Friday, January 16, 2009

I can see clearly now...

Wowee, what a day! Can you believe that I actually got creative and made some cards - 2 1/2 to be exact :-)
Ever since I saw the tutorial on SCS for the acetate card I wanted to make one, but I usually use my acetate sheets on shaker cards. A couple of weeks ago I co-hearsed my husband into buying me a whole box of 100 write-on overhead sheets ($19.99 at Staples).
So today was the day. I had one of my stamping friends, Amy, over for a little bit of fun. I cut some standard cards and ran them through the cuttlebug embossing folders.
and here's the inside...Don't you just love it. This is one of my new stamps I got from Michaels over the holidays. I loved the first card so much that I just kept going.
and here's the inside...
I know it's hard to see the embossing on the front of the cards, but it looks really awesome irl. I will definately be making more of these.

Here is one of Amy's cards that she made today too..

Hope you enjoyed the cards, it felt really good to get some creativeness going today. I'm back to work on Monday from my maternity leave, really going to miss my little monkey :-)
Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 5, 2009

I made something!! and an Award...

First with the award...

I received this awesome award from one of my SCS friends - that is totally responsible for my Bella adiction :-) Janet. Thanks Janet!

Here's the rules...list 5 of my addictions and list 5 fabulous blogs. My adictions....1.buying stamps, 2.buying ribbon, 3.buying embellishments, 4.buying paper, 5.buying markers...does anyone see the pattern :-) Now for nominating five blogs...I have to say that I am stumped right now, I have not been good at my blog staulking lately so this award is going out to all of you!! Enjoy!

Now for my creation...I have to admit that it is fairly boring but I made something. It was really hard to get into my very messy craft room so simplicity was the rule.

I used Tinkerbella from Stamping Bella, coloured her in with my prismacolour markers and a glitter gel pen. I always like to rub my finger tip accross the whole image after I've used the glitter gel pen, it spreads a tiny bit of glitter all over. The saying is actually a rub on - not sure where it's from but it was in my stash. Here's a close up of tink...
I started some long awaiting scrapbooking today, but not enough to share (only a title page). I will share as soon as I get some more done.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Look who decided to come back to the world of blogging...

The holidays have been a whirlwind of family, fun, presents and the worst of all sickness!! I have been constantly sick from December 21st until yesterday. The kind that I would never want to wish on anyone :-(

Now it's time for things to get back to normal, get the house re-organized and start the countdown for the dredded back to work. Aaaaagghh! Did I actually say that, I have to go back to work, booooo. It's about a month early but you gotta do what you gotta do. I'm gonna miss my little man, and maybe his sister too :-)

I would love to be a stay at home mom, but I don't think I would be very good at it. I never have dinner made on time and card making generally takes president to cleaning the house. If only I could win the lottery so that I could stay home and have a maid, lol. Every womans dream!

This weekend I'm going to start off right and clean up my craft room so that I can easily get in some crafting time when I get home from a long hard day at work. And then I hope to have some awesome new cards for you. I might even do some scrapbooking, it's been way too long for that.

Happy Stamping!