Thursday, December 20, 2007

MFT triple challenge

My Dad called me the other day and asked me to pick my stepmom up a little something for under the tree since the computer he got her wouldnt fit!LOL! I found her a body splash, lotion, and body wash set. He called today and asked me to wrap it. How perfect....todays ways to use it challenge was "Its a wrap!". I decided to make a bag I used a lunch bag since I was out of kraft bags and made a genie bag (a little larger).
How cute is that KI memories Chill out blizzard paper! Ive been holding on to it waiting for my MFT stamps to come in!LOL! Today is the 20th so its also celebrating MFT day!YYAAAAAAYYY! For the layout of my bag I used the MFTsc09. I used basic gray for my base and layered w/KI memories dp. The pink strip is pixie pink and I tied basic gray taffeta ribbon on it twice. My main image is colored w/you guessed it...prismacolor pencils! I applied stickles to the snowman, the hill, and the tops of the girls boots. I layered my main image on ruby red and going gray. The sentiment is stamped with black stazon and outlined in pixie pink and layered w/ basic gray and going gray. I used black brads in the right corner to finish it off.
I will not be posting tommorrow. I have 2 class parties and we are having Christmas here at my house tommorrow night so I have tons of cleaning to do since hubby was here for 2 days w/kids while Brayden was in the hospital. Hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Wintergreen Jingle

I have really enjoyed the sketch challenges the last couple of weeks! Todays sketch is AWESOME!LOL! It did take me a few to find an image to work with! I bought the jingle sentiment on my last trip to Michaels and I completely forgot I had the bell image until I went digging today!LOL! Come on ladies I know you all have them to! You know the big box with all the $1 stamps you've bought b/c they are only $1 and so cute and you'll sure you will find a way to use them!LOL! I think the bell was from last year but Im not sure.
I colored the bells with my primsacolor pencils. I think Im going to add somewhere on here all images colored with prismacolor pencils and blended with gamsol unless noted otherwise!LOL! I use them everyday! I actually have very few bold image stamps! I used my 1 1/4 " and 1 3/8" circle punches for my main image. I applied silver stickles to accent parts of the bell and diamond stickles for the bow. My sentiment is stamped in always artichoke. I had to put the sentiment over more than I wanted to to cover up a boo-boo!LOL! SHHH!! Dont tell! The photo corner was made with artichoke and I used silver eyelets and silver cord to tie it closed. All dp is Wintergreen dp. My cs is certainly celery, always artichoke, soft sky and PTI white. The soft sky looks darker in the pic for some reason.
While making my card this morning I ran out of mono! I went in a panic looking for some glue and pulled out this UHU glue stick I bought like a year ago. I love the stuff! OMG!! I cant believe Ive never used it before. Let me tell you it sure holds!LOL! Hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

cc145 Believe

Im back this morning in a much better state of mind after a good nights rest in MY bed and some REAL food!LOL! Brayden did great last night but b/c of the weather here I decided it was best to keep him home one more day for breathing treatments. The Dr. wants him to have one every 3 hours until his follow up visit.

When I saw the color challenge this morning I had to fight my usual urge when I see green in a challenge: Flowers or Christmas tree of course. I wanted to do a non floral/tree card. Ive had this Baby Jesus is born set for awhile and I thought the colors would work for this image. I was very happy with how my card turned out since I havent stamped in 3 days. Usually the first thing I make after not stamping for a few days takes me 2 hours and I still dont like it!LOL!

The image was colored with my prismacolor pencils and blended with gamsol. I applied Tulip white puffy paint to the lambs. I have become a complete Tulip puffy paint junky!LOL! I love stickles but I always have to order it online and that usually ends up with a full shopping cart at electic and a mad hubby!LOL! Tulip puffy paint adds dimension that the stickles doesnt so I like it when I want dimesion and sparkle! The puffy paint is also cheaper and I can get it at Walmart. I got 6 colors of puffy paint for less than $5. Dont get me wrong Im not knocking stickles b/c they have an advantage too especially with smaller images you have better control to not make a mess!LOL! I just like having options and I like using both just depending on what I want for my card.

