Wednesday, December 26, 2007
I will post pictures soon, but I just wanted to say HEY and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!
Oh, and the bad wife in the title relates to me finishing my first scrapbook ever last week (yay me!) -except while I was working on it in my stampin room, my husband had food poisoning (which I was unaware of). I guess he was calling me for over 3 hours, but I was croppin, stampin, and singin along to some Christmas tunes and turned an unkowingly deaf ear. Poor thing was shivering and puking and all that not-fun stuff, while I was really having a good time and making a beautiful mini-scrapbook of our Paris vacation. He is doing fine now, but a little concerned in case there is ever a real emergency happening when I happen to be stampin. The world could come to an end, but if I'm stampin, I really won't notice -but in the aftermath of the world's end, a little embellishment and glitter will be necessary!
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Every year, it was a family tradition to get a special ornament from my Mom so that when my sister and I moved out, we would have ornaments for our tree. We not only had ornaments, but a tree full of happy memories. My Mom even gave us a couple ornaments from the 1970s that she made for her first tree with my Dad.
So our tree is quite an eclectic collection of ornaments -my favorites are my Miss Piggy angel that was my '2-year old' ornament and the Mexican snowman I got last year.
Okay, so why is this post under the lable "Bad Kitty"? Well, I am sure you can guess, little Miss Mia is no longer allowed unsupervised in our living room. We were careful to avoid breakables at the bottom, but this cat is expert at getting glass ornaments! She is now banished to the stampin room to 'play' with me. By play, I mean she knocks off all my 'loose' stamps from my workspace while I try and type this post!!! She also crawled into my photo-tent while I was trying to take pictures of cards. Above she is almost angelic -looking into the light- but below, she found my hand, one of her favorite toys ~second only to my feet!
Friday, December 7, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
I can't stop buying stampstuff. I am also an enabler and a really bad sponsor.
It was my responsibility to stop my friend from buying anymore stamp stuff until after the holidays. She just spent $90 at JoAnn's.
My response: "Ooooooooh! What did ya buy?????"
So -as a former potter- I picked up some white Sculpey clay and began quite a tiresome clay-making escapade. I am really happy with the ornaments and almost don't want to give them away. :)
After the ornaments were baked, I painted them with watercolors and sealed them with clear nail polish. I won't post all of the ornaments at once, but I will be posting them this week -and no worries, she does not know I have a blog ;)
Friday, November 30, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I made the image small because I cannot believe I am putting her on my blog. There has just been a crazy doll craze and it needs to stop! Marie O.'s creepy doll dance performance (dancin with the stars) and Miss Priss's hedda-bedda spinning face doll have brought up some bad memories!
Okay, this puppet used to follow and harrass me when I was working up in Barrow, Alaska. Now you may wonder why I have her picture? I did not take the picture! It just appeared on my film!
Anyhow, I was bloggin about it to Miss Priss (see above link) and thought a visual may paint the picture.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
This is my puppy Chili. Okay -he isn't really a puppy anymore, but he'll always be a little puppy to me (except when he whaps me with his tail...). Isn't he a cutie? This is Chili dressed as a pumpkin for Halloween, but I felt this costume seemed more appropriate for Thanksgiving. And I am sure that he would have preferred to be something more like 'super dog' or a fireman instead of a pumpkin. I really think this dog was born to be a doggie model -and I am not just biased. I think my hubby's dog Mila may have been whapped with an ugly stick -but just once cuz she is still a cutie.
Monday, November 19, 2007
This card I made a little while ago, but it really shows how I am feeling :) The stamp is the A Muse 'gymnasts' stamp. I cut the two gymnasts in half and used the legs from one gymanst and the top from the other one.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
These are some Wild Animal Park inspired thank yous. I really love accenting things with the ric rac ribbon. I can never get enough ribbon!!! -but I have restricted myself from buying anything else until I at least START some of my many projects. I am overwhelmed by my own hoarding!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
This is the baby blankie that I quilted for my "almost born" niece. Unfortunately for us out here on the West Coast, this little one will be born and livin in NY city. So I found this adorable NY Shopping fabric and thought it would be perfect for a future NYer. I loved the cheetah pattern and had to pair it with NY -as it is a jungle out there:)
Here is a close up view of the front -I love this quilt pattern with the fringe on top, it makes the blanket so cozy! I also love how I could still add an extra touch of pink in the fringe by using pink squares on the back.
This was the shower party favor. The gold candles were from Target -they are so pretty in person, although I have no idea how they burn. I am hoping they don't make a mess when they melt, at least if they do it will be a pretty mess... The stamp is SU punched with my favorite punchin combo -also SU.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
This is me on Halloween dressed as a 1950's Mousekateer (sp?). With me is my little helper, Mia, dressed as herself for Halloween -she is not one for costumes; however, she is quite the actress, she plays a great little devil!