Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wishing Ewe A Happy New Year!

Have a Happy and Safe New Year!

Recipe:
Whimsie Doodles Lush digi stamp, Bo Bunny Tis the Season Treasure designer paper, Satin Ribbon, SU! Bashful Blue and Black cardstock, Neehan Solar White cardstock, Copics, Baby Blue Spica Glitter Pen

Copics Used: R05, R24, YG93, YG95, YG99, B000, W1, W3, W5, R81


Monday, December 28, 2009

Mommy's Bday!

Happy Birthday Mommy!

My mom is supposed to be retired and relaxing but she is always volunteering or working to make the world a better place. I hope on this birthday she gets some R & R.

Recipe: Me Time Anya stamp set, SU! Baja Breeze cardstock, Coredinations Cardstock, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Sizzix BigzXL Elegant Card Die for Big Shot, Petaloo Dazzlers, Organza Ribbon



Copics used: BV0000, BV00, BV01, E31, E33, E35, RV25, BG0000, BG00, BG01, Y06































































































































Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Recipe: Kitty In Present digi by Pink Cat Studio, My Mind's Eye Papers, Season's Greetings stamp by SU!, Scallop oval punch, Real Red Stampin' Write marker, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon

Copics used: R24, R27, R29, G05, G07, G09, R17, R18, R19, R20, Red spica glitter pen


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Eve!


Happy Holidays! 1 more days till Christmas!!!

Recipe: SU!- Many Scallops stamp set, Scallop Circle punch, Encore Silver Craft Ink, On Board Seasonal chipboard snowflake, Bashful Blue and Brushed Silver cardstock, Silver cord; cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder, BigShot, Valsper Silver Glitter Spray paint, Sparkle Modge Podge, rhinestone


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Reindeer Poop

Last night I slaved away in the kitchen to make Reindeer Poop for my friends at work. What is Reindeer Poop you ask? Well in this case it is yummy, gooey, chocolate chip cookies. This was my first time making cookies from scratch and I love them! My co-worker was actually speechless when she tried them...she was too busy eating more pieces and licking the chocolate off of her fingers. I think they were a hit.
The tag on cookie baggie has a digistamp of "Olive and Toastie" by Whimsie Doodles and reads:

Reindeer Poop
Santa's been here. How do I know? Look what I found outside in the snow!

Nestle Tollhouse Pudding Chip Cookie Recipe:

Ingredients-
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 pkg. (4 serving size) instant vanilla, butterscotch or chocolate pudding mix (I used French Vanilla Jello pudding mix)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 large egg
1 large egg white
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.)
NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels

Directions-
PREHEAT oven to 350° F. COMBINE flour and pudding mix in small bowl. Beat butter in large mixing bowl on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in brown sugar and baking soda until well combined. Beat in egg and egg white. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Drop dough by rounded teaspoon 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Cool on baking sheets 2 to 3 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Angel Emma Holiday

Here is a card my coworker asked me to whip up...he said make a really special card. He then turned around and gave the card to me, lol! I now have this card prominently displayed on my desk. It makes all those other store bought Hallmark cards people gave me look so plain!

Below is a close up of little Emma. What a cutie pie!


Copics used: E25, E27, E29, E47, E49, E50, E51, E53, RV25, BG0000



Monday, December 21, 2009

A Miss Dressy Anya Xmas

Only 4 more days until Christmas! Can you believe it is all ready here? I have some serious baking and wrapping to do. I was so busy shovelling snow over the weekend, I didn't get any of my holiday stuff done. Here is a quick card I made using Club Anya 12 Days of Sketches, sketch # 1. It will be a total miracle if I can get to using all 12 days worth of sketches.


Here is a close up of Miss Dressy Anya.
Recipe: Miss Dressy Anya stamp by The Greeting Farm K &Co and My Mind's Eye Paper, Petaloo Dazzlers Flower, Oval Nestabilities; Dimensionals, Curvy Label Punch, Real Red ink, Real Red Cardstock and Christmas Punch stamp by SU!

Copics used: E31, E33, E35, RV25, G05, G07, G09, R59, R35, R37, C9. C7, C5, C1, Red Spica Glitter Pen



Saturday, December 19, 2009

Happy 80th Birthday Grandma!


