Saturday, October 23

Christmas Card #6

Stamp sets: Dasher, All Holidays, Best Yet (retired)

Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Scallop Trimp Border Punch, Med Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Petals A Plenty embossing folder, Frost Shimmer Paint, Sakura Gel Pen (non SU)

I really like this card! I really wanted to use Dasher on a card and had tried making a tent card with Bashful Blue & Night of Navy. The card never worked out. Everything I tried didn't look right and the hubster got tired of me asking, 'Well, what about if I did this instead of that?'

This is a Inspired by Ink original! Totally thought up by me and having so many Cherry Cobbler pieces left over that I wanted to use. No casing or copying! woohoo & yay me. Sorry I need to toot my horn once in a while.

Our shimmer paint is AWESOME! You just need to pour a bit into a small spray bottle (a little goes along way- just like adhesive!), shake it up and spray sparingly onto cardstock. Lay it down to dry and then look at the awesome shine! Ohh so lovely. I even sprayed it on the inside of some of my Christmas cards. Gives it an added bling. The more bling the better I say.

Here's the inside. Plus there's a poinsetta on the envelope too. I really enjoy decorating the inside AND the envelope of my cards.


Friday, October 22

Fall Break for ONE

child, but not the other. It's a little confusing, but since Gman goes Monday thru Wednesday, it isn't too bad. I'm just really confused when I go into town & stop at his school & wonder why they are working when it's Fall Break... durh it's not fall break for Townies until NEXT week!

See how slow I seem to be getting? Or would it be considered forgetful? Sad but true! Either way, it's frustrating. Anyways, Lgirl has Fall Break yesterday & today and we have a friend over for today to spend with her.

Hope you are enjoying your Thursday & Friday before the weekend!

Christmas Card Club #5

Well, I have figured out a work around for the uploading problem. Though it's not long term, it will do until this gets fixed... if it ever does! I have to open my blogger in internet explorer and upload it that way!

Stamp sets: Greeting Card Kids, (I forgot what Warm Wishes is from)
Paper: Garden Green, Whisper White, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Garden Green, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue, Black Stazon
Accesories: Modern Label Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Bigz Die Circle #2, sponge dauber, Elegant Lines embossing folder
Here's one of the cards we made this month for Christmas Card Club. So cute. I borrowed a friend's stamp set, Greeting Card Kids, and made this lovely card. See the lovely glitter on her coat? Love that glitter. Makes for a messy evening, but it gives the card so much sparkle!
Here's what the inside looks like. These are all boxed up for my craft shows that start next week! The envelope flap has been embossed with the same pattern as the Garden Green.


Thursday, October 14

Halloween Part Deux

Soo happy to see my uploading photos is working again! I'm jumping on the bandwagon & doing multiple uploads! Lucky you!

Here are the other two goodies we made Monday night.

The one on the left is a candy corn matchbook. The images are stamped in black stazon & left for kids to color them before giving them out to their classmates. As you can see, my kiddos went the rainbow route. Not necessarily Halloweenish, but whatever floats their boat!

The one on the right is a covered Caramel Apple Lollipop. These lollipops are really hard to find and delish. My husbands favorite! It's a tart, green appley lollipop that is encased in caramel. So it's really caramely at first and then you get zinged with the tarty sweetness of the lollipop once the caramel is gone!

Stamp set: Wicked Cool, Grateful Greetings, Retired images (I forgot the name!)
Paper: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Black Stazon, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Spider Web Embossing Folder
, 1/4" Grosgrain More Mustard Ribbon, Crop-odile, stapler


Wednesday, October 13

Halloween Goodies

October seems to have flown by! Last weekend was Riley Days here in Greenfield & it was super busy here. I volunteer with our local Humane Society so I was able to do that on Saturday.

The weather was phenomenal and an unheard of 84 degrees! I have many memories of working Riley Days in flannel lined blue jeans, a turtleneck, tshirt, sweatshirt AND coat with gloves AND ear muffs on. So this weekend was a tad bit on the hot side, but who's complaining? I'm NOT!!

Here are some Halloween Goodies we're making at my Trick or Treat Class Monday night.

All ingredients are Stampin' Up! The one on the left holds 2 life savers that looks like eyes. I need to take a picture so you can see the inside! The one on the right is an antibacterial gel holder. Really cool too! I will try to get a picture of it by Friday.

Stamp set: Wicked Cool.
Paper: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Retired DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive.
Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Spider Web Embossing Folder


So Busy...

I am amazed at how busy this week is! Last night we had to get to 3 haircut appointments in two hours, get dinner and get over to Literacy Night at my children's school.

It was 'Dress as Your Favorite Hero' night & the Lgirl went as Wordgirl and Gman went as Batman. So cute! It was nice to educate some people on just who Wordgirl is. I love her. Check her out here:

She's awesome, "Word UP!"

Today is the start of Grandparents week and I get to work in the kitchen dishing out food. I'm so excited and looking forward to working with the kitchen gals. A meeting in the evening.

Then Thursday a.m. I've got a card class, as well as Friday evening. Oh and don't forget Christmas Card Club Saturday evening.

Can you say too busy?! I will more than likely give up the meeting tonight. I want a night at home with the kiddos. Not to mention getting stuff done around here.

On a good note, I am making a concerted effort to be in bed by 10:30pm every evening. I did really good 2 weeks ago but not not too good last week. The only bad part of this whole 'plan' of mine is that craft show season is coming up and I have to kick it up a notch so to speak!

Hope you have a GREAT day and hug someone you love... or even like mildly.


Monday, October 11

Uploading Issues

Just wanted to let you guys know that I'm having loading problems again. I can't seem to upload any of the Halloween Trick or Treat class pictures that I wanted. I am so very sorry. I would fix this asap if I knew how!

It's so darn frustrating! So please stay tuned while I try to figure out what the dealio is.