Sunday, September 25, 2011

Thou Shall Not Whine...yeah right.

I have a sign in my home that says "Thou Shall Not Whine"...apropos since I have 3 girls and they can sometimes be whiny. (My hubby says I can get this way too...I choose to ignore this comment.) Bwahahaha. But bear with me while I rant for a moment...

I AM SICK OF BEING BUSY!!!

My kiddos aren't even in sports yet this year and I am dealing with major busyness. I'm tired of driving my kids everywhere. Sheesh. Even my busy weekends...which have been FUN...are not relaxing! I feel like I need a mental health day! GAH! Now, this weekend hubby and I decided to try and watch ALL SIX Star Wars films on blu-ray (because of course we had to own that set when it came out!! SQUEEE) We only got through Episode IV (the "original Star Wars from 1977 for all my non-geek readers) because I also had my Stamp Camp and a Thirty One Party this weekend (I know, I bring this on myself for scheduling so much on the weekend....I know)
....but here I am on Sunday night and even though I got to SIT and watch (or snooze, since I was so tired--I suffer from cinema narcolepsy LOL) I am lamenting that I didn't have time to organize my bathroom closet.

Wow. Am I SICK?!? Because that is just wrong. ORGANIZE MY BATHROOM CLOSET?!? Bwahahahaha.

Ok. Rant over. Sorry. Now on to our regularly scheduled progamming. HA!

So I'm overdue in sharing a card with you....my busyness has prevented me from participating in some of my favorite challenges...but this was a fun card to make. I would NOT have put these colors together originally, but aren't they fabulous?!? My Color Coach is my friend!

All Supplies from Stampin' Up! (SU) Stamps: Circle Circus; Paper: Lavender Lace (retired), Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant; Ink: More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant, Lavender Lace (retired), Summer Sun (retired); Sentiment: rub-on; Accessories: SU button, Circle punches
I hope you have a fabulous week!  I have one more month of the current Stamp Club. The next Club will start up in January.  I've also scheduled my Christmas Stamp A Stack of cards for November 5th! SQUEEE! Hope you can make it!
Thanks for stopping by!


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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Randomness...and ellipses....(and a winner!)

So I never heard from my 1st winner-so I used random.org to choose another number. This time it was #10....and that comment belongs to "hanwayink" who is also one of my twitter homies!!! Congrats Michelle!! I'll message you on twitter and get your box of goodies together!!

Hubby and I are spending the weekend up in Dallas for his best friend's wedding. I'm looking forward to seeing old friends...but at the same time wondering when I'll have a weekend at home without anything on the agenda! I haven't stamped a card since the blog hop and I miss my stamp studio! Wahhhhhh!!!! LOL AND my Stampin' Up customers keep telling me they miss my classes...and I want to schedule a few this fall...GAH!!! I hate being busy.
I cannot read all the novels I want AND stamp hahaha I'm finishing the 3rd book in the Hunger Games series--Mockingjay--and REALLY want to finish it already....and I'd like to read The Help...sigh.

I hear there is going to be an iPad app for Blogger...I hope so because I can't even change the font when I post from my iPad! Annoying!!!

So, thank you for reading this far...through the randomness and ellipses!!

Come back...I'll have some Halloween and fall stuff to share very soon!!


Monday, September 12, 2011

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!

Ha...it IS Friday isn't it?!? No....?? It's MONDAY?!? WTH!!! Such is my life....better late than NEVER!!!
Random.org generated the number 25....which makes sandjano the winner! Congrats! So...please contact me sandjano! SQUEEE!!! You have until 24 hours to reply to this blog (7:32 pm CST on 9/13/11)...or email me at darthsunshine@gmail.com


CONGRATS!!!


Monday, September 5, 2011

Biggest Blog Hop EVAHHH!

