Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Due Date

Well the due date came and went.  Haven't done much stamping because I have just been waiting on this baby.  I guess that is the nature of things once you have kids.  All your plans go out the window.  This little guy just wants to do things on his own time. 

My wonderful husband and I are heading to Cheesecake Factory tonight because it will likely not happen again for a LONG time.  Yum. 

My two kittens are sitting in the window above the computer and they are SO cute.  They bring me so much joy.  Although the little kitcat has been having separation anxiety lately because I have been shutting them out of the bedroom in preparation for the new little one.  Poor little muffin-Jasper he meows and meows outside the door in the morning wanting to come snuggle his parents.  Lately he has been jumping to the door handle and ramming the door.  Hopefully he will be weened from the bedroom before the real baby comes.  Maybe that is why the little one is late. 

Big Grey one is Lily, 16 months.
Little one is Jasper, 7 months.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Craft Fair tomorrow

There is a huge craft fair this weekend at a mega church near my house.  I am only going as a guest and potential buyer not as a vendor.  I would have done it if I didn't have to put in for my booth a month in advance.  It was just too close to the due date to comfortably do that.  Maybe next year I will do it instead.  Can't wait to see what kind of handmade items they have.  Maybe I can pick up a nice Christmas gift for Drew there.  Or something to put in our new house!  Can't wait to move in just a few weeks.  Well, haven't done much crafting lately as I am just focused on new house and baby but I will hopefully get back into the swing of things for the holidays.  Wish me luck and happy buying tomorrow.

Friday, November 5, 2010

New Challenge

This is a card that I made today for a few new challenges.   It has a specific design and I really liked the geometric shapes to this card.  I water colored the little boy in the middle and I liked that the patterned paper was striped.  I did these on a slant because it almost gives the appearance that the pattern carries through the middle. 


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Stamp Challenge

Entering my first stamp challenge today.

This is a pink themed challenge so I used my favorite little girl stamp.  I also thought it was fitting because the challenge is because of Oct. being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Enjoy the card.

This card is entered in Stamp Challenges Oct. Pink Challenge.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Simple can be better

I like very simple things.  Sometimes too many embellishments make a card so busy that I can hardly tell what is going on.  Plus who wants to send a card in the mail that is full of ribbon and buttons and grommets so that you practically need a box rather than an envelope.  Simple and practical, that is how I like to make cards.  Mail-able, visually appealing, not too busy, but still lovely.

Take this VERY simple Christmas card for example  The nice thing about a card like this is that you can feasibly make a million of them and send them all around for Christmas without taking up a million hours.  Of course I LOVE making the cards.  But at some point I like to send them too.  Part of the fun is staying in touch and reaching people with your creations.

Enjoy this very simple Noel card and Mistletoe card.  Made by NBradley Stationary.