Wednesday, December 31, 2008
RULES: There are 100 statements and you bold the ones you have done. Grab it and play for yourself!!
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain.
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept in an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse (solar)
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten cavier.
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chicken pox
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day
This was fun. I was reminded of some things I have done which have a great memory!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Wishing you all a blessed Christmas Season!!
Monday, November 17, 2008
I WILL LEAVE THIS BLOG HERE FOR AWHILE, BECAUSE I DO HAVE A LOT OF LINKS I DO NOT WANT TO LOOSE.
THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING FAITHFUL TO ME AND I AM VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE STAMPING FRIENDS I HAVE MADE HERE. I WILL CONTINUE TO COME AND VISIT YOUR BLOGS, AS I DO ENJOY SEEING WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN UP TO.
SO FOR NOW, GOOD BYE!!!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
ETA: I just found another great blog candy by BE CREATIVE. It's being drawn on the 15th.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Today's card is a card a cousin asked me to make for her. She wanted it to be money/gift holder, so I thought that a long card would work better as such. I have never made a wedding card yet (other than our wedding invitations), so I hope she will be satisfied with it. As I do not know what colors they are using, I thought that black, white (shimmery white) and gold would be appropriate. The stamp is a VERVE set, which I received as a blog-candy awhile back.
Thank you for your sweet comments!! I always appreciate them!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
I finally got another one, so I am able to show you the card I made for last week's TLC Challenge on SCS. I had seen several of these cards on SCS and was fascinated by them, so I had to try it out when it came as a challenge.
Images and sentiments: Sweet Kids by Crafty Secrets
Card stock: Certainly Celery SU, watercolor 90lb
Technique: Watercolor - watercolor pencils $ aquapainter
Have a great day!!
Thank you for your comments! I appreciate them very much!!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I am working on a card with yesterday's TLC on SCS, just taking a break to think about how to make it work the best!
Thanks for dropping by!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I was in my first recipe swap during the summer. Baking is not something that comes naturally to me. But my husband enjoys pies, so these recipes will be a good way to try different variations of pies. Here are my contributions to this swap. I picked 3. I thought it would be a great gift for someone special to share with too. Now I have to start baking!!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
The stamp is an image by Crafty Secrets' Sweet Kids.
DP is Daisy Bucket Designs
Cardstock: SU Close to Cocoa, and Pumpkin Pie
I watercolored the image with SU watercolor pencils.
Have a great Sunday!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Have a great day!!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
I helped them with the papercutting, but they used their beads and did the coloring of the images.
This is Melanie's Bookmark
This is Vanessa's Bookmark
Thank you for coming by. I really enjoy reading your comments.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Can you believe that I am actually posting a card I made? I hardly can. In my defense I have made several altered things and unfortunately my camera is not working so I have not been able to post them. For this card I used the scanner.
My dh asked me to make a THANK YOU card for a friend of his, so I had not excuse not to stamp. This was Monday, so I looked at the TLC challenge on SCS and decided to try it. So made a card on Monday, which I did not upload because of time. I decided to make another one to be able to post it.
As fall is coming and the trees are starting to change into beautiful colors, I decided to use that as my inspiration for color.
The colors are SU colors: Close to Cocoa, Almost Artichoke, Marigold Morning ('07 In color) and Cameo Corral.
The images : SU Lovely as a Tree, Easy Elegance (sentiment)
Thanks for dropping by!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thank you for coming by!! I'm so wanting to stamp already, but life is so busy right now. We're going to have family visiting for the next 3 weeks, so I do not expect much stamping to happen. If it does, you'll find out!!
Have a great day!!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Okay, yes, it has been awhile again. But.... I really don't have a better excuse than kids and life and low mojo.
So, I've been wanting to make a rolodex for awhile, after seeing all the great rolodexes. But I didn't really want to buy one. (I know, cheapo. But I'd rather buy stamps!!) I've also seen these great boxes so I decided to make an ADDRESS BOX. And here it is.
I think it is quite self explanatory. I did use an additional piece of cardboard for the box and covered it with cardstock and DP (Afternoon teatime SU). I wanted to add ADDRESS BOX or something to it, but I was having the hardest time lining the letters up right, so I've not done that yet. I have to be honest. This is not quite what I had in mind, but for some reason, it's just not coming to me right now. Would love to read your comments on how to dress this up a little more.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
There are also some projects I have been playing with in my mind: I want to make a kitchen gift set for my sister. She loves cherries and ever since I saw the Sweet and Tangy set in SU I have been thinking of her. I have the set now and the DP which goes with it, so now I'm trying to come up with the best way to use it.
