Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy holidays, happy new year....

Yahoo! A new car for Iain - and it's 4WD so he doesn't have to borrow mine any more when there's snow in the forecast! LOL! He got another Infiniti - but this one is a gorgeous copper color! Very nice :) He and Nattie went and did their shopping today, and Jamie and I stayed in our jammies. I was working on a couple of cards and also some ATC's for another swap I signed up for (why do I do these things to myself?? LOL!).

We got about a foot of snow on Friday and it's been super-cold all weekend! It looks as if it will be a chilly Christmas here! We're going to get a break, though, because on the 26th we're off to Palm Springs for 6 days at the JW Marriott Resort and Spa (love those Marriott points)! The kids are excited to visit Six Flags and Legoland, and I'm looking forward to a visit to the hotel spa on my birthday, which is on Friday! I'm turning 36, so I will definitely need that facial! Ha Ha!

Anyway, HAPPY HOLIDAYS to everyone! I'll be back after the first of the year. Wishing you a wonderful 2008!!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas Crackers!

This afternoon I'm going to the kids' school to help out in Jamie's kindergarten class party. I'm going to make Christmas crackers with them! Not quite the "cracking" ones we Brits usually have at our dinner table on Christmas Day, but something pretty close. It's amazing what you can make with the inside of a toilet roll, some candy, wrapping paper, and ribbon. And did you know...

  • Christmas crackers were invented in England in 1847 by Tom Smith, who had recently visited Paris and found "bon bons" which were almond sweets wrapped in paper twisted at the ends.

  • Inspired by Chinese fortune cookies, Smith added small love mottos to his own versions.

  • In 1846, Smith was sitting next to his crackling fire and decided to try and reproduce the "crackle" in his new sweets...within a year, the "crackers" became very popular!

  • The sweets were first called "Cosaques" after the cracking of Cossack's whips, but after a decade became known as Christmas crackers.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


This card says it all. Take some time for YOU during the holiday season :)

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

One of my favorite photos this year :)

I took this one of Nattie and Tasha when I was (speedily) taking the kids' holiday photo outside. I love it! Nattie looks so grown-up and cute in her blue snow clothes, and Tasha Tasha :)

Today I went down to Littleton and picked up my final gift - and wrapped the last ones this afternoon! YAHOO! We have snow forecast for Friday and I really wanted to avoid shopping this weekend at all costs, so perhaps I'll be able to stay home and play with my new stamps from TCP!

I didn't get any cards made today because of all my shopping activity...perhaps tonight I'll burn a little of the ol' midnight oil...if not, I'll be back tomorrow with a card, for sure!

Have a great evening! Nattie and I are going to watch the "Duel" quiz show that's on ABC all week; we've been enjoying it together - and have learned a thing or two (or three!) as well!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A quickie quiz....

just to keep the holiday pressure on! LOL! Here goes...

Have you....
Finished your Christmas shopping?
All except for one gift card which I hope to head down the hill to buy tomorrow morning!
Sent out all your holiday greeting cards? Done!
Decorated your house with holiday decorations? Yep! Although the tree looks a lot different from when it was first decorated a couple of weeks ago: the kittens knock ornaments off the tree for the dog to pick up (and attempt to eat), so now there aren't many decorations left on the bottom 6" of our tree :)

Play along and share your holiday progress with your blogging friends :) Back tomorrow with a card!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Journaling Jar

Now that Sue has opened her gift, I can post it here! I made her a Journaling Jar full of prompts for scrapbooking. By the time she finishes it, she should have a pretty comprehensive "All About Me" album! I printed out the prompts and then cut them apart, closing them up with brads (so that there's no peeking!). I decorated the outside with rub-ons and ribbon, and did a little decorating on the lid. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sunday evening...

is one of my favorite times of the week. I think it's because it's still the weekend and we've had some downtime together. And of course the evenings during the holidays feel super-cozy when the tree lights are on :) I love to lie on the sofa and read, all snuggled up in a blanket. Yep, I'm easily pleased!!
We went down to see Sue, her hubby Dan, and their daughter Melanie this afternoon. Sue made us a lovely roast dinner and then chocolate fondue for dessert! We also exchanged gifts: Nattie loves her iTunes card (and has redeemed it already!) and jewelry; Jamie wants to know when he can open his art set; Iain will be opening one of his bottles of rum later this week, and I will be sorting through my scrapbooking goodies tomorrow!! I also got one of the Karen Foster Scrapbooking Planners for my birthday which is on the 28th :) Thank you, Sue, for a great afternoon!
What are your plans for this week? Jamie and I are doing "his" shopping tomorrow after school. He wants to get Nattie some clothes for her Webkinz, and for Iain he thinks golf balls would be good. Sounds like a good idea to me :)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Cat's Pajamas Sketch Challenge #5

I made this card for the challenge that Alma sets for us DT members every couple of weeks. I decided to take a break from holiday/winter cards and make a wedding card! The cake image (Mod, Mod Wedding Cake) is popped off the page with pop dots to give it more dimension. This sketch was lots of fun to work with!

