Thursday, January 29, 2009

To Bling or Not to Bling

To bling or not to bling, that is the question.  Whether 'tis nobler in the hearts of stampers... 

I just couldn't make up my mind whether I liked the card with or without sparkle.  So I did it both ways. I'm working my way through using up as much of my hoard as I can.(hence the square crystals,button, hemp and dp) Other than my declutter resolution (which is coming along just fine) I'm resolved to use up a bunch of the hoard I have in my craft room.  Its time for it to see the light of day and be used!!! I don't want to have to move all this stuff.  So, every chance I get, I'm up there making stuff and using it up.  I dread having to go through my scrapbooking stuff also, luckily its not as out of control as my stamping. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hearts and Flowers

A stamping friend of mine got this set and let me stamp a few images of it.  I didn't know quite what to do with it at first, but finally got a card done.  Top image is inside and bottom is outside..I know backwards.  Silly me.  

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Winter play

We recently had some very cold temps for the south.  I didn't mind it too much being a transplant..but did bemoan the fact that if it was going to be so cold..there had better be snow on the ground. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate.  But it gave me a great opportunity to break out this cute snowman and bear to try out.  I made this card for my secret sister over on SCS.  Isn't he so cute!!  I waver between quick and practical stamping.  It must be a bi-polar craft thing.  Oh, and if you like blogs check out my fav found here.  She won't disappoint and if you feel so inclined please vote for her!  

Monday, January 26, 2009

A Moment of Silence

My dh, bless his heart, is a man of few needs.  He doesn't hunt, fish, watch car races, woodwork or golf.  His hobbies are simple and  few.  Yesterday we said goodbye to his baby, his refuge that when he got under foot and 3 women were on the rag at the same time and he needed a safe harbour from the raging hormones he would go and she would comfort him.  So please, a moment of silence in respect for the mourning. Her new owner seemed quite giddy to have her (and managed to lock himself out of her his drive home).  Hopefully in the future he will have another sweetheart like her, but it won't ever be the same as the first one. : )

Now onward:

  Here is the last of my Christmas cards that I sent out this last year.  There were actually 2 types of this card, the other had Santa on the front, same type, same colors, same Bat channel.  I had meant to post this way back when, but due to the problem of me having children and they not having their Christmas present of their own camera, my batteries where dead.  Again. Now glorious bliss, my camera can survive day after day without being subjected to a million shots for click happy teenagers and funny poses. And now another subject:

Friday, January 23, 2009

Bad, bad blogger am I.  What have I been doing? Not much stamping, I can tell you that.  I just started back in on it this last week.  Did I make a New Year's resolution this year? YUP! For the first time, yes.  And its one that I'm actually going to keep. (not that I have much choice in the matter)  The resolution was to declutter and dejunk my house.  Have to because we are moving and the house has to be 'staged' to sell in this current financial climate.  We started out going room by room.  Then when we hit the master bedroom (aka the junk drop room) we hit a major roadblock.  Did you know that if you leave receipts and records alone..they will mulitiply in proportion to the time left there?  We're talking 23 years of ALL receipts, checks, paystubs, bill receipts..dang it.. I kept everything!  (by the way, thanks Mom for that packrat gene) I'm on my 2nd shredder and am seriously considering having a big bon fire.  Ok, enough of my ranting and ravings.  The house actually is beginning to look better than it has in years and the decluttering is such a liberating experience.  On the craft front, I will have cards back up starting Monday.  I need to start dejunking that room this weekend.  But I have started to stamp again just to stay sane.  See y'all Monday.