Got Patterns?

Wow!  Do I have a bunch of patterns here?  Yes!  Yes, I do!  When I got the Top Note Bigz Die out to make Rudolph, I decided to play a little more.  I made this card using the die as the card base.  Oh, how cool is this?

I decided to use more of my Jolly Holiday designer series paper.  I punched out an ornament in very vanilla, and punched out another one in the designer series paper.  This made the ornament sturdy, so I could tie the gold cord around it.  Love it!

Materials used are stampin’ up! Unless noted
Stamps: delightful decorations
Paper: old olive, very vanilla
Ink: cherry chobbler
Punches: 3/4" CIRCLE, ORNAMENT
Techniques: BIG SHOT

I filmed two videos today.  Whew!  I will post the YouTube video for the gift card purse the next time.  I had fun making that one.  It takes about 15 minutes to make one of the purses, so I had to edit it a lot to get it down under 11 minutes.

In addition, I filmed the first of three videos for my basic brayer class.  I found out my camera doesn't have a big enough SD card, because I ran out of memory before I got down.  I had to download what I taped to my computer and finish the rest.  I decided to buy a 16 gb card, so I don't have to do that again.  I will be able to use this card in my new camera, once I buy it...hee hee!  Still saving for that one.  I hope to get it by Christmas, so my photos are awesome!
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I have been wanting to make this guy for a year now.  I saw all the top note characters floating around on the internet.  I really like Tammy Beaver's version, so used it for this card.  This is the last of three projects were are going to make at club.  Oh, so much fun!

Materials used are stampin’ up! Unless noted
Stamps: None (Can you believe it?)
Paper: jolly holiday, dsp, chocolate chip, poppy parade, whisper white, black
Ink: early expresso, poppy parade
Accessories: dimensionals, brads (other), decorative accents bigz die, top note bigz die
Punches: 1" circle, 3/4" circle, large oval, curly label xl
Techniques: big shot

I am trying to video tape my brayer classes and a YouTube video this week.  My parents and sister are coming on Thursday for the weekend, so I have to get busy.  I have club on Friday night too.  This is a great week.
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Gift Card Purse

I had so much fun creating last Friday.  The boys didn't have school, so we played in my craft room.  Of course, they played with their toys and I played with mine.  Hee hee!  My friend, Kim showed me a gift card purse she saw on France Martin's blog.  I loved it and knew I wanted to show my club members how to make one in December.

I am always giving a couple of gift cards for Christmas.  This is the cutest gift card holder I have seen in a while.

You can put a lot of little gifts in this purse.  Oh, I can't wait to make one for other occasions.

Materials used are stampin’ up! Unless noted
Stamps: teeny tiny wishes
Paper: jolly holly dsp, cherry cobbler, old olive, very vanilla
Ink: cherry cobbler
Accessories: red big brads (other), dimensionals, velcro tabs (other)
Punches: large oval, word window, modern label
Techniques: 3D

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Play Along

Join me in the sketch challenge this week at Paper Craft Planet.  I hope you can play along.  I tried to keep it simple by using the card I made earlier this week.  You can turn the sketch on its side or upside down.  Have fun with it.  Once you create your card, add it to your photo album at Paper Craft Planet.  Then tag it sk112710 (all lowercase) and I will pull it into the sketch challenge gallery.

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Santa Pillow

Happy Black Friday!

I hope all of you who celebrated Thanksgiving had a happy one.  Today is Black Friday!  I don't even go close to the stores today.  Do you?  Are any of you the die hard Black Friday shoppers?  I stay home where it is safe and warm.  I might do some internet shopping.  That is my favorite type of shopping.

The boys and I are going to put up our Christmas tree and decorations while listening to Christmas music.  Oh, so much fun!  I love this time of year.

This is the last project I made at Kim's house this month.  Isn't Santa a cutie?  It is a pillow box for a special treat.  Love it!

Materials used are stampin’ up! Unless noted
Stamps: none
Paper: real red, whisper white, blushing bride
Ink: blushing bride, bashful blue
Accessories: googley eyes (other), cotton ball (other), pillow box bigz die, scallop circle bigz die, dimensionals
Punches: 5 petal flower xl, 3/4" circle, 2 x 1 3/8" XL oval, 
Techniques: 3d

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Dotted Scallop Frame Video

Remember how I loved the dotted scallop frame I made at Kim's house.  I decided to make a card for our next club meeting to show my members how to make it.  In addition, I created a YouTube video for you too.

