Saturday, December 29, 2007

Jumping on the Bandwagon

I haven't given in... I swear. Well, maybe just a little. I made a Valentine's Day card. I was in the mood for love and I've had this idea in my head for this card. Enjoy.
Today is a day to CLEAN MY ROOM! Sheesh, it's like a tornado went through there. Laundry everywhere. I'll be thinking of all of you relaxing on your Saturdays.

Recipe: Chipboard bracket painted white. Buttons from FooFaLa. Ribbon from RibbonFX.
Polka dot background made with Technique Tuesday's Swiss Dots and Tempting Turquoise ink. Hearts made with Technique Tuesdays Swiss Dots (reverse) in Real Red. I just drew them and cut them out. Acrulic tile tag with I from Jo-ann's. "Love U" stamped with Versamard and then embossed in white Script Alphabet from Stamp Craft. I think I got it all.

Have a great day!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Pick Me Up, I'm feeling down...Benazir Bhutto Lost

So I went a little crazy on this one. I was feeling really sad yesterday after hearing of the assasination of Benazir Bhutto. I can't believe how lucky we are to live in democratic societies, even with their flaws.
I just can't imagine living somewhere where I had to question my safety and whether or not there was going to be a suicide bombing at the market that day. Nope, I need bread, and I'm going to the grocery store today and not once will I question my safety on the way there. Sorry, this is really depressing. I know Benazir was a Muslim, a true Muslim, who lived the true teachings of the Koran, not some extremist religion made up by men who hate.
I will send my prayers to her husband and three children. I want to let everyone know that I appreciate what she stood for and that her death was not in vain, because here I sit, a solitary SAHM whose life has been profoundly affected by her sacrifice for her people's freedoms.
Sorry, now I'm crying again.
Made this card to cheer me up and give thanks to my friend who is always there for me when I'm feeling down.
Recipe: Doodle wheel and doodle this stamps set. Finishing washers under brads for flower centers. Pink passion ink along with old olive.
Hope you have a great day.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Thanks Bird

Yesterday, China Phoenix II, our local stamp store had a 1/2 off all stamps sale!!!! Plus, everything else was 1/4 off! I was so there. I ended up buying more Stamp A Mania stamps because the workmanship on them is awesome and they're different. I also made a card last night. I really like the way it game out. I used a new color of glimmer mist called Frosty Nights. The embossing powder I used is called Desert Rain, and it's soooo sparkly IRL. Gorgeous baby! My friend is coming over today with her children for lunch and maybe we'll even stamp some more. Have a great.
Recipe: White Craft ink with Paisley background stamp on craft paper. Basic GreyFruitcake: green paper. Library Card spritzed with Frosty Nights glimmer mist. Flower stamps: Technique Tuesday Kabloom. Thank you Stamp: Stampendous. Bird Stamp: Hero Arts. Ribbon, pin, beads.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

You 2-Pottytraining

My youngest is like a copy of my dh when he was a boy. I loved that this night they both happened to be doing the same thing and I caught it! The best thing happened yesterday! Aaron, used the potty ALL Day! He's been, by far, my hardest to potty train. To tell the truth, I'm tired of changing diapers... I'm so proud of him today though. Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

What a great morning! It was truly wonderful this morning. I didn't end up feeling like there was just too much and the kids were very happy with their gifts. Jakob hasn't stopped playing his guitar all morning and Tessa hasn't put down her baby pony. The funniest part was the pajama pants my mom made for my two year old, Aaron. They're as BIG as he IS!! Hope all of you had just as beautiful a Christmas. Take care and I'll post tomorrow.
Anyone care to guess what this gingerbread house looks like now! Not so hot considering all of the little hands and mouths that have picked it apart!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Sometimes Martha Rocks

Here's a prettier picture of the felted ornaments I made

I met up with my dear friend Erica, SU demonstrator extroadanair, at Michael's yesterday...pretty much so I could get a sneaky peak at the new catty. Michael's was clearancing a lot of Ms. Martha Stewarts stuff and this little ornament card kit caught my eye. Whatd'ya think? Pretty smashing isn't it? Sparkles like a million little stars. Very cute, they come with HEAVY cardstock to hang the ornament in the middle (pre slit and all) and then you put the ornament card in a vellum envelope. Love it! I made this little pretty for my son's teacher. Hope she likes. Off to his Christmas party now. Have a great day.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Baby Girl...

