Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pretty Pastels!

This week's challenge at Phindy's Place Challenge Blog is Pretty Pastels. I was so excited about this because I just bought myself a new paper pack (okay I bought 3 of them) "Sweet Pea" by the Paper Studio and guess what, it's all baby/pastels! When I bought the papers, I also bought these nifty flower embellies. I just couldn't resist putting them all together with this adorable image from Phindy's Place!
Hope you enjoy my card!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Aha! A second entry this week!

Well ladies and gentlemen, I've done it! I've made a second card tonight for the Phindy's Place Friday Challenge Blog!! WOO HOO!! I guess "buttons" really is an easy theme!
See, this is how it all happened, I took the kids to Hobby Lobby today. I bought some papers, some embellies, some new watercolor paints, even some new paint brushes. Well, they were all sitting here on my table and I though, hmmmm...I should try out my new paintbrushes! So, I decided I had to paint (using my new paints of course) this adorable little boy from Phindy's Place. Well, I can't paint without picking out papers first. I just happened to buy papers today that would go so adorably with him. Then I remembered that I bought these cute little button brads, they went so well together I just had to make a card with it all. The only parts of this card that aren't brand spankin new are the cardstock and the ribbons, okay, and the digi but I've barely used him!
Hope you enjoy my second entry this week!

Christmas in July!

Well, I've managed to make a card for the second week in a row, I'm quite proud of myself! I made this Christmas Card using a Phindy's Place Image - I just love "Nana's Pies". She looks like everyone's image of the perfect grandmother!
The challenge this week at Phindy's Friday Challenges is to use buttons - how easy is that?
Hope you like my card.....

Thursday, July 7, 2011

And another one....

Here is another Phindy Card! Wooo Hooo - 2 in one week - can you believe it?
This card for Phindy's Friday Challenge is a Christmas card. It's a pretty simple card but, at this point, I can't be too picky!! I'm just glad I got to craft!!! I used "Giving Girl" I just love her!

I'm trying....really, I am!

Do you ever feel like your priorities get in the way of your fun? Well, that seems to be the way my life is going at this point! Between work, the kids, and the house, there seems to be very little time left for me and when there is any, I'm exhausted!!
Regardless, I did manage to make some cards this week for Phindy's Friday Challenge. I'm sooooo excited!
Here's my first card - I hope you like it! Isn't this little Phindy girl soooo cute with her big bouquet of flowers??

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Crafting really is my therapy....

I'm sad to say that I have realized that I have not completed and posted a card in almost 2 months. This is NOT because I haven't wanted to craft, it's because life got in the way. This week, between prepping for a family reunion, Father's day planning, a teething 11 month old who now has ear infections, etc. etc. etc.....I FORCED myself to sit down and make a card. Guess what happened.....I felt better! I was calm and relaxed and crawled right into my bed and fell asleep - it was GREAT!!!
The moral of my story: Don't let life push the important things aside - regardless of how minor those things seem!
This card is for The Phindy's Place Challenge Blog. This week their challenge was all about water. I just love little "Splashy Sienna"! I paper pieced her dress and I'm loving her in little polka dots. The flower embellies are from a prize I won somewhere along the lines, can't for the life of me remember where or when (I told you I've been busy!!!).
So, here's my card with Phindy's Sienna....I hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

I guess I just like to work under pressure!

Hello all,
Here it is, Thursday night and I'm once again, just finishing up my card for this week's Phindy's Challenge - yes, the deadline is only a few hours away! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Anyway, I'm exhausted so I'm going to keep this short and sweet.
This card is for 2 challenges:

Phindy's Place Challenge Blog: Paper Piecing - the hardest part about this was deciding which wonderful Phindy image to pick - she has sooo many (and just a hint, if you head over to her shop right now, you can find a sale going on in her "random surprises" category)
For Fun Challenges: Go Green (not the color) - This week, they are sponsored by Phindy! I LOVE that - 2 chances to win Phindy images in one week!! So, for the Go Green challenge, I used all scrap papers, I figure it's one of those reuse/recycle things!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sneaking in under the wire!

