Thursday, December 29, 2011

You Mean the World to Me

This week's sketch from My Time Made Easy, MTMEPPS41, is another that allows for quick and easy cards. I love the long panel on the one side and the space for a sentiment square. In this case, I used Steno Note Pretty Pieces Cut File for the placeholder for the felt flower and placed the sentiment from Just For You underneath. The paper the flower is on is from School Ruled which is one of my favorite paper packs.

The strip was made using Well Rounded Tag Pretty Pieces cut file; I stamped, in VersaMark, a pattern from Puckered Up Patterns on the bottom part of the tag.

Be sure to stop by the My Time Made Easy blog to see the sketch for yourself and to see how the other gals rocked it out!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Elizabeth

Today is my niece's 23rd birthday! Happy Birthday Elizabeth Noel!! Dang, my brother is old!!!!! LOL

I wanted to make a cute and sparkly card for her since she's cute and sparkly. I used the colors from this week's OCC challenge, I loved the color scheme. The white paper is shimmery; it's so hard to photograph. I used Mrs. Candy Claus digi paper from My Time Made Easy that I thought really tied the colors together. I also opted to use the sketch from the clean&simple blog, FTL171. I moved the circle element to the side since I didn't want to cover my sparkly numbers.

The sentiment is from Birthday Cheer which is my go-to set for birthday cards. The variety of the phrases are fabulous, something for everyone. It's not available in rubber any longer, but you can still get it in digi form.

Paper Makeup Stamps is still clearing out the rubber, stamps are on sale for 60% off. Get on over there and grab what's left!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Gift Card Holder

This is the gift card holder I made for Cody; it holds a McDonald's gift card.

The tag and kraft panel were embossed for a little texture. The snowflake and white portion of the candy were cut from shimmer cardstock and it really adds the perfect amount of glitz. The candy was wrapped with a cello bag I cut in half and then tied with some twine.

Here is the inside where you put the gift card. The boy loves this color green so I use it as often as I can for him.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Merry Christmas Ornaments

When I saw last week' sketch, FTL170, I knew what I wanted to do. Once the ornaments were cut with my Silhouette, I stamped them with images from PTI's Mehndi Medallion set with VersMark and then adhered 3 together to make a 3-d ornament.

The sentiment is from PTI's A Wreath for All Seasons.

Well, today is my last day at work, I'll be on vacation; I have the next 10 days off! I am very excited and even though we aren't going'll be nice! I love sitting in my jammies and taking naps!

I most likely won't be posting next I'll see ya the wek after Christmas!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Butterfly Garden

This week's sketch from My Time Made Easy, MTMEPPS40, was another goodie. I immediately wanted to use rosettes for the circle elements and chose some pretty paper from My Mind's Eye.

The quote is from All a Flutter sentiments and is so pretty; I added the vellum butterfly all decked out in silver pearls to to the top rosette.

Be sure to get over to the My Time Made Easy blog to see the sketch for yourself and to see how you can win this month's prize pack. You'll also see more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Gift for Katie

Well, my (10 year old) son is "going out" with the girl of his dreams! LOL He's been stressing over how to tell a girl that he liked her and he wants her to "go out" with him, he was so nervous.

They had a movie on Friday and she sat next to him. Apparently he spent the whole day being "super nice" so she'd notice him. Well, before you know it, she had her head on his shoulder and he was breathing a sigh of relief. It was such a cute story!

We went shopping for a Christmas gift for her on Saturday; she told Cody she wanted nails. Well, we got nail polish beause he finally admitted that she wanted to decorate her nails instead. So, we found scented polish in some pretty colors that was in our price range.

I grabbed some paper with some of the same colors in it; it's American Crafts. The box was cut with my Silhouette, as was the bow. The bow was cut with 3 different colors, it's so tall on the box and looks super cute. I placed a large pearl in the center.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Reindeer Treats

This is the same shaped box I used yesterday, they come together so easily! These are for the (5) fellas at work and are filled with the same yummy truffles. Funny story about the truffles; they're made by Palmer and there's a banner on it that states "the working man's truffle". Crazy funny!

