Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
So here's my pay it forward list...Laura, Jackie Western, Christina Dean, and Hilma Rose. Thanks so much for playing you guys! I am so excited to send you a little something. I will say...I am a bit nervous! I hope you like it! I am heading to the post office today so it's on the way!
Thanks so much, Julie for the information! This was lots of fun!
I will be posting some stuff this evening...for now it's mom duty! ;) Have a wonderful afternoon!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Tonight it's the Bachelor. Yes, I am a total reality tv freak! I can't even believe that I am telling you I am watching but I can't help it! I can't turn away. This show is such a train wreck. I get so embarrassed for the people on this show.
Are any of you watching this season? First, he is adorable! But what's up with all of the singing!?! Could you even imagine singing to a date like these gals are doing? In a room full of strange gals going after the same guy and you are going to break into song!?
Sorry, I just don't get it. Surely there is a better way to get his attention...ok...besides putting your undies in his pocket...if you haven't been watching you have no idea what I am talking about but some chick actually did that! I would like to think it was the alcohol but my guess is that's not quite out of the norm for her.
Ok...am I really giving you an update on the Bachelor? Soooo very sorry...I guess I should promise not to post during this show ever again. You should be safe that way.
So here's my quick little card. I really needed a get well card.....
......another singer!....this one is opera! Please NO more singing!
I so love this stamp set. I love how versatile this is....and how awesome to have a card just scream to get well! Perfect! Absolutely perfect! Love it!
...yes, I think I did say I would move on from this paper...sorry...it's still on my desk and it's soooo very pretty! Is it a problem that I run out of it within a few days? Does that mean I have a problem...aside from the obvious?
Rose ceremony coming up...gotta dash...
Post you all soon!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
So I pretty much couldn't take it anymore. Terrie's cards and pages are always so wonderful! I must confess that I hadn't been over to the Pink Petticoat website until yesterday...of course now I'm a regular!... and, well, here you go....
Thank you Terrie for another obsession! ;) These are so scrummy! (I hope I used that the right way!)
How cute are those owls! I just love them! They went perfectly with this paper from Basic Grey. I made this card for a challenge over at SCS for trying a new technique....this is tlc160 Hey, trying something new...not always something I run out to do...until now! ;) I think I will add this to my weekly program. How fun would that be! I could stand to learn something new! This is a totally new technique for me. It's called the negative effect. Love it! Check out the link and give it a try! It was easy and fun!
I hope you are all having a wonderful Easter!
Take care! :)
Saturday, March 22, 2008
So here's my final card for the night....
This is for Taylor's cupcake challenge. Of course, there isn't a cupcake on this one. This is from my Thinking of You set from Gina K. Love this...and the paper is....Papertreyink! ;) ...and the miracle is...I still LOVE the paper! I also did a little treat box with it tonight...super cute! I will have to post it tomorrow night as I am just about to fall over! Too tired to do much of anything else but sleep now!
I hope that you all have a wonderful Easter!
Take care and I will post you soon! :)
Card number two is for Beate's weekend sketch challenge.
I love this stamp set...both of them actually...the flowers are fom PapertreyInk. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! It's a fav of mine. It's just beautiful!
Ok...not much posting this time around...I am off to finish the third....hopefully....it would be really nice! Eggs are waiting!...oh, and the baskets!
Post you soon! :)
My first card is for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge. For this one you have to include round corners. I am hoping this counts....One quick note...I am thinking that every card will be using the same papers. Hey...it's just easier that way. That's one less step in the whole creating process tonight! I still have major eggs to stuff! ...and quite frankly, I am thinking I should have taken a bit more time on the umbrella. I was drawing it at an angle..in that it wasn't straight up and I wasn't really paying attention until after I was finished. It seems crooked to me. ...Let's just pretend it's a really windy day!....remember...Major eggs to stuff! ;)
Now off for card number two....
Friday, March 21, 2008
So...if I am understanding and not goofing this up...you've seen me when I'm tagged!...I tend to make it up as I go! ;)....For the first three people that leave a comment here, I will be sending you a little something. This game came at the perfect time as (unfortunately for me and the store!) one of my lss's just went out of business. I am really bummed but I did get lot's of goodies to share with you! So if you decide to play you then get to share a little something with three others..and so on, and so on, and so on...I'm remembering the breck? commercials from way back when....Just remember when posting a comment here to say you are ready to play and I will email you for your deets.
