Sunday, October 31, 2010

Mr. & Mrs. McCallum...

This has to be my favorite sketch for Monogram Cards.  I use it over and over for gifts for family and friends.  This set is for my daughter's BFF Jessi, who got married yesterday.  Jessi was such a beautiful bride.  My daughter and I did her make-up=)  Though she didn't wear the traditional white dress (her dress was burgundy and black)... it was so pretty and she looked stunning in it!  We decorated the hall with a fall theme, everything just looked so beautiful.  Jessi's mom and dad (Tammy and Chad) are the sweetest most wonderful people.  I am so glad to have gotten to know them.     
So onto my card=)  I love this Monogram Stamp Set from  JustRite.  I love it's simple and classic style.  I also love that they fit perfectly in the SU 1 1/4 inch punch, makes assembling so fast and simple, which I love!  I made 35 cards, for them.  23 with the rose pattern and 12 with the second pattern.  I made an extra card front to decorate a black gift bag to put all the cards in, which I of course forgot to take a picture of=(  Ah well...     
I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween. I'm looking forward to taking my oldest grandson Wylie Trick or Treating, he's going to be a Cowboy.  Connor is going to be a Lion.  What are your children (or grandchildren) going to be for Halloween?  We're leaving in the morning for Arizona.  I'm so excited and happy to be heading home.  I've missed my hubs and chihuahua's dearly.  I'm looking forward to getting my daughter and grandboys there and settled into their new home with us. 
Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fell for You...

I made this card (before I left for Idaho) for my daughter's best friend Jessi who's getting married today.  Since I forgot to do a prepost before leaving AZ, I've had the opportunity to meet Jessi and get to know her a little.  She is such a kind, sweet, lady with such a giving heart.  I've enjoyed the time I've spent with her and I'm so glad I had the pleasure of getting to know her.  Her and her fiance were kind enough to give me their parking spot while I stayed at Mikaela's apartment (thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!) I appreciated that SO much!  Jessi is the reason I stayed in Idaho so long...Mikaela's her Maid of Honor and Wylie's a ring bearer=)  I wish her and Tim a long happy life together! 
Ok...onto my card!  I really like how it turned out.  I love the colors fall bring and I'm so thankful to be here to see the turning of the leaves one last time.  I used Card Patterns Sketch 78.  I colored Tied-the-knot-abella from Stamping Bella in with my Prismacolor Pencils and OMS on Neenah Cardstock.  I used Crystal Lacquer on the mirrors and all the metal parts.  I also added some Smooch to the Bride's Veil to give it some shimmer.
Thank-you for stopping by.  One more day then we are headed home...FINALLY!!!

Paper:  Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
Ink:  Momento Black
Accessories:  SU Ribbon, CB Folder, Stickles, Smooch, Crystal Lacquer

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wine, a Girl's Best Friend...

Today is my BFF Kathy's Birthday.  We first met at a Squadron BBQ in Colorado back in 1997.  We've pretty much been the bestest of friends since.  Kathy has a love for Wine.  She use to be apart of a Wine Club at VAFB as well as volunteer at a Winery in the area.  A visit at her house (which unfortunately isn't that often since we live in different states) usually consists of us having a glass of wine=)  She got me hooked on Moscato years ago, love that stuff!  Anyhow, if she's reading my blog, she now knows what her card looks like, of now it is still sitting on Marc's kitchen table...I just can't seem to get the cards out in the mail on time, ugh.
My card is pretty simple and basic.  I colored her in the same way I did on my last post since I used the same paper and embellishments. 
We have 5 more days until we leave, but who's counting???  Enjoy the rest of your week!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Belated B-day Wishes for Mariah...

For a dear fried of my daughter's.  Mariah's birthday was earlier this month.  She came down from Spokane (where she's currently going to school) for a jammed packed weekend.  We went to the pumpkin patch, did the corn maze, had a BBQ, and went out for belated birthday celebrations...and that's just what she did with us=)  Mariah's been so good to my daughter and grandson Wylie.  He just loves Mariah to pieces!  I'm so thankful she's been there for them after we moved to AZ.
I brought some images with me that I've had for ages.  They came from the bellaholics group, I miss that group and the Stamping Bella Forum on SCS=(  Anyhow, I colored Partygirlabella from  Stamping Bella in with my Prismacolor Pencils and OMS.  I added Flower Soft to the top of her hat, Smooch to her balloons, and Stickles to the cupcake.  The Ribbon is from Denami Design.
My hubs is spoiling me today.  I'm off to get my hair colored, my nails done and enjoy an hour long pedicure=)
Have a great Tuesday everyone! 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Celebration of Thanks...

