Monday, September 29, 2008
Here are the rules of plau
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog (check)
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some randon, some weird (check)
3. Tag Seven people at the end of your post and leaving a link to their blogs (check)
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog (check)
So here are my 7 facts...take them for what they are!
1. I just turned 29 on Saturday...only one more year and I'm outta my 20's!
2. I have been married for almost 10 years (WHAT!!! Has it been 10 years already?)
3. I'm moving to Greece next year...What you didn't know? I'll share more soon I promise!
4. I love pumpkin anything, pie, pancakes, muffins, cardstock, candles..yummmm pumpkin!
5. My scrapping area is a HUGE mess right now (okay so maybe it looks like that all the time, but really who has time to clean when there are projects to be made!!!)
6. I have started on some Christmas gifts...I know it's September, but you can never start too early!
7. I really don't like the word F-a-r-t see I can't even write the whole thing...who was the sicko that came up with that word anyway? We say Toot around these parts!
So ther eyou have it...my 7 random/weird facts...
Now for tagging7 people...hmmm lets see!
1.Kelly H. over at Kelly's Stampin' Habits
2.Connie at McStampin' Dawn Till Dusk
3.Stacy at Twinshappy
4.Riley at Stampin' & Dancin' With Riley
5.Beverly aka Beestamper
6.Angel over at Angels Creative World
7.Trudy at Follow your Bliss
Thats all I have for now! Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to read all the crazy zany things about you gals!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
This is my sweet angel David...he's 4.5 but a gentelman in training! When he woke up this mornin he snuggled in with me in our bed and just started talking and chatting as nirmal and then he remembered on his own that it was my birthday and just started singing...then he got up and told me to stay in bed and he would call me whem he was ready. So he finally called me into the kitchen and this is what he had to show me!
Yup...He decorated the kitchen for my birthday! Pink is my fav color and so he got the pink streamers, his scissors and some tape and went to town...okay so maybe the ones on the chandelier werent there, he asked me to put those up because he couldn't reach...Ohhh my kids just melt my heart...he seriously made me cry with joy today!
Here is a picture of me and the girls...Bella is such a hoot! She lunged foward at the last second and made the cutest face! I can not believe she is such a comedian already!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
This is my first time ever participating in the Paper Trey Ink Blog Hop, but I am totally pleased with my projects (although it was a bit hard to photo) so I figured why not, right?!?!!
So now you have a perfect little gift for someone that wasn't very expensive and got some trash off the ground!
So here is a little card to add to the necklace...perfect little ensemble (please excuse the picture, I must of taken at least 30 and nothing came out!) The card measures 2 inches by 1 3/4 inches. I siply stamped 3 snowflakes with taken with teal ink and added glitter, stamped the holiday cheer right above inked scallops. The same organdy ribbon and another charm finish off the card...I hope you liked my project! You can view the rest of the participating blogs HERE.
Stamps: Holiday Treats by PTI
Ink: Taken with Teal, black stazon, white stazon
Paper: Shimmery white, shimmery vanilla
Accessories: Bottle cap, 2 part epoxy, glitter, sponge, 1 inch circle punch, charms spacer beads, sheer organdy ribbon, spray paint, patience!
Come Back Soon!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I don't know about both of those back panels being Kiwi kiss, maybe I should of done the one behind the main image in baja for a more eye catching effect, but whats done is done I guess! I stamped the calander in Baja and I do like that, then I just wrote in the numbers and stamped a little symbol over my friends birthday...I hope she likes it!
Stamps: Mark the Date. Defining alphabet
Ink: Stazon Black, kiwi kiss, Baja Breeze
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Very vanilla
Accessories: organdy and grosgrian ribbon
And now for some family pics...it's been a while since I shared any photos of the kids, so here goes nothing! Today we decided to collect some acorns...and collect we did! I decided after we had collected a bunch of them that we would incorporate this into a math lesson/homeschool type thing (since I'll be homeschooling when we move I figured I would give it a go and see how it went!) Anywho, we collected and collected and collected some more! Then we dumped them all into this discus sled that we have and I had the kids try and guess how many acorns we had collected! Once we had all guessed we counted them by tens...a lot of tens!!! We have 580 acorns...our goal is to collect 1000...so we are more than half way there! LOL After we counted we got 2 cups (one small and one big) and tried to guess how many small and large cups it would take to fill up a sand bucket of acorns (working on predictions counts for science too! LOL) I can not believe that we spent a whole afternoon surrounded with activities with acorns! We had a blast, we were outdoors, we were learning and it was all FREE!
