Saturday, December 31, 2011


I had surgery on 12/27 for what they thought was a torn rotater cuff. It ended up being just an impingement. The recovery time should be shorter but boy it hurts! The meds they gave me do nothing. I have given myself some reiki treatments and that really helps the pain. I have 3 stab wounds on my right shoulder (I'm right-handed too!) that look like they were stitched back together by a 3 yr. old! I have been laying around mostly watching TV and reading. I have been making meals and doing the dishes too. I go to the Dr. this coming week and hopefully will get back into PT to get my arm moving. Happy New Year everyone!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Stampin' Sisterhood Sunday

I am entering this card into the Stampin' Sisterhood Sunday challenge which was a sketch. I have taken some liberties with the sketch. My image is from Rubbernecker stamps called "Snowflakes on Tongues." I colored it with copic markers and added some snow dimension on the bottom. I cut out snowflakes from a punch I have.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Two Challenges

I am entering this card into two challenges this week. Drunken Stampers challenge is to use glitter. There is glitter on Santa's suit, hat and presents. JUGS Challenge this week is to make a center step card. The instructions are on Split coast stampers and it is easy! This is the first one I ever made. It did not scan as well as I had hoped, I couldn't get it straight due to the layers and the pop up Santa. The pop-up Santa is from Handmade Art, something I found in the Dollar Store (wish I had bought more...sigh!) I used a punch to make the snowflakes and the snow on the bottom. The paper is from my scrap pile. I always love it when I can make a dent in that!

Christmas card

I made this for the Sunday Stampin' Sisterhood but found out it was already closed. Serves me right for waiting until the last minute! I used the new window die from poppy it! I used DCWV holly paper for the circle. I used tree images from Rubbernecker stamps (lg. tree), and from 2 different CTMH sets. I used an MS punch for the "swag" on the window sill.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sisterhood Sundays

I created this card using DCWV snowflake dp and CTMH juniper cardstock. I used Rubbernecker's Snowflakes and Stardust set for the tree and the snowflakes. The tree was embossed with Ranger silver embossing powder. I used a nestability to cut the area around the tree and I used 3 half pearls. This card is for the Stampin' Sisterhood Challenge.

Birthday Card

This is a birthday card I made for my friend's Mom who will be 94 on Dec. 4th, God Bless Her!
I used Tim Holtz' "collage" embossing folder for the background and sponged it with Distress Inks Tea Dye color. I then added a pc. of old catalog dp that I had laying around along with the vintage picture. I put the leaf on there. It is very sparkly but did not show up on the scan. I am entering this card into the following challenge: Drunken Stampers "Monochromatic" challenge.