Sunday, March 29, 2009

You make my heart Dance!

Look what came in the mail, my Paper Pretties monthly stamp! I thought it was so cute, I pushed aside all my "behind schedule" birthday cards. I like the stamp and thought it worked nicely with this weeks Monday Mojo post. I also think any one of my Copic coloring friends could have done a better job. I really need to take a class. It's on the list!

So, I have to get on those birthday cards now. Have a great week. :)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Cricut Expressions

Hi all. I love Thursdays. Friday's coming, sure I understand it's not yet here but it's close and it's all uphill from here! This card is only my second attempt to use my Cricut. I made it for a coworkers birthday. Sure, it's simple but the recipient likes it and isn't that all that matters?

I have a question for all you avid stampers out there, how do you get the excess glue away from the curves in the phrase. I'm not even picky and that bothers me. I received my first quarter order yesterday and was already able to use my So Saffron ribbon and this cute little button. ~ Hope you're looking forward to the weekend but if you're not, find something to look forward to! ;)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Every cowgirl needs a little bling!

Hi. So, I like sugar paper. Color wise, it seemed like a great match with this designer paper. This stamp set, from Paper Pretties is a must for any good Texas stamper. I'm thinking of glittering up her hat and belt. Maybe next time. ~ Gotta go get ready for Monday. Have a great night!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Petunia and Changito

Hello friends. Have you ever met my friend Petunia? If you're a stamper, I bet you have and didn't know it. A couple of weeks ago she went to Austin for business. She said she'd stop by Archiver's while there. I may have asked her to pick up a crafting tool, I'd seen there before. (They do not have an online store, what's up with that?) On her way home, she mentioned she may have picked up another little surprise. What a surprise? I do love a good surprise! So what was it you ask? OK, it was this darling little Changito Driver by Stampendous! I love him! So friendly to drive his little buddy around. I paired him with Petunia's new gig. She was rightfully asked by Jennifer Meyer to be a design team member for her new site ~ Stamps and Smiles. Petunia is none other than the very talented Suzy Tyler at Inky Rubber. Thanks for the monkeys friend!!

As wild as I get :)

So some of you may remember, after my friend WilloDean passed away last October, her daughters bought me a Cricut Expressions. I know, way cool. I am so thankful. This year, Brenda and I attended a 101 class and I went to a Swarm. (A bunch of Cricut users craft together.) Fun! The event was hosted by Tara Vu, owner of Personal Scrapbook in Allen Texas. I think it was pretty apparent, I'm not much of a scrapbooker. Within a few days Tara emailed me to be sure I knew of a Cricut cartridge called Wild Card. I did not know but Tara was kind enough to order it for me.

This is my first real attempt to use it. I coupled it with the Color Throwdown # 32. I like it ok, but after the first picture, I thought it needed something. The ribbon I tried,ugh! So, I moved on to my ever favorite ~ glitter. Ta da. The matching envelopes look so fun but this one comes with blades of grass, a little unfriendly for snail mail. Oh well, nothing's perfect! ;) Happy Saturday!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Trying to get back on track.

Hi fellow stampers and friends. I've been meaning to jump back into stamping lately. It seems I've been getting up so early for work lately, I've been going to bed in the evening. After working all day and trying to plan the reorganization of my stamp space ~ well, I'm sure you see where this is going.

So today I followed Jen's great sketch. Here's what I came up with. It was my intent to back up and catch up! But no, I decided to just start fresh and anew. I'm going to try to be more frequent with the posts but to be honest, I'm pretty busy this week. The improvement may have to start next week. Have a great day!