Dec 31, 2012


here we are.  the last day of 2012. and tomorrow is twenty-thirteen???  are you kidding me?  remember back in the day (hehe) when the thought of even they year 2000 seemed so far away and so science fiction-esque? those days are long gone. because now it is upon us.  and we aren't living in space or sharing the earth with aliens.

as we say goodbye to 2012, i wish you joy.

stamps: purple onion, unity
cardstock: white, echo park pp
ink: onyx black, cherry cobbler, lucky limeade, tumbled glass
tools:  silouhette
other: prismacolor markers

Dec 27, 2012

holiday wishes...

well the big day has come and gone.  hope the man in red (or whoever brings you goodies) was kind!!  now is the time for what i call, chill week. because the week between christmas and new year's is always pretty mellow and low key. i still have a couple of holiday cards to share, so i'll do it over the next week.  hope you are having a good chill week!

holiday wishes
stamps: unity
cardstock: white, soft sky, chevron cherry
ink: onyx black, cherry cobbler
embelishments:  rhinestone
other: prismacolor markers

Dec 22, 2012

merry & bright...

can you believe it's the saturday before christmas?  holy cow.  year's gone by in the blink of an eye.  i'm actually enjoying this weekend without the stress and frenzy of being so close to christmas.  i have to work christmas eve and christmas day, so my family is having a "holiday" party on new year's day this year.  will be a little strange waiting so long to see them, but will be nice to have it be stress free!!  i have one more think i need to do and that is make some of chocolate chip cookie dough truffle balls.  so addicting!!

here's a card i made for the die cut diva blog.  i used a fun little reindeer set from cottage cutz. i wanted a little color so i did a splash of washi tape on the edge of the inside of the card.  which i thought made the perfect touch!  i may have to do this more often!  inside sentiment says "may your season be merry and bright".

merry & bright
stamps: unity
cardstock: soft sky, forest, kilanrney green, pomegranate splash, carob creme, maltball
ink: peeled paint, tumbled glass, soft sky, onyx black
embelishments:  washi tape
other: elegant reindeer cottage cutz

hope you are enjoying the weekend and don't have too many last minute things to do!

Dec 18, 2012


i can't believe i'm finally saying this, but my christmas cards are DONE!!! and with only days to spare!  i swear, next year, they will be done by the 4th of july!!  i had to limit who received cards this year.  because come on...stamps are almost 50 cents a pop!!  so if you happened to be one of my peeps and didn't get a card, consider this an e-greeting!  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

i saw a card like this on pinterest a while back and of course now i can't find it again to give credit for the inspiration   i cut out a snowflake on the silhouette, then stamped snowflakes on the card.  love the effect.

stamps: unity
cardstock: crumb cake, soft sky
ink: bermuda
other: silhouette

Dec 15, 2012

stashing thru the snow...

there is a craze going around.  everywhere you look, there are little mustaches on anything!  my friend sherri asked at our last get together, "what's with the mustaches?"  now she is a little obsessed with them.  i made her this card for christmas.  (don't notice that there isn't a stamped anything on it!!)  made it mostly with my silhouette.  i used the lettering delights graphic set here.

stashing thru the snow
cardstock: white
embellishments:  washi tape
tools: silhouette, corner chomper
graphic set:  ld stashing thru the snow

Dec 10, 2012

wonderful time...

as i type this post, i'm looking out my window and watching it snow.  it's very pretty (knowing i don't have to go out in it!).  made me think of my snowman card i made for the christmas card swap we did with my monday night crafty group.  if you like mixed media things, you should join us each monday night.  it's a lot of laughs and inspiration   even if you don't do mixed media things, you can learn nifty little tricks for whatever kind of crafty you do.  here's a link to all the cards that the monday night peeps did.  big kudos to tracy for organizing!!

wonderful time
stamps: purple onion, unity
cardstock: white, watercolor paper
ink: jet black
embellishments:  buttons, hemp twine
other: acrylic paint, gesso

Dec 7, 2012

christmas trees...

oh my tgif!!  i don't love that saying, but i'm so glad it is friday because i have the whole weekend off!!  woot woot!  and i missed last week's friends with flair so i wanted to get in on this week's.  i'm just under the wire!  check out the rest of the friends with flair peeps on the unity blog.

this is a project i made using some die cut boxes from creative cuts & more. they are intended to be slices of cake, but i saw cute christmas trees instead!

christmas trees
stamps:  ippity
cardstock: white
ink: iced spruce, evergreen bough, more mustard, versamark
embellishments: wire, hemp twine, rhinestones, clear embossing powder

have an awesome weekend!  i hope to get my christmas tree up!

Dec 3, 2012


playing catch up today.  trying to get some things done like christmas cards, tags, etc.  here's one tag i've been playing with.  it's got quite the mix of things...regular stamps, digital, used the silhouette.

stamps:  eat cake graphics, unity
cardstock: white
ink: onyx black, iced spruce, tumbled glass
embellishments: prismacolor markers, washi tape, hemp twine, tag
silhouette design: kolette hall