Friday, January 30, 2009

Ah, that I like!

Okay, now I'm happy! I love the blog photo! And better yet, I took all the stuff I made for it, and turned it into a card afterwards! I think they call that going green! LOL! Anyhow, I love SU's almost amethyst. One of my favorite colors!
I pulled out my favorite TAC sets called Just Dream, colored her in with lyra water color crayons. I used my nesties to cut her out, and layer her in a scallop circle nestie. I paper pieced the wings with a glitter paper I found at Target. Added some stuff I had floating around, prima flowers, ribbon from Joann's for a buck, brads, dew drops, I used a new Martha Stewart punch I picked up today. The sentiment is from a new TAC set called Beautiful day which can be purchased after Feb 1. Just love how this all came together!

Supplies: TAC's just dream, beautiful day, SU's lovely lilac cardstock, Almost amethyst cardstock and ink pad, lyra water color crayons, prima flowers, Martha Stewart punch, dew drops, lyra water color crayons and Noir palette pad.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mmmm and Birthday surprises!

Tinkering with the blog. Trying to figure out what I want for the blog photo. The one I had wasn't matching the newer colors, and I'm not sure which part I like better. I'm a hands on paper crafter, so I like the idea of the scraps of paper, so I'll probably keep playing some more. I love the little skunk in the tub, and it was an image left over from when I played a few weeks back. I just realize I forgot glitter on her! She's from a set in the new TAC book called "Serendipity", so far it's getting great reviews! Some cute sets in there.
I snapped that photo of my crazy family during a day outing this weekend. My husband had to make a funny face, and the kids had to follow suit, and I had to snap the photo! Makes me smile! I just love my family! We hiked up to see a pretty waterfall. I tried to get my camera setting to slow the water down so it looked all white and soft, but I couldn't figure it out. Maybe next time.

Anyhow, yesterday was my birthday, and I want to give a quick thank you to some friends. I came home to some happy mail from being out of town. Two friends sent me a BUNCH of fun new images to play with! There's even a few that you can't see in the photo under some of the other images. I was so excited when I opened up their little packages! Made my day! One friend was sweet enough to enclose a clear stamp set for me! How cool are my friends?! I can't wait to color these things! A few images I already have an idea who I want to give the finished products too!
Big thanks for those who sent birthday cards. I have them sitting on my mantel all pretty! Makes me smile to see them, and I love how each of you is such a creative, talented artist!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Basic Butterfly

Whew, been a busy week for me. We did a quick spur of the moment visit with family, since the kids were out of school an extra day. Sadly, Trey spent most of it sick, ended up going to a Dr out of town, and he has strep. Bad momma I am, thought it was a sinus infection, so I was holding off taking him to a Dr until we got back home. I will have spent 25 of the 31 days in Jan giving antibiotics to one of my kids! January has been rough! Than we get home, and I'm all ready for nice rest in my bed, and Gabi got sick last night. So, both kids are home today resting. Crossing fingers, both are well enough for school tomorrow.
Today is Flutter by Wed's on Danni's blog. I do like to play along. I felt a little creative and went out of my normal comfort zone. My ILS, who are wonderful folks, spoiled me for my birthday, so I have 6 new Nesties sets. Not all are from them, but we're not telling hubby that! LOL! We did tell him I purchased all of them, and he told me to get a job! One new set is the paisley set. I made my butterfly wings from the nesties. The camera isn't here, and the scanner is washing out the background paper. I used Mellow from Basic Grey, and there's a cloud paper in there, but the scanner doesn't like it! I might change out the photo later if I can capture it better on the camera. The sentiment is from Beautiful day in the new TAC catty. Solid cardstock is Ripe avocado from PTI, and all the sheets of paper are brushed with close to cocoa SU ink.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Lilly and Billy, Queen goes Green, and a butterfly

Edited to add that Queen and Co is going Green! Queen and Co is one of my favorite lines of eye candy! Check out the info on their blog! They have some fun new stuff coming from the peaks on the blog!

