Sunday, June 29, 2008

Guide Lines

This is made with Papertrey Ink's newest releases. We have vintage cream cardstock, plum pudding cardstock and ink. Plum pudding ribbon and then the terrific guidelines stamps. They do have a bit of a learning curve, but they are so forgiving! Its really hard to totally screw it up. I only wasted two pieces of paper getting started. What can I say I am a slow learner. The happy birthday is from birthday basics, I believe.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Just Hangin' Around

A kiddie card! I made this for my friend's three year old's birthday. I used Hero Arts stamps. I just picked these up the other day at my local stamp store, which I must say is a very good store. They have all the latest and greatest. They even carry scor-pal and nestabilities! The name is Stamper's Corner and if you are ever in the Sacramento area you ought to check them out. Anyway back to the card. Images are stamped with palette black noir and colored with Derwent water color pencils. The green cardstock is bazzill and the white is stampers select by PTI. The ribbon is from Michaels.

Friday, June 27, 2008

We Interrupt Your Crafting to Bring You This:

Oh my this is so funny! Especially since I am related to several engineers and I, of course, own 6 cats.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

More Sunflower Goodness & Some Non-Crafty Rambling

A few more of the sunflower cards. I have all the ingredients in the previous post. I really had fun using these colors I would normally shy a way from.

In other news, we are preparing to take a little trip to my husband's cousin's wedding. Its going to take a week before we are back home. The wedding is in Paso Robles. Its a cute little town. About a 4 hour drive for us, maybe a tad longer since we will have to stop for the kids. Of course, with two kids in the car, it may feel like its a 14 hour drive. We do not have an onboard DVD player. No its old fashioned travel for us. Are we there yet? How much longer? I have to go pee! Dont you wish you were coming with us?

While we we are on the road we will be sans computer. I fully expect to have withdrawal symptoms but sometimes I think its good to step away from the technology. So I am leaving the mac at home and I am going to just go cold turkey. I did upload a few blog posts to appear while I am away. More cards and crafty stuff, I hope you enjoy them.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It's Blog Hop Time!

This month's challenge was to use acetate. Let me just say that I now hate acetate. LOL. Honestly I had the worst time with this, it did not come easy. For my card I actually recycled some packaging to make a 3D window in which to hang my stamped flowers. The flowers are stamped from the Garden of Life Set. I used all PTI products on this card with the exception of the Hero Art sparkle embossing powder, DMC floss, and crystal stickles. I cut the square hole using my nesties. I glued everything down with glue dots.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sunflower Goodness

This is a little notecard set and holder I made to give as a gift.... not sure who is going to receive it yet though. The holder I made with the help from an awesome tutorial I found over at Samantha's blog. She rocks. Her directions are super easy to follow. I made five cards; a get well, a thank you, a generic hello, and two blanks. Then I stamped 5 matching envelopes. Almost all the supplies are PTI. I will put a full list below. Thanks for coming by. I love when you leave comments, it totally makes my boring little day!

Sunflower Notes Ingredients: PTI Cardstock: Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, Spring Moss, Select White. PTI Ribbon: Summer Sunrise Swiss Dot, Spring Moss Twill PTI Ink: Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, Lemon Tart. Stamps: PTI Garden of Life NON PTI ITEMS: RIBBON: brown: offray sparkly gold: American Crafts. INK: Making Memories brown OTHER: fiskars punch, nestabilities squares, Cinnamon stickles, Cowboy dew drops.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Ribbon Storage

I modified my MM embellishment center so that my ribbons would not have to be on the dowel anymore. I always liked the way it looked, but using the ribbon and changing them out was time consuming and tedious. So I took out the dowels and I threaded elastic through the holes. Now I just stand my spools up behind the elastic. It works great!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

More Money Saving...

This time I hit the jackpot at Tuesday Morning. Oh there was so much scrappy goodness it was hard to keep a hold on my wallet! I got two sets of MM clear stamps, MM acrylic block, 3 sets of Heidi Grace chipboard Alphas, 2 pads of 6x6 MM paper, 8 mm stamp ink cubes, two huge sets of MM ribbon on a spool, a set of basic grey ribbon, 1 pkg basic grey rubons and a 12x12 pack of MM paper! All for the unbelievable price of 40 dollars! I felt like I had struck gold!! So my goodies are now home and unpacked and I cant wait to scrap some more this week.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Casual Midweek Challenge 11

Over at the PTI message board they have the Casual Midweek Challenge, I just love the name. Its we dont need any commitments... just come as you are. I have spent half the morning trying to load this card on PTI's gallery but its not working for some reason. So for now I thought I would just put it here.

Recipe: PTI's Aquamist, Select white, and Lavender Moon cardstock, aquamist and versamark watermark ink, lavender moon ribbon, hero arts sparkly embossing powder, crystal stickles

Friday, June 20, 2008

Quiz Time

A bit of fun I found on Sheri's blog. I am surprised my score was that high!


