Warm Wishes from the Tundra.....

December 11, 2009

It is COLD here!  Like negatives and single digits cold!  Brrrr....not a fan.  But, tomorrow and Saturday are supposed to warm up into the 20's and low 30's....so it is practically going to be balmy! :)  Good thing...we are headed to the Griz game on Saturday.

I have a few cards to share with you tonight!  I saw that American Crafts was doing a holiday card challenge on their blog, and all you had to do was use two of their products.  Perfect time to break out some of the Merrymint line that I have and make some cards!!

First up is this one, which is also based on the bonus sketch at 2 Sketches 4 U this week.  I have plans to use the main sketch too...this one just happened first this week!

"Stay Warm" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper/Rub-ons: American Crafts
Paper Frill: Doodlebug Designs
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs (red) & Westrim Crafts (green)
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Glitter: Ranger Stickles
Embosser: Scor-Pal

Card Instructions: Fold dotted paper in half to make your card base.  Add rub-ons to the lower right corner of a block of white cardstock, and emboss a border around the edges using a Scor-Pal.  Adhere the block to the front of the card.  Add red paper frill to the bottom of a strip of house paper and adhere to the front.  Accent the snow on the house paper with glitter Stickles.  Accent the card with jewels and pearls.

The next card is also winter themed, and based on ICS #46.  Fun little sketch...go check it out if you haven't seen it!

"Warm Wishes" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper/Rub-ons: American Crafts
Jewels/Button: Doodlebug Designs
Ribbon: Renaissance By Design (Sherry Satin Dot)
Twine: Darice Inc.
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Embossing Machine: Cuttleubug By Provo Craft
Embossing Folder: Snow Dots by Provo Craft

Card Instructions: Round the corners and emboss a block of white cardstock using the Cuttlebug machine and Snow Dots folder.  Adhere the block to the middle of a turquoise card base.  Round the corners of a block of snowflake paper and adhere to the front.  Round the bottom corners of a strip of striped paper and adhere.  Round the top corners of a block of white cardstock and add the rub-ons.  Adhere to the front of the card and accent with jewels.  Wrap ribbon around the striped paper and accent with a bow, button, and twine.

And last but not least, is this cute Christmas card based on Get Sketchy 17

"Christmas Sweets" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzil Basics
Paper: American Crafts
Stickers: Making Memories
Ribbon: Renaissance By Design (Mineral Ice Satin Dot)
Twine: Darice Inc. 
Button: Doodlebug Designs
Pearl: Kaiser Crafts
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Circle Cutter: Creative Memories

Card Instructions: Round the corners of a block of candy paper and adhere to the front of a red card base.  Round the opposite corners of two blocks of dotted paper and adhere to the front.  Adhere a strip of ribbon across the middle.  Cut a circle from striped paper and adhere to the middle.  Hang a peppermint accent from the middle, and cover with a bow and button.  Add the sentiment around the circle using black letter stickers.

And look at what I found while surfing the net this week:

Eeeeeek!!  YAY!  I want to go see New Moon again while it is still in the theater...with a better seat this time.  I loved it though....very excited to see the next one too!

Well, I better get going for now.  Going to watch Casey play basketball tomorrow afternoon in Drummond, and then they are coming home with us for the night because it is a lot closer than going home.  Casey also has ACT's in the AM here in Missoula, and then another game in Drummond.  We are going to miss that one because we are going to the Griz game!!  Pretty excited about that...saw online today that they were putting up lights for the game.  It starts at 2pm, but the sun sets here around 4:30pm.  So, they had to bring in the lights.  Hope the Griz play like they did last week...they were on fire!

Oh.....my turquoise laundry pair was delivered and installed yesterday!  I LOVE them!!  I did laundry in record time yesterday, and they get everything SO clean!  Love....love....love them! ♥

Until later,


  1. beautiful cards! great take on the ics sketch!

  2. Love your GS card!
    Thanks for playing!

  3. Beautiful! And seriously you know how to churn them out!

    Thanks for sharing the poster ... makes me so excited.

  4. These cards are amazing and I am SOOOOOOOOOOO excited about eclipse too!

  5. Adorable cards, Lea!! I LOVE them all. I seriously don't think you could EVER make anything I didn't love!

    So glad you like your new washer/dryer. At least laundry will be more fun!
    ♥♥ Kay

  6. More beautiful designs! They're beautiful!

  7. all gorgeous! I want to see a picture of your turquoise pair - how fun. I can imagine laundry takes on a whole new meaning when you do it in fun appliances (mine are white!)

  8. Hi Lea!

    Again, amazing!

    I'll be sure to visit again. Thank you again for the invite to stop by.

    Paper Crafts Go-to-Gal

  9. wonderful cards and love the usage of AC here.. great job with the IC card sketch this week!!


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