Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A little birdie told me...

you needed a little Hello to lift your spirits. Isn't she a little cutie. This stamp is from Martha's Choice in the Imaginisce line. I picked up a few others that I thought were adorable.
This was my first card using this stamp and it is very simple. I used sunflower ink (from Close To My Heart) on the birdie, stickles on the beak and wing to add sparkle, the ribbon is from Michael's, I also used my nestibilities and the sentiment is from the Say it in Style stamp set from Close To My Heart. Oh, and I used my new Christmas gift from my mother on the corners...a ticket corner thingy from Stampin Up!
I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


I am going to start off by apologizing to my devoted fans (all 5 of you..=)). I have been negligent in crafting. Not sure exactly why, but in my head I wanted to, but I never really wanted to get off my butt and move into my craft room.
Well, the wait is over. Saturday and Sunday the crafting fairy sprinkled her (or his) fairy dust over me and I got to work. I don't want to over load you right away, so I am going to resume my posting schedule of 2008...Monday, Wednesday, and whatever other day I feel like it.
A few months ago (like 8) I bought a scrapbook for Maddie. It was full of cute doggie papers, stickers, and boarders and I have been wanted to get started on it, so I did. In December the local Pet Wash had free pictures with Santa for its customers so I told Jay we HAD to do this. I bought Maddie a little Mrs. Claus outfit (which did not fit her and I eventually called it her stripper dress and returned it) and of course I made Jay dress up (yes, that is Jay dressed up...nice jeans and a sweater). I wanted it to be festive since this was going to be our first "family" photo. Do you even realize how difficult it is to get a young, wild, energentic dog to look at the camera on cue? Well, lets just say that after 10-15 minutes of keeping Maddie out of Santa's beard, trying to get Maddie to start barking at another dog, and constant smiling by Jay and me we got a few good pictures and this one was the best. I love it. I wish you could see the outtakes...they are hysterical.
Ok, so my paper was something I found in my paper stash, the snowflakes are from Michael's (I used them on a few Christmas cards), Santa is a sticker set that I found tucked in my craft area, and I used my nestibilities for the frame. Simple, but I had to start off slow and steady. I didn't want anyone to have heart failure from me actually posting and then me post something fabulous. That would have sent you over the edge.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and may you have a marvelous Monday! =)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Oh Happy Day!!!

When I started this journey, I never thought this day would come, but tonight I did it. I finished my last project, my last final, in my last class for my master's degree. You have no idea what a HUGE relief it is to be finished. All my hard work, stress, anxiety, lack of sleep, long drives, long days, short nights, have paid off. This might sound odd, but I am so proud of myself. I never thought I would have pushed my education level beyond a BS, but I proved to myself I could do it. I have so many people to thank...Jay, my mom, Angel, my friends at work, my new friend I met through the program, my students. I am sure I am forgetting people, but it is not like they are going to read this. I just want to acknowledge all the people who supported me through this struggle. Thank you all.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Yep! Another Christmas card...

I think this one is so cute. I really tried my best to make the lights look good, but I'm not sure. Well, anyway...I used my Christmas tree Cuttlebug embossing folder, a light punch I've had for years, twine that has been sitting on my desk since I moved into Jay's house, and then Merry Pursuits stamp from Close To My Heart. I might say that the Merry Pursuits stamp set is one of my holiday favorites.
Well, if you are willing to be patient with me I promise I will get my act together and get some Valentine's Day cards made and posted. Most of you know that I graduated with my Master's Degree last month, but I am in the process of taking my very last class. The class ends next Tuesday (officially 1/20, but my instructor is allowing us to submit our final via email..yeah!!!!) and I have a BIG project due for the class that I actually thought I had until the 20th, but NOPE! So, this morning I got up and went right to work typing, researching, printing, organizing, thinking...all the fun stuff that comes with school. After I decided to call it a day and hit the gym I took a look at everything I printed off. Let's just say I have to redo all of it because I ran out of ink. Isn't that just my luck? I have one last project for my degree and my ink runs out less than a week before it is due. UGH!!! Ok, so I will pick up my Rx, go to the gym, buy ink, and then go to the bank...I better head off now before I change my mind and lay down and watch QVC, DIY, Bravo, HGTV, and/or Food Network.
Have a tremendous Thursday!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Christmas card...

Well, as promised, I posted some artwork today. I barely got it in before the new day.
A little about this card. I used my Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, ribbon from Micheal's, silver paper I found in one of my drawers in my scrapbook area, a felt snowflake that I picked up at Micheal's, and a little bling in the snowflake to give it a little zip. Simple and easy...just the way I like it.
I guess I should be working on some Valentine's cards...hmmmmm. I may wait a week or so to settle into my new leisure lifestyle (for the month of January only).
Have a terrific Tuesday! =)


Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Am I a little late? Well, I do not have any art work at this time because I have been SOOOOOO busy. I promise that I will post new artwork today granted it may be a few of my Christmas cards, but they will be new to you, right? =) Please be patient with me while I get into my new groove for the month. I do not do well with change and January is another change in my life (no interning, no working, just my last masters class). February will bring another new change (back to work teaching). So, until later today. I wish you a marvelous Monday.