I'm still in Idaho, so I'm still working with very few supplies.  I'm so looking forward to getting home and having all my stuff at my finger tips!
I made this for my daughter's friend Beki.  She watched the grandboys so I could take my daughter out for her 21st Birthday and be her DD.  I'm so thankful she was willing to babysit on a weeknight, thanks again Beki!  I'm also lucky to have a daughter that would want their mom to spend their 21st with them.  It meant a lot to me to be able to be there for her night of celebrations.  We had a nice evening out=)
For my card I used Winobella from Stamping Bella.  I colored her in with my Prismacolor Pencils and OMS.  You can't really tell in the photo but I added Smooch to the bottom of her dress and headband=)  The ribbon and button is from Denami Design.  The sketch is SC302.
I tried a lil' something new with my photographing after reading Sparkle's Blog.  I plan to work on it a bit more when I get home, her pictures are always awesome!  I also wanted to say a BIG thank-you to my hubs.  Since I've been gone he's been editing my pics, adding my watermark and sending them back to me since I'm on my netbook.  I appreciate the time he's taken to do that for me so I can keep up on my posts=)
Have a great week everyone.  We'll be having a busy one!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Marc's Moose...

I just love this moose!  I was on the hunt for a moose stamp at the stamp expo last month.  I hunted at every booth while on my breaks from helping Denami Design and ended up finding this cute little guy at the booth right next to us, ha!  For the life of me, I can't remember the name of the company tho, sorry!  This card is for my hubs friend Marc.  He's deployed at the moment and has been kind enough to allow my daughter, grandsons, and I the use of his home while he's away.  I can't thank him enough for opening his home to us.  What a wonderful guy, huh!?!?!? 
Anyhow, I stamped him with Momento Ink on Neenah Cardstock, colored him in with my Prismacolor Pencils and OMS.  I used Cosmo Cricket and Graphic 45 DSP and of course the button is from Denami Design=)  This is the first time I've used a sketch from The Cat's Pajamas.  I saw it on Jen Del Muro's Blog...I just love her work! 
I'm looking so forward to heading home...7 1/2 weeks down, 13 more days!  I hope all of you are having a great week! 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Baby's 21...

Happy 21st Birthday to my daughter, Mikaela.  I can't believe she's 21 already!  Where has the time gone!!!  It feels like yesterday that she was just a little baby herself and now she has 2 of her own.  Wylie looks just like her when she was a baby and Connor, well...he actually hasn't arrived yet (doing another prepost).  But, I'm sure he'll be just as cute as ever just like his momma.  I'm looking forward to my daughter moving down here with us.  I've missed her so much.  I've missed hanging out with her and watching movies, going to the mall and shopping with her, her fashion tips, opinions, and style, grabbing coffee with her, going to lunch, I've missed hearing her laugh and seeing her beautiful I'll get to see it everyday!  Happy Birthday Mikaela!  I love you sugar.
Now let's talk about the card I made for her=)  A couple years ago she had a thing for martini glasses, she even wanted to name our next dog martini.  Well, my hubs aunt said "the dog doesn't look like a martini, but she looks like a Kahlua."...and that's how hub's dog was named.  Then the 3rd one came along...we thought for sure this one was going to be "Martini", well, she decided to stick with the "theme" and picked Corona.  So, I knew for her 21st birthday I wanted to make her a card with a martini glass.  I thought this Sprintini image from Stamping Bella would be perfect.  I colored it in with my copic markers on neenah white paper.  I put crystal lacquer over the liquid part and colored the glass in with smooch.  Have I mentioned how much I love that stuff???  I put stickles on top of my colored flowers and added the basic gray stickers to my image panel.  Inside I stamped, "Make Mine a Double" =)  
Enjoy your 21st Mikaela! Happy Birthday...

Paper:  Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzaz, BG Kioshi
Ink:  Momento Black
Accessories:  SU Ribbon, Prima Flower, Denami Design Button 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

3 of My Favorite Things...

For an extra special World Card Making Day Denami Design wanted to give a few lucky people the chance to have their cards featured in their InTouch Newsletter.  Since I needed to make a thank-you card for my in-laws, I thought I'd give it a go=) 
I have very few supplies with me (I'm still out of town- 5 weeks down, just over 4 more to go).  I picked up these cute Puppies and Doghouse from  Denami Design at the stamp expo a couple weeks back.  Aren't they just adrable?  I had to get some more BG Max & Whiskers Paper, even tho I have some at can never have too much BG Paper!  I colored the dogs to look like our 3 Chihuahua's, Chi Chi, Kahlua, and Corona.  I miss them (and the hubs) so much!  I cut out the Doghouse and poped it up by using rolled up pieces of adhesive from my ATG (thanks Nami for the tip!).  For my sketch I used SFYTT for this week.

Anyhow, I just have to say my inlaws have been awesome with this move and we appreciate it so much.  They kept our Chihuahua's for a couple weeks so my hubs could come up to ID to pack up our daughter's apartment and move her stuff to AZ.  They were also kind enough to help us out with gas money, not to mention lend us their truck and trailer.  I really don't know what we would've done without them.  We are so thankful and so very grateful for all that they've done!!! 
I hope everyone had the chance to stamp this weekend.