Monday, November 17, 2008

Good Monday Morning!

Hi! Hope you had an excellent weekend! We had a really nice one- Saturday- A's best friend stayed over and we treated her to one of our family traditions- Backwards Dinner.We only have it maybe 2x a year. We have ice cream sundaes then dinner, if anyone is still hungry that is. The girls picked chocolate/vanilla ice cream, I made homemade caramel and chocolate ganache ( better then most hot fudges) and we had bananas and whip cream with sprinkles. I keep saying we- but DH and I opted for dinner first- tacos- which was a hard choice for the girls to have second- since we all just love tacos! It was such a big hit!!
Do you have any different traditions that you celebrate?

On to my card- based on Laura's sketch over at 2sketchesforyou- this week my 1st card sketch ever is debuting- so if you get the chance- check it out and let me see what you do with it!
I used scraps- again- but also some new stuff I picked up this week. The paper is KaiserCraft, the diecut sheet is KI memories, rubon is Bobunny, the screen print journal spot is Hambly, and the leaves are MAMBI. I added my button and hemp bow, as usual! I really love this one!
Here is my take on the sketch I did at 2sketches4you today. I used KaiserCraft papers, a handcut heart from cardboard, handcut wings, holly berries and rubon from Bobunny, and craft supply ribbon and button with hemp. I punched the squares out with a 2 inch square and I machine stitched around the edges. ( love that funky uneven line? shh! don't tell anyone- I can't sew a straight line! haha - whenever I try to, it goes astray, so I deliberately make it wonky)

Next I get to share what I worked on at the end of the week last week. Bobunny has this new Holiday Cheer line- omgosh! I sure do love it- I love pinks and greens and blues for cmas, the fun bright colors- those are more my style. what you can't see as well on my pics are all the sparkles from the glitter glue on these. ( think hard and imagine it! LOL!)
A came in the other day to my office- took a look at the set, grabbed the door hanger and took off saying- thanks mommy! LOL! Um- I think she's laid claim to it.

Here are the close ups- it's pretty much all Bobunny Holiday Cheer stuff- the stamps are Paper Salon, then I cut them out( the tree and some of the gifts)- my wonderful friend Michelle sent these stamps to me and I finally am getting to use them. As I look at the bottom of the house- it's too plain- I'm going to buy some of the glitter snow stuff and add it to the edge there.
I hand drew the snowman, and I added lots of rickrack to the house. I like it so much- I'm thinking about making a small christmas birdhouse village. wouldn't that be adorable!
This is the coveted door hanger, I guess I'll have to make another for Lil' A's room. again- the tree is stamped and cut out- stamped with Paper Salon stamps. I hand cut the stars. I cut apart the bobunny sticker for the ho ho ho- I really do that a lot- cut up stickers to make them work for me- don't be afraid to alter your materials to make them your own. I made the small journal spot and then just layered stickers and paper, and gems overtop. bobunny rubbon and of course, my required buttons and hemp.


Last is this tiny jar I picked up at Walmart. I filled it with Hershey's Bliss chocolates- yumm- dark chocolate! I added papers, and stickers to the jar, the round one on the lid is a sticker, then I layered paper overtop- since the stickers tend to stick to the glass better. I cut the ornament from a sticker, so I layered it onto paper, then added gems in pretty colors. the pink tag says Happy Holidays, and then I added a big red tie there to the lid. Again- I cut up the have a jolly holiday sticker, then added a couple gems for sparkle.
All in all- I think some of these would make nice gifts- esp the jar!!


I'd love to hear your comments on my projects today! thanks so much! have a great day
kris

27 comments:

Hanneke said...

Hey Kris!! I love your cards too!! What a wonderful sketch you've made!!
Also love you christmas project!! Gorgeous work!!

X

Laura Davis said...

Darling work kristen! I adore your card you made with my sketch, Stunning!
Laura

Lea L. said...

Wow!! Lots of fabulous projects you have posted today!! I adore each one...especially that wintery house! Great job!

~Lea

Heidi Van Laar said...

Wow! What gorgeous creations these all are! Love the card you made with Laura's sketch and I'm really looking forward to giving yours a try.
-Heidi

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, you've been a real busy bee. All your creations are just breathtaking. Love the little bird house which you've embellished beautifully. Hugs from Desire

Peet said...

oh, fabulous creations, Kristen!!! love all of them!

Jennifer said...

Wow, absolutely wonderful creations...ALL of them!

Lisette said...

I love the colours of your first card. Just beautiful

moralia said...

Oh.. yummy!! What a treat your blog is!! Going to have to link you up! Lots of fabulous inspiration here!! :)

Linda Beeson said...

WOW! What amazing creations! LOVE your 2 Sketches card - the details are wonderful!

Katie said...

Such fun projects!! Love everything, Kristen! I love your sketch...hoping I get the chance to play with it soon!'

Katie

~dawne said...

These are all gorgeous & I can see why you love that new BoBunny line. Beautiful work, as usual

**Nancy** said...

Oh wow!!! All these creations are just fabulous!!! I love that Christmas set!!! I hadn't seen the BoBunny line!! Love it!!

Kathryn said...

Such fabulous projects/cards -- I love them all !! :)

Perky Nihilist said...

Your altered projects put me in such a christmasy frame of mind. Beautiful work.

Both cards are just lovely.

Amber said...

Kristen-love all of your creations, especially the door hanger! And I can't wait to try your sketch!

Linda said...

Wow Kris, those BB creations are gorgeous...no wonder A wants the door hanger...it's adorable. Love your sketch too...hope to have a play with it tonight:-)

rae said...

What fabulous projects Kristen!! I LOVE your 2s4y sketch, and your card based on Laura's sketch is gorgeous!

Frida said...

Beautiful cards and things you have made !
Right now I'm working on your great sketch !

Anabelle said...

Beautiful projects, Kristen. I love the 2S4Y card. The KI on there is such a great touch. And your sketch is awesome! The Bo Bunny projects are too cute, also. ;)

Softangelkisses said...

Great cards and love love love what you did with the new bobunny line of products! Having a little girl, I hope to be able to get my hands on some of that yummy pink for Christmas scrappings!

Terrie B x said...

Oh My Your creations are truly `beautiful`..I love your blog so much Inspiration going on!!!TFS...
`Thanks` for stopping by:)
Have a lovely Thursday:)~X~

Sherry Wright said...

Love both your cards and the set is so so fun. You rock!! ;)

Martha said...

Great things you made! I love them.
Love your cards!
Martha

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow your cards rock and all the other darling work lovely.

Liz :) said...

All this stuff is great. The cards are absolutely beautiful, the bird house though is something that I will definately try! CUTE!

carolann said...

Awesome work hun love the little bird house fantastic xxxxxxx