Hope you are game to play....no worries if you decide not to.
I don't really have any new cards or projects for this post. I've been at my boys school all morning and now have to get everything ready for little Cary's birthday! I cannot believe he is 6 today! I will be doing some stamping tonight. I have lots of fun stuff to play with and can't wait to ink it all up!
For now I thought I would share an oldie with you. This is one of my favorite cards...I really love this stamp set and love the furry pink feathers. Hope you like it as well...
I took this picture way back when...so it's not the greatest but have since actually learned how to use my photoshop program...wooohooo...small steps...
Hope you are all having a wonderful day! I am off to pick up Evan and I look forward to sharing more with you soon! :)
Thursday, March 20, 2008
...I must confess...there is no stamping on this card. I did sponge it...but that's as far as it goes. I was thinking about adding something up the side but I just wasn't feeling it. So all I did was cut out the cow print. The computer printed the sentiment. I actually did some searching for a cow bell. I found one. It's on my desk. I don't know...again, who knows what goes through my head. It just didn't work. So I added the flower. You know I love the flower fusion kit...thing...whatever it is. It's awesome!
That's it for now. I am off to play with my GinaK's! I just got the Thinking of You set! I am soooo very excited to play with this one! I've already cut out the phone. That's probably going to be the first one I use. I really love that topiary as well, and the bistro table...heck, I love the whole darned set! Where do I start!
I hope you are all having a great one!
Take care and I will post you soon!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
...oh yeah, back to it...once the crystal effects had dried I realized that it completely blurred the stamped sentiment...talk about a bummer! It was late so I saved it for today...and here it is...
...this time around I embossed the sentiment first with a kaleidoscope embossing powder and then added the crystal effects...worked much much better! When I saw the inspiration piece all I could think of was frogs and lily pads...so there you go. Of course, what frog is complete without a set of jiggle eyes...I so love these things! I do feel like I buy them in bulk! I wanted the sentiment circle to look a bit like a build-a-brad...mine weren't quite big enough...It says 'smile'.
So there you have it...I am off to do????...ok...not sure what! I should be cleaning my desk! It is a complete disaster! I really don't even have room to work anymore! That's just a bit more practical than I care to be tonight though! We will see how that goes! ;) I must confess, I am anxious to see who goes on American Idol. I was less than impressed last night. Yes, I am a tv junkie!
I hope you are all doing well and I will post you soon! :)
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
One of my favorite stampers 'TruCarMa' or Carole Burrage is hosting...if you haven't checked this one out you need to. She is cracking me up by describing this as a challenge that will either 'strike fear or at the very least give indigestion'! Well, I will confess to the latter! I really am not a fan of the colors but her examples were so very cute...who'ld have thunk it! These colors can actually look cute together!!!
Ok...it's getting late...enough rambling...here's my card...
It's funny because I already had this paper...and didn't realize the background was sage shadow...probably wouldn't have picked it up otherwise! I was really liking the butterflies so that's how it ended up in my shopping cart.
Well there you go. Tomorrow I am going to get back to Beate's inspiration challenge...my first draft didn't quite go as planned and it's just too late to work on this anymore.
I hope you are all doing well and that you have a wonderful night!
Post you soon!
Monday, March 17, 2008
I wanted to share this little number with you in honor of St. Patty's day.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
My family obviously believes in the power of prayer. I just posted in my tagged article about being both a cancer and plane crash survivor. God has really blessed us. We also have a friend that suffered a brain injury about 5 years ago and the dr's had given up on him. Luckily his family and friends never did. We continued to pray for him and today he is here with his wife and their beautiful 2 year old son! It is truly a miracle! He does still have some limitations with his vision but is doing so well.
Please keep this family in your prayers and pass the information on to whatever prayers groups your church or friends may have. We can never have too many people praying for us.
Thanks so much for passing this on and for praying for this young man and his family.
