Wednesday, November 28, 2007

More "Holiday Cheer!"

Okay, here's two more "Holiday Cheer" cards with the same fun Christmas paper that I used for my last post. Hopefully you are not getting bored by seeing the same stamp and paper in all of my cards!

Again, I paired the paper with Purely Pomegranate and Wild Wasabi. I colored the Christmas tree with prismacolor pencils and stitched around the pp on the other card.

Well, wish I had time to chat, but I have lots of homework calling my name!

Thanks for stopping by! HUGS!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Holiday Cheer!

Here is the first, of hopefully many, Christmas cards! ;)
To make this card I turned these little witch shoes into elf shoes. I used my prismacolor pencils and Liquid Applique to give them color and dimension. The cardstock is Purely Pomegranate and the pp is "Brenda Walton Peppermint Twist Ho Ho Ho Dots Flat Paper" (wow what a mouth full!) from K & Company.

Well wish I had time to chat, but DH and I are going to Sioux City to do a little Christmas shopping and maybe pick up a few things for ourselves! Thanks for stopping by! HUGS!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

One last Fall card!

I have definitely switched over to the Christmas mode, but I had to post this Fall card that has been in the works for months now! You may think that I'm being dramatic, but this simple little card has been a work in progress ever since I got the Fabulous Flowers set from SU! at the end of August. After I stamped the flower image I couldn't figure out what to do with it! I loved it so much I didn't want to waist it on just any old card. So my little flower image has been sitting on my stamp table for months! After much deliberation, I decided that it was best to keep the card simple and to let the flower image really stand out. What do you think?

I first inked up my stamp with Really Rust, then went around the edge with Ruby Red, and finally went around the very tips of the flower with Bravo Burgundy. I then decided to out line the flower with Candy Cane Stickles. I mounted the image on Ruby Red and Bravo Burgundy and then placed it on a piece of Really Rust card stock with some pretty copper ribbon.

I hope you all had a wonderful Fall and are ready for the Christmas-Hanukkah-Kwanzaa Season! No matter what you celebrate I hope you are having a wonderful start to the holiday season!

Thanks for stoppin' by! HUGS!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Black Friday!!!

So how many of you crazy shoppers were up and at 'em early this morning? Well if you were, I was right there with you!
I was one of those crazy people standing in line outside of JC Penny's at 3:45a.m!!! Can you believe it?
When I worked retail a few years ago, I swore that I would never shop the day after Thanksgiving! I thought that those people were completely crazy! Well I guess I'm crazy now! ;)
This morning I made it through six different stores before calling it quits. After I saw two women almost get into a fight at Target I decided I was headin' home! I pulled into my garage at 7:15 and was back in my pajamas on the couch before 8:00! Not bad huh? ;)
Right now I'm cleaning my house so I can put up our Christmas trees and other decorations this afternoon. And I'm actually thinking of heading back out into the madness to check out the sales at a couple of stores that I passed by this morning! I know, crazy right?
Well, I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and are enjoying "Black Friday" whether you are out in the madness or cozy at home!
Thanks for stopping by! HUGS!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Another "She's Expecting" card!

Wow! This little dollar stamp from Michael's sure is coming in handy right now! It seems that their are so many people having babies lately!
This little card is for my cousin who will be having their first baby in a few months. Tomorrow I'll be going to Sioux Falls, SD for her baby shower. It has been a very long time since I have seen her and I am looking forward to the trip. My MIL is also tagging along so she can do some shopping at her favorite stamp/scrapbook store while I'm at the shower. Works out great, huh?;)

My cousin found out they are having a boy so I went with the Wild Wasabi and Ballet Blue color scheme. I would have never thought of pairing these colors if they were not already together on the ribbon. I stamped the background paper with Wild Wasabi & Ballet Blue. I also stamped some circles with my versa mark pad and glitter embossed them for extra sparkle. I then dry embossed the little circles at the bottom and then rubbed some WW ink on top of them. To finish the card I hand wrote "Baby" on the dry embossed circles and added more sparkle to the "mommy to be" with some Stickles.
I know that it is not a very "original" card since I cased the layout from another blog and already used it on my last post. But I'm trying to ease back into this stampin' thing so be patient with me. ;)
Thanks for looking and hugs to you!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Happy fall! (again)

Hi everyone (if there is even anyone who still reads my neglected blog ;) I hope that you are having a great fall. The weather we are having here is unbelievable! It has been so nice! I just hope that we have snow by Christmas! I love a white Christmas!!! BTW there are only 39 more shopping days left! Can you believe it? I better get busy with those wish lists!

Well if you have been wondering what I've been up to... I'll give you a quick run-down.

This semester has been crazy!!! I've been really busy with school and work. I've also had my fair share (or should I say more than my fair share) of any contagious crud that is going around! In the past two months I've had at least 3 colds and viral pink eye! Yuck!!! I have never had pink eye before and have decided that I don't ever want to have it again! I guess I have actually had it at least three times in the past couple of months! I've decided that I keep giving it back to myself. I'm probably doing this through my make-up, even though I have replaced it twice in the last month! Talk about expensive!!! I've been continuously contagious with random things for so long that my germ-aphobic husband has started to treat my like Typhoid Mary!!! LOL! Okay, it's not that bad, but I wouldn't blame him if he did! I've also been going to the chiropractor for the past couple of weeks. I have a irritated/pinched nerve in my neck. This is something else that is not very much fun! But at least it isn't constantly hurting anymore. I'm blaming this on my extremely heavy book bag, lifting babies/toddlers at work, and stress. Oh well, what can you do?!

Anyways... the end of the semester is drawing near and I can't wait for it to be over with! I'm looking forward to Christmas break and plan on doing some serious stamping during my time off. Hopefully Santa will see how good I've been this year and bring me lots of fun new toys to stamp and play with! ;)

Lately, I have taken a little time to stamp (for my own sanity) and came up with these cards.

The first card is one that I created at my MIL's when I created my "pumpkin" card (see last post).

The other card is one that I gave to a friend that just found out that she and her husband will be having their first baby next summer! I'm so excited for them.

Well I've waisted enough time rambling on about nothing... I better get back to my homework. I'm planning taking some Nyquil and going to be early in hopes of kicking my latest cold!
Hugs to you!