Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Are you ready for Halloween? I am almost ready :) I am going to try to put together the bags of treats when Ian gets home this afternoon but if it doesn't get done I will just give them out seperately. We usually only have a hand full of kids so it won't take long.

Last night Ian and I made sucker covers for him to take to school today. We made them super simple, just an Only orange piece of CS folded in half and a hole punched on the (fold for the stick to go through) and then we stamped the ghost from Booglie Eyes on white and tied it at the top with twine. Ian glued all of the ghosts to the orange and I did the rest. He has been sick the last few days so by the end of it he said I could do the rest when he went to bed. I knew then he still wasn't feeling well!

My October stamp camp was on Saturday and the chocolate bar holder card above was one of the projects we did. I will try to find where I got the pattern from and add the link later. Sunday was our Stamper's group party and we had an awesome time at Sandra's. We had a Halloween party with lots of tricks and treats :) I did take my camera and have a few pics but am getting more tomorrow night so I will share them after that.

I can't wait to take the kids trick-or-treating tonight! This year Emma will be more involved and I think she will love it :) I will post the pictures from tonight sometime tomorrow. We have a Halloween party at play group in the morning so I will try to pop in after that.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

1 week

Halloween is only 1 week away! Ian has been asking when it is and for some reason last night he had it in his head that it was in 3 days and there was no changing his mind. Maybe it has something to do with it being on the 31st?

Anyway, he is easy this year because he wants to be Spiderman and we were given the costume last year just after Halloween. Emma wants to be a princess and I still don't have her costume so we will be last minute shopping for her. Hopefully they still have some in her size.

This isn't a new card to anyone that was at my stamper's group party in September but I haven't had a chance to take pictures of some of the cards I have done lately. I will try to do that today and will scan my layouts from the weekend. We had an awesome time at the Scrapper's treat. I think I did 13 pages! We had soooo much food and a "few" drinks :) And the company was awesome!

The last few days I have been working on projects for class Thursday night, Stamp camp on Saturday and our stamper's group on Sunday. I think I only have 1 or 2 projects to finish up and then it will be time to start cutting. If I am quiet over the next little while you will know why :)

Time to get Ian out to the bus. Have a great day!

Friday, October 19, 2007


Lucky me I was tagged by Mom :)

I am getting ready to go scrapbooking for the weekend but I wanted to pop in really quick and do this so I can take it off my "to do" list. I may be back later if I have time to share a card and once I get back I should have some scrapbook pages for you!

Here are the "RULES":

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. List eight (8) random facts about yourself.
3. Tag eight people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving them a comment on their blogs.

Eight Random Facts About Me

1. I love horses. I used to own a horse named Oscar. I also had ponies when I was younger. They were named Nibbles and Speed (I didn't name them. LOL).

2. I married my high school sweetheart. We have been together since we were 16 and have been married 9 years.

3. I was a hairdresser/aesthetician. I took hairdressing in '95 and worked for 4 years then went back and took aesthetics (I don't think I am spelling it right but it isn't coming up in spell check). I then worked at both in a day spa.

4. I worked at a strawberry U-pick when I was a teenager.

5. I sold Tupperware for a short time before I had Ian.

Oh my land I still have to think of 3 more!

6. Oh, I have a dog named Sasha, a cat named Ripple and a hamster named Nemo. Of course if you read Mom's blog you know this.

7. I am very close with my family and am so grateful for that!

8. I love playing games. I think Cranium is my favorite but the last time we played I was too tired to enjoy it (I can't wait till Emma sleeps through the night on a regular basis).

Now I need to think of some people to tag. I don't know 8 well enough to tag so I am going to take the easy way out and say that if you are reading this and have a blog you can consider yourself tagged and if you don't have a blog you can share them in the comments on this post. I would love to hear from you :)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Rainy Sunday

It is a rainy, cold, lazy day here this morning so I am posting a fun flower card to hopefully brighten the day.

I have to say I was a little intimitated by this stamp set and I had it for over a month before I inked it. There are so many georgous cards made with this set and many are done with techniques that would take too long to do at class on a Thursday night. I finally decided to pull it out last week and do something fairly simple but I am happy with the results.

I don't think it shows in the picture but I added diamond stickles to the centers of the flowers and the white spots on "Fabulous".

I hope you have a fabulous day!

Friday, October 12, 2007

True Friend

I just love the True Friend set (with the Apple Cider paper it is awesome!). It is so easy to work with and it is fun for a change, coloring the image on the stamp with markers.

The first one was really quick, I just inked the stamp with Really Rust and Old Olive markers and stamped on Vanilla. The pattern paper is one piece (5" x 3 3/4") cut in half and then matted on Really Rust cardstock. I added some copper stickles to the spots on the flower.

The second card I used the same patterned paper and stamped the big flower on the stripes in Really Rust. The flower was inked with the same markers as above and I added a fire rhineston brad so the center.

Around the card base I used All in a Row for faux stitching in Very Vanilla.

I realized this morning that I lost my links when I changed the template a few days ago so I will add those on the right in a bit.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

A really quick card

I made this card last week while I was playing around (probably when I should have been getting ready for class!) and wanted to do something quick (or maybe it was when I was cleaning my stamp room before Mom came. LOL!).

I have been trying to use up some of my patterned paper scraps so I pulled out a couple of pieces from Petals and Paisleys (not that this used very much of it up! hehehe). I cut them down to 1 1/2" squares and put them across my white card base. I then cut the excess off the sides.

The flower from Priceless is stamped once in Regal Rose and once in Old Olive. The Old Olive one is punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch and I cut the flower out of the Rose one. I matted these on a 1 3/8" Old Olive circle and added the clear rhinestone brad.

