Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Happy Anniversary cards

"The dishes are done, man!" Remember that from "Don't tell mom the babysitter's dead"? Well, my dishes are done, or as many as could fit in the dishwasher. So, I'm done with that for awhile. So, I thought I'd post up some more "old" cards. I really should have kept up with this blog. Oh well, I am now. So I needed a card for my in-laws anniversary which is coming up and thought I had a few left. I love this stamp set by SU! My husband had a very hard time picking out which one he wanted to send out, but eventually chose the reddish-rust card! I love them both, but realize now that because I only have one more anniversary card left that I need to get working and stockpile some more. The horror of having to create!! Well, I am off to my next chore, sweeping and mopping the floors. Wish me luck.......sigh.....

Fairy Bandaids!!!

I know, I know, I need to clean my house, but today I'm working on the reward system for myself! I'm going to play around on the computer for awhile, then go do the dishes, then I'll be back, then mop the floors, etc, you get the idea. I do this all the time. So, you can see a portion of my desk and let me tell you that is a huge improvement. I have a huge roll top desk that is covered! Anyway I cut myself yesterday and was digging around in the cupboard for some bandaids. Well, I found this box and was tickled! I forgot I bought it ages ago. The fairies are created by artist Amy Brown. These fairies have a special meaning to me, because I chose to use one of her fairies as a tattoo on my back about a year and half ago! Who would have thought that I would have gotten a tattoo. I was so against it. But this tattoo is so feminine and my tattoo artist did a wonderful job! Crazy thing is, a week after I got it, I went back on got a second tattoo. Let me tell you, my Mitch was so ticked at me for doing this during the summer! My tattoo artist had told me they weren't to get wet until they healed, so that meant no swim park! I'll post a pic of my fairy tattoo, but I don't know about my other tattoo. She's also a fairy, but not for the faint of heart!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Santa card

Ok, so I know I am supposed to be cleaning off my desk, which has many items about to topple over if even a feather were to land, or mabye even the speck from Horton Hears a Who, but.......I found this card in the rubble. I know I made it over a year ago, and some of you may recognize it. I still love it! It's crazy! It's one of those stamps that you have no idea what you are looking at until you stamp it, but it's gorgeous! Don't you just love Santa's eyes peeking over his glasses?? Anyway, thought I post it here rather than clean for a few minutes!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Guess what?

Well, these pictures may need explanation. Kurt has this bag in his hand and when you open it up---guess what----it's my truck passenger mirror!!! Saturday night he had his first knick. He bumped the mirror on a car and because it's so cold out, my mirror shattered. He didn't know what to do, so I had to let him know to call the cops and wait. The other car was barely scratched, but we'll see........ Anyway, he's fine and at least it wasn't a lot of damage for a first accident. So, on Sunday he had to go to Johnny Mac band practice, and when he got home I asked if anything happened. Sarcastic Kurt said, "Oh yeah, the driver's mirror is gone, but it's ok, I know how to call the cops now."

Sailboat card

Ok, these are some cards I did for a swap. I always make extras, in this case about 12 extra, and keep them for myself. Well, I never finished putting them together and I decided that today is the day. The technique can be found on It's called "split negative" and I love how it turned out on this sailboat card. I used the Stampin' Up! set "Winds of Grace" and fall flowers paper by Stampin' Up! Man, I love that paper! I soo need to get more, why did they retire it??? Anyway, I feel this is a perfect man's card for any occasion.

Mitch and my babies!

I just had to post this picture of Mitch and my babies! I love them so much, even though they can be very, very bad. Gnat is laying down, and Bug is standing. They each weigh 4.1 pounds and are almost 3 1/2 years old now. Right now, they are both under the couch blankets ready to nap all day long!

Sympathy card

Well, here is one of the sympathy cards that I have been working on for the hospital and the spouses group. I used one of my favorite techniques! I used the cracked glass technique, and I would use this on everything if I could!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

My BDU Purse

Ok, I really needed a new "bigger" purse. My family knows that I have to carry all kinds of useless junk with me everywhere so they were not surprised at all when I said I wanted to turn one of my husbands old BDU shirts into my new purse. Well, I made one and I LOVE it!!! I can carry full size magazines, such as my new SU! catty, and a ton of other non-essential goodies. Tell me what you think!

Fun card

I love the orange background of this card. The palm tree image was colored in with prismacolor pencils and then glimmer misted in a golden hue.

Spinner Card

This card is so much fun! I love that the flip flops will spin across the card! If you want directions please go to in the resource section!!

One of my favorite cards!

I absolutely love this card!! I love the colors and I wish I could get more of this paper, but SU! retired it. This is my manly fisherman card.

Some cards I've made in the past several months

Well, since I haven't really been on here in so long I thought I'd just post up some of the cards I've made in that time. These three cards all have the same theme: Halloween. I love the Booglie Eyes card, because even though you may not know it, it was very time consuming and well worth the time. In person you can see how I glimmer misted the background using the brayer technique. Even the moon is glimmer misted! Anyway, these are some of the cards I have done. More to come later.

My own "dirty shanks" card from a swap I joined a while back.

This card was a lot of fun to create! The saying is "Have fun at the dance! Remember to keep it in your pants!"

One of my own "dirty shanks" cards from a swap I joined.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Phew! It's been ages!

Well, even though it's been forever since I've done this, I'm trying again. I am promising myself that I will be on here more often and keep this site updated with my happenings!