Friday, August 29, 2008

Monagram Set

Yesterday when I posted this card I didn't have any time to comment. So now I'm back. I was with our stampin' diva group last weekend and Lynda had the monogram set from Just Rite Stamps and I tried them out. They're awesome and of course I had to go home and order some for myself. As soon as they came this was the first card I made using it. It's nothing wonderful but I just love these monograms! The flower paper came from Archivers. They gave us a free package of paper at the last crop and this was in it. What's nice about the paper is that it already has adhesive on the back so it's ready to stick. You're probably wondering why I used the torquoise blue, well there is blue in the flower paper but you can't see it in the picture. I'm not color challenged (although, sometimes I think I am). So, I'm ready to get busy creating more monogram cards.
The weekend's here and I'm ready to stamp! What better time to stamp, it's going to be close to 90 degrees if not in the low 90's and I'm just not a heat person. Good excuse to stay in and stamp. By the way, Joanne, over at My Adventures in Cardmaking just awarded me an awesome award. Thanks, Joanne!! I am thrilled that my blog is being enjoyed by other fellow bloggers. Now, I'm supposed to pass it on to seven more bloggers however, as I surf the blogs I see this award on so many of them that it would be hard to pick seven more. So, thanks, Joanne for the wonderful compliment!! Well, have a great long holiday weekend and thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Teen Scene

I know, I haven't posted lately. Well, I really don't have any new cards to post so I thought I would show you one of the pages I made this past weekend when we were are Archivers for an all dayer! This is of Casey and her girlfriends, who by the way, were throwing a surprise party for a boy friend of theirs. I don't even know if any other boys were there. They had a great time anyway. As I am looking at this picture I realized I forgot the journaling. I'm really not good at that part, maybe I should get Casey to do it. Anyway, this has been a long week and it's only Wednesday. School started Monday and I have a great bunch of kids. We are off school this Friday and Monday, Yipee!! So I'm hoping to get some stamping done. Have a great rest of the week and thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Horsin' Around

Well, I wasn't going to post this card at all but it is the only card I have right now. I have been really busy with school work and other things. This card was made for my neice who is in love with horses. The rolling stamp is an old SU stamp and the bigger horse I have no idea where it came from. It was in my daughter's junk drawers. Really simple card but as long as it had horses on it Julia loved it! And it was quick to make. Now I am back off to school to work some more in the room (the kids come on Monday) and of course the heat is back on. The last few weeks it was in the 70's around here and now the temps have creeped up into the 80's and 90's in the classrooms. Have a great rest of the week and hopefully I'll get some stamping done soon.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Birthday Wishes

Just a short post today. I'm still trying to get everything together for a busy weekend. This birthday paper I found at Archivers. I thought it was perfect for making cards. It is from Doodle bug Design and the rest of the paper is SU. The presents stamp is an old (2004) SU stamp.
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Coffee and Friends...

are the Perfect Blend. I'd prefer a margarita instead of coffee! Here is another gift card holder for a friend of mine who is giving someone a Starbucks gift card. I just love these cards, they are easy to make and perfect for any gift card. The image is from MFT and all the paper is from SU. Well, I've been back to school already getting the room put together. I hear I am in for a great year with this group of kids. I've been told they are really sweet and there are only 19 (as compared to last years 28). I also think I am ready for fall. Danny has already started football practice and Casey is back to competition band. I think they both needed to get back into the swing of things. Anyway, have a great rest of the week and thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Stampin' Diva Challenge #5

Well, here is another card from one of our challenges. We had to use a bird image and follow this layout. I'm not real big on birds and this was the only stamp I had of a bird. It's a pretty simple card. Oh well!! Be sure to check out the other girls' cards.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sketch Challenge

I made this card for the sketch challenge by tamara. The designer paper came from the free pack you received if you spend $50 at Archivers several weeks ago. The paper pack is awesome. There is some really cute paper in it. I hope you didn't miss out on it! The stamp set is from MFT and the ribbon is also from Archivers. I think I have someone special in mind for this one. On another note, this is really my last week off of school before meetings start and the kids arrive. I am planning on going in tomorrow to start on my own but they are calling for weather in the middle 90's and we don't have air conditioning. So I may have to stay home and scrap or stamp. Isn't that ashame!! As much as I don't want school to start everyone around here is ready to get back into a routine. Including me. Casey starts band camp tomorrow and Danny starts football next week. Some of the other moms I talk to say the same thing about getting back into a routine. How about you?
Anyway, thanks for stopping by and take care!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

The Happy Couple

We have a wedding to go to tomorrow so I made this card last night. I'm not really good at wedding cards so I found a layout similar to this one on Splitcoast (sorry, I can't remember whose it was). The stamps are from CTMH, which I bought a loooong time ago. I used my cuttlebug folder, the pink paper is regal rose, ribbon is from Joann's and I'm down to my last dew drops (which Michele gave me). Any idea where I can buy some more? It's hard to believe that my girlfriend, who is the same age as me (45) has a daughter that is getting married already. We met in a moms and tots group and her daughter was one of the tots. There is a funny coincidence about this wedding. Lisa is getting married on August 2nd, I got married on August 1st. Both weddings are at the same church and both honeymoons are in the Bahamas. The only difference is that our receptions are (were) at different places. Oh! and we are both teachers. What do you think about them apples!! Yep, today is our 21st anniversary, it sure doesn't feel like 21 years. We are just going out to dinner at one of my favorite places, Maggianos. If you have eaten there then you'll know why I love it so much. The food is unbelievable. Anyway, that's it for now, have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!!