Sunday, December 30, 2007

Featured Stamper Challenge FS47

This is one of SCS challenges that I always avoid even looking at, but being that I am in a new house with a new craft room I decided I would try all the challenges over Christmas break. Now for a little background on why a chose this project from Danielle's album. My kids got a game from my mom, Gibby is what the kids call her, called Go Diego Go 123 Game. It is a counting game but it is done with animals, since we are talking about Diego here. And of course my husband and I have never heard of most of them and naturally the kids want to know about all the different animals. So this morning we played a round of the game and then I got online at SCS and peeked at the Featured Stamper's album. And I found this wonderful Happy Holidays Picture Book and the light went on. Make the kids a book to go with the game. We could read about the animals as each one is drawn.
So here is my Go Diego Go 123 Game Animals book that I made for Regan and Alek.

I still need to print out the information on the individual animals but I couldn't wait to share. Thank you Melissa for letting me borrow your Bind-It All, I finally found something to use it for.

Here is a picture of one of the tabs as well and that is one of the game boards in the background:


Paper: black, pumpkin pie, tempting turquoise, green galore, white
Ink: Basic Black

Stamps: Zoofari, Silly Sealife, Rough Edges Alphabet, Brushstroke Upper, Lower, and Numbers
Accesories: Ribbon: Black, Orange, Turquoise
Tools: Bind-It All

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Blog Candy to Celebrate my New Room

In honor of my new craft room I am going to offer up my first blog candy. While unpacking I found out that I had three duplicate acrylic stamp sets, so they need a new home. Will it be yours? To qualify to be in the running please leave a comment on this post about what your New Year's Eve/Day plans are. And please sign in to my guestbook. Thanks. I will choose a winner during nap time (around 2 PM EST) on New Year's Day. Here is a picture of these wonderful sets. You can even see my new paint color.

Limited Supplies Challenge LSC148

Here is the other card that I made last night in the wee hours. I made this one for SCS's Limited Supplies Challenge.

The Challenge (LSC148) Follow the list #6

one stamped image that can be colored
optional: sentiment
optional: an image to ground the main image like an oval, grass, etc.
any shade of white
2-3 patterns of designer paper
NO other colored cardstock
NO specialty tools (No punches, No CB, No Piercer, etc)
any coloring tools
sponges OK
one piece of ribbon
Dimensionals are an adhesive!
My Card:

My Recipe:

Stamps: Voila and Backyard BBQ (retired)
Cardstock: Whispering white (sponged with Apricot Appeal)
DP: unknown (I do know that I bought it at AC Moore last summer)
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Green Galore,
Tools: Blender Pen and Aqua Painter (haven't bought the markers yet, they are on my list)

Splitcoast Stampers Challenge CC146

Well I finally decided to break down and stamp in my nice new room. I have done a couple of SCS's challenges in the past and decided that was the quickest way to get my juices flowing last night. I decided to try the color challenge (cc146) because I hardly ever use my SU Bold Bright colors. I even had to open the Glorious Green ink pad. I love how the card turned out.

The Challenge (CC146) was to use Glorious Green, Green Galore, and Real Red as the color combo.


Cardstock: Whispering White, Real Red, and Green Galore

Ink: Real Red, Green Galore, Glorious Green, Basic Black

Stamps: Paint Prints (retired)

I sponged the Green Galore ink over my stamped image because the white was just way to bright for me. I don't think I will ever get rid of this stamp set. I love it. Plus one of my closest friends sells Creative Memories and I use it for all of her tags that she uses for her business. (Hi Pammy.)

Friday, December 28, 2007


Last Friday my room got painted. It took 3 coats to cover my 3 little walls. The paint was super thick. It took a week before the room didn't reek of paint. Sorry little brother for the stench during your visit. I have been very slowly putting stuff away, mostly during the kids nap time. I stole an idea from one of my sister SBS3 with how I have my stamps displayed. THANK YOU and I'm sorry I can't remember which one of you posted the picture. It took me two weeks to find a CD holder that would fit in the space that I have. I haven't taken the holders for the stamp pads down at the old house yet so my inks are in baskets. I have two more cubes to put together that hold 12 x 12 paper. I have lots of space so any ideas on how to move stuff or display stuff would be greatly appreciated. I have lots of boxes to unpack still.

