Friday, August 31, 2007

Halloween Cards

My weekends almost over, I have been so busy on my days off I haven't had much time to finish anything. I took my son to the State Fair yesterday. Then I had all good intention to work on some cards today and I got my spine labels for my CD cases for my unmounted stamps so i sat labeling thing all day. I ordered 400 labels thinking that would be plenty. Well needless to say I am going to have to order another 400 because that didn't cover it. It will be nice to see what everything is without digging though.
I got some new stamps the other day which were Halloween Penny Black from the older catalogs. The first stamp I used Kraft paper and colored pencils. The dog and pumpkin are 3d - added the bats which i think i got at oriental trading co. They are buttons. Very cute.
Second card is another Penny Black which again used Kraft paper and made parts 3d - I took a goldenrod color for the belly and then added chocolate on the outside to make the kitty kinda two tone. Added a ribbon for the balloon and balloon is 3d. Parts where it shows blacker its a black pigmented pen i used to make the black darker than the original stamped imagine...
Have a great night and hope everyone has a great weekend. Wow next week is school already..

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Another Owl

Well made it through my first night of work only 3 more left. I got a chance to make a card tonight which i made it with another one of my owl stamps. I love these owls. I colored him with colored pencils and added some white gel pen to his eyes. I used Kraft paper which is great for these little guys. The paper is Chatterbox which i got at a LSS. I cut the tag out of chipboard on my cuttlebug then i put a little charm on there and took my ink cube and put pink around the edge and then stamped it with my A Muse saying "Hi, Friend" which fit perfectly. I love the A muse sayings because they are small enough to add to things to add something. I added some eyelets and made parts 3d of course. Very cute... Well on my way to get ready for work. Have a great evening.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Today's Cards

Well I got some new stamps today imagine that.. I got some owl and mice ones and love em. First card i shows you is one of the owl one's. I used a Kraft paper and then colored it in and made parts 3d of course. Dug through my stash and found some great paper. Also the sunflower on the side is made from Quickutz...

Second card is made with the Quickutz pumkin and i made it 3d - To give the card some depth i divided the background to pieces with the layers behind it. I love quickutz but they are alot of work putting together.

Tonight is my Monday and I go back to work again.. BOO HOO. Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Get Well Soon

Wow weekend's almost here already. Time goes by so fast. Before long the kids start school and there will be snow on the ground again. Boo... I was born and raised in Minnesota but i don't like winters. funny huh...

Ok here is a snoopy stamp i just love it. We have a local scrapbook store that is closing so got the paper there which it's chatterbox. I made parts of it 3d of course because this adds to a card a great deal.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.. Oh stay tuned next week I will have tons of new dog cards posted on my days off. I have almost 20 new dog stamps enroute to me.. can't wait I love doggy stamps...

Monday, August 20, 2007

Funny Stuff

I thought i would share some funny stuff with you today. I got some new stamps today and went into my scraproom thinking hmmm where am i gonna put these. My scraproom couldn't get messier. I swear it i clean it all the time and seems like in no time stuff is thrown here and there again. Thought i would share my mess with you. Now if that isn't a mess i don't know what is. As you can see i have way too much junk... LOL

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Hard at work

I am sitting here hard at work. Or should i say bored at work. So thought i would send out a quick update. As everyone knows Sat - Tuesday evening its pretty slow around here because i am at work. Fun stuff working night shift. Not really....

I get off for my weekend on Wednesday morning so more cards should come them. I got a bunch of new stamps coming in the weeks to come that are already on order. I just also received my huge order of Bunny and House Mouse stamps which i have yet to make most of them. Also some more Snoopy stamps. I have an order i am hoping that will be here tomorrow of Sesame Street stamps. I wish i could have bought more but only bought like 5 to see if they sell or not. I got a couple of the Sesame Street Christmas one's that i think will be adorable for cards for Grandkids or kids or just us kids at heart. I also have a dozen or so of the new Penny Black Christmas stamps on the way within the next couple of weeks. So once it gets closer i will have plenty of new stuff for Christmas this year.

Well i best get back to work hehe... Hope everyone has a great week...

Friday, August 17, 2007

Wow Almost Friday Already

Yep its almost Friday already. Unlike most people I hate Friday's because it means back to work tomorrow. I worked on a few cards on my days off. Though I think i spent more time on ebay then anything else. I bought a few gifts for Christmas already. I know its not too far away and will be here sooner then we'd like. My sister collects Cherished Teddies so bought her a couple of them. Wow never ceases to amaze me the great deals you can get on stuff like this on ebay and its brand new. I bought her 2 and i think it came up to like $21 and i couldn't of even bought one for that price in the store. I also found some for myself. I am a shopolic and I definately don't need to start collecting anything else then i already do. I have Snowbabies - Charming Tails and Mary's Moo Moos and now i bought myself a couple Cherished Teddies too because of the great Price...

