Monday, December 22, 2008

Ahhhh, the birthday boy and his sister!

Happy 13th Birthday Ben! Ben wanted to go to Panera for dinner and then we came home and had cake - Yum!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

"Guy" Christmas Card

I made this card to send to an old friend that I use to work with back in the 70's (showing my age here). The design is very simple and I cased it from a card I saw on SCS by Nancy Morgan. I didn't put any brads on it (but know the card would look better with them in the corners), but just kept it simple! Here's what I used:

Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree (are you enjoying your set Collette?), Not sure what set the Christmas saying is from
Inks: Basic Black
Papers: Basic Black, Silver, Whisper White
Accessories: Black Ribbon, Snowflake CB folder, CB, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-Way Glue Pen

Birthday Card for Ben

My dear friend, Kim, made this very adorable card for Ben. I can't believe he is going to be 13 tomorrow, and I will "officially" have 2 teenagers! Thanks for stopping by - stay safe is you go out today!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

RAK from Collette

My friend, Collette, stopped over today and gave me this wonderful card. Isn't it awesome? Thanks Collette - I love your beautiful works of art!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Penguin Card

Yeah - my computer is back from the computer hospital and my cold is getting better!!! I made this card over the weekend while I had some down time. I colored in the penguin with Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue, Gable Green, Green Galore, Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Going Gray, Bordering Blue. Thanks for stopping by! Here's the recipe:

Stamps: Warm Penguin (Whipper Snapper), Perfect Presentation (SU)
Inks: Basic Black, Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue, Gable Green, Green Galore, Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Going Gray, Bordering Blue
Paper: Whisper White, Brocade Blue, Green Galore
Accessories: Green Ribbon, Green Galore Brads, Ticket Corner Punch, Snowflake CB Folder, Brayer, Watercolor Brush, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, December 5, 2008

Computer Problems

I am very bummed!!! I picked up some sort of weird virus and my computer is in the computer hospital for about a week. The good news is that I can use Chelsie's computer (when she's not around). The bad news is I can't load any of my stamping projects on to my blog!!! Please check back next week - take care - hugs/Eileen

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Another Kitty Card

This is my card for today's sketch challenge of SCS. The image is from Whipper Snappers stamped twice. I watercolored the hat (Real Red, Wild Wasabi and Bordering Blue), and the nose (Going Gray), and then cut them out. I colored in the rest of the image and layered the nose and hat on the image.

It felt good to stamp a little today. My fever is gone, but I now have a very sore throat in it's place! Here's the details:

Stamp: Meowy Christmas by Whipper Snappers
Inks: Basic Black, Real Red, Going Gray, Wild Wasabi, Bordering Blue, Wild Wasabi, Apricot Appeal, Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette
Papers: Whisper White, Real Red, Retired Real Red DP
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Watercolor Brush, Snowflake CB Folder, Red Ribbon, White Snowflakes, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge, Scissors

B-Day Card

This is a birthday card I made for Kim, Richard's niece. It's nothing fancy, but I like how the cat turned out. I painted the little guy in Creamy Caramel; which is kind-of the same color as our cat Muffin. I used some old Real Red background paper and the top note die from SU (which is an exclusive die only through Stampin' Up!). Hope you're having a great day - I going to have another cup of hot green tea with honey (I have no voice)!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Hi everyone - I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Things have been very busy here; I hosted Thanksgiving for the LeFevre side of the family and then Richard's nephew got married on Saturday. I now have a really, really bad cold and am running a fever, so I am hoping to get back in the swing of card making when I feel better. For now, I wanted to post this great pic. of Richard and Chelsie from the wedding.