Monday, January 21, 2008

Wonderful Friend

This is a quick post because Emma and I are on our way to my stamping friend Donna's house (waving "hi" Donna!). I kind of forgot to bring her order to her yesterday when I saw her so this is a good excuse to go and visit :)

This is another card I made using the Bali Breeze paper. The patterned paper is so nice that I had a hard time covering it up!

I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I wish.......

Angie commented on the last post that she thought I was in Florida with my parents........I wish :)

We had a storm here yesterday and I think we got around 16 inches of snow! Joe had to stay at work last night (not because of the storm) so he wasn't home to plow the driveway this morning. We have the best neighbors though! They came down with the tractor and plowed out the driveway. I was just going to leave it so Joe could, with his tractor :)

I have to post a couple of pictures that I took last week, just beacuse I love them!

The first one is Ian after his haircut. He wanted it spiked in the front so I cut is quite short. I think he looks so much older with it cut.

The second one is Emma ready to go to Playgroup. The coat was probably my favorite find from when I was in Bangor. It was from Gap. I think the regular price on it was $68 and it was marked down to $16.95! I kind of wish I had gotten the one in the bigger size too for next year. It has felt flowers down the front! Sooo cute!

I scrapbooked last night! Whoo hoo! I did a 2-page layout and I finished another one I had started back in October. They are both fairly simple but I am happy with how they turned out and the fact that I got some scrapping done. I have to start working on projects for stamp camp and the next few classes but I am planning on taking the time to scrapbook more in between. I'll try to share some every once in a while too.

Monday, January 14, 2008

In Love!

This is a card I did last week when I was playing around with my new papers and stamps. I soooo love Bali Breeze and Embrace Life!

For this one I used a piece of Bali Breeze for the background and then I used a scrap from that piece for my Build a Brad. I punched it out with a 1/2" circle punch and used a glue dot to stick it down with the opposite side facing up onto the brad and then put the clear "pebble" on top. This was my first time using the Build a Brad and I love them too! They are soooo much fun.

Yesterday I decided it was time to rearrange my stamping/scrapping space again. Joe had gotten a desk from someone at work a few months ago and we were trying to decide where to put it so it has been sitting in the "barn" waiting for a new home.

I kept the table that I have been using and moved it so that the desk and table go together in the corner. The table is now storage for my Cricut, Cuttlebug, ribbon storage and a few other things and the desk is now my work space. I still have a few things to figure out where they will go but the worst of the work is done. I even sat down with some pictures last night to start thinking about scrapbooking again! Mind you I didn't end up scrapbooking because I need to go through some magazines for inspiration but I am ready..........whooo hooo! It feels good to have my space clean and organized again.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Getting back to normal

We came back from NS on Tuesday (in between snow storms). We have been busy the last week re-organizing and cleaning and making room for the new toys and things. It was nice having the time to get some of these things done since it was so busy before Christmas.

I didn't get a chance to do any stamping until Saturday night and I couldn't wait to play with my new sets that I had pre-ordered. The one used here is called A Beautiful Thing and the paper is Bali Breeze.

I first punched the scalloped border with the small corner rounder and then stamped the flowers in Purely Pomegranite ink in the scallops (they don't quite fit perfectly but it is pretty close). I then stamped the centers in Pumpkin Pie ink. On the white piece I stamped the circles in Apricot Appeal and then stamped the verse in Purely Pomegranite. For the flower I colored it with an Apricot Appeal marker and then darkened the center a bit with Pumpkin Pie marker. The brad is an Ice Rhinestone circle brad.

Oh and the stitching on the Tempting Turquoise piece is done with the mat pack. I punched every other hole on 2 rows of the template and then faux stitched with my white gel pen.

This is what our front step looked like when we got up Wednesday morning. We had gone in the back door when we came home Tuesday evening and hadn't shoveled the step off so this is what we got in the week we were gone. The kids were pretty excited to see so much snow and Ian has lots of hills to play on :)