Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Cards

Yet ANOTHER Christmas card.  Next year, I'm going back to ONE card!!  LOL.   This is another Unity Itty Bitty.  I stamped w/versamark & then heat embossed.  Then, I sprayed with glimmer mist!  I should have wiped the GM off before it dried; I assumed it would resist the embossing. 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Cards

This might be my favorite of all the cards I made this year.  I did the cracked glass technique although the inking didn't show so well after the Ultra Thick embossing powder was cracked. 

Stamps or Unity, Letters are Sizzlets (I think) and the paper is MME.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Cards

I fell in love with baker's twine this Christmas.  Had some for YEARS and never used it.  Used it on a card & needed MORE.  I ended up buying 3500 YARDS for both read & green!!!  Expect to see ALOT of it from now on.

Paper from my stash, twine from the GIANT SPOOL, Snowflakes stamp is Tim Holtz & the Merry Christmas is Ippity.  The cardstock is SU Cherry Cobbler.  I've discovered it's the BEST red on the PLANET!!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

2010 Christamas Cards

For the first time in YEARS, I've not done just ONE card. Usually, I buy a stamp set I love & make all my cards from that stamp.  This year, I made a bunch of different ones.  I'm not sure that I like this way of doing things (what if next year I make something like these but a little different & then send it to the same people & they actually NOTICE and think I'm a freak?!?!)  I also waited WAY too long & had WAY too big of a list.  Of course, when I cut it back a little, the people I cut were the ones who actually SENT ME a card and now I'm making MORE cards to send back to those people.  ARGH!!!

Anyway, this idea was STOLEN from Angie.  She made a cute card w/this image & a tag & white ribbon.  I LOVED the idea of the snowflakes behind the image too!!  Stamps from Ippity.  I versamarked the stamp & then colored the birds with a maker (can't wait for my Cherry Cobbler marker I'm hoping Santa brings me for Christmas).  Then I heat embossed.  I made the crinkle ribbon from seam binding & glimmer mist.  LOVE this ribbon!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Rudholph the red nosed reindeer!

This was for Angie's Reindeer swap.  I LOVE this stamp.  It's soooo cute!!!  I forgot to stickle the nose before I mailed them off but I think they still look cute!!  And I love the Jilly Bean Soup paper.  I'm trying not to hoard it but.....

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Last of the TH Inspired Cards

This is my FAVORITE card of all that we did.  I LOVE this snowman & am going to have to get him (although I did get the die to cut him out, I still don't have the stamp).  I just love everything about this card!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

TH Inspired Tag

 This one was pretty simple & easy.  All one stamp, colored Santa w/fired brick, added glue & flower soft.  Done & DONE!  Oh yeah, stickles on the beard & fur.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Another TH Inspired

This card made me fall in love w/Pumice Stone distress ink.  I love how light it looks in the b/g trees!!!  This includes flowersoft & the swirly made out of grungepaper.  I don't know what that green ribbon is but it's beyond YUM!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

More TH Inspired

More from the Archiver's class.  This is NOT my favorite!  I did enjoy using the paint daubers on the numbers.  Those are on my wishlist.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Finally, some Christmas!!

Weeks ago, I took a Tim Holtz inspired class at Archivers.  I LOVED it.  I told hubby I want the Valentine's one for a Christmas gift!!  I learned things I didn't know and ALOT that I did (which was good 'cause the class was 4 hours long as it was.  If I was dumber, I would have NEVER gotten thru!!!)

Ok, so this tag introduced me to Grungepaper.  I've used (and loved) grungeboard but this was my first time HEARING of grungepaper.  It's similar in texture (and smell!) but much thinner.  We die cut the flower out of the paper, texturized it (for the record, grungeBOARD can be texturized too!) and inked it with fire brick red distressing ink.  We stamped the reindeer in fire brick & then heat embossed it (I forget that distress inks can be embossed!!).  Then we cut & added the letters, distressed & inked the paper (this is where I learned how to use the ink tool that I've had for MONTHS & never could figure out what to do with it!!)  Easy peasy!!

All paper is Bo Bunny.  All stamps & inks are Tim Holtz/Ranger etc.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

More Random ATCs

 One of these things is not like the others.  Can YOU pick out the one that doesn't belong??  LOL  Well, they are all inter-related; 3 changito's and the surfing one "goes" w/the innertube one, right?  LOL  Email me if you want to know anything about these. 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Finally, a Project!!

