Sunday, March 29, 2009

A SHOUT-OUT!!!!

I say Day. You say Quill.
DAYYYYY. QUILLL
I say Day. You say Quill.
DAYYYY. QUILLLL.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

SICK!!!

"I cannot go to school today,"
Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
"I have the measles and the mumps,
A gash, a rash and purple bumps.
My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
I'm going blind in my right eye.
My tonsils are as big as rocks,
I've counted sixteen chicken pox
And there's one more--that's seventeen,
And don't you think my face looks green?
My leg is cut--my eyes are blue--
It might be instamatic flu.
I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,
I'm sure that my left leg is broke--
My hip hurts when I move my chin,
My belly button's caving in,
My back is wrenched, my ankle's sprained,
My 'pendix pains each time it rains.
My nose is cold, my toes are numb.
I have a sliver in my thumb.
My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,
I hardly whisper when I speak.
My tongue is filling up my mouth,
I think my hair is falling out.
My elbow's bent, my spine ain't straight,
My temperature is one-o-eight.
My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,
There is a hole inside my ear.
I have a hangnail, and my heart is--what?
What's that? What's that you say?
You say today is. . .Saturday?
G'bye, I'm going out to play!"

I used to LOVE this poem by Shel Silverstein. The only thing I'd change today would be the last line. It would read:
You say today is...Saturday
Good, I'll stay in bed ALL day!!!

That is how I feel for sure- I have a massive sinus infection which makes me wonder if MythBusters has ever tested whether or not a person's head can actually explode from sinus pressure. I'm pretty sure it CAN!!!

I am so bummed though, because I have some super wonderful fantastic surprising news to share, but I am too weak to write about it now.

Stay tuned for this developing story.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Orange you glad I didn't say banana???

Those of you who have a kiddo, know a kiddo or have a relative, near or distant, that has a kiddo or at least, HAD a kiddo, have probably heard that knock knock joke once or twice. Or one or two thousand times.
Anyway, I never really ever payed any attention to orange, as a color, not a fruit, love the fruit, until my oldest son was born. It has been and still is his favorite color since he was about 2. (Sorry orange, I see you now, and I just ADORE you.)
Still here???
Well, using that fabulously fancy fancy pants paper again, I made this for the CP Sketch #7 over at Card Patterns. I am not sure of the stamp, it was a floater, wandering around my stamp stuff, looking for work. I think I bought it as a single of ebay. I of course used Martha's butterfly punches, love you, Martha!!! And!!! I dug into my silver SU hodgepodge that I recently splurged on!!! Forget diamonds, that stuff is my best friend, KWIM???

(side note: When I started this blog last month, I seriously wondered if I would be too shy to say anything on my posts!!!! hahahahahahahahha!!! As you can see, I'm not all that shy. Nope, not so much.)

Yes, yes, on with ths card already!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Courtney's Closet #35

Hello, hello!
I had sooo much fun making this card for Courtney's Closet over at Libby's Little Addiction. I have never made a single layer card (does it count as single layer even though I used some dp??) But, I was just as inspired by Libby's card as I was by Courtney's outfit!!! I love how clean and simple her card is, so I gave it a whirl myself!! woo hoo!!
This was sooo super easy, especially using this fabulously fancy fancy pants paper!! (say THAT 5 times, real fast!) I just love that color of orange- LOVE IT!! I used SU's branch out for the tree stump, tire swing and butterflies (oh, love those darling precious itty bitty delicate little butterflies, ahhh) and a small letter set from Michael's dollar bin.

(On a side note: I am in a super good mood today, probably because the sun is out, FINALLY, so I hope you are all having a wonderfully sunny spring day too!!!)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Branch Out, Baby!!!

I just LOVE this stamp set. LOVE IT!!!
I know it is waaaay too early for father's day cards, and it is sooo unlike me to do anything early, but rest assured, it will probably go out in the mail waaaay late!!! KWIM, jelly bean???
Anyway, I made this (loosely) based on Jen's SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY, over at iheart2stamp. I actually love the way it turned out!! (is that rude of me to say??) I think the Not Quite Navy is possibly one of the most gorgeous papers ever and I love the way it looks with the Old Olive. The sentiments are from PPI's Pond Life. Love that set too!!


Friday, March 20, 2009

A quick card and a WARNING!!!!

