Thursday, October 30, 2008

Another football card

I love how this turned out. Again used the Swiss Dots cuttlebug embossing folder to give the look of a football and inked it up good with the dk brown ink pad directly to the cardstock. I used twill to do the "stitching" that's on a football.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I totally messed up on today's challenge for Storage Units, Ink & More, but decided to go ahead and post anyway. Ü
This is a tin I altered for a quick and fun treat to give someone. You are probably sick of my glittery candy corn girl, but she is so fun to make this way. Ü Here is the side view with ribbon. And here is the perfect treat inside. I used
Core'dinations cardstock and the stamped image is from SUINK's Kooky Kostumes set.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Grandpa passed away this morning. I have a few things preposted so there will be some things posting this week. The funeral is Saturday.

Are you ready for some football?

Not me, I'm a volleyball girl. Ü Esp, Nebraska Volleyball....
Go Huskers! But here is a card for football using SUINK's First and Goal.

I used Core'dinations for the brown and then used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder and inked it to give it the look of a football.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Happiness Ship

Here is another ship card made with SUINK's stamp set Bountiful Harvest. Other supplies used are Core'dinations cardstock, Swirls embossing folder by Cuttlebug, Basic Grey patterned paper, "happiness", pop dots, crystal effects and metal accent by SU! and twill from my stash.

Here is a close up of the sails

and here of the crystal effects I put on the port holes.

I'll be back soon

We are on fall break and have alot going on. I did do lots of stamping on Saturday so will try to get everything photographed and preposted so that you have something to look at all week. Ü

I have had some e-mails asking how Benjamin did at state. He placed 77th which was his worse time of the year at 19:30. It was the day after we had gotten snow and it was very cold. He had been battling a cold all week and the conditions were terrible for someone with asthma. He said the cold air burned his lungs before he even ran. However, if you've been with me for a year, you will know that he placed last a year ago due to stepping in a hole at the beginning of the run. So he improved a great deal from 94th to 77th. That doesn't make him feel a whole lot better as he is bummed with his time, but I told him it's okay. According to the time he had before, if he would have been able to breathe, he would have placed about 44th. We had one girl and one boy medal and lots of injuries, so it was a tough year for the kids. I am making cinnamon rolls today and feeding the state qualifiers breakfast at the school tomorrow. Hopefully this will boost their spirits a bit.

Another thing going g'pa is dying. He hasn't eaten for several days now. One of the nurses said "he has forgotten how to swallow and that this is normal when the days are numbered". His lungs are filling up and he is really "rattle-y" so I am guessing he also has pneumonia. Yesterday we were told it's just a matter of time. The "Millsap's" have very strong hearts and live long lives, so it's taking longer I guess for his body to give out. The last conversation I had with g'pa was a few weeks ago and he told me "I want to go", I was worried that he thought I was taking him home, so asked him "where do you want to go?" and he said "I want to be with her" (meaning g'ma). It was so hard as they were a couple that just did about everything together. So to be left behind when one dies is more than they can take.

Didn't mean to leave on a sad note, but it's just kinda where I am right now. Today is the last day of fall break and I have LOTS to do. It's also Parent/Teacher conference and one of the perks of working at the school is that I can just talk to the teachers there, so I don't have to drive 60 miles for them to tell me that my 4.0 student is "very quiet (ha! they should live with me for a day Ü), knows the work, works hard, etc". I am thankful that he is such a good student and am glad to know he CAN be quiet! LOL!!

Check back later today and hopefully I will have something uploaded to inspire you.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Local classes

I will be teaching an easy class this Tues nite at Scrap Happens at 6 p.m. for all you local readers. You can sign up at the store. We will be making these two items for $5.

The first project is a cute little gift bag. You could fill this up for goodies for the kids...young and not so young. Ü
We will also be making this cute Frankenstein candy bar wrapper. Candy bar (Hershey) is included in the class fee.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Whatcha Doin Wednesday

Here's my post for this weeks Whatcha Doin Wed. I have to post quick but check the blog to see what everyone did. I made a little "tag" of sorts to hang on some orange Mt. Dew. I am not into the scary stuff of Halloween (okay for those of you to know me, I'm not into Halloween period!), so I love this unscary corn candy girl. I used lots of stickles to shine her up and Basic Grey paper to mount the image on. Here is another view...

Monday, October 20, 2008

Yucky Sunday

I had a great Saturday, got lots of creating done and planned to do more on Sunday after church, plus take pics to upload all week, but I didn't even make it to church!

I was at the ER twice! Early morning for severe pain in my mid back....kidney infection. Then an hour later I was back for over 3 hrs as I had a reaction to the meds...severe chest pains, pain in my joints (and it was in all of them even my toes!) and naseau. I came home still feeling yucky, but I didn't want to stay in the hospital. Finally at 10:30 last nite it let up. Today I am just very tired and weak, but going to try to go to work.

I am taking my projects to work with me and hopefully can take pics while Benjamin is running. Maybe I will be able to upload something tonite.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Snow Much Fun

This is the page I posted for the Basic Grey Challenges blog here. You can come along and play with us. The challenge this week is to stitch on your project.

