Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A VERY Special Thank You

Hello to All!

Well, here we are with one of the very last days of 2008 at our heals - boy this year has gone by fast!!! I wish everyone a wonderful and happy New Year to come!

Yesterday I made some "thank you" cards for a couple of my SU! customers that gave me some very special Christmas presents. I had lots of fun making this card....knowing that it would go to some precious and very generous and thoughtful people. :-)

One of the best parts about this card is that I got to use 2 new goodies that I've been itching to use - the Swiss Dots CB embossing folder and some shinny new dew drops!

Here is my recipe....

Stamp set: Lovely As A Tree, Bella's Blossom
CS: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red
Inks: Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon, Word Window punch, paper piercer, Coluzzle Cutting System, 2-Way Glue, Dazzlin' Diamonds glitter, Close to Cocoa marker, Dimensionals, Swiss Dots Cuttle Bug embossing folder, Pointsetta Dew Drops, Mini Glue Dots

I am on vacation this whole week and boy is it just LOVELY!!!! I actually have time to create and post for my blog!!!

Oh Happiness!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Sweet Sweet Merry Christmas to ALL! (a day late)

Merry Merry Christmas to ALL!!! And a Happy Happy New Year!!!

Here are a couple of pictures of some VERY sweet mice I made for Jolie's xmas party at her school earlier this week. I got this idea from my lovely upline Tammy Whorfe. THANKS Tammy for such an adorable idea!!!!!

These mice are soooooooooo much fun to make and EASY EASY to make too!

All you need is.....

*Oreo cookies (twisted in 1/2) - base
*Your favorite flavor Hershey's Kiss(head of the mouse)
*Maraschino cherries with stem (for the bum and tail of the mouse)
*Melted chocolate (I used candy chocolate from Michael's)
*Sliced almonds (for ears)
*Red frosting in a tube (for eyes)
Dip cherry in melted chocolate, place on Oreo 1/2, immediately puch Kiss into choc. covered cherry and then finish off mouse with little red eyes and sliced almonds for ears.
~avril :-)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Yankee Swap Gift

Happy Holidays!
Here is a little snap shot of the Yankee Swap gift I made for Cindy L.'s fabulous Christmas party last week that I attended. It was a blast! We made adorable tags, ate yummy yummy food, chatted, laughed and laughed some more and then had a wonderful Yankee Swap.
I actually came across this idea by talking to a total stranger (who was totally sweet!) at the xmas light asle @ WalMart. I knew I wanted to make something with the "Jingle all the Way" decor element but it didn't come to fruition until the lovely gal @ Wally World struck up a conversation with me about how she was going to make lighted/popouri jars as gifts for her co-workers. Well, hello what a fabulous idea for me to do the same with my decor element saying!!!!!
I actually found the cinnamon popouri @ TJ Maxx (of all places!)!!! I completed the project with a paper dioli and some of SU! gorgeous gorgeous striped grosgrain ribbon from the Holiday Mini. LOVE LOVE LOVE that ribbon!
BIG Hugs to ALL!
~avril :-)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Birthday Cutie Patootie Lamby

Well Hello There!

Finally I am making another post! Gesh....it's been awhile! The BIGGEST thing for me when it comes to updating my blog is getting a "good" picture of what I want to post on my blog....and more often than not the pictures I take come out TERRIBLE!!!! Well, I think I've figured out how to take better pic's - daylight is a must along with the location (which happens to be at the window in my stamp room looking out onto my driveway....so please excuse the "back drop" of this picture).

Anyway.....enough yappin'! The card that you see to your left is a card that I've been itchin' to make ever since I saw it on my dear beloved SU! sista's blog named Kirsten - she does gorgeous gorgeous and yes, fabulous fabulous creations.....you must drop by her blog to check her out (if you haven't already today!). I made this card for my true blood sista Colline (who doesn't have a blog for you to check out :-)) so sorry!

The ingredients for this NON-Stamp Set card are....

Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, water color paper, Bella Rose DSP

Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette

Accessories: Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Large Oval, Word Window, Tri Flower, Scallop Circle and 1" Circle punches, white gel pen, pearl stickers (from Michaels), dimensionals.

Fun card to make - definitely will be a sweet one to make for this Spring/Easter!

Hugs to all,

~avril :-)