Saturday, November 29, 2008

Back From Disney!

Sorry for neglecting my blog... my 5 readers are so important to me! LOL! Actually anyone who reads this is important to me... your comments make my day! As sad as it sounds, I just love reading the comments... its what makes blogging so addictive. Anyhow me and Mr. Iamderby took the spawn to Disneyland this past week. I just love Disney. We had a wonderful time. I thought I would share a few pictures with you all. Hopefully I will get some cards done tonight so I can put up new card pics tomorrow.The castle all decked out for Christmas.
Me and the girl on the autopia ride. Those little cars are a pain in the butt! Ours kept dying, not to mention that Baby Girl will never get her license if the way she drove this car is any indication of her future driving skills.
Baby Boy and Baby Girl in front of the Haunted Mansion. I love the Holiday Nightmare Before Christmas theme. So fun!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Its a wise owl Christmas...

Little wise owl (PTI) is already for the Christmas holidays. I so wish I had a santa hat stamp that would fit him... but I don't so I had to draw my own. Next I drew a Christmas tree for him and then colored everything in with my copics. The tree looks a little streaky... I was just playing around, I dont think I ever intended it to end up on a card, but here it is. The background paper is Ripe Avocado and its stamped with a snowflake from Rustic Snowflakes (all PTI).
This card I made after a discussion on the PTI forum about how great ripe avocado and ocean tides go together. I used Shapes by Design (PTI) and lots of stickles.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cheap and Easy Christmas

Cheap because I got the card base in a pack of 12 (Marcella by K brand) at big lots for two bucks. I bought the stamps last year (PTI). Easy because its one layer... inks, stamps, and a little bit of bling. Enjoy. :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cookie Recipe Gift

This is the project that won me some free stamps at PTI. The contest is called Guest Star Stamper. If you are a crazy PTI nut like me I urge you to enter it. Its a lot of fun and sometimes you come away with free stamps. I made this with the new recipe box stamp set, recipe cards and ocean tides paper and ribbon. It was a last minute idea and created a ginormous mess while making it, but I love how it turned out! I liked it so much I gave it away to a girl at work who just got engaged. She was thrilled. (Mostly because it was lunch time and it featured cookies-which I happen to be famous for at work). Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Because I have been bad...

Because I have not been going to gym as much as I am suppose to... I made myself go to Michele's class today. Not only is Michele evil but her class is an hour long (the other spin classes are 45 min). I also got their early and lifted weights for 15 minutes. This was my punishment and I deserved it. Hopefully the terror and pain from today will ensure that i make 4 days at the gym this week.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Silvery Christmas

This was one of my entries for GSS (Guest Star Stamper) over at my favorite place in the world, Papertrey ink. I didnt win for this one, but its still my favorite! I did win though, I was beyond shocked! But totally thrilled, because a win means free stamps!! I'll post that project tomorrow.

Stuff: All supplies are PTI: Silver shimmer cardstock, ocean tides ink and ribbon, encore silver ink, take a bough and holiday tags stamps.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

More Easy Christmas

The picture really washes out the green of this card. Its a very pretty, deep olive green. PTI, of course, called ripe avocado. The lighter green is spring moss, the red is pure poppy stitched ribbon. The stamp is from their holiday tag set. I ran the green through my swiss dot cuttlebug folder. Ya know, that folder... I searched for eons before I finally found one to buy. I bought it and then never used it. Does that ever happen to you?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Easy Peasy

Doesnt get much easier than this! The card base I picked up at BigLots... its by Marcella by K and it came in a package of 12 or so cards for a buck! Love me some Big Lots. I stamped in encore silver using PTI's snowflake serenade. I went back and added some hero arts bling to the snowflakes. Thats it. You could easily crank out 40 of these puppies.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Things I Thought I would never have to say....

This is Part Deux. The original can be found here. I hadn't really thought about this in awhile but then yesterday I had to tell my son that you should not try to dive in the bathtub. And that got me thinking: What other completely obvious things have I had to point out recently?
1. Do not throw used toilet paper in the trash can, flush it down the toilet with the rest of your business. (son)
2. Do not leave your clipped toenails on the dining room table. (daughter)
3. Do not wipe your snotty nose on my jacket. (both)
4. Cheese Its are not the same thing as cereal. (son)
5. Putting water on your hair is not the same thing as combing it. (daughter)
6. If you see 50 dead ant in the bathtub (yes we have an ant problem) you should not ignore them and proceed to fill the tub anyway. (daughter)
7. Just because the cat licks you does not mean you should lick the cat. (son)
8. Your Christmas sweater does not go with camouflage shorts. (daughter)
9. The kitchen bar is not a balance beam. (son)
10. Glue sticks and chap sticks are not the same thing. (son)

Have anything to add?

