Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Here is card #3 for Valentine Week, I used the stamp set Happy Hearts from SU! which has gotten a lot of use by me over the years. I think this tall heart image is my favorite in the set. I used Pure Poppy and Sweet Blush ink and cardstock from Papertrey Ink, and it is such a pretty Valentine combo!
Are you doing anything fun for Heart Day? I may try to think ahead and plan some sort of love themed meal...we will see how ambitious I get, lol! I do think Valentine's Day is such a fun holiday...because who doesn't like getting a card???
Did anyone see the Biggest Looser last night??? I cannot believe that Joelle did not get voted out!!! I am happy for her partner Carla, though:) that show is addicting!!!
Thanks for visiting! Enjoy today!!
supplies used (SU! unless noted): Happy Hearts/Rustic Branches (PTI) stamp sets; Pure Poppy/Sweet Blush (both PTI)/Whisper White cardstock; Pure Poppy/Sweet Blush (both PTI) ink; Sweet Blush (PTI) Grosgrain Ribbon
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Here is my card #2 for Valentine Week. I have seen so many cute tree stamps lately and really liked this one that Kristina Werner used...since I didn't really have anything that looked close to it...I scoured my stamp room for something similar, and decided on Rustic Branches (along with some heart images from various stamp sets). This was a super easy card, and I love the simpleness of it, (I may give his one to my hubby for our anniversary on Jan 25th).
Have a terrific Tuesday!!!
supplies used: (SU! unless noted) Rustic Branches/Wedding Day (PTI)/Cause for Celebration/Small Sayings stamp sets; Pure Poppy (PTI)/Mellow Moss ink; Pure Poppy (PTI)/Mellow Moss/Whisper White cardstock; Pure Poppy Grosgrain Ribbon
Monday, January 19, 2009
Happy Monday, I hope you had a terrific weekend. It was in high 70's here all weekend...so gorgeous!
I was able to make it into my stamp room, so that always makes for a great weekend *wink*. I made a few Valentine's Day cards, so this week will be "Valentine Week". I am slowly but surely using up my "hoarded" patterned paper. I have to say this was one of my favorite patterns, probably because it is pink and brown, one of my favorite color combos (I only have a small square left)...SUCCESS!!
I am off to work today...not a long weekend for me.
supplies used: (SU! unless noted) Priceless/Mixed Messages (PTI) stamp sets; Pretty in Pink/Close to Cocoa/Cool Caribbean/Whisper White cardstock; Cool Caribbean/Pretty in Pink/Sahara Sand/Close to Cocoa ink; Love me designer paper; Brown Taffeta Ribbon
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Here is a quick card I whipped up for a friend. I just love these little pea pod's from the Green Thumb set by Papertrey Ink. I added some eyes and a smile with a black fine tip pen, which I think makes them so cute! It is hard to see from the photo, but I added some Crystal Effects to the peas, which makes them look pretty real.
Yesterday I had a dentist appointment (had to get a crown...yuck!). No one warns you that once you turn 40 things start falling apart *gasp!!!*
Supplies used (SU! unless noted): Green Thumb (PTI) stamp set; Old Olive/Certainly Celery ink; Certainly Celery/Old Olive/Whisper White cardstock; Bali Breeze Patterned Paper; Olive Grosgrain Ribbon; Crystal Effects
Monday, January 12, 2009
Hope you had a nice and relaxing weekend! I was happy to get some time in my stamp room on Friday!!! *smile*
Today is my niece, Allison's birthday *Happy Birthday Allison!*. Here is the card I made for her. I am still LOVING my Raspberry Fizz paper from PTI, so I used it for the base of the card. I am on a mission to use up my retired patterned paper this year (this is from Valentine's day 2 years ago). It is hard to see from the photo...but I cut out and colored a cake image and popped it up with a pop dot to give it some dimension.
I read an online article here about backing up your documents and photos, even if you have an external hard drive. I have heard so many horror stories of people getting a computer virus, or their hard drives crashing (including external ones) and losing everything on their computer. I have been wanting to upload all my stuff to Mozy for a while, and I am happy to report I started the process on Friday. It was pretty painless and inexpensive and well the piece of mind is great too! It will take about 2 weeks to fully back up all our stuff (I have lots of pictures and digi stuff that takes up tons of space). Once it is backed up, it will automatically back up any new stuff on a daily basis, and as long as my EHD is plugged in, it will back that up as well. It is a great feeling to know that it will do it automatically, because, well I forget! Just wanted to pass the info along, because I have heard people say, it is not if...it is WHEN it happens.
Have a great Monday~Thanks for visiting!!!!
Supplies used (SU! unless noted): Eventful stamp set; Raspberry Fizz/Whisper White/Tempting Turquoise/Old Olive cardstock; Choc Chop ink; Pretty in Pink/Tempting Turquoise/Pink Passion/Old Olive Markers; Love Me designer Paper; Rose/Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon; Scallop Punch
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I had a request to show my stamping space, you ask...I deliver.
