March 31, 2008
Today's card features Spring Fling designer series paper, A Perfect Day/Love & Happiness rub-ons, and a bunch of punches. The leaves behind the bloom are made from the 5-petal punch and I cut it up to spread out the leaves a bit. I used the scallop punch and white scallop rub-on for the so saffron bloom and the 5-petal punch and white rub-on for the pretty in pink flower. It's all tied together with a pink rhinestone brad from the Fire circle collection. This card makes me very ready for spring!
Have a wonderful day and don't forget to sign up for some blog candy in last Friday's post!
Details - paper: sage shadow, so saffron, pretty in pink, spring fling dsp; accessories: scallop & 5-petal punches, fire circle rhinestone brads, regal rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, a perfect day rub-ons, love & happiness rub-ons
March 28, 2008
March 27, 2008
It's snowing here today after having a beautiful 70-degree day yesterday. Such is spring. It was actually nice to stay home and get things done around the house though. The kids are now a little stir crazy, but they're entertaining themselves quite nicely in the basement. Why mess with a good thing!?
I had some nice time to stamp today during naps since both the babies actually napped at the same time. Another simple one-stamp card too. I love how the designer series paper does all the work for me! Now I just need to use it on scrapbook pages like I had intended when I bought it...
See you tomorrow for some blog candy!
Details - stamps: Cheery Chat; ink: rose red; paper: rose red, so saffron, brocade blue, cutie pie dsp; accessories: brocade blue grosgrain ribbon, a-muse micro dot twinkle stickers, fresh favorites II buttons, mini glue dots, dimensionals
March 26, 2008
Details - stamps: Happy Everything; paper: east coast prep designer paper, bayou blue, whisper white; ink: black staz-on; accessories: bold bright buttons, 3/4" circle punch, real red wide grosgrain ribbon
March 25, 2008
The card is 5-1/4 square - chocolate chip is the base. I'm using Afternoon Tea designer series paper (tea goes with cupcakes, right?!).
If you are looking for a quick card, here it is! Only one stamp! The rest is just paper and ribbon. Super simple.
Thanks for visiting today,
Details - stamps: Live Your Dream; ink: chocolate chip; paper: Afternoon Tea DSP, chocolate chip, groovy guava; accessories: soft sky double stitched ribbon, dimensionals
March 24, 2008
The card comes from Julee Tilman's 'Mojo Monday' sketch challenge, a fun and simple one today. Love those. Enjoy!
Details - stamps: It's a Party; ink: close to cocoa/tempting turquoise/real red markers, real red; paper: wild wasabi, tempting turquoise, whisper white, real red, east coast prep designer series; embellishments: ice rhinestone brads, ticket corner punch.
We had a fun Easter weekend and I just happened to leave my camera at my MIL's house, so I'm getting that back tonight and then I'll be able to post this week.
Alright, be back soon!
March 21, 2008
Alright! Today's card is a sketch from Julee Tilman's Mojo Monday and this is my rookie attempt at one of her wonderful sketches. I had made the Friends sentiment about 3 weeks ago and it just didn't work on the card I was making at the time. When I saw this sketch I thought of it immediately - woohoo! I colored in the flowers and Friends with rose red and brocade blue and then added crystal effects over them. It's better looking irl. The butterfly is colored in with rose red/so saffron watercolor wonder crayons with an aqua painter and then I just added some twinkle stickers from A-Muse on the wings. Fun, huh? All in all it's a very simple card, but fun all the same. Thanks so much for stopping by - enjoy your weekend & Happy Easter!
Details: stamps: Time Well Spent; ink: so saffron, black staz-on, brocade blue/rose red/so saffron stampin' write markers; paper: rose red, so saffron, almost artichoke, whisper white; accessories: twinkle stickers, so saffron brads, crystal effects
March 20, 2008
Oh! I have a new nephew and I get to go down to the Denver area to see him tomorrow. Sweet little guy.
Details: stamps: I'm Here, Holidays & Wishes; paper: certainly celery, spring fling, so saffron, pretty in pink; accessories: pink grosgrain ribbon, clear embossing powder
March 19, 2008
Thanks for visiting!
Details: stamps: NONE! paper: wild wasabi, so saffron, blush blossom, groovy guava accessories: apricot ribbon, so saffron buttons, cuttlebug embossing folder spots & dots, cuttlebug alphabet olivia (I think), circle punches - all sorts of sizes.
March 17, 2008
Today's little number is from my 6x6 desktop calendar for March and that cutie patootie is Avery - although it's from March a year ago. That's how I do my calendars - last year's pictures for this year's calendar. Seems to be a good fit for me; then I just put them in a album for the previous year. Voila, instant scrapbook! Avery is my little stamping helper. She loves to stamp and make cards for her friends and cousins. I had a huge pile of scrap paper that needed to be sorted and put away, but instead I just bought one of those plastic shoe box containers and gave Avery all my scraps for her cards. Add cheap adhesive from Wal-Mart and she's set. So sorry the picture is a little dark - this was before I found the ideal place to take photos in my house, so the lighting here is terrible.
