Sunday, February 26, 2012

In the nick of time..

Didn't really think I would get a card made for the DeNami Sketch challenge here, but the Sneak Peak cards got me so inspired I figured chores can always wait--that's how it usually is at my house!  Lisa's card with 3 new butterflies here (oh I do want that stamp!) especially grabbed my attention with her unique coloring.  All the stamps on my card are DeNami.  The butterflies are colored with COPICS RV09 fuchsia, B05 process blue, V17 amethyst.  The background pieces are done with Versamark and Stickles Crystal was added to all the images for a little sparkle.  The border punch is Martha Stewart. Used my new Sew Easy to do the zig zag stitching--really fun!  Hope you got to do something you wanted to do today & that you're ready for a great week!  Thanks for stopping by--I appreciate it so much!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Quick and Simple--make that simple!

I knew I wanted to enter PTI MIM 52 here since the video was making glittered buttons & I love glitter.  I also wanted to do PDCC 120 here since it's been awhile & I wanted to try the color combo.  I had this card pretty much planned in my head & thought it would be fast to make--wrong!  Should have known better--I'm always the last one done in a class.  It took 2 tries (can't tell the flowers are on a layer of white cardstock over a goof!) & I had to get out my stamp positioner, but in the end I did get this simple card made.

  PTI Flower Fusion 9, Greeting from Hero Arts Leaf Prints
  PTI Take Three die
  VersaMagic Aloe Vera & Mango Madness; Versafine Onyx Black
  Little punched butterflies from my friend Natalie (sponged w Mango Madness)
  Elmer's spray adhesive; Creative Beginnings Ultra Fine Diamond Dust glitter
  Dress It Up little white buttons

Hope you've had a lovely Saturday and thanks for visiting!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tip for staying warm

No time to make another card--may have to wait for the w/e.  However, wanted to share my great find--especially for you northern gals in the freezing temperatures!  My sis put me on to fleece-lined tights and boy are they great!  So soft & cuddly I hate to take them off.  Mine are black and a girl at work had on purple ones, so there may be a lot of color choices.  Hope you've all had a good week--happy almost Friday!

Monday, February 20, 2012

A simple thank you card

I don't know about you, but I tend to have a pile on my table of what's left after I make a die cut.  I decided to see if I could use this black one for a simple thank you card for a co-worker.  She made the best potato cheese soup to celebrate my birthday--yummy!  This Hero Arts flower stamp (K361) hasn't seen much use, so inked it up with Brilliance Pearlescent Jade (much greener than it looks here) & embossed with clear EP.  The background is another little HA flower stamp (LL923set of 3) I've hardly used.  I like how you can get a totally different look by framing a square image with a circle.  Just added a little Stickles to the flower centers & wrote my message inside.

As you can see, I haven't made progress building this blog--hope to make it prettier eventually.  Thanks for all the well-wishes & hints.  Hope your week goes well with time for crafting.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


This Blog is under construction.  I finally decided to begin to build a Blog even though I really don't know what I'm doing--LOL!  Maybe this will motivate me to keep at it & eventually this will be a real blog.  Wish me luck!  (Also happy for any helpful hints you want to share with me.)  I named it GG Creations because those were my initials before I was married.  It's my way of celebrating my roots & acknowledging my wonderful parents--both of them are in heaven.

I did make a thank you card today for my cousin & his wife who gave me a wonderful birthday present--Sew Easy by We R Memory Makers.  Hope they'll enjoy it--hubby approved & he does have a good "artistic" eye, so makes me feel good.  The cardstock & printed papers are by ColorBok--got them on a great clearance sale!  The greeting is a stamp by Stampendous!  Hope you're having a great weekend!