Thursday, November 26, 2009

SnowFlake Wreath

This is my second attempt at making a Holiday wreath. I started with the wreath base that I painted, then added lots of ribbons. The snowflakes are made using a combination of punches, spellbinders dies and Martha Stewart glitter. I used pop dots in the layering to add dimension and they are topped with a rhinestone. This one really sparkles! I think I have a fascination with snowflakes because we pretty much NEVER get snow here in San Antonio, TX

I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am going back to working full time, and I don't know how much time I am going to have to create new projects & teach classes! I would love to hear any time management ideas you might have for me!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Paper Flower Wreath

This was a fun project to make. I punched out lots of flowers from several different pattered papers, layered them, and used a brad to secure them. I used a wreath base from Michael's, that I glued the ribbons to, then glued the flowers over them. I added in some jingle bells & some berries from a floral pick. I am taking this one to work with me to hang in my office. I have plans to make some more....if I can squeeze them into my small amount of free time!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Candy Cane

Today I have a card I made for Heartfelt Creations. You can find all the details for this card at their blog. They are debuting their new "amped up" web site this week so be sure to check it out! I can't believe how fast time is flying by! I have so many ideas for projects that I want to make, but finding the time is getting harder & harder. I know you all know exactly what I mean, I just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to stop by & leaving me a comment! I will have another project to show you before the end of the week!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Vintage Santa

Here is a card I made last night using an image that I found on Google. I searched "vintage Santa" under Google images. I did a lot of distressing & sponging on the edges using Tea dye distress ink. The striped paper is Basic Grey Wassail collection, it is double sided and I used the opposite side for the red matting of the photo. The sheet music paper is by The Paper Studio. All the little extras that I added such as lace, ribbon, croched flower, button, and punched pine & holly finished it off.

I have classes to teach tonight, Saturday and Sunday so I gotta lotta preparation to do! I had a dream last night that I was teaching a class, and I had forgotten some of the main of the supplies needed & it was horrible! That might be an anxiety dream! Yikes!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I received a blog award “Your Blog is Over The Top” from Gvendalen, she is from cool is that? Thank you very much Gvendalen!

This award comes with a quiz.
1. Where is your cell phone? in my pocket
2. Your hair? long
3. Your mother? I have 2 moms-1 is in Heaven, 1 is in Dallas, TX
4. Your father? Hydro, Oklahoma probably nappin in his favorite chair :)
5. Your fave food? chocolate
6. Your dream last night? I hardley ever remember dreams
7. Your fave drink? Jasmine Tea
8. Your dream/goal? I would love to travel & teach classes & be published
9. What room are you in? my "kitchen studio"
10. Your hobby? Making cards is all I have time for but I love embroidry work too
11. Your fear? Nothing to fear, but fear it's self!
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? here, but with more time to travel & teach & design
13. Where you were last night? Right here
14. Something that you aren’t? Bored
15. Muffins? Not sure what this means????
16. Wish List Item? A real studio
17. Where did you grow up? Garland, TX
18. Last thing you did? Just got home from working
19. What are you wearing? Scrubs
20. Your TV? True Blood, 24, NCIS
21. Your Pets? mini Dachsund
22. Friends? Can never have too many!
23. Your Life? Fabulous
24. Your Mood? happy, but was a long day at work
25. Missing Someone? My sister Sandy!
26. Vehicle? gets me from point A, to pointB
27. Something your not wearing? hubby hates it!
28. Your fave store? I love antique stores & small boutiques- and craft stores of all kinds!
29. Your fave color? I would have to say a print, not a solid color
30. Last time you laughed? I laughed alot yesterday with my co-worker
31. Last time you cried? When I had a screaming match with my daughter a week or so ago
32. Your best friend? Husband
33. One place that I go to over and over? work- go figure?
34. One person who emails regularly? I would have to say the junk mailers
35. Fave place to eat? Tong's Tai on Austin Hwy..yum
36. Facebook? Yes Lisa Phillippi friend request me!
I choose five people to pass this Award on to:

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Holly Wreath

Here is a pretty simple wreath using the holly punch. The picture isn't great, but I used pink rhinestones for berries. The striped panel is fabric that I ironed the fuse-able webbing to, then cut. Then I ironed it to the paper before I stitched with my sewing machine.
I gotta keep this short today because I am teaching a class tomorrow & need to get the kits ready. If any of you are interested in buying kits like I make for classes I have some available.
E-mail me at LLELSIK@AOL.COM or leave me a comment with how to contact you.
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Blessed Christmas

Today I have a card that I made for Heartfelt Creations

I used "A Blessed Christmas" #979E - I Love the old fashioned look of this sentiment!

I colored the stamp with my marvy le plume markers and stamped on to cream card stock. I used nestabilities labels 1 & distressed the edges & sponged with distress inks. I punched the holly and sponged the edges, then glued buttons & holly in place. The designer paper is by Flair Designs from a Christmas Kit. The horizontal stripe is layered with a strip of cream cards stock (distressed & sponged) then olive grosgrain ribbon, then the velveteen rick rack . The finished card is about 5 X 5

Hope you are having a great week so far!

Gingerbread Cards

I was so inspired by a recent post at Debbie Olsen's Blog Thinking Inking that I made my first spinner card. She has a great tutorial Here. This is so much better in person because he spins & twirls from one end to the other. It's like a toy, you just keep playing with it & don't want to put it down! If you haven't ever made one it is not hard- I just followed the steps on the tutorial- and you will be amazed when you are finished!

The card below was also inspired by one of Debbie's. You can see hers here. The gingerbread man used on both of these cards is from the Holiday Button Bits set by Papertrey Ink. I love this set! Thanks Debbie for the inspiration & for allowing me to add you to my favorite's list in my sidebar.
I can't believe it is November! Christmas will be here in a blink! I know that this time of year we all stay super busy, so I especially appreciate you stopping by & leaving me a comment!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pink Poinsettia

For some reason I have really been playing with non-traditional Christmas colors this year. It's funny, when I started this card I had no idea it was going to end up like you see it ~but I'm glad it did! My original plan was to use to use a different designer paper, but my flower didn't match.... so I chose this instead. It turned out for the best I think! I used nestabilities labels 1 & the paper is "Ooh La La" by My Mind's Eye.
Thanks for stopping by & I would love to hear your comments!