Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Every year seems to go by a little faster than the last, and before you know it, here we are again....ringing in a new year. Of course there are always "new years resolutions" loose weight, be healthier, get organized...those are a few of my favorites. I would love to hear yours!
My main goal this year...other than the ones I already listed is to get published...which means I have to actually submit something! To help me know what I should submit I would love to know: what was your favorite thing I have ever posted here on my blog?
Have a happy and safe New Years!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Thank You All

I want to thank everyone for entering to win my blog candy! I was amazed with all of your responses! Yesterday was my one year blog-anniversary. When I started this blog I didn't have a clue as to what I was doing, I just figured it out as I went along....and I had no idea how much I would enjoy it! It is such a pleasure to read your comments after a long day at work-it really is what inspires me to sit down & create hopes of getting more comments!

I am happy to announce that Candace from Ontario, Canada is the winner of this blog candy giveaway. Candace please send me an e-mail with your address so I can send you package out.

I hope you all had a great holiday! I am packing up my Christmas stamps & getting ready to move on to Valentines day goes by so fast doesn't it! Well, I should have something new to show you in a day or two!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Christmas Medley

Tonight I a sharing with you the last few glimpses of my Christmas this year. I had so many projects that I never got to...but I guess there is always next year.
I love vintage tags...and this one might be my favorite. Another couple of cards using my holly punch- Love this punch!

This is the Gingerbread house that is on display at the Guenther House in downtown San Antonio- it's amazing!
Below is a picture of the Gingerbread house that I made with my son last night. Making this little house makes me appreciate the one from the Guenther House even more!
You still have time to register for my blog candy giveaway! Just scroll down to the post titled "White Chocolate hot coa-coa & Blog Candy" for the details.
I hope you have a Merry Christmas as you celebrate with the ones you love!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Joyfull Christmas

I am sharing with you a vintage card that I purchased at a local Antique Mall today!
I have examined the card and there is no copy wright mark or trademark anywhere to be found. Feel free to use it for your personal use. Just copy & paste it to a folder- and start (or add to) your collection of vintage images. These vintage images are what I have used on the tags that I made in the last post, and on some of the cards in previous posts. If you do make something using this image I would love to see let me know...OK?

If you want to register to win my blog candy: Scroll Down to the post titled " White Chocolate hot coa-coa & Blog Candy" and leave your comment there. It is open untill December 25th Midinght!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Vintage Whimsy Tags

First I have to say that I am addicted to blog surfing! Recently I have found some great ones!
Elizabeth from Creative Breathing recently had a tag swap that inspired me to make all of these fun tags! I can't believe how fun it was - I made all of these on Sunday - and for me to complete 7 items in one day is an accomplishment! For some reason these came so easy...I didn't stress over layout, or sketches...I just had fun with them!
Don't Forget to get registered to win my blog candy!
See the post below for all the details!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

White Chocolate hot coa-coa & Blog Candy

Ya know how when you are trying to hurry...every thing seems to go wrong? Well that is what happened tonight! I was determined to get this posted as promised by the end of the week...and I'm cutting it close! First I have a frappuccino bottle, that has been up-cycled into a little gift- perfect for this time of year. I used Cookbookin' papers & stamp, nesties, and ribbon to decorate the bottle. I actually wrote the little poem & printed them and the tag with instructions out.
Here is the recipe for the white chocolate hot co-coa. 1 1/2 cups skim powdered milk; 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar; 3/4 cup non dairy creamer (french vanilla) you can substitute for other flavors if you want; 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips. Mix dry ingredients together, then spoon 3 to 4 spoon fulls into mug & add hot may need to add more mix if using a larger mug.

Now for the blog candy give away! You can enter to win by leaving a comment on this post. You will be entered twice if you let me know that you are a "follower" of my blog. For a third entry you can post a link back to my blog, on your blog announcing the blog candy. Be sure to let me know if you do this so I can make sure you are entered 3 times. I will leave this open until Christmas Day! On the 26th of Dec. I will put all the names
in a bowl-(checking to make sure how many times to enter each person)-and I will have my son draw out the winning name. Here is a picture of the goodies PLUS I will add some hand made cards, tags, gifts, etc. This is open to anyone! Goodluck!
There are 4 punches, 4 wood mounted stamps, 4 clear stamp sets, a set of watercolor pencils in a carry case, 6 tags, 15 vintage images, ribbon, brads, pearls, & chipboard alphabet plus the handmade items that I will add as a suprise!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Old Fashioned Baby Carriage

This stamp by Heartfelt Creations is so beautiful and is perfect for making any type of baby card! My niece just recently had a baby girl, which was my inspiration for this card. The instructions for this card can be found on the Heartfelt Creations blog. I hope you can see the detail in the close up.

I wanted to say thanks to all of you who visit my blog, that hit counter just keeps on growing! I will be back before the end of the week with a blog candy announcement!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Simple & Small framed gifts

Hello and happy Saturday! I was so happy to sleep in today! I wanted to share with you these cute little framed gifts that were so simple to make. The frames are from the 99 cents store, and look exactly like first picture (meaning they are allredy whitewashed distressed) They had chickens & roosters in the frames when I bought them (that I thought were hideously ugly) I took them out & used designer paper, the Holly punch, and buttons on the first one. The "Noel" is from a bag of buttons & little plastic things that I found at Hobby Lobby. This only took me like 10 minuets to make. On the frame below I used distress inks and a sponge (antitue linen & tea dye) to change the white to more of an ivory with brownish tones. I found the little sleeping angel by googling "images" and typed in "vintage cherub"
I am getting together a Blog candy prize to photograph & announce next week, so be sure to check back soon!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Framed Merry Christmas

I don't know about yall, but have definatley been getting into the holiday mood latley! Christmas is my favorite time of year & I love making gifts! This piece is made using a stamp from Heartfelt Creations (Merry Christmas 718E) You can find my instructions Here at the Heartfelt Creations blog. I don't think the sparkles from the stickles showed up in the first picture, so here is a close up.

The frame is 6 X 6 and was a bargain at .75 cents! I got it from my friend Yuki....she probably wants it back now ;)

I am trying to find every spare moment to get all my ideas turned into finished projects! Thanks for stopping by!