Tuesday, April 22, 2008

April 22, 2008 (Tuesday) 1:58 am

Well, I've been surfing the internet and came upon this cool and informative website if you're into making cards! The website is called Dawn's Stamping Thoughts. She has a bunch of videos and tutorials! I followed one of her videos and made a pop up card!

I also went to a Stampin' Up class tonight. We made some cards for Breast Cancer Awareness. The instructors name is Connie & she's very nice and very good at what she does! Here's the 1st card. We used a jumbo roller for the flowers, a butterfly stamp, glitter, and a couple of word stamps. It's really pretty.
This is another one we made. It has a breast cancer pin that you can wear on it. I have not trimmed the ribbon yet, but will do so.
Connie showed me a really neat way of folding paper boxes using a tool that her & her DH created. It took less than 3 minutes to make it (and that includes her explaining how it works and stamping it). Then she showed us how to make these bracelets using fish aquarium tubing! They went together really fast & easy!
I cut the dogs hair again...They did not enjoy it and either did I, but it serves its purpose.

This is the Gizzy Bear!

Here is Kee trying to be Elvis!

Well, that's it for now! Have a great day!!!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

April 18, 2008 (Friday) 2:39 am

Sorry I haven't blogged lately...been kinda busy. Been stamping with some new stamps I ordered! I am hooked on Bella stamps and My Favorite Things stamps, and Hanna Stamps.

I joined a Bella card swap. Here are the cards I made up. I used the "I-Pod Bella" image because it reminded me of my niece (Jenni). The inside of the cards says "Live It Up". The cards had to be complete (decorated front & decorated inside) and it had to have at least 2 layers, and an embellishment on the front. I used glitter for her belt and collar, some hotfix crystals for her earrings, and some rhinestone flowers & dots. (See Mom, I'm finally using the glitter & hotfix crystals that I bought)!!!!

My pink card

My Blue Card

My Green Card

My other blue card

My purple card

I went to the dentist today. They took an impression of my bottom teeth. Next Thursday (Apr. 24) will be the date I start my diet! That's when they pull my teeth!!! At least I'll be knocked out for it! (Yes, I know I'm a baby & can't tolerate any kind of pain)!

My oldest son will be coming here tomorrow. YEAHHHH I get to see my grandkids!!!!! I also got to talk with my daughter tonight! She just got back from being in the field for a few days. It was nice to talk with her!

My hubby & I celebrated our 20th Anniversary this month! Hard to believe eh??? I don't feel old enough to be married 20 years.....

Well, thats it for now. Have a great day!!!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

April 8, 2008 (Tuesday) 4:51 am

Yep, I'm still up. Right now it is Thundering & Lightning. (At least it's not snowing!!!). I've been playing with my Cricut again. Made this Donald Duck card for my hubby. This is my way of telling him that I Love Him. We always tell everyone, "if we're swearing at each other, we're joking around, if we're not talking, then look out". The duck background is cut out a 3 inches, and then you paper piece all the other little pieces. Getting that left (blue) piece for his eye required a lot of patience!

Hubby's card!
I was looking at different tutorials on Splitcoaststampers. Here is my example on their tutorial for a sourcream container, and a mini milk carton container. It took longer for me to get the materials ready for the products than it did to make the products. I put LifeSavers in the pouches for the candy treats!

Candy Containers

Well, I'm gonna try to sleep now! Have a great day!!!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

April 6, 2008 (Sunday) 4:39 am

Yep, it's 4:39 AM and I'm still up...which is pretty good, considering I didn't sleep on Friday night either... I'm suprised I can still think straight!

I went out to Shoguns (UMMMMM) to celebrate Lacey's birthday. It was fun. We have been celebrating Lacey's birthday at Shoguns (like a Benihana's) for at least 3 to 4 years now. This is the first time that Darlene (Lacey's Grandmother) wasn't with us. She passed away this past August. But we remembered her! Here is a picture of Lacey's card I made. It's a slider card. I am just learning to rubber stamp, so I definitely need improvement in that department! The cupcake is dimensional (I stamped two images & put one in front of the other)

Front of the card.
Here's the card opened. The red dots are hotfix crystals.
I got a couple new Cricut cartridges. One is Mickey & Friends cartridge & the other is a Jasmine cartridge (fonts). So tonight, I thought I'd see if I could actually do something with them. Here's the results! Mickey Mouse is cut in layers on the Cricut and then I paper pieced him together along with the letters (from the Jasmine cartridge). Bet you can guess who this one is going to!
Here's the inside...it's a pop-up card!
Here's a side view.
Here's another card I did...stamped on this one instead.

Guess it will be a Mother's Day card!

I took a class at Just4Keeps today. They had a really cool card class. Made 14 different cards. Those girls up there are so cool! They taught different techniques at each workstation.

We learned to doodle on this one.

Stamped & Worked with felt flowers on this one!

Used Punches & Stamped & Sprinkled glitter on this one!

Here's the inside!

Learned to Emboss with black embossing powder on this one!

Embossed the inside with blue embossing powder.

Learned how to layer flowers & use buttons as embellishments. Also used felt, ribbon & rubber stamped "Happy Birthday". Used Glue Dots to stick the buttons on!

Learned to used the Accu-Cut system to cut out the felt butterfly and stamped!

Paper pieced the icecream cone, punched circles with a punch for the icecream and used a paper hole punch for the sprinkles & embellished with ribbon! And then learned how to use the Quickutz Revolution to diecut the letters!

Used Ribbon, the Revolution Quickutz cookie cutter diecuts for the cherry and learned about the Xyron Sticker machine to attach the diecuts!

Used rickrack as embellishment, and stamped the Happy Birthday's on scallops cut from the Revolution's nestables scallops.

Learned to layer paper (cut from the Accu-Cut) and then used paper flower embellishments and stick on rhinestones for the middle of the flower.

Did the same technique, just horizontally (I know, probably spelled wrong)...brain fart!!!

Used the Xyron Runner, to print the music background and the Happy Birthday. Used the Quickutz Silhouette to cut the flower. Also used sandpaper to distress the flower, the Xyron Sticker maker to adhere everything & Glue Dots to stick the button on it!!!

Learned to use different size punches to make the design for the front cover. Also used the Xyron Runner to make the "Celebrate in style", and used the Xyron Sticker maker to adhere the dots & the saying.

Other than that, not much else has happened. I haven't went back to the dentist yet. I think I have caught bronchitus (I know, that's spelled wrong too-lack of sleep & too lazy to look up the correct spelling!). Anyway, can't go back to the dentist til I get to feeling better or at least until I can take a deep breath without coughing!

We heard from our daughter. She's doing good. She sounds tired. The Army is getting their money's worth from her! She enjoys the married life, (when she actually gets to see her new hubby). They work at different camps.

My youngest went back to college dorms on Saturday night. He came up Friday nite, did laundry. He was going to back Saturday afternoon, but found out that I was making egg rolls for supper, so he hung out with his friends in the afternoon and stopped by our house right before he heading back to college to grab a few (9) eggrolls to take with him. (He can operate a microwave!!!) LOL!

My oldest son will be here on the 13th with his family for his weekend warrior GI Joe thingy. I get to spoil the grandkids! YEAH!!!

Well, I'm signing off for now. Have a great day!!!