Saturday, May 31, 2008

Happy Blogiversary! Happy Blogiversary!

Happy Blogiversary! Happy Blogiversary!

I'm going to do another blog candy drawing today. This one will be for the stamps, some coordinating papers, and coordinating ribbons from the For Peep's Sake kit. You can see an example HERE. I'm also going to include the Thank You stamp that I used on this birdie card HERE. To enter into the drawing leave a comment here and tell me how long you have been stamping. Winner will be drawn from the entries received by 8PM EST on Monday, June 2nd 2008.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Let's Get This Party Started!

Sorry this isn't the best picture. I took it rather quickly before running out the door this morning. This card is for a swap and I needed to get them in the mail. Can you believe I have had this set, and other PTI sets, since they were released and haven't made any cards with them yet? Crazy! I did use the Holiday Treats set on some nuggets at Christmas, but no cards until now.

Post a comment here and tell me what I used for the backdrop when snapping the picture of this card. 1 entry per correct guess. Tell your friends by posting on your blog about my blog candy drawing and including a link, then post a comment here with your blog address and you will get 2 entries in the drawing. So you can get a total of 3 entries for this blog candy drawing. 1 for a correct guess and 2 for telling your friends. What is the prize you ask? The winner of this drawing will get the 4 Imaginisce stamps in the A Shore Thing collection shown HERE(penguin dude, penguin chick, popsicles, and flip flops). This blog candy drawing will close at 8PM EST on Sunday June 1st, 2008.

More blog candy coming up so stay tuned.

PTI Green Thumb and PTI Stampers Select White Cardstock.
SU! Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, and Whisper White Cardstock, Soft Sky and Groovy Guava ink, White Gel Pen, Top Boss Embossing Pad, Clear Embossing Powder, and Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon.
Marvy Scalloped Circle Punches.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

200th Post!

And my 2 year blogiversary is coming up on the 31st. I'm gonna have to do some blog candy for that.

I haven't done much stamping lately. The weather has been too nice. I was outside with the kids all day Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. I got a little burnt.

These are some treat pouches that we will be doing at the stamp camps coming up next month. I have some scratch n sniff cards we will do too, but I haven't made the samples for those yet.


SU Tart & Tangy, Summer Picnic DS paper, Many Marvelous Markers, Whisper White, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, and Real Red cardstock. Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Real Red and Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Is it summer yet?

Today doesn't even feel like spring here. It is kind of chilly. This weekend is supposed to be warm though.

Maybe this bracelet will help get me in the summery mood.

I made this on Friday when I went over to Crystal's house to play with her and Lorie. I cheated and used these already made Imaginisce brads. I went to the store and picked up some more brads and chain yesterday and hope to make more cute bracelets soon.

Monday, May 19, 2008

The owl has landed!

Ok there are several of them and they arrived last week sometime, but I am just now getting around to telling you this. This is the stamp set I won from Christine at All that Scraps. This is my first CC Designs set.

I thought it was really cool that they come in these tins. And it is rubber with cling mount so I can use them with my acrylic blocks. I need to trim the individual stamps out.

This is a closeup of the cling mount. This is the black EZ mount. Real thin. Cool! This is the first time I have seen it in person. I need to get a sheet or two for some of my unmounted rubber. I think I like it better than the gray EZ mount.

I did get to stamp a bit on Friday so I will have some more posts this week. Just wanted to share this first. Can't post all the goodies in one day ya know.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

No Stampin'

So sad isn't it? I haven't stamped for a few days. But I I took Thursday and Friday off this week. On Thursday I am meeting up with some Michigan Minglers at the big Scrapbooking Mega Meet in Novi. I haven't been in a couple of years. The last time I went I bought stupid stuff that I never used... paper quilling stuff and fuzzy iron on things for your scrapbook pages. I don't know what I was thinking. Maybe I will dig those out and challenge myself to use them.

This year I am going to be extra careful what I buy because I don't want to make the same mistakes again and I don't have much dough to spend. Speaking of which, I got that stimulus rebate from the government last week. It all went to pay bills. Now if they would give me another I could possibly do my part in stimulating the economy. We've been wanting to get a swing set/slide/playscape thingy for the back yard for a couple of years and something always comes up and we aren't able to do it. At first we had our sites set on a Rainbow. Do you know what they are? They cost a few thousand. We gave up that dream and now we are trying for the $500 version at Walmart/Toys R Us/Home Depot but that is out of our reach at this time. Bummer. So for now the kids go to the park or ride their bikes or climb on the roof of the little tykes playhouse that they are too big for. Some day...

Monday, May 05, 2008

I got a new doo!

See the new picture over there ---------------------->

I got 8" cut off this weekend! Woo-who!!! I feel like a new woman. They were able to donate those 8". I guess that is the minimum and can be used for bangs.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

A Day of Downs and Ups

I woke up this morning and went to check and see if the stimulus rebate had made its way into our bank account yet. It hadn't. Bummer.
I was blurfing and remembered today was the day that the Swanky Stamper for the month of May would be named. How exciting. Kept refreshing Alma's blog.
It finally popped up and it wasn't me. Bummer.
Went to lunch with DD and DH. Then came back to work. Checked my email and saw that I had won blog candy from All That Scraps. I am soon to be the owner of the new A Hootin Good Time stamp set!!! WOOO-WHOOOO!!! That kind of makes up for not being the swanky stamper. There is always next month...