Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
The next card was a 3 day process. I put the ribbon on the card, then didn't know what to do. Then I put the square on...still not right. So I drove to Violette's ( my local scrapping store ) and got the flowers...now it looks lovely. Don't you agree?
Todays project is to join the Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers-7
If you are quick enough you will still be able to join group 7!
Here is some info about me for the rest of SBS-7
My name is Michelle. I am a domestic goddess who is a very young 50 year old....ughh, sounds awful to say it. I am adjusting to the age thing but my old bones are rebelling. I have issues with my back with no solution in the future. I live in the sunny state of Florida in the USA. I am originally from Portsmouth NH where it is mighty cold with plenty of snow at the moment. I certainly don't miss the cold, but I do miss the first snow falls, after that the snow just gets yucky looking. I have two children, who aren't really children anymore. My son is 23 and attending the University of New Hampshire and plans to graduate this May. My daughter is a freshman conveniently attending University of Tampa, which is 45 minutes from me :-) My husband and I moved to Florida last July because of a fabulous job offer which just happened to be 1 hour from my snow bird parents. Lucky me! I met my husband online, 6 years ago and I met my first friend, here in Florida, online as well. This friend got me hooked onto ATCs which was loads of fun trading with people all over the world. We ended up taking a stamping class at Michael's and we were the only two in class, the following week, I was the only one in class. The teacher (Betty) and I bonded and the rest is history. She showed me the world of rubber stamping and I jumped in with body and soul. I look forward to chatting with other like minded Goddess's. Well that's enough blabbering...time to stamp!
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
For my family (and anyone else who wants to take a peak ) here is a link to our Christmas 2007 photos. Enjoy! And I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas.
Monday, December 24, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Isn't this card awesome?! It was very time consuming but it sure came out great. My friend Betty made one of these for me so I just had to figure out how she did it. With patience. It's embossed with gold and then the different layers were cut out and I used pop dots for dimension. I mounted it on mirror card. You can even see my reflexion.
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
The holidays are upon us. I have been very busy making Christmas cards. These four were my first creations using my new cuttlebug. What a fun gadget! My friend Betty has got me hooked on card making and I am loving it. I now have the birthday and anniversary of everyone in my family. Now I need to get my husbands family, too, so I can send them all hand made cards. As for the Christmas cards, I am proud to say I have all them made and in their addressed envelopes, except for some special cards. I
saw them made on The Carol Duvall Show and I have been working on them all day today. All sorts of folding, very frustrating at times. When that would happen I would just go sit in front of the tv and heat my back for awhile then come back to it.
Friday, November 16, 2007
I bought myself a cuttle bug. How fun is that! I love creating things with it. I am using it for the background of my Christmas cards that I've started putting together.
Monday, November 05, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
This is my entry for the month of May. We each make 12 of the same month then send them to the host. She will then make each of us a year calendar that fits into a CD case and send the year back to each of us.
Today we celebrated DDs 21st birthday. uggggh She was impressed with the birthday card I made for her. My parents came over to share the day with us. DD and my dad shared the champagne.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Deb and I took a beading class where we made earrings and a matching bracelet. They came out beautiful. I bought more 'fixings' to make another pair of earrings at home. I didn't have all the right tools, but I think they came out great. I'm going to take apart the sterling earrings and put it back together using gold. The sterling makes my ears itch.
This is a picture that I painted for Butch. He's from Texas and I thought he might enjoy having this in his TV room. I first bought I painting at Goodwill, then applied gesso. Once that was dry, I penciled in the state and painted. It came out pretty bright so I then applied a stain to the picture. That is exactly what it needed.
The picture came out beautifully. I made some (faux) cow hide pillows and covered a couple of ottomans with the same fabric. His room is starting to look finished.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
I also completed the Halloween goodie bottle that will be going to the post office today. I'm wondering what the clerk will say when I hand it over.
Saturday, October 06, 2007
BF and I took a stamp class at Michaels. Lucky for us there were just the two of us and the instructors BF, who is a skilled stamper and probably there just to support her. I enjoyed the class, we made three Halloween cards and saw about 50 beautiful cards that the instructor (Betty) brought to show us. I just might get hooked on this crazy making cards stuff. I'll be going next week too, and I get to pick what kind of cards we'll be making. I am leaning towards a shaker card and flocked card.
I am almost completely done with an old school desk that DH and I got out of someone's garbage. I have sanded, stained it and it now has 4 coats of poly on it. I think I want at least 2 more coats because I want it to be shiny.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
I guess I should also include that I did do some housework. I vacuumed all the floors in the house plus the laundry room which is technically not in the house. It's where the bugs usually go to die. When that was finished, Liyah (dog) and I had to take a break in the pool.
I didn't win the Beadie Buddied Bonanza at Pennywise, so I'll have to mail out my entry to the winner. She got alot of good loot. I am definitely staying for the October BBB.
Monday, October 01, 2007
Speaking of pretty, DD went to the doctor about her bad knees. The doctor is referring her to an orthopedists, plus she needs to get blood work and x-rays. I guess we'll be getting to the bottom of her pains finally. Hopefully it won't include knee braces or arthroscopic surgery.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
On the family side ~ Colby (DS) took his LSAT test on Friday. He won't find out how he did until Oct 22. We are all glad the stress of taking the test is over. Sickly Ciara (DD) came home for the weekend. She and I tried the emboss-resist technique but I didn't have the correct embossing powder and the cards didn't quite come out right.
Pictures of the first ever Creative Crafty Chicks night ~