Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Another Riley the Moose card....gotta love em!

Hello everyone! I am getting ready to go to a business meeting tomorrow for the rest of the week so I wanted to update my blog one more time. My friend let me stamp out this Riley image. I wanted to make a card for my grandparents b/c they live out in the country and I thought that my grandpa in particular would like it. Hannah stamps have really outdone themselves with these new Moose stamps. They are just the cutest things ever and they stamp so well! Go and check them out! I guarantee you won't be able to buy just one.

The card is pretty simple but I like it just the same! Hope you are having a great week so far.

Please hop over and check my friend Kim's website as she posted a card with the fishing Riley which is so cute

Also, my friend Paula made a card with Riley in the hammock soaking up the sun which is too too cute!

Check it out!

Talk to you soon!

Monday, May 12, 2008

A Great Monday

Today was a wonderful day! Usually Monday's seem to drag but today's was pretty quick. I got off a little early today so I could go by the quilt shop to pick up the new fabric line "Flutterby" by Moda. This fabric is adorable. I especially love the ladybug fabric. It comes in all different colors. I will have to get started with a project on this. But I will try and finish one before I start cutting into this new fabric.

After the quilt store my husband and I went to Pei Wei. I love this food! My favorite is the Pei Wei Spicy.

Next we went to the grocery store where I got some really good deals. I am a coupon fanatic. I also play the grocery game on line. Check out their website. You can get a four week trial for only $1.

I try and save lots of money on groceries so I can justify spending more on my hobbies! My husband can't really argue with the logic (but he tries).

Here is a card I made over the weekend! I picked up the stamp at a stamp store in Salado TX. It is near Austin. I knew I loved this stamp right away. The card was made using the spring stack from Jo-Annes the pink plaid is glittery and then Wild Wasabi for the card. The cherries are cut out and popped up for dimension (thanks for the idea Kim) and then some sparkles with the Spica glitter pens. I know it is hard to see the sparkle in the picture but it is there....

I love the way this turned out!!!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Creating once again! Woo Hoo!

I know I have been removed from blogging for quite some time. I have really missed creating and sharing with people. I still read all of my favorite blogs each day (so I wasn't completely removed).

Last night my friend Kim came over to quilt and make cards. We started the night out by purchasing the new releases from My Favorite Things. I can't wait to get the travel set and the mini dog set. They are both so cute. I should be pretty excited to get the mail in the next few weeks. I have the Chichiboulie stamps coming from I had to have them after I saw Jen's card (you should go check it out...roll to the bottom of her blog b/c it is about 7 posts old but spectacular). My rectangle scallop nestabilities and the "Its my birthday" set from CICI designs will also be coming. I can't wait!!!

After purchasing some stamps we headed to my craft room and cut out a jelly roll quilt. We had a lot of fun designing the color schemes on our own and then seeing how ours differed when we were done even though we were using the exact same fabrics. I will post them when they are stitched together. Hopefully that will be soon.

Next we moved on to card making. She brought over all her Riley the Moose stamps. I immediately was drawn to the Riley in the airplane and made this card.

I tried the liquid applique finally. I love it! It made the clouds really pop! I used a piece of My Minds Eye paper from last year and then real red card and bashful blue card stock from Stampin up. The card size is 61/4" wide by 7" tall. I got the envelopes to fit this at Wal-mart. I also paper pieced the airplane. The stamp that says happy birthday is from the "hey there cupcake set" from eclectic paperie. It fit perfectly.

Today is Mothers Day! Lots of love to all the wonderful mothers out there! Especially my friends Paula, Kim, Michelle, Denise, and Vanessa!