Well, another crazy week but I just HAD to enter Phindy's Challenge this week. I've been going through withdrawl again! I just can't take this.....I NEED more hours in the day (preferably with the kiddos sleeping).
So, this week's card is for a few different challenges:
1.) Phindy's Place Challenge Blog: Color Challenge: Purple and Teal....I just love these 2 colors together but of course had a hard time finding the papers I wanted to use. This adorable little chicky is called "Chick a Boo", isn't he cute? You don't need to use a Phindy Image for her challenges but, with so many adorable images, how can you not?
2.) Top Tip Tuesday: Open Challenge........I just love an open challenge!
3.) Kaboodle Doodles: Thoughts of Spring/Easter........I'd say this card is pretty Easter-ish!

I hope you enjoyed this card. It was a bit difficult for me to find a spare moment or two to make it but I sooooooooo enjoyed the time I did get to spend crafting!

PS - Please forgive the picture. I know the centers of those flowers look a bit ugly, I didn't have time to let the glue dry on my glittered flower centers!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Crafting Withdrawl....

Hello everyone,
I have been going through crafting withdrawl. It's been a crazy few weeks and my papers, paints, scissors and glue have been calling my name but I've had to ignore them. FINALLY, this week, I got to play!! I decided to make a set of 4 cards for OWH. If you are unfamiliar with OWH, please check out my sidebar, they're a great group!
For this card, I used an adorable Phindy Image, "Never Forget I Love You". I wanted some bright papers because I'm really hoping that Spring is here to stay (well, at least until Summer can drag herself here!).
The card is for a few different challenges:

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog: Let's Get Girly....between the papers and the eyeshadow and nail polish on this cute little elephant, I'd say this is a girly card.
Paper Crafting Journey: For the Ladies in your Life...Okay, I'm thinking this could either be to a lady or from a lady, either way, I just don't see it as a card that a guy gives to another guy....a lady has to be in the equation!
Phindy's Place Challenge: Humour - Make us Smile...Just looking at this image makes me smile. Adding the nail polish and the eyeshadow really makes me smile!! (not sure the make-up shows in the pic., there IS green eyeshadow and pink nail polish).

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I dug out one of my older digis

Well, for this card I was stumped. Phindy's Place Challenge Blog has "Thinking of You/Get Well" as a theme this week. I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do for this one. Sooooooooo, I went searching for a sentiment first. I found one that worked for the challenge and as soon as I read it, this sweet little digi came to mind. The sentiment says, "Until the sun comes out again for you, my umbrella is big enough for two." Don't they work nicely together? As usual, I colored this little guy with watercolors. I didn't know what to do with the raindrops and the puddles so I added some glue, when it dried it was clear and shiny which gives it a "wet" look. Kinda cool.
I then had to search for papers to use. Of course, I had to use one of my new paper packs, this one was from Walmart, relatively cheap, and I love the papers. Since this is an image that could be used for a more masculine card, I decided to go with papers that could be a little bit more masculine too. Since they have green on them, they can be used for the Creative Card Crew Challenge: Show us some green!
I've been slacking on making OWH cards lately. I checked out the OWH Stars and Stamps Challenge blog and found that their challenge right now is "Scallops". That's easy enough, I cut around my image with scalloped scissors and was good to go! Now I just have to keep building my collection of OWH cards so I can mail a box out!
Finally, I am entering this in the Scrap-Creations challenge. Their theme this week is an easy one: Anything Goes!! Gotta love that one!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Welcome Baby!

I'm so disappointed. I can only seem to make one card per week. The only real problem with this is that I seem to be buying more than one Phindy image per week - this is not working out mathematically! Either I need to start making more cards (with a 4 year old and a 7 month old, this seems impossible) or Phindy needs to stop making so many new Digis that I "HAVE TO HAVE"! Oh well, I guess there are other things I should be worrying about instead!
So, here's another one of my new little digis from Phindy's Place. I LOVE LOVE LOVE her!! Her name is Spring Bouquet. She'd make a great Easter or Spring Card but I've decided to make her into a "Welcome Baby" card since that's what I need for a baby shower this weekend!
Alrighty, I'm entering her into these challenges:

Stampin' For the Weekend Challenge - Springtime! - This one isn't exactly a Spring card but it is definitely a Spring Image!
Phindy's Place Challenge Blog - Oh Baby! - With all of Phindy's adorable baby/small child images, the hardest part of this challenge was to pick which image to use!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

"High Hopes"