Once we did all our school work we played some games. We worked on our hand eye coordination. Then we played tossing games, first we had to get it in the buckets closest to us, once we got it in that bucket we moved on to the next one until we got an acorn in all 4 buckets...the kids had a blast and so did I...watch out squirels we there are other nut lovers in town!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you liked my card and my little ramblings!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
This next card is a little more "Christmasy" Because of the colors. I like the layout and the images, although I had a hard time trying to figure out how I wanted the holly to go...did I want them all to go int he same direction, did I want to alternate, so many choices! I stamped the images using my Stampin' Write Markers and then added crystal effects to the leaves and red micro beads to the berries...the texture is really cool! I embossed the base of the card using the swirls embossing folder and then stamped the sentiment. My fav part of this card is how the ribbon ties off to the side (this is way out of my comfort zone because I like everything to stay within the parameters of the card...what if it doesn't fit in the envelope is always my thing! LOL
If you like any of these sets that are being released be sure to check out www.littlepapershop.blogspot.com for your chance to win a set of your own for FREE! Tell them I sent ya!
Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Here is a close up of the left page...I love the 5x7 image paired with a smaler image. The pacific point cardstock really goes well with the water doesn't it? Love the bright summer colors!
And here is a close up of the left page...isn't little Bella super cute? I love that hat on her and the little bikini...forget it! People called us the Bikini babes this summer because all 3 of us girls were wearing them...so much fun!
Just wanted to show you a close up of the little details I added...this is a die that Stampin' Up! now sells with the Big Shot machine and it's only $4.95 slides perfectly over a rhinestone brad! add some glitter and your good to go!
Ink: Pacific Point classic ink, tempting turquoise marker
Paper: pink passion, textures soft sky, tempting turquoise designer paper, pacific point cardstock
Accessories: cuttlebug, sparkle die, pretties kit, Dazzling diamonds glitter, mono multi, scallop border punch.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the pages!
Come back soon!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
So here is a close up of this sweet little igloo and penguine! I used my water color wonder crayons to color him in and te re-inkers to color in the igloo, both with my aqua painter. Then I added these fun crystlas that I had recieved from my good *friend* Shelly a while back...see her blog here! Thanks Shelly!!!
And here is the full card! I used the sketch for the Fan Club interactive challenges...isn't it a fun one? I also made a double page spread using the sketch...come back later, it's super fun and super bright!
If you want to see a card made with a set that is being previewd today check out Renee's blog: Stamping For Sanity The card she made is just *plane* cute! LOL I love puns!!
Stamps: Global by Little Paper Shop
Ink: Baja Breeze, staz-on black, white craft ink
Paper: basic black, baja breeze, shimmery white, windsor knot designer paper
Accessories: circle punch, coluzzle, rhinestones, aqua painter, water color wonder crayons, re-inkers, dazzling diamonds glitter
Don't forget to go to the Little Paper Shop blog and enter for the set giveaways this weekend! Yummy sets could be yours by th 23rd just for commenting!!!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a super stamping day!!!
Friday, September 19, 2008
This card was also made for the limited supplies challenge on SCS. LSC186 We were to have a white out...mostly white card and only 3 other colors, no background stamps and only a sentiment...I think I got it all...I even used the gray...see my front door and walls!
to add a little pizzaz I used my beloved Scor-pal and scored 2 lines about 1/2 inch appart and added my black gingham ribbon between the scores...perfect tpuch if I do say so myself!
What you'll need:
Stamps: Snow Globe by Little paper shop
Paper: shimmery white cardstock, riding hood red CS
Ink: neutral water color wonder crayons, ink refills, aqua painter, liquid applique, dazzling diamonds glitter, scor-pal, black gingham ribbon, heat tool.
Here are the other ladies that will have sneak peaks today...check them out!
Julia - Addicted to Paper
Allison - Stampin' When I Can
Bonnie- The Lucky Clucker
Chelsey - Musings of a Teenaged Stamper
Cindy - Cindy Haffner's Corner
Dawn - Treasure Oiler Designz
Elyssa - Confessions of A Teenage Scrapper
Laura - Scrapnextras
Renée - Stamping for Sanity
Sarah- My Scrapbook Table
Silke - My Life
SinceI don't have the set we are pre-viewing tomorrow (another adorable set) I will be sharing another card made with this super fun set...thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Here is a Close up of my little project! I started by giving the whole canvas (it measured 3 7/8 x 7 7/8ths) a wash with my Pacific Point ink refill and aqua painter. Once I had established the color I wanted I went over to my heat gun and set the color...because I was too impatient to wait for it to dry!!! I then stamped the snow globe image with black stazon ink and added the Nothp pole and the little house also with black stazon ink. Once I had colored the house like I wanted (I used Kiwi kiss and riding hood red for the house and door, also with my refills and aqua painter and again heat set) I went ahead and used my Versamark pen and colored the inside of theglobe with it and then added glitter to the entire thing (the Versamarker helped the glitter stick) and then I added liquid applique to the rooftops and ground and heat set that to make it poofy!
Now for the hard part! The Crystal Effects! You have to be carful when adding this to the globe because you don't want to add so much that it runs over, but you don't want to add too little and then it doesn't cover well...so here is my tip...add a little at a time...start in the middle and work your way our slowly so that you give it enough time to dry...I kept adding, it took me about 3 days to get it just as I wanted it...anothr trick is to walk away from it and don't keep messing with it!!! YOu can also heat set just a tad to get the drying started it and it doesn't overflow, but only for a few seconds otherwise it bubbles!
