Thursday, February 23, 2012

Do you Pinterest?

I have a Pinterest account like eleventy million other people in the world and I'm starting to think it's evil. EVIL I tell ya!

I should have ignored the allure of so many wonderful ideas all in one nice, neat, little, magical place.

I mean really...I have like 7 bazillion things pinned and even if I made one thing a day for the rest of my life I would never be able to do them all!  Even if I did have time, who has the money to do all those fun crafts, buy all those fabulous clothes, decorate their home to look like a pottery barn catalog, and go to all those awesome vacation spots all over the world? Not this girl!

Ok ok, I've made some things that I've pinned and even put my own twist on them to make them easier or less expensive.  My oldest daughter is totally in love with all things mustache, so when I saw this....
I knew I had to make it for her.  Except, I don't have a cartridge for my cricut that has a mustache shape.


So, on one of my many shopping trips to Hobby Lobby before Christmas, I picked up some mustache stickers and some alphabet stickers.

Let's face it, she isn't going to love mustaches forever so it didn't have to be made with products that would last til the end of time. So, this is my version.....
I think it's totally adorable and she loves it! I got a mason jar that was completely smooth which I didn't know they made....did any of you know they made plain ones or have I just been living under a rock??

This thing was super fast to put together! It seriously took me more time to pick out the font of alphabet stickers than it did to peel and stick those little suckers on the jar.  

So, do you pinterest? If so, what do you do when you make something you have pinned? Do you just leave it on your board?  Do you delete it? Do you move it to a special board that sports all the awesome things you've made so you can look like a crafting queen? I'm not sure what to do with mine.

Let me know what you do.....


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hello? lo lo lo lo lo Anybody there? er er er er er? I didn't think so!

Wow!!! It's been over 3 years since I posted anything here! My life has been so busy! That last post was a week or 2 before I started going back to school fulltime and that became all consuming in my life for the next 2 years!
I went to cosmetology school at a local college for a year...where I graduated suma cum laude I might add! I know, it's just hair right? Ummm not so much! You would be amazed at all the things that someone learns in cosmetology school. Let me just tell you that all the nail disorders people can possibly have would make your head spin!! Anyway, while I was in cosmetology school we went over skincare and I fell in love!!! So, what did I do?? I enrolled to go back to school for esthetics! I started about 2 weeks after I graduated from cosmetology and went for another 9 months part time and I worked part time in a salon! And I graduated again...suma cum laude! toot toot!! lol Then about 2 weeks later our world came crashing down around us.
But let me go back to before I started school so you can get the full picture here. My husband and I were blissfully going about life, me as a stay-at-home mom and he worked fulltime in the dental ceramics field.....fancy talk for he made crowns and bridges in a dental lab! We were doing alright, not rolling in the dough by any means, but we made it....sometimes by the skin of our teeth! We have 5 kids and our youngest kids were 4 and 2 years old at this time. So, 2 kids at home with me all day. Well, I got this idea that I should start looking into going to school, really just to see what it would take to go. I mean I've always wanted to do hair, since I can remember, and what would it hurt to just go get info for future reference right??? So, off I went to the local college that is about 45 minutes from my house and went in to talk with one of the couselors. Then wham bam, I was enrolled in college. Afterwards I thought...Wait, what just happened here??? We didn't qualify for a childcare grant, so I went home and cried. Mostly I cried because the thought of even putting my kids in daycare broke my heart. I had stayed home with all my other kids and felt like I would somehow be letting these 2 down by leaving them and I didn't know how we were going to afford daycare. I talked with my mother-in-law about my dilemma and she and my father-in-law decided they would keep the kids so I could go to school. Fast forward to May 2010. I graduated from esthetics and started working fulltime.
My husband told me a few days after graduation that he had been having trouble sleeping because he couldn't breathe when he was laying down. It progressively got worse and he was sleeping less than 30 minutes a night because he couldn't breathe and he got to the point that he started sleeping in a recliner because he said he felt like he had an elephant sitting on his chest. This went on for about 2 weeks until one day while he was at work he started having chest pains. He called me and told me how he was feeling and I told him he had to go to the ER. He agreed but said he was going to finish his day at work. I met him at the ER that evening and they took him straight back and did an EKG and immediately moved him to the cardiac unit of the ER. They hooked monitors to him and we could watch his heartbeat.....which was super sporadic. He got admitted into the hospital that night and a couple of days later they did a heart cath on him to see if he had a blockage and how his heart was functioning. He had no blockages but his left ventricle was so enlarged that it was barely pumping blood to his body! A normal heart pumps 50-70% of the blood out of it with each contraction. His was pumping out only 15%. The doctor said 10% can't sustain life! I nearly died right there!! He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure.....at 37 years old!
A million things ran through my mind. I have 5 kids how can I do this alone?! I've only been working for 2 weeks fulltime and don't have much of a clientele! I don't want to be without my husband who I love more than words can express! My kids need their daddy! I don't want to be alone!
The doctor put him on a ton of medications and he stayed in the hospital for a total of 8 days. They wouldn't release him until he was approved for a lifevest....which was a portable defibrillator that he wore like a vest under his clothes 24/7 that monitored his heart and if at anytime his heart stopped it would automatically shock it! He wore that thing for 3 months and if his heart got a wonky rhythm it would sound an alarm then tell all bystanders to move away so it could shock him. It had a bypass button and he would bypass it but let me tell you the first time that alarm went off was around midnight one night not long after he got out of the hospital and it scared me so bad that I cried and shook for hours and couldn't sleep the rest of the night! I finally had to go to the doctor myself because I was so paranoid and needed something to help me stay calm and something to help me sleep.
He continued with doctors appointments and his heart function improved each time! Although he was ordered to not work....EVER again!  He applied for and was declared medically disabled and has been a stay at home dad ever since!
I worked in the salon until this past summer and we decided it would be best if I opened my own little salon at my house. So we got to work and I have the cutest little salon right on my front porch!! It's actually a little room at the end of the front porch. It's called Chop Shop and I've been open since mid July! I love working from my house but most of all I love all the time  I get to spend with my husband! I can come in the house between clients and spend time with him! I don't know that I would have appreciated that time as much if we hadn't gone through all we did last year!  I'm so grateful I went to school on a whim.....I don't know how much of that was my own idea considering what happened. I'm sure I was being led to do what was best for my family because if I hadn't been working we wouldn't have been able to make it!
If you made it all the way through....wow you are a trooper!! Oh one more thing....I got rid of all my stamps! :::shocking::: I just didn't have time for it anymore with school and everything else. BUT, now that I'm working from home I have more time to craft so I thought that I could transition to more craft related posting. I'm sure at some point I will get back into stamping just not right now. I hope y'all enjoy the things I post.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My Inspiration Challenge Card

