Monday, March 3, 2008

Happy Mail!!

Don't you love it when you get long awaited goodies in the mail??? I finally received my Look Who's Perky set from Paper Pretties. It is so fabulous!!! I fell in love with it the first time I saw a card on Charmaine(charmwarm)'s blog. She drew a face on it and made it look like Mrs. Potts from Beauty in the Beast, so cute!!! I wasn't going to stamp anymore today, but I had to play with this. The base of this is actually the card that I started for Jen del Muro's sketch, but decided I didn't like it. As soon as I saw this set, I knew I could use it with it. I stamped the tea pot on watercolor paper and colored it with my SU markers and aquapainter. I outlined the whole thing with my prismacolor cool grey marker to make it stand out. What you can't see from the picture is that I rubbed Perfect Pearls all over the top of this, so it is super shimmery!! The paper is from the prints pack and mounted on Whisper White. I layered the teapot with Apricot Appeal and Pretty in Pink and Whisper White. I cut all of this out with my nestabilities. The rest is pretty self explanatory, but if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!! I need to get back over to SCS and comment some more so thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

PS It is now freezing rain here!! It was 73 degrees yesterday, this weather is completely nuts!!

stamps-Look Who's Perky
paper- Watercolor, Apricot Appeal, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, and Prints Pack
ink- Black Stazon
tools- perfect pearls, SU markers, aquapainter, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, white and pink taffeta, pink gingham, white pink and apricot grosgrain, photo corners punch, making memories crystal brads

She Makes a Very Good Point

I just want to start out saying that I appreciate all of your comments about the situation that happened to me this weekend, maybe all hope isn't lost!!! I did receive one comment from my friend Laura(scrapnextras) where she stated that she would want to make a better example for her kids, and it made me think of something else I wanted to say. First I want to start this by saying that no I don't live on a soapbox, but sometimes when you let the inner "beast"(for lack of a better word) out, it is really hard to reign her in. Parents, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, Older Siblings, Teachers, whatever, try to always be aware of the message you are sending to the youth of our world. Children see and do everything that we do, and if we are sending out the wrong message, what else can we expect. Now, I do believe that children should mind their elders, but why make it any harder than it has to be. For instance, you can't yell at your children for not sharing or being nice to other children, if you aren't being considerate to those around you. You can't yell at your children for not cleaning their room, if you never clean yours. Does that make sense. Yes yes, I know, they are the children, we are the adults, they should listen to us, but think of how confusing it is to them if you say one thing, and do another. Just something to think about. Now, for my next card. I will slowly dismount my soapbox to tell you about my latest creations. Isn't it cute!!! I wanted to participate in Beate's weekend sketch challenge, I wanted to use this Kangaroo because it is the only Just So Hoppy animal I haven't used, and I wanted to use this super yummy ribbon I got from my cyber pal Jodi(kharmagirl). What do you think?? This card weighs a ton, for starters. I think there are 14 layers on it, might be my record!! I used Elegant Eggplant for the base and layered it with Lavender Lace and Whisper White. The larger strip is So Saffron, White, and then So Saffron DSP. I stamped the kangaroo from Just So Hoppy on watercolor paper and colored her with my SU markers, cut her out and popped her up. I do realize now that I am typing this, that she is "hopping" backwards, but oh well, it could happen, right?? The sentiment is also from the JSH set. I tied the ribbon Jodi got me around the bottom and used some pretty brads that someone I traded a punch with sent me. Any questions, don't be afraid to ask!!
Thanks for looking, and for listening. Have a great day!!
stamps-Just So Hoppy
paper- Elegant Eggplant, Lavender Lace, So Saffron, Whisper White, watercolor, and So Saffron DSP
ink- Black Stazon
tools- brads, ribbon, SU markers, Aquapainter

I'm So Sick......

