Monthly Archives: January 2012

Precious Butterflies

Precious Butterflies

As promised, I have been working with my first stamp set of the new year!  I decided to start with Precious Butterflies.  I think it’s a really pretty set.

Here are the cards I made using it.  There’s still one stamp in the set I haven’t used yet but give me another day!  🙂  Also, thank goodness for Splitcoaststampers!  When you’re lacking in ideas, people there can always help you out!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone!

With Christmas being over and New Years resolutions flying around, I thought I’d take a moment to stop on by and actually work towards achieving those resolutions!

My resolutions this year are pretty simple.  I own a lot of Stampin’ Up! stamp sets at this point.  I love them all but I don’t seem to be using them all.  There are a few upstairs in that craft room right now that haven’t even been put together.  I am so engrossed in all my other crafts that I’m not using the products that I spend the most money on!  So, my resolution this year is to take a different stamp set each week or every other week and make cards out of each and every stamp in each and every stamp set I own!  That way I can justify my purchases and you know, order more!!  🙂  And of course, with the card making comes the posting of the cards I make.  I also resolve to post all the new cards I make!  Fingers crossed that I stick to it!

Anyway, a few weeks ago, I posted a picture of my Christmas tree undecorated.  Well, we finally got around to putting the ornaments on there so I thought I would share before we take it on down again!  I mentioned in that previous post that one of my long-term goals is to have only homemade ornaments on that tree so I thought I would share a few of those as well!  I hope you like them!

The first one was stitched together out of little pieces of felt.  I believe that came from a kit a few years ago.  The little snowman ornaments were made out of Sculpey polymer clay.  They were super fun to make.  After about 3 or 4 hours, your fingers start to hurt from kneeding the clay but they are just so cute!  I also bought a ton of clear glass ornaments.  Out of these, I made a lot of different kinds of ornaments.  I used glass paint on some of them to make designed stained-glass ornaments.  I also used Stampin’ Up! products, like the dazzling diamonds and ink refills bottles, to make glittering ornaments that are very Charles-friendly by having all the glitter inside!

I do have a variety of Christmas cards that I made right before Christmas that I haven’t managed to post yet.  But…I took them using my phone and being the technology-stupid person I am, I first have to figure out how to get the pictures off the phone before I can post.  Stay tuned to see if I can ever figure this out!

Day 1 of New Years resolution card-making begins today!  Wish me luck!