Thursday, September 27, 2007

Picture of the Birthday Girl

Isn't this just the cutest picture of Morgan on her 1st birthday?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

SUPER SIMPLE Christmas Card

Very, very, very simple. But elegant in my opinion. These cards are made with the Shimmery white paper. I like to use that with one layer cards because it is a little more sturdy than the SU Whisper White. Plus it is just so classy. Only trick to this card is that I had to use my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the snowflakes from Snow Burst. The big one is stamped in Bashful Blue and the little one in Night of Navy. Then I tied some Bashful Blue Taffeta around it and viola you are done.

Oh wouldn't this be fun?

Check it out!

All of my contraband stamps are from these 3 places. Well... those and the Michael's dollar bin, but they don't count. Wouldn't this be fun?

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Mmmm Coffee GOOD!

Nice and smooth. Now I am just waiting to make sure the kiddies are asleep.

Coffee anyone?

This title made me think about how at one point in my stamping life every card I made was with the Espresso Yourself set. And how Crystal pointed that out at one of our demo meetings and so I went and traded it so I wouldn't be tempted to use it again.

Anyway... That isn't what the title was supposed to be about. What I was really going to tell you was that a brand new Senseo coffee machine appeared on my porch yesterday. I had run into a post on Jody Morrow's blog HERE about filling out a survey online and if they liked your answers you would get a $70 coffee maker and accessories. All you had to do was pay the $15 for shipping. It is true. If you want one or are looking for a good gift for a coffee lover well give it a shot!

Unfortunately, I was running behind and didn't get a chance to open it and try out my coffee maker. But you can bet I will be trying it out tonight. I haven't gotten much sleep lately and I need to make 23 WOW cardfronts for the SCS dinner after regionals on Saturday and I haven't even started. I don't think I am even going to attempt to make some for the regional itself. I have too many cardfronts now.

Guess what I remembered to do? I took my camera to the stamp camp last night and got pictures of the projects. Can you believe it? Ok, here is one of the simple Christmas cards we did. I will save the others for another day. Wouldn't want to overwhelm you.
These cards use the Merry, Merry set from the SU! Fall/Winter catalog. The colors are Old Olive, Real Red and Very Vanilla. And I used the Dashing patterned paper.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

What is the deal?

The last couple of weeks have been rather hectic for my family. Sick kids, starting school, then we got some bad news about my mother-in-law, and Maddie couldn't walk because she had fluid behind her knee. And a lot of blogs I read it seems they have experienced a lot of crazy stuff happening lately. Is Mercury in retrograde? Or the moon in the 7th house and Jupiter aligned with Mars? I don't know, but things have got to get better.

So far this week has been good, but it is early! Yesterday Morgan took her 1st few steps by herself without holding on to something. And there was a tax refund in my mailbox when I got home. The government kept some of the money, because we were a little late...That's what happens when my husband is in charge. I keep the house running smooth (ie - making sure we don't run out of toilet paper, or toothpaste, or laundry detergent), making sure the kids have what they need, and making sure the bills get paid. His job is to take out the garbage and meet with the accountant to do the taxes. He forgot to take out the trash for SEVERAL weeks so a couple of weeks ago the line of white trash bags stretched half way across the front of our yard. Sorry mister garbage man. And the situation with the 2005 & 2006 taxes wasn't much different. I was all paranoid and freaking out. But to him it is no big deal. I just don't get it. Men.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Crap! I did it again!!!

I took all my stamp camp projects to my upline's house and left them there without taking pictures. *sigh* Next camp is on Tuesday so if I can remember to take my camera...

But I do have one card here that I made not too long ago and don't think I ever posted....

This card was for the new catalog swap my pal Crystal hosted not too long ago. It uses the Big on Christmas set from the big Fall/Winter catalog as well as the Bold Snowflake Jumbo wheel. The papers and ribbon were all new in the catalog. The colors are Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranate, and Basic Gray, and the white is the textured white. The ribbon is the pomegranate double stitched ribbon. I used white craft ink for the jumbo wheel and to DTP on the edges of the basic gray. The main image is stamped in Basic Gray ink and I DTP'd on the white with basic gray around the edges. I colored the snowman with my markers and the letters are colored with a blender pen and soft sky ink.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Been Thinking and Not Posting

I keep thinking of funny things to post as I am reading other blogs and then I realize I haven't got anything stamped to show you, so I better not post. You, as in the people I pretend are reading my blog. There are millions of you out there. Just waiting for me to show you something I stamped, right? Oh, no?

Anyway, I was reading a post by that funny blogger lady with the 6 kids that sold her pokemon cards on ebay and she was posting quirky things about herself - cause some one told her to, ya know in a tag. That is what us bloggers do. She had mentioned how she can't stand packing peanuts. As the Pioneer Woman would say, "they make her hiney cringe." Well the thing that does that to me is wood in my mouth. Like biting down on a popsicle stick or a toothpick. Man there is nothing worse. And then she mention how she knew someone who is afraid of cotton balls. That is my husband. Not really afraid of cotton balls, but they give him that weird feeling. My mom couldn't touch those really soft silk blouses that were popular in the early 90s, I think. The sanded silk ones, or whatever they were called. She said she couldn't breathe when she touched them. I know someone who can't stand crinkling potato chip bags. What about you? What is the weird thing like that, that makes your hiney cringe just thinking about it?

Oh, and I did get to stamp in the last couple of days. I have a stamp camp tomorrow and I actually have everything ready and I am going to try and take pictures of my relatively simple Christmas cards so I can show you in the next few days.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Happy Birthday and Off to School!

Today my oldest, Maddie Lou turns 6 and heads off to 1st grade. Unfortunately, she woke up with a fever yesterday and her tonsils were swollen, but we took her into the hospital and got her started on antibiotics right away. So this morning she got up and decided she was feeling good enough to go to school and she had been on the antibiotics for more than 24 hours so hopefully she makes it the whole day and I don't get a phone call from the nurse!