Sunday, December 21, 2008

A very merry Christmas is what the sentiment says on this holiday card. I hope all of my cyber friends out there have a blessed Christmas that is filled with love and laughter spent with those near and dear to them. My Christmas prayer is for those who are spending their first Christmas without a loved one and have suffered a loss this year. May sweet memories of Christmas past fill you with comfort and may each day get easier for you to bear as you go into the new year.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I think pretty papers are just one great part of Christmas. Here's one from Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding Collection. I used it as the background paper for this sketch challenge card on Splitcoaststampers. A Flower for all Seasons is one of my favorite stamps in the current Stampin' Up catalog. Don't forget the new catalogs will be coming out soon. You can check out the dates and events happening at Stampin' Up here. There is a free shipping deal going on until December 23. Just think, you can order one more stamp for the money you will save!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Since this year I've started my card selling business, I have most of the Christmas cards I've made for sale at Hermman's General Store in beautiful downtown Brenham, Texas. So, I am making a Christmas card daily as Christmas cards are being delivered to my house. I am using challenges at various places to inspire and motivate me to make yet one more Christmas card. Today's card I used the Color Throwdown Challenge that can be found here. Let some of these wonderful sites give you the motivating force you might need to get started on some of those last minute projects.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

This is for the Ways to use Challenge on Splitcoaststampers today. I folded an envelope in half, used the front of the envelope to stamp, the back of the envelope is the inside of the card. Cut the flap on the fold and stick down the left side. Use the other side to slip in a gift card. I punched a doulble slot on the side to run the ribbon through so it would hold shut. Use this idea to make a special way to present your gift to its receipient. Hope I spelled that correctly!! Hope you are enjoying December and taking time to make some of those great handmade gifts and card that are one of a kind, because they are made from the heart by your own wonderful hands!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Over on PaperCraftPlanet they are having an awesome 12 days of Christmas challenge. They are giving away prizes from many of the companies who are part of that website. Check it out. I haven't won anything yet, but it sure serves as a great motivational tool for me. This is one I did for the second day when you could put birds or reptiles on the card. Of course, my reptile of choice would be a lizard! I recently won $10 worth of free stamps from Rubbernecker on Joan Ervin's blog and this is one of the ones I received. This is a most unique Christmas card, don't you think???

I know this is an unusual Christmas card, but you know how out of the box I can be!! I stamped this in vanilla ink with the Scandinavian wheel from Stampin' Up! I cuttlebugged the taken with teal background. That riding hood red is becoming a standard for me.

Guess I'd load a bunch of cards I've done for some of the challenges over on This was for one of the color challenges last week. Really rust, cameo coral, vanilla, and chocolate chip. I found this stamp at Hobby Lobby during the 50% off sale.