Friday, October 31, 2008
I am making a couple of these cards in a box for a craft show I am participating in. I saw these little liquer-filled chocolate and just "had" to purchase them for a craft!! LOL!
I think these will make a great little gifts for the holiday party hostess! It is an actual card, so it can be written on inside.
Image is watercolored with the aqua painter.
Thanks for looking!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
On Wednesday, my husband had the opportunity to go on a field trip with my daugher, Sarah, and the entire first grade class. They took a trip to Drumheller's orchard. Now, since my husband requested use of the camera, I had high hopes that he would return with lots of pictures. But true to the male species, he took a total of 7 pictures, and do you think Sarah is featured in any of them?!? No! However, he did take a picture of my friend Debbie on the tractor ride. She chaperoned her son's class. It was a cold and blustery day, but all in all, I think that the kids had a good time.
Lastly is the birthday invite that I made for Allison's birtday. She wants to have a cookout complete with campfire, roasted hotdogs and smores. We will also be completing a craft. I am praying for decent weather as this time of year you can have summer one day and winter the next!
I have been painting a couple of birdhouses.. Remember that huge box of birdhouses my Mom brought to me back in the summer? Well, when she was here, she and I attempted to paint a few of them. This one was inspired by a dish that I saw in a craft catalog. I just love the rich, vibrant colors.. albeit, it is not finished - yet! I still want to add some dimension to the little houses that I painted along the sides, I think I need to shade them a little as they are looking "flat".
Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I made this for the CC and for the Fan Club sketch challenge. I used Asela Hopkin's Botanical Dreams set.Thanks for looking!
Stamps: Botanical Dreams by Asela Hopkins (Gina K)
Paper: whisper whtie, kiwi kiss, dsp
Ink: stazon, pink pirouette, kiwi kiss, tangerine tango
Accessories: ribbon, cb, textile embossing folder, white signo pen, circle punches
Monday, October 27, 2008
This first one is from my wonderful friend Debbie. She brought me this card last week along with a wonderful dinner that fed my family for two nights while I was sick. Let me tell you, I haven't had anyone bring me dinner since I gave birth, and why is it that it is so hard to recieve that type of kindness from someone? Well, I am forever grateful for her generosity.
The second card is from Kari. She sent this beautiful card to me in her SULD swaps for the Macho Man card swap I hosted (I will post those awesome cards soon).
And last, but never least, is the card from Cindy. This card was in her card swaps that she sent to me also. Thanks ladies, I just love these cards!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thanks to Sylvia for tagging me. I am to list seven things about myself, which I will do at the end of this post.
First of all, I am happy to report that I have offically caught up on all of the DDC Challenges. Here they are in no particular order.
This is a CD Holder and this challenge was issued by Julia aka artystamper
This card is for the challenge issued by Anne aka jdmommy. She wanted us to do something with a envelope... which naturally turned into a letter to Santa from me. Hope he gets it *wink*
And, last but not least is the challenge from Joan Ervin. She wanted us to make something sweet and pink.
Tonight, I was also able to play along in a few of the Mini VSN Challenges. Here are those cards in no particular order.
Tomorrow I have some stamp-a-stack cards to share, and I will hopefully be able to make a card for the featured stamper.
Now...The Tag...Seven Odd/Weird Things About Me..
1. When I look at magazines, I read them back to front, not the same with books tho'.
2. When I get to laughing really hard, I snort. *embarassing*
3. I have a thing about keeping my hands clean, I wash them all of the time.
4. I have never colored my hair.
5. I have never had braces - check out my teeth.. they are pretty straight tho!
6. I was named after my Aunt Beverly, and I never had the chance to meet her.
7. I was the first girl at my High School to get a Letterman's jacket in Field Hockey - Go DUKES!
And I tag the following bloggahs... be sure to check out their blogs.. they have super stuff to share! It's ALL good!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
STRESSED? ANXIOUS? TENSE? WEARY? FED UP? YES... AND YOU?..got this fabulous image in the mail from my new friend Holly-Hog Wild About Stamping - THANKS HOLLY! love this lady.. btw.. how did they get this picture of me?
Stamps: art impressions
Paper: white, urban garden dsp, not quite navy
Accessories: ribbon, markers
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
This is just a sampling of the 11 purses with matching monogramed cards I am helping to make for the preschool teachers at my son's school! I love how they turned out. I used the Organic Grace set as a bg stamp on the chocolate chip. It is very subtle, so you may not be able to see it in this blurry photo. I love how these turned out. When finished.. there will be 11 purses and 66 cards - whew! Thank goodness I have the help of some of the other moms.
Stamps: Organic Grace, Just Rite Monogram Stamper
Paper: white, chocolate chip, autumn vine dsp
Ink: stazon, basic brown
Sunday, October 12, 2008
You can read more about the challenge and how to play along HERE.
Stamps: GinaK - Botanical Dreams by Asela Hopkins
Paper: white, real red, chocolate chip, kiwi kiss, ski slope dsp
Accessories: markers, ribbon, brad, crystal effects
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Happy stamping.. and until then.. I'll just be blog hoppin'!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Stamps: lovely as a tree
Paper: night of navy, not quite navy, baja breeze, glossy white
Ink: basic black, kiwi kiss, not quite navy, baja breeze
Accessories: circle punch for moon, scallop edge punch, sponge daubers
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Stampin’ Up! is celebrating their twentieth birthday by giving YOU a 20% discount on a selection of birthday stamp sets with a $20 purchase of any Stampin’ Up! products. Birthday stamps are some of the most popular and widely used, so take advantage of this special offer before it ends October 31st!
- ITEM PG. DESCRIPTION SALE PRICE
- 109439 62 Big Bold Birthday NOW $22.36
- 112895 62 Spanish Big Bold Birthday NOW $22.36
- 111532 63 Party Hearty NOW $21.56
- 110994 64 Bitty Birthday NOW $10.36
- 111618 64 Crazy for Cupcakes NOW $19.16
- 111546 65 Simple Birthday Thanks NOW $14.36
- 111702 65 Time to Party NOW $13.56
- 108559 68 Crab & Company NOW $22.36
Also on sale: a single large-tip Aquapainter (item #114617) for $7.25 while supplies last! If you don't have one yet, now would be a perfect time to get one or two! I have one for watercoloring and the other for bleaching.
ALSO FOR A LIMITED TIME...
Spooktacular Spiders Just in Time for Halloween!
Make your home and Halloween projects spooktacular this year with Spooky Spider Décor Elements! Decorate your candy jar to thrill the treaters, or adhere it above your door to scare off the tricksters. Spooky Spider comes in three sizes and is priced low so it won’t break your candy budget. These spiders won’t hang around long, so contact me today to get your Spooky Spider Décor Elements before they vanish into the night!
- Black White Description Price
- 114761 114764 Décor Elements Spooky Spider (S) $5.95
- 114762 114765 Décor Elements Spooky Spider (M) $10.95
- 114763 114766 Décor Elements Spooky Spider (L) $14.95
Remember that you can shop anytime - day or night - from MY STAMPIN' UP! WEBSITE. Just click on the "Shop Now" link in the upper right-hand corner. And if you haven't checked out our online catalog yet, you really should regardless of whether you want to make a purchase right now or not... I want you to see how very cool it is! For instance, when you look at the stamp sets, they have different projects displayed for each one. If you see a project you like, click on it and it will show you all the supplies used to make it! It's not just online shopping, it's online inspiration!