Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Also thank you Maryanne for bringing dinner over last night!!! I was exhausted when I got home, and it was nice to not have to worry about that. It was de-lish!!!! Thanks again!!!!
I am off to work this morning and leaving a little early to drive Mike to the doctor to have his bandage removed...he had some really large veins in his leg that were removed/lasered (just in case you wanted to know, lol!).
I hope to have something to post tomorrow.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Oh yeah...this never got crossed off my list yesterday...but it is still waiting for me!
Tonight is our family night...I am making this...it is really de-lish!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I found out yesterday that one of the radio stations here in Phoenix is already playing their continuous Christmas music...usually that starts on Thanksgiving day. Since I can listen to Christmas music anytime...I switched my dial over to 99.9 FM (KEZ). I drove home from work singing "Silver Bells", lol! Too bad I couldn't convince everyone in the office to turn the dial yet (they think it is too early).
So with Christmas carols ringing in my head...I decided to post a Christmas card. I really love this set, Hung up on the Holidays, from Stampin' Up! it is a little set but it has some cute images. I especially love this little gingerbread man...kinda makes me want a cookie.
I can hardly believe that Thanksgiving is next week...then the craziness begins! Are you ready?
Have a terrific day!
**to Lindsay who left a post regarding directions for the wedding invitations...please email/leave me a post with your email address...I don't know how to get in touch with you**
Supplies used: (all SU! unless noted) Hung up on the Holidays/Around the Block/Holiday Treats (PTI); Pure Poppy (PTI)/Whisper White/Choc Chip cardstock; Choc Chip/Pure Poppy ink; Pure Poppy Grosgrain Ribbon (PTI); Stardust Stickles (Michael's)
Monday, November 17, 2008
I hope you had a fabulous weekend! I got almost everything crossed off my to-do list...so that made me happy!
I spent some time on Friday roaming around outside and in the house taking random pictures...I just LOVE my camera! Ever since I have moved my dial to "M" (for manual), picture taking is such a challenge. I have to say that some days I get bad, blurry, out of focus pictures...but that is the great thing about digital cameras...the delete button. I have joined a photography forum (it is $6 per month)called Clickin Moms (not just for moms, btw). I have really learned so much over there!!! The people are really nice and really talented! I finally had the nerve to upload a photo in the "critique me" section. I was really nervous...but hey, that is how you learn right? I have really been working on focus and especially focusing on peoples eyes...and since my family isn't really enthusiastic about posing for me, I grabbed one of Ashley's dolls from the garage, and shot away. So here is the picture I posted, and I think I got it this time (not counting all the others that didn't make it, lol!).
Random note: I left the doll on my counter on Friday night...and when Josh and Sharon came home, they were really creeped out, lol! I suppose I should have warned them.
Supplies used (SU! unless noted): Text Box stamp set; Ocean Tide (PTI)/Kraft/Choc Chip cardstock; Ocean Tide (PTI)/Choc Chip ink; Circle/Scallop punches; Hole punch; Choc Chip Grosgrain Ribbon
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I really like how today's card turned out, I had no idea what I was doing when I started out to make this one, I just knew I wanted to use some patterned paper and these felt flowers that matched. I shifted things around for quite a while, until I came up with this layout. I even used some of my hoarded fire & Ice brads, lol!
Yesterday after work I stopped over to visit Ashley (and Jax, her kitten), and to work out at her apartment weight room...we actually didn't talk each other out of it this week, lol!
Then we decided to take a trip to the Dollar Tree (love that place), I stocked up on Christmas wrapping paper, curling ribbon, and tissue paper (now I just need some stuff to wrap). When Ashley and I were in the candy aisle...we spotted these...I had to get them for Josh, because I knew he would get a kick out of this grossness (is that a word?). I think I may have to go back and get some for my nephew too, (boys like the weirdest stuff!). They even had gummy boogers. I don't even think I can get past the grossness (there is that word again), to even give them a try...but boys will be boys...Josh said they were tasty.
Thanks for visiting!!!! Have an Awesome day!!!!
Supplies used (SU! unless noted): Floral Frenzy (PTI) stamp set; Pretty in Pink/Whisper White/Old Olive cardstock; Old Olive ink; My Girl Patterned Paper (Pebbles Inc); Felt Flowers; Fire and Ice Brads; Old Olive grosgrain ribbon
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I hope your week is off to a great start...I have been busy trying to create our digi Christmas card, so I can get it sent off to Shutterfly ...My creativity was "out to lunch" yesterday...argh! I think I did finally come up with a design, which was pretty simple (such my style...less is more). I may change my mind tomorrow, though, lol!
Have you seen the cute projects Nichole has on her blog for the new Papertrey release? So stinkin' cute!!!!
Today card is a quick one...I dusted off my rub on's from SU!'s last SAB promotion, and made this easy card with them. I think it took my under 5 minutes to complete...how's that for easy?
Have a great day today-Thanks for visiting!!!!
supplies used: (all SU! unless noted) Pixie Pink/Basic Black/Whisper White cardstock; Rub-on's (retired); Felt flower; Black Grosgrain Ribbon (Michael's); antique black brad
Monday, November 10, 2008
I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was relaxing and too short, as usual, lol!
Friday we went out to dinner at Carraba's with some friends from church (thanks! you know who you are!)...that was a lot of fun.
