Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Twinkling Tuesday

I visit Jami's blog Stamp Happy! with Sgt. Stamper quite often. She usually checks in on me often as well. She is so talented and has just started her own stamp line and I can't wait to see what she has in store for us. While visiting her blog this morning I saw her cute Dress Up Lily card she made. I decided to participate in the sketch challenge as well over at The Whimsical Butterfly. I pulled out a Riley stamp image I had received in a Riley image swap over on SCS. Those swaps are great ways to get several images from a stamp line you may not have. I decided to pick out my designer paper first from Papertrey Ink called Polka Dot Parade. This paper is so yummy! I kept it very simple and neat. I like clean lines I'm finding. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

I just want to wish a very Merry Christmas to everyone out there. I hope your day is filled with peace, and joy. Enjoy your day with your family and friends. We are hosting lunch with all of our friends today at 2. We woke up this morning and did a web cam Christmas with my husband who is currently in Spain for work. That's the military for ya! Many missed holidays, birthdays, anniversaries but what can you do. We made the best of it and I'm just happy he was able to watch the kids open their gifts. Merry Christmas........

Monday, December 08, 2008

Just Because

I'm feeling so good right now house is clean, laundry is drying, and dinner is already planned and it's only 9:01am! I'm even showered!! I'm at least showered because I'm leaving in a bit to volunteer in my son's classroom. Anyway I checked out Julee's Mojo challenge and actually had it done last night however I really dislike taking picture's at night. I took the picture this morning and it's super dark background cause it's sitting on my black craft table. Oh well...I used Julee's Mojo64 sketch challenge and incorporated Color Throwdown's CTD22 color challenge. I used Basic Black, Regal Rose, & Certainly Celery. I keep trying to use up this background paper because I have bits and pieces in my scrap drawer and wouldn't you know this fit perfect for the card! I used the sentiment "just because" because I love giving. Even if it's not your birthday. This is the time of year people should really give back to the community or their friends who help them a lot. I have a big heart with a small pocket book so I can't always afford to get gifts but I love to make a stack of cards or alter some 3-d item to lift a friends spirits if they are down and out. I hope you all are able to relax during these next few weeks before Christmas arrives.

Manuel's Christmas tree

Manuel's teacher sent home a Christmas tree kit which included some green and blue construction paper. They had to make a tree out of the green paper and glue it to the blue paper. Then use whatever supplies you have at home to decorate it. Of course he wants to use my stamp supplies. I asked him to look at my punches to see what we could use for ornaments and he picked the 1/2 inch circle punch. I put glue dots where he pointed on the tree he wanted them and he stuck them on. He wanted to draw lights he drew three and gave up. He wanted snow flakes so he used some Whisper White craft ink and stamped away. Then he saw the snowman and Santa Claus stamps sitting on my desk and asked to stamp one on each side. He said "mom can we use some of that (stickles) for the sparkly stuff like on our tree?" He was referring to the garland on the tree. However I controlled the stickles I can't waste stickles. :) After all was said and done the next morning after everything dried he asked to take a picture so we could email it to his dad who is away for work. He wanted to show dad what a cool job he did on his tree.