Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Your Partner: Soulmate
Your Hair: Red
Your Mother: Giving
Your Father: Patient
Your Favorite Item: stamps
Your Dream Last Night: none
Your Favorite Drink: Margaritas (when not pregnant, of course)
Your Dream Car: Auto-Pilot
Dream Home: spacious
The Room You Are In: office
Your Fear: safety
Where You Want to be in Ten Years: debt-free
Who You Hung Out With Last Night: family
You’re Not: a smoker
One of Your Wish List Items: time
The Last Thing You Did: slept
You Are Wearing: pajamas
Your Favorite Weather: warm
Your Favorite Book: The Notebook
Last Thing You Ate: ?????
Your Life: busy
Your Mood: tired
Your Best Friend: Melanie
What Are You Thinking About Right Now: Sleeping
Your Car: Ford Escape
What Are You Doing At The Moment: Typing
Relationship Status: Married
What Is On Your TV: Nothing
What Is The Weather Like: Sunny
When Is The Last Time You Laughed: 10 minutes
This is a new game of tag. Let me know your one word answers. You can link back here in the comments, so I can check them out! Here’s my list of people I am tagging: (I don't think these people have been tagged yet). Have fun!
On a side note, our vacation has started off wonderfully! The only real "problem" was Arwen screamed on the plane pretty much the whole time. It was pretty frustrating! We're going to try to get her nice and tired for the flight back! :) Thanks for visiting and for all your sweet comments to have a nice vacation! I plan to! :)
Monday, May 28, 2007
Well, we leave in the morning for vacation. I didn't know if I was going to be able to post to my blog while I was away, but I think I may be able to a little. I've decided to make this week easy, so I've already made some "Warm Up Cards" that are all ready to share when I get to a computer. They are all quick and simple, so hopefully you'll like them! I used up a lot of scraps. . . yay! So, if you happen to visit this week, don't expect any earth-shattering creations! :) Simple, relaxing vacation stamping only! :) Thanks for visiting! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Remembering You; Paper- DCWV turquoise, olive, black, white cardstock from Papertrey Ink; Ink- Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise, Palette in Noir, Old Olive; Accessories- Offray ribbon, paper piercer, black marker, small oval punch, Making Memories brads.
On this card, I used my long neglected Cuttlebug Slider die. I just loved it when I first got it, but haven't used it in a while. It fit this sketch perfectly. The ribbon is some of the May Arts ribbon I won a while ago from one of Beate's Fresh and Fun Freebies! I am trying to make this one last because it's my absolute favorite! I have used it on a lot of cards. . .I can't believe I still have some! :) I've also been trying to use up scraps of paper from previous cards instead of always cutting into new paper. This paper is scraps from my sister's shower thank yous, which she LOVED! :) That scrap pile is still quite substantial, but I'm whittling away at it! Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful Memorial Day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Think Big; Ink- VersaMagic in Jumbo Java, Aloe Vera; Paper- DCWV Spring Stack, blue, dark brown, Certainly Celery; Accessories- May Arts ribbon, Cuttlebug Slider die, Aged Copper brads, Word Window punch.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Hope you have a wonderful day today! We are heading to Idlewild Park, an amusement park East of Pittsburgh which is PERFECT for small children. They have rides which Savannah can ride ALL of, a water park AND Storybook Forest, which is a place with little storybook houses the kids can walk through and sit in "The Three Bears" chairs, etc. Savannah just LOVES it there and cannot wait to get out the door! Thanks for visiting! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Expecting Mother stamp, A Muse, One Little Flutter, Savvy Stamps; Paper- DCWV yellow and brown, white from Papertrey Ink; Ink- Palette in Noir, Chocolate Chip; Accessories- yellow polka dot organdy ribbon, paper piercer, circle punch, Brown Prismacolor marker.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Sorry I never got to posting again yesterday. I just couldn't find time to stamp between having company, running errands and a little one who refuses to nap for any significant amount of time. Has anyone found a safe way to stamp while driving? LOL That seems to be the only time I can get one or both girls to nap for a good amount of time. Maybe one day our vehicles will have auto pilot! :) I'm hoping to get to more stamping today, though. Thanks for visiting! Have a beautiful day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Bundle of Joy, Riveting; Ink- Palette ink in Noir, Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue; Paper- DCWV Spring Stack patterned paper and dark brown, White from Papertrey Ink; Accessories- blender pen, circle punch, blue grosgrain ribbon.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
"Hi Charmaine,I love your blog and that candy looks great! I am embarrassed to say that the last scrapbook I made was for my son - I did the whole first year - and that was almost two years ago. I have done a page here and there but not a lot. I make cards almost nightly though...I made a baby card and a birthday card for my friend recently.Geny C. (aka Mommy Geny on SCS) "