Iain and Jamie have gone out to do some shopping, and Nattie and I are hanging out at home. I'm making the most of some quiet time! Enjoy your Saturday :)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Okay, one more "blue" card :)

Oooh, it's snowing again outside! The high today is only forecast to be 19 degrees. BRRRRR! I know where I'll be going - nowhere! I'll be taking a shower and then putting jammies on! LOL! I have a project to finish that I'll post next week, and my scraproom is in serious need of being cleaned up, so I'll take care of that too.

I bet lots of you have busy weekends planned with holiday shopping, get-togethers, etc. We're going to our neighbors' tomorrow night with about 5 other neighborhood couples which should be nice. I finally got the packs of cards finished for them, so I think I'll send Nattie and Iain out in the car tonight to deliver them :)

Then on Sunday we're going down to Castle Rock to visit Sue and her family! I have almost finished wrapping their gifts....

So, have an awesome weekend - whatever you're doing! Oh - today's card is made with one of the new MFT sets called Icing on the Cake. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I've got the blues....

...well, not really! That was just a good title for this post with a couple of blue cards :) LOL! The stamps for the "Icing on My Cake" card are by My Favorite Things, and of course the cute penguin image is one from The Cat's Pajamas. And...I have the TCP new releases for Spring in my hot little hands to make samples with - you will be blown away!
I hope everyone is not too stressed out with the holidays. I've been finishing up the gifts for the neighbors, and today I was supposed to take Nattie to the orthodontist, but when I tried to get Iain's car out it really wasn't doing well on the frozen snow (it's 2WD and he took mine to the airport), so...the appointment is rescheduled for tomorrow when I can take her in my car (4WD) instead :) Hmmm...I think Iain needs to go car shopping!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Busy, busy, busy!

I have several projects to finish this week: I have a Challenge page due that is about the "Year in Review", so I was busy this morning printing photos for that - and then I ran out of ink, so I guess I'll be taking a little trip to Staples in the morning. Fortunately one recently opened right here in Conifer, so I don't need to drive down the mountain.

Other projects I'm working on are sets of gift cards for friends and neighbors; some were mailed last week and I'm hoping to get the others finished by the end of this week. They are assorted selections, but similar to the one shown in the photo. I thought they'd be nice for thank you notes, notes to say "hello", just nice to have on hand.
I also need to finish my wrapping; a couple more gifts arrived at the weekend that I had ordered online, so I need to get them taken care of in case anyone in the house decides to go snooping :)
Have a wonderful Monday!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

More snow photos :)

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Snow day!

Yep, we're having a day indoors here. It's been snowing lightly but steadily since Friday morning and I'd say we have about 5 or 6 inches now. It looks so pretty, especially from the end of the driveway when all the Christmas lights are on (I'll add some photos later tonight)! Fortunately I don't have to drive anywhere today. Nattie has a sleepover tonight but her friend's mom is coming to pick her up from here. Then Jamie are going to settle in and watch "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (Jim Carrey version) with our popcorn in hand!

Iain is in London for a very quick visit: he flew through the night last night, arrived at around 5am London time (10pm here), and spent today shopping for a few little Christmas gifts - as well as racking up some airmiles :) He called this afternoon and said it was pouring with rain! He'll be back late on Sunday night.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

I shopped 'til I almost dropped!

I am 2 gift cards away from being done with my Christmas shopping. Today I left the house at 11am, went to the Post Office and mailed a bunch of various items, then headed down the hill. I had my route all planned: Archiver's, See's, Michael's, Barnes & Noble and finally Target. Phew! Of course, I can't spill all the beans but let's just say I am a happy, relieved shopper tonight! I met Iain and the kids at BeauJo's restaurant in Evergreen and we had a tasty dinner together :)

Good morning!

I hope everyone is having a great Thursday! I'm so glad that the week is almost over; for some reason this week seems to have gone very slowly.

