Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It's time for another sketch challenge already-birthday card

Wednesday is here already and the end of the month too.  Time for a new sketch challenge at Stampin Queens! 
Here's the card sketch challenge for this week.

I designed a birthday card with My Digital Studio, which came in real handy this week...I found out that someone I knew had a birthday, but I didn't know about it until the day before her birthday.  No time to make her a card and mail it to her.  So I used this fun digital software program to make a card for her and was able to email it to her so she got
it on her birthday!  
 This digital card uses Stampin Up's new Flirtatious designer paper and Hello Doily stamp.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Update on craft room; some favorite projects

Well I finally finished painting the tall big cupboard for my craft room!  I took the painter's tape off it today and stood back and admired it....

When I think back of how it used to look,

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wednesday's card sketch challenge - Stampin Queens

The middle of the week is here - that means it's time for another card sketch challenge with Stampin Queens!  Here is the card sketch to be used this week.  You can play along with us at:

I used My Digital Studio by Stampin Up to make my card this week - the paper used in my card was Paisley Petals.  I love that paper!  Here is my card:

The white stamps on the solid corner colors are also from the Paisley Petals stamp set.  I used the new ruffled ribbon and triple doily punch for the "flower" in the bottom left corner.  I was able to match up all the colors with My Digital Studio because it has a feature that you can "pick" the exact color you want to match another color in your project.

Here are some more of the other cards that used
 this week's sketch:


I bet you are wondering why they are so small - !!  Well I have to admit I did that on purpose so you would want to go to the Stampin Queens' website to see the larger versions of the cards, and the other great cards too!  Maybe even make a card and upload it to this week's challenge!  See you there!! 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Another day in the life of our furbaby-visiting a mother-to-be

This weekend we took a 2-hour trip up north with our furbaby, Inu, to visit with Tootsi, at Dog Days in the park, put on by the Aussie Rescue Friends.  It was about 10 degrees cooler here so only about 89 degrees.  When you have 110-120 degree days, 89 degrees feels real nice!

What a sweetie Tootsi is....she is expecting puppies soon, maybe 2 weeks.  We visited with her last month and could see that she definitely is a little rounder and heavier.  Even her fur has gotten longer, now that she is being well-fed - hey isn't that what happens to us humans when we have a baby??  Here is Tootsi's picture from last month's visit and you can see she has a waist in this pic:

Our furbaby's daily dog walk routine

Time to take our furbaby, Inu, for one of her daily walks (she averages 3 a day!).  Oh yes, she is anxious to get out and see if she can find something interesting.

Gee whiz, Inu, can't we at least get to the end of our sidewalk?  No, she has to look into the dryer vent just in case there is some little critter hiding up there....there has been a recent influx of baby bunnies around lately, so maybe we can find one to play with....

After taking a good long look and sniff, with nothing turning up (or down?), Inu is ready to get going.

We get down the sidewalk and around the corner to a neighbors....
Hey Mom, there is a hole over here in this corner - I gotta check it out!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Time for another card sketch challenge!

Gee, it's Wednesday already - and that means time for the next weekly card sketch challenge on Stampin Queens!  Here in Arizona the day isn't over yet....I made my card with My Digital Studio this past weekend, uploaded it to Stampin Queens....then forgot it was suppose to be posted on my blog today....guess I will just have to put it in my calendar on my cell phone so I remember to do it, huh?  Can you tell this is my first time on a design team?!

This was a case of one of my previous My Digital Studio cards I did - here is my previous card:

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cracking my repainted dresser for my craft room

This past weekend I worked on the dresser I am redoing for my craft room...After putting the first coat of white paint on it, I put a coat of Valspar Weathered Crackle Glaze on it.

You can see in the picture how the dresser looks a little shiny from the crackle glaze.  I also found a couple more things I decided to use the crackle glaze on to see how they would turn out.  There's a yellow and blue money box, a basket, 2 bookends, a little bear box, and a wooden mailbox holder.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Cookie box and cupcake card for birthday

One of the girls I work with had a birthday so I went through my cards I've made recently to find one we could sign and give her.  This card uses Stampin' Up's cupcake punch and matching stamp set and I thought giving her a cupcake to match would be fun. 

I even had a cute cupcake box I had made and changed it up by adding the ribbon handle instead of the box top, so I could make sure there was enough room for the cupcake....

As you can see, however, I decided to make chocolate chip cookies, because I could put more than one inside the box - isn't that better than just one cupcake?!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Weekly Stampin Queen Card Sketch and my digital card

I was so bad this week - I made up my card for the weekly Stampin Queens card sketch challenge and then forgot to post it on my blog....Here is the card sketch we used this week.

I wanted to make a Halloween card with Stampin Up's My Digital Studio - how do you like those pops of pumpkin colors?  I used one of the My Digital Studio card templates that came with the software program, and then just changed it up to use the items I had.  Definitely makes the card designing go a little faster....

Here are some more of the beautiful cards made by the other folks, and 
Stampin Queen's design team:

Isn't that little tag and butterfly just perfect together? 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

New holiday mini-catalog available/Stampin Up

In case you didn't know by now, the Holiday mini-catalog from Stampin' Up came out on September 1st!!  Now you can get excited about planning and making some Christmas cards and projects, since there are awesome products in this mini-catalog!  Here are some of my favorites: 
Super cute stocking punch and stamp set to match

Friday, September 2, 2011

Our furbaby's first agility competition ribbons!! Way to go Inu

Lookie here what our furbaby received the weekend before's her first two ribbons won in a dog agility competition!  Yay, she got through both courses with no disqualifications, and got a red second place and yellow third place! 

Gee, I think my husband and I liked them more than she did lol.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

More pics of cards and projects made this past weekend

Well at least I can download pics from my camera on the new computer well!  So here are a few more pictures related to my blog post earlier this week...just installing on Microsoft stuff so don't have the photo editing manager program working yet, or I would have cropped these pictures.


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