Friday, February 22, 2008

Fun Weekend Plans

I just wanted to wish everyone a happy weekend. I'm off to the coast in the morning & will be back Monday evening. I hope to share some photos when I return. I will try to catch up on my blog surfing then too!! I did peek in on the VMAA tonight & it looks like you girls had LOTS of fun. I saw some REALLY great creations. I hope I will be able to join in the fun next time around. See you when I get back!! Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Some More Tagging

Today was a nice day. I got to do a little shopping, which involves driving 70 miles to a city that actually has some REAL stores, like TARGET, YAY! It is actually the town that I grew up in so I love to go there. I have a lot of fond memories there. Sometimes I go with DH, sometimes I'll go with a friend, but a lot of times I just go by myself, then I can take as much time as I need looking at stuff. It never seems like I have enough time to do everything I want, it doesn't help that I got a late start, but it was still a nice day. When I got home, I had a HAPPY e-mail from Jennie & she also tagged me for this game:

Stamping Style - SIMPLE :)

Inspiration - I have to say I get most of my inspritation on line

Color - I love any brown combo- pink/brown, blue/brown, red/brown, you get the picture.

Work space - I just recently have a "REAL" workspace, it's cluttered right now, it was clean until I actually starting stamping on it. Let's just say it looks like a hurricane blew through there right now. I think the only way I can keep it clean ALL the time is if I don't use it, LOL! I'm still trying to work on how I want to organize everything. It's a work in progress.

Perfect day - Hmmm, Let's about, coffee, friends & shopping (for stamps of course!)

First job – My first "real" job was at a frozen yogurt shop when I was in high school. One of the nicest bosses I've ever had was at that job.

Wildest Dream - I'm not sure on this one. I would love to move somewhere different, more populated than where I'm at now, oh yeah, & my stamping store (that I open) would be there too ;). I know, not very wild but that is the first thing I came up with. Let me think about it a little more & I'll get back to you ;)

Ink – I have to agree with the Jennie & Rhonda on this one, I love Palette Ink, although I do use a lot of other inks as well.

Family – My hubby, a teenage stepson, & my 3 cats (my babies with fur)!

Beverage - Coffee & Water

Biggest challenge - This question is a little tough.....I think living with 2 males can be a bit of a challenge sometimes, LOL!!

I'm not sure who hasn't been tagged for this game (Tracy, have you??), I know I have visited a lot of bloggers that have been, so if you would like to play along, please do.....consider yourself tagged!

For some reason I can't get the spell check to work on Blogger, so I'm sorry if I have any boo boo's!!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Thank You Rhonda!!

One of my FABULOUS gal pals Rhonda nominated me for this:
THANK YOU RHONDA!!! You are such a sweetheart & I appreciate your friendship & inspiration SO much! I would like to nominate a few gals as well: Kimberly G., Karrie & Jen. There is a bunch of others I would add, but I'm pretty sure somebody has already nominated you before me. Thank you ladies for your kind words when you stop by here & for all of the inspiration you give me on your blogs!!

Friday, February 15, 2008

AAWC #28 - Birthday Wishes

Sorry for the not so great photo. It's beautiful here today, the sun is shining, so I tried to get a photo of this card outside, but I still have some shadowing in the picture. Also, I noticed that my stamped Elzy image looks like she's crooked, but she doesn't look this way IRL, it must have something to do with the way I took this photo. I have a couple of birthdays this month to get cards off for, so this weeks challenge over at the A Muse group to make birthday cards was perfect. I hope the recipient of this card will enjoy it. If you love A Muse stamps & want to join in all of the fun, you can click on the link I've posted on the side bar of my blog to join!! There really is a fabulous bunch of women involved in this group. Have a beautiful day!!

Card info: Sentiment & Notecard by A Muse Artstamps; Image by Elzybells NA, Pallette Ink in Noir; Copic Markers; Spica Glitter Pens.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Step It Up Challenge - Week 1

I was really wanting to participate in the Step It Up Challenge for the A Muse group this week. The challenge was to make a set of 3x3 or similar size notecards with a holder. I made this set of 3x3 notes that fit into this cute little A Muse treat box. The template for this was in the A Muse weekly newsletter. This is made with the 4-bar note. It makes such a cute little container for holding treats and such. I thought it would make a perfect little holder for these mini cards. The first photo shows the mini cards in the treat box, & the second photo is of the mini cards which I made super simple. Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, February 8, 2008

More ATC's To Share

This is another ATC I made for one of Tracy's swap. It's for the Elzybells group. If you haven't checked out the latest release from Elzybells NA, Friendship Collection, they really came out with some adorable images. The theme for this swap is Valentine/Love, so since I didn't have a true Valentine/Love image from Elzybells, this is what I came up with. Have a happy day!
ATC info: Image by Elzybells NA; Sentiment & Heart Twinkle Sticker by A Muse Artstamps; DP by Bo Bunny Smitten Collection (awesome paper!); Twinkling H2O's; Copic Markers; Spica Glitter Pen; Marvy Scallop Oval Punch; Ribbon & Plain Cardstock unknown.

Monday, February 4, 2008

For All The Coffee Lovers Out There

I had to share this cool billboard with you. It just makes me happy! I think all of you coffee drinkers out there can appreciate this image.