Hugs to each of you!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
• Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.• Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.• Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.• Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Here are the 7 random things about me....
1.) I am a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed in September 2003 with Hodgkins Lymphoma...it's the 'good' cancer...did you know there was one?...seriously, that's what I heard from more than one dr....and I have been cancer free since 2004....I just passed the 4 year mark!
2.) I still can't stand the smell of jollyrancher candy and certain soaps...they will make me toss my cookies...a byproduct of chemo.
3.) I am also a plane crash survivor. Yes, I am happy to be alive and feel so very blessed that I am here.
4.) I live in sweats.
5.) I have a weakness for all things shiny....glitter, rhinestone brads, etc...I once covered a card in sequins just because it was soo sparkly and even posted it even though it was a skunker! It was so sparkly...and remember the time I went crazy with the gems....I have tunnel vision here!
6.) If I have more than one cup of coffee I could run an auction.
7.) I say I am watching Jimmy Neutron and Sponge Bob because the boys are but have been known to rewind and see what I've missed...what does that say about me????
Here's where I skunk the rules....who do I tag....I would actually like to know about each of you...I am not so bold as to think there are more than 7 people who actually read this but just in case...your it....I check your blogs so I would love to learn a bit more about you. How about we change the rules and you post here with the link to where you've posted the 7 things about yourself so that we can all come to your blogs and see what you've exposed...Hey, I told you all about Jimmy and the yellow guy ...you should all be game! :) Come on lets see what you've got...
...and now it's off to bed. Tomorrow I am going to get everything ready for my Stampin' Up class that will be meeting Monday night. We are also having our card swap but this time we are drawing names and swapping embellishiments that some lucky person will have to include in their card for our April get-together. How fun will that be! I can't wait to see what everyone brings!
I will post some stuff tomorrow...hopefully I will be more inspired then than I was today...hey, my desk is clean! That's a good thing!
Have a great night and I will post you all soon!
Friday, March 14, 2008
Yup...epls...the wheelbarrow is from SU...I think it's a retired set....all I know is I got it from some mini way back when...the flowers are of course Gina K...told you I love this set! How cute are those flowers! This card reminds me of what I wish I would be doing tomorrow...working in the yard planting lots and lots of flowers! I am so anxious for spring! Of course, I won't be able to plant anything until May...otherwise I will still run the risk of everything dying in a last freeze. But May will be here before you know it! How exciting is that! What is such a bummer is that my bulbs haven't even popped up yet! I am hoping they weren't ripped up with all of the work we did last year. Do you know how bummed I will be if my daffodils aren't there! My azalea's won't bloom here until May. I am a bit worried about them as we have had some warmer weather lately. That happened last year and they bloomed early..for Indiana...and then were promptly frozen to death! drag!
Enough of my flower woes. I hope you are all having a great night and I will post you tomorrow!
Take care! :)
EPLS!....(Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!) I so love her! I wanted something quick. It's been a really long week! Today was another really busy one. I was working on a couple of other things I will share later and of course doing the mom thing. Hayden had his one year dr's visit today....shots! aaaahhhh! He was quite the trooper though. Then there were lots of errands, cleaning...playing...all of the day to day stuff.
I am hoping to get to your websites as I haven't had a chance and then off to bed! I hope you are all doing well and I will post you soon!
Take care and have a great night! :)
Thursday, March 13, 2008
I started working on this last night. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to get everything lined up and then started coloring it all in with my copics....only to have my favorite green marker just drool all over my paper! Let me tell you!...at 11PM when something like that happens you just have to cut your losses and head to bed! Uhhh! What a total bummer!
So today is a new day...but Hayden's birthday! How exciting to see the little guy enjoy his birthday! Although, I'm not sure if he enjoyed it quite as much as his brothers did! They were really having fun with the whole thing...well, until the little guy decided to put his hand in the cake...let's face it...we all have to let them touch it....it drove Ev and Carry nuts! They didn't want any 'Hayden' germs! Yeah, right! I see them pick their noses! Who do they think they are kidding!
Oh, back to the card, here's what I came up with for my 'scene'....
Did I tell you this was a favorite set of mine! I so love these flowers and the basket with the eggs is adorable! Adorable!
