Thursday, January 25, 2007

Happy Thursday!

I wanted to let you all know that if you look on the side banner that you can now see the results of my makeover! Yay!
I won't have time to stamp today because I am cramming to finish things up for college tonight. Gotta love essays! I will be back tomorrow with another project!
Have a great day & Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

I've been tagged!

Alison tagged me so here goes...

A - Available or Single: Married! Talk about boring
B - Best Friend: Donna or Debbie back in Michigan or Tanya or hubby in Tucson
C -Cake or Pie: Punkin' Pie
D - Drink of Choice: Green Tea
E - Essential item you use everyday: Cell phone or computer
F - Favorite Color: Blues
G - Gummy Bears or Worms: Gummy Bears for sure
H - Hometown: Florence, WI
I - Indulgence: Chocolate
J - January or February: February
K - Kids & Names: Meghan 11 , Britny 15, Jordan 13, Jonathon 9, Christian 8
L - Life is incomplete without?: My DH, my kids, and stamping!!
M - Marriage Date: July 6, 2004
N - Number of Siblings: 2 sisters and one half brother
O - Oranges or Apples: Mmm...mandarins! <---- Me too!
P - Phobias or Fears: Something happening to any of my children
Q - Fave Quote: "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." Anne Frank (Sage Advice)
R - Reason to Smile: Having Stampin' Time daily!, Spending time with the family, Getting a good grade on an essay for college!
S - Season: Spring!
T - Tag 3 or 4 People Everybody I know has already taken this! If you haven't please do and let me know!
U - Unknown fact about me: I procrastinate!
V - Vegetable you don't like: Candied Yams or beets! Ewwwwwww!
W - Worst Habit: Umm smoking?
X - X-rays: Too many to count!
Y - Your Fav Food: Peanut Butter (I find it comforting)
Z - Zodiac Sign: Leo the Lioness

Monday, January 22, 2007

New Cards...

Here are some of the new cards I have been wanting to show you all!
The first is the view finder... I learned how to make this at a demo meeting and Love it!

This is what I made for my demo swap. I used the faux leather technique

Another faux leather.. Just to try a different layout... I chose the first one instead.

This card is made using the magic snowflake technique. My friend Darla has a monthly stamp camp and I learned how to make this with her. Much fun!

This is the other card that Darla taught me how to make. The buckle card!

I forgot to add the copyright.. all images copyright Stampin' Up!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Long time I haven't been here

Sorry I haven't been on in awhile. My dear hubby had knee surgery and has been out of commission for a while now and has been at home with me and I have been trying to be a good wife and take good care of him... Lol! He goes back to work on Monday and I have to say I can't wait! He is a great guy but I have my routines and such and I am just not used to having him around all day long every day. Is that bad?
Well I am getting a makeover done today and I am so excited. It's definitely time for a new look for hopefully an award winning career.... It's time for me to get back into the workforce. I am so excited about persuing a job that will be an asset to my business management degree. I have pictures to post but I am at the college now studying so please look for them on Monday or Tuesday!
Have a great day and Happy Stampin'!

Monday, January 08, 2007

First try at

Popping pastels! What do you all think? I got the inspiration for the colors from the new loves me not paper in the mini, well all except the pastels but I think it still looks alright.

Also I have added a more recent picture of me on my profile. It's nice to see the person behind the blog right?

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Polka Dots and Paisley

This is the newest card I have made and the first one using the new set that was my Christmas surprise from Shelli and Stampin' Up! I am not really sure I like this card just yet but it's growing on me. I made this for my step-daughter to let her know that her dad and I are thinking about her and getting excited for the trip that she will be making in March to come and visit. She's 15 and really girly so focused on pixie pink quite a bit.

I am also learning how to add the copyright onto my pictures for SU purposes... I am not sure I am really excited about how that looks but it's okay for today. In a way I would really like to learn how to make it more like a watermark so that no one can steal the image and claim it as their own. Would you all that do the watermarking of the image let me know what program it is that you use and such? I would greatly appreciate it!!

This is the new card I made for a "thinking of you swap" for my hostess club. I feel like it needs something but not completely sure what... any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

In this card I am not sure if you can tell but the centers of the flowers do have micro beads.... So any ideas on how to make it better? I was thinking maybe some brads? I don't know... color?

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year & My Christmas

Happy New Year fellow stampers and scrappers! Wow I haven't been on here in a while... see what happens when my dear hubby is home for vacation! I didn't mean to neglect this but as you can see my poor blog fell by the wayside till today!

Anyways... Happy New Year 2007!
Not only did I get spoiled by my hubby this year for Christmas, but I also got very spoiled this year from some wonderful friends on the Yahoo group Su-girlfriends.

I had participated in a stocking swap remember? Well the lady that did my stocking had her car broken into and such and ended up re-making my stocking but no one had heard from her in a while so the lady hosting the swap and also Admin I think sent me this first bunch of stuff.... I was absolutely tickled pink!

This is from my wonderful friend Darla who got me started on that yahoo group! Isn't she great?

This is from Nora the one who re-did my stocking after having the first one stolen out of her car. I am so blessed!

And this is from the Admin and List owner if I remember correctly

Thanks to all of these wonderful ladies I had the best Christmas in a long time! And the best part? I got exactly what I wanted! Stampin' Stuff!!!