Thursday, January 31, 2008

I love being a grown up!

So, today I had to run Slayton's skateboarding helmet into school so he had it for Winter Sports. As I was walking into the school, the ENTIRE sidewalk was a solid sheet of ice. I managed to fall and scrapped my knee all up (a perfect way to start the day!). So, I managed to get into the school without falling again and I headed right to the office. I walk in and the secretary and the principal are standing there. Here is the conversation that followed...

Me: I just fell outside. It is solid ice and there is not a drop of salt or sand out there.
Principal: Well, I worry about the adults, but kids bounce...
Me: KIDS BOUNCE!?! *I'm* worried about my kid! Someone needs to get out there NOW and salt!

WTH?!?! "Kids bounce"?!?! What kind of answer is that when I just fell?!? So, I called the Superintendent and complained. That is just ridiculous!

Slayton was most impressed that I yelled at the Principal and told his boss on him! LOL!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Just a bunch of cute cards!

I was a busy little stamper this past weekend! I reorganized my stamping space (pictures in the next few days!) and sat dawn to enjoy my new area. The creative juices were flowing, so I made 5 cards.

This tissue box and sentiment just crack me up every time I see them! This is an awesome set for get well cards! The box was paper pieced and the tissues are popped up on dimensionals.

I bought 'A Little Birdie Told Me' when it was in the preview catty and I am just now pulling it out! I colored the bird with Copics.

This little gnome is just the cutest little thing! I never send St. Patrick's Day cards, but I think I will have to start! LOL!

I am using these cutie monkeys for my Valentine's cards. They were super easy to color with Copics and matched the Basic Grey paper perfectly.

Is any stamp collection complete without a pickle stamp?!? This Lockhart stamp is so freaking funny! Again, it was colored with Copics.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Some 3-day weekend cards!

Weekends are really the only time I have to stamp, so I made sure to make extra time this long weekend! I received an order from Ellen Hutson this week, so I knew I had to get the stamps all inky! The images are just so great for coloring with Copics, so that was where I started.

The colors in this cupcake card were inspired by the ribbon. I bought it at Mikel's on Saturday with a gift certificate I got for Christmas. Thanks, Bestey! Anyway, I thought the colors would make a sunny and happy base for these yummy looking cupcakes.

I colored the image and added dots on the frame with a gel pen and added 'cherries' on top with Burgandy Stickles. While that dried, I Cuttlebugged the background with the dots folder. I like how the dots on the frame are echoed in the background, patterned paper, and ribbon,...kinda ties everything together.

I have always liked geraniums, so this stamp was a no-brainer when I added it to my cart! I colored the image and went from there with picking card stock colors. I really like the Real Red against the Certainly Celery. They compliment each other without being overbearing. The dotted paper and gingham ribbon add the perfect 'country' touches to a laid back card.

I can't believe it is time to start Valentine's! I feel like I JUST finished my Christmas cards! Basic Grey paper was my staring point for this card and it came together really quickly. The image was again colored with Copics and the hearts have Crystal Effects on them for added interest. Nothing too inventive on this card, just a nice basic creation!

And, lastly, I was asked by a woman at work to make some thank you cards for her sister. Penny's brother-in-law is in the hospital and the family has received some donation and needed cards to send. So, since I knew I was going to be making quite a few, I wanted to keep the design simple. I used my oval Nestabilites and stamped Thank You from Warmest Regards in Black Craft ink. A simple ribbon pulls it all together.

I hope you enjoyed the cards I created and hope you enjoy your long weekend as much as I did!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Just a couple cards...

This was one of those cards that up until halfway thru, you kinda look at like 'what a waste of supplies!'. Then, all of a sudden it takes a turn and you love it. I have been playing with my new Nestabilities. They are SO fun!

The sponging on this card really brought it all together. It was just too 'clean' before!

I finally decided to order a few of the pre-order sets just because of the discount. It's really hard to let extra savings slip away! LOL!

This is a fantastic image to watercolor...lots of opportunity to add dimension. I used my clear and black spica glitter pens to add a bit of sparkle.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Snowy days are the best stamping days!

Since the snow is falling outside, DH is cleaning the attic, and the kids are entertained with several activities, I decided to sneak away and stamp! Yippee! Here are a few cards I made with my new PaperTrey, Ink sets. This is a new release this past month called My Punny Valentine.

There will probably be no more stamping until everyone is in bed, but I wanted to share!

I hope everyone has a fantastic new year!