Monday, December 31, 2007

Stamp from HL

Here is a stamp I picked up while I was at Hobby Lobby the other day. I wanted to order this stamp a while back but it was out of stock. So I got the single monkey and the one with the banana on his head. I was tickled when I found this one at HL! I also got this paper there too. So I had to make a few cards with this. Now, all the cards look the same, but I have 6 of them. That is normally what I do, I make 4-6 cards each time I sit down to make one. Which is great if I like the way the cards turn out.

Now, the Bella card, I'm not too thrilled with it. But I also have 6 of them! lol I don't know what is missing from this one but it just seems a little plain. Maybe I could add something to it but normally that turns into a disaster, so I just left it as is.

I can't wait until my orders start coming in. I got some money for Christmas and I have ordered some things from MFT, Bellas, SU, and Elzybells. I can't wait- and of course they will get here after I go back to work!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Eat Cake!

Here is another card I made the other day. I'm thinking something is missing from this one. Oh well! I used Eat Cake because I really like that set, however, I have yet to create a card with that set I'm in love with. I guess I need to spend a little more time with it!

Yesterday was a good day for me! When Chris got home we went to Hobby Lobby and I bought some Copic markers with some of my Christmas money. I will give them a try and post my results later. We also went to the book store and I picked up a couple of yoga books. My SIL told me that it might help with my side hurting/Crohn's so I bought some. And I'm going to try to do it at least once a day and see if it helps at all. Things were going well in that department until I ate some chili yesterday afternoon and WHAM! it hit me like a ton of bricks. The crazy thing? I had the exact same chili the day before and it didn't bother me at all. I can only hope the yoga helps since nothing else does. Ooops- I didn't mean to slip into the poor pitiful me act! I'm off to try my yoga and make some more cards!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Another Case

I've been making several cards over the last several days. My craftiness is slowly coming back. I saw a card similar to this on SCS so this isn't really my idea. I used the Christmas set I used for my own Christmas cards but I used different colors so it doesn't look so Christmas like. And I changed a few things. I pulled out my in colors- soft sky, blue bayou, and purely pomegranate. I also used the Cuttlebug to emboss the soft sky background. So, what do you think? I love it! A way to use a Christmas set throughout the year! Yippie!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas Thank You Cards

I decided to make my thank you cards this year and I wanted to make a card where the snowman looks like marshmallows. So I used my square punch and the corner rounder and got busy. I also used the word window punch to make the graham cracker base. I used my Cold Play set to make the face and hands for this little guy. I'm not sure why I always end up using night of navy for snow cards but I do. So here are my thank you cards that I've already mailed for my Christmas gifts.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Where to get tins?

Well, since Lynn asked about eating all those Altoids, I had to share this. I order all my tins from I love this site and their prices are reasonable. I normally order 20 or so tins and it takes me a while to use them all. It is about time to order more. The tins for gift cards are the specialty tin THN4. I hope this helps!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Gift Box

Here is a box I made for some cash I'm giving for Christmas. I wanted to have a cute little box to put it in. I used the SU Christmas paper and a few pieces of chipboard. I also added a little tag that I had and a little bling in the middle.
I have ordered some more stamps with my Christmas money so I'll be stamping again soon. I'm off work for a week or so- so I do plan to make some new things and update my blog.
Things have been so crazy at school that I haven't had much time to do much stamping lately. When I get home I'm worn out! With my time off work I'm going to clean up my stamping desk and make some new goodies!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

OK, I know...

... I haven't posted in a while. I have made a few things but none of them are finished yet. I even forgot and gave some gifts without taking pictures.
So I thought I would share something we did at school with my 5th grade class. We dissected owl pellets! The kids loved it! Here is a picture of a skull we found inside one. In case you don't know, an owl doesn't have teeth. So it swallows its food whole. Then all the stuff that it can't digest gets packed in and spit back out as a pellet. The kids loved it!