I used smaller pom poms for the nose and I think they're so cute. Especially with those googly eyes.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Santa Boxes

I needed some quick treat boxes (5) for the ladies at work, so I went ahead and used this super cute box that is perfect for the season.

I used different shades of red for the box, some textured. The beard and hat cuff were embossed and then adhered; adding pearls for a little more interest. I used googly eyes instead of punched black circles; the holly leaves were folded in half and then accented with a red rhinestone. The final touch was a sparkly pom pom to the end of the hat.

The inside holds 2 truffles, yum!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Pocket Doorhanger

I decided to make another doorhanger that holds little surprises for Cody. I'll put something in it every few days or so leading up to Christmas.

I cut out everything with my Silhouette, then just adhered gems and pearls to the tree; stickles on snowdrift.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Reindeer

This week's sketch from My Time Made Easy, MTMEPPS39, is a keeper. I decided to use this super cute reindeer from Holly Jolly and a fun argyle pattern from Cool Cooking. I think this might qualify as a holiday card even though it uses non-traditional colors.

I colored my reindeer a touch too dark, but he's still a cutie. I embossed the image once it was colored to simulate snowfall. Cindy Haffner does this and I have always loved the way it looks.

Be sure to stop by the MTME blog to see what the other design team members did with the sketch and to find out how you can win this month's prize.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Snowy Doorhanger

It's December 7th! That means the Paper Makeup Stamps Design Team will be hopping today. Our next release is January 7th and it'll be all digital. That means no wait time and no shipping charges! Woot!

If you started at the PMS blog, you should have arrived here from Andrea's blog. If not, be sure to start at the beginning to see what the whole team has to inpire you today!

I used this super cute snowman from Snow Happy to create a doorhanger for Cody's bedroom door. He's always hoping for snow days, so I thought he'd find this encouraging.

I added a snowy landscape panel covered in stickles. It looks a little pink, but I guess it's just the angle. I cut the title with my Silhouette and covered it in stickles as well.

Here it is in action.

Now, you should hop on over to see Kristie; her project is sure to delight.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

2011 Advent Calendar

When I saw this cool advent calendar from Silhouette America, I knew I wanted it. I love that the openings are different, some large, some small. Lots of variation in the box styles too.

I used Echo Park papers with PTI Vintage Cream cardstock to complete each box; this took about 3-4 hours to create; so not a quick project, but a rewarding one. I worked on it in between other projects. Granted, I just got it done this weekend, but we've still got time to enjoy it.

The package comes with the wooden advent calendar and a special download card for 42 boxes specifically designed to fit each opening. I decided not to number my boxes this year, but I will going forward.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Gift Card Holders

My friend, Barb, gave me a cool card holder the other day and I thought perhaps I'd make some gift card holders to place in them to entice the peeps at work to purchase them for their gift cards this year.

I cut these with my Silhouette, easy peasy. And then stamped each with a variety of snowflakes in a variety of colors using Paper Makeup Stamps' Snow Happy set. It's one of my favorite sets. (It's out of stock in the rubber version, but you can still get it as a digi!)

I'm not sure if you've heard or not, but Paper Makeup Stamps is going to an all digital company. This means that ALL the rubber has been discounted drastically. So, if you've had your eye on anything, you might wanna get to the store quickly....once it's gone, it's gone.

We'll be having a blog hop on December 7th, so stay tuned for that!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Perky Lil Penguin

Happy Thursday!

This week we're doing a review of My Time Made Easy sketches 19-24; I chose MTMEPPS19 because it's a great layout and because I already had an image colored.

I paired Perky Lil Penguin with some lovely Echo Park papers; loving the traditional colors this year. I just added some stickles to his scarf once the image was mounted onto the card front.

Here's the sketch I used:

You'll definitely want to check out what the rest of the desing team did with the sketch they chose. You can see all that inspiration on the MTME blog.