Saturday, March 22, 2008

Beate's WSC #40

Believe it or not - I am still sick! I am on the up and up though and hope to kick the cough and get my voice back in the next day or so. It is hard to teach classes when you are all hoarse!

This card makes me want to have a picnic. We have been having really nice Spring weather in Texas (at least, in the Houston area). I hope it sticks around - Spring is always way to short here and Summer lasts forever!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Beate's WSC #39

I was excited to do this past weekend's sketch challenge, but it turns out that stamping isn't much fun when you are sick. :( I am now on an antibiotic and a decongestant/antihistamine so I hope to be feeling better soon. Whether I am feeling better or not doesn't change the fact that I have to teach 4 classes tomorrow so I am keeping my fingers crossed that I have a miraculous recovery overnight.

For this card I used the Garden Whimsy set and the Stem Sayings set, both of which are still new to me and I had never used before. Once I was done, I wasn't sure how I felt about the Purely Pomegranate ribbon that I used, but oh well!

Birth Announcements

I told a friend that I would make her birth announcements and I am almost done! Actually, the reason I'm not done is because I ran out of ribbon. :( I looked at Michael's to see if they had anything I could use in place of the Striped Bashful Blue ribbon that I am using, but I wasn't jazzed with my choices there, even though they were pretty cute.
Anyway - I have 20 announcements done and 6 to go when the ribbon comes in sometime next week.

Both me and Justin are sick so things are no fun at our house. It is hard to feel like stamping when you are sick!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Beate's WSC # 38

I got it done in time! I should be in bed - but check me out posting a new card to my blog. Actually tomorrow (ah, actually today) is the official first day of Spring Break and Justin and I are already in a bad habit of staying up really late and sleeping in late. I do have a few things that I have to do this week - grade 3 classes worth of exams and finish the baby announcements I am making for my friend. But past that we are lounging and spending time together.

Anyway - for this week's challenge I knew that I wanted to make an Easter card and that means that I wanted to use the Spring Fling DP and the stamp set A Good Egg. I am loving these two together.

I hope that everyone has a good week. I plan to have more stuff to post this week than normal, but we will see how the week plays out, right?

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Ginormous Birthday Cards

When we lived in Tampa, I used to make birthday cards for all the people at work. As the number of people in the office grew, the size of the birthday cards grew as well. After I left, my friend Wendy took over making all the cards and now the office has grown so much that she makes cards that are a whole sheet of cardstock folded in half instead of just a half-sheet.

Her birthday is this month, so I made birthday cards for her and sent them to her to use. I waited to post them until I knew that she had gotten them. I used some of my new stuff - Big Birthday Candle and Bali Breeze DP for one card and Just B and Summer Picnic DP for the other. And the wide ribbon is so perfect for these big cards!

Spring Break starts when I get out of class tomorrow, so I hope to get some stamping done next week. But since Justin is off work too, he may distract me!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Be Inspired Challenge #1

I had a really busy weekend and missed Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge, but I made time to make something for her first ever Be Inspired Challenge.

She posted this picture on her blog and then you are supposed to let the picture inspire you.

Right away I thought of the flowers in the hostess set Time Well Spent. There were so many beautiful colors in the little handbag that I had trouble picking what to use! In the end I used Pixie Pink, Green Galore, Real Red, Wild Wasabi and just a touch of Pumpkin Pie. And for the first time ever, I used some of Stampin' Up!'s rub-ons - the sentiment comes from the Sale-a-bration Love & Happiness Rub-Ons (You have less than 2 weeks to get some of these!).

Hope everyone is having a good week! I have to get everything ready for classes today - I am so ready for Spring Break next week!