Friday, June 29, 2007

WT119 -and- CC120

I got the inspiration from this card partially from Amy R. and the rest is all about the challenges. Yes, I have been stamping more lately. Yay!

Supplies: Little Lady stamp set by PaperTrey Ink, Palette Noir ink by Stewart Superior, Pretty In Pink, Marigold Morning, and Cool Carribean CS by Stampin' Up!, black mini brad by Spare Parts, Platinum Vellum, Sakura Clear Stardust pen.

It's hard to see, but the spots on the wings and the trail are all shimmered with the Sakura Clear Glaze pen. I stamped the wings with Noir on Cool Carribean then cut them out and then cut out some platinum vellum just a titch bigger than the CC wings. I stamped a black body out and then attached the wings to the body and popped it up on a dimensional. I just did the scallops with a corner rounder and glued them down before stamping the bug trail.


Thursday, June 28, 2007

I put a thingie on the side...

On the sidebar thing. I am SOOOO not good at this blogging thing and am actually considering switching to Typepad because I heard it is easier, but we'll see....

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Stampin' Space

I -finally- got my stamping space finished and put together!!!

This is the shelf for all of my stamps, all of which are unmounted (aside from Carte Postale). Above that I keep my multipacks of paper from Michaels and my two pathetic little bottles of Primas, Snap Stamps, box of glitter and beads as well as my mounted stamp sets, and my Pearl-Ex. I keep a small Stampin' Up! box with most of my acrylic blocks in it on this shelf as well so that they are handy.

So here is where I keep my inks and background stamps. I don't have a storage unit for them yet, but my dad is building me a spinning caddy for them that will hold up to 60 inkpads, not just Stampin' Up!. I also just have my re-inkers sitting up there for now, alongside all my Stickles and my embossing powders. I have some smaller ink spots in one of the small boxes and then my fluid chalk inks stacked next to that.

And this is the whole kit and kaboodle. I have had this desk dad built it for me when I was about 7 years old and it has moved everywhere with me since then. I keep my paper there in that storage bin on the right and below it is a cabinet full of things that I don't use much but cant bear to part with. I also keep my Cropper Hopper ribbon keeper next to it so that the ribbon is handy. The caddy on my desk did have a ton of fancy edged scissors, but I put them away and store my most used tools in it.

Of course my laptop sits there and under that are drawers that are filled with tools, accessories, markers, pencils, etc. And just to the left of that is my paper cutter, my second cutter with a scoring blade and my Coluzzle kit.

That's about it. Nothing fancy or exciting, but it's a REAL space, as opposed to the floor and the toolbox I used to work out of. The table I had at the old apartment was nice, but this is much, much better in my mind.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Finally....a card

As I posted earlier, I have been having a bit of a rough way to go in regards to my family.'s a card....

Supplies: Stampin' Up CS (Blush Blossom, Sage Shadow), Patterned paper by K&Co, Staedler cold press watercolor paper, Javabellas by Stampin Bella, White organdy ribbon, aquapainter and markers by Stampin' Up!, Green stickles, Sakura Clear stardust pen, small corner rounder punch.

Pretty, eh? I was kinda a b**ch to my mom the other day (we work brother is her favorite and I've recently felt more self consious about it and hurt....) and I felt bad about it. I shouldn't have said what I did, but she took it waaaaayyyyy out of proportion and I felt like pond scum. So I came home and made this card for her and wrote a note to apologize.

I posted on SCS the other day about my severe lack of watercolouring skills. Of course Jeanne S. and JulieHRR offered up some awesome advice, so that afternoon I went out and bout a 5x7 pad of cold pressed water color paper. Oh my gosh....I am so not going back to any kind of white after watercolouring on that dreamy So thanks to them!

I feel better, and we talked it out...but I still shouldn't have said it. Bad daughter. Bad!

In other news, I have been stamping more....I don't photograph everything like I should, but I do stamp more. I got a cute little light to mount on the underside of my shelf on my desk....flourescent, I know, bad....but it works so well for what I want. And slowly I am starting to get all my stamping stuff unpacked....finally!

Not posted in a while....sorry.

I thought I had a card for you that I stamped last night, but apparently my cd that I burned is saying that there is nothing on it! Grrr!

So....I haven't posted in a while....there is a reason for it. My grandparents moved into the state from West Virginia and I have been helping my Grandmother and spending time with them. My Grandfather is very sick....two strokes and Alzheimers unfortunately...and we just had to put him into a nursing home.

Awful places, nursing homes. I had never been in one untill I went to see him there. It hurts....alot. I am lucky I wasn't driving that day because I sobbed all the way home. I hate to see him like that.

I was trying to remember him before the stroke the other day, and I couldn't come up with any much does that suck?

I am really just not in a good place right maybe I'll get to post a card later.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Something about Me

Saw this on Splitcoast....

Yourself: I love me, most of the time
Your Partner: I love him more than I thought I could love
Your Hair: blonde-ish
Your Mother: My confidante, my rock
Your Father: A little nuts....
Your Favorite Item: My promise ring
Your Dream Last Night: That my OBGYN called and told me I was pregnant
Your Favorite Drink: Sprite
Your Dream Car: Corvette
Dream Home: In the country with my own stamping room
The Room You Are In: My office at work (it's Sage Shadow!)
Your Fear: oddly....aliens. Not Star Wars aliens, but like 'Signs' aliens. ET freaks me out!
Where You Want to be in Ten Years: Just...happy
Who You Hung Out With Last Night: My boyfriend
You’re Not: confident
One of Your Wish List Items: a digital SLR
The Last Thing You Did: Print out insurance forms before switching to SCS for a bit
You Are Wearing: Scrubs- ceil blue pants and a floral top and white sketchers with pink
Your Favorite Weather: sunny and 75!
Your Favorite Book: Any Harry Potter
Last Thing You Ate: Oreos
Your Life: It's getting there...
Your Mood: tired
Your Best Friend: Jen T.
What Are You Thinking About Right Now: going home
Your Car: Honda Civic
What Are You Doing At The Moment: sitting in my office chair
Relationship Status: In a relationship
What Is On Your TV: don't have one here
What Is The Weather Like: Sunny with a chance of thunderstorms
When Is The Last Time You Laughed: Yesterday evening- MTV movie awards

Yep. I'm boring.