Monday, November 30, 2009

Peace on Earth!

This poinsettia is one of Pamela's digital images! I love the way the three flowers fit together and since the leaves of a pointsettia are the same as the petals, you can cut out leaves from the image as well! How easy is that! In fact I printed the image on green paper added some stickles......Leaves! The main flower is mostly red but the two smaller images are more pink, not so sure I would do that again. It actually looks better in person than in the photo. In order to further emphasize the larger flower I added tiny little pearls to the center.  I used nestibilities for the mats and for the design at the bottom of the page that has the pearls on it. That is actually the top of one of the frame nesties. The lacy border was done with a punch by Martha Stewart, the ribbon is from Ben Franklin, the verse and leaf on the top of the card is from FCD Oh Holey Night. The colored cardstock is Club Scrap.

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Cyber Monday!!

Pamela has done it again, since it's Cyber Monday Firecracker Designs is having a special coupon sale. Everything in the store (except digitals) will be affected.
Use code CYBER30 to get 30% off everything IN STOCK in the store!! Hurry it ends tonight at midnight!! (EST) Woohoo!!!!

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Fire Cracker Designs by Pamela!!

Sale starts at 6 am, on Black Friday. See list below for times. Coupons expire at end times!!

Sale ONE: All rubber 50% off : Friday 6am-10am EST Use code: TG50
Sale TWO: All clear 30% off: Friday 10am-2pm EST Use code: TG30
Sale THREE: All Shimmerz & Flower Soft 30% off :  
Friday 2pm-6pm EST Use code: TGSHIFL

In stock items only.
No combining coupons, no combining shipping.

SHOP TIL YOU DROP!! Orders will begin shipping on Saturday!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Did you know FCD has a wish list option? Put your list together, give your hubby the link, the list, the codes and the times.... you have what you want for Christmas!!

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Vickie Kertz is the Winner!

    Vickie your number was chosen by the random number generator and you won the adorable stamp set Snow Lady Wreath! Congratulations, please contact me so I can get your mailing address and send your set to you.
     I would like to thank each of you for stopping by and making this such a wonderful Blog Hop. I hope you enjoyed it as much as each of us did! We won't be having a hop in December so I guess we will have to wait until next year to hop together again. Please stop by anytime and leave me a message, visit Pamela's store soon to get your Christmas Stamps as she will closing on Dec. 15th for the holidays.
     If you haven't tried digital stamping this might be the perfect opportunity to give them a try, Pamela has some great digital stamps and some pointers on using them.
     Happy Thanksgiving to all of you wonderful folks! I would like to share this Thanksgiving Day prayer with you:

A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Lord, so often times, as any other day
When we sit down to our meal and pray

We hurry along and make fast the blessing
Thanks, amen. Now please pass the dressing

We're slaves to the olfactory overload
We must rush our prayer before the food gets cold

But Lord, I'd like to take a few minute more
To really give thanks to what I'm thankful for

For my family, my health, a nice soft bed
My friends, my freedom, a roof over my head

I'm thankful right now to be surrounded by those
Whose lives touch me more than they'll ever possibly know

Thankful Lord, that You've blessed me beyond measure
Thankful that in my heart lives life's greatest treasure

That You, dear Jesus, reside in that place
And I'm ever so grateful for Your unending grace

So please, heavenly Father, bless this food You've provided
And bless each and every person invited


--Scott Wesemann

    Blessings to all!

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thanks...... and Boy will You be Excited!

     Hi and welcome to the November Blog Hop for FCD by Pamela. This is a very Special blog hop, not only will you have a chance to win an overall gift from FCD but each and every designer has BLOG CANDY to give away! That means each of you have multiple chances to win!

     As always, in order to be eligible to win you must leave a comment and your email address on each blog you visit. That shouldn't be hard, after all you get to view projects made with Pamela's stamp sets and get ideas and have a chance to win a prize! My Candy is Snow Lady Wreath
This an adorable set full of potential for those holiday cards, layouts and gifts! Good Luck!!

