Saturday, December 13, 2008

In Loving Memory

The Johnson family is sorry to announce the suddern passing of Joanne Johnson on 12/12/08. She was the most wonderful person and we miss her terribly. We cannot put into words how she touched our lives. She was generous, loving, fun, gifted, and beautiful. She loved everyone deeply and touched everyone she met. We hope she knows how everyone loved her in return as deeply as she loved them. We know how you will miss her unique cards and artistic abilities as much as we will. She was always happiest when she was stamping and we're sure she's doing it now. We love you Joanne. Stamp On!!!

Joanne spread much joy through her card making. If you would like to do something in memory of her, we are sure she would like you to send a card to someone in need.

I love you and always will and I will never forget you - Rich.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Little Break...

Just a quick post for now. I'm off to my day job. I needed to make something that wasn't about Christmas or snow! I'm starting to burn out already on the "holiday stuff"! lol! Sorry that I haven't been posting the last few days. I have received some last minute card orders and they have been taking up all my time. I'm not complaining though. I'm grateful for the extra cash! This stamp is from Hero Arts. Hope everyone is doing well...

Monday, December 8, 2008

SC205 Merry Christmas

Hi! Hope you had a good weekend. I did! The best weekend I've had for a few months (health wise)! I had very little pain and was able to go out shopping, address cards, and even cooked a nice dinner for Rich and I last night! It was a very productive few days... I made this card using last week's Sketch Challenge at SCS. This layout caught my eye right away. I also love being able to use some of my (many) Designer Papers for the backround. This stamp set was the very first one I bought from Stampin' Up! It's called Holiday Hellos and it retired a long, long time ago. Take care and thanks for dropping by! (hugs)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Merry & Bright

Happy Friday!!! I made another card this year that I'd like to share with you. I created this wreath using a fern leaf punch by McGill. Yeah, it's been done before but not by me! It's another fun and easy to impress card that I'm so glad I tried. I drew a circle (for a pattern) on my cardstock and then just starting adding leaves. I added red rhinestones for the berries (and a little bling). I touched some of the leaves with Stickles to make them sparkle. The sentiment that I stamped in the wreath is from Stampin' Up. Well, that's it for me today. I'm off to the "day job"... I'll be checking out all your blogs later to see what you've been up to! Thanks so much for stopping by... (hugs)

Wanna make my day? Just sign my guestbook! It's at the bottom of the page. I'd really appreciate it!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

It's a Wrap!

It's Hump Day already! Where does time go?! I made another Christmas card using a stamp from Hanna Stamps.
There's no unusal technique to share on this one... I used the Snowflakes Cuttlebug EF with some Designer Paper from Stampin' Up. The scallop punch is by Fiskar's. I hope you're having a good day! I'm having some problems with the new meds that I am on. I've been getting some bad side effects so I called in sick today when I woke up feeling no better. My doctor says the drugs are strong and that I'm not eating enough carbs with them which is probably the reason. Today I tried to take everything with more food. It's hard though 'cause I just don't have much appetite right now. (Another symptom in auto immune diseases).Well. I've been trying to loose weight so this should make that journey easier, huh? lol(hugs)

Monday, December 1, 2008

A True Paper Craft!

Happy Glorious Monday!!! How's that for trying a positive attitude? lol! I wanted to share with you a card I made over the weekend. I was so inspired by an article (and project) that I saw in Card Creation's magazine last month. I had to try it. Now keep in mind that I need everything to be EZ PZ for me to follow along. For my easily distracted mind, I kinda got lost in the instructions and ended up making this tree instead of the medallion that they featured. I have to tell ya that I had a lot of fun creating it and I hope that a few of you might try this amazingly easy design. Thanks for dropping by! (hugs)

Here's how I did it:

First cut four squares: 1@ 1 1/4
2@ 2 1/2
1 @ 3 1/4

Now fold each square the same way:
First point to point

Then unfold and fold in half:

Now fold each side to the center:

(This is how the 3-D look is achieved)!

You are now ready to form your tree. It's just that easy!

(Start with the smallest square and end with the largest).
Next, Cut a piece of brown cardstock for the trunk.

*I attached mine with glue dots which is both quick and secure.