Monday, March 31, 2008
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Sunday, March 30, 2008
Check out these little guys from Queen Kat Designs :) The set is called "What's Happenin'?". Nattie is into everything monkey-ish right now so this is one of her favorite cards. The die-cut card and mat are from Creative Cuts & More - it made the color-blocking process soooo much easier!
Be sure to stop by here on Tuesday...those of you who enjoy a challenge will be happy!!
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Saturday, March 29, 2008
How sweet is this little guy? He's one of the new images from Hanna Stamps. I've made a bunch of these to keep on hand for kids' birthdays, and I'm thinking I can personalize the card by writing the child's name on the banner :) The patterned paper is by We R Memory Keepers, and I colored the image with my Copics.
Have a great Saturday! We're expecting snow here tomorrow....at the end of March?!
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Friday, March 28, 2008
The week has flown by - and I bet the kids feel the same too! It's back to school for them on Monday :)
We went to Denver Zoo yesterday and had a great time - despite the temps only reaching the low 40's! BRRRR! The leopards were very active, growling at each other, and Jamie and Nattie both loved watching the squirrel monkeys leaping around from branch to branch. A stop at Starbucks was definitely in order on the way home to warm us up: Earl Grey tea for me, hot chocolate for Nattie, and milk for Jamie :) A fun day out!
Today's card is made using a simple flower stamp (can't quite remember who made it, but I'll check it out). I found this really pretty patterned paper by Chatterbox and thought it made a great match. The regular and scalloped squares were cut out using Nestabilities dies. Shimmer brads by Making Memories (these are one of my favorites recently!).
Have a great weekend, everyone!!
ETA: the stamp is by Memory Box (thanks Karrie and Cat!) :)
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008
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Monday, March 24, 2008
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Friday, March 21, 2008
Friday at last! And next week is Spring Break for my kids, so they were very excited as they headed out the door this morning :) My hubby gets back today after being in Argentina this week - needless to say, it's been a loooong week! Tonight we're going to have family movie night and watch 'Enchanted'. The kids and I saw it when it was out at the movies, but Iain didn't.
Today's card is made with stamps from Queen Kat Designs. The set is called 'Fancy Paisley'. I had originally planned to color the pattern, but when I saw the black and white, I really liked the effect of that, so left it as it was!
I'll be back on Monday :) Wishing everyone a super weekend, whatever you're doing!
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Thursday, March 20, 2008
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Check out Tasha! She's about 15 months old now - and still growing, it seems! Many people have told me that because of the lab/retriever in her, she could be a puppy for a few years yet...
She seems to love living here. She's great with the kids, hasn't had an "accident" since her second day living with us, and is tons of fun. She and Aspen (one of the kittens) are very good friends. Now, if only she wouldn't bark at every person/car that passes the end of our driveway... :)
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Tuesday, March 18, 2008
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Monday, March 17, 2008
but not quite! We got over a foot of snow last night and it was still snowing this morning, so the kids and I were thinking they might get a snow day. No such luck - even though the bus was almost an hour late, school still went ahead :) It looks so pretty outside!
Here's the third card for the class using The Cat's Pajamas stamps. Nice and simple.
I've been busy today with a school paper, cleaning, and some DT assignments. The kiddos are home from school now so it's time for the homework/dinner/bath/bedtime routine....
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Saturday, March 15, 2008
Today's card is the second sample for the TCP cards class at Artistic License :) The patterned paper is from Piggy Tales - such fun, bright colors!
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Friday, March 14, 2008
I've been asked to teach my very first class at a new store here in Conifer called Artistic License. The owner took one look at the stamps from The Cat's Pajamas and loved them (and who doesn't?), so that's what we'll be working with in the class next month. This is one of the sample cards :) I think Shootin' Poochie is one of my favorites from the last release!
What are your weekend plans? We have a busy one ahead: Jamie's birthday party on Saturday, and then on Sunday we're going to see "Finding Nemo on Ice" in Denver. Should be fun! I hope you have a great weekend, whatever you're doing :)
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Thursday, March 13, 2008
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Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I was in an ATC swap on Splitcoast Stampers and signed up for a Papertrey group. I finished the ATCs yesterday and had a leftover image that I made into this card :) I love it! The inks are from one of the ColorBox Queues (Brights), ribbon is a scrap from my stash and the little charm is one I picked up at Hobby Lobby last week.
