Monday, December 27, 2010

Holiday Creations

 The last couple of weeks have been fast and furious and lots of fun. Lots of cooking, company, celebrating December birthdays, we even had a new baby born into the family, so another December birthday.
I want to take this time to thank all my loyal followers and cyber friends for the wonderful 2010 year. I feel like I've met all of you in person from all the nice comments you leave me and I hope I have reciprocated in kind, I do try. I'm looking forward to 2011 and I hope you are also. So, Happy New Year!
My lovely model to the left is my Mom.(Looking pretty good for 86) She finally consented to let me take her picture, so I got her to model the poncho I made for my friend that lives in New York state.
Then there's me with my funky hat I just thought I had to make to sport the heart pin my sister gave me. May have to look at some more hat patterns, not quite sure about this one.

  Then the 2 last pictures are of the project I came up with for family, friends, and hubby's office. I found it on a very talented gals You Tube, but her site is You will find all kinds   
 of neat projects at her place.
This was a good quick project and made a nice gift for family and friends with the gift cards attached to the back and for the office folks no gift card but just a nice happy holiday we're thinking of you gift.
I used up lots of left over Christmas papers from my stash, the Tags til Christmas stamp set from Stampin Up, my Spellbinders Scallop Squares, and the instructions you will find on Tami's site.
Hope you've all had a Happy Holiday Season and wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

Thanks for viewing as always,
 Beverly G ♥

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Baby, It's Cold

I have 3 Challenges for this card:
First, Doodle Pantry Challenge Blog--DPDC3-Use any Doodle Pantry image--I have used Sledding Ants--Colored them with Copic markers and I see now that I have photographed this and am posting it, I got my front hill going on the downward slope, but my back hill kind of has a cliff, oops. Poor ants, maybe they will roll into a giant snowball. We'll hope for the best.

Second, Digital Tuesday Challenge--Challenge #88-Baby It's Cold Outside + Digi--Got my digi going, embossed the background with the Cuttlebug embossing snowflake folder, die cut snowflakes out of white glitter paper, and tore my snow hills out of vellum. It's looking kind of chilly.

Third, Gingersnap Creations--GC82: Spicy Supply Challenge--Glitter--I got out my Amy's Glittering glue and my Stampin Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter and started glittering. I have some icicles across the top, then some sparkling snowy glitter on the leaf,  and snow hills. Flower soft for the little fuzzy bits, some shiny stars to hold the sentiment in place, when the whole thing was put together, I hit it with a couple of sprays of  Vanilla Smooch, and Wah Lah --I think for the sentiment inside I will put, So let's cuddle up inside for a Happy Birthday Celebration!
We've got a lot of December birthdays in our family, so somebody will get an envelope full of glitter

Supplies: Metallic Steel Blue card blank 4 1/2" X 5 1/2", Papers: The Paper Company, vellum and light blue card stock unknown, Digi Stamps: The Doodle Pantry-Sledding Ants and sentiment, Ink: Ranger Distress Ink-stormy sky, Copic Markers, Sharpie Poster Paint Pen-white, Clear Dollar Stamps Designer Label die, Cuttlebug embossing folder-Snowflakes, Spellbinders Shapeabilities-Create A Flake One, Stampin Up-Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Amy's Glittering Glue, Stampin Up-Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Flower Soft-polar white, mini star brads-The Paper Studio.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Monday, December 6, 2010

Stylish Birthday

 I'm going to be trying out a few new things in the coming weeks. I've joined some groups: Gingersnap Creations Group, Technique Junkies Group, Crafters Digital Art Center, and a group on Paper Craft Planet. Just trying out some new things for me, but will get back to some of my regular challenges after the first of the year. There are quite a few of them who are taking some time off for the holidays to spend time with friends and family and to recharge their creative batteries. Something we all need to do from time to time.
A little clapping before I move on to this card. I received an Honorable Mention over at The Shabby Tearoom for my Santa Heart card. Debbie and her team are a very talented group, and I appreciate the recognition they have given me since I have been entering their challenges.
 This card is for the GC80: Color Challenge-Vintage Hues
at Gingersnap Creations. They've been focusing on Fashion and Stitching this month. This card will be doing double duty. My youngest son was a model and extra in some movies when he was in his middle  teens and his birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks. As I photographed this card it reminded me of him because he is a very stylish fellow.

Supplies: Ivory Card Blank 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" The Paper Company, Papers: Graphic 45-Dressed to the Nines, Stampin Up-Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, tan unknown, Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps-Designer Label Celebrations, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Sepia, Cobalt, Jet Black, Clear Dollar Stamps-Designer Label Die, Stampin Up-Bigz Top Note die, Fiskars-decorative corner punch, tiny brads-The Paper Studio, Stampin Up-Antique Brads, Stampin Up-dimensionals.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥ 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Red Bird Christmas

These are Laurie's little digital birds from Doodle Pantry singing We Wish You A Merry Christmas. They work so perfectly with the Spellbinders Labels Ten die. The Liquid Applique for the snow and the white Flower Soft for the fur turned out pretty cute, just those extra little touches.
3 Challenges:
Supplies: White Card Blank 5" X 6 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: The Paper Studio Greetings of the Season, Stampin Up-Whisper White, Stamps: Doodle Pantry, The Pixie Cottage, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Copic Markers, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen-gold, Sharpie Poster Paint Marker-gold, Liquid Applique-white, Flower Soft-Polar White, Fiskars shape cutter template-Ovals-1, Spellbinders Nestabilities-Labels Ten, Making Memories-snowflake charms, Recollections-red dots, ribbon-Michael's, Stampin Up dimensionals. 

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥ 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Santa Heart

With some pretty papers, a heart template, a vintatage Merry Christmas stamp, some lace, and a pearl pin with a sparkly bow you can make a very pretty Christmas card.
I like to take 12 X 12 papers and cut them up in pieces that fit my cards. Of course, for purist stampers there is a minimal amount of stamping this way, but for people who are new to card making or scrapbooking this is a way to get an impressive piece with out any coloring.
The Craft Barn is sponsoring the Tuesday Taggers this week, so you could hop over there for a little bit of Jolly Christmas Shopping.
2 Challenges:


Supplies: Drew the heart myself, Papers: K&Co Let It Snow! Specialty Paper Pad, Stamp: Stampin Up-Bells & Boughs, Ink: Ranger Distress Ink-tea dye, VersaMark Ink Pad, Stampin Up-Early Expresso, Stampin Up clear embossing powder, Stampin Up-Pretties Kit, lace and ribbon-Offray, Sharpie Poster Paint Pen-gold.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ornament In A Box

It felt really good to get back into my studio today. This is the last challenge for Bah! Humbug! this year. They will be doing the draws for the prizes and then we'll take a little break and start fresh in January 2011.
When I saw the challenge at Project Tuesday, I thought, Wow, this would give the Bah! Humbuggers! a great send off for the year. Hope they like it.
Katie from My Paper Haven provided great instructions, in her Nov 6,2008 blog post.  My project is very similar to hers, but I had these great papers from K&Co. So, if Katie comes to visit--Thanks Katie for sharing your talents with all of us, hope you feel this was a compliment.

5 Challenges:
Supplies: Papers: K&Co. Let It Snow Specialty Paper Pad, Stampin Up-Whisper White, Stamp: Fiskars-Winter Wonderland, Ink: Distress Ink-stormy sky, Coluzzle rectangle and circle shape cutter, acetate sheet unknown, EK Success corner rounder, ribbon-Jo-Ann's, TomBow glue, Stampin Up-Dazzling Diamonds glitter, snowflake brads unknown.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