Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
My deepest sympathy goes out to Shelli and her family at this difficult time.
And guess what else I have in my grubby little hands?!?!? THE NEW STAMPIN UP CATALOG!!!!! Oh yes, I said it. I opened it up last night and browsed through and I LOVE IT!!! Maybe if you're nice I'll send you a pic of it for Xmas. LOL
In case I don't get a chance to post before Xmas....HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU ALL!!! xoxoxoxo
Monday, December 10, 2007
Sorry I've been MIA this past week. I've been working late at my job every night (new program), finishing up my Xmas cards, baking like mad and shopping every single day on my way home from work. Oh but my new camera will be here this week....so of course I'll have to take pics of some new cards and see what you all think. xoxo
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Be sure to check out the other Prettie Pages listed on the right and see what everyone made!!!
Monday, December 3, 2007
He's made by this fabulously talented woman Donna Massey. She makes these adorable characters out of gourds and calls them Gourdzooks. They are hilarious, I got a few more but my weekend hasn't slowed down to take too many photos. Tonight I had some gals over and we started making more Xmas ornaments so hopefully tomorrow I can show you my Snow People. :)
Friday, November 30, 2007
I have no idea where I got this patterned paper but I love it! I must go find it again!!! I really like the Gable Green, Pretty in Pink & Real Red combo for Xmas colors...they're fun and funky (just like me, Christie would say). I only had 20 minutes to make this baby so with more time I would add a bit of red glittah to the bow, or maybe the berries....yeah, I'm thinkin the berries. :)
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Be sure to check out all the other Prettie Pages (listed on the right column) and see what everyone made!!!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
I did finally get my Etsy store up and running for the Xmas card rush so be sure to check my sidebar to view my store. There will be more added within the week, just trying to pace myself with all my projects. :)
I hope you all enjoyed great food, family and loved ones, and of course those extra naps we tend to need during the holidays! Did any of your brave the crowds for those after T-day sales?? What did ya get?!?
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
This gorgeous bella card came from Ami Cook! *thanks amy I love her!!!* The frame has red glittah all around it and I just love the polka-dot prima, too cute!
Kristine sent me these fun treats for my bday, um.....Kristine, you trying to tell me something?? *wink, wink* Thank you missy, I love my gorgeous bella card, fun polka dot ribbon and I'm sure those stamps will come in handy soon enough! ;)
Now for the best gift ever..... he picked it out just for me.
We took a trip on a train....still quite get the "cheese" into the actual camera but we'll get there! Hugs to everyone and thank you ALL for your wonderful Bday wishes.....ok, off to do some stamping. I haven't inked anything in almost a week, can you believe it?!?!?!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Make sure you check out the other Prettie girls blogs listed on the right, these cards are all so adorable and creative, I love them!!!!! Today is my challenge day and I say get those craft supplies out and make some handmade Xmas ornaments!!! String, wire, paper, glass, giant silver ring....whatever you think of just make sure you can hang it on a tree!!!
Oh and for those that were wanting a wedding weekend update....it was fabulous!!!! I don't have pics yet but I had the time of my life, the bride was stunning, the food was fantastic, the music kept us on the dance floor and I actually ENJOYED a few glasses of wine (I don't drink, hate the taste). I'll post some as soon as I get my hands on a few. :) xoxo
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
So starting Monday I will begin my birthday countdown to the big '30'. So I'm baking a cake on Sunday night and eating a HUGE piece with ice cream each and every night until it's here! HAHAHAHA, ok so good idea but not practical. Sure the calories would be most people's excuse but for me....the cake wouldn't be fresh enough for that long! LMAO ;) Hey, you only live once so you might as well enjoy the food you eat, eh? XOXO
Thursday, November 8, 2007
I think I'll go shopping today on my lunch hour....hmmm, wonder what made me think of doing that?? ;) Only 8 more days til I turn 30 so I'd better buy my 20-somthing outfits while I can, right?!? LOL xoxo
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
I used my new Nestabilities I got from Paper Pretties for the main image layers then embossed around the top layer only. When I first saw these stamps in the Corner Store I laughed and thought they were kinda awkward looking....now after playing with them I just think they are so adorable! Funny how that works, eh? The DP is from the DCWV Xmas stack and I used three chipboard circles and added some striped DP. I sanded and inked the edges of the chipboard and it got pretty messy...but I liked how it made it look so I left it. Prisma Pencils & Gamsol for the coloring, white flocking for the fuzzy parts of his suit and a touch of glittah on the star and the red ornament. Lastly, I added a few buttons and was done.Now this..........is what the chipboard craze is all about. I received this in the mail from Joanne and I was just amazed. So if you're looking for ways to use chipboard, she's your gal! Thanks Joanne, I love it!!!
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
So when I was presented this challenge I looked around and had no idea what 'scared' me...until my eyes fell upon that dusty box.
I used that sheet of adhesive I bought 7 years ago (hey, it was still tacky!) and cut 2 different sized strips. I placed them on the card and poured my shimmer sand. I ran the top pink strip through my CB and I used the sundae stamp from the MFT set 'How Sweet It Is' which I received in my Sept Paper Pretties box! (love that set!). I also added a bit of red glittah on the cherries (they needed it) and did some paper piercing around the oval greeting at the bottom. It really does 'shimmer' in real life, I was actually really happy with the results and made a few more while I had the supplies out on my table.
Did anyone else scare them self this week?!?! If you've been challenging yourself, let me know by leaving a link in your comment. Make sure you stop by the other Pretties Girl blogs to see what scared them! Kristine, Julie M, Alli, Charmaine, Joanne, Christie, Julie C.
