Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Couple Christmas Layouts

Hello luvs... Did everyone have a great Christmas? I really hope that you were all spoiled silly and that you enjoyed your time surrounded by your family and friends.

This year I was spoiled rotten. No surprise there. My hubs is so good to me. I couldn't have picked a better man to grow old with.

I did these two layouts a couple weeks ago. So I really don't remember the details. And its too cold to go out to the craft room to see if I wrote them down. But at least I am posting. That is half of the battle.

Taking a minibreak from blogging over the next few days.

Hope you all have a fabulous new year and I'll be seeing you soon. Hugs to you all.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Thank you cards

Coordinations basic cardstock. Debbie Mumms Paper for the blue snowflake strip. Geographically speaking cartridge used for the first cup and steam. Kates Kitchen from the Imagine was used on the second. And of course I used liquid applique for the floating marshmellows. :) Sentiment was heat embossed and came from sentimental stamps. Happy day everyone!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Its December 15th!!! Its December 15th!!!

That might not mean much to some, but to me, it was a BIG day. It was stocking day. Not stalking day... STOCKING day. LOL! Which means, that box that arrived a week ago could finally be OPENED!!! You know, the one that had only a return address but no name? What kind of circle sister would be so cruel as to not even hint at a name? Well, I'll tell you who... It was the most coolest circle sis ever!!! That would be Lori aka http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/ She spoiled me! Wanna see? Huh, do ya? (Insert big ol' goofy grin here please)

Pretty neat huh? I was so excited I screamed. Very glad that no one was home at the time or I'd probably be making my way to Salem right now and placed in one of those white padded rooms.

Besides all the goodies, she enclosed a lovely notecard and a family pic. Thats a true treasure right there! Letting me see into her life. Not just her crafty side but her fam side too. I felt pretty special to be included in that. And the personal note, well, that was just so touching! Lori, I really want to thank you. I loved it all. And on your blog you said something that really rang true, it really was like meeting a friend. Thank you so much for being mine. Huge hugs and Merry Christmas!

On other notes: What an evening too! Got to spend it at the mall with a friend. I felt like I was 16 again. Okay not really. But I think that was the last time I "hung out" at the mall. Hee Hee! We did some shoppin' and browsing. Just a wonderful and relaxing time. I am lovin' the holidays this year. Not crafting a bit, but you'll forgive me eventually right? Have a fantastic evening ya'll!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Simple, simple, simple!

I should not even share such a simple layout with you amazingly talented ladies. But if I don't post this, I have nothing to POST! LOL! So better this than nothing I guess. Michelle will have to pipe up with what paper stack this is from. This is one that we split. Do you guys do that? I love to do this with her. Our taste is so similar when it comes to paper that it works out wonderfully. And then neither one of us are stuck with excess of one print. LOVE IT! The chipboard embellishment is from My Big Idea. I didn't have a picture in mind when putting this together. I just randomly grabbed out of my stash and made myself work with it. I did use a paper punch around the black and white paper from EK Success. Found that little baby at Joanns Clearance bin for $3.97... Can't lose with that!

Will hopefully get time in the craftroom soon, but tis' the season to be swamped!!!

Layout for xmas

Here is a layout I did today. But I used pictures from 2 years ago! Yikes. I swear, I am just not going to worry about how far behind I am with scrapbooking. I'd freak out if I thought about it. This is a very basic layout using a bunch of paper from my scrap bins. The stamps were Studio G, again -snagged them at JoAnn's. I mean, how CAN one resist such things? For the Christmas Bell, I used the cricut christmas noel cartridge. I used a brad at the top so it would swivel away from the base so I could journal a little note in there. I really love hidden journaling. I hate my handwriting, I think it ruins the layout. But I know the importance of it. This way, they can have that piece of me, but I don't have to look at. Ha Ha Ha!

I believe in Santa

Okay, we're talking REALLY old paper here. The 8 x 10 sheet is from Provo Craft. I really loved this sheet but I didn't really know what to "do" with it. I found the stamp at Joanns. It's from Studio G --- and it all just fell into place. Simple and easy but I like how it turned out.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Birthday Invitation For Laser Tag

These elements were taken from the Toy Story Cartridge and adapted to fit for a ten year olds birthday party at our local laster tag arena. I will come back and list the pages I took the images from here in just a bit. Some unexpected company just came in... So I'll edit this later. Take care :)
Agnes at: http://flowerdiscosscraphut.blogspot.com/ and Stamp by Step @ http://www.stampbystep.com/ has generously awarded me a $10.00 gift certificate for their lucious products! I am sooooo stinkin' excited this morning. This has made my whole day, week, no, month?! I have never won any of those 'leave a comment drawings' before, so I really feel like shouting it out to the world and doing a crazy dance! (If you've been unfortunate enough to witness said dancing, you'll be running in the opposite direction now. LOL!)