Here is a closeup of the sentiment... Do you like the white glittery snowflakes with the seed beads in the middle? I love all the sparkly glitter too! I stamped the snowflakes directly onto the canvas using white craft ink ad then added the glitter while the ink was still wet...added some mono multi glue to the center of the snowflakes and then the beads (I have had these beads for a couple years and have never used them...shame on me!!!) I even stamped some snowflakes over the crystal effects...I think it looks neat!
And here is a picture of the whole project! The Canvas came in a pack of 2 and with 4 hooks, so I could make another one and give them as gifts this Christmas! This set is called Snow Globe and will be available for purchase on September 23rd at the Little Paper Shop website found here!
And now for my big announcement! Julia (Owner and illustrator) for the Little Paper Shop contacted me a couple weeks ago and asked me...ME!!! if I would like to be on her design team...of course I said YES!!! and I have been having the pleasure of playing with some of her FAB stamps! I had previously ordered some of her stamps and just fell in love with the ease of use! I really liked the masculine single images and the little boy sentences and so that is what I started with...although looking at the new sets I have it's hard forme to pick a fav! She has some amazing things coming out in the next couple of days and I am so proud to be a part of that! You can also visit http://www.littlepapershop.blogspot.com/ to see what the rest of the design team is up to and to see projects for the monthly challenges!
Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my excitement!
Have a happy Stampin' Day!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Wow, these are some powerful words! I know that without God I am nothing...we had a guest preacher at church this weekend and he said that some people view the institution of religion as a crutch because they can't get through the day on their own, they are weak and not strong to go on without some thought of there being a higher power...I know I can't make iton my own, and if it's weakness I'm showing by believing in the creator of the universe then I don't want to be strong! I know in my heart that God is the reason I'm alive today, he is the reason for the things I have and there is no such thing as coincidence. I know that God meant for my husband and I to meet, otherwise He would not of orchastrated the elaborate circumstance in which we met. I know we are meant to have 3 children (which I sometimes, will admit, can not handle) but I know they are the children God has loaned me, children he has entrusted to me so that I can teach them HIS vision of how life should be, HIS ways to live life and not the ways of man!
The art of living is living through someone elses eyes, the art of living in loving someone more that yourself, the art of living is knowing that you are who you are because God has put circumstances before you to mold you into the person he needs you to be! We are shaped by God so that we can do HIS work. I love the Lord and am so thankful that long ago he thought of me! Have you given your hart to God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit so that they can work in your heart to make the world HIS? Jesus loves you and yearns to have you close to Him. He wants you to trust in Him, He wants you to share your weakness with Him so that he may strengthen you and make you a better person for His kingdom. Are you listening to WIIFM? What's in it for me? Or are you in it for the right reasons? To further His kingdom? (these are my thoughts, they are not meant to offend anyone or belittle what anyone believes, I am not a theologian...just my thought!)
Clear Box Tutorial:
This is the piece of designer paper (Here I'm Usinf Papaya by Stampin' Up!) And I have cut it to 7 inches long by 4 5/8 inches wide. YOu are simply going to score it at 3 and 4 inches...this will make a 1 inch channel that will fit perfectly inside the clear box!
you will now take the 1 inch strips of Chocolate Chip cardstock and scallop them using the scallop border punch by Stampin' Up!
Be sure to have the little strip that is left at the end...this will add a nice decorative strip...let's recycle today!
Once I have attached the scalloped edge and little border to my designer paper I am adding adhesive to the center of pretty paper (Between the score marks) So this way it will stay in place in the box...I also added a touch of adhesive to the from of the brown strips, also to hold it a little better!
Here is a picture of the clear box after I inserted the decorated designer paper, well slightly decorated anyways!
This is a close up of the side of the box, I simply attached the ribbon using some eyelets and then threaded the ribbon through the hole and tied a knot...easy as pie!
Thank you so much for your continued visits and please come back soon...I will have something to share tonight!
Have a happy Stamin' Day!
God Bless you all!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
One of my friends is getting ready to move and so I decided to make her a card...I wanna be prepared...hopefully I'll mail it in time! LOL I always makes cards way in advance and then never mail them...shame on me!!!
So the owner of the stamp company is a gal from SCS named Jessica her blog is called There she Goes and you can buy her stamps here.
This card was also made for todays sketch challenge found here.
What you'll need:
Stamps: Home is where the heart is by There She goes
Ink: wild wasabi, basic black, chocolate chip craft ink
Paper: wild wasabi textured cs, cool caribean, shimmery white, office accoutraments DS paper
Accessories: aqua painter, water colorwonder crayons (neutrals), corner punch, key tab punch, scissors, sponge
Be sure to check out Jessica's goodies...and tell her I sent ya!
Thanks for stopping by...my belly still isn't feeling well, so I will check out for now! Have a great day!
Have a great day and many blessings to you all...hopefully I'll be back with a card later today!
Monday, September 8, 2008
P.S. There is still time to join my Stampin' Up! ribbon share, there are two different groups to choose from...click here for more details!