Saturday, December 31, 2011

Visions of Sugar Plums

I made this layout for my Jessica Sprague Creative Design Team.  It's made using Pink Paislee SnowDay paper and Elements.  I love the colors in this kit.  If you're interested in learning digital scrapping or learning your way around Photoshop you should check out Jessica Sprague now.  She's offering some amazing discounts on classes and products.  I started with Jessica about a year and a half ago and did not even know how to open a blank document in photoshop, everything I've learned, I learned from her classes.  Go, treat yourself and save some $$ at the same time!

Enjoy the moment

Yet another card with Pink Paislee papers.  This is from the butterfly collection.  I just cut the butterfly out of the paper, the seam binding and brad is from Stampin' Up and the lace ribbon is some random from my stash.  I think I got it at hobby lobby.

Celebrate Today

Another card made with some Pink Paislee Papers.  The tag I cut out is from their mistable line.  Have you tried it?  It's so much fun.  When you get the paper it's all white and you can see a clear "embossed" looking design.  You then use your mistable inks to color it how you like and wipe it away and the embossed area resists the ink.  I used Tattered Angels brand.  Now sure if you can tell by the photo or not, but I misted one half bluish teal, an the other half is yellow.  I also used the same mistable ink to color my seam binding which was white.  Just spray it on, crinkle it up and voila... matching seam binding.  Love it!  The bird, butterfuly and today are just cutouts of the papers.

Encouragement Card

I made this card with some paper that I had forgotten about.  It came about the time I started Christmas shopping and got put away with all the Christmas Bags.  I found it at the beginning of December.  Anyway, it's by Pink Paislee and it's called Daily Junque.  I absolutely love this paper.

Wtih Appreciation - Spice Cake

I made this card a while ago and just came across it.  I don't think I've posted this.  It was made with the Stampin Up Spice Cake kit that I bought from Snowmanlover

Friday, December 30, 2011

Jessica Sprague January Projects

This layout is for my January projects over at Jessica Sprague.  I made this using Liv.E Designs Winter Breeze Paper Pack 1 and Winter Breeze Elements.  Again, while you're there check out the rest of Liv's awesome products.  She's got tons of brushes, masks, etc. as well as paper kits.

Jessica Sprague December Assignments

Well, the new year has almost begun and I  just realized I didn't post my Jessica Sprague final December layout.   This was a very simple digital layout I made using Kitschy Digitals chalkboard elements.   If you look around at the Jessica Sprague Kitschy products you may find a freebie kit like this one.  And while you're there, look around, there are sooo many awesomely cute things to add to your scrapbook stash.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sewing Kit Mason Jars

Every year on Doug's side of the family we do stocking stuffers and maybe a homemade gift or something for the Christmas Exchange.  His family is all girls for the most part, so this is what I came up with for the girls.  Mason Jar Sewing Kits.  Aren't they cute?  Originally I was going to do the Mason Jar soap dispensers, but I couldn't find the mason jars with the old zinc lids (which is what makes them cute in my opinion).  Anyway.  Sewing kits.  Each one has some thread, needles, pins, buttons, floss, safety pins.

Originally I thought I would use burlap, but it makes the lid really hard to screw on because it's so thick.  I'm keeping this one for myself.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

My Snowman Candybar Stocking Stuffers

If you would like to make some of these cute little guys.. check out this video on Youtube by Kerry's Paper Crafts

Signed, Sealed and Delivered

I finally finished Christmas cards and they have been signed, sealed and delivered.  I've gotten quite a few great responses.  Overall I'm happy with this year's cards and I have yet to make two alike in three years.  :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Card 28

I am finished.  I am having Christmas Card Burnout.  I'm so ready to start a new project.  I just had a wonderful weekend with my girlfriends from high school.  Every year we get together for a weekend slumber party and I cannot wait to get started on my memory book.  We had such a great time.

