Top 11 of 2011

I've seen a few people do a post of their top 11 favorite projects and thought it would be fun to look back upon the last year.  To be honest 2011 started out rough, but I couldn't be happier with how it is ending. This blog has grown so much, and so have I. More importantly, I have made some really wonderful new friendships. I look forward to 2012 and all it holds.

Here are my favorite 11 projects from 2011, hope you enjoy! Oh, and they are in no particular order :o)



You know I had to put the baby in there :o)

Happy New Year's!


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Owl Notes

Hey friends, it's hard to believe this will likely be my last post of 2011! Where did the year go?

Here is another set of cards I made, this time more like stationary.  I went for something fun and whimsical.  I cut some cardstock down and got to work. These were super simple to make, and you could obviously fancy them up if you like. It's nice to have a few of these on hand for when I want to send out a little note.

I stamped the woodgrain background, added a strip of patterned paper and twine, and then stamped and paper pieced the owl.  Super easy!



I wish you all a very safe and happy New Year's! No exciting  plans here, will likely be in bed before midnight :o) See you in 2012!

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A Christmas Gift

Hey Friends!

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday!  Ours was amazing. Every year I say, "This was the best Christmas!" and each year it keeps getting better.  I made several gifts this year, 2 blankets, some ornaments, and this set of cards for my Mother-in-Law.  I used some of my new Hero Arts stamps. Aren't they beautiful?  These cards aren't my usual style, but I wanted to make something that my MIL would like.  These were also super simple to make.  I used the large background stamp, and black heat embossed the whole thing on patterned paper.  It really added great texture and dimension. I then stamped the sentiment, hole punched it, and strung through some embroidery floss.  There were 4 cards total (2 birthday, 2 thank you).  I think she liked them!  Did you make any gifts this year?


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**Note that the large background stamp image at stores online is wrong - it is actually the reverse of what is shown. I learned the hard way after I had already bought it.  You can see the correct image on the Hero Arts website when you browse the digital catalog**
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Merry Christmas!

Hello friends!

Popping in this fine Christmas Eve to wish you and your families a very happy holiday.  Here is one of my favorite cards I made this holiday season.  Clean and simple with a touch of bling.  I clear heat embossed the wreath, cut out, and colored with distress inks.  I then white heat embossed the flowers, cut them out, and adhered them to the wreath. The rest is pretty self-explanatory :o)


I'm also entering this in over at the Playdate Cafe, they are having a 2 week challenge so plenty of time to enter!


Stamps: Small Poinsettia Blossom, Leafy Vine Wreath, Whimsical Merry Christmas (DeNami Designs)
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