Well, next time I will be on time! :) It was a fun challenge anyhoo. I really liked putting the stamps together like this. I think it looks cute.
So now...off to???? I really need to get some scrappin done for little Hayden...who I must say just doesn't seem so little! ***insert sad face here...he's getting so big so very fast!
If I finish anything tonight I will post it for you. I may break in between to do another card...I have this really cute paper that I want to play with. It's adorable!
I hope you have all had a great day and I will post you soon! :)
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
...and here it is closed....I am thinking I am going to have to take these pictures over again tomorrow. It's dark and they just aren't coming out right. Here's what stinks about this card....my fingers had a bit of ink on them and I got a few smudges on the image piece. Aaahhh! What a total drag. I tried to fix them but it really didn't work. Tomorrow is Hayden's first birthday! Can you believe it! ...I am a bit behind the eight ball around here trying to get stuff ready...so there really isn't any time to fix this any better than this. Sorry...
On the plus side....that inspiration piece was awesome! So love the colors and layout of the piece. What a great project...and the flap seemed to fit for me.
Hope you are all having a great day. I am hoping to get a scrapbook page in for Hayden turning 1...still can't believe that it's been a year! Wow! It just really does fly. I am also hoping to finish a few more challenges. ...I also have a few PTO things for tomorrow...yeah....lofty goals!
Thanks so much for stopping by...and thank you so much for your kind words. You are all so very sweet. I am so lucky to have such great blogging buddies!
Take care and I will post you soon! :)
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
...anyhoo, I've been working on trying to figure the whole thing out for a few weeks....not having any luck. I just couldn't get past the 12x12 digi-paper I was using. Last night I was blog browsing and came across a place that you could purchase a banner for 2 bucks! I figured that would hold me over until I could email Julie and get some direction from her. If you came by yesterday you saw a really cute banner with a couple of birds on it. Super cute.
...first funny thing...I called my friend Bobbi...you guys hear me raving about her all the time! She rocks also!...and what's the first thing Bobbi says?....'that just doesn't look like you'! I so love her! You know you're great friends when you can really be honest! Love that!
...so then I am just obsessed with fixing it...and by that I mean making my own! Thanks soooo very much to Julie! I couldn't email her last night as I had hoped as Hayden is getting a new tooth and super cranky. I had to cut my night short and go take care of the poor little guy who just wouldn't stop crying. But I get a chance to email Julie today and when I ask about my prob with the paper she says...'crop it'.
....duh! She's such a genious...and I am a little afraid to admit that, well, that just hadn't occurred to me! We will just go with the whole I was thinking about it to long thing....but really...just didn't even cross my mind!
...and viola...a banner is born. Albiet a pretty simple banner...but one that Bobbi does agree looks a bit more 'like me'! ...love her!
Ok...you've read this far...I am going to share another card with you....sorry for the ramble but I really wanted to thank Julie for all of her help...she is soooo awesome....and Bobbi for being honest.....Thanks so much you guys! You are great friends!
...and on to the card.....it's another from the 'You Know Your Old When' set from Gina K....soooo love this set!
Just love this little guy! He is just the cutest thing!
One more quick question....When I had Bobbi check out the final product the banner did not come up. If you are viewing this and have the same problem please email or post. I'm not quite sure what was up and am hoping I have it fixed.
Hope you are all having a great day and I will post you all soon!
The inside of this one says 'getting lucky means you found your car in the parking lot'! How funny is that! ...and how sad that at the ripe old age of 39 I can totally relate to this one! ;)
Loving this set!
Well I am off to finish a few things around the house and then I am hoping to get some more stamping in. I still need to do Sharon's flap challenge...that sounds like such a fun one! I am going to check out Beate's inspiration challenge...so looking forward to that! ....and I actually made it to the GinaK forum last night and there are a couple of challenges there as well! One here and one here! So much stamping so little time!
Hope you are all having a great morning and I will post you soon! :)
Monday, March 10, 2008
Congrats, Bobbi! This is such a cute card!
Take care and I will post you soon! :)
How funny is this! The inside of this says '...you and your teeth don't sleep together'! Talk about a crack up! I think I am giving this to my husband this year! ;)...just kidding!
