Tuesday, July 31, 2007
SU! ATC swap
I have to apologize for the dismal background that these photos are taken on. I wrapped the gift this morning and I had practically zero time to set up the shot. The only thing you can't see (because of the way I have the cards displayed) is that I stamped the heart from the Short and Sweet set in Cool Caribbean in the bottom right hand of the Very Vanilla cardstock as well as on the envelope.
Cardstock: SU! Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Basic Grey - Blush in Crush
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip, Cool CaribbeanStamps: SU! Short and Sweet from the new catty!! (i LOVE this set!)
Embellishments: Retired SU! ribbons: chocolate, turquoise, and red
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Girlie Thank Yous
Cardstock: SU! Certainly Celery, Pixie Pink, and Pretty In Pink, EK Success - Stacey Claire Boyd DP in Polly's Playground
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Stamps: SU! Much Appreciated
Embellishments: Sakura Stardust pen, Marvy Scallop Oval punch, SU! Grosgrain ribbon in Apple (now retired), Prima paper flower from EP, Making Memories flower brad
To Have And To Hold
Cardstock: SU! Whisper White, American Crafts DP
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Stamps: Warmest Regards, Warm Words
Embellishments: Dots, Dashes, Checks Ribbon from Michael's, Making Memories brad, Primas from EP, Marvy Scallop edge oval punch, Sakura Stardust pen
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Scrapbook Chain Letter
I'm off to deliver it to him now so I'll share the product details later.
Enjoy and I hope that everyone is having a creative day!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Just a quick thought for those of you with kids!
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
but for the life of me i cannot figure out why...when i upload a picture here to Blogger sometimes when i click on the photo it opens up and enlarges...and other times i click on it and nothing happens...
it's not a big deal...just one of those annoying inconsistencies...but if anyone can clue me in...I'd be forever grateful!
Darling Monkey Princess
I found these to be sweet and sassy. Just like the darling Monkey Princess that they're made for.
Love you little 3 year old girl!!
Cardstock: SU! Real Red, Sanrio DP
Ink: SU! Basic Black
Stamps: SU! Much Appreciated (inside), "R" from alphabet set purchased at the OSJ
Embellishments: Marvy Oval Scallop punch, Pop-dots, Misc ribbons from Michael's and ACM, red furry fiber leftover from my knitting days (I have about a dozen skeins of it!)
Saturday, July 14, 2007
The one thing that I've always felt that I've done right in this parenting adventure (so far) is that I have ALWAYS kept a ridiculously rigid sleep schedule with my children. It just always felt like the right thing to do and for me, it worked. However, I've had a hell of a time lately with some sleep issues involving my oldest. She's slept solidly through the night since she was 4 months old...she's now almost 3 and for just about a month now has been giving us the *business* regarding bedtime. We've got it back under control now and I won't bore you with the details but lets just say...I'm now back to getting enough sleep so that I have some semblance of creativity left at the end of the day and a teensy bit more time to get something done in the evenings now. Phew...that was an exhausting episode.
So here's what I got for ya...
Flower Power Basic Recipe:
Cardstock: Misc neutral pack - gray, SU! Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, ME & MY BIG IDEAS - DP
Ink: True Thyme, Only Orange, Gable Green
Stamps: Paper Salon - Bloom Builder, SU! Riveting, SU! Warmest Regards
Embellishments: Making Memories brads, SU! 1 1/4" circle punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Dots, Dashes, Checks green velvet ribbon, Pop-dots, Sakura Stardust pen
Football Basic Recipe:
Cardstock: SU! Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Stamps: SU! Warmest Regards, Football stamp from the $ bin at ACM
Ink: SU! Very Vanilla - Craft, "Happy Birthday" inked with both Chocolate Chip and Buckaroo Blue - RNR method used
Embellishments: Star Brad - Making Memories, SU! Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, staples (yes, they're on purpose and not trying to 'fix' something ;), Judi Kins heat embossing powder
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
I made this covered notebook for the Hostess with the Mostess! I, of course, gave it to her without writing down the recipe but I can tell you the following:
It's a composition notebook covered in DP (designer paper) that I ordered from EP.
Stamps: SU!'s Big Bloom's set from the Spring Mini '07
Ink: Versamark, Real Red, Buckaroo Blue
Embellishments: SU! Ribbon in French Blue, Red, Navy as well as assorted others from JoAnn's, rhinestone brad from JoAnn's, corner rounder punch
Thank you Mrs. C for all of your wonderful hospitality!! You're a fantastic hostess and a wonderful Mom/Friend.
Monday, July 2, 2007
My daughter is almost 3 (well..in October) and all of a sudden I'm having some major sleep issues with her. I have to say, they are getting DRASTICALLY better but without going into the whole thing I'll just say that she's slept solidly since she was about 4 months old. Down to bed by 630/7, sleeps through the night and wakes somewhere around 630/7ish. Oh and she naps for about 1.5 hours in the middle of the day. Solidly for almost 2.5 years now! And all of a sudden, starting about a week ago, she refuses to let me leave the room when it's time for bed or nap.
So we've got it under control but now we sit on a stool outside her room until she falls asleep. The amount of time that it takes her to fall asleep has gone down and there's no more hysteria. So we're sticking with this plan until whatever is going on with her is remedied.
BUT...in the meantime...I've been so upside down and upset about the whole thing (trying to understand what's happened is REALLY what's getting me) that it's zapped any energy that I have.
Oh and we also went on vacation to VT for a few days so that ate up a lot of creative time. So..I went down to my studio last night to clean it up, re-organize, and get set up for the creativity to start flowing tonight!
Wish me luck!!