Thursday, November 29, 2007

2008 Goal

I have had a few minutes to think about what my goals are for next year - craftwise that is! I have to do a lot of mindless filing at my job so my mind tends to wander and think of things that are more fun! I really need to work harder on my scrapbooking! I have SO many pictures and SO many supplies that I really should get a game plan together! If you have any ideas or suggestions of what works for you to keep up with your scrapbooks send me an email ( and I'll post them here to share with everyone else! I am putting up pictures of pages I made with all SU items that I bring to show at my parties I do! I hope you like them as much as I do!

Here is my DH at his first marathon - I used the real red 12x12 paper, brilliant blue paper and whisper white paper. The stars are from the hostess set (only available until 31 December!) "Perfect Presentation"! I mounted the words separate so I could just use the star and in this page I embossed the stars for a little extra "oomph"! LOL!

Here is a page of myself at my job - it's true I really do love my job! I love working with the children and this page just shows it all! (Can you believe that's me in the cow suit?! Long story there!) I used the brilliant blue, yoyo yellow paper and the letter "I" is actually the word window punch! Cool huh?!

This is my eldest child - Jessica. I used the "In Color" "Groovy Guava" and chocolate chip paper and ink (are you hungry yet?!!) The stamps are part of the "Baroque Motifs" set. I hope they don't retire it as I just love that one! I also used the flower punch in the sky blue color paper! I love that combo!

This is true - Michael is my favorite son! LOL! He's so handsome in this picture I just love it! His Grandfather takes gorgeous pictures of the kids - such a talented man! I used the stamp set "Loads of Love" - just the tree! I also used two punches (can't have enough of those and cool new star is coming out in January!) I used the small tag punch and the horizontal slot. I used the hemp fibers to give it a little something extra! The papers I used were Blue Bayou 12x12 and the chocolate chip again! Love that page and that boy! I also inked up some of the SU chipboard letters for this! I am very pleased with them and will be getting more! There are also small brads in the corner of the pictures if you look close!

This last page is of my youngest, my baby! She does make me smile, laugh, cry, proud.....etc... all my kids do though! I used pink passion, tempting turqouise and yoyo yellow paper and the letter "b" is a chipboard letter that I just inked up! It took the ink very well - better then I expected! I used the typeset letters and the
1" circle punch to pop them out and the stamp set "Pick a Petal" for the flower

I hope you like the pages! Let me hear your scrapbook plans for next year! I like knowing my "road of good intentions through life" isn't a lonely one! I know I'm not travelling it alone! LOL!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A Little Christmas Fun!

I haven't been blogging much lately so I apologize for that! I should have more pictures tonight to post though! In the mean time here's a little fun for you to have and to share with your friends!

Your Elf Name Is...

Pixie Fruit Cake

The funny thing is I really do like fruit cake! LOL!

Reply with your name - let's have some fun!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

I'm Back!

Wow, it's been a while since I've posted! So much has gone on in that time but hopefully things will slow down a bit now! I am done with report cards for this quarter and let me tell you I am SO glad! I haven't been this nervous about report cards since I was in school myself! It's such a long, tedious and draining process with everything you have to do! It's done though - thank goodness! I am also done with my craft show I was in at my church. It all came together at the very last minute and unfortunately, right now, I don't have pictures to post! I have some that I still need to upload though! I do have pictures of my classes though and of the items we made! I just love doing these classes however, the day after a huge craft show makes me sort of tired during the class! LOL! Let me tell you about the craft show though! It was great! I had help from my daughter Breanna and my friend loaned me her trays and a tiered dish holder to display and WOW did I have a great table! I went in to the show thinking "did I make enough" "I should have done more" and "how will I fill the space"! LOL! Oh I laugh now but when I got there, despite having it all set up as I created so I'd know where to put stuff when I got there, I had SOOO much stuff I ran out of space! LOL! All that worrying for nothing! I had created scrapbooks, cards, coffee tins, hot chocolate tins, trail mix tins, calendars, post it note holders, paint cans with different items in them, kids coloring kits, candy holders, Busy Woman's Fudge bars, lunch boxes of different sizes and more neat things. I was down to "bare bones" in about 2 hours! All the worrying I did that I wouldn't have enough, that nothing would sell etc. and Breanna and I had to at least sit there until close to time for the fair to be over! I did quite well, covered my costs and a little more so I can't really complain! I did a class the day after wards that was my biggest class yet too. I had 7 women over for the "Merry & Bright" class and it was so much fun! They got the stamp set and we created 4 different items with the stamp set in a variety of ways! Again no pictures as I didn't even think of it! I'm bad I know! Next time! I do have pictures from my November Stamp Camp though! I had a couple of friends from work there and we had a blast! Poor Paula though, she made the most hilarious "S'More Man" card ever! I wound up giving her my sample but couldn't help but have fun with hers! Well, I'm off to get those pictures, clean my crafting room and get ready for another craft show. This was my back up in case I didn't do well at the first one! This one will go as well I hope! Be back soon!

November Stamp Camp Friends

November Stamp Camp Projects

Paula's Poor "S'More Man" LOL!

This little guy was created completely with SU punches and papers! I used cardstock colors - Night of Navy, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip (hungry yet?!) Pumpkin Pie, Staz On white ink and the stamp set "Snowflake Spot". I love this set as it is another timeless one I will be able to use for years! I don't know how long it will be available though so if you want it......hurry as the book expires 31 December! The punches we used were the square punches and the large word window punch. I wish I could take credit for this really cute card but, of course, I found it blog surfing and can't remember which one I saw it at! If you know, let me know and I will happily give credit where it's due!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Busy, Busy, Busy Crafting!!

I've been quite the busy crafter lately! If you could see my kitchen table I'd say it was nothing short of a miracle! LOL! I have been finishing up/fine tuning some projects I had at only 90% done and am happy with the final product. I have some new projects I started and finished tonight! The main one was to see what I could do with the cutest snowflake box I got at the Dollar Tree today! I went with a friend, Chantal, who is so much fun to spend time with! I think working is cramping my style here with my crafting and spending time with my friends! Anyway, she mentioned that she'd like to see what I came up with for this box! It has 5 cards with stamped envelopes to match, a note pad and some chocolates wrapped to match the paper. I hope I didn't let you down Chantal!

I was also able to finish a couple of other projects for my craft show. The first one is using the "Always Artichoke" DP from Stampin Up along with the "Noble Deer" stamp set. My goal was to make some "Manly" type gifts. I really like how this turned out! I only made two but am thinking, maybe more?!

I also had purchased these really neat note pads from Target a while back. I like how they have the rubberband to keep it closed - especially in my purse! I also tried using the Stampin Up glue "Crystal Effects" and some beads for the flower center! I was pleased with how it turned out!

Now I have a question for my readers - what do you think would be a fair price for each of these? I have an idea of what "I" think they're worth but would love some input! I'll be waiting!