Monday, November 30, 2009

Warm wishes

I got more Christmas card orders and this one is for fun "Christmasy" cards. I can't think of anything more fun than snow people. This set from Firecracker Designs is so adorable. I ordered it on the "Black Friday Sales Day"and it came today. Wowee service.
Card Details:
Cardstock:Bazzill-Kraft, White
Ink: Memento-Tuxedo Black,Vivid-Sky Blue
Ribbon: May Company-Hunter Sheer
Markers: Zig
Stamp:Inky Antics-Warm Wishes,Snowman Kisses

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ooo Lovely Trims

I just couldn't wait to make a new card with my new batch of trims. This will be a thank you note to Elizabeth for the trims. I did have a bit of trouble getting the lace to lay flat. I will put it under a book with waxed paper to avoid any glue oozing. But I took a photo anyway to share.
Card Details:
Cardstock :Bazzill-Navy,Off White scraps,unknown DP from the scrapbox
Stamp: Sweet n'Sassy-#1060Snowflakes by Chris Dickerson
Punch:MS Snowflake 2008

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Pretty, Pretty Trims

These are some of the beautiful lace trims I received as a gift . I am so looking forward to using them as I'm ready to start something new. Thought it was so nice of my friend Elizabeth.First a friend, Gini, who creates beautiful crocket flowers and now another friend willing to share some of her special lace and trims with me. I am a lucky person thankful of the kind gestures of others.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Waiting, waiting...

I have been waiting for an order from a stamp company. I placed my small order about 20 days ago, but it never came. I emailed the owner the other day, and received info about it. It had been sent, and supposedly was returned to the post office due to no one being home to sign for the package. However, I did not receive any notice . Today... I got a final notice card. I went off to the Post Office and... they could not find my package.. after waiting about 40 minutes, the clerk returned to the counter and said, she was sorry, but could not locate it. I returned home, and my husband called the Post Office.About an hour later, the doorbell rang... and the package had turned up, and was quickly delivered . So be polite, but persevere and problems can be resolved.. that made my day.(I live outside Detroit in a town of 100,000-not a small place).Thank you Post Office.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Blessings to all!

Have a special Thanksgiving or just be thankful for those special people in your lives . Each day is a present to be opened and experienced. Happy Papercrafting to all!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Just trying...

I had a card order from someone who wanted this flower with this bear image with torn edges. ( bottom card). It just isn't working for me. but I will work on it more . I had shown her Prima flowers, Ponsettias, a verse with no flowers... but she liked this one. I will think about it and try other papers as accents . Gotta take a break! A few hours away from the card and a brand new idea popped into my head. Just love that "scrap box of treasures" I own filled with forgotten surprises.
I found a lovely patterned scrap , coordinating crochet flowers,rickrack,and brads. Another scrap to add a birthday message and Bruno Bear is all set. I'll see her today to find out if this will work for her recipient.(top card)
Card Details:
Ribbon: Wrights
Stamps: Whiff of Joy-Bruno Bear,StudioG:Happy Birthday to You
Ink: Mementos-Tuxedo Black
Brads: unknown
Crochet flowers by Gini
Scissors:Provo Craft

Monday, November 23, 2009

Whiff of Joy Santa Cooking

I 'm back.
I won this adorable Santa from a Blog Candy draw. He is so cute and will be perfect for special Christmas cards. This one is stirring up a merry little Christmas. A friend from church shared some of her special lace trims with me. Thanks Elizabeth! 8-)
Card Details:
Cardstock; Bazzill-Cranberry,Lt. Tan
Inks:Memento-Tuxedo Black,VersaMagic-red Brick

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sorry,I'm away...

I will not be posting for a few days...something has come up aside from completing my card orders and I will be back in a few days.
I did find something great at the Dollar Tree. Among the items on hooks on the wall in the Christmas area, I found these beautiful snowflakes.They were on a garland along with the diamond shapes. It was a quick separation of the large snowflakes since they are on spiral loops and now I have some beautiful shiny treasures. I'm sure I will come up with something for the rest of the garland. There are about 20 of those snowflakes on the garland for $1.00. Rush in to the store as they won't last long if you are tempted. I just love finding surprises. Happy crafting.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Busy, Busy

