Sunday, December 26, 2010

Post Christmas Hangover!

Happy Post Christmas or as I call it.. Christmas Hangover!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A New Toy!

Check this out... hehehee.. (I love when I find cool free toys on line!)

Something I Made Last Year at Holiday Hideaway

Up until this year.. Tim Holtz put on this awesome Holiday Hideaway for 40 or so of us. This year he decided to have a break. I cant blame him, he is on the go constantly all year. I do have to say tho, I have had "HH" withdrawals this year and I thought I'd share something we all made last year. This was a very cool project and we layered canvases.. it is very 3D. I love it.. Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Cute Poem I Had To Share ! Can You Relate??

"Twas the Day Before My Stampin’ Up! PreOrder Came"
Twas the day before my Stampin’ UP preorder came
And I was updating my blog.
Not a creature was stirring
Not even my dog.

All my swaps were laid out
On the stamp table with care
In hopes that Mr. Brown
Soon would be there.

The children were nestled
All snug in their school,
While visions of stamping
Caused me to drool!

And I, with glitter on my face
And my fingers covered with ink
Sat down to check out Stampin’ Connection
In hopes of finding a COOL link!

When out on the street
There arose such a clatter
I sprang from my computer
To see what was the matter!

My adrenaline rushed
And a truck could be heard.
Will my stamping obsession
Ever be cured?

When what to my wandering eyes
Should appear
But a big brown truck
With a large rear view mirror.

With a foxy little driver
Who drove all over the town
I knew in a moment
It must be Mr. Brown!

He was dressed in all brown
From his head to his socks
All I could think of was

A bundle of stamps
He had flung on his back
At this point I thought
I was going to have a heart attack!

His eyes how they twinkled
His dimples, how merry
My obsession with Mr. Brown
Is becoming quite scary!

Then onto my Stampin’ Up! boxes
Which are stacked up quite high
I can hardly even remember
All the stamp supplies I did buy!

Stamp sets! Reinkers!
And ribbons galore!
Cardstock, and buttons!
Now who could want MORE?

As I drown in my stamping goodies
And grab a coffee with cream
I suddenly realized
It was only a DREAM!

The story is over
Yes, you heard me right….
Merry Christmas to all,
And to all a creative stamping night! 

I was blog surfing and I found this cute poem and I had to share it. I am not witty enough to think of something so cute but can any of you relate?? I got this cute poem HERE. Awesome blog with so much inspiration there!!! :-)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Yes, Santa Hired Me - However, I Don't Wrap Well! *LOL*

Just for a good giggle.. I've been ELFED! :-)

Mawah! You Warm My Heart!

Hi! So, I was blog surfing - weeeeeeeeee!!! I found a card once again on Kimberly Van Diepen's Blog HERE and her latest card inspirted me. She used different papers and a different stamp set. I wanted to show some love with a few new goodies I've gotten recently. This is the "Filled With Love" Promotion, where the 12x12 paper, stamp set "Filled With Love" and bitty buttons all are together in a bundle! Love it! So, I was in the mood to make something other than Christmas today. This is what I came up with. :-)

Now, I guess I better stop being a bum and get a shower!!! Ta Ta For Now!! :-)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Just some odds and ends..

Today started out with a lot of fun. I went to a downline meeting.. and it was fun to meet some new friends. We made some cool cards (ill give you maybe a sneak peek at some new things from the new Occasions Mini Catalog and we had the most delicious soup from the Open Hearth in Mears. I have had some PC issues today..and talked to someone in Tim Buck Too.. seriously! Where do they hire the techie guys from HP anyway?? Egads! Anway.. I think getting a new printer has been more fuss than I wanted it to be. It renamed my other drivers and well.. it just made a mess of it all. My card reader in my tower wasnt working which bummed me out.. i wanted to blog and add pics.. so.. finally, that is sort of fixed. I can get pics off of my sd card so its not all so bad.. for now! Altho, i have a new printer that doesnt work *grumble*.

So anyway.. lets tease you first *wink* .. Here is a sneak peek at what will be new stuff for StampinUp in January.. woohoo! As much as I love Christmas.. I'm so ready for a change..

 Ok.. now this card rocks my socks.. this is a Jenny Peterson design and it is a leftover card from stamp club.. isnt this darn adorable?? I love this card!!! Jenny, you so totally rock!

Also, today in the mail, I got this big box .... my friend Lisa who lives in Vermont sent me the most awesome scrapbook.. I have known Lisa a little over a year. I DJ on line at Absolutely Radio Bug. I DJ on Monday nights 7pm EST for 2 hours.. and she has faithfully listened to me every Monday night. It is cool that I realize just who i can touch with life over the internet.. Lisa.. thank you so much.. (she even sent me maple candies.. a Vermont must have). She made me a friendship box too! I just have to share this.. Ooooh and she sent Ruby a toy which she loves!! Thank you Lisa.. you rock!

