Wednesday, January 30, 2008
This is FINALLY the last of the Valentine's Topiaries! This one took forever! You can find the instructions on how to make this here: http://sarastudio.blogspot.com/2008/01/re-purposed-valentines-topiaries.html at this wonderful blog that keeps me inspired.
Here is the whole fireplace area...i have a little bling on the screen that says "LOVE" from the Target Dollar Spot and two red velvet bows i got from WM after Christmas on Clearance. You will also notice the white plastic cherubs...I told you they would keep showing up! Is there another holiday i can use them for ? hmmmm....
And now for a little game. Can you guess what this is? Here's a hint. I have been wanting it forever, and when i found it ON CLEARANCE (can you believe it!?!?!) at Target i just had to have it! My tax refund will pay for it and the check should be "in the mail" soon! If anyone guesses correctly i will draw a random winner from the correct answers and find some blog candy to send to them. only correct answers go in the drawing! good luck!
also the blog that started it all... http://aliedwards.typepad.com/ Ali Edwards and her weekend creative challenge! She posts something each weekend to challenge you to be creative! clever, right? anyway...that is where i got my idea from. I will be back with more later!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Sometimes we dont See....
Sometimes we do.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
i made this card using Very vanilla, and not quite navy su! CS. the DP is some that i got on clearance at Hobby Lobby and right now don't' recall the maker..sorry. the sentiment is Studio G clear stamps from Michael's and the big one is a foam craft stamp from Delta. I used Chocolate chip and creamy caramel from SU! for ink.
On a personal note, my Mother got back some "inconclusive" test results from an MRI she had done last week, so please be praying for her. She will have an apt. with a neurologist soon. We are trusting God that there is Nothing wrong with her and she will be fine!
Have a great Day!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
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Monday, January 21, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
OK, so here is my sweet little family in the snow today. I know all of you who actually GET SNOW are totally laughing at us, but we live in ALABAMA!!! We were actually supposed to get 2-6 inches but this is all we got. We spent the night with my parents so that they could be with the kids in the snow. Maybe one day we will actually take the kids where there is real snow. hope you all are having a great weekend!
Friday, January 18, 2008
This is the card i made for the SC159 on SCS. I am pretty happy with it. MUCH happier than i have been with another cards i have made lately. I used soft sky, pale plum, perfect plum and Old olive designer papers. The stamp is from SU! Blooming with happiness.
This is another card i made yesterday for a Friend who has been going through a lot of stuff. I used soft sky again but added Gable green and not quite navy. The background stamp is weather or not from SU! and the image is from blooming with happiness again. The sentiment is computer generated. I made several cards yesterday...i was in a crafty mood apparently. Hopefully i will get them up soon for you to see and hopefully we will get the SNOW they are predicting for tomorrow. When you live in Alabama, you only get snow once a decade if you are lucky. I have my fingers crossed for it! Have a great weekend everyone!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
So here is my Valentine i made for my DH. I copied this box...
And also made a "gift card" holder for him. I of course cannot tell you what is inside the box or what the gift card is because he might see this. I will say that the colors of the card stock match better in person than they do here.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
1. how much do they typically cost
2. what kind of ink do i have to use when i stamp to be able to color with them
3. what kind of paper do i have to use with them
4. where can i find them?
Please try not to use abbreviations as i am not stamp blog savvy and may not understand.
I also made a tiny little card, you can see it here. It has a tiny little scalloped "seal" holding it shut. I punched that with a punch i got at Target's Dollar spot. Inside there is a sweet little message from me and her Daddy. I tucked that in with the other things under the ribbon.
Now i have to pick up a few things to go with the 'gift card' i have for DS. He is not a big chocolate fan, so it will be a challenge to find him something. I may, make a box/bag and put in a few savory goodies he can take to school for snack like cheese curls or something.
Have a great day and thanks for looking!
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
The only problem...the ball was too heavy. it made the whole thing top heavy. Well, as i have already stuffed the "bottom" with Styrofoam and don't want to pry it out. I have a small hole, the size of a dowel where i had tried to insert the topiary into the base. Hmmmm, small rocks to weight it down? No small rocks in sight. Plaster? YES! that is what i need. not only will it weight the bottom, it will help hold the dowel in place. Off i go to start rummaging. I come back with a small bag of powdered plaster, no instructions of course. I figure it can't be that hard, i have made plaster before, just add warm water ....
Saturday, January 12, 2008
First things first. This is my card for the sketch from Ked's blog http://www.kirstendubosque.blogspot.com/ I had a really hard time with this. Maybe it was the stamps i chose to work with, not sure. Anyway i am finally getting it posted. Thanks to her for posting the sketch.
My phone/DSL went out on Thursday night during a storm we had and when we called to report it, they said it would be MONDAY night before it got back up !!! I thought i might croak with out Internet access for that long! Luckily they got it fixed late last night. whoo hoo! I have been busy creating for about the past 24 hours. I have to unearth my kitchen now so that my family can eat!
I am posting this first since it was from Thursday. The Duchess and i hit 2 Michael's stores and a Hobby Lobby on Friday with our girls when we were out shopping. We bought tons of stuff. It is amazing what you can find on clearance if you just look ...in the dollar bin too! i wish i had taken a picture of all my treasures, but i didn't. Maybe as i use them i will let you know about the fab deals i got on them!
more to come soon!
oh yeah, this card is made with paper scraps, and a $1 bin stamp from Michael's and Festive Four from SU!
Thursday, January 10, 2008
So, i actually did a lot today in Stamp land but haven't had a chance to take pictures yet. Hopefully I will get to that tomorrow.
I think the Duchess and i are planning to ambush Michael's because they have those Studio G clear bock stamps. She got a couple of sets the other day but i want to see them. I have not been able to get out and so we are thinking of taking our girls out tomorrow to hunt for stamps! Start 'em young!
I also got some boxes on clearance at WalMart today and am wondering what cool thing i am going to do with them. I have a lot of projects in my head that i need to start working on before i loose my momentum.
have a great night!
that pic is me and the Duchess cira 1997