Wednesday, November 26, 2008

This sale is INSANE!!! Up to 50% off various stampin' & scrappin' bundles!! If you've been waiting to order from the current Stampin' Up! catalog, now is a great time. Just head over to my website and click SHOP NOW at the very top....I even had to throw some items in my own cart this morning just so I didn't miss out on the sale!!! It's only good for a few days so get over there soon.

I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend....we've been busy raising our little princess so I've had no time to myself at all this week. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that left some words of wisdom, we got a crate and began the training on Monday night. Thus far we've only been able to leave her alone for about 2 hours and then she has to have a potty break. My work is ready to fire me but hey, she's my kid!!! Sometimes the potty ends up being our tile floor but oh well, it happens. She was howling this morning when we left but I'm guessing that's normal, right? Here's another photo of Chloe just in case you need a smile this morning. ;)


Monday, November 24, 2008


I have no idea what spirit moved me this past Friday but I'm glad that it did! Ladies, I'd like for you to meet the newest addition to the Winters clan.....Chloe Noel Winters. She's 8 weeks old and full of energy (for about 15 minutes then she crashes out for an hour...rinse and repeat)

I am SO not a dog person, hence why I have no clue what came over me. Scott (DH) has been wanting a dog and we always get into a tiff over it. Well I can officially say that I AM now a dog person, I didn't even break a sweat when she piddled on our carpet (the brand new carpet). Oh would you like to see how she sleeps??
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!!!
Oh and any puppy training words of wisdom are more than welcome here.... ;)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Prettie *late* Wednesday

I've been so busy at work training on the new systems AND applying for a new position (fingers crossed for me ladies) that I completely forgot to post the weekly Pretties challenge this morning. The challenge was to make an "interactive card". I first thought it meant we needed to hook up a battery and make something move or light up! (hey....could that be a challenge girls??) LMAO

Ok, ok so it really just means that it's not your traditional card, it needs to pull, roll, twirl, shake....anything to make the receiver "interact" with the card. Well, seeing that my sister has been fighting a nasty bug for over a week now, I decided I would use her sickness for inspiration.

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 either. Let's go hop around and see what they came up with!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Skip the LSS...make your own!

I found this adorable holiday paper at my local scrap store and quickly added it to my paper collection (which will never be used otherwise it wouldn't be called a "collection", right ladies?) So I decided I would use the paper for inspiration and create my own. I first stamped the large snowburst image from my new Snow Swirled stamp set using Celery, then I rubbed the entire piece of paper lightly with a stamp sponge dipped in celery ink. Next I used the smaller snowburst and Little Red Riding Hood red ink, I have to say I really like this new color. It's much richer than Real Red and definitely gave my paper the feel of Christmas.

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

A Prettie AWESOME bloghop day.

Well I would have posted sooner but I was busy getting rid of the toxins I put into my body last night. ;) Ewww right? LOL So I staggered into the computer room and decided to check around to see what my fellow Pretties were up to and what do I find?!?! A Prettie Blog Hop Birthday Party......FOR ME!!!!! I just about fell over, actually I think I did but just that once. ;) All the girls came to my party and brought FANTABULOUS goodies...did ya see?? Adorable cards, super cute goodie bags, amazing cakes...a box filled with chocolate (they know me well). I just am SO thrilled to celebrate my 30th *ahem* birthday with the bestest stamp pals on the planet!!!! Thank you all for the bday wishes, guess I'd better get crackin on some thank you notes!!!! XOXOXO

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Just one???

So this weeks Prettie challenge came from layer and you had to score something. One layer?? You never think it's hard until you actually try to do it.'s only one layer and I had to score all the tag punches to fold them into flower petals. That qualifies right? ;) Here's an up close look at the petals. Stampin' Up! has great tips & tricks in our demo magazines each month and this was one of them....don't ya love it?
Sorry this is so short, but gotta get to work early....and stay late. Seems like a pattern this week, but at least there will be a nice overtime check in my hands in time for the PTI release on Sat! Thanks for stopping in to say sure you check out the other Prettie girls blogs to see their one-layer-score-something-card as well! ;)

Friday, November 7, 2008

For unto you is born this day....

This stamp is from one of the new sets just released Nov 1st from Paper Pretties called The Nativity. I decided to just use the sentiment for this card and limit the use of embellishments so it wouldn't take away from the wording. I actually intended to use silver brads in the corners but once I pierced them I liked it just as it was. Isn't the paper just dreamy??? A few snowflakes have glitter on them so it's a very subtle sparkle. The paper is by Heidi Grace, I got it from the Boutique. Not sure if there is any left since the 75% off sale is still going on. Have you taken a peek to see if there is anything you need to add to your own stamp stash?? Everything (except the Prettie stamps & swarovski crystals) is on sale!!!

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