Saturday, December 27, 2008
Now have you said hello to all the other party guests? Well head over to Jackie's place and see what she brought along to this schindig....
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I'll be stuck in the kitchen for the next two days baking up a storm and then off to the bay area to visit my in-laws. I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with lots of love, joy and STAMPS! What are your plans for the holiday??
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
So they say "Those that cant, teach" well I'm guessing the same goes for us crazy busy stampers....can't stamp? Then shop!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
As for stamping...yea right! My Xmas tree & decorations still aren't up...but I do have outside lights so at least the rest of the world thinks we're festive. ;) The guest room floor is done just need to put in the baseboards and then put the desk together & shelving units so I can finally unpack some crap....right now it's back to a pile of boxes and things and I'm pulling out my hair. My stamp room has the dismantled computer and desk at the moment so no chance of me getting in there even if I could find the time.
So I just wanted to check in to let everyone know that I'm not dead AND that this weeks Prettie Challenger is...me! So I'm challenging everyone to "put a hole in it". Not a pierce, but a hole...minimum of 1/8" and you can't add a brad or fill it...the hole MUST be visible. :) Good luck! Hopefully I'll be able to complete something one day soon so everyone doesn't get bored ready about life dramas. LOL
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
HAPPY TURKEY DAY EVERYONE!!!!!
Monday, November 24, 2008
If I could have taken a picture of her snuggled up with me, I would have....but that's just NOT a good thing for you to see in the mornings. ;) So no stamping, no running errands, just lots of playing, running around, peeing and pooping for me this weekend. YAY! I have no idea how I'm going to get through an entire workday without my little girl....*sigh* Believe me when I say she is just THE most adorable little puppy on the planet!!!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I broke out that fabulous Sweets for the Sweet set and Sassy Circles to create this sweet little get well pull card. The only trick was to find a "get well" sentiment...can you believe I don't have one?!?! Seriously?!?! So I poked around my Pretties stash and sure enough....the Cozy In sentiment had EXACTLY what I needed, just had to omit the words I didn't want to use. ;)
Did you check out the other Prettie blogs to see what they made for this challenge....me either. Let's go hop around and see what they came up with!!!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Lastly, I added some Martha red glitter to the centers of the bursts, just needed a touch of sparkle. Granted, I could have made an entire sheet of this "paper" so I could crank out a ton of cards but unfortunately I don't work that way....hindsight is 20/20 but driving blind is priceless. (you can quote me on that!)
This is also one of the cards from my Xmas card class, I can't show them all otherwise the girls coming on Dec 6th would have no surprises to look forward to! Sorry ladies, you're just gonna have to wait!!! ;)
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
This weekend is my monthly stamp club so I should get some time to stamp. This last week was rough, I caught a bug last Friday so I didn't get to play at the Prettie party Sat night, I just chatted while I was wrapped up in my heated throw. Work has been insane, we were in training last week and then this week we got all new programs & computer systems to work on so by the time I got home at night my brain was just fried! Next weekend is my annual Christmas Card frenzy class, so I'll be spending each night this coming week cutting paper for that.....last year I had to cut supplies for 800 cards. I think I could hardly feel my hands once I was done. LOL
Friday, October 31, 2008
Luckily tomorrow is the first of the month, which means PJ PARTY so I'll get to break loose and relax!!!!! Yep, it's that time once again, the Paper Pretties girls will be Stampin in their Jammies over at the Prettie Forum so be sure to mark some time off tomorrow night (7pm CST) to come join us. There will be stamp challenges posted each hour, new stamps released AND a new Cutie Pie!!!
Here's the deets:
Simply upload one of your creations using Paper Pretties stamps on the Paper Pretties forum, and Christie will chose a winner from the entries. Besides being able to call yourself a Cutie Pie, you will also win the entire release!! You have until October 31st at 8pmCST to get your entries in!!
And don't forget to check out their RIDICULOUS sale. 75% off!!! Is that not just nuts?!?!? It's practically giving it away at that point. So get over there before it's all gone. (sale excludes Paper Pretties stamps)
Thursday, October 23, 2008
So I'm gearing up for our garage sale this weekend and I went through my craft room and cleaned house. I'll be posting a list on here first so be sure to check back this week to see if there's any goodies you guys would like to get your hands on. :)
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Pics will be posted soon, I took a few myself but didn't have the energy to move yesterday to download them. Now I'm at work and then running errands this evening, so hopefully tomorrow you'll be back to browse the new house. :) xoxo
Friday, October 17, 2008
I was in charge of bringing some presents....At first I panicked because my stamp room is currently our storage room (I about died when I had to give it up) and all my stamps & ink are in hiding. The only thing I have access to is paper & ribbon. Since I always keep things on the simple side, I chopped up a few pieces of the SU Petals & Paislies paper, stacked them up and tied it off with a bow!! HAPPY BDAY JESSIE!!! Please stop by her blog and wish her a fabulous 30th! And be sure to visit the other prettie pages to see how the party is going. :)
Our house warming is tomorrow night so I have some serious cleaning to do...I need to find my stamp room again!!! *tears welling up* I was told it was "only for a few days" but it's been over a week now and I'm going a little crazy without it.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Today I want to share a card that I just adore!!! I got this fabulous embossing template from Paper Pretties and decided to pair it up with some fun new paper I've been hoarding. I first embossed the lamps on vanilla paper and then embossed the shades on various patterned paper. I lightly scuffed them up using my paper scuffers, it's easier to scuff these small images before you cut them out. I left the template on my vanilla paper and used chalk to lightly shade the lamp bases. Then I trimmed out the shade and popped them on top!!
