Monday, December 31, 2007

It's A New Years Stamp Fest!

Ok...maybe not a stamp fest...but I am stamping! ;)

I'm so married! My husband is upstairs sleeping, the boys are asleep, and I am in the basement stamping! Yes, life is good!

I cleaned out my storage cabinet today and moved all of my stamps in it. I now have quite a collection of retired stamps that I will need to sell. I really need to get on that before I start to have second thoughts!

Anyway, while cleaning, I found all sorts of stuff I didn't realize I had. Like the Three For You punch set. I was thinking it would go nicely with my new Ginger Blossom paper. So I set out to stamp. Once I had the card ready to assemble, I decided I liked it without the paper!

This is a really simple card but I do think it's super cute. I hope you like it and I hope that your New Years is everything you want it to be!

Take care and Happy New Year!


Hello to you all!

I'm so sorry it seems like forever since I've posted last. Ok, it was just Friday, but given I have been posting every day and most times multiple times a day that was ages ago! ;)

This has been a weekend filled with cleaning up (and out!), teething, and games. On the plus side, my basement is really close(er) to being organized. As this is where I stamp, that will be a huge plus once it's accomplished. The down side to this weekend is that Hayden is getting yet another tooth and this one is really bugging him. He has been pretty cranky all weekend.

In all honesty, I can't completely blame my lack of stamping on this. What can I tell you, I am still a huge Mario junky! To be really honest, I am quite happy that Super Paper Mario is as difficult as it is as my sons are asking me to play! Hey, we're almost finished, I'm having a hard time pulling myself away! ...I mean they are really wanting to see the end. Yeah, that's what I meant. Besides, the fate of all worlds is in our hands! ;)

Issues! I have a plenty! ;)

Anyway, with the new year coming tomorrow, I wanted to take this opportunity to say how truly lucky I am to have such an amazing support system such as you. It is so wonderful to have so many friends that are always there to lean on. I hope that each of you has a wonderful and safe New Years Eve and I look forward to stamping with each of you next year! ;)
Hope you enjoy this one. I know it's super simple but Mario is calling!...I mean, the boys really need me! ;) The picture is not the greatest. You really can't see the beautiful blue flowers. I thought you might actually see the spica pen's glitter but that was probably my imagination!

Take care & have a wonderful night!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Angel Sketch Card for Gina K

Hello once again!

Before heading to bed...I can't believe I am still awake! ;) I thought I would participate in yet another sketch challenge. Eh, what can I say...I really do love these things! This one is hosted by Gina K. You can find out more about it here. You should give this one a try. It was super fun and most definitely a huge challenge for me! I'm not sure what my prob was with turning that piece of card stock but it gave me grief! ;)

Anyway, here it is...
I hope you like this one. ...I knew I didn't want to get rid of this stamp set! It's been sitting in a box, unmounted no less!, for ever! Retired or's a keeper for me!

Have a wonderful night! This time I am off to bed for sure!

See you soon!

My Organizer...Bind It was supposed to be a bind-it-all project! In all honesty, it could be. I wanted to get this posted. I said something about working on it the other day. As is often the case once I start a project, I realize I am in need of something and the only work I do is in my head creating!

I wanted to make a sort of organizer for myself but I wanted to have closing envelopes for some of the pages. I figured I could find that for sure at Archivers but with three kids in tow, I knew that was not a trip I wanted to make! ...It's at least a 25 minute ride one way! (Yes, I know how ridiculous that sounds! I grew up in the Austin area and worked in the Dallas area for over 7 years. It would take an eternity in either of those cities to make it 5 miles up the road during the wrong time of day! You would think I would be used to that! There is a reason my 6 year old van has only 40,000 miles on it! I hate to drive anywhere now!)

Wow! I was really off track there! All that said to tell you that I went to Memoirs instead and of course they do not carry the Bind-it-All so they do not have supplies for it. Instead I bought a pre-bound book. It feels a little like cheating. Sorry, but the kids had already lost interest in the store playroom and were heading out. This is not a store I like to bring them to so I just grabbed this book and ran! After paying of course.

