Friday, July 31, 2009
After work Kev and I are getting ready for tomorrow's community garage sale. Yep, we're hauling out all of our crap, er... treasures and offering them up to the lucky public. Who wouldn't like to have a little piece of me in their home? Before I get into today's creation, I just have to ask, Why in the heck would you schedule a community garage sale at 7AM??!! 7am junk is just as good as 9am junk. If i have to get up at the crack of dawn to get something, I probably don't really need it. Yes, Kev and I do go to the Black Friday sales. Got a laptop last year. For that, I'll get out of bed.
On to the creative part... I recently got this set from the most recent Papertrey Ink release. I loved from the moment I saw the previews and I knew it had to come home with me.
I stamped the flower on Aqua Mist cardstock and shaded it lightly with a Copic marker. I bought the dp off of some lady on Etsy whose name I can't recall. I really like it, so thanks nameless paper lady!
Alright, off to catch a few hours of sleep before setting up the sale. Wish me luck!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
So, have you heard that Clear Dollar Stamps is looking for some guest designers??? I think their stamps are adorable and I knew I had to throw my hat in the ring. The challenge for the month was to make a card using this sketch as a template.
Here's what I came up with...
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
This week's challenge was to make a summery box. Well, I have a confession to make... I forgot what day it was AGAIN. This morning I realized that I hadn't finished my project and I didn't have an extra day to do it! Eeekkk!!!
For my box, I didn't make one I altered a tin I had collecting dust in my stash. I covered it with SU Razzleberry Lemonade Designer paper and added some felt flowers. Since plenty of people are born in the summer, I decided to make this a happy birthday box. The stamp I used is from the Elegant Sayings set which is currently on sale 20% off in the Queen Kat store!
Alright, enough rambling, head on over to Anessa and see what sorts of awesomeness she has in store today!!!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Tempted? I sure am! I just received their Classic Decor set and made this super cute card.
So many adorable images in the set... I already love the new sets and would love to win them and keep a little $ in the pocket. I know you'll love them too, so go spread the word!!
We really wanted to make a nice yard when we moved into this house. At the old house we killed everything. Then we hired someone to put in some plants to give us more curb appeal when we listed it for sale. I barely managed to keep them alive until closing. I turned over the keys to the new owners and everything turned brown and died... This time we were determined to make it nice.
We moved in to freshly laid sod and a few bushes. We were doing ok UNTIL the great drought... Everything died, everything except the weeds in the back yard. Why can't we have a hybrid weed/grass? Kev and I gave up on the yard. We knew that we'd have to call in professional help... So, a year later after a few letters from the home owners association.... We called in the big guns.
Here is the front porch sporting the special city pass that allows us to water the lawn every day if the week instead of every other day from 6am-11am. We hadn't heard about the restriction until the lawn police came to visit and asked us to cease and desist. Why would we water dirt and weeds? Ehhh??? So, after a little palm greasing we got our permit the following day. Not sure why we're under a water restriction but the water gods have allowed us to keep out sod alive, at least for another day. If we finish watering before the pass expires, I may sell it on the black market. I hear I can get big bucks for a water pass.
See that red bushy looking thing in the corner? I planted that! I went to Lowe's and asked for something I couldn't kill. Apparently that bush fits the bill. The lawn is our brand spankin' new sod. It's green and squishy.
Off to the side of the house where we have some bushes. Apparently they will bloom in various colors.
Here's the new fence and the right side of the patio.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I finally went back outside and saw the birdie staring at me from the neighbor's yard. He then hopped to a bush and screamed at Luger. Darn birdie. He was staring at me this evening when I went onto the porch. I'm biding my time and so is he.... We'll see who wins in the end.
The entire accident happened AFTER I made this birdie love card using the Unity KOTM for the month. I used some designer paper from Cosmo Cricket's everafter collection, Dusty Durango and Basic Gray cardstock from SU!
I did some coloring with a Copic marker and added some Stickles. I just love using Gray as a neutral color on my cards.
I like this birdie a lot better, she doesn't try to decapitate me....
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
That's what a 3.5 month old kitten looks like. Yep, 3.5 months. He is a tank and has enormous paws! Last night he ate all of his wet food, finished the rest of Godiva's and Titus' wet food, came into the living room, stole a piece of ham from my chef salad and then ate 4 pieces of lettuce. I don't get it, neither of the other 2 kitties like people food and this one will eat anything!
Have a good night!
So, I might not know that I'm smiling but I sure am when I think about the MEGA BLOWOUT sale starting tomorrow at Queen Kat Designs! almost everything in the store is on sale! Here's an idea for the goodies that await you.
20% off past kits
20% off QKD stamps!
25% off the special deals section
35% off grab bags, acrylic blocks and paper packs.
55% off Clearance section
55% off scrapbooking kits
Is that enough?? NOPE every order over $25 gets a grab bag worth at least $13.50!! The sale starts tomorrow and runs until the 31st or until it's all gone!! So mark your calendars and head on over before it's too late!!
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Friday, July 17, 2009
Happy friday all! It isn't my birthday, you'll definitely know when that day arrives! Nope, it's for my old SU! Demo and now upline. She tends to stick with SU! Products so I like to switch things up for her.
The image and sentiment are both the new Classic Decor set from Starving Artistamps. I might have bought the set for this sentiment alone. I used some dp I bought online, summer sunrise and raspberry fizz from PTI.
These colors make me so happy and I hadn't realized how awesome they would look together! Why not try out different color combo today. Who knows what you'll come up with!
WARNING off color humor ahead!! Kids, avert your eyes and don't look if you have a weak stomach! Grin..
