Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ladybug Trick or Treater

Hello fellow stampers & friends!
It's a late post today for sure! I really didn't feel like going into the stamp room today until I saw this digi image over at Pink Cat Studio's. It instantly reminded me of a little girl that got a ladybug outfit this year for Halloween!! I did struggle with making the red work for Halloween and i'm still not sure I like this but I really couldn't make it too scary for a little girl, could I? I printed out the image and colored it with Copic Markers. I used SU's new Spider Web embossing folder on the white piece and added some scrunched up Raven lace under my image then punched out some bats and attached them with glue dots. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set and punched out with the Word Window Punch and layered onto the Modern Label Punch. It's hard to tell but the ladybug wings have Smooch painted on to make them alittle sparkly. Take a look....

Well, that's all for me today! Calling for heavy rain here tomorrow so I may have to be on flood watch around here but I sure hope not. We do need the rain tho!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great evening!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Celebrate the Wonder

Good Tuesday Afternoon!
I'm posting alittle late today! I was happily crafting away around lunchtime then the phone rings and someone needs to come in 20 mins to do an appraisal on the house! Ughhhh! This 20 min notice really is not right! Errrr!! Anyways, this interrupted my crafting time but now i'm able to finish up and get my cards posted.
Yep, i'm still on a Christmas card roll! It'll be here before ya know so i'm cranking them out! :) I used a Forever Friends bear stamp again today. This is one that I actually own and use it quite a bit! I didn't gussie it up too much. I'm trying to keep them as flat as possible so mailing them doesn't become an issue. Take a look...

My pics are alittle dark today. It's kinda sunny one minute and cloudy the next and windy as all get out here so I decided not to take my pics outside or they would have been on the ground more than on the deck railing! LOL
I really like and hope you do too!!
Well, that's all for me today! I have deviled eggs to get made for our Biggest Loser TV party tonight and supper to get made for the girls. Kelsey made it back to school today....lookin good & feeling good too! :)
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!!
Celebrate the Wonder Cards:
Stamps: Forever Friends, Sentiment from Penny Black
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Soft Sky, PTI Select White, My Minds Eye DSP
Accessories: Square & Square Scallop Nestibilities, Lg Oval & Scallop Oval SU Punches, SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Micheal's Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Glue Pen, Glitter, 2 Sided Tape

Monday, September 27, 2010

Christmas Bear

Happy Monday fellow stamper & friends!!
Hope your Monday is off to a good start! It's raining here today, finally! Since it is raining i've declared today a "PJ Day"! Kelsey is home from school today still fighting her cold and i'm happy to say that she is feeling & looking better! I've got my pork & saurkraut in the oven for supper so it's was time for me to sneak off to the stamp room a bit to play! I don't know what has gotten into me lately but I am having so much fun making handstamped projects again! :)
The card I made today is another Christmas card that I can add to my pile. The image is from Forever Friends which I was so happy that my stampin friend, Tammi from over at Tropical Dreams sent me last year! Thanks, Tammi! I just LOVE these bears and i'm glad to be putting them to good use these days!! :) Wonder if there are any new Forever Friends images for this upcoming holiday??
Take a look...

Not the traditional Christmas colors but being a crafter sometimes ya just have to change things up! :) Hope ya like!!
Well, i'm off to do more crafting while watching the rain come down! Oh what a welcome sight!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
Christmas Bears Cards:
Stamps: Forever Friends (image & sentiment)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Cool Caribbean, Regal Rose, White, My Mind's Eye DSP
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Glue Pen, Glitter, Rhinestones from Micheal's, Certainly Celery Grosgrain, Stampin Dimensionals, Glue Dots, 2 Sided Tape

Sunday, September 26, 2010

More Sweet Goodies

Happy Sunday, fellow stampers & friends!
Hope your Sunday is going well.
Last nite I was able to get out and pick up more Halloween treats to use for my project today! I bought these little brown bags over at an Amish store probably back before Christmas and when I was cleaning out I found them. I decided these would make some really cute Hallween Treat Bags. I'm not sure if you can see or not but the bags were stamped all over with a little spider stamp that came from the Micheal's $1 bin years ago. I took my ink pad and rubbed it all over the bags to give it a dirty look. Attached my little witch with a gold brad right above the clear see thru window. Added my Happy Halloween sentiment with a pop dot and glued on the bow. Take a look....

I filled my bags with lots of yummy treats to give to some special trick or treaters come Halloween time! I'm so happy with how these turned out...I know i'll be making more eventually! :)
Well, I think rain is on our doorstep. The sky is getting cloudy pretty quick so I think i'm gonna go heat up left overs for supper and maybe grab a quick nap. Cloudy/rainy days are always good for naps!! :)
Thank you for stopping by! Hope your having a great day!!
Halloween Treat Bags:
Stamps: Just For Fun, More Great Greetings (both SU retired)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: PTI Select White, Only Orange, Basic Black
Accessories: Circle & Pinking Circle Nestibilities, Lg Oval & Scallop Oval Punches, Gold Brads, Ribbon from Micheal's, Martha Stewart Bat Punch, Brown Bag, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, 2 Sided Tape

