Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Ooohh...sorry...how about a card! Something light and free of stress and worry! Thanks for looking and have a great night! :)
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Ok, if I'm really honest with myself, this will come between naps, feeding, and play time with the boys. Larry's busy working on the sump pump. We are having battery issues with our back-up. Time to stamp! While I get busy with something...not sure what yet!, I thought I would post an old Christmas card. I made this one right after I signed on to be a demonstrator. This was my first experience with heat & stick powder and glitter. I really love heat & stick powder!
Thanks for looking!
To be continued......
Friday, November 23, 2007
Since this is our first swap, I am leaving it open. I want to see whatever you have! Your best of the best! You can pick any theme! You can pick any colors! You can pick any layout! Surprise me! As we also have our regular card swap and Christmas coming up, I am going to say a deadline after the holidays. How about January 5th at midnight. It must be posted to your blog or emailed to me so that I can post it here.
How fun! I am looking forward to seeing what you all come up with! See you all soon!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I ordered these Thursday night last week. Of course, I am the most impatient person on the planet so I express mailed them. And now they've arrived! I will now share with you just how much of an obsessed stamper I really am. Ok....at 2 am on Friday morning...that is basically a few hours after ordering them!...I thought up this really cute card in my sleep!
Ok....careful with your judgments....Meg, I'm talking to you!....we've all been there!
Anyway, here's my homage to Nestibilities. They ROCK! I love them! I'm just bummed they were out of the scalloped square!
Hope you like this one! What can I say! These things are great!
Take care and Happy Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Until then, I wanted to share with you another card swap favorite of mine.
This card was submitted by Bobbi. I think it's absolutely beautiful. She pays such close attention to detail with all of her cards. Can you believe she's only been stamping for a year!? I hope you all enjoy this little inspiration as much as I have.
So let's make this bittersweet moment a little sweeter with a contest! Please post a comment to this post with your top 10 list of retiring stamps. The person with the most correct answers will win! What will you win? A retired stamp from my collection. Deadline to participate will be midnight November 30th.
If you do not have a catalog you can view it online at http://catalogs.shoplocal.com/stampinup/index.aspx?pagename=shopmain&fsid=17a8a062-eb16-4aa7-88ef-ea29b5dec494&storeid=1038724&circularid=10999
Please be sure and include your name and email address in your posting so I know who to notify.
Good luck and I look forward to all of your guesses!
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
How funny is that! I had a weak moment with Carter while buying crickets for the frogs today at the pet store. Every time we go he is always asking for a cat or hamster...pretty much any animal there! Today it was this fish. I've actually been looking at them for a little while. So here we are....Truman aka Guppy aka Bella...I think it's a girl. For anyone who doesn't know, Truman is the name that Carter picked out. We have a dog named Truman. Carter also has three frogs...they are all named Truman. Notice a pattern here! ;) Evan, my oldest son, just sort of rolls his eyes so I told them they could each give it a name. Hey, it's a fish! It's not like the thing is going to come when you call it! What can I say, we all have a little bit of an issue in this house. After all, I am also naming the fish! I think it's genetic.
Ok, back to stamping. Here's a little something I did a little while ago. I hope you like it. Pretty basic but this is currently my favorite paper as I'm sure you can tell given I use it all the time!
Thanks so much for looking! I will talk to you all soon!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
A little over a year ago my husband was starting to get a bit frustrated with the fact that my stamps were gathering dust. Who can blame him. I had become a 'collector'. I signed up to be a demonstrator in 2005. In fact I had only just been introduced to stamping a month prior and I was my best customer. Well, I was my only customer! This stamping thing really was so new to me. I think because of that I really wasn't sure what to do with all of my stuff!
So to satisfy my husband, a card swap was born! Thank you, Larry! I have had so much fun over the last year stamping with my friends! In fact, I so look forward to our monthly get-togethers. They are a highlight in my month.
Well, what better place to share all of our cards than here! ...and what better day to start than today! This card was submitted by Lisa. You can always count on Lisa to come up with the most beautiful cards. This was one of my favorites. In fact I have probably copied it about a bazillion times! I'm sure you will all love it just as much as I do.
Thanks so much to Lisa for this card and for letting me share it with all of you!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
I started to cut out all of the card stock for next weeks technique. (Woohoo! My card is designed! That takes a little of the pressure off!) Of course before I really got going it was time to put Hayden down for a nap.
I ran to Michaels with Bobbi for silent auction stuff and found lots of really cute things! Oh, and we found all of the stuff she needed for the auction as well.
Come home. Make lunch. Oh....nap time again.
I started a card with these really cute pink feathers I found while shopping...I'm going to use the Best of Cluck stamp set for that one. While I was working on that I realized that I really needed something that would create a scallop rectangle....can we all say nestabilities! Of course I don't own these yet. Then I had to do some research about those. Looks like I might need the cuttlebug after all. Thanks, Bobbi, for your Michaels coupon!
Hayden wakes up. Played a game with Evan & Carter. Tried to keep up with an eight month old. Can you believe it's been eight months!
Noticed my little blue Bind-it-All. Thought about what I could do with that. Voila! A paperbag card...of sorts! I think this will be really great for the grandparents. It will include pictures and ....ok....back to the ADD....I'm not sure what else. But how fun! Now to take the pictures for this little thing. I have got to call for haircuts this week!
Did I tell you I love my Bind-it-All! It's such a great little tool!
Thanks for looking....and listening to the ramblings of a crazy lady! ;) Hope you all have a wonderful night!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Unfortunately, I need a bit more practice. I am not going to finish this one. I will get started on another one and then post the finished project once it's completed. Somehow my dp got a little messed up on this one. For some reason it bubbled once I punched the holes. Hopefully this is an easy fix and it won't keep happening for me.
What a great investment!
Friday, November 2, 2007
It would have been great to leave them here that night but it was so windy they would not stay lit. I had to move them up to the porch. Unfortunately, I did not get a picture of everything. I would have had to do that after dark as I had the front office decorated and you could only see it at night with the inside lights on. I was going for a haunted hotel theme. Great fun. I really love decorating...for anything!
Hope you all had a happy and safe Halloween!
I have created a new link list to the right with my 'virtual card swap' group. Please create your blog and then email me your information. Once we have our first assignment it will be posted here. If you are local, we will still be swapping 'real' cards every month.
I am so excited to share this opportunity with you! I will keep you posted as to our first swap. If you have stumbled across this blog and would like to participate, please feel free to email me and I will be happy to add you to the list.