Sunday, December 28, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Living in the Arizona desert, you really don't need a fireplace. So to hang our stockings we improvise! Tom's is hanging on the left and mine's on the right. Oliver & Phoebe's is in the middle. Ollie & Phibbs are our adored and very spoiled Kitties.
My collection of stuffed snowmen. It is a big surprise to us that our Kitties haven't played with them this year. Last year, the poor snowmen were toys for our "babies"! I was constantly picking them off the floor.
My collection of Nutcrackers. This collection started a couple of years ago, when my father-in-law gave me my very first Nutcracker. So it has become a tradition that every Christmas I know for sure I will be getting one. I can't wait for Christmas!!!
Friday, December 12, 2008
This is Sun City's Viewpoint Lake Homeowners 22nd annual edition of the Holiday Lighted Boat Parade. The parade offers spectacular views of the decorated boats and homes reflected in the Lake. There was a band playing holiday music. Sunset is beautiful!
I just love this picture even though is a little fussy. Several homeowners were having private parties out on their decks/patios. Too bad I wasn't one of their guests...
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Clear Mini Stamp, rhinestones, Diamond Glaze, SU Water Color Crayon-Black, Cameo Coral, Garden Green, SU Brilliant Blue & Pink Passion stampin' pads, StazOn Jet Black ink pad, Monochromatic Red Art Glitter, foam dots, Glitter Glue
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
|What The Holidays Mean to You|
For you, the holidays are a very spiritual time. You have as much holiday fun as everyone else - but you never forget what you're celebrating.
You celebrate the holidays in an over the top style. If something is cute, you'll buy it. People end up with a lot of gifts from you - and your house is like a holiday wonderland, full of decorations.
During the holidays, you feel magical. You love all of the decorations and how happy people are. You like to sit back and take it all in.
You think the holidays should be decadent and indulgent. You never mind gaining a few holiday pounds... it's worth it!
Your favorite holiday memories strongly evoke your senses. You are vividly aware of all the tastes, smells, and sounds of the holidays.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
What Your Sunglasses Say About You
You are chic, bold, and mysterious.
You are larger than life and very sexy.
You need to be shaded from people who are dull and ordinary.
You feel sunniest when you're around fabulous, exciting people
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
SU CS, Chocolate Chip stamp pad, felt flowers with rhinestones, SU Full of Life stamp set, CB Houndstooth folder
Saturday, November 15, 2008
SU CS & DP, SU big flower stamp & Happy Harmony stamp set, ribbon, button, SU Rose Red craft stamp pad, white gel pen, red marker, oval punch, CB Houndstooth folder
|You are a New Age Girl!|
Even if it's one hybrid car at a time, you do you part to make things better.
In fact, you may be so busy with your causes that you have little time for love.
Take an extra yoga class or two, and you just might meet New Age Guy!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
|What Oliva Means|
You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.
At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.
You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.
You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.
You are very hyper. You never slow down, even when it's killing you.
You're the type of person who can be a workaholic during the day... and still have the energy to party all night.
Your energy is definitely a magnet for those around you. People are addicted to your vibe.
You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic “Type A” personality.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
SU Old Glory & Star Wheel, rhinestone, ribbon, DP, ST CS, white craft ink, Brilliant Blue & Real Red ink, foam dots
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I only have one decorative corner punch: SU Square Steps Corner Pocket Punch. I like the way it turned out. I decided not to add a sentiment and that way, I can use it as an all occasion card. I do need to invest in Nestabilities...It is a must!
Thank you Becca!
SU CS, SU Perfect Plum & Old Olive stamp pad ink, SU wheel, ribbon, brad, flowers, foam dots
This is my final card for Verve's challenge! Yeah!
I also did Color Throwdown's challenge CTD18: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Pale Plum. I am panicking right now and typing as fast as I can, because I am desperately trying to upload my fifth card onto SCS Verve's Forum, and I can't!!! SCS is having some technical difficulties and I am dying here, because I may not be able to complete this challenge!!! Ahhhh....!!!!!!!!
I am very happy with the result of this card. I love the colors, and the different stamp sets I was able to use. I especially like the DP. Thank you so much for the fun challenge!
Friday, November 7, 2008
SU Summer by the Sea & In Full Bloom stamp sets, ribbon, ticket corner punch, small hole punch, foam dots, scallop scissors
I am trying to catch up on Verve's Holiday Release sketches...! I wish I had more time to stamp, and less time at work!!! I am not too sure if the ribbon fits, but I think it picks up the color from the CB Argyle embossed paper. I just realised that I don't have to many phrase stamps, and my handwriting is atrocious! So I will use what I have!
SU Autumn stamp set, SU Print Pattern background stamp, SU Small Script stamp set, SU Chocolate Chip marker, Color Box Cocoa stamp pad, SU CS, CB Argyle, brads, ribbon
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
I used Monday Mojo Madness Contest, Mojo59.
Thank you Julee! Great sketch!
SU Sincere Salutations & Nature's Wonders, SU CS, SU Buckaroo Blue, shells, ribbon, DP
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #4 is the movie Grease! What fun!!! I've seen this movie countless times and also the play, and can actually sing along... I didn't use a lot of stamping for this card. I had this Jolee's Stickers collage, that I had intended to make into a 50's birthday card, but never got around to it. I'm a little bit of a procrastinator! The only stamping I did was to use the SU On the Spot background stamp with SU Tempting Turquoise ink. When I think of the 50's, French Poodle skirts, turquoise and Pepto Pink come to mind! I did Jen del Muro's sketch SFYTT.
Michael's ribbon & SU ribbon, Marcella's Swell transfer
The Inspiration Challenge for this week at SCS is IC152 Don Li-Leger. I chose this piece of artwork to create my card. I love the simplicity and colors, and the poppies remind me of California. I chose yellow DP for the background to somehow match the California Golden Poppies...
The character reads "Harmony", and I wrote it myself. I don't have any Asian influenced stamps, so I gave it a try. The sketch is from Poetic Artistry by Julee Tilman, Mojo58.
SU Oh, So Lovely stamp set, SU Ruby Red stamp pad & marker, SU Forest Foliage marker, Silver & Gold Metallic markers, White Gel Pen, DP, SU CS