As a 1930s wife, I am

Take the test!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Little Birthday Crafting...

My old college roommate's son just turned three so I made him this little cupcake card. I used Birthday Basics and It's a Celebration from... where else? Papertrey Ink... yes i heart them....very very much! I think the cardstock is Bazzill but I am not positive I just pulled it out of my stash. The white is PTI's stamper's select. The ribbon is from michaels. The ink is the dew drops chalk ink and the bling is unknown, sorry I bought it so long ago, just like so much of my stuff. Hoard much? Why, yes I do. Anyway hope you like.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Cookie Gifts

I meant to post this picture two weeks ago when I made it. I was also going to post pictures of my disastrous kitchen, the clock blinking midnight when I finally finished them, etc. There is a reason the bakeries charge $50 for these things... they are a huge pain in the butt! After they were all done and I went to wrap them up I noticed that the bags were a little small. I think Michael's has stopped selling the ones I normally use. I need something between tiny and gigantic (the only two sizes Mike's is carrying). Do any of you crafting divas know where I can buy more little bags in Medium? I just love individually wrapping the cookies because it looks so professional. Anyhow, the cookies were a huge hit with my son's preschool teachers. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Did I Just Say That Other Card Was My Favorite?

Well that was before I made this one! I really like how it came out. I was on a card making frenzy the other night. Its been nice to be able to stay up late and not have to worry about work the next day! I have been taking my daughter to school but hey I can do that in sweats and a ponytail (Yes, I am a Glamour don't).

Ingredients: PTI Garden of Life stamps, PTI cardstock in sweet blush and white, PTI inks in lemon tart, sweet blush, and spring moss, PTI ribbon in spring moss. Tag cut using a cuttle bug die.

In non-crafty news I am working on getting to gym everyday. One failure so far. I will be back at it tomorrow. I see my endocrinologist this week. Hopefully I will find that everything is going well. (I am a type 1, insulin pump wearing diabetic). My son is adjusting to being home with mom, I am adjusting to actually doing my housework. I spent two hours on it today... a record for me to be sure. Katie asked about how the playhouse was coming along.... my contractor (fundaddy) quit. He hasnt worked on it at all! Hoping he will be back out there soon so I can get it painted this summer.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

My Most Favorite Card....

well most favorite in the last couple of days anyway. All supplies paper trey ink except for some of the colored inks, those are dew drops chalk ink. The flowers and bee are from the PTI honeybees set.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Another Day, another card....

This was made for a friend of mine's baby to be. The baby is going to be named Emilia. I used Papertrey ink patterned paper, ink and boxs, bags and tags stamps. I also used a Brenda Walton letter set for the E. finally I added in a good dose of stickles.

On another note, School is OUT! Which means a good 9 weeks of vacation for me!!! YIPPEE!!! Lots of days to do absolutely nothing! Well I still have to watch my kids and take care of the house... but thats hardly anything.....

Monday, June 09, 2008

More Crafty Stuff

Another card... I have quite a pile going on my craft table... now if I could just get back into scrapbooking... I have such a back log of pictures. Anyway this little card is all PTI... including their fabulous new kraft paper cardstock... that stuff is awesome. If you havent checked out PTI you should. The link is in my sidebar.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Bee Card

I made this card as a little thank you for my dentist and his assistant. (Lets just say I am a troublesome patient). I used Papertrey ink cardstock and ribbon (summer sunrise), palette ink (black noir), PTI honeybees stamps, stickles (diamond), and glossy accents. I used my scor pal to score the rectangle around the bee. Its a nice simple card and definitely easy to make.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Saving Money AGAIN!

Just call me a Big Lots addict. Today as I was driving home from work I heard a little voice say, go to Big Lots... you have time... there is something so good there!! So instead of heading home to the burbs I turned the van to go deeper into the 'hood. I parked my car, noticed that their were the two requisite cops sitting out by the liquor store, and then I headed in to Big Lots. I just knew there was going to be something awesome. I walked over to the scrapbook section (pitifully small) and lo and behold! What do I see???? Its Basic Grey all over the place! It was all I could do not to snatch it all up! They also had some awesome MAMBI kits but I had already promised myself no more paper after my last three purchases of super sized paper slabs. So I had to pass those nearly killed me!!! Anyway I was so very pleased with my haul... now to use it... hmmmmmm... maybe I will just look at for awhile.

Monday, June 02, 2008


I found this on my computer today. I think its my boy... its beyond creepy!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Two Weeks

is the amount of time left before summer vacation! Ahhh the best part about being a teacher, you still get summer vacation! Its not as carefree as it was when I was a kid but its still awesome! Tomorrow I have a day long meeting... bleh. Then the rest of the week is business as usual, except for Friday which is movie day. Gotta love movie day! Also this week my kids begin swimming lessons... I am hoping this is the year they actually learn to swim. My daughter is so close, I am hoping and praying it "clicks" this time! The boy... well he is still trying to learn to put his head under, so I have a feeling its going take a few more lessons for him.