Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Thank You

Your eyes are not deceiving's me again!

I made thank you notes for the great gifts we got from my husband's family, and I have to say, they are among my most favorite cards I've made, and one of the most CAS.  I can get a little layer-y at times.  What do you think?

I used Papertrey Ink's Holiday Button Bits and Signature Christmas.  The little row of holly on the bottom inside and on the envelope is a $1 stamp set from Michael's.  The buttons are a Sizzlit die, and I used DMC cross-stitching floss for the thread.  The paper is SU's Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and PTI's white (which is awesome!).  The ribbon is SU's Cherry Cobbler seam binding...another favorite.  The ink is also SU.

While we were in NY over Christmas weekend, we went to see Sherlock Holmes with Bob's parents.  The movie was good, but it was the seats that were out of this world!!  The shopping center the theatre is in was flooded this summer, so they totally remodeled.  We were so impressed with the seats....they are soft, red leather with lots of room and best of all, they recline!  Here is a picture of his parents (not a good one) sitting in the seats, but if you look beyond them to the woman in the background, you can get a better idea of the chairs.  All I needed was a blanket, and it would've been perfect!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that your coming year is filled with many blessings.

Until next time -

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas...some chatter.....and a project

Honestly, I must be the worst blogger (or co-blogger) on the world wide web! It's been a very long time since I've been on here.  Here are some highlights of the past couple months.

We went to Lake Placid for Labor Day (I know, right??) and had a wonderful time. We went sunset kayaking on Mirror Lake with my SIL. We walked there from her house.  The picture is my husband and me in one kayak......something I do NOT recommend! 

How beautiful is that??

Ocean City was so much fun!  I should've thanked everyone then for a great time and awesome projects....but I didn't.  Please accept my very late thanks to those of you who were there.  We couldn't have asked for a nicer group of ladies to try out an OC getaway on.  Andrea and I learned a lot and are looking forward to next year being bigger and better.

I was invited last Friday to a Christmas party with some co-workers, and the wife of a co-worker, who is an SU demonstrator, gave my friend Linda a licorce stick in one of the SU cellophane bags with a Santa face topper.  We thought....we can do that.....let's do it tonight!  So Linda, my sister and I got together last Friday around 4pm to make some of these:

My sister, Kelly, wanted to make 20 to give to her co-workers, Linda wanted 15, and I wanted 15.  That's a grand total of 50.  What the heck were we thinking???  Did you ever look at a project and think "how hard can it be??" and then SIX hours later want to scream?  Kelly left at 8:30pm for a hot date, and Linda hung in there until 10pm.  Linda's and Kelly's were finished, and we had the Santas put together for mine.  I finished them Sunday evening.  Whew.....that was a job but totally worth it when I gave them to friends and got their reactions.  Here are my 15:

So that about catches you up.  I hope you and yours have a very safe, happy and healthy holiday, and  I hope your coming year is filled with many blessings and lots of laughter and, of course, stamping.

Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Stamp Camp - December 2011

Today was stamp camp.... it was small but very relaxing.  Hazel shared her purses she made.   She learned the technique from the Ocean City Shoebox Retreat.  I had to share the cards we made and Hazel's purses.

Stamp set: Build a Blossom, Bring on the Cake
Ink: Razzleberry, Bashful Blue
Paper: Razzleberry, bashful blue, whisper white
Accessories: Build a blossom punch, Dazzling details, 1.3/8 punch, small circle punch

Everyone liked this card. I was not a big fan but it is nice.

Stamp set: Greenhouse Garden
Ink: Black, tempting turquiose
Paper: black, tempting turquoise, whisper white
Accessories: dimentionals, scallop punch

I really like this card especially the turquoise, it really brightens the card up.

Stamp set: Kindness matters
Ink: concord
Paper: concord, DSP, ivory
Accessories: gold brads, crayons

This was the favorite today.  I really like this card too.  Very simple, plain and easy on the eyes.

Stamp set: Merry & Type
Ink: olive, cherry cobbler
Paper: cherry cobbler, olive, whisper white
Accessories: scallop oval punch, oval punch, petals a plenty

I love this card.  I had to make one more Christmas/Holiday card before the year is out.

Hazel's purses.  She did a great job.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Save the Date - 2012

Here are some dates you should put on your calendars:

April 14, 2012 Bel Air  Shoebox swap - Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd,
(room for 30)
     Theme: all occasion

November 4 - 6, 2012 Ocean City Shoebox swap - Clarion Hotel,  (room for 25)
      Theme: Christmas/Holiday/Winter

Information will be posted to Splitcoast at a later date.