Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I used some pretty wide ribbon, that I got from my ribbon pusher, Texas Jody Lynn. She does awesome ribbon shares and I got this hand delivered when I met her in SLC a little while back.
I love to hoard my ribbon but it made this extra special.
Click on the picture to see it supersized, for detail.
Saturday, December 08, 2007
I was really happy with how this turned out. I wanted to do a pink and brown card. This one opens to show that the sentiment is on the inside of the card.
I had some problems with cards because everytime I picked a colour scheme, I didn't have enough paper to complete the cards. When did my paper stash get so low? Anyway, i'll make due with what i have.
I need to get my cards finished and in the mail. Among other things, why , oh why do I leave this all to the end?
I really like this card and I am sorry that this set is retiring. It is so cute! Oh well I can still enjoy it. I sewed on this card too. I guess it saves some money on adhesives. This gives you a little peek into what I have been doing. Since I haven't been posting on my blog as much as I like. But I hope to have more to post tomorrow.......I am off to my craft room.
He doesn't look like a shoe nor is he dainty but he kind of looks cute in there.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Shutterbug and Darlene d. I will need you to email me your addresses so I can send a treat your way.
Thanks to everybody who played. You all brought a smile to my face. :)
Saturday, November 10, 2007
To help me think happy thoughts (see 2nd post down) I want you to leave me a Happy Christmas Memory or Tradition. Something that makes you smile when You think about it. It can be an event, a special recipe or ornament. Just a Happy thought that brings a smile in this wonderful season.
Mine is..... I always start the season with a viewing of Irving Berlin's White Christmas. I love this movie so much. I play it several times during the Holidays. I am a little sappy. LOL
This movie aired every year on Christmas Eve. My sister and I would slip away from the festivities upstairs. (It's my Dad's Birthday) and we would watch the movie together. We would sing and dance to the sisters song and those memories do bring a smile to my face. In fact I feel like having a Hot chocolate and watching it today. As Elf would say "Smiling is my most favourite"! So is Christmas, so help me smile and post a comment.
"Winners will be chosen at random" But you can't win if you don't play!
I used an unusual colour combo for this one. Night of Navy, Garden Green and Baroque Burgundy. I used the new so swirly wheel on the back ground with gold ink. I did the Angel with the iridescent ice ep and the cracked glass tech. I love how these cards look.
I am working to improve my camera skills, it is a work in progress. I think I need a new camera, but my DH just rolls his eyes when I say that. Hmmmmmm maybe a little present to me, is in order? wink wink.
I know I promised some blog candy this week......... but I will let you know why I didn't get to it. (This is sad) On Wednesday as we went to pick up our daughter from school, my little munchkin cat Oswald was chased under the truck as we backed down the driveway. We hit him, he died in my arms on the way to the vet. This was an amazingly special cat. My DH bought him for me when I finished my Cancer treatments. The whole family was in total grief and we spent a lot of family downtime this week.
I still miss him talking at me through the bathroom door and seeing his funny little short legged run. He was extraordinary and missed greatly. So this was my week. But the world doesn't stop so neither do I. I was able to stamp last night and it did for the short time get those awful images out of my head.
Thanks for reading my ramble. :)
Friday, November 02, 2007
It was so cute to watch him open his eyes, and smile and suck his fists. I can't wait for him to arrive. He is definately a boy! :)
I haven't stamped a whole lot, but I plan to change that over the weekend and be able to post new items this weekend.
Look for some blog candy coming next week. Yippee I love candy!
Friday, October 05, 2007
This is a quick post until I can update it with all the cool projects we did!
While we were shopping at Hobby Lobby we ran into Jaron and Shannon from Stampin' Up! They were great and let us chat at them and posed for a bunch of pictures. They also offered us a tour but we were to focused on our bargain shopping. Maybe next time!
Friday, September 14, 2007
My trip is coming up fast and i need to have everything done and packed so i am pretty busy but i will try to post a few more things before i go.............I am sooooooooooooooo excited!!!
