Just had to post this one. It is for my daughter and I just love it.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Whew, it has been a busy week. I had pretty much been holed up in my house, trying to make my Christmas cards for this year. An idea here, another idea there. I came up with several different ones. I always make special cards for my niece's three kids, so got them knocked out of the way. I made shaker cards for them as well as one for my granddaughter.
Treated myself to the movies on Thanksgiving Day. Since we had celebrated the week before, I indulged in a fish sandwich from MacDonalds and then went to the movies. Saw Morning Glory, which was hysterical, and then the new Russel Crowe movie. I even had a bag of popcorn and a diet coke. I love going to the movies. It is my escape when I need to get out of the house.
I didnt do the typical Black Friday but I did score a major victory. I went to a local stamp store and purchased 8 magnolia stamps for a total of $45.01. Plus did a couple of make and takes...it was so much fun. It was the very first time I have gone there and participated in something and I had the best time. I came home and made a couple more of the gift cards they showed us how to make using envelopes. I kept thinking, I can make these with just paper. So, a couple of trials and errors and success. I made quite a few my way and then gave them to my cousin. Of course he was amazed.
Here is one of the Christmas cards I did. I was on a roll. I used not only my copics, but used some flock, some glitter and even the laquer stuff that has been sitting on my desk for a couple of years.....
Saturday, November 20, 2010
The past few days have been busy ones. My DH left yesterday for a six month assignment in Bagdad. He called this morning at 6:27 to let me know he had landed in Kuwait safely and would be transported to Bagdad within a couple of days.
To keep myself happy, I went to a couple of my favorite places and bought a few "goodies" that I "needed." Doesnt everyone need a new stamp or two, a couple of spica pens, some smooch and glitter? It made my day. Needless to say, I stayed up until 3:30 this morning playing with my new goodies.
The ladies over at Paper Crafting Mania had another sketch challenge. The challenge this week was to incorporate the following: 3 buttons, a corner punch and embossing. You could also add ribbon if you wanted to....here is the end result
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Well, I finally figured out how to get back on here. And they say you cant teach an old dog new tricks. Now if I can only figure out to link stuff from here to other sites......sigh..
Today was a busy day. I had painted half of my kitchen a shade of green this past spring, and the color didnt strike my fancy, but I thought perhaps the color might grow on me. It didnt. So today, after making biscuits and sausage gravy for breakfast, I broke out the paint can. It took me all day to tape, paint, wipe up the quart of paint I spilled on my ceramic tile floor (it was a mess), wash all of the decorative things from the tops of my cabinets and then, rehang the curtains. Whew, it was a chore, but I am happy with the results.
After supper, I bathed my two little yorkies, Ranger and Rambo. My hubby and I are empty nesters and needless to say, I needed something to baby. We have had Ranger for almost three years and Rambo for two and a half. They bring a lot of joy to our lives.
I did manage to squeeze in a little play time tonight. My niece does a color challege, and today she chose the color red. Right up my alley. I used a stamp by Hearfelt Creations that I had lusted for ever since they released it (this past September). I am not crazy about birds, but this stamp series called my name. I wanted this stamp so badly that I spent the better part of half a day driving the backroads of North Liberty, Indiana looking for the shop in my mom's area that carried the products. It was so worth it.
I used a sizzix die for the flourishes and then glued the red glitter on them. My little cardinals I colored with copic R46 and shaded the belly of the birds with R22. I even broke out the Flower Soft I have had hibernating on my shelves for only who knows how long. Here it is....