Tuesday, December 30, 2008

From Our House

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Here's another version of the card I showed you the other day using a different DP and different color palate on the main image. It's colored the same way, with copics and my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol on the hat.  This looks to be my last post for 2008. I wish you and a truly blessed and spectacular New Year. I pray that this year will be a better year for you all, filled with fabulous projects and good times. Love and Blessings to all my creative sisters out there..



Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmoose Skier

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This DCWV DP is so cute and whimsical. The CS is DCWV also. The The main image is colored with Copics and Prismacolor Markers. Don't you just love these little Riley's. I am totally addicted to them. I see new ones come out and my inky little fingers just itch to get them. They are ADORABLE! The sentiment was created on my computer then die cut with my nesties and so was my main image.

Hope your holiday preparations are almost complete. Don't forget to take a little time during this blessed season to reflect on your year and what it has meant to you and on how truly blessed we are to live within the borders of  this great nation. This holidays keep in your prayers all those serving in the armed forces who will be spending this beautiful season  far away from those that they love the most. Their sacrifice makes possible the dream of freedom for millions. May God Bless them and Keep them safe until they return home to those who await them with open arms. And may God Bless you and yours with all the things that fill your heart. I wish you all a Mele Kalikimaka.


Much Aloha,


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Elegant Snowman

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I love this DCWV paper and This image is one of my favorites that I added to my collection this year. How adorable is that snowman and little bird. I made several different cards with this image using different colors and DP. The sentiment I created on my computer and cut out myself. The image is colored with Copics for the most part but the hat is done with colored pencils and Gamsol. Hope you like it...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Bright Riley Wishes

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Skiing Riley is too stinkin'  adorable isn't he? This card is whimsical with it's bright non traditional holiday colors. I LOVE this image. The main image is Hanna Stamps and the sentiment is Papertrey. The DP is from my stash so I am not sure who the manufacturer is. I used my nesties to cut out both the main image and the sentiment. I hope your holidays are going well and that you enjoyed this card.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Holiday Cheer!

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This is the first in my Christmas series. Every year since I started making my own cards I make about a half dozen cards of different designs to send to our family and friends. Being active duty military many of our friends and family are far away from us so Christmas is the PERFECT time to reconnect with them and find out what's happening with them and let them know what's going on with us. I write family newsletter every Christmas that I enclose in our cards.


Card Deets: The DP is from HL. The card base is Papertrey. The stamps are also Papertrey, Board and Beams and the Home for the Holidays addition. I LOVE these two sets. If I had more time I would have done a gazillion variations of this card. The sentiment is also Papertrey. The image is colored with Copics and The ribbon is Mike's. The background of the main image is stamped with snowflakes in Platinum ink from Versamagic. It's MUCH more visible IRL. I used my nesties to cut out the main image and sentiment.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


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Sorry for the inexcusable lack of posts. I just seem to be playing catch up these past few weeks. I am almost back on track though. I have about 1/2 of my 2200 cookies baked and my cards are almost complete. So I beg your indulgence while I get my tasks complete for the holidays. Here's a card I complete before I left to help care for my Papa.  When congrats are in order I couldn't think of a better phrase than "You're the Best". The DP is DCWV. The cardstock is DCWV and GP. The ribbon is Mike's. My main image is colored with Copics and die cut with my nesties. The sentiment is made with my computer and cut out with my marvy punch. The card looks crooked but IRL is isn't. There are so many little moments that don't get recognized but I've found that sometimes it's the little things that can mean the world to those who mean the world to us. So take a minute during this BUSY season to recognize a little things that someone you love has done. I know I will.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Riley's Feel Better Wish

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Another Riley image that I JUST LOVE!!!! Poor Riley looks so sad being sick. This is the same look my boys had whenever a bug made them too ill to go out and play. Those sad little faces are burned into my memories. But I'm getting sidetracked which is very easy for me to do since I am feeling the effects of the bug my DH got over the Thanksgiving holiday.Well I'm off to finish up my Christmas Cards..

The Card Deets.:

The main image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. This is my favorite way to color the Riley's and Sophia's. The feel better is from my Papertrey set. Riley's and Sophia's can be found at Hanna Stamps. The Papertrey can be found HERE! The DP is from HL. The cardstock is from DCWV and GP. The ribbon is from Mike's. I used my nesties to cut everything out.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Blooming with Happiness

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I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving. Ours was filled with lots of fabulous friends and family and a ton of food. At this time of year we are reminded of all that we are most thankful for. Please remember to keep our men and women of the Armed Services in your prayers as they are spending their holidays defending all that we hold near and dear to our hearts. Flowers just scream happy to me. I LOVE them, I don't know many girls who don't. The image is from Gina K Designs. The sentiment I created on my computer and printed onto cardstock. The DP is American Crafts. The cardstock is DCWV and GP. The image is colored with Copics and a little Mike's ribbon finishes it off.