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Friday, December 30, 2011

Sentimental Sundays New Year's Day Party

Hey all!  Just wanted to let you all know that Sentimental Sundays is hosting a New Year's Day Party; blog hop style, on January 1, 2012.  For all the details click the button below. 

Hope you all have a safe and wonderful New Year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wide Awake (#186 Creative Scrappers)

Hello everybody!  I hope this post finds you all happy and healthy.  Today I want to share a lo based on sketch #186 at Creative Scrappers
Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on it:

For the background paper, a raised Swiss Dot, I sanded the edges and inked with ColorBox Atlantic Blue.  I also distressed the paper strips and inked with the same color.  I set my eyelets and laced the skinny blue and the wide white ribbon above the picture.  The word "wide" are letters from an alpha punch-out set I have.  The word "awake" is stripped chip chipboard from lil davis.  To acheive the color I used a paintbrush dipped in Adirondack Color Wash in Sailboat Blue.  Once that was semi-dry, I sprayed some Gold Glimmer Mist from ART-C and let it dry.  Then I used the Atlantic Blue ink on the edges.  For a final touch, I adhered gem clusters around the photo.

I love this picture of my little one.  He was about 12 hours old here.  Of all my children, he was the most alert so soon after birth.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Forever Friends

Hello all!  I hope each of you had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.  Speaking of friends, that's the topic of my lo today.  My daughter and my bonus daughters; her friends from school.  This picture was taken right before dinner the night of Prom.  We'd just gotten back from the salon, where they enjoyed a total girl day, including hair and make-up. 

I received the Eiffel Tower wood chippie from Craftysprinkles and I knew it would be perfect for this picture.  While the girls were not in France, the tower just screamed "girly lo" to me.  I painted the tower with white acrylic paint and once it was dry I lightly sanded the edges and inked them with Tea Dye from Tim Holtz.  Then I inked a stamp with Dark Cherry ink from ColorBox and randomly stamped across the tower.  I did the same with Putty ink and set the tower aside to dry.

I used my Cricut to cut out my circles.  I used DMC floss in a pale pink and single stitched around the smaller circle.  I then went back around, weaving the same colored thread through the single stitches.  I adhered both circles to my bg paper.  I then used my Cricut to cut out the tag shape.  I used burgundy letter stickers for my title.  I also used the Dark Cherry ColorBox ink around the edges of the tag for definition and for the stamp border along the bottom of the tag.  I adhered the tag to the circle with Pop Dots.  I then used the Putty Ink and a flourish stamp to surround the circles.
I matted my picture on dark burgundy cardstock, leaving the bottom of the mat long.  I then used one of my borders to draw the scallop and cut it out.  I layered the floral and green scallops on top of the burgundy. 
I then adhered the tower, flowers, and pearls!

Thanks for taking the time to look! 
Have a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Imaginisce & Clearsnap Blog Hop

Hi all!  Just wanted to drop by and let everyone know that there is an amazing blog hop going on right now.  Imaginisce & Clearsnap have joined together for the Holiday Blog Hop 2011.   This hop lasts the entire week and I just know that there will be yummy lo's, cards, and more for us to drool over.  Check out each blog every day and leave a comment for your chance to win awesome prizes. 

Well; what are you waiting for?  Get to hopping!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Visit with Santa

Good morning everyone!  I hope you all are enjoying your weekend.  As we draw closer to Christmas, memories of the past have been on my mind.  Those memories, and the pictures I have, are what prompted this lo.
We spent Christmas 2010 in Florida with family and on Christmas morning Santa made a surprise visit.  My little one wasn't sure what to think, but he never cried; just gave us a look of "who is this and why does he have me"!!!  I even had the chance to sit on Santa's lap...he got a big kiss!

For the tree I used the Quickutz Leaf die and the hand tool; yes my hand was very sore and tired after punching all of those leaves!  I layered the leaves, starting at the bottom and then embellished with stickers, brads, and stickles.  I used my Cricut and the Lacy Labels cartridge for the picture frames, so much easier.  I really need to find a cartridge with the leaf shape to save my hands!  The background paper is from an old Christmas stack I have.  The leaves and frames are from old cardstock I've had in my stash for years.  For the word "visit" I used Colorbok Punch-out Alphas, and the words "with Santa" were made using the Quickutz hand tool, and two of the Alpha fonts. 
The memory of Santa's visit is my favorite from last year. 
What are your favorite memories of Christmas' past?

God Bless,