I made this Lilly and Billy card with Pink Cat Studio stamps, because they were calling for snow in our area yesterday! We hardly ever get snow. All the local schools were out too, because the weather man said we were gonna have 3-5 inches! Guess how much we got-nothing, nada, zip! Crazy sad! I was so looking forward to snow!

Back to the card, I first learned about Pink Cat Studios from Debbie. I hadn't heard of Lilly and friends, and she'd asked for dress up Lilly because I was her secret sister. My, when I saw the images online when I ordered for her, I thought they were darling! I just got myself my own PCS set this month! I picked this winter fun set because it had a boy and a girl in the images. Having a daughter and a son, they fit me just right! I think the new V-day set is too cute too!

Anyhow, PCS had issued a challenge to make a card with pink, sparkle, and a critter. Here's my card for that challenge. Coarse having two kids, I colored them to look sorta like my own. I had fun with Billy, because I gave the chap freckles. My son is full of freckles. I tell him that's where the sun kisses him! I added glitter to some fun flock which add sparkle to it. I paper pieced her jacket, and filled in some of their snow with shimmerz.

Supplies:SU Cert. celery cardstock, Ridinghood Red cardstock, DCWV Glitter Christmas stack, SU corner punch, stickles, shimmerz silver bells, fun flock, Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, lyra water color crayons, snowflake from Target.

Today is Flutterby Wed on Danni's blog. I was looking thru my TAC catty for my MIL today, who was looking at stamps, cuz they're still 50% off T-code stamps. I saw Forever Family in the catty again, and thought I really wanted to ink it up, since I hadn't yet. Than I went digging thru my stamps looking for butterflies. I pulled out Priceless from SU. I thought the butterfly image went perfectly with the circle stamp from the TAC. Than one of those freaky wow, that goes great together moment happen-I don't get those too often!. I pulled PTI's Berry Bliss paper/ink. There was a small swap of paper left over from the SU scallop punch on my desk from a card I made recently sitting by the cardstock. They looked so good together, I wanted to use that paper. I'm digging around all my packs of paper trying to figure out what pack it came from, no luck. So, next best thing, look at the card to figure it out. Well, the card was gone too. I'm the worst at cleaning up my desk, but honestly, this stuff can't be that hard to find! I than grabbed the DCWV Sweet stack which was at the front of my drawer, and with the back to me, and it was part of that stack! Yippie! I thought this striped sheet looks perfect with Berry Bliss. That filled in the need for another color, because it worked perfectly with Apricot appeal!

Supplies: SU scallop punch, ribbon Joann's, PTI Berry Bliss paper/ink, TAC Forever family, SU Priceless, DCWV Sweet stack, SU Apricot Appeal ink pad, stickles, gems.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Basic Joy

Here are my two cards for Sparkle's Christmas challenge. I didn't have any liquid applique, so there isn't any on my cards. I thought I had some, but wasn't able to find it in my stash of supplies.
I used Basic Grey's Boxer line for my pattern paper. I really liked that it has the Christmas colors, but it wasn't Christmasy paper. If that makes any sense. I also liked the deep blue in the pattern. Different colors than I normally create with. I don't use deep blues often. I embossed both images with embossing powder with added extra diamond dust glitter in it. I like the added bling on the cards from it. I added Silver Bell's Shimmerz to the circles on the blue card. I cut out the word Joy, the stamp is one solid word.
Remember, TAC sets are currently on sale for half off! The sentiment is part of TAC's tag tidbit set.
I realized after I was done, I had just done the tree's sketch a few days earlier! Need to peak at more sketches to break out of the box some! LOL!
Supplies for Tree card: TAC's Joy of Christmas, Tag tidbits, Basic Grey's Boxer, nesties, one inch circle punch, 1.25 inch circle punch, 3/4 circle punch, SU's Night of Navy, Palette Jardin Moss, red ink is from Lautrec Palette four pack from TAC, embossing powder, stickles, Shimmerz, Jolee's snowflake, Martha Stewart's double scallop punch.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Chilly day in VA

We've chilled at home today. Gabi's sick today. She's fighting a sinus infection, and DR said to keep her out of the cold. It's pretty chilly here this weekend. I love it that way, so I'm happy about the cold. But feel badly for the kids. Been to the DR too many times this month, and it's only half way done! Hopefully, she will feel better by tomorrow. On to crafting....

