Monday, May 31, 2010


Happy Memorial Day everyone!  What a busy weekend we've had and today we have "No Plans" day.  It is a welcome break.  Saturday we had a Confirmation party and yesterday we had a triple birthday party. 

Today, peace and quiet.

I'm way behind on Challenges.  So here is my catch up for Embossing.  I need to go out to get some felt for the felt challenge as I currently don't own any.

So here is my entry.  I stamped Fresh Snow on Ripe Avocade and applied white embossing powder.  I use one of my favorite sets, "Through the Trees" and the background is with Background Basics: Retro.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

My busy Saturday

I had another almost full day of crafting.  It was awesome.  Probably my last for a while as we head into birthday, graduation and other party season in my large family.  Seems like all the kids birthdays are in the summer.  Next week we have parties all weekend long and I have a crafting friend coming for a sleepover during the week to help me finish up my favors for my parents 50th Anniversary party.  I'm starting to get the RSVP's back in the mail.  So that will be here before you know it.

So I stayed home this afternoon and finished up some crafting items that I needed to make for the week.  Two birthday gift card holders, a "Welcome to the Neighborhood" set for a coworker who is moving into the cube next to me, and a sympathy card for a friend who lost her mother this week.

Strange thing, that "Welcome to the Neighborhood gift", but it has a story.  I've been working at my current company for six years and have never had someone in any office near me.  I started in one end of the building alone and was excited when they were going to move my cube elsewhere on the floor, but they ended up moving my office to the same cube, just on the flip further side of the office.  So I stayed in the same people.

Now I get someone in the cube next to me and no longer need to talk to myself all day long.

So here are the items I made today.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Lotsa Blooms

This weekend was a nice quiet weekend.  We celebrated Johns birthday and treated him out for dinner and for a massage, which was his first.

I was able to spend a little time stamping and put together a mass produced card for a swap, and a card for the Challenge.

So here are my cards for this weekend:

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Hi Everyone.  I hope you are having a wonderful and relaxing Mother's Day.  I am.  I did a little crafting this morning making a card for my brother in law for his birthday.  He is in the military in training, so it is extra special for us to wish him a Happy Birthday. 

Have a great day!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a big ta-do around here.  We pamper Mom and she deserves it.  I always get her the same gift, the only one she ever asks for...her perfume.  This year I wrapped it up special with my first homemade decorated box.  I also made a Mother's Day card for her too.

This year we are going to the Boat Club for dinner with my parents and a cousin.  I already recieved my Mother's Day presents yesterday and today.  Three boxes of crafting supplies:  about 10 punches, 10 Magolia stamps, 3 Greeting Farms stamps, several paper stacks from Wild Rose Studios in the UK with matching brads, about 15 packs of Prima mini roses in various colors, 4 Spellbinder labels dies, 4 PTI stamp sets, a new trimmer and 20 copic markers.  I made out good! You can see I used some of the roses on the box below.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Up, Up and Away...

Oh those zingy springy colors!  Gotta love'em.  This week's first color challenge was a challenge for me.  It took me three tries to come up with a version I liked.  I am still struggling trying to "step out of the box" so to speak and trying techniques and styles that are outside of what I usually like.  It didn't measure up this time and I went back to a style I feel comfortable with.

Maybe I'll venture out a bit as we go along with these challenges.

So here is my first entry for our very first Papertrey Chicks Color Challenge.


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