Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
On a personal note. I have been having some major back issues with no answer to why. So today I was put to sleep and had some injections directly into the area around my lower spine. That was done at 8:00 this morning. Afterwards I felt great. Then 2:00 came around. I am guessing something started wearing off because I definately needed some asprin. Now it's 3:30 and sitting at the computer is not a happy place. :-( Back to the heating pad and watching TV.
toots for now!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
This is the Valentine card set I made for the challenge. It was a long process...First I water colored the hearts with watercolor pencils. Then scanned it into my computer and colored in the
ribbons holding the hearts. Printed them out and put crystal lacquer on the hearts. Of course I had to wait for them all to dry. Once dry I used layers of red and pink bazzill paper and offray ribbon and there you have it.
When I was working on getting a picture of my card to upload, Liyah saw the camera and just had to get into the picture. Thanks for peaking!
Monday, January 21, 2008
Here is a fun poem that really hits home to most of us~
If You Give a Girl a Stamp
By Tracy Harp
If you give a girl a stamp she‘ll want to make a card…she’ll need an ink pad to go with it. She will spend hours pouring over colors trying to decide just the right one to buy. In the end she’ll decide she just can’t choose so she’ll buy them all.
Then she’ll remember she’ll need card stock to match the ink so she’ll quickly add four packs of assorted paper to her list, oh and white, vanilla, black and kraft!
Thinking about certainly celery, purely pomegranate, pale plum and pumpkin pie will make her hungry so she’ll go to the kitchen for a snack. While munching on cookies she’ll realize she needs ideas of what to do with the stamp. She’ll go to her computer and google rubber stamping.
She’ll find a site called Splitcoaststampers. Wow!! So many techniques and ideas and a gallery that never ends. She’ll spend hours gazing at beautiful cards and projects. Her eyes will become dry from staring at the computer screen. She’ll go to the bathroom for some eye drops.
On the way, she’ll pass her family sitting at the kitchen table waiting for dinner. She’ll quickly heat up some leftovers and try to pretend she hadn’t forgotten. While talking about the days events, her son will bring out the school pictures he had gotten that day.
That will remind her she wanted a digital camera to take pictures of her cards so she can start her own SCS gallery. She’ll convince hubby of all the reasons the “family” needs a new camera. He will finally agree and she’ll head to the store to buy one.
On her way home she’ll pass by Joanns and remember she needs an Ott-Lite to go with the camera she just bought. While shopping for a light she’ll see aisles of paper, punches, embellishments and ribbon. She’ll pick out a cart full of items but realize they don’t carry THE punch she saw used on a card she saved to her favorites. She’ll return home and go back to Splitcoaststampers to find out where to get THE punch.
Her search will lead her to someone’s blog where she’ll see a Starbucks bottle made into a cute candy container. That will remind her she has some bottles in the recycling bin so she’ll go to the garage to rescue them from the trash.
While in the garage she’ll see her son’s bike which will remind her she needs to buy a new helmet for his birthday. Thinking about birthdays will remind her she wanted to bake some cupcakes for him to take to school.
As she walks to the kitchen she’ll pass by the table and see the stamp. The stamp will remind her that she wanted to make a card and she’ll probably want some…
Sunday, January 20, 2008
I decided to make the album for my daughter who is back at school. I have a gazillion pictures of her dog so that was an easy choice to use the pup. "Our" dog's name is Liyah and she is a Jackapoo. What is a Jackapoo, you ask. It's a mix of a jack Russell terrier and a poodle. We used to live in NH and Liyah loved to run and play in the snow. She would always chase snowballs and bury
her head in the snow. The first picture is her with her face covered in snow. Next, she's all snuggly with a blanket and pillow. Ciara often calls her Wubby and they snuggle together quite often.
Now that we are in Florida, Liyah gets to go swimming in the pool. Whenever her little heart, or mine, desires. The last picture is a classic Liyah look. Once I adheared all the pictures, then the fun began with decorating. I used little paper flowers with rhinestones in the middle.
I think Ciara is going to love this little album.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
As you can see I used pink rhinestones embedded with crystal laquer. Once that was dry I put more CL in the spaces between the stones and sprinkled microbeads onto the phone. And there you have it. Ciara is using Modge Podge on her phone. So it is going to look quite different than mine.
I haven't made any cards in 3 days! Gosh, have I lost my mojo?? Actually I recieved quite a few Bellas in the mail and have been working on organizing them. And at the same time my hubby is changing out my computer for his old one, which is better than the one I have been using.
I want to thank Dawn Marie for sending me a fabulous package.
ThAnk YOu DawN MaRie!!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Last night my daughter decided we needed to put some decorations on our cell phones. She used modpodge to adhere papers and sayings. I stayed safe and used rhinestones. Once she wakes up, I'll take some pictures to share.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
My blogging sister, Dawn Marie, nominated me for this You Make My Day award, isn't that nice? Well Dawn thanks so much for the award it was sweet of you to think of me. Now I'm supposed to nominate 10 other bloggers, wow 10! So many bloggers have already been nominated for this award so if I happen to nominate you and if this is not your first time consider yourself really loved!
So a big thank you goes out to Ms Dawn Marie for making me smile, today!
and back at you Dawn Marie!
Monday, January 14, 2008
Who needs a Bella fix? Here ya go! I had some fun paper but I thought the print was too big, so I scanned it then used Photoshop to shrink it down a bit. Added a few layers then Miss Bella and Retail Therapy. Who doesn't love a little Retail Therapy now and then. And ribbon and glitter were added last. I hope you can see the glitter because it ads a lot to the card.
I've had a busy weekend. My sister came for a short visit. My son is also here for the weekend. Then my daughter is coming home today. Hubby and I switched desks so now I can swivel my chair from computer to craft table. And the printer is also in an easy reach. I just need someone to bring me food and I am all set.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Enjoy your day
Time for me to clean up the mess I always make when I am creating.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
I was tagged by Annie this morning. So here are 7 things about me that you may not know.
- I was born in Germany. Made there too...I should get that tattooed somewhere.
- I hate that we have to eat to stay alive. I wish we could just take a 'chewable' pill once a day.
- I can't swallow pills, I have to chew em up.
- I love the summer time when I can crawl out of bed and go right into the pool with my nightie on.
- I don't like to have projects hanging over my head, I have to finish things, like yesterday.
- I am addicted to almond M&Ms. I'll make a special trip to the grocery store just to get some.
- I don't like clutter...everything has a place ya know.
- and one for luck I am very organized, because I have no clutter...see how that works
It was hard to narrow it down to seven though because there are several blogs that I visit and love!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Yesterday, hubby, Mom, Dad and I went to see Chubby Checker at Cyprus Gardens. What fun! I wasn't too sure that I would enjoy it, since it's a little bit before my time. But everyone knows oldies! He put on a great show by getting the audience to sing parts of his songs. He also came into the audience and lots of women got to give him a hug. Later on he had people come on stage with him to dance. Hubby was one of the wild twisting men up on stage.