I helped at our church bazaar on Friday evening and all day on Saturday, as I have each year for over 20 years. It was fun as usual. I usually make a basket of cards to sell there as my donation along with baked items. I did that and decided to make a change as well. I made many sample cards and took orders on those samples. Well , I was successful and now have orders for 40 cards. All the money raised will be going towards mission work and restocking our food pantry. With the current economy in Michigan, there are a lot of families to help. The room I was in charge of also had beautiful wreaths, tabletop pieces, outdoor decor,hand painted candles and ornaments, fancy pins,and tree ornaments. I heard at church yesterday that my area sold $700.00 alone. I was so busy and I am happy that I was able to help once again. It is such a fun time to spend with our church family and visitors alike.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thankful for Friends Faith Blog Hop

Hello from Simple Things in Life and also a big
Welcome to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's A Faith Perspective Thankful for Friends Faith Blog Hop. Today, we're out in force on the internet -- showing our faith and giving the glory to God. United, we stand as Christian paper crafters and blog owners to make a presence on the internet for all to see. We're celebrating the theme of friends and we're happy to share our projects with you based on the verse:

"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. " Ecc4:9-10a
If you're just joining in on the fun, you can find the start of the train here:

First, we would like to take a moment to thank our generous co-sponsors: Layers of Color Stamps, Gina K Designs Stamps and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Together with Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, these companies have donated some wonderful prizes for today's blog hop.
Prizes? Oh, yeah! There will be three lucky grand prize winners for today's event.
To enter, simply hop to the blogs of all of the participating staff members of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, take note of the staff member's name, and leave a comment on their posts. Then send us an email at listing each of the staff members who participated in today's hop. It's that easy. All entries must be received by Monday, November 16, 2009 at 12 noon, EST and three winners will be randomly chosen to win.
What are the prizes?
One $100 gift certificate from Layers of Color Stamps AND a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.
One basket of goodies -- four stamp sets from Gina K Designs and a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.
One set of digital stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and a 3 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine .
My card at the top of the blog; includes this grace:For health and strength and daily bread,we praise Thy name, Oh Lord!That stamp is from Inky Antics and works so well with this Gorgess Girl Angel and her Bear Angel.
It is one of my favorite graces before a meal. Have a blessed day one and all.
Your next stop on the hop is:
37. Stephanie Wright
I can't wait to see what she is ready to share with us.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Trying out an ...

A different Card... but not ready for a showing....
Plus this weekend is our church's Holiday Bazaar and I have been baking up a storm!Oh well, there is always tomorrow...
This one is another of those Gorguss Girls. I went for a shabby chic look. With The Labels 3 Nestabilities and gorgeous BG paper... Just an olive green Prima flower... and a brad... and she is done.

Card Details:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Snowflake Gal

This cute gal is another of those adorable Sugarplums Emmas by CCDesigns. She was colored with markers and cut out.The DP is by Recollections/Michael's. This one is Mom's Diner-Salt. It is perfect fit for wintry cards in my mind. Snowflakes were punched from Spellbinders Snowflake Wonders set in white cardstock and sponged with ink . A greeting was stamped and edged with ink. Finally, a silver sheer ribbon was added.
Card details:
Cardstock: Bazzill-Denim,scrap of White,DP- Recollections/Michaels -Salt
Stamps:CCDesigns-Emma Autumn, unknown verse
Inks;Color Box Chalk Ice Blue,Ancient Page-Stone Grey
Ribbon:Mays-Sheer Grey

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bird and Butterfly Time

It's time for another birthday person in my life. This one is going off to someplace nice and warm so I thought, Birds and Butterflies.A hole was punched into the from of the card, which allowed for 4 smaller square punches to fit inside.I have an Inkadinkado set with a bunch of a kind of inchies stamps. Using 4 different inks ,each were stamped ,then mounted on foam to elevate each separately.A swirl flourish stamp was used in the corner, and then the words stamped at the bottom.Finally a flower was glued to the upper left corner ,and enhanced with distressed Ink brushed over top.
Card Details:
Inks:ColorBox Chalks-Teal,Pale Salmon,Peach,Olive,Memories:Port Red
Punches:2 1/2 square,1 1/2 square
Flower: unknown, from the scrapbox

Sunday, November 8, 2009

It's another Gorguss Girl

This is another girl that I received in a swap. She is so sweet and I thought it would look nice in my favorite Kraft with a hint of pink. She is colored with Zig Markers, and then edged with Distress Ink and matted with pink DP before placing the image on the cardstock. An Autumn gem was glued on her dress and crochet flower was added in the corner with a brad. Isn't she sweet!
Card Details:
The Paper Company:Kraft,white image,Provo Craft- pink DP
Crochet Flowers by Gini
Gem :Michaels
Ink:Distress Ink-Antique Linen

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Snowflakes are...

