Sunday, December 30, 2007

1st card I've made in a while

Such a shame that I'm been so busy making gifts and getting craft fair orders done that I haven't made any cards lately. I finally got my area cleaned enough to get to my desk so I could play! I really need to get some birthday cards made so I started with this one. It took me a long time to get this done. It's not what I really had in mind, but this is how it turned out and I'm okay with it. I started with the Old Olive card base. I stamped the large flower from Fabulous Flowers in Old Olive on the background piece and one on Very Vanilla cs with Lovely Lilac. I also had stamped it on a piece of Lovely Lilac and cut the center flower portion out and layered it on top using a SU! Fire Brad. I mounted this on a square piece of Elegant Eggplant and "stitched" around it with my white gel pen. The Birthday Wishes from Sincere Salutations is stamped in Lovely Lilac and mounted on Elegant Eggplant and "stitched" again with the white gel pen and Elegant Eggplant marker. The piece of twill tape is stamped with a small flower from Little Pieces and stapled onto the sentiment square. The last thing I did was doodle around the card base with the white gel pen and Elegant Eggplant marker. Now that I can actually get to my craft desk, I'll be able to play again tomorrow! Hope ya'll have a fabulous Monday and New Year's Eve!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Look what I scored!!!

Dan AKA my boyfriend works at Target and I told him months ago that when and if he saw these that I wanted a bunch! He unloads the trucks and stocks shelves so he saw these when they came off the truck. I am so excited! Now I've got to clean my stamp area so I can play with these!!

My baby got engaged Christmas Day!

I don't feel old enough to have a daughter who's engaged! I've been told I don't look old enough to have a daughter who's engaged! But here we are, Amber is engaged! Last week, Jon Ryan came to my office and asked for my permission to marry my daughter, so I wasn't surprised when he asked her on Christmas Day. He is such a sweet boy and Amber is very lucky to have found someone that truly loves her. They are going to wait a couple of years to get married. They want to finish school, so I'm glad about that. Amber is so happy and that makes me very happy. This was the best Christmas ever! Hope ya'll had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 24, 2007

# 1 Carolina fan

I made this for my brother for Christmas. Here in South Carolina, we have two colleges that are big rivals, the Carolina Gamecocks and the Clemson Tigers. My brother is a really big Carolina fan. I had made a smaller version of this and also one for Clemson, to sell at craft fairs. I was sure they would sell, but they didn't, so I gave them to friends of mine, one a big Carolina fan and the other loves Clemson. I really wanted to make one for my brother using the "Cocky" figure, so here it is! I got the background paper and the Carolina stickers from my LSS. The words are stamped in Black Stazon with Letterpress and Pure and Simple alphabets and Spunky Numbers. The #1 is punched out with 3/4" circle punch and mounted on Basic Black piece punched with the scalloped punch.
Someone left a comment on the last post and asked where I get my frames. I usually get them at Walmart, not the frame section, but there is always a display in the isles, you just have to look for it. The frames are usually $3.00 to $5.00.
Well, I'm off to finish wrapping presents! I know, I know, I'm such a procrastinater. Ya'll have a Very Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Last two

name frames for Christmas orders are finally done!!
McKenzie is 17 years old and her mom said her room is turquoise and almost a lime green and that she liked more sophisticated than girly, so this is what I came up with. Each letter (SU! Letterpress Alpha) is stamped in Tempting Turquoise on Whisper White and cut into a block, then mounted on Green Galore and Chocolate Chip. I added a white heart shaped eyelet to each and strung them together with some shimmery white organdy ribbon. The background is a piece of designer paper from my LSS.
The Kristen name frame was made for Glenda in my MOMS group. Her daughter is a girly girl like Mariah. She loves pink and flowers so that's what she got! The background is designer paper from my LSS and it has a little sparkle to it, but you can't see that in the photo. Each letter (SU! Letterpress Alpha) is stamped in basic black and mounted on Pixie Pink and then on Basic Black. I added the black eyelets and strung them together with shimmery white organdy ribbon. The flowers are light and dark pink Primas doubled up and mounted with SU! Fire Rhinestone Brads.
I hope the girls really enjoy these.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Crashed, in more ways than one

