Sunday, December 23, 2007

Last Holiday Card of 2007!

Well, I'm off to Costa Rica for 10 days Monday morning. I have to get up at 2:30 a.m. YIKES! Carzy I know. But it should be an awesome trip. I'm going to miss my puppy girls big time, but am comforted by knowing Brian will be with them until he joins us for the last 4 days. He works from home, so the girls get spoiled big time by him. And, then my pet sitter and her boyfriend will be with them the whole time after that. She lives not too far from me at home with her parents, so she looks forward to the get away at my house. And, during the summer she and her sisters like to stay cause then they can have fun in the pool. I know; my baby girls are seriously spoiled. But they are my children and to me they are the safest at home. Anyway, this is the card I made for Brian. I used a stamp I'd had since last year from Michael's. I didn't know what to make for him as it's a struggle to come up with masculine things. But I think he can be a big kid at times and perhaps the Santa will make him smile and think about when he was a young boy and believed in Santa.
Anyway, if I can, I'll try to post from Costa Rica.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Happy Snow People!

This stamp came from the monthly rubber stamp club I joined, DRS Designs. I like them a lot. My colors could have been better, and the snow girl in pink could have a better mouth, but I'm a bit pushed for time now. And, I had a crick so bad in my neck today it actually went into my back and chest. Very weird. But oh well, that sort of stuff just happens I guess. But I've got to get this card mailed out tomorrow. Can't say who it's for, but I'm sure she'll see it here before she gets it. Oh, well! Oh, and did I say before, I am sure I did, but I've got to say it again, the SU Zig Painty Marker is a must have!!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Deer Ming!

I love this card! And, I'm so jonesing for the deer stamp she used. I think I could probably borrow it. This is the Holiday Card that Ming made and gave to me. Her sister lives in Seattle and bought the stamp from the local store there. I think it's fabulous. And, I think the color combination is great.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A Card in the Making-Completed!

Well, I finished it, but I've gotta say it doesn't speak much to me. Although, I do have to say the Stampin Up Zig Painty Marker is the snazz! Without a doubt the best paint marker I've ever used. That's what I used on the sentiment where you see silver color. And, it's the SU Season of Joy Stamp set. Everything else is from Michael's except the SU Real Red and Whisper White CS. Oh, and the brads; those came from Queen and Company online. Also, as you can compare, I decided not to use the SU Circle Scallop I'd punched out last night.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Baby Bella!

What canI say, my baby Bella is just so precious as she sits on her ottoman looking out the window. I'm not sure where her sister (Rikka) was at the time, but I thought this was cute and was post worthy.

A card in the making!

This may not look like much right now, but this is a card in the making. I started this card tonight and ran out of time to finish it. So, I thought it'd be interesting to show one in the making. I have absolutely no idea where it will go from here or what I will stamp on it. So, I'll hopefully finish it tomorrow night after Yoga and you'll see. And, hopefully it will turn out okay.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Flowers for Jilly Bean!

So Jilly Bean's birthday was last week and she and a few of our other friends went to New York to celebrate. Katie and I opted not to go since our Costa Rica trip is only three weeks from the time they went. This is the birthday card I made for her. Which I haven't given to her yet, because I will be seeing her probably this week to give it to her along with her gift. So, I hope she doesn't look at my blog before then. The DP is one I ordered online but is from the Three Bugs In A Rug line. The flower which I cut out and layered is from PaperTrey Ink and is a part of the Beautiful Blooms set. The sentiment is one I got from various ones I've had and was put on a die cut flower I ran through my Big Shot. The ribbon is from Ben Franklin. And, the CS is from SU; Pretty Pink, Whisper White and Rose Red. The ink is Purely Pomegranate from SU as well. Oh, and I used one of my Prismacolor markers for the dots on the white CS.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Home for the Holidays!

I'm not quite sure I'm in the holiday mood thus far. Meaning, it was 77 degrees in Virginia today and that was at 5:20 p.m. Not something we are used to. But don't get me wrong, I absolutely love it! I wish it could be like this all winter. Even though I don't subscribe to gift giving during this holiday, I still like decorating in the traditional manner. Sort of like a lot of us do for Halloween. So I took a few pictures of the new tree Brian and I bought. It's prelit and what a great way to go. Oh, I haven't put my star on the tree yet. And, I'll try tomorrow to get a picture of the outside of my house as I think it's quite beautiful with the lights in the windows. And, Brian bought a 60 inch pre-lit wreath which centers the window on the turrett on my house. I've also included a picture of my kitchen as well, because I absolutely love my kitchen and my 1940's Okeefe & Merritt Stove.

Pick A Petal-Better Get Better!

A very dear friend has been in the hospital a couple of weeks and I made this for him. Of course, I've seen this layout before and think it's quite cute. Everything used is Stampin Up. Oh, and the good news is that he got out of the hospital today!! Hopefully being home will help him recover even faster!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Vespa Holiday!

This stamp I got from Inky Antics sometime last year. A very dear friend of mine asked if I'd make a holiday card for her to give to her former boss who recently was laid off after 35 years with the company. And, she wanted the card to be sort of glamy and fashionable. Well, this is probably the closest thing I have that comes any where near those criteria. I stamped her in Versamark and them put white embossing powder on the stamped image. Coloring it with my Copic Markers was a little difficult around the heated embossed image and it's a little cuter in person. The background stamp is from Rubber Romance. Of course, I masked her in order to get it to look like it does. The paper is just various ones I have in my studio and the brads and ribbon came from Michael's. I did use my Crop A Dile to get the raised dots on the white and photo corners. Which I cut using my Stampin Up Corner Punch. Not much of a Holiday looking card though hunh? I'm not sure I'll give this one to her as I'm not quite sure it grabs me all that much.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Santa's Laundry!

I love this new stamp I got from DRS Designs. The sentiment came from there too. The Real Red and Very Vanilla card stock is from Stampin Up as is the ribbon. I used my copic markers to color and embellished with SU Dazzling Diamonds. The green card stock came from paper that my friend Gloria gave to me. And, I used my SU Mat Pack to make the holes in the corners.

Monday, December 3, 2007

First Holiday Party of 2007!

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Tom & Claudia had their Holiday Party Saturday night and what a great party it was. Here are some pictures from their house. Gee, seems like I'm in a lot of them. What can I say, I love my friends!


Finally, after almost two days I've gotten a good signal enough to post something. Friday I attended my Upline's annual Stamp A Stack night. And, OMG, was it fun and did we make some great cards. I've posted them here. All items used to make the cards were Stampin Up.