Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
You can still get Prince Ian HERE free...enjoy.
This would be a bouncing Lily... I tell ya, that Baby Einstein jumper was sure a good investment!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Check out the info here.
Anyway, my Alter-native Medicine project is this plastic intended-to-be-photo-storage case, which not only received a little Bombshell love, but also is now doubling as a gift package. (And now, Mr. Roboto by Styx is playing in my mind....'secret, secret, I've got a secret....')
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Yeah....I meant to have this posted MUCH earlier, however I didn't get the digi till after noon (thank you Mercy, btw - what a huge job you've taken on for the week!). You can't see it, but the black bg is embossed with the folder from the CB Love Language set (tiny hearts)... Oh, and there's glaze on the hearts on the PP & all gold on Charlotte is glittery, as is her hair. (Thanks, Spica Pens!)
Sunday, January 24, 2010
My entry...not sure why all of a sudden the colours are crappy - they look right in the TGF Galleria... Weird.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
This is part of a little gift package I made for the Post Master in Antler, ND. You see, we got ourselves a US Post Office Box, since it's only about 30 minutes away, and it saves SO MUCH on shipping costs when ordering stuff online! Anyway, the point is, I really like Ms. Post Master, so I just wanted to have something to bring her the next time we go down, just because.
The whole 'Deer' thing is partly because she's in Antler... corny, but cute. And, a good excuse to use this set by The Greeting Farm!
I made this matching box to hold the set of 4 glass coasters that I heat embossed the deer on the back of.
The Coasters - One each in Silver, White, Black & Copper....
You know, these coasters were some silly price (like $0.75 for the set) on clearance...glad I stocked up!
(In case you were wondering, the rest of the package contains a pretty Irish coffee mug and a jar of homemade hot chocolate mix...maybe I'll post those after I package them up.)
Well, that's it for today.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Here's that crafty post I promised. I used PWCO Sunday Sketch #16 for this card, along with the PWCO January PaperCard Kit and Charlotte's Valentine (which I won, along with some awesome Bo Bunny Persuasion papers during PWCO's last stamp release party!).
Brown is not a colour I use much of, and peach...well, let's just say it's not my favorite. I had to use these colours though - the My Mind's Eye paper (Be Loved) in the January kit is just so pretty, and I had to coordinate. See the pretty brown polka dot pieces? That's actually part of the MME logo label across the bottom of the diecut sheet. (What?! I was being un-wasteful!) And under the dew drops are the circles from the middle of the loops on one of the diecut borders... also supposed to be garbage, but it saved me having to punch them myself and use even more paper! <--this is the only kit I've actually used anything out of - I have kits from every month from August to January, and I am seriously hoarding them all... so, a New Year's resolution of mine is to use my PaperCard Kits for the PWCO Sunday Sketches as much as possible! (Yeah, right - we'll see if that actually happens.....)
And for once, I actually did the inside, too. Nothing elaborate...just a little strip of scrap leftover from the front, along with a diecut heart from the kit. The sentiment reads: "All you need is love!" You can find that in the Freckle Love Collection, too.
(Those, by the way, are funny little baby toes...you ever try taking photographs with one hand and a 7.5 month old in the other? LOL, it's tricky.)
Hopefully you'll play along with us at PWCO this week...
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Stamps: Image - Stampabilities - 'Snoopy Flying High'
Sentiment - Hot Off The Press - 'Tiny Words & Images'
Paper: All scraps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox Black
Copics: Sky - B000
Snoopy - C00
Plane Body & Wings- B21, 23, 24, 26, 28
Plane Nose: N1, 3, 5
Plane Struts & Wheel Legs: N3, 5, 7
Wheel: N7, 9
Misc.: Silver embossing powder, Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots, D'vine Swirls), Nestabilities Circles & Scallop Circles, clear mini dew drops/skittles/whatever you want to call them, Martha Doily Lace Border Punch
Here's Emily's card... for the record, when Emily (5) makes cards, she actually does do everything completely on her own (I'll make note of it if there's anything I help her with). Her image is also stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black, and coloured with various Copics.Have a great day & thanks for looking!
Steph (and Emily!)
Since it's been so long since I've blogged, this will be a long post....so to be nice, I'm going to separate everything into a few sections... read only what you care to!
