Sunday, December 27, 2009

Forever friends stamps

These stamps are exclusive set of stamps from The Glitter Pot they are located in the UK.

I used Doodle bug and Bazzil paper on this candle holder. I ripped the edges and inked them in chestnut roan ink. the star is one of a button packs that Doodle bug had out last year. the snowflake are Ek punches with a basic gray pearl in the middle . To tone down the color of the button and pearl I inked them both with Chestnut ink. the ribbon in from Bazzil .I finished off with liquid appliqued
This is another one of the forever friend stamps from my new stamps I used the same paper and embellishments as in the candle holder. I add one on Martha Stewart's edger, the Christmas tree .Both of the bears where colored with copic markers and white gel pen.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Got to love winter !!!!!!!!!

The roads are really bad outside, but so.... beautiful.Was called off of work tonight( hurts the paycheck). Since I did go to work I went outside to take pictures of the snow falling. I will also have time to spend time with my family and go to my art room to create... Which I will post tomorrow.But hear is pictures of the winter snow storm.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Barn Friends

I create this card for my daughter's barn friends. I use Paper Studios winter collection. The card is 6x6. The the snow flake paper is cut 5 1/2 x5 1/2 the bottom is punched using Martha snowflake edger. Use the same paper as the back ground and cut one inch strip of that and also of the snowflake paper (the stripe are on the back of the snowflake paper).punch the snowflake stripe with the edger. i then adhered it to the blue.Placed it just above the first punches of snowflakes. then tied a ribbon just above them. The Horse stamp is by Impression Obsession. Stamped on white card stock with Stazon. Colored in with copic markers and white pen. Then accented with Distress stickles around the horses,on there hats and a dot in each snowflake.

Christmas card

Love Tim Holtz stamps. Here is a card I made for my daughter's boss I used Making Memories paper. The card size ids 6x6 of leapfrog bazzil, Making Memories paper is cut about a 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. Punch the edge with one of Martha edgers. Snowflakes punch two sizes edged with chestnut roan ink. Santa is stamp with stazon and color with Copic markers and white pen. The Dear Santa pen not sure what company. When all assembled I traced the words and Santa with Frosted stickles

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Season is HERE

Love this time of year. Very busy with everything I have to do. Just got some new stamps From Belles and Whistles and from Magnolia. I am so excited to get started on my Christmas gifts to my friends and family.
Been very busy . Had Thanksgiving at my house, then spent to the night in Chicago on Saturday, then off to Bloomington. for our first on the family Christmas parties

This gingerbread house is real yo get off the elevator on to his floor of the hotel and you are over whelmed with the smell off gingerbread. The children asked if they could eat some.

This is Millennium Park in Chicago. We were going to go Ice skating there but the line was to long. So we told the girl that we are going to New York in Feb. to go Ice staking at Rockefeller Center. and a lot more. or when we go to the city for the night in Jan.

This is the Nutcracker outside the hotel we stayed at. Got to love this time of the season. The city is so lovely.

Last thing we did that night was to go the Marshall Field's window ( I know its Macy's but it will always be Fields windows to me.)
What a Great Weekend

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Time to move on

Halloween is over and all the stores have move on. Not to Thanksgiving but Christmas.So I would like to wish you all a

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cocoa Gift

Give the gift of Cocoa in a creative way. This Snowman is created by using three tin from stampenduos- Thie mini pail, short pail , little pail. the bottom pail is covered in bazzil white paper-the button are pop-dots coated in black flock. the snow flakes on the side are gloss accent coated with mint green glitter(Stampendous) the branches are die cut from my silhouette, but Quickutz has a branch die or two. The snow on the Branches is liquid appliqued. the label on the tin says One scoop of love (the cocoa)

the next tin is also covers with white Bazzil. The mouth is made f mini pop dot covered in black flock. The nose is cut out of orange and puffed up with liquid appliqued and color with orange copic marker. the eye is a pop dot with 1/2 in. circle of white paper colored blue iris and black pupil and a half of 1/2 in circle for eyelid. then the Scarf is made of red and silver shimmer ribbon

The labels on tin says a couple of hugs(marshmallow).

The next tin is the hat. Covered with black bazzil and liquid applique for the snow. the bird is from Making Memories Christmas line. Gems for the holly. The label says And one Kiss.(kisses).

The whole snowman then is misted in Tatter Angels Marshmallow Mist.

Enjoy !!!!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Christmas Bells

this card was created using Hero Arts cling stamp. Deja Views Christmas Wishes paper. Colored the bells in with gold and silver smooches and popped up the bells. Used Basic grey pearls for the bell ringers ,the holly's and ribbon are colored in with Copic markers and highlighted with unball white pen. The berries are Mark Richard's rhinestones and the glitter ball are from Mark Richard's also. Finished off with shimmered ribbon.

Carmel Apple

This past weekend my children wanted to make Carmel apples .OK sound like fun. So we made the Caramel from scratch , which was pretty easy. But i should of read the directions at the bottom of the recipe how to prepare the apples if they were store bought. Store bought apple have a very thick coat of wax on them. So the Carmel did stick to well to the apples but it was fun. after making the apples we took all the left over Carmel ,candies,nuts and toffee and mixed it all together and made a very large candy bar.

Monday, October 12, 2009

start of a new 12 days.

