Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Big Brother Takes an Unexpected Turn!!!!

Wowzers!!!!! I am in total shock... I have totally gotten sucked into watching Big Brother this season - I watched towards the end last season because "chill town" was so totally funny - but this season I think that "hottie Nick" makes viewing lovely! LOL And now he is up for eviction!!! I guess if he goes I don't have to watch anymore. Ha! ha!!!

Ok - enough about that... onto some more serious stuff... like stamping!!!! So, this one I did last fall. It was for The Angel Company's Leadership Retreat. Using a protractor, I drew circles with a blue marker and then stamped the with little stamps around the circle portions - and used a square stamp in the middle. Then, I chopped the circle in half. Pretty fun!

DH comes home tomorrow from his HOG run. I am really glad and so are the dogs! Hmmm.... how on earth have I not posted a pictures of Rhett and Scarlet on here yet? Guess it is time!!! These are my "babies." Rhett is the blond one and Scarlet is the polka dotted one. This is Rhett's first birthday. We got them cupcakes and decorated them with Scooby Doo sprinkles. They shared a small cupcake. It was pretty sweet!!! Stamps are from The Angel Company (Fun Alpha) and the paper and other embellishments are from K & Co - Neapolitan. Love it!!!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Weekend Over Already!!!

The weekends seem to fly by so fast!!! I did have a great weekend though! Sent hubby off on a motorcycle run to Anchorage - he is in HOG heaven! He has a Harley that he barely gets to ride so he was more than excited for the seven hour journey to Anchorage!
So, with DH out and about, I got down to some serious crafting! This one was done using Tutti Frutti from TAC and a new hostess set, Partridge. Fast and easy!!!!!!
This next one if from awhile ago - but I had to put it up here because it has a funny - I think anyway - story to go with it! I am sooo not a sports fan... last year my DHs team made it to the super bowl - Da Bears! Being the loving and supportive wife that I am (OK, the guy has been a Bears fan since "The Super Bowl Shuffle" days and I couldn't resist stirring up the pot!), I just had to root for the Colts because they had the best looking quarterback between the two teams!!! At about this same time, I had a hostess who has three boys (two college, one HS) that all play football with team colors of red, white, and blue. The Colts are blue and white - Peyton Manning is pretty cute - and I LOVE the name Peyton - so the "Valentine for Peyton Manning" was created! Well, I didn't actually send the Valentine - and my DH is WAYYYYYYYY cuter that Peyton Manning, but I have decided that we can name our first born Peyton - great name for boy or girl! LOL

Friday, July 27, 2007

It's Friday!!!!!! TGIF!!!

OKey, first... did you hear about that CAT at the nursing home that knows when someone is about ready to pass away?!?! That is amazing and really weird all at the same time... Check out the link to The Today Show on NBC... http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/19959718/

And now - onto some FUN stamping stuff!!! This is a picture of my cutie-pa-tootie niece (she is totally always running 100 mph too).
I love this picture of Sage! She looks so sweet!
The letters are chipboard Creative Elements, ABC Frameworks from The Angel Company. The cardstock is also from The Angel Company - Kaleidoscope Brights. I embossed the letters with sparkle embossing powder too. The clip is from Office Max - it is one of those HUGE black bulldog clips. I tied ribbon up both sides, tying the clip handles together. The clip is covered with patterned paper and decorated too. I demonstrated this little project at The Angel Company's seminar the end of June. This one is soo easy! I learned how to make the picture holder at a scrapbooking studio that I hang out at in Fairbanks, Alaska. Two Street Scrappers is the studio's name. It is the most terrific place in Fairbanks ~ and has the most fabulous ladies that hang out there!!! It surely helps the long winters go by.
Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Christmas in July!

It is WAYYY too early for me to even imagine thinking about snow and winter in Alaska!! But, this new little penguin set from The Angel Company (it is a hostess set that you can earn!!!) is just too cute!!! Sorry for the amateur picture, I need to get a better set-up... I used a Cuttlebug embossing die for the snowflakes - LOVE IT!!!. The paper is from The Angel Company. It is called Merry Wishes. I love the fun, bright colors!!! I also used my new Marvy scallop circle punch. I love it too!!! The fluff on the hat is liquid appliqué and I colored the cutie-pa-tootie with my Pantone markers.
I just finished up 9 sets of cards for a swap! Phew!!! I'll post them throughout the next week. Some I like, some are just OK for me... But, I got to ink up my new rubba' and that was all that mattered!!! LOL
Here is one more for tonight, just in case I forget to post in the next few days - like that has ever happened before! (joken'...) This one I also used a Cuttlebug die for the swirls and then sanded the paper. The paper is DCWV, used a VersaCraft ink spot for the hearts and and distressing of the circles. This heart is also from one of our new hostess sets. Too cute!!!
Well, that is all for tonight!
Sweet dreams!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Wow! Contest Winner!!! Woo-hoo!!!

One of my first posts was a picture of a "sneak peak" that I mentioned I had sent into The Angel Company for a contest. Well, I won!! woo-hoo! The contest was called WoW! In honor of The Angel Company's 10 year anniversary, I made them a cake. Now, not just any cake - a paper crafted cake!!! The cake base is made of round hat boxes, covered with Kaleidoscope Brightes cardstock from The Angel Company. Flowers are from Heidi Swapp, I used a white Signo pen to draw the white doodles all over, Doodle Bug paper posies, colored spirals, Doodle Bug Raspberry flower sequins, stickles, and Handbags and Tags Creative Components from The Angel Company. I covered the flowers from this with Sunshine Yellow Palette ink. The white trim around the cake top and bottom of each layer is pleated white card stock. The pink bows on the bottom layer are made from paper from the Kaleidoscope Brights paper pack too. Phew! It was a totally fun project, but took some time as well.
I have been stamping away at a swap with my fellow "angels" of new stamp sets. I'll try to post some of those picts as I finish up - and will of course share when I get my swaps in return.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007


Wow! After taking forever to get to Kansas City for The Angel Company seminar, the weekend flying by, I am home now. AND still drooling over the new catalog!!!! Woo-hoo!!!!

It looks like they are still updating the website for ordering - I'll let you know when all is good to go!

In the meantime, here is a picture of a project from seminar featuring some of our new paper ~ Toodle-Loo!!! LOVE IT!!!!