Sunday, January 19, 2014

Merry Monday #91, Snowmen or snowpeople

Happy Sunday morning folks!  I love these easy days!  Doing a little laundry, sitting around in my lounging clothes...doesn't get much better than this!  Eventually I do have to get ready to pick the girls up from being with their father, but other than that, my day is free!
 
And for some more good news:  I start a new full time job tomorrow!  I'm so excited, and a bit nervous!  Wish me luck!
 
Anyhow, on with the Merry Monday card:
 
This cutie is from Whimsie Doodles and is called Snowman Cocoa.  The sentiment is from another image set called Cocoa with Friends, that Melyssa was offering for free over the holidays.  My intention was NOT to use so much yellow on this card, as I really don't see it as a "holiday" color, but once I colored the mug yellow, there seemed to be no turning back!  I thought I should keep the layout simple, as I was already overwhelmed by the yellow!
 
Well, as it's now afternoon, I'm gonna get this linked up!  :)  Thanks for stopping by!
 
~Marie~

ETA:  How could I forget to link up to Hazel's Christmas Extra??
 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

OK, so now I am addicted...

To making ornaments!  This is my second one, and I can't wait to make another one!  I asked the girls for color suggestions, and Leandra said purple, so that will be next.  Any other suggestions?  :)  So here is #2:
I specifically made this with a challenge in mind, which I will link to at the end of my post.  It called for a monochromatic color scheme, so I'm *hoping* they don't mind the touches of gold too much!  :)  Here's a closer view:
 
I used vellum for my poinsettia again, this time coloring it with Broken China DI.  The swirls are cut from photo paper again, and inked with Broken China, Tumbled Glass, and Peacock Feathers.  Chad suggested that I add glitter to the flower this time, so I used an orange stick to "paint" the Star Dust Stickles on, and boy is it pretty IRL!!!  I'm really loving making these!  I think I am going to have to switch up my embellishments soon tho...I don't want them all to be poinsettias!
 
Here are the challenges I am linking to, so far:
 
Winter Wonderland:  Monochrome
Country View Challenges:  Monochromatic
Craftyhazelnut:  Patterened Paper for January
CHNC Extra Challenge for January: Anything Christmas
ABC Christmas challenge:  A for Anything Christmas
 
Those are all the ones I know of for now!  Thanks for having a look today!
 
~Marie~
 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Merry Monday #90, Jingle Belles old and new, Holly Jolly, and Hazel, of course!

Happy Friday everyone!  It is indeed a happy Friday because my family and I are going to eat for *FREE* tonight at the new Taco Bell where I'll soon be working!  YUMMAY!!!  ;)  But I know no one is here to read about THAT...so how 'bout a pretty picture instead?

I've been dying to use my *new* 2011 Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments to make an ornament!  Here is the first of hopefully many!  I had alot of fun making it, even though the whole process took a few days, starting and stopping!  The paper is from the Recollections "Believe" 12x12 pad.  You can see I also used my loved Spellbinders Poinsettia die set too, along with the MS fern? punch, and the Sizzix Scribbles Swirls die.  The flower, leaves and ferns are all made from vellum that I inked with my TH Distress inks.  For the swirls I wanted a different material, so I tried the DI for the first time on photo paper.  Worked great!  I am SO HAPPY with this ornament!!!  :)  Here's a close-up pic:




Anyhow, these are the challenges I am linking this to:

Jingle BellesOld and New (my paper is old(ish), and the 2011 ornament die set, new)
Merry Monday #90:  Ribbon or Twine
Holly Jolly:  Ribbon or Lace
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra:  Anything Christmas

Thanks for having a look today, and enjoy yourself, whatever you are doing!  :)

~Marie~

ETA:  I just checked out Hazel's other challenges (I don't know how she keeps up with so many!), and found that this will fit in nicely, so I'm adding them to the list also.  Just found out this will also fit into the challenge for Christmas Cards All Year Round, so adding it there as well!

CHNC #158:  Upcycle, repurpose, or use a freebie (I used some "chipboard" that I saved from some packaging as the base for my ornament.)
CHNPPC (Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge):  Use patterened paper



Thursday, January 2, 2014

I finally did it!

I've been wanting to do this for a good while now...I finally organized and labeled my Distress Inks !!!  Here's a pic:

Don't mind the brightness...I had a lot of lights on in my room.  As you can see, I still have room for more!  Gotta hit the hay...just wanted to share that!!



Marie