Wednesday, October 29, 2008

shoebox swap card

woohooo I think I am well on my way with my swap card!!! I have a great start and I ended up using the stampin up Santa stamp BUT I think I have a perfect spot for a new stamp on its way to me called Santa's List from Unity! I hope it comes soon I am about to die to post it LOL

Busy Busy Bee!!!

Sorry I have not posted much!!! I have been busy working on my altered item for the swap I am going to in 2 weeks! I really need to work on my card! (its a card swap LOL). I have also been pretty busy with Autumn with school projects and halloween festivities! I have posted a pic of autumns "altered" pumpkin - their teacher gave them a pumpkin and she had to turn it into something with some scrap supplies (paper, pen, black paint) and some cotton balls and pipe cleaners I think she did a good job!! I had to help her with the paint though because it was getting EVERYWHERE!!!

I have also posted a pic of my wagon - I dont think too many ladies from the swap will see this and after the pain and effort it took to get the darn thing papered I want to share it LOL It does not look like I did much but it took several nights LOL

Other than that tomorrow is hip hop thursday at my fave stamp company Unity - I am going to try to resist ordering this week but Angela makes it really hard to resist her specials and items!!!! So I will be trying to resist tomorrow and carving my pumpkins!!! Nothing like waiting til the last minute LOL

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Boo at Bo Bunny!

Bo Bunny is going to be boo'ing some lucky people that add Bo Bunny to their blog! Go check it out and good luck getting boo'd!! Their link is in my favorite places on the left.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Shimmerz Blog Candy!

Shimmerz is giving away some blog candy! Be sure to check it out at
There are FIVE new colors... but they're MORE than just new color additions... these five new colors are a whole new product line!
Let me just say from personal experience - I bought my first jar over the weekend at a local stamp store and I absolutely fell in love with the samples the store had hanging using this product! It gives a great glittery look without having to deal with glue pads and glitter trays and glitter everywhere.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The weekend is nearly here!

It has been a fairly quiet week with me not doing much since Tuesday! I did get my scrap area organized finally, now just to spruce up these white walls so it is not so blah!

Not much going on this weekend so maybe I will have an amazing card to post soon! I would be happy with a so-so one though LOL

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Unity Sketch Challenge by Amber Dawn

There was a sketch posted this week by Amber Dawn that I could not resist! How better to practice making cards then using sketches!!! I used an adorable set they have called Mix up of cuteness to create my purple creation below LOL - I have started to think of cards as mini layouts with stamps as my seems to be helping! I used Basic Grey Paper and some Glitter and Rhinestones to pep it up and yes my purple owl =0) You cannot tell in the pic but I used a pop up glue dot so he is raised a bit.

Monday, October 20, 2008

My Card

So I took my card I worked on Saturday and revamped it! I did not have a lot of my stuff with me since I was not at home so with my supplies I think I was able to pretty the card up quite a bit! Here is what I came up with - you can scroll down to see the old version. I used Basic Grey and Bazzill for the Paper and I used Unity's Birds of a Feather stamp and a mystery scroll stamp I had and a doodlebug stamp for the happy holidays. I used red stickles on his bow and some pearls to accent. So simple but he took forever (still having issues staying in the lines LOL)

Its Monday Again

Why is Monday the worst day of the week LOL - I always feel blah and just want to crawl back into bed every single one!!! Of course the frigid air outside is not helping!!!

I did not get much more done over the weekend but I did manage to get a staz on (still cannot find that memento pad anywhere!!!!) and some paper that will work until the paper trey paper I ordered comes in (really good paper!). Funny story with getting my staz on LOL I went to AC Moore about 530 but of course with traffic I got there right at 6 - I assume they are closed and run into office depot - where the manager was awesome actually pried the doors open and let me in to shop!!! I only took a moment and as I walked by ac moore and saw people still coming out I decided to see if I could get in - sure enough the door opened right up - I sprinted over to the scrap area (dragging alison behind me LOL) as I neared the stamp supplies I get blocked by a huge linebacker of a manager (seriously he blocked the entire aisle).

