Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Shoes

This is another card I made for Halloween. I loved the sentiment from a Stampin' Up set, so I looked for a stamp to go with it. I can't remember who makes it! It's downstairs in my basement so when I get down there I'll check and update:) I just bought it this year so you'd think I'd remember! Oh safe tonight!
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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Halloween Card

I don't usually make Halloween cards, but for some reason, I decided I would make some this year. This image is from Northwoods and colored with Copics. The papers are from Die Cuts With a View. The air is crisp here. We had rain on Friday but the weekend has been beautiful! Our roofers come Monday. We are also having our electric lines buried, so I may be without power a few days! Not sure how that will work with having to get ready for school, etc. It will be very hard to stamp in the basement without power!! My husband is power washing the house and then he is going to paint the exterior. The dogs caught a squirrel today. They are so cute and tiny, it's amazing what they can catch! They are true to their terrier breeding I guess. Well, hope you've had a great weekend and keep looking up!
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Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Last Wedding Card

This is a wedding card I made for a friend's daughter's wedding. The image is Outlines Rubber Stamps. I stamped it three times and then colored, cut, and layered it. I used my Cuttlebug for the background and the ribbon came from Michaels. I was really pleased with how it turned out. Fall weather is finally here in Lexington and I love it! This is the best sleeping weather. I'm going to really start focusing on Halloween, Fall, and Thanksgiving cards now. I also need to change my closet over -- I hate that job. But, I just remind myself that I am fortunate enough to have choices in what I wear and don't wear! Have a great day.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fall Card

I had this acorn paper "squirreled away" from who knows when? and decided to use it to make a card to send as a thank you. The stamp is PSX and I cut the circles from my Nestibilities. Ribbon is from Michaels. I colored the acorn with Copics. Today was such a warm day for October! I had to do car line at dismissal and was really hot! Tomorrow, I am taking my class to Shaker Village for the day. We will be outside all day. I plan on resting tonight and making some more cards. I invested in a Wizard and I am really enjoying the difference it makes when I use my Nestibilities! I was really amazed at how big a difference it actually made in the embossing. I am going to be making some Halloween cards, which is a first for me.
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Monday, October 13, 2008

I Lift My Eyes

This is a shot from my weekend in the Smoky Mountains. It reminds me of one of my favorite Psalms: I lift my eyes to the hills, Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. The beauty and magnitude of Creation puts everything in perspective doesn't it?

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Another Christmas Card

This is another Christmas card made with a stamp from the Stampin' Up flyer. I like the basic idea but would probably use a different image if I decide to use it as my "official" 2008 card. I really like the color scheme. I have been posting less than usual over the past week or so. It is really busy at school. In-service and getting ready for report cards and parent-teacher conferences. Stressful! I spent the weekend in Gatlinburg, TN with some girlfriends. We had lots of fun. A little too much outlet mall shopping than my liking. I finally put my foot down and said, "We're in the mountains, so we are actually going to SEE the mountains!" Fabulous scenery and we even saw a bear! That was so exciting! On the way home we had an Elvis sighting!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Christmas card workshop

I don't normally do a lot with Stampin Up, but I decided to take a monthly Christmas card workshop just to get out and meet some real live stampers. This is one of the cards we made. I make my cards every year and I need to begin thinking about what to do this year. I usually go with a dark red, dark green, and gold. I could change it up this year. Hmmm....

I'm going with my husband and his BMW club on their yearly fall drive through the windy backroads of Kentucky to a state park in the mountains. They drive really, really fast and I really don't like that. I usually take an allergy pill which puts me to sleep and I try to pretend I'm not worried! He really likes me to go, but I'd rather be home SLOWLY stamping away the weekend. SLOW is the key word here!! Pray for me!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

More Fall Cards

These are two cards I made with a stamp I've never used before. The stamp is from Hero Arts. Again, I really like this stamp and I don't know why I've never used it! The weather here has turned a lot cooler and it really seems like fall now. I love it! Hope you're having a great week!