Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Choosing a Christmas Card

It's about the time...actually, it is past that time. I usually try to design my cards and get them into production before Thanksgiving. That's not going to happen this year!

This is only my second card design for the season and I cased the idea from SCS, which has so many ideas that I can't resist trying at least a few of them out. The wreath was created using a small snowflake stamp and stamping in a circle. I used an itty bitty snowflake stamp with red ink to make it look like there are little red berries on the wreath.

I hope to have the inspiration to create a few more designs before I make a final decision.

UPDATE: I decided on this plum snowflake card for our Christmas card this year. :)

Sunday, October 01, 2006

First Dr.'s Appt.

I had my first prenatal visit on Friday. I was a little as to what to expect, but all went well. I got to hear the baby's heartbeat as well as had some fun bloodtests. Not much more than that. Simply what meds I can and cannot take, exercise and food restrictions. Hearing the baby's heartbeat was very surreal. For a moment, I didn't know who I was or where I was. Amazing. :)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Pumpkin carving, hayrides, apple picking, football games and so many other good memories flow to my mind when I think of fall. I am so glad that it is here, so I can bask in the sweet smells and beautiful colors of the season. I love being able to put on a comfortable sweatshirt and snuggle up with DH and just listen to the rustle of the leaves. We are truly blessed.

I hope that I will become inspired by this season to begin stamping more regularly. I have been on hiatus since mid-July (We found out that we are expecting a little arrival.), although there are a few entries in my gallery. I have been playing around with a lot of TAC stamps lately. Very fun and my first adventure into unmounted stamps.

The card (technical difficulties uploading to my blog) I uploaded for this entry is inspired by JulieHRR's simplistic approach to her art. I used a scallop punch to create a window for the TAC Friendship Flowers set and colored with my lovely SU markers. I added a touch of dazzling diamonds and a piece of caramel gingham ribbon to finish the look.

Monday, March 27, 2006

My worst work my best?

I have been watching the comments at my SCS gallery and ALWAYS notice the the cards I dislike the most or spent the least time and thought on get the most comments. Seriously, do I have odd taste in what is best that I create? Perhaps I am disillusioned by the amount time that I put into a particular creation. Generally, the cheesier my cards look the more comments they receive. I am not trying to say that other people have no taste and do not know a good thing when they see it. (LOL!) Just a trend that I have noticed. :)

Friday, March 24, 2006

My first inky entry...

I am yet another victim of the rubber stamping bug. I started stamping in August of 2003 after attending a Stampin Up workshop hosted by a friend of mine. I went figuring that I would have no interest in it whatsoever. Wrong! About 30+ stamp sets, papers, embellishments, tools and miscellaneous accesories later here I am. I am, however, not a scrapbooker as my husband and friends will attest to. I avoid scrapbooking like the plague. :) I am trying to get better about it!

My dad is an artist...actually, a retired art teacher who is an active photographer and extremally interested in getting me more involved in mixed media and printmaking. My mom is also a crafty one who can make bows, knits and buys stamps to support my habit. It helps having two crafty parents!!

My brothers are fairly artistic as well. Christopher excels at drawing and comedy, while Ian is aspiring to be in the medical profession and currently in the army as a medic at Folk Polk, LA.

Lastly and most importantly, I have a wonderfully loving and supporting husband who wants this for me as a therapeutic device and retreat from the riggers of every day life. Mitch is my best friend and true love...he is going to die if his friends read this!

I plan on sharing family & friends pictures and events here as well as more of my crafty creations and inspirations.

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