Saturday, November 29, 2008

I'm exhausted!

So I have had two days of shopping and am only half way done with my Christmas shopping....Yikes!  Combine that with thanksgiving day on my feet all day and I am one pooped puppy!  We had a great meal with some people Joel works with, the other wives and I split up the cooking and that made it very manageable.  That, plus all the recipes I got from which is my favorite non stamping site!  She has it all on, cooking, gardening and some funny stuff.  If you go check her out, check out November 07 and two entries, Chaps and Dirty Rotten Sinner.  Hilarious!

So I haven't gotten to stamp in a few days with all this running around but I did make some different items last week and thought I would share a few of them with you guys!

Here is a little card I made using an image I had stamped a long time ago:

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It uses Lovely as a Tree, Wonderful Words.  The base is kiwi kiss background stamped using Sanded in Creamy caramel over the top. The main image is stamped in brown craft ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I used a old klaidoscope pad in autumn with a brayer to make the background for the trees.  The main image is matted on choc chip and I used the 5/8" grosgrain in vanilla.  all supplies SU.


So the other big project I worked on recently was a baby gift for one of the guys Joel works with.  Here is baby Matthew's name frame:

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This uses Nursery Necessities and a retired decorator paper.  All supplies except for the green polka dotted ribbon are SU.  I love my star punches!!

And here is the card I made to go along with it which is a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) of Kelly Rutherford.  Her screen name is Atomic butterfly on SCS.... she is one of my favorite artists, check her gallery out and you will see why!  Here is a link to her card:

and here is mine:

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So I made some spinach lasagna for dinner tonight.  We had our neighbors over.  They have 6 year old boy and girl twins, so I guess we will survive the 4's somehow!

I am looking forward to getting all the Christmas decorations out tomorrow and Joel is going to the Chargers game so I am going to just stay in my jammies all day and play Christmas music while we get the Christmas tree decorated and make some Turkey Soup for dinner!  Can't wait!!!  Ciao for now...


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

In the beginning....

So I finally decided to do it. I am not very computer savvy so this is going to be a real challenge for me, but I thought it would be easier than trying to remember who I had emailed and who I had not. This way you can sign up and get updates whenever I post rather than me having to send mass emails and missing a few folks in the process. I hope to share my love of stamping with you here and hopefully inspire you each to do a little stamping yourself.

Stamping is most definitely therapeutic for me and I love being able to custom make things for people without having to run to the store! (although a trip to the dollar spot at Target or the dollar tree are also wonderfully therapeutic!)

I will share some things about the family but my husband really doesn't want any pics of the girls out there floating around cyberspace, so those will probably only be shared by email. I am sure you will all hear about our new life in California on here and things that I love such as cooking and traveling (although who really gets to do that with twin 4 year olds???) I also will have lots of links to fabulous projects as I find them so that you can see them to! That way if you ever loose something you can come back here and find them again!

Most of all I just want to stay connected to everyone and hope that this will find you all well! Stay tuned for me to upload some projects over this weekend as I learn how to do it! Miss you all and Happy Thanksgiving!