Anyway, here's the cover. I used the same paper I used earlier on a My Favorite Things card. I really love this paper. I also used flowers from my Pretties kit and lots and lots of ribbon. The stamp set I used is Office Accoutrement.
Here's the first two pages. I am posting this now but will have to add to it in a couple of weeks. I was unable to get Full Calendar, a new SU! set, early and need it to finish the calendar pages. I will make 12 calendars to velcro onto the calendar spot. The pocket is to store the unused calendars.

I'm still not 100% sure what I will use all of the envelopes for. I will post more about that once I have the calendar pages. Here's a couple of closer pictures of the first two pages...

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you like this one. I look forward to sharing something else real soon!
Take care!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Flower Card

Another sketch challenge! Yes, my favorite thing! This is my contribution to SCS challenge SC156. You can find the information here if you are interested in participating. I used Polka Dots & Petals and Simply Said for this card...although there wasn't a lot of stamping involved! The paper and ric-rac are both from Memoirs.

This card totally gets me ready for spring! I can't wait to see the peonies bloom! I hope you like this one. Thanks so much for looking!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Sketch Card Number 2

Ok...I pushed the easy button tonight! I still am eager to use my bind-it-all tonight but I thought I would give the sketch swap another try. Here's what I came up with. Here's the card 'closed'...

The second one is 'open'. I think this might make a nice variation for our card swap. I would almost do this same card but the rub-ons are already out! ...of this specific design.

You know, I have always tended to be a 'collector'. By this I mean that I have a habit of buying things and then storing them. I never use any of it for fear of running out. I feel like I have somewhat changed this habit lately as I have been using anything and everything! Hey, I actually used the metal flowers for not just this card but the Happy Heart one as well! That's saying something!

The rub-ons are going to be a bit of a problem for me! While they went on much better than I remember my past experiences with rub-ons, there is only one sheet of black and one sheet of white. Each sheet is covered with some image or word but if you were going to mass produce cards and use them they would run out...well after one card!

All that said, I have already prepared my first new catalog order and there are two other rub-ons in that order! Does that make me a walking contradiction? Maybe this will be the true test as to whether I have broken my collecting habit or not!

I have to break it...I am running out of room for all the really cool new stuff I keep finding!

Have a great night...if I don't go right to sleep after I put the boys down I will come back and work on the bind-it-all book. Otherwise I will hopefully post something tomorrow!

Take care!

Merry Christmas!

Hello to you all! I hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas!

I wanted to work on my sketch card. I know I've said this a thousand times, but I really love sketch challenges! I do love how you can take one layout and produce so many different designs. The sketch is definitely a fav of mine!

Monday my Stampin' Up! preorder arrived so what better time to make a card than now. I am using all new stuff for this one. Ginger Blossom dsp and the Happy Heart Day stamp set. This is a really simple card but I am in between games right now! The boys got a few new ones for Christmas and we've been playing almost all morning. Bowling is really fun!

So here is the card....In all honesty, this card really needs the Nestibilities scalloped square punch. When I ordered mine a couple of months ago they were out. I just ordered them last night. I am hoping it is in! I tried it with the rectangle and it just doesn't work.

I used my copic markers on this one. Notice the highlight on the word 'heart'? This was totally cased from a super cute card that I saw Jen del Muro do which you can see here. As I was going through her site to find the link to the card I ran across this. Sooo cute! Anyway, as I was getting ready to color this in I googled copics and stampin up and guess what I found! This list! I knew there had to be something out there. Too bad I didn't google this before I ordered! I do see the need for getting a few different shades of some colors. It's just easier to shade that way. I used two different browns on the mouses face.

Anyway, bowling is calling. I hope you like this one. I am hoping to get something a little more fun out later this evening once everyone has gone to bed.

Take care & Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Santa Scrapbook Page

It's not often a picture and scrapbook page actually meet at my house. I will either have the picture or the page but never both. While this is pretty simple...most of my stuff is...I really love this page. I ordered the paper from My Favorite Things and am so in love with it! I am, of course, a paper junkie! The brads I bought last year...somewhere? Everything else is Stampin Up!.
I so love this picture! No crying! Almost smiles on everyones faces. The great thing is that the photographer actually took this picture. She was trying to get everyone to smile so she asked Santa to help out. He started to tickle Evan. The photographer told him it was Carter that needed the help and so he then started to tickle him. At that point, Hayden realized there was someone else behind him other than his brothers and started to scream!

Every year we end up with a great picture of Santa. I am so glad that we got a pretty good one of all the boys as well this year! Of course, overhearing what they told Santa they wanted! Boy! His sleigh is so not big enough!

Have a great night, y'all! I am off to bed!

Jen del Muro's sketch challenge

Here's my contribution to Jen's sketch challenge.

I used Time Well Spent for this card. I am really loving this stamp set. It's so much fun. The decorative paper was something I picked up from Memoirs. I also used Groovy Guava, Old Olive, and Whisper White card stock. I stamped the image in my Basic Black ink and then colored it in with my Copics. I do really love that I now have a marker that so closely matches Groovy Guava! I also used these little sticky pearls that I found somewhere...probably Archivers, and the ribbon was from Flower Factory.

I hope you enjoy this one. If you have a chance you should give it a try!

Have a wonderful day! Merry Christmas!

A Card By Diane

I wanted to post a little something before we head out the door. Here is a card from Diane. This was her first card swap card. I am really impressed with both Diane and her daughter Lauren. They both jumped in to card making! Her first card included embossing! I didn't attempt that for a while after first starting.

I hope you all enjoy this one as much as I have! Have a wonderful day! I am hoping to get home and do a little bit of stamping. It's back to the drawing board for Jen's challenge! I'm still bummed out about the whole 'pimple' thing!

Have a wonderful day and if I don't see you before, Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Pimples! Ugh!... Jen's Challenge?

I was so excited when bedtime rolled around tonight! I'm sorry but as much as I love my boys, and I do love my boys, Christmas is showing all over them! And by that I mean that they are bouncing off of the walls! I was also excited because that's when I was going to start working on Jen's weekly sketch challenge.

I had decided to use Garden Whimsy. I ordered this stamp set a couple of months ago but it was not yet mounted. That was a bit of a bummer and a really good indication that I was really pumped to use it because I really hate mounting stamps when I'm ready to, well, stamp!

So with my stamps mounted I set out to choose my paper and ribbon. I ordered some really cute paper from My Favorite Things, Studio, it was so cute and really looks great with the butterfly....the butterfly with a pimple!!!!

Everything was all cut out and ready to go and I start stamping only to find a pimple on my stamp! Aaaahhh! Notice the upper right wing....
Pimples! ...Stink! Quite frankly I am so tired I don't think I have it in me to do another one tonight. I will try again tomorrow. Hayden has started waking at 4 every morning. While he will go back to sleep, he will only sleep for another couple of hours. I need so much more sleep than this!
Oh well, I will try then! Hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you soon!

Our First Card Swap Sketch Challenge!

A what?

I know that's what most of my swappers are saying right now! We are doing a sketch challenge! I thought this would be so much fun! I apologize that my sketch probably leaves much to be desired! Keep in mind, I am used to participating in these not creating them!

We are going to follow the rules that I found at SCS for this swap, in that, you can feel free to add to this sketch but you must be able to recognize the sketch with your finished product. All of our other card swap rules will apply.

For anyone out in the blogging world that happened upon this, feel free to participate as well! The more the merrier! If it's not too much trouble, be sure and post here with a link to your card so we can all enjoy.

Here's the sketch:

Again...never done this part before. I know this is not really to scale and well looking at it right now the strip across the card doesn't actually make it all the way across! oops. I did this in Microsoft publisher....I'm quite sure there is a better way!

If you have any questions feel free to drop me an email.

Take care!

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge

And the holiday begins! As if I haven't been busy enough! Yesterday was spent from one party to the next, finishing (ha...I wish) Christmas shopping, looking for ink (long story...find out more here), laundry, cooking, kids...! How many hours are there really in a day?! Today hasn't really been anything different as I've spent the morning cleaning the basement...that took an eternity! I wasted an entire nap on that one! Putting away yesterdays laundry took forever as well. So now time for me!

Yeah, right!

I am so excited to have found two! sketch challenges to participate in. I will hopefully be able to do something for Jen del Muro's today. Also there is a challenge at SCS for My Favorite Things that you can find here. I've been blog surfing today so I am not sure who to give credit to for spreading the word on this one. Sorry about that. If any of you have time you should give these a try.

