"I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small
tasks as if they were great and noble."
Helen Keller

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Forest Friends

I started out in a swap called Forest Friends. We have had many "forest friends" swap now...every few months there is a new forest theme. Great group of ladies to be swapping with by the way!!!!

This is the 5th round of the forest swap and each time the theme is different. Since we are such a friendly group in the forest...some ideas for this round were cards with...frogs and fishes, little girl with birds around her, beavers and owls...you get it...friends in the forest.

I used a stamp I found at Michael's. With Christmas coming I thought this stamp would be perfect. Can't you just imagine this magical snowman in a wintery forest somewhere chatting with the lil blue bird? Okay...so my imagination gets away from me. But the snowman and bird looked like good forest friends to me.

I used Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red and Very Vanilla cardstock. My designer paper is from Imaginisce. Called, Polar Expressions - All Bundled Up. I also used my CB embossing folder, Riding Hood Red/Vanilla Ribbon and retired Felt Flurries from SU!

Stay warm friends!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thanksgiving Duel

It's that time again...another round of the Dueling Darlings. And, I am THANKFUL for all my Darling friends!!!! This month Michelle was our hostess and we received a great kit to work with.

The theme for this month was Thanksgiving Greeting/Gratitude. The image is from DRS Designs and I love it! I used More Mustard and Baja Breeze cardstock. And I watercolored the image with Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Summer Sun, Really Rust and Old Olive ink. We received some great DP in this kit and I chose to use the polka dot piece. The DP is from Making Memories. The ribbon is from Michaels, the cute button from Creatology and the wonderful leaves from Recollections.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. My oldest son's football team, and the younger team my husband coaches, are both playing in a national tournament in Las Vegas and we are making a vacation out of it. So we will be watching football on Thanksgiving Day and then hitting some great buffet somewhere, I hope. ;)

To all the Dueling Darlings....I am VERY THANKFUL for each and every one of you!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Snow, Snow, Snow...........

Yup we have snow. And sadly, I think it is here to stay. However, it does go right along with the theme of a swap I am in on SCS.

I signed up to make an ABAC item and, of couse, the theme was snow. Snowmen, snowwomen, snowflakes, etc. I saw these adorable snowmen faces made by using the Top Note Die on a card on SCS. I saw these last year on SCS and now there are many snowmen like this in the gallery. I don't know whose card I cased to give you credit (as I don't see it in the gallery now) but you are a genius!!!

So I decided to case the snowman face and instead of putting it on a card I made a bag topper out of it. Luckily for me, Target has Christmas candy out already and I was able to fill the treat bags with Christmas goodies.

I love punch art cards and projects so these were very fun for me to make. I am hoping to make them for my kids' classmates at their school Christmas parties.

Thanks for looking.