Here's a quick card I made for a friend who just turned 40. I am in a little bit of a stampin' funk right now, so while I think this card went a little overboard with the pink, (whoa Nelly, step away from the pink and nobody gets hurt) I actually like the end result. Which leads me to the following WARNING!!!

This blog contains many many butterflies. The cards here are manufactured in a facility that processes, adores, and nurtures an abundant amount of butterflies. If you suspect you may be having an allergic reaction to so many butterflies, please click on the red x in the corner of this blog and seek medical attention.


I was actually surprised to see that out of the 13 cards I have posted so far, only 6 of them contain butterflies!!! I told you I was in a funk!!!


Alright, I hear ya, on with the card then... :-)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

effortless beauty

hah!!!

This card wasn't the least bit effortless. In fact, I struggled with it. I made it for the Sketch #6 challenge over at Card Patterns, and boy, did I struggle.

I do have to say however, that I really enjoyed the challenge. I mean, I was seriously challengED!!! It really forced me to keep working, to keep trying, and to keep from tossing it in the trash and pulling out my hair!!! I guess that's why they call it a challenge, huh?!?!?

Anyway, I am not sure what I think of my final product. But, it is starting to grow on me!!!

I went through each and every one of the GORGEOUS, CREATIVE and WONDERFUL entries and was blown away!!! They are all so great, I am glad I am not responsible for picking the winner!! You should check them out too!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

hey dude

I was SOOOO excited that my hubby got me this stamp set by Kim Hughes for my bday. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!! I have been drooling over it for sooo long now!!! How in the world did he know, I wonder. hmmmm. Maybe all the links I emailed him really paid off!!! :-)

This card was inspired by Kim's scrapbook layout. I also used DoodleFactory's cityscape stamp for the background. LOVE me some DoodleFactory, too!!!

This was so much cuter in my head, but both my kiddos and my hubby love it, so I guess it turned out OK. I think it would have been better if I had used brighter colors like Kim did. Oh well, maybe next time. Hopefully my nephew will like it since he will be getting it for his bday soon!!!



Monday, March 9, 2009

Check it out, Yo!

Sally, over at Sally's Daze, is having a huge, ginormous blog candy bonanza. Not only is she celebrating one year of being an SU Demonstrator, her blog has blown past 10,000!!! Yippeeeeee is right, Sally. You go girl!!!

Challenge Away!!!

Hello! I made this card for the Card Patterns Sketch #5 challenge and the Caardvarks Critter challenge. I have to say, as this is only my second (well, and third) challenge to try, this is so much fun. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Birthday Bash!!!

Taylored Expressions is having an awesome Birthday Bash. Check it out and see all the great prizes they are giving away!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Where, oh where, did my Inspiration go???

I found a similar card awhile ago while blog surfing and I just had to case, copy, steal it for my own. I actually had to case it several times I loved it so much. If you know the card I cased, please let me know so I can give my inspiration her due credit. Thank you.


Here are my cards:




awesome blog candy alert!!!

at Kim's blog, paper in the works.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

For Pap Pap

Here is the card I sent my Pap Pap for his birthday. I used the cracked glass technique, which I love. It is always neat to see non-paper crafters wonder how-you-did-it!!! Enjoy.




p.s. Can you tell I have been working on 'staging' my pics!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

This...

is what I wound up making for my mom's birthday. Only hers said Happy Birthday instead of Thank You.



THIS is what I wanted to send her, but I just couldn't get it finished in time. It is inspired, of course, by Martha's Wedding magazine cover. Love, love, love you Martha. Wanna be you Martha.




















I think I am going to enter this as my Spring Themed paper craft over at The {Paper Craft} Planet

Monday, March 2, 2009

My 1st challenge EVER!!!













I am SOOOO super excited to play along on my first challenge EVER!!! Woo Hooo!!! A blog I read, the fabulous Libby's Little Addiction at http://stampinlibby.blogspot.com/ has a weekly challenge that I always drool over. Libby's little pumpkin of a daughter, Courtney, is as cute as can be. The challenge is to be inspired by Courtney's outfit and is called Courtney's Closet (too cute, I know. I love it!!) Check it out here:

http://stampinlibby.blogspot.com/2009/02/from-courtneys-closet-32-inspiration.html

So, here is my card. I hope Courtney and Libby like it. Enjoy!!!