Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sweet "16" Invitation

This coming July my daughter, Cristina will turn Sweet "16". We are planning a "Spa Day" with some of her closest friends. Cristina asked me to create the invitation for her because she wanted it to be unique and like no other invitation she has received thus far. So with that in mind she went to work on a color combination and I think she chose wisely considering it's a "Spa" theme: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze and Pink Pirouette. She asked for a vintage look so I thought it would be best to use the Early Espresso as the base for the card. This is what I came up with - one sample uses the "Vintage Wallpaper" embossing folder which provides a real vintage feel. The other uses the "Elegant Lines" embossing folder which gives a younger feel to a vintage look. Surprisingly, Cristina prefers the one with the "Vintage Wallpaper". I will share the inside of the invitation with you when it is complete.

Enjoy your day!!!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


This past weekend my daughter, Cristina and I went to brunch with our friends Maryann & Casey. We have heard about Krisch's in Massapequa, but hadn't gone there until today. Below are pictures of my meal. I started with a healthy veggie egg white omelet and wheat toast. Soooooo goooood!!!!! Then to top it off I had to have a sundae since Krisch's is known for their delicious ice cream treats. I loved every spoonful.

Enjoy your day!!!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Christmas Cards I Received

Well we just finished watching the Giants beat the Packers. It was a good game and we are excited for next weekends game as well.

Today I want to share some Christmas cards that I received from a couple of friends that were hand-made and beautiful. The first is a card that I received from my friend and co-Demonstrator Sandy Mathis - my link is not working so here is the website:

The next is from my friend Debbie S.

The next is from my friend Colleen R.

And the last is from my friend Kathy S.

I really enjoyed getting these hand-made cards and I hope you enjoy seeing them.

I hope you all have a pleasant week.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Candle - Pines & Poinsettias

This candle was part of the Gift Bag and Card Set in the previous post. It was a class that I had just before Christmas. Everyone enjoyed learning how to make the candle using the Pines & Poinsettias stamp set.

My good friend Sandy Mathis had made these candles in a class that she did back in Oct/Nov (see previous posts). It was a lot of fun to teach everyone that attended my class how to make the candles and they were surprised at how easy they are to make.

I'll be making a lot of them for the next craft fair that I participate in along with the Gift Bag & Card Set that will fit the season.

Have a great week.

Christmas Gift Bag & Card

I am finally getting to posting a few things from the holiday season. Today's post is a gift bag and card. I made several of these and filled them with "Cookies in a Jar" which I will share with you in a few days.

I really enjoyed using the products from the Holiday Mini which ends tomorrow January, 3rd. So if you like these products there is still time to order them.

Stamp Sets: Pines & Poinsettias, Hand Penned Holidays
Designer Paper: Holly Berry Bouquet

Have a Happy New Year.