"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness,
you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you"

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge # 11 "It's a Wonderful Life"

Powerful Words!

"Look Daddy... Teacher says every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings"

a little ode to the Black and White...

This is my sad attempt to use "Liquid Pearls" not so beautiful as my "Sunny Sankari" But she is my Angel and she always uses "Liquid Pearls" so I had to give them a try... I truly love having a conversation with her she lifts my spirits and leaves me feeling full of sunshine even thought it's usually dark when we talk...(p.m. of course) Your are the bestest in the mid-westest! Love YA!

Sense there are two bells on the stamped image I will tell you of another angel... My sweetheart Regan.. We have been together for 19 years. We just complete one another. I have to say he is much more patient with me that I am with him... He is a very selfless person.. I would be lost with out him. I just can't imagine being with anyone else... He is also my BEST friend and Guardian Angel... I love you Regan.. :)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge # 11

Hurry and make a guess this is our new sneak Peek for this week.. If you come back tomorrow your can play along and create a project with us. No worries if you don't find time before Christmas you can always make one after you have until Friday...

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge # 10 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

This is a full shot of the sneak peek. Seriously it could have been any church or building in all our Great Britain or even North America for all that matter... You all are just such amazing detectives.... How are we going to stump you....

This month was my brother-in-law's birthday so I had to refrain from all the sparkles and fairy dust...  I HAD to use my new top cut die so that is where I started with this card.. I had also just been on the "Papertry" website and  seen this cute "Owl" set and though I really should use this set.. I only ordered it the night it was released... And I have never used it... So who is tried and true and is always with Harry Potter when the movie starts... Hedwig.... So this is a little ode to The beautiful White Owl...

I also promised a few pictures of my family ages ago in regards to Harry Potter evidently it was pre-digital so I am still digging through photos... I will keep looking...

Stamp recipe:
Stamps- Papertry 
Paper- Stampin' Up craft, Whisper White, Blue Bayou.
Ribbon- Stampin'Up Blue Bayou Double stitched.
Ink- Stampin'Up Blue Bayou, Whisper White Craft ink, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Movie Watched "Happy Potter"

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Blog Award

I received this award from the cutest girl ever TEGAN.. Jump over to her blog and check out here adorable cards.  Tegan  is from Australia and is only 16 she will knock your socks off she is so cute and what a crafter.... Thanks for thinking of me Tegan you totally ROCK!~

1. Post the award logo on your blog.
2. Add the link to the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 10 other blogs and add post their links as well.
4. Let those people know that they received the award.

I am going to pass it onto the following talented ladies:

Friday, December 12, 2008

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge # 10 SNEAK PEEK!

Friday Sneak Peek!!! Sorry the quality is a little fuzzy I had to take a picture of the Movie my self there just weren't a lot of still photos that worked for this movie... Please come over to Cinema Saturday and join in the fun and Create a project with us....

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A few of my favorite things..... cont..

Brown paper packages tied up with string.... You know these are a few(Huge) of my favorite things!!!! Who doesn't love getting Brown packages from Mr. Brown..... I got my pre order!!!! for the new catalog... And inside there is a little package from SANTA.. My "BIG SHOT"  Wa HOO!!!  I will take pics and add them later...


p.s. the only thing that SUCKS about getting my order is..... Stampin'Up is offering FREE shipping on all orders through the 23 of DEC!!!!  And I just got mine...That is like loosing free stamps and goodies for me I even sad a swear word out loud to day.. Don't worry I am almost... sorry....

All retiring stamps are 10% off as well.... What next.. You never know what coming next you have to stay tuned... To catch all the deals....

Monday, December 8, 2008

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #9 Sound of Music

This is a full version of the sneak peek...
The blue I added was inspired my the beautiful blue skies of Austria and the blue dresses that Julie Andrews wears in the movie...  
The Green from the Curtains, I mean play cloths that the Children are wearing and the majestic green Mountains...
The flowers I added were Edelweiss of course.
I added a little red tuft that was an inspiration from the mountain hikers hats in the puppet show.
I love the Quote on the card: "Sometime on the way to a dream, you get lost and find a better one".  Doesn't that just sound like something Julie Andrews would say..
I hope you and your families all enjoyed watching this movie.. I always learn a few thing while I am researching the movies presented. It's great fun...

