Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Sketch Challenge 111

I know it is a little late, but I have not had alot of time to blog, let alone stamp anything interesting. I did, however, just finish up teaching a session (9 weeks) of card making and stamping to 6 MRDD adults, so I should be able to start having some more free time. Yay!

Sketch Challenge 111. Supplies: All SU!, except the ribbon is from the wedding aisle at Michael's. Paper: Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue, Whisper White. Ink: Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue. Accessories: Ribbon, Sakura Clear Stardust pen.

I like it...simple and clean, and probably the last card this season that I will make with my 'borrowed' (ie: stolen from the stamping box that my friend has left at my apartment for over a YEAR! That should be termed wreckless abandonment and means the stamps are mine, right? *grin*)....unless of course it snows again....

By the way, I found the COOLEST ribbon at Michael's this week. It's all spooled on wooden spools....velvet, stitched, and stripes. Oh it's yummy! I plan on buying some up this week and will post it as soon as I do!

Also....I saw a new line of papers and scrapbooks called "Once Upon A Time" Wow....glitter and bling and soft fairytale prettiness....*sighs contently* I so need some of this....and an idea to scrapbook with it!

Monday, February 26, 2007

I agree....

Sums up how I feel nicely. Don't think I could have put it so elquetly though.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Toronto and the Pirate Pub Night

Just literally got back from Toronto, Ontario Canada....exhausted. Here is a pic from the Pirate Pub Night that we went was to raise money for the second annual Pirate Festival that is held at Fort York over Labor Day Weekend! We are so going....because Michael won free passes for being the 'best dressed' pirate there!

Had a great time though. Dissapointed that I came home and my new Bellas were not here yet! Ah well, maybe tommorrow!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

No card....but ICE!

I'm back at work today after two days off due to ice and snow (I don't think the folks in this town could honestly handle more than 6 inches of snow without freaking out about the "white death" one of my Canadian patients calls it....)......annnyyyyyywayyyyyyy...

We had a little drama this morning. First, the door wouldn't open because the entire side of the building is a solid 1.5" of ice. Well then. That doesn't make it very easy to get to work, does it?!?!

The door is just a little back from that, but I thought that shot was neat! How did we get in the office? A little bit of force and the clever use of a shovel handle....basically, take aim, thwack, hope you don't break the glass. It worked well.

My boss is out front as we speak using a sledgehammer to chip the ice off of the sidewalk so that none of our patients fall and kill themselves...funny how he pays someone to do these things for him and he is still out there doing them himself. Hum.

Then....this happens:

I heard this strange ticking sound and suddenly a gush of water came pouring into the waiting room...of course. Melting ice. Perfect! So the wall is saturated and ruined, carpet is soaked and it is still pouring in. We called the co-owner of the building (he built the joint and co-owns it with my boss) and two hours later, he is still not here.

I like to try and think of it as's calming. It's relaxing. I am one with the universe.

I am one with the universe and I have to pee.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

I hate Valentine's day, but.....

I made this card for DBF anyway. Stamps: A Light Heart-Stampin' Up!, Paper:Basic Grey Blush, Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip, and Bazill Basics pink, Ribbon:Pink grosgrain-Michael's Crafts, Brads: Making Memories mini silver brads.

It was easy really. Make the card base out of Bazill Basics pink CS, adhere the Basic Grey Blush line patterned paper to the front of the card. I used mini glue dots to adhere the ribbon on. Then I stamped the Love stamp from A Light Heart onto Very Vanilla CS, cut an oval out of chocolate chip and mounted them together. Then I mounted the oval over the ribbon with dimensionals.

It needed something! So I added the three little brads in the corner to balance it out.

I still don't like Valentine's Day, but I love him so I made this card, baked a Chocolate Chip French Silk cake, and made him a steak dinner. I must be in Luuuuuuuuuuuuuvvvvvveeeee.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


All supplies by Stampin' Up!: Happy Harmony SAB set, Linen BG, celery ribbon, Certainly Celery CS and ink, Cranberry Crisp CS and ink, So Saffron CS and ink. Giga scallop oval punch by Marvy Uchida.

Pretty self-explanatory...but....I used the So Saffron ink and stamped the Linen BG onto So Saffron CS. I added the ribbon and tied the knot before mounting it onto the Cranberry Crisp. I punched a circle of Certainly Celery CS and cut a smaller oval with a Coluzzle out of Very Vanila and stamped the flowers from Happy Harmony on it and inked the edges. It needed something, so I added the sentiment in Cranberry Crisp ink in the corner!

