Thursday, November 29, 2007

Decorating for the holidays...

Do you like to make home made decor items for the holidays? If you do, you will love these letters by Say It With Letters! I chose to alter them a little bit differently and instead of covering them with paper, I painted the letters black and brushed the edges with white paint, then added some photos of my girls with their cousin and some embellishments. These letters actually have holes in the back of them, so you can hang them on the wall too! If you would like to purchase the PEACE undecorated letters, click here. (You can view these photos larger by clicking on them.)

(Stocking card is out for PUBLICATION..Paper Crafts PC Holiday Card Issue, 2008.)

And this little stocking card is one more project for the kit over at InspireMeCardKits! I'm going to make a few of these for my nieces and nephews to hold their gift cards for Christmas (they love to go pick out their own toys, etc.)! Love the fun Scenic Route papers and chipboard! I used the rub on circles in the kit to form the heel and toe on the stocking card, just cut the circle in half before applying! They are really easy and so fun to make. Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Right at Home Scrapbooking...

I have some very exciting news to share! I have been asked to join the Right at Home team and put together a monthly card kit for you all! This month's kit features the new Figgy Pudding by Basic Grey and let me tell was SUPER fun to play with all these gorgeous goodies!! Upon purchasing a kit, you will receive an invitation to the classroom, which will contain the pictures and detailed instructions for four cards (plus a bonus card). The best part is that you have the supplies to easily make 6-8 designer more fun creating! Get yours while they last by clicking on the link above!
Some sneak peeks for you!

Thanks for visiting me today!~Danielle~

Friday, November 23, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving...

to all of you! Hope your day yesterday was filled with wonderful moments with your family! We had a great day together, laughing, eating, and laughing and eating some more. ha Wanted to share a couple of projects I made this morning (yes, I go through withdrawals with only one day of not scrapbooking-he hee) for Inspire Me Card Kits' November kit! Papers and chipboard are Scenic Route this line and the colors! And don't forget to decorate your envelopes for your Christmas cards this year! The rub ons from Daisy D's and stickers from Creative Imaginations in the kit worked so well for this. I am going to write the address in the little circle. Well, have a fun weekend relaxing with your family or shopping if that is what you are doing today! Not me..I don't much care for the crowds. But hopefully sometime this weekend, we will get to put up our tree and start listening to all the fun Christmas music! Hugs, ~Danielle~
Decorate an envelope:

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tis the Season!

Well, we woke up to snow this morning...what a surprise! It definitely gets me in the mood to get out my Christmas decorations and music and start spreading the cheer around the house! If only I didn't have to get ready for Thanksgiving first. We have a tradition of putting up our tree this coming weekend. I can't wait!

I just wanted to pop in and share a couple more cards! The second one is for the next sketch over at Sketch This: Cards (#33). I adore these journaling chipboard pieces from Rhonna Farrer. I knew I had to have them when I first saw them! Christmas cards are so fun to make, aren't they?

I wish you all a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday! ~Danielle~

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Happy Saturday!

This is just a little layout for fun of my 2 girls..I love seeing them grow closer and closer the older they get and wanted to get it down on paper! I shot a bunch of cute pics of them in the leaves one day!

And a cute lil card with a fun embossing technique on chipboard that I've been meaning to try. I laid the chipboard star on a paper plate and covered with a metal embossing stencil. Then added dimensional paint over the stencil and smoothed out with an old credit card, lifted the stencil off carefully and let dry. Then you can paint it, ink it, whatever you like! I really love the dimension it gives! Have a fun scrappy weekend! ~Danielle~

Thursday, November 15, 2007

I sure do love Fancy Pants!!

Check out the new card kit from Treasured Scrapbooking featuring these beautiful papers from Fancy Pants!! LOVE their products. The colors in this kit are just so warm and perfect for those thank you cards or Thanksgiving cards for your loved ones! On the last one, I added paint to my chipboard flowers. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! Do you have anything fun planned? ~Danielle~

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Need a little inspiration?

Pop on over to Janelle's blog for the next sketch (#32)'s up today! Here is my take on it:
The leaf was inspired by one of the latest Family Fun Magazines...they covered a leaf with yarn and it looked so neat! I didn't have any yarn, so I used twine by covering the chipboard with Therm-O-Web adhesive and sticking the little pieces of twine on. Papers are KI Memories and Chatterbox, brad is Queen and Co, lace is Wrights, and little rub on swirl is Basic Grey. Give it a's fun! ~Danielle~

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Little pocket card...

Just thought I'd pop in and share a little card made for the crop over at Treasured Scrapbooking this weekend..I wanted to share sooner, but became a little busy getting everything ready for my daughter's 8th birthday! We went rollerskating on Saturday with all her friends and had a terrific time, it was fun!! (but I am sore today..ha)
To make the card, I cut a strip of the polkadot paper (by Making Memories), folded it in half and stitched around the 3 edges to create the pocket, then used Scenic Route journaling stickers to create the snowman. I cut up a snowflake (Imaginisce) for his arms and used a Basic Grey rub on swirl for the snow! This would be fun for a Christmas card with a photo on the tag, or a gift card attached to the tag, or just a to/from tag to put on a present! I did some holiday shopping today and am getting in the spirit! How 'bout you? ~Danielle~

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Feeling a little Christmasy!

I picked up some fun Christmas paper on my bus trip a few weeks ago, and am feeling in the spirit of things already! This card is for the Sketch This: Cards blog #31 here.
The second one was made for 2 things...Lilybean's challenge on her blog (FUN!) and also as an ad challenge for Treasured Scrapbooking! All participants who complete this challenge get their name in a drawing at the end of the month from TS! WOOT! So pop on over and play!
Have a great day! I have to make a run to Walmart..yuck! ~Danielle~

Monday, November 5, 2007

Up for a challenge?

Come on over to challenge this week is to create a shaped card using software! I went a little crazy on examples here, but I was having so much fun with this. You can use Microsoft Word as I did on the “U rock” card and the “Happy Spring” card. To do so, open a new document, click on Insert, Picture, and WordArt and choose a shape. You can click on and drag the corner of the shape to make it larger or smaller. Print the shape at the top or bottom of a sheet of cardstock and fold to create a card base! Or you can use a digital element as I did on the others. There are many free digital downloads on the internet! Let me know if you have any questions and have fun! Can’t wait to see what you do!
Happy Spring card (using WordArt)
Cute as a button (enlarged a digital button)
Love card (enlarged a digital photo corner)
U Rock card (using WordArt)
Rain or Shine..I'll be there for you (digital shape)