Monday, January 31, 2011
I have really been enjoying my new punch from SU - well it isn't new - it has been available for some time now I believe, but I just acquired it before Christmas, so it's new to me. It is the perfect size for a small sentiment. Which is great as I often design my card without thinking about my sentiment and have to add it at the last minute when there is very little space left!
I am going to enter my card in the challenge over at Stamptacular Sunday - "anything goes" as long as you stamp on your project - which I found via Laurel.
Hope you have a great Monday! I have decided that it is going to be a good day even though it is Monday because a) it is a PA day and I don't have to pack lunches and b) I have cancelled my three day out-of-town work trip this week and get to stay home - well I do have to go to work, but locally! Hooray!
C ya later,
Sunday, January 30, 2011
So, Keither gets two cards this year since I forgot about the "donkey" stamp when I made his card a couple of weeks ago with Farmer Riley. Pickle Pants decided it would be perfect, of course, and went to work. Another great use for old stickers! :) In this instance, right or wrong, I allowed the use of the "A" word....
Hope you have a great Sunday! Stay tuned for news of the "hot date" night a la Wal-mart..........
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Hope you are all having a great weekend so far! Chester update - we thought we had to wait until Feb. 7th for his test, but I called back and pushed a little (well, I asked for my requisition back so I could go elsewhere) and we now have an ultrasound scheduled for Monday at 9 am!!! Never hurts to try eh? Now to get an apt at the paedeatrician's office....will work on that one Monday. Meantime, the poor guy is in good spirits.
We were meant to have house guests this weekend but that didn't pan out so our weekend is looking pretty low-key - can't complain considering the circumstances. And, we managed to get a babysitter for tonight so we can have a "date night" - we almost always go for dinner and then Walmart or the grocery store - so very romantic.!The last couple of times, we have challenged ourselves to avoid Walmart - even the babystitter gives us a hard time about going there! So help us out girls, help us avoid Walmart - where do you go when you get a night out with hubby?
CTMH except ribbon which is SU
Friday, January 28, 2011
Hope you have a great Friday! Piano lesson for me this morning, then hoping a quiet day at home to get some paperwork done for hubby and a maybe a bit of crafting.....fingers crossed...I have had at least one sick child at home every Friday since before Christmas. I am hoping the Chester can make it through the day without falling asleep!
Have a fab Friday!
What I used:
ink: Pansy Purple CTMH
ribbon: Bo Bunny
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Check out the fun ornament I ended up with when I was trying to make a card....The skates fell off of a gift bag at Christmas - you know I just couldn't throw them out - I knew I could use them somewhere! I pulled them out and started fiddling - then came across the blue and eyelet circle layers on my scrapdesk - they were part of a tag that Danderella used for her daughter's Birthday goodie bags....I added a new brown layer and embossed with snowflakes, then sanded just a bit to let the white core show thru. Hot glue secured the skates in place (they are a bit heavy) then I simply punched a hole and threaded some organdy ribbon thru.
Pretty good considering that the only new thing I used was a tiny piece of brown cardstock and a piece of ribbon eh? Now I wish I had more of those skates so I could make a couple more of these. Both of Danderella's girls are figure skaters and they would look perfect on next year's Christmas gifts! Hmmm, maybe I'll have to go check out the clearance gift bag section at the dollar store.....
Hope you are having a great week! Mine has been so so - Chester has not been feeling great for the past three weeks and we've had a pickle of a time figuring out what's up - several tests and doctors appointments/walk-in clinics later.....Docs seem to think it is a virus that is simply hanging on, but he seems to be perking up now - fingers crossed!
Monday, January 24, 2011
I hope you are having a great week so far - you all know how much I LOVE Mondays.....all things considered, mine wasn't too bad. I had a very busy day at work - which means I saw lots of children/families but didn't do much paperwork - double-edged sword - I would MUCH rather be seeing my kiddos than doing my reporting, but then if I don't balance well I get behind in my reporting. Whatcha gonna do? I had a quiet evening since hubby took the boys out for a couple hours so that was nice. Here's to a great week!
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Once again, I used those yummy imaginisce papers and colors with a few fun embellishlments. I've been wanting to put some birthday candles on a card for some time now, and finally got around to trying it. The most difficult part was adhering them - I ended up using generous amounts of liquid glass and they seem to be holding. It is a fairly bulky card, so obviously it will be a hand-delivered card rather than a "snail mail" card, but that's okay.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
The challenge this week at Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge (#7 ) is a fantastic sketch and this is my rather loose interpretation of it. This is my first official holiday card for the year 2011 and I am so happy to get started. In an ideal world, I would like to play along with Sparkle's challenge every week, we'll see how it goes. Last year, I made many one-of-a-kind cards which was fun, but time consuming. Since I built a big perennial garden and a veggie garden last spring/summer, I will be wanting to more time out there once spring rolls around - seems like a looong way off right now - so I want to be a little more practical about my Christmas cards while still planning to get as many as possible done early. As for this one, I think it will be a good one to duplicate a few times when I get together to scrap with my girls and that will help me reach more goal of 100 cards faster!
