Friday, October 29, 2010

My Granddaughter just had her Sixteenth Birthday....... As most teenagers, she wanted money so I wanted to make something really cute for her... I saw something on someone's blog with a packet holding money and thought this would be a fun idea. I came up with a little box sort of like the "retired" Itty Bitty Books" we used to sell. This was really fun to make, using all the same colors throughout.

This was $60.00 in $1.00 bills. I showed her older brother before I gave it to her and he asked me if I was teaching her to be a stripper ha ha ha ha
She loved the gift and had a really fun birthday.....
Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes; Tiny Tags
Cardstock: Blushing Bride; Designer Series Paper Pack - In Color - Level 1 Hostess
Ink: Blushing Bride
Accessories: Timeless Type Alphabet Junior Sizzlits; Pretty in Pink Ribbon; Basic Pearls; Jewelry Tag Punch; Medium Punch; Chipboard; Sticky Strip; Dimensionals; Tombo Multi Liquid Glue

Monday, October 4, 2010

SUNNY St. George Utah

My husband is playing in a Senior Softball tournament this week in St. George, UT....... Oh, did I say "playing"????? Well, today was to be a day for two games to start weeding out the teams into their groups.... my guess is winners and losers; ANYWAY, it rained ALL day and of course they did not play at all.... We were told around 4:30 this afternoon that the first game is now scheduled for around 11:00 am tomorrow.... well it's about 10:30 PM now (shhhhhhhh, my husband is sleeping and getting prepared for tomorrow) but, well, I looked out the window after hearing thunder and IT'S POURING RAIN again..... Hmmmmmm we're here till Friday; I hope they get to play "a" game this week :)
So far, all we've done the last two days is eat...... can't wait to get home and weigh in, but at least I don't have to cook and we are trying out new places.
Anyway, I didn't have time to prepare any cards before I left to show you but maybe I can get some pictures this week; the scenery is beautiful; I've never been here before. If we spend more time in this hotel room; I may be able to "finally" play with My Digital Studio and maybe put something together for you; either from the program or from photos I take. We'll see how much creative time I can come up with. Come back tomorrow for an update!!
Have a good night and a great day tomorrow! See you then.

Friday, October 1, 2010


It's rare that I must make a Baby card, but one of my good friends and downline just had a "BEAUTIFUL" baby..... So I combined pieces of several ideas from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog to make this.....

I used a couple of samples (and my own ideas) from catalog to put this card together. I used Marina Mist Cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot using the diamond shaped empossing template for the background. then I tied a piece of 5/8" Marina Mist Grosgrain Ribbon on the fold. Using a piece of Watercolor Paper, I stamped the Buggy from the Fun and Fast Notes stamp set and colored the buggy in both blue and green inks using the watercolor crayons. I stamped "baby" from the Tiny Tags set and punched it with the mini tag punch and attached it to the buggy using Linen thread and Mini glue dots. I also added the small 3/8" brads for the wheels. After adhering the stamped image to Garden Green cardstock with dimensionals, I punched two flowers using the small flower punch and a circle with the small circle punch and one of the itty bitty buttons and added them under the image with Mini Glue Dots. I also used the spiral punch at the bottom edge for some interests. It turned out pretty cute and hope Katrina likes it. Her baby is absolutely the sweetest, gorgeous little guy ever!!!!