Then Saturday morning, Ashley and Nate came over for haircuts...they brought us some yummy Starbucks coffee (non-fat white chocolate mocha...my fav! in their holiday red cups~I love that color!!!!)...which is where I got the idea for this card. I also added some whipped cream to the top of the cups with my liquid applique...and the best part is...it has 0 calories! Saturday afternoon, I got to play around with my camera and shot some photos of random stuff around the house and of course Peter (my cat, who is a great model, btw, lol!). It was nice to feel creative this weekend...love it!
Sunday we took our family pictures (thanks Sharon for being our photographer) for our Christmas card (which I still have to design). I got a few that are possibilities, but you know how it is...it is hard to find one that everyone is happy with. Here is a picture of me and Josh when we were done snapping photos...he was a good sport, even though I had sketched out 10 possible poses for us (I am a little crazy like that, lol!). He is a great kid!!!! Isn't he the cutest?
Enjoy your day~thanks for visiting!!!!
Supply List: (SU! unless noted) Warm Happiness (PTI); Like it a Latte stamp sets; Whisper White/Choc Chip/Pure Poppy (PTI) cardstock; Pure Poppy (PTI)/Chocolate Chip ink; Pure Poppy (PTI) Grosgrain Ribbon; Scallop Punch; Liquid Applique (JoAnn's)
Friday, November 7, 2008
I love Fridays...when I have the whole weekend ahead of me...especially because I can sleep in (which is around 7am for me, lol!), and have coffee with my hubby on the sofa in my pj's.
I have been reorganizing my craft room...again, (it seems like I am constantly moving stuff around in there)...am I the only one that does that? Plus I am always picking up my supplies/paper/scraps/etc since I have yet to figure out an organized way to papercraft...when I am stamping, it looks like a bomb went off when I am done...but it is fun!
Here is another case of Nichole, with one of my favorite stamp sets (Floral Frenzy). It looks kind of similar to all my posts this week (I just noticed that, lol!). I will try to mix it up next week.
I hope you have a relaxing weekend~Thanks for stopping by!!!
Supplies used: (SU! unless noted) Floral Frenzy stamp set (PTI); Berry Sorbet (PTI)/Whisper White/Chocolate Chip cardstock; Berry Sorbet (PTI)/Chocolate Chip ink; Berry Sorbet Grosgrain Ribbon (PTI); Circle/Scallop Punch
Thursday, November 6, 2008
The weekend is almost here...this week is zipping by. I am really ready for the weekend, though...I just cannot get enough of them!
It has been getting cooler here in Phoenix...yesterday it was only 77 degrees...I love living here! Especially at Christmas time when I can rub it in to my family back in New England that it is in the upper 70's and sunny, lol! I sure do not miss the cold weather!
I needed a birthday card for my dad (Nov 8th), and decided to use the same layout I used here. I just had to make it a little more "guy-ish"~I think this layout is gonna to be one of my fav's!
Thanks for stopping by~Enjoy Today!!!!
Supplies used: (SU! unless noted) So Many Scallops stamp set; Whisper White/Taken with Teal/Old Olive cardstock; Taken with Teal ink; Old Olive grosgrain ribbon; circle/scallop punches; Birthday Cuttlebug die template
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Hope your day is off to a great start!
Just a reminder to go and VOTE today!!!! Here are a few helpful links...if you want to know where to vote, general questions (example: times/ID requirements, etc), or to update your information~exercise your right!!!!
Okay, onto the card. I have seen several cards lately on Splitcoast Stampers with this layout and I have been wanting to give it a try...so here is my take on it, Papertrey style;D Of course I had to use some of my favorite items...Aqua Mist/Floral Frenzy.
Thanks for Visiting!!! Enjoy Today!!!!
Supplies used (All PTI unless stated): Floral Frenzy stamp set; Aqua Mist/Whisper White (SU!) card stock; Everyday Blessings Patterned Paper; Aqua Mist/Lemon Tart ink; Lemon Tart Grosgrain Ribbon; Square Punches (SU!)
Monday, November 3, 2008
I hope you had a great weekend! Mike and I spent Saturday watching movies, we haven't done that in quite some time...it was so nice to just "veg-out" together (even if it was a guy movie and scary movie). Then we spent some time over at Ashley & Nate's, so I could play with thier new kitten, Jax...he is so little and cute! I even had some stamping time...so my weekend was complete. I have been struggling to get my stamping mojo back...and the best way for me to do that is to case a few cards that I like, then it starts to get the paper crafting juices flowing. This card I think is so simple and pretty...of course I cased it from Nichole (who is a paper crafting genius!!!!), I LOVE all her designs! I just think her style is so pretty and classy! Of course I tweaked mine just a bit and ran my white shimmery cardstock through my cuttlebug.
I also saw a quote on Nichole's blog that a card is like sending a hug with a fold in the middle...I thought that was such a great way to put it! I have several "hugs" to mail out this week!
Thanks for stopping by~Have a Fabulous Day!!!!!
Supplies used: Floral Frenzy (PTI) stamp set; Whisper White/Shimmery White (SU!)/Sweet Blush (PTI) cardstock; Black Palette ink (PTI); Sweet Blush Grosgrain Ribbon; Cuttlebug; Circle/Scallop Punch (SU!)