October 17, 2008

What a week

Hi all. Have you ever had a week that you wish never happened. That was my week. First hubby went out of town last weekend. Then I slammed my right hand thumb (yes, I am right handed) in my car door on Sat. My thumb swelled and swelled until I could not handle the pain and had to go to the doctor on Tuesday. I have been unable to type properly until today. Next I still had to do some homework for my classes that was due on Sunday . Needless to say it took a while, only typing with my left hand. Monday was spend on the phone attempting to track down and get a hold of the Dean of my school with no luck. Tuesday was the doctor and attempting to pay the house taxes - fun fun. Wednesday was a lot better. The Phillies are the National League Champs and they are on there way to the World Series. Yesterday was a halfway better day. Just working on school. As of today I still have not heard back from the Dean of my school to set up a time to review the subject matter of my 80 pg research project I have to complete in order to receive my Masters degree. Oh yeah, hubby is off of school for this week. It is his break between the semesters and he is doing nothing but complicating my routine.

Maybe next week will be better. You can always hope. Now I have to attempt to work on the 80 pg paper again. Wish me luck :)

October 10, 2008

Christmas Bag

This bag was made to hold the items below. Now this technique is a little tedious. I have to admit I was mumbling everything thinkable under my breath. The sides kept on ripping on me. Anyway, I was able to get past that and they turned out great.

Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Snow wheel and Snowflakes
Ink: Encore Silver and Bordering Blue
Accessories: white envelope, silver eyelets, and ribbon
Techniques: Bagalope

Box or Ornaments

The next item was this box of ornaments. The boxes were made by following this tutorial.

Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Jolliest Time of the Year
Paper: Handsome Hunter, Rose Red, and Non-Stampin Up holiday paper, Water Color
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Crayon, Ornaments, Five-In-One Template, Ribbon
Techniques: Five-In-One Template


Like I said before - I love techniques. I am involved is a monthly stamp club and last year I made some items for them.The one of the items are the bows pictured above. They were made with SU!'s Holiday Thyme DP.

Faux Silk

I love techniques!!! This card was made for a swap that I participated in on Splitcoast. The faux silk technique is very easy to follow. Yes, those are sparkles in the tissue paper. I have absolutely no idea where to find the sparkle paper. Once you use the sparkle tissue paper with this technique you will not be able to use normal tissue paper. Oh yeah, if anyone can find more please let me know. I have absolutely no idea where to get the sparkle tissue paper.

Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Best Blossoms and Oh, So Lovely
Paper: Old Olive, Perfect Plun, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Markers and Brads
Techniques: Faux Silk and Paper Piercing

Better late than never

OK, it has taken me a little longer than I wanted to get back here, but school and an 80pg paper need to come first right now. Like I said, I am currently working on my Masters in Accounting and I am in my last semester. I am taking three classes and one of them is the theses/research project. Well any who lets get off the school talk and lets talk about the cards.

October 7, 2008

First Blog Ever

Hi guys. I finally took the plunge and I am slowly creating my very first blog. I have a lot of catching up to do since I have been stamping for about 2 years now. Like I said in my "about me" I am currently a Graduate student (Masters in Accounting) and a housewife. The housewife part has been fun because we moved into a new house a year ago and I have been able to work in the yard more than usual and school has been keeping me busy.

I need to go now and take care of some school work, but I will be back to upload some cards and projects later in the day.