Congratulations, Geny! Please email me your address so I can get these Oodagoodies out to you! Thank you to everyone who commented to win the Oodagoodies. You all had such great ideas and gifts that you recently made! I really enjoyed seeing photos of some of the things you made too! A lot of you scrapbook A LOT more than I do! :) I'm envious! :) You have inspired me to get moving on the scrapbooking though! Thanks again for playing and hopefully I'll see you later at naptime! :)
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Thank you, so much, those of you who have signed my Guest Book so far. I can't believe all the places you guys are from! I've even reconnected with a friend from my theater past. . .it's unreal how small the world really is! As always, I really appreciate your visits! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Pregabella, Little Lady; Paper- Vintage Violet, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Palette O'Prints, White cardstock from Papertrey Ink; Ink- Palette in Noir, Old Olive, Bordering Blue, Blush Blossom, More Mustard; Accessories- paper piercer, May Arts ribbon, Old Olive marker, small oval punch.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
I'm off to rehearsal here shortly. It is exciting, though, because today and tomorrow are my last rehearsals! The show is finished and ready to go up! Woo hoo! It's always nice to have a finished product. Maybe when I get back from rehearsal I can check out what's happening over at Virtual Stamp Weekend! I haven't been able to take a peek yet, and I usually like to participate in that. I may have to miss this month. Thanks for visiting today and have a great Saturday! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Big Blooms, Studio G sentiment, Michael's $1 sentiment; Paper- DCWV turquoise, olive, Magnolia patterned paper, Pumpkin Pie; Ink- Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise; Accessories- Chocolate Chip marker, chocolate grosgrain ribbon.
Friday, May 18, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Thank you all who have posted so far on the latest set of Oodagoodies! You have all shared some REALLY neat ideas for gift items! I've really enjoyed reading what you've created and seeing pictures too, for those of you who have posted links! Such great stuff, and I really appreciate you sharing! I look forward to seeing more! Have a great day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Marcella Special Occasions stamp set; Paper- DCWV Turquoise, Magnolia patterned paper, Apricot Appeal; Ink- VersaMagic in Thatched Straw; Accessories- paper piercer, turquoise grosgrain ribbon, Prima flowers, Making Memories brad, slit punch, ticket corner punch, turquoise sparkle gel pen.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
I finally had a little time to stamp a couple of cards today! If you've visited Beate's blog lately, you'll know that she's posted a sketch for you make a card from in order to qualify to win Fresh and Fun Freebies! I enjoy doing sketch challenges, so I really wanted to give this one a try. I got some new paper from My Mind's Eye Wild Aspargus. I was really attracted to this orange patterned paper, and I'm not usually an "orange" kind of person. I also thought this deep shade of blue went well with the orange. That's how I came up with the color combo. . .by just looking at colors of paper together. The watercoloring was taken from there. I especially LOVE how this new May Arts ribbon I got in my "package" the other day, matches the blue cardstock! What a fun sketch! Thanks, Beate, for the challenge! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Polka Dots & Paisley, Doodle This, Doodle That; Paper- DCWV Blue, brown, Wild Asparagus patterned paper; Ink- VersaMagic in Ocean Depth, Basic Brown, Pumpkin Pie; Accessories- May Arts ribbon, large oval punch, paper piercer, blue glitter glue, Aquapainter, blue bling.
Friday, May 11, 2007
Hope your Friday is going well. We're not exactly sure what we're going to do today. "Daddy's" gone for the whole day, so it's just me and the girls. For those of you with real little ones, do you ever find it a real challenge to keep the kids occupied when they don't yet go to school and spend the entire day with you? Do you find it a real challenge not to go crazy yourself? I was just wondering if I was the only one! :) Have a great day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Very Punny; Paper- DCWV Pink, Black, Whisper White; Ink- Basic Black; Accessories- Offray ribbon, Pretty in Pink and Basic Black markers, Stardust Gel pen.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Now that you've seen that wonderful package I received from Beate, you can imagine how eager I was to make something with my new stamp! The Bee card that was in the package was a Joy Fold card. (click on the link for Beate's wonderful tutorial!) Since, the stamp is a circle, I modified the card a little and made the "inside" part a circle card! I used my Circle Coluzzle on a piece of folded black cardstock, and made sure that the circle template went over the one edge so that the one side would still be connected. SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Stampendous Ladybug Topper, Dot from Green Thumb; Ink- Basic Black; Paper- DCWV Glitter Stack Black with White Dots, Red, Green and Black, Whisper White; Accessories- Circle Coluzzle, Basic Black marker, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, stump, Stardust and Yellow Stickles, wire, bling from Walmart, circle punch.
