Friday, June 13, 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Okay, onto the stampin' stuff... This little creation was a challenge from our SU! demonstrator. At our last Stampin' Up! party she gave everyone an envelope and told them to create this little bag (I forgot what she called it). I have to admit I messed up the envelope that she gave me and had to use one of my own! (I'm a little rusty with the stampin' :) Anyways, this is what I came up with. I'm not crazy about it, but I do really like the colors! I had the hardest time trying to figure out what to do with the layered sentiment! I finally gave up and just dimensionaled it where it landed! :)
Well I hope you have a great Wednesday! HUGS!!!
Edited: Okay, so maybe I'm not on top of my game this morning! I just went to poor myself a cup of coffee and realized that I forgot to put the coffee grounds in! Hmmm, maybe I could make a cup of tea with all of that hot water I just brewed!!! LOL! ;)
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Finally, the last card was one that I made yesterday. It's actually the only one I made yesterday. I know I told you that I was going to celebrate the end of the semester by stamping all day, but I just wasn't feeling up to it. I had four moles removed on Wednesday. Two of thess were under my right arm and for some reason were really sore yesterday! So I tried to limit my movement. To make it worse I think I'm allergic to bandage adhesive! Go figure!!! I'm definitely looking forward to these healing and getting my stitches out!
Well I wish I had more time to chat and stamp but we are going to my family's ranch to help brand this weekend. If you have no idea of what I am talking about check out last years post and pics! Thanks for stopping by & have a great weekend!!! HUGS!!!
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Katie, Andy, and I getting ready to hike Makapu'u
Andy reeling in his mahimahi
Hanauma Bay, Awesome snorkeling!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
I am still trying to decide between, One of a Kind, Boho Backgrounds, Smarty Pants, and Pretty Amazing. Oh, what's a girl to do? I guess I'm going to another SU! party in March so I can always get the rest of my wish list then! ;)
Okay here's the winning comment:
If you haven't ordered the "always" set I love it. Also, I love the berry bliss
paper. It is hard to tell you what to get when I don't know what you have. Is
your ink collection complete? I also love the bali breeze paper. Have fun
picking the perfect things!
Thanks for your comment Amy! I actually got the last few ink colors that I was missing for Christmas. Santa (aka MIL) is the best! So now I'm all about stamps!!!
Amy, send me an e-mail letting me know if you have any specific color combos that you would like or a specific word. Oh, and your snail mail address would be helpful too! :)
Thanks for stopping by tonight!!!
Monday, February 04, 2008
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Sunday, February 03, 2008
To make these little creations I first went down to my FIL's shop to steal some scrap wood. But when I got down there I totally scored! He was actually mixing up custom stains for a customer and I got the "reject" samples. Not only were they the perfect size they were already sanded!!! I brought the scraps home and painted them with craft paint and sanded the edges of the paint after they were dry. I cut the letters out with my Cricut and used Mod Podge to adhere the desginer paper and the letters. I used tacky glue to attach the ribbon and flower. Oh I should mention that I got those little "saw tooth" picture hangers in the hardware aisle of Wal-Mart and attached those to the back of the wood after I had painted them.
Okay, about that Daisy Treat (aka blog candy). If you post a comment on the previous post you will have a chance to win a hand-made wall hanging like you see in the pics! If I draw your name I will let you decide the color combo and word for your wall hanging! (That way it will match your stamp area or whatever room you have in mind!) So if you are interested scroll down to the previous post to get the details! Thanks for playing along!
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
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Monday, January 14, 2008
I used the Wanted collection of dp and die cuts from Cosmo Cricket. Isn't it perfect for a western card? I made this card 5x7 so that it would fit the large square die cut that is around my sentiment. I really pondered on this card and wanted to get it "just right"! I ended up using four different patterns of paper, plus the layered cardstock base, and all of those die cuts too! I'm satisfied with the way that it turned out, but I'm still thinking that it could still use a little more embellishment. What do you think?
Well I have LOTS of homework to work on today. Hopefully, I'll have time to finish my Pay it Forward gifts later this afternoon!
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: SU's!- So Saffron (cardstock), Chocolate Chip (cardstock and ink), and Happy Harmony stamp set, DP and die cuts from Cosmo Cricket's Wanted Collection, clear embossing powder, brad, and paper clip.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
My friend Mandey called me this morning and told me that the father of one of our friends passed away. He was fighting a long hard battle with cancer that ended last night. I have only known this friend for a few years. However, Mandey has been best friends with her since pre-school and is taking it quite hard. So please go over to her blog and give her a cyber-hug!