Here is some pictures of the new 12 days of Christmas the top is done. working on the inside, hope to be done by the end of the weekend . I used a lot of the same thing as my other 12 day gift box. Making Memories paper, the holly leaves I cut with y silhouette. then cut the print leaves in half and adhere to the green leaves. There is four colors of green leave Ivy, Parakeet, leapfrog, and Fern. the berries are made of pop dots with Red flock and crystal stickles. the bows is 2" wide of Red Kisses paper from Bazzill. with stickles (Crystal ) Then is is misted with marshmallow glimmer mist by Tatter Angels.

Great weekend

took my children to the Scarecrow Fest in St. Charles IL it was a lot of fun a bit cold but they did seem to mind. The was and area to build your own scarecrow, they enjoyed that the most. There where over 100 different scarecrows. The gentleman that twisted balloons. did some really need creations.

Monday, October 5, 2009

win some candy

Paper crafting in Cocoa was a great candy giveaway . includes Belle n Whistles new fall stamps

Apple Fest

It was rain on an off on Sat.but day after getting off work my children still wanted to go to Long Grove Apple Fest. I was surprised they wanted to spend the day in the rain. By the time we left the rain stop. On the way we ran into some trouble, first the
the camera battery was dead and the spare was at home,so we went to Walmart for the pocket camera hope the picture come out. then we missed a turn didn't realize 53 has so many turns. Then we get there, which we have never gone to this fest before and there was a five dollar parking fee. NO CASH ON HAND, good thing one of the lots was a bank and the gentleman let my pay for the spot after i got in. Then not knowing the area very well my GAS LIGHT go ON......but after all that the kids had a great time. we waited an hour to buy our brown bag pie it was well worth it. Now i have to wait five days for my picture and hope they come out, spoiled with the digital camera. next weekend to St. Charles for the scarecrow fest. I will be prepared- battery charged........

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


We do an ornament swap at work each year. and I am starting by doing some sample ,working up to the finish and final ornament. This ornament I use Maya roads mitten book to make my ornament. the stamp is and Archivers exclusive set of stamp by Stampendous . I used acetate for the snowball. and use gloss accent and covered it with flock. The snow ball is dimensional made of
1 scalloped circle of acetate --1 of white paper with Santa stamp on it . Color with Copic markers. and one inch band of acetate between them. the embellishment are basic grey. and so is the paper

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

finally DONE

My Karen foster twelve days of Christmas box. It was a lot of fun I used the Making Memories new Christmas line , and Bazzil paper. Most of the box i used circle punches of straight cuts. the gem are Bazzil gem . the glasses are acrylic circle from Tim Holtz

Monday, September 14, 2009

what a weekend


We had a ball. Even with all the driving, the kids were pretty good. My sister Trish and I took Her daughter Madison, and my two Tori and Justin on a weekend trip to Kentucky ,to the Louisville Zoo and to see the train that Disney has going cross country for the premier of the Christmas Carol Movie ,that comes out in Nov. And the next day to Indianapolis Zoo and the capital building of Indiana. We also so saw the the home of the Louisville Sluggers. At the Louisville Zoo we saw the Sponge Bob 4D ride and did the Sky High trail adventure it went up to 3 stories high. Tori went up once and got scared so she got off and stop for a little bit ,but then she say I am going to succeed at this . And went back up all the way to the top. What a Weekend. talking about another one but going to St.Louis. to new adventures.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Karen Foster came out with a box with twelve triangles boxes inside of the box. The sample on the box shows it being decorated the twelve days of Christmas. got one can wait to decorate it , Hopeful this weekend.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Very Busy

I have been very busy this month not much time to blog.
Oldest child looking for a house, next one off to anther year at college,and the two young kids are back to school today. And my husband transferred to another store. At least it is closer to home 5 min instead of and hour. Now maybe be there will be some structure in our life. NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN. Well gone to go. one more to get ready for school.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

two new cards

We had two birthdays to celebrate this weekend. On both cards I used the EK Success candle border punch (cant wait until the new one come out.) Colored with Copic marker and color pencils. the mouse stamp is from Whipper Snappers and the clown is Stamp It Up.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Madison's birthday card

Madison is my sister little girl she turn 7 today, we are going to Rockford to visit her and making our annual trip to the American girl doll sale in Wis. The sale is something we have been going to for 15+ years.
Now for the card I used the Archiver's exclusive We R Memory keepers paper, and and old stamp I bought from Stampin up. The Circus Clown and colored in with Copic markers and used liquid applique on the button and red liquid appliqued on the hair.

thank you

this is the thank you card i made for my daughter to give out for the gifts she received from her family and friend for graduating from college.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

christmas 2008 book


This is a Christmas book i made using Tim Holtz's 12 tags for last year. learn a lot of new techniques.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

the nerve

People have a lot of nerve. My daughter walked away from her bike for a very short time. Tori walked between two house to get her brother to come home and when she turn around her bike was gone. Couldn't have been more than a few minutes. I hope who ever took her bike really needed it. We just got it for her at the end of last summer so it was in great shape,just like new. Now we have to go out and buy her a new bike.The police officer that took the report about what happen was really nice. The day after it was report about the same time it was taken he went to the houses and asked the people who lived in the area if they saw anything. I just thought they would take the report and if the bike got turn in call us.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Picture frames

These Picture frames are a blast to make there are magnetic frames on the sleeping beauty the fairies are the magnets. on the summer frame the turtles and the saying are the magnets

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

summer book

his book was created for my daughters teacher as an end of the year gift. She just has to put the pictures in. we asked her to give us 6-8 words that describes summer and created the book from the words. Hope she has fun coming up with picture to put in the book


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