Monday, February 26, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Saturday, February 24, 2007
I made this card to celebrate. I copied some things from the always inspiring AmyR whose Bella Card I stole a lot from. Actually I just looked it up to get the link for you and I didn't realize just how much of it I stole!
You know that brings up a good point. This is my personal belief. I would not submit this card for publication or in a contest. It's too much a copy. I do feel that it's ok to make and give to a friend. I feel it's ok to put on here because I gave credit for the inspiration to Amy. How do you all feel? This may be the closest copy I've done. I might use these ideas again...
Oh and I just read Julie's note, if I'd known she was awaiting my Just Johanna card I would have done that first! I'll make one as my very next card just for you Julie. ;) Actually I'm in a Just Johanna swap so I'd better get on the ball!
Ok, back to laying around and being pitiful.
Ok, so I made a personal resolution to not make any more cards or stamp anything at all until I totally clean my craft room. I'm talking, opening up all the drawers and sorting beads and alphabetizing stamps and just everything. I have a few drawers that sort of just collect junk, I need to sort all that stuff. Also I need to pull stuff for the Garage Sale my LSS has twice a year. I usually make a ton of money selling old supplies I won't use anymore. I also sorted my scarry tangle of ribbon and twined it all and organized it by color.
Well I do want to do all that but now I'm sick! I have some crazy fever sort throat illness, both my babies had it, they are over it though. I'm delux miserable with it. The point is I started all this super cleaning and the photo you see is where I had to leave it when I got sick! It didn't even look that messy when I started.
To make matters worse I have gotten TONS of cool stamps in the mail! I got Just Johanna stamps, Pink Cat stamps and the amazing A Muse ovals that AmyR talks about in her blog. Those ovals by the way came in two days! I called in my order on Thursday and they are here! So I can't even play with my new toys is my point. I need to get well then finish cleaning that mess then I can stamp, stamp, stamp.
Ok, time to go lay on the couch more.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
I'm thining of printing out a pile of fishy type sayings that they can put inside the card if they choose. I personally don't feel it needs anything, I like the idea of a blank notecard, but it would give them a choice anyhow.
Ok so bring it on what do you think? Keep in mind I have to turn it in tomorrow morning so I can't really TAKE your criticsm and do anything with it, so it will be most helpful if you just tell me you think it's great ok?? ;)
I'll have another contest soon, I have to think of what game to play and what prize to give first.
Gotta go check if I have more hits than Sherri yet. Oh but go check her blog out too (AFTER MINE) she is thinking of adding a new member to her family AND has a new technique using the cuttlebug!
Monday, February 19, 2007
Here's another Easter Bunny card. I used prismacolors but not gamsol and of course the background is a cuttlebug one.
Do you like this ribbon? My LSS here in town has the nicest ribbons and they are all 50cent a yard, no matter if they are simple or fancy. It's great because you can always get just the one yard and then decide if you want lots. I only really use a whole bunch of a few colors. I just orderd SU's ribbon in 6 common (for me) colors; red, black, white, brown, pink, green. You get tons of that ribbon so that will be nice to not run out. It's just solid grosgrain ribbon which is my true favorite.
Oh other big spending money news, I just joined Self Addressed. They were having a sale and I got 20% off my whole membership. I did the 6x6 kit for 6 months and it's only going to be $17.80 including shipping each month. I've admired their kits for a while. We can really blame Angie though (see blog on the side) she made me do it! heehee. I'm really excited about getting it.
Well I hear a baby giggling in his room so I guess naptime is over for today. :)
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
I also got stamps from Sherri in the mail today. It's the "Simple Shapes" kit from Stampin' Up! I'm excited to try that kit too.
Oh I'm sure you are all wondering which embossing folders I got? (sure Erin we all really care about your mail) Well I got : stylized flowers, bloom dots, friend, textile print, snowflakes, tiny bubbles, tiny mosaic texture, and heart blocks. I already have the swirl one. I cleaned out a special drawer for them all today so everything has a nice home now. :)
As if that wasn't enough I got one of my swap participant's packages today. I'm doing a swap for Stamping Bella images right now, we will each end up with 20 different images when it's done. How fun.
Oh those of you who are already on my link list can still play, just put a comment like "Hey I want images, and I'm already on your list".
