Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fall Foliage

I wanted to show you how beautiful fall is here in Virginia. Today is a gray day so it is not good for taking pictures, but I'm afraid the leaves are going to fall before I could get pictures. Hopefully you will get the general idea. If we do get a sunnier day, and I get home before the sun goes down, I'll try to get better pictures.

This is what I see as I come and go from my house. Enjoy!

Elegant Card

It's a cold, dreary day here in Virginia. I think the creative mojo is on hiatus; however, I needed a sympathy card so I sat down last night and worked on a few ideas. I'm into Old Olive and Bravo Burgundy colors so that is what you will be seeing the next couple of days.

This card I used the Big Shot Texturz plates on both Natural Ivory pieces. On the smaller piece I actually ran it through the Big Shot after I stamped the image. I think the card turned out nicely.

Stay tuned this week for another version of this card.


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Busy Weekend

Hello. Sadly, I have had no time to create cards! However, I spent Saturday with a friend; then came home and cleaned house. Today I have had to read the stories assigned for my English class. I must say, I am not a fan of Edgar Allan Poe. I had to read two of his short stories. I won't be writing a paper on either of those stories. I really need to get off the computer now and finish folding clothes.

In the meantime, here is the last card that we made at Christmas card stamp camp this month. I love this card, but for some reason I found it annoying to make. I don't know that I'll be making any more of these, but then maybe I need to figure out what annoyed me about it and change it up a little. Hmmmmm.

I'll try to get back to making cards soon I hope.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Profile Photo

I took that photo myself. It is hard to hold a 16 lb cat and take a picture of yourself. I don't know how such a big cat can become so slippery when you're trying to get him to stay still.

Sassy loves closets. In fact, Tuesday evening he got shut in my master closet for about three hours. You see, he evidently was in there when I shut the closet and left for class. It's a good thing class let out about 45 minutes early that evening. K-Bird was at the door to meet me when I got home, but no Sass. First I looked in the coat closet. A cat could get lost in there. I really need to straighten out the floor of that closet. Lots of stuff there. Sass loves to get in there and snuggle into everything. I found him in one of my backpacks one time when I accidently closed him in there. The next place I looked was my closet. Sure enough, there he was.

So now for a while, I'll remember to make sure I see both cats before I leave home.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Yet Another Christmas Card

This card is a CASE of one from Lou Ann Cruttenden. I love the elegant look of it. And, yes, I did emboss the stamped image. I love embossing. It looks so cool. On the Old Olive piece I did use one of the Texture plates with the Big Shot. This card was very simple to do and I think it turned out nicely.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

And more Ornaments

I love being able to schedule the post. If I want to add something I can, but just in case I get busy with school work or something else, at least the post will be made.

This is another Christmas card we did at stamp camp. Again, I embossed one ornament so that it would stand out. The piece of white background was embossed using the embossing envelope that is in the holiday mini catalog. I love the way it looks. I also used the shimmer paint on that background. It is also in the holiday mini. Isn't that holiday mini just chock full of goodies?


Monday, October 19, 2009


I just love the ornament punch that Stampin' Up! came out with in the holiday mini catalog, and the stamp set that goes with the punch. I CASEd this card from one we made at my upline's stamp camp; however, I embossed the ornament. I just love the embossing folder that I used on this card also. It's a very simple card and it was quick and easy to make.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Christmas Card Stamp Camp

It certainly feels like Christmastime here in Virginia. The windchill is 36 degrees and there is a cold rain coming down. I put a nice stew in the slow cooker and have been eating it today.

I had a Christmas Card stamp camp today at my house. We made 5 Christmas cards and adorned a candy treat. This is one of the cards. This card is a CASE of one by Terry Bolender. It is made with the Medallion stamp set which is the most popular stamp set in the 2009-2010 Idea Book.

I'll be posting more of the cards as the week goes on.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Rainy Day

It has been a cold rainy day here in the mid-Atlantic (Virginia). It would have been a nice day to stay home and make cards, but alas, I must work to support my card habit.

This is a hoot, don't you think? Pun intended. This little guy makes a cute way to give loose candy.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Lazy Day

Hi everyone. Today is a federal holiday. It used to be called Columbus Day. I don't know what they call it any more. So today I took myself to Panera for breakfast. I sat and read a book (for pleasure, not my school books). Then went to the grocery store; came home, put groceries away and studied for an hour, cleaned the kitchen and then decided to cook. So cleaning the kitchen became an ongoing effort. Oh, by the way, the smoke alarm works. It lets me know that sometimes when I cook. :) So I have stuff made for lunches this week.

I'm off to my friend Debbie's shortly. She invited me over for an afternoon of knitting and then dinner. We're going to watch a movie and knit. For dinner she is making her vegetable lasagne. It's very good.

So today you get a picture of my cat K-Bird. I think he is 19 years old, which means he will be 20 on January 1st (or he'll be 19 on January 1st). In spite of the fact that he is thin, he looks pretty good for an old cat, and he is active, running through the condo, picking a fight with the 14 year old cat. That's the 14 year old cat in my photo there.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Halloween Approaches

Hi Everyone! I was in Denver for a few days and the weather was beautiful there! It was cool and I could see one snow covered mountain peak. It was behind the first range of mountains that I could see from my hotel room. The only day it rained I was in the convention center for most of the day.

I made this Halloween card last year as a card I sent to my family members. I used a circle that I punched out of a post-it note to made the moon surrounding the cat. I thought it made a nice feature. Using a post-it is nice because it sticks to the card stock without leaving any residue.


Monday, October 5, 2009

Autumn Post

Happy October! Don't you just love the fall colors and cooler weather?

This is another card I did for a stamp camp and for my convention swaps. I ran the base card through the Big Shot using one of the texture plates.

I should be back to my post in the next day or two.


Friday, October 2, 2009

Post for Friday

I wanted to put up some posts while I'm away from my computer for several days.

I made this card for an organized swap that I participated in at SU! convention this year. The dress is made using the scallop circle die for the Big Shot and then cutting parts out of it for the shape. This dress is actually made using some fabric I had. I did use an iron-on stabilizer which I adhered to the back of the fabric before running it through the Big Shot. I used dimensionals to put the dress onto the card. It is very easy to run fabric through the Big Shot.