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Monday, December 27, 2010


I hope that you all had a very merry Christmas!  Mine was great, although I worked night shifts at the hospital all weekend.....and we got snowed in - ha ha!  But we got to play santa for all the kids who had to stay in the hospital for the holiday.

I know it is a little late but I wanted to show you the card that I made for my holiday cards this year.  I used the stamp Stampavie and colored the image in with copics.  The paper is stampin' up.

Thank you so much for looking! 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wishing my mother-in-law & sister-in-law very blessed and happy birthdays!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holiday Mugs

I found some cute coffee mugs at Bed Bath and Beyond and made some personalized coffee mugs for some of my friends at work.  I originally planned to etch them - but love the look of the vinyl.  I filled them with candy and tied a bow - easy peasy & my friends simply love them!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Gibbs 12 days of Christmas swap - day 12

On the 12th day of Christmas I sent to Renee, one of her favorite paper packs!  Well instead of one 12x12 - I sent her 2 8x8 paper stacks of a paper line that she likes.  I cannot wait to see what she creates with them!

Renee, I have really enjoyed getting to know you during this swap and hope that you like what I have made/purchased for you!

Thank you all for visiting my blog!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Gibbs 12 days of Christmas - day 11

On the 11th day of Christmas I sent to Renee - some goodies to keep her cozy!

I know in the winter time I love hot cocoa and coffee.  Renee is a coffee drinker, so I sent her a can of her favorite brand and 2 personalized mugs for her and her hubby to enjoy a cup together.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Gibbs 12 days of Christmas - day 10

On the 10th day of Christmas I sent to Renee - a tool that she has been needing!

This tool looks neat, I may have to invest in one of these myself!

I also sent her some extra goodies - some copics for her new collection and some copic friendly stamped images.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Gibbs 12 days of Christmas - day 9

On Day 9 - we shared embossed papers from our cuttlebugs.  I always love having some pre-embossed sheets of cardstock on hand and look forward to receiving embossed sheets from Renee of cuttlebug folders that I do not have.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Gibbs 12 days of Christmas (day 8)

On the 8th day of Christmas, I sent to Renee - treats to share with family!.  I made this ca-ute santa hat boxes by using the cake slice box on the Crisut cartridge - tags, bags, boxes and more.  The boxes are cut at 7.5".  I trimed the bottoms with a feather boa and the tops with a white pom pom.  The insides are filled with yummy hersheys kisses.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gibbs 12 days of Christmas Swap (day 7)

On the seventh day of Christmas I made Renee something of my choice:

Last year I had purchased several of these paper mache houses for a swap that I was in.  I had a few left over and decided to use a medium sized house to make a Christmas village clock for my partner Renee for the Gibbs swap that I am in.  I love how it turned out!


  • Clockworks (from Michaels)
  • Snow-tex (thinned with white acrylic paint for roof and sidewalk)
  • Glitter cardstock from stash
  • Red pearl pen
  • Martha Stewart branch punch
  • Martha Stewart crytsal coarse glitter
  • Windows and doors cut from Cricut Christmas Noel cartridge
  • Diamond stickles
Thanks so much for looking!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

SST Christmas and Countdown to the New Year Blog Hop!

Christmas is coming and so is the new year! To get you in the spirit of the season, the divas of Sistas Scrap Too! have come together for a Christmas and Countdown to the New Year blog hop! There are 17 blogs in the hop, so make sure you use the links below this post to hop to all of the participating blogs. No worries if you miss one, you can always go back! These 17 divas have a lot in store for you. From exquisite creations to offers of blog candy, you will enjoy hopping your way to all of the blogs involved! Don't forget to leave some blog love for the creators -- they love getting feedback on their designs!

Joy Card

I have really begun to love the look of a square card and have stepped out of the box so to speak and made this 5" joy card.  I got inspiration from this card from the accordian fold ornaments that have been popping up everywhere.  I layered some cardstock that I had on hand and added a bow, light blue viva decor pen, stickles and embossed joy in the center of the card.  Thanks so much for looking and I truly appreciate you comments!

Thank you for participating in the Sistas Scrap Too! first ever blog hop! Remember to visit all of the blogs and leave blog love -- you never know where you'll find candy!! Here is a linked list of all the participating blogs:

1. Treva's Craft Corner
2. Stampin' Dymonz Creative Space
3. Nubian Crafter NC
4. My {Life}, My {Blog}
5. Step Into Nita's World
6. Sweet Lil Scrapper
7. P-Kaysunshine Creations
8. Sharing My Stuff
9. Yaya Philly Craft World
10. Cassie's Crop Corner
11. M. M. DeZigns
12. Made By Dee
13. Riley's Custom Creations
14. It's A Family Affair!
15. Cuttin' Up
16. Stamping On The Road
17. In Shelly's World

Gibbs 12 days of Christmas - day 6

Day 6 of the Gibbs 12 days of Christmas swap was for an item covered in paint.  I made a set of Christmas candle holders out of some extra wine glasses that I had on hand & sent some mulberry candles along in true Christmas fashion!  I used Vitrea 160 glass paint pens to draw them images on the wine glasses and then backed them as instructed. 

Thanks so much for looking!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Gibbs 12 days of Christmas - day 5

On the fifth day of Christmas I made Renee a polar bear snowglobe with dangling jingle bells.

I saw a similar craft item in Michael's with a snowman and could not resist putting these two playful polar bears in the snow.  The polar bears are actually ornaments ( I just cut the gold strings off) and tied a ribbon around there necks.  I used some epoxy to glue the polar bears down into the apothecary jar.  The snow that theyare playing in is actually styrofoam that I grated.  I tied a ribbon around the top (to hide the glue that seals the jar closed) and the bottom.  There are three red jingle bells dangling from the bow.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gibbs swap - day 4 (ornaments)

Day 4 of the Gibbs swap was ornaments that spin.  I made 3 ornaments for Renee.  One was made using the nestabilities spellbinders Fleur de Lis tutorial.  I love the outcome of this ornament.

I also made 2 ornaments using the clear craft ornaments from Michael's.  I coated the inside of the ornaments with acrylic paint and then decorated the outsides of the ornaments with stickles.

Thanks so much for looking!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gibbs 12 days of Christmas - day 3, set of cards

Day 3 of the Gibbs swap was a set of cards to send to family.  Renee wanted all Christmas cards so armed with my copics I set out to make her a set of cards that I hope she will be proud to give out this year!