Monday, December 31, 2007

New Year's Eve

So, how are you spending your New Year's Eve? A quiet night at home or out on the town or better yet, stamping? Well, since I am still down and out with pneumonia I guess I'll be home
stampin'! I really need to shake this pneumonia off before going back to school on Monday otherwise I'll have to stay home a few days (wouldn't that be a shame)!

This card was made for a packet of cards for a Christmas gift. I think she turned out really cute!
The paper is blue bayou, night of navy and the patterned paper is from an old SU package. I used my cuttlebug folder and the ribbon is from Michaels. The saying is from a MFT set.

Since Ihave been homebound since Christmas I have been surfing everyone's blogs. I'll tell you! There are some really talented people out there.What you guys come up with always amazes me. I think I will be doing alot of casing, if you don't mind. I've even been ordering on line. Have you checked out the Hanna Stamps line lately? They are just too cute!
I did sneak out of the house last night with some friends and went to the movies. Have you seen P.S. I Love You yet? If you do go I recommend you bring a whole box of Kleenex with you.
You guessed it. It's a tear jerker, not to mention there are quite a few good looking Irishmen in it. Well, I had better get busy on all my new projects I have in mind. Have a great New Year's Eve and get those New Year Resolutions going!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Wouldn't You Know It

Just when I am all gun hoe on making cards like crazy I go and get sick. I have been fighting off a cold and horrible cough for three weeks now. It has been so crazy around here that I didn't stop to relax (I know that is how everyone's life has been this month). I ended up at the hospital for a chest xray and I have pneumonia. I've never had it before and don't wish it on my worst enemy. The coughing is unbelievable! So I'm not sure how much creative juices I have left in me right now. As soon as I feel a little better I'll get back at it. I can still surf the blogs though.
Take care and thanks for checking in with me!
Back to the old standby, birthday cards. I made a packet of cards for a Christmas gift and this is one of them. After I finished I liked it so much that I made five more just like it. The paper is pixie pink, chocolate chip and the paisley is from an SU paper packet I bought from a garage sale. The ribbon is from M and since I ran out of it I'll be heading back there for some more( isn't that ashame I have to make a trip over to Michaels?). I colored it in with my Prisma pencils. Now that Christmas is over I'm sure we will all be back to making more birthday cards as well as Valentine cards. I'm anxious to see what everyone comes up with for Valentine cards.
There might be some casing going on. Anyway, I hope everyone had a great Christmas day and now on to New Years Eve!! HAPPY STAMPIN'

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Love Those Christmas Gifts!!

Here are some awesome Christmas gifts I received from one of my former students. You see, I had this little boy in my class last year and his mom and I became good friends through (of course) stamping. We have gone to a few classes together and had a blast. So he came to school the other day with this gift for me. I was so excited! The first one is a gift card tin that she turned into a candy tin. It is soooo adorable! The second one is a mini photo album. The inside holds six photo sleeves . It's just wonderful. The picture doesn't do it justice. She used all SU products to make both these gifts. What a fun gift!
I was up pretty late last night making cards like crazy. I think I was in withdrawal. And today I am going to continue, what else is there to do during a terribly windy, cold day. Yesterday was 50 degrees and today is 14 degrees and 50mph winds. As you can probably tell by some of my posts, we here in Chicago, get every kind of weather no matter what time of year it is.
Have a great day!

Friday, December 21, 2007

I'm BACK!!

Well, I'm back. It feels like eons since I have posted anything or even surfed the blogging world.
It has been so busy (I know everyone can relate). We are finally out of school for two whole weeks. I have also been sick with a real bad cold and cough (which I never get coughs). If it doesn't get better by Christmas I will break down and go in to see what is causing it to last forever. I did get some really nice gifts from my kids at school. One mom made me some real cute paper craft projects and I will post them real soon. I am very lucky to work at a great school. The families have always been very generous. I'm off to surf and promise to post something in the next few days (I still have some cards to make for gifts). Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Not A Christmas Card

I am just about done making Christmas cards so
I thought I better get caught up on birthday cards since I know I have quite a few birthdays in January (including my own). This stamp set is
from SU but I don't know the name of it. I
bought it at a garage sale this summer and
thought it was so cute. It has two other stamps
in it. The green paper is Wild Wasabi, the blue is from the Candy Cane package from CM and the red is Real Red. Well, we had another inch of snow on Friday and now it is sort of raining out to make everything an ice rink. We have my daughter's Christmas concert today and that is always very nice. The music they play is awesome (and there are treats afterwards). So, we are off to another busy day!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


We had a snowstorm last night and it continued snowing all day today. We have about 5 inches and now it is soooooo cold. However, it sure does feel like Christmas around here now! This card was made with most of my scraps. The green is wild wasabi and the blue paper is from the candy cane package from CM. The tree stamp is from Hero Arts. I colored it in with my Prisma pencils. So, does everyone have a ton of shopping left to do (I know, I know! It's only the 5th)?
I have a good grasp on things and only need a few more and then I swear I will not go to another mall for a long time. Shopping at a mall is definitely not my favorite thing to do unless there is a scrapping store nearby. Have a great rest of the week and thanks for checking in!