I had a cow I had already colored from TAC's Barn Yard Birthday but hadn't made it into a card yet. I tried a layout I haven't before, where the top of the image is peaking over the top of the card. I think this layout is way cute, and not sure why I haven't tried it before. I used DCWV glitter Sweet Stack. That stack has some way cute papers in there. Fans of cupcakes will be happy with it. I was happy with it, because it found it on clearance for half off! Love deals!
Supplies: TAC Barn Yard Birthday, sentiment retired from TAC, gems from Michaels, DCWV Sweet Glitter stack, DCWV cardstock, Nesties, stickles, lyra water color crayons, SU scallop punch, liquid pearls.
I have to say again, how much I love nesties. I think they are so easy to use with cutting sentiments out in great little sizes! I have so many more on my wish list, and I feel like I grabbed a lot when I got them for Christmas! I think I should feel guilty about that! But, man they make layering so nice and easy!

Than I placed an order at All That Scraps last week, and it arrived today. Grabbed some Gingersnaps stamps-can we say DARLING! Anyhow, I got the Valentine set, and love the little chickie sitting on the mushroom. I'm digging mushrooms lately. Anyways, I found this layout at Sketch Saturdays off a link on my friend Tammi's blog. I also saw a challenge today at Sugar Bowl to use three embellishments, and three different papers. It's hard to tell, but the pink under the fairy is the light pink paper in the Basic Grey Bittersweet pack, so there's three different papers on there. Oops! I think I went over on embellishments, because I have brads, stickles, gems, and flowers! Oh, well, it's still a stinking cute card! LOL! I cut out the section with her knees and mushroom top and popped them out.
Supplies: Nesties, CC Designs Hey Cupid, Bittersweet by Basic Grey, SU pretty in pink cardstock, primas, stickles, lyra water color crayons.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Buttery Rose

Today was Flutterby Wed's on Danni's blog, so today I grabbed my new butterfly set from TAC that's releasing later this month. I grabbed Basic Grey's new Bittersweet paper, and saw today's sketch challenge at SCS, and decided to play along today as well. I think this set lends itself very well to the layout. I also was a little naughty and grabbed a butterfly punch of Martha Stewart at Walmart when I was grabbing milk today. I added little pearls to the centers, nice sweet touch! I had a TAC order come in too, where I ordered some corner swirly stamps-half off due to a good sale their having until the 26th of this month. That set is peaking out under the BG background, stamped in SU's Close to cocoa.

Supplies: SU Close to cocoa paper, ink, Rose red cardstock, lyra water color crayons, pearls from Michaels, stickles, ribbon from Joann's, bittersweet basic grey paper, TAC stamps-True beauty and swirlies.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Playful birds

Here's another set being released from TAC. This set is called Beautiful Day. The flowers lined up in this first card are all individual stamps. I put them together on my card. I love the sentiments for it. Beautiful is by itself as well. So, that would go nicely on so many cards, since it has such a pretty font. A few of the flowers weren't my style, so I'm looking forward to seeing what other folks do with them. I hope I did them justice with my creation, though. It also screamed to me that I should use the Mabelle paper, Bella Flor, both seemed fun and whimsy. I think they make a cute set together!

Included with this set there are 3 bird stamps, on by itself, in the card above, and two couple birds. I do think this set would make a darling congrats for a baby card, using one couple set, and the little birdie! I may have to try that tomorrow. I thought the couple sets would make a cute V-day card or anniv card for hubby. They're back to back in Feb. I kept this one more low key, cuz ya know, he's a guy! I just get looks from him when I hand him a card! The sentiment on this card is from Soul Kisses, which can be viewed on the TAC's main website under promotions.