Thanks for stopping by!
Details: stamps: warm words, watercolor vine (jumbo wheel), rough texture (jumbo wheel), paper: certainly celery, bashful blue, whisper white, fall flowers designer series, accessories: silver brads, corner rounder
March 16, 2008
Details: stamps: polka dot background, birthday whimsy ink: versamark, staz-on black paper: real red, pumpkin pie, certainly celery cardstock, cutie pie designer series embellishments: die-cut blooms, brocade blue button, linen thread, real red wide grosgrain ribbon, a perfect day rub-ons (occasions mini collection), paper piercer/template
March 15, 2008
I just need to get photoshop back up and running and then I'll be ready to start posting new pictures for all of you. Tonight I hope to stamp some after the kids are in bed and soon it will be March Madness, so that will leave plenty of crafting time while Michael watches the tournament - guilt-free stamping, yes!
Details: Sweet Shapes stamp set; Love & Happiness rub-ons; whisper white, soft sky, real red, blue bayou cardstock; soft sky prints designer series paper; soft sky, real red, black Staz-On inks; real red wide grosgrain ribbon, paper piercer/template; stampin dimensionals.
March 12, 2008
I'm very sad to say that the Geek Squad could not salvage anything from our old computer, and I am soooo mad about that. I guess a praise in all of this is I had just uploaded all of our digital pictures to Kodak and so the photos we lost were all of my stamping projects and ideas. I think I would have needed mental help if I had lost all of Katie's baby pictues, can you imagine?! I'll be good with the new laptop as soon as I can adjust to the keyboard and not having a 10-key pad on the side. I'm hoping to have all of my programs re-loaded soon too! So frustrating. I can see all you Mac people pointing your finger at me, ha!
Ok! My new stamping buddy, Amy Sheffer tagged me this week *so excited - my first tag* and I'm supposed to list 7 random facts about myself. This is a tough one! It's not very often I get to think about things that are just about ME - I became a mom and that is what I am. I live at Avery's house, I'm Avery's mom, etc.
Ok, just the facts ma'am!
#1 - I have lived in Colorado my entire life, even college. That might just be plain boring, but this state is so beautiful and the climate is fantastic - I never want to leave!
#2 - I have 2 differents sized thumbs. I can't believe I am putting this down. Now when you see me that is all you'll be trying to look at. I fondly call them Bert & Ernie. You can imagine what they look like now...
#3 - Back in the day, I loved to go on 6-day backpacking trips way out in the middle of nowhere. We packed everything we needed with us, food, TP, tents, pans, everthing. It was fantastic!
#4 - I absolutely hate to fly. I'll do it, but I'm very uncomfortable taking off and landing. Especially landing in Denver - crazy turbulence!! ugh. Oh, and flying over mountains doesn't agree with me either. You remember that movie Alive? Yeah, that did it for me.
#5 - My nickname is Kiki - comes from my parents calling me Cheeky since I was a 'cheeky' baby and then my youngest brother came along and couldn't say cheeky and called me Kiki. Short story long... ha! I like Kiki much better than Cheeky thank goodness!
#6 - I was a math major and when I told my parents this I think they fell on the floor. I had to repeat algebra 2 in high school, so their reaction was expected I suppose. I taught middle school and high school math for 4 years and then moved on.
#7 - I miss playing softball. I played for so many years on rec teams and then life got too busy and there is that thing where they don't let pregnant women play? So hopefully I'll get back into it someday soon. It's such a fun sport my hubby and I can do together, so that is the part I miss most.
Alright - now I get to tag some people! First I'd like to tag my good friend Earen who is a huge inspiration to me spiritually. Her blog is amazing and she has such a gift in her writing. I'm also going to tag Beckie, my fabulous upline and birthday buddy, Joanne, Amanda, Mercy, Jen, and Neva who leave me such wonderful comments in my SCS gallery!
The rules to go by:
• Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
• Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.
• Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
• Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
That was a very long post today! Hopefully you aren't scared away, *grins*! See you again soon with new projects.
March 7, 2008
Here are the details: Stamp sets - Little Flowers, Short & Sweet; paper - Papertrey's stampers select white, certainly celery, not quite navy, so saffron, petals & paisleys designer series; embellishments - fresh favorites I & II buttons, apricot grosgrain ribbon. I trimmed the so saffron paper with my pinking scissors from Fiskars (saw that on the Sale-A-Bration cover and thought it was so cute!)
Have a wonderful weekend everyone -