Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Couple of LOs

Here are a couple of LOs that I made this week. The first is Gingerbread Boys. I snapped this adorable pic of Max and Evan in their gingerbread sweatshirts that their G-ma (my mom) made for them. I used Cricut StoryBook font for the title and added some little gingerbread boys using Paper Doll Dress Up. It was all welded together and cut using the Cricut Design Studio. The background paper is by Martha Stewart and the strip behind the picture was punched using Martha Stewart gingerbread edge punch.
This one is titled Claus and Co. I just loved this years' picture of the boys with Santa!! I used Cricut StoryBook font for the title and Paper Doll Dress Up for the sleigh, toy bags, and reindeer. I embossed the sleigh with the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl folder and the strip behind the reindeer was embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. I used lots of Stickles too. The printed paper is by Doodlebug.

Teacher's Gifts!

Here are some gifts that I made for Max's teachers and for his teachers that he had last year. He just adores them so I made them each a little something. We delivered them on Thursday and they just LOVED them!! I used the Cricut Disney carts for those cards along with the tins and I used my JustRite Monogram Stamper for the monogram cards. The holder for the monogram cards was scraplifted from this blog. It's cute and very easy to make. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Our Christmas Pics

We had our Christmas Pics taken at JCPenney's this year and I thought I'd share. I just got them back last week. I think they turned out wonderful. I wished I had taken these this week or next because I've lost 12 pounds since Thanksgiving so I'm looking different!! :) Part due to better eating and part due to the stomach flu! Enjoy!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My Candice Card...

I'm calling this card my "Candice Card" named after my best friend Candice Lighty. You can view her blog here. I need a shirt that reads, " Everything that I know about stamping, I learned from Candice". So, I'm dedicating this card to her. It has stamping, paper piecing, hand drawing, layering, embossing, eyelets, and ribbon!!! I just adore her stuff and I want to stamp just like her when I grow up!! :) Anyways, she got me an awesome gift certificate to My Favorite Things stamps for my birthday so this is one of the sets that I got with it. It's called Merry Christmas? I paper pieced the wall and chair on the stamped image and colored the rest in with my Copics. I hand drew the wood floor. I embossed the background with my Snowflakes Cuttlebug embossing folder and added some snowflake brads and some ribbon. I hope that I did Candice proud!! ;)


Here is another one of my Christmas cards that I made. I only made 2 of these because this image takes a long time to color in. Santa is a 4x4 inch image from Whipper Snapper stamps. Isn't he just adorable holding those two cute penguins? I colored him in with Copics and used my new Snowflake Spellbinders die. I added some bling to the snowflake too. I used my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. There isn't a whole lot of extra space on this card once you get that huge image on there but I'm very happy with this card. :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I feel SO incredibly honored!!!

I received not only my first but my second blog award today!!!! I feel SO honored! Candice is a wonderful friend, scrapper, name it...she's just wonderul. She awarded these to me today. The first is the Kreativ Blogger award!! I think her blog is pretty awesome. Be sure and check it out!! Candice's Blog

The second is this award. Here is the translation for this award - "Translating the words on the above award from Portuguese to English: "This blog award invests and believes in proximity - (creating friendships)!" [meaning, that blogging makes us 'close' -being close through proxy]. These are the other words to be included with the award:These blogs are exceedingly charming. These bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbon of these awards are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these bloggers!" I copied the meaning from Candice's blog. Thank you again, Candice for these about making my day!!!

Mommy to be

It's been a long time since I've used my Cricut for cards but I got it going today!! Here are two Mommy to be cards. I have a dear friend from college that is expecting her first baby in June and the other card is an order that I got from one of DH's co-workers. I used New Arrival for the Mommy, George for the circles, and Mini Monograms for the Scalloped Circle. I added Prima Flowers and bling to the centers and her little purse. Printed paper is from the DCWV Baby Boy Nursery Stack. The sentiment is from the Studio G $1 stamps.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's Christmas in the Bockelman household!!