Huge thank you to both Agnes and Stamp By Step!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Card

Pardon the blur, not sure why it does that when I scan them? Could be the big bow raised the lid too high causing it to blur? Just a theory. But please over look it! :)

Really basic shapes with this one. Rounded the corners with a corner punch. Used a
4" scalloped square and the circles were from mini monograms. Tied the ribbon like a package, having a part of it peek over the top and then tied. Stamped the tree on the white scallop. Found the stamp in the dollar bin. I 'think' its a studio G stamp but it wasn't in its originally wrapping so I can't be positive. Blinged the tip with a gem and VOILA! Simple card for xmas but pretty.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cartridges Under The Tree Waiting For ME!

Yep. I didn't even bother to wrap them. The drool just ruins the pretty wrapping anyways. LOL! --- Scored Picuresque at JoAnn's over Black Friday. I was very happy to see this one out in circulation finally. Paper Lace was purchased on a hot buy thing for BF too. Four legged, well, that one found me at walmart and I don't know what happened. It must have just jumped into the cart. I mean, if it wanted to go home with me that badly, I should let it right?

Thats my story and I am sticking to it!

Actually, I have not bothered to wrap them because I am unsure if they will go back. I am still trying to convince myself that I can live without them. So I am currently playing with them on the gypsy and see whats what. Another reason to LOVE the G. :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Thank You Card

Just a really simple (but I think pretty) card for you today. 5.5" x 5.5" black base card 5" x 5" Velvet topping from DCWV La Creme (Can I just insert that I 'love' that pack?!) Then 3.75" down to 2.75" stacked sentiment base cut from MS All Occasion cartridge. If my notes are correct, it can be found on page 36. ---See? I took notes for once. LOL! Lets just hope this all matches up to the card I am actually talking about. HA! Little bling with my irock to finish it off and add a splash of color. Voila! Done...

On other notes: Congratulations to both the Oregon Ducks and the Oregon Beavers. What a whopper of a game. The beginning almost gave me an ulcer! And thats just silly because I really like both teams. It would have been happy with either outcome. And plus, WHY did I get upset over something as trivial as football? I am such a goon.

Have a fab Sunday everyone!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Oregon Ducks vs. Oregon Beavers

AUGH! Whats a girl to do? I like to support both teams. But this is war.


Have to go with the ducks on this one. They have a chance for the bigger bowl games and have worked so hard to get there this year. Hey, they even kept the penalties to a minimum I think. We should reward them for their good behavior right? LOL!

Lets hope they keep the 'civil' in the war. And please, for goodness sake, lets not hit the spectators. I am expecting huge penalties on both sides because, well, thats what they do. But I also expect a good game. Best of luck to both of them but I really hope the ducks come out on top this year!

Oh, and my apoligies to you. This has squat to do with crafting. HOWEVER, you can bet your last dollar I'll have the Gypsy in my hand and be desiging between penalty calls, commercials, and half time. So there you go... I mentioned crafting. Ha ha!

Comments Keep Getting Turned Off? & A Welcome

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

A pink christmas card?

You betcha!

4" w x 5.5" l polka dot paper
3.75" x 5.25 pink cuttled paper
3.25" X 5" polka dot paper
2.75" x 4.75" pink cuttled paper
all sammied on a 4.25" x 5.75" black cardstock based card.

White cardstock square cut at 2.25" x 2.5" Stamped with a inkadinkadoo acyrilic stamp. Adhered black satin ribbon for a bit of embellishment.

Inside I added a small snowflake brad just to tie it all together. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I have "style" :)

I even have an award to SHOW that I have style for those that don't believe me. LOL!

Who was crazy enough to award me such a thing? Adorable and delightful Stacy from Love That Bug! http://lovethatbug.blogspot.com/ You'll want to put her in your favorites to check out for sure. This lucky chic recently got a new truck with 8, yes I said 8 cupholders! Who has such a thing? Apparently her. LOL! Definately going to have to talk to my hubby about an upgrade because my truck only has 4... (only kidding here of course.) I love "Ramsey" (my truck)and I get kind of attached to my vehicles. I could never trade him in just because of his lack of adequate cup holding space. Where he lacks in holders he gains in speed. That truck can really eat up the pavement when I need it to. Okay, so I like power. I admit it. Doesn't mean I have to USE it. But I have it if the guy next to me is being a turd. Ha Ha!

Where was I going with all this? Oh yeah. Style. Does calling someone a turd take away from my style award? OOPS! Moving on...

Lets see, check out Stacy. Oh and then go to the following EIGHT (hey stacy, you have something for eights or what? LOL!) blogs to congratulate them on their awards because I am passing them on to:









Go check out these stylish ladies and their blogs and leave them some love!!!

Lastly I need to list 8 things about me. Yep, 8. HA!

1.) I like even numbers. 2.) Christmas is my favorite holiday. 3.) I love to read
4.) I don't get to watch very much tv 5.) My house is full of love 6.) My hubby spoils me 7.) My child makes me laugh 8.) My truck has only 4 cupholders. LOL!