Thursday, June 28, 2007

Sharing in Her Joy

Finally feeling up to playing with some of my new goodies. I'm having lots of fun! I just love this litte Prego Gal from Amuse. She's adorable, isn't she? The "Expecting Joy" is also from Amuse. All cardstock, paper and ink is from Stampin' Up! Notice the Marvy Scallop Punch? (My daughter, Sarah, gave it ooohs and ahhhs). The lovely ribbon is from May Arts. (It makes a great frame around the little Prego Gal.) I'm definately going to need some more of it. I also used my corner punch from SU! on the corners and to make the scalloped strip.

This card is for a dear friend who recently shared that she is expecting. I am so happy for her! She's such a good mom and a sweet person and the joy that a new little one will bring to her and her family is very exciting. Besides, I'm looking forward to helping her spoil him (or her). That's what favorite "aunties" do. (wink)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Birthday Shopping!!!

So, today was my birthday. I'm 39. (Do I sound like Eeyore yet?) It started off kind of...blah. I've been recovering from sinus surgery that I just had 5 days ago and my dear, sweet husband, Chris, has been very busy taking care of me, playing taxi to our 4 children and keeping the house clean. He's been so busy in fact, that he was unable to make it out to do any birthday shopping. (sigh) So, I tortured dragging his tired body to some of my favorite stamping stores.

First stop was The Cottage Stamper where I indulged myself in Amuse stamps. I also snagged a Marvy Scalloped Oval Punch (Giga size) and several yards of May Arts Ribbon. After that it was off to Archiver's. They had the Bo Bunny Flex Ruler in stock! More May Arts Ribbon, a little Stickles (frosted lace), a new Personal Impressions Clear Icon and Border stamp, Mini Brads by Stemma, K&Company Happy Trails Mat Pad and Stickers (to scrap our recent trip to Alabama) AND a Bare Elements desk organizer (that I cannot wait to embellish for my new desk) and then it was off to the The Scrap Shack. By this time, I was feeling pretty tired. lol However, I managed enough strength to pick out some very awesome paper by Crate Paper and several marching band stickers, including one by Reminisce that says "Marching Band...if it were any easier, they would call it football". My 14 year old is a percussionist, so I knew he would get a kick out it (and he did).

After a day of shopping and a couple of Tylenol, it was off to dinner at Bennigan's. (One of my favorite family restaurants.) By this time, I was feeling much better as I was surrounded with chatter and laughter from my children and I was presented with birthday cards, including one from my busy hubby that said "On your birthday, I'd like to give you the world...but my heart will have to do." Under which he wrote "Please don't return it or exchange it. It fits and it's the only style available." (Tissue, anyone?) I know, I know...that's why I married him. He's one of the good ones.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Got Margaritas?

Another Amuse ATC Swap hosted by Taylor. These were my first Amuse stamps. They are so unique and so fun. I enjoy an occasional margarita (original, frozen, salt)...especially on a girl's night out with Carol or Amy. This one's for you, girls!

Stamps: all Amuse

Paper: Taken with Teal, Certainly Celery, Brocade Background (Stampin' Up!)

Ink: Basic Black, Taken with Teal, Certainly Celery (SU!)

Other: corner punch (for scallops), small oval punch, Crystal Ice Stickles, Crystal Stickers and ribbon from Mike's

Jumping In Feet First

I've been stamping for five years and only recently started browsing papercrafting blogs. There is so much talent out there, I'm not sure why I feel the need start one of my own, but here I am...jumping in feet first.

This is for an Amuse ATC swap that Taylor is hosting.

Stamps: Flip Flops (Amuse), Lazy Days (Great Impressions), Flourish (Autumn Leaves), Sunburst (Stampin' Up!)

Paper: Cool Carribbean & River Rock (SU!), Tan & Red Stripes (MME)

Ink: Real Red, Sahara Sand & Basic Black (SU!), Cloud White (VersaMagic)

Other: Prima Daisy, Brenda Walton Rhinestone, Fruit Punch Stickles


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