I also released I totally want the rest of the oval, as I went to layer it, and having only the large scallops, it was too big. So, that's on my list of wants! I didn't understand what the buzz was all about last year over those nesties. Those things ROCK! Makes layering a breeze! I love them!

Supplies: nesties, beautiful day-TAC, Bella Flor-TAC, DCWV cardstock, noir ink pad, lyra water color crayons, Martha S double scallop punch, SU scallop punch, stickles.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

More TAC catty release cards and Sparkle's Challenge

I'm really having a blast with these stamps that will be released later this month. I've was at my stamping table just about all day yesterday playing. It's so nice to feel sit and play, and love the finished product! I'm having so much fun with the images, and playing with the nesties. Here are two more that I made of the stamps being released in the new TAC magalogue this month.

The first card is done with a set called Showers of Love. It has some great sentiments for making shower cards, and three darling umbrellas! I used Lilly Anne paper with it, so it's a pretty spring card. My flowers are a little too far to the left, but I thought it looked cute that way, so I left it alone!

Other supplies: nesties, stickles, primas, SU punch, SU pixie pink, palette ink Cort d'Azure, chartreuse, Lilly Anna card stock, brad, gems from Michaels.

Than another one of the darling girl from Every thing's blooming. The sentiment is from tag tid bits. I used Bella Flora paper, which is currently on sale for 10 bucks. It's a very pretty paper line. I love bright colors, and this has lots of fun colors. It's was designed by Maybelle. But good gravy, this little girl is so darling! I swear, I can't get feet right! With every stamp that's standing, my feet are a touch off. I wonder if my head is tilted when I'm stamping?!

Other supplies: nesties, pixie pink SU ink, lyra water color crayons, Martha Steward double scallop punch, SU punch, gems from Michael's, ribbon.

Than I did Sparkle's Christmas Challenge again this week. You can view her challenge on her blog. She said no red or green this week. Also, there was a challenge at High Hope Stamps to do dry embossing. I used a CB folder with snowflakes, and used my nesties to dry emboss on the Christmas cards. These suckers are blingy! I used some glitter paper I found at Target, and man, does it sparkle! Two more cards done for Christmas!
Supplies: Merry Wishes paper TAC(pink)-retired, DCWV Christmas glitter stack(blue), Martha S. double scallop punch, nesties, stickles, liquid pearls, sparkle snow, lyra water color crayons, CB folder, glitter paper and snowflakes-Target, ribbon-Michael's.

In love with TAC's soon to be released stamps!

I'm in love with the new stamps that will be coming out in a few weeks for TAC. Today I played with the new butterfly set, and the new skunk set! I can't remember what they're called, so please forgive me for that. When I get the names, I'll add them. I'm getting excited about the new magalogue coming out this month. It's a new thing for TAC, so I'm looking forward to seeing exactly what a magalogue is. I like how Barb calls it Maggie. I like Maggie better! I've been at my crafting desk all day, because I'm just loving these sets!

Anyhow, I was a little worried about the butterfly set when I saw it, because it's so pretty and elegant. I find it hard to pull that style together. (I normally do cute!) I gotta say I didn't have that issue with this set! I made two cards so far. One I loved so much, I'm not showing it, as I'm gonna enter it into a TAC contest! I was that pleased with the card, and it was my first time playing with the set! The second one I thought it turned out great, maybe I'd do the Terrific Trio contest instead of the one I was thinking about entering! But decided not to change my mind, and here is the second card I made. I'm saying, this set is WOW! I love it! It's so darn pretty! Supplies: TAC stamp set, and paper Angelee SWIC, nesties, lyra watercolor crayons, prima flowers, DCWV cardstock, Versamark Java ink pad, stickles.

