Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Kitchen Christmas

Good morning!  I trust you all had a good Monday, and here we are on the last day of November already.  I can hardly believe how fast this year has gone by.  I picked up the stuffing for our advent calendar last night and got the boxes filled, just in the nick of time!  The girls are chomping at the bit to start counting down the days!  Once we get going on it, I'll snap a pic and get it posted.

Today I thought I'd share a couple of photos of the making of our new addition Christmas tree this year.  It started as a log, in a yard.  It came from an old neighbor.  Her mom just wrapped the log with garland and lights, how smart was that?  She stapled it right on to the log!  Mike made a simple square base out of MDF and painted it a neutral color.  All that was left was to decorate it!

I picked up this package of cookie cutters at Joann's.  It has 40, the most I've found.  (Hobby Lobby only had 25 in their package, but I'm not sure how much theirs cost)  Anyway, Joann's was $19.99!!!  YIKES!  Crazy expensive, so I used a 50% off coupon!

 Then, I simply tied some thicker twine around the cookie cutters and hung them all over the tree.  Abie and Landry worked on a red, green and white paper chain while I tied the twine.  (whew, say that five times real fast)

And the finished product again!  I thought about popcorn garland, but good grief, I would end up eating the popcorn and probably pricking my fingers more times than I care to think about!  I'm embroidering some tea towels right now and that's enough finger pricking for me right now!

Hope you have a great Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday, Monday

Ah, Monday.  Last week I was so looking forward to our long Thanksgiving break, but I have to tell you I'm rather glad to get back to our normal routine.  There's just something comforting about our little routine around here.  Over the weekend, Mike and I ran off to St. Louis for a post anniversary getaway.  Mom and dad watched the girls for us and we had a fabulous time.  I feel refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for the holidays!  I still have a bit of shopping left to get done, just some odds and ends to pick up and of course my wrapping.  But I'm feeling good about it all.

Over the years, I've found that it's easier for me if I wrap every one's gifts in the same paper.  It looks really cool under the tree and it's just easier to buy all the same paper.  Last year I wrapped the girls presents in Kraft paper and made these tags to attach to the boxes.  So that brings us to this years tags...
I embossed the background of the tags with various embossing folders and then stamped over them with my Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Christmas Stamps.  Some of the stamping showed up better on certain embossed backgrounds, wish I would have thought that out beforehand...  I'm still pleased with the result though!

All my tags are complete, now I just need to get to wrapping!  Hope you have a great Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz, PTI On Ice
Ink:  Colorbox Charcoal, PTI Scarlet Jewel
Paper:  Hobby Lobby
Other:  Jingle Bell and Doily

Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Decorations

Happy Black Friday everyone!  Are you out shopping today or are you staying home today like me?  Typically, I spend the day after Thanksgiving putting up all of the Christmas decorations, but this year, due to some plans we have this weekend, we spent all week long putting our decorations up already.  I must warn you...this is a picture heavy post!  So, bear with me as we take a bit of a tour through my home!
This tree sits in our little entryway.  It is 7.5 feet tall and is decorated with little wooden ornaments and all of the homemade ornaments the kids bring home from school.  The garland is a couple of strands of pearls and some raffia.  So easy!

This is the main tree, in our downstairs living room.  It is 9 feet tall and is decorated with all gold ornaments.  The picture turned out a bit blurry :-(
A close up of one of the gold ornaments...
And another gold ornament...

This is my Santa Claus collection.  Every year for the last 16 or 17 years, my mom has bought me a Santa and given it to me on Christmas Eve.  She has carried this tradition on with Abie, who collects Christmas snow globes, and Landry, who collects Christmas trees.  It's so much fun to see what type of Santa she'll come up with every year!