............of the weather!! I mean seriously, last week it was freezing cold and snowy, and now it is warm and rainy. Can the weather get any crazier?? It was 73 yesterday here, unbelievable!! As you all know(if you read my blog daily which I sure hope you do, and if you're not, you should, LOL), I had my nieces all weekend, and I really didn't get to stamp, so today, I am playing catch up. This card is for Jen del Muro's sketch for you to try. She posts one every Saturday and always has awesome samples to show you. I started with a Apricot Appeal base(5 1/4 sq), then layered it with Pretty in Pink and Whisper White. The ribbon is from the retired SU ribbon originals Flirty and also the current ribbon original Beachfront. I had to put the brads in the corners, cause you know I love them!! The images are from Just So Hoppy from Gina K. and the sentiment is from SU All Holidays. The chick was colored with SU markers and so were the butterflies. I went over the chick with a blender pen and the butterflies with a Sakura glitter pen. I sponged the edges to give it a softened look. The spots on the scallops were put on using my gel pen. That is all for now, off to eat lunch and stamp some more. By the way, thanks for all the replies and inquiries about my niece Madison. She is fine, in fact, after we got home, she slept about 30 minutes, never threw up again, and immediately wanted cheetos and peanut butter sandwiches. What can you do!!??
stamps-Just So Hoppy, All Holidays
paper- Apricot Appeal, Pretty In Pink and Whisper White
ink- Black Stazon and Pretty in Pink
tools-scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, white gel pen, blender pen, SU markers, Beachfront and Flirty ribbon originals, white brads, and soft subtles brads, glitter pen

Sunday's Featured Stamper

Today's featured stamper over on SCS is Mary, aka Petal Pusher. She has a super fun gallery. I loved all of her cards, but I loved this one the most. It is so simple(took me five minutes to make this card from first cut!!) and so cute!! I stamped the chick from the Gina K. set Just So Hoppy designed by the wonderfully talented Melanie Muenchinger. I colored it with my Barely Banana and Apricot Appeal markers. The paper is all from the prints pack, which is a Stampin'Up first level hostess set. I started with Apricot Appeal, then Bashful Blue& Whisper White. Three white brads in the bottom corner and a bashful blue striped ribbon tag and done!! I am so happy to get to stamp, I had a long day. I kept my nieces this weekend(since Thursday), if you didn't already know, and I have to say, I am EXHAUSTED!! I do want to tell a story about this weekend though so here goes. I took my two youngest nieces, who I kept from Thursday to Saturday, to McD's to play on Friday. We were there forever because I got sidetracked by another lady that was there who gets to talk to other adults about as much as I do(that's the polite way to say she talked A LOT!!). We had to have been there for over two hours, and they were exhausted. I needed to go to the store, so we loaded up, drove across the street and got out of the truck to go into the store. My niece Madison, who just turned 4, told me she had a headache(apparently code for something completely different but I will know next time). So, while we were in the store, we ran through the medicine aisle and got a bottle of Children's Motrin(my god that stuff is expensive). The three of us walked up to the checkout and there were two registers going, each with at least 4 people in line. So, we got in line, and then I heard her make a funny noise. I looked down, her eyes got big, she covered her mouth, and I asked her what was wrong. She uncovered her mouth long enough to spew her lunch all over the floor!! At first, I stood there dumbfounded, then she started crying. I was trying to console her, all the while thinking, how the heck am I going to clean this up. I looked around for help, and no one would look at me. I asked the girls at the register if they had any paper towels, nothing. I then had to leave my two nieces, my arm full of goodies, a pile of yuck, and run to the paper goods aisle, take a roll of paper towels off the shelf and then run back. I cleaned up the mess, scooped up my niece, payed for my stuff, including the paper towels, and left. So why am I telling you all this you wonder, well here is why. The next time you see someone in my situation, or one very similar, try not to look away. 8 people in line, two check out girls, who knows how many workers, and no one could help me. That is just sad. To think I had to leave a screaming, sick kid by herself to go get paper towels, while every one just watched made me ashamed to even be a part of my community. Where have all the nice, kind, considerate people gone. I can remember working at a convenience store and having to help people out, but I was glad to do it. If I had been a bystander, I would have never let the mother(or Aunt in my case) go get the paper towels or whatever, I would have got them for them. Please ladies(and gentlemen), tell me I'm not alone. I know you all probably don't want to hear all of this, but hopefully someone will read this, and decide not to look the other way. Thanks for looking, and reading , and for all of your support. Have a great day and be kind to one another!!
stamps-Just So Hoppy
paper- Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, Whisper White and prints pack
ink-Black stazon
tools- white brads, blue striped ribbon, SU markers