Dec 29, 2008

new car...

well, i finally bit the bullet and got a new car today. with all the snow we get in the area we live in, a vehicle with 4 wheel drive was needed for my sanity. it's probably not the best time to be spending a large amount of cash with only a single income at the moment, but at least i'll be able to get to work in the snow easier!!! i traded in my jeep compass (for a decent amount!) and get a killer deal on a new auto. it's a 2008 used (with only 2600 miles!) jeep commander. i love it!!! now i just need to figure out how to fit it in the garage!!

Dec 27, 2008

christmas tags...

my friend chelsea made some of the cutest christmas tags a while ago. i was inspired by them, so i totally cased her idea!! here are how mine turned out!!

merry little christmas
stamps: purple onion designs, hero arts, stampin up
ink: mellow moss, riding hood red, baja breeze (all su); old paper-tim holtz
other: twine (su)

Dec 24, 2008

thank you...

to the nice man that helped get my car unstuck from the snow at the park and ride last night after work!!!!

Dec 20, 2008


big sigh of relief. it's only december 20 and my christmas cards are finally mailed!! of course i didn't make enough, so some may not get one. so if you are one of those, consider a virtual christmas card sent your way!!

i can't believe it's time already!! i finished the last of my gift shopping tonight after work. we have our family party tomorrow, then work monday and tuesday and then i'm off for a week!! i can't wait. hopefully the weather will cooperate so we can go up to idaho to visit kerry's family.

merry christmas!!

Dec 15, 2008

more christmas cards...

i made more christmas cards this weekend. my parents came over yesterday and me and my mom made cards while the boys watched football. we cranked out quite a few. the first three are 4x4 cards. i was experimenting with my new nestabilities label set (which i LOVE!). i got the stamp set as a hostess gift from one of my swaps. it's so cute! inside these three cards says "warm wishes".

this sentiment stamp i love!!! i got it at river city rubber works and have been waiting to find the right card to use it on!! i used fun flock on santa's beard and hat.

now if i can just get all the cards i've made out in the mail so they will actually get to people by christmas!!!

Dec 14, 2008

swim meet...

my cute niece, breanna, has taken up swimming. she's had a ton of meets, but today is the first one i've been able to go to. i took a ton of pictures, unfortunately, i'm not a great photographer so they didn't turn out great!! there were a few good ones, though (she's in the pink swim cap). and i did do a video of two of her heats. this one is the girls 11-12 year old 50m backstroke, which she came in first place in her heat by .03 seconds!! way to go, bre!!!

Dec 10, 2008

christmas cards...

i actually took time to craft this weekend and was quite successful. it seems like i haven't made cards in a while, but i made about 20 cards total from the following three styles. the center of the first card is raised with demensionals to give it some depth. i used a different technique on the howly jowly christmas card. i put some white cardstock through the cuttlebug, then inked the embossed parts lightly so it has just a little color. i think it turned out cool. the last card is a remake from an atc i made a while ago.

stamps: stampin up, amuse
cardstock: purely pomegranit-su, dcwv christmas stack
ink: versafine onyx black
other: su wild wasabi ribbon, bic markers

howly jowly christmas
stamps: kim hughes-cornish heritage farms
cardstock: not quite navy-su
ink: versafine onyx black, not quite navy, chocolate chip (su)
other: snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder, bic markers
**inside card says howly jowly christmas

seasons greetings
stamps: kim hughes-cornish heritage farms
cardstock: riding hood red-su
ink: black & white craft ink
other: clear embossing powder, bic markers

Dec 6, 2008

christmas tunes...

i added some christmas tunes. i made it so you have to press play, because i know a lot of people find it annoying to have music start automatically (it kinda bugs me too!).

so enjoy!

Dec 4, 2008

rough week...

it's been kind of a crappy i haven't crafted a thing. i hope to do more this weekend. stay tuned...