Thursday, December 15, 2011

ANother Christmas Card

Here's 1 of 6 cards I made for the Paperthreads Dec. Card Challenge.  I used the challenge file created by Auzzie Caz and added the Mary & Joseph from Jennie Bean Crafts Bauble file to it.  The pattern paper is all scraps from the Basic Grey FruitCake line.  I'm also going to use this for the December challenge at Card a Day blog.  This is another good one for Christmas celebration.  I forgot to mention in my last post that my floating Santa was for the Christmas and Children theme:).

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Floating Santa

Here's a funny guy - lol.  When I saw Chris used this as her post at Card a Day Blog, I decided I had to share my version of it here and there too.
I made this for a challenge at Visual Designs by Chris.  I used Chris' cutter file...CD00882 - Floating Santa, the free card template file for the challenge by AuzzeiCaz, and the Ho Ho Ho is from Sam and Hailey Designs file (also at Visual Designs by Chris)... JB00059 - Frame-a-Page Christmas Morning.  I don't remember who makes the striped paper and the rest is probably Bazzil cardstock.  I think Santa is so cute in this file.  I'm giving this card to our Youth Minister and family...they will love Santa's silly looks:).

Thanks for looking and come over to Card a Day Blog and join the fun!!!

Oh - and this is my entry for Christmas and Children.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Merry Chris-Moose

I made this a couple of weeks ago when I was making cards for a challenge at Paperthreads and for the Card a Day blog challenge.  I made several at the same time and decided to not use this one on the Card a Day blog. But now this month the challenge is to go back and do any of the themes, so this one fits the Christmas and Animals theme from 2 months ago:).   I hope to make a few more to post before the end of this month's Card a Day challenge but this week is very full.

Now the card... I used the free card template provided for the challenge at Paperthreads. Then I added Chris Moose from Michelle's Chris Moose File (WB00267).  You can find it in the store at Paperthreads. The papers are all from my stash of Christmas paper and it is a huge stash! cus I love anything Christmas.  The ornaments were cut from a piece a Christmas paper.  Thanks for looking and come join the fun at Card a Day .

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Celebrate Christmas

that's the theme this week on Card a Day blogspot.  I made the following card for it. I used a free card template file from the Sept. card challenge.  The papers are SEI Alpine, Bo Bunny and SU!  They blended very well.  The tag can be used as a bookmark or a gift tag later.  This has been a fun month for me with the Card a Day blogspot challenges.  I love Christmas and making Christmas cards :-).  I really wish someone else would start doing the challenges besides me.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Have you started your shopping yet?

I haven't, but I did start today and finished my son's.  Here's the card I made for the Card a Day Blog theme of Shopping.  I also used it for a challenge at Visual Designs by Chris.  The round base was a free file for joining the VDBC challenge, then I added a Sam and Hailey Designs file  (JB00062 - Gift Trio) to complete it. You can find both files in the VDBC Store .  Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Card a Day

Card a Day is still doing a great job challenging all of us with beautiful creations!  the theme this week is Christmas around the World. Go check out their beautiful cards!
Here is mine.  I used a SU! set called Around the World (it is the same set I used the snowmen from on my Home for the Holidays card.  I finally found it's name).  I colored the clothing with atyou Spica pens.  The round Christmas stamp is a clear set I have and I have no clue of it's manufactor. I used my nestibilities to cut out the stamp image and the mat for it.  I think the mat is SU! paper.  The card base is ... oh man I can't remember.  I've used it before so I'll have to look through my other posts to see if I remembered before - lol.

Thanks again ladies at Card a Day for all your inspiration!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Christmas Food

The theme this week on the Card a Day Blog is Christmas Food.  There are some really cute cards there already!  Check it out.