How is your Christmas shopping going? I'd say that I'm about 2/3 there and I would also like to say how grateful I am for online shopping! Particularly places like Barnes & Noble where shipping is free when you spend just $25! I don't know about you, but that is never a problem for me with that store :)

Thank you for your good wishes about Aspen; after a couple of days on the antibiotics she is doing so much better - still coughing, but nowhere near as much as before.

Today's card is another one from the "Rain or Shine" set. Don't you love those little rainboots and the dog with the coat on? LOL! You can check out the whole set here. Oh, and a little birdie told me that if you check out the Splitcoast Stampers forum here you can find a discount code for 20% off your order!! Hurry on over, it's only good through Dec. 8th!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A couple more cards

made with the "Baby It's Cold Outside" set :) The digital paper is way cool! What I liked about it is that I was able to print only what I needed for a particular card in the size I needed! Enjoy your night!

Rain or Shine...

is the name of another new set being released tonight by My Favorite Things! And also, to make this card I used some of their new digital paper which is available now! I love the sentiment on this card :)
Having a few hours of stamping today! School is finished for now, and the house is clean(ish) - so why not, right? I have a couple of sketch challenges to catch up on.
One of our kittens, Aspen, has bronchitis. She started coughing on Friday so I took her to the vet on Monday. Fortunately it can be easily treated with antibiotics (if two adults wrestling with a 5-lb. kitten to give her the medication can be described as easy!).
Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Actually it's not really cold today here in Conifer (55 degrees!), but "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is the name of one of the new sets of stamps being released tomorrow by My Favorite Things! Isn't the snowman sweet?? Check out Kim's blog here for more information, and also be sure and stop by the MFT Forum on Splitcoast Stampers tomorrow evening - there's gonna be a party! Oh, and MFT also has digital paper packs in individual color sets or one big ol' set - see them right here! I'm going to play with them tonight so look for a card using the new digi paper tomorrow!

In other stamping news :) Alma (the owner of The Cat's Pajamas) has sent out new stamps to us DT members for the next release! You will not be disappointed! I will be stalking my mailman till the end of the week, that's for sure! TCP also has a fantastic Project of the Month (pictured on the left)...and Alma has made the instructions into a PDF file for you to easily download and print. A great gift idea by Julee!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Christmas questions!

Some fun Christmas questions that I saw recently on Sophia's blog:

Colored lights or white lights on your house or not at all? This year they're white!
Hot chocolate or Egg Nog? Definitely hot chocolate.
What's your favorite holiday dish? Chocolate! :)
Does Santa wrap the presents or just sit them under the tree? Santa wraps them all and doesn't bring them until everyone is asleep on Christmas Eve.
Do you hang mistletoe? No.
When do you put up your decorations? The weekend following Thanksgiving.
What's your favorite holiday tradition? Wearing our jammies all day, enjoying our time together, and pulling Christmas crackers at the dinner table!
What's on the top of your tree? A silver and white tree topper.
Do you have a nativity displayed through the holidays? No.
Candy Canes, traditional or flavored? Or Chocolate Covered Cherries? Just chocolate!
What's your favorite holiday goodie to make and share? This year I discovered Williams & Sonoma Peppermint Bark and will be sharing that with several people :) And of course - handmade cards!
What's your favorite Christmas song? "Step Into Christmas" - Elton John
When did you learn the truth about the "magic" of Christmas? Around 10 years old, I think.
Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? No. Nothing till Christmas morning!
Is there a special ornament or Christmas decoration that you wouldn't feel like Christmas without? All the ones the kids have made through the years, and the special Hallmark ones they have chosen each year.
Do you take neighbor gifts/treats to anyone, everyone, a select few? Probably half a dozen this year.
Is your big meal on Christmas Eve, Christmas morning or Christmas afternoon? Christmas afternoon (when we lived back in Scotland, dinner would always happen right after the Queen's speech on TV).
How do you decorate your tree? With the kids' help :)
Snow? Love it? Dread it? Tolerate it? Love it here in CO after years of no winter weather at all!
Do you remember a favorite gift? My favorite was always a brand new set of markers!
Do you have a family get-together during the holidays with extended family? No, we're the only ones in the U.S. - everyone else is in Scotland or England.
What's the most important thing that you must do each Christmas season? Not stress out! :)
Do you bake Christmas cookies? I wish I could - but I can't - so I don't.
Do you leave cookies and milk for Santa? Absolutely! Usually Pepperidge Farm cookies and some egg nog. Those are Santa's favorites :)
Share a favorite Christmas memory. Not necessarily a favorite, but a strong memory is waking up to the smell of turkey cooking! Yep! At my grandma's house she used to get up at 5am to put the turkey in...and it would cook all the way to mid-afternoon. For years I thought it really did take that long to roast a bird! LOL!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

If you give a cat a Christmas tree....

