Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
My friend's boys are having a superhero party next month, so I made and sent these cards instead of the ones I made previously. Pretty simple, but lots of colors. Her boys are going to be 3 and 5 this year.
It felt really great to create today, it feels like it has been forever. I used a variety of stamps including Pink Cat Studio, Paper Trey Ink, and Verve Visual. Both images colored with copics. I will accent the boots and gloves with Diamond Glaze.
We are just planning to relax today, we have a big week ahead. Next weekend is the 4th and we have been invited to a few parties to celebrate.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The telephone company installed phone lines for our new neighbor and seemingly disconnected ours. So, since I am banished to use dial-up, I have nothing to share today. Sorry! Hopefully, the phones will be up later today and I can post tonight.
Thanks for visiting and have a great day!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
My first day at work went great, except I started running out of steam around 3:00 p.m. ( a time I am used to taking a little siesta!) I did not end up with the job they offered me but instead I am the assistant to the Director of Sales. (Official title is Customer Service Representative) I spent the day in meetings and getting familiar with the company and trying to comprehend what they have planned for me. He may be under the impression that I am super woman or something! LOL Anyway, in my opinion, this job has lots more potential and I am thrilled to have been so sought after.
I made this to send to my friend since I neglected to give her a gift for Mother's Day. I love how colorful it is. Of course, the idea for this is not my own, but that of Nichole Heady. I am certain that you all read her blog and are as inspired by her as I am.
Anyway, I used all PTI stamps from about 3 different sets and Palette inks, except the black which is Brilliance. I just heat set it once it was completed, just to be sure. I'll be sending this with a shirt for her hubby and gifts for her little ones later in the week. It'll be a happy mail day when this package arrives, gifts for the whole family!
You can see how vibrant the colors are and see the detail of the stamp. I sure hope it fits!
Cody's day with the sitter was a little traumatic as her youngest son was a bit of a terror. Hopefully, he gets plenty of rest and is in a better mood tomorrow.
Monday, June 23, 2008
The weekend was great. I was glad to get some rest before I started work. Although it was nice to have some time off, I really am happy to be working again. I want to be one of those moms that is content staying home, but I'm just not. I love spending time with my boy, don't get me wrong, I just feel more productive outside the home. Strange, I know.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Trying to get geared up for my first week at work; it's gonna be hard to get out of bed early since I am soooo used to sleeping in a little bit. But, it sure will be nice to be making some money again.We are planning to have Cody's birthday party at Nascar Speed Park the first Saturday in August. He, of course, is thrilled to pieces. He gets to invite 10 children to join in the festivities with him so I am selectively assembling the guest list.
I am hoping to carve some time out today to start the coaches t-shirts. I will use Dress Up Billy from Pink Cat Studio for the project. They have been coaching for 8 years and just don't need more pictures and plaques, so this will be a nice little something that still shows my appreciation for what they do.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I can hardly wait to get a paycheck, there are PTI, Lockhart, and Whipper Snapper stamps calling my name; not to mention nesties and cardstock.
Cupcake is regressing; she has been barking to high heaven and attempting to potty in the house. I think it's because we have been leaving her to go grocery shopping, games, practice, etc. She whines the entire time and I believe she gets mad at us.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I wanted it to look like it was raining flowers. The only other thing that I did to this card after the photo was to add stickles to the red rose and the centers of some of the smaller flowers.
Slow, easy day today...then a t-ball game early in the evening. We are taking the boy and a few of his friends swimming in the pool where Duke works today. I'm not so sure this is the smartest decision we have ever made, but the kids will have a blast.
I think we will be heading to Dollywood on Thursday as one final hurrah before I start working and only have the weekends off. I would not go there on the weekend, way too crowded. But, during the week, it shouldn't be as bad. Cody has never been so it will be a fun experience for him. He's already been planning where he is going to spend his time.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
I ended up getting nails and a pedicure Saturday; I feel like a woman again! LOL It's amazing what a little nail polish can do, isn't it?!
Cody's game was cancelled yesterday, unfortunately we were already at the ball field and didn't get the call. I think they are getting team pictures Monday before their game.