Ok, so only one person took me up on the inspiration challenge! LOL You can check out Shelley's card here!! It is gorgeous! Only one person participated, but I'm not going to give up that easily! I have a new inspiration challenge I will post later. I started thinking that maybe it isn't a good idea to post it on a weekend, so, maybe I'll post it early Thursday morning. If that doesn't work, then maybe I'll post it on Mondays and see how that goes! LOL Anyway, here is the card I made for the challenge. If you notice, I used a piece of cardstock rickrack on this card!
If you didn't see my video tutorial on how to make the rickrack, check here!
Supplies:
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Pink Passion, Yo Yo Yellow, Whisper White, Barely Banana, Pretty In Pink
Ink: Pink Passion, Whisper White, Pretty In Pink
Stamps: Always, Polkadot Background, New Pencil Eraser
Other: White Taffeta Ribbon dyed Pretty in Pink, Corsage Pin to pierce the Paper, Corner Rounder for rickrack, circle punch, Fiskars circle template and cutter.
I stamped the polkadot background then inked up the pencil eraser and stamped over each dot to make it bigger! Card is 5.5 x 5.5.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Retired Stamps for Sale!

If you are new to stamping or are just looking for some older sets, then you should check out my retired stamp sale!! I have a ton of sets listed at ROCK bottom prices!

Monday, August 11, 2008

New Catalog Special!

Hi everyone! I decided to offer a special in honor of the brand spanking new Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalog! You can view the new Catalog here! Orders need to be at least $70 before taxes and shipping in order to qualify for this special. If your order is at least $140 you will receive 2 consecutive specials.....so that means if you are order #4 you will also receive #5. Orders over $150 will not be eligible to receive hostess benefits as well as my special, sorry! Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery, I will have the orders shipped to me then I will sort and reship them to you at no additional cost to you! US customers only please! This special is good until Wednesday at midnight central time. If I receive more than 10 orders, I will start a new round! Email me at stampadoodledoo@att.net with your orders! Orders must be paid thru paypal. I will send you an invoice. All orders must be paid before the order can be placed.

