Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

I am super excited for 2009.  I hope that the new year is bringing a lot to you too.  :)

This year, I'd love to do more with my CTMH stuff.  I really enjoy scrapping and stamping with friends and would like to share that with others.

Getting published would be great too.  I need to get over my fears and submit to magazines.

The many challenges online have helped me grow a lot.  I'd like to set aside time a couple of days a week to participate.

What do you plan to do in 2009?

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Riley relaxes

I love the Urban Prairie collection from Basic Grey.  They are bright and so fun.  

Sunday, December 28, 2008

My Scrapling!

Sparkle posted about Scraplings on her blog. I decided to try one!

My kids brought home these super cute magnet/bookmarks and they were the same size as the Scraplings. You can see in the second photo, that you just put a couple of strips of magnet on the bottoms so that the bookmark stays on the page. :)

This is Bookabella. I paper pieced her with Basic Grey's Urban Prairie. LOVE that paper! :)

Friday, December 26, 2008

My gift to you

This is for your entertainment. Hope it brings you a chuckle. :)

This is a picture Kait drew of me.  The letter of the week was W.  She picked the word MOM to draw.  I think if she had flipped it over, WOW would have been more appropriate and matched the assignment too.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Belated Birthday

While I make a lot of cards, I often forget birthdays, anniversaries and am late sending out holiday stuff.  :P

This card is for my nephew who had a birthday on the 12th.  Oops!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Pink Poison/Greeting Farm Anya

These Anya stamps are not my typical stamping style but I keep seeing them over and over again on blogs and I love what people have done with them.  Pink Poison (soon to be Greeting Farm) makes these and several other adorable stamps.  Their stamps are mounted onto cling foam so I can use them with my acrylic blocks (LOVE that).

This is Teacher Anya.  I thought she would be cute for the girls to make gift card holders for their teachers.  The third picture is what the inside of the gift card holder looks like.  I learn how to make this particular design at an A Muse Art stamps open house about two weeks ago.  *I'll try to remember to post those pics with instructions in the next couple of days.

Super simple, nothing fancy.  :)

I embossed Anya with black embossing powder and then colored her with my Copics.  The paper is from Evensong (Close To My Heart).  

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Snow day without the snow

I have been making tons of scrapbook pages and cards the last few days even though I have been a slacker at blogging them.  This is one I did for The Cat's Pajamas Tuesday challenge.  :)  We had to use a tree stamp (preferably a TCP tree if you have it).  I used some old Basic Grey paper for this.  I love this paper and have two packets of it.

If you were wondering why I was slacking, read on.

As a child growing up in Colorado, we did not get snow days unless there was a snowstorm that the weather people called "The Blizzard of 19--".  And usually, we got maybe one or two days (at the most) off from school.

This past Wednesday, it was supposed to snow in Kirkland.  Nothing major, just snow.  The whole school district closed school because of the THREAT of snow.  Guess what?  IT DID NOT SNOW ON WEDNESDAY!  Not a flake.  It did snow on Thursday and Friday though so school was cancelled those days and winter break began three days early.  

While this may be every child's dream, it is definitely not every parents dream.  These little stinkers are going to be home for two more weeks.  During this time, we will have the crazy before Christmas, the mess/joy of Christmas Eve and Day and then the crash of it all.

It might be time to start adding something to my eggnog...

Friday, December 12, 2008

magnet purse/gift card holder thingy

These are the gift card holders that are so popular every year.  It is a simple piece of 4x12 card stock that is scored at 4, 6 and 8.  The middle peak is glued together (just don't glue the fold). Then punch a slot for your card on the 6" fold.  You end up with a 4x4 card to work with.  I turned my cards so that they open at the top and added some ribbon handles.  These "purses" are going to go to my sisters-in-law.  :)
The stamps are from Eat Cake Graphics.  :)

Monday, December 08, 2008

Retro owl

Just something fun.   I saw this pattern in a blog and thought it would make a nutty card.  :)  The eyes are from a hat box of buttons I bought at a garage sale over the summer.  

I haven't stamped over the last couple of days.  My migraines got really bad and the side effects from the old meds were too much to take anymore.  I called the doctor and we are trying something different.  I am happy to say that I have been pain free for two days now and I am starting to remember some of the stuff I had forgotten.  :D  I am not dreaming yet but I am hoping that will change this week and I can get some super rest.  I really want to do some challenges this week so stay tuned!!!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

All bummed out?

I tried shading this guy with my Copics in a different way.  I like how it turned out.  I am still dying to take a Copic class so I can learn for real but I think this is a good start.  :)

This image is from the Stamping Bella.  It reminded me of Alex.  Especially the butt part.  ;)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

My house v.s.

This week it has been My House v.s. Alex and whatever stamping supply he gets into.  He has put Stickles on the couch, cut up paper (and the couch) with my good scissors and today it was a Chocolate reinker.  He is three and I think he is trying to not make it to four.

This is totally one of those days I need to bring Andrew Taco Bell so we can plan to go do something both of us know we shouldn't.  Andrew!  I need you!!!  You are the only one who can break the cycle of madness!!!  ;)