I haven't stamped much for the last few days. I want to get in there to create, but everything else seems to be taking up my time.
We rented some movies and I hope to find a little time to watch them. We get to keep them for 5 days, so there is some hope for us.
Duke's oldest son is coming over for dinner tonight, then maybe we're going to see a movie. Should be pretty fun as it is always nice to see him.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
I made a few of these cards to give to the person that was training me the other day. The person who gets chosen will be taking over her job while she is out on maternity leave. She is having a baby girl soon and I knew she could use these cards. Is it too busy?? Plus, it was a good way to get some brownie points! *wink*
The yard and house are looking so much better since Duke has been doing some clean up. Not that we are messy people, but sometimes he is a little lax in doing yard work. It is nice to have it looking tidy again.
Cody has been going to VBS for a few days and is having a blast. They did slip & slide for the last two days, he made a sand castle from shaving cream, and a whole slew of other things. He loves being around other kids, and it's a good way to have some quiet time for myself.
Well, time to get ready for some more laundry and mending duties. Duke has split two pairs of shorts right down the middle, I don't know how he does it!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Anyway, I will be putting some Goldfish in it.
It's a very simple box and perfect some small snacks or small gift. I will be doing something similar for the kiddies on Cody's team for the end of the year. I just have to find a cute baseball stamp or something.
I got a few packs of bright colored vellum for .70 at HL forever ago.
We are ready to see The Incredible Hulk this weekend! It looks pretty good, plus it has Edward Norton in it. We still haven't seen Ironman, can you believe it?!
I am finding socks in unusual places, under the bag of dog food, in his pencil box, etc. I may get all twenty pair back if I keep looking in odd places! LOL
Keep your fingers crossed for me today!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
This is a very simple card, so again, I'll skip the details. The image is one of my favorites, you gotta love an adorable monkey.
Monday, June 9, 2008
The image is from the same set and was stamped onto ivory cardstock. I colored it with an inkpad and blender pen, then heavily sponged it. It has been matted with Kraft and then adhered with foam squares.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
The card base is Going Gray; I then matted the dp from DCWV with Basic Gray after using the ticket corner punch on each corner.
I used another strip of Basic Gray in the middle of the card, using the Mat Pack to help me space and pierce the holes for the black brads. I stamped the sentiment with Ruby Red ink.
The image is from a clear stamp set from EK Success, which remarkably stamps very well and delivers a crisp image despite its very low price.
I colored the image with copics and then mounted it on Basic Black after using the ticket corner punch on each corner. The image panel was affixed with foam squares.
Cody and I cleaned up the cars yesterday morning before the heat set in. We just needed to vacuum them out, which I became too tired to do. I'l finish it in the morning.
We had to cut our game short yesterday due to the heat, it was over 95 degrees and one of the kids was getting sick. It was far too hot to be out there.
I think I might take the boy to see Kung Fu Panda sometime today, it looks like a really fun movie.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment, I appreciate it. Hope you have a great weekend.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I die cut the large plain and scalloped circle with Nestabilities. The images are from PTI Pond Life and are simply adorable. The frog and lily pad were stamped with Always Artichoke and then sponged with Aqua Mist; I then added the splashes of water.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
The image was stamped on ivory cardstock with Adirondack Espresso ink, then colored with copics. I then used a candle lighter to burn the edges as per the challenge from Allison. (Man, the soot/ ash gets everywhere!) The image was matted on PTI Kraft cardstock and I then added a strip of dp. I then pierced holes for the chocolate brads.
Lastly, I added the sentiments on the inside and outside with Mellow Moss ink.
Monday, June 2, 2008
I added the Lemon Tart square on the upper left of the card. The images from Honey Bees were stamped with SU! Wild Wasabi, SU!Almost Amethyst , and PTI Lemon Tart inks. I then used stickles on the flowers.
The dragonfly was stamped with Certainly Celery and Adirondack Pitch Black ink. Again, I used stickles on the dragonfly wings. I then matted the image with Wild Wasabi cardstock. I used a strip of Certainly Celery on the side of the image.