Have a great Thursday! I plan on spending the day stamping from the minute the kids get on the school bus until they walk back through the door. Lots of projects to do! Samples for the next release from The Cat's Pajamas, to name just one! And if you haven't seen it yet, check out the March Project of the Month by the super-talented Tracy Falco. It's an Easter Goodie Bag - so cute!
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Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I got tagged by several of my blogging friends, including Benita and Heather. These random facts ones are always fun. Here goes:
The rules: Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Here are my 7 random/weird facts:
1. Underneath my hair color, I'm about 75% gray! So unfair at 36 years old - gotta love DNA!
2. Iain has two little glasses that he uses in his espresso machine, and for some reason I love the sound those two glasses make when they clank together. Not any other glasses or cups, just those ones.
3. I can be pretty clumsy at times.
4. I'm a magazine-aholic: People, Oprah, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, CK, Simple Scrapbooks, Paper Crafts...the list goes on...
5. My dad got my name (Toni) from - a Playboy magazine! Lovely.
6. I'm a dedicated tea drinker. Have tried coffee many times and just can't stand it!
7. I collected stamps when I was younger - postage stamps! I still like to go to the USPS website and browse all the different stamp designs, sometimes ordering a different set to make my envelopes look more exciting :)
Time to tag some friends! Here you go Sue, Karrie, Linda, Tanis, and Melissa. Enjoy!
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Monday, March 10, 2008
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Friday, March 07, 2008
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Several of you asked about the metal embellishment on the "Bloomin' Wonderful" card down below. I racked my brains and remembered that I got it in one of the monthly kits from ScrapMuse - they are called Border Strips and are made by Nunn Designs. I even found an online retailer here in case anyone wants to order some :)
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Wednesday, March 05, 2008
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Another card today made with the "Punch A Bunch" set available tonight from MFT. This is one of my favorites this week; the cardstock is Bazzill Bling, and the flower centers have Stickles in them, so it's a nice shimmery card!
As the card says, "I hope your day is bloomin' wonderful!" :)
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Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Yesterday's card was rather intricate, to say the least! So today, here's one that's a lot simpler. This one is made with the other new release coming tomorrow from My Favorite Things. The set is called Punch A Bunch, and the clever thing about the set is that it has been designed to work with the Marvy punches! In addition, the phrases can be curved to suit the size of oval that you are punching, so they are easy to customize :) The flowers are also part of the set. For this card I stamped a few extra flowers, popped them with foam dots and added some bling :)
I had a CT scan done yesterday to see if there's any kind of blockage up in my sinuses that could be causing the oxygen problems...so with the information from that, the full sleep study and the nighttime oxygen measurements from my home study, we should have a pretty good idea of what's going on when all the results come in. That's what I'm hoping, anyway.
Nattie has a tough couple of weeks ahead at school with state testing - I always feel bad for the kiddos at this time of year. They seem so young to be tested so hard! She does pretty well with the schedule, though, usually until the last couple of days when most of the kids are wiped out. The teachers don't give out homework during these weeks, though, so she's able to relax when she gets home.
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Monday, March 03, 2008
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Sunday, March 02, 2008
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Good morning! Well, it started snowing here last night and so far we've got about 5" of the white stuff outside. Iain and the kiddos were going to go snow tubing today, but the roads don't look too good so they postponed it till next Saturday. It's a day for wearing jammies, watching movies, playing games and hanging out. Sounds good to me!
Today's card is made with a stamp from an A Muse acrylic set. I stitched around the edges and added some grosgrain ribbons for fun :) The patterned paper is from the Goldilocks line by Piggy Tales.
Enjoy your Sunday!
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Saturday, March 01, 2008
Vicki over at Queen Kat Designs has told us DT Members that we can pass on a 10% discount to all of you out there in blogland (and your friends!) this month. There's a blinkie over on the right with the discount code for you to use. Happy shopping!!
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