Thursday, November 25, 2010

Santa's Sleigh

I'm on a roll with my Christmas cards this year! Here's another one for you...I wanted to do a one layer card so I did a faux layer by tearing a strip that looked like snow, then added a circle punch for the moon and then brayered over the top of it with Pacific Point ink for the sky.

This was a really easy card to do and I love the effect!  Once I was happy with the sky I used one of my all time favourite sets, Lovely as a Tree and stamped the trees in Early Espresso.  I stamped the Santa which is a retired stamp set called Wandering Words. 

All it needed then was some glitter on the trees and for the snowflakes.  Rudolf has a red glittery nose, but it's hard to see in the picture {g}

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your time with me!  I hope you come back soon to see the rest of my Christmas cards!


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Oh my...!

Well for heaven's sake...I've been so darned busy, I totally forgot to share my November Vintage calendar with you! LOL...I've only missed the first half of the month! That's not so bad is it?  {g} 

Here it is... the images and paper are from Crafty Secrets and the ribbon and little curly paper clip thingy is from Stampin'Up!


The way time is flying I'm going to have to peel off the 2010 calendar from my little vintage project and redo it with the 2011 calendar .... soon!  You can download the 2011 CraftySecrets calendar here....hope you have a happy November!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Merry & Bright

I saw this idea ages ago...and of course can't remember where!  It's a fairly simple card to make, I first made a template using the cardboard that comes in our Designer Paper.  I cut a rectangle using my Nestabilities and then taped it to my white layer with painters tape to keep it in place.  Then I sponged Old Olive all over the cut out of the template. 

Edited to add:  Thanks so much to Carol for jogging my memory as to where I saw this was Julie Buhlers Blog!  Of course it was Julie's...I love her blog!! It's Paper Pleasing Ideas.  I still haven't found the direct link, got lost enjoying her blog and all of her amazing tutorials...if you haven't vistited Julie's need to!  Lots of great ideas and pictures there...thanks Julie and thanks again Carol for pointing me in the right direction to give proper credit!

I stamped the Pine tree, from Lovely as a Tree over the space, stamping a couple of times, before reinking until I liked the effect.  Then I carefully removed the cardboard template and inked up the tree again and stamped it on the side.  I added a bow to the corner, a retired greeting (sorry I can't remember what set this is from!) and then added liquid embroidery to the tree and under the tree as well.

I adhered all the layers and then with my stylus, I added snow dots with the White Shimmer Paint to make snow.  It's a bit hard to see, if you doulble click the picture it should show a larger image!

Hope you like my latest Christmas card share!  Thanks for stopping by and sharing your time with me!
Hugs ~ Judy

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Today is Remembrance Day...the day we remember our soldiers and all of their sacrifices for us. 

Let’s remember them every day and pray that our soldiers will return home safely to us.

Remember them.

Now and always.

Remember them with pride and deepest respect.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Pizza Cookie

Here's the recipe I promised when I had my last's a Pizza Cookie and it's seriously yummy! The kids love it and so does everyone can use any toppings you like as well. 

I've been making this for years, I originally found the recipe in the Company's Coming cookbooks when they first came out.  Give it a try, I'm sure it will be a favourite with your family too!

Oatmeal Chip Pizza Cookie

1 cup Butter or Margarine (softened)
2 cups Brown Sugar (packed)
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
2 cups Flour
1tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
2 cups Rolled Oats
2 cups SemiSweet Chocolate Chips
3/4 cup medium Coconut

Cream butter and sugar together.  Beat in eggs 1 at a time.  Add vanilla and remaining ingredients.  Mix well.  Press 3 cups of dough into a greased 12" pizza pan.  Sprinkle with more semisweet chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, nuts, coconut, candy coated chocolates (Smarties, M&M's), and or any other treat you like!

This makes 1 large pizza and 1 small pizza.  Bake in a 350 oven for 10 minutes. (This time is good for my convection oven.  If you don't have a convection oven I would just bake it for about 5 minutes longer until it's golden on top).

