Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Cards, Cards and More Cards

These past few weeks have been packed full of cards. So much so that I have 4 cards to share with you today.

This is the birthday card I gave to my Mother-in-law for her birthday. I had to include little fat birds, of course. And this time I tried something new (I also did it with the card for my Father-in law)... I got out my big stamping block and instead of stamping the 3 things separately I put all of them on the block and arranged them how I wanted them, then stamped once and they were exactly how I wanted them. This is probably old news to stampers, but I'm just figuring this stuff out.

Paper and card - DCWV
Fiskar Clear Stamps, Tags and Words - Birds
Greetings Clear Stamps - Happy Birthday
Fiskars corner rounder punch
StazOn black ink
Cutter Bee Scizzors
Dove Blender Pen
ColorBox chalk ink

This is the card for my Father-in-law for his birthday and Father's day.

Card stock - DCWV
Studio G Series 14 Stamp - Grill
Studio G Series 30 Stamp - dad
Dove Blender Pen
ColorBox chalk ink
StazOn black ink
Cutter Bee Scizzors

Just as an FYI, I used the StazOn ink and my blender pen to color in the gray for the charcoal inside the grill. I should have realized that once you put StazOn on a clear block, it doesn't come off again. Next time I shall be using my ColorBox black ink instead...

This is the card I made from Elijah to Joe for Father's day. For cards for Joe I always go out of my comfort zone... which is sometimes good and sometimes bad. I decided to make a little letter for the front.

Orange card stock - I believe it's Papertrey Ink (not positive though)
Blue card stock - Bo Bunny (YAY)
Yellow card stock - DCWV
Studio G Series 30 Stamp - daddy
Studio G Series 26 Stamp - I *heart* you
Studio G Series 31 Stamp - You Rock and Guitar
Making Memories Epoxy Shapes Boy Primary - Baseball and Football
Can't find what brand on anything the "fun" embellishment is. It was in the dollar section at Joann Fabrics.

This... Is the card I made my dad for Father's day. It's an oragami shirt and tie card. Crafty Creations - a blog I read - posted a link to THIS video on how to do an oragami shirt and tie, so I gave it a shot and I really like how it turned out.

Paper and card - DCWV
Studio G Series 30 Stamp - Happy Father's Day

That is all for today. I'll probably post my video of the week, tomorrow and then DYL on Friday. I'm trying to be better about updating this thing, so we'll see how that goes.

Monday, June 15, 2009

I feel so accomplished

This past weekend was good and bad. But I'll only blog about the good. So you know that list of things I had to do by Tuesday... I got a chunk of it done. I made a card...

Actually I made 3 on Friday night, after Elijah went to bed, but I can't show the other two yet. This one is for our friends Steve and Brie. I made it at like 1:30am... so the next day I looked at it and didn't like how the pen marks skipped on the paper, so I found a black marker and redid the "stitching" and the names. :-D

DCWV paper
Greetings Clear Stamps - Thinking of You
Frog Punch (I'll have to go home and look at the maker, cause I can't find it online)
Black marker

We went to lunch on Saturday for my my mother-in-law and father-in-law's birthdays. It was yummy and Elijah was surprisingly well behaved. Afterward we went over their house to visit some. Marie brought out some chunky jewelry for me to look through. I picked out a pair of earrings, but couldn't find anything else I liked. I'm just gonna go to the Goodwill that's up the street from our house to get some rings and a bracelet or 3. That's another thing that's partly checked off my list.

Then Sunday a tree fell in our backyard. Well... we found out about it Sunday, turns out it actually fell on Thursday. Apparently we don't go in our backyard much. Joe was busy for most of the day chopping it up with my dad. So my mom, Elijah and I went to Kohls to look for a black dress. And I found one! I didn't know it would be that easy. There were 3 that I picked out of the like 20 to choose from. This is one that was chosen out of those:

It's fancier than it looks in this picture. It has two layers on the bottom, so the top layer flies out a little bit when I spin, then the top has gathers... I guess that's what you call them. If you go to this website you can zoom in on the top and see what I'm talking about.

So that was my weekend. Hopefully my week will be as good or better. I have dance practice tonight, tomorrow and Thursday, then dress rehearsal is Friday and the show is Saturday. I can't believe it's this close. Time to tap tap tap... I'm out.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Azalea and Movie of the Week

There are certain times when I really wonder where Azalea came from and who she lived with for the first year of her life. If you didn't know, Azalea is our dog.

Precious(Azalea) the day we first saw her

We got her from the SPCA 3 years ago. All the other dogs were barking up a storm, but there sat Precious (that was her name before we changed it) curled in a ball in the front of her cage, with the sadest eyes. I saw her and fell in love. I showed her to Joe, so then we asked if we could go out and play with her. Joe rolled a ball along the ground, she watched it like, "What do you want me to do with that?". She was potty trained and knew how to sit and heel. We talked about it and decided to get her. That is when the adventure began.

We have been through a lot with her - kennel cough, anxiety, intestinal parasites and really bad allergic reactions to flea bites... Which brings me to why I thought to blog about her. The other day she went to the bathroom on the floor(which she doesn't do hardly at all), so when I saw it I yelled "DOG!". She went to the side door and was cowering. She wouldn't come to me even when I had a treat to give her. So that got me thinking... I wonder if that's what her old owners would call her when she was in big trouble. How did they treat her? Was it an older person who raised her? She's so low key, it wouldn't surprise me. Was she an only puppy? Where did they get her from? Why did they give her up? But I guess we'll never know. I don't know why I even think about it.

So, onto another topic. The movie of the week. We have another edition of "What does a ____ say? According to Elijah" Today's edition is "The Cow".

That's all from me for now. I have to attempt to make 4 cards and a scrapbook page before next Tuesday all while looking for the perfect black dress and chunky jewelry for my costume for the dance show on the 20th (You would think I love procrastinating by how much I do it.). So you'll probably be hearing from me again pretty soon.