Here's my try at the MFT sketch challenge:
I got the paper from Memoirs yesterday while looking for ink. Who says you can't mix plaids and stripes! ...I'm sure someone with more fashion sense than myself! ;) I am happy to say that the Copic marker R02 flesh really matches closely with Groovy Guava. How excited I am about that one! I am always wanting markers to match my in-colors...and craft ink. My Copic marker E47 dark brown matches Chocolate Chip pretty closely as well. I'm starting that list! And starting to like these markers a bit more.
I hope you are all having a great weekend. If any of you are going to be traveling, stay safe! I hope you all have a merry Christmas!
Happy Holidays to you all!

Friday, December 21, 2007

I Need So Much Practice!

I am so excited to have new toys! Well, and I little frustrated!

I love the copics. They arrived yesterday. I was out shopping and actually found some at Hobby Lobby. I am so excited about that! It's great to actually see them up close and personal. The drawback was that I have now seen the Sketch and I ordered the Ciao. I really like the way the Sketch feels. ....and I think my sweet husband is wound up! ;)

Anyway, I couldn't wait to get home and use them! Wow! These things aren't 'plug & play'! I thought I would be doing good to stamp with my Staz On ink. It bled! (thus, the card change!...I had already adhered everything before!) I was so frustrated that every time I would get close to the image my color would pick up the black ink! Ugh!

Today I tried to stamp with just my Stampin' Up! basic black ink pad. No significant bleeding.

Now the only other draw back to me is my inability to match my Stampin' Up! card stock and accessories. The reason for this is that I don't really have the colors needed for this. It would be nice to have something that told you what Copic coordianted with what SU! color. I guess I will have to start working on that one. Not sure how long that one will take!

Anyway, to compensate for the lack of matching I covered this card stock with these really cool pink sequins I found while at Hobby Lobby. Aren't they fun! Then I added the chocolate chip satin ribbon to break it up a bit. There is a transparency in the window. I don't know, somehow this was the whole window...window shopping...thing....add to that the pink sequins and satin ribbon and you have my happy place!!! ;)

Retail therapy is NOT overrated! :)

I hope you like this. I hope I get better with these things! ;)

I'm off to practice! I will talk to you all soon!
Have a great night!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Our 2nd Annual Card Swap Gift Exchange! here it is! A collection of some of the finest! The craftiest! The most beautiful stamping projects you've ever seen! Ahem....

Here are our 2nd Annual Card Swap Gift, gifts. :)

First up, Nancy! I was lucky enough to be the recipient of this really cute gift for two reasons. First, I love cookies...and this is a cookie tin! Second, well...because it's really cute! Here it is...

Check out the mini cookie cutters! Aren't they cute!

Here's Bobbi's gift for Lisa....Super cute! She made the most adorable tag booklet and altered jelly jar.... That's Lisa with her gift.
The santa clothes pin was on the cover of the tag booklet. He's just the cutest thing! She got him at World Market. I really have to make a trip out there!

And here's the inside of the booklet...
Carol altered a photo album. Which you can see here. I really think Carol did a great job on this! It's so cute! I'm just sorry I didn't get pictures of the inside. Each and every page was adorable!

This is the tin Diane altered for Bobbi...and to think...she's only been stamping a little while!

The only thing that stinks about Meg's gift is that I didn't get a picture of the tag and gift bag she made to put her coasters in...
They all matched! So cute!!!! And really, are we surprised? We are talking about Meg!

Here's Meg with the frame that Lauren altered for her. Cute, cute Super CUTE!

And what can I's her gift bag.....

She altered it as well. Beautiful!

And here is Lauren with the bracelet that Tammy made for her....wayyy too cute!!!!

Here's Diane with the tin that Lisa made for her. How adorable! This is such a super cute card organzier. Lisa also put a new stamp set in there for Diane to try out! You know your having a good day when you get a new stamp!
Here's the inside....

Last, but certainly not least, Jen S's super cute CD holder for Carol.....

Carol, you are so lucky! This is sooooo cute! I really love it! Here is the inside...

And that's it! What do you think? Do you see why I can't get enough of my card swap group! They are always coming up with the cutest things you've ever seen!
Well that's about all the blogger patience I have for tonight. I'm still not sure if the problem is the site or if it's user related! Anyway, I will see you all soon!

Oh Where Oh Where Have My Copics Gone?

