Sunday, April 27, 2008
Okay, so as I was doing laundry this morning, I realized that I hadn't stamped all week, that I hadn't even gotten on SplitCoast and looked at the daily challenges....wow, have I been pre-occupied.
So wow - how did I survive without my daily stress relief at night??? I think because I just passed out. Things at work have been so hectic all week and I have been bringing work home every night and staying up till close til midnight to get it done. And Thursday night I was in the ER with Jacob all night!
Anyways, hopefully this week will bring lots of happy stamping!
This card was inspired by Tuesday's Color Combo Challenge, Certainly Celery; Pretty In Pink and Chocolate Chip! I love brown, so this wasn't much of a challenge, so I picked a stamp set that I rarely use (actually this is the second time I have used it).
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Well this photo came out a little bit better, but I think I have to buy a new digital camera....
I was actually able to stamp today, I can't believe it! Most of my stamping is done late at night once all the kids have passed out....but today I managed to get them all to nap at the same time....Amber was at her friends house! YIPEE for me....
Anyways, my supply of cards was running low, so I just made this card for the Birthday section. I used the Birthday Best set from Stampin up.
First, I wish my photo was better, you really don't get the whole feel from this.....
I needed a Thank You card for a co-worker at our corporate office in Wisconsin, who has been giving me so much help lately.
This is the designer paper pack in Stampin Up's current mini catalog...I cut it into four small rectangles and layered on to Certainly Celery cardstock. On the two end rectangles, I folded up the ends so that the polka dotted side would show and placed a brad to hold. Then I tied my ribbon around it. Next I did the flower in the oval, cut my white oval with the Coluzzle ( Can I just say I love this tool), then I eyed the bashful blue and certainly celery ovals. I didn't want such a thick layer on these. I stamped the flower image in celery and used a versmark marker and colored with my bashful blue ink pad the petals. I used stampin deminsionals to adhere the oval. Then I attached the pewter frame. Then layered all of that on to Bashful Blue and then onto Always Artichoke. Then with the three flower punch, placed all the little flowers everywhere. On some of them I placed a small white circle in the middle. I did this with the Crop A Dile, eyelet punch side.I finished with some faux sticthing around the flower and on the Bashful Blue layer.
I hope she likes it!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
For this card I stamped the large bloom from the Friendship Blooms stamp set onto several pieces of designer paper and a solid piece of Groovy Gauva. Then I cut each flower out and glued to a small strip of Groovy Gauva. Then placed that onto a piece of striped designer paper and then layered onto a solid piece of Wild Wasabi. I layered that onto Groovy Gauva and the card itself is Chocolate Chip. I wrapped it with double stitched gross grain ribbon in gauva and wasabi. Then with sticky strip I placed a small piece of the gauva ribbon on an angle at the top of the card. On top of that I punched out a piece of chocolate chip with the Designer Label punch and then in Groovy Gauva I punched a small oval and stamped with "Thank You" in chocolate chip. With a white gel pen, I added all of the faux stitching, I love the effect this gives the card.
You can't see in my scan, but the petals on all of the flowers are sticking up off of the card.
I am very pleased with the way this card turned out. I think I am going to give to a friend at work who has really been helping me out lately.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
I don't know why, but for some reason I have been itching to make a baby card all day today....Hope That Doesn't Mean Anything! LOL.
Well I used several stamp sets to make this card....I have also been trying to use printed paper in my cards lately...the stripes and polka dots are from the Hostess' Print Pack.
I really like the way that the black makes the blue pop....Amber says that its not a baby card since I used black, but I am really pleased with the way it turned out.
I also wanted to post an update on the kids....Rylee's arm is doing really well, we have been very busy visiting the Physical Therapist. She lost the side to side rotation, but they think with the therapy she will be able to get it back, Thank God for her youth.
Amber is preparing for a long field trip to Jefferson City, our state capitol, with her school, we are also preparing for April Showers with her Girl Scout Troop, this is where the girls hang plastic bags on doors and the next week pick them back up after they have been filled with donations of femine products and baby products for the Girl Scouts to donate to the needy.
As most of yoy are aware, my little Jacob boy has a speech impetament, and we have received some not so good news this week. The school district does not think that he has progressed enough to go into Kindegarton with the rest of the kids next fall....they want him to go to a special class room in another school district that is strictly for children with speech problems....for him it would probably be a good thing for the long haul, but I just was hoping he would be able to do everything like normal with his friends from preschool.....
I have saved the best for last.....Sofia has started walking around holding onto the furniture, wow has she grown so fast. She is such an amazing baby.