Friday, December 31, 2010


Today is Friday Freebie on Baby Bud Designs. The last Friday of the month they post a freebie for everyone so be sure to go over and get Kai. Don't ya just want to pinch those cute little cheeks? Ü His hair reminds me of Benjamin's when it gets long. Very curly. Everyone (well maybe not EVERYONE) commented on how sad they were to see he had cut his hair more curls. Usually college guys let their hair grow long. Oh well, I digress once again...

I thought these "Oliver" papers by Basic Grey were perfect for this little boy bud. I colored him with copics and used a simple layout from SCS sketch challenge #312.

this is my 4th post for today, so be sure to scroll down to see everything else. Ü

Got Snow?

We do "finally". Not "finally" to DH as it is so much more work for him here on the farm, but for the rest of us that have been wanting snow, it now feels like winter.
It's snowing as you can see in the picture and suppose to snow and start blowing later today.

Year in Review Day 3

You can click on the photos to take you to the actual post

July: this project created with Cosmo Cricket paper (can't wait to see what they come out with this year!) 
 August: this fun bookmark that I am still using

and this stationary box made with vintage looking papers by K & Co.

September: Defiitely this box I made with Bugaboo digi image

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Brr Baby & Believe

I have two cards to share with you today. This first one was last week's free digi image from Designed2Delight. If you have been playing along each week you have until midnight tonite to upload your card and then will receive the next freebie tomorrow morning. If you wasn't able to play along, you can still get it from the store here.

It is freezing here! Literally! We are suppose to be having a blizzard tomorrow, so we will see what happens. The wind is blowing and it is snowing now.

 Here are a couple cardinals trying to keep warm. I looked up cardinal in the encyclopedia and it says that male cardinals are red and female are brown, so I colored this mama cardinal protecting her baby. Ü

My second card uses "i believe" from Baby Bud Designs. I love this little bud!

for both of my cards I used SCS sketch challenges. #313 for the first one and #312 for the second one.

Be sure to scroll down to see day 2 of A Year in Review.

Year in Review Day 2

April: I love the Pure Innocence images by MFT. You can click on the picture to take you to my original post.

also made bunches of these Ü

May: I have two favorites for May as well. This Coke inspired box that was a blast to make
and this fun project using Cosmo Cricket papers

June: again, two projects Ü this one that I made for the Sister Shoebox swap (scroll down aways to see all the photos

and this one using Basic Grey papers:

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Year in Review Day 1

Last year I did a year in review and got a favorable response, so thought I would do it again this year and share some of my favorites.

January: I love these Mousies that Tammy DeYoung designs for Inky Antics. You can read more about it here.
February: This super fun Valentine Box. You can read more about it here and get the link to the tutorial.

March: This fun project and being contacted by Tombow to create for them. I love working for them! This is still sitting on my buffet. Read more about it here.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Organized Altered Chest

This week we are sharing projects fo the New Year with you. I try hard not to make too many New Year's resolutions as it seems they don't happen. Ü But I like to try to get more organized.

Here is a fun way to have your most used items at your fingertips. First I spray painted the wood white where it would show (didn't where the paper covered up.
I used Tombow products to help make this altered wood chest of drawers. I had some old Mod Podge that was gunky and needed to get this done. I turned to Tombow's Mono Liquid Aqua Glue and LOVE the results!!

I used a dampened foam brush to spread the liquid glue evenly over each side as I added the papers. It is important to use a dampened foam brush so it doesn't absorb all the glue. Also makes spreading much smoother and easier.

sorry for the bad picture here, but it was the only one I had of the side view

I used the same papers inside the drawers as what is on front. After letting it dry for 2 hours, I brushed another layer over the top to seal the papers.

view of the back
the flower on top is also attached with glue. I had to use a glue gun to attach the flowers and gems on the handles because the little flowers absorbed the wet glue and wouldn't stick.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Happy Winter

I love this image and sentiment. We are to have 40* weather for the next 3 days. Have yet to really see snow here? A few flakes, but nothing that sticks to the ground.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Cool Yule with Ornaments

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and were able to take time to reflect on the true meaning as to why we celebrate. As my four year old nephew said "it's not about Santa it's all about Jesus" Ü

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tooth Fairy Tin

Today for my QKR Stampede project, I have a fun little tooth fairy tin to show you made with a generic brand altoid tin. I covered the top and side with paper using Tombow's Mono Adhesive Power Bond (love that stuff!) and then printed this QKR digi image Tooth Fairy. I like the digi images for projects like this. I can shrink or enlarge them to fit whatever project I want to make. This image was shrunk to a 2" width.

