Monday, December 27, 2010

'Tis the be thankful!

Hello all!
The presents are unwrapped, the paper is thrown away (most of it anyway), the toys are scattered ALL OVER MY HOUSE......Christmas is over!
At my house, as with most I'm sure, that means we have to start Thank You notes. Phindy's Place Challenge Blog has a 2 week challenge going on right now, "Give Thanks With Scraps". This fits my current needs perfectly!
Mary's challenge at Angel Creative Updates is "Anything Snows". Phindy's cute little "Tasty Flakes" Image was just calling for the snowflake DP so this card fit Mary's Challenge perfectly too!
So. without further ado, here's my card.....

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

'Tis the go crazy!

Well, Christmas is almost here and I think I've lost my mind! Why do I do crazy things like decided to rearrange furniture the week before Christmas?? A better question, why do I decided, less than a week before Christmas, to make picture frames for both of my kids Great-Grandmother's? Okay, yes, I know they will both love them, but, come on, wouldn't they like a store bought one just fine? Of course not! So, I HAD to make them something!!

Well, this one is for my boyfriend's grandmother. She is the Great-"Grandma" to all three kids. I had to merge 2 of Phindy's images so I could come up with 1 image with three kids....I did this for her Christmas card. Well, "Cookie" liked it so much she emailed me as soon as she got it and had a million comments and questions about the "picture" on my card. So, this great idea popped into my mind to make her a picture frame using the merged image.

I started out with a super simple (and cheap) picture frame:

I decided that due to time, it would be a simple transformation - no embellishments or anything (though, I'm wishing I had some little glass snowflakes to add), just paper and the image. Here is what I came up with:

I can't put the picture in it because I haven't taken it yet! I plan on doing that when the kids are all "pretty" for Christmas!

Overall, I can't complain. This was a super simple, easy peasy project and I think Cookie will love it!

As an added bonus, I get to enter this in the Phindy's Place Challenge this week as well as the Angel Creative Updates Challenge!!

Phindy's Challenge is "All Creatures Great and Small". Well, at first I was hoping that my teddy bear from the "Smooch" image would qualify but then I thought about it, technically, people are animals so I'm covered!

Mary's Challenge at Angel Creative Updates is "Anything Snows". Since there are snowflakes all over my DP for the photo mat, I get to use this project for that challenge too!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Really, you should play along!

Well Girls, My friend Mary's blog challenge, Angel Creative Updates, is in it's second week....time is ticking away.....there are NO entries! This means that I will be the ONLY one participating. I'm betting that will pick my card!! I won last week too!! This is crazy! Please come out and play with me!!
Here is my card for the challenge this week. It was an easy one, Child's Birthday. This worked out perfectly for me because one of my daughter's friends has a birthday TOMORROW! Nothing like waiting until the last minute! Oh well, it's done!!
Hope you (and Hannah) enjoy it!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Oh, I wish I wasn't so far behind!

Well, Christmas is almost upon us and I am soooooooo far behind! Only half of my Christmas Cards are out - how horrible is that? Some aren't finished, some are going to be store bought, and some are missing addresses - still!
Anyway, I made this card for my boyfriend's Grandmother (my kid's Great-grandmother!). Since there are 3 kiddos, I figured I needed an image with 3 kiddos. Hmmm...this posed a problem since I don't own any digis with 3 kids! So, I merged Phindy's "Smooches" (one of my all time favs) and "Emma Spring Dress". I think it came out pretty cool!
This card is for Phindy's Challenge Blog - "Winter".

Monday, December 13, 2010

A New Challenge Blog

My friend Mary has started a new challenge blog! I'm so excited for her!! The challenge is called Angel Creative Updates. You should really go check it out!

This week's challenge (which ends on Tuesday) is all about "thanks". Your card has to include a sentiment of gratitude someplace but you can use any image (or no image). How easy is that?

With my daughter's birthday party being this past weekend, I now need to make 9 Thank You cards. Okay, what was I thinking? Why didn't I make these when I made the invitations? Oh well, at least now I can use them for the challenge!! I have one done, only 8 more to go....and Christmas is less than 2 weeks away! Eek!!

So, here's my card, it's simple but hey, I have to make 9 of them!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Phinally Phinished My Phindy Card!

Hello all! Well, Phindy's Place has a fun challenge going on this week.....Frugal Phindy Freebie! I made this tag for my son at his babysitter's. A few weeks ago, I made tags for all of the girls, he's the only boy and needed a "boy" tag! I think this image is just adorable and reminds me of him!!

Here's the fun part - for me anyway - I colored this image VERY differently than I have before, instead of painting with water colors, I used Crayola crayons and baby oil! I'm loving how it came out was FREE! I "borrowed" my daughter's crayons and my son's baby oil!! Not bad, huh?

Also, the sentiment was a prize from another challenge that I had won - so that was free too!!

Hope you enjoy this little tag I whipped up! Sorry the pictures show my wet glue but there's no time for drying, the challenge is about to end!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Merry Christmas Grammy!

Well, I made the deadline for Phindy's Challenge by the skin of my teeth this week! It's been crazy around my house with work, the beginning of the holiday season, and sick kiddos (and a Mommy who doesn't feel so hot). Tonight, I FINALLY got my Challenge card for Phindy's Challenge Blog finished and now I get to post it!! WOO HOO!!

So, the challenge was "metal" that's easy enough, right? I decided to do this card for my grandmother. She LOVES giraffes. When Phindy showed us this image "Hello There", I knew I had to have it for Grammy. I've made her at least one card with it already and decided to dress Mr. Giraffe up for Christmas to make her a special Christmas Card this year. My "metal" is my 3 "holly berries" (aka red brads)! Snuck those in pretty nicely I think!

So, here's my card for Grammy, I hope you all like it, I'm pretty sure she will!