Saturday, January 31, 2009
However, I have run out of glue dots, glue runner refills, and am resorting to *UGH* white liquid glue! I guess it's time to stop crafting and start cleaning!
Here is my latest project - I have several gazillion post it pads of various sizes, so I've attempted a Post it Holder. Paper is DCWV, Stamps are Angel Company and Inkadinkado.
Well, we have one truck stuck at the bottom of the driveway, and are going to attempt to take another truck to town to get some groceries and GLUE DOTS! Stanley Manley is making a trial run down the hill and back up as I type! Wish us luck!!!
Happy Saturday everyone!
~When it snows, you have two choices - shovel, or make snow angels!!!
Friday, January 30, 2009
The first one I had trouble finding a scrap that I liked for the bottom, so I snipped a piece off of the last bag I got when I shopped at Red Rooster!!! The butterfly stamp is an Inkadinkado, the baby buggy is Angel Company, the three sentiments are Hero Arts, and the "I'm Thankful" is a $1 stamp from Michael's.
Here are the little inside sentiments. They are just the right size!
The card below is also made with mailing labels. I sponged the labels with Blue Ice Chalk Ink, stamped The vine (The Angel Company, Simply Divine) and the sentiment (Inkadinkado) with Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink. I mounted them on brown paper, mounted that on tan Bazzill c.s., and trimmed the bottom with my Fiskar's border punch. On the inside of the card, I put a border that would show through from the front, and used the border punch on the top of it.
I think it needs something at the bottom on the front, but can't figure out exactly what! Guess I'll sleep on it...
Hope these brought you a smile, I sure had fun 'playing' at my desk tonight! I really need to be planning a Valentine's class that I'm having next Saturday! Oh well, back to my desk...
Good night all!
~The sole purpose for a child's middle name is so that he can tell when he's really in trouble!
This has been a long week! It's amazing how much I have enjoyed the time being snowed in here, but it's also a crazy weird feeling to know that I can't get anyplace, as well!!! I had a pretty good conversation with God yesterday, letting him know how much I appreciate the power staying on, which allowed me to clean up my work space so I could start messing it up again!
Poor Stan the Man, got in at O-dark thirty last night, and has had to turn around and head right back to Branson (4+ hours). Hopefully, he'll be back here in the a.m. We have monthly reports and (egads-we forgot them!) W-2's to get out to our employees!
Anyway, enough of that - I have a picture to post, and then I MUST go sit down with my new catalog from The Angel Company (it's their 'magalogue', Serendipity) and make out my new wish list. I am so hopelessly addicted to this hobby! Now, I just MUST figure out a way for it to bring IN some money when I retire! Let me know if you have any ideas!
I got to thinking last night that there are not many cards made to fit in a regular sized stationary envelope, so guess what I made? Yep! A tall skinny card. And with the leftover pieces, my next project will be a Scrapling!
For this card, I used Bazzill c.s., and Inkadinkadoo stamps (it's a prototype for my next class at the Red Rooster, and she sells Inkadinkadoo stamps!). I punched with a straight pin around the tan c.s. I punched out 10 mini hearts and used a black marker to dot them. I used three of the hearts to hide the birds in the tree, and seven for the 'wreath' around the Love stamp. Once I punched all of the holes, the card took just a few minutes to put together. (You can't see it, but I stamped a heart with versamark on the red c.s., giving it a patterned paper look.
Have a super Friday night - hope to 'see you' tomorrow!
~Peace out dudes (and dudettes)!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I'm sorry that the color is just not very good. If anyone has any 'photo hints' for taking good shots of cards and scrapbook pages, please let me know!
Good night all - Patti J.
~sorry, no words of wisdome - too tired!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Well, my crafting friends all know what 'iced in' translates to! Yee Ha - off to the craft room for HOURS and HOURS and HOURS!
I have a class upcoming - it is supposed to be on Saturday, but I'm fearful that won't happen! It will more than likely be next Saturday. Our project for the day is a 2009 Calendar. The store that we will have class in has tons of patterned papers the owner wants me to highlight this time, so the stamping is at a minimum, and the paper is the 'star' of the class. I'm not giving any Calendar sneek peeks in case any of my ladies are reading, however.... for each calendar page, I have also created a very very quick card highlighting the paper being used on the calendar page to show another use for it.
Since I am iced in, and bored out of my mind, I am going to include photo's of January through June in this post, and July through December later tonight or tomorrow.
Before I go, I have to tell you that my DH of nearly 37 years still surprises me with fancy gifts whenever he has the opportunity! I know I've said it before, but he IS a keeper! Anyway, I've been going through a pretty rough time lately emotionally, and sweet Manley Stanley brought me a gift last weekend! It's pictured below! Can you believe after all these years, he doesn't regret the question he never asked? Lol - it's really a joke between us. We had our first date mid-December, were married the first week in April, and neither of us can remember either of us actually saying "will you marry me".... so - he finally did it!!!
Monday, January 19, 2009
am calculating our little white furball's age.....
~A day without sunshine is like dark! (Larry the Cable Guy)
Saturday, January 17, 2009
It's been a very VERY cold week in Missouri! We have had several days of single digits - even a day or two that we rarely moved off of the near zero mark. Brrr... I love winter, but that's a bit cold, even for me!
I finished up a swap today, and thought I'd share it with you. The colors just don't look great, but I'm going to share it anyway. The actual color of the cardstock is a Robin's Blue by DCWV. It's a very soft blue-green-tealish color.
I used my Marvy scalloped punches again, just because I love them! The swap was a Valentine's Day Swap with a group of Anges from The Angel Company!
Now... most of you that know me, know that if I'm told to cut 'here', I cut 'there', and if I'm told to stamp 'straight', I stamp 'crooked'. You also know that Valentine's Day is traditionally all reds, blacks, whites, golds, silvers, etc., so needless to say, I decided on blue, purple, black, white, and maroon colors. Go figure! What can I say - I guess I'm oppositional!!! (For sure, I'm defiant!) Instead of hearts and flowers, I chose hearts and a cow! lol
I hope you like it! Have a great weekend everyone - stay warm!
~Okay, so what's the speed of 'dark'???
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Happy New Year, and God Bless...
~Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth. Amen.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Finally, a good shot of all four. The 3rd from the left is actually a skinny black bead in the center with white spiky dots, and two smaller beads on the sides. The last on the right is actually a black engraved rose pattern bead. Hopefully, Melissa won't have too much trouble figuring out which to wear first! (The green is my favorite!)
I hope that 2009 is off to a good start for you all. Take care - Patti J.
~Birds of a feather flock together (and also crap on your car). ~who knows???