Stamp Recipe:
MOVIE: Sound of Music
Stamps: Sweet Dreams(retired)
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Craft.
Ink: Baja Blue, Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron, More Mustard, Yo-Yo Yellow, Basic Black.
Ribbon: Baja Blue Grosgrain striped
Punches: Family Treasures flowers
Tools: Scallop punch, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing tool Stampin'Up
Adhesive, Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mono Glue, Sticky Strip.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Mojo Monday #63 "Winter Wonderland"

What do you do when you don't have a product you want to use on a project?  Improvise!!!! Once I get over the fact that I don't have something I want to use.. I get my wheels turning... I often turn to my "Versa Mark" pen for help.. I wanted something to liven up the craft base of the card and I don't have the polka dot background (yet) so I made my own with the Versa Pen.
Don't be afraid to experiment you might just like what you come up with..
Close up view of the shaker card. I used Micro beads and  an art glitter. (like Iridescent Ice from SU) for the snow in the shaker. I sandwiched the clear plastic sheets together with the left over outer edges scraps of the Stampin' Dimensionals all around the outer edge of the frame, then added glitter and beads in the middle. I then placed the image behind it.. On a traditional stamped image you wouldn't need to use two sheets but didn't want the glitter and beard to stick to the liquid applique.  I just figured it out as I went along.. I bet there are tutorials out there to make shaker cards. That would have made life a little bit easier but... Aren't experiments fun!! I also didn't want to run upstairs to the office to look it up... LAZY!!
I really like how the scallop edge covered up the layers of the box..  So much cleaner when you don't see all the layers...
The DSP layer on the bottom of the sentiment is the inspiration for the colors in the card... I used the "Ski Slope" Designer Series Paper for Stampin' Up it's actually my second package of this paper I {heart} the colors and patterns in the package... So glad I ordered a second package!!!

Stamp Recipe:

MOVIE: "Lord of the Rings" 1 & 2 (I know I took for ever)
Stamps: "To You and Yours", "Weathered"
Ink: Close to cocoa, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Bairly Banana, Baja Breeze, Versa Mark Pen.
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Craft, "Ski Slope" DSP S.U.
Ribbon: Baja Breeze 
Linen Thread 
Micro Beads, Artist Glitter, clear plastic sheets saved form other purchases...(like 3-D stickers)
Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Tack Tape, ATG gun.

Holiday Hugs

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

RED HOT DEAL~ Pride and Prejudice

On Sale at TARGET for only $14.95..... (2 disk set) 
If for some reason you don't already own this set run fast and get it!!!!
I just saw it in stock at my Target today!

Tagget link:
Is shows the VHS in the Picture on targets sight but says DVD at the store the DVD are the ones on sale....


Monday, December 1, 2008

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge # 8 -Miracle on 34th Street / Mojo Monday

Santa Clause is coming to town... OK so now that Macy's day parade has officially brought us Santa Clause and Thanksgiving is over... Game on... Christmas Crafts and Decorating are happening at my house... YA!! I really need to start playing Christmas Music now.. I almost forgot to post this Santa card I made last week... My batteries die on my SLR so on our Thanksgiving errands I bought more... Off to the Post office, Soccer game, family night, hopefully another Mojo Monday card..(cross my fingers) and who knows what else when the kids all get home.... 

Holiday Hug!!!

Stamp Recipe:
All Stampin' Up 
Stamps : "Punches Three" Hostess set, "Jolly Hoilday" (Retired)
Paper: Merry & Bright DSP, Real Red, Whisper White Card stock.
Ink: Real Red Craft ink, Real Red Classic ink, Stazon Black Ink, Stamp-in-Write Marker Black.
Ribbon: Kiwi Kiss 
Liquid Applique, Stampin' Dimentionals, Rinestone Brads, Crystal Effects, 
Snail, ATG gun.

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