He was not very friendly to say the least hahaha He tried with his "can I help you" and so I played dumb LOL I was like "yes where is your stamp stuff?" so the "cheerful" manager curtly informed me "we are closed" to which I replied (playing dumb still) "oh really, your door was open", he gave up at this point and was like "its over here" so I said "oh thank you so much!" I then ran into the aisle grabbed a black staz on, which michaels cannot seem to stock and then frantically tried to see if they had a memento pad - apparently I looked like a shop lifter, because linebacker manager stayed and watched me - so I started bugging him LOL asking if they had memento pads. He obviously had no clue so I grabbed my staz on told him thanks and went to the register where I have to say my uber friendly cashier made up for the pretty rude manager!

Tonight I am going to play with my new pad, paper, and copics tonight to see what I can come up with...As I wait oh so patiently for my christmas set from Unity (cutest reindeer ever!!!) I think he is the stamp I will use for the swap - it is between him and santa now! Also with my amatuer effort for my card LOL I definitely need to practice with that! It is pretty different than a layout - a lot less space to come up with a wow factor!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Tonight I went to Tracy's house, where she was holding a stamp night. I got to pick her and her friends brains for several hours and eat something uber yummy she makes called cake balls. I am soooo going to make those in the very near future!! So here is my first card in a really long time and I think only the 2nd I have ever attempted LOL It is definitely a beginners card but it was fun to make and hey its a start! I got to play with copics and my pencils AND I met a wonderful lady that is a copic expert and was a wealth of knowledge! I have to say I absolutely LOVE my Unity far them and my stampin up's are stamping the best and are allowing the most creativity with coloring. Well off I go to watch a movie with hubby - we are seeing sex drive tonight which looks rather funny (yes we are over 30 going to a teeny bopper movie LOL)


Woohoooo It is Friday!!!! I am going to a Stamp Night tonight so tomorrow I may actually have something to post that I worked on LOL I did go last night and got some watercolor paper and prismacolor pencils - what a difference!!! Now my issue is I need to practice what I preach to my 7 year old (stay in the lines LOL) actually my issue seems to be my blender pens - they have big brush tips and they are not helping me stay in the line....I think I am going to try that gamosol (sp.?) and the wooden pens to see if that gives me more control in that area. Anyhoo it has been fun and so many ladies over at Unity and the Swap group have been extremely helpful - thank you so much!!!!

Totally off a crafty topic lol - my 3 year old has an addiction - kind of odd but when she was around 1 my husband bought some breakfast hot pockets at Sams, well one morning we were out of milk or something so I gave her one - my mistake LOL She has been addicted since!! Well we ran out last week and she kept asking me and I told her next time I went to the store I would get her some - well I had to run out the other day and I should have known when she was so adament about going. The whole trip she kept telling me how much she loved me, I am her mom, etc. Well we get to the PX and we are walking in and out it comes - "Is this where they sell hot pockets?" Ahhhhh now I know why you love me so much and wanted to come LOL So needless to say we went to the Commissary next. where she insisted on carrying them, placing them on the belt at the register, and sitting them next to her in the car - At least I know which child will be prone to obsessive behaviors LOL For the healthy minded readers she is a stick figure of a child and other than the fatty breakfast she eats a ton of fruit and milk so she is not obese from her addiction LOL

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Stamping away!

I got my new kit last night from Unity Stamp Co (love them!!!) and I had to play with it LOL I have come to the conclusion I have the wrong paper! One needs watercolor paper to get it to blend right (bazzill does not work in this case!). So I now have a shopping list - Paper, and I think I am going to start buying the copics, while pricey I think they will be worth it in the long run! Also on a side note Unity is having a sale today 25% off - you cant beat that!!!

Other than that I will spend my day today working and trying to figure out what I am making for a bunco night on is my first time playing so that should be interesting. My buddy Sheila jinxed me though so I will probably roll "snake eyes" all night - thanks She LOL

Well off I go to convince Autumn to move faster - she is going to be fun getting up as a teenager, since I am already having issues with her getting ready for school at 7!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Welcome to My Blog

Everyone is doing it right? Well here I go jumping off the cliff! I will mainly use my blog to share my latest creations with scrapbooking - I may even have a recipe now and then, heck it may be a great place to vent LOL we will see!!

A bit about me - I am a 31 year old mother of 3 beautiful girls! I love to scrapbook and I am about to dabble in card making. My hobby has primarily consisted of me buying scrap stuff for the past year since I have had absolutely no time to actually scrap!

Well i am going to keep this one short and sweet (dont get used to it - I am quite wordy).