Sunday, August 26, 2007
In addition to moving our little family also received some great news...my husband got a promotion! This leads into the title of post, here's a some background and then you can decide. My husband and I met at work a few years back then got married. We were both in the same area but not in the same team. We've worked this way over the last five years and have managed to keep our private life separate from our work life. I love the expression on a person's face when they realize we are married, it takes people a while to even figure it out. So fast forward to the present, today we manage two teams and report to the same person. Insert fabulous news about hubby's promotion...my hubby will be managing the managers who manage the teams in the area. Does that sound weird? Basically my husband will become my boss and that's a no-no in our company. To be fair I think it's this way for most companies out there. So I need to find a new job, which is scary in itself. Don't get me wrong I'm not being shoved out the door. The people we work with are very understanding and are really trying to help me find a place to go. I've worked in this area for 8 years so it's hard to say that this...but this is all I know how to do and starting over is a daunting task. I'm so proud of my husband but I'm super freaked out for myself. Wow, I guess I needed to get that out. In the end I think the glass is half full, we are in a partnership and what ever happens wonderful happens for him is wonderful for me as well. Congratulations, Honey!
Nick Jr has a new show called 'Yo Gabba, Gabba!' they have been running the promo for a month or so and it debuted this week. Every time the promo would come on my little one would stop and run back to the TV to see the little things dance. I say things because I'm not exactly sure what these things are supposed to be. Anyway I've seen the premiere no less than 10 times and I cannot get this song out of my head. I sing it in the shower, while I load the dishes, when I try to sleep at night!! So I thought I'd post a link and hope to pass on this crazy song. The show is pretty freaky but I really like the music so does the little one!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Images, Paper, Ribbon: Amuse Art Stamps. Ink: Colorbox
Saturday, August 18, 2007
1. Daily Dose of Spazz
5. ManyBlessings from Splitcoast Stampers (She doesn't have a blog but I didn't think it was fair to exclude.)
Friday, August 17, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
So I'm waiting on my stamp-a-ma-jig to get here because I cannot stamp a straight sentiment to save my life. Other than that I used some stickles to brighten up the ring on the card.
Images: Stampin Up. Sentiment, Paper, Ribbon: Amuse. Ink: Colorbox. Misc: Marvy Punches
Sunday, August 12, 2007
The second lesson for this card was using the embossing buddy if I use any other powder than the clear. You can see a slight residue of the gold powder around the sentiment but after the rainbow experiment I wasn't willing to start over.
Images: Amuse. Ink: Colorbox, Prismacolor & Tombow markers. Paper: Amuse
Saturday, August 11, 2007
It's about 6:45 am, we're trying to get ready for work and hear a knock on the door. This is very strange being that it's super early and no one ever stops by. A nice lady had come to our door with my checkbook, she had found it in her driveway on the way to work. Yes folks, my car was broken into the previous night...DRAMA! No it wasn't that bad, luckily my husband had recently cleaned the car and it was spotless. The only things in there was the checkbook because who writes checks and some CD's. At this point I think I'm even a little offended that they didn't take the CD's. What criminals don't like...The Muppet Show soundtrack, John Mayer, Michael Buble or my super fantastic mix of my favorite songs?
Again not too bad because it could have been a lot worse, so here we are waiting for the AC people to show on Friday. When they did get here they proceeded to tell us that he could fix the AC right now but it would only be a temporary fix. Basically we were on borrowed time and it could go out any second...right. Obviously we went for the quick fix and will look for a second opinion. Fine, great the AC is finally starting to work and the slow burn it beginning to wear off. The last kick in the behind was a power outage that lasted about two hours completely shutting down the AC we had just paid to get fixed. All I have to say is thank goodness for Saturday!
Monday, August 6, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
I wanted to work on my masking technique so I pulled out these stamps. After I put the card together I thought this was the saddest card I had ever made. Maybe I'm reading too much into this but the bunny looks so lonely! To redeem myself I created a part 2.
The little cloud stamp has to be my favorite part, it came in a set called 'Bon Voyage' from Rubber Soul...cute!
Images: A Muse and Rubber Soul. Paper: Amuse. Ink: Colorbox, Prismacolor Markers.
Image: Paper Salon. Sentiment: A Muse. Paper: A Muse. Ink: Colorbox, Tombow Markers. Accent: Liquid Applique.
Friday, August 3, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Okay maybe not so simple, I wanted to talk real quick about what I did on this card. I've wanted to play with the masking technique for a while and it was fun. See how the tree is in front of the fence...cool. This also my first attempt at an A Muse scene card! Also I think I've got my sun issues under control.
Images: A Muse. Sentiment: Hampton Arts. Ink: Colorbox & Prismacolor. Paper: A Muse
This was supposed to be a quick card. I had a simple design, just a few elements. What took the longest was finding a stamp I lost! After 30 minutes of searching I gave up, it's lost to the Abyss. I was looking for a stamp that said 'Happy Birthday Little Lady' which I thought would be perfect for this sweet dress. No luck so I used this one, not bad but not was I was going for. Other that I love purple so I tend to use quite a bit.
