Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Pumpkin Party

Family Pumpkin Carving. We took time out and went over to my son's house and all carved Pumpkins. We all carved our own, and with the extra one they popped Jumbo Mr. Potato Head Parts in him, we had a fun evening full of eating chili and goofing around. Fun, Fun.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Anna's Embroidery Card

My sister Anna embroidered the penguin and snowflake square on the front of this card, isn't it cute? It is a pattern done on with machine embroidery the pattern/software is by Dakota Collectables in their Christmas Card Collection. If you want to know more go to www.gonutsgocreative.com Anyway, we worked put together this layout today. Background is in Bashful Blue, with Brilliant Blue Mat and real red word window punch tabs with silver brads. The ribbon is the new wide SU grosgrain ribbon. She plans to give this to her friends and family...so if that is you...don't let on that you had a sneak peek, lol! The inside has a Wild About You Penguin, and Merry Christmas from Glad Tidings. Enjoy...

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Mellow Harmony Card

I made this last night when I couldn't sleep. It is a quick and easy card for the SCS Friday Challenge. I like how it turned out, it's a lovely soft color, and was easy to do. I used Mellow Moss SU cardstock with Very Vanilla CS and CTMH Designer Paper. I used SU Happy Harmony stamp set, in mellow moss ink, sponging, and a Mavy Scalloped Oval Punch, and a smaller Mavy Oval punch. Also the two SU circle punches for the sentiment. I used a grosgrain ribbon purchased at Roberts on sale, and it is the same color as Mellow Moss, the ribbon appears darker in the picture, probably because I photographed the card night with no natural light.

I haven't made a card in forever. My dd and her husband moved into our basement for a while, and I moved all my stamping stuff upstairs to give them room, and my new space still isn't organized. So I have a hard time finding anything, I still have so much to do to organize the papers, everything else too and to figure out where to put everything. I was in the kitchen so I had a sink, counters, cupboards, drawers, a table and chairs, etc, so I was really spoiled. Now I have to figure out storage for everything. I did get a few plastic drawer sets, but I have a long way to go to find a spot for everything. So I have my work cut out for me. I went in tonight to make another card, and I got all discouraged because I couldn't find anything in there. So obviously I need to work at unloading the crates and rearranging all the stuff! Wish me luck, I really want to get back to making great cards.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Two Minute Wedding Card

My son's best friend got married today. He wore a tux, stood in the line at the reception with four groomsmen, and there was four bridesmaids too...the whole thing. So my husband and I went, it was an hour drive, so we had to hustle to get their after work. I was the one that went, bought the present, wrapped it, then of course put a card on the present. Sounds easy right...ha! My married daughter and new son in law moved in last week-and my stamping space got moved. It currently is in boxes in the spare bedroom...all over. So I couldn't find my wedding cards-if I have a few left...so OK, I guess I'll make one. I look at my watch...I have like five minutes until time to leave, plus I have to wrap the box still...arrgh! I have my stamps on shelves already, so I grab my new set True Friend and Warmest Regards, which luckily were right on top. Grab a piece of shimmer white, cause my solid colors were in the file box still. Grab the silver ink pad, cut the card stock in half, and fold, then stamp with the medallion on the other half. Rustle through my punches for one that is big enough, no circle punch is big enough, but no time to cut it out, so I grab the scalloped square, I'm in luck it fits fine, punch. Hmmn, I rub it a bit on the edges in silver so it doesn't fade in too much on the shimmer white. Grab a brad and pop it in, grab a few dimentionals and adhere them. Stamp the Congratulations in Silver, then adhere the square careful not to smear anything. Wave the card around hoping it will dry...while running to wrap the huge box. (gave them a French White Corningware set, pretty) After I do that in record time I write in the card, snap a fast picture, pop it in an envelope and run out to the car....all in five minutes. That's why I call this a two minute card. Now that I look at the picture I wish it had some silver and white ribbon...but the ribbon was still in a box somewhere! Anyway then it would have been a three minute card, lol!
I wish my fast picture had captured the shimmery card stock or the shimmer the silver had. It looks like plain white and gray in the picture...but it isn't...it was pretty with a soft sheen!

Maple Mountain Week Four Oct, 11, 07

I have been taking pictures out from the front of my house every week for my son Andy, who is serving an LDS Mission in Minnesota. This is this week's picture...you can see the tree that broke last week in the early snowstorm we had in the foreground.. Most of the evidence of the snow on the mountain is gone now, the last two days have been in the high 70"s, but today it is cool again, it's only in the 50's outside, but it looks lovely. I live in a gorgeous area beside the mountains... They are thinking of building houses on this mountain that my view looks upon, so I am taking the pictures while I can...this view may change soon, sigh... It is lovely for now, you can see the atmosphere today, and that the colors are indeed changing, not just up in the mountains, but down in the valley now as well.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Thinking of YOU, LSC136

The challenge this morning was to use Designer Paper and to only use a sentiment stamp and an optional border/trim stamp. No main image...so here is mine. I really like how it turned out, it has a simple clean look to it that I really like. I used the large Mavy Oval Purple Punch for the sentiment, two cocoa ovals and one pretty in pink. All SU Paper, the DP is SU's Rebecca. The paper is all SU, Pretty in Pink and Close to Cocoa. The ink is SU Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa sponging. The ribbon is also SU.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Charlie and This Morning's Card

This is the card I made for the WT134 this morning, my dog Charlie kept wanting to be in the picture so here he is.....the challenge was to use Twill Tape on a card. I had fun with the little dots on the twill, I used my perforation guide, and used a pencil point as the stamp, that turned out pretty well!