I was so excited yesterday. The stamps I ordered from My Favorite Things (really cute girl stamps!) arrived. How exciting! Especially since my copic markers were due to arrive today. I've been waiting (stalking) the UPS man all day! Finally I got so frustrated I called, got my tracking number, and went to track the package. Much to my dismay, it's been rescheduled! ugh! What's up with the whole rescheduling thing? It's here in Indy and yet, what? Did my UPS driver call in sick today? This happens quite often with my Stampin' Up! (ok...we all know that website I just still really like doing that! I'm so glad I finally figured it out!) orders.'s a sneak of the card I hope to finish tomorrow.

See how it's screaming ('poppies, poppies') ...sorry, my bad... 'copics, copics'! (...get it? Wizard of Oz? With the day I've had, I even look like her right about now!)

I am really hoping that I get the colors right or else the paper may change (to protect the innocent). It is really so hard to tell what colors I am getting by looking online. I think there are pinks in it. Who knows. One thing I do know is that there didn't look like there were any browns. I am thinking, if I like them, my next purchase may come sooner rather than later.

I'm gonna need brown. And red. And blue. And purple. And black. And, etc, etc, etc....

This is going to be a really simple card. I was hoping it could be an example for our next card swap. I am loving participating in the sketch challenges so much that I thought it would be fun to do one for our next swap. Keep in mind...I have no idea how to copy the sketch to the computer or even if my 'idea' of a sketch is worthy of repeating. It should be fun regardless. I will hopefully have something to upload for this tomorrow. Ok...for sure by next week!

That's all for this one. I am going to upload the rest of our pictures from our last card swap and get moving on teacher/class presents for Friday. I am so excited to share all of our projects.

They are all so very cute and creative!

By the anyone having issues with blogger today? Mine is acting really weird! It's sort of pushing me over the edge right now! I have been trying to install a new wireless printer for this computer. That has for some reason proven to be quite the bear! I thought maybe this problem was caused by something with that. I tried to uninstall the driver. Wouldn't work. So I called tech support where I sat on hold for what seemed like 5 hours. I was so frustrated that I think I may have been a little short with the HP guy. In my defense, I couldn't really hear him which was even more frustrating. In his defense, my kids were really loud and the baby was crying...he's sick so he's really tired and REALLY cranky!

Guess it wasn't the printer! Uh...who knew!?

Take care!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Card Swap!

It's time for card swap! I so love card swap! In December we always have a sort of 'gift' exchange. I have not had a ton of time to post much else as I have been working on my gift. Here's my creation:

I made this Christmas organizer for Jennifer S. I created a pocket for her receipts and one for her tags. Inside there is a Christmas card and the makings for more. I also included the accessories and stamp.

I bound the whole box with my bind-it-all and made a notebook as well. I really love the bind-it-all! It's definitely up there with my fav tools! Luckily, I did not have the same problem with the paper as before.

All in all I think it turned out pretty well. In fact, I would really like one for myself! I will post some pictures of the other gifts tomorrow if it is to late tonight. I am so excited to see what everyone brings!

Take care!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Jen del Muro's Weekly Challenge

Hello to you all!

I took a little break today from my swap project to participate in Jen del Muro's weekly sketch challenge. This one was a real challenge for me! ...and lots fun! I hope you all give it a try.

For this one I used Stampin' Up!'s Linen Prints DSP. This is not one of my favorite papers which I think made this a really hard card for me. The colors worked with some flowers I picked up at Archivers on Friday which is why I wanted to use it. I had to dye the pink flowers and the ric-rak, which for some reason doesn't look like it matches in this picture!

I also pulled out a retired stamp set that I thought I was done with! The funny thing is that it wasn't even mounted prior to this because I thought I really hated coloring images! I am loving all of the cards I see on different blogs where the images are colored in. Especially the ones that use the copic markers. As is the case with just about everything with me, I ordered a few. I am anxiously waiting for them to arrive. That is why I keep pulling out these types of stamps. I am hoping that I can figure out the copic thing and produce images at least 1/2 as beautiful as what I have been seeing!
I hope you are all doing well and that your weekend is relaxing and fun! Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you like the card!