This is our mantle.  I picked this garland up at Hobby Lobby a few years ago for 60%!  It lights up too!  Can't beat that!
Moving on to the hallway, here's a picture of the banister.  This is another strand of garland I picked up at Hobby Lobby for 60% off.  That's way better than a coupon!
This is a Bo Bunny chipboard book I made a few years ago at my LSS.  It was a class they offered.  Every year I say I'm going to put pictures in it, and it still sits empty!  I still like to put it out as decoration though.  It sits on the top shelf in our china cabinet.
This is my collection of snowmen.  They sit in the kitchen window.  It almost looks like it's snowing outside, doesn't it?  Nope, it's just my dirty window! 
This skinny little tree sits in the corner of our eat in kitchen.  It was a new addition this year.  It's about 8.5 feet tall and is decorated with cookie cutters and a homemade paper chain garland.
Moving upstairs, this is Abie's tree.  It's about 4.5 feet tall and is decorated with all pink ornaments.  This year she decorated it all by herself!
Landry's tree is 4 feet tall and is covered in all red ornaments.
And finally, the tree in our bedroom.  It is 6 feet tall and is decorated with simple red, green and brown balls.  I only have a tree in here because our bedroom faces the front of the street and I love the way it looks from outside.  There's just something about standing out front and seeing that tree in the second story.  I love it!

Now if you count the two little trees we have on our front porch, we have a grand total of 8 trees at our house!  Crazy?  Nah.  It's just fun.  I've amassed my collection over the years and buy most things AFTER the holidays are over, when they're the cheapest!

I hope you enjoyed my little holiday open house!  Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have a great day of shopping, crafting, decorating or relaxing!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksingiving!

Happy Thursday and Happy Thanksgiving to all of you celebrating in the US!  We're headed over to my sister's today, which is just about two minutes away.  It makes it easy for that trip on the way home, you know the one where you ROLL down the sidewalk and into the car!  I'm taking creamed corn, which may sound gross but it's really good, and pumpkin pie.  Both of which I'm making this morning.
Today I just want to take a moment and let you know what I'm grateful for.  In no particular order;  my husband and girls, our health, our jobs, having a roof over our heads, food to eat, clothes to wear, family and friends, including all my new bloggy friends!  I hope you have a great day, whether you're celebrating Thanksgiving or not!  Thanks for stopping in!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


It's Wednesday and that means it's time for WOYWW or What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday!  Every Wednesday, crafty people from all over the world get together and post pictures of their crafty spaces sharing a little peek of what they're working on.  We link it up here at the Stamping Ground.  This is my second time posting and I had so much fun last week!  Everyone was so sweet!

This week I'm elbow deep in ice skates!  I'm busy working away on gift tags for all of our Christmas packages!
Over to the left are the already cut, embossed and stamped tags!  Then front and center are my skates.  If this image wasn't so cute, I might be sick of looking at it! 

Thanks for stopping by and if you get a chance, scroll down, I got a blog award yesterday fromSteph and one of the "rules" was to post links to 8 blogs you have recently found.  So, if you feel like some inspiration, you might check it out!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Get out!

Guess what?  I got my first ever blogger award!!!!  Can you believe it?  It came from the sweet Steph over at BZB Creates.  Thank you Steph for this awesome award, it totally made my day!!!!

So, this award came with a few rules...
1.  Link back to the person who gave it to you
2.  Share 8 things about yourself
3.  Pay it forward to 8 bloggers you have recently discovered
4.  Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award

Alright, 8 things about me:
1.  I am a reality TV junkie!  Can't get enough of it!
2.  I graduated from college in 1998, started my job six months later and am still there.
3.  I love to buy purses!
4.  The reason I don't post layouts is because I can't figure out how to take pictures of them.
5.  I'm allergic to acrylic nails.
6.  I am a creature of habit and love my normal, boring life!
7.  I love breakfast for dinner!
8.  If I could move anywhere it would be Canada because Canadians are the most fun EVER! 

Now, the 8 blogs I'm sending this love out to are...drum roll please....
1.  Melissa Bursts of Creativity
2.  JingleJust Jingle
3.  Diana Design by Diana
4.  Elisa Perpetual Stew
5.  Debby Debby's Dare
6.  Michele Michele's Scrapy Creations
7.  Mary Siehled With a Kiss
8.  MelissaThe Profound Brunette

Go check these chics out!  There is massive amounts of inspiration, wit and wisdom among their blogs!  Thanks again Steph!


Morning!  So we get home yesterday afternoon and I'm getting the girls a snack.  Landry wants an apple and Abie wants popcorn.  Abie asked if she could have a piece of Halloween candy while she waited for her popcorn, sure I say.  She picked out dots.  I was standing at the sink and she yells, "MY TOOTH CAME OUT!"  I turn around she's standing there with her molar in her hand, covered in blood, looking like a vampire.  I didn't even know she had a loose tooth, she's old enough now she's lost most of her baby teeth and the dentist told us third grade wasn't a big tooth losing year.  She then tells me that this tooth has been loose for a month, some mom I am.  Anyway, the moral of this story is, if you need to get your kids tooth out, have them eat some dots!  Who knew?