     Ok, now to my project for November's hop. Our theme was to make a Thank You card, layout or gift thanking someone. I looked and looked for something just a little different and ran into SCS's tutorial on how to make a File Folder Accordian Book.  This is a great project and I really had a lot of fun making mine. I used both Holly Jolly Christmas and Oh Holey Night sets. I used such a mixture of papers I'm not even sure where it all came from; some of it is K&Co, some is Basic Grey and some is paper that was separated out from it's original book and could be from anywhere. I also used a couple of embellishments that have been in a Christmas folder for years, actually I had forgotten about them; hmmm, what does that say about my organization skills??!!
     Take a look, leave me a comment and your email address and then hop over to Melisa's for more eye candy and another chance to win!!

Special Notice: FCD by Pamela will be closed beginning Dec 15th for the holidays. Get in early to place your order!!

Remember to go to each designers page and leave comments and email addresses, each designer has a stamp set that you have a chance to win! Good Luck to all of you!! Winners will be announced on Monday night at 8 PM (or as soon after that as the Designer can post it ...remember we are all in different time zones

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Mouse in the House!

    I just can't stay away from this little mouse! He is part of the Oh Holey Night stamp set you can get from FCD by Pamela! I wanted to do a collage with this set and Mr. Mouse had to be the focal point. I stamped him first, made a mask and then stamped the candle and the cheese. I colored with watercolored pencils, markers and then added some glitter gel pen for highlights. After I was happy with the colors I cut him out, and matted him on a circle to represent a full moon.
    I was disappointed in how the flame turned out so I made another flame with an area around it for glowing, the colors on this one were more acceptable; this was added on top of the original flame. The dp is from some Christmas paper that has been hanging around a couple of years, I can't remember exactly who makes it. Some of you may recognize it and can help give credit for it. The solid cardstock if from Club Scrap. All the stamps and saying are from FCD by Pamela! Hope you like my collage, I am pretty happy with it!
    Thanks for stopping in, leave me some "love"!

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Veteran's Day

Happy Veteran's Day to all who have worn the uniform and served our nation. We all know that Freedom is not free; American's veteran's have paid a heavy price to make sure that freedom and liberty still reign in this awesome country.
My family has a number of vets, my grandfather from WWI, my Dad from WWII, and my husband from the Vietnam conflict. I am honored to have made this card to say "Thank You" for all you have done and all you have sacrificed. To all our great heroes from the past and into the future I am in awe of your courage and love of country.
This card is dedicated to you!

      card information: digital back ground made in several layers, the candle is from a stamp set by FCD called Oh Holey Night.

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Mouse with Lollipop

    This is one of the new stamps sets from FCD set called Oh Holey Night.  I have been itching to get my hands on this set, this little mouse

just makes me smile!!
    All the paper I used on this particular card is some that has been laying around for quite awhile, I think some of it is from Club Scrap and the rest is just "stash". I used  Spellbinders large ovals  to cut the mouse out after he was watercolored, he was then mounted on some handmade hunter green paper. I found this ancient border punch (I have no idea where I got it) that I used to punch the red paper and then unbelievably I took those tiny little leaves and glued them on the edge of the green mat. They turned out cute but man are they hard to keep track of. :) The buttons on Mr. Mouse's vest are just punched "holes", the fancy corners are from cuttlebug die cuts. Mr. Mouse is holding a match to light the candle shown in the stamp set but I wanted him to have a lollipop, (probably the influence of Trick or Treating) so I punched a small circle, used a white gel pen to draw the lines and then clear embossed it. I think he turned out pretty cute!

    If you get a chance go by Pamela's site and check out all of her Christmas stamp sets. She has added a couple of new ones this year (Oh Holey Night is one of the new sets); there are some really great sets to chose from!!
   Drop by anytime! Love to have you visit and leave me comments!

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Trip to San Ramon- October 26-November 1, 2009

We (my husband Dave and sister Lauren who directs at the Hippodrome Theater in Gainesville, FL)  just got back from a visit with "the boys", ie my two adorable grandsons! I was lucky enough to get to hang around for halloween and participate in Trick or Treating. Ethan and Jonas decided to be Transformers; Ethan was Optimus Prime and Jonas was Bumblebee. The neighborhood they live in is full of kids so you can imagine the haul of candy they got. I just had to post pictures!! This was taken the night before the BIG night, sort of photo op night. LOL Aren't they awesome "Transformers"!!

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