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Merry Christmas

Hello fellow stampers & friends!!
Happy Saturday to ya! It's a beautiful sunny day here today in PA. Still alittle warm for my liking but I think cooler weather is on it's way according to the weather man! haha!
Last nite I spent sometime in my stamp room but not doing anything creative. I rearranged my room back to the way it use to be so I could find things when I needed them. I did not take any pics to share but maybe in the coming days I will before I have to pack it all up to move. I'm so happy with it now and hopefully in my new place I can set it up in the same manner!
So, today I started doing some laundry then came into my room and started coloring these Bells & Boughs images. It's a new set from SU and I fell for it as soon as I saw it. I'm usually not one for vintage things but over the last several years of hanging out with Pam I kinda started liking the look of older more vintage looking things! Thanks Pam!! I was ooohhhhing & ahhhhing when I got these finished. I added the Vintage Brads to the one and some old lace on the other. I totally love it!! :)

I hope you like them! 2 more made in the box of Christmas cards for this year! LOL I'm way behind so I better get these cards cranking....Christmas is 3 months away today! Yikes!
Well, that's all for me for now! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Pink Snowman on a HOT Day!!

Hello fellow stampers!!
Hope you all had a great day today! After I finally got my act together I made my way to my stamp room once again! WooHoo for me...2 days in a row!!! I wanted to make more Halloween goodies but I am out of treats but hope to pick some up over the weekend. So, I moved on to Christmas because it is my favorite holiday!! :)
Take a look....

Why is it in the middle of a heatwave that i'm thinking about Christmas? It was 94 here today in PA. so maybe i'm thinking of cooler days ahead afterall....aren't we into fall now???
Well, earlier today I was talking to Vicki from MO and I told her i'd take a pic of my Copic marker collection, so here ya go!!! LOL I will count them later and let ya know how many I have! :)

Well, that's all for me today, folks! After supper I hope to do more stamping since i'm on a roll. Kelsey is in bed nursing a sore throat and today hubby got sent to Oklahoma to a plant there to work the weekend. He keeps getting sent farther and farther away from me! :(
Thanks for stopping by and have a great TGIF!!
See you tomorrow!

Pink Snowman Card:

Stamps: Thanks Snow Much (retired), Sentiment from AMuse
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, GP White, Raspberry Tart DSP
Accessories: Circle & Circle Scallop Nestibilities, Lg Oval & Scallop Oval Punches, Jolees Snowflakes, Pink Pirouette Grosgrain, Snowflakes Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Icicle Border Punch, Glue Dots, Glue Pen, Glitter, 2 Sided Tape

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Time 4 Halloween Treats

Hope your all having a great day!
Today was a happy one for me! I was so looking forward to spending my day in my stamp room since I haven't done any crafting in a long time. I recently got some SU goodies and decided today was the day to get some Halloween Treat Bags rolling since Halloween will be here before ya know it! It was really hard getting started. I messed up so many things at first that ended up in my trash can. LOL I guess I was pretty rusty afterall but once I got the hang of was smooth sailing!!
Take a peek....

I'm loving these cute little trick or treaters in the new set called Fangtastic! I also threw in an oldie too...Just Flying By! It's an old SU set that I have always loved but don't have. I was lucky enough to be able to borrow it from my stampin buddy, Nan! Thanks, Nan!! :)
Then I used the new SU Spider Web Embossing Folder on the toppers too and what a difference it made. It's just too cool!!!
Well, that's all for me today! I'll be back tomorrow so stay tuned!! :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Trick or Treat Bags:

Stamps: Fangtastic, Just Flying By
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Basic Black, Only Orange, Green Galore, Glorious Green, Lovely Lilac, GP White
Accessories: Spider Web Embossing Folder, Nestibilities, Top Note SU Die, Rhinestones from Micheal's, Raven Lace, Martha Stewart Bat Punch, Sm Oval Punch, Sm Cello Bags, Staples, 2 Sided Tape

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Quick Update:

Hello there!!
Hope your all doing well. I wanted to pop on here quick and give you an update as to what's going on that I have not posted on here in quite some time.
Shawn left a week and a half ago to start his new job in Missouri. None of us handled it very well. We found out that the seperation was heartbreaking!! He came home the first weekend because we had alot of things to take care for the sale of the house but not only that we had a Scion camping trip planned that we did not want to miss. Saturday, we packed up and went to Knoebels to pitch a tent, sit by the campfire and just shoot the breeze with our car club friends. We had a great time! I can't wait to come back to PA to camp there again!! :)
Below is a few pics that were taken there....

Today I packed the hubby up and shipped him back out to MO. It will be a few more weeks till we see him again. He is currently staying at a hotel not even 5 mins from work. I feel bad because Winky is loaded with his winter tires, blankets, pillows & his suitcases. He has 2 appointments this week to see houses that are for rent. I'm praying he gets one or the other because the man needs somewhere to hang his hat that isn't gonna cost him an arm & a leg! LOL I will be sure to keep you updated as I know!!
I have alot to do in the next couple of weeks but I also hope to get some time in my stamp room too! I just got a bunch of nice stuff that is screaming to be used. I have a few Halloween idea's floating around in my head that i'd like to get workin on. Maybe tomorrow!!! I'll surprise ya!! :)
So, that's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great Wednesday!!