WOW!!!  Christmas is staring us in the face and I still haven't shared my Halloween ATCs???  I'm very, very bad!!  Someone needs to stage a Treasure Island intervention.  I'm totally addicted & it's eating ALL my time!!!  

Anyway, instead of doing one project a day, here's all the Halloween/Fall ATCs I've done over the last few months.  If there is anything you want to know (supplies, technique, embellishments) leave a comment & I'll let you know!!!

Ok, new blogger pictures SUCK!!!  I'll get used to it, eventually!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Long time, no post.

Sorry guys.  I've just been lazy!  I've worked on some new stuff but nothing fantastic that I felt compelled to post.  I AM thinking about doing the December Daily, ala Ali Edwards but, since I can't commit to an acutal "album", I'm going to do it via blog.  Then, when I can finally commit to how to scrap it, I'll transfer the info & pics.  I'm sure y'all are THRILLed to know.  LOL  In the meantime, I'll try to post some of the ATCs I've done & when/if I EVER get a Cmas card done, I'll post it here too. 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Desktop Challenge

Two weeks ago, Sarah suggested a challenge. Using only the items currently on your desktop, make a "project". You could add one item/tool not already on your desk to complete the challenge.

I made two projects. The first one I added googly eyes; the rest of the supplies were leftovers from previous projects. I kinda felt like this was cheating as I had EVERY Halloween stamp on my desk 'cause I'm in the middle of like 17 Halloween themed ATC swaps!!

The 2nd project also felt kinda like cheating. The reindeer was a new purchase that I set on my desk as soon as I got home. So, while it was on my desk, it wasn't a leftover! For this one, I added the 1/4 circle punch (the 1/2 was already on my desk).

What could YOU make w/what's left on your desk???

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I've been Spammed

or something. I'm going to owner approved comments until this goes away. I really, really, REALLY don't want to have to do that word verification thing! We'll see. Sorry guys!

ETA: Ok, I apparently DO have word verification on. How did the spammer get by that??? I'll keep an eye on it or awhile.....

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Not really stamped but.....

Sherri started a Washer Necklace craze over at the Shack a few months ago. I took FOREVER to get the supplies & jump on the bandwagon. I wanted to make some for my dd's class at school. I thought it'd be cool since her class is all girls (she goes to a teeny-tiny private school).
I'm still working on one where the washer actually SAYS Class of 2013. Maybe I'll have it done by Christmas????

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Little Boy

You can't have girls with boys!! This is for Joanne's Boy swap. Once again, the evil Digital Image rears its WAY TOO CUTE head!!! Used up some old Chatterbox paper for this one & retired SU cardstock too!!! And, this weathered wood stamp is a SU Background that never gets any love anymore.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Story of a Beach (swap)

This ATC has a storied history. Angie posted a pool swap. I came across these Heidi Swapp foam stamps that I have had FOREVER & decided I needed to use them. The paint & Paper are also all OLD stash items. Woohoo for me, using up the old, not spending!! Well, the swap was By the POOL, not the beach so, really, this is no good! So, I decided to host a Life's a Beach swap so I could use these already completed ATCs. Goodie, I'm ahead of the game!! In the meantime, Robin's beach swap has a flaker who drops the day BEFORE the swap is due!!! I emailed Chris (Robin was out of town at the time) & told her I had these all done, just had to mail them off. So, after I that, I now need to do something NEW for MY beach swap. LOL. And, while I've been typing this & staring at the image on the card, the bottom blue "waves" look more like whales to me. Time to check to see what's really in my Diet Coke!!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Congratulations Doug & Amy!!!

Scott's Nephew got married Friday night (is he technically MY nephew or is that only reserved for the children of my brothers???). He was the ring bearer when Scott & I got married! It was so sweet to see him get married!!! And, in other family news, his sister is PREGNANT!!! Lots of happy family news!!

Anyway, the card in the background is the shower invitation. I used it as my inspiration for the shower card. I forgot to take a pic of the wedding card. But, I have determined, I need more wedding-y stamps!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Litttle Girl

For Joanne's Little Girl swap. I looked EVERYWHERE for an appropriate image and ended up going, gulp, digital!! I think these Pure Innocence "stamps" are adorable!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy October!!!

I LOVE fall!!! It's my favorite season. And not just 'cause it's my B'day, Nick's B'day, my MIL's b'day, my bro's b'day and our Anniversary!!! I love the cooler weather. Love the decorations, love PUMPKINS and love that the holidays are on their way!!!
This is for sherri's pumpkin swap. I used my sizzix pumpkin die, some old MME paper and a PTI stamp. It was really difficult to cut the face out of the pumpkin w/o cutting the pumpkin!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Angie!!

