Tuesday, December 28, 2010

You're a Star.

I'm playing at Moxie Fab World for the first time. For the past few months I actively follow all the great work going on over there, and now that things here have slowed down a little I found the time to make a card inspired by this weeks Trigger Tuesday!

I love the stripes and the warmth of this photo and tried to reflect that in my card.

Also for these 2 challenges -

Cupcake Craft. THANK YOU.
Until next time,

Monday, December 27, 2010

Tearin' It Up!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!!
What an insanely busy weekend. I can remember the joy I felt on Christmas morning when I was a kid, I thought that nothing could ever be better. But I think I enjoy the holidays even more now that I have kids!! Seeing them so happy is just the BEST!!!
I hope things have settled down enough now for you cus we've got a great challenge starting today at Kaboodle Doodles! We thought that since you've torn open all your gifts, why not add some torn paper to your projects?! Have any fab wrapping paper left over? Add it to your card! Feel free to make anything you'd like, just be sure to have some torn papers on there somewhere. We're sponsered, this week, by the awesome Shelly's Images. Their stamps are adorable and I appreciate the great flower image they let me use!

Thanks for looking, I hope you'll play along!
Also for these challenges -

Crafts and Me. ANYTHING GOES!
Paper Sundaes. CUT IT OUT.
Simon Says Stamps. ANYTHING GOES.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thank You Card.

Since I've finished my Christmas cards for this year, why not get started on a Thank You one as they're always useful after the holidays!!
This card combines 3 things. First, The Shabby Tea Room wants to see a creation using felt or fleece. I've gone with the felt. I love the texture it adds.
Secondly, City Crafter asks for a card using Kraft paper. And lastly, one of my new digis that I won from Pink Cat Studios. I loved it as soon as I saw it!!

9 days til Christmas!!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Happy Travels.

This card is the love child of 2 things. First, the TRAVEL THE WORLD challenge at Sir Stamp Alot and secondly, my newest papers from DCWV - Citrus. The papers are so bright and uplifting that my mind kept returning to a hot-air balloon (not my original idea) and that lead me to think about travelling.
For the clouds I just googled some different languages, printed them, and cut them with the Cricut. I don't actually have a cartridge with a cloud shape, so I used the treetop layer from Stretch Your Imagination and I think it worked just fine.

On an unrelated note..... the other day I pulled up to the store and noticed the bumper sticker on the car I was parking beside said "So many pedestrians, so little time." I chuckled a little as I was parking. Then the driver of the other car got in, mistakenly put their car in drive instead of reverse, and nearly hit a young couple walking by the front of the car!!! I guess there really is truth to all humor!!
Anyhoo, this card is for these challenges -
Crafty Emma's Challenge. ANYTHING BUT CHRISTMAS
Delightful Sketches. EMBOSSING
Moving Along with the Times. LOTS OF SPOTS
Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, December 13, 2010

Clean & Simple at Kaboodles!

It's that time again! A new challenge at Kaboodle Doodles has started today!
So if you've got any last minute Christmas cards needing to be made, be sure to enter them into our challenge. Personally, I think this is my LAST holiday card of the year.

Our sponser this week is Robyn's Fetish. And I thank them for letting me use some of their images! I enjoyed myself.
For my card I used the angel digi. I love the way she's floating in the clouds!

I printed her out twice, then layered part of the image for added depth.

For these challenges -
Penny's challenges. MERRY CHRISTMAS
Tuesday Throwdown. CLEAN & SIMPLE

Saturday, December 11, 2010

It Was Martha's Idea.

I saw this project on the Martha Stewart show and LOVED it!! I heard it's been shown on Oprah too, but I don't watch her. I'm planning to give this to my in-laws at Christmas. The photos spell out DEBIASI. Their (and mine) last name and were all taken in the summer at their cottage. Wish I'd had my new camera then, but c'est la vie. Really, if you leave your mind open, seeing letters in common items is pretty simple.

For these challenges -

The Shabby Tea Room. TIS THE SEASON
Charisma Cardz. GIFT IDEAS
Paper Sundaes. GIFT IT.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Let It Snow!

This is one of those rare cards that behaved and turned out like I expected.
Maybe because there isn't a lot going on, it has a more clean and tidy look. I started forming this card in my head a couple days ago, when we got our first significant snowfall. It's mostly gone now but it was really pretty while it lasted.

For these challenges -

Stamptacular Sunday. BLUE CHRISTMAS
City Crafter. LET IT SNOW
Posh Scrapbook Store. SKETCH

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Ornaments.

I love my friends that appreciate homemade gifts. Some aren't happy unless it's store-bought but my good friend Jen will love these. Her and I always get together with the families at some point through the holidays and get each other a little something. We've been friends since Grade 6 and my only regret is that when we were kids I always made a fuss about everyone forgetting my birthday. (It's on Christmas Day.) Now that I'm getting old-ER, I prefer nobody to mention it, but every year she has cake and makes everybody sing Happy Birthday to me. I swear I'm putting a stop to it when I hit the big 4-0!!!!
I made these ornaments for her, her husband Rod, and her son Matthew. First time I've every tried ornaments, I hope you like them.

All boxed up.

For these challeges -
The Shabby Tea Room. NO SQUARE PROJECTS. And yes, the Shabby Tea Room is so nice, I played twice.
Craft Your Days Away. TEXTURE
Moving Along With the Times. FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL.
Project Tuesday. ORNAMENT AND BOX.
PS - Like most females, I'll be forcing my hubby to watch Eclipse with me tonight! Go Team Edward!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Altered Candle Holder.

Super fast post tonight. I'm soooo tired.
This is a small gift I made for a client. A good way to say "Thank You"
I've never altered glass before. My intentions were to paint it. What a mess!
Instead I went with rub-ons.
For The Shabby Tea Room. CARD/PROJECT THAT IS NOT SQUARE. Outstanding DT work- as usual.

Thanks for looking,