Saturday, November 20, 2010

Busy, Busy Day

Just wanted to leave a quick update just to let you know that I'm not sure how much crafting I'm going to get done this weekend. I've been having so much fun the last few weeks, I've neglected some of the weekly cleaning. So, with everyone coming to my house for Thanksgiving, it's now or never to get the house in shape. So, my weekend will be filled with sweeping, mopping and scurbbing. Plus the basement...UGH! That place is a mess. So, I will post what I can.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Cafting to catch the Christmas Spirit

One of my favorite things to do is chose a large piece of patterned paper and see how many ways I can use it. So, I apologize if these are redundant, but it's the best way for me to work.

 Materials for the cards above:
Papers: My Minds Eye, Papertrey Ink, DCWV Glitter paper
Inks: Momento, Copic Sketch Markers
Cricut Cartridge: Winter Woodland
Stamps: Stampin' Up
Embellishments: from my stash

Materials for the deer card:
Papers: Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Stampendous
Ink: Momento, Copic Sketch Markers
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink
Glitter from my stash

Materials for the elf card
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Cloud 9 Designs
Stamp: Stampendous
Ink: Momento, Copic Sketch Markers
Glitter: Martha Stewart
Adhesive: Terrifically Tacky
Embellishments: from my stash

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Old School Challenge - My Craft Time

Emma over at has a "Throwback Thursday "Cricut~less" Challenge!" going on right now. I don't always get the time to enter these challenges, but I've been thinking about projects that don't involve the Cricut or Gypsy, so here was the perfect opportunity to put my ideas to paper. Here's my submission.

Paper: Papertrey Ink cardstock and patterned paper
Ink: Momento, Copic Sketch Markers
Stamps: Stampendous and Stampabilities
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink
Adhesive: Glossy Accent

First I stamped the image, then colored it with Copic Markers. When the markers were dry, I added Glossy Accents to the ornaments and added an adhesive gem. I love the "real" look the Glossy Accents give this card.
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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Beginning with Copic Markers

All week long I've been experimenting with Copic Markers. Here's a few Christmas cards I've made so far. It is so addicting. Everytime I try to put them away, I have to get them back out because I have another idea. I just can't quit. Now, I just need to add to my color collection.

Papers: Papertrey Ink Cardstock, Cloud 9, DCWV, The Paper Studio
Stamps: Stampendous, Inkadinkado
Ink/Markers: Momento, Copic Sketch

I'm also working on my Thanksgiving cards. I've been experimenting with the Thanksgiving Cricut cartridges. Here's my latest.

Papers: Cloud 9
Cricut Cartridges: Seasonal Thanksgiving, Gypsy Wandering
Ink: Stampin' Up
Ribbon and Buttons from Wal-Mart

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Today's Creativity

Today has been so awesome. First I went to my craft space and just got in the groove. I felt the creativity just flowing. I made the following card for a sweet friend that I miss very much. Even though I can talk to anytime, it isn't the same as seeing her everyday.

Paper: DCWV, The Paper Studio
Embossing/Die Cutting: Cuttlebug
Embellishments are from my stash

The next set of cards I made were for Thanksgiving. I started making them with only the Create-A-Critter cart, but I got bored, and even though I said I wouldn't puchase anything but full carts, I just had to buy Seasonal Thanksgiving. I'm so glad I did. The images on this cart are simple, but elegant. I haven't really gotten a chance to play with it too much, but I have quite a few more Fall cards to make, so I know I will be using it a lot.

Materials for the Fall cards
Papers: DCWV, Cloud 9, Stampin' Up, The Paper Studio
Ink: Stampin' Up
Stamp: Stampabilities
Cricut Cart: Create-A-Critter, Thanksgiving
Embellishments: Stickles and Gems from my stash

Since deer season begins here very shortly, I will have even more time for crafting while everyone else is in the cold woods. I guess I could be nice and make sure they have warm pot of chili to come home to.

So, thanks for visiting and please leave a comment letting me know what's on your mind.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop, By Erin Madsen

I have to say that DCWV is by far my favorite paper and accessories line. So I was so excited when I opened my e-mail this morning and found a message that Erin Madsen over at DCWV Diary is participating in a "Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop."

This week she is giving away two paper stacks to Street Lace Stack and and a Colorful Life Stack to one lucky winner. Go check it out at:

Good Luck.