Christmas Card 27

Made this card for one of my friends who LOVES... and I do mean LOVES penguins! :)

Christmas Aprons Digi Layout

I made this digital layout using Jessica Sprague's Collaborative Kit called Christmas Wishes & Whimsy.  It's such a versatile kit you can use it for so much more than just Christmas.  Check it out!  Also, if you missed last night's live webshow of Heidi Swapp, you can catch it here.  She makes a really amazing Christmas Album using the new kit she and Jessica created also available on  Lots of great ideas and fun!  Jessica and Heidi together = amazing!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Card 26

I've had this Gingerbread punch for over a year and forgot all about it.  I made this card this morning and like I said.. no mojo.  Maybe tomorrow's cards will come easier.  Ever have days like that?

Christmas Card 25

I am trying to finish up my cards and losing my Christmas Card mojo.  I wasn't really happy with this card, but it is what it is.  I think the pink tree and the stamped word background was too much with the very patterned paper.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Jammies using Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas

I made this digital layout utilizing the Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas Paper Pack 1, Christmas Alphas & Borders and the Holly Jolly Elements #1.  You can get all of these elements for your own Christmas Stash over at Jessica Sprague.  Just click on the link.  This digital kit is so cute and packed full of Christmas Yummies in fun colors and whimsical design.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Puppy

My cutie Christmas Daisy!!! Let me just say, this was a very hard picture to get and no where near what I was going for. She is still ALL puppy!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Card 24

This card was made with an Echo Park Christmas Paper Pack and some twine from the Twinery.  I used a Fiskars Punch for the tree.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Card 23

I think I am getting close to having enough Christmas Cards.  A few more and I should be done.  This was a fun card to make.  I made it using a paper stack I bought at Hobby Lobby in the Christmas Section.  I cut the trees out of one of the papers and used a Nestability for the greeting cutouts.  The stamp is Papertrey Ink.

Chili - Healthy Style for my Diabetic Honey

Recently my honey was diagnosed with diabetes.  Since then, we've totally changed our menu.  Nothing but healthy for him.  I changed up my chili recipe to make it a little bit healthier.  It turned out pretty awesome!!  Of course you don't want to add the sour cream and cheese if you're going to be REALLY good, but I just used a little... that doesn't count, does it? 

December Project for Jessica Sprague

I am trying to get ahead of the ball for my December projects for Jessica Sprague Creative Team.  My high school girlfriends and I get together once a year every year for a weekend slumber party.  That party is this coming weekend.  I can't wait!!

This layout was made using Ashlea's senior photos and Kitchy Digitals Clothesline, Calico Dream Digital and Washi Tape Frames

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving & Polish Noodles

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  I hope you had an opportunity to enjoy the holiday with your special friends and family.  We had a great time hosting Thanksgiving.  So much food, so little time!  We have so many leftovers it's bordering on ridiculous!  I wanted to share with everyone this awesome recipe I got from Richie's mom for Polish Noodles.  They are so easy and oooohhh so good!  I made a double batch (and yes, you do double ALL the ingredients including the water).  Word of caution... doubling makes A LOT!!  These noodles remind me of the noodles my grandmother used to make.  Her's were homemade noodles, of course, but this is probably the closest I've tasted.  Trust me, you will like them!!  I'm sorry I don't have a picture (it's hard to get a nice picture of noodles!)  I even googled to see if I could find you a picture that looked similar and no luck. 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Card 22?

Is this card #22, I'm not sure.....

I rearranged and tweaked my craftroom today, so I had to try it out, right??  LOL  Previously my craft table was set up so I could stand while working.  I loved it, but sometimes I have to admit, I wished I hadn't made it that way.  Well now, I can sit at my table and all of my other things were moved to work around the different level.  I love it.  I also totally blinged out my table.  I use a drafting table as my main crafting area.  It was kind of plain, so...I bought some really cool zebra print duct tape and I trimmed out the edges with the tape.  I know, sounds weird, you have to see it.  I will try and take a photo.  I've got my 50MM lens on, so I can't get a good picture at the moment.  I'll take one and come back to the this and add it.

 OK.. I just ran in there and snapped this with my Iphone.  Cute, huh?  LOL  I LOVE IT!!