Order #1 will receive a 1 pack of Designer Brads a $5.95 value
Order #2 will receive a $5.95 punch
Order #3 will dazzling diamonds glitter a $4.50 value
Order #4 will receive your choice of one embossing powder $4.75 value
Order #5 will receive an assorted pack of 8 1/2x11 in color cardstock a $7.95 value
Order #6 will receive your choice of a level one hostess set
Order #7 will receive a roll of 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon free a $4.95 value
Order #8 will receive your choice of a level 2 hostess set!
Order #9 will receive a pack of Designer Series Paper your choice free a $9.95 value
Order #10 will receive your choice of any Hostess Set!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

New Video Tutorial

I posted a new video tutorial over at the hen house! BTW, how do you spell rick rack, ric rak? I spelled it ric rak and I hope that isn't wrong! Have you noticed how popular ric rak is? Stamps, stickers, actual ric rak??? Well, I've seen a new thing that people are doing! They are using the brand new scallop punch from the brand new Stampin' Up! Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalog to make cardstock ric rak! Guess what??? I don't own that punch, so I pulled out my trusty corner rounder to see if I could get the same results! It was sooooo easy! So head on over to the henhouse and see how easy it is! And watch tomorrow for me to post a card using a piece of cardstock ric rak! Ooooo, I wonder if the slit punch would work too? I may have to conduct another experiment!

Oh, and one more thing.......no one has taken my challenge yet! I was going to have a FABULOUS prize, but no one loves me enough to even give me the time of day! Well, I guess I'll just have to keep it for myself! LOL

Friday, August 8, 2008

Inspiration Challenge/Contest!!!

I've decided to start a weekly challenge to help you and ME start looking at everything in a new way! There are so many things out there..i.e. ads, logos, packaging.....that have great color combinations or patterns that can be translated into Stampin' Up! colors or images! You can use colors or patterns or whatever it is that catches your fancy about the picture! To kick it off, I decided to go with a photo from Pottery Barn Kids! I love this room and the great colors.



















Leave a comment with a link to a photo, either on your blog or in an online photo gallery and I will go thru and check them out and then post a winner for the inspiration challenge. The winner will receive a fun gift.....that I haven't decided yet! You have until 6pm CST Sunday, August 10th to link to your entries! I will announce the winner and post my card on Monday!! Good luck and stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Challenge!!

There is a new challenge listed for Stampin' Up! demonstrators on Splitcoaststampers. It is called WICKED challenge. It stands for Wonderfully Inspiring Challenges Keep Educating Demos. It is going to be a monthly challenge and there is a sketch, color combo, and technique to try out! This month JanTink is the guest challenger! She came up with a great sketch, color combo, and technique to try out. Here is a link to her blog post to see all the details of the challenge. If you decide to take this challenge on, email me or leave a comment with a link to a picture of your creation! I would love to take a look! In the meantime, here are some cards I made for the challenge!

Supplies for card #1:
Stamps: Pun Fun, Polka Dot Background
Paper: Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Summer Picnic DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Not Quite Navy, Going Gray, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Styled Silver HPH, Black Stampin' Write Marker, 1 1/4 inch circle punch (for mask)

Supplies:

Stamps: Always

Paper: Kraft, Always Artichoke, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Chocolate chip

Ink: Real Red, Versamark, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: 5/8 inch Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Styled Silver HPH, corner rounder punch (for scallops)

Supplies:

Stamps: Fun and Fast Notes, Polkadot background, Canvas BackgroundPaper: Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink

Accessories: Blender Pen, White Signo Gel Pen, Styled Silver HPH, corner rounder punch

Monday, July 14, 2008

Wowweee!!