Anyway, I thought I'd leave you with my FAVORITE gallery on SCS in case you have nothing better to do. I've got quite a few items in there already!! Always go here for inspiration, when needed.
Thank you for dropping by and have a great week-end.
Friday, June 13, 2008
I absolutely LOVE the TILDA stamps. I found this challenge on the Tilda & Col Challenge Blog to use swirls. As much as I love these stamps, I have been a bit hesitant in using them, as I've seen such amazing creation with them. I just recently bought the aquapainter and I have been practicing with it. I am finding that I really enjoy watercoloring. I think this is my new favorite technique. I have done some decorative painting with acrilics, but have not done any watercoloring before. This challenge also gave me the opportunity to use a maya road flourish which I was able to buy at our LSS for 50% off!
Stamps: Tilda, SU incentive flower, SU happy harmony (butterfly), Boho Background
Paper: SU Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, DP Sandylion - butterlies
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I've decided that when I make a card, I make 2 of them. This because I am usually making one to send to someone, and then I have an extra for emergency use. After I finished with them, I analized it and decided to see what it might look like with a little ribbon. I also used the sentiment which comes with the set.
Thanks for dropping by again.
I am finally doing a sketch challenge again. It actually came together pretty easy. I decided to use the image and paper which I had put together for a swap, which is "Card kits with a twist". We just put paper, dp, ribbon, a stamped image, an embellishment in a bag, and get different ones back. So these are the papers and image I sent for this swap. The image is from the SU Spring Song set, DP is SU Teatime (I think), the sentiment is an MFT stamp. colors SU Cert. Celery, Bashful Blue and Close to Cocoa.
Thanks for dropping by and come again!
Monday, June 9, 2008
Anyway, I made this card during last week. Unfortunately my camera is not working and I had taken the scanner over for my dh to use. They moved into a new location and did not have their scanner set up yet. So, needless to say, I had no way of uploading it.
I am very sorry that I cannot take a picture of it. It is much more impressive. I finally used my Blooming Beautiful ? set. I watercolored the image with the aquapainter and inkpads. I've finally found something I really like to do!! The image is popped up on shimmery white paper. The background is floral. I gold embossed some AMUSE flourishes and added a little hodgepodge frame with gold embossed Always SU Small Script.
I WANT to do a lot of stamping. There are so many projects in my head that I don't know where to start. Any suggestions?
Have a great day!
Friday, May 30, 2008
This is a card my dd Vanessa and I made for a schoolfriend of her's, who is having a birthday party on Saturday. Vanessa wanted to use this Elzybell image and the color blue. The paper is the Summer Picnic from the SU occasions mini. It was a fun card to make.
Have a great Friday and a great week-end!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Every now and then we can use a good laugh.
Thinking of Having Kids?
Do this 11 step program first!
1. Go to the grocery store.
2. Arrange to have your salary paid directly to their head office.
3. Go home.
4. Pick up the paper.
5. Read it for the last time.
Before you finally go ahead and have children, find a couple who already are parents and berate them about their...
1. Methods of discipline.
2. Lack of patience.
3. Appallingly low tolerance levels.
4. Allowing their children to run wild.
5. Suggest ways in which they might improve their child's breastfeeding, sleep habits, toilet training, table manners, and overall behavior.
Enjoy it because it will be the last time in your life you will have all the answers.
A really good way to discover how the nights might feel...
1. Get home from work and immediately begin walking around the living room from 5PM to 10PM carrying a wet bag weighing approximately 8-12 pounds, with a radio turned to static (or some other obnoxious sound) playing loudly. (Eat cold food with one hand for dinner)
2. At 10PM, put the bag gently down, set the alarm for midnight, and go to sleep.
3. Get up at 12 and walk around the living room again, with the bag, until 1AM.
4. Set the alarm for 3AM.
5. As you can't get back to sleep, get up at 2AM and make a drink and watch an infomercial.
6. Go to bed at 2:45AM.7. Get up at 3AM when the alarm goes off.
8. Sing songs quietly in the dark until 4AM.
9. Get up. Make breakfast. Get ready for work and go to work (work hard and be productive)Repeat steps 1-9 each night. Keep this up for 3-5 years. Look cheerful and together.