What I used:
copics: B01, BG02, B0000, E31, E47, YR07
stamps: CTMH A Little Everything D1420, Elzybells (I think)
papers: CTMH crystal blue, chocolate
emb: Polar White Flowersoft
Friday, January 21, 2011
Well, here we have another Birthday card using those fab Imaginisce papers - I know, you all are very bored of them I'm sure, but hey, sticking to the same colors/papers for a few cards in a row is good for the productivity - I don't often do this since I get bored, but it can make things a little faster.
For today's card, I used the sketch from The Sweet Stop - I had a bit of trouble with the vertical line at first, but I think it came together okay. I do still love these colors, especially for Birthday cards! I even used my new nestabilities and some much neglected Bella Bling!
I managed to get a couple more cards done this evening, so I should have lots to share this week!
Happy Friday Night! And yes, it is still very cold here....
p.s. If anyone would like to play "Play it Forward" with me, see this post - I will send you a homemade/handmade goodie if you choose to play along.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
The sketch was from Friday Sketchers, it was defintely an easy one to play with. Another Birthday card for the stash - err, well, it probably won't be there long now that I look at the birthday list for the end of this month which, incredibly, is almost here!
Hubby came to bed just after 4 AM and started sawing logs and since I couldn't sleep I decided to stop trying and get up and take care of a few things. If I am asleep when he comes to bed and starts in on the snoring, it is not usually a problem - if I am awake when he comes to bed, it's a different story! So, now it's 5:30 - I'm heading back in there to try to go back to sleep otherwise I'm going to be a zombie by noon, and I have a busy day at work tomorrow. I really should have left him on the couch! Do you have snorers in your family?
Here's to another hour of sleep,
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Well, needless to say, this simple little card came together quickly which is great since my stash has been depleted and I need more "at the ready" for when life gets busy. Mostly, I like to design the card specifically for the person, but sometimes life gets away from me and it doesn't work out that way! How about you? Do you pull from your stash or do you custom desgin?
Have a Happy Day!
Monday, January 17, 2011
I do realize though, that you did not stop by to listen to me whine, so I will share my card. You will notice that I used the same paper line for this one as for the last card I posted. I had so much fun working with these papers and colors that I decided to keep going.
Also, I wanted to play along with a couple of challenges. The challenge over at Raise the Bar is "Oh to be a Kid again" - they want to see us use child images. I believe that my card also fits the color combo at Curtain Call this week - Curtain Call 65.
I decided that I can always use some more boy Birthday cards in the stash, what with me being outnumbered by boys in this house! I dream of one day claiming one of our two bathrooms to myself - how nice it would be if I didn't have to put the seat back down every time I go pee! Maybe once they're a little older, if I decorate it all girly and add a little bling here and there, maybe I can scare them offf......Oh, here I am dreaming and complaining again. I guess it must be time to sign off and usher Chester and Pickle Pants into bed. (Shhhh, they are watching a couple of episodes Pink Panter - the one I watched as a kid - while I shovelled the driveway and snuck in a few minutes to write my post...)
p.s. sorry for the off color photo - I had to take it without daylight as I really wanted to get a post up tonight. :)
Saturday, January 15, 2011
This card is overdue as my Papa's Bday was at the beginning of the month, so I wanted to get something done quickly. I cannot believe he is 85! To me he doesn't look a day older than he did when I was a little girl! I am printing some photos from Christmas to send with this. This year was the first in years that we have gone home to Southern Ontario for, so I thought I'd be nice to send some fun photos too.
Before settling down to make this card, I checked out a few challenges and luckily found this great sketch over at Friday Sketchers! It worked pefectly for these papers. I am also going to enter my card in the challenge at Paper Sundaes - cirlces and at Wee Memories - ribbon - that's an easy one for me, I love me my riboon! What made this card so fun was that it came together super quick simply using the papers and some embellishments - I think I'll make another just to have in my stash. I have such a hard time with masucline cards....
Hope you are all having a great weekend!
What I used:
papers: Bday Bash - Imaginisce
Sunday, January 9, 2011
I used this week's sketch from Get Sketchy (#69) - I love this sketch - and also incorporated some twine for the challenge at Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge - the challenge is to use baker's twine and I'm not exactly sure what that is, so forgive me if my entry does not qualify.
It felt so good to color after so long - I'll bet I haven't colored anything in at least six weeks, probably a lot more, can you believe it!?!? And it has been eons since I've entered a challenge or even made anything in my scrap space, so it was so nice to make something! Unfortunately, I am heading out of town on a four day work trip, so I won't be crafting this week :( Oh well, at least I was able to play a little bit - sigh...
Have a great week!
What I used:
stamps: Riley, SU
papers: Bo Bunny, CTMH moonstruck
embellishments: CTMH brads, twine, stitching
Friday, January 7, 2011
I found the pen, which matched perfectly, at a music store. Please excuse the not so great photos as I took them just before running out the door to our recital.