I just found out yesterday that my cousin had a baby girl. It's amazing how quickly we can lose touch with those that used to be such a huge part of our lives. Growing up we spent every holiday and then some together...all of the cousins. We had so much fun. When I look back now I realize how very lucky we were to live close enough to one another to share such memorable experiences. So here's the card I made for my wonderful eldest cousin, Laura. Very inspired by KWerner's Cards. CHECK HER OUT!
Recipe: Craft white ink with paisley background stamp on brown cardstock. I used little black dress designs "rockettes" across the bottom of the pop out. Foot stamp by Stampabilities is in Regal Rose and distressed with Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa. Added the silver ribbon as a finishing touch. I wouldn't normally chose a cool color like this for such a warm color palette but I think it just sets it off!!!
Have a great day.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A little birdie told me...

So with all the snow and the cold I wanted to make something as a little pick me up. I am LOVING sequins right now. I had so much fun with them while making the ornaments that I feel like incorporating them in everything! I altered the tag to match the polka dotty paper and it has a friend quote stamped on it. I also did some rubbing on the front pocket by placing this netted stuff in the pocket and then rubbbing my orange prisma over it! Have a great day
Recipe: Bird Stamp, Hero Arts; Ribbon, May Arts; Felt Flowers, Target $1 spot; Spiral punch, Stampin' Up; Glimmer Mist in Tiger Lily, Tattered Angels; prisma color pencils; oderless turpentine;

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A Christmas Tradition

I love this time of year, picking out the perfect thing or making something so sweet for those special people in our lives, but I hate, hate, hate, the commercialization of it. What do Transformers or Barbie have to do with the birth of our Savior?

A Christmas tradition we started to curb this is to tie the gift giving in with the story of the Nativity. Our children are given three gifts each as a representation of each of the three gifts baby Jesus got on the day he was born. We read Luke 2 on Christmas Eve and many stories about giving all the way up to that night. Yes, there is the "magic" of Santa who brings the gifts in the middle of the night, "how does he do it?" But we want our children to know the real reason we celebrate this time of year because we were given the ultimate gift when Christ was born.

Nativity Log

So, since I've given her her present I can now post the mini book I made for my rockin' friend Jenn. She can't stop collecting nativities and instead of getting her yet another one I thought I'd give her a way to track them all. A gorgeous picture of each nativity...who gave it to her...when she got it... where she bought on and so forth.

Recipe: Papers from Basic Grey Blitzen pack. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Olive. Ribbons from everywhere. MM RubOn and shipping tags which I ran through a large eyelet in the back for storage.

I totally made the book myself with my own chip board and all. Very fun. The binding is a little something I like to call popsicle stick and rubber band all glammed up with ribbon and beads and pearlized pin. Have a great day!

Monday, December 10, 2007


I love making paper snowflakes and hanging them around the house. Have a great day!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Joy To The World

I bought these letters in Flagstaff at their LSS because they were on clearance and I already had this package of blitzen papers. I wanted to keep it simple because of storage and all but I think I might go back and stamp so swirls with versamark and add dazzling diamonds. Y'all have a great day!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Photo Shoot Extravaganza!

You know, this woman here, has the most radiant smile, don'tcha think? I had a really good time taking pictures for this super friendly family. Hospitality abounds here. Too bad the weather was WINDY and cold so no outside shots.

For some reason I just ABSOLUTELY adore this photo of dad reading and baby climbing upt o get in on the action.

