Monday, December 29, 2008

I used the same pattern/design file that I designed in my Pazzles software for this one too! This is the one I’ve made for the sweet lady that comes to my house every other Wednesday and transforms it! Her name is Sharon and I also call her “my angel” and I guess I could also call her my “domestic engineer”! At any rate, she and I did not do Christmas yet as she was here last about eight days before Christmas and we decided we would do it on the Wednesday after Christmas, which is also New Year’s Eve! I have included front and back views in the photos below.

One thing that I did different this time, is that I used some suede paper for the trim, as well as the embellishments. I also used a 1 inch mirror square for the clasp and I used the “engraving tool” on my Pazzles Inspiration to engrave Sharon’s initials on the piece of mirror, which really gives it a personal touch!!! The template/pattern, all trim, reindeer and flourishes were cut using my Pazzles Inspiration.

Papers: Bazzill, Suede Paper
Ink: Tsukineko “VersaMark Watermark”
Stamps: Anna Griffin "Flourishes"
Embossing Powder: “PearlLuster Emerald” by Stamp-n-Stuff
Tools: Pazzles InspirationAccessories: Darice Mirror Tiles, Antique Metal Corners by Spare Parts

Sunday, December 28, 2008

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!

This past week, I made this “name sign” for my newest “great granddaughter”. Her name is Taylor Marie and she was born on October 2nd. She’s actually my “step great granddaughter”, but any way you look at it, she’s mine!!! I just wanted you all to know that I’m really not quite old enough to be a “great grandmother”!LOL

I made this where it can be hung on a door or set on a pedestal. It was cut using my Pazzles Inspiration and I used the “Victorian LET” font. The brown background is Bazzill and then I actually cut “Taylor” using acrylic and then covered it with the pink and brown polka-dot paper. The large butterfly was designed by me using my Pazzles Inspiration Studio software. I tried to make it “girly”, as I have two sons and two grandsons it was really fun to do something feminine! After I punched the “tiny” flowers, I paper sculpted them.


Papers: Bazzill (All Flowers, Sm. Butterfly & Brown Mat), Designer Paper (Pink),
Colorbok “Pearlescent Cardstock” (Lg. Butterfly), Canson Effects Papercraft “Plum
& Blueberry Iridescent” (Bottom layers of Butterflies)
Tools: Pazzles Inspiration, Martha Stewart “Monarch Butterfly” Punch
Accessories: Keepsake Essentials “New” Metal Button, Cork Alphabet Stickers (Oct.),
Spare Parts Metal Stickers (2008), Michaels Rhinestones (Gold & Silver), Crystal
Sticker “Pearls”, Me and My Big Ideas “icons” (colored bling). Jolee’s Dimensional
Stickers “Sweet Baby Girl”. Offray Ribbons

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I call this my "Praying Hands" Christmas card.......

I actually completed this card design last week and I’ve made a number of them to give to family members and close friends. I wanted to design a card that was simple and had the “true meaning of Christmas” as it’s main theme…so, what the card has to say is the main thing and this one says quite a bit as you can see by this inside view. Double-click on the photos for a larger view so that you can read the text. The “praying hands” are some I found in my “Images” folder on my PC, I just printed them on my inkjet printer and then chalked around the edges. You can see a larger view of the inside of card here.

Finished Card Size: 5.25”x7.25”


Papers: “King’s Gold” Wausau Creative Collection Metallic Cardstock, GA Pacific
White CS & Bazzill
Tools: Pazzles Inspiration, QuicKutz Revolution
Accessories: “Venitian” EK Card Creator, Spellbinders “Long Rectangles Large” Nestabilities

Y'all I'm so excited......................

I know you’ve heard me mention my “adopted daughter” before, but for those who haven’t, here’s the story. Five years ago one of my dearest friends, Pat, died of ovarian cancer and prior to her death she told me that Cathy, her youngest child of four grown children would really need me and more or less asked me to be there for her. Well, after Pat’s death, I guess you could say that Cathy and I adopted each other!!! She even calls me “Pomma”, which is a mix of Pam and Momma. At any rate, I love her dearly and I made this purse/box to hold her Christmas present this year. I actually made this on Friday night and finished it off today with the “dear tag”. I've included a front & side view, as well as a view from the back.

I totally designed the pattern in my new Funtime 2009 software and then used my Pazzles Inspiration to cut the pieces out. The cute “dear tag” came with the software…so I can’t take credit for that design. I used a round of Velcro to close the purse flap. The lovely flourish cut-out that is on the front and back were also cut with my Pazzles, using a flourish cutting file from the Pazzles “Swirls & Twirls” CD. I so enjoyed designing and decorating this box and I only hope that Cathy likes it too!


Papers: Bazzill & Gold Mirror Card
Ink: Tsukineko “VersaMark Watermark”
Embossing Powders: Stamp-n-Stuff “Detail Clear Transparent”
Tools: Pazzles Inspiration, Ranger “Heat It”
Accessories: Brides "Ivory Pearl Seals" from Michaels, Gold Corners by
Spare Parts, Cording for handle and purse flap is “Iridescent White” Craft Cord by Needloft

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I have a lot to tell you about………….

First of all, I finished my Pazzles Design Team Project and got in the email on Wednesday! I was anxious to play with my new software program for my Pazzles Inspiration that I received on Monday….it’s the new Funtime 2009 and I love it! Needless to say, I spent Thursday playing with it and then yesterday I pretty much spent the day designing cutter files and designing this Christmas card for my youngest son and his family.

The beautiful glittered snowflake is a design by Monica, aka/Silene at the UK Scrappers site! I designed the twig/branch file and the bells using my new software. I made the “holly” paper piecing file using clipart from the Graphics Factory. I just signed up with them for a year. You can download all kinds of neat clipart! The upper left twig was punched using my Martha Stewart punch, but the others were from my design and were cut using my Pazzles Inspiration. I used four layers of embossing powder on the snowflake. I used liquid appliqué for the red berries on the holly and then I used Glassy Accents to make them shiny. I used my computer and printer for the sentiment. This was another one of those cards that was very difficult to photograph. I used silver and gold mirror like card for the bells and that mirror card never photographs well!

Well, after being ill so much for the past two months, I now have my work cut out for me, as I’m way behind on making Christmas cards and don’t know if I will be able to catch up………but I’m going to try!!!
Finished Card Size: A2/4.25”x5.5”


Papers: GA Pacific White CS, Bazzill, Gold Mirror CS, “Metallic Silver” Best
Occasions Metallic Paper Pack
Ink: Tsukineko “VersaMark Watermark”
Embossing Powders: “Winter Wonderland Opaque” and “Star Dust Transparent”
by Stamp-n-Stuff
: Pazzles Inspiration, Cuttlebug, Ranger “Heat It”, Fiskars “Lace” Border Punch
Accessories: Cuttlebug “Leafy Branch” embossing folder, “CK Cursive” font, Martha
Stewart “Branch” punch, Scor-Pal, Marvy Uchida “Red Liquid Applique”. Inkssentials
“Glossy accents”