This is a 12 x 12 page of the boys sledding a few years ago. I used two different papers from Basic Grey's Blitzen line.

Friday, October 17, 2008

EIO Friday Challenge

Today's Challenge on Embellish It is hosted by Daniela. Our challenge was:

Details: Create a card using the following:
1. The color red
2. Buttons
3. At least one stamp.

Please use keyword FC12 when you upload your projects to the gallery so we can all see your beautiful work!

You can go here to the gallery to see what others have done. And you can go here to read about it and play along. Here are the two projects I submitted. Second card was case'd by one Anna Wight had made.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

State Bound & a DT announcement

Today was a very exciting day at Cross Country Districts. I have a very happy son! He is headed to state along with his team next Friday. For those of you who don't know how it works (hopefully I explain this right Ü), you can qualify for state individually by placing in the top 15 or as a team by placing in the top 3. Benjamin placed 15th AND the team placed 2nd (boys). The girls won districts, so it is very exciting that they all (top 6 runners) get to go.

For me, this means more pages to scrap! You will get to be seeing some of these as I was asked to join the group as a scrapbooking design team member for Basic Grey Challenges. This is a very good thing as it will help me keep going on my scrapbooking and I LOVE Basic Grey

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sympathy Ship

I was needing a sympathy card and thought this ship would do the job. This ship is in the Bountiful Harvest set by Storage Units, Ink & More that was released for October.

I used core'dinations cardstock and my new argyle cuttlebug embossing folder. I know I am going to love this embossed design for guy cards as well as winter cards...think sweaters. Ü
The stripe is Basic Grey and the sketch was inspired by one I saw in a Close To My Heart catalog.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Whatcha' Doin' Wednesday Invite

The challenge for this week is to create an invitation. I would love to have you play along with us over at Storage Units, Inks and More. Remember, you don't have to use SUINk stamps, but if you have them it would be great to see what you can come up with using them (doesn't even have to be the new releases). If you play along, please let me know here as I would love to see what you created.

Okay, back to my invite...We usually have Thanksgiving at our home as we have the largest home in my family and I love to cook/bake.

This is the invite I will make for this year.

Here is the recipe:

Stamps: Giving Thanks-Storage Units, Ink & More

Paper: Basic Grey's 6 x 6 Mellow (I'm almost out of this paper pad now), Walmart white

Other: JoAnn Fabric's brown ribbon, SU! brads, black and brown ink, Gamsol and colored pencils

Sunday, October 5, 2008

EIO October Gallery Opens today

You can view the Embellish Online gallery here. I'll be back in a few minutes to post who won the sneak peek guess. Ü

We were given Imaginisce Halloween papers, Halloween Cuttlebug Embossing folder and embellishments to use for this month gallery challenge. Here are the items I made...

Fun little mint purse. You can see a tutorial of how to make these on my blog:

I adhered paper to a leaf chipboard piece by SU!, then rubbed the spider on hollowhimsy paper using bat scratch rubons

When I think of Halloween, I think of Trick or Treating and one needs a bag to do that. But this can be for an adult as well as a child. Fill with goodies and it's perfect for sitting on a desk or table.This is called a "Genie" Bag named after someone on SCS.

Basically you cut cardstock panels for the front and back the width (plus 1/8" -1/4") and then the height of the lunch sack (in this project, I used a mini sack).

Cut the lunch sack down (you can see in the side view what I am talking about).

Decorate front panel and attach front and back panels to the bag.

Punch slot at the top for a handle.
EIO items used: Imaginisce: hollowhimsy paper, rest in pieces chipboard

bag is cut with Cricut cartridge "Tags, Bags, Boxes & More"

items from EIO Store: Inaginisce: hollowhimsy paper, bat scratch rubons; Basic Grey patterned paper:Dasher (dots), Basic Grey brown

This is my favorite and the item that was used in the sneak peek:

This card was fun to do. I had these pages in a file from an old book. I have no idea what the name of the story book was, but at the time I had found them at a thrift shop, I thought of how I could used them on cards. I was going thru my files for some inspiration and thought this would be perfect. This took on a whole different look than I first planned, but I am still pleased with the result. I sponged the moon lightly with pumpkin ink, used bat rub-ons on the ribbon and cuttlebugged the scallop circle punch in the corner of the embossing folder and then sponged it to make the image "pop"

Items from EIO store: skeleton skroll cuttlebug folders, Imaginisce: bump in the night brads, hollowhimsy paper, bat scratch rubons

Just click on the EIO icon on the right side and it will take you to the store.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Basic Grey Pilgrim

Today is release day on Storage Units Ink & More. You can begin ordering the new October releases. To see them all go here.

This card was made for this week's sketch challenge here. I used the pilgrim girl and sentiment from the newly released set "Giving Thanks". This card size is 5 x 5.
Paper is from Mellow 6 x 6 pad by Basic Grey.

I colored the image with Gamsol and colored pencils.