Tuesday, December 22, 2009

.....and she's back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I guess everyone thinks that I left the country, but I've really just been so busy with family and preparing for the holidays that I've not had much time for crafting! One thing that my husband and I have been doing is spending lots of time with his siblings. He lost a brother and a sister during the past three years and as I posted here on my blog, we almost lost another sister who was in a horrible auto accident this past March (she lost her husband, our brother-in-law) in that same accident. We now get together (my husband, his oldest brother and two of his three younger sisters) at least once a week....we have dinner together and then play cards and we have a blast. I will always treasure these times!!! Hopefully, once the holiday season is over I will have a lot more time for my crafting!!!

I did make some luminaries to give as little Christmas gifts. I have photos of a couple of them...in all I have made five! If you would like a "recipe" for making them, you can find it here at the Splitcoast Stampers site, as well as a little video tutorial. Everyone I have given them to really like them!!! Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedules to stop by and "Happy Holidays"!!!

Paper: Bazzill "French Vanilla" & "Capers" (bases), Bazzill "Blind Date" (blue), digitally designed patterned papers "Joyful Spirit" by Lisa Cohen (floral design) and "Misty Morning" by Joni Gray (ivy leaves), as well as some green wallpaper samples.
Stamps: Walmart, Studio G and In kadinkado
Ink: Tsukineko "VersaMark Watermark"
Embossing Powders: Ranger "Super Fine Detail Gold" & Stamp-n-Stuff "Detail White Opaque"
Tools: Pazzles "Inspiration Creative Cutter", QuicKutz "Revolution", Ranger Inkssentials "Heat-It" Craft Tool
Accessories: Martha Stewart "Arch Lattice" Border Punch, Spellbinders "Labels Four", Michael's "Gold" Rinestone Stickers, The Paper Studio "Pearls"