Wednesday, April 30, 2008
What is up with this weather? It went down below freezing and I had to bring in the little vegetable plants that hubby has growing in small pots. Good thing he didn't plant any thing in the garden yet. I was cold and freezing by the time I got them all in the house. Of course it was raining to. I'm really looking forward to Friday. It's suppose to go up to 70. After the past week I'm looking forward to a nice calm weekend with nothing in the house breaking. Did I tell you the hot water heater also sprung a leak. Skip was able to get that changed out yesterday. Why does everything break at once? Who knows........Today is my 26th wedding anniversary. We won't be doing anything tonight to celebrate. Skip works 2nd shift so we are waiting till the weekend to celebrate. Just going to dinner and a movie.
I did have time to stamp. Love this gate fold card with the belly band closure.
Stamps: Pretty Amazing, All Year Cheer
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: pop dots, Basic Grey paper, eyelets, ribbon, Marvey round scallop punches.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Thanks MaryJo for giving me an easy Techno
challenge today. I'm exhausted after my long fun weekend with my friends.
Cardstock: Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chips, Very Vanilla
Ink: Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel
Stamps: 97549 Patterned Bugs by Inkadinkado, Sanded and Amazing to Zany
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Basic Grey Stella Ruby, half pearl beads
Monday, April 28, 2008
All things have to come to an end.
Kat and Lisa left in the wee hours of the morning at 5:20.
I didn't like to see them go, but I have to go back to work this today. Vacation is over.
Looking forward to visiting all three of my buddies next year in TX. Lisa is the last
one to move there at the end of this year. So Connie, Lisa, and Kat will all be there.
Still working on hubby to settle in TX once we are both retired.
Okay I need to get ready for work. Thanks again ladies for coming to visit with me. I need to just stamp this week and stay out of the kitchen. I ate so much I need to work it off this week. Love ya!!!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
We had a blast at Adventures in Stamping convention yesterday. I tried to be good, but I was weak. I got 4 sets of Nestibilities. Plus a few other little things. Angelina Fiber was another thing I had to have. Me and Kat bought 10 packs and split them. We will have fibers to last a lifetime. Lots in the packages. Picked up a lot of good ideas that I'll be sharing sometime this week. I met Bad Sherry a former dirty dozen girl on Splitcoast. She was great!!! Sherry taught me how to use some of the great new Ranger products including Grunge Board. Thanks Sherry! The tag is the one she created.
The wreath in the pic above was done using Cut N Dry. We
were all impressed with it, we all had to have some. Kat bought the stencil collection non-smear pastels in 48 colors. That was a great find! Now she will using her dry embossing stencils more. Lisa's great find was Rubber Necker Stamps. She bought wagon wheel, fence, tool box, and tools. Now she has plenty to use for making Man Cards.
So we are going to go shopping one more time this morning. We got up and did some stamping and now they are finding things in my stamp room that they need to have. So it's off to Pat Catan's again!
The Sewing Machine card is made using stamps from See-D's, and Cuttlebug embossing folder. The layout is from Mary Jo Techo
challenge #14. Another great challenge Mary Jo!
Friday, April 25, 2008
We woke up this morning had coffee, and tea. Then
it was on to the Peanut Butter/Banana Bread.
I added chocolate chips this time.
It's suppose to rain today and tomorrow, but it should be
highs of 74. No rain is going to dampen our moods!
Looking forward to having a busy day of shopping, and just
sharing some fun! And let me tell you.....with the week
I've just had....I need some R & R.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
We had to spend the night at a hotel on Sunday cause there was no water.
So we got that fixed.
I'm cleaning like mad cause my friends are coming to visit, and the power shut off.
Now the water heater is leaking. So we will have to replace that.
I stopped at the gas station this morning and lost my ATM card. So I had to call the bank and cancel that.
Good News! Friends are here. So I'm sharing some pics from today's adventure to Hollo's
so......249.35 later.....Kat won! We are just looking at the cart and laughing at how high it is.
Did I tell you that this is only one of the carts she had. Yes there were two shopping. Carts.
We came home and had dinner, then decided to also go and hit my favorite store Pat Catan's.
There was also lots of damage done at that store.
Tomorrow we will be going to Archivers, and some other local craft stores.
Connie we all miss you! Wish you could have come on the trip also.
Enjoy that new house of yours.
More pictures tomorrow.
Oh.....I have TONS of new cards!!!! I'll be sharing those with you also. Some will be on tomorrow's blog news.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
This is Kat and Lisa last year. Kat was living in Japan and Lisa went to visit. That's when this pic was taken. I covered a small white clip board that I got from Archivers with paper that Kat picked up for me while living in Japan. Stamp set is from See-Dee's. The square brad in the corner was a perfect fit for the stamp design.