Last week one of my friends had a birthday and I made this card for her.  I thought it was a good fall like color scheme for a November birthday.  I had a lot of fun making this one!
I took this up close pic so you could see 1) the ultra cool black embossing and 2) the wood grain pattern on the red paper.

I'm off to work now...have an awesome day and thanks for stopping in!

Stamps:  PTI, Unity Stamp Co
Ink:  PTI, Versamagic
Paper:  PTI
Other: Black embossing powder, Black lace from Archiver's , black thread

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Anniversary...a day later.

Good morning!  I'm coming off a great weekend!  On Saturday, I spent the better part of the day working on my Christmas tags, whew is that ever a project.  Lots of steps on those.  I'm not quite finished yet, but will be sure to post pictures when I am.  Saturday night we had a wedding, which was so nice.  It was two friends whom we've known for almost twelve years and the night was just perfect for them.  I was so happy to see them get married and to see how everything came together.  The food was probably the best I've ever had at a wedding, they had an open bar (score!), photo booth and chocolate fountain!  What's not to love?  Most of all, right before the bride turned the corner to walk down the aisle, I could see her face, and she took a deep breath and closed her eyes as if she was just taking a moment to take it all in.  I thought that was really sweet.

On Sunday, Mike and I celebrated our 12 year wedding anniversary.  With having the wedding on Saturday, we talked a lot about our wedding and how little we really remember about ours.  I remember bits and pieces, and of course have pictures to remember things but that's about it.  The wedding was just a day, what was and is still important to us is the marriage.  I think that's the way it should be though, right?  It's funny, you spend so much time and money on this big event that is over in a few hours and then, twelve years later you only remember bits and pieces of.  It's kind of funny isn't it?  I really lucked out with Mike, he's a great guy.  An amazing provider, father and friend.  I know that he'll do whatever he has to to take care of me and the girls and that is the most comforting feeling.  At the same time, he lets me be me.  We make a good team!

When I sat down to make this anniversary card for Mike, I knew the color scheme I wanted to go with but that was about it.  I started perusing my Cricut carts and came up with this leaf image on my Stretch Your Imagination cart.  After that, the card just came together.

 Too girly?  Mike didn't think so, but I think he had to say that!  Haha!  I'm out for today, thanks for stopping by!  BTW, you guys are awesome and all your comments mean so much.  I'm feeling especially grateful this week, maybe it's the upcoming holiday, for family and friends.  See you tomorrow!

Stamps:  PTI Mega Mixed Messages
Ink:  Momento
Paper:  Core'dinations, Hobby Lobby and PTI Stamper's Select White
Other:  Cricut Stretch Your Imagination Cartiridge

Friday, November 19, 2010

Finally Friday here!  When I woke up yesterday I just knew it was Friday, and it wasn't...but it is today!!!!  I'm looking forward to this weekend, we have a wedding tomorrow night and then our anniversary is on Sunday.  As always, I'm hoping to get some crafty time in.  How about you?

For WOYWW the other day, I was working on an office themed card.  One that was sort of a jumble of things.  It kind of turned out how I pictured.  I'll give it another go one of these days!
I think that bow looks better in person, or maybe I need to mess around with it a bit more.  I do love the background though, all that bumpy texture with the green polka dots!  Mmm!

Alright, I'm outta here folks!  Have an awesome Friday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co, PTI, Studio G
Ink:  Versamagic
Paper:  Hobby Lobby, Target(graph paper), PTI
Other:  Seam binding tape, PTI Buttons, Tim Holtz embossing folders

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Feel Better...

What's up home skillets?  It rained all day yesterday!  It's been really dry here lately, so I'm glad for the rain, the weather guys thought we might get what they like to call "a wintery mix"  but the temp just hovered around freezing so it was all rain.  We dodge the white bullet for the first time this year!  Don't get me wrong, I love me some snow, I just don't like driving in it, unless it's to get craft supplies!  I had to work late last night so Mike picked up the girls and then had dinner ready when I got home!  Gotta love that! 

