Thursday, December 31, 2009


Well since we are saying goodbye to 2009, I thought I might actually get around to scrapping my favorite "welcoming 2009" photo! :) Lots of fun Sassafras Lass papers and things here. They seemed to suit my photo of Chris' streamers.

Monday, December 07, 2009


A little note to those of you who have emailed to ask me where I bought my NEW DCWV Mariposa Stack - I found it at JoAnns. Check it out because there were only a couple at my JoAnns and it's one of those stores that has the huge scrapping sections. The stack has glitters and gold foiling. Lots of beautiful designs :)

I found the other 2 NEW DCWV Stacks (Farmers Market and Saffron) at Michaels and I got them on sale!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Tag #3

No this is not tag #3 for this year. Let's just say that tag #3 and #4 didn't go well. LOL! I won't be sharing those images or keeping the scary ugly tags. I decided to go back and do a few of the tags from last year or the year before since I didn't do all of those. This one was really fun because I got to emboss the reindeer and that was just cool. :)

Thursday, December 03, 2009

He eats roses

Savvy loves to chomp on roses - it's just another one of the special things that make him so black and white and fluffy!

I finally found the new DCWV papers! I got this stack, MARIPOSA, and also Farmers Market and Saffron. This one is glittery and foiled so I had to play with it first! LOL! I love all of the butterflies and birdcages. I made "Sugared Flowers" by covering them with even more glitter before assembling them. I am wanting glitter on everything lately, must be the holidays. OH, and I also just got the new Cricut cartridge, Winter Woodland, at the Thanksgiving sale the other day, so you will be seeing ALOT of this font. LOL!

Susie Christmas Eve 1965

yes, I am old as a matter of fact! lol!

All of these papers are from the MME Summer Song collection and I was totally inspired by THIS CARD by Nancy Burke THANK YOU NANCY!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Tag #2 .....don't laugh

I am posting this to prove that I didn't give up already, but its just about the ugliest tag ever! I didn't have the right types of stamps but I had all of the inks, distressing powder, and stuff so I made it. The whole distressed embossing powder, then inking and then rubbing the ink off the embossed area.....not so much. It really didn't go well. I think if I had used a gold embossing powder, I would have been happier.

Lets just pretend this didn't happen and move on to the Day #3 tag.

Tag #1

Well it's that time of year again when Tim Holtz does his 12 days of Christmas tags. I attempted them last year and made it to day 2. Sad sad sad. I don't go out and buy all of the products no matter how much I want them, but I do like to attempt the techniques with what I have on hand.

This year I am going to make it past day 2. So here is day one. I smeared Crackle accents on the background and used my "flurries" stamp set. I used a grungeboard snowman, embossed white snowflakes and the edges of the shape with white and then painted with Manilla paint and rubbed off where the white is. Then I covered all of it with Polymark clear fabric paint that has an irridescent glitter. The N is just a Thickers U that I put upside down and the finish was on it already. LOL!

Tinsel, Icicles, and flocking

Remember tinsel and those thin icicles that you had to put on the tree a certain way or it looked like blobs of alluminum foil on the tree? Well, I loved those and mom hated them. NOW I am very aware of why she didn't like them. I think I stopped using them the very first year that I had my own tree, what a mess! And you certainly cant have them around cats or any dog that might eat them. Flocking is just a mess and requires a real tree, which I don't do, but it's very nostalgic to me.

ANYWAY - LOL! I love the sparkly silver tinsely look so I glitzed up this layout that has a very old photo of me, Princess, and an over flocked tree! I used papers from the Tinsel Town collection by CI, along with lots of glitter and tinsel stems. Then I flicked white paint onto the page to "flock" it.