Sunday, November 22, 2009

A couple of new cards

Hi there! Here's a couple of new cards I did. The colors are anything but traditional with the pinks, aquas, and oranges but I kinda liked the change from the norm. The stamps are from Magenta which I colored with copics, cs is dcwv, and dp is Fancy Pants "Happy Holidays" that I picked up at the cutest little store outside Chicago called Hannah's Home Accents".

Hannah's is in Antioch, IL about 4 miles south of the Wisconsin border. It is a total girlie store with all the homey knick-knacks anyone would love, a purse section, scrapbooking section, jewelry section (they carry Pandora which I'm totally into) and more. If you're ever up that way check it out. My friend Shelly and I spent about 2 1/2 hours in there when we just planned to 'pop in'. And about 25 minutes from there is an Archiver's store. Needless to say, that was one great day. And if you check out my sidebar, I've added links to the weekly challenges I've found and like.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

More Sketches :)

Hi, I am definitely addicted to sketches. One of these days I will get around to listing the sketches I've tried by blog so you can join in too! But that will be for another day as my son, Leo, just home from kindergarten, wants to go get lunch and head to the park. It's a beautiful sunny 60 degree day here in November!! Can't ask for better!

This card is for Mercy's Tuesday sketch challenge 48. The dp is from Basic Grey. The stamp is from Whipper Snapper, one of my favorite companies, and colored with copics. I used a cuttlebug embossing folder for the background. I'm not sure if it's a little busy or not. Anyhow, I'm happy with it.
This card is for Unscripted Sketches 31. I used dp from Magenta because it is so cute. I like blue for winter. The stamps are from Stampendous and colored with copics. I love snowmen!! My dh finds an interesting snowman each year and gives it to me for Christmas. This is year 11 so I should have quite the collection started......

I think it's time to start pulling out the decorations..........

This card is for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #44. I used dp from Magenta. The stamp is CTMH and colored with copics. The original sketch is a square card, but I don't have envelopes for square cards which is why my card is your typical A2.

Well that's it for today. Time to go get lunch!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

SFYYT again! I might be addicted!

Hi again! I decided to try another of Jen Del Muro's Sketch for you to Try from Saturday. I really thought I could do it but the whole diagonal thing just threw me for a loop. I am such a perfectionist that I just couldn't put something on there diagonally! I really struggled. It must have taken me three hours to change things around before I just said to myself "why am I driving myself nuts with this?" So I did my loose (very loose) interpretation of Jen's sketch.

The dp is from Basic Grey 'eskimo kisses', the cs is bazill, the stamp is CTMH 'Just for the Holidays' (D1380), ribbon from American Crafts, and nesties for the circles. I like it even without the diagonal thingy.

My older son, Erik, (in grade one) comes home everyday from school with a new 'boo-boo'......usually on his face. It's been six straight days. When do I go to the school and question what's going on? I have not received a note nor a phone call from the teacher. The scrapes are usually minor. I'm not one to get overly worked up over a couple of scrapes, but six days in a row is a little ridiculous. I think I'll just write the teacher a note to see what she has to say. I think he is just clumsy. But there also may be a bigger problem of a bully........I'll keep you posted.......

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Another sketch challenge.

Hi all! Here's a card I did using Mercy Kerin's Tuesday sketch. So this is my second attempt at using sketches. I like the way this turned out with the brown and cranberry colors. The stamp is from Inkadinkadoo and the dp is Imaginisce "Polar Expressions - Frosted Forest". I used a Martha edge punch and oval nestabilities.

The boys are off school tomorrow so I think I'm going to drag them shopping 'over the river' with a stop at one of my favorite stores; Buffalo Stamps and Stuff . I see they've got a new shipment of goodies in. I guess the Nintendo DS will be accompany us on our day. It's the only way to have a little peace while I shop. That and a bribe with McDonalds for lunch....including toys and chocolate milk. I might even have to break down and make a run through Toys R Us. We'll see how the day goes!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Hi there! Twice in one week! I did the Sketch for You to Try (SFYTT) on Jen's I(heart)2stamp blog. Here is my card based on her sketch:

The dp is all dcwv and the stamp is a clear stamp from House Mouse! I colored it with copics. This is my first attempt with following sketches. It was easy and I think I'll do it more often. Now I just need to figure out how to add it to Jen's "Mr. Linky" thingy so I can participate :).

As I type, my son Erik is digging through the chocolate bucket from Halloween. It takes five minutes for him to choose a treat. Seriously, it's all gonna be eaten sooner or later. I think the problem is that there is sooooo much candy in the bucket that he is overwhelmed with choices. Me? I don't have a problem. I just stick my hand in and eat whatever I grab! Or maybe that is a problem?

My other son, Leo, (at five years old) had a baggie full of gummy bears from school today. For some reason they disappeared from the kitchen this afternoon while I was in the laundry room. He says he didn't eat them, but that a ghost probably came and took them. He refuses to admit what actually happened to them. Now what? I can't prove he actually ate them because I didn't actually witness it. I just know they are gone and Erik is saying that Leo ate them. As my dad says which puts everything into perspective: "Leo, you are acting just like a five year old..."..

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hi there! Again

I feel as though I need to reintroduce myself. Again! Seriously! Has it been since August I haven't posted? Wow! My time management skills have really gone in the pooper. I always thought that being a sahm would allow for lots of time to get things done and then some. But it doesn't seem to be working out that way. This school year my day is broken into bits of time. The boys get on the bus at 8 am, I catch the gossip at the local coffee shop and then head to the gym, come home, shower and then it's time to get Leo off the kindergarten bus at noon. Fix lunch, run errands and be home for 3:15 to get Erik off the bus. Then it's snacks and start dinner. Then somehow the day is over and then it all starts over again the next day. Kinda like "Groundhog Day".

Here's a card I made for my friends 40th birthday. The colors are a little more vibrant in real life. The package is actually bright orange, not red like in the picture. I started quilling last year and really enjoy it. I find it theraputic. I used an EK success edge punch for the fleur de lis. Can't tell you what kind of paper cuz I can 't find the scraps. I'm into edge punches now. I'll show you another card later.

Gotta take a shower before the bus comes!