Tuesday, December 30, 2014

College Football Notecards

Hi everybody!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday.  Did anyone get any awesome crafty gifts?  I got a laserjet printer.  I'm hoping to be able to print digital images more economically, no smearing and heavy cardstock.  I'll let you know how it worked out for me and share the info with you.

I just wanted to share a card I made.  Football and hunting are both HUGE in Mississippi where I live now.  I've made an Ole Miss card in the past, a college located in Oxford, MS.  Now I've made a Mississippi State card.  This college is located in Starkville, MS.  They are rival college football teams. 

It was a little bit of a challenge because I had to import the logo into the Silhouette software and basically take the layers apart and cut separately and hand glue each piece.  Of all the colors of card stock that I have, would you believe I found about 3 sheets of gray paper?  I guess I never use this color, well, it's kind of necessary for a Miss State card.  The colors are white, gray and burgandy.  Any suggestions on where to get gray and burgandy colored paper? 

Here is the Ole Miss card I had made previously. 

I've already had several requests to make notecards with these. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Besties

Hi everybody!

Well, it's Christmas Eve today.... seems like I've been waiting all year and here it is.  Seems like years ago, there was enough time in the day to do everything I wanted.... baking, shopping, wrapping, etc., but the one thing missing from my list of to-do's back then?  Cards!  I started making cards almost 4 years ago.  Cards do take a lot of time don't they?  So this year, I've tried to scale back everything and try to fit in some of everything but it still seems like cards prevail.  I know I've shared these with you already but today is my actual My Besties DT posting date. LOL!  Oops, I guess I couldn't wait, wanted to show them as soon as they were done.  I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday with family and friends.  Please be safe and have FUN!  Oh, speaking of FUN.... I went to my Dad's this past weekend for Christmas at his house and we played a domino game called Chicken Feet.  Have you played this?  It was SO much FUN!  I haven't played games in years.  Now I want to play it at every get together!  Google it if you haven't played it.  It's easy and fun.  Little kids can play it.  :) 

Here's a link to Sherry Baldy's Etsy Store for this image.  She will be coming out with some super cute new lines so stay tuned. 

Besties Link Etsy Store

 Bestie Link Etsy Store

Bestie Link Etsy Store

Bestie Link Etsy Store

Thanks for stopping by!  Next year, I plan on venturing out into other things such as using on vinyl creative ways.  Merry Christmas!


Monday, December 15, 2014

My Besties Christmas Cards

Hi everybody!

Are you as busy as I am??  By the time I finish decorating the house, Christmas will be over and I certainly won't be taking it down right after New Year's if that's the case lol.  The tree is finished, although it doesn't have a tree skirt because Megan, the cat, likes to lay on the tree skirt and mess with the tree but I learned yesterday that she doesn't want to lay on the concrete floor so now I don't have to worry about her messing with the tree.  I have several glass ornaments and they shatter big time when they hit the concrete floor.  I'm used to having carpet. 

I have a question, do you like these crafty blogs to be about crafty topics only or do you like a little personal info as well, such as pictures of my Christmas tree, etc.  Just curious. 

I'm finally getting around to making cards using the Besties images I colored.  I'm making the Besties cards for close family and/or my card making friends who will appreciate them.  Well, let me ask you this..... does it matter to you if you make a card for someone and they don't say anything or act like they appreciate it?  It does bother me but some people say you should just make your cards for yourself because it makes you happy.  Well, it does make me happy to make cards BUT a thank you or oh that is so pretty would be nice, that's all I'm saying.  I don't expect them to do cartwheels and shout it out to the world.  Anyway, just wondering how you feel about this.  Hope you like my cards.

Do you think I went overboard with the green and polka dots?  I never hardly use green so I have no idea what got into me today.  :)

Here's a link to the My Besties Store online and Sherri Baldy's Etsy Store.  

I used copics to color.  Would anyone be interested in knowing what color copics I use when I post these images?  I used the Martha Stewart punch for the greenery by the greeting.  I love that punch!  I used Carta Bella paper called Merry & Bright.  The greeting is from Gina K Designs from a set called Joyful Holiday.  

I love this image.  I think it is so cute!  Here is a link to the image, Snowman and Bestie. 

Sometimes I like to make Christmas cards in non-traditional colors such as the red and blue colors.  I still think the colors look wintery and festive.  I used copics to color and some stickles on the snow in Crystal color.  

I hope you liked my cards and I hope the recipient does as well.  :) 

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Easy Santa Suit Card and 'Homemade Silver Card Stock'

Hi everybody,

I've been busy working on some card orders which doesn't leave much time for me to make Christmas cards for myself to send out.  I wanted to share the one I made yesterday.  I'll make several of this one, send out a few Bestie cards that I colored and whatever else strikes my fancy.

I got this idea from Pinterest, easy to mass produce


See the silver buckle?  Be impressed okay lol.  I didn't have any silver card stock so I took a piece of white card stock and used Versamark Ink putting it on pretty thick and then sprinkling silver embossing powder all over the card stock and heat set.  Then I cut out the buckle from my 'new' silver card stock. 

The bottom half is the embossing powder before heat set and the top is what it looks like as it heat sets and the bottom one is the finished product.  

Just thought I'd share a quick way to make your gold and silver card stock if you don't have any. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Monday, December 1, 2014

My Christmas Tree and a My Besties Image

Hi everybody!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  I did!  I went to my Aunt's house, about 40 minutes away, which is nothing compared to when I had to drive 5 hours from St. Louis to Memphis.  They met my boyfriend for the first time and they really liked him, which I knew they would :)

I wanted to share a My Bestie image that I colored and also my Christmas tree. 

Here is a link to the My Besties store. My Besties store

I wanted to make the presents colorful but someone told me I should've colored them Christmas colors.  What do you think? 

I'll post card when completed.  :)

Okay, now my tree.  I'm at several stores and I'm seeing people carrying armloads of this 21" mesh and I find out they are using it on their Christmas tree so of course I have to try it.  It's called Deco Poly Mesh.  You can also make wreaths with it.  I have an extra roll that is red and green so I think I'll go buy a wreath and make one.  I'll post that too.  So basically you just take the sides and bring them together bunching it up, twist it and I tied it where I twisted it with these things that are like pipe cleaners but Christmas colors.  Then you poof it up and put it where you want it on your tree.  You can go up and down with it, around like garland.  I think I went kind of diagonal but it's however you like it, no right or wrong way.  This is the tree so far.  Today or tomorrow I'll add more ornaments and I bought some picks to try to use as the topper.  I'll post another picture when finished.  So what do you think about this?  

Then I had some red mesh ribbon so I kind of draped it around tree.  I haven't had a tree up in 4 years because my ex husband wouldn't get it from the basement and bring it up for me and it was too heavy for me to so I'm SO happy that I have one this year.  My boyfriend loves to decorate for Christmas.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!