Saturday, January 8, 2011

Give me a kiss!!!

When I joined Sherri's Mistletoe swap, I KNEW I had no Mistletoe stamps.  But, I figured I had some stamps I could working leaves & berries.  Well, I didn't.  As the deadline approached, I got DESPERATE.  I searched for digital stamps.  It's AMAZING how many people don't know the difference between Holly & Mistletoe.  Even stamp designers!!!  I bought a digital stamp.  But, once I got it, I didn't like it.  So, I found this free mistletoe circle.  Then, I found a blog where a woman made mistletoe out of the SU Bird punch.  Eureka!!!  Love how it turned out.  And, for stamping purists (me included) there is "real" stamping on the red scalloped circle, although you can barely see it.  LOL

Friday, January 7, 2011

Can you take MORE Christmas?

 In honor of my tree STILL being up, I'll share some Holiday themed ATCs I've done recently.  I think both were for Sherri's swaps.  Santa and the elf stamps are both from the same set the Becca got me for Christmas last year.  Just colored Santa but paper-pieced the elf. 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

It's (gonna be) A Girl!!!

Scott's niece is pregnant & they know it's going to be a girl.  They are keeping the name to themselves for now.  We had a shower for Christie on Sunday & this is the card I made for her.  This is the very first stamp I ever bought!!!  Got it at a LSS that has long since closed!!  I think it turned out very cute & girlie!  This is the first girl born into (Scott's side of) the family since Becca!!  All 4 of my MIL's great-grandchildren & Aunt Jackie's one are all boys!!!  Time for some PINK!!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

It's Mrs. Claus

For Chris' Mrs Claus swap.  It's HARD to find a stamp of just the Missus!!  This is a digital stamp.  Cut out all the pieces for the hat, dress & apron.  There is stickles on the holly leaves.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Last Christmas Card

This is the last & my FAVORITE of the Christmas cards.  Doesn't have much stamping but was really ALOT of work to distress EVERY piece of paper!!!!  And, the worst thing is, I STOLE the whole idea from another stamper!!  Check out JenMarie's inspiration here.  Of course, I SAY inspiration but I changed NOTHING except I dyed my baker's twine so it wasn't quite so WHITE.  I truly LOVE the results!!

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I live in Southern IL, near StL. I've been married to Scott for 26 years and we have 2 kids: Becca 21 & Nick 19. We have a kitty named Jack. I work as a medical biller. Scott is an auditor & travels about 2 weeks of the month.