Monday, December 7, 2009

Anyone still out there???

So, internet is back and it wasn't our computers. They had to "change something at their end". Go figure. I'm so done with MTS....(I wish)

Anyway, onto much better things, got a few cards and an advent calender (box) thingie to share. Oh and a cake. The cake didn't turn out anything like I had planned. (Had a very off day that day.) The cake was for my niece who turned 1 yesterday.

The advent box/calender thing I bought last year but ran out of time to decorate so I did it this year, Dec 2nd. Sad I know. Oh well, the boys are excited to open the little drawers everyday. Most of them have treats but I do have a few that say movie night, or game night or look for your treat (as the drawers are VERY small). I used retired Christmas paper from last year. Added a few punched out flowers with brads, ribbons and buttons. (the numbers came with the box)
Here's the cake I made for Shaylin. Not how I planned but like I said, it was an off day. I made the little flowers with royal icing so they are hard and I put them on last. It's just a cherry chip cake mix but that's my sisters favorite and buttercream icing. I was told it tasted really good.
Now onto a few card shares. I won't share them all now so I have something to post in the coming days to hopefully make up for my lack of posting lately.
This one is done with kraft cs and is my favorite this year so far. I made a template with an oval cut out of it to use as a mask. I stamped the snowflakes in WW craft ink then sponged the edge. PeaceLoveJoy is from All Holidays and stamped in Chocolate Chip. Added some buttons tied with linen thread, a strip of Chocolate twill ribbon and a few holes. ;)
It is so pretty IRL. I just loved it.
This next card is made using the ornament punch. Wasn't sure about that punch and now I LOVE IT! The ornaments are stamped in WW craft ink with snowflakes and JOY then heat embossed with Iridescent Ice EP. The ornaments are also on pop dots. Used the petals a plenty embossing folder for the bottom white layer. I honestly have no idea where the gold ribbon is from but suited this card perfectly so I went with it.
My third card to share today is using an oldie but goodie, Lovely as a Tree set. The Merry Christmas is from All Holidays. The tree and sentiment were stamped in Handsome Hunter craft ink and then heat embossed with II. Again, made a mask and stamped then sponged with WW craft ink. I used a jumbo eyelet in the corner and tied some taffeta ribbon through it. I also love this one. (okay, I love them all LOL)
I need to run, UPS just dropped off a few boxes...


carol said...

UPS!!! I know what that means! LOL Love those cards! Where did you pick up the advent box? I wanted one this year and couldn't find one anywhere. It turned out so cute!

Anonymous said...

the cards all look really great. and i really like your advent box. I cant believe ups still comes to your house! I always have to pick mine up:-( anyway thanks for posting