Monday, November 30, 2009

More gift tags

Here's some more samples of some of the gift tags I made for our class on Saturday!


The tags are mostly die cuts, but some are just cut free form and some using punches. Images are scrapbook kit elements, printed graphics and stamped images. I am really looking forward to this class and I think that the gals attending are going to have a great time making gift card holders and gift tags!

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~chris

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

November Christmas Card Challenge

I missed last month's challenge - life just got in the way! I didn't want to miss this month - our final month - and Tracy posed a good one for us. We needed to do a OSW using a 6x6 piece of patterned paper based on this challenge from Verve Stamp's oh-so-talented Julee Tilman (Poetic Artistry). I ended up making my own as I wanted to keep with the snowflake thing going on here and couldn't find any paper with Rose Red snowflakes. Making your own patterned paper guarantees that your papers will all match and besides - it's fun!

Here's my cards:







Snowmen are one of my most favorite winter time images and these cuties all come from pcCrafters. They are pre-colored graphics that you can print out on your printer and size however you want. Cut, punch and mount any way you want too. The Sentiment is from SU from a set called Happy Winter from a couple of years ago. Card stock used includes Rose Red, Old Olive and Brilliant Blue (rapidly becoming a fave winter color for me).

Thanks for visiting! Tracy will be posting all the challenge entries so hop on over to her blog and visit and see what all the other gals have submitted - they are always great!

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Cards for Soldiers

I stamp with some really wonderful gals, and tomorrow we are having an event to make cards for some of our soldiers. This will be the third year for this event and we will be making cards and also writing personal messages in each card. In the process of trying to decide on a design, I made quite a few cards, the first two are samples of cards I decided not to use and the last two are the ones I will be using tomorrow.


The inspiration for this card came from Wendy of Wickedly Wonderful Creations - her absolutely stunning card is HERE.


I'm still working on projects for the Gift Card Holders and Christmas Gift Tags class on December 4 - that is going to be one FUN class! I'll show you some more previews of those projects through the week this week.

I hope all my US bloggy buddies had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday - we had a great time, ate way too much and will probably be eating turkey until well into next week! Thanks for visiting today!

~chris

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving to all my US blog readers!

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday Night Madness

Sabrina came over to play tonight and she made the most gorgeous card:


Image is from Stampendous and she painted it using Twinkling H20s. Don't you love it?

I'm working on my card for this weekend's Cards for Soldiers event in Longmont. I had thought about using my best buddy Dasher, but one of the other gals is doing her card with him, so I fell back on my second favorite holiday image - snowflakes! Here's my card:


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Sunday, November 22, 2009

I love Dasher!

And I think I'm not the only one either. I've seen him almost everywhere done in many different colors and styles. I am trying to put together a simple card for an upcoming project and was playing around and this is my first attempt:


I think I like it, I just need to be more careful about my layers - the image layer is waaaaaayyyyyy off! It was just a test, so no harm done!

Thanks for visiting. Lots of hectic days coming up with our Thanksgiving holiday here in the US. Kids and grandkids will be here and it will be glorioius! I think I'll be glad of the day off on Friday though for sure@

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

One Year ago Today!

One year ago today, our grandson Justice was born (he hasn't ever been that quiet when I hold him since then either!):


Here's the card I made to celebrate this momentous event:



Here's what our darling looks like today (photo is courtesy of his very talented daddy and was taken on Halloween at grandma and grandpa's house)!


Thanks for visiting. We're going to celebrate by taking Justice, his mommy and daddy and twin brother and sister out for dinner tonight. The weather is absolutely wonderful here today and I sure hope it is this nice on Thursday when most of the family will be here for turkey dinner.

There is a big empty spot in the driveway - Belmira went to her new home yesterday!

~chris


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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Some tag samples

At our class on Dec. 5, we are also going to make gift tags. Here's a little sample I put together - not all that we will be doing, but a little taste.

Thanks for visiting today! I've got a blogoversary coming up - what do you think we should do to celebrate?

~chris

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

More Thanksgiving Cards

I needed to make a few more TG cards to sell at the office. Here's what I came up with:


Designer papers from Basic Grey and Memory Box, cardstock and stamped images from SU, digital graphic from pcCrafters.

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~chris

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A wonderful award from my bloggy buddy Cat!


I got this award from my bloggy buddy Cat - you really NEED to go and visit her blog - Cat's Creations - and check out all her absolutely fabulous creations. I promise it will be worth your time!