Well this isn't exactly what I was planning on stamping today, but I wanted to get this card sent right away. Hopefully I'll have more time to stamp later this afternoon.
Thanks for stopping by!!!
Supplies: From SU!: So Saffron, Mellow Moss, Bordering Blue, Garden Collage, Best Blossoms, Word Window Punch. Other supplies: clear embossing powder, Staz-on, Versa Mark, Marvy Punches, brass brad, ribbon from Michaels, Prisma Color Pencils.
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
I already know that this is going to be a super busy semester! I'm taking my last set of methods classes. So that means that this will be my last semester of regular classes before I student teach next fall! Yea!!!! I'm almost done!!!
I had to buy my books today, which is never fun. :( Does this pile of books look like $400? Nope, I didn't think so either!(notice that I even bought four used books and the bottom two books are "Instructor Packets" that were only $5 each) And the sad thing is, I'm still not done buying all of the books that I will need for my classes this semester! Ahhhhh! Oh how I wish I could spend my book money on new stamp sets! How awesome would that be? :)
Well, no time for stamping tonight, I already have homework to do. Tomorrow's not looking much better either, I'm substitute teaching at the YMCA preschool tomorrow. I love the students there, so it should be lots of fun! Maybe I'll get some stampin' time in tomorrow night! Thanks for stopping by!!!
Monday, January 07, 2008
He absolutely loves to hunt and fish, so I decided to go with an "outdoorsy" theme. I don't have a lot of stamps that are appropriate for guys, so I wasn't for sure what kind of card I was going to make for Andy. Then I remembered that I had picked up some stickers by Karen Foster called "Hunting Season"! Perfect!!! So that's where the image on the tag came from. I mounted the tag on SU's! Always Artichoke and Really Rust. I also used SU's! Pine Bough wheel and the sentiment is from their Sincere Salutations set. The designer paper is from Cosmo Cricket's "Wanted Collection", I think that it adds to the "outdoorsy" theme quite nicely. I also did a little distressing on the tag and the Really Rust paper with the brads. Oh yeah, I also clear embossed the sentiment, tag edges, and the torn Really Rust paper. I like the added dimension that this gives the card.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot I got my inspiration from this card on Charmaine's blog! Thanks Charmaine!!!
Well, gotta go! We are having some friends over tonight for pizza and DQ ice cream cake. Yummy! I need to do the dishes and make sure their isn't a bunch of cat hair on our couch!!! LOL!!! Ahhh, the joys of pets!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!!
I used my Petal Plus Set from Stampendous to make my little butterfly. I then mounted him on some of the paper that came in the same pack from Target. I "dotted" around him with my white gel pen and then gave him some sparkle with some Stickles. I then faux stitched around the edge with a red calligraphy pen from Marvy Uchida and then finished it off with some ribbon. I printed the sentiment directly on the cardstock using my pc.
Thanks for stopping by! I should have another post later this afternoon, so make sure and check back!
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Friday, January 04, 2008
Thursday, January 03, 2008
We bought our plane tickets clear back in August because they were SO cheap. We were really excited that we got such a great deal! But our excitement was short lived because about a month and a half ago we got an e-mail from the airline saying that our flights were cancelled and that we needed to book new flights! Ugh!!!
We were really frustrated because we knew we wouldn't be able to find tickets for that price again!
Well, it must have been our lucky day when our friend was scoping out prices and found tickets on the same days that we were originally flying on, with better departure and arrival times, and a $100 cheaper than our first ones!!! How lucky are we?!!! Of course he snagged those up fast, and we officially were going to Hawaii again! Yea!!!
Anyways, I had to mail our friends the money for our tickets today since he was the one that purchased them on-line. So I thought that it would be fun to put the check in a festive card. Hence the palm trees and the "vacation" stamp.
Hopefully tomorrow I'll have time to make a card that isn't quite so simple! ;)
Thanks for stopping by! HUGS!!!
Supplies: Palm tree dollar stamp from Michael's, "vacation" stamp from Clearly Wordsworth, prisma color pencils, and Whisper White & Wild Wasabi cardstock from SU!
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Supplies: (all from SU!) Whisper White cardstock, Rose Red & Basic Black ink, Paint Print stamp set. Sentiment was printed on my PC