Friday, December 31, 2010

Penguin Party


It's the last Day of December and I'm headed over the mountains to celebrate Christmas and New Year's with my wonderful in-laws. But before I go, I have one more card for 2010 to share with you!

For this one I've used Party the Penguin (by Jane's Doodles for Claudia and Company) to create a penguin PARTY!! And you might have noticed that I also snuck in Lori Boyd's penguin companion stamp that comes with the Winter Ella. :) I was thinking about this penguin with the scarf on and then I saw a "do not open until Dec 25" stamp...and I thought, well maybe Party the Penguin is like 'Lotso' from Toy Story 3 and he wants to have the spotlight on himself, so he put all the other penguins in a jar and attached that note. I come up with these little stories for my cards...LOL! But then when I started making the card it just seemed to go in a little bit different direction. Instead, these little penguins are yours for the price of 5 cents each and Party the Penguin is having his day in the spotlight, just as he'd hoped, because someone just picked him!
And that's the story. :)

I hope you ALL have a Wonderful New Years and I'll see you again very soon!

P.S. sorry for the bad photo, I could not find the charger for my regular camera anywhere and had to use my bad backup!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Shades of Winter

Hi Friends!

Can you believe December is coming to an end already? Where has the time gone! And that means that we're about to say goodbye to 2010 as well. It's hard to believe a whole decade has passed since we partied like it was 1999 :)

I'm back with 2 cards for you today and they both feature Puddle Jumpers having fun in winter weather!

First up is PJ Winter Landon and he's gone out to play on a lovely day...the sun is out, the grass is just starting to show itself again, but there are still banks of snow piled up too! I think he and teddy will create one last snowman!

And my second card features PJ Winter Ella. She is a bit more bundled than Landon, because her wintery weather calls for a little more cozy. The snow is falling, she's catching flakes on her tongue, and having a blast traipsing through it all in her favorite winter galloshes!

I just can't get enough of these cutie pie Puddle Jumpers! And they're going to be making their way into theBRAND NEW Claudia and Company STORE on January 1st!! MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!

I hope your last few days of 2010 are Super and Fun and Super*!!

P.S. Landon's card is a layout case of one of my card 'heroes'--the very talented and lovely Amy Sheffer.

*wink---love you, Hubs

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Let It Snow!

Hello Friends!

How are you? Did you have a nice Holiday?
I had a wonderful Christmas, spent with lots of family. And I get to do it all over again this weekend with my hubby's family---so excited!

I hear that many of you are experiencing SNOW and LOTS of it!! Woweee! Seattle is snowless right now...just lots and lots and LOTS of rain! Sooooooo in thinking about all that snow across the board and then thinking about all the kiddos on holiday getting to go and play in it...I have created this snow inspired card using the adorable Puddle Jumper Winter Hannah stamp!! Isn't she CUTE!!

She is available at the Die Cuts R Us store, but for a limited time---because at the end of THIS WEEK, DCRU will be shutting it's doors and Claudia and Company Stamps will be available in the Claudia and Company STORE!!! Isn't that COOL! Be sure and check out the C & Co. Blog for all the latest details.

Have a wonderful day and if you're venturing outside, be sure to stay bundled up like PJ Hannah!


Friday, December 17, 2010

Merry Christmas

Happy Friday, Friends!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Can you believe Christmas Eve is only 1 week away! I'm so's like I'm 5 again during this time of year. LOL

Here's a little Christmas card I made as I was racking my brain for something fairly simple to replicate a few times, in order to finally send a few handmade cards this year! Can you believe it, a card maker who doesn't send handmade Christmas cards? Outrageous. LOL! Normally, I'm so stressed with all that's going on, that I end up making a card for my parents and the ladies at work, and that's it! This year I will try and make a few more thanks to this cute little paper wreath idea! :)

Hugs and Happy Holidays to All!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Spotlight on Claudia and Company

Hi Friends! Happy Friday!!
And it's a VERY happy Friday, indeed, because today begins the December challenge over at Claudia and Company!

This month's challenge is to spotlight an area of your card. There are several ways to do a spotlight, as you'll notice in all the FABulous samples the DT has for your inspiration today. I chose to go with an almost literal spotlight and cast a beam on cute little Party time Piper here. Actually, I kinda wanted the card to look like layers of it were unfolding or being pulled up and techni-color Puddle Jumper Piper emerging from it all. :) Well, at least that was the vision, the execution is a whole other thing! LOL!

And that's my card! But before I go, I really do want to "Spotlight" Claudia and Company for a second and direct your attention to some very exciting news that was shared on the DCRU blog yesterday. Check it out!

Be sure and stop by the rest of the girlies blogs and leave them some love! Have a Great weekend!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Jesus Is The Reason For The Season

"And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:8-14

Today I'm joining a very special group of ladies for a very very special Celebratory Hop! It's a card hop to celebrate what Christmas truly means to each of us ladies and that is to honor Jesus. I truly am so thankful to be part of such a wonderful tribute to (and for) the reason I am the person I am today. PTL! :)
Okay, on with the show!

You should have arrived from Heather's Blog and she is the first stop of this Lovely Hop, so you're on the right track!! And speaking of that sweet lady...there are several sponsors for this hop who are offering prizes and her company Freshed Brewed Designs is one of them!
Here's what's up for grabs just for hopping and leaving comments with us today:

In addition to the official sponsors, a few stampers in the group are offering up some gifties too! You'll just have to hop hop hop all the way through to find out!
And there's also an opportunity for you to join us if you'd like! At the end of the hop, Catherine's Blog has a link where you can upload your own "Jesus Is The Reason" card!

For my card I've used an old SU set called "Baby Jesus is born" and decided to create a snow globe shaker card! I colored the image with Copics and used glitter and pearl dots for the snow. It's all held together with a piece of acetate and dimensionals. The paper is My Minds Eye and the ribbon is also SU.

Here is a bird's eye view of the card after it's been shaken a bit. :)

Thanks so much for joining us today and Merry Christmas!! Your NEXT STOP on the HOP is the Lovely Karen!!

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is the complete blog roll:
Kadie--you are here