Than I played with the skunks some. I mentioned finding some great paper pads at Michael's on sale. I used a set I found there called Sabrina by Making Memories. It's a 6x6 pad, filled with soft pink, and black papers. What goes better with a skunk than black?! The cardstock is SU's pretty in pink. The sentiment is from TAC's Abundance is, one of my favorite sentiment sets from TAC. The ribbon I found at Michaels this week, with some new spring released ribbon. Other supplies: gems on the ribbon, nesties, SU word punch window, stickles, SU scallop punch, pretty in pink ink pad.

Than I grabbed Bittersweet by Basic Grey, as it had the black and brown in it's color scheme, and that worked perfectly for an old fashioned tub. I think that card turned out darling if I do say so myself! And one of my K and Co packs matched the Bittersweet perfectly. I even mastered the embossing feature of the nesties, so I did that a few times on the cards today too! Than I had TAC's sentiment set called Little things, and had the perfect sentiment for her! I found the layout on CPS blog.

Other supplies: prima flowers, SU purely prom. cardstock, DCWV cardstock, nesties, stickles, SU word punch window, gems, brad.

Friday, January 9, 2009

New TAC stamps

Here are two cards I made tonight. This set is coming out later this month. I think she's such a cutie! I just love her boots! Her little bird friend is in several of the images too. I used my long rectangle nestie to trim the end of the diamond layer. I thought that was a clever idea on the Elzy blog when she did it with the paisley nestie.

Supplies:DCWV cardstock, TAC stamp and dp paper, little whimsy, stickles, lyra water color crayons. nesties.

I think I want a sentiment for this card that says Home Tweet Home. I'm sure I've seen that some place before! I think it would be a perfect match with this image! This bird is just too cute! I think I'm gonna have a lot of fun with this set!
Supplies:Primas, lyra watercolor crayons, TAC stamp and dp paper, little whimsy, gem brad, SU word punch window, dew drops, SU pixie pink cardstock, nesties, stickles.

I'm happy with all the sets that TAC released early for the angels to preorder! I'm hoping to play some tomorrow with a different set! I'm sure I'll have to vacuum first though! Wink! Wink!

I should share with how I told Paul I got the vacuum! Our phone conversation: I have bad news for you. I was naughty today. Paul-Yea? I got a new vacuum. Oh, gosh! It was a Dyson. Oh! CRAP! It was 500 bucks. WHAT?! I paid 94 bucks for the sucker! How did you do that?!

Such a mean wife! LOL!

Rocking day

I gotta post this quickly. I had two cool things happen today! I went shopping at Sams today, needed juice boxes for the kids. I found the 'Steal of the year!' there today! I was getting congratulated by MEN on my find today! The male managers at my local Sams were telling me how great of a deal it was! So, ya know that's pretty cool, right? Men never pay attention to things like that! Anyhow, I never go to this one little nook, but I did, and found a Dyson sitting over there. Quick glance it was originally 487.86 bucks. Normal for a Dyson, I know. Hubby told me I'd never own one! So, I'm looking at it because it's marked next to that number with 94.06! I look it over. I look it over again. Has it been used? Was it returned by someone? What's the deal? Is that the right sticker? Cuz dudes, that says 94.06! I ask a team member walking by. She scans it, says it's a floor model, and last one! SCORE for me! I grabbed that sucker up! I knew Paul would kill me, but dudes, that's too good of a deal to pass up! LOL!
Than second cool thing! I came home to my TAC order of new release stamps. So, I'll play soon! Man, the new butterfly set looks so pretty. I love the umbrella set, too! I'll post some after I get to playing around. Nothing like new stamps!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Blue Flutterby challenge