Charlie has to work the Friday after and entire weekend after Thanksgiving so we decided to go ahead and get our Christmas stuff out. We still have to decorate outside but boy it's been cold. Brrrr... Anyways here are some pics of our living room all decorated.

Our tree...

My Stuffed Animals...

More Decorations...
The stockings were hung...

Christmas pictures...

My trolls...
Even the fish tank had to be decorated...

I've been busy...

not at posting but at at making cards and everything else!! I got together with a friend last week and stamped and colored while our kiddos played. We all had a great time. Here is my first card from an image that I colored at Amy's house. He's a Whipper Snapper stamp...isn't he just the cutest with his little stick horse?? I hand-drew the wood floor after my dear friend, Candice, taught me how to do it. I colored him using Copics and the ovals were cut using Nestie ovals. The background candycane stripe is from the new Martha Stewart Christmas paper stack found at Walmart. My dear friend, Suzanne from Texas, sent me this stack for my birthday!!

Here is an anniversary card that I got an order for. It was for a 63rd wedding I knew that it needed to be EXTRA special! I chose an all white theme and LOVE how it turned out. I used my Cricut for this card. I used Happily Ever After for the silhouette of Cinderella and her Prince and George for the heart. I layered it all on and used pop dots for the heart and Cinderella and the Prince. I used a Studio G clear stamp for the sentiment. Inside the card, I printed out the words to "their song". I also added some bling to the front and inside too.

DH is a pharmacist at Walmart and they were having an open house to recruit new pharmacists so the pharmacy techs have been working their tails off cleaning the pharmacy top to bottom..removing ALL the bottles from the shelves and everything. It looked amazing in there when they were all done. But one in particular went above and beyond by taking the horse by the reins and made a list of what needed to be done and made sure that everyone did their part and got that place in tip-top shape!! Charlie had asked if I would make a card for her and for the rest of the staff so I whipped up these cards. The stamp is Domestic Goddess Hanna from My best friend, Candice, had stamped these images for me a long time ago. See, we used to swap stamped images in hopes of spending less on stamps...that worked for about 2 months. LOL Anyways, I colored her using Copics and cut her out using Nesties. Background paper is by MME.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Mona Lisa as seen by Max

My son, Max, who's 6 years old and in the first grade brought home this wonderful coloring of Mona Lisa. I think that he did a wonderful job coloring this picture and it's truly a work of art!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

At least in my dining room for now! My mom created this AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL flower arrangement for me. I bought the ceramic boots at Target and some of the picks at Michaels. I gave it all to her and told her to have fun with it and she threw in some stuff of her own and voila...a masterpiece!!! She's so amazing at flower arrangements...I on the other hand cannot arrange anything except paper stuff. LOL This is going to go in my cubby above our fireplace for Christmas. Thanks, Mom!! :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Hope your BDay is delish-Hanna Stamps Challenge

Here is my take on the Hanna Stamps (HSNRC1) challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers. I used Baking Riley and colored him in with my Copics. I used the new DCWV Sweet Stack. I've only been able to find the 6x6 stack at Ms but would LOVE to find the 12x12 of this paper as it is totally adorable!! The sentiment is from Stampendous Merry Muffins set that was an exclusive set to Thanks for looking!! :)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I'm Stuffed!!!

YAY!!! I can't believe that I was able to get my first picture uploaded!! Here is my card for today. It's the I'm Stuffed turkey from Whipper Snappers. I stamped him with Momento ink in Rich Cocoa. I colored him with Copics and punched the border with the Martha Stewart Checkerboard punch. Flowers are from Hobby Lobby. Thanks for looking!! :)

FINALLY a blog to call my own!!!

Hello all and thank you for visiting my blog. I'm very excited to get one going. I've got lots to share but bear with me while I figure out how the whole blogging world works. Be sure and check back soon for pics of my cards and layouts. :)