Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Blog Appearance Changes

I was just playing around with the blog colors. Please leave a comment and let me know if you like or don't like the new colors. Please also feel free to leave comments about what you think needs improvement.
Thanks for stopping by.

A Sweet Card in the Mail for my Daughter

My husband's Aunt is so generous!! She sent my daughter a check for her birthday. This is the card that I made last night as a thank you for her. This is my first time using my Embrace Life set. I've been meaning to ink this up--but always got side-tracked. So many little time! It's a great set to watercolor!!! I'm thinking I'll try it in baby blue next time......
Hope you enjoy!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

TLC 153

Here's my card for the challege. I started with the paper and did the folds for the flower but it kind of took on a life of its own after that. I'm not too pleased with it but I don't have any time to do another card. I need to get my son to school.

Thomas Kinkade

This is my first attempt at coloring in the Thomas Kinkade images. I got the image from Janet (Gladiola64)--thanks so much Janet!!!I spent about 20-30 min on it. It's not that great but it's my first attempt. Hope you like it! I'll be posting another card that I just made this morning.

This is a close up of my pity attempt--yes, not too pretty really close...

Monday, January 28, 2008

A Few Cards to Share

All week I didn't make a card. I spent the week going over to my Mom's and hanging out. Yes, almost everyday we were over Grandma's. My children just enjoyed spending time with their cousins and grandparents. Grandma and Grandpa always spoils them. A few days ago, my 3 year old and I had a disagreement. I asked him who his mother was and he said, "Thou". Thou means grandma. I tried to rationalize with him that Thou was "MY" mom, and if she's my mom then she can't be his'(mom). He was very adament that Thou is his mom. Well, if I'm not HIS mom, then whose mom am I?? He said Paige's! As you can tell, both of my kids are very close to their grandparents, especially Grandma. My mom doesn't spoil my kids in a bratty way. When we go over, she'll feed them and give them baths, and watch over them. She loves to feed them! She constantly gives them something to eat. Everytime I see them, they're always eating something. Both kids are very healthy, I think they both inherit my DH's fast metabolism.
Last night, I had a few hours to myself and made 5 cards. I'll post them to share with you. They are made using images that I had swap with fellow SCSers. Thanks!!!
Have a nice day!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Happy, Happy Mail Day!!!

I was so excited when I got something in the mail from Emily!! Remember I won a prize from her blog??? It's here!!! I'll have to post a picture!! It's so awesome!!!!! Thanks Emily!!!!!
Wow, I didn't think I'd get hits on my blog at all. I guess it gives me an incentive to update my blog often then. I have not been working on any card this week, maybe tonight I'll get a chance to go downstairs and play. I'll post a card tomorrow.
Thanks for visiting me...

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Go Pats!!

I'm watching football with the boys today. Pats vs San Diego Chargers. Go Pats!!!!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Something different...

This is a card that I made 2 days ago. It's not quite my style but it's something for me to try. I used the ultra thick embossing technique on it and cracked the embossed image once it hardens. I love red and had to put red in somehow...I used the dark sea-green/teal background paper to bring out the vintage look.

How cool is this???

My cousin made portraits of my kids. I just wanted ot share with you his awesome talent!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wow!! I Won!!

I can't believe I actually won something!!! I won a drawing from Emily's blog !!! You HAVE to check out her blog! She is so awesome! She's very talented and I've enjoyed reading her blog. If you've never been there--run! You're missing great stuff! Hurry!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

What do you get when you have two sick kids?

No time to stamp....
Both children are sick and require so much "hugs". I know I'll miss this when they grow up. My little one constantly wants to hug and my son wants to snuggle. I just love it!! The only thing that I don't like is giving the little one her medicine. She makes a foul face and gets ready for the throwing up part before I even give it to her! I'm thinking it's inate... Please share if you have a secret to giving sick kids their medicine. I really need any help that I could get..
My 3 yr old is pretty good. I rationalize with him as to why he needs to take his medicine. I overheard him telling his little sister that SHE needs to take her medicine if she wants to feel better ..and PLAY! Hahahaa, too cute! He's just the smartest little guy!
I've been busy cranking out scrapbook pages. I'm so indecisive. I've been working on my son, my daughter, and our wedding scrapbook pages. I wanted to do a simple design, but elements that I really like kept creeping onto the page. I just gave up and added them in. My 3-yr old was really helpful. Sometimes he has a better eye than I do what to add. He picks up the weirdest thing that I would not have even noticed and asked if he could put it on the page. Hey! That looks good---but over here. I'll post the bridal cards and the scrapbook pages tomorrow.
Funny thing, I stopped at AC Moore today...yes, the stamp/scrapbook section manager knows me by name there. I was supposed to run in and out to get a few things b/c I needed to pick up my son from pre-school, once inside the store I ended up chatting away with Becky. Before you know it, I had 5 min to pay for my stuff and pick up my son. Lucky me, his school was only a few minutes away. So I wasn't really late....hehehehehee. My husband says my ramblings don't have a doesn't. I guess it could be like Aesop's fable....don't run with your mouth when you have to run with your feet.
Have a good night.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Bridal-themed cards

One of my sister's friend is engaged and getting married this year. She wanted to host a stamping party and asked me to showcase around a wedding theme. Red is my favorite color, so this is what I came up with. I tried to make it elegant. Hope it works. The first three are invite samples and the third one is a table seating card.

Monday, January 7, 2008

This is one of my favorite to create over and over

I love tempting turquoise with black and white. Such a great color combo. This is a trifold card that I love to demo.

Grant's card

My three year old helped me design this card. Isn't just the most adorable slider card you've seen???

My demo cards

These are the three cards that I demo with on Thursday night.

Valentine's Day Bellas

Here are the Bellas that I got a chance to play with last night. My cousin is a chef, this one looks absolutely like her!