Monday, November 30, 2009

Verve Release Color Challenge

The new Verve release was on Black Friday. I tried to get to all the challenges, found on the Verve Blog, but only did four out of five. This was the first challenge, a color one. To use black, white, turquoise, and green. Seemed like an unlikely color combo to me, but I loved it when it came together. Fun and different for a holiday card!
A nasty stomach bug hit our house in the middle of the night last night. Yucko! It's the two older guys. We're trying to keep the little ones away from them, especially the baby. Hope we can contain it. My oldest is starting to feel better, though, cause he asked for a salami sandwich for lunch. No, he didn't get one, not on a queasy stomach! No good would have come of that I'm sure.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope to update more regularly this week, I've got some cards made and ready to go!
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Verve Holly Jolly and Ornamental Christmas
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Basic Black, PTI ssw
Embellishments: SU top note die, nesties, cuttlebug embossing folder, sewing machine, mini brads, copics, crystal effects, dimensionals, sakura glitter pen

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Merry Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving friends! Yeah, I know thats not a Thanksgiving card I posted, I'm not totally losing it! I just love to go full on into Christmas mode starting with Thanksgiving, so I figured I'd post a Christmas card today. Hope you are all enjoying your holiday with family and friends. We are laying low with the kids and my father. A very relaxed day. Not even having a turkey, we don't like it that much. So very easy day for all of us. Enjoy your holiday and be safe. Thanks for stopping by today.

This fun sketch is from the Rubber Romance blog. You should check it out and enter a submission. There are prizes involved! I love prizes, don't you? This lovely lady is Merry from Rubber Romance. Check out the stamps here, a bunch of new Divas were just released and they are fabulous!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Merry from Rubber Romance
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, PTI ssw, unknown patterned paper
Embellishments: SU circle punch, MS punch and glitter, nesties, liquid applique, rhinestone and flowers from Michaels, copics

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Rubber Romance Christmas Ornament

These cute little tins make the best Christmas ornaments. I love to give handmade gifts at the holidays and this is the perfect little addition to a package or with a gift card. Really lends a personal touch to a gift. I think this one is perfect for a cosmo loving friend!

If you want to see the directions to make this ornament go and check out my tutorial on the Rubber Romance blog. This image is the Martini Girl Rubber Romance ATC sized dive stamp. Rubber Romance released some fantastic new divas this week. Check them out here.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Rubber Romance Bake Sale Tag

For school bake sales I like to make quick breads. My favorites are banana and pumpkin. When I buy things at a bake sale I like to know who made it and what's in it. So I thought I would create some quick tags to go with my baked goods. I used this cute Diva Chef from Rubber Romance. I printed the recipe and that is on the back side. i wrapped my bread in parchment paper, I love the look of this. Very Martha Stewart, don't you think? Tied it with a pretty ribbon and there you go.

Here is a close up of the tag. I kept it pretty simple. I just stamped my image, cropped it with some circle nestabilities and colored it with copics. While I love glitter, pearls and rhinestones, I don't think they belong this close to food. Didn't want anyone eating a rhinestone, KWIM?

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you had a great weekend!

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Rubber Romance Sketch!

Here is my take on the latest Rubber Romance sketch. Go to the Rubber Romance blog and check it out. There are prizes, and you have until 11-20 to enter. Give it a try!

Today's post is short and sweet, we've got two kiddos not feeling well here, so time is limited!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you have a great weekend.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Rubber Romance Lillette
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Old Olive, Night of Navy, PTI ssw, MME patterned paper
Embellishments: MS ribbon, copics, sakura glitter pen, corner rounder, primas, sticker from Michaels dollar bin

Monday, November 9, 2009

You're a Hoot!

My middle son turned 4 last week. I made him this cute tee shirt card. The little tee with an animal reminded me of a bunch of his summer tee shirts from Children's Place. He was super excited to get this card. He is the one who admires my cards, he always says "that's a beautiful card, Mom." He definitely is a hoot!

The owl is covered in just a dusting of white fun flock, so he is soft and touchable. The hearts have a touch of stickles, too. I just winged it with the tee shirt shape, I didn't have a template, but it was pretty easy.

The darling little owl and sentiment are both from Rubber Romance, the Cutie Pie line. All the stamps are just so sweet in this line, check them out!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Rubber Romance Cutie Pie stamps
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper: PTI ssw, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: nesties, stickles, copics, fun flock, circle punch

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

She's Here!

Here she is... Lilah Marie! She was born last Monday, October 26, 2009. Marie is after my mother, who passed away very suddenly in March of 2002. Wish she could actually know my mom, but I wanted her to at least share her name.

This photo is from last Thursday. It was her coming home from the hospital outfit, not exactly practical (according to my dear friend Megan), but it sure is cute. We've been up a lot at night, she seems to have days and nights mixed up. But I think that's pretty common early on.

Her brothers are adjusting well. I feel bad because I haven't been able to do as much with them as usual, because I'm still pretty sore from the c-section. But their dad has been home, and they are thrilled with that!

No new cards or projects to share. Hopefully, once we sort out the sleep schedule a bit better I'll be able to get some stamping done.

Thanks for stopping by!