Monday, November 24, 2008

Glitter, glitter and more glitter

Hey! Once I venture out and get the camera, I will post a tutorial on how to make this card. I am VERY proud of this one. I was the one that invented the technique for making the flower sparkle with glitter! I hope you like it... And remember to return to see how to make this fabulous flower!

Shopping With My Nieces

Hey all! I have not gotten to get a camera yet! I didn't strike out on my own to do it since my sister had called and asked me to go to Target with her and her two kids (Kaytee - 6 and Emberlee - 3)... If I am at home when she has to go shopping, she typically gives me a call so that I can help with interference with the kiddos!

Anyway, when she picked me up, she asked if we could go to the mall for a minute because she needed to pick up the girls matching sweaters for this year. (that is the only thing that she purchases identical for her two girls. Every year she gets a Rugby sweater just alike for them to wear to family Christmas events.) Well, as is usual, a quick trip to the mall started to stretch out and wasn't just a one stop trip!

Now that you have the backstory, here is the real story! :) Emberlee fell asleep between my house and the mall (5 minute trip). So, she wasn't the happiest of little people when we got there and woke her up. While we were shopping, Kayla decided to use the old bribe of "If you are good, you will get a cookie before we leave"... Well, Emberlee decided she wanted her cookie NOW! And proceeded to announce to the entire mall in her little 3 year old shrill screech that she wanted a cookie!!! When Kayla reached the exit, I was at least 100 yards from her (she was pratically running) and could still hear Emberlee screaming for her cookie!

Needless to say our evening of shopping was over. When she dropped me off, I had completely forgotten that I needed to purchase a camera while we were out! So, I plan to get out today and get one!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Blog Candy

Courtney has the most AWESOME blog. She is always giving away things and having contests. Here is the link to her latest blog candy...

You should hop on over and see what she has for grabs!

Blogging 101

Well, you guys will surely notice a difference in my blog over the next couple of days. I have attended the "Created By Courtney" blog school tonight! Have learned lots of things and you guys will definitely benefit from it!

Right now my DH has our camera with him in Sabinal. I will be purchasing an inexpensive digital camera tomorrow for my very own so that I won't miss anymore opportunities to post pictures of projects to my blog!

So, stay tuned... There is definitely more to come!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Circles and More Circles

No, this is not a post about how I feel like I am chasing my tail... Going in circles and circles! This is the last project from the Accessory Club on Friday night.

I wanted to design something that was like the birthday card I posted earlier. I just like the look of those colors together. And I needed to use the last two specialty brads that I featured in this accessory club: Stampin' Up!'s Build A Brads and Circle Brads.

I thought it came out pretty fun!

All products are from Stampin' Up!

Happy Stampin'!


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Bella Rose Frame

This is Kaytee. My niece that wants my husband to go to work for Walmart... Ok, ok... I know that that she is too cute for words, but please try really hard to look past her and look at the modified frame...

This is one of the projects that we made for the accessory club Friday night.

This accessory club was featuring specialty brads. This frame uses rhinestone brads as the centers of the flowers.

All products are from Stampin' Up!

Happy Stampin'!


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Packing, Packing, Packing

I have been packing and packing and packing... I am starting to remember how yucky it is to move! Oh, well! Eric is back in law enforcement and happy again! That makes it all worth it.

For those of you that do not know, Eric and I are moving to Sabinal, Texas. He has actually already rented a house and is living there now. I am still in Beaumont packing and getting ready to sell the house!

That reminds me. When my sister Kayla told my 6-year old niece Kaytee that her Uncle Eric had gotten a job far away and that we were going to be moving, she asked her mom... "Why can't Uncle Eric just get a job at Walmart or Honey Island General Store!?!"

Oh, for life to be that simple!

In the midst of my packing, I did manage to plan and hold the accessory club. This is the card that we did. I thought this little dress was just too sassy! I used one of the filigree flowers from Stampin' Up! (minus the brad) for the belt buckle.

I'll keep everyone posted on progress of our move.

Happy Stampin'!


Friday, November 14, 2008

Holiday Stamp Camp

Hello all!

I am participating with two other demonstrators to put on a Holiday Stamp Camp. With all my packing and getting my house ready to sell, the other demonstrators have done all the work in designing the projects. However, I think that they are so precious that I have to put them on my blog for all of you to see!

Happy Stampin!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

November Promotion for Stampin' Up! - Rub Ons!

The promotion for Stampin' Up! for this month is 20% off rub ons after a $20 purchase. A link to the page is below... This is an awesome opportunity to stock up on rub ons!

Happy Stampin'!