Saturday, December 18, 2010

New Hero Arts Stamps!

A happy hello!

I've had a Friday and Saturday filled with last minute shopping, wrapping and crafting with some new stamps! I even baked a batch of cookies! If you know me at all, you know that I never bake, and actually don't even like to do it, so that was BIG! And I love what new stamps can do for one's mojo! Especially when they're from my favorite company, Hero Arts!

Here are several cards I've made with the four new stamps I bought on Friday.

I love the Hand Drawn Flower! I have other plans for this stamp, but made this one red and yellow for a friend and co-worker who is in the hospital. She loves this color combo.

And this stamp is so beautiful. I had planned on embossing and coloring the image in a totally different design, but then had the idea of using the gold embossing powder. This Flower Bird Garden stamp speaks for itself and stands on its own quite nicely!

Then there's the Tree Trunks wood stamp. Love this one too! I thought of birch trees right away and made this card first.

Then I wanted to try something real simple and made this one too.

Last, but certainly not least, is the Large Blossom cling stamp. It is a smaller version of the same, larger background stamp, and I know it is going to be a favorite of mine!

I wanted to make something fresh, colorful and spring-like. I'm really missing warm weather. It's been so snowy and cold here this month, and we are suppose to get another snow storm on Monday night! Not sure where we're going to put it all!

That's it for me. It's getting late so I'm headed for bed. Have to work tomorrow. Have a great night and a wonderful Sunday! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Paper Whites, a Christmas Tag and a "Yummy" Church!

Happy Monday!

I have lots to share today, but before I get started, I thought it would be fun for you to see a couple more photos of our big blizzard. Here is my hubby, in the middle of the storm, trying to clear the driveway with our snow blower.

And this is what it looked like, on my deck, the following morning. Beautiful but very cold here now! Temperatures are below zero!

Now onto a tag that I made, using the Happy Holiday Tags set I received from Linda, for winning a random draw on her blog! Thanks Linda!

I won't go on about how I made it because I need to show you the amazing graham cracker church that our cake decorator made at work.

Everything you see is edible! She used Fondant which is an icing-like substance used to decorate cakes. Here is her masterpiece!

Isn't is amazing?! She does a fabulous job, loves doing it and is the sweetest person ever!

Here is another view.

And a close-up of the fabulous roof! Yes, that is a bell inside the tower!

See it inside there?

Here is an even closer view.

And a close-up of the doors. She is going to save it so that next year she can add pews inside!

And here is Renee, posing with her amazing church.

So one more thing I thought you'd enjoy. My Paper Whites are blooming and are they ever pretty!

I took these photos at night with the flowers against the window so you could get a feeling of how white and beautiful they are! Love them!

Okay, that's it for me today! Hope you enjoyed! I'm off to go Christmas shopping! Have a fabulous start to the week, everyone! :)

Wee Memories Giveaway!

Hi all!

Jenny's giving away a Color Cubbie on her blog! Wonderful storage for all your markers, pens, pencils and paintbrushes. Check it out here.