Take care! ;)

Friday, December 14, 2007

A Little Gift Card

I'm back! ...and not glowing in the dark! ;)

It was quick and painless and I wasn't able to come home until after 2PM. Since I finished at 10:30 I was left wondering what to do. First, I went to the scrapbook store. It is always nice to peruse through there without any little ones. Then off to a movie where I was told by the concession guy that I was 'really pretty' and would I be interested in seeing a free movie?!?

Huh??? ***I did leave the wedding ring at home. They always ask you to take it off and I am such a space that I didn't want to lose it...again!...during a scan!

I'm guessing the guy needs glasses as I am, at the very least, 10 years older than he was! That my friends, is being really kind to myself! Either way, I would really like to find out just how to create the same lighting environment in my own home...and pretty much everywhere I go! ;)

Anyway, here's the one and only thing I can show you right now. I needed a gift card and here's what I came up with. I wanted to post something.

I am hoping for lots of great stuff this weekend. My swap project is moving right along. I might actually finish in time! I'm just not feeling that creative right now!

Take care and I will post you soon!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

PET Tomorrow

Well, tomorrow is the big day. I wish it was big for something really fun and exciting but no! Tomorrow is the day of my PET scan. I really hate this scan! It stinks! I guess the only good thing about it is I will have a little bit of time tomorrow to myself. You aren't supposed to be around babies for a little while after....I was told 6 hours! not sure if that's right, I will ask in the morning. Because of this I am going to try and do something fun while I wait for the radioactive dye to, well, die! ;) Maybe I will go to a movie or finish up my Christmas shopping. As I have to fast for 6 hours prior, the first thing I will do is eat!

I will just share that while I do not think I am sick again!....just wanted to clear that up first....I feel fine....nothing strange going on....all's good.... Even with all of that I still get a little (gross understatement!) freaked out prior to any scan. I always do.

If you aren't aware of my history, I am a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in September 2003. Actually, it all started in August of that year. It took almost a month from my first scan to my 'official' diagnosis. That was a really, REALLY, long month!

My first dr. was a complete and utter jerk! When I went in for my scan results...I was totally not expecting anything out of the ordinary...he just flat out said 'you have cancer'. Then he said ' you either have lymphoma or thyroid cancer and I think you have thyroid cancer'. Specifically he thought I had the type of thyroid that you don't survive! What a jerk!

That's sort of putting it nicely, don't ya think?

There I was in his office with Evan and Carter. They were 1 and 3 at the time, and I was not prepared to hear this. The next month was spent finding a new dr., getting test after test, biopsies...the bone marrow wasn't as bad as I expected, by the way...and worrying.

Finally, I was 'officially' diagnosed and one week later I started chemo. About 5 months later that was finished. I had one month off and then it was on to radiation. Really hated the mask they made to bolt my head to the table by the way! You know, it took longer to set everything up for radiation than it took to actually get radiated.

Cancer really does suck.

I'm so sorry if the language offends but there is really no other way to say it. Every scan I have had since starting chemo has been cancer free! From all of the research I've done, that it a really good indication that you will remain cancer free. In fact you have a 98% chance of never relapsing when your first (early) scan is clear. Mine was clear after my first round of chemo. In all honesty, I could tell a difference in the way I felt after the first treatment. Well, the second week after treatment!

With Hodgkin's you have chemo one day of one week and then you are 'off' the next week. I had treatment every other Tuesday. I felt terrible from 'D' day until the Friday after. By Saturday I would start to feel better and by Monday I felt great. I never knew I was sick until the Monday following my first treatment....and that's only because I felt so great then! It was amazing.

So now I am off to get my scan. It stinks because it reminds me of all of the old stuff. The smells, the tastes...all of the old worries. I really hate going there. I really hate thinking about all of that 'stuff'. I guess that's it for my depressing rant! Or not, depending on how you look at it. I've been cancer free for 4 years now! That's really exciting! It really stinks how your mind can mess with you. I'm hoping I will get a good nights sleep tonight. I'm hoping that I won't freak out from now until my next dr's appointment in January....that's when I get the results.

I am going to do a bit of stamping after I tuck the boys in...then I am going to veg in front of the TV...then I am hopeful I will get some sleep!

If I come up with anything fabulous I will post it. If not, maybe I will have something tomorrow night. Anyway, thanks for listening. I hope I didn't freak anyone out.

