Monday, September 17, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

no it's not, but I did make a Christmas Card for a swap. Here is a cute (and easy card) using the SU holiday mini set Love & Joy. I used Old Olive and Real Red CS and SU DP called Dashing. Tied it in an old olive grosgrain bow.

Fall bowling starts tonight! I can't wait. Another team of ladies from book club will be starting with us tonight. I'll let you know how we do!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Another Criss-Cross Card

I really like to make these cards. They are different and easy to make. This one is for a baptism we are going to tomorrow. I suppose it should be a religious card but since I don't have any religious stamps I just made a baby card for Liam.

I'm looking forward to going to the party tomorrow.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.

Bowling starts Monday and "Mines in the Gutter" is looking forward to another fun season!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


The latest tutorial on SCS is a Criss-Cross Card. It's really quite easy to make. This is my first attempt at a Criss-Cross Card. I put this together basically just to see how to do it. Now that I realize how easy it is, I will put more thought into the papers, color and theme.

I just ordered the stamps and papers for my Christmas cards. I will be making them for a September Swap so I will make extra and have a headstart on my Christmas cards. I usually make more than one design since I get bored making 75 of the same card. I usually make 25 of three different designs.

We're back to structure and and schedule. Kerry Ann seems to be loving High School. She has a very busy schedule between school and her dance, voice and acting lessons. She also just got a fish tank with three fish. One of the fish, Tiger, didn't make it through the night. She's down to two fish (McDreamy & Morey) and since the fish has a 15 day guarantee we will be taking the deceased fish back to PETCO and pick out another.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

I miss stamping....

It's been so long....too long. I haven't updated my blog because I haven't been stamping. Thank goodness for my two monthly swaps (one of which I have hosted for over two years now). If it wasn't for my swaps, I'm afraid I might not even stamp the twice a month I am stamping now. Things are just two busy to give it more time right now. I am going to try to fit more stamping in now that summer is over (boohoo) and the school schedule gives us a little more structure to our time. If only I could retire and stamp all day!

Anyway, here is a card I made for the monthly swap I host. I used my cuttlebug for the embossing, some SU DP and mellow moss cardstock and ink. I punched out a 1/2 circle on the opening side of the card and attached the Thanks sentiment in the circle on the inside of the card (the 1/2 circle on the front allows the whole image to show.

Bowlng starts on the 17th. I'm looking forward to it. We had fun in the summer league (came in 3rd) and I am missing it now.

Book club is at my house this month and the great thing is the author is joining our discussion via conference call...isn't that cool!