Can't wait to show you all the cool things I'll do while i am gone.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
I used river rock as the base. I love the new IN COLOURS!!!! The paper is Apple cider collection , new by SU!. The ribbon is also river rock, the brads are Heidi Schwap in a rust colour. It's hard to see but i used my quickie glue pen and dazzling diamonds on these too! I hope everybody likes them.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
I love the photo's of Andrew i took. It was a magical beach and the light was just perfect for the photo op.
The lighting for these pics is not great. LOL But I love the photo's just the same. My camera has a broken shutter button and I have not been able to have it repaired. So some of my pictures turn out blurry. I printed out the picture of Laura and her Dad in sepia too. It looked very nostalgic.
I had to keep piece and scrap this picture of Charlotte. I took the picture of her through a tree trunk. I like how it turned out. I am going to work on getting more scrap type items. I really enjoy this.....the kids enjoy helping to design their pages too. I am also going to jump on the trend wagon and try digital scrapping too!
Right now I am researching 12x12 printers and scanners. More for my ever growing wish list!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
I just changed this one up a bit and made it circles instead of ovals. I made the center using the cracked glass technique. But I first used iridescent ice ep and then continued with the glassy glaze. Fun stamps, papers and ribbon bring out my mojo.
I also got one of those cool photo light boxes, I am still learning to use it. It works great for cards but i need to figure out how to photograph my 12x12 pages. I will post those next. I was really happy with how they turned out.
I have more to post later. Thanks for taking the time to view my work. :)
Monday, August 13, 2007
This is the reverse mosaic stamp. I stamped this in Guava and stamped the images in Chocolate Chip and wasabi. I used some iridescent ice ep in the flower center. The Ticket Corner punch by SU finished up the edges and used brads. (I need to become embellishment abled)
I had so much fun playing with these. Thanks to Kristin for sending them to me!!!! Lovin' it!
Saturday, August 11, 2007
We enjoyed spectacular sunsets from our private beach and even a rainbow. I took some great shots and I am actually really excited about scrapping them. Hope to show a few pages soon.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
This view may be better....I had to take a photo, this is not the kind of thing that likes to be squished in a scanner. :)
Saturday, August 04, 2007
I love this frog.....it was stamped on watercolour paper. I coloured it in with inks and an aqua painter. I love how the rock and water blended. (won't be able to do that again. LOL)
I used river rock and blue bayou paper, I wheeled the lily pads around then coloured in the lilies with a stardust jelly pen. Punched out the scalloped circles and popped it all together. I was happy with how this turned out. Just an easy cute card.
The linited supply challenge today was to use words to make the background. I used my snap stamps to stamp "Just Ducky". This is also an artful inkable image. I coloured it in with markers. My first time colouring with markets so please excuse the fact that it is not very good. It was fun just to be able to stamp.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
This is Lily. I brought her home on Thursday night, she was frightened, abused and abandoned. No Animal Shelter would take her. So now she resides in my dining room. We are slowly gaining her trust. (Food works wonders) I even had my DH's approval. (Huge shocker there) You see we already have many animals that share our home, I mean what's ONE more right? Can you say 7..........LOL
We woke up this morning to the birth of kittens. Six of the little cuties to be exact. They are stinking adorable. But now I have to be the ogre and say that we can absolutely, positively not keep any. Yeah right.
Monday, July 16, 2007
I started with a base of Wild Wasabi.......I just like saying it, WASABI! I ran a piece of Pomegranate through the cuttlebug. I used the script folder. Then I randomly stamped a piece with the doodle this set, in guava and pomegranate. I used my quickie glue pen and covered that with dazzling diamonds. Mounted it on pomegranate and then on wasabi. :) Added the ribbon and tag and voila a cute card done fast.
For this I stamped the doodle this flower 3 times and cut them out. One was from pomegranate paper and the other 2 were whisper white. I coloured them using an aqua painter and pomegranate ink. The top flower got sprinkled with iridescent ice. I popped on a gem and pop dotted it to the paper. I stippled the paper with pomegranate cause it looked too white. LOL
I can't say that the mojo is back, but I think it is trying.