The toppings for the pizza cookie above in the photo were:
M&M Peanuts
Peanut Butter Chipits
Skor Chipits
Long and Bead Sprinkles (have no idea what the real name for these are!)

I hope you give this a try and hope you and your family love it as much as we do!  Enjoy!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Christmas Collage

More Christmas cards for you {g} Don't you feel that as soon as Halloween is over we're in a headlong rush to get ready for Christmas? 

Here's my share for you today...I love this stamp set, well there are two of them and I love them both!  I know I always say it but seriously these are two of my favourite things!!  I used the Christmas Collage background set and the Bells and Boughs stamp set...isn't it pretty!

I stamped with Crumb Cake ink on Very Vanilla paper, then I stamped the bells on a Very Vanilla scrap and punched it out with the 1 3/4" punch.  Then I sponged the edges of the circle and adhered it on the background.  I added some homemade Champagne Shimmer Mist and spritzed the whole layer.  When it was dry I adhered it to the Crumb Cake base, added a cream organza bow and its done!  Simple and oh so pretty!

To make the Shimmer Mist, I filled a tiny spritz bottle with rubbing alcolol, about 3/4 full and then added a couple of good sized drops of Champagne Shimmer Paint.  Shake it up really good each time you use it.  I spritzed it inside a large cardboard box as there is some overspray.  The effect is totally awesome and so pretty in real life! If you click on the picture and then enlarge it, you might be able to see the shimmer!

Hope you like my Christmas share...thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs ~ Judy

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Happy Birthday LilyBean!

Wow...our little LilyBean is a year old! She's still as sweet and gentle and mischievious as ever and we love her so much! As you can see, she still snuggles in her favourite pink blanket....aww...isn't she cute!!

She's a little crafter too and loves to get into my stuff and run away with my sponges and flowers, really anything I'm working on she loves to get into!

She really loves it when my Stampin'Up! order arrives and I start to pull out the brown paper...she thinks its just for her! LOL! She tunnels into it and hides her toys in it and even has a little cat nap or two on top of it

When I saw the cute little Halloween cones on Kimberly's blog, I thought to myself...hmmmm....I think that would make the perfect birthday hat for Lily...what do you think? you think she likes it?  She didn't mind for a few minutes but then she just wanted to get it off and play with it!  I used the Jolly Holiday DSP and Pink Satin Ribbon and retired silver elastic cording.  

Here she is with our Halloween first she didn't know what to make of them, but then decided to have a dainty chomp of the stem!

I hope you've enjoyed this little peek into my world!  Thanks for stopping by and sharing your time with me!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My last Halloween projects!

Well, Halloween is over and it was so busy around here I didn't have time to post my Halloween Shop or my Halloween Luminary....but, better late than never!  I just love this card design, I can think of all kinds of wonderful ways to use it.  Imagine a Bakery shop, or a Wine shop...a Florist shop, or a cute Christmas shop....the list is endless!

I hope you all had a wonderful and safe Halloween! My pumpkins are still sitting on my porch..I hate to toss them out...maybe I'll cook them up and make Pumpkin loaf or Pumpkin muffins {g}

I used Old Olive and Black for the card, the SU spider web folder and 4 stamp sets!!!  What fun!  The stamp sets are Halloween Hoot, Dark and Dreary, Fangtastic and Wicked Cool.  I gold embossed the little broom and added gold glitter for magic dust.

I found a little package of spiders at the dollar store and tied a thread around it's body and legs and taped it up behind the awning...then I added some purple webby floss that I had in my stash.  The ribbon on the bottom was attached with sticky strip and just folded up and down to make a zigzag.

Here is the last of my Halloween goodies for this year, I had so much fun making this little luminary. I found the directions on Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie's blog...what a great idea!  After my box was cut, I ran it through the SU spider web folder and ran my sponge over Whisper White craft ink to give it dimension and to make it look cloudy.

To finish it, I added some googlie eyes and a spider.  I used black cardstock and cardstock vellum, and the Haunting Wheel...I just love these little goblins! 

Now I have to post the Christmas cards I've been making!  Thanks for stopping by and sharing your time with me!