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Thursday, September 25, 2008

CPS Sketch

Greetings all & happy fall! Hope things have cooled off for most of you...still over 100 here yesterday!!!

This is my post for the CPS Challenge.

This weeks sponsor is:

Clear artistic stamps.Which is where the cute little stockings are from. Created with the set..Joy of the season. They are hanging from a tree branch from PTI...And the snow flake, all paper & ribbon are from Stampin up. Then finished it up with a little stickles! That's all I really have time for today! off to another very long day at work!!!

looking forward to seeing YOUR creations with this sketch!! Thanks for popping by!!


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Happy Birthday DD!!

Greetings from the valley of the sun!! sorry to be away so long....but when you work 50 hours in a week..it leaves very little time for anything else :(

I got to spend part of my Saturday creating these for my DD Amanda. She will be 24 on Monday! Where does the time go???

The first is a gift bag...I just love making these!! I thought this Hanna was perfect! I swear she invented that saying!!! she is one of those girls ;) And we love to tease her about it...tee hee hee!!

This was created with SU'S new DP...love, love the color!!

The other is a card using a different Hanna Stamp & the same DP. The card is pretty simple....but that is all I had time for! Besides.....It will be the cash inside that she will enjoy the most anyway!! ;)

Well that is it for now!! Off to do laundry, cleaning & run a few errands, Monday starts another 50 hour work week!!! UGH!!!!!!!!

Thanks for the visit today!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

another sneek peek

New release alert!!! This set will be available to purchase on the 16th! I tell ya...this set is soooo much fun to play with! On this one I kept it soft & mellow...I paper-pieced her shirt, her face & her black velvet hat. I think she is so pretty! If you would like to see her all glittered up I have another sample card here 2 completely different looks with the same set. so fun...kind of like paper dolls...tee hee hee.

All paper is from SU, except the black velvet that I used on her hat & the scalloped background. Rhinestones & ribbon are from Michael's.

thanks for the visit today!!!


SO MUCH FUN!!! CKC second place card winner

Greetings everyone! I am back & what a blast I had at the convention!!! I will try to keep this short....but how do I keep 15 hours of learning, fun & shopping to just a few words!! This is my friend & fellow Blogger Marge At one of the classes we took. We made this from velvet paper...I will show it another day when it is completed. Just beautiful!!!

We also had classes in...flocking....heated velvet stickers....working with canvas boards (loved that) Just so much information!!!!! if I can remember even half of it, I will be happy!!

ALSO!!!! I entered a little card in the Papercrafts card contest WON SECOND PLACE!!!!!! This is the card I entered.....

The paper is from a pack from DCWV & the cute little pumpkin is from A new Halloween set from Clear Artistic Stamps. My prize was a $125.00 package of papercrafts books & Magazines!!! So exciting!!!

This I me with my prize!! & I don't know if you can see the shirt I made or not...but for day 2 I made this with a Hanna stamp & under her is says...

But I need it...

it was the perfect saying for the weekend!!! Well as you can just about imagine...I have tons of new stuff to play with as well as all kinds of new tips & techniques to share with you all!!! So off I go....I have missed you all & can't wait to get surfing again!!! thanks for all your sweet comments & well wishes!!!!


Sunday, September 7, 2008

I need a vacation

See how relaxed my little pups are?? That is what I need!!! I have so much on my plate right that I have to go on a to do list diet :( My job right now is demanding about 50 hours of my week...and will be for the month of September, at least! That leaves very little time left for family, friends, housework, errands, crafts.....etc. Soooo unfortunately one of the first things to go is the blogging & crafting ***I'm crying***My head is so full of to do lists that I am having a tough time creating any way. Next weekend I am spending 2 full days at the Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook convention. I have signed up for a few classes! so hope to be learning something new!! I will be around to visit on your bloggs & do a bit of commenting as time allows.....I hope to be back to creating in a couple of weeks as I get caught up on things!!! Don't know how you all do it all!!!! Maybe I need a class in time management!

See ya around!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Black bird

Happy Monday all & Happy Labor Day!! Well..... now that this is Sept first I guess the race is on to get the Halloween, Thanksgiving, & Christmas cards going!! PLUS all the Birthdays & thank yous that arrive during this time also!!! I love this crafty time of year!!! I can make cards & crafts to my hearts content!!
I made a promise to my BBGF to create 2 cards with a stamp set that has never been used (I have many...do you) She actually sent me this wonderful stamp set several months ago & had not had a chance to use it! I love it!!
Thing I used from my stash today:
All CS is from SU...The stamp set is from clearly wordsworth...words are from PTI.....used my new MS scallop punch....SU scallop circle punch. That's it!! quick & easy!!

ALSO as a design team member for
Clear Artistic Stamps I post on the company blog In the Cottage Studio On Monday's if you care to take a peek!!! Each of the other DT members have the other days of the week...so stop by often...Leave a comment so we can visit you back with a comment!!!

Hope you all have a fabulous Labor day with family & friends!! Looking forward to all of YOUR holiday creations...always on the look out for new bloggs to visit!!!



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