Friday, November 26, 2010

Why Pay $4?

Last week I was standing in line at Barnes and Noble and noticed a section of greeting cards.  I am always looking for inspiration so I took a look at what was on the display.  They had a bunch of cards that looked easy to replicate so I made sure to take pictures of them.  After taking pictures of them all, I looked at the price and was shocked to find them going for $4.00 each!  Wow!  I need to make sure I remind my husband that every time we use a home made card, we save $4.00!

Barnes and Noble $4.00 baby card.

My version of the same card.  $0.00

I just happened to have a left over chipboard letter "B" in blue, blue card stock, white cardstock for the scalloped edge, white adhesive lettering and left over blue gingham ribbon.  

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!

Very short post today.  Have work, last minute shopping, baking and getting ready for Turkey Day!

Big Happy Birthday to my Mom!  Enjoy your special day Mom!!!

I posted this picture before on here.  But wanted to post it again for Mom's Birthday!

Also, Happy Birthday 25th Birthday to Katie!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Watch Out!

This past weekend we took my car in for servicing.  On my way to the car dealership, I noticed this man driving a mini van going approx. 75 mph while writing on an etab with a stylus.  Yes, you read that correctly, both of his hands were on the etab and stylus.  He was diligently taking notes and believe it or not, switching lanes at the same time!  Needless to say, we stayed clear and as far away from him as possible since he didn't seem to be driving with his hands.  But I couldn't help but take a picture of him as we passed him up.  And this time, she was looking at and taking notes on his clipboard now!  I swear!

Luckily, we avoided the crazy no hands driver and made it to the car dealership.  However, on my way out I passed the Kia dealership and saw the worlds largest Hamster!  It's the hamster from the Kia Soul commercial.  

Enjoy the commercial.  It's so darn catchy isn't it???

Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Tag Time!!!

Earlier this year I bought the cutest Christmas stamp set from A Muse.  And get this...the set was on clearance for $5.00!  Can't beat that right?!

I decided to use the stamped images as gift tags.  I colored them in with copics, layered with red scallop circle and finished them off with silver elastic cording.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Welcome Back!

Hello everyone! I know I've been away for a while. I apologize for the lack of posting. Ever since I got back from Hawaii, I have been struggling to get back into the everyday grind. Its hard going from a carefree vacation in paradise back to the stressful world of the city. But I am happy to say, I am back!

I made a card for a coworker of mine who surprised me with some candy I used to eat when I was a child. Brought back so many good memories. Words alone couldn't say thank you, so I came up with this card. Hard to see, but I used crystal effects on the cupcake icing, and copic spica glitter pen on the heart.

Sorry again for the lack of postings. Until next time, have a great weekend!
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Monday, November 1, 2010

More Maui...and WOW!!!

For those of you who know me well, know that Maui is by far my favorite place in the whole world!  And thanks to my generous parents, I was able to spend 4.5 days in Maui this past week to relax and unwind before the stressful holiday season that is upon us.

And as promised, here are a couple of pictures from the amazing island!

The view from my beach chair on Keawakpu Beach.  Great view, shade under the palm trees...all I needed was a Corona and a lime.

Picture of the Palm trees that were shading me on the beach.  (The hot pink thing at the bottom was my mom's floatie for swimming.  You could spot her a mile away)

Went back to Secret Cove beach in Makena.  This is the beach where I was married 7 months ago.  It was exactly the same as I remembered it.  

Another  view of Secret Cove beach in Makena.

View from the condo.  Tennis courts along the bottom of the photo and glorious ocean up top!  I miss that place already.

And onto my "WOW" about those San Francisco Giants!  WOO HOO!  GO GIANTS!  Great game tonight and great season overall!  Congrats boys, you deserve all of it!

Special shout out to Timmy!  Great game as always!  I knew you could do it!

Picture I took of Timmy pitching from earlier this season!