Saturday, February 16, 2008

My Valentine!

Well, for those of you sitting at your computer just dying to know if my husband made it home for Valentines..... He DID! Ahhhhhh!!!! Even through all the bad weather, broken plane and such, he was home. Of course he had a class last night and it didn't make for a great Valentines evening, however I was so happy he was home. The kids had a blast at their Valentines parties and I stamped the day away when I had the chance. Of course I was happy to stamp my sweetheart a card. I love the new Always stamp set and find it so versitle when it comes to stamping cards or scrapbooking. If you are a scrapper, this is a GREAT set to scrap with. So many great ideas with this set. Anyhoo, here is my card I made for Russ. I think it turned out pretty foo foo. Whatever, he liked it and honestly the inside was most important. :)
Have a FANTABULOUS weekend.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!

Hopefully my Valentine will be here to share the day with me. Looks like there is a little snow that could drop by our way tomorrow and my sweet Valentine is on his way back from DC. Go figure. :) Since he has been out I have been busy in my stamp room. I have been trying to get a few valentines together for the kids parties this week. I must admit that I bought my sons valentines. Before you scream, it JUST had to be DONE!!! Besides, they were 3-D bugs which was right up his alley. I have truly been too busy to make them. I made Lexi's but she only had 8 in her class so it wasn't very difficult. I did make the teachers a few gifts. I did these cute mailboxes that Lexi helped me with. Of course the glitter part was the most fun. What girl doesn't like glitter? Actually, I do know one, but I will have to win her over one day! Oh, I digress! Back to the mailbox thingies. Aren't these just soooooo cute?? I love them. I used the new Sale-a-Bration rub ons and the Yummy Berry Bliss paper. YUMMY! I stuck a few candies inside with a little scalloped Valentine inside and called it quits on it. Lexi was happy as a clam.

I now have EASTER on my brain! I just love this cutie patootie chic. Stinkin' cute. And see the background on the egg??***click on the pic for a closer look*** Yes, that is my NEW favorite background Stitched. If you don't have it, YOU NEED IT! It is FABULOUS!

I am working on a few more projects. I have some scrapbooking to share with you. I have been doing a Scrapbooking program through the mail for almost a year now. I want to share a few of my favorite layouts with you. This program has been a huge success and I love keeping the scrapbook bug going in my customers. I have been scrappin' in the 8.5x11 size but now that size album is GONE. {BIG WHINE HERE} So, I had to pull out the 12x12 again and honestly I am not feeling the love yet. I just love the ease of 8.5x11. Obviously, I am in the minority, and I am okay with that. I will learn to pull out more pictures for 12x12 layouts. So, anyhoo, here are a few layouts I thought you might enjoy!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Oh so Simple!

I love it when I can pull off a simple card with a little beauty. See that Stitched background stamp on the bottom of the card?? Oh I so LOVE it. In fact, it is my favorite for today. Note, just today. Tomorrow brings another one. :) This is a card we did at my Marker Club this month. We used the Sale-a-Bration So Many Scallops stamp set and then punched it out with the Scallop punch. Just makes me giddy. We used a build a brad in the center to make it pop just a wee bit more. Anyhoo, it is simple but sweet!!
Have a FABULOUS Friday!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Lovin' the FELT!

Have you tried the Flower Fusion???? Oh my! Oh my!! They are so fun, high quality and just cute as a minute. You can place them on top of each other to make great embellishments! This card uses the So Many Scallops stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catty. I used my fabulous markers to color the Happy Birthday and candles. Love how this stamp set fits perfectly within the scallop punch.
Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Today is the day that most men will sit around the TV and watch a good game of football. I happen to be a football fan. I think today will be a great day to sit in front of the TV and stamp! I still have a lot to catch up on in my stamp room. I think I will grab a bowl of chips and dip and stamp away!

This little card was a swap card I did with the ladies in Virginia. I did the faux silk technique and I love it. It really makes a card pop. I used the new Sale-A-Bration stamp set Friendship Blooms and Lots of Thoughts. Great stamp set! Once again I used the Ginger Blossom designer series paper. Just sooooo pretty!!!

Oh, did you hear about Mr. Groundhog??? Ugh!!! I hope I can survive 6 more weeks of Winter. Honestly, I think it lasts here until JUNE!!!

Anyhoo, thanks for stopping by and have a FABULOUS Sunday!!!!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

New Home

No, not me! Brandons teacher recently bought her first home. She was so excited and I thought it would be fun to make her a little basket filled with the must haves when you move in. So we put together a few things like paper towels, dish soap, sponges etc. I made this card to go with the basket. We took it to her after school today and she was thrilled. Brandon was giddy to give his teacher a gift.

So, the card uses the Neighborhood Wheel that I love. What a great wheel. I watercolored with ink pads and an aqua painter and then added a little Crystal Effects to the windows to make them look a little more real. Kinda fun, huh?

I've also been pretty busy with the Valentines stuff. I *think* I might make these little gems for Lexi's classroom. When you pull up the ribbon, the sweathearts come out. She really wants me to do these.
Time to go back to stamping. The list of class projects has grown. Ahhh!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Rub it Rub it!!!

I LOVE RUB-ONS!!!!! Yes, these little things are just awesome. Let me just admit right away that I have used these great things for quite awhile. When I taught in the scrapbook stores, rub-ons were always a BIG DEAL. I became a little picky though on the brand that I chose. Not all rub-ons are FABULOUS. In fact, I found few companies that I really found easy to "Rub-on". Well, as the great Stampin' company they are... they have once again brought another fantastic product to us. Stampin' Up!'s new rub-on line is just awesome. They go on very smoothly and look great. I just love that they match our stamp sets. Imagine me jumping around like a crazy woman the first time I had seen these in the catalog. Honestly, I think I actually scared Russ for the first time. I guess I am just so excited because I love to scrapbook and I love how Stampin' Up! is really on board with the scrapbooking supplies they are bringing out. They make it sooooo easy for us. In the picture here you can see I have played a bit with my rub-ons. I bought this silly Ruby Red pale at the Target Dollar spot. As soon as I spotted it, I ran and grabbed it. I knew it would go so well with Ginger Blossom paper and the rub-ons. So, I bought these way toooooooo expensive chocolate that only my tounge will eat and wrapped them in the beautiful paper and stuffed them in the pale. I was so excited with the results. Isn't it cute??? I thought Uber Cute!!

Wow, I just thought of something.... I have blogged three days in a row. AMAZING!!!

Have a super duper Friday and get some great stampin' time in!!!