Tuesday, November 27, 2007

New link

I just wanted to send a quick message letting you ALL know that I posted a link to Angel's blog on my sidebar. She is taking signups for Weight Loss buddies. I signed up. For those who don't know at Christmas I have MANY houses to go to. My Christmas is going to start the Sunday BEFORE! That's what happens when you have 5 grandmothers, 2 sets of parents, and one set of in-laws.....

Monday, November 26, 2007

Another Priceless Thank you!

OK, if you haven't noticed, I LOVE this set! LOL I have won a couple of blog candies recently and last week I sent out some extras of my thank you card below. But I feel bad sending everyone cards they've already seen (I know it's STRANGE, but I've heard of some who keep logs of what IMAGE they send someone year to year for Christmas, so STRANGE is in the eye of the beholder) or know are "old".

Anyway, here's my latest. I was going to use the same basic idea as the last, but turn it sideways and put the flowers in the opposite corners. Problem is when the square is turned sideways, it doesn't fit on a standard card! LOL Not sure HOW I forgot that, but I did. But I REALLY liked how the corners turned out (what you see here behind the butterfly). THEN I decided to change the flower to a butterfly (I've seen one swirly behind a butterfly, but not sure if I've seen 3 like this....). Then when I was looking at placement, I wondered....WHY do we always insist on putting the squares at nice angles, why not at an odd angle? And finally the Thank you is stamped in the upper right corner....I think it balances the card. I also think this is a nice, simple card.... not much work involved. Now I'm off to try other ideas!

Oh! And the colors are Mellow Moss, Perfect Plum, Almost Amethyst, and Whisper White. I also used versamark to stamp and emboss the butterfly (I used versamark and classic ink).

Alright, so I'm not gone yet! I was just looking at this! The more I look at it, the more I like it! The PP square looks like one of those old decoder things.....Like it's showing you the swirly coming out of the base. Sorry, I'm rambling and sounding silly.... Anyone understand what I'm trying to say?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Priceless Thank You

This is the card I'm making for Emma's b-day thank yous. I LOVE how it turned out! Now I can't take FULL credit for this, I cased the idea from Sherry - smcdowney - on SCS. You can see her version here.

For this card, I used Priceless and Warmest Regards from Stampin' Up! The base is Pretty in Pink. I stamped the hearts on the base with the same color ink. The main image is stamped in Perfect Plum on Whisper White. The sentiment is in Mellow Moss. The flowers were stamped with VersaMark on Pretty in Pink and embossed with white embossing powder and popped up using dimensionals. The whole thing is mounted on a piece of Perfect Plum cardstock. THEN I added the Moss grosgrain ribbon.

I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, November 4, 2007


OK! I'm going to do my BEST to make this the LAST post of family pics for a while! I'm striving to make some cards this week (somewhere between stuffing envelopes for the church tomorrow night and handing out cantata tickets on Wednesday night!)
So on to this picture! This was just TOO sweet to pass up! Starting on the left is Emma and Angelo (my 2 - Emma was Aurora and Angelo was a dinosaur!), then my nieces Braelynn and Niah (Tina's children - Braelynn was a CUTE pink poodle and Niah was a princess!), then the other 3 are my OTHER 2 nieces and my "adopted" nephew - Lilly, Bailey, and Gavin (Adam and Shanna's - Lilly was a snow princess, Gavin was a samurai, and Bailey was a sweet girly pirate!)
We took this picture right before the Parade of Preschoolers sponsored by my town (where I also HAPPEN to work ;) I was SO excited that my nieces and nephew could come join us, since they live out of town - 30 minutes to an hour away :( It makes me sad I don't get to see them very often, but I try to make the most of it when I DO see them!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Angelo (and a pic of me!)

Well, here's a pic of me and Angelo! NOT my best, but it was early in the morning and Emma took it. BUT considering Emma's 5 I think it is a GREAT picture! I think Emma's going to turn out to be a photographer...... Or at least that's what she enjoys right now.
Looking at this picture, I think Angelo looks more like me than his daddy.... HEY! A mommy can HOPE, right?!? LOL
I just HAD to share this pic of Emma! We were playing with the camera this morning and she asked me to take this :) My little star! Hard to believe she's ALMOST 5! What happened to my baby?!?

Gift bags

OK, I'm going to post a bunch of stuff in a number of different posts tonight.

This first is to show off some very cute gift bags I made for some little boys that Emma goes to school with (they are brothers and their combined b-day party was today).
So, here they are together! The one on the left was made using Cowboy Kid. I stamped the different images/sayings in Stazon on the red bag (got that at Wal-mart). The one on the right was made using Ahoy Matey! I stamped the parrot and "Ahoy Matey" in Whisper White Craft ink on the black bag (again from Wal-mart).
Now, the cowboy was stamped with Basic Black classic ink. THEN I colored in his bandana in Ruby Red, his shirt in Brocade Blue, the star in Summer Sun, and his shorts (and the horse stick) in Close to Cocoa. THEN I used my VersaMarker to color in his hat, the horse, his gloves, and his boots (done individually), and used the Creamy Caramel chalk to dab onto it. Then I took white tissue paper and stamped the cowboy in each corner so that when it was stuffed into the bag he would be standing and stamped the other images around that.
And finally, here's a closer look at the pirate bag. For the pirate, I stamped him in Basic Black classic ink, colored his shirt red, his pants black. THEN I colored in his sword and hook (traced the hook itself) with a silver gel pen. THAT EASY! And finally I took white tissue paper and stamped the pirate in each corner so that when it was stuffed into the bag he would be standing and stamped the other images around that.

On both bags the image is on dimensionals. Enjoy!