Saturday, January 31, 2009

CHALLENGE Completed: Jan '09 ~Christmas Cards All Year Long ~each card

card 1: SU kraft, real red & whisper white CS, corner punch, cuttlebug holly folder, gingham ribbon, & red & olive markers= direct to folder techinque...

card 2: basic grey 'mistletoe & pear' PP, SU whisper white CS, SU chocolate & sahara sand inks, PSX stamp & CTMH stamp, cuttlebug snowflake & prisma glitter...

card 3: basic grey "mistletoe & pear' PP, SU sahara sand ink, CTMH holiday red CS, cuttlebug folder, PSX & CTMH stamps, pewter snowflake brads...

card 4: basic grey "mitletoe & pear" PP, CTMH new england ivy CS, SU whisper white, cuttlebug folders, red jewel, SU chocolate ink, PXS & CTMH stamps....

card 5: basic grey "mistletoe & pear" PP, cuttlebug folder, MS glitter, CTMH new england ivy CS, SU chocolate ink, PXS & CTMH stamps....

CHALLENGE Completed: Jan '09 ~Christmas Cards All Year Long

here's my set of 5!!! pheeew, just under the wire by my time... ;) R

Winter Wonderland

my winter wonderland
& a comfortable warm temperature of zero....
~ too bad it always misses Christmas... ;) R

Thursday, January 29, 2009

My scrap room...

I am slowly in the process of moving my scrapping supplies from one room to another... not an easy task ~ holy cow I have more stuff than I know what to do with... hopefully once I spend a bit more time organinzing I will be happier with the space.. needless to say there's alot to do here... & some weeding out would be a good thing too ~~ but can I really part with it?... ;)

& lots left to unpack...

the 2 tubs on the far right are filled with SU sets...
I am in the process of designing a shelf system to display the sets in the plastic cases they come in...
the blue & green boxes atop of the SU totes have SU re-inkers, wheels & wheel ink cartridges...
lol, & the grey bag is filled with SU Christmas sets.. humm, can you say pack-rat...

here's a view of the full wall with the stamp shelves, etc..
the table is loaded with 12/12 paper & I have more to add to it!!!
the iris carts below house SU cardstock, & many embellishments, punchs, etc...

lol.. more iris carts... the big drawers at the bottom house lots of CTMH clear stamp sets...
I recently purchased a plastic 'honeycomb' system & have put my ribbon in it by color - very easy to get into... the blue isn't ready to house scrappy stuff yet, but soon... R ;)

a close up of my stamp shelves...

just a few years of collecting here ;) R

quotes ~ miracles / imagination

There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle;
you can live as if everything is a miracle.

Logic will get you from A to B.
Imagination will take you everywhere
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Too Darn Cold

ok, so it's COLD!!
lol, it's warmed up to 20 F... hooray, almost a heat wave ;(
the back yard is frozen... I'm really missing summer today ~ I could almost sell my stamp collection for a one way ticket to Dominician.... almost.. oh well more cards to come... ;) R

Beaded Heart

I think is my favorite so far... I used Basic Grey Sultry paper pack, SU chocolate ink, ribbon, flowers & jewels & of course, my trusty cuttlebug heart diecut & sead beads applied with liquid glass... ;) R

Sultry Valentines #2

here's a few more Valentine cards... today I used Basic Grey Sultry paper pack, some iridscent vellum, SU chocolate &/or Sahara Sand ink, ribbon & jewels & of course, my trusty cuttlebug folders... lol, I am beginning to think I can't make a card without them now... ;) R

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sultry Valentines

here's a few more Valentine cards... today I used Basic Grey Sultry paper pack, some iridscent vellum, SU chocolate &/or Sahara Sand ink, ribbon & jewels & of course, my trusty cuttlebug folders... lol, I am beginning to think I can't make a card without them now... ;) R

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Red & White Valentines Card Set

SU real red, kraft & whisper white CS, SU stamps, nestablities, cuttlebug folders, red foil dolies, printed ribbon, chunk red glitter & heart jewels... R ;)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Smokey Quartz & Kraft Cards

SU Ivory & Whisper White & Kraft CS, cuttlebug snowy village & friends forever folders, MS smokey quartz glitter, prisma glitter & liquid applique... R ;)

Monday, January 19, 2009

LOOK WHAT I FOUND!!!! lol, baby, I'm in!!! R ;)

quote ~~ strength

quote from Evita Peron. "I know that, like every woman of the people, I have more strength than I appear to have.” R ;)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hey Sugar Valentines

a few more favs... R ;)

Hey Sugar Valentines

here's some of my more favorite ones... R ;)

Hey Sugar Valentines ~ the complete set...

paper by Cosmo Cricket: Hey Sugar; Hey Sugar stickers, CTMH twill ribbon, cuttlebug heart folder & diecut, buttons, SU creamy caramel ink... noting the first photo has hand cut hearts... R ;)

Winter Poem ;)

It's wintertime in Canada
And gentle breezes blow
Seventy miles an hour
At thirty-five below.
Oh, I love my Canada,
When snow's up to my butt.
I take a breath of winter air
And my nose gets frozen shut.
Yes, the weather's wonderful.
I guess I'll hang around,
Cuz I could never really leave...
I'm frozen to the ground!

author unknown ;)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

as promised: Lavendar Dreams

as promised I have finally managed to finished up a set of cards!!!

ingredients: K & Company embossed pattern vellum, CTMH white texture paper, unknown white ivy embossed paper & iridscent lavendar vellum, SU Sahara Sand ink, cuttlebug - floral fantasy folder & K & Company stickers... R ;)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Making "Glitter & Glass" Embellishments ;)

the last night I was working on some datebooks & wanted to use glitter on them, but got to thinking how the glitter ends up "EVERYWHERE" including the cat... so as a solution I added my glitter as usual, then added liquid glass over top of the glitter & let dry over night... the picture doesn't do it justice, however, you end up with the lovely look of glitter with way less mess in the end... ;) I'm thinking I am going to try chipboard flowers this way... challenge yourself to make a few 'glitter & glass' embellishments... hee hee.. R ;)

Thank You Jan!!!

thank you Jan for the lovely scrapbooking papers... I will now challenge my self to use them up... this is the prize I won from PAPER CRAFT PLANET ~Scrap Crafts Group... ;) R

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

;) cards in progress

lol, I haven't forgotten you.. there are quite a few cards in progress... still trying to get the set of 30 valentines finished up ~ just a few more to go... & tonight I started on some datebooks... R ;)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sledding @ Wooster's Hill ;)

As an after thought to my day, I decided to take the kids sledding at Wooster's Hill...
woo hoo what a rush!! ;) the kids had a great time & so did I ... it's been years since I actually slid down over the hill & I did today ~~ not just once, but 4 times ;) wow, what FUN!!! right into the brook... what a ride... took me back many years ;) R