Here are two Peace, Love, Joy versions:

Materials used are stampin’ up! Unless noted
Stamps: all holidays, baroque motifs
Paper: cherry cobbler, certainly celery, old olive, holly jolly dsp, very vanilla
Ink: crumb cake, old olive, cherry cobbler
Accessories: petals of plenty impressions folder, 1/4" old olive grosgrain ribbon, vintage brads, dimensionals
Punches: dotted scallop ribbon punch
Techniques: basic stamping, 2nd generation stamping

I am a little rusty on making the YouTube videos.  Please bear with me while I get back in the groove.  

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Christmas Collage

This is another card I made stamping with Kim.  It is the Christmas Collage stamp set in the holiday mini catalog.  We stamped it in soft suede, but it looks like gold ink.  I like how it turned out.  It is the first time I used the waffle paper from the holiday mini too.  Fun, fun, fun!

Materials used are stampin’ up! Unless noted
Stamps: christmas collage, teeny tiny wishes
Paper: cherry cobbler, very vanilla, garden green
Ink: soft suede, cherry cobbler
Accessories: gold waffle paper, dimensionals, Markers (cherry cobbler, pink pirouette, garden green, pear pizazz, daffodil delight, so safron)
Punches: modern label, word window, 1 3/4" circle
Techniques: watercoloring with markers

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Christ Is Born

Thanks for all the Anniversary wishes.  We had a nice and relaxed weekend.  I even got to take a nap on our anniversary.  My hubby is awesome!  He knows I love naps.

Guess what?  I have all my Christmas cards made.  YES!  This is the earliest I have ever been done.  Ah, what a good feeling!  When I went to an all day crop with my sister a couple weekends ago, I made 20 of my Bethlehem brayer cards.  Whew!  That took all day.  I am not one that likes to mass produce a card, but I love the way they turned out.

I was going to make 20 of the snow scene cards I posted a couple of weeks ago, but I just don't have the time.  I cut all the materials for that card, so I had to think of what I could make to use the mats and photo corners I already cut.  I remembered the card I loved on page 42 of the 2010 Idea Book and Catalog with the set Christ Is Born.  It was perfect for the materials I already had, so I made a similar card.  I love it!


Materials used are stampin’ up! Unless noted
Stamps: Christ is born
Paper: all from my stash (non-sU)
Ink: night of navy
Accessories: poppy parade marker, really rust marker
Punches: photo corners XL
Techniques: direct marker

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Happy Anniversary

It is our Wedding Anniversary today!

11 years and lovin' every minute of it!

Love ya, HON!

This is the most recent photo I could find of us without the kids.  Boy, we need an updated one.  I am much grayer (especially since I don't color my hair any more) and WISER.  I call my gray hair...wisdom hairs.  I earned every one of them.  LOL!
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Kind Thanks

Oh, I had so much fun at Kim's last night.  She had three great projects for me to create.  This is one of my favorites.  Don't ya love that frame?  Oh, I have that punch and can't wait to make another card with this frame.

Materials used are stampin’ up! Unless noted
Stamps: french foliage, thank you kindly
Paper: crumb cake, cajun craze, very vanilla
Ink: cajun craze, crumb cake, chocolate
Accessories: textured plate kits #4, 
Punches: dotted scallop ribbon, border, modern label, copper brads
Techniques: basic stamping

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Such a Sweetie

Thank you for all of your well wishes.  They helped me a lot.  I have been taking two hour naps in the morning after I drop the boys off to school, and I am finally feeling better.  I even planned a stamp night with my friend, Kim on Thursday...YAY!

I wanted to show you how sweet my Tate is and how he has such a big heart.  As I was lying on the couch Monday night nursing my sore throat and watching the movie Precious (so sad), he kept asking me when I was going to bed.  When I got to my room, I figured out why he was so concerned.  He made me this heartfelt card to cheer me up and BOY....IT DID!  He is such a sweetie!

I keep all the handmade cards my family makes for me, so this is going to be on my desk for a little while, then tucked away in my card album.  Love it!

Here is a sneak peek at the last card of the three card series I made for my first brayer class, Beginning Brayer.  Now, I just have to work on a date, time and pdf file to give you the specifics.  I will start that tomorrow.  Hope you like this peek:

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Now, It's My Turn

Hello, Everyone!

Well, I nursed my boys back to health and now it is my turn.  I have a sore throat.  I just can't get myself to sit down at my craft table right now.  Maybe, I will try tomorrow.  My throat is fine as long as I don't swallow, cough or talk.  I think my family likes the latter....LOL!

I found this cute cartoon for you.  I like it, because Tanner likes giraffe's.  He loves to touch necks, especially if he really likes you.  He has done this since birth.  This one is for him and to give you a little chuckle.

The poll is closed regarding the Ustream classes and YouTube videos.  It looks like YouTube won 24 to 9.  I think I will take this week off unless I started feeling better.  Next week, I will resume my YouTube videos and I will throw a Ustream class in from time to time too.  Thanks for voting!

Have a great day!

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