Thursday, December 31, 2009

Welcome 2010

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, December 31, 2009 0 stamps of approval

Just a (new) little project..

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, December 31, 2009 3 stamps of approval
I've been working on these all month, and now that all the gifts have been opened (or most of them, at least!)  I can share them with everyone!  These are fun and different from what I usually do!  See, my Mom and Dad bought me a sewing machine for Christmas years (and years and years) ago and it has seen very little use!  This past year, I did get it out and start using it on cards... yes, sewing paper, not fabric.  Finally, I found a project that I liked, that looked simple enough, that was useful and I could share with friends and family.  So, I started making.....

Coffee Cozzees!

So, here are a few that I made, unfortunately I didn't get photos of them all, as they were getting wrapped up and given away almost as soon as they came off the sewing machine!

This last one, I added a touch of "bling" with this fancy, sparkly button that I found that matched the green fabric perfectly!  I LOVE it... (yes, this is MY Coffee Cozzee!)

I've been having fun with these, and I just bought a bunch of new fabric to make lots more!!  I know my Mom and Dad both want one, so I need to get those done!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you like my new little "obsession"!  Good thing there aren't many fabric stores in the area!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

SSC - Snowtacular!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, December 27, 2009 1 stamps of approval
Whew!  What a busy week!  I would like to wish all of my friends a Very Merry Christmas (belated, I know!)  I hope that you had a wonderful time and that Santa brought you all your heart wished for!  I know that everyone in my house was good this year, because we all got spoiled!

I also hope we all remember the reason for the season and that you were able to spend time with your loved ones.

Onto challenges and prizes!

Our Stamptacular Sunday challenge this week is SNOW-tacular!  Card, scrapbook page, box, gift, tag - whatever you create, as long as it's got snow on it, we want to see it!  The prize up for grabs is:
Sponsor: Card Art


site address:

Pretty cool, huh?  Psst... those are Daisy Bucket stamps in there - I LOVE Daisy Bucket!!

My card for the challenge was quick, as it really has been quite busy around here with wrapping presents, Christmas Dinner, shopping, family, and other fun stuff!
I love my cute ice skating snowman and to make it even more chilly and shimmery and SNOW-tacular, I used lots and lots of glittered paper (from DCWV)  I was able to use a few scraps that I had as the side borders, too!  LOVE that!  Every layer of paper glitters and I even colored the snowman with glitter pens!

We don't have any snow here this year, which is unusual.  So I will live through my fellow DT members SNOW-tacular cards and, of course, YOURS as well!  Can't wait to hop to your blog and see what you create!

Have a wonderful week!  See you again soon!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Oops, I missed it again!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, December 20, 2009 1 stamps of approval

Is it Sunday already??? Wow... It's been such a busy week getting ready for Christmas and visitors and the garage door breaking and on and on and on... I did spend some time in my craft room this week, but I was busily making Christmas gifts - sewing, not stamping (amazing, huh?  I know!!)  Soooo... long story short, I missed the Stamptacular challenge!  I'm going to spend the day sitting in the corner with my Dunce cap on, but I'm going to take my stamps to the corner with me, so I can hopefully get a card up here to share with you... even if it is late!  I'm sooooo sorry!

But, you can visit Sarah, Piali, Georgia, Carolyn, Aud Kirsten, Priscilla, Nikki, Liza, Line, Janneke and Paula to see some AMAZING creations!  I have to say the girls outdid themselves this week!

Your challenge this week, should you choose to accept it (and I KNOW you will!) is to create a project that uses multiple folds!  2 to 20, it's up to you, just as long as there is more than 1 fold!  This is a fun one!
Your prize is a gift from:
The prize is plus FREE shipping!
If that isn't incentive enough for you, I don't know what is!  :)

So, get stampin', have some fun and I can't wait to see what you create!  I'll be back to post something that I create soon.....

Until then -

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Mice

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 1 stamps of approval
Emily & I made Christmas mice today to give to her friends at pre-school next week... they turned out really cute!  Here's a preview photo and there are many more photos on Emily's blog!


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Stamptacular - Christmas with a Twist!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, December 13, 2009 2 stamps of approval
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... around here at least!  We finally got our tree set up yesterday!  It looks perfect!  Emily helped us decorate it, so all the ornaments are on the bottom half of the tree and it looks wonderful!  :)  Also, we got our first snow yesterday (very late, compared to last year!) so, it looks like it might be white for a while!

Speaking of Christmas, our challenge this week at Stamptacular is to create a Christmas card or project, sounds pretty easy, right?  Well... the Twist is to not use Red or Green!

Our prizes this week are:

The prize is
A Chocolate Covered Christmas Downloadable Kit
The prize is
ONE template of Winner’s Choice
WooHoo!  2 prizes this week!  Be sure to enter for your chance to win!  Remember to Stamp, Stamp, Stamp, no matter what you make and if you want to win a wonderful prize, your entry must be created for our challenge only.

My project this week is an altered paint can gift box.  I'm thinking of filling it with cookies to give to our neighbors for Christmas this year.
I've used DCWV Glitter cardstock, and cut the shapes with my Nesties.  I colored the image with my Copics and Sakura glitter pens.  I added a big white ribbon and used a Believe rub-on on the front of the can.  I hope you like it!  Now, I just need to decide what flavor of cookies to fill it with... any suggestions?

I hope you have a wonderful week!  I can't wait to visit your blog and see your Twisted Christmas creations!  :)  Take care and Have Fun!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Stamptacular - Let It Shine!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, December 06, 2009 2 stamps of approval

Another fun, fun challenge for you this week at Stamptacular Sunday!  With Christmas coming up, this one should fit right in!  Our theme this week is

Let It Shine!

Use as much shiny, sparkly, blingy stuff as you can and make that project shimmer!

Our prize if offered up from Emma, of Stampin' Up!
The prize is
Also...Emma is giving away FREE shipping on any Stampin' Up orders of £45

And another prize from our very own, Paula!
The prize is

For some sparkly inspiration, be sure to visit each of the design team members - we've got Bling and we know how to use it!  :)

My card is all about the shimmer.  I've used my very favorite paper from the PaperZone in Bellevue, WA.  I've embossed my image in gold embossing powder (three times!! cut it out twice and layered it to give it depth), added some gold brads and gold glitter.  Hubby says it's a little over the top shiny, but isn't that what the challenge is all about?  I had a hard time taking a photo, as the flash kept reflecting back at me, but that just shows how sparkly it really is!  I wish you could see this card in person, it's so pretty!

I hope you have fun with this weeks challenge!  I can't wait to see what you create!


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