Thursday, February 26, 2009

DT call and a Couple Challie's

Well, Whimsy Stamps are offering a design team position and I would oh so love a chance at that. So had to create a card with an animal. Then the Stamp Something Challenge for this past week was a 3-D item, and the CCT was an animal card, so I combined the three- and WALAH!

Stamps- SU! Cheep Talk, Sincere Salutations
Colors - Glorious Green, WW
Markers- Chocolate chip, Glorious Green, Brilliant blue, Only Orange
Accessories- 3 flower punch, brads, scissors, and cloud clothespin from Micheal's.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Scrap night pages

Here are the pages we made on Friday night for my scrap class. Everyone really liked the teddy bear sleep pages and those are the ones I threw together. I worked really hard on the Love pages and no one was very impressed.... especially..... (Well, I don't need to say!) J/K I love you PAM!!!!

I charge $20 for 4 pages and $15 for club members and downline.

This one we sponged the white paper with red ink and tore in half. I used the Love you much set, my cricut, and three heart punch.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Samantha's Sunday Share #7

Hi again- I can't believe it's a;rady been 7 weeks since I started my Sunday Shares. Wow! Anyways I have lost 20lbs- yahoo!!! Funny I had Monday off- can't remember what I did??? No That's why I have to do this every week- it goes away too fast. I feel like I was really busy- but.... I really wasn't until Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Friday I had my scrap class, Saturday we had to make 300 "Chrichcici's" (polish cookies) then had International Day at Gage M.S., then Sunday had CPR.

The fun part of my week was when Holly and Debbie came over on Saturday night and we all had shots of Tequlla and pierced our ears up at the top. Holly got in lots of trouble (she is 38 years old and her husband was not amused) Oops Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures :(

Monday, February 16, 2009

Mojo Monday and a Cuttle bug Challie

I got the Cheep Talk stamp set on Friday and longed to use it ll weekend but was a little busy so.... I got to play this morning (Handy Manny is a life saver!)

I made this card to meet two challenges (Mojo Monday and the cuttlebug challenge -see my side bar) and for my friend Jennifer who needs a little pick me up right now (please pray for her.)

The colors are brilliant blue, glorious green, and summer sun

The ribbon, rainbow paper, and flower are from a stash- not sure where from.

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Samantha's Sunday Share #6

OMG- What another crazy busy week. Lost .4 lbs- 19 lbs total.
Monday I subbed my last day at my favorite school. Tuesday I started a long-term sub job at RCC. My precious Baby Boy started Pre-school- He LOVED the first day and Thursday was a little harder. Not really looking forward to this next week (he knows mommy is leaving him there now!)

Tuesday night I had Girl Scout Service Area meeting and we got our Cookie booth locations- we got all the ones we wanted- YEAH! (at the Staters where my nephew is the manager.) Stevie had Boy Scouts and Kristi asked me to take the boys but I couldn't- because this was supposed to be so crazy and hectic- but it wasn't too bad- even though all the Girl Scout higher ups are *&^%$#'s- they are so MEAN!

Thursday my husband had to drive to pick up my nephew from Barstow- Eddie's dad was going to Vegas to get married so w got Eddie for a few days. We love to visit with him teenagers are so FUN! and FUNNY! (they are like from a different planet.)

Friday night we were all sitting around watching a movie and BAM- WHAM- my baby hit the coffee table and busted his head open- off to the emergency. It could of used two staples but when they told me they weren't going to numb him well, I almost passed out- so they said it would be better for me and him- if he just has a scar on top of his head- and they let us go.

Saturday we went to the snow (well as far as we could get without chains.) Then it was over to the Jorgenson's for a WONDERFUL Valentine's Dinner- we are sooooo BLESSED to have them as OUR neighbors.

Now it's off to do lesson plans, cleaning, washing, dishes, the mall, visits with Eddie's family, and cooking. All- on very little sleep- my little guy was having some breathing problems all last night- so breathing treatments it was! Have a great week.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Here is my very first Whimsey Stamp creation.....

I waited soooooo long to buy this little guy- but I am soooooo in love! Valentine Heart Stone This little owl has such personality- he is ADORABLE! I want to learn how to blend colors together (without Copic's cuz' I ain't got none) so you will be seeing a lot of my "experiments." The sketch I used was a sideways version of Beate's Weekend Sketch. The colors are all SU! The circle punches are the Mega and Giga from Marvey.

Then it was a first time my husband made my daughter a Valentine's card. He kinda sorta let me take his picture. How sweet!

Friday, February 13, 2009

A Valentines treat -Sundae Pack

Here is my project that I came up with for the Cute Card Thursday Challie and the Stamp Something Challie. IT had to include chocolate Chocolate Valentine and music Keyboard . I used the Loads of Love stamp set from SU! and some of the Soft Subtles colors, the labe is from ACWP bag topper set.. The basket is a FREE drink carrier from Circle K. This is going to be an Ice Cream sundae basket with all the fixin's for a Thank you for my neighbor Kristi. She invited us over for a wonderful Valentine's dinner so I was trying to think of a thank you. They L-O-V-E Valentine Present sweets at her house- (even though they are all in PERFECT shape! Mad )

Hope your Valentine's day is all you deserve and want!

My Valentines card for my sweety!

So, is this bad? I NEVER make a card for my DH. I make all these cards and crafts and then when it comes to his birthday, anniversary, etc.... I can't seem to find time to stamp something special for him. I think it's the pressure of it having to be better than anything I have ever made because it's for the most special person in my life. Well, money is tight so all he asked for is a handmade card for Valentine's so I just made it!

