Sunday, September 30, 2007
Debby! You're the Winner! Please email your address to me firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is what Debby shared
Mine would be my sweet 16 birthday party. It was even my golden birthday. My sister and Mom put it on and all my friends was there. After wards we got treated to the show. Two of the friends was born the same day the same year so we really had fun.
Great blog candy Karen, wish I had a store like that by me.
A little background is needed......My mom loved to piece quilts and get the tops set up, but she didn't like to quilt the tops. When I moved her to the nursing home last fall (OMG it's been a year now)I got all the tops. Plus...I had many tops that mom had given to me over the years. My dear friend Connie who didn't know what to get me for my birthday this year asked if I would like to have one of the quilt tops quilted. Well I jumped at that! Connie is an awesome quilter and crafter. So this is the completed work that arrived at my door today. Just love it! Thanks so much Connie!!! I'm going to take it to the home tomorrow and show mom. I know she will enjoy seeing it.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
I wanted to share some cards I made during the summer. I entered them in a contest and was one of the winners.(YAY) This one was the easiest to do. Just added a pop dot to pop out the flower.
Next one was a little more involved. Stamped the heart image on designer paper, cut out, and glued to images on cardstock.
Last one took the longest. Lots of masking. Thank goodness for the stamp a ma jig!
I'm going to call it a night. I have a wedding to go to tomorrow afternoon for one of my co-workers. Then I have to come home and make my birthday cake. I told mom I'd make one and bring it in to the home for her friends and nurses to enjoy.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
I received my Bella stamps earlier in the week, and I got to play a little bit last night. Love Witchabella! On this card I brought out the Cuttlebug to make the background layers. Bottom layer I used the small circle folder on designer paper. Too Fun!
What a mess last night! It poured down the rain and I didn't know my bedroom window was open so.......the water came in down the wall on the carpet, but it didn't stop there. It continued to channel into the downstairs bathroom, in the laundry room, and also....The HORROR my stamp room!!! Lucky no major damage in the stamp room. You see how that is my biggest concern, not any other room. LOL My area rug got wet,and the top of my new library files got a wet. Also a quilt top I had on the chair got a bit wet. All in all I got off easy.
On a side note I did sleep till 7 this morning. I feel so much better! So watch for new posts each evening from now on. A Gal needs her beauty sleep!!!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
I found this test tube at the local craft store. They come in three different sizes. The one shown is the largest of the three. Can't wait to work with the other sizes. I have to rack my brain to come up with fun ways to use them. I wonder if Dr. Frankenstein had as much fun when he created? The designer paper is from last year. I still had lots of it left so decided to use it instead of getting the new Halloween paper from Stampin'Up! Thanks Susan for sending me the cool chat candy (from VC Rocks). I was able to use it for the card and test tube. And speaking of test tubes, Halloween and stuff.....I found this spooky little guy in my flower bed. I have not seen a praying mantis in a very long while. I don't know about the rest of the states, but it is illegal to kill one in the state of Ohio.
Very happy mail day!!!! I received great birthday packages from my friends Lisa and Kat. I'll be taking pics during the week and posting the goodies here. You gals just spoil me. Thanks!
And speaking of birthdays.....Happy Birthday to Lisa, and her hubby Geoff, and Jaime who all celebrated birthdays this week.
I also received my Bella order. I think I'm going to just have to give up sleep all together so I'll have time to use all the new stamps. Just kidding Lisa. I was good last night and went to bed at 10:00.
Have a great stamping day!