It is my Grandma's 80th bday on Monday. If you ask her she will tell you she is only 29. She can get away with claiming a younger age, she looks great and everyone thinks she is my mom when we are together. I made this card for her using an image from the adorable Me Time Anya stamp set. My Grammy works really hard to take care of everyone in my family and she needs to take some time to pamper herself.
I colored the edged of the top note blue with my B00 copic marker to match the card. Added Stardust stickles to make the bubbles shiny and sparkly.
Recipe: Me Time Anya stamp set, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, Mellow Moss and Bashful Blue SU cardstock, Top Note Die, Bigshot, Kaiser craft lush pearls, Petaloo Dazzlers, Stickles, organza ribbon, Copics: E31, E33, E35, E25, E50, B00, B000,B21, B91, BG0000, BG10, BG11, RV25

Monday, December 14, 2009

Club Anya Holiday Blog Hop

....Welcome to the next stop on the CLUB ANYA ALL-CUSTOMER HOLIDAY BLOG HOP and RELEASE PARTY!!!
You can visit the chatter over on PCP page from 7pm CST to 10 PM CST. If you just happened here and haven't visited any of the other blog hop destinations, you can start HERE on the Club Anya blog after 7PM CST and we'll be HOPPIN' ALL NIGHT LONG!


There are going to be winners chosen for this blog hop so I decided to make 2 entries: One for THE WHO you callin' a HO HO HO award which will go to the BEST use of Santa or Mrs. Claus on a card or project and one for the the CANDY CANE CROWN which will go to the best use of Holiday sweets on a card or project-whether it's cookies, candy, cupcakes, gingerbread houses, etc...


Here is my take on Mr. and Mrs Claus hanging out in a winter wonderland.
I decided to go for a lot of shimmer on this card 5X5 square card. I used Glossy Accents and Dazzling Diamonds glitter on their cute little santa suits. I used shimmery cardstock for the snow in the background, a glittery tree and glittery snowflakes. I actually got serious and went outside to spray paint the chipboard snowflake with silver glitter spraypaint that I got at the craft store and then painted over that with Sparkle Modge Podge. The fumes made me very jolly!


Recipe: Xmas Sweeties stamp by The Greeting Farm, Red and shimmery pearl Reflections cardstock, My Minds Eye specialty paper, K& Co snowflake sticker, SU! On Board snowflake and corduroy button, silver cord, dimensionals, Red stampin write marker, Uniball Signo gold gel pen, Red Spica Glitter Pen, Copics: R24, R27, R29, E50, E51, E53, R20, YR14, E97, E99, E08
My next card features Xmas Sweeties Anya surrounded by lots of sweet treats. She is hanging out on a huge candy cane.

Here is a close up of Sweetie Anya. I decided to use stickles and and a red glitter spica pen to make her suit sparkle. Doesn't she look happy? I would be that happy too if I had all of those yummy treats to eat.

Recipe: Xmas Sweeties stamp by The Greeting Farm, Red and shimmery Pearl Reflections cardstock, K & Co specialty paper, foam snowflake stickers, Colorbok candycane accent, Uniball Signo gold gel pen, Making Memories Tinsel collection ornament brad, Star Dust stickles, Red Spica Glitter Pen, Copics: R24, R27, R29, E50, E51, E53, R20, YR14, E97, E99, E08



Made to Order Scrapbooks

A few people have asked me will I make scrapbooks and scrapbook layouts to order. The answer is yes!

$45- 12X 12 scrapbook
$30- 8 X8 scrapbook
$25- 6 X 6 scrapbook
$8 per 2 page layout

Priority mail shipping:
$5 for layouts
$13.50 for 12 X 12
$10 for 8X8 or 6X6

Please email me with requests at michellena@si.rr.com will accept paypal payments for orders.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tis the Season for Snow Angels!



Remember when you were a kid and you had a ball playing in the snow making snow angels?
Well I had a ball playing in the house making this snow angel card. This card features one of the new releases from Whimsie Doodles. I just love their adorable digis. As you can see, I am still om my easel card kick.

I have been toying with the idea of buying the Bow Easy since I am not the best at tying ribbons. I know it only costs $5, but I was on the fence about it because I couldn't tell from looking at it , how it would work. How many times have we bought some contraption that was supposed to make our lives easier and then it just sits on a shelf because we can't figure it out? Well, last night I got extra creative and made my own ribbon tying template out of an plastic laminate sheet. It is shaped like a Bow Easy and works pretty well even though it is much flimsier than the real thing. Now that I know how it works, I will definitely order a real Bow Easy because I absolutely love how this bow turned out.