Hope you are all having a great day! Thanks so much for stopping by! I am off to pick up at school and get a few things done around here.
Take care and I will post you soon! :)
Sunday, March 9, 2008
I've got another quick GinaK to share with you. I so love this set! ...oh, sorry. I've said that before! ;) Anyway, here's the card...
You've gotta love that cake! It's the cutest! I wanted it to look like a party so I added the buttons and brads to the already dotted paper hoping it would look like a bunch of confetti. Hope you all like this one.
Have a wonderful afternoon! I will post you all soon! ;)
Saturday, March 8, 2008
So...we have a broken whatch-a-ma-thingy and do you know it's going to cost over $800! ...Ok...luckily I purchased a contract thingy with them last fall. You know when I did it I thought I was waisting money! Turns out it just paid for itself! Although we had to pay for the service call we did not have to pay for the $800 watch-a-ma-thingy! Whew! What a relief!
So now the temp is back up to around 60...my fingers are thawing...now maybe I can get some stamping done! I am off to try a couple of challenges and finish up a couple of other projects.
I hope you are all having a great day! I will post you soon!
Friday, March 7, 2008
Take care! :)
Thursday, March 6, 2008
So how much do I love my Gina K's! Wow! These are such fun stamps! I have had so much fun playing with them. I have a few things to share but I will start with something that is EPLS.
This is one of my favorite hearts. It's just so cute and whimsical. I love it. Yes, this is probably one of the easiest cards around but I really like it. I used stickles. I really don't have very much experience with them....but they are sooo sparkly. I love them as well.
...just a giant love fest! ;)
Hope you are all having a great night. I am off to bed. I have a couple of cards to finish but unfortunately I am out of mini-glue dots! What a drag! I will have to make a quick Michaels run in the morning.
Post you all soon! :)
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
So what's really funny about this today? Do you ever start a project heading in one direction only to completely turn around and go someplace else entirely? ...I do this often!...and tonight is no exception! There is a little something I wanted to try with my copic markers...it turned out really neat to! That I will have to share later...I will have to incorporate it in a different card because the black from the purse made me pull out...of course, black card stock, which reminded me about Beate's chalkboard tutorial...she's so creative!...I was in love with this technique the moment I saw her card! How beautiful! I love the contrast of color! It's just so vibrant and beautiful! Awesome!
...so I pulled out my new Polka Dot Basics set and started playing around...and the next thing you know the whole thing had changed...no copics only chalks...using the chalkboard technique...So love this technique!
Here it is.....
Funky, fresh ...or just funky...I don't know but man look at that color! You gotta love the technique! It soooo rocks! Love it! Thanks so much, Beate for another fun challenge and for another great technique! I so love this one!
Hope you are all having a great night! I am off to get a little sleep. Tomorrow I have promised myself that I would spend the day cleaning my stamping area! This card probably took three times as long as it should have to complete because my desk is such a mess! I would take a picture and show you but then I think you would all have to run out for an update to your tetanus shot! It's a disaster!
I hate the stamp-n-search game that I have been playing for the last week! It's no fun! Besides...Hayden is not only tall enough to grab everything that is left on top of the desk...he is now really curious about everything he sees! He covered himself with a glass of water this afternoon right before bed. I'm just glad the computer wasn't near him when this happened!
Y'all take care and have a great night! I will post you all soon!
Ohmygoodness! How sweet is she! I have been fortunate enough to get to know Julie a bit and I must say she is such a sweet person. So super nice and very helpful....not to mention extremely creative!...and did I say sweet?...She is super, super sweet! Thank you so much, Julie! That is so nice of you and such an honor to me.
Well, I was getting this post ready...my tag list is super long! ...hope there is no minimum...one of the people on the list of course is Terrie! I was first reading some of the new posts only to find that she beat me to the punch by nominating me with this...
Terrie is another sweetie that I have been fortunate enough to get to know a bit by blogging. She is awesome! ...and also super creative!...and also...super, super sweet! Thanks so much, Terrie! You are such a great person and I am so honored that you chose me.
These gals both rock! Rock!
