Friday, January 1, 2010

A Card and Some Bling!

Happy New Year to you my friends! I celebrated my New Years with my little family. We devoured our steaks and lobster, played a few games, watched the countdown with Dick Clark, barely made it to midnight, had our quickie toast with sparkling grape juice, and off to bed we went! (Sounds pretty darn exciting doesn't it? Then to ring in this new year, I got injured. about 12:05. And in a pretty stupid way too! I was leaning over my bed, petting my dog, when Brian comes in, trips on our decorative pillows, I turned to see what the heck he was doing (cuz he is 6ft 4 and a pretty big guy), and he head butts me in the nose. Let's just say I cried like a little baby! I have a little cut from my glasses and my nose is bruised but not broken! Thank goodness! He felt really bad, so I've been milking it just a bit! : )

Anyway, on to my card. I love this coffee set from JustRite. It is perfect for all my coffee drinking girlfriends out there. I colored it in with my Prismas twice and cut out the 2nd cup. I used Crystal Effects on top of it and popped it up with a pop dot. I used my Nesties and airbrush for the circles. I did a bit of machine stitching too.

And......what would the holidays be without a bit of bling? I found this amazing new jewelry site called LuShae Jewelry. They have some beautiful pieces at reasonable prices! This is the piece I had to have! (This picture taken before my nose was practically broken! LOL)
Here it is up close! LOVE IT!
Well.....we are off to see Avatar with the family......hope we can sit that long!

Have a fabulous Friday and weekend!!!! Hugs to all of you!!!!!! : )

Thursday, December 31, 2009


I absolutely adore this new set by Crafty Secrets called a Couple of Cuties! It was so much fun to color! I used my Copics and some glitter/rhinestones to bling it up a bit! The paper is by Martha Stewart.....I just love the fun bright colors!

See all the glitz? : )
Today is the last day for Crafty Secret's Shop Hop Sale! Go HERE for more info!
Got up a bit late this morning, I was out with my scrappy girlfriends for our annual Christmas get together. We always have so much fun!
Today is a stay-at-home kind of New Year's Eve. I have steaks and lobsters to cook up, and then on to family game night. We just watch the countdown on TV (if we are able to keep our eyes open that long!), and have a little toast with sparkling grape juice. I've never been a big fan of driving anywhere on this particular holiday. ( I keep telling Kyle that unfortunately, he got nerds for parents! poor kid......... : )
So to all of you, my friends and family............Have a safe, happy, healthy New YEAR!!!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


How about I send this cyber card to y'all? I love that I have this giant network of girlfriends! Between the blog and all of you on Facebook, a girl can never feel alone! It truly makes my heart smile! : )

I created this card using the stamp (Pink Paislee) from Noel's Paper Doll kit. (sold out) I love that it is a silhouette image of these girls whispering and sharing secrets! I stamped them in black and used my Copic airbrush to add a bit of color behind them. I cut the image out with my Spellbinders and added glitter to the edges.
I added a bit of vintage lace and a Maya Road flower. I added my own sentiment from my stash and cut it out with my oval punch from SU! I added some pretty beads to my stick pin to finish it off.

And to all of you who sent me Christmas RAK's.........THANK YOU!!! I will take pics today and get them posted!
Lastly, THANK YOU for the Internet advice.......I downloaded Firefox and it is finally working!!! So if I've neglected your blog, I won't be anymore! : )
Hugs to you!!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

JustRite's Newest Releases!

JustRite is coming out with a boat load of new stamps! They will start shipping on January 4th. Go HERE for more info and more sneak peeks of these gorgeous new sets!

For this little card I used the soon to be released set called, Plant a Little Love Borders and Centers. (3 1/4) I stamped it twice and colored it twice with my Copics. I added a bit of pale yellow glitter with my Sakura Glue Pen to the centers of the flowers. I cut out one set and popped them up with pop dots. I also added rhinestones. The paper is DCWV. I added the Hello sentiment using my new Martha Stewart letter punch. I love this punch because the letter size is perfect for cards!

I added a Papertrey Ink satin ribbon and button to the top. I included a Maya Road stick pin to mimic the image.

I have been having trouble visiting many of your blogs lately. It takes forever to load the page and then when I click it, it says, Internet Explorer not responding. The only way to get out of it is to close out. Does anyone know why that is happening? Is there a way to fix that? I feel bad that I can't visit some of you! Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!!!! : )
Have a wonderful day! Thanks so much for visiting me today!!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

My Girl is Growing Up......

Happy Monday to y'all! What a busy, fun weekend I had! It was such a great time with family! Christmas Eve we made it safely to and from Wisconsin (ice/rain storm) to see my sister and her family. Christmas Day we spent it with my in-laws and Brian's Grandma. (Who is 89) The highlight was his Grandma playing Catch Phrase! She couldn't see the words on the disc, so I had to write them on a piece of scratch paper for her! What a good sport she was! Saturday, hubby and I spent the day together, shopping, having lunch, and just enjoying being together. (Which we don't do too often) Some lady in Carson's told us how cute we were and wondered if we were newlyweds.....nope......16 years........ : ) Sunday, we spent the day cleaning, organizing, and enjoying our new things. We stayed in our jammies most of the day until Cort decided she wanted to go out to eat. So we obliged and went to Chilis.

I captured this picture of Cort at my Dad's house last week during our Christmas celebration. This was her expression when Santa walked in the house. With her new haircut and "sophisticated" dress, she just seemed so grown up in this picture. I mean she is 14 and all, but I think because of her disability, I tend to view her as younger than she really is.

I used Noel's newest kit called Paper Doll. Which just went up for sale on the 26th and is already sold out!

I love the embellishments Noel includes in her kits.....they are just fabulous!!!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family and friends!
Off to go clean a bit more.......I think Cort needs a bigger closet for all of her new clothes! : )