Belated card I sent to Angie for her b'day. Echo Park Papers, Unity & Ippity stamps & SU cardstock.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Digital Stamps: Greatest Invention or Tool of the Devil??

This was my first experience with digital stamps. While I must say they were much easier to paper piece, I did NOT enjoy the process. I just think the whole idea is flawed; what's the point of "stamping" when there is no stamping????? I DO however LOVE this image. It was made by my friend Kirsty who does some amazing things. And, she gives the images away for FREE. She's such a doll!!!

Now, here's the problem. I did this sooo long ago that I don't remember the supplies I used. I'm sure SOME of this paper is MME and I KNOW I used a SU background stamp for, well, the background. I also know I messed up 'cause I INTENDED for the middle tree to be multi-striped.

Monday, September 27, 2010

It's Frakendoggy!!

I have a ton of completed ATCs & even a couple of cards that I haven't posted. Gonna do my best to get back into the swing. And maybe back into the Unity & Ippity hops. No promises tho...

This card is for Sherri's swap. I love this set of animal Halloween images. They are all so darn cute!!!

Supplies: Stamps -- Inkadinkadoo PP -- MM, Cardstock -- SU, Ink -- Palette & SU markers, glimmer mist

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hippity Hop!

Welcome Monday & welcome back to Hippity Hop. I've taken a break for the last couple of weeks but I'm back & will be posting all week & HOPEFULLY getting back into FWF & the Ippity hop!!

A few years ago, I made some of these pumpkins. I think are just the cutest things and since I LOVE fall & getting to decorate for fall, I thought I'd revisit them. I saw a blog where someone added stamped leaves (I just used hand cut, crimped leaves for my previous one) and thought, hey! I have cute ippity leaves!!! Of course, after I put the whole thing together, I realized the leaves I used were Unity not Ippity. So, I redid them w/Ippity!! LOL

Supplies: Stamps -- Ippity Fall for You & Unity (acorn), DSP -- MME, Cardstock -- SU, Ink -- Palette & SU Markers, Ribbon (inside the pumpkin) & button from my stash.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I'm still alive!

Last week was not what I had planned. Didn't get nearly as much done as I'd like & then my mom desended on the house and ruined my weekend, from a crafting standpoint. I Did get 2 ATCs done & I made 4-5 cards. Those cards were made w/"extra" images from ATCs. But, looking at the one on top, I need to tweak them a bit; they're too plain!! I promise, I'll have a photo post up SOON!!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

H{ippity} Hop!!

Monday, Monday. Hubby's out of town & the kids are in school ALL day today. Spending the ENTIRE day chained to my craft table. I have about 14 swaps to get done and 3-4 to mail out.

This ATC is for one of those swaps; Kirsty's Bead Swap. This one has to go to Australia so I need to GET MOVING on getting it mailed!!!

Supplies: Stamp -- Ippity Because of You, Cardstock -- SU, Ink -- Palette & SU Markers, Beads -- Mill Hill.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friends with Flair Friday!

This has NOT been a fun week for me. School issues, lawn guy issues, utter lack of time issues (created by the school issues!). I'm glad it's over. Next week HAS to be better!!!
This ATC I did for Angie's Bird on a Wire swap. Finally broke out my bird punch from SU. I HAD to have this (was it during SAB????) and haven't touched it (or any of the other stamps/punches I bought then) since. I've been all about the Unity/Ippity this summer!! LOL
Supplies: Stamps: Ippity Bit of Burlap (background) and Unity Moments in Bloom (sentiment), Cardstock, Ink & Punch -- SU, DSP -- Daisy D, Stickles.
Head to Tracy's blog next or back to the Unity site for the entire list. Have a happy Friday (Becca's first VB game is tonite!!) and a great weekend!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cupcakes anyone?

This is for another swap at the Stamp Shack. I love this basic grey paper!!! Things that make you go YUM! LOL
Supplies: Stamp -- Hero Arts, Cardstock -- SU, DSP -- Basic Grey, punch, stickles

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hippity Hop!

It's amazing how your day can change!! I was late posting my card so I just tossed it up here with the promise of coming back later, after dropping the kids at school. Here, 3 hours later I'm FINALLY getting back to it.