Okay enough blah blah! Card recipe-

stamps: baby jesus is born, Believe in miracles (last year) Michaels $1 stamp

Paper: so saffron pp, so saffron, wild wasabi, elegant eggplant, PTI white

Ink: black stazon, elegant eggplant, wild wasabi

Other: wasabi ribbon, tulip puffy paint white, prismacolor pencils, gamsol, stumps,

Monday, December 17, 2007


We're home. My Mom posted the previous post for me so you would know why I wasnt posting. Brayden is doin better. We still have to go for some follow up labs to check his white blood cell count his is very high even for an infection so they want to monitor it. He had pnemonia buidling in his left lung so thankfully we caught it and he had RSV. Basically all of his problems were respiratory. He scared me so bad Saturday Ive never seen him like that and dont ever want to again! He can go back to school tommorrow so he's happy. They have a field trip and class party this week that he didnt want to miss. Hopefully now everyone will stay well! I have alot of things to finish up this week before Christmas so I will be posting to share what I've made. Be back tommorrow!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sick Child in Hospital

Just to keep you up to date and explain why I have not posted in the past few days I have 3 kids and for the past few weeks it seems like if it is not 1 it is the other one sice. Well Saturday I left the house to go meet my Dad to help him get his wife a computer for Christmas. Brayden slept the whole time we were at breakfast then started getting sick at his stomach. I did not like the way he was looking so I took him to the ER while my Mom and sister that we were meeting at Wal-Mart to finish up Christmas shopping took my 2 girls. 4 hours later we were taken up stairs to Brayden's room with a diagnosis of RSV. He was just at the docs earlier this week and put on high powerful antibiotics but either he already had it or picked it up after. I will be back in full swing next week, I hope.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Tangled Kitty

How cute is he??!!!? I stamped this Rubbernecker image along with a few others while I was at Mama's the other day when we were making candy. I only have a couple more Christmas cards to make and I've realized I havent inked up a few of my new Christmas sets so I will probably be posting more Christmas cards this week and next. As long as I ink up the stamp once during the holiday season I can justify buying it. Right!?!!LOL!
This card is for todays limited supply challenge to use a white card base. I colored this image last night and it fit perfect for todays challenge. I used PTI white for the card base its my fave for a white card base. The tangled kitty was colored using prismacolor pencils and blended with gamsol. I applied stickles to all the lights and the star. My card base is 5x5. The red ribbon is from Taylors share.
Alana is doing better today she had to get a shot yesterday and she did better than I would have!LOL! I have never seen medicine in a shot that was as thick and milky as what they gave her. OUCH!!! Im such a sissy when it comes to needles! NO Mama! I didnt pass out!LOL! All 3 kids are home today and we get to go back to the Dr. for them to swab Madison and Brayden so make sure they dont have strep too. I want to make sure and get them all well before Christmas.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Sketch Challenge-ish

Very quick post for now. I made this card this morning waiting for the Dr. office to open. I started with the Santa face image from Rubbernecker that Im so in love with!LOL! I colored the image w/prismacolor pencils and used my Tulip puffy paint for his hat and heated it to make it have more texture. My intention was to use yesterdays sketch challenge b/c I really liked it! Well I didnt figure in how big my image was and that it wouldnt fit so this is yesterdays sketch challenge minus the sentiment layer and the image layer!LOL! I used the holly from background basics and colored them w/prismacolor pencils and sponged and distressed with creamy caramel. Im very pleased with how this card turned out. I think its my fave Christmas card I've made this year and may not be given to anyone!LOL!
Alana is home sick today. We had a very long night. I had to call the Dr last night b/c she came to me complaining that her throat and tongue hurt. Well of course her tonsils were red and she had a rash on her tongue. I called the Dr and they told me to watch her closely through the night and if she began to run any fever rush her to ER so I got no sleep last night! She is fine though she has a very bad case of strep (sp) throat so she had to get a shot. Dontcha just LOVE this time of year!LOL!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tropical Christmas

From the looks of it we are going to have a tropical Christmas here in GA this year!LOL! I still need some Christmas cards since my MIL and stepmom took some of my cards! I made this card today for the sketch challenge. I will give this card to my FIL who lives in Panama City Beach, FL. I used an unusual color combo but I think I like it! I used summer sun, real red, wild wasabi, and tempting turquiose. I colored the tree and sun w/prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol and stumps. I think I will go back and add crystal effects to the turquoise ornaments and the white parts of the hat on the sun for a little shine and dimension. I had to lay off the glitter since this is for FIL!LOL! I tried my hand at doodling again for framing still didnt pull it off too good, I may just need to invest in PTI borders and corners set! I used the shell image for the turquiose layer and added some dots I did like the way that turned out! I think its pretty cute! I loved todays sketch challenge!LOTS of layers on this one!

