Sunday, January 24, 2010

I'm a little late this weekend

I spent all day cleaning and cleaning and doing errands, I forgot to post my card. ;( I finished it on Saturday, and I don't know why I didn't post it after I finished. Oh well I'm sure everyone has done that. Ha I made this card using the sketch from Techno Stampers Challenge. It would have been my first time to try there challenge. I'll try again next week. I like the sketch and felt pretty comfortable with the outcome. I used Pink & Brown for Sassy Studio Design Challenge. The brown paper is from Paper reflections Metropolitan Palette, Embassy Cardstock & Digi image fromBuy Sassy Studio Designs.I'm exhausted and I'm so close to finishing Eclipse. I can't wait for the movie I'm so addicted to the Twilight series! Like a shirt I read said.“It’s a TWILIGHT thing you wouldn’t understand.”

Sunday, January 17, 2010

My New Moon Card**Twilight Series**

Have you seen Twilight or New Moon? Are you a fan? I indulge myself reading the books. ? Well last weekend I won a free digi from Pixie Dust Studio.
When I was picking out which digi I wanted I found Bella, Edward & Jacob! When I saw them I had to have all three. All weekend I fussed over how I was going to place Bella & Edward on my card.
Then I decided I would use Friday Sketchers sketches for Bella & Edward. I had so much fun making this card and working the sketch. If you’re a Twilight fan you'll love these digis.
I used my new paper pack from DCWV called Photo Stack 2 bought at Joann’s. I used my circuit to cut out all the shapes using George cartridge & Winter Wonderland for the font.
I also used Prismacolor pencils and copper paint for Edwards’s hair.
Hope everyone had a great weekend. Now I'm off to bed & read a few pages of New Moon.
Kathy so happy to have met you. Iam looking foward to seeing what you create next.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Four Cards in One day!

Have you tried digi stamps? I Love them! I think I'm getting addicted to them. I've found two great sites. Doodle Palace digital images & Pixie Dust Studio's has big selections with some awesome digis. Kathy @ Pixie Dust Studio even has twilight digis (I'm on team Edward). Stop by her blog or Etsy Store you'll be glad you did. For a limited time Kathy is offering a free Valentine digi. Here's what I made using my free digi for Pixie Challenge Shape.
I used my circuit wildcard cartridge to create my shape card & envelope. I used wallpaper scraps for the frame and colored her with Prismacolor pencils and watercolor pencils.

The next card I made is my first for Eat Sleep Stamp repeat as needed challenge.
I love this sketch, simple yet elegant. I used baby blue Embassy cardstock & my cuttlebug swirls embossing folder.The swirls paper is from a wallpaper samples I got from Lowes.The stamp is
from RubberNecker Stamps called Sophisticated Belle.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Update on my life & Challenge

Gosh can you believe it's been three weeks with out my SUV. I was in tears all day worrying about how I was going to get home, this week from work. Then the more I thought about the experience I had with the car dealer last night the more I wanted to cry. Good news is I got a call from the insurance adjuster. There giving me $7,000.00 for my SUV!! I am so surprised & thankful. I would like to buy something outright, but I also can't afford car repairs. I'm looking for used and have taken tomorrow off to run errands and finish up paperwork with the insurance company. With all the worrying I've done today I'm exhausted.
I did get to work on a card today! I made this card using a sketch from Allsorts Challenge Blog. The striped paper is by My mind's Eye Where the Heart Is purchased at Hobby Lobby. The Stamp is by Elizabeth O.Dulemba" . Elizabeth has some coloring pages she allows us to use for cards which also promotes her books.

Update January 14th I bought the SUV ! I went back to the same dealer, but a different salesperson and ironed out everything. Luckily the insurance check was enough to put a good down payment & help out with the house taxes. God works in mysterious ways.
Thanks everyone for your prayers

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My Life & My prayers

Sorry I haven't posted anything in a while, with getting my craft room organized and sitting watching TV with Bob. Oh yeah and the dogs. I'm normally a positive person and don't usually complain. I accept everyone faults and all, trying to find the good in everyone. No I haven’t' always been like that. I've learned a lot through life and from the kindness of my friend Helen, Bob& my family. Well Bob lost he’s job as Warehouse Distribution Manger for a big furniture in Houston around Nov 2008. He was doing well nothing like 75thousand a year, but at least 50. He worked for the company for 15years and they eventually sold the business after they made huge cuts. Because Times are hard he’s taken any job that has been offered to him, because there’s nothing out there!! He worked manually labor on Centennials tar Mack unloading planes and loading plus other back braking work. After working there 6months they laid off. Four hard months later he’s landed another job as a manager in training. … I know he was getting tired of staying home and frustrated every job interview said he was over qualified! In today’s job market a lot of people have to re adjust. I pray and hope things will get better.With the car accident I had a week before Christmas hasn’t helped matters! I went to the car dealer yesterday and I don’t make enough to qualify for a used car!! Bumming rides to get to work can only go on for so long. I’m not giving up. I’ll try another dealer and start looking for something a lot cheaper. God give me strength! Send me your prayers my fellow crafting people.


Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year

Hello Everyone,

I hope everyone had a Happy New Year. I was reading one of Allison’s posting about word of the year and I thought; how funny I’m not the only one that looses the day. Some days it’s like I blinked and the day was finished. Go check out one of my favorite blogs at Stampin’ When I can I don’t know where she finds the time to post so much and create such beautiful cards.
I have been busy organizing my craft room.I'm also ADHD more ADD than hyper so it's extremely hard to stay focused on my task. I have managed to work on my craft room, the Landry room and the living room and accomplish two tasks. The Landry room still needs more work, and I'm getting another shelf in my craft room so I'll be at it again rearranging. Hopefully I'll get a chance to create some cards. I plan to make some projects with fabric this year.
Have a great Week and Thanks for stopping by.