Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ahoy there!

Here's my TCP Tuesday card for this week - Susan left it wide open for us to use any TCP stamp, so I pulled out my "Aargh! Piratey!" set and went to work :)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

TCP Tuesday #103 - Any TCP Stamp!!

I just got back from visiting Denver Zoo with Nattie and Jamie. Our favorite new animal was a baby monkey :) And we always love seeing the big cats!

To go along with the "Spring Break" time of year, Susan's hosting the TCP Tuesday stamp challenge this week - and we can use ANY TCP STAMP! It doesn't get much easier than that :) Hop over to Susan's blog for all the details on playing along...and I'm heading downstairs to work on my card right now! Have a super Tuesday!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Snow Day (again)!

It's like deja vu - our second snow day in less than a week! This one has dumped 2 feet of snow in less than 24 hours...the district made the call last night that there would be no school today. Even down in Denver there's over a foot of snow! Not many people on the roads today...
Here's a photo of Tasha checking out the view from the front window :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

TCPTUES102 - Color Challenge :)

Good morning! It's a beautiful, sunny start to the day here in Conifer - with another snowstorm on the way later today! We're under a winter storm warning, so it could be another big dump of snow for us :)

As you'll see, this week's TCP Tuesday Challenge is a color challenge - our hostess for this week is Joanne, and you can find all the details on playing along (and how you could become TCP's next Swanky Stamper) on her blog. I really enjoyed playing with these colors; it's not a combo I've seen often, but I love how these ones look together! Be sure to check out the creations everyone else has come up with, and you'll see them all together on the slideshow on Alma's blog as the week progresses.

For my card, I used TCP's "Smells Like Cake" set, and I pulled all the papers from my scrap drawers :) That's always a good feeling! Have a great Tuesday, whatever you're up to!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Better late than never...

Here's my TCPTUES101 card :) I love this big chicken from TCP's "Beans and Bunnies and Peeps, Oh My!" set - isn't he sweet? And for the layout I used a sketch from the Friday Sketchers blog. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey's new "Kioshi" collection.
I already have my card made for tomorrow's TCP Tuesday color challenge, so stop by and see what color combo we're playing with :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Snow Day!

Well...we ended up with a snow day yesterday! Here's what Mother Nature left for us...

Thursday, March 18, 2010

TCP Tuesday...a little late :)

Hi all, dropping in to post about this week's TCP Tuesday hosted by the fabulous Amy, who is challenging us to pierce something somewhere on our creation this week (TCPTUES101). Jump over to Amy's blog for all the details - I have my fingers crossed for a SNOW DAY here tomorrow...the forecast is calling for up to 2 feet of snow for us in just 24 hours! The kids and I will be going to bed with our fingers crossed that my principal calls me bright and early letting me know I can spread the word to staff and parents :)

Have a super evening...I'll be back at the weekend (or tomorrow, if I'm lucky!) with my pierced card!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Is Spring in the air yet?

So, Spring is not too far away, but you wouldn't know it from looking out of my window today :) For the last 3 days it has been snowing heavily on my drive home!
Just over 2 weeks until Spring break - yeah! We're finishing up with CSAP testing at school for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade kiddos, and then next week I'll be working hard on checking over the books, counting them, packing them and getting them back to the warehouse. It's a pretty stressful time for students and staff at schools, so we'll all be glad next week when those boxes are gone :)
Things are going well at home...we have Jamie's 8th birthday this coming Friday! Iain's going to stay here on Thursday night so that we're all together for Jamie waking up on his birthday, and then on Saturday he's having his party down at Jump Street in Littleton. No birthday cake for Jamie, though - he wants to have Krispy Kreme doughnuts instead!
I'm trying to "think Spring" with today's card made with one of the "Pure Innocence" stamps from My Favorite Things. The inside of the card is stamped with a great sentiment - "Start every day with wheeeee!"

Monday, March 08, 2010

We're at TCPTUES100!

Check out Sprinkle all dressed up and ready to celebrate the 100th TCP Tuesday Challenge! And we have a big one for you...with prizes!

Here are the details...there will be 4 TCP Tuesday challenges this week...each member of The Cat Pack will participate in a different challenge and using one of her favorite TCP sets!

We're setting it up as a Blog Hop that starts with Leigh and her sketch challenge, and you can find all the 'small print' about playing along in her post. If you start at the beginning of the Hop, you'll be joining me now from Joanne's blog.

My challenge is an Inspiration Challenge using this table runner from Pier 1 Imports, and I used TCP's "By the Sea" set.
To play along and be in with a chance to win, you must upload all your entries to the guestbook posted on Alma's blog before noon PST on Monday, March 15th. Alma will announce the winner on Tuesday, March 16th - and the winner will receive a set of Cat Pack Picks (favorite sets chosen by members of The Cat Pack)!! Worth playing along for - definitely!!
Now hop along to Tracy's blog - tell her I sent you! Happy cardmaking!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Hey, Honey! It's TCPTUES99

Hi all, here's a quick post from me before I head out to work. This week TCPTUES99 is a sketch challenge hosted by Leigh - check out all the details on her blog so that you can play along :) For my card I used TCP's "Hearts and Flowers" set; I love this set for Spring! The patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a View - lots of glitters and texture in the set (I'll post the name of the set later). Anyway, have a great day - and I hope you enjoy the Sketch Challenge :)