...he'll try and climb it! This is where I found Bailey this morning! He must have wanted to say hi to the other kitties on the tree :)

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Off to the movies!

Heading out to see "Enchanted" this afternoon with Jamie, Nattie, and one of Nattie's friends from school. I've read good things about this movie - so I have my fingers crossed :) Iain's still not feeling good, so he's staying at home. Will post later with a review! Enjoy your Saturday :)

ETA: the movie was AWESOME! So cute for the kiddos - and adults! There was humor for both, a fun storyline, and (of course!) a happy ending! I took both of the kids - and both of them loved it! Great holiday-time movie :)

Friday, November 30, 2007

Happy Mail! And NEW STAMPS!

Wow! The first piece of happy mail I wanted to show you was this huge selection of Primas I received in the mail from Benita for winning her "guess the number of containers of Primas" contest! I will not need to shop for flowers for a long time! ((Hugs)) to you, Benita, and thank you once again!

The card on the right is one that I received from Dawn - she was one of the recent winners of the My Favorite Things blog candy, and look what she came up with! Too cute! Great job, Dawn, and thank you for sending me the first card you made with this set. I hope you have tons of fun with them!

And talking of My Favorite Things....My Favorite Things is having a New Release Cocktail Party on Wednesday, December 5 from 9-11 p.m. Eastern time. Head over to the MFT forum on to find out all the details and join us there on Wednesday night. There will be give aways, coupon codes, a challenge and sneak peeks. Find out on Wednesday how you can become a MFT Guest Designer. Join us for some fun! And the new sets are amazing...I've been having tons of fun playing with them this week!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Christmas card, anyone? :)

Just wanted to find out if any of my blog friends would like a Christmas card this year :) If so, please drop me an email at and I'll add you to my list! I am so lucky to have met all of you out there in blog world :)

The card to the left is one I made using some scraps last week - I love the stamp! It's by WhipperSnapper Designs.

Winter Thank You Card

Here's another card I made for a sketch challenge - this one was for My Favorite Things. I used the "Hot Stuff" set for the coffee image, and the sentiment is from "Essential Sentiments" which was released just this month. The card is another one from the Glitter Card set by DCWV.
And here are some winter-related questions - feel free to copy and paste to your blog for fun!
1. What temperature do you consider to be "cold" or when you would need to wear warm clothes? It takes a lot for me to feel "cold", so I don't usually feel really cold until around 45 degrees! I think that's also why I felt the heat so easily when we lived in CA!
2. What is a typical Winter like in your area? What are the average temps this time of year? Well...the neighbors said last year wasn't a "typical" winter here - which is just as well, because our yard was covered in snow from October till April! LOL! So far this year we've had 4 significan snowfalls, but nothing more than a foot of snow - yet! I'd say the average high temps here have been in the 40s since mid-October.
3. If you live in a cooler climate, what is it that you enjoy most about it? Why do you choose to remain living there? If you live in a warmer climate, have you ever visited places that were seasonably cold? What did you like or dislike about it? This is our second winter in CO after living in CA from 1997 to 2006. I absolutely love it here, and the main reason is that we have been able to experience all 4 seasons! Spring was awesome when all the plants and trees bloomed, Summer was beautiful because it didn't get above 80 here in the mountains, Fall was amazing - all those golden aspen leaves, and Winter - it's just so pretty!

Sketch Challenge!

Here's a card I made for the Sketch Challenge that Alma gives us Cat's Pajamas DT members every couple of weeks or so. I really like the way this one turned out - simple, but pretty! Gotta love those DCWV Glitter Cards :) The stamp used here is from the Kitty Christmas set.

It's another chilly one up here in the mountains - we got about 4 inches of snow last night, and today I don't think we will be getting above freezing. I took Tasha for a walk this morning, came home, and put jammies on after my shower! LOL!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sequins and styrofoam :)

It's been a busy few days around here! On Sunday we were out shopping all day for a loft bed for Jamie...we think we found one but are still trying to convince Jamie that it's a good idea :) Then yesterday Iain and Jamie both weren't feeling too good, so I left them with their runny noses and took advantage of a day to get a head start on some Christmas shopping. It was very productive!

