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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Wishing Everyone A Very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

I just want to Wish You A Very Joyous Merry Christmas to You and all Your Lovely Families! I hope you all are making Wonderful memories!

 I want to say “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays”! I have a couple of fun, "non-traditional coloredl" Christmas cards to share with you this wonderful Christmas day! They are also on the Quick Quotes Blog. Very “JOYful”, lol! Well all the pattern papers are from the December Club Q Kit and I used Bloody Mary Powderpuff Chalk Ink to ink everything, Cardstock is from DCWV. Now I had picked up some of these glittered Christmas Ornaments from Wal-Mart because I loved the color and thought it would look cute on a card or a layout and who would have known it would be perfect with the December Club Q kits! I used a Martha Stewart punch for the layers on my trees then just cut them into tree shapes and staggered them on my card and added a few pop dots for some added dimension. The little village is also a Martha Stewart punch and with a added sparkly star, some bling and some ribbon, I have a very “JOYful” card!  
And my second card was inspired by these fun Sparkly Bow Ornaments that I also got at Wal-mart that I thought would look great on a card or layout. And what a perfect topper to my Martha Stewart punched and layered tree! Designer papers are from the December Club Q kit which I inked with Bloody Mary Powderpuff Chalk Ink also the cardstock is from DCWV, added my great Bow and another gold bow and then used a couple of other Martha Stewart punches like the village, ornaments and snowflake ones, added a bit of bling to the snowflake and done!

Thanks for taking a minute out of your day and stopping by. Have a Wonderful and Blessed Christmas to You and your Families!
((Hugs)) and Take Caare,

Friday, December 16, 2011

"With Sugar On Top" Baking for the Holidays Challenge with SOUS!

 Hi Everyone and How Are You? Are you ready for Christmas? Have you did any Baking? Well if you are (or did) hope you take some pictures and join us for this weeks challenge over at the Stuck On U Sketches Die Cut Challenge  because this week it's all about "Baking For The Holidays"! We all love homemade cookies and it's just not Christmas without them! What are your favorite ones? Mine are these Italian waffle cookies called Pizzelle's that my Mom used to make and they just smelled sooooo good, vanilla and anise, oh so Yummy! My mom used to use a waffle iron that you needed to use over a flame for y-e-a-r-s but then progressed to an electric one which is what I still have and use. I still have her OLD waffle iron and it's very dear to my heart!
Well enough about cookies and on to the challenge!
Well as I said, this weeks challenge is Baking for the Holidays and I used one of my favorite cartridges, From My Kitchen. This was one of those carts that I HAD to have when it came out and I still love it! Part of my inspiration to this layout is these fun little buttons that I've had for quite a while (think I got them at Michael's at least 5 years ago, lol) and just HAD to use them on this layout. They were Perfect for it and really adds a bit of whimsy, don't you think!? Well as you can see I made a two page layout and I added one of my secret hidden journal spots again. Can you guess where it is?............................................................... 
 Yep In The OVEN! Open the door and that's where you can journal! Cute huh! Well the Oven is cut @ 5" and welded two of the cuts together using Design Studio to make the "inside" of the oven.  
 And what about a fresh percolated cup O' Coffee to go with those cookies. I cut the coffee pot @ 2" and the oven mitts are cut @ 2" also.
 Here's a better view of the left side of the layout. The Gingerbread cookies are cut @ 5" and there is a boy and a girl (can't have one without the other, lol). Had to have a Bowl (cut @ 3"), Mixer (cut @ 3") Rolling Pin (cut @ 3 1/2") Eggs (cut @ 1") and the Canister (cut @ 3") to mix up some yummy cookies!
 And a view of the right side of the layout. Oven is cut @ 5", Coffee Pot @ 2", Oven mitts @ 2", Pot Holder @ 2", and the saying is from Winter Frolic and cut @ 4". Now after seeing the saying on this post I think I should have put some of that sugar glitter on the word sugar in the saying. I may have to do that later and I'll update it and let you know, what do you guys think, Sugar or no Sugar, lol!? 
 Here's a close up of the Gingerbread cookies, had to add some blingy gumdrops and icing ric rac, pretty Yummy don't you think!
 A close up of the mixing utensils and kitchen gadgets. Added a bit of embossing on the bowl also. 
And a close up of these cute little gingerbread buttons, spatula and baking tray along with a close up of the coffee pot, oven mitts and pot holder. Oh yea and all the papers are from various Recollections paper stacks (with the exception of the photo mat pattern paper, those are some older DCWV)  from Michael's I got a few weeks ago, they were 60% off for the deal of the day, pretty good huh, couldn't pass that one up.  

