Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Tuesday=Baby Cards

It's Tuesday again, and I've got more baby cards for your inspiration. Both of these used the set Wild About You. The first card was from a challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Used Soft Subtles paper, ink and brads.

The second card is Baby Giraffe. I used the Hot To Dot wheel on Bashful Blue and the On The Spot jumbo wheel on So Saffron. Added light blue gingham ribbon, paper piercing and the sentiment "twinkle, twinkle little star...darling baby, here you are!" from the Small sayings set (Winter mini). (The Small Sayings set is one of my faves!)

Sunday, January 28, 2007

So Love This Paper!

I went shopping at my local scrapbook store (Auntie Em's) and bought this GORGEOUS paper by Carolee's Creations.
I love it! There are 3 sheets that co-ordinate with each other plus a sheet of matching self-adhesive images (a fancy word for stickers). I think my fave is the Warm and Cozy card.
You know, I think these would be great masculine cards, also!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Friday=Masculine Cards

People often complain that making masculine cards is so hard, so I am going to dedicate Fridays to uploading masculine cards. Hopefully, you can get some inspiration from them.

This one uses all Stampin'Up supplies. The stamp is from Wildlife Reserve (p.143 of IB&C) and Canvas Background (p.168) and the sentiment is from Small Sayings from the Winter Mini. I used Close To Cocoa and Vanilla card stock and Chocolate Chip ink. I added the chocolate stitched ribbon from the Seaside ribbon collection (p.234) to finish it off.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Good News!

My diabetic cat Nicki had her blood sugar test done and it is down to 6.5! Yippee! She goes back in 2 weeks to get tested again.
Now, if only we could get a good deal on her "special" food! LOL!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Tuesday=Baby Cards!

Well, Tuesday is officially the day I will upload Baby Cards! Today, I am showcasing cards made with the Simply Scrappin' Kit Just Delightful, which is a limited edition kit only available until Feb. 28 and is FREE with any 75.00 order! (don't have a Sale-a-bration mini catalogue? Drop me an email with your address and I'll mail you one! Or visit the catalogue online at my website...comestampwithme.stampinup.net)
The first card is Baby Giraffe.I cut the striped paper and layered it on Certainly Celery card. I cut the flowery paper and matted it on Certainly Celery. I stamped the giraffe in Certainly Celery ink on white card stock and matted it on Certainly Celery. Used dimensionals to pop the image up. Used white grosgrain to finish it off.

Baby Elephant Card: I used the stamp set, "Wild About You" and the Simply Scrappin' Kit Just Delightful. I stamped "wild about you" in Bashful Blue on the card base. Icut the striped paper and matted it with Certainly Celery. I stamped the main elephant in Bashful Blue and stamped him again on a scrap paper and cut out hisear. I added his ear to the main image using dimensionals. Elephant image is matted on Bashful blue, then on Certainly Celery. Added 3 celery brads to finish it off.

The simply scrappin' kit comes with 2 sheets of 12x12 striped paper, 2 sheets of 12x12 flower paper, 3 sheets of 12x12 celery cs, 3 sheets of 12x12 bashful blue cs, 1 sheet of 12x12 So Saffron cs, 1 sheet of 12x12 white cs, and 6 sheets of 6x12 self-adhesive die cuts.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Littlest Pet Shop

I'm such an addict. I admit it. It was Beanie Babies, Legos, rubber stamps, and now this. The Littlest Pet Shop.
We went to visit a friend on Friday. Their daughter dragged out all her LPS stuff from Santa. They are SO ADORABLE! What time is WalMart open til? 10.00pm? I'm so there!
Unfortunately, we live in Small Ville so there is NO selection. I manage to snag the Pet Care Center that comes with a dog, cat and gecko.
Saturday rolls around. My husband and I are doing our normal Saturday stuff. I say, "Wanna go to the States?" (Massena, NY is just 20 mins. away). He says, "Sure!" So off we go, cross the border, on a LPS hunt! We score big at WalMart! The selection is awesome! We choose a Pet Playground set that comes with a cat and a mouse.
Sunday I had planned to go to Stittsville to visit my friend and upline, Jen, for a day of stamping. "Hey!" I say to my husband, "Would you like to visit your brother?" He says, yeah, why not. "Here's another thought," I say. " We could go to Toys R Us!"
Well, Toys R us is a pretty big store. You'd think there would be a large selection, yes? NO! They had 2 things. 2! About 100 of the stupid LPS carry cases, that do nothing except store your pets. And about 100 of the stupid pets that slurp from a bottle. that's it. the whole LPS selection. This is not Toys R Us...this is Toys We're Not!
We leave, angry but not defeated! We will go to Play Value! They have a warehouse size store. Surely they will have LPS.
No. They do not even carry LPS.
We end up at Zellers where we find a small selection of pets and get a rabbit and a frog.
Here it is Monday. Has it really only been 2 days since we first set our eyes upon LPS? Yet our addiction has taken us to another COUNTRY in search of more!

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

So what ELSE could possibly go wrong?

OK, so another trip to the vet tonight, this time with Nicki. She had developed a slight limp a couple of days ago. We thought maybe she just hurt herself jumping off the bed or something. But since it wasn't improving, we thought it best to get it looked at.
The vet takes one look at her walk and says, "I think she has diabetes." He does a test. Her blood sugar is 24.8. What should it be? Between 4 and 8! So, yeah, her blood sugar is a little high! OK, so what does this entail? Well, she needs insulin, twice a day, every day. She will need to come to the vet once a week for about 6-8 weeks to get her blood sugar tested. She needs to be on a special diet. Good Lord!
I am so happy it's treatable, but how am I possibly going to pay for everything? The "special" diet food is outrageous! Is there enough time in the day for me to get a THIRD job?
I am sure I'll manage somehow. It's just so overwhelming.
What ELSE could possibly go wrong?

New Card Samples Are Here!

I've been busy! All Stampin' Up demonstrators got a FREE stamp set from Shelli Gardner and I just love it! It's called Polka Dots and Paisley. I have uploaded 2 samples using this set. I also uploaded a sample using the So Very set from the Sell-A-Bration mini catalogue. These sets are FREE with every 75.00 purchase. If you've not recieved your SAB mini catalogue, please email me: comestampwithme@cogeco.ca and I will send you one!