Can you stand the mess children make? To find out...
1. Smear peanut butter onto the sofa and jam onto the curtains
2. Hide a piece of raw chicken behind the stereo and leave it there all summer.
3. Stick your fingers in the flower bed.
4. Then rub them o n the clean walls.
5. Take your favorite book, photo album, etc. Wreck it.
6. Spill milk on your new pillows. Cover the stains with crayons.
How does that look?
Dressing small children is not as easy as it seems.
1. Buy an octopus and a small bag made out of loose mesh.
2. Attempt to put the octopus into the bag so that none of the arms hang out.
Time allowed for this - all morning.
Forget the BMW and buy a mini-van. And don't think that you can leave it out in the driveway spotless and shining. Family cars don't look like that.
1. Buy a chocolate ate ice cream cone and put it in the glove compartment. Leave it there.
2. Get a dime. Stick it in the CD player.
3. Take a family size package of chocolate cookies. Mash them into the back seat. Sprinkle cheerios all over the floor, then smash them with your foot.
4. Run a garden rake along both sides of the car.
Go to the local grocery store. Take with you the closest thing you can find to a pre-school child. (A full-grown goat is an excellent choice). If you intend to have more than one child, then definitely take more than one goat. Buy your week's groceries without letting the goats out of your sight. Pay for everything the goat eats or destroys. Until you can easily accomplish this, do not even contemplate having children.
1. Hollow out a melon.
2. Make a small hole in the side.
3. Suspend it from the ceiling and swing it from side to side.
4. Now get a bowl of soggy Cheerios and attempt to spoon them into the swaying melon by pretending to be an airplane.
5. Continue until half the Cheerios are gone.
6. Tip half into your lap. The other half, just throw up in the air.You are now ready to feed a nine- month-old baby.
Learn the names of every character from Sesame Street , Barney, Disney, the Teletubbies, and Pokemon. Watch nothing else on TV but PBS, the Disney channel or Noggin for at least five years. (I know, you're thinking What's 'Noggin'?) Exactly the point.
Make a recording of Fran Drescher saying 'mommy' repeatedly. (Important: no more than a four second delay between each 'mommy'; occasional crescendo to the level of a supersonic jet is required). Play this tape in your car everywhere you go for the next four years. You are now ready to take a long trip with a toddler.
Start talking to an adult of your choice.. Have someone else continually tug on your skirt hem, shirt- sleeve, or elbow while playing the 'mommy' tape made from Lesson 10 above. You are now ready to have a conversation with an adult while there is a child in the room.
Thanks for dropping by.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Life just kind of takes priority over stamping sometimes.
My project today is my dh's birthday present (part of it). A couple of weeks ago we cleaned out the shop. It was filled to the brim with junk and stuff. One of the rooms was filled with kitchen cabinet doors, from his earlier work as kitchen cabinet maker. So these doors were leftovers for some reason or other. He says to me that I can use them. Okay. So now my poor brain has to come up with something to do with these doors. Obviously I'm trying to relate my stamping with it. The thing that came to my mind with the smaller doors is a frame of sorts. I've been wanting to use the Bible verse challenge on SCS too. So, here is my first project made for my husband. It's his birthday today!
ETA: It is not a great picture. Click on it to get better detail.
Thanks for dropping by!
Hope you are having a great Tuesday!
Monday, April 28, 2008
This is a swap card I made. In this swap we are to use retired SU stamps, so all the stamps used are retired: LOVE WITHOUT END, SMALL SCRIPT & CROSSHATCH. I know the stem is upsidedown, but this is done on purpose. I saw a card in which it had been done by mistake, but I really like it this way.
I like different folds, so I decided to use this Pop-up card. I think it's a great way to display your card, won't fall over so easy.
Thanks for dropping by.
Hope you are having a great Monday!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
I watercolored 2 images of the Spring Song hummingbird the other day, as I have planned to make 2 cards when I make a card. But, I was just not happy with how my previous post turned out, so I did not use the watercolored images the same. So, I decided that the dp actually distracts from the image and went without it. I like it a lot better. The sentiment I believe is a Lizzie Ann stamp. So, this card goes out to my Mom! Unfortunately, the color is completely off. I guess it is the ligthing I used. (My excuse, it's cloudy outside) The real color of the card base is Rose Red, but it looks like Real Red, which actually does not look bad either. I'm glad it shows the shimmery white paper. The ribbon is a ribbon I found, which I had used to make some Xmas ornaments years ago. Decided to incorporate it in my cardmaking. I think it works.
