Sunday, November 29, 2009

Peaceful Tidings

This is another Christmas ornament made from a coaster. I just love this size which is 4" square. I swiped the sides of the coaster with a Pretty in Pink ink pad and then covered the front and back with retired SU! Designer Paper. I really wish that I had bought more of it, it's so pretty! I have had the little bird for a while and am just now using it. It was actually a chipboard and I really wanted to use it again and again, so I traced it onto Whisper White cs, cut out, stamped the swirly image from Wings of Friendship in Going Gray ink and then covered the whole bird with Iridescent Ice ep. The little leaves were punched out of a piece of Old Olive that I covered in Iridescent Ice ep. The buttons are from SU!'s Fresh Favorites I button pack. I also added a little piece of silver cord to each button. The ribbon is from a retired ribbon originals pack. The sentiment is from a rub-on pack. Before the bird and leaves were added, I covered the whole thing in Iridescent Ice ep to make it extra sparkly! I like sparkly!

So that's it for today! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Craftin'!


Saturday, November 28, 2009

My sweet girl in pink

This was created using SU!'s My Digital Studio. Mariah's birthday was this past Tuesday and I got her a chocolate chip cookie birthday cake and of course it had to be pink! She is a pink girl. She has more pink clothes than anyone I know. When you look in her closet, it's like pink exploded in there! So you know I had to create a pink page for her. I found this sweet pink frame HERE. I love all of it!! I downloaded all the color frames, so I'm pretty sure that you will see some of them again. I am starting to really like the digital stuff, although I am not nearly as professional as my bestest crafty friend Melissa. I've got nothin' on her in the digital craftin' area at all! She calls me the Queen of Everything (yes, it's a stolen title from Mary Engelbreit), but she is definitely the Queen of all things Digital cuteness! I can't compete with her there!
Mariah wasn't feeling too well on her birthday, so that's why she isn't giving me her best smile. She started a new medication for seizures the night before her birthday and it made her feel really loopy. I really hope that this new medication works better and she can become seizure free. This has been such a hard few months on her. Not knowing why she is having them and not knowing when she might have one. It's really hard for me to watch my child go through this. I just feel almost helpless. But, we go back to the neurologist on Monday and I am going to request an MRI. Please keep her in your prayers for some good news!

So that's all for today folks! Until next time we meet, Hugs & Happy Craftin'!


Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy Christmas!

I know, I know, it's not even Thanksgiving yet! But I am getting ready for another craft fair and am trying to get some Christmas ornaments made. I really like making them out of coasters. I purchased a bunch from a lady that was in my sideline group. She bought them in bulk online. I have also shamelessly taken the ones at Chili's and Olive Garden. Don't worry, I asked the waitress, lol. The ones that were purchased online are larger and sturdier than those at the restaurants. Anyway, here is one that I made last night. It is about 4" square. I covered it with retired SU! Designer Paper. The image is from Good Cheer and is colored in with SU! markers. I then covered the whole thing in Iridescent Ice EP. The lace, trim and button are from my stash of goodies that I have collected over the years. The red beads are extra pieces from some Christmas tree garland and the clear beads are left overs from another project. Sorry the picture is so dark. My new stamp area is a little darker than where I had it before, so the pictures don't come out as well. I will figure out a way to fix up a little photography "studio" to take better pictures.
Well, until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!!!