And of course...
Don't forget, today is the last day to take advantage of the Happy Halloween Hooplah event over at Paper Pretties, so if you've been putting it off then get your tail over there today and sign up!!!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
- Link to the person that tagged you. Julie Masse is the guilty party!
- Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself (on your blog, we all want to know them).
1. I can belch better than most men (I'm not proud, actually I think it's not very lady like but it's something weird I can do and those were the rules)
2. All my siblings were given the middle name Lee, after my father...except me. So I think mom had an affair with the postman. ;)
3. My eyes are grey....not hazel, not blue/green....GREY. Good thing is they match with whatever I wear!
4. I can make clicking sounds to the beat of any song with my tongue folded in half.
5. I write with my left hand but stamp with my right. (Oh but I'm not a 'south paw')
6. My hubby and I did the quick-step as our first dance as husband and wife (we took lessons but we never got to practice with 'the dress' so that was a comedy of errors!!!).
7. I used to sing opera in high school and college.
Ok done...don't worry, you won't get tagged....I'm not a tagger, I'm a stamper!!! LOL Ok was that not THE cheesiest thing ever or what?!?!
Friday, October 26, 2007
You don't have to emboss the edge of all of your cut-outs...but I really love how it looks. It adds that extra 'something' without being over the top. For this card I placed my die onto my cardfront and ran it through my CB. For die-cutting only, use your A plate, C plate, Spellbinders die (blade side up), cardstock, B plate. You will hear a HORRIBLE cracking sound the first few times you run them through. Don't worry, you didn't break anything. As your B plate gets more and more cuts into it the sound will fade. I have also found that if I flip my B plate over each time then it lessens then bending of the plastic plate. Please note, these plates are cheap and replaceable. Over time with diecutting you will need to replace them. But they are quite inexpensive and there is always a coupon!! :)
I received the rectangle Nesabilities in the mail yesterday and I am IN LOVE....so I have signed up for the Nestabilities Now Club on Paper Pretties (I must now own ALL the sets and for only $30 a month I can afford it this way) so I will be sharing with all of you the fun project I made within minutes of tearing open the box. LOL
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Supplies you will need:
-Small gift bag 5"x4" -Ruler, Scissors, Hobby Knife, Cutting Mat, pencil, heat gun
-Black Embossing Powder, Stamps, Versamark Ink pad, Sticky Tape
-Vellum Cardstock 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"
- 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" scrap piece of paper
(Optional items) Scoring Blade, Markers
Step 5. Score and fold the flaps inside the bag. If you have a scoring blade or bone folder it makes this step a bit easier.
Step 7. Ink and stamp your images onto the vellum cardstock using Versamark ink then pour black embossing powder on top of image. Remove excess powder to reveal image and heat embossing with a heat tool.
Step 10. Carefully insert your vellum cardstock into the bag and center image as desired then press firmly against the sticky tape on the inside of the bag so the cardstock holds in place.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
So it's Wednesday which means....Pretties Challenge Day!!! Did any of you try out the challenge I posted last week?? They were fantastic colors to work with, so if you haven't joined in the fun then get to it! ;) Last weeks challenge was from Charmaine and it was to use the Bouncing Brayer technique. I have to tell you that I was a bit scared of this technique, me and brayers usually don't get along. But I must say that I was quite happy with my creation...
I first stamped the circle in Versamark on glossy paper. Next I used my Blue Frost spectrum pad and inked my brayer and 'bounced' around the circle until I was happy with the coverage. I wiped the extra ink off with a tissue and added a few trees. I wanted to keep the focus on the image rather than any other part of the card so I decided to keep it very simple and classy. I stamped the wording in Craft white first, let it dry and then stamped over it with Navy ink just slightly to the left so it looked more dimensional. Of course I had to have some paper distressing and my ticket corner punch I love so much.
If you do join us for these challenges let me know, post a link to your creation so I can take a peek! Also, be sure to check back later today for this weeks challenge....
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Add a little paper piercing to the corner and some gorgeous Chocolate Taffeta ribbon (love that, btw) and tah dah!! I really wanted to keep this card, how horrible is that?!?! HAHAHAH
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Take a peek a the other DT's blogs (Julie M, Kristine, Charmaine, Alli, Joanne, Christie, Julie C) and see what everyone made using those fabulous colors!!! Last weeks challenge was Bouncing Brayer and we'll be showing off those creations next Wed (gotta wait for the creations to get to their destination before revealing to the world). And finally, this weeks challenge is from Joanne - Scare Yourself! *gulp* Yep, take out those items that you've been avoiding and make something.
I hope you will challenge yourself to create something new each week...start with the ones listed here and be sure to check in again on Wednesdays for the reveals and new challenges. Remember...you don't ALWAYS have to like what you make or the technique you try. It's just about staying active and keeping those creative juices flowing. :) XOXO
Monday, October 15, 2007
I thought I would give you a glimpse of the exclusive MFT set that will be featured in the Nov Paper Pretties box, isn't it great?!?! As always, Paper Pretties subscribers get these fabulous sets before they are available anywhere else!!! At first I wasn't sure how I'd like this set and once I played with it I just LOVED it. I colored the main image using Copics Sketch markers and the SU white watercolor crayon, I'm really loving the way the white looks on kraft. I added some white flock to her boots, I'm really getting addicted to adding flock to a lot of my cards...it reminder me of those fuzzy stickers we all loved when we were kids!! I used my Snowflake embossing folder on the Soft Sky and dressed it all up with some Fancy Fur yarn I picked up a while ago at Michael's. Gotta love fun fibers!!!