Thursday, November 22, 2007

Christmas is coming!

This week at work we are decorating for Christmas!! The boss gave us a nice budget, and we are putting it to great use, can't wait to actually put all the stuff up!!

I thought that posting some more christmas cards would help me to get into the spirit more too, so here are two cards with the same set.
These cards turned out so cute! (I think so anyways)

The main image is House Mouse (Happy Hoppers) Design stamp. It is called Carrot Tree.

I actually made these cards so long ago, that I don't remember what products I used on them. I guess if anyone needs to know, email me, and I will go looking. I can tell you that I used the cuttlebug for frame for the sentiment and on the bottom card I used the DCVW Christmas glitter stack.

Well, better I better get busy, tonight I have to put everyone's names on the stockings that we bought for work. Thought I could print off some names on the computer, and maybe do some stamping on them!! And then I am going to work on finishing my X-mas tree.

Hey, anyone watch grey's anatomy?? What did you think of that artery burst? I don't think that it looked real, but still couldn't help but gasp!

Wishing you a great beginning to the holiday season!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Blogger takes a time out

Hi All,

I tried and tried to upload some pictures on the weekend, but blogger just wouldn't let me!! So I had to upload to SCS instead. If you want to check out my SCS gallery, click here.

I decided to try that upload again today, so hopefully here are some christmas cards!!
I actually like how this card turned out. I wasn't sure how hard it would be to color in this large of an image, but it turned out good. I know you can't tell from the picture, but I love glitter, and it is all over this card...on the star...and all the presents...and the scalloped circle!!
Here's what I used to make it:
Stamps: magenta - under the tree, three bugs in a rug - tis the season
Inks: SU basic black,Sakura clear glitter pen, SU handsome hunter craft ink, coloring was done with Prismacolor pencils and OMS
Paper: Imagine that textured cardstock, DCWV the christmas stack, Georgia-Pacific white cardstock
Accessories: SU silver cord

And this card was made for a sketch challenge that I found on a blog that I check out. Unfortunately my post was a little late, because I see that she has already posted the next challenge. If you want to check out the blog that I am talking about, click here!!

Here's what I used to make this card!!
Stamps: SU Season of Joy
Paper: Georgia-Pacific white cardstock, SU regal rose, real red, and glorious green cardstock, DCWV the christmas stack
Ink: SU basic black, real red, wild wasabi, and summer sun

Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Tagged again!

I got tagged my favorite wonderful Mother!! Click here for her amazing blog!

Here are the rules for this tag.. (tee hee, I just copied and pasted from my Mom's easy!)
1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself (on your blog, we all want to know them).
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
Here goes...

Weird fact #1 - I like to eat alot of things frozen - most cookies, and chocolate bars, sometimes hotdogs, and bananas....I think this comes from my Mom too, she always froze the goodie rings from Dad's cookies, before we ate them. And who cares that you almost break your teeth on them, they taste better frozen!!

Weird fact #2 - I hide junk food from my hubby. I just find that if he sees something, esp. chocolate, he eats it all so fast, that I feel like I have to race to eat some or I won't get any!!

Weird fact #3 - I just can't stop using exclamation marks on every post that I write. I try to stop, but it just doesn't look right without them. And sometimes I edit my posts because I realize that I have used 4 exclamation marks at the end of each sentence!! I dunno, just can't help it!!

Fact #4 - I had a craft shop in my house about 10 years ago. My parents helped me to buy my first house, and they were amazing, helped me so much to fix and paint it, and build displays for the crafts. And for a while I did awesome!! People came from all over to see what I had in my store. It was great, but unfortunately I felt too tied down, and closed the store, before I should have.

Which brings me to Fact #5 - I believe that me and my Mom have tried just about every type of craft. When I was small, I did so many crafts. I was always enrolled in craft classes at the local craft store. I have done cross stitch, sewing, candle making, beadwork, knitting, needlepoint, plastic canvas, floral design, painting, liquid embroidery, scrapbooking, cardmaking, etc.... (I am sure that I am forgetting some things, but only my Mom would remember them all!!) Once I graduated from high school, my Mom and I started doing craft shows. We sold our stuff at the Sunflower craft show for alot of years (and made pretty good money at it too!!)

Fact #6 - I think I am running out of facts!! Hmmm, ok - how about telling you that I have worked with a Co-op since I was 16 years old. I worked for Prairie Co-op from 1991 to 2007, and recently (6 months ago) transferred to Southern Plains Co-op in Estevan. At Prairie Co-op, I worked as a Cashier at the grocery store, and then in 1995 started to work in the Administration Dept as a Office Clerk. Since transferring to Estevan I have worked at a Office Clerk, Bulk/Agro Clerk, C-Store Clerk, Deli Clerk, and now am hopefully I my final position for awhile as the new Payroll/Credit Manager.

Fact #7 - I miss having my large family around me. I had lived in Melville my entire life, up till 6 months ago. I have 2 sisters (who are twins!), 2 brothers, and my parents in Melville, as well as numerous Aunts, Uncles, grandparents, and lots of friends. It's hard to leave a place where you know just about everyone, and come to a place where I know nobody and start over!

Whew...all on to the second tag....

1. If you could have 100.00 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?
Tough question...well my Mom is already getting the embellishments, so maybe I would get the paper and we could share!!

2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or rub-ons, which would you choose?
Hmmm, rub-ons are nice, but you can have so much more fun with stamps! Hey wait, it doesn't say anything about I get ink?? If not, then I have to have rub-ons!

3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year...which would you do?
Oooh, I agree with Mom on this one....(Cards, Cards, Cards...I love making them.)

4. Would you rather own a scrap booking store or have your own scrapping room at home...(can't have both he he he).
Good thing about having a scrapbooking store, is I could buy 1 of everything for myself, right??!

It would depend on if I had to work another job. If my only job could be the store, then possibly I would do it!

5. What is your CURRENT card making or scrapping style?
Ya know, I try to make cards that look like my Mom's amazing cards, but I find it to hard to add different embellishments, and I am always in a hurry to finish a few cards. So I think my style is clean, but not simple!! At least I hope so!

Here are the rules..............
Please answer the questions on your blog and tag 5 more people to answer the same questions..........make sure you list on your blog who you are tagging.

Time to tag people... I have decided that since I didn't do this game of tag right away, probably most people have been tagged already. But, if you haven't been, and you would like to participate, this is your tag!!! So if you do decide to do this tag, be sure you leave me a message, so I can check your tag out too!!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

A late Halloween

Hi guys,
I know, I know, this post is a little late. I have a fun halloween card, but I just haven't been able to find the time to post it. Now I am going to post it, and am not even going to let you know the products that I used....I am just getting so tired tonight!!

I also have a tag or two that I have to answer....Thanks Mom!! But do you know how hard it is for me to think of 7 unique things about me?....I have been trying to make a list, since I found out about the tag, and I only have 3 things so far! Oh well, maybe tomorrow.

Here is the... little bit late... halloween card!!
Here ya go, better late then never right!! If you have any questions about stamps used or anything else, please leave me a comment, and I will get back to you!
Have a great weekend!