Saturday, February 16, 2008

Bella Candle

Work has been CRAZY for me so I've not been able to create much this week. (insert I also have my silent auction next Saturday so I'm spending my time picking up last minute items and preparing those that I have.

I took a little time this afternoon to stamp a candle for a gift. My sister recently moved back into her home after a pipe burst/flood so I wanted to send her something fun! I used my Mwahbella (from Stamping Bella) on a plain white candle.

I think it turned out great! Now I'll make a few more with Mwah at the top for thank you gifts to a few of my friends for helping me out with my auction.

Hobby Lobby candle, Mwahbella Stamping bella stamp with words, American Craft Ribbon, Copic Markers

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I love my husband

My husband means the world to me. He is my rock. My love. My everything. So in true holday fashion, I try to make something to show him that I appreciate him and love him dearly. Christmas came and went (didn't have any time since we had just gotten back from NY for Emy's surgery) without a hand made gift so I decided to do one for Valentine's Day.

I used my Cricut Expression to cut the heart (paper and chipboard), the LOVE on the front and the hearts on the outside and inside. The BIA was used to put it all together. There is a page for each letter L-O-V-E and what each of those letters mean to me about him

I hope he loves it!

Valentine Gifts DONE

I fully expected to have a great weekend creating however, having my dear husband come down with some sort of flu like illness really put a damper on my time and creative juices. Instead of gating myself up in my scrap room, I ended up taking care of both DH and DD. See, DD had chemo on Thursday and by Friday and Saturday she ended up having her first side effects. :( Add that with DH being quarintened in our room (can't risk E getting what he has otherwise she'll end up in the hosptial), the kids were ALL MINE during the day.

So, I made up for it at night. I stayed up until 1AM each night (including right now when I should be SLEEPING) to get the girls Valentine's Day gifts completed along with DH's. See, I was terrified that I would end up sick like him and not having any time to finish theif gifts. I only have two things left to do: Print out the saying for S's card (Whoooo love ya?) and buy some chocolates/candy to fill their mailboxes.

Here they are:

Here is a close up of S's card. The matting is crooked! :( Do you think my two year old will notice???

I used copics for the first time too! I only had a few, so I had to make due but I LOVE them and need more. If I could just get my hands on the glitter ones...

And a close up of E's card below. She really loves cats right now so this is fitting for her! I again used the copics for the cat. SU ink for the You're Purfect and embossed it with clear powder to make it pop more. The colors didn't really come out right because some of the dots on the paper are the same as the mat. Gotta figure that out.

Thanks for looking! I'll post DH's book in a day or two.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

CHA Stuff from Craft Critique!

Did you see that Craft Critique has the latest on all the new stuff at CHA? AND they're giving away CHA goodies! Head on over there!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Valentine's Day Cards

I'll admit I'm a slacker. But I have good reason! We've only been back from Disney World a week tomorrow and work has been crazy. So I've not had the energy to play with paper as much this week.

Since it's Friday and my dear husband is out for the night, I decided once I put the girls to bed to make our Valentines to mail out this weekend. I used Rochelle's instructions found off the Score Pal site here. I made mine REALLY simple (only stamping on the front and inside) and just added a matted photo of us from Disney. I did embellish the heart on front with Diamond Stickles (dontcha LOVE Stickles?).

I'll write Happy Valentine's Day on the inside tomorrow before I mail them out. But I need help. I can't decide if I should keep the bow (as the above closed one) or not (below photo). If I don't keep the bow, is it too plain or do I add something? Give me your thoughts.

Paper - The Paper Company, GP
Ink - Brillance & SU
Stamps - Studio G
Misc - MM Staples, Stickles

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Better Pictures!

Well, I think I did. You be the judge!

I think I have finally found a setting on my camera to take good photos of the things I've been doing. Tell me what you think.

Ready for the setting I used on my camera? FOOD! I have a Panasonic DMC-F27 that has all sorts of great modes on them. So, while my family was out of the house, I decided to play around and see which one came out best. I tried Auto, Portrait, and even Macro but the Food setting turned out the best!

Incendently, this is also my FIRST Criss Cross Card. It turned out pretty well so I decided to do another one.

But it's missing something isn't it? What do you think I should add to finish it?