Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I am leaving today for a week long vacation to Las Vegas! I am meeting my mom in Las Vegas and we have lots of plans to sight see, gamble, see shows and eat! I also made plans to squeeze in some crafting time. I am going to meet two ladies from my Yahoo embossing group. I am so excited, we have a crafting day planned complete with card making and shopping to area craft stores.

I wanted to share one more Valentine's Card. I love this little Robot stamp and the robot paper. I think it's so cute. I colored the robot with my Copic markers. I printed a sentiment on my computer that says "I'm nuts and bolts about you" and put it on the inside of my card. I'll post some pics from my vacation & crafting day when I get back late next week.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Cupcake Take Along

My brother's fiancee had a birthday this week, and I made this cupcake take along for her. I got the idea to make this on
Nichole Heady's blog here. She loves carrot cake so I put a carrot cake boxed cake mix in it, along with cream cheese frosting. I think this is just the cutest gift. I got the test tubes to hold the sprinkles in Papertrey ink's store. I dry embossed the "Happy Birthday" above the test tubes, and also the "For You" on the outside. I made a matching card and put it inside the pocket on the outside. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More Valentines

I'm late posting these since it's now after Valentine's Day but I figure better late rather than never. I can't remember who makes the paper that I used on these. I used Lasting Impressions Templates to emboss the Love You and cupcake on the first card, and on the second card the 3 hearts are all embossed using a Lasting Impressions template. The Happy Valentine's Day stamp is by Paper Inspirations. Hope you're having a great week!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Stinkin' Cute! (and snow pics)

I made the skunk on this card using various Stampin' Up punches. I got the idea from one of Heather's online punch classes.

I also wanted to share some more snow pictures that I took the other day. These were all taken 4 days after the snow storm. So that tells you how much snow we got here! I had put Zubie & Bunny in doggy day care for boarding prior to the snowstorm. I thought they would have more fun playing and being indoors out of the snow. I wasn't sure I would be able to keep up with shoveling them a path to go to the bathroom with 4 feet of snow on the ground! The federal government shut down for 4 days so I didn't have to work and wasn't going to venture out to pick them up. They ended up being at the daycare for 7 days! They have so much fun there. For anyone local, the doggy day care is called
Your Dog's Best Friends. They have the best employees working there, I just can't recommend them enough. It's all cageless boarding and they have someone stay the night with the dogs, and all the dogs sleep in the same room, or they can even sleep in the bed with the employee! Rusty stayed at home with us (doggy day care would stress her out). She loved being an only dog for those 7 days! Hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bee Mine

This is a card I made for another embossing challenge for the Yahoo embossing group I belong to. This month's hostess, Donna, embossed the pieces (the heart & bee happy saying) and she also sent a small bee embellishment made from shrink plastic. This is a very simple card and I'm not wow'd by my creation at all, but with all this snow we've had and all the shoveling I've had to do, my brain & body are just mush at this point! We got an additional 10" of snow today on top of the 30" we already have on the ground. So, this is all the creativity I could muster! I'll post more creative things later this week. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Nuts about you & Snow!

Well, we have really been hit hard with snow in the DC area. We have about 30" of snow on the ground where I live. I have a 4 wheel drive vehicle and we tried to go out to the Capitals game yesterday, but didn't make it. I learned a valuable lesson about 4 wheel drive. If the snow is up to the bumper of the truck, and the wheels don't have traction, you're not going anywhere. We ended up getting my Durango stuck in the snow on the street. Greg ran back home to get his F-350 dually truck and tried to pull the Durango out of the snow but ended up getting the F-350 stuck in the snow as well. We then waived our white flag to the snow and walked back home! After a couple hours of shoveling, we got both of the trucks out of the snow today and are parking them at home until plows come down the street! Now I hear we are supposed to get an additional 10"-20" of snow tomorrow.

The good thing about being cooped up at home is I am getting a lot of crafting time. I have a lot of Valentine's cards and projects to share over the next week or two. I made this squirrel with Stampin' Up Punches. I got the idea from one of
Heather's online punch classes. I think he's super cute. I printed the sentiment from my computer.

The next photo is a picture of my poor little Smart car covered with snow. I think it's going to be a long time before all the snow melts and I can drive it again!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Embossing Group Challenge

This is a card I made for a challenge on the Yahoo embossing group that I belong to. Each month, a hostess chooses a template, and embosses the image and sends the embossed pieces to each participant. Then the participants have to make a card using the pieces. I really enjoy the challenges, and getting to use templates that I might not already own. It's so fun to see everyone's creations, all the cards turn out so differently, it's amazing! This month the challenge was hosted by Cin. Hope you're having a nice week!.