I was a little rushed today making this card. The kids had a two hour school delay due to fog. Believe me the extra sleep was nice, but it made me rush the rest of the day. Not enough time to get my stuff done! I headed out to a few stores, Michael's in search of some paper packs on sale this week, a new scrapbook store I heard about, and Target. I got lost in Target for too long! LOL! I did grab about 4 6x6 packs of papers at Michaels, and found Basic Grey's new Bittersweet at the LSS. So, it was a good crafting shopping day! Anyways, after school is dance for Gabi, so I got started with the card right after homework, worked for about 15 minutes, than ran out the door. Paul wanted to go look at laptops after dance, so just now finishing up the card, and posting it.
I've decided I wanted to do more challenges with stamping this year. Today, I wanted to play Danni's Wed. Flutterby Challenge. I grabbed my TAC Butterfly bits set, and one of the new paper packs by Making Memories called Chloe's Closet. Other supplies are: SU's tangerine, Baja blue, Brocade blue ink pads, PTI Olive cardstock, stickles, ribbon from Michaels, prima flower, and Martha Stewart Double scallop punch. I used a nestie as well. Trying to get the sizing down on these. Seems big to me sometimes. All in all, bright fun spring butterfly card!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Beautiful Wendy

I made this card the other day, but got started with the challenges and forgot to upload her. I'm so happy with how this card turned out! I think the colors are so soothing on the eyes, and the coloring came together so perfectly on Wendy! I got the layout off A Whiff of Joy blog. Great layout, isn't it? First time I've pulled out my felt flowers from SU since I purchased them several months ago! They match my TAC paper perfectly! The TAC paper is their Amberly Grace SWIC. I love the colors in this pack of papers!

Supplies: TAC SWIC, SU Felt flowers, Lyra Watercolor crayons, Bella stamp, TAC sentiment, Baja Blue SU cardstock, stickles, ribbon, nesties, versamagic ink pad, SU close to cocoa ink pad.

Than I've been thinking about this all morning. I saw this blog post at Tip Junkie, about your word for 2009. My year is starting out so nicely, so finding a word that matches how I want the year to continue is difficult! Have you all ever done this before? I've done where you find one word that describes you in one word. My word for that is "cautious". I over think just about every decision I ever make. I never take big leaps in life! I'm gonna keep thinking on a word for the year, and would love to hear what anyone else come up with for their word of the year.

Last wordy part of this post. Poor Trey is home from school today. I shouldn't say poor Trey, he's loving it! Been on the wii not fighting his sister for games! I took him to the DR on NYE, and was told it was viral, wait it out a week. Something told me that wasn't right, but can't argue with the dudes in white, ya know? So, days passed, he didn't get any better, and he kept running a high fever. His sister and cousin, who was visiting, didn't get sick, so seemed like it couldn't just be viral. On Friday night his fever got to 103.3, and I knew I couldn't wait a week to take him back. We headed back on Sat AM, and it was bronchitics. Got a strong antibotic and he's doing so much better! But the dr said he had to stay low for 3 days, and that meant today was chilling with momma! Anyhow, all that to tell you, I snapped this super sweet photo of him passed out in the chair. He'd been feeling bad for so long, and just knocked out at 7:30.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Pink Cat Studio challenge, Sparkle Christmas Challenge

I printed off cute Lilly the fairy at Pink Cat Studio. She's free to print for a challenge over there. Check it out if you haven't yet. I'm a newbie to creating with images printed off the computer. I had to print it a few times because I kept making the ink smear. I heat set the ink the third time and that seemed to help some. I was also able to use gamsol on it. I think I need some tips on how to get the printer ink not to smudge. I even tried the embossing feature on the nesties. Need to work on that some too! I thought the flower paper made her look like she was leaping in the flowers! I added silver bells shimmerz to her wings.

Supplies: DCWV Nana's kids, SU lovely lilac cardstock, SU scallop punch, primsacolored pencils, stickles, shimmerz and nesties.

I also found a fun challenge on Sparkle's blog. I was excited to see this challenge because I hasd stamps I hadn't used this Christmas, like my Drummer boy stamp. Plus, I had run out of Christmas cards to mail this year. I didn't make new ones this year, and had decided to use my stash of holiday cards. I ended up not having enough after all, so this challenge should allow me to have plenty at the end of the year! Sadly, I snipped off some of his ear on the left hand card. I'm still learning the sizing of the nesties.

