Thursday, January 22, 2009

I made a card!!

Ok so that is what I really have been wanting to do and I finally got the chance to do it. My niece asked me to help her with some invitations for her step-sister's bridal shower. The colors are black and red and her wedding invitations had bamboo on them so I just translated it over to her shower invites. I got two thumbs up from my niece so guess what I will be doing the next couple of days.

Not only am I doing the invites but we are also making the maid of honor and bridesmaid dress.
That's ok not a problem since my niece Stephanie is my baby and I would do anything for her.

I have been blog-hopping a lot this week. Visiting my friends on my SCS blogging group and also visiting sites on the One World One Heart tour. They have over 425 participants so far. I think if I can find the time I might come up with a giveaway as well. Lots of fun visiting sites from all over the world I most likely would have never found if not for the link I found on SCS.

Well that's all for now.

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Where has the weekend gone?

Wow it is Sunday night and I have accomplished nothing this weekend. I vegged most of the weekend with my hubby and puppies. I think the cold finally got to me and i just wanted to stay snuggled down where it was warm.

To my blogging group Sorry i didn't get to everyone blog this week. I was actually steady busy at work and could not surf the way I have been :-) Oh well there is always next week.

I am going to put the last few hours of my weekend to good use. I have an SCS Swap to finish, 2 loads of clothes to dry and fold and then I am going to brainstorm on a business idea I am having. Like everyone funds are tight and with Meds for Alan over $400 a month takes a bite out of our budget - looking for a way to help out with that.

Until next time
Happy Stamping

Saturday, January 10, 2009

SCS Blogger Group 7 Challenge

This is my submission for SCS Blogger Groups 7's first challenge.
Our task was to create a Valentines day card without using Red, Pink or White.
I promise the flowers are cream not white :-)

I used my SU punch to create the scallops and used Cinnamon Stickles to give my flowers a little glittery center. The Stamp is from Rubber Stampede. I stamped with Versamark and then used SU Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.

I had to take it over to get Ma approval. When I told her I used the Embossing Powder she shuddered as she does not to do the heat embossing. If we go to stamp club or a swap I always have to do her embossing. Crazy girl

Well, I must have been a good girl today. DH just brought me my dinner so I guess I will go for now.

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping
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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Mojo Monday #68

Well this is my submission for the Mojo Monday challenge.
First time I have ever really tried a challenge. I have done swaps before but never really checked out challenges until I started clicking on other bloggers links. I found Mojo Monday on Teresa's site. Oh no I just clicked on her site and found another challenge. I can see her site is going to be a problem :-)

My picture taking requires a little bit of work as well. I just have to set up the right spot in my room.

I hope you enjoy my little work and as I continue this journey see improvement.

I am off now to create a bunch of cards for the hospitality house. We head up to Charlottesville Monday so while Alan is having his biopsy I can walk over and drop a bunch off.

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping

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Friday, January 2, 2009

Time to get creative

Well, I got home and decided I am going to create tonight. It was what I wanted to do all day while I was sitting at working watching a non-ringing phone and fax machine.

I came home - reached in and grabbed a stamp set - picked up a few odds and ends of paper and ribbon and WAA-LAH, here are my creations for the night.
Stamp set is Stampin Up "Time Well Spent", the borders were done with Stampin Up and Martha Stewart punches.
I think this blog is really going to help my project I started while at UVA and want to continue. While I was there I put together about 60 cards for the guest of the Hospitality House to take to their loved ones at the hospital. I want to continue providing cards to those there. I hope it will bring a little happiness to them.

Hope you enjoy and please comment.
Until Next Time - Happy Stamping

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year Everyone.

I am starting on my resolutions RIGHT NOW.

Here is a card I am doing for a swap on SCS. It is for Masculine cards. The little oval to the right is for the sentiment the card is for. I am going to print several different sentiments and punch them out and include with the card. I enjoy scenic stamps and love to color them. I did these while waiting for Alan to come back from his biopsy last week.

This wasn't my original prototype but I like it. The dark green back is a Cuttlebug embossing folder and the stamp is from Stampin Up.
Judy (aka Ma, Mom, Best Friend, Neighborlady) and I started the New Years right. We left the house this morning at 8:30 and went to Joanne's and Michaels. We didn't need anything we just wanted to go and see if they had anything good. We found a couple little things but not a whole lot like some of the ladies on SCS were talking about. Judy called Dad on the way home and He had been on SCS reading and asked her if she found any of the good deals they were talking about. Yes my father reads SCS and tells us how to store our stamps and little things like that.
We keep showing him some of the stamp room layouts but he is not convinced yet to do them for us. Oh well.
Unitl next time - Happy Stamping