I'm trying to make it a goal to start using all these items that I just HAD to have. I know there are fellow hoarders out there....will you pledge to start using your stuff too?? Please?? ;)
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
She makes the most adorable little characters using gourds. It's the one holiday craft splurge I look forward to each year (they are PRICEY, this guy was $40!!!). Usually after a stamp day, a large group of us will hoof it down to the annual craft fair to shop, eat & browse the goodies...and my $$ always goes towards a new gourd. So my jaw hit the ground this weekend when one of the gals showed up bearing gifts (too sweet!) and when I opened up the package this is what I found....
I flipped out!!! I was so excited!!!!
1. I love these gourd characters!!! (she had no idea, my reaction was a shock to her, I was screaming)
2. I didn't have any Halloween ones yet and I had looked at them last year, but opted for a turkey (show ya that tomorrow).
3. It had a little black kitty on the pumpkin which looked like my little Mouse (our cat, our princess...yes, we don't have kids yet so therefore our pets are like our children)
4. She MADE IT!!!! OMG!!! I nearly fell over!!!
So I just HAD to share this with everyone, I'm sure you crafty Sue's are used to seeing Gourds and fun stuff but I'm new to them and I just get dumbfounded at the things people can do with them. Just wait til you see the other fun guys I got my hands on!!! Oh and I'll also post the projects we made for World Card Making Day....did anyone else spend the day stamping on Saturday????
Thursday, October 2, 2008
So here is my Pick A Patch Cooper card that I made for the third challenge, sadly I got home from work right as the party started so I was late in starting the card challenges. I just love this spiderweb embossing folder, I can't stop using it! That and my Martha black glitter, nothing screams Halloween quite like black glitter and spider webs right?? So I bugg'd the white paper but left the bottom portion untouched so I could stamp my greeting. I used the rectangle nesties for Cooper, Copics for the coloring as always. I wanted to make a border of black glitter so I took sticky tape and taped off all the edges, dipped it in the black glitter and tah dah! Guess it doesn't show up well in this photo, click on it to enlarge it, perhaps you can see it then! :) Lastly I used my new spider die cut to finish off the card. We'll keep you posted on when this adorable little guy will be available for purchase, should be sometime next week so keep checking back!!
Also, a big round of applause for this month's Cutie Pie, my pal Jess was crowned last night at the party, her card was simply gorgeous and she won all the new stamps that were released last night! Her challenge cards were really cute too, if you get a chance head over to the Gallery and check out everyone's cards....there are a few sneak peeks for what's coming up next month!!!!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Want to get your hands on Whiskers? Submit your entry for the Cutie Pie contest before Sept 30th at 8pmEST to get your shot at winning Whiskers AND Falling for You AND Howdy Girlfriend Sophia!! Then mark your calendar and plan to join us for Stampin In Your Jammies on Oct 1st at 7pm CST.
Stamps - Whiskars Sophia, Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Cardstock - White, Black
Ink - Memento
Accessories - Kraft bag, Tissue, Cuttlebug Spiderweb, Copics
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I WANT CANDY!!! *breathe Jill, breathe*
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Cardstock - Regal Rose, Rose Red
Ink - Memento
Accessories - Copics, Ribbon
Monday, September 15, 2008
I'm almost at 60,000 hits so keep checking back for some tasty treats once I hit that big number!!! xoxo
Stamps - Upsy Daisy, Pocket Silhouettes sentiment
Cardstock - Apricot Appeal, Vellum cardstock, Pumpkin Pie
Ink - Apricot Appeal, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories - Paper Piercer, Oval Punches, Taffeta Ribbon
Thursday, September 11, 2008
So I went to use my Crop-A-Dile last night to set some eyelets and I kept flipping the top knob around to find the setter for 1/8" eyelets. Hmmm where is it? I know I'm supposed to use a certain one (can you tell I don't use it much for eyelets?). As I looked closer to side "C" I saw a white mark in the center of the hole....hole?!?! Um shouldn't there be a small rod thingy on the C side?!?! Well yes, it's officially broken and I have no idea when or how it broke. Do you think Memory Keepers has a warranty on these?? It's metal! I'm pretty sure it's NOT supposed to pop off, eh? So there's my tragedy of the week. Poor little crop-a-dile... such a short, unfulfilled life.
Stamps - Upsy Daisy, All Holidays
Cardstock - Textured White, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron
Ink - Whisper White craft, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Chocolate Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch,