Wednesday, November 28, 2007

What I created yesterday...

I wasn't paper creative yesterday, but I did get my tree set up and the house decorated for Christmas. I took all day, plus I had a nice visit from the Jehovah's Witnesses and watched my friends baby for about three hours. These are some ornaments that I painted for a craft show I did last year. I kept a couple for myself, my faves. The manger one says, "For unto us a child is born", I wrote it with a black sharpie, and I added a little bling to the star. I was able to sell these little clay pot nativities for ten dollars. They cost me under two dollars for materials but do take some time to paint and put together. Have a great day!
Oh Jamuson had surgery to drain his lung on Monday night and he seems to be improving! Thanks for all your prayers.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Amazing Jill and Little J man

I was so excited to get home and be back in my own bed. It was really nice to see my family but I got a really sore throat while we were there and I just wanted to be home. When I got home, this little treat was in my mailbox! Thanks Jill, you're so sweet. So glad I ran into you on the web. This card is awesome, so detailed and a total inspiration.

Now on to a more serious topic. Remember how I said my friend, Michelle's, son was sick. Well, he was hospitalized on Wednesday and he remains there with Pneumonia. He hasn't been progressing as much as the doctor's would like and so we're asking for you prayers. We love you Jamuson, get better. Jakob misses you. I hope you all have a great day and I'll be back to creating soon, I hope. Take care.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thank you friend...

Just a super sweet and simple card before we leave today for Thanksgiving. I love this printed fiber paper. The glitter heart was a bit much but that's what my daughter wanted so I humored her. Have a great day.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Layed Back Nuptials, Little boy blue

I've had two baby showers and a wedding reception in the last two days. I just have to say that I was REALLY suprised when we walked into the reception last night as I scanned the small crowd for the bride and groom. I couldn't for the life of me see them in the dimmly lit cultural hall. No woman in white, no black suited groom. Finally I caught sight of the groom talking with his mother and he was garbed in holey jeans and a t-shirt, my eyes moved to her, same thing, jeans and a t-shirt. Nothing too fancy for this soiree. I immediately felt overdressed in my skirt and heels as did my husband in his shirt and tie. His parents were even more dressed up. I've been to plenty of receptions and many where the bride was wearing a simple dress and not a full on wedding gown, but never had I imagined a bride and groom being able to take their nuptials so casually. Have any of you ever had a similar experience?

So sorry for my absence.

I made the card I'm posting for a little boys birthday. The J man and I wanted to ask for everyone's prayers...he's been really sick every since his birthday. Take care my little peanut. Used Toy Box and sentiment inside is "hope your birthday's outta this world".

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Have a Teruffic Day!

I bought this stamp set from Beate when she was "cleanin' house" a couple months back and I absolutely adore it!

I used Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. Her sketches really help me break away from my same old, same old routine.

I colored Ruff here with my prismas and some OT. I then shaded around with a warm gray prisma. The flowers are cut from some WRMK paper and the paw brads are from Wal-Mart some unheard of company makes them. I sure hope you all have a TERUFFIC DAY!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Photo Shoot Today So Cute!

This little family was awesome to spend and hour with!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Mini Book of US

Here's a little 4x4 mini book I finished putting together last week. I just need to fill it up with pictures and journaling of me and my hubby. The binding is the coolest part... it's a rubber band and a sucker stick woo whooo! The shipping tags are for the journaling...back and front. I love that little canvas frame from Li'l Davis stamped with stamps from October Afternoon. The green outlined flower is cut out of a post it note. Hope y'all have a great weekend. I'll be off in the morning to do a photo shoot for a family in our church! Pray that the weather and the sun are cooperative.
The is the back and front of the album.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Baby Lion

Lookee what I got. Isn't this set sooooooo cute!??!?!

And here's the card I made with it for my friend who is having her eighth child, a little boy who will be named Thomas. I used the sketch from Julee Tillman's mojo monday post for my inspiration! I used my prismas and OT to color the images. I used my blender pen and soft sky to "paint" the clouds in. The paper is all scraps from my stash and the "b" is from the Target $1 spot. Enjoy and have a great day.


I can't wait 'til this stuff comes on the market!
Have a great day!

Losing Weight Again

Some of you may have seen this lo (friends and alumni) but I need to post it here! To inspire me. To keep my weight down. Even though this medicine is kicking my butt or rather making it grow. I need to work out twice as hard now to keep my body healthy. So here goes... where there's a will there's a way, right? Gosh, I sure do hope so.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

RAK and Wall Canvas

First off I just have to tell you how much it means to me to receive a personalized envelope in the mail! Not junk mail, not a bill, not a statement, no... just a simple little piece of paper that lifts my mood and puts me in a delightful mood for the day. Thanks to my wonderful friend, Michelle, for making my day. I love it Sista'! That ribbon stamp is amazing!!!!

And guess what!?!?! I actually finished my wall canvas from CK PHX. I really didn't like the papers they used in the class so I bought my own and finished it up. ANOTHER huge thank you to my sweetie for making the gorgeous frame for it out of a strip of molding. I just need to add pictures and journaling on the tag and wahlah, a masterpiece. FYI, I found some similar thin canvas boards at Hobby Lobby for so cheap you wouldn't believe it. I think that you could get like four almost 12x12 boards for under five bucks and then add a smaller like 3x5 board to it raised up like the "family" block on mine. The canvas is inked with a quick quotes, mocha, chalk ink pad. Have a great day!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Congratulations on your new little monkey!

Lookee what my hubby made for me. I only had to
beg for four or so months. He is so talented with a table saw. I love that man! Anyways I am so excited to have my ink shelf, ah, to have everything at an arm's length. I just need to fill in those empty spaces, hahaha. BTW the top row of slots is too tight for ink pads, any suggestions?I am such a LUCKY LADY!

So here's my take on Beate's latest sketch. This paper was so fun to work with and so was this Changito image. I used my blender pen and my Rouge colorbox cat eye ink to color in the little dear. Waterbrush and Soft Sky to give the image depth. I sewed a grid on the green circle to tie it in with the paper. On the inside it says, "On your new little monkey." Four of my friends had baby girls last week, in succession.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Frakenstein's Finger

For those of you who are squeamish, look away,.this post is not for the faint of heart. On Halloween, Jakob, was rushing out the front door and smashed his poor finger. I think it looks totally disgusting but I'm not sure what to do... my dh want's to put a hole in the nail and release the pressure. I think that sounds very dramatic. Have any of you ever dealt with this before? I'm going to be making some baby cards for the store this weekend. Have a great day!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

I made this card a while ago and am now just getting to post it. A lady at church had a son getting married and here is the card. Sometimes when I don't "know" the people I have a harder time coming up with a GREAT card. It's all right I guess. Have a great day!!
Corner Punch: EK Success.
Flower Stamp: Stampabilities
Truly Stamp: Hero Arts.