I store my SU! cardstock in clear magazine type containers (available from Stampin'Up!), by color family (*note I keep any scraps that are card front size or larger filed right next to the full sheets). The baskets hold my tools, such as my heat embosser, brayer, embossing tray, stampin' wheel handles. Watercolor crayons, markers, watercolor paper. I keep my finished cards in one of the large covered baskets and file them by category. It is hard to see from the picture, but I keep my buttons, brads and eyelets in a stainless steel magnetic spice rack that is mounted on the wall (source Lowe's).
My main stamping surface is a 6 foot table we purchased at Sam's club. I use my SU! craft mat to stamp on and keep my work surface clean (plus I can cut and score right on it since it is self healing).
Left: this stores my adhesive, hole punchers, glitter, embossing powder, brushes, paint, Modge Podge, sponge daubers, dimensionals, twine, scissors, extra cutting blades are kept in the drawers - source Target. Middle: storage shelf baskets have my cuttlebug dies and envelopes, crates hold alterables, book storage. Bottom: my SU! stamps are sorted by category, bins hold templates I want to try, patterns, my patterned paper filed by color.
Left: my acrylic stamp storage
Middle: SU! ink pad storage
Bottom: re-inkers (source Ikea)
Left: punch storage (spice rack) - source Lowe's. Middle: ribbon storage (SU!) Bottom: my computer desk.
It's Thursday...hope your hangin' in there, Friday is around the corner *yippee*
I am still inking up my Remember stamp, lol! I cased this layout from Lauren Meader, you can see her post here . I read her blog every day, and well, I think she is one of the most talented crafters around!! She can whip up a template for just about anything. And of course I had to use some of my new Raspberry Fizz ribbon, ink and paper, because I LOVE it! This layout comes together really quickly, so this would be a good one to mass produce. I cut out one of the flower images and popped it up with a pop dot to give it some dimension. I think I am almost done with my thank you cards...hopefully onto Valentine's Day next week :)
Thanks for stopping by!
supplies used (SU! unless noted): Remember (PTI) stamp set; Very Vanilla/Choc Chip/More Mustard/Old Olive/Raspberry Fizz (PTI) cardstock; Choc Chip/More Mustard/Old Olive/Raspberry Fizz (PTI) ink; Raspberry Fizz Grosgrain Ribbon; Dimensional; Circle Punch
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
The week is moving right along. I hope you are having a great one.
Last night was the premiere of "The Biggest Loser" I really LOVE watching that show!!!! It reminds me of when I joined Weight Watchers a few years back and lost 25 pounds. It was so awesome to reach my goal, and I really enjoy seeing others do the same. Plus it really motivates me to keep up with my recent goals (remember...I don't make resolutions, lol!).
I am still working on my Christmas Thank you cards and still using my new stamp set, "Remember" by Papertrey Ink (hope you don't get bored). One thing I love about Nichole's stamping style is how it is simply elegant. She makes such beautiful cards and some of my favorites are when she uses stamps to create background paper. I gave it a shot with this card. I also attached one of my new Nestabilities tags to the front, and of course used one of my favorite items for some bling on the brown flower image.
Have a terrific day, and thanks for visiting!!!!
Oh yeah...I started another blog (can you believe it?), I am gonna try a project 365 this year (when you take a photo a day for a year). Not sure how far I will get...but it is fun so far. If you want to check it go here.
*I received a request/post from Dawn a few days ago for info regarding the wedding invitations I made for my daughter. I do not have any way to get the info to you, so please leave a comment with your email address or email me directly. I have the info ready to send*
supplies used (SU! unless noted): Remember (PTI) stamp set; Raspberry Fizz (PTI)/Very Vanilla/Choc Chip cardstock; Raspberry Fizz (PTI)/Old Olive/Choc Chip/Very Vanilla (Kraft) ink; Raspberry Fizz (PTI) Grosgrain Ribbon; Nestabilities tag die (PTI); Stardust Stickles (JoAnn's)
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I hope you all got back into the swing of things yesterday after all the holiday mini breaks. It was hard waking up at 4:40 am yesterday, but hopefully each day it will get easier (NOT!), I guess it will be good to get back to the regular routine, I am quite a creature of habit.
I was so excited to use my new Papertrey Ink stamp set "Remember" designed by Lisa Johnson. I used some of my Christmas $ to buy a few stamping items *smile.* I also got the Raspberry Fizz paper and ribbon, and I must say I LOVE it!!!! I have also come to realize that I am addicted to flower stamp sets (I think that is all I buy, lol!). This one is pretty versatile though and has a lot of images. I am hopeful to start adding some more masculine stamps to my collection (but they aren't as fun!).
Enjoy Today!!! Thanks for visiting my blog!
Supplies used (SU! unless noted): Remember (PTI) stamp set; Old Olive/Whisper White/Choc Chip cardstock; Raspberry Fizz (PTI)/Old Olive/Choc Chip ink; Raspberry Fizz grosgrain Ribbon (PTI);Dimensional used to pop up main flower
Monday, January 5, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
And a special thank you for visiting/commenting on my blog throughout the year. I have made so many great "online" friends this year and I am thankful for all of you!
I hope 2009 is your best one yet!!!