Made a stop at Hobby Lobby and picked up some styrofoam balls, sequins and sequin pins for the kids and I to do our holiday project - we make at least one a year together :) This is the end result of my ornament! I have to say, I'm surprised at how pretty it looks! I hope you're having a great Tuesday!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sunday Seven: play along!

I found this question at Patrick's Place and it looks like a fun one for us to think about: Name your top seven television icons. Here's my list:

  1. Roseanne - a sitcom that we could all relate to in one episode or another. I loved her dry sense of humor.

  2. Bill Cosby - we love The Cosby Show and are now enjoying sharing it with Nattie!

  3. Oprah - she just has to be on the list! 20 years of shows, and still going strong. The magazine is great too :)

  4. George Clooney - for obvious reasons! LOL! Dr. Doug Ross on ER...they were never able to replace him...

  5. David Letterman - seems like a really genuine guy, very down-to-earth, and his use of sarcasm is perfect!

  6. Larry Hagman/J.R. Ewing - even though I was living in Scotland at the time when J.R. was shot, people over there were just as hooked on "Dallas" as I hear they were here in the U.S.!

  7. Scooby Doo - because he and the gang have been around for what seems like forever and our (pesky) kids enjoy watching Scooby just as much as we did!
So what are your favorites?

Friday, November 23, 2007

Holiday Photo 2007

OK, this is the one that got the majority vote. Iain and I always choose different photos: I like the more classic ones, whereas Iain likes the ones with the funny faces - like this one! Jamie was just being soooo goofy when I took the photos outside...and I have to admit, this one shows how his personality is right now - and isn't that the point of these photos? The ones that go out to friends and family at Christmastime?

Yep, they can really see how Jamie is at 5, that's for sure! And look at Nattie, so grown-up looking - and Tasha, almost a year old now!

Relaxing Friday...

I hope you all had a happy, safe Thanksgiving. We spent the day at home, just the 4 of us, and we actually had roast chicken for dinner! (Nobody wanted turkey, LOL!) We ate late afternoon, watched TV and had our pie later on: apple pie for Jamie and I, and pumpkin pie for Iain and Nattie.

Spending another quiet day together today: I need to finish a paper for school by tomorrow night, and this afternoon I'll bundle the kids up in their snowclothes and (hopefully) get their photo taken for this year's holiday card....we'll see...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Holiday card - and Happy Thanksgiving wishes to everyone :)

Just checking in with a quick holiday card made with a gorgeous stamp from Whipper Snapper :) I want to wish all my blogging friends a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Enjoy your day with family, friends, or whatever you're doing...and I'll catch up with you all on Friday. Take care!


Wow, it's chilly here today! We got about 5 inches of snow last night, and right now it's only 19 degrees outside....definitely a day to stay inside with jammies on :) And maybe even get some time to create! Sounds good to me....back later with a card!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Random questions!

I'd love to learn more about my blogging friends - here are some questions for you to copy and paste to your blog, and post your responses :) Enjoy! Here are mine:

  1. Who am I? Toni - wife, stay-at-home mom, friend, DT member, student
  2. Who knows me best? My hubby!
  3. How old am I? 35 (for one more month!)
  4. How old do I feel? 23 :)
  5. The most important thing in my life is... my family - hubby and kids
  6. I always cellphone!
  7. Something I always do is...drink tea - at least 3 cups of Earl Grey a day.
  8. I'm at my happiest when...I'm calm :)
  9. On a Monday morning, you'll find my computer after walking Tasha! Probably finishing up a paper for school since they get turned in on Mondays!
  10. My favorite mode of transportation car!
  11. My eyes, and one of my favorite parts of me!
  12. My favorite material possession room of crafting supplies!
  13. To relax, I like to...stamp, scrapbook, read...
  14. The town I live in is...small, friendly, and has 4 seasons!
  15. What's my worst habit? Worry/anxiety
  16. My guilty pleasure is...reality TV!
  17. When I look at someone, the first thing I see is...their smile (or lack of one!)
  18. I think ....................... is beautiful. The sound of a child's hearty laugh
  19. One thing that I can live without is...stress! If only I could get rid of it!
  20. One thing people don't know about me is...that I was abused as a child.
  21. My life is...filled with surprises and extra-special people!!

I won??? And a couple of cards :)

I got a note from Benita saying that I'd won the RAK from her blog! She asked visitors to guess how many bottles/jars/containers of Prima flowers she owned....check out the photo on her blog right here! I guessed 322 and the answer was 319! Wow! Thanks again Benita for making my day :)

Finished off a couple of cards yesterday using this Stamping Bella image, along with sentiments from The Cat's Pajamas. I have a couple of friends' birthdays coming up, so I will be putting them to good use!

