Monday, October 16, 2006

I stamped a couple of pages today and yesterday for VSBN. This first challenge was to do a page highlighting the Royalty in your family. So I did a page of the King of our Castle, our dog Sirius. :0) I used an incentive paw stamp for the background and used an air arts tools splatter some color on it. Then I used a crown stamp from the Alexa set from Missy B Designs on the titles. I used stickles to give the jewels on the crown some bling. And added some dog bone shaped eyelets to the title page as well. The journaling says: The King of our castle is our dog Sirius. He is just like another person in our family. And he knows it too! He is so SPOILED! But we love him!

This challenge was to do a page with metal on it. I created this page to remember my grandparents who were married for 47 years before my Grandma passed away in 1997. My grandpa passed away this last March. I have never seen a love like theirs. The copper flowers in the background are all embossed. The title and Journaling are done on the computer and printed. I did the faux metal tech. on the flower in front of their picture. I add metal reinforcers underneath the eyelets next to the title. Always was their song. The journaling says: Jack & Barbara Zeigler Married on February 12,1950 Forever & Always.


I have news..... Maybe not what ya'll expected but news none the less. My husband has been really concerned lately about adopting before he deploys in March. He has so much training before then too. He is afraid that any child we get won't be able to bond to him before he leaves. I called our worker today because she emailed me and said she needed to talk to me. I told her that about his concerns and she basically said what she needed to talk to me about was that the workers for the kids have expressed to her that they are not wanting to place kids with us because of him deploying as well. Because of this we have decided that we aren't going to adopt right now. So she closed our adoption file. If at any time (including when my husband gets back) we want to reopen it we can. But until then it's closed. We are going to provide foster care while he's gone though so at least that's something. I'm kind of sad but I think for now it's the right decision.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

I got to stamp tonight! Wohoo!!

So I got to stamp tonight. I stamped some stuff for my secret sister for VSBN (Virtual Scrapbooking Night) on Splitcoast. She and I are both hostesses. This is for her "reveal package" letting her know who I am. I have sent her several cards throughout the last few weeks. So this is kind of the end of it all. Anyhow, Jacob is doing staff duty tonight (24 hour duty) so I finally decided what better way to spend my alone time then stamp. :o) I got a great package today from Christine P from Splitcoast. In it she sent me a template for making pouches and one for making boxes to put cards in. So this is a pic of the card I made her, the box that has blank cards and envelopes in it, and the pouch that I will put candy in. She likes pink and brown so that is why the colors I used were chosen. (trust me, it's brown even thought it looks black in the picture.)

This is one of the cards and matching envelopes that are in the box I made. There are 8 cards in all.

I found these blank frames by EK Success at Walmart the other day for $2 or so. Might have been less, I don't remember. Anyhow, I thought it would be fun to stamp on it to add to the package. I had to use craft inks and I only have the Rich Regals colors from Stampin Up! in craft inks so I went with So Saffron and Regal Rose. I love the way it turned out!

So anyhow, that was my night of stamping. :o)

Just a couple of cards

This card was done using the A Very Merry Christmas set from the Stampin' Up! winter mini catalog. I have been looking for a Santa set because I didn't have one and I fell in love with this one the moment I saw it!

I made this card using the new Country Blessings set from Stampin' Up! I love, love, love this set! I don't own it and I am not sure I can fit it and the kit it comes in into my budget but I have a friend who has it and she let me use her's to create this card. Thanks Belinda!

Welcome to the new blog!

Welcome to my new blog. I didn't like the old one so I deleted it. This new blog will have my stamping stuff, (i.e. cards, scrapbook pages, and other projects) as well as all things crafty that I like to do. I may every once and a while update on how our adoption process is going as well. Hope you like the new blog!