Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"Belli Challenge # 43 Cord"

This weeks Belli Challenge is cord. Each week Chris gives us a challenge that uses things that we have lying around the house or a different technique. I love everything about this card except for the image. Which I guess is the most important part right? I wanted to use a different image but I couldn't find what I was looking for. Don't you hate that?

Stamps: Stamping Bella
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Ski Slope DP
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: SU Scallop Border Punch, Silver Cord, SU Markers,
Check out what the other ladies on the team came up with for the challenge.
Holly Brown
Shelly Koskinen
Chris Dickinson
Christi Thorsen
Lorie Ames
Courtney Fowler
Joan Ervin
Jennifer Greco

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"Christmas Cheer"

I don't own any Amuse stamps but my blogging friend Nancy does. She sent me some stamped images along with a bunch of shimmer paper in a bunch of colors. Thanks Nancy! So for this card, I used one of the images and the silver and red shimmer paper. It is super thick paper too. I don't know who makes it. This was a fun card to make. I love the image.

I colored some of the image with SU markers and I used a Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pen for the liquid. I also used the glitter pen for te dots around the scallops.
Stamps: Amuse, Best Yet (Hostess)
Paper: Whisper White, Shimmer Silver and Shimmer Red
Ink: Black
Accessories: Giga and Mega Marvy Scallop Oval Punch, Gelly Roll Glitter Pen, SU Markers, SU Red 5/8 Inch Grosgrain Ribbon

Monday, November 17, 2008

"I'm Stamping Again"

What the heck is wrong with me? I haven't stamped in FOREVER!!!! I am stamping tonight though. I promise I will start posting again tomorrow. I don't know what happened. I guess I just needed a break. I didn't feel like I needed one but I guess I did. My finger is getting better and better every day. (still can't straighten it out) but it it getting better. I just found out that my surgery cost 37 grand. That is insane!!! 37 grand for an staph infected paper cut? Holy crap! We were looking at some of my past surgeries and this one tops them all. My Corneal transplant and all three C-sections didn't cost this much. I should have been a doctor. LOL
Ok, I am going to go for now. I gotta do some stampin'.
Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

"Class Nugget Tin"

I am getting ready for my December Christmas Parks and Rec class. I am supposed to teach a class on Friday but my finger is not allowing me to do so. It's getting better but it isn't good enough to prep for the class yet. I am going to do the Christmas one though. I can't wait for that one. It's going to be so fun. I am going to have Christmas music and cookies and cider. This is one of the projects that they will be doing. The wrap around piece is 1 1/2 x 9 incase you don't want to figure it out yourself. I got the nugget tins from Speciality Bottle. The prices aren't too bad. I bought 24 tins for $31 something with tax and shipping.
Stamps: Best Yet (Hostess)
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Ski Slope DP
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories Hershey Nuggets, Giga and Mega Marvy Scallop Punches, Nugget Tin

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"Belli Challenge # 42 Gift Tags"

I'm back from MN. It was a nice visit but way too short. It was also super cold while I was there. I was there 4 days and it snowed several times. I left on Sunday morning and we had to board the plane outside on the tarmac. It was 27 degrees,cold and windy. I guess I don't remember that weather anymore. Why do I want to move back again??? LOL No, just kidding. I want to go back. I miss my family. I got to hang out with my 4 1/2 year old nephew who I have only seen like 10 times. He was so fun. We did get in trouble a few times and my sister even gave me a time out. Auntie Rochelle was acting like a 4 year old.

This week's Belli Challenge is gift tags. Mine are kind of lame, sorry. I haven't stamped in over a week and I just had no good ideas. I still have two packs of Cool Caribbean cardstock left and I love these colors together. I just might do more Christmas stuff with this color combo. If you are looking for gift tag ideas, check out what the other ladies on the team came up with.
Chris Dickinson
Holly Brown
Shelly Koskinen
Joan Ervin
Debby McGivillary
Christi Thorsen
Courtney Fowler
Ceal Pritchett
Lori Ames
Sarah Anderson
Danita Hollander

Friday, November 07, 2008

"Still In The Great State Of Minnesota"

I am having a great time in MN with my family. The funeral was sad but everything else is great. I don't want to come home. I wish I could just stay here. Hopefully we will get that transfer soon and we can come home for good. I will be home Sunday afternoon. I am bummed that I can't make it to Archivers or the Mall of America on this trip. I did bring some stamping things but I haven't had a chance to do anything. Oh well. Thanks for hangin' with me and I will be back soon.


