Monday, December 31, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
- Anyway. :) This is another project I did for my sister; I found these long note cards with envelopes at Goodwill, and altered them for her for Christmas. There are two of each design; from left to right, clockwise:
1. SPOT ON jumbo wheel in Night of Navy, "celebrate" from WONDERFUL WORDS in Green Galore and embossed.
2. SPOT ON jumbo wheel in Versamark and embossed in gold, "NOEL" from HEADLINE ALPHA in Versamark and embossed in black.
3. Striped designer paper from Holiday Mini; "Happy Everything" from HAPPY EVERYTHING in Always Artichoke, swirls from ELEGANT GREETINGS on Whisper White in Always Artichoke, punched out and matted on Always Artichoke punched squares.
4. Purely Pomegranate designer paper from Holiday Mini, Wintergreen designer paper, verse from ELEGANT GREETINGS in Purely Pomegranate, matted on Basic Black.
5. "Thank" from BIG DEAL ALPHA, "you" from HAPPY EVERYTHING - both in Purely Pomegranate - hearts and envelope from "GREETINGS GALORE" in Basic Gray, colored with aquapainters in Purely Pomegranate, background sponged with Basic Gray.
6. Envelopes all stamped with the beginning "N" from one of the verses in ELEGANT GREETINGS, because my sister's last name is NOEL. :)
And this is the tin that they all go into; I used a pencil eraser to make the polka dots with Timber Brown Stazon.
Kelli told me she's going to take the whole kit & caboodle to work and keep in her desk, for those unexpected card needs. :)
What have YOU been stamping lately???? Show me! :)
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Can you BELIEVE it's here already??? It's Christmas Eve!! For our family, this day is really just as fun as Christmas Day. The guys go out and get the perishables for tonight's cold buffet dinner, and Mom sleeps as long as she needs to (She works the graveyard shift as a CNA, in case y'all didn't know. :)) while I putter around the house, getting non-perishable cookie plates and other stuff assembled for tonight, finish wrapping, etc.
Once the guys return home with the groceries, they head back out to "people watch" at a mall, and pick up any last-minute things they feel they need. Later in the afternoon, the girls will put together the rest of the cold buffet, and we'll sit down in the early evening with loaded plates and talk about Christmas, family, plans, things we're grateful for, etc.
The next part of the evening is very special; my dad reads the Christmas story from Luke out of our big family Bible - while I sit there and lip the words. :D It's tradition - he always asks me if I'd just like to recite it. :D Then we'll talk about how incredible God's grace and mercy are, and how awesome our God is. Then, we'll open ONE present. :D
Tonight, we're going to go to the late candlelight service at my parents' church, since our church doesn't have one, so there will be some napping on SOMEONE'S part here this evening. :D Kenn and I also have a delivery to make to a dear couple from church, and Dad will deliver the neighbors' gift baskets - Mom's starting to bake the bread right now, and it smells SO good!!!
ANYWAY. All this to say, I'm never as content as I am when I'm at home, surrounded by the ones I love, with our traditions and our unconditional love for each other. One of the things I'll mention tonight is how grateful I am for YOU. THANK YOU for being a part of my life - even if you've never left me a comment, JUST by coming by to read about my life, you've become a part of it! So THANK YOU.
The card above is the card I would have sent out for Christmas this year, if I'd ended up with enough time to dedicate to it. :) Consider it my card to YOU, dear reader.
Merry Christmas! May you be surrounded by light and laughter, warmth, love and joy - and be reminded of what an incredible act of grace Jesus's birthday is. God bless you!
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
It's a Certainly Celery 6"x6" card, layered with Real Red and Wintergreen designer paper - I'm going to MISS that paper! The stamp is from HOLIDAYS & WISHES, and the Whisper White and smaller Real Red pieces are notched with the ticket corner punch, then popped off the bottom layers with Dimensionals. I think it's modern and masculine, just what I needed. :) What do you think of it?
Well, I'm off. I'm taking it really easy the next few days! :) It's not too late, though, if you're interested in a gift certificate or placing an order for the retiring stamp sets, just let me know! :) It's been a year for GC giving!
