Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mingle Little Sis Gift

This is the little desk set I made for my MI Mingle secret sis. Although, it's not a secret at all. She asked me point blank to my face if it was me, and I fessed up right then and there. She received this yesterday. I hope she likes it. She didn't get the pic of Luke in it, but the pictures looked weird without something in the frame so I slipped that in there. I think I took it out before I mailed it. Didn't, I? Oh well. Who wouldn't want that sweet face on their desk? LOL. I made some of these desk calendar thingies last year for secret friend gifts, and I still had a bunch of the canvases left. It's something a little different anyway.

It's just an acrylic frame I doctored. The butterflies and bow are on the outside. I used BAsic Greay paper and various embellies.

These were fun to make. I really hope Lorie likes them. Now back to the grindstone. I may never do another swap. Mass productrion sucks. Have a hoot!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge

So my friend Dawn
is hosting her first ever color challenge. This should be a lot of fun. She always comes up with uniquely cool combos. You should play along! Here is what I came up with. I should have been working on Mingle stuff, but I needed a card for a friend anyway so this will work nicely. I used a combo of PTI and Su products. The stamp set is Petal Pizzaz. So Happy Everything to you!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Mingle Madness

So I know I've been MIA. I have been tot he girl cave, but I'm going on a fun getaway this weekend with some girls to stamp. And I have had a lot to do for this - shoebox swap, secret sis gifts, roomate gifts, regular swaps, etc. etc. Somebody hand me a beer. No it's fun. I just can't share a lot of it. Next week though. I shouldn't even probably share this, but oh well. I am! I'm consumed by guilt that my three readers are bored with nothing to look at for over a week. It's my nametag for the mingle. I'm fairly happy with how it turned out. I used Lily and Billy. I chopped her head off and stuck her on Billy and then gave her a new hair do. I colored her with my copics. The fence and grass are hand cut. And I think that's about it, folks.

What I might look like as a cartoon?

I actually had an outfit like this as a kid except I wore a skirt with my boots. I wore it to pioneer day at school in kindergarten. My grandma said something along the lines to my mom that only call girls dressed like that then. You know in an above the knee skirt. I was sure to pass that information onto my classmates and teacher. Hehehe.
Okay, I hope you are having a great day. Have a hoot!

Monday, March 9, 2009

A day late and a dollar short - but it's pink!

So last week I thought I'd actually participate in Kristina Werner's color challenge. I mean pink and brown... How could I not? Well, I'll tell you how. I did make this lovely card with days to spare, took a picture, and all I had to do was add the little watermark and upload. Well, then the tsunami virus hit. You know that kinda cold/flu thing that you get and you think maybe 32 years isn't such a short life. I wanted to just evaporate. Good thing my kids are so cute and so needy, or I might just have done it. My will power is amazing. I'm pretty sure I could evaporate if I really wanted to. The force is strong in this one, I tell ya. I'm still not 100%, but I am feeling much better. So here is the "I'm challenged, but not participating in a darn thing" card. I'll try again this week maybe. I used PTI's Friends 'Til the End set. I really like this one. Alright, enough from me. Have a hoot!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy Mail - Warning! I'm biased to the right, but I'm giving out free cups of suck it up to those in need.

Today I received something interesting in the mail. The return address said "George W. Bush". "What is this?"I wondered. Then I remembered I had sent the former POTUS a card back in October to thank him for his service to our country. So he and Mrs. Bush sent me some lovely headshots. Totally made my day. Now we'll see if I can control the urge to make copies and give them to my ultra-liberal friends and familiy members as gifts. DH and I both laughed at the thought. We did decide to put them in frames and be sure to put them out for special guests like the family member who think indicting the former POTUS is a good idea. So thanks again, President Bush. You served us well for 8 years, and now I can use this kind gesture to tease people. Why does that make me so happy? I'm sick and twisted and a Republican with very liberal relatives who take themselves WAY too seriously. And NO the sick and twisted has nothing to do with being a Republican. I'm pretty sure I inherited the demented sense of humor from my Democratic side of the family. That's what they get for encouraging me to be a free thinker! Here's the card. I made a different one for Pres Obama to welcome him to the White House a few weeks later. We'll see if he sends me a headshot. I'll let you know. I have his next card all planned out in my head. It'll have a big ole hunk of pork on the front. I may even add some bling.

Want to hear another cool factoid? Under the Bush administration -If you sent them a birth annnouncement, they sent your child a sweet little official looking letter welcoming them to the world. I'm not sure if that's something every president does or not, but I thought it was cool and Caleb still has his presidential welcome.

I'll leave it at that for now. Unless you really want to know what I think... I have a few more opinions for another day. Have a hoot!