No I did not make this. I actually found it on Etsy. I ordered it for soulmate and I for Christmas last year... I love it! So did he. I think personalized ornaments every year are going to be our thing... I think I need to get one for Diem now!!! Since we all know how hard it is to find things personalized for her!!
Friday, February 28, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I showed this card to the soul mate, and he said that IS SANTA. Glad he approved! He told me... NOW THIS IS THE SANTA YOU SEE AT CHRISTMAS.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
These precolored Digis, and sentiments are from the Doodle Pantry fundraiser sets for OWH.. Best purchase EVER!
Heres a close up of them:
Monday, February 24, 2014
Yep, I another MFT stamp set.
I really like how I made it look like a Polaroid. I want to say this was based off a sketch... some where.. But I love it... Perfect OWH card!! Now to find that patterned paper again! :(
Sunday, February 23, 2014
I love this Su set.. retired and everything. I still love it... I love creating scenes with it... I love this christmas patterned paper that I had.. .so I decided to cut out the trees!!! I love the colors!! I love it all... I would have made more... but that is a pain in the rear, but I loved the look of it!!!! its a perfect card ... i couldnt be happier with it!
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Heres my Christmas card I made for the Soulmate... Is it bad that its February, and I have yet to send my Christmas cards because I was waiting for Diem to sign all the cards... lol.
I love this Santa baby set from MFT... ughhh still sad they retired all their sets.. .but I love this card!!! and yes... theres glitter.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Here is Diem's birthday card from last year that I made using the Doodle Pantry OWH fundraiser digis.
If anyone knows anything about my daughter.... shes got a pony. His name is Angus (From the movie Brave).
Here's Angus... now you tell me that Horse looks like her Pony...
I made this card for her 7th birthday... yep. Your read that right... that little beast is 7 now.
Here she is when we lived in Iowa in 2007....
Here she is now!!
2014: Hat from the soulmate for her birthday... this is after we went and saw the movie Frozen. She loves that movie... she only saw it 3 times in theater!!!!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
If you need a gentle reminder, here is what the sketch looks like:
Now go onward, and go play!!!
Posted by Em at 7:39 AM
OMG. Sooo I decided the other day to go through my stash of BBW products... THIS ISNT EVEN ALL OF IT FRIENDS. During semi annual, and or MOS (Merchandise off sale), or Gratis.. .I have accumulated all of this during my almost two years living here.. and to be honest... I dont even think I paid full price for any of this!!! I use a lot of this for gifting, or donation.. I love to show my appreciation to people with little treats like this.
Okay, sooooo you sat through that post, I guess I should post SOMETHING artsy related.... Soooo here it goes!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
This quote, passage, statement... whatever you want to call it... speaks for itself. I love this card. I think i love the color combo the best.. maybe the patterns too... BUT I have fallen in love with it... I even like the brads on it... And I am not even a brad person! I like to loop them in there with eyelets.. I dislike them.. but when they are done right, I love them. Currently, I am on a brad kick... I couldnt tell you why.. but I am enjoying the pizzazz its adding to my cards. :)
Monday, February 17, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
My friend Rachel.... was one of the very first people I met here in Arkansas. We actually applied for the same job, and were in the same interview group. Oddly enough we got hired on at the same time. She is oddly enough me. But in a hippy mindset... .free bird if you would like to call it that. She actually introduced me to my soulmate. She set me up on blind date/double date. This was the card I made for her to thank her for introducing us.
I love this Owl I received via Wish Rak. Its from Stamping Bella... and once again, you will see the fish tail!! I love the fish tail banners... I also love the stitching borders. Something I have picked up from my current obession...ANYTHING BY STAROFMAY..... Kristina Werner. :) I love her!
Friday, February 14, 2014
Made two different Valentines Day cards for Two different men in my life.. .One is for Soulmate, and the other is for my BFF Drew... Who I havent made a card for in ages... and he always inspires my pin up cards... I used some crackle paint and stickles on the wings... I love the way it came out!! I stamped my broads out twice, paper pieced the bodess and used dimensionals. It helps placing the wings. :) HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO MY GUYS
Thursday, February 13, 2014
This is a card that I put in my Operation Write Home stash.
I am typically not a floral-ly person. but I love this paper... reminds me of my Grandmas old house before they refurnished it... it had that vintage-y vibe to it. I love it!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Now, here's my take on it using the sugar skulls set that I have never used until today.
Posted by Em at 4:39 PM
Every year for Veterans Day I make cards for as many Veterans I personally know... or have made contact with via OWH. This was the card of the year that I had made.
I personally make a lot of patriotic cards in general. As a general rule of thumb... When I make "Thank you" type cards, I make extras that I can use for Operation Write Home as AnyHero letters.
Have you shown your appreciation for someone recently?
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
Sunday, February 9, 2014
I just cant get enough of this set... even after having it all these years.
I am also currently addicted to making those little fish tails you see all over the card-making world. I don't have the dies for it, so I just make them by hand.
Enjoy your Sunday!
Saturday, February 8, 2014
I have the best cousin in the whole wide world. She is extremely supportive, and there for me when I need her. We may be almost 2000 miles away from each other.... but we email like we are having a coffee date everyday. So when I received this image from Wish Rak on SCS.... I knew it would be perfect!! plus it reminds me of our favorite show FRIENDS and Central Perk. Shes my Monica for sure.
Stamp: Stamping Bella
... and yes you see glitter.
Friday, February 7, 2014
... Be Happy.
I made this card for my former co-manager at my job. She has been supportive of everything I do since I first met her... and I could probably say she was the very first friend I have ever met here in Arkansas. She and I are very much alike. Its like a long lost sister...
NOTE: I call her Hot Mandy. (She now teaches hot yoga, and on their class schedule it had her listed as HOT MANDY one day... so I have been calling her that ever since).
So at our job, we are all really good friends, and all come up with random inside jokes... Donuts happens to be one of them. I saw this stamp from House Mouse at Hobby Lobby (Clearance section) and this $1 stamp (Mike's) and knew it had to go together. It was a perfect card for Hot Mandy, and it gave her a good laugh when she got it in the mail... after it had been sitting on my craft desk for a good solid month. (YIKES!!!)
Thursday, February 6, 2014
I personally love this now retired set from MFT... I have used it I dont know how many times... but it is still one of my absolute favorites. I am super bummed MFT no longer carries the Whos that Girl series (WTG). I loved them!!!!! They are the ones that really got me hooked into this stamp company.
This is one of a few cards I havent made for Operation Write Home... but it was made for a special person. I took this picture, and posted it on instagram.. it was one of my very first cards I ever posted on there. Instagram has been my one of my outlets of creativity lately. It has been instrumental in my crafting process it seems lately!
Stamps: Maid for You, MFT
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
My daughter loves mail and lately she's been pestering me about sending her some mail.. Sooooo I made her this turtle love card using a digi and one of the OWH stamp sets from Hero Arts. I hope she loves it.
Posted by Em at 10:20 PM
Hey friends. Man I've been out of the game for far too long.... But I'm back and let's see how long I keep this up this time around. I've got some amazing coworkers who have ignited my crafty fire again and because of them.... You're seeing a post on my very neglected blog.
I've been posting a ton on Instagram. You should probably follow me on there. Just saying.
Here's some cards for OWH. I made them on Super Bowl Sunday. Gave me a reason to use my extremely neglected greeting farm stamps.
On that note... Leave me a comment.. And I am off to do some creating.