Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Cards

Hi there! So having a new puppy has been keeping me BUSY! But somehow I managed to complete a few cards this week. I got a huge order of new stamps a little over a week ago and I've barely had time to play with them. Luckily, Maggie likes to curl up and take a nap at my feet while I stamp...what a perfect match! Here is my giant order of stamps- It took a *few* minutes to mount them all :) Here is a cute card that I made using the Medallion stamp, the En Francais background stamp, and some oh so lovely shimmer paint. I think it came out really pretty and elegant and best of all, I made it so it could be used for almost any occasion- birthday, wedding, anniversary, thank you etc.. Here are two Christmas cards I made using the new ornament punch and the Delightful Decorations stamp set. I LOVE LOVE LOVE when stamps and punches coordinate together! Thats it for now, hope you like 'em!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Meet Maggie!

I just wanted to introduce my brand new pride and joy...Maggie I've been waiting for her to be available for adoption for about 3 weeks and I finally got to go and adopt her and bring her home last night. She is soooo sweet and she's already doing pretty good with potty training. She's very snuggly and loves to cuddle. She loves the twins and is getting along with them just fine. She is a lil mutt- She's a mix of lab, beagle, and golden retriever. It's so wonderful to finally have a fur baby back in my life. Now I'm off to go enjoy my new little friend!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

World Card Making Day Challenge Part Four: Australia

Finally we have Australia. I really liked this one. I've always thought that Aboriginal art was pretty cool ever since I did an Aboriginal art project in art class when I was in grade school. I happened to have a stamp that was made up entirely of dots- so it was perfect. I just went with an earthy color palette and put it all together. Easy Peasy!

World Card Making Day Challenge Part Three: India

Next we have India. This one was easy as far as colors and paper and I even had a stamp that I thought had an Indian feel to it, but I had trouble with the "bling" aspect. Indian design needs a lot of gold and jewels. I personally have an aversion to gold so I have NO gold accessories in my collection- not even embossing powder! So I just worked with the bling that I had and did my best- not my favorite card though...

World Card Making Day Challenge Part Two: Mexico

Next up in the WCMD challenge is Mexico. The ribbon that I used sort of reminded me of a Mexican tapestry and I chose the large rose stamp because it reminded me of something that I flamenco dancer might wear in her hair or something. These challenges are hard because I didn't realize how non-cultural my stamps are.

World Card Making Day Challenge Part One: Japan

This weekend I was inspired to participate in some challenges hosted by Papertrey Ink in honor of World Card Making Day. Each Challenge has a Culture/Country as it's theme. First up we have Japan.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Welcome October!

I love October! It's such a great month...mostly because it's when I was born :) Just kidding! It's just a lovely month. I love the weather and the leaves changing. I love to pull out the sweaters and hooded sweatshirts and get cozy. Other great things about October: World Card Making Day, Breast Cancer Awareness Month (which means I see pink everywhere- and that's ALWAYS good!), My birthday, and my Momma's birthday. This particular October is going to be great because I get to be in one of my best friend's weddings next weekend and it will be gorgeous. Plus this month I will be getting a new puppy! Yay! I can't wait. One of these little loveys will be mine in just two weeks :) They are a mix of lab/beagle/golden retriever. I'm not sure which one I will get, but whoever it is will surely be spoiled rotten. Since October is breast cancer awareness month, I will dedicate this post to all of the fighters and survivors as well as the wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends that we've lost to breast cancer. Needless to say I will be featuring projects in my signature color- PINK! First a few cutesy cards Here is a fabulous shadow box frame that I put together using a card front that I got when I participated in a swap at the Stampin Up! Cincinnati Regional conference last month. It was my favorite card that I got and it matches my bathroom perfectly. So I just embellished it a bit more and added some extra pieces of cardstock and stuck it in a shadow box frame. Cute huh?