Blog Booty Winner! has chosen a winner and it is... drum roll please... comment number 13! PETA you are the winner of this pretty, pink, stash of goodies. E-mail me your addy so I can send this off to you soon. Thanks for all of the blogs you suggested I take a look at, they're wonderful! I've got to take my oldest to a birthday party today and do another photo shoot for a friend, plus make a run to JoAnn's. I love 50% off coupons. Take care and have a great day.

Here's the card I made for the little boy's birthday.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Robin's Egg Anyone?

I remember the first time I ever saw a robin's egg. I was in the first grade that year. We were living in Michigan, right next to a lake and there was a dock that went out into the water. My brother and I used to fish for this huge catfish off of that dock and ice skate around it in the winter. One day I walked out onto it and as I looked out over the water a shock of blue caught my eye. Laying beside the dock in the grass was a bright, blue robin's egg!. I remember being so impressed with Mother Nature that day... anyway.... sorry about the trip down memory lane. Prisma color pencils with OT to color this. Paper scraps and a Creative Memories circle cutter. Scroll down for a chance to win some blog goodies and have a great day!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

9 Square Floral

After being inspired by Tim Holtz's blog to use my alcohol inks...I played with them yesterday.
I used Eggplant and Lettuce inks on the "frame" which is made from the waste of a memory card game after punching out the cards. It's glossy chip so alchohol inks do so well with it. I took another tip from Tim and used a piece of felt to make my own stamp pad which I used for all the flora. Some of the flowers look lighter because I spritzed them before stamping. I then used Ice Stickles and glossy accents to finish off the flowers. Here's a close up of the bottom right hand corner. Have a great day and don't forget to scroll down and enter to win some BLOG BOOTY!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Li'l Bucks Blog Booty!!!!

So here's what ya'll been waiting for... oooo, yum, yum, yum. I thought I'd coordinate it all for ya this time. It looks so purty don'tcha think? So here's the low down.

Sixteen 6x6 pieces of patterned paper. Silk flowers, buttons, grande paper clips, felt leaves, bling flowers, paper string, pink metal dots, rolodex cards, bottle cap, ribbon, ribbon, ribbon, pink measuring tape piece.

All I need from you is to leave a comment on this post and suggest a blog that you think I should go check out. I'll leave it open till Friday night. Have a great day!

PS The winner will be chosen with, thanks.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Felted Ornaments

So these ornaments were fun to make, but very hard to photograph... oh well. I think once I'm done with the whole group I'll take a better pic. The pattern I printed from diy was way too small for a three inch foam ball and so, therefore, I had to make some compensations on the bright green ball. I still think it looks pretty.
They're all different because they're all for different people. Have a super day and check back tomorrow for something really suhweet!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

5000+ !!!! Holy Smacks and my DH

I can't believe I'm over 5000 hits. That call for some Li'l Buck's Blog Booty or blog candy and y'all like to call it. I'm gonna have to put something together this week and share it with you super people.

So this is me and my hubby being silly. I had a lot of fun with this lo! When I was out scrappin' I wished so badly Ih ad this pic in a 5x7 but my mom took it and sent it to me so this is what I had and so I worked it. Daisy D's paper and DCWV scalloped paper I "borrowed" from a lady at the scrap night. There was this huge white wall behind us so I wanted to break it up a little. Chip letters are Li'l Davis. Well nothing too special. Take care and have a great day!
PS check out Tim Holtz's blog, he's having some great give aways this week!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

I finally did it! I scrapped!

I always feel so infused when I get to scrapbook. There's just something about it that speaks to me. I just had a great time working with these amazing colors. JoAnn's is having a 6 for 96 cents sale on their papers and that's where I got the black and white one. I used chip letters from Target $ spot along with letter stickers for the title. White gel pen to doodle around the letters and for writing "Rocks". I also added green sequins for some funk. I used my quickie glue pen and diamond dust for some bling. Michelle and I each made one of these star ornaments at this years Scrapbook convention. It has a hambly rub on and some rhinestones. I'm thinking about redoing the "ROCK's" part. I think it needs some black in it. What do you think about a label maker label over the top with the same word? Have a great day!