February 21, 2008
I LOVE this sentiment, and it fits well with the shocked look on the boy's face too!
Today is the two year anniversary of the day our kids moved in with us. Feb 21, 2006. Crumbgrabber was 6, Stickyfingers was 15 months. WOW! So much has happend in just those two years. I'm so happy we are a family now!
February 20, 2008
I really intended to stick to Julee's sketch, but it wasn't working out. I moved things around, and then switched sides, and brought the ribbon lower and made a slit through the PP panel (Basic Grey PP BTW) so my ribbon could see the light sooner!
February 19, 2008
I then took the same idea and made a Father's Day card. Simple. Quick. Unadorned. But lovely all the same.
Paper: white cardstock (PTI) , thyme CS (SU), tan CS (Bazzill)
Stamps: Serenity, Happy Thougths (Verve Visual)
Ink: Dark Moss, creamy brown (Colorbox liquid chalk)
February 17, 2008
February 15, 2008
Well last week I decided to get down to business and make a few cards that could be for anyone.
I only made this one. It took me so long just to be able to think up this idea that I was exhausted by the time I was done! But my plan is to use this same sentiment stamp set (Happy Thoughts, by Verve Visual), and make a bunch of cards using this same general layout, but different colors and themes. I used another Verve set for the BG (Wonderful Wishes), and just alternated my placement of the square. I think it looks very cool and geometric. I also used some AI to color the brads to the perfect shade!
February 14, 2008
I finally broke into my textured SU CS for this card. Why is it that we like to hoard paper instead of using it? *grin* The matting around the tiny oval is cut by hand, because I used the smallest Nestabilitie I had but then wanted small mats too. All stamps by PTI.
I hope you have a wonderful St. Valentine's Day filled with love.
February 11, 2008
It is super cold here this morning, so much so, that my car wouldn't start. It has never done that before, so I was shocked and I HATE being late. Grrrr, it's one of my little pet peeves.
Did anyone have as crazy a weekend as I? I thought they were supposed to be for relaxing and having fun? NOT! Goodness, I was so busy playing catch-up and trying to get things done, I forgot to rest!
Hence the simple card today. *grin* PP and cute heart pin from Joann's, CS and stamps from SU, ink is Versamagic chalk, and Ranger black, clear EP from Sparkle n Sprinkle, ribbon from my stash.
Here's to a great week!
February 07, 2008
Nothing fancy, but I like how it turned out. I originally put a square knot bow under the sentiment, but it looked too froofy, so I took it off. Stamps are Verve Visual, Wild Thing.
CS and ribbon are SU. The only ink I used was black and white!
February 06, 2008
I started with tiny note cards the same size as ATCs, and went from there. The remixed Fancy Florals set from Verve Visual were the perfect compliment. I could easily interchange colors and the "thinking of you" sentiment seemed to fit every occasion possible! After making these three, I wanted to add one more, so I used a few shades of golden yellow and made a fourth one.
But, even then, one of these little note cards might just be the perfect thing! *wink*
Stamps: Fancy Florals Remixed (Verve Visual)
Paper: Vanilla, black, olive (SU)
Ink: Palette Hybrid, Ranger
Accessories: Nestabilities, ribbon and bling from my stash
February 05, 2008
February 04, 2008
I needed a super quick, 5 minute, in-a-hurry card on Sunday for an unexpected reason, so I popped into my studio and came up with this. (it actually took me 6 minutes).
At the last minute I wanted to add some embellishments so I grabbed a bottle of Dew Drops and put 2 each in opposing corners. As soon as I was done, I wished I hadn't. *sigh* Ever added something to a card and then regretted it? Oh well, it was too late to rip them off, because I used tiny glue dots and those baby's STICK! So I was stuck with the result. Had it not been for an emergency purpose, I might have redone the white stamped panel too...Image and sentiment stamps by PTI, background stamp by CHF.Just a "heads-up" that Verve Visual is having a SALE! That's right, for the month of February ALL STAMPS are 15% off! And Julee is offering free shipping now with any order over $40. I hate paying shipping and handling charges on anything, so that's a God-send to me!
And don't forget about the Honored Guest Sketch Challenge Contest too. Have you submitted YOUR card today?!
February 03, 2008
This is a card my stamping /cardmaking class made in early December. I just discovered it in an old blog post that I never published. Kraft, pink, and red CS, and stamp by SU. PP is KI memories.
I was tagged by Shannan this morning, so I thought I'd play along.
Five things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. Studying in my 2nd year of college as a Musical Theatre major (Independant).
2. Dating my (now) husband.
3. Driving a 1984 Buick Skylard held together with 32 different bumper stickers about peace, love, animal rights, and rainbows.
4. Crying over the death of my Grandfather and my boyfriend's father.
5. Trying to learn who I was. (thanks Shannan!)
Five things on my to do list today:
1. Pack up the Christmas decor (I know, I KNOW!)
2. Collect and return the library books
3. Design Team Projects (Thanks Shannan!)
4. Make a molasses spice cake with tofu cream cheese frosting and brown sugar syrup
5. Go for a long walk
Five things I will do when I am a millionaire:
1. Build my mother an amazing apartment in her barn.
2. Quit my job and move into my childhood home.
3. Start an animal sanctuary on the property surround my home.
4. Contribute even more to the causes that get my money now.
5. Take my kids on a trip around the world!
Five things I will never wear again:
1. Leg warmers
2. My size 12 favorite jeans from HS
3. White gloves to church (my mother used to INSIST on me wearing those darned white gloves!)
4. Jelly shoes and moon boots
5. Jelly bracelets
Five of my favorite toys:
1. My white BlendTec Total Blender
2. My food processor
3. My digital camera
4. My hand made lightbox (courtesy of my DH)
5. My IngenuiTea pot
The five banes of my existence:
1. Mean people
4. Bills (no, NOT the football team!)
Five bloggers I'm Tagging:
February 02, 2008
I like to make Spicy Groundhog Cookies on February 2nd each year. For my recipe click HERE. Aren't they cute? They are spicy with ginger, cinnamon, and cloves, and are chewy in the middle and crunchy on the edges...YUM! I've been sending them to school with my oldest, but since school was cancelled yesterday due to terrible weather, I guess we get to eat them ALL today! *chuckle* I think my DH would willingly do so if I let him!