Supplies: TAC's Reese cardstock, Olive cardstock from PTI, SU close to cocoa, stickles, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, gem from Michaels, ribbon from Michaels, SU punch, nesties, sentiment from TAC, lyra watercolor crayons.

Friday, January 2, 2009

A cracked cuttle bug plate!

My company left this morning, so after I took down the Christmas decorations-this took all day, I headed up to play with my new toys at 8:30 tonight. I grabbed my new Rachel Anne Miller stamp-isn't she darling? I thought she looked spring-ish, so I pulled out TAC's Angelee SWIC. It's filled with those soft spring colors. I so wanted to see what the new stickles looked like that I grabbed, so I put different stickles on the mushrooms. (The distressed stickles have a big opening, so that caused a few issues at first. Had the stickle blobs happening a few times!)
But yippie! I finally got to use the nesties. I will have to get the nesting rectangles. I really like that look where they're embossed and straight line in the middle. I'm not a double scalloper person, I guess! Ran into a problem with the ribbon on this layout. So, I'm not digging where it's located.

Than I grabbed an IRAK from Tammi to make another card. Man, she's gonna make a big fan of those Hanglar stamps! Freaking cuties! I put her thru a different shaped rectangle nestie, and bam, the darn thing cracked my B plate! And it was my nice one too! I always do my die cutting on this one, so that it's freaky looking, and the other stays clear. I was a little shocked when it stuck into the plastic when I cut the second scallop rectangle out! Wasn't expecting that! Made me chuckle while I was peeling it off. I double checked the directions, and I put it thru right, so I'm not sure why it cracked. Guess I'll grab another one when it's on sale.

Supplies:Rachel Anne Miller, Hanglar, TAC Angelee SWIC, SU card stock, K & Co., stickles, ribbons from Michaels, flowers from TAC, Versamark spots, Nesties, crop-a-dile, water color pencils and lyra water color crayons.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Nesties in the house for the New Year!

Hope everyone had a delightfully, wonderful New Year's Celebration. We had a small party here last night. We do an annual party. This year we had about 22 people come. Everyone loved the food! And my handmade stuff went faster than Paul's CFA strips! I have this one pinwheel dish I make that is so yummy! It has shredded chicken, cream cheese, cilantro-my ubber favorite herb, and jalapenos wrapped up in crescent rolls. They are so light, and the spice is just the right touch. It's so yummy! I only had a few because they ate them up! I even made a double batch, thinking I'd have some today! LOL! Always nice to bring in the New Year with special friends.

I was given some moolah for Christmas from my ILS. I know, I'm a lucky gal! People seem to have a love/hate relationship with their ILS, but I've been blessed! Paul's parents are the best! Even better, he has two sets of parents, and both sides truly spoil us! I have been waiting forever it seems to get some nesties, so when they sent money, that's what I ordered! I had a good time picking them. I don't have any rectangle scallop punches, so I grabbed those two scalloped sets first. I also grabbed the scallop oval and circle figuring I could replace the two punches I have. I was surprised at how big the scallop circle was in the kit. I didn't get the non-scalloped sets yet, thinking I can use supplies I have for that for now to fill in the centers. I'm thinking I'm gonna want them. Good thing I have a birthday in Jan, huh?! LOL! In the top left corner of the photos is a Rachel Anne Miller stamp. This is my first stamp of her's.

I also grabbed some new stickles! My, the new glitz ones are very blingy! I can't wait to use these things. I have company who are in my bonus room so right now, I can't use them. All my goodies are upstairs waiting to be used! Crossing fingers maybe I can play tomorrow!

I made the card the other day using the cute TAC angel set. I used some Basic Grey paper, I think this is sultry 6x6 pack. SU's wild was. card stock. Gems from Michaels, and stickles on the wings. I colored with my Lyra water color crayons. I found the Basic Grey paper at Michaels, during their 40% off all paper packs the weekend after Thanksgiving! Such pretty papers!