I hope you are all doing well and I will post you soon!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Merry Card

Sorry I haven't posted much. This has been quite a week. Full of Pto, Cub scouts, Christmas shopping, name it! Tomorrow Ev has a poetry reading with his class! I am so looking forward to that. The video camera is charged and ready!

Anyway, most of what I am working on I can't post. It's all class projects and my swap for next week. Last night after cub scouts I did take a little time to work on something else. This isn't quite how it started last night but this is how it's going to be! ;)

I hope you all like this. It's really simple but sort of fun. Hope you are all having a great day! I am off to find something to fix for dinner. Given that nothing is thawed this should be really interesting!

One quick addition...i really do love this paper. I think it's super cute. But I do know I have done it and then some! I'm starting to see these colors in my sleep! I'm so looking forward to a new catalog! ;)

Take care and have a wonderful night!

Lauren's November Card Swap Card

I absolutely love card swap! Have I told you that yet? It's one of my favorite nights of the month! I love getting together with my friends. I love planning our themes. I love designing my card. I love seeing what everyone comes up with! It's really fun to see everyones personality come alive in their cards. I love that!

Here's a card by Lauren. Lauren and her mom Diane started swapping cards a couple of months ago. They are both so new to stamping but you wouldn't know it to look at their cards. This was Lauren's submission for November. So new and she's already embossing! Thanks so much, Lauren for the cute card!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Chicken Card & Jen's Challenge SFYTT

So here's the chicken card I was talking about...when? Who knows! It worked out perfectly with Jen del Muro's sketch challenge SFYTT which you can find here. Love her super cute card, by the way! She has the cutest stuff! How exciting to find another challenge! I need all the help I can get! ;)
I was bummed that my mini-sewing machine decided to call it quits today! I actually got out the big one to sew on this card and am such a novice with that machine I couldn't figure out how to get a zig-zag stitch. I finally gave up and did the faux thing. I am loving the feathers! I am thinking of using them with the cat stamp on a tin of some sort. How cute will that be!
Hope you are all having a great night! Thanks so much for looking! I am off to tuck my little ones in!
Take care! :)

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Inspired by 'w'ittle Carter

So many of you have heard 'w'ittle Cary speak. Well 'peace on earth' comes out 'peas on earth'. What can I tell you, as is the case more often than not, a card is born! Here's what Carter's speak inspired...

Completely goofy! Not all that different from 'w'ittle Cary. We were sitting waiting to pickup Evan from school and a light bulb went off. I remembered the Eventful stamp set and here you go.

Not sure what else will get posted this weekend. I really must get started on my swap project or else my secret someone will never speak to me again! Aaaahhhh! ;) Just kidding...I already know what I am going to do.

Hope you are all having a great weekend! I am still enjoying the snow! I spoke to my mother today and it's nice and warm in Texas! I do miss that but it is nice to have snow in December. I really am hoping for a white Christmas.

Take care! :)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Here's the latest...

Here's my latest. I'm sorry there hasn't been much as of late. I'm hoping that this weekend will be a stamping weekend again! Unfortunately, most of it I will not be able to share as I really must get started on December's stuff! Man am I late! Tonight we are off to the school Christmas thing...thanks, Meg, for reminding me!....I really would loose my head!...

Hope all is well with each of you and I look forward to talking to you all soon!

Take care!
p.s....what can I say...I am really going to miss this paper and this stamp set!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Christmas Ornament Card

Here's a quick card I came up with while watching the game. I need to do some work on my Christmas swap so my posting may be done for a little while today. Hopefully I will have something else to share.

Hope you are all having a great day!

Retired Contest

Congrats to the winner!!!!!....uh, winners???

What a close contest! We have a tie for first place and the second place winner is behind by only one! This was so close!

Here's why I am no good at contests....I want everyone to win! Since we had only three entries and since it was so close we are going to have three winners! Congrats to Lisa, Amy, & Bobbi! You will each get to choose a retired stamp set from my collection!

Thanks so much for playing!

Hope Card

Long time no post! Things have been super crazy around here. Between practices, holidays, ...and everything else life throws at us!.... things have been pretty insane! I was able to get this finished yesterday. I hope you like this.

I am turning into the glitter queen! I am pretty much out of heat and stick powder! Time to reorder! I just love the sparkle.

Thanks for looking! I am going to be posting some more card swap cards today and hopefully I will have something else to show.

Take care!