Using the Mono Adhesive Power Bond again, I adhered ribbon to the lid edge. I used Mono Aqua Liquid Glue to the wings to add glitter and to the buttons, coin and teeth by itself to add shine. It works as a crystal effects type of product. Love that!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Snowman Chocolate Bars

Here is the treat I promised you. These adorable snowmen chocolate bars. I am selling them faster than I can make them! Ü  I handstitched the hat and have sold about 50 of them so far. I am working on more. Here is a link for the snowman face:

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Faith!

Today is Faith's (owner and designer of Designed2Delight) birthday. Here is a card I made her using Skating Penguin. Inside the card says "skating by to wish you a Birthday Hi"
I used Martha Stewart chunky snow glitter on the felt snowflake using Tombow's Mono Liquid Aqua glue.

Be sure to stop by the D2D Card Ideas blog to see cards that the other DT made her and to wish her a very Happy Birthday.

This card also works for One Crazy Stamper's challenge here and special friend challenge on Pixie Cottage here.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Bright Friendship

Another sweet image from Inky Antics. I used Christmas papers from Basic Grey.
I am really busy this week. Sunday I went with some friends to see the Singing Christmas Tree. AMAZING!! I loved the performance and it was great to just sit and watch the Christmas story play out. This year it was done through the eyes of Mary and was so good.

Finals start Friday so it is crazy at school as students think we are miracle workers and we can help them pass when they've goofed off all year so far!

Benjamin comes home for Christmas break Friday and we will have our first Christmas with my family on Saturday.

**Challenge for One Crazy Stamper

Monday, December 13, 2010

Snowbuddy Like You

It's been awhile since I shared some Inky Antics cards with you. Here is one using an image from their last release.

**Challenge for One Crazy Stamper

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Poinsettia

I love poinsettias! My g'ma used to love them too and when she passed away, my mom bought me a poinsettia that Christmas in memory of her since I shares my love of flowers with her (mom didn't get the green thumb, must have skipped a generation Ü). Anyway every year now I get a poinsettia. The past few years I started getting the coral colored ones. Love that color!

The first Designed2Delight free digi for December is this poinsettia. You still have time to get it and create with it if you haven't already. Be sure to post your creation on the D2D blog by midnight and you will get another free digi tomorrow via e-mail.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Do You See What I See?

Today is QKR Tuesday and I have a new image to show you.

This is called Seeking Snowman and reminds me of the line in the song "Do You Hear What I Hear".

Said the night wind to the little lamb

Do you see what I see

Way up in the sky little lamb

Do you see what I see

A star, a star

Dancing in the night

With a tail as big as a kite

With a tail as big as a kite

Said the little lamb to the shepard boy

Do you hear what I hear

Ringing through the sky shepard boy

Do you hear what I hear

A song, a song

High above the tree

With a voice as big as the sea

With a voice as big as the sea

Said the shepard boy to the mighty king

Do you know what I know

In your palace wall mighty king

Do you know what I know

A child, a child

Shivers in the cold

Let us bring him silver and gold

Let us bring him silver and gold

Said the king to the people everywhere

Listen to what I say

Pray for peace people everywhere

Listen to what I say

The child, the child

Sleeping in the night

He will bring us goodness and light

He will bring us goodness and light

The child, the child

Sleeping in the night

He will bring us goodness and light

**Also for Christmas/Winter Challenge for One Crazy Stamper

Monday, December 6, 2010

Kaela Merry Christmas

Is this sitting Kaela angel not the cutest?! I love her and hope Faith designs more of her for each season.

I combined (with lots of help from Aaron and Faith!) two images. Kaela as a Fairy (I think she looks like an angel here) and Holiday Circle Labels.  

The polka dot paper is some new that I picked up at my LSS by My Mind's Eye from their I Believe line. I love the aqua and red together.

I added lots of glitter to the wings. "Merry Christmas" was printed from my computer and cut with one of my new Nestiblities dies.

**Challenge also for One Crazy Stamper

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Baby Bud Holly

Here is the newest Baby Bud. Her name is Holly and she is all dressed up for winter. I love her glitter mittens and top of her hat and boots.

This is another of my mini notepads that I've been working on. One day I cut all my smaller scraps into 2.5" pieces and then created a bunch of fronts for these notepads. I have quite a few in my stash now that only need embellished.

The patterned paper is digi paper by Lizze Anne Designs.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cup o' Chai

Designed2Delight's last freebie image for November is Christmas Cocoa. If you didn't get in on the freebie challenges, you can pick it up in the store here.

When visiting my brother and family a few weeks ago, I went into a cute shop that had these chai pkts. I picked some up, knowing they would make cute little gifts.

I used Debbie Olson's box template to make this, cutting off the front flap and just making it a box.