Sunday, December 16, 2012

Jingle All the Way

Challenge Me Monday - #141 Bells Are Ringing

This week's challenge is to make a project with a bell on it.

Ribbon - re-purposed from a Harry & David gift box.  Flair (mini button) from Black Friday shopping at JC Penny's.

This was originally meant to be a card as it measures 5 1/2" tall, but only a tad under 4" wide.  (Designed on my Gypsy.) And when I cut the ribbon layer, it somehow came up short. I think I'm going to use this as a tag instead of a real card.  It sits rather front-heavy and tends to fall over.  So, there's some things I'm happy with, and some not so much.  But the bottom line is it is a handcraft and will go on to someone with love - and especially this time of year, that's what really counts.

Carts:  Art Philosophy, Artiste.
Cardstock:  American Crafts, Paper Accents
Embossing folder:  Sizzix
Stamp:  American Crafts
Bells, Flair, & Ribbon from stash.

Merry Christmas everyone.  
And much thanks to the mods over at FCCB, truly one of my favorite challenge sites!  
A blessed season and Happy New Year to you!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Peace & Joy

Cardstock: scraps & stash
Carts: Joys of the Season, Artiste - designed on my Gypsy
Sentiment: CTMH
Prismacolor pencils
Colorbox Ink, Cranberry

Welcome back to a fantastic color story here at
The holiday season is in full swing and this week, we are going
to enjoy the traditional colors of Christmas with a 'twist'.
The suggested colors are ...
Candy Cane Red
Merry Christmas to All!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Snow 1 Like U

My muse for this creation is my niece who happened to be wearing just the right colors and playing in the snow which were two themes that worked perfectly this week.  This'll be a holiday card for Sylvia's Grandma & Grandpa, my parents.

Front of Card:  Snow 1
Interior:  Like U

I muted the colors (more so in her hat) to fit the color scheme better.  I also gave it a soft glow and an antiqued border.            A6 size card.

Original photo. Edited with PSE9 & Perfect Effects 4.
Play on words - "Snow 1"- from Gypsy Wanderings, Art Philosophy, and Artiste Carts.

Cardstock:  Paper Accents, AC, & Bazzill Basics
Carts:  Gypsy Wanderings, Artiste, & Art Philosophy
Glitter:  Transparent, Barbara Trombley Art Glitter
Adhesive:  Zig 2-way, Scotch ATG

Mountaintop . . . Icy Blue . . . Snowflake


Make a Christmas or Hanukkah card using the card feature from any cartridge, and using any colors you'd like.
 Happy Holidays - and many thanks to the blog challenge hosts for their efforts throughout the year!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

No Crafts; Just Family Entertainmnet

Something different this time up, a quick video profiling the fun JP and I had while visiting his parents in Lake Havasu, AZ, over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Joan & Jim tripped the light fantastic, showing us "kids" how its done - very sweet! Then we had some fun in Vegas and watched a great tribute act - really fun.

Thanks for stopping by for a look.  More craft posts in December, that's for sure!

For a direct link, click here.  For more craft and family videos, check out my YouTube channel here. 

Some fun I've had editing some photos from the trip - these'll be sure to end up on some papercraft projects soon!

 All photos shot on my (broken) Nikon CoolPix S8100.  Edited in PSE9 & Perfect Effects4.