Thanks for dropping by.
Hope you're having a great Friday!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I can hardly believe that I am actually posting a challenge on the scheduled challenge day. This is my card for SC173 on SCS. I used the SPRING SONG SU! set. Stamped it with stasz-on onto shimmery white and watercolored it with blender pen and ink pad. Colors are ROSE RED, MELLOW MOSS, ALWAYS ARTICHOKE. The DP is from last years SU's idea book RECOLLECTIONS. I stamped FLORAL BGD on the solid Burgandy piece. First time trying out of the box image. Almost lost the beak trying this.
Thank you for leaving a comment!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I must say, it has NEVER taken me so long to make a card!!! Yes, I know, it has been a long time since I made one, but this card literally took me one whole week to make. This card is last weeks Technique challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I like to see the challenges they have, and I really liked this one, so I started to make this card last week Monday, with all the intentions of finishing it. It just took me forever to really get it together, and now that I look at it, I think I will change some things. Doesn't look completely together to me. I love the SU SPRING FLING DP. I used different stamps to make this. The flowers are from the OFFICE ACOUTREMENTS SU set. The flourishes and one of the sentiments are from FRIENDSHIP BLOOMS. The other sentiment is a CLEAR G from Micheals set. The colors I used are PRETTY IN PINK, APRICOT APPEAL, CERTAINLY CELERY, SAGE GREEN and REGAL ROSE.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
And the winner was picked by my dd Melanie. She picked NO. 7 who is SANDYH50. Please send me your snailmail address so that I can send you your stamp.
Have a great MONDAY!!
Monday, April 7, 2008
Our LSS moved last week, so I HAD to go see their new store. It is such a fun place (I should get inspired, I know, but???). I was looking at the stamps (of course!) and this stamp just seemed to be yelling at me. I tried to ignore it, but it just would not let me go, so I finally gave in and brought it home with me. So, here it is and I want to give it to you. If you would like this stamp leave a comment on this post. I would love to know from you Mom's who have teenage girls, how did you tell your daughter about her period? My mom did an awful job and I want to do better. For you who do not have this situation, please leave a comment with an idea to get me back into my stamproom to create. I will select a winner on Sunday April 13th.
Thank you for dropping by.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
I am so thankful that Jesus died for me so that I can be saved. Just knowing that he knew every sin I would commit and he still died, gives me such reassurance of his LOVE for me. This is the joy I celebrate today!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Confessions of a stamp strumpet
In my house we have a craft cupboard. It contains standard craft materials: glue, tape, paper, markers, crayons, etc. One day a couple of years ago, I threw a rubber stamp up there and shut the door. Then not long after, I threw in another one. This was when I was young and naive and knew nothing of the reproductive abilities of stamps.
I have since been educated.
Rubber stamps have a remarkable ability to multiply. No one knows precisely how it happens, because it always occurs in the dark privacy of a craft cupboard, but multiply they do. Their offspring push the lids off the cute little plastic cases bought to contain them, and demand more space. They invite their friends, the stamp pads, to join them in their riotous living, and soon you’ve got yourselves a bona fide stamp-pad-rubber-stamp-orgy going on behind those unassuming doors.
It’s truly scandalous.
But I don’t know how to stop it. And frankly, I know I’m to blame. I failed somewhere to instill in these rubber stamps the importance of abstinance. Instead, I wantonly peruse the stamp aisle at Hobby Lobby. I flirt with the new arrivals like a common slattern. And, when I discovered that an acquaintance at church was an actual stamp pimp distributor of rubber stamps via a certain company known as Stampin’ UP! well…I’m ashamed to say that I accepted a catalog. And looked at it. And ordered from it.
This acquaintance, sensing weakness, moved in for the kill.
“Would you be interested in hosting a stamp party?” she asked, in an innocent, casual way. “You could earn free stamps!”
The lure was too much for me. I was teetering on the brink between casual-stamping and full-blown stamp-harlotry. And then I succombed to the siren-song and flung my moral compass into the black void where my self-control used to be. May God have mercy on my soul.
“Sure!” I replied. “Sounds like fun!”
And so the deed was done. The date is set. On Monday I will play madame hostess to a group of friends who love me so much they agreed to come (and believe me, you never know who your true friends are until you invite them to an MLM party of any ilk), and we will dabble. We will sample. We will fondle the merchandise and create a few cutesy crafts.