Anyway.... the card.  Just a mix of this and that from old and new stash.  (I know, real informative, eh?).  The striped paper is from K&Co, the gold glitter paper is some that I bought at Walmart, the red glitter is Stampin up, ribbon is Stampin Up, the tag is a free printable I got off Pinterest and the green paper is a Christmas pack I bought in the Christmas Section at Hobby Lobby.  I believe the red cardstock is Stampin up cherry cobler, but I wouldn't swear to it.  I don't sort by brand, I sort by colors.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thank You - Jessica Sprague - Nov 2011 - Assignment 2

For my second project for Jessica Sprague featuring designer Jodie Lee, I decided to make a hybrid card.  For this card I used Jodie Lee's French Market Papers and Vintage Birdie Brushes.  The paper pack is very elegant.  You can buy them here.

Friday, November 18, 2011

I've Been Keeping a Secret

I have been dying to tell everyone. I'm so excited!!!  You know how I love all things Jessica Sprague, right?  You know that I've taken a zillion of her awesome classes and how I get giddy everytime I start a new one, right?

Well get this.... I, Lorrie Nunemaker, was invited to be on the Jessica Sprague Creative Design Team!!! Ya, you heard me right.  I am now a part of the Sprague team!  Woohoooooo!  I'm so beyond thrilled that I was asked and so anxious to get my hands into all that digi goodness.

If you'd like to see the announcement... it's here.  See that?  Did you see my name?  My name on Jessica Sprague's website!  Lordy, Lordy!

And now... for my 1st assignment with Jessica Sprague.  Here is a digital layout.  I haven't done one of these in awhile, so I had to refresh my memory.  My highlight for this week is Designer Jodie Lee.
I used Jodie Lee's (soon to be released) Grandma's Crochet Fun papers and her Vintage Floral Textures.  She's really got a neat treasure chest of brushes and digi goodies.

Check out Jodie Lee Products here

Also, while I've got your ear to Jessica Sprague goodness, did you know she's offering a free class?Holiday Memories  You should go sign up now and check it out!!!  Click here to find out how to sign up

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pumpkin Dump Cake

You have got to try this amazing recipe. It is ooey, it is gooey and it is ooooh so lovely. I'm not a huge fan of pumpkin pie. I mean I don't hate it, but I'd much rather have something a bit sweeter if I'm going to eat pie. Well this recipe is just that. It's pumpkin pie all sweetened up. Just look at it!!

We served it fresh from the oven with ice cream, I could hardly contain myself as I watched the ice cream begin to melt. If you'd like to try this little ditty for yourself... here's the recipe.

Christmas Card 21

Another 3D card, this time with an ornament. 

Christmas Card 20

A simple card using a plain deer digital stamp.   I wasn't quite sure where I was going to go with the card, but in the end I thought it turned out nice.

Christmas Card 19

I made htis card with my Stampin Up Banner Punch.  Great idea.  Jennifer McGuire showed a similar card where she used a banner stamp and cut it out, the punch works well too!C

Christmas Card 18

I spent some time playing in my craft room today.  I love the 3D cards.  I think it adds such a fun touch!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Christmas Card 17

Actually made this one this morning.  I started it the other day, but nothing was coming together.  I left it all out on my craft table and walked away.  This morning I went in my room to put something away and I looked at it and knew exactly what I wanted to do!  Sometimes it helps to walk away when things are clicking.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Christmas Card 16

Redo on the earlier Christmas Card.  I didn't like that tree stamp I had.  I like this better

Thank You Card

Needed to switch gears and do something other than Christmas.  This was made with Stampin-Up papers from the Spice Cake kit I got from SNOWMANLOVER

Christmas Card 15

This card was fun to make, however when I finished, I realized it will be hard to get an envelope the right size.  I should've made it just a tad shorter in the width then it would have fit in a standard A9 envelope.  I suppose I could still cut it down.

Christmas Card 14

I got inspired for this card by one I saw on Pinterest.  I changed it up a bit.  I really like how it turned out.

Christmas Card 13

I really love red and black cards, but I feel like this is missing something?  Any suggestions?

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Christmas Card 12

This card is actually cuter than my photography shows.  I so wish I had my Christmas Decorations out to photograph (I'm thinking once I do, I will have to retake my photos), anyway.  The Twine is actually very pink and white bakers twine, the photo makes it look just white.  I seem to be stuck on Square Christmas Cards this year.
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