Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year Everyone!!

I am actually sad to end this year because I had so many wonderful
things happen in my life.  I was blessed with good health, a great job,
fantastic places to travel and
lots of family to spend the Holidays with!

How much better can it get and I can't 
wait to see what's in store for the next year coming up....  
So to end this year- I want to say Happy New Year to
all of you- and thank you for your wonderful comments
 and a reason for me to share all these fun things everyday :)
I truly love to create things and now that 
I submitted my 2nd Spellbinders project I will 
have time to work on some of the New Valentines
projects that I have planned with my new papers...

Here are just a few pictures from my new camera!
Thanks Santa- you are the Best!

 We have a huge family gathering on Christmas eve
with dinner and gifts for the kids and a white
elephant exchange for the parents.  There were lots
of fun things unwrapped and the kids were all happy
with what they got...

 I bought some new things this year to make for my
dining room.  I made it into a blue and silver-snowy, icy, 
snowman room for the holidays.  
I really liked the way this candleholder
came out and I hung snowy sticks and snowflakes from
the chandelier that looks really neat when the lights
are dim and the tree lights are on....

 It's always hard to get a good picture of the grandkids 
and we snapped lots to get this one of all of them :) 
and my sister and inlaws were out from out of state
so it added that much more fun to the days...

 I love it when everyone shares their favorite ornaments
so I thought I would share some of my snowman collection
with all of you.  Some of them I buy and some of them
I painted myself when I did decorative painting. 

 The snowman below is one of my favorites.  My
mom always said to put on happy faces on all my
characters because they make you smile and I 
think she was right because each year I look
forward to putting out all their smiling faces
and having everyone over to visit.... it was
a really fun Holiday Season this year!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I 
wish you good health and all the best for 2012!!

Lots of Hugs,  Teresa

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

New Cards with LOTV stamps..

The last release from LOTV was so cute and I couldn't resist
buying a few new ones to make a few new cards so send so
I got out my Copics out and had lots of fun creating...

 I love the new fairies that they have and
the cute ways they are drawn.  This one
can be for anything really but i used one of
the new mini buttons and made it for a birthday!
 I used papers from Lime Twist 6x6 pad on this
and my lg. Scalloped Octagons and the tiny
Scalloped squares in the 4 windows. For the outside
edge of the frame I traced around the edge of the die
and hand cut it so that it would just barely give
me a little bit of an edge for extra color. The coloring
 on the image is with copics and colored pencils and I added
diamond stickles on her wings to make them sparkle.

 Isn't this little puppy so cute?  For this I used
an old 6x6 pad with pet prints on it and my
Spellbinders Lacey Square die to mat behind
the image.  I also added the diamond stickles
on the little bubbles to make them glisten a little too.

 This is just a quick card you can make from
the kitchen paper pad from Bo Bunny.  I matted
all the papers 4 x to bring out the colors in the stripe
and put one of the coffee chipboard images over
the other coffee image to make it pop more.  The
flowers are from Prima and the what's brewin' is stamped
on cream cardstock with Momento Rich Cocoa
 on a small labels Twenty die from Spellbinders...
 I think I am going to add a little steam coming out
 of the cup now that I see it up but
hope you like all the bright and cheerful colors I used :)

Last for today is just a simple thank you card that I made
with my MME paper pad.  I layered the papers across on
an A2 size cream card and added a sheer ribbon to start
and then embossed a simple square 2" embossed image
on a piece of their coordinating cream cardstock.  Lastly
i glued that on a Spellbinders square fleur de lis die and popped it up
with foam dots for more dimension.

Hope you like the new cards and have lots more to share
but I need to do a bit more coloring still so
have a great day and thanks for stopping by...

Lots of happy hugs,  Teresa

Monday, December 19, 2011

Only 6 days until Christmas...

I made a few new things to share today and with only
6 days left until Christmas I am officially
done shopping.  Yay....  And I just need bows on
the wrapping so that is almost done too.  We all went out 
for lunch yesterday, sang some amazing songs at church
 and watched a few Christmas shows so far
and with the rain we had we even got lots of snow up on the 
mountains.  It looks so pretty and makes it seem more like
Christmas is coming now.  

