Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Vintage ChrisMouse

There is a Vintage Christmas challenge going on over at the Kraftin' Kimmie blog.  Take a look at the card I made for the challenge.

Okay, I know that mice usually aren't cute....but this little guy is adorable...especially since he is asleep and not running around my house!   

Supplies used:

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp - The Dormouse
Stampin' Up - snowflake stamp (used to "decorate" the teacup) - Confetti stamp set
October Afternoon - sentiment from Make It Merry 8x8 pad 
Martha Stewart - colored pencils (for bow)
Stampin' Up ink pads - Crumb Cake (mouse/cup image) and Riding Hood Red (teacup decoration and distressing around edges of cream cardstock)
Cream and red cardstock - Bazzill Basics Paper

Monday, December 9, 2013

Whisker Graphics Giveaways

The fine folks at Whisker Graphics have some giveaways going on.

How about this gold metallic Divine Twine....wouldn't that look nice decorating some Christmas cards?

Gold not your style?  They are also giving away silver too!

And if that doesn't excite you, take a lookie at the Kit and Kaboodle prize pack they are giving away.

Yay! for Whisker Graphics!!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Another Custom Envelope

Last week I had a short blog post about an envelope I made using the new Stampin' Up envelope punch board.  Here is another envelope I made recently using the envelope guide that came with my Martha Stewart scoring board.



Sealed back of envelope

Supplies used:
Martha Stewart Scoring Board with Envelope Guide
Graphic 45 Joyous Noel paper - Christmas Emporium collection

Wonder whose mailbox this will end up in?  It may be you.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Lookie What I Found

You know that misplaced postcard I mentioned in yesterday's post?  I found it today and I wasn't even looking for it.  I was looking for yet another item that I've misplaced ~;o)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Fine Art of Being an Organized Person......NOT

I can't decide if I am the most organized unorganized person or the most unorganized organized person.  I think the very act of getting organized overwhelms me.  I have good intentions......really I do! Anyhoo, where was I going with this?  See what I mean?  I can't even get my thoughts organized.  ;o)

Let's see....organized unorganized person......unorganized organized person.....overwhelmed......good intentions....Okay, now I remember.  

Thanks to my bestest crafting buddy, Cheryl (let me invite you to visit her crafty blog here), I *will* be organized this year for holiday planning.

Take a look at the adorable Christmas planner that Cheryl made for me.  It arrived in the mail today (don't you just *love* that kind of snail mail?)

I've been out most of the day but have plans to hibernate for most of the balance of this week so I'll be working on getting my plans "organized" in my Christmas planner.  Here are two more photos showing some of the different sections in the planner.

To end this post I had good intentions (see paragraph one) to include a photo of a postcard that I found in Austin a few months ago.  It had a funnny little saying on it about being organized.  When I saw it in the bookstore, I immediately knew that it needed to be a part of my postcard collection since the saying described me perfectly.......and once I figure out where I put said postcard (an organized person would have put the postcard with the rest of her collection), I'll be sure to post a picture of it! 

Monday, December 2, 2013

How Cute Is This??

Take a look at the envie I made with my new Stampin' Up envelope punch board.

I have 5,000 things to do this evening or I would go into more detail about the envelope punch board.  Let me just say that it is a paper crafting tool that allows you to make your own envelopes.  

I needed to mail a Christmas treat but didn't have a festive envie large enough for the item.  So I finally tried out the envelope punch board that has been sitting in its box since I bought it two months ago.  

As you can see from the above photo, my item fit perfectly in the envelope.  YAY!!  

Here are a couple more photos.

Supplies used:

Stampin' Up Envelope Punch Board
Graphic 45 Merry & Bright two-sided paper from the Christmas Emporium collection

BTW, isn't the address label cute?  It is actually a gift tag.  I covered up "FROM" using a thin piece of washi tape.

Gotta run....lots more to do.