Saturday, September 25, 2010

Happy Birthday DEB!!!

When I first "met" Deb three years ago we were part of a Splitcoaststampers swap of House Mouse ATC. I was just starting to swap and consulted her about how to improve my stamping. You can imagine that I was delighted to learn that Deb lived a mere 40 minutes from my house ... we could really MEET! Since that time, things have changed. My kids are no longer toddlers (thank god!), I rarely reach for my beloved mice when I stamp and I have FAAAARRR more confidence about the cards I make. But one constant has remained ... Deb. She is my Archiver chick and grunge guru.

As a tribute to you on your birthday Deb ... I decided to once again ink the mice. Instead of House Mouse, I went with the new Henry stamp from Whiff of Joy. I knew that I had to have this guy as soon as I saw his Hawaiian shirt and Margarita glass.

So without further ado, let's get this 50th birthday blog rolling! I send you out to Paris and Heather

Happy Birthday my friend!

Supplies: Whiff of Joy and unknown sentiment stamp, copics, brads, nestibilities, ribbon, crystal effects.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Steve

What a weekend we had! On Saturday we spent the entire day at UCCS, the local university doing "Cool Science" with the kids. The kids rotated through stations doing all sorts of ... well, cool science stuff. They made flarp (gooey, sticky things) fake snow (fluffy things), and fake worms (er, more gooey, sticky things). They played with electricity, motors and bubbles. They had an absolute blast. In fact, I don't know who had more fun ... the kids or the husband.

On Sunday we went to see the changing Aspens. We had a great time going to the small towns just North of us, hiking and shopping.

By the time Sunday night came, we were all a little tired. My oldest climbed into his dad's lap to watch TV and then slowly ... slid into the position you see ... dead asleep! It was NOT a relaxing weekend, but it was fun!

But in all the craziness, I wanted to post the card I made for my brother-in-law's birthday on Saturday. Hope your day was fabulous Steve!

Supplies: Stamps: Reflections, Dog Unknown phrase
Memento ink, Copics, Nestibilities, brads.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Oh, Look ... another birthday card

You are probably going to get sick of birthday cards from me this month! Sorry.

This time I used a ribbon slide stamp from DRS Designs. The sentiment and butterfly are both from DRS and work well together. I love brown and pink, and the card will be perfect for my pink loving niece!

I tried to Cor-dinations paper but ended up scratching the base when I tried to sand the dots. In the end I put it away and just did the old fashioned way with white ink. Apparently I need to work on my sanding technique!

Stamps: All stamps from DRS designs
Accessories: Ribbon, Crystal Effects, Swiss Dots CB folder, copics, all ink: Memento

Friday, September 10, 2010

U Cured?

I'm supposed to be calling Appliance repair stores even as we speak. This is the task that was "assigned" by my husband as he left this morning. Our microwave died yesterday (and when I say died, I mean there's no saving it ... black smoke, and a funky burnt plastic smell). But my husband is a frugal man. He is determined to save it despite the fact that the part (the magnetron) is $200 and a new microwave is on sale for $169. He will come to terms with it's loss by tonight and I'm pretty sure that we'll be packing up the kids to buy one tonight (a microwave ... not a kid).

In the meantime, I'm making get well soon cards. I have two friends who are sick and one who broke a collar bone so I need a few cards to send out. This is Leonard Pig from DRS Designs. I think he's pretty cute.

So to my sick friends (and their sick kids) I say "Feel Better" and to my ailing microwave I say "Rest in Pieces" and out with the old and in with the new! I'm off to go boil water on the stove for my tea.

All stamps DRS Designs: Are You Cured Sentiment, Leonard Pig Sick Day Blues, Lines O' Plenty
Accessories: ribbon, Nestibilities tag and circles, copics

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Happy Bir ... I mean Halloween

Nine people I know and love have birthdays in September. In fact it IS my busiest birthday card-making month of the year.

And I have tons of DRS stamps and cards to show you too.

So I know that you are surprised what I decided to post is ... a Halloween card. OK, maybe a poor choice on my part but I just couldn't keep away from the Halloween stuff when I went down to craft, yesterday. In fact I'm really excited that it's September 1st, and I can officially start decorating for Fall! Yay.

I love skeletons and this little SU skeleton is one of my favorite's. I went over to a friend's house yesterday to see her new crafting area (which she is calling "Craftopia") and it was like I had died and gone to heaven (I swear I could hear a choir singing while I explored her area!). Stamps, paper and punches galore and she shares my passion for the skulls. The entire time I was there I thought ... I want this one and this one ...

So many stamps .... so little money!