Well I sure hope I've inspired you to do some baking and join us over at the SOUS Blog for the "Baking for the Holidays" Challenge! Link up with the Linky button on the blog and make sure you check out my Awesome Design Team Sisters Yummy "Baking" Projects, Amazing as always and So Inspiring! Let me know what your favorite cookies are for the Holidays and maybe if I get a chance to make some Pizzelle's this weekend I'll post the recipe and some pics. And if you have a good recipe, I'm always up to share, lol!
Happy Baking and Merry Christmas!

((Hugs)) and Take Care, Theresa 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Glittered Poinsettias with Quick Quotes

Hello Everyone and Merry Christmas! Do I have a Fun Layout for you today! I just have to say I LOVE the way this turned out! It’s a pretty simple layout but I bet you can’t imagine where I got this GREAT Looking Glittered Flower paper from!!!??? You can’t guess, ....................................................................................................................................?????
 Well I made it! Now I know your asking, “But how, Theresa did you make this paper”!? Well for those of you that get the Club Q Kits you can probably figure it out! But for those of you who are sitting on the edge of your seat, you give up, well here it is, lol!

It is the negative, throw away paper from the flower cutouts!!!!!! Can you Believe it, LOL! I just hate to throw anything away and I almost did but as it was in my hand I thought what if I do my Packing Tape Technique on this? So I did! And it turned out Awesome! Don’t you think? You never would have known it was almost trash, lol!
 Well the rest of the layout was fun also. I used the December Club Q kit papers Very Merry! I added some lace to the glitter paper border and inked everything with Amaretto QQ Powderpuff Chalk Ink . My photo mats are double mounted and also have some gold sheer ribbon added for some interest. I also added a blingy snowflake to the centers of the glitter flowers. And the crowning glory is the popped great Christmas Quote!
 Now I do have to say the pictures really just don’t do this layout justice! It really is a gorgeous layout in real life, lol! (and I don’t say that just because it’s mine lol!) so I just had to give you another close up of the glittered poinsettias and another view of it too!!

My extras were minimal; Cardstock: DCWV, Snowflake Punch & Glitter: Martha Stewart, Bling: Hobby Lobby, Ribbon and Lace is from my stash.

Have a Very Merry (Scrappy and Crafty) Christmas
((Hugs)) and Take Care,

Monday, December 12, 2011

We always Need Tags with BBTB2!

Well Hello Everyone and welcome back to another Bitten By The Bug 2 Challenge Monday! We had a  really nice time off for the Thanksgiving Holidays and now all the Gals from BBTB2 are back! And we have a Fun, get in the mood for Christmas, Challenge for you this week. This week Lori has picked ANY Tag from the Winter Frolic cartridge. Now remember if you don't have the Winter Frolic cart you can use any tag from any cartridge.
Now as you can see I made a few tags, lol. They are between the sizes of 3"-5" so they are pretty simple. You can never have enough tags and I always seem to run out and of course, then can't find the leftovers from the previous year, lol! These were really simple, just the various tags with the shadow cut and then I used my much loved Packing Tape Technique to give it a little sparkle and then stamped the To: and From: and added a bit of jute for the tie on string and done!
Well I sure hope you join us for the challenge. Just remember, it has to be a NEW project and if you don't have the Winter Frolic cart you can use any tag from any cart. You'll have two weeks to upload to the Link up link and you could win our Fun Blinkie to add to your blog, along with bragging rights. Make sure you check out what all the other Design Team Gals did, always amazing those Gals!
Have a Great Day and  I'll have more later in the week to share with you!

