Monday, December 29, 2008

Rub On Product Review

Hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend after Christmas. I cleaned my scrapbook room last night. Man it feels so good to get everything dusted and clear the cobwebs out! I even had a chance to pull out a few page layouts I set aside months ago. I am working on the finishing touches on them and will share them with you later. But first I thought I would share another product review with you. I purchased these rubons at a store here in town and I just loved the whimsical look of them...BEWARE they are quite possibly the worst rubons I have EVER used. I couldn't get the design to rub off on my page! That is so frustrating! So anyway I thought I would save you the money, don't buy these Sandylion rubons.

If I don't post again before New Year's Eve be safe and have a wonderful holiday!

Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Ho Ho Ho Card

Here are the Christmas cards that I started working on before I got sick. I had everything cut out I just needed to put them together. Needless to say I only got a few of them put together so I am just going to send them out next year. I have this issue with limits. I can't set them, especially when it comes to getting things done around here or offering to do things for others. It is almost like no isn't part of my vocabulary. So I decided that I just wasn't going to push it. I didn't feel good enough to put them together so I didn't. Besides all of you know how I feel about you and that I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Next year we will probably have pictures to send out any way...we are going to be grandparents. Yep...that's right, Whitney is going to have a baby. She is due in June. It isn't exactly what we would have wished for her right now as she isn't married but it will all be okay. God has always given us strength and he will be there for us through this.

Thanks for peekin' in!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas...we sure did. It is so nice to spend time with family.
I thought I would share this little mitten gift card holder with you. The mittens (I cut two out) were cut using the Cricut Cartridge Joy of the Season (thanks for letting me borrow this Nikki!) I set the dial on 5". Then after I cut them out I ran them through the Cuttlebug with the snow embossing folder. Next I glued them together using my favorite cardstock adhesive, Zip Dry (around the edges only leaving the top open so I could place the gift card inside). They just needed one little thing...a little bling! So I used a little bit of red stickles to give it that fun glittery effect. All in all I thought they turned out pretty neat!
Enabler alert!! I just happened to be in Hobby Lobby today and they are now carrying stickles...they come in a three pack and with a 40% off coupon they are pretty darn reasonable! Just thought you might like to know that, you know I do what I can to pass this sickness along to you all.
Well thanks for stoppin' in. Have a great weekend!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Santa Baby

Here is a fun little card that I made for our son Thomas. The red cardstock is embossed using the Cuttle Bug and the snow embossing folder. I hadn't used this little Santa stamp yet so I felt good about breaking it open and inking it up for the first time!
Thomas lives in Seattle so we sent his package off last week. We sure do miss him. I wanted to fly him home for Christmas but he said that he couldn't take the time off. They had some lay offs where he works so he thought he better wait til later to come home. The other night I got to talk to his girlfriend for the first time. She seems like a very nice chick. I talked her socks off though! I am not really sure how long they have been dating but I think it has been close to a year.

This flu stuff has hit me again. Last week I was sick for a while and this weekend it hit me with a vengeance! I could feel it coming back on Saturday evening and then BAM! Sunday morning I thought my head was going to pop off. We had 2 pills left over from a prescription decongestant this year so I took that and it helped but I still felt awful so I went to the doctor today. Good thing too because he said I have a bacterial infection in my sinuses. Get this he looked in my nose and said "Yep...there's puss up there" how gross is that? My head feels like some one hit me with a baseball bat. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow. Bad thing is I didn't get anything done yesterday. I haven't wrapped any presents and I was working on my Christmas cards. They are in pieces but I think I will just save them for next year. Welp...thanks for checkin' in on me! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Merry Wishes

Here are a few cards that I made up for a customer. I didn't have a whole lot of notice to put these together so I tried to choose a simple design. I cased the Merry Wishes from a gal but I can't remember her name. I changed up the patterned paper and the colors so they are not exactly the same. I the sentiment is from the Lots of Thoughts SU stamp set. I used 2 circle punches to mat the sentiment on and finally used the SU scalloped circle punch to finish it off. The little Mary & Joseph stamp is one I used on my own Christmas cards last year...isn't it cute? It is by Stampendous. I used a little bit of stickles to accent the star and Baby Jesus blanket. Simple but cute...and so easy to mass produce!

I took the day off from work to day as I have gotten this crud that has been going around. It hit me Monday night, I could feel it in my throat. Then Tuesday afternoon it hit me hard and I went to bed when I got home. I felt so lousy that I didn't even get out of bed today until about 6pm. I feel a little bit better now but still a little weak and achy. I hope this stuff doesn't hit anyone else in my family.
Well thanks for peekin in on me. Hope you are all well at your house!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Holiday Baking

Merry Christmas Everyone. Well this weekend we put our tree up and we had our Godson over to make sugar cookies. What a blast! He was covered from head to toe in flour! Here are a few pics to enjoy. I am working on Christmas cards so I will post those later. Thanks for peeking in! Hope you have a great week!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Aunt T

OK so I wanted to show you this latest project I have been working on. I started it a long time ago and just now finished it up. My sister is an amazing photographer. I asked her one day this summer if she would take some photos of the girls out and about downtown. We ended up at Bum Park. For those of you that don't know it is a sweet little park in the middle of the downtown area and the bums like to hang out down there...hence the name. Anyway there are a lot of people that think this place is picturesque too because the same day we were down there a professional photographer was shooting a wedding in the park also. Pretty cool. Anyway my sis took her time and got a ton of great photos and I really appreciate her doing that. So I decided to make her a little memento of the photo shoot. I took my camera too and tried to get some pictures of her taking pictures. That was so much fun. Man she is not afraid to do anything and it was so cool to see the creativity oozing out when she was telling the girls how to stand and such. Anyway the only way my blog template would allow me to show you all of the photos for this book was to put them in a slide show. If there is a photo that you want to examine closer then just hoover over the photo with your mouse and the rotation of photos will stop.

Now to explain the book to you a bit. This is a small rectangle board book, very similar to a picture book you might purchase for a child. The book is actually made by Creative Cafe. I used background stamps to give the pages some pizazz and I inked the edges with Catseye chalk ink (by Colorbox), purchased at Hobby Lobby. (If you haven't tried these little Catseye chalk inks you definitely need too!) The patterned paper that I used is by Cosmo Cricut (also purchased it Hobby Lobby at a 50% off sale) and I picked several SU colored ink pads to coordinate. Most of the embellishments are stamps. (You would be amazed at what you can save by making your own embellishments with stamps) That about sums this little project up in a nut shell!

Thanks for peaking in! Hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, December 5, 2008

School Photo Album

Hi friends! Hope all is well with you.
Here are a few school albums that a customer ordered. These are so fun I just love the concept. Every year we order school photos and there are always a ton of wallets left over. I was trying to come up with a way that you could put each school year photo in a small album. And that it be easy enough for someone who wasn't a scrapbooker. So I found these cute little spiral albums at Hobby Lobby for a song. I tore the pages out that I didn't need so I would have Kindergarten through 12th Grade. Each little insert card with the ribbon attached is a library card so you can put the school picture on the front and journal a little bit about the child that school year on the back.
Tomorrow should be an interesting day. Sidney is in band this year and the band is preforming in an evening Christmas parade tomorrow. But before the parade the school kids (and parents) are running in a 2 mile charity run. For some of you this may be a piece of cake. Me, well I am not the most athletic so I am doing this totally for the kids. Plus it is probably going to be pretty cold tomorrow. But we shall see. I will try to get some good pictures to post for you to see.
Thanks for stoppin' in today! Take care!