Monday, July 02, 2007
Sorry the scan is off, but there is my card from page 44. Lot's of talented stampers in this issue. Check it out!
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Of cloudless climes and starry skies,
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meets in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impair'd the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress
Or softly lightens o'er her face,
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
And on that cheek and o'er that brow
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,—
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent.
Ok..... she didn't take my breathe away at 6 am when she was crying because she thought she had pink eye, or at 7.00 am when she was puking in my kitchen garbage can.......... but at 11 am she took my breathe away. :)
Of course girls just want to have fun. They sure look like they do!
I was very glad and grateful the Jenille's Grandparents could attend. Her Grandmother had been very ill recently , but she was determined to make it to the wedding. It was wonderful that they could!!!!
I will have to share the cake pictures in another post, I don't know how many pics I can add in one post. LOL The cake cutting turned into a cake throwing event, it was pretty funny! (wink,wink)
Monday, June 25, 2007
Cause, Duh! (I should have never had a princess.)
So I made 40 invites today. Took me all day, but I guess it's not like I am doing anything else? Right. The dresses, the cake,the flowers, the arrangements are just going to do themselves. Like Magic. Where did I leave my wand, anyway?
I used my french script back ground stamp......I don't know what I will ever do without it. I use it all the time. I mourn it's loss from the catalogue.
I used Baroque Motifs and matched it to her theme which is baby blue and white. I think they are nice.
She looked in the box and after rooting through says "Are the Thank Yous here too?" I tell you straight to the moon is where I'd like to send her.
I would dearly love to stamp but....I am making dresses, sewing with my own 2 hands, making the wedding cake, (that should prove entertaining to say the least) and doing all the flowers and settings. Yes, I am nut's. Someone should come and save me from myself....Please. :)
Friday, June 22, 2007
I have been to the soccer field everynight this week. The Hospital (son demo'd a toe), the bridal shop and countless hours of shopping for this and that. I have found out weddings are not that fun. I will just be grateful to breathe a huge sigh of relief on July 1st. Yeah right. Then the newly weds move in with us. Sounds fun, sure it does.
But I was able to find a couple of minutes to try and use my new rubbah.......this set is called Baroque Motifs, although I call it Broke Motifs cause my mojo isn't working. Maybe because i can't stop my head from spinning. LOL
For this card I used wild wasabi. I love the new in colours. I only got the 12x12's to start. I wish I had gotten the solid colours instead, oh well, it's almost July. I really love these new colours they are so awesome. I will use them more than the colours we had last year. I also used the new baroque designer papers with this. They are beautiful as well. I plan to use them for scrapbooking. I am still not in a groove with this set, but hope it will come.
This is the same layout just a different usage. This colour is River Rock. It is beautiful and just begs to be distressed. (really it does)
I will continue to work with this set I am just waiting for a giant act of MOJO to happen. Maybe if I call it...... it will come. :)
Friday, June 15, 2007
This is Laura and I together, a kindly stranger offered to take our picture. :)
She also enjoyed this play structure, it was good, cause she could still play with the others, but sit quietly as well. Yesterday was a long day for her, but she had fun!
Thursday, June 14, 2007
I have been so busy trying to catch up on things since my youngest DD had her surgery, and my oldest DD is getting married at the end of June..(and moving back home but that is a whole other story)
I started with the SCS sketch and colour challenges and went from there. I am very sorry to see this set go. I really love it and it is so not my usual set.
I am so in love with these colours too!!!!! Maybe this will be my new fave's. Well until my order comes on Friday!!! (Dances with Joy!)
I really needed the break from all the stuff occupying my mind. Apparently I need to clear my mind more because it took me 2 hours to make 1 card. Oh, well at least I am happy with it!
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
This sweet card came from Shannon aka E3stamper on SCS. This is just the cutest card. The frog is cut out and popped on top of the mushroom. Another great reason to smile. :)
A sad confession is ......I have this set and I have never even mounted it. Now it is being retired and I've fallen in love with it all over again. Silly me.