Thursday, December 24, 2009

You're getting Muffin for Christmas

I saw this project done earlier this year and have been waiting for the perfect occasion to make it. The original project is made by Nichole Heady, Cupcake Take Along. Nichole gave some awesome instructions and I think this can be used for so many occasions, and of course for anyone that likes to bake.

This year at my work place we decide to do Secret Santa for Christmas. Which was nice cause typically we don't do anything. I never did get to see the reaction of my co-worker who received this but I hope she liked it.

When I make this again there are a couple of things I would change as I though a lot of ribbon was used. I don't find that Scor tape works so well for me, but could just be the climate I live in. It is not very sticky and dries out very quickly as I find with a lot of adhesive I buy. It needs to be used right away.

Inside the pocket are brightly colored gift box icing toppers.

WhimsiDoodles; MuffinForChristmas
PAPER: Bazzill; Red, Pink
EMBELLISHMENTS: Liquid Applique; White
RIBBON: 5/8" Holiday Ribbon
TOOLS: SU!; Corners Punch, Spellbinders, Cuttlebug, Corner Rounder
SUPPLIES: Magnetic Snaps, Copics, Pop Dots, Cake Mix, Sprinkles, Frosting,
Icing Toppers

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I made you say Underwear!

The finally of my Christmas cards for 2009. I made easel cards just for my close personal friends. How easy is it to keep a straight face for this one...LOL :)
I loved the image and new immediately who was going to get this image on their card when I saw it posted on SCS. You know when you can talk openly about underwear, you've got to be close friends!

Easel cards are definitely a favorite of mine. I love the look, the amount of paper and layers I can put onto a card. I can already see I will be taken this technique with me into 2010.

I seem to be making my easel cards 5"x5" as it is really hard to find square envelopes where I live. Only four layers on this card and I think it is self explanatory as to how I made it just by looking at it. I nestled my square Spellbinders for the verse and pop dotted everything. The panties got some added bling with iridescent glitter. I tied the easel card with this beautiful red velvet ribbon. I think all the colors go so well on this card.

I would like to Thank my followers for viewing my blog through out this past year and my regulars that have watched me progress from day 1 which was almost 9 years ago. Wow time flies. I hope to have many of my goals achieved in 2010...

As most of you know it has not been a easy year for many of us and a learning experience for me as once you get old things are not simple as they once were. I suffered a great loss in my life in November, my Granny passed away. Many of these goals she wanted to see me accomplish and I'm going to try really hard to get there.

Also Known As "I Had a Dream"

One night I dreamed a dream.
I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to me and one to my Lord.

When the last scene of my life shot before me I looked back at the footprints in the sand. There was only one set of footprints. I realized that this was at the lowest and saddest times of my life. This always bothered me and I questioned the Lord about my dilemma.

"Lord, You told me when I decided to follow You, You would walk and talk with me all the way. But I'm aware that during the most troublesome times of my life there is only one set of footprints. I just don't understand why, when I need You most, You leave me."

He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you, never, ever, during your trials and testings. When you saw only one set of footprints, It was then that I carried you."

Margaret Fishback Powers, 1964

STAMPS: Whimsiedoodles; Digital Stamp Underwear for Christmas. Studio G; Holiday Clear Stamp
PAPER: SU! Glorious Green, American Crafts; Merrymint. Bazzill; Tropical, Red
Iridescent Glitter
RIBBON: Red Velvet Ribbon
TOOLS: SU!; Photo Corners Punch, Small Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch. Spellbinders Square & Square Scallop. Cuttlebug
SUPPLIES: Copics, Pop Dots

Monday, December 14, 2009

Snow Friend like You...

Another easel card, I think these look so nice. Though they are a lot of work to make. The image is Snowfriends, a digital image from WhimsieDoodles.

A close up of the snow people as I pop dotted their scarfs and added flowersoft for some snow texture.

STAMPS: Whimsiedoodles; Snowfriends
INK: Versamark; Dazzle
PAPER: SU!; Baja Breeze. Bazzill; Ruby Slipper. SEI; Winter Song. Heidi Grace Designs; Frost Blvd/Snowflake Garden
EMBELLISHMENTS: Flowersoft; Polarwhite
RIBBON: American Crafts; Spring, Fall, Red & White Stripes
TOOLS: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders, Sewing Maching, Bow-Easy
SUPPLIES: Copics, Pop Dots, EkSuccess Border Punch

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Penguin Muffin Top

My first easel card, OMG is this ever busy looking for me. And also my first time using a digital stamp! I was not sure what paper to use as sometimes when coloring on deskjet ink it bleeds but this didn't with my Copic markers so it must be because of the paper I used, (my favorite) Gina K Luxury Paper.

I also learned while making this card that Liquid Applique can go bad, when I took it out of the drawer the bottle had a dark brown liquid like it had seperated. I shook up the bottle best I could and my white is now on the tan side. When I used the liquid applique it did come out a tan color and this is why I sprinkled glitter on top of it to hide it a bit.

Whimsie Doodles; Penguin Muffin Top. Michael's $1.50.
Bazzill; Tropical. MME; Wonderful Winter
Copic Markers
Liquid Applique, Iridescent glitter. Elastic Cord; Silver. Button.
Grossgrain; Red.
TOOLS: Circle Punches; 1 3/4", 3/4". Ticket Punch. Ek Success; Scallop Diamond Border Punch.
Spellbinders; Label 4. Cuttblebug. Mini Sewing Machine.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Figgy Pudding Favor's

I saw this little favor on SplitCoastStampers over a year ago and asked the creator Juliana if she would share her pattern and kindly she did. My projects never look the same but I am not always try to CASE all the time too as I have my own style just need a little inspiration from somebody else to get going.

I first traced and cut the pattern out then versamark stamped the swirl design onto the mocha paper. I used the FaLaLa Slice cartridge to cut out the holly and mistletoe shape and added green glitter to the outside edges. Punched a scallop circle out of white cardstock and sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa ink. Inside the favor is 1 Ganong Cafe Chocolate Belgin Chocolate... individually wrapped of course :) Then folded up the favor and attached the scallop circle and double punched the wholes and inserted the red ribbon and tied closed. Punched out the red berries and added a shadow with white ink, and punched out the branch. A lot of work for these tiny holders, but they sure turned out cute.

LYB; Baby Safari-Boy
PAPER: Bazzill; Mocha Divine
INK: Veramark, SU!; Close to Cocoa
1/8" Red Ribbon
TOOLS: MS; Branch Punch, SU!; Scallop Punch. 1/16"& 1/8" Circle Punch. Corner Rounder
SUPPLIES: Slice; FaLaLa. Green Glitter Pen, White Pen