((Hugs)) and Take Care,

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Very Merry Christmas Cards with Quick Quotes

 Hey Everyone, Theresa here and are you ready for Christmas? Well I’m still working on it and that means I still have a few more Christmas cards to make so I thought why not get a few done with our Fun new Club Q Kit . Well I made 4 cards out of the December Club Q Kit. I love these Frosty and Fun papers and Love how these cards turned out. I used the Amaretto Powderpuff Chalk Ink to add to the distressed edges of all the images. These are all 5 x 7 size pre-cut cards and all the Very Merry papers are from the kits along with the great Poinsettia flowers. Very few extras and the last card has a cute poem about Santa’s Magic Key.
1st card so Simple and Pretty with just a few extra blingy snowflakes and a great bow! 
 2nd one, Love the silhouette singers and the gorgeous poinsettia and a few more blingy snowflakes! 
 3rd one is a true "gift" (lol) another gorgeous poinsettia with some bling and a bit of lace!
 And last but not least this is for those of us that don’t have a fireplace for Santa to comedown. This has the “Magic Key” that only Santa can use to let him in the house, the poem was computer generated and then I used my Grand Caliber to cut the label out with the poem for the card. I’m also attaching one of the many poems that are available for the Magic Key Poem, and the actual one on the card I made:
This key is very special, you see!
It won’t work for you or me.
Hang it just outside your door
then go to bed and worry no more.
Close your eyes and close them tight ‘cause,
“Santa Claus is coming tonight!”
Extras used:
Cardstock: DCWV
Grand Caliber with Label Die
Snowflake Punch: Martha Stewart
Bling: Hobby Lobby
Key: JoAnn’s
Stickles: Crystal
Ribbon and Lace: my personal stash
Well I sure hope your more ahead of yourself and organized then I am, if not then you know exactly how I feel, lol! One good thing is that for some reason, it always seems to get done and if it doesn't, nobody seems to notice or miss it, lol!
Well thanks for stopping by and I'm sure we'll be seeing each other again!

((Hugs)) and Take Care,

Friday, December 2, 2011

O'Christmas Tree Challenge with SOUS!

Hello Everyone and can you believe it's almost Christmas!!!!! Boy this year sure did FLY by! (Means I'm getting old, lol!) Well Stuck On U Sketchs is having another challenge today and the theme is "O'Christmas Tree"! Quick Quotes Blog is also having a Christmas Theme Challenge that I'm going to post this in. Well I made a Shaker Tag for the challenge with my Tree inside. I used the Winter Frolic Cartridge that I just got at the Michael's Black Friday. Can you believe I didn't have this fun cartridge (not that I didn't want it, lol!)
I have many plans for this cart and you will be seeing more projects done with it in the coming weeks!
Well I used a tag that I made at Quick Quotes Private Reserve (tons of FUN so if you ever get a chance you need to go!) I was helping with the make and take for this and I just kept seeing a shaker box instead of a luggage tag, lol! So that's what I did with it! Turned it into a shaker box. I added the lace border with a Martha Stewart punch and also a few snowflake punches. I added some "snow" on the inside along with some glass beads and silver sliver glitter and of course had to add some bling! Also a pretty gold bow and what do you think of my little Christmas bulb charms/beads, Cute Huh!

Well I sure hope you join us with this Christmas Tree challenge, just remember it has to be a "New" Challenge and you have two weeks to upload your project to the linky button! Hope to see you there!

((Hugs)) and Take Care, Theresa