Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

So we had a lot of fun on Thanksgiving. We ate way way too much food.

Grandpa and Curt eating.

Brittany reacting very well to the fact that Katie doesn't drink soda.

My cousins Sarah and Brittany.

My cousin Grace, and uncle Pat.

Brother Matt and Oliver.

Katie refusing a picture.

Katie and Ollie.

Tula and Daisy came over too.

But this is always how it ends up. Even the Vegan ate too much.

We went over to my older sister Amy's house later that night..for more wonderful food. We were so stuffed!

Hope everyone else had a great holiday.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Purple and Yellow Birthday Card

I intended to get this post up yesterday, but I was busy shopping. So I'm doing it today.

My mom's birthday was yesterday, so I made her a card.

The paper is the Razzleberry Lemonade series by Stampin Up, and it's retired. But I love it, so I bought some on clearance. The "image" I made with 2 stamps from a set I don't know the name of. but it has the dragonflies and the little dot things. I stamped the dot things in Crushed Curry and Peach Parfait first, then the dragonflies in Rich Razzleberry. I sponged the edges with Crushed Curry.

I don't think you can tell, but then I used thick embossing powder to give it that glass look. I didn't break it, but it still looks cool.

Here's the inside.

I was pretty happy with how it came out. We took her out to lunch, and my little brother even showed up.

We're so ready for Thanksgiving weekend. We only have 2 to go to this year, lunch at my mom's and dinner at my sister's. Turkey Coma here we come!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

First Christmas Card of the Season

It's the first Christmas card of the season. Woot!

It's a Fluffles card, and the pictures are taken with the new camera we just bought (The Canon Rebel it!)

I used a lot of this paper last year, but I just love it so much. The solid color cardstock is from Stampin Up, and I used a Cuttlebug dye for the snowflakes.

You can't tell, but the ornaments are glazed with a glaze pen (go figure), so they're sort of shiny.

I kept the same sort of theme on the inside. The sentiment is from a Christmas Set from All That Scraps.

I hope everyone is gearing up for Turkey Day. We've got 2 to go we'll definitely be in turkey comas. We're planning on setting up and trimming our Christmas tree next weekend, since we both get 4 day weekends. I'm sure we'll have lots of help from the furbabies, and lots of pictures.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Crazy Thing Happened

I apologize for the new layout, something went crazy and my background (that I loved) went away. So I'm using this as a temporary fix until I find something new and awesome!


A Fall Foliage Birthday Card

Today I have a birthday card I've been working on for the past few days. It's for Jonathan's dad. Jonathan had the original idea "leaves or something" and I ran with it. When it comes to cards for his family I generally make him get involved. He helped choose the colors and the paper, he even signed his own name inside, which doesn't always happen.

I'm really pleased with how this one turned out, and I'm a little sad to see it go.

All the paper is from Stampin Up. I used the Gypsy and Cricut to cut out the leaves. The Gypsy has a search function so I was able to see all the leaves I already had on my cartridges, this saved me tons of time. I used the Gypsy to arrange my mat so I could cut all the different leaves at one time..also a time saver.
I used Ranger Distress ink to distress every piece of paper to within an inch of it's life...but I like what it adds to the card.

The Happy Birthday stamp is from Hobby Lobby, or somewhere like it. The camera didn't really pick it up (big surprise there) but I used just a hint of yellow Glimmer Mist to spritz the leaves..they just looked so plain.

I had a few extra leaves to use in the inside, but otherwise it's blank.

I'm currently working on the first Christmas card of the season, and I hope to be able to finish it tomorrow, but we'll see.

I hope everyone is having a good week so far.


Friday, November 5, 2010

A Flower Card

I just have a quick post today.

I've been slacking in the card making department, but I did finally finish our New England Vacation scrapbook..a year later, which is just sad. But anyway, it's done. So now I'll be moving on to our Year 2 of marriage book, I've done a couple of pages already, so I'm up to Christmas of last year, so I'm really only 11 months behind...geeze.

But I do have a card for today. It started out as an experiment in a brayer technique for the background, but it turned out ok, so I went ahead and made it into a card.

The background used to be white, and I used a brayer to layer on 2 different colors. I stamped the flowers, then the reeds. I stamped off some of the ink on the reeds to a scrap piece of paper so they'd be lighter. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. All the ink and paper, and even the ribbon are from Stampin Up.

Here's a different view. I put the jewels on the top with my iRock, which is a totally awesome tool.

The inside is blank, since I don't really know what I'd use this card for. It sort of falls into the category of just sending a nice note to someone. I suppose it could be a birthday card too..maybe.

Anyway, it's finally Friday. We've got a few things to do, like puppy class for Oliver. But hopefully we're going to stick close to home..and maybe get all this Halloween stuff put away. Maybe.