Sunday, August 30, 2009

a little birdie told me to get a...

Bind it All. So, here it is... the book that started it all. Georgann and I went to my friend Tracy's house a while ago and we made these cute little books. Tracy rocks, and I am truly not as good of a friend as she is... I just have such a hard time getting back to people in a timely matter! It's not personal, really... so if any of you out there is waiting for a reply from me... give me a prod OK?

This was made with Tracy's stash of goodies, and I really can't remember it all. I know it's a Stampin' Up chipboard birdie, some May Arts, Stampin' Up and American Crafts ribbons (as well as others) I think the eyelet is WRMemories and the paper is also Stampin' Up.

Tracy, if you're reading this... love ya and I suck :(

Saturday, August 29, 2009

how quickly they grow...

It's hard to believe the cute pup we got just a few months ago has already grown into this monster! I had him at the vet this morning and he weighs 27.5 pounds already! Someone send him a memo... he thinks he's a lapdog. We expect him to grow to be about 80-100 lbs. WHAT was I thinking???

Bowzer has been going to puppy training classes and he's usually a pretty good pup. We've "bell trained" him so he rings a cow bell when he needs to go out, which is actually a lot less annoying than it sounds. He wasn't signaling us to take him out but this seemed to work great for him. That in itself is less annoying!

Friday, August 28, 2009

bees at gees...

So, I've been fooling with a new watermark. I love images of butterflies and orange is my favorite color, so I wanted to incorporate that too. I'm kinda feeling like the orange is too bold though. What do you think?

I don't even know how long ago this was made! Georgann had recently ordered this stampset and I was playing around with it. I think because she was using it for a workshop. I oozed a little crystal effects on the honey creeping out of the honey pot.

stamps: stampin up just buzzin' by
ink: memento tuxedo black, copic markers
paper: patterned paper by making memories, barely banana, old olive
accessories:crystal effects, ek success border punch

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

spotting bunnies...

This patterned paper from Making Memories was dirt cheap at Tuesday Morning... remember my TM craze? I haven't been there in months! and my credit cards LOVE me for it! LOL

The image was colored with Copic markers and the scallop and circle was cut with my nesties. I used some Stampin' Up ribbon that hangs in front of my face and a cute SU button knotted with DMC floss. I hate nakkid buttons, don't you? I have to have something going through them. I don't think I'm a prude or anything... but a nakkid button?? ICK!!
stamps: stampin up serene spring
ink: memento tuxedo black
paper: pti ripe avocodo, stampin' up cool caribbean, making memories patterned paper
accessories: stampin' up ribbon and button, dmc floss

Friday, August 21, 2009

bad blogger...

Life has been crazy this summer but soon school is starting and it should settle down some. I hope to get to blog more regularly soon... at least once or twice a week! In the mean time, I will be publishing some things I made over the end of the school year and summer vacation.

This is a project I made with my bind it all for a teacher's gift. The thick felt coaster is from Michael's and they were four for a buck! It's backed with a plain white coaster and has white paper inside. The little gems are by Chatterbox and also from Michael's dollar spot. Ribbons are from my scrap box and are American Crafts, Stampin' Up, and other unknown brands... love using scraps!