Sunday, December 26, 2010

Headed to Vegas

Well, we have been driving since 9:15 this morning, headed to Las Vagas for a couple of days to ourselves. We still have about 8 1/2hours to go. It has been a good ride so far. We stopped in Amarillo to see the some Big Tex' steak house with a 72 oz steak and the Cadillac Ranch. We drove some more and stopped to take a few pictures of historic Route 66 places. Now it is dark and cold. Looking forward to creating layouts of this trip. Missing the girls right now, my friend Sarah is watching them and they said the baby had missing the mama blues last night. Makes me sad, but glad to have some time alone with dh.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Challenge #1 Reclaimed Wallets

Our first challenge is up at The Crafty Cafe. You will have until the last day of Jan. at midnight to complete this challenge. It is really cute and fun. Check it out at The Crafty Cafe.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Video on using Copics on Stamped Image

Thought I would share this link to a YOUtube video on using copic markers on stamped images. I am taking any information that I can to learn how to use these sweet babies. Hope you enjoy. The video was posted by Tammy Armstrong.

Bought me some Copic

I received a gift card from my secret Santa at work so today, I bought my first Copic markers. Going to give this a shot. Of course, I went over the gift certificate amount, but isn't that what they count on? I also bought this cute little monkey stamp to practice on. I am going to use them for Valentines day cards. Nothing like getting a head start on the season of love. Wish me luck on my stamping adventure. Chow for today

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Welcome to The Crafty Cafe

Come visit the The Crafty Cafe. Sit right down and sip your favorite beverage while you fill your plate with inspiration. On our menu you will find a delicious variety of inspiration and challenges to fit any level of crafter. We will offer a potpourri of crafting adventures to choose from. If there is a special craft that we have not covered the way you will find lip licking give aways to tantalize you taste buds. Thanks again for stopping in, our challenges will be posted every Friday, just in time for weekend madness. See you then.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Stamping and using Copic Markers

I have to admit, I mostly scrapbook...I am not a great stamper. But there is always areas that everyone needs to improve in, stamping just happens to be one of mine. I found this awesome tutorial on Scrapbooking Supplies R Us. This tutorial shows how to use Copic markers , blending etc. Guess I will have to go get me some and try this out. She makes it look so easy...LOL. Here are more tips by Christi on how to buy Copic markers and to read the color codes. This helps a ton, I would never have figured this out.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Bug and Roo stamps by Hannah Boyd

I just love the ambition that this girl shows. Not to mention, her stamps are adorable. I wanted to help promote her talent, so if you are a stamper, go on over the The Pink Elephant and check out this new line of stamps by an awfully talented little girl. She probably doesn't want to be called little but....

Here is where you can buy them. In my opinion, they rock. She even has some that the proceeds go to March of Dimes (another tear jerking story).

Head on over and purchase some, they R OCK

Saturday, December 4, 2010

I have returned

Hello everyone. Sorry that I basically fell off of the Earth. Lots going on in my life over the last few months. I apologize to everyone for not communicating my disappearance but just didn't, no excuses. As many of you know my mom has had serious health problems in the last year. They determined that her last coma was a metabolic coma. Not sure what caused that one. She has a better doctor now and is up to 86 lbs. In August, my cousin (27) passed suddenly. This was a surprise for me and on top of everything else going on I became really depressed. Overloaded at work and didn't function very well. I have not scrapped in almost 6 months. My last lo is unfinished still sitting on the table. I have not been healthy either. Had a bunch of bloodwork done when they were adjusting my medicine and they found that I was Vit. D deficient..who knew. Also borderline diabetic and high triglycerides on top of my high blood pressure. I have had to make some life changes and still need to get a lot of this under control but I am working on it. I am going to ease back into scrapbooking (I hope). I need to first get organized and clean everything up. Thanks to the many of you who have been checking up on me, I am grateful for all of you in my life. For now, take it easy and have a glorious holiday season.