Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Hope you all have a great New Year's!
Friday, December 26, 2008
Well, I got up this morning and got into the car to turn it around so that I could put my load in the car. When I got out and walked around the car to go inside, guess what???? Flat, I mean totally flat, tire! Tires are fairly new. Especially considering that this is the car that I have been keepin here with me while he drove my car back and forth from Sabinal!
Luckily Eric's uncle lives nearby and rescued me with a jack and tire iron! I then ran the tire over to the shop where we bought it. They are going to repair or replace at no charge, but they are VERY backed up today... I am still sitting at my house at 2:30 PM waiting on the call that the tire is ready and I can come and let them install it on the car... At this rate, I won't be in Sabinal until 10 PM... And will have driven as long without a headlight as Eric would have had to if he had driven the car this morning!
What a way to end the Christmas holiday!
Hope your day after is going better than mine!
I just wanted to let everyone know that I will be taking a break from blogging for a while... Longer than I would like... :(
We are moving the computer today. That doesn't pose a problem except that we do not have internet in Sabinal yet. Don't know when it will be installed either. I will call Monday and then decide if I need to just buy an aircard.
Besides that, my last minute packing has come back to bite me "you know where"... :( I am just putting stuff in any old box that it will fit. So much for organizing as I packed and keeping everything neat and ready to unpack and go to work... Now it will take me twice as long to unpack... Yuck! :(
So, I feel certain it will be some time after the first of the year before I will get to start creating. That makes me sad. What makes me sadder is that I probably won't start creating again until after SU's Leadership!!! :( At least I don't have to worry about swaps... I have the perfect excuse for not having anything... "It's packed!" LOL
Hope you all have a wonderful New Year! I will "see" you again in 2009!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
My sister has started the most wonderful tradition. Her and her girls bake a birthday cake for Jesus. Then, at our family Christmas on Christmas Eve, we all sing Happy Birthday to Jesus and cut Santa a piece of birthday cake! I thought that was such a great way to keep the little ones plugged into what Christmas is all about!
I did get a wonderful card and letter from an old friend that I met while "we" were in the Navy in Virginia. I haven't heard from her in 7 1/2 years! Renewed friendships... What a GREAT Christmas gift!
I hope that Santa brings you all exactly what you wanted. But I also hope that during this time with your friends and family that you take the time to stop and reflect what we are really celebrating: The gift of Christ our Lord.
I just put a leftover rub on on the front of each jar (actually more than one on the front of each jar!). Then I tied a red and white striped ribbon around the neck of the jar. To cover up the logo on the cap, I put white rub ons on red cardstock and punched out using the 1 3/8" circle punch. Then I punched out a white 1 3/4" circle punch and attached the red circles to these. I adhered the circles to the caps with gold brads. Since the bottles were already prepped, this was quick and easy!
Hope you all have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
This card is using Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke and Brushed Gold cardstock. I used Always Artichoke and Bravo Burgundy stamp pads. Rounded the whole card off with Bravo Burgundy 5/8" grosgrain ribbon.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
But my friends and family are definitely worth it!!!!
Monday, December 22, 2008
To get the 3-D effect, I adhered the furtherest layer of snow and the left penguin with snail. The closest layer of snow and the snowman were adhered with a single layer of dimensionals. The middle penguin was adhered with two layers of dimensionals. The stamp set I used was SU's Punch Pals. I used Bashful Blue and Whisper White cardstock. Black Stazon, SU's markers and dazzling diamonds glitter round it out!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
For this card, I used a piece of birthday paper that has presents all over it. I cut out some of my favorite presents on the paper and created a cascade of gifts done the middle of the card. I used Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock. The Green Galore DS paper is from SU, but I don't remember which group (sorry)! The stamp is from SU's Upsy Daisy and stamped in Basic Black. A piece of Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain ribbon from SU finishes it off. This was definitely my favorite of the two.
For this card, I used a piece of wrapping paper that had those great glittery flowers all over it. You can see a small sample of the paper on the card! I used Rose Red, Pirouette Pink and Regal Rose card stock. The stamp is from SU's Wow Flowers and stamped in Rose Red. A piece of Rose Red Stitched Ribbon from SU finishes is off.