I just love this saying from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps. It is from a great set called "Snowflakes" by Chris Dickinson. I got it last year and have been looking forward to making more cards using those variety of snowflakes.I also used a die from my Spellbinders Snowflake Wonder set. I have been seeing lots of unique snowflakes so I decided to make some in pink. Can't beat that Kraft paper with anything holiday or wintry.I punched out some snowflakes and glimmer misted still others.A thin bow and ... done. Friends of ours just moved from tropical Singapore to Oslo, Norway for work and have already had some snow! This is in their honor.
Card Details:
Cardstock:The Paper Company-Kraft,C0-ordinations-Pink
Ink:Memories-Port Wine
Glimmer Mist:-Cherub Pink
Brads:JoAnn's Essentials:Pewter Snowflakes
Ribbon:Offry-Sheery Yours-White

Friday, November 6, 2009

Christmas Card Swap

Another group I am a member of is doing a Christmas card exchange.We create a card for a new friend and send it off as a surprise. At this soon to be hectic time of year, taking a bit to do something nice for someone is fun. Hope she likes it. My Hero is one of the cutest snowman stamps, and even though I have had it for a while, it is still a favorite of mine.
Card Details:
Cardstock:The Paper Company -Kraft,white,black scraps
Stamps:Printworks-My Hero,SU-Poinsettia,unknown-There is
Ink: Memento:Tuxedo Black
Stickles: Diamond,Distressed Stickles-Peeled Paint

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A card for...Noah

Today I got an email from a friend asking me to send a card to a seriously ill 5 year old child right here in Michigan named Noah. This little guy is having an early Christmas this weekend because they don't know about next week for him , let alone next month. ... Even Santa will be stopping by for a quick visit. I enjoy cardmaking but sometimes it's had to come up with the right card for the occasion. I thought good old Grizz would bring a smile to his face, I even gave Grizz painted toenails. I think the little one will like it. Prayers to him and his family.(Update-he was even on the local TV news today!)
Card Details:
Cardstock: Bazzill-White, scrap of red, DP-Basic Grey
Stamps: Stamps by Judith-Grizz, SU-Warmest Wishes,Christmas Foliage
Inks:Memento-Tuxedo Black,Versamagic-Jumbo Java
Stickles:Black Diamond,Diamond
Pop Dots:for dimension under words

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Change of plans...

I had a card all set for today but got a emergency call for a sympathy card. I finished the card I had been working on and popped it into the mail. Sometimes one just needs to do that. I hope the card will give the family some comfort during these difficult days for them.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Another Christmas card

I finally pulled out the Christmas stamps box. For this card, I used an oldie,PSX Reindeer. It's a classic and I tried to change from the predictable colors. The card was sponged with turquoise, with the reindeer in classic sable brown. The stars just colored bold gold but I may go back and add some Stickles to make them twinkle. Just a ribbon bow, and the card was complete.
Card Details:Cardstock-Bazzill -white
Ribbon:Mays-Shimmer White
Markers: Zig

Monday, November 2, 2009

Papercrafting Night

We had our monthly papercrafting group meeting at church tonight and one of the members surprised us with an Apple project. She has a Cricut machine and had cut out apples for us along with the word apples to make use of on our page designs. This is how I used some of the items.I'll put some of the photos from our trip to the orchard to finish it up.I think I will add some more to the pages, but it was nice she organized this for us.Thanks Sue!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Another Gorgess Girl

This card is for a birthday girl who is turning 7.Her favorite colors are purples and pink and since she was born during pumpkin season, I included one too. I used another stamped image from a recent swap and added a stamp and inked edges of the image. The Hi was cut with a Cuttlebug die set. Some BG paper, a ribbon tie,a touch of purple Stickles and it is done.
Card Details:
Cardstock: Bazzill-Lavender,BG-Eva, scrap-grey
Stamp:Flower Box-Pumpkin
Cuttlebug Die: Olivia Alphabet set
Ribbon: Purple-green(unknown company)