Sunday, November 28, 2010

Daily December Album

First, don't forget about blog candy here. Next, I am showing my 25 Days of Christmas Album. Below are some of the inside pages:

Above is the cover. Each day I will take a picture or pictures to preserve the memories of this year's Christmas. Christmas, the actual day is over so quickly that it's nice to be able to enjoy the whole month. If you like the album, I have an extra one that you can buy here:

I did got out and hit some stores for Black Friday but I found it very disappointing. There wasn't a lot to buy. I did buy some clothes for Lily but just a normal clothing run, not for Christmas gifts or anything. I mostly spent my money on crafting supplies. I bought a Making Memories Slice for only 50 bucks, a Your Story machine and a ton of Cricut cartridges. Don't forget to visit my blog every day in December where I will be posting every day!

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday Prize

Last week's winner was: Rainy. Please email me with your info so that I can mail your prize! This week's prize is this fun wedding stamp set from CTMH. Leave a message on this post and I will post a winner next Friday.

San Francisco was fantastic. We had a tiny bit of rain and it was abit cold but it was so much fun to eat and shop. We also got to see Harry Potter and it's so mean that we have to wait 8 months until the next one!

I hope that everyone had a fun Thanksgiving holiday (at least my American friends!). I ate too much of course but it was wonderful. We went to my sister's house for the feast and the kids played like maniacs. Today, when you read this, I will be partaking of another crazy American tradition, shopping on Black Friday. I always go out on Black Friday but I have my list and will hopefully get the last gifts on my list and be done!

I'm going to try and post before December 1 but I am just so busy and I am trying to finalize some projects for my 25 days of Christmas!

Have fun and enjoy your weekend.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Lovin' from the Oven

Here is Lovin' From the Oven from MFT, now this stamp I just love. Isn't the cutest? I used some retired SU paper that seemed kind of country to me, I did some paperpiecing of the apron but colored in everything else with copics. A very simple card but very cute. I am back from San Francisco and shopped and ate a LOT! Getting ready to go to the eye doctor today for my yearly exam, got to take care of those eyes you know! Then I have the whole day to myself to stamp, i should be baking some pies today but nothing until the last minute. Tomorrow, the babies are staying home and we are meeting my sister and mom and going to Disneyland so this is my only free day and I'm taking advantage of it!

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Have a Hoot

Today's card uses this You're a Hoot stamp set from MFT. I paperpieced the background and colored in with copics the rest of the image and I used some retired paper and this really cool red polka dot ribbon. Just a quick auto post today as I am in San Francisco. HOpefully, getting ready for some fancy afternoon tea in Ghirardelli Square. Yum! Have a happy day!

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Snow Bunny

Last week's winner is Gina! Please email me with your information so that I can get your prize out to you. This week's prize is this Christmas tags stamp set. Perfect for making your own holiday cards and tags. To win just leave a comment on this post and I will select a winner next Firday.
Today's card uses another stamp set from MFT called Snow Bunny Flopsey. Isn't he cute? I stamped him on some SU bashful blue cs and his hat and scarfs and mittens were paper pieced with some scraps. I used this retired SU holiday paper and gorgeous chocolate satin ribbon. The snowflake is retired SU and I added a rhinestone in the middle. It always feels to good to use some of my older goodies so they don't go to waste. The background cardstock is tangerine tango and chocolate.

Today is my last day of work ,at least for a week, because school is out all next week! Tomorrow I leave for San Francisco for a couple of days of girl fun! Just my sister, step daughter and a couple of cousins, can't wait.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Winter is here?

Today's card uses this very cute stamp set from MFT called I think Let it Snow but I believe that it's now retired. We don't get snow where I live, ever! We do go up to Big Bear every March and go inner tubing but there is never enough snow then to build a snowman. This card uses some retired SU dp in baja breeze along with pink pirouette cadstock. I paperpieced the girl's dress with the reverse of this dp and colored in the rest of the girl with copics. My snowman was outlined in a light grey copic and then I used stickles to make him sparkly. I used my snowflakes die that I got from MFT. It makes me feel like winter is here.

Speaking of winter, I have been starting to make some soups and stews and would love some new any of you have any easy and yummy soup or stew recipes. I'm planning on making cider beef stew, a Rachael Ray recipe and household favorite very soon.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy turkey day

In anticipation of turkey day, I pulled out this fun MFT stamp set and used some retired SU dp and retired sage shadow cardstock. I colored in the image with copics and tied off a mustard button as an embellishment. I rarely send thanksgiving cards or Halloween cards but I like making them which is wierd. I'm going to try and send some cards this year with school pics of my kids. My favorite type of card is thank you cards because I can use just about any image and use it for a thank you card. What is your favorite type of card to make? I've been trying to use my cricut more for card making which is really hard for some reason. Stamping is so much easier than using die cuts sometimes. So I've been doing various challenges to try and use my cricut more, so if you see some random cricut crafts here on the blog I'm just trying to expand my horizons!