Don't forget to take the time to STAMP something in the next few days. :) Creativity will set you FREE! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS! (I'll keep posting, but if you don't get a chance to read, know I'm wishing you a bright, loving, memory-filled Christmas season! GOD BLESS YOU!)
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
How ARE you? Is it just me, or is this year even BUSIER than ever???? Wow, I can't believe how much I've packed into this month already!
This is Sage; isn't she beautiful? She's SUCH a sweet little girl; her mommy is a good friend of mine, and Sage is going to have a baby sister soon. :) They're a wonderful family - daddy Tim is a pretty great guy, too. :D I just wanted to take a break from browbeating you about stamping your gifts and cards, and remind you of the joy, delight, and wonder that are SUPPOSED to be a part of our lives during this season.
Merry Christmas, my dear readers. May you find a moment to BREATHE, and enjoy the wonder of God's gifts!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Item # Product Description
109198 Accents & Elements Borders & Blossoms
109199 Accents & Elements Little Reminders 2
109197 Accents & Elements Tagged
100700 Album Leather Post Black 8-1/2x11
105385 Album Linen Post Mellow Moss 8-1/2x11
104520 Album Linen Post Natural 8-1/2x11
104517 Album Linen Post Navy 8-1/2x11
105382 Album Linen Post Real Red 8-1/2x11
105392 Album Linen Ring Mellow Moss 8-1/2x11
104510 Album Linen Ring Natural 8-1/2x11
104513 Album Linen Ring Navy 8-1/2x11
105388 Album Linen Ring Real Red 8-1/2x11
105067 Boxes & Tags Pockets & Pieces Assortment I
105068 Boxes & Tags Pockets & Pieces Assortment II
108798 Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Confetti White
107246 Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Kraft
105747 Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Large
105748 Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Large Divided
105744 Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Small
105749 Boxes Stamp & Supply Jumbo
105734 Boxes Stamp & Supply Large
105746 Boxes Stamp & Supply Medium
105745 Boxes Stamp & Supply Small
101052 Brayer Attachment Foam
107293 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Very Vanilla Medium
109149 Designer Series Paper Brocade Background
109161 Designer Series Paper Cerise
109162 Designer Series Paper Charbon
109155 Designer Series Paper Creepy Crawley
109152 Designer Series Paper Darling Doodles
109150 Designer Series Paper Dashing
108503 Designer Series Paper Petals & Paisleys
109156 Designer Series Paper Linen Prints
109147 Designer Series Paper Notations No. 2
109148 Designer Series Paper Outlaw
109158 Designer Series Paper Uptown
109157 Designer Series Paper Wintergreen
107285 Envelopes Open End Very Vanilla Large
107284 Envelopes Open End Whisper White Large
107296 Envelopes Shimmery White Medium
107287 Envelopes Square Vellum Large
107310 Envelopes Square Very Vanilla Mini
107294 Envelopes Vellum Medium
107290 Envelopes Very Vanilla Large
107291 Envelopes Whisper White Large
101016 Eyelet Tool Kit
105317 Eyelets Bold Brights II
105379 Eyelets Silver
105315 Eyelets Soft Subtles II
107282 Fancy Fibers Bella
107283 Fancy Fibers Elizabeth
103352 Stampin' Glitter Romantic Red
103349 Stampin' Glitter Silver Shine
106650 Greeting Glue
102620 Liquid Glue
103145 Page Protectors Post 8-1/2x11
104523 Page Protectors Ring 8-1/2x11
103598 Paper Vellum 12x12
105543 Pastel Refills Bold Brights
105544 Pastel Refills Earth Elements
105547 Pastel Refills Neutrals
105545 Pastel Refills Rich Regals
105546 Pastel Refills Soft Subtles
105962 Perfect Layers Tool
104184 Post Extenders
106522 Punch Spring Bouquet Flower
109722 Simply Scrappin' Creative License Hostess Level 1
