Saturday, January 31, 2009
Anyway, there is some good paper crafting stuff coming your way :) I have something really fun to share tomorrow!! I also got my SU starter kit so I should theoretically be able to create.. but my craft room is a mess so I need to clean first! :)
Here's to great, relaxing weekend for all! HUGS!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Snow Bunny Buddy
Supplies- Stamps: Snow Friends by Cookie Crumbs for CC Designs; Ink- Palette Noir and Burnt Umber; Coloring Medium- Copics and Prismas; CS- Wassau Neutrals and Bazzill Blue; DP- Figgy Pudding by Basic Grey; Other- MS Snowflake Punch, stickles, 1 1/2" circle punch, Labels 1 nestabilities.
This was a fun card to make...I can't wait to see what else Diane has in store for us!
Amy R's sketch challenge is always a must do- she does some really cute but sometimes some really different types of sketch that truly challenge you. This sketch, #46, is fairly simple but made a gorgeous card!
I just love how this turned out! Very simple yet gorgeous. I knew immediately from seeing the sketch I had to use Diane's Cupcake stamp set. So many cute cupcakes to choose from!
I also never got to post my card from Amy R's sketch #45. This cutie uses one of my fave sets, GingerSnaps Hey Cupid by CC Designs. If you haven't noticed by now, CC Designs is up there with TAC, SU, and CTMH for me.
Supplies: Stamps- Hey Cupid by CC Designs; CS- Bazzill Red, U/S White; DP- Retired SU (polka dots), MME (valentines); Ink- Palette Noir, SU Real Red; Coloring Medium- Copics; Other- CB Heart EF. buttons, target velvet
I will be back shortly with my post for the CC Designs DT Challenge!
Friday, January 23, 2009
I've been neglecting my blog :( Last weekend was the freezing weekend that made it took cold to work downstairs! I did get Amy R's sketch challenge, but never got to post it. I will do that this weekend. I've got a ton of new supplies to use so I WILL get some creative postings this weekend- promise!
I also have left TAC and joined SU. I just wasn't happy with the sudden decisions TAC kept making. Plus SU still has the amazing cardstock and colors. I still love TAC stamps but I just couldn't keep justifying buying just for me!
We went to the doctor's for Nate yesterday. We are not set on the colonoscopy- we will talk to the GI specialist first. However, she wants to check for headaches and inflammation in the joints as possible reasons for night waking. Also, she wants an EEG to check for silent seizures that could be affecting speech. It's just been a long week and actually, we had Monday off!
Well hope to have some positive and creative postings asap!
Friday, January 16, 2009
On the Nate front, he started a new med to help with sleep- it is helping. Not thrilled but we're desparate! Doc suspects stomach issues causing him to wake so he may have to have an endoscopy (go down the throat and into stomach) and colonoscopy. Scary. We will speak with the GI dr on Feb 4 about this.
Keep us in your prayers! I will get some crafting done as soon as it's warm
Monday, January 12, 2009
This was supposed to be posted Monday night but due to technical difficulties, here it is now :)
Well after a not so wonderful night (Nate was up from 1 AM to 7 AM.. really!), I had a wonderful day! I received a couple of awesome emails and also got a blog award from Rachel at My Cardstock Creations! Rachel is also the ATS Guest Designer for January- how cool is that?
This award is given to a blog that invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!"The rule of the award is to now pass it on to another 8 people who demonstrate this spirit.
So, here are some of my fave, truly real people to visit. I would definitely be friends with these people in everyday life! Oh and did I mention they're really talented, too? :)
Shannon- is my RL friend :)
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Flaky Snow Friends
Supplies: CS- SU Whisper White, Bazzill Blue; DP- SU retired Petals and Paisley Paper, DCWV Winter Mat Stack; Stamps- Cookie Crumbs from CC Designs; Coloring Medium- Copic Markers; Ink- Palette Noir; Other- Snowflake Border Punch, MS Snowflake Punch, Nestabilities Label one.
This is not my favorite card but take an up close look at my coloring- it turned out pretty dang well! I'm getting better.. sometimes.
And, what weekend would be complete without a picture of Nate? Here is Nate, again being puzzled by the camera, in his sock monkey pjs. Here's to a great week. ENJOY!
Supplies: Stamps- CC Designs; Card Stock- SU Whisper White, Bazzill Watermelon; DP- My Mind's Eye Irresistible (from CC Designs; Ink- Palette Noir; Coloring Medium- Kohrinor Pencils and OMS, Copic Ciao Markers; Other- CB EP, American Crafts Plastic Flowers, Target Ric Rak, Stickles in silver, nestabilities label one, corner rounder.
This was an easy card and I think it turned out cute. I have had the hardest time making Valentine's Day cards. It's been insane. I'm pretty happy with this one. Love the paper- I got another sheet with flying hearts that will be perfect for the new Gingersnaps Set Hey Cupid!
Next, ATS DT31- A color challenge to use Lovely Lilac, Pink Passion, and Kraft
Supplies: Stamps- CC Designs Gingersnaps Hey Cupid!; CS- Bazzil Kraft and Lavendar; SU Whisper White, Watercolor paper; DP- K and Company; Coloring Medium- Faux Watercoloring with SU Markers, Copics used on wings, skin and hair; Other- MS Border Punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, nestabilities label one
I absolutely LOVE this set- GingerSnaps are almost replacing my love of Sugarplums.. ALMOST :) Psst.. Christine.. More Sugarplums please!! Anyway, I will be doing many more with this set. It's gorgeous. Stay tuned for another post with more new rubbah!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Supplies: DP- Sweet Stack by DCWV; Paper: Stampin Up whisper white, bazzill; Stamps: CC Designs; Ribbon: MS; Coloring: Kohrinor and OMS, copics; Ink: Palette Noir; Other: Stapler, heart brads, corner rounder, cuttlebug and embossing folder.
ATS DT Challenge: Snowy Olivia
Christine issued a special design challenge for her team to use snowflakes without Winter/Christmas paper. I decided to play along. This was my chance to use my new Snowflake Die complete with some MS Mica Chip Glitter. I also used my new Olivia which I colored with copics!
Supplies: DP: SU Petals and Paisley (retired); CS: Bazzill, SU whisper white; Ink: Palette Noir and Burnt Umber; Stamps: CC Designs; Coloring: Copics; Other: Nestabilities Labels 1, embossing folder; sizzix snowflakes die, MS Mica Chip Glitter
Hope you enjoy!!
Supplies: Paper: Stampin Up Whisper White and Bazzill Bling!; Stamps: Fabulous Flowers by Stampin Up; Ink: Versamark and Palette Noir; Other: Martha Stewart Border Punch, Black EP, American Crafts Silver Ribbon. Finished Size: 5 x 5
Because all the dresses were elegant yet simple, I kept the card simple. As soon as I saw these dresses, this stamp set came to mind and voila, this card was born!
I hope you enjoy it!!
Friday, January 2, 2009
I LOVE their stamps! They are so different- cute yet weird. Just my style sometimes :)
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Things I Love..
- New stuff coming.. promise! and an update
- Scary Night!
- ATS DT Challenge #33- Snow Friends
- Amy R's Sketch #46 (and 45!)
- Technical Difficulties called LIFE!
- Quick Update
- Wonderful Day and an Award!
- Weekend Wrap Up
- AMYRS 53 and ATSDT31- Oldies and some new Rubbah!!...
- AMYRS 52- Mane Squeeze and ATS DT Special Challeng...
- Moxie Fab World Challenge 5- All Dressed up and Fa...
- Starving Artists/Doodle Factory Valentines' Stamps...
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