Monday, July 19, 2010

Back To My Roots...

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend. We sure did! We spent a relaxing weekend at home puttering around the house. Izzy and Jason went swimming in the kiddie pool (so much easier to clean than the old one! LOL!) They did some gardening while I crafted and I even found time to go out to lunch with some girlfriends on Saturday!

So this last year I have felt my mojo slowly slipping away! Don't you hate that! But it has finally returned! Yay!!! And to celebrate I have decided to go back to my roots! No not my original hair color, I mean no one and I mean no one would want to see that!!!! No, what I have decided to do is start participating in sketch challenges again! Those were always my favorites and I couldn't live without them!!! So this weekend I was out on splitcoast and came across this week's MFT Wednesday's Stampers Club challenge which was "Christmas in July"! Can I tell you how much I looooove Christmas!!! Then I found a MFT sketch from a couple of weeks ago and I had to use it!!! So here it is!



Trust me I needed to think about snow this weekend because it was soooo hot here! I started off this card by first layering up card stock and DSP from SEI. Next I sewed, that is right sewed!!! the layers together with my sewing machine. I then added some snowflakes and ribbon to make a tree. Rick Rack on the sides creates the look of snow. I attached some ornaments cut from my cricut with bakers twine and finished off by stamping Stephanie Fizer's An Owl For All Seasons by MFT and colored it in with my copics. I did add a little bit of white ink to their heads to make it look like they had been snowed on! Ohhh the joys of Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!

Well thanks for visiting me today! I have quite a bit to share in the next couple of days so I hope to see you back! I will leave you now with a gratuitous picture of Izzy! This is her posing and hamming it up for the camera!

My Etsy Store

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Two in Two

Hey everyone!

So this is two posts in two days!!! Wow!!!! And I actually have a project to show you, but I don't have the camera set up so you will have to settle for an Izzy story instead. You know I have to start things off slowly and what better way to get back in the game than to give you an Izzy story.

So back in April we added a new member to our family, a cut adorable little girl Boston Terrier that Izzy named Missy Bark Bark. Of course everytime we go to the vet they have to say her whole name and then giggle. And if I ever try to tell anyone that her name is Missy, Izzy jumps in and informs them that her whole name is Missy Bark Bark. Here is her picture!

Well, a couple of weeks ago Missy discovered that we have adorable little moles in our yard that are fun to catch. Izzy and I were in the back yard playing when she caught one! I thought I was quick enough to grab it from her before she ate it but I wasn't. Of course I was extremely upset and kept going on about how gross it was. Later that night, Izzy and Jason decided to give Missy a bath (she not only eats gross things but also stinks to high heaven). Izzy was lathering her up and started squeezing on her tummy. Jason asked her what she was doing and Izzy started saying, "Spit out your critter, spit out your critter!" Thank goodness Missy didn't listen! LOL!!!!

And an Announcement!!! I now have a couple of items up in my Etsy store if anyone is interested and will be adding more each day! Thanks for looking!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Long Time no Chat and an Announcement!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

I hope this finds you all well. We have had a busy year. We moved, got settled in our new house had Izzy's third birthday and just got back from our annual family reunion.

I have been crafting just not posting. Now I do it more for special occasions and when inspiration strikes me. I have truly found my mojo again!!!!

That being said, I need to clear out some clutter! So I have decided to sell some of my cards from the past on Etsy. Out with the old and in with the new. If anyone is interested here is the link to my shop and I should have some stuff up by the end of this week!

My Etsy Shop

Thanks everyone!!!!!