Jamie is home from school today; he has a cold and his nose is super-runny, so I thought I'd better not subject his teacher and classmates to that. Tomorrow is the last day of school before Thanksgiving break, then the kids are out of school till next Monday. Looking forward to having the long weekend with the 4 of us together!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

One little boy and a swirl and a kitten :)

Guaranteed to make a great photo! I took this one last week before Jamie's haircut. The swirl on his forehead doesn't bother him now, but I can foresee him complaining about it as a teenager :) The ladies who cut his hair are never quite sure what to do with it! For now, though, I'll enjoy the cuteness factor it adds to a photo! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Stamping Bella!

I had fun yesterday playing with this Snowy House stamp from Stamping Bella; I popped it off the page and of course added some holiday sparkle with my Stickles :)

Working on a paper for school today, then hoping to get some creating done! Have a great Saturday!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Getting there....

Here is the layout I came up with for my Circle Journal Group Challenge. Kristi asked us to create a 1- or 2-page layout using black and white - and glitter! I used the Black and White line from Doodlebug, the flower embellishments are from Making Memories and so are the white glitter initials. Then I used white glitter on the top and bottom of the white page, and black glitter around the black page. This is one of my favorite challenge layouts so far I think!
Have an awesome weekend!


It's been quite a busy week, with some card projects due and school work to be done - along with the usual house/family stuff. So I'm glad it's Friday and tomorrow we don't all have to rush out of bed in the morning :) Nattie's going to a sleepover birthday party tomorrow, and then after we pick her up on Sunday we're going to to shopping for a new bed for Jamie: right now he's sleeping on a queen-size bed, but it takes up too much space in his room so we're going to see if we can find him some kind of loft bed that will help us use his space better.

Back later with a layout for a scrapbooking to combine black, white, and glitter!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

More ATC's...

This is my second set of ATC's for the upcoming swap. These ones are made with stamps by Stampendous! I just love the image of the owl and the mouse! Thanks for stopping by :) I'm off to Nattie's classroom to help out for the rest of the afternoon. Catch you tomorrow!

Oh deer!

Sorry, just couldn't resist the pun there! LOL! This cute little guy was in our yard yesterday morning :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

It's a swap thing!

I finally finished my Artist Trading Cards for Taylor's swap :) I love how they turned out! That liquid applique is so cool for the snow effect :) These ones are made with stamps from The Cat's Pajamas and patterned paper by KI Memories.

Oh, and one of my cards is being featured on The Cat's Pajamas website as November's Project of the Month. Alma has created a PDF file for you to download - so stop by and check it out :)

Not too much else going on today...working on lots of school work. Week 3 is always busy, it's right in the middle of the class. So I'd better hit the books! Have a very happy Wednesday :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Yahoo! What a great time of year to stock up on those stamps you've had on your wishlist! The Cat's Pajamas is holding a sale this weekend - 25% off! Wow! Just click here to check out all the fabulous images featuring Sprinkle, Poochie, and friends, all designed by Alma. She has also updated the Gallery, so be sure and stop by there too!

Working on ATC cards, challenge pages....and lunch!

I have a few projects going on right now! I'm working on 2 sets of 10 Artist Trading Cards for Taylor's swap. I'm in a group using images by The Cat's Pajamas and another group using Stampendous stamps. I'm about halfway done with the TCP ones - decided to use the snowglobe image shown at the left, so will post the finished product tomorrow!

After I finished helping in Jamie's classroom this morning, Iain and I went down to Colorado Mills and picked up our DVD's (see post from earlier today!), went to the eye doctor for Iain to have his glasses adjusted, and then had lunch at California Pizza Kitchen. Yum! I had my usual - BBQ Chicken Pizza with a half Caesar Salad....


Well, it's a pretty good day for DVD releases...Iain and I are big "Ocean's" fans, so I will be off to Target today to pick up a copy of "Ocean's Thirteen" :) Love those guys! And for the kids (and the kid in us), Shrek 3! I don't think it was quite as good as the others, but still a funny movie! Donkey has to be one of my favorite movie characters of all-time!
I know, I know, I promised another card yesterday but had a loooong doctor's appointment and was really pooped by the end of the day. I'm feeling fine today, though, so stop back again later for a card (or to check out the eye candy on this post again! LOL!).