Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #36

Love the colors this week, they're some of my favorites. I decided to go with a Valentine card. Pretty simple, just stamped the hearts, cut them out and attached them with dimensionals. Thanks for looking and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

All SU! Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Forever in My Heart

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, W. White, Bella Rose DSP

Ink: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink

Other: White Taffeta Ribbon, Pink Organdy Ribbon, Dimensionals, Paper Snips

Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Box in a Bag

This should be my last post on something to do with Christmas. LOL! I had these made up earlier and just never got around to posting them. Plus, I just handed them out today to my friends at work. Due to the snow, I haven't been back into the office until now. Anyway I finally got a chance to make this box in a bag. I have seen them on so many sites and got the tutorial from one of my favorite blogs, Dannie's Designs. These were super easy and super quick to make, and your friends will be super impressed. :o) Here's the tutorial I used from Dannie's blog.

All SU! Supplies used:

Holiday Treasures DSP, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive & Choc Chip Cardstock, Felt Flurries, Rhinestone Brads, Build a Brad, Scallop Edge punch, Round Tab punch, Satin Ribbon & Taffeta Ribbon

Sunday, December 28, 2008

White Christmas

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! We had our first White Christmas in a long, long, long time. It's very beautiful, but just a big pain around here since we rarely have this much snow like I mentioned before. My husband ended up being the chauffeur having to pick up his parents, sister and her husband due to the road conditions. And he also had to dig my sisters car out a few times as well, but we were all able to make it together and that's what counts. Here's just a few pictures of our snowy week.
Christmas morning looking out from the porch.

Backyard picture

My son, Dylan and his friend Aaron(holding the icicle) found this large icicle hanging at a neighbors house. That's my other son's hand in the picture :o)

My son, Tanner, and nephew, Zach tackling each other in the snow.

Tanner and one of our dogs, Rose.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Snow & Twilight

Well, here's just a little of what Seattle has been hit with these past few days. I'm sure some of you are use to weather like this, but we just don't get snow like this, it's been crazy! Yes, we gets lots in the mountains but not down here. These are pictures from the other day but we probably got about a foot of snow altogether. This has not helped with my Christmas shopping I still need to do :o). I'm such a chicken when it comes to driving in the snow, plus it's been in the 20's so everthing is icey too. We just don't get something like this but maybe every 10 - 15 years. When we do get snow it's here for a day and gone by the next. But, this year we may just have a White Christmas...we'll see. I have more pictures I'll try and post later. It really is beautiful, but I'm done with it!

Atleast with being stuck at home I finally finished the Twilight series...YAY! Now I really want to go back and see the movie again and can't wait for the next movie to be released in another year or so. I have a friend that lives in Forks and she and the locals just find it hilarious with all the tourists passing through. I guess people are coming from all over just to see the high school and Bella's house. It's such a dinky town there's really not much to see or do, but it's been hopping lately :o). I've actually been through that town years ago on a camping trip we took. It is beautiful country.

Well, that's all for now. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have something to post on stamping.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #35

Here's another one of Kristina's challenges. It's another pretty simple card, but I like how the colors worked together. Here's all the SU! supplies I used:

Stamp set: Floral, It's Your Birthday
Ink: Close To Cocoa, Baja Breeze
Paper: Close To Cocoa, Baja Breeze, Haiku
Other: Scallop Edge punch, Dbl Stitch Grosgrain C. Chip Ribbon, 5/8" V.Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Flower Fusion Too, Rhineston Brads, Dimensionals

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Snow Banner

This was my first attempt at making a banner using the Big Shot. Sorry my picture really doesn't show it off well, but I thought it turned out pretty cute. Using the Big Shot made this project super easy to make. It's been with me to several stamp camps and events for the last month so it's got a little beat up along the way. Now I can finally hang it up in my stamp room and enjoy it for a bit. I tried to take a close up picture below, but anyway I had lots of fun making this one and will definitely be making more for other occasions.

Here's the supplies I used, all from Stampin'UP!

Paper: Old Olive, Shimmery White, Frosty Day DSP

Other: Big Shot, Pennant Bigz XL Die, Snowflake #2 Die, Scallop Circle Die, Serif Essentials Die, Brads from Pretties Kit, 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (C. Chip and Brocade Blue), Kiwi Kiss/V. Vanilla Satin Ribbon and Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #34

Whew! I barely made it! I did this card real quick, ran out of time of course. Hope you like it!

All products used by Stampin'UP!
Stamp set: Inspired by Nature, Together forever
Ink: C.Celery, Perfect Plum
Paper: C. Celery, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Bordering Blue
Other: Lrg Oval punch, Grosgrain Ribbon, Trio Flower punch, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Twilight and Noel

I'm finally back to my blog. Geesh, the time just flew by and I'm in no way ready for Christmas. I have several projects I need to finish for gifts and still need to make my cards too! Ugh! Oh well, we always seem to find the time to finish everything and pull our hair out at the same time, LOL! But, I do have a confession I've been totally wrapped up in the Twilight series. OMG! I picked up the first book in the airport on my way to Idaho wondering what all the hype was about the movie, well I totally got hooked! I haven't been able to resist reading atleast a little of it every day. I just finished the 3rd book last night and picked up the 4th one on my way home from work today. So, I'll be hitting the book again tonight, LOL! I did see the movie after I finished the 1st book and thought it was cute, totally in love with Edward Cullen, hee hee! My two teenage boys just roll their eyes and laugh at me whenever they see me engulfed in my book. Oh well...are any of you as hooked as I am? LOL!

I managed to make it to our Group Stamp Holiday Party last week and here's a picture of a project we did. Isn't it just cute....and a quick and easy project too. Makes a perfect little gift. The square frames were from Ikea and then we used the Big Shot and alphabet die for the letters, Holiday Treasures DSP and an assorment of SU! ribbons.