Friday, May 29, 2009

Cards and DYL Again

This week has been non-stop stuff. It all started last Thursday when Joe called me up and was like, "You wanna go to Ocean City Monday to Wednesday?" (cause I took Tuesday and Wednesday off from work to stay home with Elijah) We went back and forth about it. Joe called someone we knew and asked if she thought it would be crowded. She said no and then offered for us to stay in their condo for free. That was a deal breaker, we were going. So that meant we had to scramble Friday, Saturday and Sunday to buy stuff and pack.

To add to all of this Saturday morning we were playing around with a ball in the house... Which happened to knock over a vase of flowers that had water in it also, um, right on my cell phone. Which promptly died. So I went to AT&T to get a new phone and change to pay as you go. More drama ensued.

During all that I managed to find time to make two cards. One for my dad for his birthday that I didn't know we were celebrating til that day:

I'm getting smarter about this whole credit thing. I have started taking pictures of the supplies I used for reference for when I post the pictures: (Don't ask why it's sideways... I can't figure out why it's doing that when I upload it and I can't figure out how to turn it)

DCWV card base
DCWV card stock cut into triangle and into strips
Mini Glue Dots
Dementionals to make the triangle pop off the page
Greetings Clear Stamps - Happy Birthday
ColorBox Ink
Cutter Bee Scissors

I also made a Thank You card for the couple that let us use the condo, because I wanted to just be able to write inside and mail it when we got back.

I really wanted to use a chipboard frame on this, but I couldn't find any the size I wanted, anywhere. So I just made due without.

There's a bunch of stuff for this one
DCWV card base and card stock
ColorBox ink
Mini Glue Dots
Greetings Clear Stamps - Thank You
Sassafras Lass Borders Clear Stamps
G - Clear Stamps - Little flower and leaf
Fine Lines Narrow Shear Ribbon
Fiskars Adhesive
StazOn Black Ink
Cutter Bee Scissors
Cutter Bee Retractable Knife
Blender Pen
Black Pen

I'll write more about Ocean City in my next entry, so I'll leave you with DYL.

I love my Blender Pen

I had to order it from Amazon because nowhere around here had it and it took like 3 weeks to arrive, but it was well worth the wait. It's so easy to just pick it up, put ink on a clear block and color. And it's easy to clean... All you do is keep coloring on a piece of scratch paper until it's colors clear and that's it. I love it.

Let me know what you love this week.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Movie of the Week and a Card

I have decided that Movie Monday is never going to be Movie Monday again... Atleast not until the middle of June (after my dance show). So I have decided that it will be called "The movie of the week". Yes, I am copying off of the Hallmark channel, but it works.

This week's movie is one of the many things that Elijah likes to do now:

And now even though 90% of you saw this card already in person. I thought the other 10% would like a look. This is the birthday card I made for Charlotte:

It was super easy to make. I did the lettering with, then fiddled with it in PSE until I got what I wanted. Clipped it (in PSE language) into the cupcake picture. Printed it out on regular white paper then used scrapbook adhesive to "glue" it onto some thick cardstock, then cut out the shape and used dementionals to put it on the pink cardstock, so it would pop up. Fold and done.

I'm thinking about making one like it for father's day, but with different colors and shape of course. We'll see how that goes.

Other than that, nothing interesting is going on. I'm out.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Cards and DYL

I have been planning on updating this thing for like a week but I never had the time, but now I'll just share a few things and leave the other things for another post (which hopefully won't be 2 weeks from now).

Lately I've been getting into card making. It's actually quite relaxing. I'm building up my stash so I can just go in there and pick out things instead of having to run to the store for the specific item I need... or think I need ;-). So anyway, here are the first few cards that I've made.

I gave this one to my mother-in-law for Mother's Day. She loves little fat birds, so when I saw this stamp that was a little fat bird, I just had to get it. I have no idea about a lot of products I used, except the button is Bo Bunny (aka Shabby Princess in the digital world) and the green polkadot paper is DCWV - Nana's Kids. I have a feeling I'm gonna have to get used to this whole credit thing... If you want to know any other things, I can look and let you know asap.

This was the card I gave my mom for Mother's Day. I got nothin' for the credits.

This is a card I'm going to give our friend Gulzat at her baby shower. I took the picture next to a pair of scissors so you could tell how little it is. It's BABY sized. :-) So yeah, um... I think the stiching around the outside of the yellow is a fiskars stamp. The letters for "baby" are alphabet wooden stamps (I have no idea what brand they are, but they were on clearance at JoAnn's for like $2 (down from $12.99), so I had to get them and now I'm glad I did). The paper is DCWV.

Charlotte's birthday card will be my next project. :-D

Now for Declare Your Love. I would do card making, but that's a little over the top for this entry. So...

I love Carter's clothing

Carter's clothes are so cute and I have an abundance of babies to buy them for. One of them is having a birthday party tomorrow, so tonight I'm going shopping. I'll have to see what ultra cute outfit I can get for her... And of course I'll have to get a few... I mean several outfits for my favorite little boy. I'll probably pick up something for Penelope and Samuel while I'm at it too. Fun times.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Movie Thursday...

Doesn't have quite the same ring to it.

Man, life has been crazy. NSD wore me out. I didn't post a DYL last Friday, cause procrastinating is my life. And even though I knew I had to pick out 5-10 kits for my game on NSD I waited til, almost, the last minute to pick them out. Then Friday night I had to wait for Elijah to go to bed before I could put my game up on the forum.

I'm working on the wording and stuff (while watching Survivor with Joe) when I look down and it's like 11pm. The thing needs to be posted before Midnight. So I rush and post just to find out I have too many pictures... I can only have up to 4 and I have 10. Crisis mode sets in, so I post a message in the staff forum for any answer anyone can throw at me. Maria (in all her infinite wisdom) says, "Hey, why don't you just make one big picture with all the kits together". Duh, why didn't I think of that? 11:45 rolls around and I FINALLY can post.

So to make a short story, very long. After that drama, I was in no mood to declare my love for anything. NSD is a whole other story that I won't post about. But onto more happier news. Movie Thursday: