Thursday, November 26, 2009

A frosty card

First up, a big Happy Thanksgiving to all my Southern neighbours. Hope you're all enjoying your turkey and getting set for shopping tomorrow. We don't have anything like Black Friday here, although there are some good sales now it's closer to Christmas. Can't believe it's almost December, November has just flown by. Still no word on the job, hopefully I'll hear tomorrow, cause I'm starting to get a little antsy. (Just a little, hah!)
I've been busy though, I've done most of my Christmas cards (I have 6 more to make, then I have a major date with a glitter bottle!) and I managed to sneak in this card. There's so many fun sketches out there, thought I'd play along with Mojo Monday for this one. The colour combo is from the Colour Chef, very frosty and cool. Very simple, a little ribbon, one of my cute new Stampin Up stamps and a button.
I'll fill you in on the job tomorrow, (I hope!) happy shopping everyone!

Monday, November 23, 2009

I love this sketch!

Clean & Simple came up with a great sketch this week, I don't think I've ever had a card come together so quickly or easily, and had it look so good! I used CTMH Rustic flowers and Thank you stamp sets, and cut two flowers out with a Nesties die and added buttons. Easy! The colour combo is from JUGS, and I made a Thank you card for Stamp something.
In other happenings, my crop went well, not as many attendees as hoped, but we had lots of space and had a good day. I think the interview went well (I hope!) and now all I can do is sit back and wait - not something I'm usually good at, so I better distract myself by making some cards! I'm much more relaxed this week, so time to get back and get crafty, I've got Christmas cards to make!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hoppin' away...

This little gal sure is cute! I finally caved and bought some Stampin' Up stamps, I'm going to mount them on Easy Mount and give the blocks to my kids! I love their artwork (not quite as much as CTMH!) and I think I may have to get more...
Anyway, there's a ton of stuff going on in my life, I've worked 11 days straight, with one more to go, I'm hosting a crop on Saturday so I've been running around like crazy, and to top it off, I have a job interview tomorrow, aargh! It's for another position in my company, but I'm freaking out cause it's been 10 years since I had to do this. Mind you, I did get a new outfit out of it!
And I still managed to make a card! This is a (very!) loose interpretation of the Sweet sunday sketch, and the colour combo is a fun one from SPCC. (I almost forgot - I won a challenge at SPCC, and then I was too busy to crow about it. Nuts huh?)
Hope your week is a little less crazy than mine, see you all later!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Back from beyond

Hi everyone, sorry I haven't been around this week. I volunteered to do inventory at work, which required staying late several evenings and working all weekend. Needless to say, nothing else got done, which meant by Sunday night my house was a disaster! Things are mostly back to normal now, but boy, I sure can't wait for the weekend to get some rest!
I managed to sit down and make a card last night, I used a sketch from Card Patterns, a colour scheme from the Colour Chef and a recipe from Cooking with Katie. (flowers, clear shapes and a sketch) Just a very simple card, but I like how this turned out. The black flower border is a fuzzy adhesive tape I got from a dollar store and now I'm kicking myself I didn't get more, cause it's so nice. The clear shapes are from CTMH, as is the cardstock. Also, Just us Girls is looking for embossing, it added a nice touch to my squares.
Hopefully, I'll have more to post tomorrow, but I'm hosting a crop this weekend, so at some point I have to get ready for that. (I forsee a very busy Friday night!) See you later!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Imagination vs. reality

Let's just say reality won this round! Hee hee, it's actually not a bad card and I like the design, but the toilet paper just did not work like I wanted. Yes, you read that right, toilet paper. Blame it on the Everything but the Kitchen sink challenge, which I found recently and thought would be fun. Hmmm...
So here's what I learned:
1. Toilet paper doesn't tear well. or in other words, it tears too well and not where you want it.
2. Separate your plys first, otherwise they may come apart later when you don't want them too.
3. Toilet paper sticks well to paper, but it's very hard to glue more TP on top. It tends to rip and tear when you try and add adhesive on top.
4. I will probably not be using TP on my cards again!
In all fairness though, this was a neat challenge and certainly made me think outside the box. Can't wait to see what's up next!
I did use a sketch from Sweet Sunday, a colour combo from Frosted designs, and it's Christmas-y for Scrap or Dare.
Darn, I just missed the deadline for the kitchen sink, gotta start earlier on the next one.
PS, I'm working inventory all week and weekend, so I may not see you much - hopefully I'll post more next week!

Friday, November 6, 2009


Well , it's been a long week, time to relax. Friday night is my fave, we come in, dump everything, then sit on the couch all night and do nothing! I've snuck away to put up a quick post as the computer seems to be cooperating for now. DH has been stalking the Dell website, trying to decide what features he wants, I hope he decides soon, this computer is on it's last legs!
I made this card for the Just us Girls challenge, which was to use a photo. I thought it would be fun to make a card to use with those all those little wallet photos you get, except the boys just had their re-takes done and I don't have any wallets, so I just made one. Whatever works, huh? I did miss the boat on the deadline for this one, but I'll put in anyway, cause I quite like the card.
The sketch is from CPS, which I turned to fit the 'photo' (and also for the Scrap or Dare challenge) and the green scheme is from the ABC challenge. (G for green) Paper, stamps and bling are CTMH, the buttons and flowers are from my stash, and the ribbon is from my ever growing collection from WalMart. If anyone has any ideas for storing multiple rolls of ribbon, let me know!
Have a good weekend, see you later!
(PS, there's some good candy over at Stamper On the Shore - Check it out!)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Unconventional Christmas Colours

Aargh, bear with me for a moment while I rant and rave - I had to redo my whole post cause Blogger would not upload my photos. Ugh. (I've also learned from experience that you can't copy and paste links!)
Ok, nuff' ranting, just thought you should know why this post is so short, I'm too frustrated to do more! Quick couple cards, first one is a Christmas Colour Combo from SPCC. (I just can't wrap my head around orange and blue, although I tried!) Sketch is from Sweet Sunday, and the fuzzy (ok, prickly) hedge hog is for Stamp Something. Hedgehogs are Penny Black, Noel stamp is CTMH, paper is Sandylion.

Next up we have a Thanks/Thanksgiving card for Pile It On and the Cuttlebug Spot. The colours are from SPCC (sorry, I really tried for peach, but it just wasn't working!) and the sketch is from Clean & Simple. All supplies are CTMH except the ribbon and button.
Will post more tomorrow, hopefully the computer will cooperate better!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Lot's o' bling

Well, I'm just confused. According to the media, if you're sick, you have swine flu. Both my boys had fever and coughs, but I've just got a chest cold and a bad headache. Does that mean I don't have swine flu? Did we just have a virus? Should we still try and get the vaccine? Aagh! Good news is, although I'm sick, I'm in the walking wounded category, no fever for me.
Bad news, being sick seems to affect my craftiness. This card needs something, I'm just not sure what. Not sure if the bling is too bling-y, or maybe there needs to be more of a focal point.
OK, nuff whining, here's the details: everything is CTMH except the Martha glitter. Sketch is from Unscripted, colours are from SPCC and I tried out a new challenge: Cooking it up with Katie. (bling, border and Christmas)
In other good news, my spider card was selected as the winner at the Cuttlebug Spot last week! What a surprise to see my card posted there, I can't believe I actually won a challenge!