So you remember my G-ma, right?  The one who celebrated her 81st birthday on Tuesday?  Last week she fell and broke her rib.  Bummer, I know.  She's a trooper though, when I talked to her on Tuesday, she said she wasn't even taking her pain meds.  Said they make her feel kind of funny (like climbing the ropes in gym class...name that movie).  I made the following card for her and it started out like most of my cards, with a vision but it ended up quite different.  You'll have to excuse the stickers, I still have issues with crookedness (is that a word?). I'm pretty sure it's operator error and not American Crafts' fault.  On second thought, maybe you should turn your head to the left and squint to look at this card...
I'm outta here for today.  Hoping to get by Joann's, I've got a 50% off coupon burning a hole in my pocket then I need to get to the grocery store, the library and pick up the cookie dough from Abie's school fundraiser!  What's on your plate today?  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co.
Ink:  PTI Hibiscus Burst
Paper:  PTI Hibiscus Burst
Other:  American Crafts stickers

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Can you believe it's already Wednesday?  I'm super excited for today's post because it's a blogging first for me.  I've seen a bunch of people in blog land posting about WOYWW (What's on your workdesk Wednesday) and it looks like so much fun.  Every week, a group of people post about what they are working on and link it up here So, I thought I'd join in this week!  Here's what's on my workdesk!

This mess all started with these...
I picked these up last week and visions of an office themed card started to dance around in my head.  Thus, the above mess was born!  We'll see what comes out of it!  Hope you all have a great day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Well hello and happy Tuesday to you all!  As you may have guessed, today is my Grandma's birthday.  This is my dad's mom.  She is a bit like Maxine.  You know the old lady on the Hallmark cards that says exactly what she's thinking and doesn't care what anyone thinks about it!  I'm so grateful to still have both of my grandma's still living. 

I'm excited about this card today because I had the idea for it a couple of weeks ago and finally got to try it out!  I laid down a cake doily on lavender moon paper and sprayed glimmer mist over the top of it, then once it was dry I peeled the doily off and it had left a faint outline of it on the paper.  I just love the effect!
Here's a close up of the misted doily.  For the middle doily, I inked it up with lavender moon ink so the white wasn't so garish next to the rest of the colors.  For being Maxine like, I think Grandma will love this card!

I hope you all have a great Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  PTI Round and Round
Ink:  PTI Lavender Moon
Paper:  PTI Stampers Select White, Lavender Moon
Other:  Glimmer Mist in Blush, Martha Stewart cut lace tags, PTI Lavender Moon Button, Tulle

Monday, November 15, 2010

Wedding Card

Good morning!  How was your weekend?  We had a great weekend that was extremely productive!  Saturday we spent cleaning out the toys, in preparation for Santa's upcoming visit, and made a big donation to DAV.  Then Saturday night, Abie had a slumber party to go to and Mike and I spent the night getting some errands done.  It's crazy how much easier it is with just one child!  However, we were so happy to have Abie come home Sunday morning, missed that girl like crazy!  Sunday was full of laundry, crafting and Christmas lights.  We bought new lights at Target last year and Mike needed to replace a few broken ones only to find they don't carry them anymore.  I think he's found them online and we've decided to switch to the LED lights for next year. 

We have a wedding to go to this weekend and their colors are brown and cream.  But we bought their gift at Bed, Bath and Beyond and, as you may know, their wrapping is purple and white.  So I had a bit of a dilemma  when making the card for the gift.  Do I go with the wedding colors and stick the card in the box or go with the colors of the wrapping and attach it to the outside of the box?  I decided on the latter.
You'll have to excuse the picture, I promise my stamping isn't crooked, it's just the way the scallops landed when I took the shot, aaaaannnnnnd I'm pretty sure it's blurry.  Not my finest photog moment.  :-)  You get the idea though, right? 

Well, I'm out for today.  I'm looking forward to this week, the end of it anyway.  Our anniversary is next weekend and next week is a short week.  What's not to love about that?  Have a great Monday and I'll chat with ya later!  Thanks for checking in!

Stamps:  PTI Damask Designs, Everyday Button Bits
Ink:  PTI Plum Pudding
Paper:  PTI Lavender Moon
Other:  Nestabilities and Prima pearls

Friday, November 12, 2010

Best day eva!

