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Danielle's Corner Office: 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Another easy card

The reindeer for this card is cut directly from patterened paper and mounted on gold cardstock. I added the ribbons to finish it off.


Monday, December 20, 2010

Little Drummer Boy card

The stamp for this card is from "Stampendous". I colored the image with colored pencils and put flocking on the lambs. The sentiment is from "Studio G". The patterened papers are from a K & co. stack by designer, Susan Winget, called "Glad Tidings".

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Candle Card

Another stamp I bought this year and hadn't used yet. I colored the image with colored pencils and sprayed it with hair spray to keep it from smudging. (Yes, hair spray, and it really works well.)I added stickles to the flame. The stamped image is from "Recollections", a Michaels brand. I put Stickles over the stamped image. The patterened papper has foil on it and is from K & Co. Winter Wonderland Stack.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Angel

I found this stamp on sale at Michael's early this year. I love her attitude of reverence. I colored the stamp with colored pencils and applied stickles to the halo, dress and wings. She is mounted with foam tape on the "marquee" which is cut with the Cricut Storybook cartridge. I also added stickles to the edge of the marquee. That is mounted on the dark blue cardstock, on which I doodled with white gel pen around the edges. The stamp is from "Stampendous", the patterened paper is from K & Co's "Winter Wonderland" stack.


Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas cards

I finally got my old card reader fixed! I can post photos again. I've made a number of cards in the same design this year. A few years ago I was making almost every card different, but I just don't have the time for that this year. This card is just cut from patterened paper, layered with another patterened paper, I added a ribbon, stamped the greeting and mounted on white card stock, and it's done! The paper is from "My Mind's Eye".


Monday, November 8, 2010

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words...

but one of my kids broke my card reader and I can't upload my photos! I've been doing a lot of knitting and crocheting lately and have made a few cards. I wanted to post some things and my card reader was broken. Kristen ordered me a new one, but it doesn't take the card from my old camera and that's the camera I use in my craft room. What a bummer. Hopefully I'll be able to find a card reader that accepts my card soon and post again.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Haven't been doing much in the crafting department lately. Rachel wouldn't wear the dress I made for her birthday party. She said the skirt was too "poufy" and she looked like a cupcake! I thought she looked adorable, but then I am her mother. Every once in a while I pick up some crocheting, but I haven't finished anything. I've been having a bit of a block when it comes to creativity I believe, but this too shall pass.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Spring is Here!

Wow, Spring arrived over night here. I am so glad we are finished with winter. I love the changing of the seasons, and don't really have a "favorite", but I am so glad to be done with the BLizzards of the '09-'10 season. My husband even decided to open the pool and get started with the cleaning and chemicals early, so as soon as the water warms up I will be enjoying that! All winter long I looked at all the snow piled on top of the pool and yearned for the warm weather and long afternnons by the pool!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thinking of You card

Made this card with scraps. I have tons of scraps that are overflowing their storage area so I tried to use some up. These are the same papers I used for the Sympathy card I posted not long ago. The stem for the flowers was cut with the Cricut, I can't remember which cartridge. The flowers are silk. I just pulled them off the stem and glued them on, the added stickles for the centers.The sentiment is a clear stamp, but again I don't remember where it's from. I gave it to my sister to family she met when her husband was having radiation therapy.


Monday, March 15, 2010

Rachel's party invitations

Rachel and I made 88 invitations for her birthday party. It seemed to take forever. There were 3 layers for the MP3 players and the top layer had 4 little pieces that had to be placed individually. Lucky for me Rachel was able to help or it wouldn't be done yet! We used the Cuttlebug to emboss the background paper. All papers by DCWV. The MP3 player was cut from the Paisley Cricut cartridge. The "you're Invited" was from Alphalicious cartridge.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Rachel's 16th Birthday

Rachel will be 16 this month and we are having the traditional Sweet 16 party. I am making her dress for the party. Rachel went with me to the fabric store and picked out the pattern and fabric. She picked a beautiful pink stretch satin for the bodice and underskirt, and a sheer pink with glittery spiral design for the overskirt. I love having live "Barbie dolls" to dress, it's so much fun! I will post a pic when it's done, I promise.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Getting into Shape!