Okay got to sign off for now. It's getting late and past my bedtime.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
You can also emboss the clear dome that come with the build a brad set
Friday, April 11, 2008
Monday's Challenge finished. Check out Mary's Jo site
for more great cards using this sketch
Stamp Set: Pun Fun, Paisley Background
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, and watercolor paper
Ink: Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, Jet Black StazOn
Accessories: pop dots, markers, prima flowers, gold brads
I colored the hippo first. Then stamped another image of the hippo colored with Basic Grey Ink, cut out the head and body then attached to the stamped image using pop dots.
Excited about a new spin off TV show from Doctor Who. This one is called Sarah Jane Adventures. It's cool! Sarah Jane is a character from the 70's on the first running of Doctor Who. I remember her when she was a rider with the Doctor when she was 19. Looks like it will be a fun show. If you want to check it out it's on Friday nights on the Sci-Fi channel at 7:30
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I had stamped two of these. Since I had one I decided to just go for it
and color it differently. I'm much happier with this one.
The flower is colored using Lovely Lilac marker.
Thank goodness the week is almost over. It's been a long one. Since this is my last training class at work I think it's just adding to the weekend taking longer to get here.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Okay, here are the rules
1. Link to the person that tagged you and leave a comment on their Blog.
2. Post the rules on your Blog.
3. Share 7 random facts about yourself on your Blog
4. Tag 7 random people, linking to their Blog.
Debby tagged me. Thanks bunches Deb! Check out her blog. Debby has some awesome stuff on her blog. She is a very talented stamper.
Fact 1: I have many collections. Barbie's, thimbles, guitars, stamps, embellishments. My friend once told me if you have more that two of anything.....It's a collection!
Fact 2: The Mummy is my all time favorite movie.
Fact 3: I'm the baby of my family. When I was born my brother called me monkey.
Fact 4: I work at MTD. And get this.....I can take apart a lawn mower and put it back together.
Fact 5: My weakness is stamps. I'm telling you it's a sickness and I really need a 12 step program. Of course I'll never take one cause I really don't want to recover.
Fact 6: My favorite comfort food is pasta...in any shape or form
Fact 7: I have only three friends that I would trust my deepest secrets to. (you know who you are)
Now that you know 7 facts about me, it's time for you to do your 7 facts. I look forward to hearing about you.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
got it back today. They couldn't use it.
Oh well now I get to share it with you
On the inside of the card: I was tangled up
I thought it was cute.
The words were typed up in Word using Stampin'Up! font CD
Hopefully I feel up to it later today.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Recently there was a submission call and the theme was
"Two of Me"
Although I didn't take that call I've been wanting to take that challenge
Cardstock: So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Bordering Blue, and Very Vanilla
Ink: More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Bordering Blue, Old Olive
Stamp Set: Garden Whimsy
Accessories: slit punch, pop dots, sponge daubers, markers Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red
Basic Black, lunch bag, Coluzze cutting system with circle template, gold brads
Cut Very Vanilla to 5 x 5 square. Stamp images in the center. These will show though the Flower Frame. Next turn the Flower frame over and add pop dots to the corners. Adhere the frame on top of the Very Vanilla piece. Layer this over 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 Close to Cocoa square. Then last step layer on top of 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 Bordering Blue base card.
The bag is a lunch bag that was cut down an bit and cardstock adhered to the front and back. I cut the back piece longer than the front so I could fold it down over the bag. The Bordering Blue scallop was also made using the slit punch.
Gotta run......I need to get dressed and visit mom
Friday, April 4, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
2)Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone. Chrissy's Blog can be found at www.chrissyd723.blogspot.com
3)Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and the link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog , so everyone will know the origin of this award. http://arteypico.blogspot.com/
5) To show these rules.The 5 blogs that I choose are:
Thanks again Chrissy!!!! You made my day
YAY! Hubby is back on second shift so I can actually use the computer!
I made this card yesterday for Mary Jo's Monday Techno Challenge.
You can view her site at technostamper.blogspot.com
After reading about Mary Jo's card I decided to also use the small
Cuttle bug folders that come 4 in a pack. I have tons of them,
and have I ever used them? No! The center of the
card is an small folder. I ran it though using white
then took a red marker the make the embossing pop. I did the same
thing with the other two squares. Just used the red marker on the hearts.
Cardstock: Real Red, Creamy Caramel, White, and Old Olive