Saturday, February 21, 2009

FLU stamping

Well, its been one heck of a week sisters! Last Saturday, I told my husband that I think I am getting face hurts. But, like most moms, I kept on going, through the day, cleaning, rearranging furniture, going to a weenie roast complete with hayride, "I will be fine". Fast forward 24 hrs later, 102' degree fever, yep, I am sick. So , thinking it was just a head cold, I am popping Motrin, miracle cure for everything, and still going strong. I stamped a little card for my most awesome husband, and have to admit I was thinking, oh, this will do, because normally I am in the ribbon, the glitter, and anything else I can fit on there, I don't care if it is for my guy, he is going to get some glitter whether he likes it nor not. When I finished with this oh-so-simple and totally lazy card, I thought, in its simplicity, that it was pretty cute. It expressed exactly what I felt. Several days and a Dr. visit later, I am still sick, convinced I have the flu. And today, my people, today is the first day that I have not run fever since Sunday, Feb 15th! Now let me explain something, I am a nurse in a hospital. I have been exposed to most germs known to mankind, most of which would kill the average person, and I thought I had the immune system of a horse. NOT THE CASE! This stuff kicked my butt. The only thing I could do even remotely related to stamping was watch the Cricut infomercial on TV and groan, (and cough...which hurt terribly). Now I am not telling you guys this to have you feel sorry for me, it was just a really long way of telling you why this card only has one little layer, and little coloring with Copics, and a sweet Lodge and Inuit girl stamp from Amuse. I wrote in the sentiment because I wanted something really simple. By the way, my husband loved the card, he is just so awesome, and he took care of me while I was sick too! Hope to see you here again!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Who's Twisted....We are.....That's Who!!!!!

Yea, baby! They did it again! Introducing Twisted Sentiments II, by My Favorite Things! You, my friend, have just hopped onto the trail of a little risque' stamp set that offers just the right thing to say, when flowers and froo froo just won't do! If you have hopped here from Kim's blog, then keep on reading, if not, start there, then hop here, then off to Cindy Haffner's world of fabulosity! I was so honored when I was asked to the MFT Hot To Trot guest designer for February! This set is perfect for cards for a sister, best friend, co-worker, or that significant other when you want to be a little naughty! My first card I made with the top of the cupcake from "It's a Cupcake Kind of Day". I colored it with Copic markers from MFT, and added a little glassy glaze for that "wet look". The ribbon I picked up at a local craft store years ago, colored it to match with Copics and added a little buckle for the "dog collar". The bone clip is one that came in a little kit given to me about a year ago from Zippy BowWow and Meow.

My second card I created with "Gone to the Dogs" by MFT. I thought these precious pooches would look great blinged out and paper pieced! They look like they are ready for Westminster! I pieced them with scraps from the scrap box and added some supah fine glittah! The ribbon is from May Arts. The coloring was done with Copics! Well, I hope you all enjoyed my little input into this fabulous hop! Enjoy the rest of your journey and make sure to stop by the MFT store to place your ordah! Ciao' for now!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Hooooooo are you.....hoo...hoo...hooo...hooooo

I was just monkeying around with some scraps that I had and thought I might use this sweet owl from The Cats Pajamas Halloween set. I also used the branch from PTI's set "Out on a Limb". It was stamped with Brilliance inks and the owl was colored with Koh-I-Noor pencils and blended with Gamsol. I glittered the edge and the moon though it is a bit hard to see in the picture. I hope you all have "lots'o'stampin" planned for the weekend! See ya soon!