Well I'm back with a last minute card. Okay, it's not last minute, I've been working on it for days, it is just that now I'm down to the wire and it's the last minute to get it posted to Phindy's Challenge blog!!
I'm not going to write much, it's late, there's no time...but..........I have to say, I LOVE the way this card turned out. I love everything about it, really, I do! I love the papers (new ones that fell into my cart on Tuesday), I LOVE the image (one of Phindy's Wee Babbies), I love the kite that I made with it's little string and tail with mini "ribbons" on it, REALLY, I love it all! I LOVE when that happens, when the final project is even better than I had imagined it in my mind. Okay, I'm rambling but sometimes I surprise myself and really like the way a card turns out - TRUST me, it doesn't always happen!!
I'll let you go, but, here are the challenges for this card:

Phindy's Challenge - A sketch by Anne-MarijeTop Tip Tuesda
y - Favourites Challenge - Well, I don't know if you could say this is my favorite embellishment sin
ce it's the first time I've ever made a kite embellishment but I LOVE the way it came out and so, it's my favorite embellishment!
Scrap-Creations - Kids - I think Phindy's new "Wee Babbies" are just the cutest kids around! Well, I think her "Cuties" are pretty adorable too!! Oh, it's so hard to pick just one to use on a card!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I've got the blues!

Okay, I don't really have the blues but this card is very blue! I've decided that monochromatic cards are just not me. Then again, that's what the whole idea of challenges is, isn't it? To do something that you don't normally do. If it were easy, it wouldn't be called a "challenge".
Anyway, I made this card using an absolutely adorable digi from Phindy's Place. I love, love, love using her digis. The kids especially are just too adorable and look so real (not all cartoony). For this one, I paper pieced the had and outfit and then used watercolors over the paper piecing. I also printed out multiple images and used tiny bits of paper so I could raise up the stick and the bird to give the image a 3 dimensional look. I think it turned out pretty cool.
The sketch for this card is from the Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge. Sometimes it's so hard to come up with a different idea for a layout, it's nice to have a sketch challenge to use once in a while. I liked this one because they had 2 sketches, a simple version and one that was a little more fussy and showed you where to embellish. I followed the simple one but added my own embellies. Actually, the flower is one that I completely made myself using a circle punch. I just fiddled with the circles until the looked flower petal-ish. It was fun to make.
This card is for a few different challenges:
Totally Paper Crafts: Do it with a digi
Stampin' B's Design Team: Use a Flower On A Card
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
*This picture is horrible, I would LOVE to re-take it but I just mailed out the card. I probably should have checked the photo BEFORE doing that!*

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Spring Friendships!

Hello all,
It's been a crazzzzzzzzzzzzy week here! While poor little Johnny is feeling much better, Mommy is still exhausted and trying to catch up on sleep! He gets to nap during the day, I have to work!
I did manage to get this one card done this week. I used a Phindy image, it really is, I swear! It doesn't look like a Phindy Image but that's because it's one of her "'lil Gems". I enlarged just one of the 4 garden gems and made that the image on my card. I then did a search for quotes about seeds and friendship and came up with, "Plant a seed of friendship;reap a bouquet of happiness." by Lois Kaufman. It fit my purposes perfectly!
This card is for a few different challenges:
Phindy's Place Challenge Blog: Spring is on the way!
Scrap-Creations: Spring Fever
Creative Card Crew (sponsored by Phindy this Week): Friendship

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Grammy's 87.....well darn close!

Hello All!
Did you think that I'd let a week go without a post for Phindy's Place Challenge Blog? Not likely!!! Well, it almost happened this week because my internet just randomly went out - not good! Luckily, it was just a momentary problem and we're up and running again!
Well, this week's challenge is "Embossing". My own personal challenge was to come up with a birthday present for my soon to be 87-year-old Grandmother "Grammy". Now, she's going to be 87 on Saturday, she has everything she needs/wants, and has a house full of "stuff". What do you buy for her? She also has 10 living children and several grandchildren. The majority of the kids will get her a sweatshirt, seriously, how many sweatshirts can a woman own? The rest of the kids will get her gift certificates to go out to lunch with. Again, how many gift cards can a woman who gave up driving use? So, I was stumped. Then I remembered a Christmas gift that I had made for my boyfriend's grandmother, a picture frame. I was on to something there especially since Grammy has been complaining that she only has one picture of my son (he's now 6 months old!).
So, to "make" (I should say alter) this picture frame, I needed an image. I decided to combine two Phindy Images "Reading Chair" and "Big Sister at Work". I deleted parts of the Reading Chair image and added the Big Sister and her Baby Brother. It was the perfect for my two kiddos. I paper pieced the chair and pop-dotted the kids on the chair to give it a little bit of dimension. I used a Stampin' Up punch to make the flowers in the top corner and added "pearls" to their centers. The pearls are from a bracelet of Trinity's that Alex destroyed. (While lecturing her about being careful of her big sisters things, I was secretly doing the happy dance about getting more "stash"). I then added some foliage using the MS Branches Punch. Here's where the challenge comes in, I "gilded" some of the branches by embossing them with a copper embossing powder (sneaky way to incorporate the challenge). It gives that corner some shiny interest.
Hopefully tomorrow I will get the kids to cooperate so I can take a picture of Alex "reading" to Johnny to add to the frame. Though, with digital cameras, I could even get it done Saturday morning! Gotta love technology!!
Hope you enjoy my project....have a great weekend and can't wait to see what those girls at Phindy's DT have in store for next week!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Another Card for the week! WOO HOO!!!

