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 www.thepioneerwoman.com which is my favorite non stamping site!  She has it all on there...photography, 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:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1138305?cat=500&ppuser=78862

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...

Deidre

2 comments:

Claudia said...

great projects! Have fun decorating... I'll have to go and check out tha site you told us about...
Claudia

Sophia's Mom said...

Awesome Dee Dee... did Sophia inspire you?? Send me an e-mail and tell me how you did the "subscribe" thing with our e-mail address... I'd love to do that on Soph's blog.
Lori