Saturday, September 29, 2007

I Should Be Cleaning But.....

Okay my dear sweet beloved husband has been gone for 8 long, long, long (did I say long yet?) days and is finally coming home today! I really should be cleaning but I found the coolest "thing" on another blog! It's a "creative" test and apparently I'm a little on the creative side! LOL! Surprise! Try it out to see how creative you are too;

You Are 83% Creative

You are an incredibly creative person. For you, there are no bounds or limits to your creativity.
Your next creation could be something very great... Or at least very cool!

Somehow I don't think my honey will care how creative I am when he sees my creative mess all over the kitchen when he walks in the door! Gotta get moving here!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Meet Frankie!

Now introducing the cutest little guy ever - Frankie the Treat Bag!

I went to Michael's a little while ago and saw these small lime green bags and just knew they were meant to be "little Frankies"! I used several of Stampin Up's papers, black, white, and grey as well. My ink choices were ballet blue, black and pixie pink. I also used the spiral punch, small oval punch and the large word window punch. I thought the "bolts" would look better with the eyelets and his nose is actually the "negative" spots from his bangs!

I hope you like him!

p.s. - Frankie is one of the cute items we'll be creating at my "Fall Frenzy" class in October! Stay tuned for dates and more info!

Coolest Snail Ever!

I am a lucky demo! Why do I say that?! Well I have an upline who has the best ideas! I don't know where this one came from but, look at it! How cool is that snail tape runner?! We learned to make this at a meeting at her house this week. She had some other great ideas out for us to look at but this was our "make and take"!

It was made from one of the ID badge holders from Office Depot. I'm sure you can tell how to make it just by looking but what about those stamps?! I have been able to avoid the big flower one.....but not for much longer! I love the little circle too! It says "Rubber Stamper . 365 Days" around it and "stamp, stamp, stamp". All you have to do with it is clip it (the flower part) to your pocket or apron and the tape can be pulled out on the string part! No more losing your tape in a pile of paper!

I love it, don't you?!!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Holy Triptych Cards

Hello, I had time to stamp some cards with a friend today! I was so excited to do these since they are ones I have been wanting to do for a while! I was lucky my friend was willing to come over and be my "guinea pig"! It was great to be with her again as she left our school and moved to another one so I don't get to see her as much!

The first technique we did was one I found online at another ladie's blog and she called it "stained glass window" technique! So pretty yet so easy! You simply emboss your design on vellum paper (we used silver embossing powder) and then flip the vellum over and color in the background with colored pencils or markers! We did the colored pencils and the effect was a lot softer then the markers! Beth did the Holy Family and I did the Angel - notice her angel had blonde hair like her and mine had dark hair like me!! LOL! I think we were trying to make a statement! LOL! Hers is probably more true then mine!


Michelle's- sorry about the shine!

The next techniques we used was watercoloring with Stampin Up's ink pads and the aqua painters and their watercolor paper. She (Beth) did the Angel and I did the Holy Family



Monday, September 17, 2007

Home Again!

We're home! YEAH! We had a blast at the marathon and really enjoyed something else we don't get much of - time alone! Here are a few pictures of the weekend.

This is the "Nutter Center" where we picked up our race packets. They had our bib number, literature, a patch, my tee shirt and some other little things in it.

Last year my husband ran the marathon just 2 minutes over his goal time of 4 hours. Well I thought I'd help him in his training - it's the least I could do anyway! Here is a picture of us preparing for our big day! LOL! Notice no signs of force to make him hold that spoon! LOL!

Here we are freeeeezing in the early morning just before the full marathon runners took off! It was a gorgeous day - you can see how beautiful it started off as with the sunrise just behind us!

Here I am back in the room 13.1 miles later! I was thrilled to be wearing that medal as it is proof I achieved my big goal - finishing! I even beat another lady who came with us that is experienced in running marathons so that made me feel really good too!

We did pretty good, if I must say so myself, in finishing our runs! I finished my 13.1 miles in 2 hours 27 minutes (not my official chip time as I'm still waiting for that) and Brian finished his 26.2 miles in 3 hours 42 minutes!

Now off to my next challenge........

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Off & Running

Well, I'm as ready as I think I'll ever be! We leave today for the Air Force Marathon! I can't remember being this nervous about anything except childbirth - they both include pain! LOL! There is one bright side though! To know me is to know I am a BIG Starbucks lover and guess who is one of the sponsors of the Marathon! OMG! Yep, you're right if you guessed it STARBUCKS! How awesome is that! Here's a picture of where we'll be doing our run - wish us luck and I'll "see you" when I get back!

Monday, September 10, 2007

New Cards!

It's been a while since I posted anything here! I thought I should probably show that besides working and training I have been dabbling in some fun stuff too! I made these "cool" snowflake cards using all SU products except the tiny little red crystal in the middle of the red snowflake! I love this grey paper as well as the "embossing" technique you can see in the grey and silver card! Take a look!

There is a lady at the school where I work as well who should probably be wearing a superwoman cape as, in addition to being a kindergarten aide and mother of 4 with 3 being tripletts, she also works a part time job at Target (Tarjhaayyyy!)! The other day she took a pair of pants, that I got the wrong size in, to her Target and exchanged them for me! How nice was that?! Well to thank her I altered a mini notepad to give her as a "thanks"! It doesn't hurt that she was telling me she was looking for ideas for "thank you's" for their room moms too! I wrote my thanks on the inside!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Station Break/Stamp Sale

We interupt this blog for a "Station Break"! Anyone remember those comments coming out of the TV a long time ago?! Well, anyway.... take a look at these great stamp sets you can get at an even greater price! I think I'd like one of each....

Fall Frenzy Promotion

Spend $30 in regular priced merchandise and qualify to purchase one of each of the six promotional stamp sets at 30 percent off!

Item Page # Description Discounted Price
105355 26 Bitty Boos Too $12.57
109284 29 Haunting Halloween $13.27
107383 30 Thoroughly Thankful $16.07
109373 108 Autumn Fest $16.77
109421 91 Elementary Essentials $19.57
110366 17 Stem Silhouettes* $22.37

*Holiday Mini Collection 2007

Hurry as the offer ends September 28th!! Now back to our regularly tuned program.......