Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Merry Pursuits

When I saw this stamp set (Close To My Heart, Merry Pursuits) I HAD to have it. The little elves are so adorable. This is one of our Christmas cards. I used my Spots and Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder and then gently sanded it. The ribbon is a Micheal's find. I am new to using nestibilities, but I gave them a shot on this card. As I look at this card I see a few areas of improvement and I will work on them in the future...maybe I should center a little better and use a little more color on my present. I think if I would have inked the edges it would have been nice as well. The good thing is that I always learn from my mistakes.
I finally mailed most of our Christmas cards yesterday. I just need to wait for my husband to return from yet another business trip so he can sign the remaining handful. Yes, I make him sign his name...I'm evil, huh? =)
Well, I am playing hookie from my internship today because Jay is out of town and I have class tonight and I don't want to keep Maddie in her crate ALL day and ALL night. So, I am off to the gym to work off some of the cookies I ate last night.
Have a terrific Tuesday!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas card

Here is my attempt at a non-traditional colored Christmas card. I am still unsure about it, but it was so simple. The words were from the dollar bin at Micheal's and so is the ribbon. I think I will try another version of this one...this time I will do a better job at word placement.
I hope everyone is on the home stretch for Christmas preparations. I am still scrambling around to get my Christmas cards done...if my husband would signed the handful I have done I could get those out of my office and work on the remaining ones.
Well, yesterday was my graduation for my Master's program and it was great. Only 90 minutes...amazing. I had a picture of my dad in my pocket (the one I used at my wedding) so he could be there and with my mom and husband cheering from their seats it was everything I could have asked for.
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Simple Simple Simple

Did I mention this card was simple? Well, it is. I used my Christmas tree Cuttlebug embossing folder and added a little sparkle right in the middle of the tree. Ok, that's it. I will probably add a little something to the edges...chalk, ink, etc.
Well, most of you know that I am working on my master's degree. Another huge step was accomplished this past Saturday. I submitted my binders. The binders are all the objectives for the program (about 40) and for each one you need to write a plan about how you are going to meet that objective and a little something, either a write up, resource, or literature. My professor told me I got the prize for the "thickest binder". If you know me you know that I tend to go a little over the top...especially with my education. I try so hard with everything. Ok, with that done I am in the home stretch. This Saturday is my graduation, Tuesday I have a paper due for my last class (yes, they allow you do graduate even if you have one or two classes to complete), and next Thursday is my last official day of my internship (I offered to help them out in January, especially at the middle school when the new intern comes in). Everything will be absolutely finished by January 20...YEA!!!! Almost there.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Gift card holder

I love this little guy. I got the idea from Sue Nelson at www.heartprints.net/gallery/cuttlebug/. Her blog is one of the ones I ALWAYS go to. She has some amazing paper crafts using the Cuttlebug.
I made this into a gift card holder. The front is Cuttlebugged (the white with Divine Swirls and the red in Swiss Dots). The black and silver are just cut to size. On the back I glued a smaller piece of red cardstock so I could slip the gift card right in. I LOVE IT! I hope my friend does too.
Enjoy your week.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A little treat for you

Well, this is the last project from the Stampin' Up workshop I went to last month. I am actually going to another one Saturday so I hope to get more creative ideas. Since this is ALL Stampin' Up I cannot tell you the colors, the stamps, the embellishments, etc., (but I can direct you to two amazing Stampin' Demonstrators) but I can tell you that I love this treat bag and especially the treats inside...Andes Mints. I have loved these mints for years. They are awesome in hot chocolate to give it a little kick. I am not sure what lucky person will receive this yummy treat.
I hope you are enjoying the holiday season. I have a few things on my mind before I can truly enjoy it. I have my final Master's project due Saturday (12/6), my graduation (12/13), a class paper (12/16), traveling to Michigan (12/19)...during all this hub bub I need to get to work on our Christmas cards. I may take the easy way out and Cuttlebug them all...Gosh, I hope not.
Have a fabulous week!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy December 1st

Here is the last card I made at the Stampin' Up workshop last month. I love the way the card opens on both sides. I am sure there is a special name for it, but I haven't a clue what it is.
I was busy either Friday or Saturday making cards while my mother was making cute little chocolate gifts. I will post our products later on in the week.
Chaos comes in December, but I hope everyone takes the time to enjoy the holiday season. If you live in a place where snow is abundant then think of all the snowflakes as smiles from heaven. If sunshine is in your forecast then bask in the light of His life. Listen to the songs, carols, and hymns of the holidays and think of them as laughter from above. Take time to enjoy the little things the holiday season brings and smile in knowing you are celebrating the birth of Jesus.