It's been a terribly long week and isn't over yet. Today was especially a long day, as we had a late purchase closing scheduled and didn't get out of the office until almost 6:30. Then on my way to the grocery store to get stuff to make Green Bean Casserole for tomorrow's office Christmas party, I was sitting at the stop light across from the store and the Escalade in front of me backed into me. This is the second time in a year someone has backed into my car. People pull out in front of me all the time too. I think my car must be invisible. What's worse about this particular incident, is that it was a 16 year old girl driving. Her mother told her that she was too far into the road and told her to back up, in which she proceeded to do so, right into me. I honked my horn but she kept on coming. Her mother jumped out of the car and started yelling at me that I was too close and that I came out of nowhere. Well, first of all lady, I was atleast 8 feet behind her and second, I was sitting still behind her for atleast 20 seconds. The girl told the police officer that this was her first time driving that vehicle. Well, there's the answer there, but, having a teenager that just recently got her license, this is how I think it happened. Her mother said, you are too close to the road, back up a little. She then put that sucker in reverse and backed up without looking. I think this because when you are a new driver and the person teaching you to drive tells you to do something, like backup a little, that's what they do. They don't think about other steps to take. You have to tell them, you need to back up and be careful to look before you go. Atleast that's how I had to do with Amber. I had to tell her each step. Something that comes second nature to me was so foreign to her. So anyway, the police officer sighted her as the one at fault, so now I have to give the forms to my insurance agent and let him handle the rest. I have the most wonderful agent in the world. He has never steered me wrong and has always been there when I need him. Since it's been such a long week and a very long day and my Green Bean Casserole just came out of the oven, I'm gonna go "crash" in my warm, soft bed! I will share a couple of pics with you tomorrow of the last name frame orders that I had to fill before Christmas. Hope ya'll have a great night.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Baby Memory Box for Victoria Grace

My cousin's baby is being Christened today and I made this for her. It's for them to put those special baby memories in that are too bulky to scrapbook. The back ground paper is from my LSS (don't remember company). The name is Whimsical Alpha Upper and Lower stamped in Green Galore on Whisper White cs, mounted on Green Galore, then embossed with Irredescent Ice and Glassy Glaze. It's very sparkly IRL. The ribbons are all different brands that I've picked up here and there. The flower is from S.E.I. I hope they like it. My Mom took it with her to Florida for the Christening so I won't know if they like it until later, maybe tonight. I wish I could have gone, but I just didn't have the money right here at Christmas. I haven't even done a lot of Christmas shopping yet. I am such a procrastinater! I think that will be my New Year's resolution, to not to put things off until the last minute. I think that would make my life a lot less hectic. I also need to get on a budget and keep track of how much money I spend. Maybe then I can actually afford the things that I want for stamping and scrapbooking. I really want a Scor-pal, but everytime I think about it, I don't have the money to buy it at that time. I would really like to get the Bind it All. That would really come in handy to make gifts. Well, I gotta go get ready for a family Christmas get together. I'll be baaaaackkkkk!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Mom's Kitchen

I made this for the craft fairs that I've been doing lately. They are the reason I haven't been on here lately. I got orders for some of the kid's boxes and name frames and I've also been trying to get stuff ready for the fairs. I have participated in 6 craft fairs since October and I'm exhausted! This hasn't sold yet and I'm not sure it will. People just arent't spending a lot of money, well atleast not at the fairs that I've been in. Oh well. You can never tell. I have gotten custom orders for stuff, just haven't sold the stuff that's already made! This is pretty straight forward. The Mom's kitchen was stamped, layered on cardstock and added ribbon. The rooster block is from a piece of scrapbook paper. Everything is doubled mounted on SU! papers. I got the frame at Walmart for $5.00.