You all rock! How am I going to choose anyone! So is there a limit to this? Because quite frankly...I can't narrow my list down! Are you reading this right now? Guess what, tag!
I so love each of you! You are all so completely awesome! I am so inspired by each of you every day! Yup, I have a difficult time getting dressed every day to...trying to narrow down a list of all of you is impossible!
Thanks so much to each of you for always being so super creative, super supportive and just plain nice! Your all so awesome!
Big hugs to each of you! Have a great day! ;)...and pass it on!
P.S. Terrie...I usually check my blog on my laptop...the volume is always down as it is usually someplace that I need to be quiet....and windows always makes such yucky sounds... I had no idea you had such great tunes on your blog! The boys were getting funky with their bad selves! ;) Love it! I will have to remember to turn up the volume next time! :)
Monday, March 3, 2008
Here's the finished product....The colors are perfect for her. I know she will love the pink and black. I'm hoping she loves the rest. How depressing it's been to see the moving truck in front of her house all day! I will really miss her.
I hope you have all had a great day! Mine has been just as crazy as usual! I am so looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend!....oh yeah, it's only Monday! ....it will be here before you know it!
Have a great night and thanks so much for stopping by! I will see you all soon! :)
There's Meg, Amanda, Bridget, Me, and Angie.......and where the heck is Bobbi! I know she was in the picture but ???? Did the waiter cut her out?
I was on the phone with Bobbi while I was pulling this up. At first I didn't realize. I knew something was wrong but I wasn't sure what. Then I start to count heads...then I look down the rows...I say...'hey, Bobbi, where are you?' ...she says...'I was hoping you wouldn't notice'!
Wouldn't notice!!!! That is so Bobbi! ...you know she isn't going to send me the original either! This is why you should never leave home without your camera!
Well, I couldn't get this thing to print for the life of me! ...so I called Bobbi and asked her to please do it for me. She did and she included the uncropped photo as well...of course she included it in sepia! I needed black & white! You know she did that because she didn't want me putting it in the frame! Girl! I will get that picture! mwaahahhhaaaahhaaa! :)
Seriously...I will get that picture! I want it in black and white for the frame! ....and here is why....
You know...I think I can offically say I am a rub-on-a-holic. Wow. What will I do when they are no longer fashionable!
So now I am going to have to do something special with the uncropped version...I think it will get a scrapbook page. I love sepia. I've got some great papers that will go with it! I will post it once I have finished!
Hope you are all doing well! I will post you soon!
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Most of my stamping today has been spent working on Angie's gift. It's moving right along. Although, an unfortunate incident with the bind-it-all will mean a trip to the scrapbook store tomorrow as I am in need of a little more paper and a little more chipboard. What a drag that was...I wanted to cry!
So before bed I thought I would try another something from the sketch book. This is such a simple card. It's a one layer...with the exception of the sentiment. ......and here it is.....Hope you like this one. I needed something quick....and I officially have scratched two things out of my book! This is huge for me! I really do have such a bad habit of getting it in there only to leave it in there!
I hope you have all had a great day! I must say....I am hoping for a little more warm weather. I am ready for flowers! Lots and lots of flowers! I really need to get outside and do some planting! I am now on the lookout for my daffodils. Maybe they will start to show themselves soon!
Take care and have a great night! :)
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Not sure what was up when I came downstairs this morning but when I looked at it with fresh eyes, well, I decided it wasn't as bad as I thought. Granted, it's still not quite 'right'...but not necessarily 'wrong' either. I hate when that happens! I added my little tag and here you go...my purse for Sharon's Stamp Simply challenge.....I made this big enough for either a chocolate bar...what gal doesn't need, er love!, chocolate or a gift card. It's super small! Part of what bugged me last night was that I thought I had gold brads. I really wanted to have the little nail heads. Of course, if I have them they are -?????- I put my purse in the background to show the inspiration but like I said yesterday...it's ginormous! There is only a little snippet of it. What ever possessed me!
Thanks so much, Sharon, for another fun challenge! Now I have got to start on Angie's thing...she leaves in just a few days! How sad is that! I will so miss her.
Hope you are all having a wonderful Saturday and I will post you all soon!
Take care! :)