Friday, November 07, 2008

More Christmas

Stuff: CS: pure poppy, ripe avocado, stampers select all by PTI. Stamps: Christmas Tags by PTI. Star from Wise Owl set Ink: pure poppy, ripe avocado Stickles and Inkissintials white gel pen.

Sorry for the bad picture... the light was not cooperating.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

It's looking alot like Christmas on my craft table...

I have been a Christmas card making machine lately! So many cards, so little time. I have to tell you I love, love, love that new pure poppy PTI paper. It is gorgeous and it goes so well with many of the other colors. Here I have it with some Kraft. I used versamark ink and white embossing powder, the stamps are PTI rustic snowflake and the sentiment is from PTI snowman set (cant remember the name off hand). The ribbon is PTI as well. I dont think I have made two of the same Christmas card yet... all are variations on a theme. Do you mass produce one kind or do you mix it up?


I hope you got out and rocked the vote yesterday. Remember if you don't vote, you can't complain and whining is so much fun! My husband voted absentee and I went out yesterday. Mr. Iamderby and I are on opposite sides of the political spectrum. Although we both go to the middle quite frequently. I was pleased with the presidential election but had my heart broken over a couple of propositions here in Cali. Our children were hilarious. My dd was an ardent Hillary supporter (the girl thing) but then shifted all her support to Obama after the primary. I thought she might jump on the Sarah Palin band wagon (the girl thing), but she held fast for Obama. My son however (keep in mind he is 5) was all about McCain. He kept saying Obama was going to jack up his taxes. (I think he must have overheard that somewhere). It didnt matter that he had no clue what taxes were. So last night my girl was happy and my boy was sad. I found it funny that they both were so in to it!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Oooooh Homemade Tags!!!

Arent these cute? I have to say I have never made homemade Christmas tags before. Lets face it, as much as I act like I am Martha Stewart, I am not! My house is thrashed on a regular basis- hey I live with two kids and several onery cats. When the house isnt thrashed it certainly isnt up to Martha's standards. I can cook, really well actually, but I dont do it every night. My Christmas wrapping papers don't all coordinate with each other, half the time I cant find a bow. The tree is decorated with a hodgepodge of ornaments from my childhood and more that I collected as I got older. I digress. The point was I usually buy a pile of sticker tags at Target on December 26th and then use them the next year. Not this year folks! This year I am putting these gorgeous handmade tags on my gifts. Even if my gifts are wrapped in newspaper.

Stuff: Ink, cardstock, and stamps by Papertreyink. Punched out with a marvy scallop punch.

Gym Attire

On Saturday I hit the gym to try and work off the 5 lbs of candy that I have consumed. I got there late and missed the spin class... I wasn't terribly sad because Michele was the instructor. The only other class being offered was Zumba. I like to watch and laugh at them from the spin room... they look so funny dancing around... but I wasn't about to put myself in there. I have two left feet and no rhythm at all. So I headed upstairs to my friend the elliptical. I like the elliptical about as much as I like having my teeth pulled but it is better than the treadmill and stairmaster. Anyway I hop onto the elliptical and put on my headphones and try to psych myself up for a good workout. So I am cruising along, minding my own business, staring at the elliptical in front of me when suddenly I feel sick. Why? Because a man hopped on the very empty elliptical I had been staring at. This man was not in shape, which is fine-neither am I- thats why we are here. However he was wearing shiny spandex running pants and a tucked in tank top. Now folks, if you need to lose 50 lbs you should be at the gym. You should wear something comfortable. You should not wear shiny spandex pants that hug every ripple and dimple of fat. If you are a man and your stomach is 5x larger than your legs you should not wear spandex and you should definitely not tuck in your wife beater. And if you dont follow those rules than please, I beg of you do not bend over and display the very large rip in the crotch of your pants. I think I went a little blind. And then all through the rest of my work out I had to watch this crazy man jiggling in shiny pants with his underwear hanging out. I guess it could have been worse, he could have NOT been wearing underwear.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

More Wise Owl

I made this little guy for my hubby's birthday. I love that new PTI cardstock, OceanTides. Its just lovely with the brown.

Stuff: All stuff by PTI. Ocean tides ribbon, ink and cardstock. Chocolate ribbon ink and cardstock. Vanilla cardstock. Wise owls and birthday basics stamps.
I used copics to color.