Saturday, April 4, 2009

Guidelines 2

So, since I broke out my new PTI Guidelines 2 set last week, I have made a few things and absolutely love it!! Here is another card made using that same background "grid" for the previous card except that I added in some small burnt umber "flowers". I really like this added touch along with using some pearl gems this time. This is a beautiful color combination--raspberry fizz and ocean tides ink. I used another new EK Success border punch for the bottom. This punch could be used as grass or a border. Did you notice it also embosses? If you look closely, you can see embossed lines. I made this card for a very special friend of mine who I don't get to see as often as I'd like. It was her birthday yesterday.....Happy Birthday Dena!! Just remember April 30 is just around the corner!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Wii Bowling anyone?? (and a card)

We were invited last Saturday to some friends "house warming" party aka Wii bowling party. It was a blast!! We had some "adult" drinks, a real "photo booth", and a Wii bowling tourney!! Let's just say I haven't had that much fun in quite some time. I even won hi score at 234!! (the host actually had the hi score but he gave me the trophy). Please disregard the "mojito" I have in my hand!! I did not over do it!!

Since this couple had just bought their first home, I made them this card. It was so much fun to make because it uses the new Guidelines 2 set from PTI. OMG, this set is awesome!! You will certainly see me using this set a lot. It also uses the new Mega Mixed Messages set that was just released as well. All paper, stamps, and ink are PTI. I have been hoarding those "gems" for some time now ever since I won some blog candy a while back so I decided to add some to this card in the centers of the flowers or whatever you call them. I hate the ribbon I used because it is so absolutely stiff to work with (from Michaels) but it worked and I want to use it up.

Here is a pic of my hubby and me in the fabulous "photo booth". Check out for info about this awesome fun experience. They are friends of ours and everyone just had a blast taking pics with and without props!! Oh, here is one with props too!! edited to add.....wish I was computer savvy, I would delete the last picture of us and our friend. My husband always does something in the pictures.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fool's!

This has nothing whatsoever to do with stamping but I played a little trick on my kiddos for supper tonight! I made faux "fish sticks" and "peas". I told them to try it even though my son said, "It looks like a granola bar and it smells like one." Hehe. He wouldn't even touch the peas (I should have known better because I've never made peas before because I don't even like them). Anyway, I copied the idea from Family Fun magazine I received in the mail the other day. The "fish sticks" actually were pretty good!! Now, once they had tried them, we told them, "April Fool's" and said we were going to Qdoba for dinner instead!! We love eating at Qdoba on Weds nights because kids eat free with adult meal. Anyway, here is my April Fool's dinner--Enjoy!!!
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