Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Recap.

Oh my goodness. 
I can't believe 2011 is coming to a close as I type. 
What a year.  

I didn't even stamp 1 year ago today.  
I've always been crafty but I definitely had put that part of my life on hold and put my husband and my two darling children, Parker & Molly, first.  
Then I decided I needed something for myself...  
and since I have a friend who's a stamper... I decided to dabble...

I had no idea I would be opening Pandora's box!    

Here's to looking back on 2011.  

This is one of my favorite first cards.  I still love the flower on the text background.  *Sigh*

I still love these birds.  I have a thing for birds.  

This one still cracks me up.  
It's one of those that I wonder if people will get.  
tee hee hee.  

This was SO MUCH FUN to make.  And, I still am obsessed with wormy. 

I love when I get to play with my digi stamps.  

I love this shape.  
I need to make more of these cards. 

I almost always stay CAS.  But I love love LOVE this card. 

Major smiles. 

Another image I love.  
The whale from Paper Smooches Surf n' Turf. 
He couldn't be any more perfect. 

100 Party Favors. 
Ack.  It was fun... kind of... 
I will never forget it, that's for sure!

Thanks for stopping by crafty friends.  

It's been a great 2011. 
Here's to an even better 2012.  

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge: Dec 15-28

Just popping in to share a card I made for the latest Paper Smooches Sparks challenge, here.  

Check out this inspiration.  Eek, how could one NOT play along? 

I looked through all of my Paper Smooches stamps.  I had an idea of what I wanted to do so I just needed to find the stamp to do it... and that's when I saw the Monster from the Falling For You set. Yes, he's perfect for this card.  

I wanted to replicate the idea of antler headbands but I didn't have any pipe cleaners so I used a stamp from Hang Ups.   Then I tied a scarf around him and put pom poms on the end to make the scarf even cuter.   

Since I don't really need another Christmas card at this point in time, I decided to make it a thank you card.  I actually think it's perfect for my son to give one of his grandmas!  The sentiment is from Word Up.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

100 Christmas Party Favors

WOW!  Long time, no post.
Sorry about that.

I've been super busy crafting just haven't had a minute to blog anything.

Today I took 8 handmade gingerbread houses to my son's preschool for his class to decorate!  It was so much fun and boy did they ever turn out *special*!   Nothing like 8 3-4 year olds, lots of candy, and frosting!  eek!

But to why I'm actually blogging... I was asked by a coworker back in August to make some party favors for her annual Christmas party, 100 of them to be exact.  Oh man.  But of course, I happily accepted.
I took this idea from a PTI release, which you can see here.
Using the lunchbox note die, the limitless layers, and misc PTI dies I created 100 of these bad boys. 

 No two are the same... for the most part.  
And, it gave me a chance to use up some older paper that I really needed to get rid of!  :) I love it when things like that happen!

They are adorable.  I had so much fun.  But needless to say, my arm hurts from excessive big shot usage.  :)

Here they all are ready to go!  
Bye favors!  I'm so glad I don't have to do even just one more of these!

Thanks for stopping by!