Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Trick Or Treat!

While I am not much of a Halloween girl, Happy Halloween! My husband never gets into it and for some reason yesterday he started asking for stuff to get ready for work today. It seems there is a 50$ prize for the best costume. My daughter won it a couple of years ago with her Grinch costume. She did awesome! I hope not to scare you with this pic, but here he is in all his glory. Hee hee. I never thought I would see the day when my husband dressed up as a woman. Funny thing is, he has a dentist appointment today! Hee hee. It would be funny to be a fly on the wall there today. I hope to get some stamping done this afternoon so check back later. Have a great day!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Big Wish

I stamped again today! This could become an everyday thing and I would be a happy stamper. I started with a basic gray base and layered it with white, then regal rose. The corners are punched with my ticket corner punch and brads finish off the corners. The regal rose layer is stamped with my polka dot bg stamp (Stampin'Up!). My next 3 layers consist of basic gray, white vellum cs and then a layer of regal rose. The vellum card stock is paper pierced across the top and scalloped at the bottom with my create-a-cut. I punched wholes in each scallop to give it a lacy effect. The regal rose layer is embossed with my swirl embossing folder in my cuttlebug. I used a piece of pink striped gross grain ribbon to finish these layers. My oval layers were done with my nestabilities dies. I started with a big scallop layer of basic gray followed by a smaller scallop layer of vellum card stock. The white layer was put through my bug twice to dry emboss it. I stamped the cake off once with regal rose ink. The flowers are just stamped with regal rose ink. I put swarovski crystals in the centers of the bigger flowers and stickles on the tiny ones. The white polka dots on the cake were accented with my white signo gel pen. The big wish tag was cut with one of my tag dies from cuttlebug. I wrapped the pink striped ribbon around it. Big wish was stamped in basic gray with a little big of flowers up in the corner with regal rose to finish the piece. I was having a bit of a hard time with this one, but in the end I love how it turned out. I hope you like it!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Color Challenge at Splitcoast

Woo hoo! I gotta play! Can you tell I am excited? I actually stamped for fun for me today. This card is for the color challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. The challenge was to use basic gray, purley pomegranate, and soft sky. These colors are absolutely stunning together. I love this color combination. I started with a basic gray base followed by a layer of purely pomegranate and then a layer of soft sky. The corners were punched with my ticket corner punch. The soft sky layer was run through my snowflake folder in my cuttlebug. I used stickles all over this card for sparkle. The next layer is my new white card stock from Papertrey. This stuff is awesome! It is so heavy and white as the snow! I used my cute snow wheel from the holiday mini on the white layer in soft sky and sewed around the edges. The circle medallion was cut using my nestabilites circle dies in my cuttlebug. I roughed up the white edge with my scissors after stamping the snowflakes with my papertrey Snowflake Serenade set found here: This set is so beautiful. I love the words in it! I love the way Nichole designs her sets to all work together. I added pearls and stickles to my flakes to dress them up. The pearls came from Ellen Hutsons store. I got the snowflake punches from Sweet Miss Daisies (Anna Wights) store. I added dots with my Signo Gel pen. The ribbon is basic gray Taffeta from Stampin'Up! with a piece of frilly white yarn added cause it reminded me of snow. We are getting ready to head out for our winter vacation in Big Sky Montana next month and I can hardly wait to see the beautiful snow covered mountains. It is the most beautiful place on the planet. This card definitely has me in the mood to vacation!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.....

I guess I really did need a break huh? I stamped this card on Sunday morning when I woke up like at 4 am and couldn't go back to sleep. I am thinking the sleep would have been better for me though. I started with Sahara sand as my base and stamped it with chocolate chip and my flannel plaid bg stamp. The next layer is chocolate chip scalloped with my create-a-cut and then paper pierced across the bottom. I added a layer of Stampin'Up! dp. Sorry I am not remembering the name now. It was one of those spring ones. The orange strip is pumpkin pie dp put through my crimper. I haven't used that baby forever and I love the texture it added! I admit it I am a texture girl. Next I used my nestabilities ovals and cut a scalloped oval with pumpkin pie and sponged the edges lightly with chocolate chip. The cream colored oval is a piece of a flubbed fabriano notecard. I cut the oval and then embossed it with my lovely nestabilities die and my cute lil cuttlebug! I got that thing for Christmas last year and am still loving it! I sponged the edge of the fabriano oval with chocolate chip and did a border around the pumpkins with my pumpkin pie marker. I stamped the pumpkins in basic gray ink and water colored them with pumpkin pie, more mustard, chocolate chip, and always artichoke. The pumpkins are from inky antics. After the water coloring dried , I put stickles on my pumpkins so they sparkle! Love that stuff! The happy birthday is from my new Papertrey Ink Piece of Cake set. The celebrate is from Papertrey Ink's borders and corners oval set. I used my beauteous chocolate chip satin ribbon from the Holiday mini. (Gonna have to order a few more rolls of that one to hoard! Hee hee. It ties so beautifully and lays just right on your project. Thanks for looking and enjoy the possibilities!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Picture of Elder Rapp!