It's been a loooonnnnnngggg time since I've posted anything! Our summer has been super busy! At the beginning of June, my 2 girls and I went to Girl's Camp for our church for 4 days. We had a ton of fun and got very little sleep!! The 3rd week of June, we had a family reunion that lasted a week! It was so fun to get to see all my brothers and sisters.......there are 9 of us! 3 live in the town we grew up in, I live about 45 minutes away, then I have a brother that lives in St. George, Utah, one in Panaca, Nevada, one in Chattanooga, Tennessee, then I have a sister in Burley, Idaho, and another sister in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The airlines made a lot of money off this reunion!! Plus, ALL of my nieces and nephews, some of my aunts and uncles, and some cousins were there too. We had about 60 people in my mom and dad's house at any given moment! It was chaotic but fun! The whole reunion was a complete surprise to my parents. We decided we would celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary too while we were all together. We had a special presentation on the last night and we talked about our memories growing up. We also had all of the old 8mm film put onto DVD, then I made a DVD with family photos and put in clips of the 8mm. It made everyone cry!! There was film of my mom and dad with my oldest brother, who is now 48 years old! It was so fun to see it all!! I'm attaching a couple of pictures of us. (as I was going thru the photos, I got a little teary eyed!) This first one is the Friday night presentation. This is just a small portion of us! There are more on the other side of the camera and off to the right and left!!Here is a picture from the opposite corner. That is my wonderful husband in the cowboy hat....he's crying and if he knew I put this up he'd probably make me cry!! LOLThis is a picture of the food for that Friday night. My brother-in-law is a chef and caters, so he set up this AWESOME table!!! I made the cake! It was my first attempt at making a tiered cake! It turned out ok. On the top layer there is an oval with a 50 in it.This next photo is one of the family pictures we took. It was funny when the photographer got there he said.....ok, y'all get into family groups first, then we'll go from there.....we looked at him with a puzzled look.....and he said, well you aren't all brothers and sisters are you??? We all busted out laughing and said uhhhhh yeah we are! I'm the one on your left on my knees. I'm the only one that didn't get the memo about wearing a POLO style shirt! DUH! At least I knew to wear white! This photo wasn't taken by the photographer. My brother-in-law took this one while the photographer was taking his. These photos were taken at Sam Houston State Park in Moss Bluff, Louisiana which is about 3 miles from my parents' home and where we all grew up!
This last photo was my idea. We wanted something casual with just the kids in it. It is my absolute favorite!!!! I love it! I just realized I put my glasses back on in this one!

If you aren't religious, you may not want to continue reading. If you are, then you might!

One last thing, my oldest brother.......he's the bald one......ok, there are a couple that are bald looking! LOL He's the bald one on the right. Well, he has led a pretty rough life and has made some less than good choices in his life. He started smoking at age 12 and got into alcohol and drugs as a teenager. He is no longer a member of our church because of some of the choices he has made. Well, while we were together, he realized that family is so important and that he wants to be able to spend eternity with all of us! He quit smoking on the Sunday after the reunion was over and has been going to church! We are so amazed because we never thought we would see this day! He asked my dad to please not die anytime soon so that dad could re-baptize him!!! I just want to say that I'm so thankful for the atonement of Jesus Christ that makes this possible! I'm not one to be "preachy" and I hope this doesn't turn some of you off, but I'm so happy that I can't not say something. I don't EVER and I do mean E-V-E-R get up in church to bear my testimony because.........well just because I don't. I don't like to be up in front of everyone showing my emotions. Anyway, I did this past fast Sunday at church because I thought I would be the most ungrateful person if I didn't share this with my ward! So many people came up afterwards and told me how heartfelt it was and how touched they were by it! I didn't do it because I wanted people to say something to me......if fact I was kinda hoping they would forget it! LOL If you have someone in your life in a similar situation, never give up on them!! You never know if and when they might turn their life around and come back into the fold!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

It's all in the details!

I needed a card for a birthday party for a 2 year old. I decided I would use Pun Fun because I love the cute little images in it! I had planned to just make a simple card, but I kept adding little details and about 2 hours later, I finally finished it!! One of the details I added was to put little white dots on the mats. I got this idea from Faith AKA Markie's Mom on SCS. Here is a link to her blog. She must have the patience of Job to put that many dots on her cards! This is the first and last time I add dots!! It was too time consuming for me and I didn't even add half as many dots as Faith does! I also added some crystal effects to the balloon and bow to give it a raised effect. The image is popped up on dimensionals. I paper pierced along the top to add another detail. So, here is the card!


All supplies from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Going Gray; Designer Paper: Prints Pack (Level 1 hostess set); Other: Mat Pack, White Gel Pen (Michaels), Crystal Effects, Blender Pen, Silver Brads, Black Gingham Ribbon, Light Blue Double Stitched Ribbon (unknown source), Word Window Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Monday, May 19, 2008

New Video Tutorial!!


I just posted a new video tutorial over at the Hen House!! The video shows how to make these super cute candy purses!! Head on over to the The Hen House and check it out!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

An apology, and horn tootin'!!