Images: Stamping Bella. Sentiment: A Muse. Paper: A Muse. Ink: Colorbox & Prismacolor. Punches: Marvy Uchida
The only thing I felt I had to mention about this card was the fact that I cheated...on the ribbon. I struggle constantly with ribbon issues, the perfect bow always seems to allude me. So I cut a long piece of ribbon and glued it down. Then I tied a bow and glued it down to get perfect placement. I've mentioned this product before but it really saved me with my ribbon issues, I attached the link below. This stuff dries like cement! http://stranodesigns.com/product_p/ribbonstiff.04.htm
Images: A Muse Art Stamps. Paper: A Muse. Ribbon: Strano Designs. Glue: Ribbon Stiff. Punches: Marvy Uchida
Friday, July 27, 2007
Daily Dose of Spazz
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Images: Stamping Bella. Ink: Colorbox, Prismacolor. Paper: American Crafts. Brads: MM.
Images: A Muse art stamps. Punch: Marvy Uchida. Ink: Sakura Gel Pens, Colorbox, Prismacolor. Paper: A Muse
I know I shouldn't say this but I love this card, I think it's my favorite card I've ever done. I think it's the colors but it totally makes me smile. I tried something a little different with the background, I used scalloped scissors to give it some flair. Blame on the Marvy punches for me wanting a scalloped edge on anything I do! The stamp is a 'Bella'...sheer gorgiousity! I feel like she needed heels but if she just came from the garden why would she be wearing heels. Other than my sister, she wears heels to brush her teeth.
Last but not least I got the idea for grounding the Bella stamp from Amy Rysavy, here's a link to her site. http://prairiepaperandink.typepad.com/amyr/2007/02/inspired_by.html
Images: Stamping Bella. Sentiment: A Muse. Ink: Colorbox, Prismacolor. Stickles
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Friday's just around the corner...
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Images and sentiment: Stampin up, Inks: Prismacolor, VersaMark and Colorbox.
Friday, July 13, 2007
In all the A Muse craziness I completly forgot about the Bella stamps I received. This is my first chance to work with the Bellas and they are super duper CUTE!
I know this card is pretty simple, it should have taken about 15 minutes but I spent well over an hour on this card. Chalk it up to my newbie status. It was also the first time I was able to work with Prismacolor Markers...fabulous! I intially had to heavy a hand with the markers so I was drawing outside the lines like a four year old. By the third time I had figured out how to work them. So all in all this is my style...simple and basic.
Images: Bella Stamps, Dotted Paper & sentiment: A Muse, Ink: Prismacolor Markers & Colorbox
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007
Any thoughts/suggestions on a cute sentiment???
Images: Amuse Art Stamps, Ink: Colorbox, Punch: Marvy
This is the first card I created for the mini challenge this week. So I went for the obvious choice...the months of the year. I didn't have a sentiment that said what I wanted so I had to free hand it in the end. Most of the months don't need explaining but two. The party hat is for July because it's my birthday month! The mariachi head for September celebrates 'Diez Y Sies' which I remember from my 8th grade Spanish class and that's about it.
Images: Amuse, Ink: Colorbox, Circle: Creative Memories Circle Cutter
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Images and sentiment: Amuse Art Stamps, Ink: Colorbox, Paper: American Crafts
Now my love affair with the Marvy punches will probably continue for some time. Almost any stamp that I have fits perfectly into one of the punches. I will try to be creative with these in the but I'm not making any promises.
Image and sentiments: Amuse Art Stamps, Ink: VersaMark and Colorbox
The other cool thing about this ATC is this is my first attempt at watercoloring with my markers. I know lots of firsts but it gives me a chance to pr active. Overall I liked the effect of a soft look to the outline of the stamps. Now I'm not sure what's going on with that humongaloid sun but I was going for a shaded effect around the edges. From the looks of this sun, it appears to be an ozone alert day...someone get those flowers outta there!
I realized that I already professed my love for my favorite A Muse stamp yesterday but I completely forgot about 'Mikey'. How could I forget adorable Mikey, so today I declare Mikey as my favorite stamp of the day!
Images and sentiment: A Muse Art Stamps, Markers: Tombow, Ink: Colorbox
Saturday, July 7, 2007
This was my last of the ATC's I came up with today. I have a few more ideas for tomorrow, hopefully I can get to them.
Image from Amuse, Marvy Scallop Punch, Sakura Gel Pens and Colorbox Ink.
More fabulous ribbon from Strano Designs, again totally inspired the colors for the card. I used my tombow markers on the car but as you can see it left lots of streaking on the car. I just 'won' an Ebay auction for new markers so I hope to have better luck with those. I love the idea of winning on Ebay even though I didn't actually win the item. The sentiment is a bit crooked but what can you do!
Images and sentiment from Amuse, Marvy Scalloped Pucnhes and Ribbon from Strano Designs.
Images and sentiment from Amuse Art Stamps, Ribbon from Strano Designs, Markers from Tombow, Ink from Colorbox.
Images, sentiments and paper by Amuse Art Stamps. Brads from the MM.
Images and sentiment from Amuse Art Stamps, Marvy Uchida Scallop Punch, and Colorbox ink.
Images and sentiment by Amuse Art Stamps, Colorbox Ink, and Stickles by Ranger.
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Since this was a ribbon challenge I had a hard time finding ribbon that matched really well. So I just added two accent pieces but I'm not completely sold on the fact they belong. I seem to be draw to orange, brown and blue right now. Today I bought three spools of ribbon from M's and when I was paying I noticed that all three had these colors in common.
Stamps: A Muse, Punch: Marvy