Friday, May 18, 2012

Wow, how time fly's!  Sadly, it's been months since I've updated my blog.  I went to school (again) for Spring session.  I've been going off and on since I was a Junior in High school,  so it's been years!  I'm hoping one day before I"m 40 that I've got my degree, but at this rate... Up side though, I did get all A's.  YA!!  On top of going back to school, we were looking for another house.  (We like to do things as hard as we can.)  We looked and looked for about 4 months, and just weren't finding anything, so we decided that we would build and get what we wanted.  We didn't want to be too far from where we are now, but as luck would have it, we're building our house all the way out in Lehi.  It's a beautiful area though.

Now, I"m really struggling with the whole idea of leaving everything I know here, (not that we will be too far away, about 30 minutes from our home here.)  I think right now I'm having a hard time deciding weather I quit Stampin Up! for now, or perceiver through.  All of my clientele is already about 30 minutes from me, so to add an hour?  It's not happening.  I'd be starting all over in Lehi, and I'm not even sure how I started it up here.  Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated!  Thanks ladies, for stickin with me through all of this time.

Now for some pictures of our area.  This is the first place I'm posting them.  Sneak peak here first.
 This is the view we get to have.  It's gorgeous out here.
 This is our land here.  This will be where our new home will be built.
This house is the one being built next to where ours will be.  I wonder who our neighbors will be.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wow, two posts in two days!  I just wanted to share one of the projects I spend my day today doing (instead of homework).  The "O" is actually different themed items.  I painted this one today and the "spring flower".  I have several more seasons to paint, but I love how it's turned out already.  The paper on the HME is from Stampin Up!  I love that I can always find something to work with in my huge stash of their paper.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I've been Liebstered!!!!

And you're all thinking, what???????

I have been soooo busy with school, that I have sadly neglected my blog.  So tonight I stopped by to add a few pictures of some cards I have managed to get done, and I saw this award from Sheri.    What a wonderful surprise!   Now if your wondering what this award is for like I was, here's the details:  

This award is for bloggers with less than 200 followers, to bring attention to your blog, and increase your following! So, in the spirit of good fun I am passing this award on to five of my blog followers. Please stop by to visit them, and become a Follower.

Here are the Rules of the Liebster Award:
1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.  (Thank you Sheri!)

2. Reveal your five picks for the award and let them know.

3. Post the award on your blog.

4. Bask in the love from the supportive people out there in Blog Land!

5. Finally and the best rule of all..........have fun and spread the love!

The five blogs I have chosen are listed below. Click on over to their beautiful sites, look around and don't forget to become a Follower. It was really tough limiting this to just five, there are so many amazing blogs out there.





Now please stop on by these very talented ladies blogs and tell them I sent you.  And as always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Where has the time gone?

I can't believe how fast the time has gone.  I have been so crazy busy I haven't had a moment to take a breathe.  I am back at school...again...trying to get my associates degree in Social Work.  It's been several years since I've been to school, and I have been working towards this degree for a lot of years.  (I've taken years at a time off for varies reasons, usually for a new baby.)

I still held my technique night, and this month we did the black magic technique, and a Valentines theme.  Here's the card that we did.
I found this technique at Dawn's site, and the card layout.  Her card is amazing!  Check it out here.

Here's another card that I made using the same technique.  And my Favorite Card.  I made this one for my Husband.

Notice the two blank spots on the bottom of the card.  There were 2 strawberries down there too, but a little three year old pulled them off.  So just "imagine" what it should look like.

I hope everyone has a great Valentines Day!  I will be in school and busy all day, but I hope it's still a good day.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Change of technique

I dont' know why I always do this, but I changed my technique at the last minute.  Not literally the last minute, but I stayed up until 2 in the morning on Thursday to see if I could find something else that I really, really liked.  The grid technique was nice, and it does add something to a card, but I just didn't really love either card.  I always want my club gals to come and really like if not love the card that they are going to make.  So with all of this, I changed my technique at the last minute.  Here is the card (s) that we ended up doing.  I let them choose which one of the first two they would like to do,.

The colors on this card are Marina mist, Cajun craze, Old olive, and bashful blue.
 These colors are, Certainly celery, Pretty in pink, and Regal rose.
 Same  colors as above, just added Marina mist.
This card was awesome with all of the different things you did to make it.  A brayer, circle punches, different inks, just tons of fun to make!  All of the inspiration comes from none other than Dawn.  I should say these cards are totally cased from Dawn.  I used different stamps, and on the one card different colors, but it's all her.  I LOVE everything I see from her, and she's so good about having measurements written on her video's as it goes for the slower people like me who read better than I listen.  Anyhow, find her video right here.  Thanks to EVERYONE who shares their ideas so freely, I really really appreciate it all! 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Valentines cards using the Grid technique.

My technique group is getting together this Friday, so I have been doing some research and found a pretty simple technique.  It gives a great background look though.  It's as the Title says, The Grid technique.  I've never tried it before, so this was a first for me.   I found the technique here.  I loved the look of her cards, so I decided that I would case hers.  I just changed the colors on the first card and left out a layer, and used a different stamp set.  On my second card, I also cased her lay out, but again changed it up.  I don't like the second card I made as much as the first one, but I still think it was a fun technique to try, and I'll probably be doing it again.

 I used Elegant Eggplant ink (105210)paper (105126), Old Olive, ink(102277) paper(100702), and Melon Mambo ink(115656) and paper(115320).  I also used the scallop edge border punch,( 119882)the scallop circle punch,1-3/4" (119854) the 1-3/8' circle punch,(119860) and my wonderful Simply Scored Scoring tool.(122334)  LOVE IT!  The ribbon is melon mambo, (retired.)
Here's the inside of my card.  On this I used all the above colors, but used the Stampin write markers.  Elegant Eggplant (105110), Old Olive (100079), and Melon Mambo (121074).  Also, this is a sneak peak of a stamp set that is coming out in the new mini starting January 4th.  It's called Candy Conversations.  (125560)

Now for my next card, not my favorite, but also using the Grid technique.  As you can see, I'm really getting into the Valentines Day cards.  I got really tired of Christmas cards, so it's nice to be moving on.  I've got a couple more cards to share, but these two are the ones I made using the grid technique. 
I'd love to see what you guys come up with and also know what you think.  All comments are appreciated.  If you would like to order any of the supplies I used, please click the "Order now" button on the very top right and it will take you to my demonstrator website where you can order whatever you would like, or you can contact me on my demonstrator website if you would like to be the hostess and hold your own workshop, and learn this technique.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          demonstrated.