Wednesday, August 30, 2006


There are so many things that I am excited about today, but we'll just go one at a time here.

First. I am venturing into scrapbooking....I guess. I have matted photos and glued them into 12x12 albums before, but I dunno, that felt more like putting together a photo album than it did adding embellishments and actually making pretty pages like some of the ladies on SCS. I bought a bright red 8x8 scrapbook at Michael's today so that I can put together pages for my cousins wedding that it coming up this Sunday. Her colors are red and silver, btw. So I printed a ton of layouts from so that I have something to go on. I'm going to put the pages together and slip them into the album with places for photos to go and little spots for journaling. Someone on SCS gave me the idea....

So basically, I do this up, take a bunch of pictures at the wedding then stop at Walgreens and print them and pop them into the album before the reception and then give them to her at the reception so she has something to take on her honeymoon. My concept is...make pages, take pictures, BURN the pictures onto a CD and let her choose which photos she wants and she can just pop them in the album before she leaves. They do have two days before they leave, so she'll have time and then will have something nice to take on her honeymoon to remember the wedding day. The most I remember about my wedding day is my cousin bawling her eyes out, and me trying to con my friend John into helping me escape through the back door so that I didn't have to get married!!! The day just blurs a memory is nice to have.

What do you all think?

What else am I excited about? Well...a couple things. I saw my absolute favoritest wrestler (WWE) of tv last night and oh, he was as yummy as always. Uhm...I bought the Harry Potter version os Scene It last night....and crap, I've forgotten what else I was all riled up about. Hmmm. Go figure.

So aside from me being anxious about making Kristen's little memory album thing, I am also anxious about going to the wedding itself. I'm not pessimistic about weddings or marriage. My divorce didn't do that to me like it does to some fact, I'm thrilled about my divorce and so happy that it happened...and I don't want to see anyone else go through it. I dunno....maybe I feel a bit like a hypocrite by going to a wedding when I am divorced...or maybe I'm just a little crazy.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

My first Christmas Card attempt

Well so I finally tried it. I tried my first Christmas Card. I don't have any Christmas sets yet, but I do have two Christmas stamps, a House Mouse one and Wise Siamese by Stampendous.

I was at Michael's last night and it was storming and lightening and tornado sirens were going off everywhere around...and what was I doing? Stamp and pen shopping. I ended up with Wise Siamese, two Sakura Stardust pens and a couple of Sakura GellyRoll Glaze pens to try out.

Tornado sirens are still going and reports of a funnel cloud sighted are at Main and Brice...well I was at Brice and Tussin which is about oh....3/4 mile away and what was I doing?

I was at Hobby Lobby...stamp and pen shopping! Didn''t buy anything at Hobby Lobby, but I did start to head home then....but had to stop at Kroger for a new round of Anti-Biotics, since the Z-pack didn't seem to murder my sinus infection in it's tracks last week. Went home, took drugs, was sick for hours....watched storm, blah blah blah and then slept.

So I got up this morning and stamped. Here's what I got out of first attempt at a Christmas card...

Alright. I used a multi pack of Michael's generic CS for the paper. The stamp is Wise Siamese by Stampendous. I colored the cats to look like mine. From right to left: Cosette, Tonks, Chloe. I did the gamsol magic technique for the coloring and then added Stickles to the crowns to make them sparkle. The blue background is stamped with swirls found at Joann's in VersaMark and then popped with Pearl-ex for a bit of shimmer. And finally...the edges of the red mat and card are sponged with blue craft ink from Joann's.

Let me know what ya'll think of it...I think it needs something, the DBF thinks it's perfect, my mom likes everything I do, and my friend Jen can't get past how cute the cats are!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Sunday...I hit some gold!

So Michael and I decided that we needed to get out of the house for a bit today since we spent all day watching "Lost" yesterday....and kinda forgot about the world.

We went to lunch at Longhorn (ended up brining most of it home for leftovers...) and then wandered into the bookstore where I looked at some copies of Take Ten magazine...I had never seen it before so I perused and decided not to buy.

So we wandered down to the LSS which is about 5 doors down from the bookstore. Walked in, started perusing, picked up some more imaging sheets for my Stamp A Ma Jig...and then I saw them...

All sizes....

All styles....

Of Karen Foster Snap Stamps.

Same prices as and the other online stores, but no shipping! So I picked up a set of the mini casual and the medium casual. They also had the great big giant HUGE set....but I don't scrapbook so I have no use for them really. I haven't played with them yet cause I get most of my inspiration after dark-ish. So maybe later.

We also checked out the Kroger Marketplace in I used to work at Kroger....that kroger before it was a Marketplace. It's totally different now....but it's awesome! Good prices...lots of organics...very nice store. I was highly impressed. They even had a little craft section with some scrapbooking and embellishments....even Kalidecolor ink pads!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

I need Pearl Ex Series 3!

I just found out today that Pearl Ex has a Series 3!!!! More colors! More powdery goodness to indulge in! Holy schniekies!

Went to Hobby Lobby today after lunch at AppleBee's (we were celebrating the fact that Michael has two job interviews tommorrow! Cross your fingers for us!)...and I went a little crazy. I bought: six bottles of Stickles (bronze, silver, gold, ice, purple, more silver, lilac, green, and blue), a Tombo MonoAdhesive roller plus refill, Glue Dots, a 3/4" circle punch, and a 1' circle punch.

I considered, in fact I carried them around the store, purchasing Gelly Roll Souffle pens by Sakura, but I decided to wait and see if I could find them singly before buying ten and deciding that I hate them. Maybe Michaels will have singles....I'll check tonight.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

So here I am, this is me and this is my silly little blog. I also have a Yahoo 360 and a MySpace site....which I never ever update. I'm mainly making this for my stamping pals and such...and to share some of my art further than just I know! I know! Blasphemy!!!

So I am actually stamping right now, in the height of my sinus infection and feeling let's hope that does not come out in my cards!!!

Here is one that I made last night!

So I used TAC patterned paper as the background for this card. I layered BAzzill Basics on top of that. The image is from the Natural beauty set by Stampin' Up! and the hardware is by Spare Parts!