Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Bella & some craftiness!

First candy cane of the season!

Bella just cracks me up!

And she is LOVING this candy cane!

I received this original painting in a swap! The swap was called, "There's a word for people like you!". So my awesome partner, Andrea, went to my profile, and then here on my blog and PRESTO! she came up with "Queen", lol! I love, love, love this painting and finally bought a frame for it today. It's even prettier in person and I have it in my craft room.
I made two pointsettia cards for swaps.
Bookmark for a swap.
This is the first of four cards I made with my angels. The angels are made from Stampin Up's new ornament punch. LOVE 'EM!!
The card front is clear on this one!
I think this one is my favorite!
Traditional colors
Ruby Red and Soft Suede colors together!
I had fun layering these!!!
I received this metal snowflake brad in a swap a bit ago and designed this card around it! I love using the Iridescent Ice and Silver embossing powders!!
Lots of shimmer and sparkle!!
Nativity Card, with a surprise inside...
TA DA!!!!!
I love how this turned out! (I just wish I could get a better photograph of it!)
This is the 5th of 5 cards we made last month at Rachel's house. I put a different snowflake on it and a different base card, but the design is hers. I just ordered some of the cups used for making this so I'll be making some wicked cool shaker cards of my own SOON!!

I also pre-ordered the new Stampin Up mini spring catalog goodies (well, some of them anyway!) on the 1st and they will be here on Wednesday. I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON THEM!!! But in the meantime I will be finishing up my last two swaps, and then I'll have to hustle it to make my Christmas Cards!!! Not sure if I should post them here or not....I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise. What do you think???


Heatherlyn said...

OK, loving the last three Christmas cards starting with the snowflake. I think the painting is really thoughtful and very pretty. And that first candy cane of the season is rather magical, isn't it? :)

blueviolet said...

I would have to sell myself on the streets to be able to afford all the craft supplies you must use! But you are so talented! I adore seeing what you've made!

Deanna said...

I didn't know it was possible to enjoy a candy cane so much.

I really like the cards you make. You are so talented!

Joy said...

That! Painting! Is! Amazing!

Plus, the cards you made are UBER-amazing.

mrsofficer said...

These are adorable, you are crafty! Found you on SITS

tattytiara said...

Oh I do love shiny. Very nice stuff.

Mighty M said...

Bella is so cute! And your cards are fabulous, as always.

Christina said...

Bella's a hoot! She was loving the candy cane!
I think my favorite card was the nativity! I love that set, but I don't have it. Its the amgel that sells me on it everytime!

foxy said...

What a cute girl... and yes, my Bella is name directly after her!! :) Of course!!

I'm LOVING the cards... all so cute!

I'm a full-time mummy... said...

Wow! Love those cards! Make me wanna have some of it! :D

I have just started decorating a bit. Somehow Christmas means more when you have a child! This is our 1st year celebrating Christmas with our baby (he's 9mths old now)!

Thanks for visiting my blog! :D

Mox said...

Wow! You are so talented. Those are beautiful. And I love the Monets.

Me bloggy diggs are moving on over to the blogger ranks!

Hope you'll follow me over! Wouldn't be the same without your pretty face!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my gosh that painting is awesome and SO you! What a fun swap!

Your cards are just delicious! Bella is so freakin cute, can I have her?

AliceKay said...

The video of Bella was really cute. She did look just a little bit sticky. LOL

Loved the cards and the bookmark was very cute.

Mary said...

The nativity card is my favorite, absolutely beautiful!!! Great work as always :o)

Vickie said...

Dang it woman!! Them cards are awesome! I am in love with the snowflake card!

I also love the ornament punch with the stamps. Some day, some day;)

Vanessa said...

Great cards!! I wish I had that kind of talent!

LadyStyx said...

First candy canes of the season are the BOMB!

I love the snowflake and Nativity cards...very lovely.