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???

17 comments:

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.

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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.