Friday, December 21, 2007


Well today is the first day of Christmas Break and it snowed. Okay not that much, just a dusting. But it was enough to get me back in the holiday mood. My kids are at their preschool/after school program today to give me a day off and so Regan can go roller skating with her friends.

Last night Baker and I painted the corner of my room. It took three coats and was the thickest paint I have ever seen in my life. My mother-in-law will be here at 9 AM to help me get the house in order before my mom gets here tomorrow. I am hoping to get to unpack THE ROOM as Baker calls it today. If I do I will post some pictures. I might even get to do some crafts. I am so in withdrawal.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I've been Tagged

My new SBS3 friend, Chris, has tagged me. So now I have to tell you 7 things that you don't know about me. To my friends and family in the outside world none of this is new, but it is all new to my blogging friends.

1. I was born in Bitburg, Germany and lived there until I was about 4 years old. In my 20's I returned and went to school in a small town, Staufen, to brush up on my German after years of taking it in school.
2. I grew up in the town that the movie Grosse Pointe Blank with John Cusack and Minnie Driver was filmed in: Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
3. I lost touch with my best friend from high school and she found me 2 years ago through the internet and it turns out we had both moved to the South and lived about 2 1/2 hours from one another.
4. We are not Jewish but celebrate Hannakuh every year because two of my close friends are.
5. I am a total neat freak at work but love to have my piles of junk all over the house. It drives everyone but me crazy.
6. I used to say the word crap all the time and then I had kids and I started to spell it out instead of saying. The only problem is that I was spelling carp not crap so now I just say carp and everyone just stares at me and it makes me smile everytime.
7. Today is my 8th anniversary. I married my wonderful husband Baker 8 years ago today. I still ask myself how I got so lucky.

Now I guess I have to tag people. Here goes: Melissa, Malia, Marie, and Maren

Thursday, December 6, 2007

All Packed

Sob! Sob! I finally packed. I cannot believe how much stuff I had in my space. Here are pictures of my empty, packed up space. Tomorrow Baker is moving the boxes and cubes while I'm at work. Then I will move the little stuff.

This is the view from the stairs. I only packed the cube that had albums. Other wise I just pulled them apart so they could be moved.

Don't the shelves just look so sad!

6 big boxes. And a bunch of little things, like baskets, bags, and paper holders.

My New Space

The house is ours. Baker was nice enough to take pictures before he started unloading boxes this morning. This is my new craft room. The picture with mirrored doors is the side of the room that the day bed is going on. The second picture is where my area is going to be. My colors are going to be teal, green, and purple. The main color is teal. All the bedding and curtains are from my Mom who changed her mind on what color she was going to do her guest bedroom in. I am thinking about painting my corner teal as well and leaving the rest of the walls white. What do you all think?

Monday, December 3, 2007

My Craft Space

I still can not believe that this is my craft space. 5 years ago when we moved into this house I had two Creative Memories bags, everything fit into it. I used the dining room table when I wanted to do anything. Now I have the corner of the basement which we finished into a family room. While I love my corner, I love my new space in our new house. I get to have a craft room, 15' X 17', that I am sharing with the kids. They each have a table and an art easel. Tonight is the last time I will be making anything in my current space. Starting tomorrow, I have to pack it all up. We close on our new house this week and are moving this weekend. Anyone have any suggestions on a good way to pack all this stuff up? Anyone have any ideas on how I should set up in the new house? I will not be having an L-shaped desk at the new house, it is being divided into 2 desks.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers

I found this group in a very round about way. But I am glad I found it. It will give me a chance to meet more bloggers that are interested in crafts. I am also hoping that it will motivate me to work more on my crafts. That it will make me take time out of my busy schedule to remember that I need me time to. If you want to find out more click here.