Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
(My new granite top 10 ft. counter!! Goes wall to wall - it's a small room!)
(OH, and those stamp sets on the top shelf--ya...I can't really reach those without a stepstool, so those are my "overflow" sets that I hardly use but can't stand the thought of parting with them, IN FACT, here's a pic of the top of my desk on the opposite wall--my hubby made that for me too!! :D )
And there you have it! Oh ya, my stamp space is still "The Den" so we didn't change the decore--still outdoorsy stuff that my husband loves.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
EDITED TO ADD: And one more goes to Andi Mead of Family, Friends and Stampin' Up! She's one very talented lady--go check out her amazing blog as well! :D
Friday, March 28, 2008
For this card, I used this week's Color Challenge, #159 which is Soft Sky, Going Grey, and Whisper White--and I've gotta say, it's perfect for this horse image. I was wanting to make a grey horse anyway, and if you read my first horse post, you'd know that my neighbors have 2 horses; a brown one named Eagle, and a grey one named Grey. (He actually has a long name with 4 or 5 names, so we just shorten it and call him "Grey".) So, here's to Grey!
I used my new cuttlebug folders here, paisley and spots and dots. The soft sky c.s. is textured--I LOVE the textured cardstock, don't you? Anyway, I watercolored this guy on whisper white and after mounting, I added these westerny diamond brads since that corner was kinda lacking.
The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's set, "Year Round Puns"--I like the font on it. This card's going to my long-time friend of 21 years, Katy. She's in college right now and this summer is going to work on a ranch in Montana! Thanks for dropping by!
EDITED TO ADD: For those of you trying to find this Serendipity horse stamp at MDC, it's on order but you can email her and get on the waiting list for it! ;) Here's the link: http://www.mothersdaughterscreations.citymax.com/catalog/item/5468893/5402420.htm
I loved the idea of this Basic Grey paper with this horse--it kinda reminds me of western wear (?) but I think maybe it's too busy behind her. The ribbon actually matches a little better IRL than it does here. Anyway, Thanks for dropping by!! Oh, in case you're wondering, I got this stamp at Mothers & Daughters Creations for under $10!! Go check them out!!
ANYWAY, this horse image resembles our neighbor's horse, Eagle, except he has black hair. He's a beauty, and so his brother, Grey. Maybe I'll make him next! :D This is for my horse-crazy niece who's coming to visit for half the summer again. She's so excited to ride horses and go swimming at our new Aquatic Center.
This image, called "Mustangs" is from Mothers & Daughters Creations. I saw this gorgeous horse on Lynda Benden's blog and HAD to get it. I used SU! Double-sided paper pack called "Outlaw" and I used SU!'s "Baroque Motifs" swirlies on the striped paper. The base and frame is textured Choc. Chip. I used my silver with brown flowered corner brads that I received from my secret sis, Kandi Kwirant--THANKS SO MUCH KANDI!! And now for my "mess up" :( I used choc. chip ink to stamp "Friendship" at the bottom, but it didn't show up with the brown pattern, so then I stamped white craft over it, which did NOT do it justice--blah, yuck!! So, I resorted to stamping black craft over the white. It shows up, but I'm not crazy about it. I would prefer to have the brown, but oh well. My 13, soon to be 14 yr. old niece will love it. :D Now I have to go back to work. Hopefully my craft room will get done SOOON!! Hubby's been too busy to work on it. But I love him anyway. :P
OH, BY THE WAY... WOW! You gals really like my new template, huh? Thanks for all the comments you left me. I've never had so many comments, and every one of them were very positive, so I guess this is here to stay...for a while anyway. you all know how I love change ;o) Ciaó for now!
Monday, March 24, 2008
To answer all you sweet gals out there, YES--we had a wonderful Easter weekend!! We had a very wonderful and meaningful Easter Service and then went to my parents for ham dinner & all the fixins. They hid plastic eggs filled with candy for our girls and gave them baskets with treats--and I'm so proud of them that the contents of their baskets are STILL in their baskets and not in their bellies!! :D LOL. I did end up singing that song "Why" during our service and seriously, I about lost it when I looked at people and saw half of them wiping their eyes! But it was good and the sermon was awesome. A really great day. My kids are on Spring break this week. I took them to the dentist today for 6 mo. cleaning--and then shopping. Then we played the rest of the day! And when I got bored, I changed up my blog!! Lol. So, seriously, LEAVE A COMMENT and let me know which you like better, because I saved my old template in case everyone hates this one. ;D Ciaó for now!!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
This blue/yellow card was my first one made with this set. The colors look a little funky here, but the ribbon is Soft Sky (SU!) and so is the card base. The yellow and darker blue is from Creative Memories. This idea was also CASED, from Lauren (My Time). Thanks for looking and I wish you all lots of Easter Blessings.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
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Colors: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Black, Summer Sun, White, Prints Pack (hostess)
We still are not done with the room. We've been too busy with life to get it worked on :( SO, I found some of my stamping "Stuff" and worked at the kitchen table yesterday. These are for some of my friend's kids. I have one more but somehow it got put in the mail without a picture taken of it. It used Papertrey's set Butterfly Kisses. Beate's cute hippo card inspired my hippo card--Thanks Beate!!
Well, I hope you all have a wonderful Easter this weekend! I'm singing this song ("Why" by Nicole Nordeman that's playing now) for special music at the Good Friday Service at a different church on Friday and at our church on Sunday. Then we're going to my parents' for a ham dinner and egg hunting for the kids. Fun, fun! Do you have any traditions planned?
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Secondly, today is Palm Sunday and all the kids sang in church. It was sooo cute!! They do what's called "Worship KidStyle" and they do motions to the songs. We usually have 10-13 kids and even the boys were singing their little hearts out today. The last song was "How Great Thou Art" but put to upbeat music and the 2 little boys knew it and sang really loud--out of tune, but it really made us chuckle and brought [happy] tears to my eyes. Soo darn cute! Anyway, here's a pic of our girls after church.
Hope you have a super week and here's a link to that Easter video put to this music in case you'd like to see it. The clips are from "the Quest for Camelot". I think this song goes with this video much better than with the "Passion of Christ", especially since it's coming from a child's point of view. Enjoy!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
It's so hard to see that c.s. is cuttlebugged when you use dark brown, but I used the folder Birds and swirls. The stamped bird is from my other new stamp set called "Big Backyard"--LOVE that one (same company). Stay tuned to see cards made with fences and trees and maybe even a puppy from that set!
Here I stamped the small flower with Pretty in Pink and the outline with Regal Rose and added crystal rhinestones to centers. The celery layer is from the Pallet O'Prints and has the white dotty flowers and leaves on it. Thanks for looking! ;D
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Saturday, March 01, 2008
I'm still learning about proportions and what makes sense with layouts etc. I ordered some paper from Mothers and Daughters Creations and they sent me some free 6x6 samples of their new paper. I just had to use this one with my sweet Tilda. I ran the choc. chip oval through cuttlebug with the divine swirls, so I thought this swirly butterfly from Papertrey Ink would go well with it. Then, for a saying, I cut out just the banner from a stamp from "So Many Scallops" set (SU! SAB set). What do you think? I have a few more -- stay tuned!! :o)