First off, I want to apologize for the long silence! My computer was giving me fits! I could only get on it for about 5 minutes then it would lock up! I finally got desperate and purchased an external hard drive so I could dump some files to make more room on my computer, thinking that maybe the fact that I had less than 1 GB of space left on it was the problem!! I was able to free up about 25GB of space and it worked for about a day, then started locking up again! I finally got online long enough to find something to download to fix the problem. So far, so good! Now on to tooting a horn! My 11 year old daughter, Madison, is in choir at school and they were able to try out to sing a solo at the spring concert. She tried out along with 22 other kids from grades 6,7, & 8. She is in 6th. They were judged and could receive a score up to 100. She got a 96, the highest score out of all the kids that tried out!!! So, needless to say, she got to sing a solo. (they chose 3 soloists) She chose to sing " Wishing you were somehow here again" from Phantom of the Opera. Just a quick sidenote...all my kids love that movie.....is that normal? Even my 7 year old son loves it and sings all the songs from it! I'm thinking they are a little geeky or something! Anyway, I have a video of her singing!! I know everyone in the world wants to hear her sing!!! The video quality isn't that great, and it is a little hard to hear the piano but, she still sounds great!! LOL So here it is!!! If you want, you can leave her a nice comment!! :)
video

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Fabulous Bags!!!

I wanted to tell you about some FABULOUS bags! I got a bag from Dailywindow and I am in love with it!! The one I got is called the Eight days a week bag! It is nice and roomy! The liner is a gorgeous apple green color (green just happens to be my favorite color!). In Stampin' Up colors, it is close to Green Galore!! I love the white stitching detail too!! There is a nice clear pocket on the front of the bag as well to display your cards!! Here are a couple of pictures of the bag I got, but be sure to go to their website to check out all the other wonderful bags they have! I may have to get the All Around Classic Tote too, then I'd be all set to carry all my supplies to my workshops!! You can click on the link over in my sidebar to go to their site!!! I promise you will love them!!!






Is that not gorgeous???? Now hurry up and order one........a girl can never have too many bags!!!

Stampin' Up! May Promos!!!

Stampin' Up! Is offering some FABULOUS promotions for the month of May!! Also, just in case you didn't know, the Occasions Mini Catalog dates have been extended to the end of June!!

Get On Board with Chipboard!
Promotion Dates: May 1-31, 2008
Promotion Details: Spend $35 on Stampin' Up! products and get 25 percent off any On Board items from the Spring-Summer Collection.

All On Board products (pages 178-179) qualify for this promotion.
Item Number Description
25% off retail price
109181 On Board Blossoms & Basics $11.21
109179 On Board Ginormous Pieces $11.21
107925 On Board Bitty Book $7.46
108495 On Board 5" x 5" Art Journal $5.21
107065 On Board Art Journal (5-3/4" x 8-3/4") $7.13
107307 On Board Accents $9.71
109182 On Board Lots of Letters $9.71
109180 On Board Simon Upper $9.71
107306 On Board Simon Lower $9.71
109192 On Board Clipboard (13" x 7-1/2") $11.96
109190 On Board Clipboard (9" x 9") $5.96
109191 On Board Clipboard (4-1/2" x 9") $4.88
110713 On Board Book Basics Large $5.96
110712 On Board Book Basics Small $4.46

There is no limit to the number of discounted chipboard products a customer may purchase once the qualifying order of $35 has been reached.
This offer is being made in conjunction with a Cutting Mat/Hobby Blade combo pack special offer.
Customer order deadlines:
Phone orders deadline: Friday, May 30, 2008; 7:00 PM (MT)
OEX orders deadline: Saturday, May 31, 2008; 11:50 PM (MT)

Cutting Combo Pack Special Offer
Promotion Dates: May 1-31, 2008
Promotion Details:
During the month of May, buy a Cutting Mat and get a Hobby Blade for FREE!

