Saturday, December 26, 2009

Unique Packaging

Here's a darling "basket/box/package" that I made for some of my family gifts. Since I usually do a basket with different items in it for everyone I'm always looking for something unusual. My neices got my homemade lotion, a reed difusser, some earrings, and a homemade dish cloth in each of the pockets.

I did the spiral ribbon by baking it around the handle of a wooden spoon in my oven at 250* for about a half hour ;-)

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone

Another card I made in the MDS program (I promise I'm not going all digital, I still like my rubber!)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Friends & Neighbors

A lady on SplitcoastStampers shared a recipe for homemade hand lotion, here in Michigan the weather and heat dries out a persons skin something awful, and I'm always looking for something that will help with my dry skin. What I didn't know when I made this was that I'd end up with almost 100 ounces of it!!! So my friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors are all getting "Winter Wonder Lotion" for Christmas! It's very unique, and afterall, everyone is on a diet anyway so why should I share my sweets?!? ;~)

I searched in every nook and cranny I could to find for cute,inexpensive,containers and made some tags and labels up in the SU! My Ditigal Studio program. Here's my results, hope you likey!

A Cat's Opinion Of Reindeer

Merry Christmas from a cat's point of view ~ he,he,he!!!

I had some time to play around with my Stampin' Up! My Ditigal Studio program (or MDS for short.) And I made this card for my cat loving friends who I know will "get" this :-)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Snow-y Man

My neice from Texas is visiting us this Christmas and it will be the first time she's ever seen real snow! I'm going to send this to her and pray we have a white Christmas here for her to enjoy!

Everything is SU! except the rhinestone snowflakes, c'mon it's a ten year girl it needed some bling ;)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Shimmering Embossing Folders

Paint the negative side of your embossing folder with Shimmer paint then emboss with your Big Shot. The postive or raised edges won't have the shimmer on them, then use a sponge dauber to highlight the raised edges.

I wouldn't recommend using the white gel pen to trace all those edges unless you have a much steadier hand than I do!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sparklin' Post

Another "the dirty girls wanted texture this month" - card. This card uses the Burnished Velvet technique that dirty girl guru JulieHRR turned me onto. You know I don't think I've ever seen Julie use this technique, so I have to ask myself - Self why doesn't Julie use this technique?

I've came up with some answers, about 1,000 answers, and you know what, they all sparkle! Sparkle on your face, sparkle in hair, sparkle on your workstation, sparkle on your floor, there's a whole lot of sparklin' goin' on around here!!!!

Everything on this card is SU! except the patterned paper I used for the flowers and the purple twill.

It was a pain to photograph, looks much better in real life, but I hope you likey anyway!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sporty Christmas

The WishRak product challenge for December is High Hopes, this darling bear is a Rak from Tackertwosome - thanks again Lena :)

Lots of touchy stuff here, then mulberry paper, the faux snow, and some microbeads in with the faux snow!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Rustic Christmas

The WishRak sketch challenge for December comes from MojoMonday week 112. The background paper and the five petal punch are all Raks.

I spritzed the punch flowers with Champange Shimmer paint and they really pop in real life!

Friday, December 4, 2009

My Blue Santa

The WishRak color combo for December is Brocade blue, Bashful Blue, Silver and White. The Santa image, the snowflake background, and the brad are all Raks.

I love this santa image and I double dog dare you to try and use this color combo and not make something elegant looking with it!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Soft fuzzy feeling

The dirty girls wanted texture this month - I love texture! Dirty Girl and all around SCS go to girl Jenn Balcer had me at the term "Fuzzy Sweaters."

Before mother nature decided to gift me with my very own internal furance I loved fuzzy sweaters (now I wear tank tops and shorts in the winter!) anyway, I racked my brain trying to make a card that looked and felt like a fuzzy sweater. This card uses what I'm calling my Fuzzy Sweater technique.

First of all I needed a bigger palette so I could really see and feel that fuzziness, so this is a 5 x 7 card. I started with a piece of 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" white cs, then I layered a piece of sticker paper on top of that, then I placed my die cut flowers and leaves on the sticker paper, all the area left over had this bright pink Fun Flocking pour onto it and rubbed in really well. I finished it off with some ribbon, tags, and a charm - TA DA! One Fuzzy Sweater card!