Sunday, September 27, 2009

Card Afternoon at Kim's!

So we had a little card afternoon at Regan's neighbor Kim's house. We were all a bit strapped for time so there were 2 cards we made. I borrowed the technique with SU's new shimmer paint from Andrea Walford's blog with the Medallion stamp. I LOVE that stamp!! I also wanted to show a scrapbook page that I worked on for my friend Julie's bridal shower a while back. All the girls got together and each did two pages to put into a scrapbook for her as a surprise gift.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Amazing Grace

Well the card bug has certainly bit me again and now I'm trying really hard to find time to make cards. I moved my entire card making area downstairs into the basement. Originally one of my excuses about not making cards was because there was too many shows on tv that I just couldn't miss. I didn't want to be couped up in my little room making cards. So after moving everything downstairs, I told Jamie that I have the tv in front of me so I can make cards and watch tv at the same time. Turns out, I don't even watch the tv!! Now that might be due to the fact that all the shows I was following are now over... but it could also be that I find the tv too distracting. So I just have my little notebook and have the online radio going. I've started listening to the pop hits of the 1990s. Really brings back memories! Just listened to Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me" and I told Jamie that was my very first slow dance song. Good old jr. high dances eh?

Anyways onto the card I just made. Tomorrow Amber and I are going to visit a friend who just had a baby. She's also got another older girl and we didn't want her to feel left out so Amber found this perfume called "Amazing Grace" and I made this card for her. If you're wondering why Amber picked that perfume, it's because her older daughter's name is Grace! Anyways, lets hope I can keep posting some new cards!! I definitely miss blogging and card making!

Monday, September 14, 2009

A few cards, FINALLY!!!

Well as you all know, I've been in a MAJOR card making hiatus (if that's how you spell it) and I've had a really hard time crawling out of it. I finally sat down and made a few cards that were 1/2 done from a few months ago. I know it's sorta cheating to say I made a few cards when really, I just finished off unfinished cards but hey, better than nothing!!! I'm really hoping to get back into the swing of things now that summer is winding down and it's not quite as gorgeous outside. We also bought all the cultured stone we need to do the outside of our house today. That means we've got 1500lbs of cultured stone sitting in our garage waiting to be put up. So I'll try to sneak in some card making around all the stone and siding. The front of our house has been waiting over a year to get finished. My neighbor saw us digging out plants last week from the front garden and asked if we were starting to put up siding and we said, "Not yet, just getting ready." Then she proceeded to say, "Oh.. I thought things were finally starting to move." Jab jab jab man.. haha but it's ok. I know it'll get finished and we're that much closer now because the hardest part (besides putting it up... ) was picking the stone we wanted!!! So now $2000 later... we'll see how it goes.. our goal is to have it all done by the end of September. Fingers crossed!!!