Image: Lockhart Stamp Company, Marvy Uchida Giga Scalloped Oval punch, Pretty in Pink CS by Stampin' Up!, Sentiment Stampin' Up! Simplay Said, Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink in Chestnut Roan.

Well I ordered the punch from Ellen H.'s store on Saturday evening and it was in my mailbox yesterday! Along with it was a thank you note stamped with Lockhart's Rosebud gown on Fabriano paper. I used the Coluzzle and cut out the image, then mounted it on a Pretty In Pink scalloped oval, then mounted it on a Fabriano reply notecard and stamped the sentiment in chalk ink. Easy peasy? Right?

Friday, February 09, 2007


I know that most of you have seen CC100 by now, but I really liked it and wanted to share it again...

Stamps: Stampin' Up! Delight In Life - Sellabration 2007 set.

Paper: Stampin' Up! Cool Carribean, Chocolate Chip.

Ink: Stampin' Up! Cool Carribean, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom.

Accessories: Coluzzle oval template, mini glue dots, Niji Aqua Brush, Sakura clear Stardust pen, Tombow Mono Multi.

Well I didn't win the big CC100 prize, because I was too lazy and laid on the couch too long before getting up to do the challenge! That's alright, I plan on making that AWESOME color challenge book myself (CASE'd heavily....but there is no way it will be as gorgeous as the one Leigh made!) along with a sketch challenge book of a similar nature! Wouldn't that just ROCK?!

The base of the card is Cool Carribean and I layered a piece of Chocolate Chip over top that I had cut using my new Coluzzle for the very first time! I stamped the sentiment in Cool Carribean and added that little swirly gig for a bit of flourish.

The flowers were stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock and watercolored using re-inker and a Niji Water Brush (from TAC or Michaels-about $8). I used a Stampin' Up! marker to color Blush Blossom in the centers of the flower, the accented with the Sakura clear Stardust pen.

If you don't have one of these Sakura clear Stardust so totally need one. I got mine from StarLitStudios on eBay. I have seen them at Joann's, but once you visit the StarLitStudios store, Joann's is just kinda a waste of time!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Not an Owl Post....

But a cute little mailbox!

Ok let's take care of the business end of things first. I cannot get Blogger to work on my laptop at home....AT ALL! Every time I try to sign in, I get booted right back to the sign in page. Michael is going to try and fix this problem this evening, so hopefully I will be able to get back to some more regular posting. I love to post, really! I have SO much to share (alot of it non-stamping related....but stuff I love anyway!) and I would like to get back to it. I can use his laptop...but all my stuff is on mine, UKWIM!?! Moving on...

I never found the Target mailboxes but I did find this larger mailbox in the seasonal aisle at the local grocery store and purchased it instead.


Paper-Basic Grey's Blush line (Lovin' it!), Bazzil Basics textured paper(I don't remember the color, I just grabbed it at Archivers cause it matched!). S

tamps- Stampin' Up! Carte Postale.

Ink- Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, Timber Brown Stazon.

Accessories- ribbon from Michaels, Marvy Uchida Mega Scalloped Square Punch, Stampin' Up! Large and Small Oval punches.

Adhesive-Mod Podge Matte adhesive, Tombow Mono Multi.

It was actuallt pretty simple to assemble. I cut a sheet of the Basic Grey paper the size of the mailbox and wrapped it around and dented the spots where holes needed to be cut. Cut the holes, Mod Podged the paper down then added the strips of plain colored paper as accents and as well on the front. The rest was cake! Stamp, punch, ink, glue....add ribbon and VIOLA!! Cute little mailbox!

I did a OSW (which, bad Faerey....I forgot to photograph.) and made 10 valentines cards with matching envies and stuffed them inside. I gave this to my mother as a gift and she LOVES it. Her best friend conned me into making a bunch more which she sold to teachers at school, which is awesome!

Anyway. Will try and post again soon....gotta get that computer glitch fixed soon!

Saturday, February 03, 2007


I'm having problems accessing blogger, all. I am using DBF's computer right at the moment, so until I can get it working on my laptop again, there won't be too much updating going on. Hopfully he can fix it soon! I have alot to update and share with you all!!!!!

New projects and stuff! Promise that I will get it fixed soon!

Thanks for your patience!