Happy Friday folks!  I want to tell you about my Best day eva yesterday.  Mike and I both had the day off and after dropping the kids off at school and preschool, we headed to breakfast.  We made sure and went to a real "adult like" place, you know, somewhere you would never take the kids.  (smile)  Then we got the nasty business of the grocery shopping out of the way (blech).  We spent the rest of the day Christmas shopping.  It was great!  We had no kids tying us down, and it was ironic, because we were shopping for them!  We stopped for lunch, again a real "adult like" place, and made a few more stops at stores where we never take the kids, like World Market.  (smiling again)  It was just such a great day, hanging out together.  It's nice to check in with each other and make sure we're still compatible every now and again, don't ya think?  Just to make sure we're headed in the same direction.

Up today, I have one of those projects that just pops in your head and you have a vision of it and you sure hope it turns out the way you envisioned it.  You know what I mean?  I made these note cards for my sister as a Hostess gift for Thanksgiving and I needed a bag to put them in.  Well, I couldn't just give them to her in a naked bag, I needed a tag for it right?  So this is what I came up with.
I just love this!  I wish I had more naked bags to make these for...

I'm outta here for today.  I wanted to say thank you for all the super sweet comments from yesterday for my Dad.  You guys are the best!  Have a fab Friday and thanks for dropping in!

Stamps:  PTI
Ink:  PTI
Paper:  Hobby Lobby
Other:  Martha Stewart glitter, PTI buttons and twine

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day!

Happy Thursday and Happy Veteran's Day to any all Veteran's out there!  Mike got home a bit early last night and we were able to get out on the Harley for a little ride before we picked up the girls.  It was a lovely 73 degrees and just a great afternoon.  Might be the last one for awhile, so we're trying to take advantage of these days when we get them!  Mike and I are both off work today and are planning on getting some Christmas shopping done.  I'm so excited to spend the day together, sans children!  Ha! 

Today is Veteran's Day here, and I have to give a little shout out to my dad.  I made this card for him.  He is a Vietnam Veteran and I could not be more proud of who he is.  If you know any Veteran's, give 'em a hug today, tell them thank you or just say welcome home.  You have no idea how much they may appreciate it.

That's it for me today!  Hope you all have a great Thursday!  I'll see you guys tomorrow, thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  PTI:  Let Freedom Ring
Ink:  PTI:  Vintage Cream
Paper:  Core'dinations
Other:  Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Don't forget your oatmeal!

Morning ladies (and any possible gents who my be reading)!  I'm in a great mood today!  We had a fabulous night last night, very productive and all that good stuff.  It made me very grateful for my husband.  He's such a good guy.  Small example of his greatness here, skip on down to the pictures if you don't want to be bored!  Haha!  Monday morning I forgot my oatmeal and had to come back home and get it.  Yesterday, I had just left the house and he called me and said, "you forgot your oatmeal again."  I drove back to the house real quick and he met me in the driveway with it.  Now, this may not sound like a big deal, but he could have just seen my oatmeal sitting on the counter and blown it off, but he didn't.  He knew that if I didn't have my oatmeal, I'd be STARVING by lunchtime.  Wasn't that sweet?  Do you have someone in your life like this?  Someone who would call you if you forgot your oatmeal, someone who you're grateful for?

Alright, for those of you who skipped ahead for the crafty goodness today, here we go!  I needed a Hostess gift for my sister for Thanksgiving.  She teaches second grade and goes through a lot of stationary.  I made her a whole set of monogrammed note cards for Christmas last year and she's almost gone through all of them!  So, I thought I'd whip up a few more note cards for her for a little Hostess gift.

These were so easy to do, took me literally minutes to make.

I packaged the ten cards up in one of the clear boxes from Papertrey Ink.

Now, I also made a little tag for a bag that these cards will go in, I'll be posting that on Friday so stay tuned for that.  What do you have going on today? 

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget your oatmeal!

Stamps:  Stampin' Up! Upsy Daisy, Baroque Motif
Ink:  PTI Summer Sunrise, Versamagic Eggplant
Paper:  Hobby Lobby

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Taggy Tuesday!

Hey guys!  How ya doing on this fine Tuesday?  We've had a few days of beautiful weather here and I'm really trying to enjoy it before winter settles in for good.  However, there's just something about winter that makes me feel all crafty.  How about you?