It's real red, basic black, whisper white with white ink and white embossing pwder, the three heart punch, and the I love you much set (all from Stampin UP!). I used the mega punch from Marvy. The ribbon is some I had in my stash. Pretty simple but I like it.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Triangle Box of Cheeze!

These are what I ad planned to make for my sons preschool class, but as you could tell by my posting this week..... I didn't get a whole lot done. So now it's just for him.
I actually CASED this -but I can't remember where- but here is the tutorial- Have a great Valentine's weekend!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Samantha's Sunday Share #5

Well- another week has flown by. It was my official last week off (as a SAHM) I am going to start a long-term sub job M-F at the local community college. I am excited for the $$$$$ but not the having to wake-up early and being ready and getting all the kids ready... well, you get the point.

Monday I took my boy to go visit his new classroom- he will go T/TH and he loved it!

Wednesday- I went to go meet the students and work with the teacher that is leaving.

Thursday- We had piano and my sweet baby girl came home so upset from school. She said "her and Tiffany were best friends (she is BFF's with everyone- sound familiar? hehe) and Tiffany hit her with the jump rope and she stuck out her tongue and Tiffany was going to tell the principal!!!! We calmed her down and she went to piano- whew- that was a close one! Then I had my staying sweet club where my BFF's Jena nd Glo came over and stampoed and then Melissa popped in and reminded us of a funny storya dn we cracked up so hard the rest of the night!

Friday- Weigh in at Weight Watchers down another 1.5 lbs- 18.6 total! We had the Blue and Gold banquet for Boy Scouts- it was fun- lots of very fattening food! I already had gone out with Gloria to Tony's (YUMMO) for lunch and ate way to many points and then had a little tiny sliver of a delicous cake and that was 9 points!

Saturday- We were supposed to get up at 4am to walk Mt. Rubidoux but thank goodness it was raining and it was cancelled. We then went at 8am to another Girl Scout event - Camping 101. It was really fun and organized and we learned some cool camping stuff. But then.... there was the witch- Joann - boy did we get into it! I was so PO'd at her- lets just say.... it was a good thing there were kids around! Then we went to a biker bar -Cook's Corner in Irvine to listen to a band - they cancelled to I sat there and drank Bud Light for 3 hours- but it was fun hanging with Janelle and John. Definately- OUT OF POINTS for the week!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Blog Candy

Don't even go there cuz' it's all mine! - Dawny

Stamp Something and Cute Card Thursday

Here is my very simple and cute craft I made for the Stamp Something Valentine Challenge and I combined it with the CCT challenge to use some metal.

I found these cute jars at Wal-Mart for $1.76. The rub-ons are from SU! Cherished Moments (retired) Ribbon from Micheals, Tag from the Happy Heart Day set. This one is for Stevie's Cub Scout leader. She is WONDERFUL!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Love is in the air

Look what my very talented Sharon created for ACWP.

You can get all of these patterns to use over and over agin for only $5.

I made the heart basket for a sample for my class to make tonight. It was so easy- print it out, cut it out, and decorate- these are great for thanks yous, teacher gifts, secretary day. or anyone who likes gift (and.... who doesn't?)

Then I went to drop off an order at my friend Izela's house and Jessica had left a little gift for me- awww! Look how stinkin' cute! Thanks Jessica!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My Sweet Cards

Here are the cards that I am making with my Stayin' Sweet Card Club tomorrow night. These are a great group of girls that know how to STAMP!

The first one is made with SU! brand new set- That's funny.

The second one is made with flight of a butterfly and the three flower punch.
This one is using the FREE hostess set Dazzeling dots and curvy verses with the candylane paper. Paper is 3X3, 4.5X4.5. and 6X6

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Stamp Something and Open House Projects

Stamp Something has a "Summery" challenge for all of you that have the winter blues. I made this card at our open house this past weekend. It was made with the Simply Said set and sage shadow paper. We have decided we really liked the sage shadow because it is so versatile! Of course the card has some dazzling diamond dust on it also. So SUMMERY- or Springy!

The other project that we did was a super adorable candy bag- using the "BIG SHOT" and the Top Notz die. Jen was the creator of both of these projects- I was the CASER. I love the Top Notz- it oo is so versatile- you can use it for bags, a layer on a card, a card itself, etc.... We used the Love you much stamp set and the Candy Lane DSP with the three heart punch.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Samantha's Sunday Share #4

On Tuesday we had our first BUNCO and it was so fun- we had a Valentine's/PJ party. Valentine Balloons Unfortunately, I didn't win anything- not even biggest loser. It was my nieces b-day but since my sister and I are not talking I did not get to see her- have dinner with her- and my daughter didn't either Sad

The kids had thier jog-a-thon at school and I didn't go to help- I was not feeling well this week. Savannah ran 5 times around the track and Stevie ran 21 (well, that's how many marks he got on his card- but he kinda cheated!) Running

Then it was off to Boy Scouts for Stevie and he went on a field trip to a church that has a Labriynth (?) He liked it a lot and I am going to try to schedule a Girl Scout Field Trip there.
Savannah had piano on Thursday and she needs to learn the notes faster so she is more confident in her readng of music- more stuff for me to help with- yipee! Valentine Piano

Saturday the GS went to the Heritage house in Riverside to learn about the past. It was very interesting and I took some good pictures- to help them remember.

Then we had our open house and we had quite a bit of people show up- so that was nice. I hope to see more of them this month.
After that me and my honey went on a date - We went to the "Fun" shop Sexy (I got some CUTE lingerie!) and then to the Elephant Bar and had a drink before going to see Gran Torino- which was great- but unfortunately true in many peoples lives - so I was sad

Sunday was Super Bowl and I cleaned, played on the computer, watched a little of the game, and STAMPED! Steelers

Sunday, February 1, 2009

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