Some will resist temptation. I only came to have a chance to visit with you! They’ll insist brightly.
But they will buy a token stamp or two. And I will smile inwardly at their naivete. Because I know that they, too, have a craft cupboard at home with doors that shut upon quiet and innocent craft materials whose very lives are about to be forever disrupted by the presence of the ribald rubber reprobates.
It’s only a matter of time before they come back for more. And who am I to refuse them? The joys of stamping are too seductive for mere mortals to refuse.
It’s too late for me. But perhaps my tale of woe can still serve as a warning to others. Be mindful, dear readers. Craftyliciousness drives a hard bargain sometimes.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
I finally got around to some stamping today. Since I'm lacking mojo it did take me awhile to come up with this card. I'm not incredibly impressed with it, but I think it's okay. I am trying to come up with a nice Easter card to send to family. Just thought I'd share it with you. First time I tried the faux-silk technique. Used an old but good set Easy Elegance.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Which Disney Character is your Alter Ego?
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|You scored as Cinderella|
Your alter ego is Cinderella! You often find yourself doing a lot of housework, but if you are patient, your hard work usually pays off. You are prone to losing things, so dont rush through everything.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Can you believe it? I actually stamped again. I was visiting my friend Kerry yesterday. She is also my SU demo. She let me make a card with her stamping toys. She is having a THREE IF A KIND class on Monday, and wanted to do a criss/cross card with this, so she asked me to make one. I feel so honored that she is going to use my card as a sample! It came together very quickly.
This was so much fun, that you will probably see more cards very soon.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
It's my dd Melanie's 9th birthday tomorrow. She really like the bronc buster set in the SU Spring/Summer catalog, so I decided to get it and make her birthday card with it. Now my challenge was to make it look girly. So I used pinks for it. I'm quite satisfied with how it turned out. It is different then what I had originally thought of. But, that's usually what happens too me. Can't create what I have in my head. I know that's weird. So you can add that to the list of weird things about me.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
I know I said I would not do this too often, but I think I have a good excuse for this one. I made this card for my friend's Birthday. She is an avid cross-stitcher, so I think she will appreciate the yarn.
Hope you are having a great day! The weather here is just awful. It was snowing in the morning, then it started to rain quite heavy with strong winds. Not my favorite kind of day!
Saturday, February 2, 2008
John went to visit his 90 year old grandfather in a very secluded, rural area of Northern Alberta.
After spending a great evening chatting the night away, John’s grandfather prepared breakfast of bacon, eggs and toast. However, John noticed a film like substance on his plate and questioned his grandfather asking, “Are these plates clean?”
His grandfather replied, “They’re as clean as cold water can get them. Just you go ahead and finish your meal, Sonny!”
For lunch the old man made hamburgers. Again, John was concerned about the plates as his appeared to have tiny specks around the edge that looked like dried eggs and asked, “Are you sure these plates are clean?” Without looking up the old man said, “I told you before, Sonny, those dishes are as clean as cold water can get them. Now don’t you fret, I don’t want to hear another word about it!”
Later that afternoon, John was on his way to a nearby town and as he was leaving, his grandfather’s dog started to growl and wouldn’t let him pass. John yelled and said, “Grandfather, your dog won’t let me get to my car’. Without diverting his attention from the football game he was watching on TV, the old man shouted:
‘COLDWATER. GO LAY DOWN’!!!!!
HA, HA!!! So you thought I would give you a piece of advise, NOT!! Just thought I'd share a funny with you.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!
Friday, February 1, 2008
This is a little card we made at our Mother & Me (Toddler) group in church this morning. This is the first time I have gone there. There was a very nice group of ladies, about 20 of us. And my ds Matthew did okay in the playroom without me. I was a bit nervous about that. He is quite attached to me.
I have actually never rock'n rolled before. It is a cool technique. Will definitely try it again.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
I tried something new today. I was trying to do yesterday's Technique Lover's challenge on SCS, which was the dahlia fold. But, I cannot get those circles to fold nicely. I must be the only one who can't make these. There were so many nice cards made with this technique. Anyway, on the site where the instruction for the dahlia fold are, I came across paper embroidery and in peeked my curiosity. So I took a look, and this is what I found, and I just HAD to try it. When I was a kid I made the nail and thread art and really enjoyed it. This is basically the same technique, only you use needle and thread instead of hammer and nails. It's not a card I will make often, but I will probably try it again, with a different design sometime.