First, the card. This is actually not at all what it started. I started w/the flip side of this paper. It was pink & brown & orange leaves. I started w/a MUCH BIGGER flower but it just didn't work. So, I redid the flower (do NOT try this with scalloped nestibilites, too many petals!) and accidentally flipped the paper over. I liked it MUCH better so I went w/it. The pink may not "go" as well now....

Supplies: Stamps -- Ippity A Moment in Time (I don't know if you can see that I also used the tiny flower in the center of my flower), Cardstock -- Bazzill, DSP --BoBunny, nesties, glimmer mist & SU scallop punch.

Now, for the rest of the story. I get this posted & RUN upstairs to leave for school. 1/2 way up I hear a giant clunk, crash, smack. Nick's standing at the top of the stairs. I say "I don't want to know what that noise was, do I?" Becs walks out of the kitchen w/a wet skirt & SOAKED crocs & says "NO, you don't!!!" Somehow, the full gallon of orange kool-aid that she had just made 1/2 an hour before is now ALL OVER THE KITCHEN FLOOR!!!!!

I send her to change real quick, throw her shoes in the kitchen sink, send Nick down for beach towels. I soak up as much as I can of the kool-aid, rinse her shoes & we run out the door. I text Scott to let him know he DOESN'T want to go into the kitchen (he was on a business call when all this "went down" LOL).

Becca's driving the van, doing fine (it's feels SOOOO much bigger than our other van!). We come to an on ramp & I suggest she get into the left lane to let all the 3 cars coming on to the highway on. She does & apparently, 12000 more cars get on BEHIND her & no one will let her back into the slow lane (she's not comfortable going over 55 yet). So she signals & tries to get over but the cars are in too much of a hurry to let her over. She starts to panic, slows down even more, tries to get over when there's a car coming, freaks & FINALLY someone lets her into the slow lane. (Not until she gets flipped the bird several times!) She survived & made it the rest of the way to school w/o any incidents but it didn't make for a good trip in. I think we need more practice!!!

So I get home to a soaked kitchen, a soaked fridge and the kool-aid has leaked thru the tiny hole in the floor that the ice maker water line goes thru & has dripped into the light fixture, the ceiling tiles, onto the carpet AND onto my scrap table. ARGH!!!!

Most of it's cleaned now. The kitchen still needs put back together. The towels are in the washer. The carpets been scrubbed. It looks like the only things on my table that got wet were my CIS Paper Taker (outside only it appears!) and my Cuttlebug (easily wiped off). Now, I'm wiped OUT and think I need a morning nap!!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

First of all, I want to thank y'all again for your sweet comments!! I'm still trying to get thru Friday's blog hop before I get behind on Monday's blog hop too. LOL

Busy, busy, busy day today. School starts TOMORROW!!! I think we're ready. Half day but followed by 2 hours of VB practice. Poor Nick will be stuck at school while his sister practices. It's ok; he'll get even during the LONGER basketball season!! LOL

This ATC is for Angie's swap over that the Stamp Shack. I had a totally different ATC planned but it said "beach" not pool so, back to the drawing board. After I stamped the bikini, I thought it looked more like pink Swiss cheese than a bathing suit. LOL. The ribbon was a PAIN to get stuck. Used 12000 tiny home made glue dots!!! Hope it sticks.....

Supplies: Stamps -- Making Memories Foam stamps, Cardstock -- Archivers (bazzill??), DSP is probably MME, I'm not 100% sure.... Ink -- Stazon, ribbon -- Michaels.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friends with Flair Friday!

Woohoo!! Welcome Friday and FWF!!! It's been a fun week in Chicago but today we go home. I'm supposed to get to stop at Ikea on the way home. We'll see if it pans out. I want 2 more DVD shelves but, with all the stuff we brought, I don't know if they'll fit in the van. I may have to just come up here on an Ikea specific trip.
Today's ATC is from a swap I did a few weeks ago. The theme was "clothesline". I joined KNOWING I didn't have a clothesline stamp but figured I could find one somewhere. I never did. It was getting closer & closer to the deadline & I STILL didn't have an appropriate stamp. I tried to find something I could "hang" off a 3D clothesline & still didn't find anything. Then, I saw these birds. I figured, IF I had a clothesline, it would never get used 'cause I have a dryer. I hope no one was upset 'cause mine was a little off, like me.

