Sunday, December 5, 2010

Catching Up...

Ever wonder how an ENTIRE month can pass by without posting once on your blog?  I have and I did or rather I didn' that is.  Confused?  Me too.  Not sure how that much time can elapse without me finding the time to post but it did.  But despite that, I was busy creating.  Not a day passes without a little bit of that at least. it's time to play a bit of catch up.  :)

"Hearts Come Home for Christmas" card

Went a little vintage with this card which was part of a Stamp Challenge on the Bo Bunny Blog.  I paired the Noel pattern papers with the wings and banner stamps from the Cambridge collection as well as the Noel stamps to add background patterns to the hearts.

Then I switched gears to a simpler style for this Card and Gift Tag on the Glue Arts Blog using May Arts beautiful ribbons and Bo Bunny's 'Tis the Season from 2009.

 I found that pleating the ribbon is a cinch if you apply the Ribbon Adhesive to both sides of the ribbon's edge.  I also used U-Cut-It Foam Adhesive (3D Combo Pac) to raise up the medallions.

The punches are Fiskars' recent Heart Lever Punch and the 2009 Pine For Me Limited Edition Squeeze Punch.

Here is a gift wrap idea using Fiskars' Continuous Stamp Wheel to create the red background flourishes on a standard paper lunch sack and Cosmo Cricket's Mitten Weather...
Holiday Paper Gift Bag

And these Holiday Gift Toppers were another project for Fiskars using Mitten Weather...
"Cinnamon Berry Spray"

Backtracking a bit to Thanksgiving...

This Glass Candle Trio Centerpiece was made using Ranger Alcohol Inks to tint the clear glass holders I found at my local AC Moore, then embellished with flowers created with Fiskars' Oops a Daisy Squeeze Punches and Flower Lever Punches.

Earlier in November the Bo Bunny Blog had a challenge to incorporate something from nature into a project and I create this Thanksgiving card using dried floral branches tied with raffia.

The tree is made with Fiskars' Cameo Appearance Squeeze Punches and the XL Tree Lever Punch.

If you don't already know it, I'm a little punch happy...meaning I love Fiskars' punches.   :)  These Paper Punched Fall Pins were paper pieced using Bo Bunny's Learning Curve and Olivia pattern papers along with an assortment of Fiskars' Squeeze Punches, Lever Punches and other punches; inked and covered in Ranger Crackle Medium.

I had some gorgeous stamps from Hero Arts to work with for the Glue Arts Blog...

"It's The Little Things" card using the Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac Adhesive, Ribbon Adhesive, U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam, Adhesive Squares and Mini Adhesive Squares.

Hero Arts Bold Blossoms and Big Hugs stamps

"Miss You" card using the Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac Adhesive, Ribbon Adhesive, U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam

Hero Arts Delicate Blossoms and Big Hugs stamps

I also had the chance to work with Twinery products on this card for the Glue Arts Blog...
"Thank You" card using the Glue Glider Pro with High Tac Adhesive, Mini Adhesive Squares and U-Cut-It Foam Adhesive.

And in November, we worked with Crate Paper's Restoration collection...
"Trinket Box" using the Adhesive Squares and Mini Adhesive Squares

"Hello" card using the Glue Glider Pro with High Tac Adhesive, Adhesive Squares and U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam.

And last but not least, as a part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month back in October, I made these 3 cards using the Persuasion collection for the Bo Bunny Blog's Power of Pink Week....
"Peace, Love and Hope" card

"Awareness: 1 in 8"

"Hope" card

Phew!  Can't let that lapse happen again!  ;)  If you've actually taken the time to read through (survive) this EPIC post and peruse these're a gem!

And since 'Tis the Season of Giving and I'd like to thank you for reading my blog.  I'm going to do a little Holiday GIVE AWAY.  I have an assortment of Bo Bunny Noel pattern papers, a Noel Stamp Set and various embellishments put together.  Leave a comment below - tell me how your holiday season is going - by Tuesday, December 7th by 6pm EST. and I'll pick a random winner by Wednesday, Dec. 8th for the prize.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!