Wednesday, December 26, 2007
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I have been so busy that my head was spinning and I hate to say it but I am really glad that it is all over. So much to get ready for and then it is over really fast. We had a wonderful day with family but it went by so fast.
This frame is part of my moms gift and I could not post it prior to Christmas for fear that she would see it. The beautiful little girl in the pic is my daughter, Jaedyn. She is 5 years old and one of my best friends in this house full of men, one husband, two sons and two male dogs. I have more pics of close ups and I will post them in a seperate post b/c I have troubles uploading many pics to one post. I used dp from K and Co. The chipboard is from Michaels and I embossed it with craft ink from SU!Ruby Red, Regal Rose and choc. chip. The letters are embossed with iridescent ice ep and the flower with clear ep. The hat pin is also from SU pretties kit. No matter how hard I tried I could not get the glare off the pic in the frame. I made one of these frames for all of my children and my nephew. I will try to post one each day or every other. Thanx for looking and have a stamp happy day!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
I am so sorry that I have not posted in so many days. I tried yesterday and well since this blog is free you get what you pay for. It would not load my pics so I decided to wait till this morning. I have been really busy getting ready for the holiday party at school. I made these treat bags for my sons class. The bags are from papertrey ink. I used my nestabilities to cut the paper and then just two simple images colored in with copics and highlighted with copic spica glitter pens. The mitten image is from the Cats Pajamas and the present image is from Luckys Christmas Wish. I got both from All that Scraps. There is yummy chocolate inside. This is not all I have been up to but I did not want to push it with the uploads. I am so desperately trying to finish some gifts that I am making and wrapping. How does time get away from us so easily. I have been wanting to try some challenges but there just does not seem to be enough time in the day. I will try to post again later. Have a stamp happy day!
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Good Sunday Morning. If I keep telling myself that maybe I will believe it. I have not been sleeping well and it is starting to catch up with me and I think I am getting sick but I have to inform whoever is in charge that I don't have time to be sick.
I made this card for my daughters kindergarten teacher. We have known each other for quite some time now and she is just like Hanna tall, skinny, and long beautiful hair. Anyway I finished the teachers gifts with the exception of the candy in them and thought I should make them cards too. I will post the teachers gifts tomorrow. I used my copics to color her in and gave her a little funflock on the boots. I used my trusty sakura gelly roll pen. Just gotta love that for bling. Just a quick post have a great day.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
I had some time to play today so I got to do Laurens Saturday Sketch it was fun but I had a hard time coming up with small images though. I guess I must steer clear of them. I will have to get some cuz this was fun. The images are from Amuse. I actually bought them at my local AC Moores. It was a pack of clear stamps called baby wishes. I colored the images with my copics. I used 1.25" circle punch and 1 3/8 square punch from SU! I cuttlebugged the apricot appeal that the small images are matted on. The dp on the bottom of the card is from Nanas kids, DCWV. The ribbon is from the one spot at Target. I needed a baby card and this was the perfect way to make myself make it. Any questions leave me a comment. thanx for looking! Have a stamp happy day!
I want to thank everyone for coming to check out my blog I can't believe I am over 300 already. 1000 hits and we will have some candy.
Have a great weekend. I may get a chance to post tomorrow b/c we are supposed to get more snow. Have a stamp happy day!!!!
Friday, December 14, 2007
Good Morning everybody! The kids are off to school. They were stir crazy yesterday. I got a chance to check out the Member company forums over at SCS and checked out the challenge on My Favorite Things. This is my card made for that challenge. With all the snow yesterday I thought it was fitting. The stamp set is By the seashore and is probably my fav from Kim over at MFT. I am patiently waiting for Baby It's Cold Outside from Paper Pretties b/c Novembers kits never shipped due to some paper problem. I should be getting Nov and Dec kits at the same time. I can't wait to play.
