Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sympathy Card

I made this I think on Wednesday. It looks better in person but still if I could do it over it would have a white mat between the two blues and some inking.....It's just a little lacking. I used the imagine cartridge Lori's garden and the D'vine swirls cuddlebug embossing folder.

This Saturday I am working on my moms birthday card. She is 91 today... I have cut a happy birthday mat 4 times on the cameo.... 2 times for an A2 sized card. I decided it needed to be bigger to cut more cleanly. Then I still didn't like the edges in the blue.. That was definitely a paper problem. There is this one kind of Bassil paper that the cricut or cameo always leaves fuzzy edges... I actually won't buy it anymore because of that.

Anyhow I have worked a couple hours on a card between laundry loads that still isn't done and it isn't even that spectacular! Grrr...When and if the get the darn thing done I will take a picture.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

smash book

My smash book is kind like a diary of happy things or events since the new year. ( Had a rough fall and I need to focus on the positive good things in life) I do not do anything fancy in there. Just get the pictures or events recorded. Some of the pictures on these pages I will print again for a nice layout in my chronological scrap album. I used some Kerri Bradford templates to print these pictures to smash.

I came home from school today and got busy right away prepping materials to finish scrappin my Christmas layouts. As I am typing I am printing and cutting pieces to make some cards.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Tonight was to be craft night but I shut the tips of two fingers on my right hand in a door today so no crafting. The tips of my fingers are purple and throbbing...Reading instead... I still need to photograph my smash book pages from the weekend. SO sorry I am off my game. OH and my blinds came today and I couldn't put them up with my poor fingers :-(

Sunday, April 22, 2012

two post day

Finally a rainy day... we need it. Tine pinebarrens thank you! After saying give on stamp organization I went on to phtoshopping several kerri bradfod layouts for my smashbook. I have not published alot of my smashbook pages but hope to catch up on some of that.. Want to remind people that my smash book is for smashing quick pictures no frills layouts. My smash book is my happy book !!!

organizing stamps

Buying stamps starts little and then explodes. Then suddenly you don't really know what is in those drawers containing your stamps anymore... Well, I'm trying to get a handle on what I have. So I am stamping or scanning every single stamp and putting the images in a notebook by category so that I will know and use what I have AND only buy what I am limited on.. For example so far I have only one Thanksgiving stamp for making cards. That may change though when I finish going through the last drawer but I think for now after a couple of days of this the last drawer can wait a while :-)

Oh and GO FLYERS! Great game today to move on in the playoffs.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thursday night

Okay here is a picture of my bed from Sunday night... no pictures on the walls etc.. I have to say I know every ones taste is different but I just love my new color combination. I always have a green bedroom. Its my favorite color. I love the purple and green. I still have a few more pictures to replace and a new area rug to get. I have to say I have always been a light colored wall painter. I do not know where my teal craft room came from in August and now this darker green tea green wall color with dark drapes.

My good friend is turning 30 and they are having a party for her on Saturday... The theme is zebra since she and her husband are going to be opening a new salad and wrap place in town. The store will be called green zebra. Thus my green zebra card. I got the zebra cutting pattern from the silhouette store... BTW still working on my first free 10.00 from there. I'm proud of myself.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Well I finished painting all the trim and getting curtains up for privacy around 6:30 Sunday night. (Blinds aren't in yet to I needed the drapes up for privacy) I went back to work Monday and then was out Monday night and Tuesday night so hope to return pictures to walls and get the tv etc outta my craft room tonight so I can get back to crafting. I miss it ! Besides I need a special B-day for this weekend.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

craft room a mess!

Well everything from my bedroom is dumped in my craft room so I couldn't craft now even if I wanted... Never started until yesterday due to stomach bug arriving at our house.. :-( Yesterday I cleared out, spackled, and painted the ceiling... ( I hate painting ceilings!!! It kills my neck! )Will be sleeping on the couch the next few nights. Breathing in that smell is not good for my asthma but during the day I had the windows wide open.. I hope to get walls done today and trim tomorrow after church. If not.... Oh well I'll work a little each day after work. No rush. It will get done when it gets done.

I bought my new quilt, curtains, etc.. a while ago and have been waiting it seems forever to have my asthma good enough to paint. I am STILL coughing... what is it 3 months now? But I'm okay and going back to my old allergist asthma specialist after work on Monday. I have waited 3 weeks for the appointment. I KNOW he will get me better. Bad news I know I will probably be going back on allergy shots. Haven't been on them in like 12 to 15 years. I guess its time again.

Well enough procrastination.. Time to get painting.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Christmas layout

I dabbled here and there putting these pages together this week. Kerri Bradford Story templates, an ek success edge punch, stickles and I can't remember which Christmas stack I took the paper from... No real quality time in the craft room. I have been catching up on errands and household things. Today I am taking apart my bedroom for painting. Not sure if I will get the ceiling done today. We shall see..

I did take yesterday off. Went out to breakfast with a friend and then to Hobby Lobby, Michaels and Bed Bath and Beyond for some retail therapy. Went I got home late afternoon I started rereading a favorite book. A Discovery of Witches.... Waiting patiently for the 2nd one to be released in the series this summer.

I really get more done when I am working... LOL

Monday, April 9, 2012

lollipop holders

I had some time between church and Easter dinner yesterday so I made these to place on dinnner plates. Die cuts and stamp are My creative Time with Emma. Paper was Martha Stewart and bright colored stickles.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

He is risen!

A day for family here and maybe some me crafting time tonight. We shall see.. Mulch is done, all 5 yards and I did 90% of it myself. Did I mention that I dislike doing that..Yeah I do.

The beginning of next week I am going to get the house in order then hopefully by the end start painting my bedroom... fingers crossed.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

me update

I have been very busy with meetings at the beginning of the week after work and yesterday when I had a free day I walked in, picked up a book and that was all she wrote.. Never got on the desktop computer to clear out emails or anything.... Just the iPhone for important stuff.....

As of the end of school today it is officially spring break.., With that said don't expect any projects soon. I am expecting a mulch delivery here tomorrow between 8 and 10 am and another at my moms that I will have to spread....Hoping to get as much as I can on mine tomorrow then on Saturday draft my son when he is off work to help finish here and help with my moms. Ughh my daughter worked last night and is working tonight so she will be useless tomorrow... All night 12 hour plus shifts are a killer and she works again Saturday night so she will be sleeping during the day... so will not be a mulch pusher.... Hoping to have it all done by Saturday if not Monday with Sunday off for Easter. Tuesday is dental work.... my permanent crown and maybe finally painting my bedroom by the end of the week.. Sigh such a relaxing week right.. That's okay just the change in schedule recharges the batteries and having things caught up at home makes work easier.

At church tonight really missed Linda... such a hole in my heart. Her husband and family have such strength!!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Nativity Card

I know its April Fools Day and I have a Christmas Card. I just liked this image and wanted to play with my Cameo last night. The image is from the Cameo store. I glued the yellow behind the outline and then trimmed it with a sharp razor knife.