the roof comes off so you can put cookies, candies, candles or any treat inside. I included home made spiced nuts in mine!

Here's a view of the side and back of the house. I put this bicycle here because SIL Carol has her childhood bike (that looks very similar to this stamped one) on her front porch decorated with flowers in it's basket.

I made the Thanksgiving 2009 label with my label maker to remind them of when they received it - and below you can see the other side of the house with it's windows.

It's good to be back to stamping after a few days off for the holidays! I'm also glad all the "eating till you're completely stuffed" is over with!

I appreciate your stopping by today!

Stamps: Home Made, Everyday Button Bits - Papertrey ink
Paper: Basic Grey, Handsome Hunter - SU
Ink: Versamark Embossing Ink pad, Adirondack - Butterscotch
Accessories: scor pal, scor tape, white embossing powder, hot gun, foam dimensionals, gold spica pen