Friday, October 31, 2008
I think we'll just settle in tonight and watch some scary movies...that'll be celebration enough! So no matter how you celebrate Halloween, I hope it's "fang-tasatic!"
Thursday, October 30, 2008
- Stamps: Inkadinkadoo Cats & Bats sentiment
- Paint: Plaid Glo Away
- Ink: Stampology Onyx
- Embellishments: Pumpkin MM Spellbound, tear drop punch, Cricut Opposites Attract at 1"
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
- Stamps: Inkadinkado Cats and Bats, Studio G
- Ink: Stampology Onyx
- Ribbon: Grosgrain
- Embossing: Cuttlebug Swirls
- Paper: Black (from my stash), Orange Reminisce
- Ribbon: American Crafts
- Punches: Square CM, Scallop Fiskars Treading Water
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Cardstock: Imagine That
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Punches: EK Success Circles 1 1/8" 1 1/4" 1 3/8", Fiskars Treading Water
Stamps: Autumn Leaves Swirl, Studio G (Mike's $1) Leaf, Hero Arts Sentiment
Chalk: Pebbles Pearlescent
Monday, October 27, 2008
- Ribbon: American Crafts
- Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Swirls
- Punches: Nesatability Die, CM Circle Punch
- Ribbon: Big Lots
- Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Textile
- Punch: Nestabilities
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Below is the finished product:
- Stamps: Inkadinkado Cats & Bats
- Ink: Stampology Onyx
- Paper: Vellum and cardstock I have in my "stash"
- Other: Glue Dots (for the vellum, which I tucked behind the card), Paper Shapers Corner Punch, Black Marker, Martha Stewart Glue and Black Glitter
Here's the fence tutorial.
So I start off with a 1/4" strip of paper and my paper shapers Corners punch.
Then I slip my paper into the punch, centering the paper with the arrow (as seen below)...and punch!
After this point, I ran them through my Xyron "X", placed them on the card and then trimmed them down. I then drew in the connecting fence with a black marker.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
- Stamps: Inkadinkado Cats & Bats senitment, CTMH retired autumn trees
- Paper: Unknown...took it from my enormous stash!
- Ink: Stampology Onyx, Martha Stewart Pastel, Mary Uchida for the background
- Punch: EK Success
- Other: Foam bat embellishment
Be sure to come back tomorrow, I have my first tutorial and another card using this same sketch!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Paper: SU Pretty in Pink
Punches: Scallop and floral, Martha Stewart
Stamp: Close to my Heart (this is an older, retired stamp)
Embossing: Cuttlebugs Swiss Dots
Other: White buttons, glittered brads, organza ribbon (sources unknown..sorry!)
K got to show his "debut" horse and was seen by a lot of the "right" people, he didn't place, but got some good face time in on a great horse. That same horse made the semi-finals with her owner (quite an accomplishment) and we had another finalist at the show. Now this may not seem like a "big" deal, but we're talking classes of 100+ people/horses and some of the best in the country were there, so it really is a big deal.
The hours were horrendous, my sleep schedule is completely out of whack and I'm still a walking zombie.
K's rib is better, but since the colder weather has come on, bothers him more right now. He IS able to bend over now...it was really touch and go the first few days of the show.
We were so busy while we were there, we were looking at horses to buy, showing horses to sell, and then just getting ready to show. Some nights we only managed 3 hours of sleep...and never really got a full 7 or 8 until last night when we pulled in the drive at about 10ish.
It's a small miracle we didn't come home with another dog. I've always wanted a mini aussie and there were people at both ends of our aiselway selling them...I consider it my biggest accomplishment (not buying one)...one of the clients was telling me she was getting us one for Christmas (I think we dodged that bullet LOL). Our friends weren't so lucky and they purchased the cutest english bull dog and at my urging named her "Beans"...strange name you think...not really, when their other dog is named pork (and trust me, THAT's an appropriate name for that dog! LOL)...so now they have Pork n Beans... (I'm so clever...ha ha!)
Well, I have about 10 days worth of laundry to catch up on, and K would probably like something more than just Mustard for lunch/dinner, so I must visit the grocery store.
So until I've regained my sanity...LOL...
Friday, October 10, 2008
Anyway, here's the card as promised... I made a circle card, I thought that would be fun! The center of the pumpkin is a circle cut down, first I cut out the circle and then I recut it into the shape it is...it was really easy and really fun! The leaves are from some silk flowers I have for just this type of occasion. Enjoy!
- Paper: My stash
- Stamps: Autumn Leaves Swirls
- Embellishment: Making Memories (happy halloween), Leaves (from silk flower) ribbon from HL
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Anyway, Sunday, K and I decided to take a few horses over to a friend's house, we had one horse for sale and 2 younger horses (Bronco Billy being one of them). We rode, and then it was Bronco Billy's turn, and boy was he looking GOOOOOOD, and then it happened, another horse was playing and Bronco Billy thought that looked like fun, so he went to hopping and broncing (think Bronc horses...it looked very much like a postcard), K stayed on for the 1st two rounds, but the 3rd round as K was coming down, Bronco Billy was going up and they met...we heard an OOOOF...and then K pitched off the side and landed fairly softly on the ground. Bronco Billy headed for the hills...
K now has a broken rib (11th rib on his back for those of you "in the know") and it's basically painful to BREATH...soooo....everything has fallen to me, and I mean everything...down to picking his shoes up off the floor because it's too painful to bend over to pick them up, to cleaning all the stalls, riding all the horses, packing everything for the upcoming horse show...well you catch my drift.
We leave for a 2 week horse show Friday, I'll have to prepare all the horses, pack and possibly show his "debut" horse at this horse show (that's killing him more than anything)...
So if I'm noticably absent from my blog...well my plate's a bit full for right now, but not to fear, I'll return soon...in the mean time, say a little prayer for K that he heals quickly and is able to show his "debut" horse...this horse could really boost his career and our lively-hood.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
- They are noisy and thank god for noise cancelling earphones!
- The back seat is COLDDDDDDDD, I had a blanket, yeah!
- The scenery is AMAZING.
- Our plane was made in 1948 (so it was older than all of us! new engine though)
- We flew 500 miles...4 hours going, 3 1/2 coming back (tailwind made the difference)
- Going to Minneapolis we stayed around 1400 - 2000 feet, coming back we were at 11,000 feet
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Paper: K & Company, CTMH, Vellum Unknown
Stamp: Daisy Bucket Lable, CTMH Happy Birthday Script
Punch: Martha Stewart Butterfly
Other: Martha Stewart Pearl Stickers, Pop Dots