I just went to my mailbox and received a letter from Elder Rapp's Mission President. It contained a letter from President Johnson, one from Elder Rapp and a pic of him with President Johnson and his Wife. I feel like I haven't seen my boy in forever! He has been gone for 73 days now, but who's counting? He is doing very well and seems happy. I update his web page weekly so check the link at the top of the page to see what he is up to this week. We sent him a package before he left the MTC and were a little concerned as to whether he would get it or not. He got his book about Portuguese verbs and his American candy! He also got Dominoes pizza when he arrived at the mission home. The boy was in heaven! I am working at a stamp camp tomorrow and making a quilt. I am hoping to get some new stamping up here next week. Have a great day and enjoy the possibilities!

Monday, October 1, 2007

I got this survey in my email and thought it was fun.

1. What time did you get up this morning? 7:50
2. Diamonds or Pearls? diamonds
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Pirates of the Caribbean
4. What is your favorite TV show? Prison Break

5. Breakfast? glass of milk
6. What is your middle name? I could tell ya but then I would have to shoot ya!
7. What is your favorite Cuisine? Mexican
8. What food do you dislike? tomatoes, onions (onion flavor is ok just not the crunch)
9. Your favorite potato chip? cheddar and sour cream lays
10. What is your favorite CD at the moment? anything Brad Paisley :)
11. What kind of car do you drive? Yukkon
12. Favorite SANDWICH? Not much of a sandwich girl, love chicken caesar pita at pita pit
14. What are your favorite clothes? anything without a bra (ha ha)
15. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would you go? Brazil
16. What color are your eyes? Brown
17. Favorite brand of clothes? no favorite (really don't even like shopping for clothes)
18. Where do you want to retire? Pennsylvania (love the trees)
19. Favorite time of day? definitely nights
20. Where were you born? Idaho
21. What is your favorite sport to watch? Um not a sports girl, give me stamping any day
22. Who do you think will not send this back? don't know
23. Person you expect to send it back first? Andrea
24. Coke or Pepsi? Neither, Dr. Pepper for me but not often cause then I don't sleep
25. Cats or Dogs? Cats
26. Are you a morning person or a night owl? night owl
27. Pedicure or manicure? both
28. Do you prefer funny or mushy cards? Funny cards
29. Any new news you would like to share? Jacob is leaving the MTC this week!
30. What did you want to be when you were little? Mommy
31. What do you have in your trunk right now? I don't have a trunk
32. What is your best childhood memory? Eating homemade chicken noodle soup at Grandma's and then raspberries for desert. Yummy!

33. What are the different jobs you have had in your life? Joshua Smith Foundation, A&W
34.Favorite Holiday? Christmas
35. What is your favorite dessert? anything chocolate
36. Favorite Summer getaway? Somewhere alone with hubby!
37. Ever been to Africa? No
38. Glasses or Contacts? neither, but use reading glasses
39. Ever been toilet papering? No
40. Been in a car accident? Yes
41. Favorite day of the week? Saturday
42. Favorite restaurant? Used to be Mama Inez til they went under. Prolly Alberto's, but they are getting not as cleanly and so I am losing my thrill for them too! I don't go often but love Red Lobster. I am a seafood girl! Bubba Gumps in Times Square is good too!
43. Favorite flower? Roses
44. Favorite movies? Chick flicks
45. Favorite Pastime? Stamping
46. Favorite ice cream? Pralines and Cream
47. Favorite fast food restaurant? Pita Pit (if that counts)
48. How many times did you fail your drivers test? 0
49. From whom did you get your last email? Kathie
50. Sandals or tennis shoes? bare feet
51. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Don't have a credit card
52. If the speed limit is 60 what is the fastest you will drive? 65
53. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? dont know
54. Last person you went to dinner with? Hubby
55. What are you listening to right now? Mykl playing with her toys
56. What is your favorite color? blue
57. How many tattoos do you have? none

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