Saturday, June 23, 2007

Cherry Blossoms

I got this wonderful stamp at Joann's today, I just love it! I've seen several cards made using cherry blossom stamps and was so glad to find this one:) I used Bazzill cardstock for the base and the rest of the cardstock is bazzill also. I embossed the pink piece with my cuttlebug embossing folder! Then I did all the layering and edged the smaller pink piece with my scallop scissors. I inked the stamp using CTMH Cocoa ink and then colored it in with my aquapainter and CTMH inks Blush, Chocolate, and Hollyhock. I punched all the corners with my SU! ticket corner punch (This is my favorite punch, it really dresses the card up IMO). To finish it off, I pierced holes with my Heidi Swapp paper piercer and added the gold brads! The "Thank You" sentiment is by Hero Arts.

So, in one week I'll be signing up to be an SU! demo! I'm so excited! I've been ready to do it for like a month (had to resign from CTMH first), but I decided to wait until the new catelog comes out first! I'm gonna be sooo broke, hahahaha! I'm really excited though! CTMH was just not doing it for me anymore. All the images were starting to look the same, not to mention they all seem to be catered towards people with kids. I don't have kids so all those stamps did nothing for me! I looove their paper packs though and accessories and I'll continue buying those from my upline, but for stamps, cardstock, and ink, it's SU all the way!

Well, so far it's been a slow weekend, but Billy is taking me out for steaks tonite, then we're gonna go watch Ocean's 13! We love the first two and I've heard this one is even better! Well, I guess I'm gonna go crank out another card since DH commandeered the tv to watch golf! I'll post my new creation tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Couple Cards For Today!

I'm lovin stampin lately, can't get enough! I borrowed some stamps from my friend today and thought I'd try them out:)

This card is a complete CASE by "veramat" over at Splitcoast Stampers. I used BG Romani and Kraft cardstock and tied a piece of Martha Steward ribbon over the seam. I stamped the flower from Petal Prints (SU!) in CTMH Lilac Mist and then did the two-step stamp over it in chocolate (CTMH)! I matted the Colonial White (CTMH) piece on another piece of kraft and then matted that on a piece of chocolate (mmmmm...chocolate....) which I cut with my scallop scissors. I pop dotted the main panel onto the card front. Then I stamped the sentiment from papertray Faux Ribbon on the colonial white cs and cut it with the smallest coluzzle oval. I mounted that on a piece of chocolate that I cut with the 2nd smallest coluzzle oval. Then to finish it off I cut the bottom of the card with my cloud scissors, that's it!

For the next card, I used the SU! set called Fishy Friends (sooo cute!) I stamped the little crab on a piece of watercolor paper and colored him in with prisma color pencils and OMS. I distressed it and sponged it with CTMH Holiday Red ink and matted it on a piece of CTMH Breeze cardstock. I mounted this panel onto a 3.75x3.75 piece of Holiday Red which I used the SU! Ticket Corner Punch on...this is the coolest punch ever! It adds such a neat look:) I matted the whole red panel onto the front of a 4x4 card using Breeze. I tied the red polka dot ribbon on and put some silver brads on the front to take up some empty space. The circle sentiment is SU! and from a set called Circle of Friendship. I stamped it in Pallette Noir onto a piece of white cardstock and cut it out using a coluzzle circle. I then punched a piece of Breeze out using a 1 3/8 circle punch and mounted the white circle onto it!

So yeah, I haven't done much scrapping lately, after making cards for awhile it seems like so much space to fill, lol! But, I do have 200 something pictures from my trip to OBX so I'll be scrappin before long! Maybe I'll make a mini book out of the pictures. I've actually been toying with the idea of making a mini book for everyone who was there (Billy's two sisters and their families and his mom) so it would only be three mini books:) I think they'd love it!

Well, here are some pics of my poor doggy:( Luke has a "hot spot" on his neck! It's much better now, but this is what it looked like on Sunday!

Doesn't it look horrible? He's such a trooper though, he doesn't fight when I put the antibiotic cream on it, he's just the sweetest! I love lil Luke!