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Another wonderful sketch from Amy over at Heartfelt Greetings! I am addicted! I look forward to every Sunday. Even if I don't have time to actually do them on Sunday, I at least HAVE to check to see if it's there! LOL I didn't have any sentiments that were big enough to fit in the "sentiment block" on the sketch, so I decided to fill the sentiment block with a cut out flower from Big Blooms with the sentiment as the center of the flower. I think it worked well. If you have the Big Blooms set, you know that the largest flower's center isn't perfectly round, so when I punched out a large circle to fit over the center, there were a few white spots showing on a couple of the edges, so I used Purple Stickles to "cover them up", and add a nice bit of sparkle to the flower. The large flower grommets are part of a new toy I just got! The Making Memories Grommet Set! I have seen this in different scrapbooking magazines and have LOVED it! I was browsing through Michael's one day and there it was! You can imagine how happy I was. . .especially when I had a 40% off coupon! :) I got the grommet setting kit and an extra pack with these flower grommets in it. If you can believe it, these are the "smaller" grommets of the bunch! There are HUGE circles that I haven't used yet! I thought this sketch was the perfect time to use these flower grommets though! To finish the card off, I did some faux stitching around the edges of the layers. . .bet you can't tell I LOVE faux stitching, can you?!! I'm really happy with how the card turned out! Thank you, Amy, for another WONDERFUL sketch! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- In My Thoughts, Big Blooms; Paper- DCWV Glitter Stack, Light Blue, Certainly Celery; Ink- Regal Rose, Basic Black; Accessories- Paper piercer, white gel pen, Purple Stickles, large circle punch, Making Memories Glower Grommets and Grommet Setting kit.
Monday, May 7, 2007
Saturday, May 5, 2007
Friday, May 4, 2007
This wasn't what I had planned for my post today. I had planned to post the gift sets I made for my husband to give as thank yous, but I didn't get them all finished. I'm almost there, though, so maybe tomorrow! While I was looking through my card samples for an idea for my sister's shower invitations, I came across this card that I made for a swap quite a while ago. . .maybe over a year ago! It made me smile because I really liked the pinks, and the card always reminded me of bubbles blowing around with girls in pretty party dresses. Since Savannah was outside blowing bubbles today, I thought I would share this card with you and hope it would make you smile too. I'm not sure if this is the pattern I'll use for my sister's invitations, but it's a refreshing layout for me anyway! Hope you have a wonderful day! SUPPLIES USED- Stamps- Simply Sweet, Simply Circles, Pure and Simple Alphabet; Paper- Rose Romance, Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink- Pretty in Pink, Rose Romance, Basic Black; Accessories- gingham ribbon, circle punches
Thursday, May 3, 2007
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
This was for today's Color Challenge on SCS, Think Pink. I wanted to use my Palette O'Prints again! I just LOVE the pink in the set. It's Rose Red, a color I hardly ever use. I haven't used my Think Big set in a while either, so I thought I'd combine that with Doodle This. I thought it worked well to have the "wish" as the flower center. Once I stamped "big" on the patterned paper, I thought it needed a little something to stand out, so I took my white gel pen and outlined the left sides of the letters. I think it gave it just the right amount of whatever it needed to stand out a little more. I'm really happy with how it turned out. The best part about it is that I was in a hurry because we have to get out the door, and everything came together in the first try. Usually I have to fiddle around with things until I get the card the way I like it. Don't you LOVE when it just comes together quickly? Especially when you're in a hurry? It is a gorgeous day here today, which is a nice surprise because it was supposed to thunderstorm. Maybe the storms are coming later? Well, I'm going to enjoy it while it's nice! Thanks for visiting today and have a wonderful day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Doodle This, Think Big; Ink- Basic Black, Rose Red; Paper- Palette O'Prints, Basic Black, Whisper White; Accessories- Offray ribbon, white gel pen, circle punch, hole punch, slit punch, stickles.