Sunday, January 21, 2007

Blog Tag!!

So my friend Jenn Tagged me with this blog tag game. I have to fill out this A-Z question thing and then tag another blogger. So here we go!

A-Available or Single: neither, Very happily married
B-Best Friend(s): Caroline
C-Cake or Pie: Cake! Yummy! But it has to be my favorite kind which is lemon cake with cream cheese frosting. *drooling*
D-Drink of Choice: water (Ozarka Natural Spring Water to be exact)
E-Essential item you use every day: my computer
F-Favorite Color: Purple and Green (don't ask me to choose between the two because I won't do it)
G-Gummy Bears or Worms: Gummy Bears on Chocolate Ice Cream Yum!
H-Hometown: Salt Lake Utah, but was born in ElPaso TX although I live in Kansas right now.
I-Indulgence: My stamps! Oh, wait, did you mean food? Then it would have to be chocolate!
J-January or February: Neither, I like August, that is when I got married
K-Kids and Names: Tammy
L-Life is incomplete without? My husband and my daughter
M-Marriage date: August 3
N-Number of Siblings: 1 sister, 3 brothers, 1 adopted sister, 1 adopted brother, 2 step-sisters, 1 step-brother, and a cousin who is just like a sister to me. :)
O-Oranges or Apples: Granny Smith Apples!
P-Phobias or Fears: Spiders, ewwwww! I am horribly scared of spiders. Gives me the willies just thinking about them. Yuck!
Q-Favorite Quote: In dreams we are in a world entirely our own, we can climb the highest mountains and swim the largest oceans.... (Or something like that, ~Professor Dumbledore, Harry Potter 3 -the movie)
R-Reason to smile: Less then 3 years left in the military!!!
S-Season: Spring
T-Tag: Not sure yet, I don't know who has or hasn't been tagged, but I'll figure it out! Bwahahahahaha! ;)
U-Unknown fact about me: Well if I told you it wouldn't be unknown anymore! LOL
V-Vegetable you don't like: Spinach! yuck!
W-Worst Habit: I agree with Jenn, mine is procrastinating too!
X-rays: Too many to count. I had 12 last month alone.
Y-Your Favorite Food: hmmmmm, all the foods Caroline & Tony taught me how to make.
Z-Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Challenging the skills.....

I have lost my desire to create! I know, not good..... Well I have been making myself stamp anyway regardless of if I want to or not. So I thought I would try out a couple of the challenges on Splitcoast. Here is the results of what I have done.

This weeks color challenge was to use Pale Plum, Close To Cocoa, & Sage Shadow in a card. I combined that challenge with the sketch challenge for the week. This is the result.

This card was created for the Ways To Use It Challenge. The product for the week was watercolor paper. This was a great challenge cause I haven't used mine in so long.

For someone who has lost all desire to stamp, I guess I didn't do too bad....

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I created this card for the upcoming VSN on This was a challenge for the hostesses. The challenge was to create a card using only stamps. No embellishments. It was alot harder then I thought it would be. I wanted to add a few brads or something. LOL Anyhow, I am pretty happy with how it turned out. The color scheme was partially inspired by this weeks color combo challenge on SCS. That challenge was to make a card using Pale Plum, Sage Shadow & Close To Cocoa. I didn't use Sage Shadow but I did use the other two. Anyhow, here is what I did to create this card.

1. I did the faux tearing tech. I tore a scrap piece of paper and I placed it on my pale plum CS. Then I sponged Pale Plum ink onto the CS. When you take away your scrap piece of paper it leaves the torn look where you sponged the ink.

2. Next I stamped my flower from the Sweet Shapes set from SU! in Pale Plum ink randomly on the CS.

3. Then I stamped the same flower with Whisper White craft ink over the flowers I had just stamped.

4. Then I to my Whisper White CS and stamped using Pale Plum ink the Blocks, asterisk and flower from the Sweet Shapes set.

5. Then I used my Close to Cocoa ink and stamped the word Hello.

6. I attached everything using my mono adhesive.

I really like how it turned out.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Stampin' Up! has a great deal right now. They are running a special for people who want to sign up as a demo but already have a lot of supplies. It is called the mini kit. It's only $99!! That is half the price of the normal kit. It has been 6 months since I gave up my demoship to SU and I have regretted the decision ever since. So I am signing up again!!! I can't wait! I get to go over to my friends house tonight. She also happens to be my demo. So I am going to go over tonight and sign the paperwork!! Yay me!!!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Problems, problems, problems!

Jeez! I have been trying to log on to my blog to update for the last few days. I have done everything from deleting the cookies to deleting the internet files and beyond! Nothing worked. So finally I figured the problem must be my browser. So I switched browsers and this new one so far is working great. Hey, I got on to update my blog right? LOL Anyhow, sorry I haven't been on. I know it has been a long while since I have updated. I also know I promised a tutorial for the shaving cream tech. Well I have been busy and then we went on vacation and then we got home and I was really not feeling well. I am somewhat starting to get better so I thought I would update my blog and let you all know that I haven't forgotten about you. As soon as I can I will stamp something and post it. I have done some stamping but I can't post it because it's a surprise for someone. LOL Anyhow, like I said, as soon as I can I will stamp something and I promise, it will be something I can post this time.