Thursday, December 31, 2009

Finally! Something New!

I got some new stamp sets for Christmas. My mommy gives the best gifts! One of the sets was PTI's Friends Til the End. I have coveted this set since it debuted but I have never been able to move it off the wish list. Now its mine! Coloring these flowers is so fun and relaxing. Its also time consuming. The cutting out part I could totally do without! But aside from that this set is AMAZING! Great sentiments too. The background uses another set I got for Christmas, PTI's Retro backgrounds. I stamped it on craft in Aquamist, some perly purple and deep aqua (dew drop brand). The cardbase is Aquamist. The flowers are stamped on Stampers select white and colored with Copic markers. The leaves are stamped in ripe avocado on spring moss cardstock. Thanks for stopping by! Have a Happy New Year!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my internet friends. I love that you all stop by my blog and share ideas with me. Stamping and blogging has led to so many happy things in my life. Much love from my house to yours.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Teacher Gifts

Edited to Add:  I am entering those little pizza boxes in Ted's boxing day challenge.  A fun little challenge with a great prize.  Go here for all the deets.

I started off with three mini composition books.  I saw them first on Poppy Paperie (link in side bar).  The actual book was sent to me by a sweet PTI Forum member, Sueann.  I covered them in PTI bitty box paper in spring rain and sweet blush.  I stamped them with the notes stamp from PTI Take Note and the little snowflake from Holiday Treats.  I made the snowman using PTI's Made of Snow.  Its stamped on white and cut out and glued to the cover.  I ran twill through the notebook to hold the pen.

Next they all got nugget filled pizza boxes.  This particular box was made with spring rain and sweet blush card.  I stamped the interior and exterior with Polka Dot Basics.  The labels were done with Holiday Treats.  The only non PTI stamp is the lovely label frame from Waltzingmouse stamps.
If I am not back on before Christmas I wish you a happy one!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Card Set (Aqua and Chocolate Returns!)

This is part of a set that I made as a Christmas present. Its a four card set. The other two cards were shown in the first aqua and chocolate installment. Todays cards use aqua mist, vanilla, and dark chocolate. Images here are from turning a new leaf, polka dot basics, vintage lables, and mixed messages. All PTI.
This card used Polka dot basics, Tea for Two, Everyday Classics and Waltizingmouse Stamps, Off Beat Backgrounds (plaid). Its in front of the Timeless Template that I am packaging it in.

The timeless template (Keeping Tabs). I used WM Off Beat Backgrounds and PTI Vintage labels. I have cleaned off my craft table and will hopefully be back with something else in the next day or two. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Long Time, No Write

Wow I have just been swamped this season, how about you? I spent most of yesterday baking cookies... always fun but very time consuming. We made six different kinds. I spent Friday night overindulging and Saturday paying the price, LOL. I should know better. I spent some time last night crafting but it was too late and too dark to take pictures. As soon as I have light I plan on some photographs. My kids still have school until Wednesday so I am volunteering in their classes today. Tomorrow I have a movie day with some girlfriends from work. Wednesday I will probably be going crazy, LOL! I hope to be back later today or tomorrow with some new crafty stuff. Thanks for your patience!

Monday, December 14, 2009


So its been quiet here on the old blog. I am sick. Not a in bed, can't move illness- actually that might be preferable because at least I would stay down and get better. No I have one of those sap all your energy, keep you coughing all night, sore throat, feel icky colds. So I stop and rest and then at the first sign of energy I jump up and try to do all that needs doing and then find myself back at square one or slightly less than square one. I am trying to take it easy but its December for crying out loud, there are a million things that need doing. sigh. So the blog probably won't have any new goodness until the weekend. Sorry. :(

Monday, December 07, 2009

Wise Owl Hangin in New Leaf

Oh I just love PTI's Wise Owl, one of the cutest sets ever! Here is birthday card featuring wise owl and Turning a New Leaf. I used a kraft base, the leaves are all ripe avocado. The sentiment is from Giga Guidelines. I stamped the owl on a scrap piece of cream, colored and cut him out. I have a little piece of twill tied around the base. Thats it!
I hope your Monday is starting off a little better than mine. I am so grouchy, most likely because I can't have breakfast. I am a breakfast eater. I cant have breakfast because I have a blood draw this morning and it needs to be a fasting blood draw. I have to do this every three months since I have diabetes (type 1). The information helps them see how I am doing with managing the disease and how my pump is working, etc. Its been ten years but I can not get used to these blood draws. My arm veins wont even cooperate anymore, they take it out of my hand now. And it HURTS! Ok I am done whining now! Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Peace, Love, and Ornaments

I had to post this one because after I made it, I didn't like it. I almost tossed it. The set is PTI's tree trimming trio. Anyway I put it aside and then a few days ago a coworker asked to buy a couple of Christmas cards for her mom. She didnt know what she wanted so I told her I would bring in a couple and let her pick. This one was stuck in with the others and she LOVED it. I could not believe it. LOL. So anyway this little card is on its way to my coworker's mother's place. At least it will get some love.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

More Turning a New Leaf

I apologize for the washed out pic, not sure what was going on... too lazy and tired to retake it. All goodies are PTI except for the pp which is from Cosmo Cricket. The ribbon is Terracotta Tile. The leaf image is stamped in terracotta tile as well. The bird is from Birds of a Feather and is stamped in terracotta and aqua mist. The sentiment is also from Birds of a Feather. Fun and easy card.
*** Hey I just gotta ask, what do you think of all this Tiger Woods nonsense? I kind of think he deserved what he got from his wife, but then I am hard on cheaters. I am kind of wondering about the media fascination? Why is this story getting so much attention?