Friday, December 19, 2014

My Favorite Things Sketch #207

Just when I think I am done creating Christmas cards I think of someone else that I want to make one for.  This card is for my hairdresser. My husband made her a Chicago style stuffed pizza and I wanted to make a card to go along with it.  I used this sketch from My Favorite Things:

I also was inspired by this winter themed board at Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Winter Inspiration.  I was especially inspired to add the cute little red bird.  

And finally I am also entering this cute little card in the Curtain Call Candy Cane Inspiration challenge.  When I saw this candy cane wreath, I knew I had the perfect to create a card for this challenge. I also stuck completely to the red/white color scheme.

That is about glad it is Friday night!  I cleaned up my scraproom tonight so I can work in a clean space the rest of the weekend.  I creare much better when my room is clean and tidy.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sketch-n-Scrap card

All my Christmas cards have been mailed and probably even received by now.  It is a good feeling to be done with all the "must do's" and now I can do some crafting for fun....

I used this neat sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap for my card:

That is about it for tonight....tomorrow is Friday and this is the last 5 day work week in my schedule for happy for that.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Our Hearts Belong to Daddy

My typical work day is 9.5-10 hours plus another 1.5-2 hours in commuting.  At my age, that is a LONG day.  So it is not surprising that most nights after work about all I do is sit and check out my emails and social media on the computer and then move to the couch for a little time with the hubs and the TV before hitting the sheets.  I am rarely "in the mood" to be creative.  I think about what I want to create all day at work but do not have the energy most nights to spend any real time in my scraproom.

The exception to this usual scenario is when I am REALLY inspired.  Many different things inspire me but most often it is a sketch.  That is what happened with this sketch.  I have had it on my mind to work with this awesome sketch from Paper Issues Sketchy Sketch.

So I started to work on it last night and finished it up this evening after work.  I took this picture last July when we were visiting my son, his beautiful wife (who, unfortunately did not get in this picture) and my 2 beautiful granddaughters.

There are a couple more days to play with this sketch and upload your creation to Paper Issues....AND there IS a prize....LOL  Check out all the details HERE.  I hope you get inspired to get creative also.  I am also entering this page in Simon Says Stamp's Monday Anything Goes Challenge;

Thanks for stopping by my blog.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gift Card Holder

I have THE BEST nail technician.  Her name is Sandra and I love her.  She is so sweet, gentle with my toesies and files my fingernails perfectly square.  She also does awesome nail art when I want it.  And wax my eyebrows??  I never knew my eyebrows even had an arch until she started waxing them.  So I wanted to give her a special gift this holiday season.  I finally decided on a gift card from Kohl's because after all, who doesn't love Kohl's? I made a special gift card holder for her gift card and was very happy with how it turned out.

I am entering this little project in the following challenges:


I am ALL caught up with my holiday TO DO list and everything I am doing now is to relax and enjoy the holiday.  How is your TO DO list coming???


Monday, December 15, 2014

Ho Ho Ho....Believe

A couple of weeks ago I did not think I would be able to send out any Christmas cards this year but I buckled down and got busy.  Out of the 60 cards that I just finished sending out over 2/3 of them were handmade.  I needed to make 2 more this weekend and this is one of them that I knocked out on Sunday afternoon.  I used this great sketch from Paper Issues Sketchy Saturday:

I am also linking this up to the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge -- Anything Goes.

I used my Good Cheer collection from Elle's Studio which made it a snap to put this card together.  After a trip to the very busy post office today, this card is now on it it's way to a dear family member.  I am so glad I perservered and got my cards done.  How about you?  Are you sending out cards this year?


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Be Jolly

I was able to whip up my final 3 Christmas cards that I needed today in under an hour.  I used my Elle's Studio Good Cheer collection for all of them.  I just love how this one turned out.  I used this sketch from My Favorite Things:

I am entering this in the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #206

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The Tree Chose Us

I was excited last Sunday night when my son posted this picture of my grandsons on Facebook and Instagram of their annual trip to cut down their Christmas tree.  This is what he wrote on Instagram...."you can't jus pick a tree, man. the christmas tree picks you.." So I used that for my title.  I also added a cute little shaker in the upper left part of the layout just for fun and some wood patterns and veneers just to reinforce the tree theme.  Everything on this page is from The Good Cheer collection by Elle's Studio.  I even used their December sketch:

 I love, love, love this collection and intend to use up every shred of it this year.  I hope my family in the Midwest posts lots of pictures from this holiday season for my to scrap.  It is going to be perfect for documenting my December weeks in my Project Life album.  

I am entering this page over at Elle's Studio.  You can see all the details HERE.  
There are some awesome prizes to be won. 

Well today's To Do list is long and I have lingered on the computer long enough.  I may be back later in the day to post today's projects that I plan to do.  Thanks for stopping by.

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