Ok.. that sums up the day. Good Night!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Stamp Club & A New "Rub On" Addiction!

We had stamp club last night. You will see below the projects were adorable! I also got a few little gifts from a couple of the members. Thanks you guys.. I love em! After making a few cards with inspiration from Kim's blog, I sat down and made 4 more today.. while trying to get rid of a nasty headache. I think the creativity helped. I'm thinking I have a new addiction to Stampin Up Rub Ons. Woohoo! They are simple and quick and make some adorable cards, if I don't say so myself!

Monday, December 13, 2010

CASEing :-)

I was surfing to my upline's upline's blog (did that make any sense?). Anyway.. Kim too, has some FABULOUS ideas.. and I bought these rub on's not knowing exactly what to do with them but I knew I had to have them. I don't know anyone else like that.. do you? LOL. Anywho, if you check out Kim's Blog HERE you will see these look familiar.. Love these ideas and I had to make a few.. I did a lil tweeking and compromising here or there but overall.. got the idea's from Kim.

Santa's Elf

Yep, that's right! I have been hired by Santa. So, today.. he had me wrapping gifts. Ho Ho Ho.. Have you been naughty or nice? :-)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Inspired by Tim's Blog & Using Packaging From Muse Tags!

I had to try to make this.. as soon as I seen it on Tim Holtz's Blog I had to try to make it. Oh, and yes, I had to buy the Muse Tags to get this packaging material. I am keeping all of the packaging material now.. you never know when you may need a bit of plastic here or there! I used a cheapie Ikea frame I have had forever, some stampin up cherry cobbler and whisper white cardstock, misc 1 inch circles cut from Tim's seasonal paper stack and misc do dads.. from my stash :)

The Last Tag - Tag # 12 And.. My Tag Garland :-)

So, this is the last day of the tags. I'm bummed. However, I have had a great time making these. I love the creative ideas I learned each day.. the techniques and to see things a little bit differently with all the goodies I have in my studio. Thank you, Tim. I made a garland of tags.. I want to enjoy these now that I have made all 12 this year. Merry Christmas.. and I'm off to get a few more cards done.. I am CASEing some cards from Kim Van Diepen's blog. Click HERE to check out her blog. It is super cool. Stay tuned!

Brrrr ! And the snow came.. and covered the earth like a blanket...

I went for a quick little ride today - I'm nuts. The roads are BAD and the snow is still falling and blowing. Ugh. But, this is when it is pretty.. before it turns into what I call "snirt" (a mix of snow and dirt). Now, it is time to chillax and stamp in my studio and make the last of the 12 tags of Christmas. Keep warm and take time to get inky!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

It's Late.. But.. Here Is Tag # 11

It is late.. I have had a busy busy day.. but.. I couldn't go to bed without getting this tag done. It was haunting me (in a good way of course).

Friday, December 10, 2010

Tag #10

What do I love most about this one? Using packaging material (plastic) and cutting it out on the sizzix and then using an embossing folder for the snow flakes and layering it on top. Super cool ! I'm really bummed. There are only 2 days left of the tags.. POUT!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Another Gift!? Oh My, Anita.. Thank you!

Here is something else Anita made me. She covered this address book in fabric. Isn't it cool? Thank you so very much anita. I was in need of a new address book.. so I can stop asking you over and over for your address LOL. Hugs!! Love ya, girlie!

OoooOOh, It Is Tag #9

Here it is, tag #9. Simply elegant with the brown and gold and the buttons, pearls and bling. I love this one. I think this is my favorite so far! Take time to get inky and creative!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Studio Christmas Decor!

Even my studio needs a little holiday spirit!

Materials Used:

A Mix of grungeboard, basic grey, ribbon from Stampin Up and CTMH, and elsewhere, twine and Ranger Paint Daubers.. oh and Silver Glass Glitter from StampinUp

Tag #8 -- Soaring Santa!

Here we go.. complete with wire "smoke" from the chimney's :) Ho Ho Ho!

This was Brad Reed's photo at the beach..

When I seen this traveling down the road.. I knew if I had been to the beach.. I could have captured this.. Brad is an amazing photographer locally.. check this out...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

On Our Way To The Christmas Card Workshop.. this is what I found..

This was amazing.. I wish I had been down to the beach but to capture this.. wow! Breathtaking!!!

Last Of The Christmas Cards With Jenny!

The December Christmas Card stack.. Jenny, these are cute and they ROCK!!!! Check these out!