Hello and welcome to the Fall Fun Blog Hop! A group of crafty friends from the Interwebs decided to put something on our calendar weeks ago and then procrastinate until the last possible moment to put this blog hop together.  Ok, I can't speak for EVERYONE....but that's what I did! As always! hehe

So if you've arrived here and are just now reading about the Blog Hop...my blog is stop #12 on this Hop. There are crafters from all around the world and some amazing stuff!!
Also, some of us have goodies to give away (LIKE ME...so be sure to read to the bottom!) so make sure you see each blog on our Labor Day Hop!

There are 43 of us...so grab a nommy beverage and sit back and enjoy the ride!
Here's the full list of crafty goodness to see:

Lydia Fiedler my friend who put this all together! She is amazing!
Libby Hickson
Kim Williams
Michelle Single
Lee Murphy
Sara Henton
Yapha Mason
Lisa Adametz
Jimmi Mayo
Jeanne Streiff
Bev Gerard
Shannon
  Dana Keith -YOU ARE HERE
Joan Ervin
Maren Benedict
Teresa Kline
Hannah Clark
Dina Kowal
Wanda Cullen
Korin Sutherland
Taylor Usry
Monika Davis
Harriet Skelly
Kim Schofield
Cathy McCauley
Mary Marsh
Julia Aston
Bridget Finlay
Alison Habetler
Leslie Hanna
Sue Farrant
Michelle Hanway
Misti Oblander
Judy Rozema
Jenna Barber
Tammy Hershberger
Eva Dobilas
Kerri Michaud
Cheryl Navarrete
Neva McMullen
Marianne
Samantha 

Cindy

Now for my card...I used stamps from the new Stampin' Up Holiday Mini Catalog.
And, yes...I did SQUEEE a little bit when this card was finally put together!  
Yes, those leaves are CUT OUT WITH SCISSORS (sorry for yelling)...and you all know how I hate to cut stuff out....but it just HAD to be done! And I really like how the layers turned out.

All from Stampin' Up!--Stamps: Gently Falling, Hand-Penned Holidays, Sanded (Background stamp); Ink: Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede; Cardstock: First Edition Specialty DSP, Soft Suede, Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Concord Crush 1/2" stitched poly ribbon, Aqua Painter, Color Spritzer Tool
 
I stamped the leaves in Soft Suede on the First Edition DSP, then watercolored with my Aqua Painter in Elegant Eggplant and More Mustard inks...cut them out (GAH!) then adhered with with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The background is stamped with Sanded in Crumb Cake, then spritzed with Elegant Eggplant.  I used the Decorative Label Punch to give my sentiment piece a little trim (a trick I learned at Convention!) then used 2 punches of the label in Eggplant to cover the back of the sentiment.


Thanks so much for stopping by on this Blog Hop! As part of this fun day I'm giving away MORE BLOG CANDY!!! OMG this is my 3rd post in a row with Blog Candy!! Crazy! :D
So...leave a comment here on my blog--tell me your favorite Fall Holiday and why-- and your name will go in for a whole box of stampy goodness!!! I'll include some Unity Stamps, Stampin' Up Watercolor Crayons, some embellishments....I promise...this will be a huge goody box of goodness!! So please leave some comment love and let me know how you like this Hop we put together for you!!! :D

Comment by midnight CST on Thursday 9/8/11 and I'll post the winner on Friday!
Next on the Blog Hop is Joan Ervin...so please pay her a visit and see what she's made for you today!
Happy Labor Day!!
XOXO

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Clean and simple...

I love clean and simple (CAS) cards...my customers are loving them during our Stamp Club, too.  I made this card several weeks ago for a Splitcoaststampers CAS challenge...and I think I got the idea from my friend Lydia (Understand Blue) to use punched DSP or embossed paper...how easy is THAT?!? I had scraps of it in and just punched out the squares and sponged it--I've used Wisteria Wonder, Tempting Turquoise and Melon Mambo (all Stampin' Up) here....sentiment is from Hope Happens.
 
You have to come back on Monday...my crafty twitter friends and I have put together a blog hop!
So be sure to see all the stampy goodness on Monday! ....and I'll have
BLOG CANDY again!!! SQUEEEE!!!!




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