Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I'm happy with how this came out. I still want to color one of the TKs, but I'm just not ready yet. I still need a little more practice. I hope you enjoyed looking!
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I got a really cool tree stamp at Hobby Lobby not too long ago and used it on this card. I am very pleased with how it turned out. I had learned a while back the technique of stamping the 2nd time without reinking to make an image look further in the background. I think it worked well on this card. Thanks for looking and I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Tails was named by Joey after one of Sonic's friends. Tails has 2 tails (duh) that he spins really fast to fly.
Monday, November 24, 2008
I'm posting with a cutie pie wearing Scooby-Doo jammies in my lap. He's very excited because I loaded pictures of his cat on the computer. You'll see those tomorrow. Joey's got strep, so he's not feeling too good. Anyway, yall have a good evening!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
These are not just cards, they are card sets. Each one has anywhere from 10-20 cards. They have that wonderful old paper smell.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I told Libby this was really gonna be a challenge for me since I didn't have any monkey stamps. I was able to improvise with what I did have. I actually made 2 monkey cards!
This first one is so cute! I used a monkey sticker I had buried in a drawer.
The picture quality on the second one is horrendous, but I think it's cute IRL. The sentiment is "driving by with a birthday hi." I love my camera for taking regular pictures, but I have a hard time with cards because I can't turn the flash off. I've never heard of a camera that didn't have a way to turn the flash off. I may have to switch to another camera for my card pics. Anyway, I hope yall enjoy!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I also wanted to show yall the card I made Friday night. I found a cute acrylic stamp set at Wal-Mart for only $2.47!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
I hope yall have a great weekend!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Isn't he adorable!!! Anyhow, this paper is some that my friend Cherie picked up for me in the Target dollar bins the other day. The ribbon matches better IRL. Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Now, finally, here's my submission for this week's SBS24 challenge - a sympathy card. This is one of the new images I swapped.
OK, so now I gotta schedule yall some posts so you don't get bored over the next several days. Oh yeah, check out my new thingy on the side of my blog--it's a traffic feed!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Friday I woke up with a sore throat. Not a scratchy little sore throat, but an I think I have strep sore throat. When I got off work Friday at 4:45, Jason aka Greatest Husband Ever picked up Anthony from daycare and took both boys tailgating and to the West Monroe ballgame so I could go to the after hours clinic and get this thing taken care of. It started out pretty good--no one was in the waiting room, so I was seen pretty quick. They kinda panicked when my heart rate was 135, but I assured them it's been this high for quite some time. I was "encouraged" by the nurse then the doctor to go get that checked out, which I promised I would. The strep test can back negative which surprised the doctor (nurse practitioner, whatever) because my throat was so red. I didn't have any sinus congestion, so I didn't need a steroid shot, just the antibiotic shot. They then made me wait 5 minutes so they could check my vitals again. By the time they checked again, my heart rate slowed to 129 (6 whole points) and I then had fever, which I didn't have when I arrived. I gave my insurance card to the pharmacy, picked up dinner in a drive-thru, and went home. Good part--I received 3 envelopes of swapped images in the mail!!! Bad part--I felt too much like crap to play with them. I had hours alone and only the strength to lay in the bed and watch tv.
I got up Saturday feeling 100 times worse than Friday. My grandmother came and got Anthony, Jason and Joey went to the flag football game, and I slept. Again, alone time wasted. I finally felt a little better Saturday evening. I made a card or two and then took Joey to go pick up Anthony. We came home, crappy feeling came back, I ate dinner and went to bed after taking 1 Nyquil gel-tab. Keep in mind this is a half dose.
I woke up briefly Sunday morning and told Jason I didn't think I was gonna make it to church. The next time I woke up was around 10:15am. I had dreams so crazy they couldn't have even been shown on the Sci-Fi channel. Jason was impressed I didn't kill anybody in my dreams this time. He knows how my Nyquil-coma dreams are. I felt much better than Saturday. I took a shower. For the next 2 hours I felt like I was kinda foggy and might fall out. I took a nap with Anthony, then got up and studied my lesson for my Sunday night class. Then the fever set in. Jason was in a meeting at church. Me and the boys went on up to the church about an hour early so they could play up there and hopefully not drive me crazy. I obviously looked as bad as I felt, so Jason gave me a package of Reese cups (my favorite) and told me I really needed to go home and rest. Cherie said she'd handle the class and Jason said he'd handle getting the boys home. So here I am. More time alone, and all I have the energy to do is lay in the stupid bed watching stupid tv. That's right people, I'm bitter. The only good thing right now is that I'm fixin to find some card layouts I like and add them to my sketch notebook. And Ace of Cakes is on. Of course it's probly going off and something I don't like will come on, forcing me to flip channels again.
If you ACTUALLY read all of this, then you just lost precious moments of your life that you will never get back again. You could have spent that time with your family, but instead you spent it with my ramblings. Thanks. And Jason--if you're reading this, we're out of chicken noodle soup and I can't for the life of me remember to tell you that in person.
OK. This show is called Ace of Cakes, not Cake Guy Swimming with Sea Animals. And who names a shark-ray Sweet Pea? Oh cool. The next show is about Dr. Seuss inspired cakes. Maybe there's time for this day to turn around. Alright, as much as I have enjoyed chatting with you, my imaginary friend, this laptop burning my lap is not helping my fever considering this is the fever stage where I'm sweating. Hopefully I'll get my weekend cards uploaded in the next few days. Thanks for reading.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I immediately started coloring some of them with my Prismacolors & Gamsol. What's even more exciting is that I have 3 more swaps that are on their way!!! These are all from one-on-one swaps. I'm also in 2 other image swaps (it's pretty addictive). One has to be received by November 15 and the other by some time later in November. If any of you want to swap some images, let me know or go out to Split Coast Stampers and sign up!
Monday, November 3, 2008
I made this using one of the recent SCS Sketches. The snowmen panel is raised on pop-dots. This was not the one she liked the best. You'll see it tomorrow. Here's a picture of the boys at Kiroli Park this afternoon.I really try to be fair with my boys and show pictures of both of them equally, but isn't Anthony just so cute in this picture!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
This is in the April 2008 folder, so it's kinda recent. This was taken on March 15, Anthony's birthday. After his party at Kiroli Park, he played outside with his new dirt toys. I have no idea why this picture was in the April folder, but whatever. Anybody reading this, try this on your blog. It's fun!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Anthony was playing with all my stamps I had out, but now he's pouring beads from one cup to another. With each pour, he loses some beads, but the quiet activity is hopefully slowing him down for nap time. All my house mouse stamps are on my desk because I'm swapping images with several people. I've sent off 3 envelopes full of images already and have a few more to do. Everyday I ask Jason with great anticipation, "Did I get any mail today?" and everyday he assures me my swaps will come, but they just didn't come today.
I also have some Halloween pics for yall. Joey and Anthony were Mario and Luigi. Not everyone knows these Nintendo characters, but you could always tell who recognized them. I got a little embarrassed (ok, so REALLY embarrassed) because at each house, Anthony would look in his bucket at what candy had just been dropped in and say, "I want more." Of course, everyone gave him more when he asked, so he kept asking. That kid has got it all figured out.
OK. It sounds like he's down to about 3 beads in the cup now. Gotta go before he decides to make a moustache out of my Stazon.