Yesterday I posted a tag that I made for a birthday party Abie is going to next weekend and today I'm posting a tag that I made for a birthday she went to on Sunday.  I'm going to try and link this one up to Melissa's Tag Your It Party.  If I can figure out all the logistics that is!  Haha!
For the top part, I took three different birthday themed sentiments and placed them on my acrylic block then stamped them on my paper to make my own background paper!  I used some tulle, and tied a fluffy bow on the gift bag, then used some Martha Stewart baker's twine to attach the tag to the tulle bow.  It looked AHHH-dorable!

Well, I'm outta here for today!  Have a fantastic Tuesday friends and thanks for popping in!

P.S.  I linked this up here!

Stamps:  PTI:  Mega Mixed Messages, Hero Arts Sentiments
Ink:  PTI:  Plum Pudding
Paper:  PTI:  Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon
Other:  Kaiser Kraft gems, Polka Dot ribbon from the Dollar Tree, PTI: Plum Pudding Buttons

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pink and Green Tag

Good morning!  Happy Monday to you!  We had a great weekend here.  Spent Saturday running errands and visiting with mom and dad.  Then our neighbors came over to watch the MU game.  Well, Mike and Nick watched the game while Leah and I worked on the coolest Christmas wreath EVA!  I'll post pictures later, I  don't want to burn anyone out on Christmas just yet!  Then on Sunday, I spent the majority of the day crafting!!!!  It was absolutely fabulous!  We have a short week this week.  Mike and I are both off on Thursday for Veteran's Day, more on that later, so I'm looking forward to that.  Now, for my crafty piece today....

Like I said, Abie had a birthday party yesterday and she has another one next weekend.  I've been really inspired by Melissa lately with all her tag business over here at Bursts of Creativity.  She makes the MOST amazing tags I've EVER seen!  I decided to try my hand at one of these little pieces of goodness and I had so much fun!
Well, that's it for me today!  Hope you all have a great day today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  PTI Polka Dot Basics II and Round and Round
Ink:  PTI Raspberry Fizz
Paper:  PTI:  Raspberry Fizz, New Leaf
Other:  Kaiser Kraft Gems, Tulle, Fabric Brad Hobby Lobby, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Friday, November 5, 2010

It's Friday People!

Do you hear me?  Friday!  Woo hoo!  Man I love me some weekends!  Can't get enough of them!  I know that if I didn't have Monday through Thursday I wouldn't appreciate Friday-Sunday as much as I do, that's for sure!  It's turning colder here, high today of 46, but still no rain or snow...yet.  I'm kind of enjoying the cooler weather, it gives me a good excuse to stay inside and make some cards, right?

On my card today, I had wanted this stamp for a long time and I finally bought on my last trip to Archiver's.  I had originally pictured this with twine instead of leaving the string part as it is but I like the way it turned out.  Also, I don't usually make cards that are this clean and simple, but I really liked this one.  You might have to look closely, but the sentiment is on the middle banner.
Well, that's it for me today!  Hope you have a fantastic Friday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Hero Arts
Ink:  Colorbox Charcoal
Paper:  PTI:  Stampers Select White
Other:  PTI Buttons, Hobby Lobby Ribbon

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Oh Thursday, how I love thee!

So, I stayed home yesterday.  Landry was complaining of an earache, no fever, but I took her to see the doctor anyway.  We got her some ear drops and all is well.  I tried to make the most of my day at home, you know, laundry, cleaning house, taking down Halloween decorations.  But most importantly, during nap time, I got down into my craft room!  I worked on some stuff for next week that I'm super excited about it! 

Have you guys seen these stamps?  I ran into them the other day at Archiver's and fell in love!  I thought I would heat emboss them on dark green paper with gold embossing powder and make gift tags for Christmas.  BUT after what happened the other day with my new Santa stamp and the Chewbaca issue, I'm not so sure now.  I was just playing around with these over the weekend and I thought you might like to see what the images actually look like, stamped on something.
All I did was stamp these on shipping tags (got the idea to buy these from here) with Colorbox Charcoal ink.  These are in no way a completed project.  I just thought these images were way cool once they were stamped and thought I would share and possible enable a bit!  Ha!

Hope you all enjoy your Thursday as much as I plan enjoying mine!  Thanks for stopping by!  All of the comments mean so much!  It's so nice to hear from everyone, puts a smile on my face!  See you tomorrow!