Monday, October 20, 2008

Ahhh to be Blogging Again!

Happy Monday!!!

I really intended to post last night, but I got home so late from party planning that I wasn't able to get it done. It feels so good to be blogging again.

It has been one crazy weekend. On Saturday I went to The Inkspot's ninth anniversary celebration. It was so much fun, there were free make and takes, demos, food and of course lots of stamps. I learned a whole lot and stalked up, as it was pick your own discount day. It was sooooo fun. Then that evening I went to my best friend's Trivia Night for her high school alma mater. Nothing like a little trivia to humble you, huh? What does it say about us that we were able to get nine out of ten questions right in the celebrity ex's catagory, but only four right in the literature catagory? I like to think it says that we are modern women of the world on the cutting edge of news, right? The food was fantastic also, and I always say it is more fun when you don't know the answers than when you do, it is my new life motto.

Yesterday was really fun and busy too. I was able to stamp. Izzy helped me a bunch. She loves to turn the handle on my Cuttlebug. She is actually almost able to feed the plates through on her own if I start them. Side note, she is now all about harassing Tuxy! Yesterday I had her sitting in the chair at the table while I stamped and she kept sticking her finger in her mouth and then trying to touch Tuxy's nose with it!!! EWWWWWWW! She wouldn't stop; she just kept giggling and repeating. Tuxy had this look on his face like, "Please save me Mommy, she has gone insane!" But what gets me is that he doesn't move away from her. I think he secretly likes it.

Last night, I was finally able to meet up with Tracy and get the menu and decorations set for our party on Saturday!!!! Yeah, I am so excited I can hardly wait. I just know though that it is going to be insane this week, so I need to be super organized to make sure that everything gets done and I am able to get lots of stamping in!

So here is my first card that I made yesterday.

This card was created for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge. You were to create a card with a talking bubble. I wanted to stamp with a cupcake, so I immediately reached for by cupcake girl included in the set Kooky Kostumes by SUInk and More. I stamped her on white cardstock and colored her in with my NEW! copics and stampin' write markers. I then mounted her on a piece of pink paper and a piece of DP. Following the layout I popped her off some DP, green card stock and pink cardstock. I added faux stitching around all the pieces and sewed on three buttons. I threaded through a pink organdy ribbon and added the speech bubble that I had cut out with my nesties. It too was popped off the page. I think it is super cute. I think I am going to send it to my nieces.

The second card I created was for Friday's Hanna Challenge over at the Hanna Forum on SCS. This weeks challenge was to create an ATC. ATC's measure 2.5 in. by 3.5 in.

This was actually the first time I have made one and it was kind of difficult for me. I am a "more is more" person and it was hard making something that was small and didn't have a lot of room for extras. However, I am really proud of the way this one turned out. I started off by stamping Sleepy Time Riley (he is so cute!!!) by Hanna Stamps on a piece of white cardstock and colored him with my stampin' write markers and prisma color pencils. I then added flocking to the teddy bear, bunny slippers and pom pom on his night cap. I think it added the perfect touch. I mounted him on a piece of yellow card stock and a piece of DP that I popped off a piece of DP. I rounded all the corners and then added moon and stars brads. It was so fun and super quick to put together! I can't wait to try it again.

Here is an Izzy bonus. This is her and her friend in matching outfits on Friday. Aren't they cute!!!

Well that is it for me today! I am going to try to post everyday this week but party prep might get in the way. Thanks again as always for stopping by!


Paula Still said...

Cupcake card is simply YUMMY! And loved the flocking on the Riley card. It is adorable! My favorite is the Izzy bonus!

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Love the fuzzy bunny slippers! Make me wish I had a pair. Good job!!

Kristine B. said...

ADORABLE kids!! And great cards...once again! Love that moose with the bunny slippers and teddy bear--too CUTE!

Oh, and btw...LOVE your banner picture--gorgeous sunset. =)

MJ said...

How sweet are these. Great job with those new copics. Love the way you colored the little girl in the SUInk set.