Brayden has been home for the past two days my kids are just taking turns right now being sick. The weather here doesnt help last week it was in the mid 30's @ night. This week we are running the AC @ night. It's 81 today! No snow this Christmas!LOL! N-E-ways Brayden was diagnosed with ashtma Monday after he had a bad ashtma attack Sunday night. He is on round the clock breathing treatments right now so of course he is bouncing off the walls!! He can go back to school tommorrow and hopefully the hair I have pulled out will slowly grow back!LOL!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Dashing Favorites

Im so addicted to challenges that I cant sit down and stamps without a challenge!LOL! How sad am I?!?!!LOL!
I was in the mood to stamp and went to all my fave blogs that have challenges today and saw Laurens (mytime) sketch for today and really liked it. I changed it a little for my image. On her sketch she uses a circle but I decided to use my tag image from Festive favorites. I need a few more Christmas cards before Monday to mail out. I still had dashing dp and colors on my desk from the other day so I used it. I colored the reindeer with prismacolor pencils and put stickles on his nose. The sentiment from festive favorites is stamped with real red on the river rock layer.
It sure doesnt feel like 2 weeks before Christmas here. My kids are running around with shorts and tank tops on today. We are headed to the park to play and get ice cream. Have a great weekend.

Dashing Holiday Gift

I made this card for this week's bonus sketch challenge. I started with a real red card base and used my new dashing dp. I love the polka dots!! The challenge was to make your card look like a gift. I used river rock double stitched ribbon and made a tag using Riveting on polyshrink. Okay on the next part I bent the rules a little b/c it looked too plain to leave the card with just he dp, ribbon, and tag so I decided to add an image. I used the Big on Christmas set (my new fave!) I stamped the image twice on vanilla and colored just the tree on the first image and cut it out to pop the tree up. On the second image I colored the H,P,P,Y with red and traced over holidays with river rock. I used my prismacolor pencils to color and blended with gamsol and stumps. I applied stickles to star and ornaments on the tree.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Snowman Hugs

I thought I would give you a break from stars today!LOL! This snowman was one of the images I posted about coloring while Madison was home. I knew I wanted to use wintergreen dp so I just pulled colors from the dp to color my snowman. Well Roxie decided to throw me a loop today by giving us a diamond shape for the main image. I decided to go ahead with it and try to make it work.

Its so funny how you can start on a card and the card seems to take on a life of its own!LOL!! I had no particular person in mind while making this card but as I turned the image to make it work for the sketch it looked like the snowman was running off the card for a hug!LOL! I instantly thought of my stepdad and my kids and their "GROUP HUGS!!!" The kids love it! So this card now will be to Papa from the kids with a big snowman hug sentiment inside.

Okay onto the deets...I colored the snowman using my SU markers and sky ink w/aquapainter. I used sky for the snow and to outline the snowman. The snow falling and the outline of the snowman are covered in diamond stickles. I (hmph) doodled around the frame!LOL! The main image is layered w/celery and arthichoke. The dp is layered w/soft sky and celery. I applied silver brads to each corner. The card base is textured soft sky.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Another star creation

Todays color challenge was summer sun, certainly celery, and old olive. I thought it would be perfect for the star studded season image. My card base is certainly celery stamped with flannel plaid with old olive. I used my new old olive dp matted with olive. The main images is stamped in summer sun with the sentiment stamped in celery. I love the sentiments in this set. My main image is matted w/celery and summer sun. I used my WW punch in olive for a tab. The twill ribbon is stamped with the stars from background basics in celery.

Madison was home sick yesterday so I actually got to stamp a little. She ran a high fever all day Sunday so all she wanted to do was lay around so I stamped some images to color while I was on the couch with her so I should have some more cards to share this week. I was positive she had strep(sp) throat b/c she had white pockets on both sides of her throat but they did a swab at the Dr. yesterday and it came back negative and she didnt run any fever yesterday so the Dr. said she could go to school today.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Star gift set

Hey everyone!! I thought I would share a gift set I made for my stepmom for her church Christmas party. I just got the wintergreen dp and I LOVE it and wish I had bought 2 packs!LOL!!!! I used a layout from Jens blog- I heart to stamp. I used the color combo from the paper. Sky blue, certainly celery, always artichoke, and basic grey. I love using bold images to make quick cards and I have very little bold images!LOL! I find myself buying the images that are fun to color instead of images that will make quick cards maybe its time to change that!LOL!

I took my stepmom to the Dr. this past week and she thought they were going to let her drive after that b/c its been 7 weeks since her surgery. NOPE! One more month! At least she will be released before Christmas. So it will be another month before I can get back into my blogging/stamping groove. Maintaining two households is getting tiring(sp)!!!! I miss doing challenges and my morning stamping routine but I feel like if I dont help her she will hurt herself doing things the Dr ask her not to do. She cant bend, lift, etc, ANYTHING! My Dad is on call 24/7 so she never knows when he will be there. I feel like I have to do what Im doing to sleep at night so please just bear with me for another month.