Saturday, December 19, 2015

Ugly Sweater Season

Sharing a fun card I made using some of My Favorite Things stamps. 
Love making dog-theme cards for a friend of mine and I was inspired when she told me she had been shopping for an ugly sweater for her dog.  This just came together so easily.

I hand cut a little sweater from a retired (I think) Hand Knit stamp set from Stampin' Up! It fit the little dog in the MFT set so well.  

Hope everyone is having a fun, crafty season. 
Merry Christmas, everyone.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tis the Season...for Star Wars gifts!


Long time, no post, but had to share my latest Christmas craft for this holiday.
My brother gave me some terrific candy molds for my birthday.  I used my Marvel Comics and Dr. Who theme molds earlier this year, but my Star Wars molds had been neglected, until now!

Since the latest Star Wars movie is set to open this week, my husband specifically requested I make some candy for his friends for Christmas using my molds.  The detail on the Millenium Falcon turned out great in white chocolate... check it out:



I used my variety of molds to create a little 6-piece gift set.  I decorated a few of them for some more detail.  Not perfect, but I really enjoyed decorating these.  Tempering dark chocolate was a challenge, but thanks to the internet and some quality Guittard melting wafers, these turned out better than I had hoped.

May the force be with you this Christmas!
Happy Holiday Crafting everyone!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Some Like it Hot

I've been in more of Christmas card mode this weekend, but hopping around some blogs for inspiration, I found the latest Summer School Lesson from My Favorite Things, Color Temperatures.
Since my Cozy Greetings stamp set was on my craft table, I took a break from my winter crafting and went in the opposite direction to make this warm card. Perfect timing as I realize I have a late summer birthday card to make.  With some sweltering heat outside, this sunny card makes me think of the heat... yeah, way past warm.  Me, I am not a fan of the heat, but I know some like it hot.

No matter the temperature where you are, have fun summer or holiday crafting!
Now, back to cooler thoughts for me...

Christmas Sparkle in August

Excited to participate in the Happy Little Stampers challenge this week as I have had Christmas cards on my mind...  Now in the heat of August, deep in the dog days of summer, it feels refreshing to pull out the snowflakes and winter themed craft supplies.  Here's my creation for the challenge:

It is very difficult to try and capture the sparkle I sprayed with a mister on my card, but I tried photographing from several angles to try to demonstrate.  Here's the best view I was able to take showing the bits of sparkle on my card:

I used Mama Elephant Creative Cuts dies and Winter Wonderland stamp set for this card, a snowflake die from My Favorite Things, and wavy stitched border die from Avery Elle.  

Hope you are enjoying some Christmas crafting during this summer weekend, too.
Happy stamping everyone!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Bummed Out on Aging - Friends with Flair Day

Last week got the confirmation I suspected was coming... It's time for me to start wearing reading glasses.  When you cannot read the back of your cosmetics and hair care products, you know it's time.  Tiny print is just not meant for aging eyes...  

Today's card features Unity's Gossip, Hot-Flashes & Crazy, my go-to set when I'm feeling bummed about aging... Happy crafting everyone!

UPDATE:  Yippee!  I was randomly selected as a winner from Unity!  
Great way to cheer up a Monday!

Love my craft buddy!

Love my craft buddy!
Dog's view of the Craft-a-torium!