7.31.2009

Girly Superbird...

OK here is a girly superbird. The digital stamp is from Sunshine Stamps.
The digital supplies I used for this one all come from Jessica Sprague's Strawberry Lemonade kit except for the ribbon which is from OScraps and recolored to match the colors on this card. I used PSE 5 as usual.

The font is Storybook.

Thanks Chrissy for the sentiment!!

7.27.2009

Superbird has entered the scene...

Superbird is the last freebie from Sunshine Stamps . Cars are good around here since I live in a house full of boys. I just love this car too.

This is a digital card...I know a complete surprise right. The papers & brads are from Shabby Princess Our Little Star kit. This was done using PSE 5.

Thanks for looking!

7.25.2009

An observation that would make life easier...


For some reason as I was dusting & vacuuming 2 of the bedroom yesterday it hit me just how cluttered our home has become. A quick check of all the other rooms confirmed it...we have a piling problem! With the exception of 1 small shelf in out living room there is not a flat surface that does not have stuff piled or sitting on it.

There are 9 rooms in the house counting the bathrooms & laundry room (10 if you want to count the garage) and there is only 1 - 7"x32" shelf that is empty. I don't know why it never dawned on me before just how bad the piling problem has become.

I can't even blame it on just 1 person either all 4 of us are responsible for all the piling. The other problem I have is where to put or what to do with all the crap laying all over the place. Yes I said crap because frankly that is what most of it is. We have a few nice things but they are very few. I can look around my living room right now and count on one hand the things that I love and still have fingers left over. The rest of it makes me crazy and I'm sure it is the same in every other room as well.

Life would be so much easier and cleaning so much less time consuming if I can get all the piles & knick-knacks under control. The definition of knick-knack is a small trivial article usually intended for ornament. Notice the highlighted word in that definition.

7.22.2009

Meet Malcolm Milk Truck...

Malcolm is the latest image from Sunshine Stamps. Isn't he cute? The little sign on the side is blank so you can add any little sentiment that comes to mind.

As usual I used Photoshop Elements to color Malcolm. The papers are from Angie Briggs Tomboy kit. The brads are from Shabby Princess Celebrating kit. I used SCS sketch #237.

Thanks for the sentiment help Chrissy! Thanks everyone for looking!

7.20.2009

2 more weeks of summer vacation...

Just 2 more weeks til the kids go back to school. I think I am just about done with all the back to school shopping.

Need to sit down and figure out all the things I need to get busy working on around here. There is lots of painting and decorating that still needs to be done. And I also need to finish my resume so that I can look into trying to find a part-time job somewhere. After 8 years of being a SAHM, I think it is time to go back to work so that I can get out and be around other adults.

Tomorrow may be a good park day. We have been living here for 4 years as of Aug. 1st and we have never been to any of the parks we have around here. Will have to remember to take some bread to feed the ducks too.

7.12.2009

My stamping epiphany...

I think i finally realized what happened to my stamping enjoyment. I haven't stamped in probably 6 months or more and haven't exactly missed it either. I was thinking about it the other day when I was contemplating selling more craft stuff.

Before stamping became trying to keep up with all the new stuff and techniques & the people who were being published & getting on design teams, etc, I really enjoyed stamping. Then it got to the point where everyone and I do mean everyone (including me) was trying to outdo everyone else and the cards & techniques got more and more complicated. That is when my enjoyment of stamping went into the toilet and never resurfaced.

I tried several times to get published & tried a couple of times to get on design teams. Again in order to be part of the group & keep up with everyone. The one thing I learned about getting published or getting on design teams is that it is always the same people that are chosen over and over. It is extremely difficult for anyone new to get their foot in the door.

For Mother's Day I mailed store bought cards to everyone and did not feel guilty in the least about doing so. Well hubby's grandmother said thank you and it was nice but told him it was not even close to being as nice or pretty as the ones I had made before. I have to say that made me feel good.

I still think I'm going to sell some more craft things and clear out a lot more stuff and see if once I get back to the bare bones minimum stuff maybe the stamping bug bites me again.

7.11.2009

Patrick Patrol Car...

Here is the latest digital stamp from Sunshine Stamps. Isn't he just the cutest! Again I used Photoshop Elements 5 and Sketch #236 to do this digital card.

The digital papers are all from Shabby Princess - Moody Blues, Urban Kiwi, Little Star & Celebrate kits. The brads are from O'Scraps Moonrise kit. Fonts are Another Typewriter and Clingy.

Thanks for Looking!

7.04.2009

Lenny Loader from Sunshine Stamps....

Another cutie from Sunshine Stamps . This little loader is just so adorable!

I again did a digital card. I used Photoshop Elements 5 to color the image. Then I used Mindy Terasawa's Groovy Boy digital kit for all the elements except for the twill piece which is from Jackie Eckles' Twilled Phrases kit and the brads from Oscraps Moonrise kit. Font used is Tamlin.

I tried to find links to all the things used but unfortuately some of them I can't locate at this time. Thanks for looking!!