Sunday, December 28, 2008

Ice Skating Bella

I just love Bella! I made a few of these cards this weekend for a winter themed card swap. I really like the way it turned out. I would have liked to add a punched snowflake, but I am sad to say I do not own such a punch. I have had my eye on the Martha Stewart snowflake punch, and I was even at Michael's today, but I couldn't justify the purchase, so I bought some Valentine paper instead! lol

Friday, December 19, 2008

Altered Journals

I altered a couple of composition books into journals for my girls for Christmas. I decorated them with some of there favorite things. I had a little trouble with the first layer of paper, but i think they turned out just right.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Snowman Soup!

I made a few (25! lol) of these snowman soup bags for my hubby to give to his employees. He wanted to do some baking but since time is his enemy, I convinced him that these were a cute alternative and it's the thought that counts. The snowman is from Whipper Snapper stamps and on the back of the scallop tag I stamped this poem:

Snowman Soup

So, you've been real good this year

always glad to hear it

with freezing weather drawing near

you'll need to warm the spirit

so here's a little snowman soup

complete with stirring stick

add hot water, sip it slow

it's sure to do the trick!

Monday, December 15, 2008

A Few Christmas Cards

Here are a few of the Christmas Cards I made and sent out this year. I usually mass produce all the same card, but this year was hard for me to pick one. Hope your holidays are merry!


It's Snowing in Vegas!

We woke this morning to some really cold weather, I was still wearing Capri pants and flip flops just a few weeks ago, really! I thought I would share a picture I took of the snow today, I know it won't last and who knows when it will come again!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sympathy Card

I have been lucky in my life that I haven't had a use for many Sympathy cards. Recently my ex-mother in law's mother passed away. I felt I should send her a card, after all I was married to her son for almost 12 years. I looked at the cards in the store, and just couldn't bring myself to buy one. For one, thing I didn't like any of them, and it didn't help they were all over $4!
So I looked through my paper collection and found this 12x12 paper with a large pattern and thought it would be perfect. I don't own a sympathy stamp, so I printed out the words on my computer, and punched it out with the SU punch.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Glitter Window Card

I made this snowman card using the glitter window technique. I used clear shelf liner paper for my windows and the glitter sticks perfectly, and it's so easy to cut to the size you want plus you get a whole roll for around $5! You will have enough to make glitter windows for a lifetime! lol

I am not a good photographer, I either need a better camera or probably some tips on how to use the camera I have. lol That being said, i did my best to capture how cute this card is.


Chipboard Ornament

I made these cute ornaments for my friends in the stamp club I belong to. We meet once a month and do a card exchange, and at the December meeting we have a potluck and everyone brings a little gift. I found these polka dot chipboard coasters 4 for a dollar at Joann's and I cut the flower out of red felt with my sizzix die, I added a brad and some stickles on the petals. The green swirly is cut from paper with a Quickutz die. I'm also making some of my famous P-nut Butter balls this afternoon and putting them in goodie bags to go with my ornaments.

By popular demand I will be taking Chicken Tortilla Soup, complete with all the toppings! If you haven't made it at home here is my sisters simple recipe:

Chicken Tortilla Soup
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 cans of black beans
2 cans Rotel tomatoes
1 cup diced green chilies
1 cup of salsa
1 can of tomato sauce
Put all ingredients un-drained into a slow cooker on low. Cook all day (6 hours) serve in individual bowls topped with tortilla chips, shredded cheese and sour cream. YUM!