109611 Simply Scrappin' Happy Me Hostess Level 3
109596 Simply Scrappin' Out & About
109626 Simply Scrappin' Primary Colors
109649 Simply Scrappin' Round Up
109635 Simply Scrappin' Secret Garden
109663 Simply Scrappin' Winter Bright
107415 Simply Sent Friendship Shapes
109230 Simply Sent Happy Day
105580 Spectrum Pad Blue Frost
101492 Spectrum Pad Celebration
105579 Spectrum Pad Cotton Candy
101336 Spectrum Pad Pumpkin Patch
100000 Spectrum Pad Un-inked
103953 Stamp-a-ma-jig Imaging Sheets Refill
104432 Stampin' Around Cartridge & Ink Refill Clear Embossing
101460 Stampin' Around Cartridge & Ink Refill Whisper White
102391 Stampin' Around Ink Refill Clear Embossing
103017 Stampin' Around Ink Refill Whisper White
103151 Stampin' Emboss Powder Hologram Highlights
105677 Stampin' Kids Pad Bear Brown
105676 Stampin' Kids Pad Beetle Black
105675 Stampin' Kids Pad Boxcar Blue
105674 Stampin' Kids Pad Gumball Green
105673 Stampin' Kids Pad Poppin' Purple
105672 Stampin' Kids Pad Princess Pink
105671 Stampin' Kids Pad Robin Red
105670 Stampin' Kids Pad Yahoo Yellow
103174 Stampin' Pastel Applicators
100852 Stampin' Pastel Erasers
100081 Stampin' Write Marker Going Gray
100945 StazOn Ink Refill Timber Brown
103088 StazOn Pad Timber Brown
107235 Tag Sheets Bold Brights
107239 Tag Sheets Confetti White & Kraft
107236 Tag Sheets Earth Elements
107240 Tag Sheets Kraft
107237 Tag Sheets Rich Regals
107238 Tag Sheets Soft Subtles
100894 Watercolor Brush Flat
101551 Watercolor Brush Medium
101331 Watercolor Brush Small
105395 Wire Works Metallic
105652 Wrapping Paper Whisper White
Stampin' Around wheels
109812 All about Birthdays*
109690 All about Christmas*
109812 All about Gratitude*
109676 Autumn Dots
107481 Butterflies & Blossoms
100267 Happy Jacks
107563 Ho Ho Ho
104312 Hot to Dot
104279 Leaf Prints
106062 Leaves Awash*
107479 Rough around the Edges*
101927 Snowman Fun
105521 Spooky Skyline*
107480 True Hearts
105033 Wings & Things
* Jumbo Stampin' Around wheels
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
The more I do, the farther I get behind! :D Do you know that feeling???
How is your December going? It feels crisp and cool here today, such a pretty day! I've done some stamping, some running errands, some photography, some decorating - and the day's not over yet! :D I actually started this blog entry two hours ago. LOL!!!
This is a simple thank-you card I made for the wonderful women who helped me with the craft night last Friday night at our church. I needed something quick and simple, and this filled the requirements! :) It's Cerise designer paper, Very Vanilla card stock, Real Read card stock, Vanilla Craft Ink, clear EP, and the ticket corner punch. I did five of these in about 20 minutes, and there's no reason you couldn't do a whole bunch more in very little time!
OK, I'm off to get more done. :D I hope you're taking time to stamp something - I am!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, December 2, 2007
from Encore Theatre Company
Thanks for your Support
As a token of our appreciation to you for your support, tickets for the
Sunday December 9, 2007
The Lion In Winter
may be purchased for $12 each, the regular ETC member price. ETC members may purchase tickets for $10 each.
This is a 'must see' show - I know you won't want to miss it!
Can't make it on the 9th? No worries, purchase tickets on line or by phone at regular prices. Group rates are available too!
===============The Lion in Winter
December 7, 8, 14, 15, 2007 @ 7:30pm
December 9, 16, 2007 @ 2:30pm
14905-A Lebanon Road
(behind Tractor Supply Company)
Old Hickory TN
Make Reservations Today
All the best to you and your family. Thanks for supporting the Arts in Wilson County
Encore Theatre Company
Encore Theatre Company, Inc.
