Friday, December 30, 2011

My Choice of Projects from 2011

Happy New Year's Eve! I've seen lots of blogs this week showing their top projects of the year so I thought I'd look back and show you some of the projects that I liked the most. Hope you enjoy the walk down memory lane.
My son, Dan's birthday card.

A card set that I created for Joan's Garden blog hop.

Card and matching envelope made with Just Rite stamps.

A fun scenic card made from digital stamps from Digital Delights by Louby Lou.

My son, Steve's graduation invitation.

Another scenic card with a mixture of Stampin' Up! and Gina K stamps.


The start to my Christmas cards. Just love this sentiment!

I'm not very good at sewing but I did buy a Sew Easy this year. I need to practice more.


This year I re-discovered crocheting. And it's something easy to take along when I can't drag all my card stuff. I really enjoyed creating this baby blanket and hat for a friend's new baby!

This card was featured at the Outlawz web site. Love the Designed 2 Delight image.

Here's another card that was featured on the Outlawz site. I really liked this one. The turkey is so adorable!

and finally December
I didn't actually photograph all the things I made in December. Many were not cards but used for Christmas presents. I'm not sure this was my favorite from December but I'll leave you with my wish for you for the New Year. May 2012 be your best year yet. May the Good Lord bless you with all good things and just know that if He gives you trials during the coming year He will be standing with you holding your hand through it all. Happy 2012!

Happy New Year!

Posting on a Friday is unusual for me but I did get a card completed last night that I didn't get posted. We are planning on traveling this weekend so I wanted to add this before we go.

I didn't quite get all my Christmas cards out this year so I thought I would make some Happy New Year cards to send those I missed. This was fun to make. I used the Outlawz Wednesday sketch challenge. And I also made this for the DYSU challenge which is rainbows: use lots of color. I love how the colors around the image turned out but they are slightly difficult to see in the photo. Here's the flower a little closer.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope your week was good and your weekend will be great. Take care!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Just a Quick One

I should have posted this card several weeks ago. At least that's when I made it for a challenge at Outlawz.

I liked the idea of putting the sentiment into the space between the background papers. Love the layers too. Thanks for stopping today. One more day of work and then a three day weekend. Won't have too much time to create though. We are traveling again. I hope next week is better. Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My Final Christmas Present is Finished

I finally finished my last Christmas present last night. I made a number of gifts this year and I didn't take a picture of any except this one that I finished last night. I did make two sets of these coasters.

These are made from plastic canvas and yarn. All the blues are the same color but the photo makes the coaster on the left look much lighter.

The coasters are stored inside the box also made of plastic canvas. I really like this pattern.
With Christmas now past, I'm hoping to get back to making some cards and I have some other projects in mind. I'm already thinking about next Christmas and what I could make ahead.
I hope that your Christmas was wonderful. I was so blessed to have all the kids home to visit. One of my sons has already returned home but my son Dan is still with us for another day or two and then he'll be flying off again. It's been great having them all here. I had to return to work this week. I usually don't mind working this week because it's usually very quiet and you can get lots done. But I'm going to try very hard to save time to be off next year. Hope your week is going well. I'm looking forward to the weekend. Take care!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

I know I've been absent for most of December but I wanted to make sure to post today. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. May your day be filled with family, friends and good things to eat!
To all the families missing loved ones, my prayers and thoughts are with you today and always. Blessing to all the armed forces mean and women for a safe return to their families.

Merry Christmas!
Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Thank You

Happy Tuesday! One of my co-workers asked me to make some thank you cards for her. I used some images that I already had colored and just put the cards together.

The image is from a retired Stampin' Up set. I used the Garden Flower embossing folder and a couple of the border punches. All three cards use Stickles to embellish the borders, butterflies and leaves of the image. I made these cards for the Outlawz Sunday challenge: CAS with glitter.

Thanks for stopping by today. I have to get busy and write out my Christmas cards. I have no idea if I have enough made or not. Hope your week is going well. I'm so pleased to have my blog back. Have a wonderful hump day!


What a week

I so apologize that I haven't been posting lately. It's been a horrendous week and it's not over yet. Someone stole our credit card number and tried to charge several cameras from online companies. The companies had Google checkouts and because I had a Google account the invoice came to my email. We've cancelled the cards and gotten new ones but it didn't end there. Somehow Google has gotten me confused with my son, so Steve's name began appearing on everything that was supposed to be me. I still don't have that straightened out yet. So then because the Google checkout was messed up and I wasn't paying "my" bills, Google canceled my account and wouldn't let me sign in. Last night I couldn't get to my blog. So I think I might be headed in the right direction but I'm really not sure. If you've had any dealings with Google before and can give me some tips, I would so appreciate it. Hopefully I'll get back to normal soon. This time of year is stressful enough without all of this. Hope you are having a great week. I've got some things to show but it will have to wait until this evening. Take care.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cool Yule!

This is my tag for a challenge at Joan's Garden. The snowman image is from Serendipity Stamps called Snowman and Fence. The sentiment is from Judi Kins. The background tag is from a glitter paper pack. The red borders and the blue snowflakes were cut from scraps.The snow on the tree, hat and snow posts is puffy paint.

Other challenges being entered:
Thanks for stopping by. Hope your week is going well!

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