Sunday, November 26, 2006

I'm on a roll! Posting 3 days in a row! What's a gal to do! LOL I made this for my Secret Sister but forgot to send it so I will slip it into the reveal pacakge along with everything else. I just love this set! I got it from MissyB Designs. Her stuff is great! Check out her website here: And if you get something, tell her Sharon (scrown8301) sent you. *wink* *wink* While your there, check out her idea gallery. I won one of her contests so my card is on it. It's near the bottom. It's a pink card with a little princess on it. Anyhow, now back to this card. I used More Mustard (SU) Cardstock for the base of the card. The checkers are from the Button Bear set from Stampin Up. The sentiment and girl image are from the Thanksgiving set from Missy B. First I stamped the sentiment and then I stamped the checkers above it. Then on whisper white (SU) cardstock I stamped the girl image. I used my watercolor brush (SU) and inks to watercolor her. Her jeans are done with two seperate colors to give it more of a worn look. (Night of Navy first and then Brillant Blue over parts of the jeans) The Belt, shoes and hair are Close To Cocoa and the shirt is more mustard. The spoon is Going Gray and the lips are Real Red. I dtp'ed the edges in Going Gray to give the image a little something extra. Then I added chocolate chip ribbon and layered the image over it. I added some more chocolate chip ribbon and some hemp to finish it off. Have I mentioned that I love stamping? :o)

Saturday, November 25, 2006

I got to stamp!!

I stamped some stuff for the reveal pacakge for my secret sister on Splitcoast today. I am in love with how all this turned out.
I found create your own photo snowglobes at WalMart for I think like $2 the other day. So I picked up a couple. They are really easy. You just pop the bottom out, use their sample photo as a template for how big you need to cut you cardstock and then you stamp away! I printed the words Christmas 2006 in red on my printer before cutting the cardstock to size. I sure hope she likes this. I love it! I am thinking of going to get some more because they were just that easy. I also stamped some candles and covered some popcorn (her favorite treat) to go in the pacakge. For details on how to stamp on Candles you can either check out the resources page on Splitcoast Stampers.

This is the other gift set for my Secret Sister. I coverd a composition notebook using Basic Gray Paper and I ran the ink along the sides to give it an aged look. I ran twill tape up the side of the binding. The word Journal is printed from my printer. The RSVP pen was covered using the same basic gray paper. I have never done an acrylic post it holder before. This was so easy! I am definately going to do more. The Image on the post it holder is from the SU set Always on My Mind. The words Just A Note under the image is from All Year Cheer from SU. For details on how to make your own post it holder check out the resources page on Splitcoast Stampers.

Friday, November 24, 2006

A little holiday cheer for the Engineers!

I am a co leader for the family support group in Jacob's company. All the leaders for all the companies in the battallion got together and planned our holiday party. We had to have it early since our soldiers are all leaving for training today and tomorrow and won't be back until right before Christmas. The party was this last Saturday and was a great success. This year we thought we would do ornaments for each of the families to have if they would like. My co-leader pointed out to everyone that I was a stamper and "really crafty" so I was asked to help with the ornament making. We made 200 of these Christmas Balls. I had never done them before (only knew how to do them from Splitcoast). They were super easy and a big hit! We got these clear Christmas balls from Hobby Lobby for cheap and then we stuffed tinsel in them. I cut circles with my coluzzle ahead of time. Then we just stamped the Engineer Castle (since we are an Engineer Battallion) and we wrote (with a red sharpie) 70 (for 70th Engineer's) and then the year 2006. Then I rolled each of the circles up and popped them into the balls. After that we put the topper back on and tied a red ribbon at the top and viola! Here is another picture of the ornament up closer.

Jacob is leaving tonight at 11:30 for training and so I plan to spend the day tomorrow stamping. Check back soon for updated work.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

I got some more stamping done today. Jacob watched the kids (did I mention we have two foster kids? I know some of you know, but I don't think I ever mentioned it on the blog) Anyhow I got to do some more VSN challenges. This is a buckle card. I had never done one before.

This was for the New Years Challenge. I had these stickers from Creative Memories so I used them. The background on this card and the buckle card are done with the Shaving Cream Tech.

This is for the Mail Carrier Challenge. I made a card for my mail man. He is awesome! When I broke my foot he brought my mail to me so I wouldn't have to walk out to get it. I used the Christmas Thyme Designer Papers from Stampin Up on this card. And I used ribbon I got from from Favorite Grandma (from Splitcoast)

This is for the Glitter Window Challenge. I have never done a glitter Window card before. Too fun!

This one is for the Give Thanks Challenge.

I just love how all these cards turned out. If you would like details on how I created them, check out my Splitcoast Gallery at

Saturday, November 11, 2006

I made several cards for VSN on SCS today. Here they are. I haven't stamped in awhile. For details check out my SCS gallery at

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Daddy Sirius meets his puppies!

Jacob took our Dog Sirius over to the neighbors to meet his puppies! The momma Sandy wasn't too happy that anyone was near her puppies. Sirius wasn't too impressed with them. He just sniffed them. Sandy finally left her puppies side after 36 hours to go outside for a couple of minutes so Jacob snapped a picture of the puppies by themselves too. Aren't they cute in their little piles.

Friday, November 03, 2006


Our neighbors dog just had puppies! And guess what?!!! Our dog is the daddy!!! So we are "grandparents" to 6 adorable puppies! There were actually 8 but two died. One was stillborn and the other didn't live long after birth but the surviving 6 are healthy. Here are two pics. The mom Sandy is a Black Lab and our dog Sirius is well.... the vet told us he was a lab chow mix but the more research we do the less sure we are of that. We actually think he is a Black German Shepherd. He is pretty much a spitting image of the pics we have found on the net and all. So anywho, without further ado.... here are the puppies: They are 16 hours old in these pictures!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

I know, I know, it's been a long time since I have posted. We have been busy, what else can I say. I haven't had much time to stamp unfortunately. We got two boys placed with us for two days. they were horrible, mean, rude little boys. But they went back to their dad. On Sunday we got three more kids placed for two weeks. Their foster mom had to go out of town so we were asked if we could take them. It's going o.k. although it has been a bumpy road. They are supposed to go back on the 12th so hopefully I will get some stamping done after that. Not much else to report.