Sunday, September 30, 2007

Lots O' Cards..and a cat.

Ok, I didn't take photos of EVERY card that I made, I made a lot of duplicates, so I grouped some together. I did succeed in using ALL of last years Holiday Designer Series Paper (Holiday Thyme). I told myself I would not buy anymore until I used up what I had, and I did it! Of course now my Christmas cards are done so I wont need any until next year! We'll see what cool stuff they come out with then!

This first card is going to be our We've moved card! Once we have a new address, I'll mail them out to our family so they can know where we're at!

Stamps: Boatloads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories, Flannel Plaid BG
Paper: Bayou Blue, Soft Sky, Sage Shadow, Whisper White
Ink: Same, plus Ruby Red, River Rock, Really Rust and Creamy Caramel, Black Stazon
Accessories: Brads, Eyelets, Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon, Oval Punch, Designer Tag Punch, Eyelets

A lot of babies being born in my pregnancy group this month! This is one of the congrats on the baby girl cards I made! For the mane of the giraffe I cut the edge off one side of pink grosgrain ribbon and frayed it, then adhered it to the card.

Stamps: Bundle of Joy, Hugs and Wishes,
Paper: Basic Grey PP, Barely Banana, Pretty In Pink, Watercolor Paper, Very Vanilla
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Black Stazon, Versamark
Accessories: Pink Gingham, MM Brads, Signo White Gel Pen

The following 4 photos are of Christmas cards, many of the ideas or layouts were cased or inspired from SCS. I made a lot of duplicates, and a few more that I didn't photograph but ended up with almost 50 Christmas Cards just in the last week! I'll send them with our express shipment so we'll have them in time to send for Christmas (I hope!)
These are made from recycled tags that were on Christmas Gifts last year. They were too cute to throw away so I knew I had to reuse them!
And something funny (obviously before I packed up my stamp room). I noticed the cat hadn't been running around like usual and wasn't crying for her breakfast one morning and thought I better go check on her. Since she shares my stamp room as her place where the dog isn't allowed, I do worry that she might get in trouble since she's known for eating plastic, ribbon and anything else that isn't tied down.

So I popped upstairs, and open the door to find this:

Now, I've always known to cut your plastic soda can rings before throwing them away because you never know what animal might get stuck in it, but it never occurred to me to make sure I didn't leave any complete circles cut in paper lying around! I'm not exactly sure HOW she managed this, but she did, and luckily I was able to get it off without any issues (though she's now on a strict diet!) So be warned!! Leave no whole holes lying around your house, your pet might get trapped!

Also, for those of you who have never had the opportunity to meet Eibach (the cat), and are wondering about her strange appearance (aside from the piece of paper around her middle). That is indeed the full length of her legs. She's a breed called a Munchkin. They carry a gene similar to that of a dachshund, only in cats, so her body is standard size, but her legs are extremely short. That's as tall as she gets!

That's my update for now! It will be a while before I post more cards as my stamp room is just about fully packed. All the essentials are in boxes ready for shipment. I maybe working on more digital layouts in the meantime though, so keep an eye out for those!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Quick update..

Just wanted to pop in and post a quick update since I haven't posted much lately! We're preparing to move back to the US sometime this month so it's been busy around here! Since my stamp stuff will take 2-3 months to arrive at our next base I've been trying to make the next 3 months worth of Birthday, Christmas and We've moved cards! I've successfully made them, but BOY was that a lot of stamping!

After that I started packing my stamp room and it's almost complete. I've never realized exactly how much stuff I have! I have inventoried each box to put in an excel document, printed one out to tape on the outside of the box, and photographed EVERYTHING going into each box just to make sure it all makes it to the other side of the pond. So once I finish, I'll unload the photos off my camera and post the ones of my cards I have made!

It already seems kind of boring around our house since most of my stamp room is packed, when evening comes my normal routine of listening to music or an audio book while I stamp has been disrupted. Hopefully we will see orders this week so we can get things moving quickly and get back home.. once the ball starts rolling, it will roll fast and I can't wait! In the meantime... back to organizing and cleaning!

I'll post more later!

P.S. In case some of you that regularly follow my blog are unaware, I am 26 weeks pregnant with a baby girl! I do have a second blog following my pregnancy that I try and update at least once a week, it can be found here! If it gets really quiet on this one, you can always pop in and see if there's something going on on that side. :)

Monday, September 24, 2007

First Digital Scrapbook Page!

I attempted my first Digital SB page today, I wont even tell you how long it took. I used BG "paper" from a free digikit called Phat Splat, and elements from another kit called Twinkle Toes along with some Photoshop brushes and fonts. I had a lot of fun, but I sure hope it gets quicker to do these! I might try and do more and more of them and see about making a whole 8.5 x 11 album to print up (someday). So here's my first go at it!