P. O. Box 929
Mt. Juliet TN 37121
A non-profit community theatre serving Wilson County and surrounding areas
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
My vacation started early; the class for tomorrow cancelled, so I've been busy working on gifts, and wrapping. I have this event I'm in charge of on Friday night, and then it's ALL about family, friends, and the Reason for the Season. :)
I wanted to share this super-simple card with you, in case you're giving homemade goodies this year. It's a pocket card, so you can put the recipe of whatever you're giving in the pocket! We just folded the card stock in half, then folded down however far we desired, and cut off the flap. We made the major cuts for the armholes with the 1-3/8" circle punch, and trimmed until we were happy with our apron shape. :) Next, we stamped the bottom part with the dots from POLKA DOTS & PAISLEY, in Brocade Blue, and stamped the "from the kitchen of" from LABELICIOUS - this stamp fit on the white flap we cut off, so no waste! We then trimmed it down to mat onto the Brocade Blue piece, and adhered it to the front. The "trim" across the front is a piece of 5/8" Brocade Blue grossgrain ribbon, as is the "neck strap". We wrapped the ribbon around the front piece of the card, then adhered everything down. Voila!
As a gift to you, I'm going to give you my grandmother's recipe for banana bread. It is the simplest bread, but EVERYONE loves it. The trick is to add an extra banana when you have them - it's VERY moist. Here you go! Let me know what you think if you try it! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!! :)
Grandma Rhoda's Banana Bread
1/4 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups flour
3 large banana
Cream butter and sugar well; add egg. Add bananas, then rest of ingredients. Bake in slow oven (300 degrees) for approximately 1 hour.
From Inez Rhoda
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
This is floating around the web right now, and I wanted to post it here! So, read, believe, and take PRIDE in your stamping! :)
A Cardmaker delivers the most welcome kind of unannounced visitor: A handmade card. A card touches us - somehow, a small folded piece of paper can comfort, celebrate, reach out or just say hello. Creating a handmade card is an honorable and important task. As a Cardmaker, you are entitled (but not limited) to the following rights:
You have the right to take as long as you want to complete one handmade card. This may be five minutes or two weeks.
You have the right to send a card for no other reason than to show off your new stamp, embellishment or technique.
You have the right to create a fabulous card for your husband, partner or roommate - just because you know it will stay in your house.
You have the right to spread your cardmaking things out all over, just to admire them.
You have the right to purchase a certain cardmaking item for no other reason than because
a) you like it;
b) you think it's cute;
c) you'll never find it again, or
d) you know you'll use it someday.
You have the right to reserve using your most precious supplies on cards only for recipients who will truly appreciate them.
You have the right to a workspace of your own. This may be the basement, your college student's old bedroom or the kitchen table.
You have the right to make cards when inspiration strikes - whether the dishes are done or not.
You have the right to request peaceful, kid-free, stress-less cardmaking time - guilt-free.
You have the right to let the handmade card be the gift, too.
You have the right to value your personal style. You are creating a treasure - and part of that treasure is you.
Now, go take the time to STAMP something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's a TREASURE!
Friday, November 23, 2007
Hi, everyone! Didn't want to just leave you with an advertisement today, so here's an unusual card! :)
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
ANYWAY. This is another layout from the 6x6 scrapbook class Tuesday - SUPER, SUPER SIMPLE. Our punches are WONDERFUL sizes for this size page!!! The background paper is Chocolate Chip card stock, color blocked with some of the Evergreen Designer Paper - which is on sale this month!!! :) EASY, and I really like the look of this page!
OK. Off to finish some more things for a business fair in the morning - and if you're in the Nashville area, please think about coming to the Mt. Juliet Sr. Citizens Craft Fair at Mt. Juliet High School on Mt. Juliet Road, Saturday from 9 - 3. I'll be in Booth #2 in the cafeteria! :) Come say hello! (Of course, buying something is always welcome, too....:D)
Good night, dear reader. Thank you for tagging along on this CRAZY ride I call LIFE. :D Now, go take the time to STAMP something - I am!