Nov 30, 2008

another 10 wishes...

well the 10 wishes circle journal swap coming to a close. this is the entry i did for chris's cj. i've tried to stick with the same general theme, just changed the layout and colors a bit. i currently have the last cj i will add my entry to, then it will go back to it's creator. i'm sad that it's almost done!! when you start a project that lasts this long, you get kind of used to doing it!! oh well, i guess i'll just start another one!!!

10 wishes...
stamps: stampin up
cardstock: dcwv glitter stack, purely pomegranate (su), morning marigold (su)
ink: purely pomegranate
embellishments: ribbon (su), staples

Nov 29, 2008

merry christ-moose...

i hosted an atc swap with a merry christ-moose theme!! everyone made such great atcs!!! i love them all so i had to post all of them!!!

angie, sherri, cindi
mary, chelsea, terry
paula, marie, barb

Nov 26, 2008

5 years...

this year is marks the 5th year i've been together with my sweetheart, kerry. he sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers today as it's the day he choose to celebrate our anniversary. when you aren't married, you have a few options to chose from to call your 'anniversary'! he did good, don't you think?

Nov 16, 2008

coaster calendar swap...

i was the hostess for a 2009 coaster calendar swap . each person chose one month and altered 12 coasters. then i swapped them all and used my bind it all to bind them. they turned out so great!! everyone did a great job!!

Nov 14, 2008

tag happy...

i've been tagged 3 times!! twice by traci, but i can't think of 5 random things, so i'm just doing this one!!!! thanks, traci, for thinking my blog is creative (yes, i'm having an issue with the spelling of kreativ!)

here's #1:

Here are the rules:

1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

i'm trying to not tag the same people traci did, since i love their blogs too!! so here are my 5 blogs are (in no order):

stamping with {serendipity}
erin k creations
all inkd up
dapple designs
stacey's memory triggers

the third tag was from jami.

this is a batch of cupcakes i made sometime this summer. i guess i thought i needed to photograph them!!!

so for this i tag: mandy (since she's gotten the photo bug), sherri, jamie, brandie.

Here are the rules:
1. Go to your pictures
2. Upload the fourth picture from the fourth file
3. Post the picture
4. Tag four friends

tag, you're it!!!

Nov 11, 2008

christmas and atcs...

i'm finally finishing up the bazillion swaps i had that were due in the past few weeks. whew!! here are a few that i've done in the past few days. i had more fun with fun flock (it's hard to tell, but the moose's hat has it) and i even broke out the glitter. i'm starting to be more patient with glitter. i bought some of martha stewarts chunky glitter, so it's not as fine and annoying. plus i put it in a ziploc storage container and just spoon it on over the container so it's much less messy. this is what i do with embossing powder, too, and it's so much easier on clean up!

merry kissmoose
stamps: kim hughes (cornish heritage farms)
cardstock: riding hood red
ink: versamark
embellishments: fun flock, clear embossing powder

snow owls
stamps: hero arts, su
cardstock: night of navy, 3 bugs in a rug patterned paper
ink: onyx black versafine
embellishments: glitter

merry christmas
stamps: su, green grass stamps
cardstock: riding hood red, american crafts patterned paper
ink: riding hood red, wild wasabi
embellishments: stickles, star brads

mini cards...

i was feeling extra crafty today (even after finishing my other projects!) so i decided to make some cards to sell in my etsy shop. they come in a set of 4 cards with envelopes. i love the set "mr. twigster" from su. it's such a cute snowman stamp!

mr. twigster
stamps: su
cardstock: vintage violet, night of navy, 3 bugs in a rug paper
ink: blue bayou, onyx black versafine

happy holidays
stamps: su
cardstock: true thyme, old olive, basic grey figgy pudding paper
ink : riding hood red
embellishments: glitter

Nov 8, 2008

monkey business...

i had another adventure with fun flock. i took some advice from some friends and used a different kind of glue (i used a 2 way glue pen this time) and it worked much better. this is an atc i made for patty's monkey atc swap. i made the banana background in publisher, then printed it on cardstock. i love the little monkey with the banana on his head!!

stamps: stampendous
cardstock: close to cocoa, chocolate chip
ink: close to cocoa , black craft ink
embellishments: fun flock, clear embossing powder
other: bic markers

mini blizzard...

so wednesday we had a mini blizzard. and not the dairy queen kind!!! i was 20 minutes late for work because it was so awful by my house. it was very pretty the next day, but not during the storm!! i took this picture the next day. i love it because it has summer (blue sky), fall (the variety colors of leaves) and winter (the dreaded snow) in it. as much as i am in denial about it, i think winter is here...

Nov 5, 2008

dear santa...

a few more atcs for swaps. the first one is for chris's santa atc swap. i love the little santa and forgot i had him until i was digging around for a different stamp!!! the other one is a swap suzi is hosting that is a christmas atc using basic grey papers. i need to stop using this little owl. he ends up on everything because he is so stinking cute!!

dear santa
stamps: river city rubber works and unknown
cardstock: riding hood red (su), sweetwater patterned paper
ink: riding hood red (su), versafine onyx black
other: bic markers, ribbon (su)

merry christmas
stamps: hero arts
cardstock: baja breeze & blue bayou (su), basic grey figgy pudding
ink: blue bayou(su), versafine onyx black
other: bic markers

Nov 2, 2008

owl christmas...

over at the stamp shack, we play a little game of shack survivor. to play, you make a card. any kind of card. then each day, sherry posts an elimination statement like "if your card has only one layer of card stock, you are eliminated". if that statement matches anything on your card, you are banned to exile island. it's a fun game and it's great to see what everyone comes up with. i made a card today for my entry. it ended up being a christmas card and i think i'm going to make more to send out this christmas!! i've sort of got this thing with owls lately, if you didn't notice!!!

owl christmas
stamps: hero arts
cardstock: riding hood red (su), kiwi kiss (su), basic grey figgy pudding
ink: chocolate chip (su), riding hood red (su), onyx black (versafine), versamark
embellishments: bic markers, su ribbon, embossing powder