I am coming down with a cold, so I wasn't feeling all that creative today. But I wanted to make sure and get this posted today! I won't have any posts over the weekend. I am about to shut the crazy computer down (not really!) and get busy. I have to have all the last of the "stuff" packed before I go to bed tonight... :( More to come on Monday!
Believe it or not, this is made from a 6" x 6" piece of DS paper! It is cool enough to be stand alone...
However, it is only 1/6th of the star! Isn't this the coolest? And it only took 1 1/2 sheets of DS paper. This one is made with Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss DS Prints.
When I get a few minutes, I will post a tutorial... However, it will be after this weekend. Gotta get this stuff packed!
Side note: When I made this, I used snail... Don't recommend you do that. Especially not in areas of high humidity like down here in Southeast Texas! My star was pretty sad looking this morning!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
This is just a white SU bag. I scalloped one end of the cardstock and then folded it in 1/2. I used riding hood red and chocolate chip cardstock. The piece of checkered paper is from SU's Bella Rose DS paper. I added a piece of chocolate chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon and the little frame from the styled silver hodgepodge hardware... And Voila'... A cute little gift bag with little effort at all!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I found these cool ornaments at Joann's. I thought their turquoise blue, brown, off white and gold stripes were just funky enough for me. Then on the way home, I remembered that I had some leftover Christmas rub-ons. I then rubbed on some images in the middle brown stripe and Voila'... Almost homemade!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
This is my card. I used some of our new DS paper. I just love Kiwi Kiss with all these pinks! On this card I used Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose. It is also using one of the new embosslits that coordinates with one of the new stamp sets!
Monday, December 15, 2008
It was fun meeting designing a card that would meet both needs!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Courtney's challenge for this week is polka dots. I know this is not a card, but I managed to make a Christmas tin to wrap my ornament in and use polka dots... Lots of polka dots! There are even brown polka dots on the red trim on the little ornaments. Camera just didn't capture that very well!
Hope you all enjoy!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Of course, we had to stop our loading for a little while to have a snowball fight and play a little bit!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
For those of you that don't know it, I am moving to Sabinal, Texas. That is one of the reasons that I really kicked my blog up a notch. I wanted to have a way to stay in touch with all my friends and customers from here!
So, drum roll please.... My first ever winner of blog candy is..... DONNA.
I am using post names because I am still too new to this and am not sure how to go and find out anything else!
Donna please contact me privately with your snail mail address so that I can get this candy on its way to you! (I have now put my e-mail contact on my profile page... Have patience, I am a newbie at this!) If you can get it to me today, I will get it mailed before I leave town today. Otherwise, I may have to mail it on Saturday. :(
Ok, so now the bad news... I will not be posting again until this weekend. We are leaving for Sabinal at zero dark thirty tomorrow morning and I won't be back until Friday night. And we don't have internet in Sabinal yet!
So, have a great rest of the week!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Anyway, here is another great idea for a teacher or classmate gift.
I found these tins at a local dollar store. They had incense in them. I found them over a year ago. I bought all they had. Gave away the incense, washed them and left them open to air. I decorated using my star die for the Sizzix Big Shot, Stampin' Up!'s star punches and the Rock Star Card Elements Kit.
So, you never know where you will find the perfect little container to decorate and use!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Here's what you need:
1. Plain envelope. I used the standard small mailing envelope. Not sure what size that is called.
2. Background stamp. Wheels are awesome for these.
Step 1: Seal envelope... Yes, seal envelope!
Step 2: Stamp your background image on both sides of the envelope.
Step 3: Cut off the top of the envelope. (If you use a #10 envelope, cut it in half and make 2 bagalopes!)
Step 4: Score 1/2" on the 3 uncut sides. (To change the dimensions of your bagalope, score at 3/4")
Step 5: Fold your scored edges and run a bone folder over them to make sure they have a good sharp fold.
Step 6: Insert your hand into the bag to pop it open.
Step 7: Push the bottom up. You will end up with two triangular shaped tabs on the bottom. Fold under like you would on a present. Adhere to the bottom.
Step 8: Punch two round tabs out using the Round Tab punch from Stampin' Up!
Step 9: Fold the round tabs over and adhere one to each side at the top of the bag.
Step 10: Punch holes in the top of the round tabs.
Step 11: Tie ribbon through the two holes in the round tabs to close bag. (of course, wait until you put your item in there!)