Friday, December 31, 2010

Find Your Style Blog Hop...

Welcome to the FIRST SOTM Blog Hop of 2011!!!  If you're like me, you're still in shock that another year is over and a new year is here!!!

We're starting the year (and new decade) out right with the SOTM Blog Hop using Find Your StyleThere are over 50 consultants this go-round and I'm sure they will all have some awesome artwork to share as well as some sneak peeks into the NEW Idea Book that will be available February 1st....some of which is available starting TODAY!!!

Now...let's get started!  Here's a view of the stamp set....aren't those images GORGEOUS!!!

If you've come from Michelle's Blog, you're on the right track....If you get lost along the way, try going to Helen's Blog for a complete list of consultants.

I decided to go with a 6x6 card using the butterfly image and Wings Paper Packet (NEW and available for purchase TODAY!!!)....I pleated some B&T....BUT ONLY because I didn't have the NEW pleated ribbon!!!  That's right....PLEATED RIBBON!!!

I got my cutting knife out and cut the wings from the card front and curled the edges for more dimension...
I adhered some B&T on the inside so you can see paper and to hide the raw edges of my cuts...if you look really close, you can see the B&T peeking out...
Here's a closer view....isn't that butterfly B&T awesome!
And, of course, I had to decorate the inside...LOVE the dress form image!!!

That's all I've got for now but I'm planning on playing with this stamp set some more over the LONG weekend!

Now hop on over to Wanda's Blog and see what she's done with this stamp set!

Don't forget to contact your consultant to order this stamp set as well as the Wings Paper Packet that is available NOW!!!  If you don't have a consultant, feel free to check out my website and your order will be shipped directly to your home or office.

P.S.  I got the inspiration for my card from the PaperCanvas of the many things I love about blogs and sharing!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Marshmallow Goodies....

Aren't these the CUTEST thing!!!  Believe it or not, they are SUPER EASY to make as well!

I was hoping to get a picture of them all pretty in the basket but they were eaten so fast, it never happened!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

2010 Christmas Cards...

Luckily, CTMH has this wonderful card kit....Festive Memories....otherwise, my family might've not received cards this year.  We have been SO just seems like I can't catch up...I meet myself coming or going...or whatever that saying

This is what I sent out to our family and everyone else will probably be getting New Year's  TK was such a ham in this photo shoot...he just cracks me up!!!

CTMH made it SO EASY for me this year!!!!  Thank you, Close To My Heart!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Photo 2009....

I thought I'd share last year's Christmas Photo since I haven't even printed this year's out yet...

Here's the layout I did using Mistletoe Paper Packet...Rustic Alphabet (LOVE this stamp set 'cause the letters are so easy to cut out and they're about 2" tall so they're PERFECT for titles!)

Monday, December 13, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....

in my HOUSE at least....West Texas is expected to continue with the mid to high-70-degree weather so it definitely isn't going to FEEL like Christmas!!!  Last year it actually snowed on Christmas was a PLEASANT that I would gladly welcome again!

We put up and decorated our Christmas tree last weekend and I thought I'd post pictures since everything I'm "creating" these days are for gifts and I don't want to post pictures of those 'till the recipients have a chance to open them.

This is a picture of TK and DD putting up our tree (KT was out of town for soccer and I couldn't wait any longer to start decorating...he was more upset than I thought an almost-16 yr old would be :0(....I guess I won't be doing that again)

TK trying to put the Santa hat on DD...
Our tree all lit up and our stockings hung on the wall since we don't have a mantel of any kind....

A little peek at my boys acting silly during our Christmas Photo photo shoot...silly boys!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Card Workshop...

I held my my annual Christmas Card Workshop last night with a total of 8 women attending and my dear friend and sideline, Sylvia, helped me out!  It was FUN and we got our Christmas Cards made and ready to send out!

Here's the cute little package I put together for my cards and some tags that I played around with...

Here are the tags I played around with....LOVE this Santa from the Father Christmas Stamp Set...I used a sponge dauber and Bamboo Ink for the "vintage look" (sorry about the quality of the camera was not

Here are the cards we made.... 

I got the idea for these cards from Leisa Hubley...

Products used are all CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Ink: Black, Cranberry, New England Ivy, Cocoa, Bamboo
Ribbon: Black Organdy, Cocoa Grosgrain and ribbon from Mistletoe Creative Basics
Embellishments: Red Sparkles, Cocoa Crinkle Ribbon (non-CTMH seam binding ribbon dyed with Cocoa Ink), Wooden Button (non-CTMH)
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