Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Among my many online purchases, I bought this set by Cosmo Cricket. I just loved the skeleton and knew they had to be embossed with white on black paper... DUH! I had this cobweb paper from a long time ago and it worked perfectly for what I wanted.
This cat came from the Close to My Heart set, Scarecrow Party. I got this wicked cute little bucket full of Halloween colored Prima flowers... adorable! This card wicked reminds me of my mom! For those of you who know my mom, I'm sure you understand :) We lovingly call her "Glitter Grandma". Actually, Halloween is her favorite holiday so I should through this in the mail to her today!!!
I had went to my friend's Stampin' Up! party a couple of weeks ago and I bought this stamp set, Season of Friendship, out of the mini catalog. I wish I had bought the paper to match but didn't. Next order ;) It was a pain in the you-know-what to cut the flowers out but I didn't have a small/big enough circle punch to use. So I wish I could say that it was my idea to use the scalloped nestie for the background of the tree but it wasn't. I would credit the person who's idea it was but I've been looking around so many blogs lately that I can't remember. Sorry, clever one!
I got together with my friend, Melanie over the weekend and I got a whole TWO cards made. It's getting more and more difficult having a 6 month old baby crawling around. I told "daddy" that next time, he gets to watch him so I can go play! This first card was used with one of my new Stampin' Up! stamp sets called Buds & Blossoms and the sentiment I used was from the Best Blossoms set. I felt like it was missing something somewhere in the middle but couldn't quite figure out what (didn't like ribbon) so I left it as is.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
This is my owl that I found at TJ Maxx. They seem to be all the rage right now and luckily, I like them. Funny because I never liked birds before. I think it's pigeons that turned me off to birds in general but I'm getting over it. I even put a bird feeder in my yard. I think that was mainly because I liked the feeder since it had butterflies on it :) Those are my fave!!!
I used the Close to My Heart stamp set, Whooo Loves You and embossed the background with the Forest Branches Cuttlebug folder. All of the ink colors are CTMH but the bookplate is from WeR Memory Keepers. Owls seem to be all the rage right now and I'm diggin' them! I'll post another photo of the big guy I found at TJ Maxx.
I always have a hard time with patterned paper but I keep buying loads of it because it's so pretty or cute. I never seem to like what I stamp with the pattern so I end up using plain colored cardstock. I forced myself to use this paper and I was pleased with how it came out using the paper flowers, brads and rubons... pretty and simple!!! Next time I'll try to stamp something!
I made this card for my mom's friend over the summer. I had toted a bunch of my scrapbooking stuff down "south" when my husband had his training and I thought it would give me something to do. My mom had a few friends who had birthdays in August so I volunteered to make them cards. Dummy me only took a picture of one! I used Cupcakabella for this one. She was my first :) I'm sure there will be many more...
For this card, I used the stamp set Here's the Scoop by My Favorite Things. This is my first stamp set from this company (and my first card) and I like it a lot. What woman doesn't love ice cream??? I know I do!!! I used to love to color as a kid and I guess I still do :) Now if I only had some gossip to dish to someone...
My husband bought me a garnet and diamond ring and also a bouquet of beautiful flowers. That was a surprise since I haven't gotten many flowers since we've been married. He must've heard me complaining about that at some point and took note of it :) One lonely little flower fell out and was on the driveway when we were heading out. Of course I took a picture of it and it came out so CUTE!
My husband and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary last week. My mom came up and watched the kids so we could go to dinner. Thanks, Mom! I enjoyed a Pomegranite Martini with dinner which was my first drink in over a year since I've been nursing and didn't drink while I was prego! hehe
Ok, so I joined Blogspot back in July and haven't (until now) really tried to post anything. It's difficult having a baby (and an online shopping addiction) finding the time to get on here. I am not the most computer savvy person when it comes to uploading, downloading, sideloading (j/k) and all that other fun stuff but I'm sure gonna try!!!