I colored in the Snow Angel image using my copics (BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG15, BG72, Y06, Y08, Y13, Y15, Y17, YR65, YR68). I added diamond stickles on the stars and stardust stickles on the wings. Gotta have some sparkles! Next I cut the image out and adhered it to the oval and scallop oval that I die cut from Nesties. I used Baja Breeze cardstock for the scallop oval and Whisper White for the inner oval and I airbrushed it with my BG72 copic marker to make it the background look like sky.

I topped off the card with lots of rhinestones and foam snowflake stickers and a silver snowflake brad. The background paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Jolly By Golly collection. I cut the rectangle in half diagonally so that I could show off both sides of the cute paper.


Monday, December 7, 2009

Angels for Sarah...

Here are some special order Holiday cards I just completed.
My friend Sarah requested little angels that looked like her, so I went to town on C.C. Designs Angel Emma with my copics (E25, E27, E33, E29, E47, E49, E50, E21, E53, RV25). She liked my Gold Snowflake easel card (using the snowflakes from Christmas Punch and Snow Swirled stamp sets from SU!) so we made some changes and added the Season's Greetings sentiment from the SU! stamp set Snow Swirled. (Cardstock is Kraft, Brushed Gold, Very Vanilla, and Shimmery White from SU!, Kraft ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Encore Gold Metallic Craft ink).
These are my first photos taken using my portable light studio. I ordered one of those light tent contraptions that comes with the lights. I still need to play around with my camera settings, but I was able to get a pretty good picture with the flash turned off. You can actually tell that there is stickles glitter on the card for a change.
Below is a special order card that my friend Rhiannon requested. She wanted something colorful with snowmen. I decided to do this one CAS style (Clean and Simple). I used the Snow Friends stamp from Whimsie Doodles and colored them in with my copics. (Riding Hood Red Cardstock, Sentiment, Scallop oval punch, and small oval punch from from Stampin' Up!).

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Punch and Swirled Easel Card

Here is a Stampin' Up! project that I am demonstrating tomorrow at a playdate. It is based on the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 114.





Recipe: Christmas Punch and Snow Swirled Stamp Sets, Shimery White Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Brushed Gold Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Encore Gold Pigment Ink Pad, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch, sticky strip - all from Stampin' Up!


Friday, November 27, 2009

Angel easel card

After hours of Black Friday shopping online, I finally sat down and created this card that has been knocking around in my head for the last few days. A friend requested a special holiday card for his son to give to his aunt. This was what I came up with.


Here is a close up of the Angel Emma stamp by C.C. Designs and the snowflake I custom colored with the copic abs using E50 and E51. I popped the top layer up with a dimensional and placed a rhinestone sticker in the center. I finished it off with diamond stickles. I added diamond stickles to the angel's halo and belt as well. Finally I added star dust stickles to the wings.

I printed out a cute poem in brown ink and roughed up the edges and stuck it on the top half of the card base.



Copic colors used: E25, E27, E29, E47, E49, E50, E51, E53, RV25


Monday, November 23, 2009

The Holiday cards are finally ready!

I took ages, but I have finally finished my first batch of Holiday cards. I was making them to sell in packs of 5 cards each so you can imagine how much coloring, cutting and gluing was involved. I have already sold 10 boxes!!!

The first card below uses the Olive and Toasty image from Whimsie Doodles. This is my favorite card. A few people have already placed orders for this one. (Cards are $5 per 5 card pack/envelopes included- email me at michellena317@comcast.net to place an order).












Inside the cards feature one of the following sentiments:


Wishing you all the joys of the season and the best in the coming year! (landscape cards)

or

Season's Greetings and all good wishes for the New Year (portrait cards)
























Below is the Kitty with tree image from C.C. Designs Christmas Time set.



















Next features Angel Emma from C.C. Designs.



















Here is the figure skater image from Whimsie Doodles.





























Bunny with Ornaments from C.C. Designs




















Puppy in Lights from C.C. Designs









































Willow with Hot Chocolate from Whiff of Joy.





















Another Angel Emma (with harp) from C. C. Designs


























Snowflake motif from Stampin' Up Christmas Punch set






















Snowman Tag from Stampin' Up Christmas Punch set. (sentiment says wish on the red panel and Tis the Season on the tag)





















Note: All stamped sentiments on the cardfronts are by Stampin' Up!

















One More- Snow Friends