My project to share today is a book that I made
for my niece for Christmas to put her college photos
in.  Fancy Pants made these amazing brag albums that have
places for journaling, pockets for stuff and little
sleeves for photos.  Since she is going to be a teacher
someday I picked this beautiful school themed paper 
from G45 to create this for her.
The inside cover and back cover have some of the 
tags and photo cards on them and chipboard pieces.
I also did this with the G45 Christmas line to make a book
to keep my holiday photos in.  They are quick and 
easy to make and really hold alot of things inside of them.
(Check out the link on the word Fancy Pants if you are
interested in getting one of these).

Hope you holidays are going good and I have
more cards to share tomorrow with my new stamps
from LOTV so be sure and check back ok :)

 Lots of Hugs, Teresa  

Thursday, December 15, 2011

only 10 days until Christmas

My daughter and I had a great day shopping at the
 Huntington Beach pier this afternoon for Christmas. 
 We found some really cute stores with lots of the beachy 
clothes we love and had time to have a nice
lunch too.  I miss my old hangout with my friends :)

 And i got my Christmas cards mailed so I should be done 
and ready this weekend with a whole week to spare!  Yay! 
I hope you are all having fun so far and be sure and do something
special each day to make this season a great one to remember...

Still excited today about the Spellbinders knews :)
Have a great day!
Hugs,  Teresa

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

On the first day of Christmas with great knews...

Today is the first day we are starting to do all the fun things
planned for the Christmas Season and I have some AMAZiNG news
to share and seems perfect for the first day of the 12 days before Christmas... 

I got an email this morning from Spellbinders----BIG HUGE Yay!!
they asked me to move on to the second round of 
the competition so for my first day of Christmas I am 
elated, exited, thrilled, blessed, happy, and smiling
to the heavens and back...BIGGER Yay now
and doing Petra's happy dance too  :)

Oh happy, happy day...

Hugs, Teresa

Friday, December 9, 2011

Relaxing week

I have a few new things to show today since I have
been home sitting with my dog after his knee operation.
Last Thursday my golden went in to fix a tendon that
he tore completely and I haven't had much sleep since then but
since I have to stay with him day and night so that he doesn't
chew threw all the staples and run anywhere then I have
gotten a few things done.  I got my box of Webster's in
the mail and decided to make this chunky flap book to
put lots of photos and memorabilia of the things 
that we do for the Christmas Holidays this year.  We
decided to do lots more family events instead of spending
so much time in the malls and it is really going to be
a special year because of it.  Much more relaxing I think...
and thank goodness for online ordering too :)

 So if you don't know what flap books are then you
are missing out.  These 2 products are from Pine Cone
Press in So.Cal.  They made these chunky chipboard books in
2 sizes this year and you can really do alot of pages
inside of them.  I made 6 sets of the flap pages for
this and the fun part is you can always add more flaps
if you end up with more photos that you need to scrap!!

 Each of the sections opens up to have more
places for photos.  You can also add flaps up 
or down or envelopes that open up with other fun
things inside of them.  It is really fun and makes 
for an incredibly fun book to look at.  You can't just 
flip through fast on this one and the more you add
the more fun it is... I am going to add lots of paper
clips and pockets too as I get things in the days ahead
so I will show it again when the season is over..

 The measurements for this are 6x17.  You can create
your own by cutting a 12x12 in half and scoring it
at 6" and then adding a flap under the right edge by
cutting a piece of 6x6 and scoring it at 1" and then
gluing it under the first flap on the right edge.  It's 
really easy.  The center of the book is a folded 
accordion piece of paper and each of the flaps is
glued in with Scor Tape.  It works fantastic to keep
hard to hold things in place just in case you haven't 
tried it. I love the it and its easy to apply too!

So with that said I am catching up on scrapping some of
my trips this year.  I was going to use this paper to
do a page of all the blue eyed people in my family,
but it worked even better for my snow trip to Zion.

Being from California we don't get snow much so
being in Zion which is one of my favorite places
in the world on a first snowfall day was just amazing!
I took so many photos and think I will have to do a 
book just for Zion photos now in different seasons.

The papers on this page are from Authentique and I
love the blues.  I would love to decorate my whole house
in this if it were fabric because it is just so pretty.

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what's new
and I hope you are all as excited as I am to celebrate
this year with friends and family...


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