Hello All,
I'm so excited. It's only Monday and I have made a second card for the week (and managed to go to work all day, cook dinner, AND do a load of laundry!!). I'm on a roll!!!
Okay, so this card was started last night. I THOUGHT I was going to do another Christmas card BUT when I was going through my file of Phindy images that I have printed out (sadly I'm out of black ink), I found this little cutie. She was all printed out and ready to be paper pieced. The digital papers are from Summer Driggs (unfortunately I can't remember the name of the paper pack). I used some thin green ribbon that just happened to go perfectly with the DP. I made the flowers with a SU punch and wooden buttons that I "colored" with ink refill.
This card fits the following challenges:
  • Phindy's Place Challenge Blog: Sketch - okay, I left out the sentiment on this one but it just didn't seem to "fit" with the size of the card so instead I lowered it and turned it from a sentiment into a bow!
  • Angel Creative Updates: Flowers in the Snow - you must use at least 2 different kinds of flowers in your project. I used flowered DP for the background paper, the image has flowers on the bonnet and the flower in her chubby little hand, AND I made the flower embellies!
  • Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge: Photo Inspiration - I went with the flower/summery feel of this photo! Oh, it really makes me want this snow to go away (though, instead we're supposed to get up to 30 more inches!).
Hope you enjoy this card with Phindy's little Summer Cutie as much as I enjoyed making it!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Another Christmas Card....only 38 or so to go!

Hello all!
I'm trying to make up for slacking already on my New Year's Resolution. Well, it wasn't exactly a resolution, more of a loose goal. I hate New Year's Resolutions because they never seem to work out and then you get frustrated with yourself. Anyway, my goal for the year was to make, on average, one Christmas Card a week. Doesn't sound too hard does it? Yeah, well, factor in a 4 year old, a 6 month old, strep throat, a full time job, etc., etc. and so far this is only the second card I've done and January is pretty much over! Oh well, I'm making a little bit of progress!!
Anyway, I made this cute little card using an adorable Phindy Image. I just love this snowman and his cute little friends. The best part about this image is that it takes no time to color! You have to love that when you have a clingy baby!!
Oh, and here's my exciting part.....last year (sounds funny to be saying that but technically December was last year) I ran into a bit of a dilemma. I had made my Christmas cards to be the A1 size. That's the general size I make and the easiest for me to get envelopes for. Well, then I had my kids Christmas pictures printed and guess what, yup, they were bigger than the envelopes! Sooooooooooo, I scrambled to find bigger envelopes. Then the cards were too small for the envelopes - it was a mess! So, this year I decided I would make all of my Christmas cards bigger to solve that problem. Then I realized that I would have to buy bigger envelopes and guess what, they cost more! I'm on a tight little budget and that was going to eat up basically my entire crafting budget - not good! Well, I went shopping for the after Christmas Sales and saw that you could get REALLY cheap Christmas Cards especially if you're not picky about what they look like. I bought 3 boxes of really ugly religious Christmas Cards for a quarter a box. Each box has 24 cards in it. I gave the cards to the ladies I work for (they make their own envelopes, I'm too lazy for that!) and kept the envelopes. Now I have 72 envelopes that cost me basically a penny each! That's a bargain!!!
So, here's the card that I made using the sketch from Phindy's Place Challenge Blog. I think it's a pretty cool sketch. I used ribbon (the brown thick one) that my friend Lynda gave me. She got BOXES of ribbons and lace that were being thrown away at work and she shared some with me, isn't she sweet?? The papers were all from a scrapbooking kit my brother's girlfriend got me for Christmas (I just love her and the awesome presents she gives me). I added little rhinestones in the center of the flowers. I had bought them at Walmart a few weeks ago and wasn't sure what I'd do with them but I had to have them, now I'm glad I do, they add a nice little sparkle.
This card is for the following challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog: Bling It Up!
Tip Top Tuesday: Fabulous Flowers! - There is a fabulous tutorial on making your own flowers on their blog. Now, I did not use their tutorial for this project but I'm thinking I'm going to have to give it a try one of these days!
Stamp Something: Winter Somethings

