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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Turkey Day!

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  Try not to gorge too much and take a long nap after eating  all of that turkey!   Oh, and you may see me among all of those crazy shoppers tomorrow!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Holiday Piggie

As the holidays fast approach, I start thinking about the neverending smorgasboard of food (and my waistline gets bigger).  Of course, the holidays means Christmas ham and I started thinking about a cute little piggie telling us to eat chicken instead.

Stampin' Up punches needed:
Ornament - head
1 3/4" Circle - body
3/4" Circle - snout & feet
Small Oval - arms & legs
5 Petal Flower - ears
1/4" Circle - snout
Modern Label - sign
Fiskars teardrop punch for eyes

For the pig, I used a Bazzill cardstock for the pig, but you could use textured Blush Blossom for the pig body and sponge the pieces with Blush Blossom or Cameo Coral ink.

1) Clip top off the ornament, round out pointed top.  Cut 2 petals off 5 petal flower for ears.  Clip a little off 3/4"  black circle and cut a little V wedge into the flat side for each foot.

2) Sponge all blush pieces.  Use mini glue dots to attach 1/4" circles onto snout. Attach snout to ornament head with dimensional.  Glue on eyes and add detailing with uni-ball white gel pen and zig detail pen.  I added a little shading around the eyes with a blush blossom marker. Glue on petals and fold down the tips for floppy ears.

3) Glue arms onto body.  Attach legs to body with dimensionals.  Glue feet on.  Attach "hands" with dimensionals.  Don't forget to draw on a "bellybutton". Glue head onto body (a little tilted).  Cut a small strip of cardstock 1/4" wide for the sign post.  Glue sign onto the post.

I used the new DCWV Holiday Collection premium stack
for my card.  Base cardstock is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 (cranberry crisp) folded in half.  Stripe print is 4 x 2 1/4".  Cranberry print is 4 x 3.  Glitter red strip is 4 x 1/2".

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Thanksgiving Turkey

The holidays are fast approaching and I've been wondering where autumn went?  I thought it would be fun to share my thanksgiving turkey.  Enjoy!

Punches Needed:
Ornament punched in Cocoa for head
1 3/4" Circle punched in Cocoa for body
Modern Label punched in Cocoa for neck
Full Heart punched in Cocoa for thighs
Butterfly punched in Chocolate for wings
Heart to Heart - large heart in Riding Hood Red for snood & top of head, wide heart in Pumpkin for beak
Word Window in Pumpkin for legs
Boho Blossoms flower for feet
Large Oval in Riding Hood Red for tail feathers
Teardrop in black for eyes (Fiskars or MS)

1) Cut Full Heart in half and cut the bottom points off of each half.  Round out the sharp corners for the chicken thighs.  Cut 3 petals off of the 6 petal flower in Boho Blossoms for feet.  Fold wide heart from Heart to Heart to make the beak (fold rounded top parts down).  Cut large heart from Heart to Heart in half for snood and top of head.  Cut butterfly in half for wings.

2) Sponge feathers with riding hood red.  Sponge body, head and wing pieces with chocolate chip.  Sponge beak, legs and feet pieces with pumpkin pie.

3) Glue neck onto body.  Attach head with dimensional.  Glue snood onto back of beak.  Attach to face with dimensional.  Glue on eyes and add highlights with uni-ball white gel pen. 

4) Glue legs onto thighs.  Glue on feet.  Attach thighs to body with dimensionals.  Attach so that the feet are crossed at the ankle.  You could position the legs in the splits so that you can make the card smaller in heighth.  Attach wings with dimensionals.

5) Arrange ovals in an arc for the tail.  Run a line of glue around the inside of the arc and place body over the top to glue in place.

Card Cutting dimensions

6" x 6" Chocolate Chip for card body folded in half
Leaf print 5 7/8" x 4"
Polka dot print 5 7/8" x 2"
5/8" Wide chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Back to work

Hello everyone, just wanted to let you know that my daughter is much better now (but now my hubby is sick).  I just finished a really tough week at work (14 hour days) and expect to get back to normal hours next week.  I worked on a cute little turkey card for thanksgiving today and will be posting it tommorrow, so please check back.  Thanks!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bumps in the road

Hello all, the past week has been pretty cruddy for me.  My 3 year old daughter came down with H1N1 so I've been pretty occupied with that.  It's year-end at work for me, so I'll be working late hours at work this whole week and possibly next week.  I will hopefully have a sample up on the web this week as I started a page this weekend and didn't quite finish it.  Please stay with me and I'll resume posting on a regular basis in  a couple weeks.  Thanks!


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