And for the record you can link my blog to any of yours! I love to jump from blog to blog using people's lists.
One final note, you must know by now that I'm into cutsie fun images. So there won't be any really classy or vintage images, if you ONLY like that stuff you might not love this prize. (but I still want your blog link to still put it!)
Ok, have fun, I want to get like 50 blog links, tell everyone you know!
Oh, I just thought of this, if you do not have a blog and want to link your gallery at The Stamp Shack or Split Coast Stampers or Two Peas that will work too, I'll make a seperate section for those. But please get the link to just YOUR gallery, not the whole "new uploads" section or something like that. :)
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Ok, this is my first game and it has a fabulous prize! I won't tell the prize yet, but you'd better only play for the fun, the prize will be cute but nothing to go crazy about! :) This card features four techniques or tricks or whatever that I use very frequently. Not on every card, one of them not even on any other of my blog cards I think. (I could be wrong though.) So this will be easiest for people who really know me, but anyone might be able to figure it out. The first person to post the answer will as a comment on this post will receive a fun prize from me. You must have all four, I won't tell you if you have one or two, I'll just say no. Ok, have fun!
BTW, this is a card for my friend Shara who recently got a new job! Hurray Shara.
Friday, February 09, 2007
Ok, I'm back from the crop. This first card is my beach Santa card. I'm making a set of these for my mom. Can you tell there is glitter in the water? I really like this card. These stamps are by Darcies Heart and Home.
This Valentine's Day cat I use over and over. It's a TAC stamp. The little dohickie the ribbon goes through is a slider by Cuttlebug.
And all four of these are Pink Cat Studio. Jodi, the store owner liked these so much she is going to see about ordering this line of stamps.
I had a great time. It was nice to be out of the house. Apparently Brian and the boys had a good time too, they danced a lot. :)
We got TEN packages today! Can you believe that? 5 of them were for Brian, but mine were great, I got:
Stamps from Pink Cat
A Stamping Bella Card swap back
Images for my Stamping Bella Image swap
A RAK of cute pig images from Katie
and Baby I've Got Your Number ATC swap back.
What a great mail day! No bills either and I don't even have to feel guilty because Brian got his own stack of stuff to open.
So I've pretty much killed my Feburary spending money of course! I only have $20 left and of course I'm about to go to a crop so that will be gone shortly! Oh well, I have fun stuff on it's way here and I proved last month that I can go weeks and weeks without spending if I must.
Well that's all for today, sorry no pic to show you. I promise I'll put up the stuff I make at the crop tonight.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Sunday, February 04, 2007
I ordered from Eat Cake, Pink Cat Studios, Viva Las Vegastamps, went to a Michaels and got two of their dollar stamps and like 4 sheets of paper, and went back to the SAME Michaels and got one of those Cutterbug dies. I got the swirly embossing design. I'm trying to use it with a rolling pin for now. I really want to know if I can use it with a pasta machine squisher thingie. I'm generally too cheap to just buy the cutterbug machine. (BIRTHDAY IDEA! ;) ) Oh and all the owners of the stamp companies I ordered from emailed with me and were so friendly and nice. It was my first ever Pink Cat order but I really liked them, so we will see, but I bet it's not my last order.
Also when I was at my Mom's she gave me an early Birthday present of a stamp set she got from Darcie's. She said the shipping was slow, but I asked around and that's not normal for them. I'm not sure why it was for my poor mom. But in any event these stamps are great. I got the Santa on the Beach set JCS-0001 is the item number. Anyhow it comes in it's own case, they are unmounted but on EZ Mount clingy stuff already and trimmed already as well. They come with a little idea sheet with item numbers for the stuff they used and a full color index of your set, it all fits in the case. The case is really cool, it looks like a CD case really, only it's a bit bigger to fit the largish set. I'll keep her on my list to order from in the future for sure! Mom also picked up 4 small cat stamps at a thrift store, so that's fun too. :)
So that's all my shopping news.
We had a good visit down south. It was good to see everyone. I'm glad to be home though. :) Oh and our mailbox was STUFFED when we got home. Thank heavens three cool things for Brian or I think he was gonna sulk at all the tons of cool stuff I got!
Have a great day!