Monday, November 30, 2009


I haven't been feeling much like creating lately. By the end of the day all I want to do is crawl into bed. But tonight stamping was a necessity. Why? Because a coworker had a birthday (she's been off since her birthday but will be back in the office tomorrow). I know she loves Patron Tequila...but I couldn't afford a big bottle so I went to BevMo and got a little tiny bottle and a tequila shot glass to go with it. I started with the green color on the little bottle and used that color to inspire the packaging. If I had more time I think it would have been cute to have bought a lime and somehow included it in the packaging. But...this is what I got! ;-)

And here is just a close up of the box:

I think if I had it to do over again I would wrap ribbon around the box to match the card. But it's good enough.

How was everyone's Thanksgiving? Anyone hit the Black Friday sales? Are you done with your Christmas shopping? Yikes!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Man's Best Friend

I'm not sure how much I love (or don't love) this card and the way it turned out. It's cute but still doesn't excite me. Oh well, they can't all be winners, eh? I did do liquid glass on the dogs nose so he has a wet nose. The dog stamp is from Stampin' Up. The greeting is from Clear Dollar Stamps.

So...are you ready for Christmas yet? I am having the hardest time this year. The boys are past the 'toy' stage. My oldest only wants PS3/Computer games. My youngest won't give me a list at all...other than he wants a ferret (which I do NOT want) and a laptop (which I can't afford). Sigh.


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Many Thanks Bear

I love how this card turned out.

To me it looks very old fashioned. The bear is from a Close to My Heart set and the greeting is from Stampin Up.


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Quotable Card

I saw this quote and loved it so much that I had to rush out and create a card using the quote. I wanted to keep it simple to draw attention to the quote itself. I wanted to use a rose stamp but not have it be the main image. So I did a second generation image of the rose over the top of the quote. I like how it turned out.

Well, that's it from the past week's stamping adventures. Now I'll need to make something new. I don't know if that is a good or bad thing about this forces me to continue to make new things to post pictures of.

How was everyone's Halloween last night? I am so proud of my boys. I enjoy watching them with all the other kids and adults. They were always polite. Always said 'thank you'. And they always watched out for the smaller children. We started at houses out near ours that is a newer subdivision and sure enough there were a fair amount of houses lit and hardly any trick or treaters. So they were generous with the candy. Then I went further into town (we live in the boonies) and hit a couple other subdivisions. One subdivision had houses that were still being built. This one (once again) had no trick or treaters. Some places said we were the only trick or treaters they'd had. Lots more candy. The last subdivision (which was literally across the street from the previous one) was packed with trick or treaters and lots of people had run out of candy. So, not so much candy here but better ambiance. Lots of lighted jack-o-lanterns and decorated houses. One was doing a 'scare tactics' with a rabbit they were killing (fake). They asked 'Are You Scared?' and of course my kids just said 'No'. They asked if they knew why they shouldn't be scared and my kids responded 'Cause we're on scare tactics'. The guy thanked them for being good sports. Takes more than a little blood and fake rabbit to scare my kids! LOL. After trick or treating we went out for pizza. Then we came home and put on a movie (Wonderdog) and all laid on the floor with blankets and pillows and candy and watched the movie. Then curled up and slept there together. It was a really nice night. Hope yours was too!