I am supposed to answer all these questions and then pass this award on to 5 fellow bloggy buddies:

1. Where is your cell phone? in my pocket

2. Your hair? a mess

3. Your mother? in warm and sunny Florida

4. Your father? not as warm in New Jersey

5. Your fave food? popcorn

6. Your dream last night? crafty

7. Your fave drink? Mt. Dew

8. Your dream/goal? to have all the time I want to craft and create

9. What room are you in? office

10. Your hobby? all things creative - pottery, paper, fabric, yarn ...

11. Your fear? heights

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? retired

13. Where you were last night? home

14. Something that you aren’t? organized

15. Muffins? cranberry

16. Wish List Item? more hours in the day

17. Where did you grow up? PA and NJ

18. Last thing you did? posted on my blog

19. What are you wearing? jeans, sweater, shirt

20. Your TV? no

21. Your Pets? two cats - Harold and Maude

22. Friends? cherished

23. Your Life? hectic

24. Your Mood? pretty good

25. Missing Someone? no

26. Vehicle? forrester

27. Something your not wearing? makeup

28. Your fave store? anything crafty

29. Your fave color? purple

30. Last time you laughed? 5 minutes ago

31. Last time you cried? can't remember

32. Your best friend? don't have just one - lots - lucky me!

33. One place that I go to over and over? office

34. One person who emails regularly? sabrina

35. Fave place to eat? Carrabas

36. Facebook? yes

But here are the 5 I am passing this on to (I apologize profusely if you have already received this):

LeAnne
Libby
Barb
Alex
Pat
Cheryl

See Cat - I can't count either!

Thanks for visiting.

~chris

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Some Thanksgiving Cards

Sabrina and I got together last night and whipped up a couple of Thanksgiving cards:

Don't ya love it when a plan comes together? Thanks Sabrina for all you help last night! Diane - we missed you!

Thanks for visiting today!

~chris

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Monday, November 16, 2009

New Kaboodle Doodle Challenge - Buttons, Bows and Bling!

There's a new challenge posted today over on the Kaboodle Doodle Challenge blog - buttons, bows and bling! Here's the card I made for the challenge:

Hop on over and check out the cards made by some of the other design team members and participate in the challenge yourself! The prize this round is really great:

Also, a $10 gift voucher from Digital Pencil plus a personal prize from challenge creator Lorraine.

Thanks for visiting today!

~chris

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

More Gift Card Holders

We made something similar to this last year and everyone really liked them, so here we go with a 2009 version! The first card - the one with the belly band needs a little work, I am not happy with the band, but by the 5th I'll have it all worked out.

The Ripe Avocado one has a velcro fastener - I like the simplicity of those!

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~chris

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Gift Card Holders & Tags Class

Some of the gals want to do a class to make gift card holders and gift tags for Christmas. We'll be having the class on the 5th of December and I'm trying to make some samples of things that we might make. I got a great inspiration from one of the swap cards this week and here's my take on it:


Here are a couple more - see Tracy's October Christmas card challenge for her version of the Santa suit card! Love it!

Well, the snow continues to fall and so hopefully tomorrow will be another hunker down day to create! Thanks for visiting today.

~chris


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Friday, November 13, 2009

Swap Slideshow

Here's a slideshow of some of the cards from our swap. I know that I didn't get all of them and I apologize to any gals whose cards are missing. I'll do better next month when I actually make enough! We had a grand time and I think everyone enjoyed my make and take projects. Thanks Roselyn for being such a wonderful hostess!



Thanks for visiting. We're being hit by another snowstorm, so I am kind of looking forward to staying in, staying warm and staying creative for the whole weekend! I have lots of new toys to play with, lots of old toys that I haven't gotten around to playing with too so there won't be any excuse for not coming up with some fun projects.

~chris

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Whew!

I feel like I have been going non-stop since the beginning of last month. Here it is November already and I don't even remember October it went so fast. Next thing I know it will be Thanksgiving! Yikes.

I struggled with my swap this month, but finally came up with this one. I saw THIS CARD on The Diva Stamper's blog and completely cased it but changed the colors. I love the simple and clean look of it.


I did two make & take projects this month and was inspired by THIS CARD for the first one. I really wanted to use the Champagne Mist like Andrea did on hers, but I left mine at one of my workshops last weekend and have not retrieved it yet. I plan to revisit this card though when I get it back.


I was inspired by THIS CARD for my second project. This was so much fun. I totally love playing with punches!



Well, better get some shut eye so I can be bright eyed and bushy tailed for tomorrow's meeting! I hope to have a slideshow of all the swaps sometime tomorrow!

Thanks for visiting!

~chris
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Friday, November 6, 2009

Workshop Samples

Here are a couple more samples for my workshops this weekend.



I love the Punch Pals set - so many fun options!

These are accordion fold cards and everyone is bringing a picture to crop for the end panel!



Thanks for visiting!

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wonderful Surprise

I recently purchased some items from Beate Johns and this gorgeous creation was included in my package from her:


What a treat! Thank you Beate!

I saw this ornament idea on Angie Juda's blog (Chic' n Scratch) and had to give it a try:


I think that these may become a yearly tradition as a way of remembering how they look from year to year!

Thanks for visiting. Tomorrow I'll have some more cards to show you that we will be making this weekend.

~chris

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