Back to the card. I used Regal Rose, Very Vanilla and Cool Caribbean (retired) cardstock from SU! The designer paper is Blush from Basic Grey. I colored with my Copics which came from Ellens store. This is the first time I have posted anything that I have colored. I have been practicing. I am not ever satisfied with my results and after I am done I always find room for improvement. The sand is embossed with embossing powder from Sparkle and Sprinkle. I bought it at a stamp festival. The brads are Making Memories and are a dead ringer for SU regal rose. SU does not have any to match regal rose. One of my complaints about su is that they should have brads to match all of their colors. I colored over her shirt with the copic spica glitter pen just to give it some bling. I did a little paper piercing at the corners of the main image b/c I felt it needed a little something else. Her hat is on a dimensional and the shells are cut out and attached with glue dots. Sending you sunshine was perfect considering it snowed 10 inches here yesterday. TFL. Have a stamp happy day!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
On to my card. This is one of the many cards I made this holiday season and I had to wait for the recipient to get it before I could post. I did not mass produce due to the fact that I just made my wedding invites not too long ago and that just about killed me. So just about everyone is getting their own special card. Maybe I needed 40 to 50. I did not count and I don't want to know. This card was uber simple. Take some bravo burgundy from SU! add a little figgy puddin' paper from basic grey add a gorgeous poinsettia from prima and some bb ribbong from SU! Stamp a little sentiment from our friends over at papertrey, emboss it and wa la. Beautiful card. Quick and easy. I gave you a little close up of the prima b/c they are just so darn pretty. I got the flowers from a semi-local scrapbook store which is unfortunately closing its doors at the end of the year. Bummer for me b/c all we really have is AC Moore and Michaels. Not really the greatest of choices. Any whoo it is getting late and I should be getting some rest b/c I will have to stay up late for the party over at scs tomorrow for PTI release and Hanna has a release tomorrow. What should a girl do buy xmas presents for her husband or buy much needed stamps? Have a stamp happy day!!!!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Well exciting until I screwed up the pics for this post. The second pic is sideways and I don't know why. Computers! Arghh! These lovely cards are my Thank yous from the wedding. I finally got them done, wrote out and mailed. What a feat on top of everything else going on. I want to thank Nichole from Papertrey Ink. These cards were inspired from a project she did. I used Stampers Select Cardstock from PTI. Certainly celery CS from SU!, ink from SU! Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink, the gingham ribbon is also from SU!, along with the silver eyelets. Beautiful Blooms from PTI is the stamp set used. I wanted something simple because of mass production. I love the way they turned out and I waited to post them until I was sure that everyone got theirs. I think my aunt peeks in on me every once in a while and I did not want to spoil the card. On another note my christmas present came but I am practicing with them b/c man does it take practice to color with copics. Hopefully soon I will have something for you to see. Thanx for looking and my counter is really getting up there. I think I will have to have some blog candy when we hit the 1000 mark. Have a stamp happy day.
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7 things about me
1. I was in the Marine Corps a very long 15 years ago.
2. I was a helicopter mechanic while in the Corps.
3. I despise the pillsbury dough boy. He annoys me so much. Did you ever just have some crazy thing annoy you and not know why. Well it is the dough boy for me.
4. I worked in the operating room for 10 years, I learned so much in that time and made lots of friends but got burnt out and I do not miss it all now that I am a SAHM.
5. I just got married to the love of my life in September and went on my first cruise to the Southern Carribean. It was hot.
6. I am very new to the stamping world only since last February but it has taken me by storm and I absolutely love it.
7. I attended college while I was a full time Mom, working 32 hours a week in the hospital, and then had a baby in the middle of it all, only to have my life take such a turn of events that I will probably never pursue my law degree which was my original plan. Even after all of that I am happier now than ever and have 3 beautiful healthy children and a man who loves me and my children unconditionally.
2. Lauren Meader
3. Laurie Schmidlin
4. Jen del Muro
5. Susan Liles
6. Cyndi Bundy
7. Michelle Wooderson
Monday, December 10, 2007
Hello again, I hope everyone had a great weekend. I finished up my order for everyday cards as a gift and I got the fifth grade ornaments done. Being one of the homeroom moms it was my turn to take care of the craft. It was actually easy b/c its Christmas time so I thought they should make ornaments. The goal is to have them all bring a pic in so they can make the coaster ornament but if not they can make the lantern ornament. Both ornaments are fairly quick and easy. I will have all elements cut and ready to be attached. The picture ornament is made with a drink coaster, designer paper, cardstock, SU snowflake punch, brads and silver cord. I used my crop-a-dile to punch the hole. The lantern is made with 12 pieces of designer paper 1"x 6". YOu need a crop-a-dile again to punch the holes and run some ribbon through and your done. Cute and easy. The other pics are a sample of some of the cards that I made for the order I had. The first card is made with Garden Silhouettes from SU!, colors are pumpkin pie, apricot appeal, and whisper white. I used my markers from SU! the green is old olive. Very simple but I thought it is very appealing. The second cardis made using PTI cardstock. I used PTI Beautiful Blooms and SU! ink. The bling is from Amuse. Just quick simple cards but the customer wanted to not spend a lot per card and likes flowers. Just a few examples. Have a great day, we have no school due to ice so I don't know how much i will get done today. Thanx for looking and have a stamp happy day!
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Hello again. I know I said I was going to be more regular but the weekend got away on me and I had a sick child yesterday with a visit to the doctor. It has been a bit crazy here. But anyway here are two more Christmas cards I made. I decided against the mass produced card and just make a bunch of different ones. I have so many stamps and I enjoy using them all. The first card is made with stamps from the Cats Pajamas. I bought them from All that Scraps. The designer paper is figgy pudding. I used liquid applique on her hat, coat, and muff. Isn't she sweet. The sentiment is Stampin Up!
The next card is made with the wonderful Take a bough set from PTI. I used page pebbles from Making Memories on my ornaments. they are also available from PTI. It is not your typical xmas colors but that is what appeals to me. Too much red and green will give a girl a headache. Everyone should try and make a xmas card with non traditional colors, you just might like it. If you do try leave a comment and link to this post. I would love to see what everyone comes up with. By the way my Copics are on the way!!!!! I can't wait for them to get here. I am so excited I cannot contain myself. Have a stamp happy day!