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Yup, I've started my Christmas Cards!

Hello all!
I've decided to start my Christmas cards earlier this year so I'm not freaking out in December like I was last year. Well, I WAS planning on trying a card a week, hahaha, January's almost over and that hasn't happened yet! I do have one card done though!
This adorable little elf is from Phindy's Place and is called "spreading cheer". I think he's adorable! I made the sentiment myself "Spreading some cheer...wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!".
This card was made for the Phindy's Place Challenge Blog: Lace and Pearls. The challenge ends tonight which means a NEW challenge will be posted tomorrow morning - I can't wait!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Something's fishy..........

Here's my latest creating for the Phindy's Place Challenge Blog: Valentines or for Someone You Love:

This project will also be entered in Tip Top Tuesday's Challenge: All Sentimental.

I made these cute little fishy Valentines for my son to bring to his "friends" at the babysitter's. Aren't they cute? I love Phindy's little fish digi "I Glub You". I think it makes a great "Boy Valentine". You don't went to be too girly for the poor kid!

For this image, I paper pieced the fish using gold foil paper and the seaweed using green glitter paper. For the "pebbles" at the bottom of the fish bowl, I used different colored glitter in tons of different glue drops. I also added a clear rhinestone to glam it up some more!

I think the girls at the sitter will love these! I attached it to a snack sized baggie of "Goldfish" crackers. They were just a natural pairing with the image AND they are not sweet and sugary which is always a plus with the little ones! (well, for their parents and the sitter at least!)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Pay It Forward 2011

Well, I'm here to share not only a project but something that a friend of mine passed on to me. My friend Michelle is a very caring and giving person. She always has sweet things to say to everyone and looks for good deeds to do. As a Special Education School Nurse, she does plenty of good deeds but they don't end when she leaves school every day. About a week ago, she posted the following status on Facebook:
"Pay it Forward 2011: I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment. They must in turn post this and send something they made to the first 5 people who comment on their status. The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011."
Of course, I commented immediately on her status (I am really hoping for something edible). I then posted the same status on my Facebook page. Michelle was the ONLY person to comment! I couldn't believe it. Either people don't want something handmade from me or they're too lazy to be willing to make 5 handmade things for someone else. Either way, I decided that since Michelle was the only person to comment, she MUST get something extra special.
She was hoping for a card, I figure I'll go through my stash and pick out a selection of notecards and give it to her as a set, still not what I had in mind though....
This brings me to my current project. I made her "roses". This is a very simple project, you take 2 red Hershey Kisses, wrap them in a square of Saran Wrap, stick a wooden skewer in them and wrap the whole thing with floral tape to secure it. I added silk leaves and then some white silk flowers as filler. She got a 1/2 dozen roses because that's how many red Kisses I had left over from Christmas!!
I then added marbles to a beer bottle that I had laying around. Actually, a friend of ours had brought over just one of these beers and drank it here (rather rude if you ask me - nobody did!). He was going to throw away the bottle when my boyfriend rescued it for recycling. I then rescued it from recycling for "re-purposing". I had no idea what I'd use it for but I thought it was a cool little bottle. After the label came off, it had that yucky glue residue left around it. I could have soaked and scrubbed it but that's completely NOT my style! Instead, I wrapped paper around it, added a decorative edge with a punch, stitched a ribbon through it and added a cute little digi from Phindy's Place, "My Love Grows". I decided to keep it rather simple because I didn't want it to all be too busy.
So, here's my extra present for Michelle for being my only commenter on the 2011 Pay It Forward Game....hope you enjoy it and please feel free to "steal" my Facebook status - it's fun and will put a smile on someone's face!
This project works for several challenges:
Phindy's Place Challenge Blog - Valentines or For A Loved One
Scrap Creations - Love Is In The Air
Stamp Something - Anything Goes

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Distressed while Keeping Warm With Fur!