Customers must use the Cutting Combo Pack item number (113421) in order to receive the free Hobby Blade. There is no limit to the number of times a customer may participate in this offer.
This offer is being made in conjunction with the On Board with Chipboard promotion. Customer order deadlines:
Phone orders deadline: Friday, May 30, 2008; 7:00 PM (MT)
OEX orders deadline: Saturday, May 31, 2008; 11:50 PM (MT)

Hodgepodge Recruiting Promotion
Dates: May 1-31, 2008
Promotion Details: For the month of May, Join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator and get 20 percent off the Starter Kit, PLUS a free tin of Hodgepodge Hardware (a $27.95 value).
Hodgepodge Hardware assortment choices include:
Item Description
105532 Aged Copper
105531 Antique Brass
105515 Pewter

Things to Remember:
New demonstrators can also purchase the Stampin' Memories Add-On to their Starter Kit for an additional $50.
The default finish on Hodgepodge Hardware will be Antique Brass; new demonstrators must choose a finish or they will receive the Antique Brass.
Only Hodgepodge Hardware from the Spring-Summer Collection 2008 qualifies for this promotion; Hodgepodge Hardware from Occasions Mini Collection 2008 does not qualify.
The promotional Starter Kit price will be applied automatically; you will not need to do anything on your orders to qualify new recruits for the special price.
Potential recruits can also use the online IDA form on your DBWS; they will still receive the free Hodgepodge Hardware kit and 20 percent off the Starter Kit. They'll just have to enter the finish of their hardware under the accessories area.
Starter Kit order forms and IDAs must be received
In-house: Friday, May 30, 2008, 7:00 PM (MT)
DBWS Online IDA: Saturday, May 31, 2008, 11:50 PM (MT)

I would love for you to join my team and this is a great time to join The Stampin' Up! family!! Email me at stampadoodledoo@att.net for more information!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Washer Necklaces and an Announcement!


This is one of the cutest ideas I've seen!!! I love it!! I don't know who came up with it, but I've seen them in several different places!!! Don't you just love them????? Now, on to the announcement!
I've started a new blog that is going to be just tutorials! I thought this would be a great way to keep all the tutorials in one place and it would make it easier to find what you are looking for!! The site is http://henhousestampin.blogspot.com/! And guess what! I made a video tutorial on how to make these necklaces!!! So go check it out and let me know what you think!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Splitcoaststampers

Knock Knock Knock........HelloooooooOOOoooooooo? Is anyone out there???? I can't get onto Splitcoast!!! Is it just me? Can anyone hear me?? Leave me a comment if you do and let me know!! I might die if I don't get to see what everyone is chatting about!!!

I feel a panic attack coming on! Where's my paperbag????????

UPDATE!! It's back! Oh thank goodness!! I was close to passing out!

A Simple Card and an update

Well, my husband went to the doctor yesterday because he was still sick. He has been sick for over a week now! The doctor said it sounded like a parasite that is common to this area! So, he got a prescription and should be better soon!! Thank goodness! Poor thing has barely eaten in over a week! Now, on to a card!


I decided to make an easy card today! This is a super simple layout that I tend to to use a lot and can be used with so many different stamps!!! I love this color combination too!



Supplies: Kraft, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Whisper White Cardstock. Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Real Red, Versamark Inks. Fun and Fast Notes, Canvas Background Stamps. Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Antique Brass Brads.

Stay tuned for more fun cards!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

YUCK!!!

We've been kneeling at the porcelain throne for the past week or so! In other words, we've had a stomach bug running rampant through our house! Hopefully we will be over it soon and I can start posting again! I've been too busy tending to sick kids and my sick husband to keep up with the blog right now! If you will check out Julie Buhler's blog she has a video tutorial for the last post I made! You can check it out here! I found that she had made a video, thankfully before I was able to finish mine! I also found my camera! It's been missing for about 2 or 3 weeks!!! I promise to get busy posting again soon! I have swaps I received that I plan to show you! Sorry for not keeping up!! Stay tuned!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Wow!!!

All I can say is wow to this technique!!! I read on Julie Buhler's blog how to use your stampin' write markers to get the look of the Oh so EXPENSIVE copic markers! So I tried it out and I planned to make a video tute, but the camera battery died halfway through the video! I am charging it as I type and plan to video it again and hopefully I can get that up sometime Monday or Tuesday!! But for now, here are some photos of the results!!

I will post more details when I post the video........coming to a blog near you!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Thank you Easter bunny!!!

Happy Easter everybody!!! We have eaten WAY too much candy and should be on a sugar high for the next week!! I hope everyone had a great Easter!

I am working on a new video tutorial for y'all! I should have it ready soon and will post it as soon as I can! I also have been putting together a site for blog banners, watermarks, and signatures!! If you are in need of any of those, go check it out at http://www.customwatermarks.blogspot.com/!!! Please remember that I've only just started it, so I don't have a ton listed yet!! I'm off for now! I need to go spend what little bit of the day is left with my family!