Life (read: house):
We're finally moved & more-or-less settled into the new old house. The renos are pretty much complete, with a few minor tasks to finish up - like flooring in the bedrooms & loft, the railing for the loft, a couple coats of Verathane on three doors, and painting the back porch. There are, of course, some touch-ups to do on some walls around here, too...but that's not exactly a priority! We officially moved in November 15, 2009 - exactly 8 months after the renos began. I was doing really well getting things sorted & stashed, but then when my grandfather was moved into a care home, we wound up with a whole bunch of his stuff as well...so at the moment, most of it is in the basement, waiting for me to find it a home. I still have the loft to set up as well...which is a huge, daunting job, as there are about 20 years worth of toys that I need to go through. In the case of 'sentimental value' there are many things that were mine that it sort of breaks my heart to find a new home for... but on the logical side of things, most of that stuff, and most of Emily's stuff hasn't been seen or played with since the renos began... and since Emily doesn't even seem to miss any of it, is there a point to keep it? So...I think it's all going to stay packed for the time being...and when the weather is nicer, I'll go through it all & sort it into sell/donate/toss/keep piles. Maybe my mommy will help me with that project... we'll see. What else is happening in Life these days?
Emily went back to school this past Monday, after being off since December 17th. So far, so good... she's doing awesome with her reading & writing, although sometimes she decides that she's going to be different and writes words backwards - like, mirror image backwards. I don't think I can even do that, without some serious thought...but it's no problem for her. Worried about dyslexia? I'm not. When she does this, it's completely intentional... like how some people are ambidextrous. Kind of cool, actually. On another note, the poor kid didn't have much of a 5th birthday...at least, in my eyes. My grandfather had a stroke shortly before her birthday (which was Oct. 24, btw) and so, we wound up spending the weekend (and a good chunk of the following week) in Portage at the Super 8, with my dad & step-mom, brother and sister (and their families). At least with other kids around, Emily was quite content in thinking that was her party - we did spend the eve of her birthday in the pool, and had cake in the room afterwards... Scotty wasn't there, and Emily certainly missed him.... but in the end, it was all pretty cool, since we only see that side of the family maybe once a year. (Background info: We're talking half-brother & sister; 8-ish & 11 years older than me.) As for Christmas, Emily was spoiled again...and even wound up with a Wii from Scott's parents. Cool, for the whole family.
Oh, Lily....what a girl. She's 7 months old now, and as silly as ever. For some reason, she growls. A lot. I can honestly say, I've never heard a baby make the sounds this one is capable of... and it's funny - till she wakes up at 4AM and the growling heard through the monitor is what wakes you up - scary sometimes! LOL! She's rolling over (and over, and over) and sitting on her own...she's got a (very) healthy appetite, and is determined that if I'm eating something, she should be, too...she loves seeing people, and always has a huge smile for everyone she meets...and she is definitely a mommy's girl (LOVIN' that!). Yesterday, when she was playing on the floor, she was getting her knees under her and getting into a crawling position... it would only last about three seconds before she fell, but she kept on trying... Scary to think that it won't be long now till she's in full motion! (YIKES!)
Not much to update there. Still hot. Still sweet. Still my favorite man and my best friend.
I haven't been up to much besides moving/sorting/placing/mothering/sorting/placing/cooking/sorting - see a pattern here?... I did, however, REALLY enjoy New Year's Eve - went to a party with The Mr. - found out my favorite airplane mechanic got himself engaged over the holidays (SO excited for you, Mikey!) - and was told a whole bunch at the party how great I looked... Yeah, I'm a Virgo. I'm SUPPOSED to be vain! LOL! Weighed myself when I got home... looks like I'm down to 135Lbs, from 182Lbs (right before Lily was born) - for not consciously doing anything, I'm pretty proud of myself - that's my pre-pregnancy weight! Now...to lose the last 20Lbs... I was 115 when I met Scott... You know, I'd be happy with even just losing 10 more Lbs. Let's put it this way....if it happens, cool. If it doesn't... well, I'm not going to stress over it! As for my happiness level: I'd say I'm at a 9.5/10. Once the clutter is completely un-cluttered, I will be at a 10! Life is good at the moment - there is nothing to covet, nothing to need, nothing to ask for that can't be taken care of by yours truly. I wish this feeling upon the entire world!!!!!!!!!!!!
And finally, what you probably actually came here to read about:
I have finally been able to start crafting again! Monday, I created Dad's birthday card. (See Next Post) Tuesday, the girls & I drove down to Antler, ND to mail it. That evening, I created my step-mom's birthday card... that'll get mailed on the next trip to Antler - and I'll show it to you guys sometime this week. I have a few more things on my creative to-do list, but I figure if I can get done a card/day (life permitting), I'll be on a roll. So far, mission accomplished!
So - there you have it folks. Life is back to as normal as ever...and let me tell you, I am happy to see 2010!