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

"3 x 3 Card Set And Box"

This is another card and box set that we made at my stamp club. I do not have the dimensions for the box though. I will try to get them and pass them along when I get home. Tomorrow I am going back to MN for a funeral. My grandma's sister passed away. She was 91. She had pancreatic cancer. I asked Tony if I could go back for the funeral so I could see my grandma. I was actually surprised that he said I could. My grandma doesn't really remember me anymore which sucks cause we used to be real close. My visit isn't going to be long but that's ok. I fly in Thursday at noon and my flight home leaves MLPS at 8am Sunday morning. I get back to Sacramento at noon. However, Tony said that he will pick me up after the Vikings game around 1:30. They are playing the Packers. Can't tear him away from that game to pick me up. Typical football fan ha?

Stamps: Say It With Scallops, Pocket Silhouettes,
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Hawaii Papaya DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: SU Scallop Square Punch, Chocolate 5/8 Inch Grosgrain Ribbon, Tangerine Tango Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window, Copper Brads, Dimensionals

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

"Birthday Card Set"

Last night I made this set of birthday cards. I love love love the ski slope paper. The colors are so pretty. I have made lots of cards with this layout before. It is easy and looks good. I used to make two of each card but Kristine got the idea in my head to make several cards in different colors and layouts. What a great idea. Thanks Kristine for showing me the light. LOL. I am making six more cards for this set folded a different direction.

Here are the other three in this layout. I got a bunch of clear card boxes from Papertrey to put them in. They are perfect for giving them away. You get 10 boxes for $6 and depending on the thickness of the card, the box will hold 12 cards plus envelopes. You might have to rotate the cards to fit them in though, which is fine.

Stamps: Happy Everything, Eastern Blooms
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Ski Slope DP, Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: SU Scallop Border Punch, SU Scallop Circle, SU Circle Punches, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Dimensionals

Sunday, November 02, 2008

"Upsy Daisy Boxed Card Set"

We made this boxed card set yesterday at stamp club. Isn't it gorgeous? The box holds all six cards with envelopes. I am going to do more like this for teacher gifts. I love the colors of this set.
*Four of these cards are from Andrea Walford's Card Class By E-mail*

Here is a close up of the cards.
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Basic Gray, Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Urban Garden
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: SU Scallop Border Punch, Silver Brads, Mat Pack, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Urban Garden DP
Ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Silver Brads, Mat Pack, Baja Breeze Striped Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Circle Punch

To make this box you will need 2 pieces of cardstock 7 1/2 inches by 7 1/2 inches. Score around three sides at 1 1/2 on both pieces. Cut flaps and put together to make a box. For the lid, cut cardstock 6 7/8 inches by 3 7/8 inches and scored 1 1/8 inches from the outer edges all around.

Saturday, November 01, 2008


The girls had such a good time trick or treating last night. It rained practically the whole time but no one cared. Here are the pumpkins that the girls carved.

These are my two little ones. Sarah and Molly. Molly had a fever and only lasted up and down our street before she wanted to go home and go to bed. Poor girl. She seems to get the crud on all the holidays. She had fun though.

This is Katie (on the left) and her two friends from school. They went trick or treating with some friends and we met up with them later. Katie's shirt says "Good Witch" and her best friend Erika's shirt says "Bad Witch"

This is the group of neighbors that we went trick or treating with. It was a blast. I don't have anything crafty to post today. I am going to look at my new car today and possibly take it home. I don't know. Then I have stamp camp this afternoon. So if I will post what we made tomorrow.