Friday, January 30, 2009

yesterday's pages

here are a couple of pages I did yesterday afternoon. When we first moved into this house, we had to have some dirt brought in. We need lots more. It's a work in progress. These pages are of the kids playing on the dirt piles. Enjoy!



Thursday, January 29, 2009

Pages from Friday night

I said I was going to post after my friend and I got together last Friday. Well, my plans were changed for me. Tracy came over on Friday as planned. I did not get anything done. She wanted me to help her sew on a page. She had not done that before. That was ok, but it took all night.

Around 11:30 as Tracy was packing up to leave, I heard one of the kids making noise. It was Joseph. He was sick. It was a long night for both of us. He finally quit throwing up at 5 am. So Saturday I was useless. Chad has been working long hours, so we just lazed around all day. Sunday, I still wasn't up to speed. When my sleep gets interruped or I don't get a full night's rest, I get migraines. Anyway Sunday we played Wii all day.

So now that I'm done rambling, here are the pages I did Friday...

This first one is when we could still put Joseph in the play pen to get him out from under foot. I had gone to a workshop to make a scrapbook in an evening. It is one of those small 6x6 albums. Well I took a couple of those pages and slapped them together, added a few more cardstock stickers and called it done. I don't think I was really in the scrapbooking mood that night.

This one was the one I was working on when I was summoned by Joseph.

This one I did yesterday afternoon. The kids were out of school because of ice. So I did not get much play time. They are all pretty much self sufficient now but it is still hard to get things done when they are home. I colored the paisley with my new Koh-i-noor pencils. I love those things already and I just got them on Monday. They are smooth as butter.

Well that's all for now. It is almost time to leave for storytime. Hopefully I'll be able to get into my room to play this afternoon when we get back.

Friday, January 23, 2009


I am afraid I don't have anything to post today. Thursdays is storytime at the library. Of course it is in the middle of the day, so I get nothing done. It is Joseph's only chance to get out and see other kids his age. Plus the trip into town is cheaper than preschool. When we get the car paid off he will definately be going back to preschool!! For his sake and mine.

By the way, make sure you check out GinaK's store. She just had a new release last night. I have already placed my order and can't wait to get my new toys in.

I'm off to clean my scrap room. My friend Tracy is coming over tonight and we are going to scrap. Hopefully I'll have something to show you. If we can get busy and not spend the night talking and eating.

Later Tater,


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

more cards

I was going to post this yesterday, however, I sat down on the couch in front of the tv to fold some clothes. I got hooked on watching history be made. The whole inagural process was fascinating.
Ok here are some more cards I made for some design team tryouts. These are some that I am not submitting. Since I am new to the world of submitting, I am not sure of the proper protocol so I am sitting on the ones I am submitting until everything is said and done. Unless of course the instructions say to post what you've done on your blog. I am rambling again. Back to business.
This one is for Check the blog for the sketch. I haven't learned how to link from my blog to theirs yet.
Ok, the story behind this one. Laura came into my room and said" Whatcha doing momma?" So I showed her what I was working on. She looked at the sketch and said " It looks like a snowman when you turn it like this." So I turned the sketch on it's side and here's the results:

paper - whisper white, riding hood red, pink pirouette (SU!)
stamps - All Decked Out (CTMH), misc dollar stamps that have no name on them
ink - riding hood red

This next one is based on the same sketch. I have a love for snoopy. You will see him pop up from time to time here. He is just the coolest. Once I turned this sketch on it's side, it was the only way I could seem to use it. Whatever works I guess.

paper - whisper white (SU!), everything else is from my scrap bin
ink - basic black (SU!)
stamp - snoopy walking (Stampabilities)

This next one was for a challenge at caardvarks. The next challenge is polka dots. Maybe I'll make it on time for that one. I've been sitting on this for a week and just haven't sat down at the puter to enter. Oh well better luck next time.

paper - old olive, summer picnic (SU!)
ink - pure red, evergreen (zig)
stamps - tart n tangy, jumbo outline (SU!)

My Sketch World is looking for new designers too. They want both cardmakers and scrapbookers. I thought I'd start with the card sketch. Here's one I'm not submitting.

paper - black tie optional (imaginisce), whisper white (SU!)
misc - felt flowers (american crafts), garnet glitter (martha stewart), chipboard from my stash
Well I think that's all I have for today.
Later Tater,

Monday, January 19, 2009

design team tryout

Ok I mentioned the other day that I've been working on some things for some design teams. Since I have never been on a design team, I am starting with sketch design teams. Anyway, I'm prepared to post some of what I've done. This is the first one I am trying for...

Inspirational Card Sketches

Here is the website with all the details for the call:

This is the sketch we are supposed to use...

I love this sketch. It is simple yet there is room for all kinds of potential. I stayed simple with what I have done.

This first one is Chad's fav. I think it might be mine too. I turned the sketch on it's side and changed the circle to a rectangle.

paper - SU! chocolate chip, the rest is misc scraps from my scrap bin.
stamps - Horseshoes, Out West (CTMH)
copics - E35

This one is a favorite of mine too. Mainly because I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Snoopy!!

paper - SU! whisper white, misc red and black from my scrap bin.
copics - YG67 (for the grass snoop is walking on)
ink - SU! basic black
rubons - the Paper studio

The next one is a simple one.

paper - SU! summer sun, misc red and black from my scrap bin
ticket punch
chipboard from my stash
acrylic paints

This one I took a slightly skewed take on the sketch.

paper - SU! whisper white, misc blue from scrap bin
copics - BG93, YG67, E04, V17, C-1, G99
stamps - Unfroggettable SU!

This one is a bit of a stretch too.

paper - SU! whisper white, chocolate chip
stamps - Whoo Loves You (CTMH)
inks - chocolate chip, really rust, old olive

I will be using this sketch more. I have so many ideas for it. I'm off to make more cards!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

More Ramblings

Ok today was one of those days where you do a bunch of stuff but have nothing to show for it. I've got the house pretty much presentable for our company tomorrow. I did not get my card scanned. I am hoping to have time in the morning or I will definately do it on Monday. The kids are out of school and we will probably play and watch tv all day. Until then...Later Tater


Friday, January 16, 2009


No I have not dropped off the face of the planet. I have actually been making lots of cards. I am working on one of my resolutions to try to get on a design team. I am starting with some sketch teams. I have been working around the house in the mornings and then coming to my room in the afternoons for a couple of hours each day this week. I have promised Joseph that after lunch I am going to sit down with him and we are going to watch a movie together since it is so cold and we can't go outside to play today. Then tonight or tomorrow morning I am going to take pics of everything I have been working on and decide what I'm going to submit etc. and make a post. I have not been doing good at keeping up with posts. I want to get in the habit of doing that. I do better with goal that have deadlines. I think that if I was on a design team that would help. I am also going to my SU! club tomorrow afternoon so I will try to post what we make too. Paul is having his friend Noah over this weekend so that means I need to get the house picked up. His mom comes too usually and we sit and gab or work on something while the boys play. Til later


Friday, January 2, 2009

Ok I've been a slacker... Last month was not crazy busy. I know... not normal. For some reason I was still unable to get everything that I wanted done. When the kids got out of school my allergies started acting up. They have been haywire since the Sunday before Christmas. Basically I have done no more than was necessary. One day I'll feel ok. The next I'll feel horrible. I hope this ends soon!!

I have been able to make it into my room and do some work. I have mainly just been printing pics to work on when I feel better.
I have had days when I've actually felt like doing something. Here's a few of the pages I've gotten done...