Tuesday, March 18, 2008

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Friday, March 14, 2008

What a week...and upcoming weekand!

This has been a very busy week, between training at work, the kids schedules, Madelyn being sick again and some not so good news about my father in law I really haven't had much time to blog or stamp! I am hoping that this weekand brings me more time. I do have out Contractor coming over tomorrow to give me the money for my desk and some other missing things. Then tomorrow night some friends are coming over to stamp/scrap. Then on Sunday another set of friends are coming over and bringing their cute little baby! He is about 6 months old and I recently bought him a little firetruck shirt and some Cleveland Browns sippy cups! I can not wait to give them to him!

Last night I whipped up another baby girl card for my friend....This card is a 4x4 and contains a scallopped punch from SU, the Marvey circle punch and the CM circle cutting system. The Baby is from a set called Sweet Pea. (This set is retired fom TAC). I colored the baby with Tria Pantone and Prismacolor markers. The ribbon is a new Offray from Walmart that I found, Hot Pink/Opal.

Tonight I have to take care of some bills and some cleaning...and think out some ideas I have had lately. I want to make my friend another option for a baby girl card and then I need to make an Anniversary card for my 4 yr marriage anniversary that is coming up....and st pattys day, easter etc. Not sure what I will accomplish!

Monday, March 10, 2008

A snowed in Weekend.
The weather men were right, they predicted a lot of snow and that is exactly what we got. The snow started to fly around noonish on Friday and didn't stop until sometime last Sat night. When we woke up Sunday morning we knee deep snow and even deeper in the drift areas, but that is okay, the kids enjoyed a few hours outside in the snow!

Grace and Madelyn built a mini snow fort and sledded down our mini hill. Grace decided that the sled was not necessary and went down on her belly they had great fun! Enjoy some pics! (and look they aren't of Grace getting into trouble!)

(Grace and Madelyn working on their fort....Grace going tummy first and Madelyn under the sled)

I also made some cards this weekend. The snow inspired me to make one that I had favorited in my SCS gallery and the other is for a friend whom needed a new baby card.

This card was done by Bambi64 on SCS. To see my Inspiration for this card, click here. The stamp I used was by Northwoods Rubberstamp Inc., to see the full image take a look at peaceful church.

A friend of mine needed a new baby girl card, this is one that I made for her. I think I will make a couple more for her to choose from. I also have a new baby boy card to make to!
This card was done by nutts for stamps on SCS. To see my Inspiration for this card, click here. The stamps used here are form a retired TAC stamp set called Special Delivery. The insided of the care is stamped with the saying from an SU set called A New Little Someone.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Hello Everyone!
The Power is back on!
We lost power Tuesday night and we got it back early this morning, about 3 am. Thank goodness....over 24 hours without a shower....I did not want to go to work ripe!
So, we hooked up our generator (and went through a lot of gas....and gas stations were running out of gas here too.) We used the generator to run the 2 refrigerators, the freezer, a TV, a small heater and some small little appliances that we could cook on. I am so happy that we also had the gas fireplaces installed or we would have froze to death!
Last night when I got home, Matt was finishing up some homework and the day light was wearing thin so I found all the candles I could find (since all of our lights are installed in the ceiling and we have very few lamps) so he could finish. Then my brother, the girls and I were playing Uno Spin....fun to play in the dark(well by candle light)! Then Grace wanted a cheese stick and here is how the story went:
Grace: Mommy can you open it?
Mommy: yes
Grace: Can you peel it?
Mommy: down the middle?
Grace: yes
Mommy: here you go
Grace: thanks mom.
Then Grace was dancing around eating her cheese stick. Then I hear
Grace say: Mmmmm this is good. So, I turned to her and said
Mommy: give me a bite.
So, Grace reached out her hand to me with half of her cheese stick in it and said
Grace: here! eat my slobbers
Mommy: No! and I reached for the other half in her other hand and took a bite.
Grace then says: that's doggy slobber!
Mommy: spit out the cheese stick....and Grace laughed hysterically! (since she was feeding that half to the dog!)

Enjoy! I should be stamping/scrapping this weekend...so I hope to post more soon!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

A few more cards and stuff from the last few days...

I have been pretty busy the last few days and have not been able to post like I wanted to. Since I am starting my new job tody I wanted to make sure I had a lot of things done over the past week. On Saturday Madelyn and I went on a mini road trip. I had to go to Strongsville to pick up a piece of furniture, then since we were not too far away we rode over to Medina to hit up Hollos and Hobby Lobby.

Of course there was a detour and and then the signs just stopped so we drove around lost for an hour. Then we made it to Hollos where Madelyn realized that I was not lying when I told her it was an awesome paperstore! If you do not know, Hollos is a place where you pay $1 per pound of paper. Madelyn got about 3 pounds of paper and was in heaven. I picked up about 10 lbs of paper and now my paper rack is pretty full!

Then I found some really neat red glitterbased cardstock and some 12x12 glossy paper in light pink and blue. Then I found some metallic paper in red and reflective mirror paper! I can not wait to try them all out.

I also made another reflective card with a snowman! I used this card for inspiration. I just changed the colors to blue since its my favorite color. This was my second attempt at the reflection. I first used colored pencil but when I embossed it to give it a icy look the colors looked aweful. In this one I used watercolor pencils and CrystalLacquer, it distorted the colors a little, but not bad.
The background is embossed with my Cuttlebug and a Fiskars embossing plate.

Then I decided to do one of the challenges for the week from SCS. I enjoy doing these when I find time to do them. This challenge was the Sketch Challenge, click here, for the directions. I used a House Mouse stamp for this card. I also saw that some of the House Mouse stamps are now clear unmounted stamps at Hobby Lobby...I believe they were christmas and halloween! The mouse here is also flocked.

Lastly, before I post my last card from this past week. I am very tired from my first day back to work. Not to sure if it is the lack of sleep from last night (I was kinda anxious about today).
Or from being bored today. My new job entails my dept to keep forclosed properties maintained. Its a pretty basic job, but it keeps me busy. I will learn some more proceedures. I was told today that there may be a good chance to be hired on full time. I even heard that some people work from home doing what I would be doing. That would be a great thing!

Now, for my last card. I did yet another reflection card using the TAC set How Swell, I used the mirror reflective paper that I got at Hollos. I colored her with Prismacolor and Tria Pantone markers. I wish that I could have gotten a darker, more solid color from coloring on the reflective paper.