Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lovely as A Tree

This is the last of the cards we made at the Christmas Open House I went to a while back. We used the all time favorite set Lovely As A Tree. This set is so versatile, it can be used for Christmas, Masculine cards, Sympathy, Birthday, Thinking of You, Thank You, Note Cards or just about anything you can think of. I love this set and will probably never part with it.

This will be my last post until after the first of the year. I've run out of samples to share with you and with the Holidays upon us I don't have a lot of time to make more. Besides that I have to get started on my Christmas cards so I can get them in the mail. I hope you all come back to visit when I return and have a safe and Happy Holiday Season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. Thanks for visiting this past year, I hope to have a lot more to share with you in 2009.

Monday, November 24, 2008

We Have A Winner

There were only 3 votes so it didn't take very long to write all the names on papers and draw a winner. I'm sorry I can't send a set to all of you but if you send me your address I'll put you on my Christmas Card List. So, with that being said Cheryl you are the winner. Send me your address and I'll get the set out to you. Thanks to all of you for participating. I have to admit that I was leaning towards number 4 myself.

This little Gift Card Holder is one of the projects we made at our last club meeting. Isn't it just too cute. Inside there is a slot to put a gift card or money in......Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Good afternoon everyone. I hope you're all enjoying this beautiful Sunday. I don't usually post on the weekend but today I thought I would, just to let you know I've decided to extend the contest through tonight. So, if you haven't left a comment and vote on Friday's post you can still do it today until 11:59pm. Remember, one lucky winner will receive all 6 Sample Cards and that winner will be announced tomorrow evening. So, scroll down and look at the samples and vote for your favorite good luck!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Sample #6

OK, this is the last one. I made this one very simple because simple is sometimes better. Now it's up to you, the voting starts now. Make sure you leave your vote on this post by 11:59pm Saturday. I will announce the winner Monday evening. Good Luck!!!!! Now scroll down and read a little something I saw in this month's American Legion Magazine. I thought it was cute and just wanted to share it with you. Thanks for looking and have a safe, warm and Blessed weekend...Rita ALL I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIFE I LEARNED FROM SANTA CLAUS
*Encourage people to believe in you.
*Always remember who's naughty and who's nice.
*It's as much fun to give at it is to receive.
*Some days it's OK to feel a little chubby.
*Don't pout.
*Make your presents known
*Always ask for a little bit more than what you really want.
*Bright red can make anyone look good.
*Wear a wide belt and no one will notice how many pounds you've gained.
*If you only show up once a year, everyone will think you're very important.
*Whenever you're at a loss for words, say, "HO ho ho!"

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sample #5

I used the same stamp set, Snow Swirled, for this card as well. I don't know why but the silver cord looks purple in the close up. Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see the last sample and to vote for your favorite. I'll give you until 11:59pm Saturday to leave a comment and vote. All comments and votes left on Friday's post will go into the hat for the drawing. The winner will get all the sample cards. Thanks for looking.......

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sample #4

This is the fourth sample in the set. I used the same stamps as yesterday. This one was stamped with VersaMark on Riding Hood Red and then embossed with white embossing powder. If this is your favorite then you want to vote for number 4. Thanks for looking.....

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Day 2-Sample 3

Here's sample number three. this one uses the Snow Swirled stamp set. The tree was stamped on Kiwi Kiss with Versa Mark and embossed with White EP. I then cut it out, added the brads and silver cord and attached it to the Riding Hood Red with dimensionals. Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Christmas Card Giveaway

Here are the first two sample cards I made for Christmas this year. I will be posting the other four each day this week. Take a look and help me decide which one I will be sending out this year. By leaving a comment with your vote on Friday you will be eligible to win all six sample cards. I will draw a name from all the Friday posts and announce the winner Monday evening. Thanks in advance for your help. The first card showcases the square medallion technique and has glitter on the large snowflake.

This card showcases the round medallion technique.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I saw this cute punched turkey somewhere and decided to give it a try. I changed the colors and I'm not sure if I used the same punches as the original, but here's my version made into a card. I stamped leaves on the background to give it a fall look. Click on the image for a better look.
Next week I will be posting the Christmas Card Samples I've been working on. I need your help to choose the one I will be sending this year. Check each day to see the samples and on Friday leave a comment telling me which one you like best. The one with the most votes will be the one I send out. For your help I will draw a name from all the comments and that person will win the cards posted for the week. Good luck!
Thanks for looking and have a Blessed weekend.......Rita

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Punched Girl Birthday

I have this little girl I watch and her birthday is this month. Lydia will be four and I wanted to make her a special card. I saw this idea somewhere and decided to see if I could copy it. I used different colors and I'm not sure if I used the same punches. She told me one day that she likes butterflies so I stamped them in the background. I also added wiggle eyes as my own personal touch. I think she will like this card, how about you? Click on photo for a closer look. Thanks for looking.....

Monday, November 10, 2008

Merry and Bright

Well here we are going into the second week of November already. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Christmas will be here before we know it. I worked on some of my Christmas cards this past weekend. After I finish all my samples then the hard part, deciding which one to use, maybe I'll let you decide for me.
Anyway, here's another card we made at the open house I went to. Sorry about the blurry photo, I don't know why it came out that way......Thanks for looking.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

A Cardinal Christmas

Good evening everyone. I hope you're all having a good week. I looked at the calendar today and decided it's time to start my Christmas Cards. Wow!!! It seems like I just finished making last years. Where does the time go???? Anyway, here's one of the cards we made at the open house I went to last weekend. We stamped the image with Black Craft Ink and embossed it with Black EP before coloring it in with markers. I love this card.....Thanks for looking..Rita

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Expandable File Box

Well I hope you all got out there and voted today. I went at 9 this morning and the line was very long, but I got through pretty quick. This is a very important part of being an American, so if you didn't exercise your right to vote today then don't complain if your party doesn't win.........
Okay, now for today's project. I went to a class and we made these really nice expandable file boxes. I used Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper for mine. This is the front, closed. This is the side view......

And this is how it looks open. These were a little tricky to put together but the end result was worth it. Thanks for looking.......Rita