Okay, that's about it for today, hopefully I'll have more time to stamp tomorrow after work, but I do have to do my homework eventually, lol!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Oh, and I was tagged too!

LoriAnn, from Croppers Cottage, tagged me today! She actually email tagged me since I've been a bad blogger, kinda gave me a kick in the pants to update the ole' blog! Thanks LoriAnn:)

Place an X by all the things you've done, or remove the X from the ones you have not, and tag your friends. Copy to your blog.
( X ) Smoked a cigarette
(X) Drank so much you threw up
(X) Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back
( ) Been arrested (knock on wood)
( ) Gone on a blind date
( ) Skipped school
( ) Seen someone die
( X ) Been to Canada
(X) Been to Florida
( ) Been to Mexico
(X) Been on a plane
(X) Been lost
( ) Gone to Washington , DC
(X) Swam in the ocean
(X) Gone skinny dipping
( ) Felt like dying
(X) Cried yourself to sleep
(X) Played cops and robbers
(X) Recently colored with crayons
(X) Sang karaoke
(X) Paid for a meal with only coins
(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't
(X) Made prank phone calls
( ) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
( ) Laughed until liquid came out the other end (um...ewww.)
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue.
(X) Danced in the rain
(X) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(X) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(X) Watched the sun rise with someone you care about
(X) Blown bubbles
( ) Made a bonfire on the beach
(X) Crashed a party
(X) Gone roller-skating
(X) Ice-skating
1. Any nicknames? Snugs (don't ask), Bambi, Ambeer
2. Mothers Name? Dawn
3. What is your favorite drink? Lemonade or Diet Coke

4. Tattoos? NO
5. Body piercing? ears (I'm crazy!)

6. How much do you love your job? Love it!
7. Birthplace? Montana
8. Favorite vacation spot? On a cruise
9. Have you ever been to Africa ? No
10. Ever eaten Cookies for dinner? No

11. Ever been on TV? Yes
12. Ever steal any traffic signs? No
13. Ever been in a car accident? No
14. Was it your fault? N/A
15. 4 Doors? Yes
16. Favorite salad dressing? RANCH
17. Favorite Pie? Pumpkin

18. Favorite number? 1104
19. Favorite Movie(s)? Ever After, Pearl Harbor, Titanic, Bridget Jones I and II.
20. Favorite Holiday ? Christmas
21. Favorite alcoholic drink? Margarita
22. Favorite Food? Tacos!

23. Favorite day of the week? Friday or Sunday afternoon
24. Favorite brand of body soap? Irish Spring
25. Favorite TV show(s)? AI, Survivor, Sienfeld, Family Guy, Sex and the City
26. Favorite toothpaste? CREST CINNAMON
27. What do you do to relax? SCRAPBOOK, Stamp, Read, exercise
28. Do you have a message to your friends reading this right now? Ummm...hi:) LOL!
29. How do you see yourself in 10 years? Happy, and out of Japan

30. What do you do when you are bored? GET ON THE INTERNET
31. Your hero? My husband:)
32. Your middle name and be honest? Dawn

Something Exciting...

Hmmm...well, Becky from Croppers Cottage challenged us to blog about something exciting that happened this week. Since I refuse to look at the last time I posted on my blog, I'll move right along...
So, last week (until yesterday actually) Billy and I went to the Outer Banks in North Carolina with his family for a week long vacation! It was super fun, even though we only had 2 days of beach weather! Mondayand Tuesday were divine, Wednesday-Saturday? Not so much. It was cold, like 60! And windy, hurricane windy! So it was far too cold to swim at the beach or the pool:( We did alot of sight-seeing though, saw the Wright-Brother's Museum in Kitty Hawk, a couple light-houses, and some mini-golf! I have tons of great pictures I'll post later, I'm too lazy to down-load all 280 pictures right now!!! The exciting part of the whole trip was finding out we got orders to Japan! Yeah, Japan! Okinawa actually, a small island off the coast of Japan. The shock has now worn off and I'm really excited! So, now that I'm moving to the other side of the world, I gotta keep this blog thing going, lol!