Sunday, January 31, 2010

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

My parents are celebrating their 44th wedding anniversary this week. Congrats Mom and Dad!
I had bought this couple from Art Impressions because they just look like they are going to make great cards. I thought of the quote that my friend Lois (Minister's wife) has on her siggy on SCS. The quote and the stamp just go hand in hand. In case you can't read it, it says,

"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, latte in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "woo hoo! what a ride!"

I loosely based this the layout on Midnight Madness's sketch challenge #39 for this upcoming Tuesday. The images I have used the past two weeks are rather large and leave little room for all of the small embellishments/layout sections the challenges call for. I might just make another card that follows the sketch a bit more. We will see how it goes this week. Besides my parents' anniversary, my Mom, my hubby and my middle child all have a birthday on the same day this week (and coincidently the day before my parents' anniversary). I have to make cupcakes to send to school and get ready for a birthday party for 5-6 year olds. YIKES!

On a side note, I received my grade for week 2 from my university class. For the first two weeks combined I have a 151 points out of a possible 155. Way to go me! The class ends tomorrow. Whew!

Stamps: Jump in by Art Impressions
Paper: White, brilliant blue and designer paper found at Jo-Anns
markers: copics...too many to list
embellishments: button, pearls, brads, vellum paper, ribbon, cuttlebug and nesties

Saturday, January 30, 2010

MMSC #38 and Art Impressions monthly contest

Yoo-Hoo! I am back! Whew! did you miss me?? My 3 credit, 3 week class is almost over (finished on Monday and today is Saturday). I have all my homework handed in. I will check in on the class over the weekend in case something happens that I need to know about. Anyway, I stamped last night. Boy, did that feel soooo good!
You may not know that I won 3rd place last month at Art Impressions monthly contest. I won a $20.00 gift certificate, which I promptly used. I didn't get a chance to play around with my stamps because of the university class. I did one night color in one image (see below) just to give me some sanity.
I love AI stamps, especially their humorous oldies ones. That's the line from which I got Eunice and Hollis. I did buy some more of those wacky characters.
Well the stamp contest this month is international cuisine. YIKES! I don't have anything of theirs that is even cuisine-ly related. I had a bit of time to myself yesterday after work and before picking up kiddos so I went to JoAnn fabrics and Archivers and found some embellishments. Here is my submission, please note the inside of the card. These stamps are front and back stamps and I just love them!
I used this week's Midnight Madness sketch challenge. Due to the rather large window in the middle it was difficult to put the embellishments around the edge of the circle so I hung the utensils on the shutters instead. The "bon appetit" took up the whole bottom half of the card so I was unable to put the final triangle and embellishment on the bottom corner as the sketch challenge indicates.
And here's the inside of the card.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I admit I am a sucker for hair do-dads. I just bought the bump-it yesterday (As seen on TV!) and I have had the butterfly comb thing for a few weeks now. I thought I would take a picture to show you how sophisticated I look!

I wasn't smiling too great here so here's the second picture. Oh, that's our bird, Zena. She hands out with in the mornings when I get ready for work.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

MMSC #35

My stampin' mojo left me. This is my submission for Midnight Madness. It is not an impressive card. I found an image I had already colored a couple of months ago. I took apart my failed card from last week and reused the big circle dp. I do like the orange flower and gigantic button and the stickles on her hat. I just didn't have it in me today to make a WOW card.
I think my mind is preoccupied with the upcoming on-line course I am starting on Tuesday. It is a 3 week, 3 credit course requiring at least 15 hours each week. I am nervous about working full time, taking care of a family and taking this class. So, something has to give. I will be taking a break from Midnight Madness for these three weeks. When you don't see me you know why! I am sure I will be more than ready to return to the sketches when the class is over.