Friday, November 30, 2007
.....it's all good.
While I was getting ready for our class dinner the other night, which, by the way was wonderful! Well, since I brought it up........I am DONE with
school!! We had our LAST exam this past Wednesday and what a relief!
The truth of the matter is, it's more of a bittersweet type deal. I've truly made some incredibly wonderful friends over this past year and it's going to be SO strange not seeing them every week anymore. I just hope we DO keep in touch.
Anyways, moving right along....................I was getting ready and...................................................
.........I happened to look out our bathroom window and saw this amazing Eagle munch'in on her catch for the day, a steelhead trout. I asked Joe to grab one of the camera's to take a picture. I just LOVE Eagle's. I just think they are BEAUTIFUL. MY thought was for Joe to take the picture from the balcony off our bedroom........guys think differently from us though girls........he took them through the bathroom window. I LOVE my husband to death but can you say, 'deedeedee'!!! UGH! I TRIED to 'fix' them. They're a LITTLE better but not much. It's alright......she's STILL AMAZING to me!!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
...and the finished product(s)!!
Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours!!
Sunday, November 18, 2007
....maybe if I stamped on the lighter yellow paper instead of the off white??? Maybe I'll give it a whirl tomorrow....we'll see........but for tonight, it is what it is................
Stamps: Baroque Motif's (SU!), Ink: Pumpkin Pie-(I think!), Ruby Red and Close to Cocoa (all SU!) Cardstock: Chatterbox Patterned Paper: from a stack Misc items: brads (?)
Saturday, November 17, 2007
But, for now, here is this one:
Is she just too much or what!?!!
I just noticed (from the picture) my bottom little 'bling' rhinestone was crooked. YIKES! Luckily it wasn't dried completely and I was able to straighten it out!
I'm not so happy about my pink cardstock not matching perfectly so I guess I'll either have to keep my eyes out for a darker hot pink OR just color her in with a different color next time.
I used colored pencils and OMS (Odorless Mineral Spirits) to color this beauty in and then went over her boa, hat and heels with crystal Stickles (LOVE that stuff!!) The paper is just stuff I have had forever. I don't even know where it originally came from--probably paper stacks or something.
Alright, off to work on something else before it's time for bed!! Tomorrow is going to be dedicated to studying--after church of course.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend........
Aura? Have you gotten yours?? Have you had a chance to 'play'?? I can't WAIT to see what you do with it!! :)
Well, mine arrived yesterday and I am SO glad I have today and tomorrow off so I can PLAY with it!!
The name of the set is Time Well Spent. It is a Level 3 Hostess set in the upcoming catalog SOOO....if YOU'RE LOVING this set as much as I do, think about doing a party (home or book)!!
Gotta go PLAY now---
Until next time....................
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
I bought this little stamp a few weeks to a month ago. I think I got it in a clearance bin somewhere.I'm just having a little fun 'playing' this morning. I'm going to HAVE to get something done today so I think this may be the end of my 'playing' for this morning.
The kids are making cotton candy--YES! at 10:00 in the morning. My son is a sugar FREAK-but it's keeping him busy for right now...he hasn't actually MADE any yet but he will be here in a few minutes............So, until next time--Happy Stamp'in and ENJOY your weekend! It's off to work for me tomorrow BUT I DO have Monday off!!!
Materials used: Paper: White Daisy, Cranberry and Blush Cardstock (CTMH) Patterned Paper: The Christmas Stack (DCWV) Ink: Orange, archival black, White Daisy (CTMH) Stamps: Baroque Motifs (SU!), Snowpeople (studio g) Ribbon: white organdy (CTMH), red with snowflakes ($1 bin-Target) Misc: Icicle Stickles (Ranger), Liquid Applique (Marvy)
Moving right along........
I picked up some paper the other day at JoAnns. It's a Christmas Stack by DCWV. It was on sale for $11.99. There are 180 sheets in the pack which makes each sheet about $0.06/sheets. There are some really cute patterns in that stack-I'd looked at it a couple times before and decided to just get it. The problem is, I have SO many of these darned stacks, well, I have SO MUCH PAPER, I hate buying more....but really, just like with the REST of this hobby, it's an ADDICTION and at $0.06/sheet!!! So, I KNEW I wanted to use some of that new paper for this card but I ALSO knew I wanted to use my cuttlebug too....(yet another addiction)--turns out I didn't end up using much of the paper after all! Anyways, this is what I came up with...........
I wasn't so crazy about it at first..but it's kind of grown on me a bit....It's pretty simple and didn't take much time to put together. I LOVE the icicle stickles BUT it's got a bigger tip (I'm sure to accomodate the bigger glitter pieces) and it had a tendency to clump up and blob out a bit.
And, of course you'll notice the embossed snowflakes. I just LOVE that little machine!! (Samuel LOVES coming in and making up different embossed papers too. I'm going to have to figure a way to 'nix' that or I'll be out of plain paper before I know it!!) I used blush cardstock (CTMH) for the embossed snowflakes and then sanded the top a bit.
Papers: CranberryWhite Daisy and Blush cardstock (CTMH)
Patterned Paper: DCWV, The Christmas Stack
Stamps: The Snowflake Spot (SU!)
Ribbon: White Daisy Organdy (CTMH), light blue grossgrain (Michaels)
Misc: Icicle Stickles (Ranger), 'rhinestone gems' (WalMart)
This is Beate's sketch challenge so if you want to 'get in on it', start creating! You can check out her blog: http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
for details. She has links to work by other ladies too who have participated in this challenge and their work is just beautiful-so check 'em out!!
Let me know if you do something too, by leaving a comment and a link to your blog. I LOVE seeing what everyone comes up with!!
Enjoy your weekend!!
Sunday, November 4, 2007
This is a picture frame I did up for Katie for her bday. It matches the paper from the card. These are SO easy to make up and they always come out so darned cute-to me anyways.
I bought the frames at Michaels 'forever' ago for $1. They really just snap together. The longest time is waiting for the glue to dry!
oops-just noticed the background paper doesn't match. You get the point anyways! :)
Have a GREAT week!
I always TRY to get pictures of the kids with this tree and it's leaves before Fall passes. The leaves are just absolutely GORGEOUS to me and the pictures always come out SO nice! -Well, I think so anyways.........
So, this is the last one of Sammo.....
Mittens (Nikki's cat) just HAD to get in on the 'going's on'...silly kitty!!
No pictures of Nikki! :(
I don't know WHERE she was, for heaven's sake, I don't even know WHEN I took these pictures, my guess is she wasn't home.....AHH!! She was at Vanessa's and didn't get home until it was too dark. I hope I get a chance to get some pictures of HER at the tree....Maybe Monday-we'll see.
Of COURSE I'll post a few of HER too if I can get her to take some.
I'll post that picture of the card I was working on in a bit..........
Until then, Tata!