I am excited this morning because the November Stampin' Sucess (SU's demo publication) came on-line this morning and the winners from the demo contest from the last few months were shown. My CD album was there with a picture of me. It is pretty cool seeing a picture of you own work in publication.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Coaster book

This is a coaster book we made at stamp camp a couple of weeks ago. I used Dots and Dashes paper (retired from SU) for the front and back and used Temping Turquise for the pages and Taken with Teal for the binding and the inside front and back.

The Only Orange flower is from In the Spotlight and the verse is stamped in Green Galore (from Polka Dots and Paisley).

I was so excited about this little book that I had to add the pictures right away. Most of the time when I do books for classes I don't take the time to add the pictures but this was just too easy.

This is one of the pages where I cut the picture in half to go across the 2 pages. I did this to one other picture and the rest were single 3" squares with the outside corners rounded.

The directions for the Coaster book can be found HERE on SCS. I am sure I will be doing more of these. They will make great Christmas presents :)

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Staying with the pink theme today

I have now spent a lot of my day on the computer (too much really) but I am happy with the changes I have made. The new template makes it much easier to add new links and do the changes I wanted to do so it should be easier to keep up to date :)

I thought I would post this Stinkin Cute card to keep in the pink theme. The inspiration for the glittery patterned paper came from some paper I picked up at CompuPro last week. It was Christmas paper with lots of glitter. I decided to make some of my paper I already had on hand glittery with stickles. You could of course use 2-way glue and dazzling diamonds (or another fine glitter) but I thought this would be a little less messy.

I used my orange and pink stickles on all of the dots and set aside to dry. I then stamped the skunk with black craft ink (I like this one for more solid images) and set aside to dry.

Once they were dry I added the flower (inked with markers) and put it together with some May Arts ribbon (hot pink with polka dots). I think I might add a little stickles or a crystal to the center of the flower for a little more bling. The picture really doesn't show the sparkles as much as in real life.

Going Pink

Well a different shade of pink with a new template. What do you think? I have been planning on making some changes but I wanted to stay pink for Breast Cancer awareness month. I decided to make the changes but keep some pink.

I also have been playing around with making my avatar. Do you like her/me? LOL! I wish I really looked like that. Hehehe. I had to add my dog in there (there weren't really any kids that worked) and I am wearing a pink shirt for this month, at least until closer to Halloween. I may have to change closer to Halloween :)

I have some cards I have taken pics of and a few more I need to do so once I get those done I will put them on my computer and will add something for you later.

We had a great weekend with my family. It was really hard when it was time to say good bye's but in just over a month Mom, Amy and I will be meeting in Moncton for our annual scrapbooking weekend so we have that to look forward to. I'm pretty sure Grampie will be coming here to spend the weekend with Joe and the kids so they will have some time together too :)

Time to get lunch ready for Emma and I and hopefully I will have some time after that to get some pics together.

Also, please let me know if you find the new colors hard to see or if there is anything I need to change. Sometimes it shows up different depending on the computer you are viewing it on. Some of my links have dissapeared as well so this should be a good time to update my list as well.

Edited: I just added *lots* of new links for you to check out. I don't get to check all of them every day but I do try to check in on as many as I can:)

To get your own Avatar just click on the link at the bottom of my Avatar and it will take you to Yahoo where you will need an account. It is free and there were lots of fun things to choose from when you get there. I can see myself changing it often and it is supposed to change automatically on my blog when I make changes on Yahoo. This could be lots of fun.

One more thing, I know there are lots of you checking in that don't comment. Please don't be shy and let me know you were here. I would love to hear your feedback.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Birthday Bug

I had to do a ladybug card with Pick a Petal and Cutie Pie Paper. They just seem like they were made for each other. LOL!

I had done a red ladybug a few months ago and wanted to do one in Purely Pomegranite. They are really easy, for the wings I stamped and cut out 2 petals and punched a 1 1/4" and a 1/2" black circle. The 1/2" one is cut in half and put on top of the "wings". The antena was drawn in with a black marker.

For the scalloped border I used my slit punch and 1/8" hole punch.........I love how this border looks.

I have a few cards ready to take pictures of so I will try to do that later so I can have something for tomorrow. I am on a 3 day roll, don't want to break it:)

Only 15 sleeps till we (some stamping friends and I) go for a scrapbooking retreat!!!! I am so excited!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

2 days in a row!

I am going to try to post more often again. I do good for a while and then it gets busy here and I end up not posting. Yesterday I took pictures of a few cards and I have more to take pics of so I think if I can do a few at a time to have stocked up that might help ;)

This is one I did for a party a few weeks ago and I made about 5 more to have on hand (one went to a friend for her Birthday and I have another one set aside for another friend). It was a really quick card but I love the color combination in the Cutie Pie designer paper.

Monday, October 01, 2007

It feels like fall

Fall is definately in the air the last few days. We even had to light a fire last night and this morning :(

I thought this card would be appropriate for today. It is one from a month ago that I found in my stash and realized I hadn't posted it here. The tree is colored with watercolor crayons and misted with water before stamping. The faux stitching is done with All in a Row to tie the pattern paper in with the Old Olive cardstock. I made a few extra of these for my "just in case stash" because I thought they would be nice to have on hand. A lot of my cards lately I have been leaving the sentiment off so I can use them for any occasion.

Last Thursday we went apple picking with our play group. These are a couple of pictures from that day. We went again on Sunday and I took my camera but forgot to take pictures.

My family is coming this weekend (for Thanksgiving.......yay!!!) so I think I will make some apple pies this week :)