Wednesday, August 27, 2008

CPS #79

Hi all! I've had the best day today. The sun is shining outside and I can almost smell spring in the air.

Today's card is based on Sketch #79 over at CPS blog. I got to use my new Basic Grey "Ambrosia" paper. You know, I used to hoard my papers and would hesitate to use the ones that I felt were "special". How stupid! That put a downer on my creativity and just left me with heaps of paper that I eventually think of as old stuff. So, now I just say "it's only paper" and chop into it with wild abandon.

Here's another little card I made when I was digging into my Scenic Route Sonoma the other day.

That's all for today, hope to post again tomorrow!

Monday, August 25, 2008

2 Sketches 4 you - Laura's sketch #7

I love Tuesdays! A new sketch is posted at 2S4Y. I know it's Monday when Kazan and Laura release the sketch, but it's Tuesday HERE. :-)

I had the best time today, sitting surrounded by heaps of new patterned papers. I bought the Sonoma range from Scenic Route, and then I had 3 little 6 x 6 pads of new BG - Eva, Offbeat (my fave) and Ambrosia. It took a lot of pushing papers around, but I finally got into the swing of things. I flipped the sketch on it's side for this one.

I'm off to night shift tonight. Just one, so that's easy to deal with. Thanks for stopping by. See you in a couple of days.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

CPS #78

This little card is based on Sketch #78 over at CPS blog. The paper is American Crafts, and that sweet little cupid is from RWPC
I'm really looking forward to the weekend. The kids have finished up with their various sports for a while, so we can have a relaxing weekend, just hanging out at home! Enjoy your weekend, whatever you choose to do!

2 Sketches 4 You - Kazan's sketch #7

It's Friday! I haven't blogged all week. I did three night shifts starting Monday, so I was either working or sleeping this week. I'm back in the land of the living now though, and I've been making cards today. I had a moment of panic when I thought my mojo had gone... nothing was coming to me, nothing I did seemed to work. However, I walked away for a while, and then when I came back it all fell into place. Phew!

This card is the one that gave me so much trouble! It's based on Kazan's sketch #7 over at 2S4Y.

I have more to share, and will do so later today!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Brrrrrrrr, it's soooooo cold

It's a wonder I can get my fingers to co operate with the typing today. You know how the days are supposed to warm up? I swear today has become increasingly cold. So, I am in my usual spot, at the kitchen table. I am supposed to head over to school early today, as on Wednesday a group of us mothers volunteer our time to screen school kids for headlice. I am thinking they may be able to do without me today...

The design for the cards I am about to share is not my own design. I saw it on a blog I visited recently and loved it! Such a wonderful way to use up scraps. Unfortunately I have long forgotten the name of the card designer. When I find it, I shall edit this post to give credit where credit it due. If you recognise them, please give a shout out in the comments and I'll amend this post. Anyway, these cards are amazingly simple, and yet they look so very cool. I made them "en masse" so now I have quite a supply!

Monday, August 11, 2008

CPS #77

This little Christmas card is based on Sketch #77 over at CPS blog. The adorable little reindeer are from Remember When Paper Company.
I have made such a huge start on Christmas already. Kids presents are bought and safely tucked away in my room, teacher's gifts are nearly finished, and I think I have already made more than enough Christmas cards to meet my own needs. I hope this organisation doesn't backfire on me, and I'm all out of Christmas spirit by the time it rolls around! I doubt it. With three kids in the house, it's hard not to get swept up in the spirit!

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2 Sketches 4 you - Laura's Sketch #6

I had a very happy mail day today. My beloved postie knocked on the door and handed me a large bag of goodies from my fabulous friend, Kazzy. New Stampin' Up goodies! The arrival of new stamps, inks and markers coincided with a new sketch on the 2S4Y blog. The card above is based on Laura's sketch #6.

The weather has been bitterly cold the past few days, so I have set myself up at the kitchen table during the day while the kids are at school. I have had the Olympics on in the background to keep me company. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi Oi Oi. LOL

In other news, tomorrow night I have an information evening at school. Lara (9) will attend with me. It's called "Health, Hormones and Happiness". What happened to my baby? Seems like just yesterday that she was sitting in a high chair with carrot smeared all over her face, and now we are broaching the subject of puberty. *sigh*

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Monday, August 4, 2008

2 Sketches 4 you - Kazan's sketch #6

This is the one productive thing to come from my day today! After my last post where I boasted about how I was all set up at my desk... well I have basically blog hopped, perused You Tube, giggled at the MSN banter between myself and Karen... you get the picture. I have, however, washed the breakfast dishes! High Five!!!
Anyway, this card is based on Kazan's sketch #6 over at 2 Sketches 4 You. Love the bright, happy papers from K & Co. I am still filled with joy when I see the little easel that this card is resting upon. It is definitely one of my best buys for the year!
Right, I MUST turn this computer off and go put this house into some sort of order. It's almost time to pick up the kids from school.
I hope your Tuesday has been more productive than mine. Although I secretly enjoy a lazy, non-productive day now and then.

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CPS #76

This card is based on sketch #76 over at CPS blog. I love these Making Memories papers. Somehow this card doesn't feel "finished" to me, I'm not completely happy with it. I may continue to work on it later today if I am feeling up to the challenge!

I'm spending my day at my scrapping desk today. I have myself all set up with the heater at my feet, continuous cups of tea, and Season 5 of Curb your Enthusiasm. Perfect!!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008


Kazzy and I have had waaaaay too much too drink , and this will be my last card tonight! I bought this awesome Chatterbox paper today. I have no idea whether it is new or not, but I liked it! And I am still loving my little easel! We are looking up "has beens on youtube". Right now we are onto Boney M. God help us.

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Another version of Laura's sketch #5

I have made a start on my Christmas cards! I couldn't resist revisiting Laura's sketch #5 on 2 Sketches 4 you. I am staying overnight with my gorgeous friend Karen, who is also a Stampin' Up demonstrator, and we have semi successfully put the kids to bed so we are playing. Kazzy is scrapping and I am making cards. Kaz took me to a scrapping shop today, which blew me away, acres and acres of scrapping stuff! I was very restrained, but bought some goodies, this K & Co Christmas paper being one of my purchases. I bought these adorable little Christmas tree dies and embossing folders for the Cuttlebug last week, so got to use them tonight. Ooooh, notice the little easel that my card is on! I bought this today as well. I am in love with it, BIG TIME!!!!! Anyway, the sentiment and the inks I used to highlight the embossing on the little trees are all Stampin' Up.

I don't know if I have any more cards in me tonight. After all, we've finished a couple of bottles of wine... Fun, fun, fun!

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