Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Fun & A Funky Outfit

Good morning my blogger friends! So how are you doing two days before Christmas? Are you still running around in a frenzy, or are your preparations done and you are relaxing? I didn't get all the things done that I wanted, but it's still good. I don't do the "frenzy thing" anymore. I've learned that since nobody but me knows what I've planned to do, well, nobody knows what I didn't get done. Consequently, I don't feel guilty anymore because I didn't fulfill everyone's expectations.

I'm not sharing cards today. I'm sharing some really cool and funny goings on at my house. First up is my little fur baby PeeWee. He's somewhere between a toy and a mini doxie.

My daughter, her feet are showing, always get him a Christmas outfit, none of which he likes or wears except for one photo. He always goes nuts-o and this year was no exception. One of my FB friends said his eyes look psycho. My granddaughter had to hold him long enough to snap a fairly decent photo... then off with the durn outfit. Always good for a few laughs.

Next up are some of the gifties my step-daughter and her family sent from Kentucky. She knows I love penguins so my box was full of them.
Coffee mugs for Christmas morning

Wine glasses for a little wine Christmas night

And a cute plate for my Christmas snack!
She sent a whole lot more but I'll save those till later. 

So remember boys and girls... "You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout I'm telling you why, Santa Claus is coming to town. He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake. He knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake." 

Thank You so much for stopping by, hope you enjoyed your visit. Now go... enjoy your holidays!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Good morning friends! It's snowy, blowy, cold today as winter storm Draco is hitting my area. It's a good day to stay home and share some cards and good news from OWH.

First up I have two of the Christmas card designs I made for this year.

The sketch was created by Teresa for a challenge on the CardSwaps forum, which, is no longer in existence. I liked the design so much I knew it would make for fun Christmas cards. The DSP is by The Paper Co. that I got at Hobby Lobby. By the way, those of us from CardSwaps forum needed a new home so two of our members put their heads together and found us one. Thanks Judy and SusieQ for getting ScrapZee Community Forum up and running so we can all stay together. Love you gals! You can check out our challenges, swaps, and more, here.

Next... Eeeeekkkk!!!!!  Today Sandy, over at Operation Write Home, has introduced little 'ole me as their new Sketch Challenge gal for 2013. I'll be writing the weekly challenge post, and the sketches and sample cards will be provided for me. In addition to that intro Paula has me as the Featured Card Maker today on OWH's Stars & Stamps blog, along with my interview and some of my cards. Need to say it again peeps.... Eeeeekkkk!!! I know, I know, but I'm soooo excited.

You'll have to forgive me for leaving now. I've got to go calm down so I can finish my last minute candy making. Thank You so much for stopping by, hope you enjoyed your visit!

Monday, December 17, 2012

OWH sketch 151, just for fun!

Good afternoon peeps! Are you ready for Christmas? I'm about half way there, but that's normal for me. I thought I'd play around today... like I don't have a gazillion things still to do. But hey, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do... right? Right, exactly!

At first I wasn't going to do this week's sketch on Operation Write Home's blog Stars and Stamps.

But then I looked down at my mess... errrr work space, and saw some left over reindeer heads made from SU's owl punch. So I whipped up this card from leftover scraps.

Yep, that's right. It's all made from leftovers. The reindeer antlers are from pieces parts of the Pine punch by McGill. The scraps of DSP are from the Christmas Cottage 6x6 paper pad by Teresa Collins. Oh, almost forgot the holly ribbon by May Arts. It's kind of hidden behind the reindeer heads, but it's there. :)

Well peeps, there's more candy to be made so I'm gonna run. Thank You so much for stopping by, hope you enjoyed your visit!

Monday, December 10, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge #150

Hello peeps, and Happy December! Boy, little did I know that when I posted on November 21st that it would be so long. I was a week longer at my son's for Thanksgiving than I planned, car trouble, and then computer issues when I got home. Loooonnngggg stories that you don't want to hear, and I don't want to repeat. Let's leave it at... I'm home, my car's fixed, and my computer is working. :)

Here's my card for this week's sketch challenge on Operation Write Home's blog, Stars & StampsI used white puff paint to give the whipped cream topping some dimension. I used a sheet of double sided paper by Little Yellow Bicycle for the background paper and the large scalloped oval.

I need to add a warning right here. Those of us making cards for our heroes to write home DO NOT use glitter of any kind. It can flake off and make our heroes visible through night vision goggles. The strip of blue across the center of my card is glitter paper... so it will go with my cards only for my family and friends. I did several "flake" tests [rubbing the paper on clothing, scraping with finger nail, etc.] to see if the glitter would come off, and so far it doesn't.

However... I do not use this paper for OWH cards for our heroes. I won't take the chance with their safety, and neither should you. DO NOT use glitter or glitter paper when making cards for OWH!!

Here's a close up of the cocoa mug stamp.

If you want to try this layout for yourself, here's a pic of the sketch along with the measurements.

Cardstock - medium blue for card base, white
DSP - Flurry Dot Tonal from the Winterings collection by Little Yellow Bicycle
Glitter Paper - POW! Glitter Paper by American Crafts
Stamps - cocoa mug by Studio G clear stamps by Hampton Arts; sentiment from 'Snowy Short Stacks' by Stampendous
Punches/Dies - Scalloped Oval dies by Spellbinders; Snowflake punch [discontinued] by Creative Memories; Modern Label and Word Window punches by Stampin Up!
Liquid Pearls - White Opal and Baby Blue by Ranger
Copic - E25, to color the cocoa
Ink - Salvia Blue by Marvy Uchida

Well peeps, I'd better be going. It's been a long day and an even longer one tomorrow. Thank You so much for stopping by, hope you enjoyed your visit!