Supplies: Stamps -- Ippity What Matters Most, Pattern Paper -- Echo Park (bg) and MME (birds), Cardstock -- SU, String -- Martha Stewart, brads

Next, head for Maria's blog or back to the Unity site for the full list. Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Final SU Project

This project uses all of the new SU In Colors except for Blushing Bride. we stamped all the little flowers, punched them out w/tiny little punches & then glued each one down. The vase is an oval punch w/the top & bottom cut off (no matter how many times I did mine, it always looked crooked!) All supplies, SU.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

More SU Party Cards

Another card from the weekends SU party! Not my favorite card but it does work. All supplies SU.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Marge's SU Party

I made this card at Marge's SU party on Saturday. I LOVE this flower. Going to have to try it in some different colors & add some glimmer mists when I get home. I think it's a gorgeous card!!

All supplies: SU

Monday, August 9, 2010

Hippity Hop!

Happy Monday Greetings from Chicago! What a whirlwind! Got the car & paperwork done at 5:30 on Saturday. Dinner, finished packing, started laundry of what we needed still to take, slept, finished packing, loaded the rental van & drove to Chicago. Got stuck in 2 traffic jams & then took a "highway" that went thru the middle of the shopping district of several towns. 29 miles of stop lights & Walgreens. LOL

Now, the relaxing starts. I have NOTHING to do for 4 days. We'll do some shopping at night (Becca still needs volleyball shoes) but lay around the hotel room and/or pool all day. Ahhhh.

Here's my Ippity card for today. I was trying to clean up my stamp table (EARLY Sun AM!) and the pattern paper was just lying there. I slapped it onto a card back, stamped the image on a scrap of paper & viola', instant card. Kinda plain but it makes ME happy!!

Head on to Jen's next or back to Ippity for the full list of participants. Have a great day & come back tomorrow for the cards I made at the SU party I went to on Saturday morning! Oh yeah, don't forget NEW IPPITY RELEASE Sneak Peeks!!!! Yea!!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Ever feel your life is spinning out of control??

I really really don't want to complain. I have a great life! Really I do! But every now & then, I get a little stressed and this week has been it. Should all be better today!! We've had some problems getting our van but it's supposed to be here by 3pm. I officially decided at 10am that we WERE going to Chicago with Scott so I need to get PACKING & get some laundry done. I want to get some crafting kits to take with me so I'll have something FUN to do (Scott'll have the car everyday so we're "stuck" at the hotel.)

Anyway, it's all good: I'm getting a new car & I'm able to take the kids on one last week of fun before school starts. Becca made the varsity Volleyball team, sort of (she's going to play "some" but she's going to do the "books" too). It's all good. And I have WONDERFUL friends who read my blog (at least on Unity/Ippity days, LOL) who make me feel good. I just wanted to tell you (if you read this post) how wonderful you all are and, no matter how momentarily crazy things are, I feel so happy when I read you all comments. I STILL haven't finished Thursday's Hip Hop and haven't even BEGUN to look at y'alls FWF posts from yesterday but I WILL get caught up!!! Maybe I'll use hubby's computer "on the road" tomorrow & read during the 4.5 hour drive?? Thank you all!!! You really are Friends with FLAIR!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Friends with Flair Friday!

Happy Friday!! This week has been BRUTAL!!! Last Saturday, my van died. We started (reluctantly) looking at new cars on Monday. Monday was the Ford Escape. Tuesday was the Hyundai Santa Fe. Wednesday was Dodge Journey. Thursday, I thought we were done & just going to wait to for the Ford guy to try to match the price of the other 2. Well, I guess I didn't get the memo that Thursday was Toyota Sienna day. Ended up, we signed for a the Sienna yesterday afternoon. I still don't HAVE the car as they needed to find one w/o all the cool stuff 'cause that's the only way they could match the $$$ we would have paid for the other SUVs. But, I'm getting a NEW van with everything my old van had (which is nothing!) except now I have a CD player & an iPod hookup. I really hoped that my next van would have power doors & heated leather seats but I guess since I get a van for the same price as the one I bought 10 years ago, I got a good deal!!!

Anyway, I dragged my sorry, tired behind home last night after cleaning 10 years worth of stuff out of the van (I left the old fries & the candy wrappers) and had to do my FWF card. What to do, what to do. Well, I pulled 3 unused stamps from the Everything Extraordinary & a sentiment & the piece of cardstock lying on top my table & viola', it turned into a card. you can't tell from this pic but the cardstock has been spritzed w/my newest glimmer mist: Tiger Lily & Coffee Shop. YUM!!!

