Thursday, February 26, 2009

Feeling blue swap

This is a card I'm doing for wendysu's feeling blue swap. I really like the way it came out. I don't usually do sympathy cards b/c they are sad. So this is what I came up with. Since we have to use blue it mad designing it alittle easier.

Stamp set: Pocket Silhouette from Stampin' Up!
Paper: Bashful blue, bliss blue(retired), certainly celery, and Kraft

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A birthday suprise...

It was a typical day for me today(well yesterday now) I got up, got my daughter off to school, did some stuff around the house...laundry :(, cleaning, watching TV, and taking alittle nap since as you can see I'm up all night :).

So I go to get my mail as I am expecting lots of packages since my St. Patty's day swap is coming to a close. And...there is a package. So I come inside check to see if there are any bills(not that I want them) and then proceed to my craft room to open my package and to my surprise there are all kinds of treats inside this box along with some beautiful Irish cards.

So I get all excited, as I look at the Irish cards and the extra cards inside, I notice this little pillow box that is so cute.When I pick it up it is heavier then normal so I was thinking there was candy inside but instead there is this awesome necklace inside. Made by my friend Bekah. I love it so much!! I can't even thank her enough. My daughter even said she was going to steal it, and If I'm not careful she will :)

I can't wait till my daughter's b-day party this Friday so I can show it off to my friends and family. Here are some pictures of it. Thank you again and again Bekah!!Your awesome!

The box it came in

The whole necklace.

The necklace up close

I've been nominated...

glitterdovefairy on Splitcoaststampers nominated me for an award. It totally made my day! Thank you so much, Doris. This is so awesome!!

The rules:

1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Here are the blogs I nominate:
1.BloomingPink aka Bekah1964 on SCS. I nominate her b/c she is a great person to know.Very thoughtful and kind hearted!
2.Here I am. aka Lindsey95037 on SCS. I nominate her b/c she is a kind soul.
3.artisticadventures aka

Sunday, February 22, 2009

St. Patty's card

Here is a card I did for a swap. I just decided to do it St. Patty's day themed b/c it's the next holiday coming up and my Birthday :) The idea for the swap is not to do a square card. Thanks Jen...for making me step outside the box :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Birthday card

This is a birthday card I did for a swap on SCS. I love this set. I have had it for awhile but never really got a chance to use it. So now I gave it a shot. The coloring on the crab I'm not happy about but I used a blender pen first and it messed the paper up so I colored over it with a copic marker. I'm still happy with the way ti turned out for the most part. Thanks!

Sale-a-bration set

This is a very cool set form Stampin' Up! called Congrats. It's part of the 2009 sale-a-bration catty. I did this card for two reason one for Shelli's challenge and the other for a swap I'm in on SCS. So it worked out great. TFL!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Birthday parties and...deer??

We went to my nieces 1st birthday party on Saturday and this is her stuffing her face with her very own cake. She had a blast digging into it. Isn't she so cute! So after her party we where on our way to another birthday nephews...we didn't make it. We left to late and with the travel time I would of gotten there as everyone was leaving. I feel bad but there's nothing I can do about it now. But make it up to him with more gifts :)

So we on our way to the highway and we drove past the forest preserves and there where all these deers hanging out and eating the grass so I made my husband stop so I could get some pictures. It sad that they are so use to humans that they didn't even care we where there taking pictures. In fact one came so close to the car without even caring that we where in it. At first I thought maybe she was going to ram us as we have had that happen before...I mean it we didn't hit it, it hit us while we where stopped at a stop came out of no where and rammed the car and ran off. I don't know why it was weird. Damn deer :) so I thought I would share some pictures of them. Hope you enjoy!

Ava Rose 1 years old

Isn't she so cute...

The deer...
Just walking right in front of our truck

This deer was right next to my car. Didn't even care.

Same one...has no worries

The baby and momma were alittle more nervous.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

More animal cracker cards...

I've decided that my goal is to make a card with every set of stamps I own. Now this is going to be VERY challenging b/c I own alot of sets. But I thought I would start with a new set. Here is what I came up with. I did these using the OSW template. It really makes making cards alot easier.Nice template to use if your just getting started and looking for help in designing.

Not sure about this bunny and I don't like the dark color.
Tried to help by adding the dark flower but I'm not feeling it.

Like the chick

Like the squirrel

I really like the penguin

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

SU's Animal cracker set

So I got this set and I wasn't to sure if I really liked it or not. So I didn't mount it for a week thinking maybe I would figure out something else to do with it. But I showed it to JP(my hubby) and he said he liked it alot and I should see what I can do with it. So here is the giraffe. It's ok...I have to work on it. But I think I do like the set now that I see it on paper. I have just been in a funk. I can't get my brain to function like I would like it to. Lots going on so I think it's just busy thinking about other stuff and not on making things. If that makes since. I cut the stars out of chipboard and put yellow CS on them and then topped that with yellow stickles. I love that now they twinkle like real stars. :) The stars on on 3-d dots so they are raised.

Naked mail swap

So a friend of mine (kidsmomscrappin) asked me to do a swap that involved something called naked mail. So I did some research on it and decided that it would be fun. We did the first one and it was a great sucess. So I decided to keep it open and just swap every couple of months. All the girls keep coming back b/c it is so much fun! So we are swapping out round 2 ones now on SCS and round three is open. So if you would like to join it is alot of fun. The deal is you can not send your stuff in a box. It has to be in some sort of plastic container. You get a name of your secret sister one month before we mail out so you have time to shop for them. So here is the package I am sending out to my secret SS. I really hope she likes it. And the plastic container I'm sending it in can be used for pasta or whatever you want. So it's kinda like recycling.

A gift for my friend...part 2

So here is part two of the gifts for my friends new place. I hope they like them. I really like the way it turned out. The decorative paper is SU's Simply Scrappin' Pina Colada. It is discontinued and I'm unhappy about that because I love it.

Friday, February 6, 2009

A gift for my friend

I made this key holder for a friend who just got their very first place. I am going to make a mail holder too. I just haven't gotten that far :) I hope she likes it. This paper is from the 2009 sale-a-bration catty it's the DD paper. I just love these colors. I'll upload the mail thing when I finish it.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sale-a-bration challenge

This is the card I did for the sale-a-bration challenge. This is the new set called Polka dot punches. I think I like how this one came out. Want to know who to get this set? Just ask me.