I embroidered the flower onto vellum paper, which I glued onto Almost Amethyst DP. The thread is from my existing stash of DMC yarn from my cross-stitching hobby. So, no stamping involved in today's card.
Thank you for dropping by. Hope you are having a wonderful day!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Here is my contribution to the SBS1 card challenge. I have found out with my stamping that I really like brown. And brown and vanilla is kind of vintagy (is that a word?),which is also something I like. So this is a great challenge. I decided to use the stamp I got as a blog candy. I like it! I also used the mono multi adhesive. What can I say? It's really good to work with. SU sells it now too.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I finally made a card again. I decided to make a simple card. The reason for this is that my mojo seems to have gone on vacation, or maybe even moved. It did not leave me any way to get in touch with it either, so I have to do my best without it. The inspiration for this card comes from this card I saw on SCS yesterday. When I say it, I just said to myself "This is what I want to CASE". As you see, I have basically only used the sketch for my card. I do not have the paper and stamps that were used.
The color of my card is Rose Red.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Look what I got in the mail today! I won a blog candy from Trish and this is what she sent me.
I am looking forward to using this stamp. Have to find how to mount it yet. I know there have been instructions on some blogs somewhere, so no I have to go look for them. Should have paid more attention when I saw them, but then I did not need the information. You know how it is.
And I absolutely LOVE this card Trish sent with the candy.
Now, off to working on something I go.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
So I worked on these cards today.
I do not have anything else I can use for boys cards. I desperately need something!!!
So I used the retired KIDS AT PLAY SU set. The balloons are from a different retired SU set, which I don't have a name for. The Sentiment is a clear G Studio stamp. I have not used clear stamps much yet. I seem to have trouble with them using SU classic ink. So I used a COLORBOX pigment ink with it, which seemed to work okay. Glad it worked, but I'm not sure what ink I will use if I want to use a different color. Just happened to have this color that worked for me.
I'm kind of glad that these cards are for boys. I just was not able to come up with anything to embellish them. Seems like when PMS hits, it hits hard and takes any mojo I have with it.
I used the SCS sketch challenge 158 for the card layout. When I first saw the layout, I didn't think I would be able to work with it, but I decided to try it today.
Have a great weekend everybody!!
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Thank you so much Claudia for this Award. Thank you for making my day too!
I will pass this on to 10 other of my blogging friends who make my day.
I want to pass this on to Kerry, Gabby, Michelle, Melissa, Velta, Lori J, Lorraine, MJ, Meredith, Marilyn
HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYBODY!
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
I was invited to enter a card candy swap. I have never officially made card candy before. So what do you think? Is this acceptable? Would love to hear your comments on this.
Thanks for dropping in.
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
My card started out being inspired by this card, but I did not completely want to CASE it. So I fumbled for awhile with what to do with these flowers. I went to SCS to get more inspiration and came across SC155. I enjoy doing these challenges and had not come around to using this one.
Paper: Perfect Plum, Choc. Chip, Vanilla, Watercolor Paper 90lb
Stamps: In Full Bloom (revived), Itty Bitty Background, Warmest Regards, Floral Background
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Now, to more serious rambling. So, the new year is a good time to make resolutions. I've not been good at keeping them, and have not really made any. But this year I am hoping for a NEW start. Last year was a hard year for us, and a new beginning sounds good. A fresh start, new hope. So I do want to make some resolutions, which will help for this year to be a better year. I also thought that it might be more effective if I write them down, not just make them in my mind. If you feel like keeping me accountable, please feel free to do so
1.- I want to read the Bible everyday. (Do need to find the right time to do this, when kids, and other things will not interrupt this time.
2.- I want to manage my time better. This includes not being a procrastinator
3.- I want to start a Journal. I also want to start my girls on one too.
I am already feeling a bit overwhelmed. These are big steps for me. As to my stamping here are my resolutions:
1.- Make something everyday (except weekends), instead of just looking at what you guys do.
2.- Keep my crafting more organized
3.- Make cards for everybody on my bday list.
This means that I should be stamping already, instead of rambling. Of our 9 nieces and nephews, 4 of them have a bday in January. So I have to get stamping to get their cards in the mail.
So, I hope you have a blessed 2008 and please keep on coming by. I love reading your comments.