Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sunny Tuesday

It was a beautiful day today. The sun was shining and we were cloud free. Work was a little hectic, but overall a good day. Oh, and the Bruins one last night – a little shout out for my hometown team. Now they just need to win 10 more games and we can claim the cup. (Yup, I’m a little bit of a hockey fan)

Today is a short one, I need to go clean the kitchen!

Card of the Day:

Henry the Mouse – Happy Birthday

I love this stamp by Whiff of Joy. It was a co-worker's birthday yesterday so I pulled out Henry and made her a card!

  • Stamps: Whiff of Joy: Celebrating Henry
  • Inks: Memento: Black tuxedo
  • Paper (brands, colors & size): Gina K (card Base): Innocent Pink, 5 ½ x 8 ½, Taylored Expressions: Snow White 3 x 3, SU!: Regal Rose 3 ¼ x 3 ¼, Chocolate Chip: 1 x 5 ½
  • Copics: Mouse - E35, E11, E50, E33, Cupcake Wrapper -R29, R35, R32, Cupcake Top - Y00, Y06, V15, Candle - RV10, Y38, Y15
  • Accessories: SU! - Eyelet Punch

Monday, May 3, 2010

Not Ready for Monday

Today, was one of those days that I wanted to go back to bed before I got up. Nothing bad, it was just gray and rainy out. Hard way to start the week I finally convinced myself to get up and head into the office. Work was on the crazy side, but the happy part of it was that I only had one meeting. I think that is a record. I average 4-5 a day.

I am very sad to see the news about Nashville. Many of the areas that I was just at last week are now underwater. I hope all our friends to the south keep safe and dry. I promise to come back soon to help boost the economy which I am sure will be needed. I am also a little concerned that Ireland is talking about closing the airports again due to volcanic ash…Let’s hope this doesn’t happen. I am heading to London in June and don’t want to get stuck either here and miss the trip or be unable to come back.

Ok, enough rambling.

Card of the Day

Mama said there’d be days like this – Inspirational
I was just having one of those days and this sentiment said it all. And, then the turtle on its shell just seemed to work. It is very simple, yet I think it sums up many a Monday. Or just about any blah day.

  • Stamps: A Muse Artstamps: Mama said, Turtle, Stamps by Judith: H-198 Long Grass, Local King Rubber Stamp: Happy baa…thday (small outline)
  • Inks: Memento: Black tuxedo, Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout, Summer Sky
  • Paper (brands, colors & size): Gina K (card Base): Pure white, 5 ½ x 8 ½ (folded down to 5 ½ x 4 ¼ ), Taylored Expressions: Snow White 2 ¾ x ½ , SU!: Ballet Blue 3 x ¾, certainly celery 5 ½ x I ½
  • Copics: Turtle: YG23, YG00

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Crazy Week

Ok, it was a busy week, but I am going to get better about posting. Work was crazy and I am getting ready for a business trip next week that always keeps me on my toes. I went on a minor shopping spree last night with a good friend from work. We hit Arundel Mills mall which is half outlet mall and half normal mall. I did well and spent a little more than I had planned, but oh well you only live once.

This morning I hit the Asian market and stocked up on veggies, chicken and shrimp. I love their food always fresh and so much cheaper than the regular grocery store. This week’s menu includes: Curried Shrimp, Chicken with Peanut Sauce & Lo Mein Noodles, and Grilled Chicken with Queso Verde Sauce.

Alright on to the card of the day – Which starts today. I am going to try and post a new card that I have created every day – Let’s see if I can do it!

Card of the Day: Sweet Indulgence – Thinking about you

Ok, I used the card HERE as inspiration. I changed up the colors a little and cut down on the embellishments. I do want to try and sew on my cards, but I need to master the copics before I take on that challenge. I am trying to “ground & shadow” my images. I am not there yet, but I think this was a decent first attempt. I am going to sign up for the Suzanne Dean Copic class I have heard a lot of great things and I am hoping it will help with my technique. The design of this card is based on the use of layers the only real thing that “pops” is the coffee mug in the left corner that I put on a dimensional.

  • Stamps: Taylored Expressions: Sweet Indulgence
  • Inks: Memento : Black tuxedo
  • Paper: Gina K (card Base): Vibrant Violet, 5 ½ x 8 ½ (folded down to 5 ½ x 4 ¼ ), Taylored Expressions: Snow White 3 ½ x 2 ½ SU!: Whisper White: 5 ¼ x 4, DP: Sending Love Specialty 5 x 3 ¾,  DCWV: DP 5 x 3 ¾ (for Cupcake Wrapper)
  • Copics:, Coffee Mug - V17, V15, Cupcake & Chaise: BG05, Y08, RV06,RV10, RV13, C1
  • Accessories: SU!: Circle punches, 1 ¼ inch (Taylored Expressions: Show white), 1 ¾ Inch (SU! Orchid Opulence) Dimensional