A friend came over last Saturday night to make cards. She came up with a baking tray with the ginger bread charms on it along with the Merry Christmas Heart charm. She could never figure out how she wanted to make a card with it so left it for me. I found the Santa with the pudding on a piece of Tim Holtz Christmas paper. Add a base and triangle and you have a Christmas Food card. I think I'm going to lift Cindy from the Creative Point's sentiment off the card she posted today on the Card a Day Blog and add it to mine ... Sweet Christmas Wishes.   I like that and I couldn't think of one when I was making my card.  Thanks for the inspiration Cindy!!! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Christmas at Home

Card a Day blog is challenging us again!  There are 5 new themes this time around.  Here's the card I made for the Christmas at Home theme.  I used two SU! stamps sets and I don't know the names of either :-(.  The house is from one and the snowmen from another that had arched snowmen with a sentiment under it.  I cut it out with a nestability and stamped the "home for the holidays" with an alpha set I have.  I did all of that on white paper and it was tooo white so I inked it and I got my snow on the house and ground dirty :-(  lol.  I need to try and clean it up before I send it to someone. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Furry Christmas

Another Christmas Card inspired by the Card a Day Blog Christmas card challenge.  The theme this week is animals. A friend of mine just recently asked me to make some pet themed Christmas cards for her.  Her family volunteers at the animal shelters and they need cards to send out.  So with the challenge at  Card a Day Blog and her request here is my first pet card.

I used a piece of Wassel paper for the base and a scrap of red for the frame around the magenta stamp I colored with copics.  I still have a long way to go with my copic coloring. I used my Spellbinders Nestibilities to cut the frame and stamped image out.  The bliss stamp is off a dollar stamp I have.  Misc thread wrapped around it.  I punched it out with SU! punch.  On the inside I used a SU! sentiment that I thought fit ... "May the Gift of Love be your this Christmas Season and always."

Thanks again for looking and go check out the  Card a Day Blog .

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

More Christmas Cards

This is my favorite thing to make - Christmas Cards!!!  I am a sucker for Christmas crafting supplies and I love decorating and creating for Christmas.  Here are 4 more cards I made over the weekend for a swap I'm in at Visual Designs by Chris.  We make 10 cards and get 10 different ones back.  I used all scraps to make these cards.  I used the same template that I found at Taylored Expressions and used on my Angel card (see my last post).  I also made my greeting the same way as on my Angel card.  The difference is I used a Christmas tree on the last 9.  I cut the tree with my KnK using a Sam and Hailey Designs' file called Itty Bitty Christmas Greens.  I used Color Box Chalk inks for the distressing.   

My two favorites are on top.  Thanks for looking and don't forget to go check out Card a Day Blog Christmas cards this month!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

WOW - 2 posts in the same week

Updating this post to use my card for another challenge.  It is at Card a Day Blog, which you can access here... Card a Day Blog.  I just found out about this blog tonight when I read the Paperthreads Blog. This month they are doing Christmas Cards and already have some beautiful ones to see. Go check it out!

Original blog post starts here...
Must be a record for me?  maybe not I think I posted daily when I first started this blog. 
Here's a card I finished tonight for a challenge on Paperthreads Blog.  The challenge is to make a holiday card only using scraps.  I cut all the pieces of this card out of scrap paper except the base.  The patterened paper is from SEI Alpine Frost collection, the Peace on Earth stamp???  not sure who did it.  It is a clear stamp set I got somewhere.  The star is from a SU! Christmas Set I have and the Angel is from set called "Joy to the World" at Taylored Expressions. Which is where I also got the idea for the card layout.

The poor Angel had to suffer through my coloring with copics.  One day I'll do it enough to get good at it.  It actually looks better in person than in this scan.  Thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

A whole Year!!!

Wow - it's been a whole year since I posted to my blog.  That really doesn't surprise me - lol.  Blogging isn't high on my list, but today is special.  I'm helping a friend out with this post. 

Chris at VisualDesignsByChris is preparing to celebrate the anniversary of her store! 
She asked her friends and anyone that wants to join her celebration to post a picture of something for a celebration.  You can get more details on her BLOG.

So here is my picture.  I cut this free file this week to make a Birthday card for my son's best friend. He turned 18 yesterday.  He is a wrestler at our HS and is ranked in State!!!  Happy 18th Birthday Craig!!!!