Monday, September 24, 2007
This little sled was fun to make. It's 9 x 3 3/4 made from wood. You can mix dye based re-inkers with acrylic paint (sled was done with ivory paint by Delta) to make a wash to paint with. I used Bordering Blue for the top, and Sage Shadow for the running boards. I don't have a set recipe for the mix. Just add the paint to a small container and add the re-inker drops, mix with a Popsicle stick, add more re-inker till I achieve the color I'm wanting. Snowflakes on the top of the sled and running boards were stamped using Brocade Blue craft ink. I also sponged the sides of the sled with the same ink. I even remembered to use my Shimmery White cardstock. It is great to watercolor on! Just remember to use Jet Back StazOn ink. After Frosty was colored I ran it though the Xyron machine, added the black brads for buttons, then adhered it to the sled. The snow drifts are torn Shimmery White.
***Special thanks to Rick for adding the header to my Blog. Isn't it just wonderful! I'm so happy with it. You're the best Rick***
Hope everyone has a Happy Monday!!!
Sunday, September 23, 2007
After my visit with mom I stopped at my favorite store and spent 97.00! Found some great deals on ribbon, stamp sets, and some other goodies that I'll show later when I have them finished.
Hubby and I also went to the drive in last night for the last time of the season. We saw a shooting star. Very cool! It was cold! Down to 50 while we were there. Ended up going to the concession stand for hot chocolate.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
I received a very petty card yesterday from Kimm Bennington-Thompson. She told me this card was made for the Technique Junkies. It's called Stipple Frame technique. Love the colors and the layout. Thanks for the card Kimm, and thanks for letting me showcase it on my blog!
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME ( 1st pet current car) Cookie/Grand Vitara
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME ( Favorite Ice cream flavor and cookie ) Moose Tracks/Choco Chip
3. YOUR FLY GIRL NAME: ( 1st itnial of your frist name and the 1st 3 of your last name ) KGIB
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: ( Favorite color / Favorite animal ) Blue/Elephant
( too bad I don't like pink! I could be Pink Elephant! and everyone would think the detective was drunk!! LOL)
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: ( middle name / City you were born ) Jane/Cleveland
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: ( 1st 3 letters of your last name / 1st 2 letters of your first name ) GIB/KA
7.YOUR SUPERHERO NAME: ( 2nd Favorite color / Favorite Drink ) Eggplant/Water
8.YOUR NASCAR NAME ( 1st names of your grandfathers ) Corbet/Berkley
9.YOUR STRIPPER NAME : ( Name of your favorite perfume / Cologne & Favorite Candy ) Sweet Honesty/Pepperment Patty (LOL at this one!!!)
10. WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAM NAME: ( middle names of your mother & Father ) No middle name/Glen (mom doesn't have a middle name I could go with the first name Gladys/Glen)
This was silly but oh so fun! Excited that I have a blog now so I can get tagged!!!!
I'm going tag.....Lorie, and Amber.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Only 35 calories per wedge. And tastes good! They come is this round container so I thought with Christmas just around the corner.....I could turn this into a gift box or dare I say Christmas ornament? Covered the box with Basic Grey Blizten paper, and used a 1.97 stamp set I picked up from Pat Catan's (I'll post more of these sets later) I took a gold paint pen and went over the leaves below the deer, and added red berries with Stickles. Added some ribbon (yes I used it) from yesterdays post, and now I have a pretty cool looking Christmas ornament. I have a hard time throwing stuff out. If I think I can alter it I put it in a basket and when an idea comes to me I can get something out and make it happen.
There is a great site just for getting ready for the holidays. I go to it every year just to help me stay on track for the busy holiday season. Check it out
Now it I could just sit myself down long enough to start working on Christmas cards!
Monday, September 17, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
It just always amazes me how much stamping stuff I have when I start to look for something! If I never bought another embellishment, stamp, ink, or ribbon for that matter....I think my hoard would last me the rest of my life! Might have to buy cardstock, but that's it. Of course this realization will not keep me from the stamp stores. LOL Okay I'm off to work so I can earn more money to buy more supplies. A girl just has to have her priorities straight.
Monday, September 10, 2007
I had to write in "not so" next to the wicked witch image. This stamp was purchased at Michael's last year in the dollar spot. (Thanks Lisa for getting them for me!)