Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Percy Jackson



My younger son, Ike, is 8 (soon to be 9) and in the third grade. He went to his school library today and checked out Percy Jackson & The Olympians, The Lightening Thief... which we already own the entire series at home - crazy kid! But he's so excited! We've decided that instead of carrying the school's book here & there, that he would use our copy but at school he can read from theirs. We made a mini folder for his to track what page he's on. The, of course, he needed book markers... yes one for home & one for school!




I gotta say, he did a great job on choosing papers & ribbons, plus he did all of his own stamping. The only thing I did for him was the embossing on the booklet. My little crafter!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Happy Camper Cards

Just having fun & playing around with some camping stuff, I'm so ready to go camping! lol So making some cards made me feel just that much closer to going.




Products Used: Cosmo Cricket paper; CTMH ribbon, SU stamp set

PPC-CC #1

My first color challenge! But it was issued using SU's colors so I guessed which ones that would be with CTMH. It was raining today, so I couldn't take a photo in my favorite "photo spot" but instead had to use the dining table. The fiber & the cardstock actually DO match... unfortunately my photo doesn't do this card justus:



Products Used: CTMH: Hydrangea, Ocean, Buttercup ccardstock; Treasure Life Stamp Set; Cuttlebug: Stylized Flowers

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge 139

Gave it a whirl this week but wanted to do something a little different. I just got this paper pack 50% off at Hobby Lobby, so I just had to use it! I love the sparkly, it's so fun!


Products used: DCWV paper, misc. ribbon

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Help me, my peeps!

I would like one, maybe two new Cricut cartridge but don't know what to get. In case you're one of my OOF's (that's Online Only Friends), here's a brief description of my personal life.

*I have a husband of forever (been together for over 20 years).
*We have two boys, 12 & almost 9.
*We are outdoorsy people... camping, hiking, mountain biking, just being one with nature (aka lounging in the hammock at a campsite) plus we live in the woods.
*I totally love my Jeep Wrangler & my high heal boots.
*I have a bff (I've had her longer than dh) is one who would never sleep in a tent and loves her big jewlery... we like our cocktails & beer, she's the center of attention & I'm the wallflower
*I work full time for a Civil Engineer.
*I also always wear makeup & love my long hair, so I have a touch of girly in me ;-)

You could always cruise thru some of my previous posts to see what I'm all about... mostly my fam

I need a couple of suggestion on which cartridge you think I'd really get a lot of use out of. I have two (no clue what they're called at this point as I am at work, heehee).

HELP ME!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Stamping 411, CCS 138

Gotta admit that I struggled a little this week, but I think I pulled it off... wish I had a ribbon that went with the card but the chipboard looks ok.



Products used: CTMH: Felicity & Post Marked Stamp Set; Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf & Vineyard Berry Ink Pads; Cuttlebug: Floral Screen

We're 40! Scarlet Lime February 2010 Kit

My bff & I both turned 40 in 2009 and while I didn't get a party thrown for me, Tricia had an awesome one! I love the Scarlet Lime February 2010 kit I just got and HAd to use it immediately, perfect timing for the b-day party!




For our own "private" celebration together, we attend the Scrapbook Convention in Tulsa. It was my first timme but Tricia had gone before. This one just happened to fall ON her actual birthday. These pages were actually made during a class we took together, so of course I had to use them to scrap the event

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Clean & Simple #69

I've been enjoying the Clean & Simple cards so much, I've been looking thru the old ones and choosing which ones to do. So here's #69



Products Used: CTMH-Friendship Blessings & Connections Stamp Sets; Autumn Terracotta, Holiday Red, and Blush Ink Pads; misc buttons

Stamping 411, Challenge 137

Last weekend, I discovered Stamping 411, they change their challenges on Saturday which is perfect for me and so far I have found a card everything that just does it for me. This card I like so much that I'm actually doing two versions of it. This is the first one:




Products Used: CTMH-Friendship Blessings, ribbon & Olive stamp Pad; Cuttlebug-Floral Fantasy

And here's my second one! I like them both so I couldn't even say which is my fav.



Products Used: CTMH-Friendship Blessings, Creme Brulee ink pad & CS; Cuttlebug-Floral Fantasy; ribbon from WM; Stampin Up-Bunch O'Bugs

Friday, February 5, 2010

Clean & Simple #77

I saw this on KJ's blog ( http://kjsstamppad.blogspot.com/2010/02/clean-simple-77.html ) and knew I just had to do this one.




Product Used: all Close to My Heart-Sweet Leaf Ink Pad, Crystal Blue Ink Pad, Buttercup Ink Pad, Boutique Borders Stamp Set & Playful Flourishes, Colonial White CS, Making Memories Jar Collection Flowers

Katie's Compo Notebook

one of my bosses has the cutest daughter in the world! Katie has even given me permission to be mean to her daddy because he picks on her mommy (and her) which she doesn't really care for... lol



Products Used: Cosmo Cricket-Girl Friday; CTMH-hollyhock ribbon, chocolate alpha, and hollyhock ink pad; Prima Flowers