Ok anyways here is a fluffles card i made. I wish they would have kept making these little guys but all good things must come to an end and they never did. Anyways i bought this great paper at Archivers just love it but its very spendy. I think it was 1.99 for one piece of it as with most of their glitter cardstock but its gorgeous. Then i stamped fluffles on kraft paper which is great for using with pencils and made the hat and hand 3d - I used a Signo White Gel pen and put it in the eyes to make them white instead of the Kraft Brown.
Second card is a Retired Penny Black stamp isn't it too cute. I made parts 3d and then again added great glitter cardstock from Archivers and a Wedding saying paper also. Very cute. I then added some Lace Trim i had for the veil which this stamp had a veil on it but i cut it off. Well not the stamp just the image... hehe... Both very cute.. Next couple days might be slow on here as work tomorrow night. Booo Hooo... So enjoy your weekend..

Thursday, August 16, 2007

New Stamps

These are 2 of the new stamps i got today. Arn't they too cute. I ordered a couple more because i love them so much. I also have some Sesame street stamps on the way also... I should be getting them by the weekend..

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Another Postal Change

Today while my mailman was bringing me my mail he told me they were told today about a new Security Alert at the Post Office and instead of having it weighed at 16oz and over it now needs to be brought into the Post Office when it weighs 13oz and over..... Silly huh because you never know when someone might put a bomb in a flat rate envelope. But anyways its news for what its worth...

Tuesday Hedgie

I made this hedgie last night isn't it too cute - The paper is Daisy D's new line and the ribbon is a 2 tone ribbon from May Arts... Parts are 3d of course as all my cards... Added Sakura glitter pen around the petals.

I am hoping my new house mouse and bunny stamps are here today.... They are so cute i can't wait for you all to see them.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Almost my Friday

As you can see its been quiet because i am working and sleeping. Seems like i don't have much time for anything else. I did however take my son to the dentist today. Good news is tonight is my last midnight for this week then i get to make some new cards.

I am so happy i got word my new stamps are postal on their way to me. House Mouse and Bunny stamps... I can't wait to play with them. I also have a whole brand new group of hedgies coming too but won't be in for a couple more weeks. They are mostly Christmas ones so stay tuned for them.

Here is a great card i made which parts are 3d - added some beads for sprinkles and glitter on the gumdrops. And some May arts ribbon. Very cute... I think making things 3d and added little things like ribbon or glitter add so much to a card. I embossed the Stardream (shimmery) paper with my cuttlebug and then used some cardstock which had glitter in it which i am almost out of...

Stay tuned for some new cards using my new stamps hopefully in a couple days...

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Lots of Owls

Well after some busy nights and work and not much time for anything else I finally got to work on some cards today. I just bought these owls today and i love them... They are the same makers that make Fluffles which everyone knows i love too.

The top card i did with Watercolor Crayons and Watercolor Paper, I also like using H20's but didn't use any one this. Then i added some trim not sure where i picked that up from and added lots of layers of great paper and stampin up cardstock. The leaves i bought i believe they are prima..

The second card i did with pencils and gamsol and made of course parts 3d. Did the alphabet around the edge except there was one spot short but figured it was still cute. Added some buttons i got from oriental trading.

Have a great day...

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Another Sewn Card for Saturday

I made this card today and absolutely love how it turned out. The cardstock is from Stampin Up so is the double stitched grosgrain ribbon which i absolute love. Its the new In Colors... Also I sewed around the card gotta lot the sewn machine. BTW Hancock Fabrics has it on sale this week for $38.99 I think and if you use the code WELCOME when you check out you can get free shipping. I also made parts of this 3d of course because it completely adds to a card in my opinion. Rather than just a flat boring card. I added the cute little flowers on which I bought some little tins at Archiver's awhile back for $2.99 very cute little tin but was enough to only make 4 cards so they didn't go very far.

Have a great weekend. My work week starts tonight :-(

Friday, August 3, 2007

Christmas Reindeer

I made this card this morning. I absolutely love how it turned out. I added 3 layers of paper and cardstock and then on the top layer i embossed a shimmery white paper with my cuttlebug. I love that machine. Then I used my cuttlebug die and cut out some chipboard snowflakes and added some glitter to them. I love the little reindeer stamp. I can't remember who makes it. I used my SU Kraft paper for the Reindeer.. Made parts of that 3d also. Also added some May Arts ribbon. The HO HO HO saying is Amuse...

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Bridge Collapse in Minneapolis Minnesota

Wednesday evening approximately 6pm a bridge went down on 35W south. My husband had just went over that bridge coming back from work. We figured about 15 min - 30 min prior to it collapsing.

My heart goes out to the people that lost family members or for the people that are still missing. So far the death toll is 4 deaths and 79 injured and 20+ missing. Rescue missions are still underway....

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


I made these cards today I hope you like them. Details listed below about the cards.
The first one i didn't really like when i was making it but then after i put the tag up in the corner i liked it alot. I used 2 different papers and then May Arts Ribbon. The tag is punched with a Stampin Up punch and then i punched a round circle for behind it because it didn't look right with just the tag. I added brads to it also and made it 3d.

Second card is a new stamp i found yesterday and I will definately be buying more when i get the money. Its from Stampendous. I suspect it is a new Christmas line they came out with because they had other penguins too and I have never seen them before. That is a line of stamps i normally keep very updated because i buy them all the time. I added Stickles for snow and then made the penguins 3d. I found some snowflake paper and then embossed it in my cuttlebug. You got to becareful because if the paper is too thin it will rip when it gets embossed. Added some shimmery paper and blue cardstock. Found the ribbon in my stash i think i got it at Michaels last year....