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

With Sympathy

Today's card is a type of card that I rarely make and hardly ever have to use thank goodness, the sympathy card. I used retired SU fall paper along with a lot of PTI products. I used the polka dot stamp set and the exclusive set from last year, along with the library pocket die and the library stamp. I have to get all book and library related stamp sets and products. I just can't help myself. I like how this card came out very simple and a bit different. I saw this layout I think on Michelle Wooderson's blog and I just adapted it to use with products that I had on hand.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Retro Roadster Blog Candy

Last week's winner is: NOREEN
Please send your address so that I can mail your prize to you.
This week's blog candy is this cool retro roadster stamp. To win just leave a comment on this post and I will post a winner next Friday.

I am as always a week behind on sending prizes but will catch up this weekend. I am in a whirlwind of sleeping instead of crafting so I am so behind on my projects but I will catch up. I have lots of fun things in store for the month of December and I am continuing another year of my daily Christmas album. I made an extra one that I will be putting up in my new Etsy shop. I haven't had time to put much up but will soon and will post a link here on the blog soon.

In the meantime if you are in the US and want to place a US stampin' up order. I am offering a 25% Black Friday discount - good until December 1, 2010! Email me for this offer.

Have a good weekend everyone!

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

A warm cup of tea

Today's card is another tea card. I stamped the main tea image from Paper Trey Ink in black on sunrise cardstock and used the matching die to cut it out. It's a very simple card but makes me want to put my feet up and enjoy a warm cup of tea. I am not a huge cold weather fan but there are a few things that I do enjoy in the winter - sweaters - I 've got a thing for sweaters - warm beverages - love tea, coffee, hot apple cider, hot chocolate - yum - comfort food - think stews, chilis, chicken and dumplings, chicken pot pie. What I don't like is rain and cold wind - so it's a good thing that I live in sunny California!

enjoy your day.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tea anyone?

Today's card uses this fun tea set from Paper Trey Ink. I also used a scrap of retired SU paper, chocolate cardstock and satin ribbon. I stamped the tea post on a scrap of dp and cut it out. I really like the look of it. I used one of the stamps to stamp randomly on the kraft base. It's a simple card and can be used for any occasion.

I happen to love tea, while it will not replace coffee I do like it. Quite a few years ago, my cousin and I went to New Orleans for vacation and decided to got for afternoon tea, we were just looking for something to do. We absolutely loved it and since then go for tea at least once a year.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Chill Out

Today's card uses retired paper from SU, white satin ribbon and this stamp from MFT "Chill Out" which I colored with copics after stamping in brilliance black ink. I made my own embellishment using a circle punch, grey taffeta ribbon and a button.

I can't believe that it's November already! I have begun my Christmas shopping and I really hope to be done by the first week of December. Every year I plan a little bit just makes the holidays more enjoyable. I think the most stressful is the Christmas card. This year I'm going to save money and take my own picture of the kids so I hope that turns out, we'll see. Enjoy your day!

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Calendar Blog Candy

Last week's winner is : Linda Peterson
Please send me your address so that I can mail your prize to you.

This week's prize is this CTMH grid calendar stamp set. To win just leave a comment on this post and I will select a winner next Friday.

I have just been so busy and tired. I think I went to bed at 7:30 on Wednesday so I haven't gotten as much done crafting wise. I still need pictures to finish a couple of projects but just haven't had the energy to order them. I think it's the wierd weather. Dark early and when I leave for work but unseasonally hot, 100 degrees the last couple of days.

This weekend I'm getting my hair colored and probably a trim - the gray is just out of control and then my mom is having yummy Mama Cozza's pizza for my brother and sister's birthday. Then the usual laundry and grocery store, errands...I have to start working on my Christmas projects, yikes, it's already November. Have any of you started holiday cards? or any holiday planning? I've started my cards but I am not nearly where I should be and I have started my Christmas shopping so I'm getting there but I know the time is just going to fly!

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Just Buzzin' By

Todays card uses this cute Stampin Up stamp set Just Buzzin' By. I also used old Sale-a-bration paper. I can't believe how much use I've gotten out of this paper. I used my copics to color in the honey pot and bee. The ribbon is bashful blue and the cardstock is bashful blue and so saffron. I think the card is much more spring than fall but it was a card that I made in the summer when I was trying to use stamps and products from my stash.

Thanks everyone for buzzin' by!

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Sis!

Here are the pre-Halloween pics! Ty doesn't look too happy. Originally Lily was supposed to be Nemo but her cousin had a huge fit so they switched, Lily seems happy though.

Today is my sister's birthday! Happy birthday to her. This was not her birthday card but I think it would be very cute for a boy. I used PapertreyInk stamp sets Fly Away and Just the Ticket. Fly Away is only 5 bucks, such a deal. I also used the matching impression plate and the spiral notebook die and the ticket die. I love dies! I think that it is my ultimate weakness, I want them all!

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