I am very easily amused VERY. I saw this sign that was produced by PETA to raise money for the organization. I so wish it was still available.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Needless to say, I've been making a lot of going away cards and presents. One of my employee's last day was a few weeks ago and I used one of Lauren Meader's timelesss templates. Let me tell you, it was super easy to put together and I actually assembled it at work. (Yeah, not much going on right now.)
I used the new Dusty Durango from SU! and matted the dp with Crushed Curry. I am really lovin' on those new in colors! I filled it with some tissue paper and added 3 full sized bottles from Bath and Body Works.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
You may have seen a pattern forming, our task this week was to use yellow, red, orange and lime green in a project. Lemme tell you, this one threw me. I'm just not a lime green girl. I made a card Monday night and I woke up at 4am thinking about how I didn't like it. Sigh, I need a sleeping pill. I took some supplies to work yesterday and here's what I came up with.
Red, orange yellow AND, look reeeeaaaaaly closely, see that sentiment??? Green!!!! Yeah!!! I used the seals set for the image and the sentiment. If you like it, head over to the store and pick up a set for your very own! Now head on over to the super talented Shannon and see what she has in store for you!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
At least he has some Tums to counteract the pizza.
Friday, July 10, 2009
So, Def Leppard and Poison are on tour this summer and of course I want to go. I haven't seen Def Leppard before. (crazy, huh?). I was looking at the ticket prices and VIP packages for the show. Poison has several packages and in all of them you receive a Poison coloring book and markers?!!!? Really?? What has this world come to?!! I remember trying to explain to my mom why I listened to men who looked like girls and wore tight leather pants. Now they're passing out coloring books?
Have we gotten old? Is it assumed that Poison fans have kids and grandkids so they need to bring them home something from the concert? ugh! I don't get it. I do have to wonder if you can color a picture of Bret being hit in the head with a piece of the Tony's set. Snort..
Have a happy friday!!
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I used the Two Peas in a pod stamp for my card today. This baby is available in the store right now for $1.75! GACK! Where else can you find this level of cuteness for essentially the change you'll find at the bottom of my washing machine?? Or on the floor of the bedroom, or the closet floor, or spread on my dining room table? (Someone around here isn't the best when it comes to putting change away...) I'm sure you'll find tons of other stamps you can't live without once you get there! I'll make it easy, click here.
So, since I am a late nelly, please excuse the picture quality. I took it on the dinning room table in the hopes I would get some light. Uh, no those aren't liquor bottles in the background officer. Nope, can't imagine what that could be. Just focus on the card, K? Edited to add- I swaped out the picture for a better one. This one was taken in my office where I don't have any liquor bottles... (But I should!)
I think this card would be perfect for a couple who just got engaged... (Hear that??? You know who you are.) Or someone who is expecting a baby.
I colored the peas with my Copics and used some pretty Basic Gray paper that I've been hoarding for a while. I'm digging the summery feel to it. It would be nice to give it to a couple who got engaged in the summer, right???!!! K, enough not so subtle hints. I'm the last stop on the blog hop so head on over to the store and grab up some sale stamps!!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
I guess I'm a little annoyed. It isn't the kitten's fault that he's sick, but I noticed him sneezing the first day we had him and called the agency. We're fostering to adopt and they take care of his medicine and vet visits. Maybe if I had gotten the medicine sooner Titus wouldn't be sick and we wouldn't be out $280 to the vet. Although, if this kitten is sick, I can't imagine him having more energy or eating more. We spent quite a bit of time at the animal hospital today and the rest of the evening was spent assembling patio furniture. So far we have 6 chairs down and 1 table to go!!
I didn't have much crafty time today but I do have something in the archives. I made this for a Verve challenge. I just love blue and brown together. For this one I used some really pretty Crate Paper Designer paper with Chocolate Chip and Kraft card stock.
The ribbon is from PTI and it makes such a pretty accent.
Tomorrow I have great plans for a pedi and some time well spent in the craft room. Of course all of this happens after the table is put together. Alright, off to check on a sick kitty,
Have a good night!
Friday, July 3, 2009
I picked up a few wooden stars from Mike's for .20 apiece. I started by decoupaging some designer Christmas paper from last year to the star.; After it dried I distressed the edges, stamped the To and From with Versamark and embossed with gold powder. It still needed a little more antiquing and I sponged some gold paint on the edges. Punch a hole at the top and thread some twine and there you go. All of the new stamps are on sale 25% off at QKD for the next few days, head on over there and pick up some for yourself!
I think it will make an adorable accent to someones gift this year.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
So, on with my projects. I got to play with the brand Spanking new Fancy Christmas set! I wanted to show just how versatile this set was. When I first received it I thought how awesome it would look embossed with silver.
I think the funky paper gives it a retro feel. It makes me think of Christmas trees from back in the day that were sprayed with white/silver flocking (like my cousin does) and covered in icicles. For those of you who didn't grow up in the northeast, icicles are awful pieces of shiny silver string that your mom puts on the tree. When you walk past the icicles are drawn to your pants with static electricity. Then you find them allover the place for the next 7 months.
I stamped the image with Versamark and embossed with silver glitter. This is my way to get some silver on the tree without having to wrestle icicles from the cats.
Now don;t think that this set can only be used for funky fresh cards, no way. I also whipped up a more traditional image. This one was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink and I added some accents with the gold glitter pen,
This one came together pretty quickly and I like how the flowers look like pointsettas. So, if you like what you see here, head over to the Queen Kat Store and pick up some of your very own! Heck, they're 25% off right now, what are you waiting for?? In the mean time head over to the next stop on the hop, the super talented Andrea. I'm sure she has something spectacular waiting for you!