Monday, September 27, 2010

Butterflies in the Sky

Although my mother's birthday isn't until next month, I am trying NOT to wait to the last moment to make my cards.  It was fun to work with the embossed butterflies and the Kioshi paper from Basic Grey.  I went a little crazy with the faux white stitching, but oh well.

Hope you are all enjoying the start of your week.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Back to Life

I apologize for my lack of blogging lately.  I got sick this past week and have been completely out of it.  But I am pleased to say that I am on the road to recovery!  And that includes my return to my much ignored stamp room.

Recently a friend of mine sent me a bobblehead RAK.  And to thank him, I made him a simple card using some new washi tape I picked up in SF last weekend.

The pattern of the two rolls are the black and white stripes and the polka dots (shown on the packaging). I figured I would get the most use out of this set because I tend to be a black and white kind of girl.  

I created this card by using different circle punches and black and white cardstock.  I used the washi tape and adhered it to the card base.  Then I layered my circle punched black and white cardstock layers on top and finished it off with some circular stamps and sentiment.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

We Can't Be Winners All the Time...

Yesterday I spent the day in San Francisco.  A little shopping finished up with a night of baseball.  We had a great time at the game.  The only thing that could have made it better was if the Giants would have won.  Despite the loss, I still had my garlic fries and had a great night out with the hubby!

Yes, even Carlos Santana is a Giants fan!

Tim Lincecum warming up on the mound.

Any my favorite SF Giant, Lou Seal!  

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Copic Scottie Dog

Just wanted to share a new stamp set I bought.  The only way the set could be cuter is if they had dachshund's in it!  Found a great deal on some shoes from Macy's yesterday.  And I bought a cute pair from Stein Mart today.  Additional 50% off clearance price + additional 20% off.  $19.98!  I've been on a shoe kick lately.  

Hope everyone is having a great Sunday.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Why Can't We Be Friends?

Do you know that song by War, "Why Can't We Be Friends?"  Well, that's the exact sentiment I have always had with my aqua painters.  I've had aqua painters for years, but never seemed to master the technique.  Until now!  I am no longer intimidated by the elusive aqua painter and watercoloring.  If you have neglected your aqua painter lately, show it some love!

I just love this stamp set.  Merry Crittermas.  I am a sucker for animal stamps.  
Cute little Beaver.

Adorable little Raccoons.

And my all time favorite, Little Squirrel.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thank You Thursday SRT

Thank You Thursday!  I've been slacking on the blog lately.  Work has been kicking my tail.  So I thank all of my 6 blog followers for being patient with me!  I recently got my SU and CTMH orders, so expect lots of crafting from me soon.

In addition to my loyal 6 followers, I wanted to thank Skechers for naming a new shoe after me.  It's called the Skechers SRT.  Yes, the shoe is very ugly, but hey, it's an honor to have anything named after you right?

Apparently my nickname isn't just for ugly shoes.  It's also popular with Dodge cars!  Introducing the Dodge Viper SRT.

In addition to having a great name, the Dodge Viper SRT is also ranked #2 in the top gas guzzling vehicles.  This SRT gets a whopping 13.4 miles per gallon.  

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day!

Not only is it a 3 day weekend for me, but I also got a chance to do a little shopping.  The hubby got a pair of slacks and dress shirt for 80% off at Macys, I got a swanky new pair of running shoes for 70% off, and little Barkley got a new swimming pool for 50% off!  Can't beat that!  I also hope to clean up the stamp room and organize my loose papers I have laying around.

I hope all of you enjoyed your Labor Day with your friends and family as much as I have.  Today should be a reminder that work should always be secondary!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thank You Thursday

I am Thankful For:

Non-Fat Frozen Yogurt
John Mayer's Music
Pressure Cookers
Three Day Weekends
Japanese Pens
Happy Hour
Mariners Moose

Happy Thursday Everyone!  

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Flash Back Challenge 2.0

Amy over at Tsurata Designs has called upon us once again with a Flash Back Challenge!  The last Flash Back challenge was about "first blog postings."  And guess who was the lucky winner?  Yup, that's right ME!  I know lightning doesn't strike twice, but her challenges are really fun and I just had to participate again.

Round 2 is all about Scrapbook Pages.  Scrapbooking has come a long way.  My very first scrapbook was from a Las Vegas vacation.  Unfortunately, I have no idea where it is.  My guess is it got filed away in the garbage can since it was that hideous.  So, my second attempt at scrapbooking was a book dedicated to Barkley.

Barkley got a squeaky squirrel and elephant for Christmas one year and would not let either one of them leave his sight.  

Here is a recent page I made to highlight our tour of the Maui Gold Pineapple Plantation.  I used a little inspiration from a CTMH Idea Book.  As you can see, I am not one for journaling.  But I left those blank blue squares just in case I ever decide to jot down a few memories.

If you want to play along, check out Tsurata Designs site.  You have until Sept 17th!