Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Happy belated Mother's Day!

I was really trying to get on here yesterday and say a quick hello and Happy Mother's Day to you all out there but it just didn't happen so Happy belated Mother's Day!
Since I am new to this whole "blog" thing I guess I should say that I am a mother myself. I have one boy, Ben, who is 9 years old. :)
Even though the weather wasn't nice here, in Chicago, it was still a nice day being mothers day and all. I was disappointed though that I didn't see my mom.
I think the last two years actually I didnt see my mom on mothers day because my husband, son and I just have spent the day together.
Don't get me wrong it was a great day but it isn't the same to me I guess when I don't see my mom.
So now I know what I am doing next year. :) Especially because she lives only an hour away. It could be further, right?
Anyways, I feel better sharing that with you all. LOL.
I did get to spend some time taking some photos of some cards I have done recently, and yes, they are for swaps. I do a ton of swaps in case you didnt know that about me. I love them because it makes me use my collection of goodies if you KWIM?
First, I would like to share this card with you. My mom actually sent me this card from my wedding anniversary! Isn't it just the cutest?? I sure do love that Cuttlebug! How cute is the scallop edge on this card too?
My parents even sent us money to go out to dinner!! Wasn't that sweet? They are the best!


This is the first card I made using my new Copic markers! Isn't this bird just so cute?
You will also learn about me that I LOVE cutesy stamps! Especially this clear Hero Arts set (Cheery Bird).
The paper is River Rock and the Blue Bayou DS pattern paper. And of course the ribbon is Chocolate Chip 5/8 grosgrain by no other than the famous, Stampin' Up!
As mentioned earlier I used copics to color with (still playing with the technique). I also used my circle punches as you can see. :)
I think I am going through another "phase" in my stamping addiction. I am in love with bird, OWL, and dog stamps lately! Oh and these cute 4.25 sized cards.
Does anyone else out that go through "phases" like me? Cause Lord knows I don't need another freakin' stamp! LOL!
Ok, I must get to bed since I have to get up at 5 a.m. tomorrow! Plus I have to get back to my Nora Roberts book. :)
Good Night!

Saturday, May 10, 2008


Wow! I finally got my blog up and running! There are still alot of things I want to add to it but I really just wanted to get it going so here it is. Ha! I never really thought I would ever have a blog but then the more I started reading them I saw more reasons why I SHOULD have one! Since I work and I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I am not sure how often I will be able to update my blog but I will do my best. I know, I know, get to the cards already right? This card was inspired from Beate's card (splitcoaststampers). This is also one of her Weekend Sketch challenges. If you are familar with them you need to check out her blog for amazing inspiration!!! Her blog link is to the right of this page. I wish I would of had my Copic markers when I did this card because I would of gotten a much better color on the rocket but I still think it is a great boy birthday card! All the supplies on this card are Stampin' Up! The stamp set is PUN FUN (one of my faves), I used Brilliant blue, Bashful blue, Whisper white, and Jersey Shore DS paper. I used basic black ink, watercolor crayons, chalk, gel pen, scallop punch, tab punch, circle punches, bashful blue buttons, and DMC floss (not SU). I think that about covers it. I have been doing alot of this card size lately. It is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4. I have been doing a dog album also using an 8x8 album size and I am really liking that smaller size too. It is not so overwhelming for me as it was for me when I was doing 12x12 layouts!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Happy Friday!

Yippee! It is finally Friday! It has been a super long week for me! I work for an Orthodontist and my boss broke his leg while he was on vacation! Since he is off work we have had a different doctor come in to help everyday. If anyone else out there works with doctors you know how different they all can be. I wish they all used the same instruments etc. They were all really nice just a different week for sure. I am glad that I am in the mood to stamp too. I hope to get some cards done for a group of gals that I swap with every month. Okay like I said earlier I love to scrap in the 8x8 size and thought that was a good size to use for our dog's (Maggie) album. I only have two pages done so far but here they are.

I just love this photo of our son, Ben, hugging Maggie, our dog. This was taken at Christmas time (2007). The papers, arrow, blue ribbon, and journal pocket are all Cosmo Cricket. Great for boy pages (IMO). The buttons, and red ribbon are Stampin' Up!

This photo didn't turn out like I wanted and I tried several times. Anyways, on the ribbon is used rubons that say Maggie and the date. This picture was taken last April when we first got her. You will really get sick of hearing me talk about her. Ha!