My sister, Susan, convinced me to join "Curves" with her a few months ago. The first month we did great and I made it a priority to go several times a week, but in December we were away for a week and a half when we went to Florida for vacation and after vacation I was too busy with holiday activities to go. January came and went and in February we had so much snow I didn't budge out of the house unless I had to. Well, it's now March and our "Curves" is having a "Biggest Loser" contest. I signed up and I am determined to exercise and eat sensibly! I may not be the biggest loser, but at least I will be doing something good for myself. Besides, if I exercise and eat well I'm winning anyway. Kristen and Amy went with me to exercise and they decided "Curves" was a great gym for me. The employees there are friendly and fun to be around, and the other patrons are people from our community and I know many of them. It really is a fun atmosphere. Kristen decided I needed to be held accountable for how often I went to exercise, so she went to the Dollar Store and bought an attendance poster and set it up for the weeks of the "Biggest Loser" contest. She also bought a roll of encouragement stickers and posted it in our kitchen. I get to put a sticker on each day I exercise! With support like that how can I go wrong?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sympathy card

My children come to me whenever they need a card and tell me what they're looking for. My stash of cards for Thank You's, Get Well and Sympathy are about out, so I started making a few of them. Here is a sympathy card made with the Cricut and the Pagoda Cartridge. The papers are from K & Co. The stamp is from Studio G. Simple,but sometimes I think simple is good for a sympathy card.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Let it Snow card

I saw a sign with this saying while on vacation in Florida in December. I just had to make this card during our latest snowstorm.
I used paper from DCWV for the circles and the square behind the snowman. The blue and white cardstock was from my scrap bin. The circles were cut with the Cricut from Minimonograms and the snowman from Doodlecharms. I cut the "snowflakes" from Home Accents. The cart lists them as flowers, but they look like snowflakes to me. The stamp is from Studio G. I used 2 colors of blue ink, "starry starry night" and "royal blue" from Sugarloaf. I inked the edges of some of the papers with the same colors.
For the inside I used "sand" paper and green pattereened paper from DCWV, cardstock from my stash, cut trees and beach chair on the Cricut with Life Is A Beach, and hand lettered the sentiment.
After the 40 inches or so of snow we've had in the last week, just about everyone around here is going to agree with this!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Glass etching

This year I did some glass etching projects as Christmas gifts. I used my Cricut to cut vinyl and placed the vinyl on the item I wanted to etch. I them used "Armour Etch", an etching cream on the area NOT covered by the vinyl to etch the glass. After 15 minutes you remove the "Armour Etch" and wash the item with soapy water to remove any residue. That's all there is to it! What could be easier? I made several vases and one mirror. I only got photos of one vase and the mirror, but I think they turned out nice. The people who received them as gifts liked them.

So, what do you think?

Snowed In!

I live in the Mid-Atlantic area of the USA and we have been getting slammed with the snow! We have had several "top 10" snow storms this season. I took a few pictures of the backyard this morning. As it is snowing again, they may look a little blurry. For yesterday/today's storm we're at 15 inches and counting! That's on top of the 2 feet we had last weekend. We've had a new February record for amount of snow in our area.
At least I am having a little time in the craft room again, since I haven't had to go to work!
Stay safe and warm where ever you are!

Friday, January 8, 2010

When will I get time to post?

My work schedule got a little lighter and I thought I was going to have some time for me, but my parents are not feeling well and my sisters and I have been taking turns staying with them. I need to take some of my craft stuff down to there house and do it there I guess! The next day or two my oldest sister is staying with them, so maybe I'll get a chance to do something tomorrow. Wish me luck! lol

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone. Work is finally slowing down for me. Last year I was working full time for much of the year. While I was thankful for the extra income (with 2 daughters in college), it was very stressful for me to be working such a heavy schedule. It was also stressful to be working all shifts, many times in one week. This year I hope to keep my share of the night work to a minimum, and also to be working fewer hours, giving me more time to craft. I did a bit of crafting this Christmas season, but didn't take photos of much. I hope to get back to posting regularly here on my blog and on various crafting sites. I really want to start doing some of the challenges on the blogs I visit. So, any of you have any New Year resolutions? I have several-
1. Craft more and post the things I've made on my blog and on other craft sites.
2. Lose weight! My sister and I started at our local "Curves" and have a two months in. I hadn't lost any weight the first month, but I did lose an inch around my waist!
3. Go through the house room by room and get rid of things that we don't need. Hubby has agreed to help me with this one. I couldn't possibly do this one alone.
4. Take better care of me, in all ways-getting enough rest, eating better, getting regular exercise!

I hope 2010 is a great year for all of you!