Okay, crazy title for this post I know, but I just couldn't come up with something witty and clever!
This card is a second card for the Phindy's Place Challenge this week: Distressed. I was completely distressed over the first card but I have to say I'm enjoying the whole "destroying" my paper thing! Really though, I think the effect of the curling paper and the "basket weave" pattern in the bottom right corner is kind of neat. For the edges of the image and tag, I ruffed up the edges and then dipped them in watered down ink refills from Stampin' Up! I like the way it turned out (and I don't often think that!).
I am also entering this card in Mary's challenge at Angel Creative Updates. Her challenge this (2) week(s) is "Keeping Warm With Fur". I think this cute little, or not so little, polar bear is a great image (from Phindy's Place) that can either be used for Christmas or just winter in general - love those multi purpose images!!
This card ALSO qualifies for the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge: Anything Goes (as long as an animal is used!).
Enough chitchat....go check out all three challenges and enter! It's fun!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Distressing was.....distressing!

Okay, so, Phindy's Place Challenge Blog this week has a challenge that was, well, challenging for me! This week is all about distressing and it had me distressed! I didn't know quite where to start but the idea of taking a brand spankin' new piece of DP and ripping, tearing, etc. - WHAT???? But, I pushed up my sleeves and gave it a go!
So, for my background paper I crinkled it up into a ball. The second layer was crinkled into a ball and then ripped in half (that took a few years off my life I think). The paper flowers that I made were crinkled and then I ran them under water and then put it on the heater to dry. Finally, I took each layer and ran scissors over all of the edges to make them "distressed". While doing all of this, I just kept thinking "why am I ruining this paper?".
Well, I have to say, when I put it all together, I LOVE IT! It's totally not "me" - well not normally anyway, but I do love it!
Thanks for the challenge Phindy! It was phun!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Still going on the "thank yous"

Well, It's been about 2 weeks since Santa came and the presents started flowing into my house like crazy and I'm STILL working on making (and writing and mailing) my Thank You Cards! This is nuts, please remind me next year to make the cards in advance! (yeah right, I won't have anything else going on!).
Anyway, this card is for a family friend who unexpectedly dropped off presents for my kiddos on Christmas Eve (a "Fancy Nancy" book for Alex and a "baby's first Christmas" set for Johnny). So, I thought this Phindy image "Big Sister at Work" would be a perfect one for her thank you card.
This card is also going to be entered in Phindy's Challenge Blog "Thank You With Scraps". Luckily the "With Scraps" part is optional because, once again, I couldn't resist using my new papers from Christmas!! These are from my HUGE K&Company paper stack from my aunt!
I hope you enjoy my card....

Monday, January 3, 2011

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

It seems like we say an awful lot of that this time of year, doesn't it? The amount of gifts that get passed around in my family alone is a bit absurd....but, I love it. I love getting gifts and I especially love giving gifts. I love the whole Christmas season, spending time with family and friends, buying things for my loved ones, wrapping presents and EATING!
Anyway, I have been so wrapped up in Christmas that I've had very little time to craft and I'm going through complete withdrawl! So, it's after midnight and I'm exhausted but I stayed up to take advantage of my quiet house and finish this card that has taken me a week to complete!
I used "cozy cabin" from Phindy for this card. It was one of my Christmas presents and it's been killing me that I have these new images just waiting to be colored. I used watercolors and then added red embossing powder for the tree lights and a clear-ish glitter for the snow. I absolutely love the end result!
I also got a new paper pack for Christmas (a couple of them actually). I used these K&Company papers from my aunt - it's a HUGE paper pack - I'm soooooo excited!
So, this card is for two different challenges:
1.) Phindy's Place Challenge Blog - "Give Thanks with Scraps" - luckily the "with scraps" part is optional. I just couldn't resist using my brand new papers!
2.) Mary's Challenge at Angel Creative Updates - "Snow Anywhere" - this is my third entry for her challenge, I have pretty good odds of winning this week!
Alright, I have to go to bed, if this post makes little or no sense, have pity on me, I'm VERY sleep deprived! However, I'm happy because I got to craft!!