Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cold Nose, Warm Heart

OK...so it's only two days until Thanksgiving, of which I'm having the family and friends here at my home, and the "baby" seems to be running a temperature of 102 tonight. Oh oh - not another round again! Hopefully it's nothing...but he's grumpy which makes me grumpy!

Anyways, here's a card a used with my new Cat's Pajamas stamps (their Christmas stamps are the first ones I've bought and I love them!). It's simple, but nice!

I picked up the snowflake cuttlebug folder the other day and have used it a ton! It just adds that little something! And the snowflakes are "buttons" that I popped off the backs of.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Gone but working hard

I haven't been posting - not sure why but I've been getting a lot done. I can't believe how quickly the holidays come! I'm not ready - as that's no surprise! I've been making a bunch of different Christmas cards - I'm loving the stamps out this year. I bought a bunch from The Cat's Pajamas, along with others here and there! So I'll try to update daily to show off what I've made so far!
These are some of the Riley ones from hanna stamps! Who can go wrong with a moose?! I used liquid applique to make the snow real - gotta love that stuff!
close up of the "snow"

thanks for looking!

Monday, November 17, 2008

A Crazy Week

I kicked off my crazy week today by spending the majority of the day between schools. It is fun to be able to volunteer at the school - but today was a long day! I've gotten a lot of my new goodies over the last few days and hope to play tonight. I made a few cups of coffee a little bit ago - and soon the kids will be off to bed!

I did play with my new Papertrey stamp - Everday Blessings (I think). I totally cased this from their own gallery - just changing the papers, and embellishments. I have been wanting to try the scor-pal embossing, and it really adds something to the card!
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Let the season begin...

And I mean with everything - I was driving to pick up the kids from school yesterday and yes, there was a Christmas tree going up along the street. Yikes! Of course, the kids want ours up now, but I had to explain it's still a little early! And we've had a round of "bugs" at our house - I think there are four different ones going around. I hope we don't have a VIP parking place at the pediatrician's office again this year!

I'm anxiously awaiting all the new stamps I've ordered, but I played around with this one I picked up from Michael's. I love that classic Santa look, and wanted to play around with color schemes. The first one is black/red/white.
And this second one is chocolate chip and very vanilla with red. I want to tweak this one somewhat - I'm looking for a real soft "all over brown" look. Any ideas for changing this one are appreciated!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Rainy Days and Fall

It's actually "cold" here in Texas, and rainy! It feels like Fall, and I'm getting into the holiday mood. I'm going to be making a bunch of Christmas cards, and I was "naughty" last week and ordered many of the new releases from The Cat's Pajamas, Hanna Stamps, and Stamping Bella. Can't wait to get them!!! I am also working on a bunch of quilting projects - I decided that sleep will come in small quantities for the foreseeable future!

I'll share two more of my cards using the Pick of the Patch set from The Angel Company. It really is a cute set...once again, I popped up the main image. The first card is from sketch challenge 176 on splitcoast and the second one uses SC 201.

And I was happy with my coloring on the second card. One of these days, I'd like to take a Copic class (maybe if I get a big set to work with!). Check out my blending on the feet!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Hang in There

Sometimes I feel like I'm watching an episode of Super Nanny without the Super Nanny (I think that was a line from a tv show, which I completely feel!). I think the boys are feeling a bit better as they are literally bouncing off the walls. I'm counting down to nap time!

Here's another card using the Pick of the Patch set from TAC. I used a sketch challenge from Splitcoast (175), along with some more of my stash of paper!
And I thought I'd share a birthday picture of Joseph since he is the big 4 and I've been MIA for awhile!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I'm back!

I guess I should explain my absence...my parents came in for a week, and boy was it nice to have that help! I realized this trip how much I would enjoy having them closer to me! Oh well - I guess it's the trade off we make! I was busy last week with Joseph's birthday party, and then school stuff, and Halloween, and the International Quilt Festival in Houston. It's been a whirlwind - but an extremely fun one!

I'll start out with a card I made using a set from The Angel Company "Pick of the Patch." I'll be showing a few different cards from this set over the next few days! It really is cuter in person - the colors are vibrant, and the main animal character (not sure if it's a bear or cat or what!), is popped up on dimensionals. The paper is some from my stash - part of my "spending freeze" includes using all that paper that I have and just don't want to cut! I used Jen Del Muro's Sketch For You To Try this week (http://www.iheart2stamp.com/) - it's always good to get back into the swing of things by getting inspiration from the various sketches out there!
I thought I'd share the picture of my gang from Halloween as well - I meant to post on Halloween but it was a busy day! It's my "clubhouse" - and yes, the golden retriever puppy is missing - she is in a goofy costume as well! I was unable to get her to stay for the picture. I figured 5 out of 6 isn't bad!