Supplies: Stamps -- Unity Everything Extraordinary, Cardstock -- SU, DSP -- Basic Grey, Ink -- SU & Palette, nesties, CB embossing folder & glimmer mist!!

Next on the hop is Kim or head back to Unity for the full list. Have a happy, fun, SAFE weekend & see you at the Ippity Hop (not guaranteeing another post since we may have car stuff to do AGAIN today, SU party on Sat morn, picking up hubby's rental car by noon & then, we may tag along w/hubby to Chicago on Sun morn so that will mean I have to PACK!!! but I'm still not sure we're going to go. Gotta weigh the kids disappointment at not going against spending the $$$ and taking the TIME when school starts a week from MONDAY!!)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Flip Flops for Sherri

For Sherri's Flip Flop swap. I discovered my eyes are too bad to try to color all those tiny lines on the first pair of flips flops. Next time I'll paper piece them. LOL
Supplies: Stamp -- Ms $1 stamp, card stock -- SU, Ink -- Palette, SU markers, PP -- I forget. It might be OA but I don't remember... I DID buy it new so I SHOULD remember. LOL

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Unloved Rubber ATC Swap

Cindy is hosting an Unused Rubber swap at the Shack. We were to use a stamp that hadn't seen ink. Unfortunately, I have TONS of these stamps (although I did sell several unused set to make $$$ for more Ippity/Unity!!). I bought this stamp set 'cause it was similar to a stamp my friend Sara had let me borrow. But, once I got the set, I never used it. So, I inked the sucker up for this swap.

Supplies: All supplies SU, Versamark ink & copper embossing powder.

Monday, August 2, 2010

H{ippity} Hop!!

Happy Monday! Happy H{ipptiy} hop!! I got 3 new sets of Ippity on Thursday along w/2 new Unity sets. I should be set. At least until the new Ippity releases on the 12th!!! LOL I used one of my new sets for today's card.

Supplies: Stamps -- Ippity Music of my Heart, -- Cardstock & DSP -- SU, Ink -- SU & Palette Burnt Umber, Stickles, nesties.

Next on the hop is Rona or head back to the Ippity site for all the stamping goodness!!

In other, non-stamping news, the Cubs traded my FAVORITE player away on Saturday!! Hubby's a Cubby fan & is constantly watching their games. In a "if you can't beat them, join them" moment, I decided if the games were constantly on (the HD tv is in the basement where my stamp table is) I should have something interesting to watch during the games & Ryan Theriot was it!! Since we have the baseball package, I could continue to watch all the Dodger games but, it's not the same.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Nativity ATCs

These are for Chris's swap at the Stamp Shack. I loved this image when I bought it last year. I made some ornaments for the kids' teachers last year using acetate & they turned out kinda cool. I'm wishing now that I'd stamped these on a different color. I don't remember now WHY I was so set on using blues.... Oh well, they aren't too bad (not as cute as the ones Angie did here!)
Supplies: Stamp -- Inkadinkadoo, all else -- SU.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Friends with Flair Friday!

Woohoo!!! Happy Friday!!! I can't believe how fast this summer has gone. The kids start school TWO WEEKS from MONDAY!!! For some reason, I'm really sad that school's gonna start again. You'd think I'd be happy to have the kids out of the house for 7 hours but, it also starts volleyball games & practices, basketball practice, concession stand shifts and general "running around like chickens with our heads cut off" days. Plus, it starts another school year without a job for me. :(

On to happier things! I LOVE my FWF card I made for today. I originally had this idea for my "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eyelet" swap but the tree was too big to go on the ATC. So, I threw it together as a card for today. I gotta say, I'm VERY pleased w/the result!

You'd think, realizing that the image was too big for an ATC, I'd realize the card orientation need to be portrait. But, when I cut my striped paper, I cut it landscape. Was lucky there was enough of this stash paper to cut another piece the "right" way. LOL

Supplies: Stamps -- Unity Everything Extraordinary, Cardstock -- SU, PP -- Basic Grey, Ink -- Palette Burnt Umber, Eyelets & Snaps -- Making Memories (LOVE these colors!)

Next on the hop is Savanah or head back to the Unity site for the full list. Have a super-duper weekend!!!

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I live in Southern IL, near StL. I've been married to Scott for 26 years and we have 2 kids: Becca 21 & Nick 19. We have a kitty named Jack. I work as a medical biller. Scott is an auditor & travels about 2 weeks of the month.