Friday, February 27, 2009

A Fond Farewell to Pumpkin

Last Sunday when we got home from Victoria's Basketball tournament, we noticed something was not right with Pumpkin our cat. She got up to go eat and could not walk properly. I carried her to her bowl, thinking something was wrong with her back legs. Unfortunately, that was not the problem. When she went to walk back to her bed, she pitched forward and landed on her face. Something was seriously wrong. We took her into the vet Sunday night. It was a very young vet and she was unsure what was wrong with Pumpkin, so she was going to give her steroids & pain medicine, in case she had swelling in the spine. Unfortunately, she was no better the next day and the diagnosis was a blood clot in her spine. She would never be able to walk again, so we had no choice but to put her to sleep. Alex, Maddy, Mark & I went to say our was SO hard. It's amazing how much you take for granted that they will always be there to greet you. I know she lived a long life....but those 18 years were not enough :( So today, still with a heavy heart, I say goodbye to Pumpkin.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge Blog Be Inspired #19

Happy Wednesday Everyone!! It's that time again for the Cuttlebug Challenge blog Wednesday challenge. This week the challenge was to emboss acetate. Hmmm...this was very hard for me. I ended up keeping it very simple and just embossed a couple of ghost flowers from Heidi Swapp. It doesn't show up as well in the scan, but it really does add a lot of dimension to the flowers. is my card for the week :)

Make sure you check out what the rest of the Cuttlebug Challenge DT has been up to this week. Okay, now it's your turn. Make a card and add a embossed acetate element and upload to the site. Your card will be posted on the site, but you could also be the Cuttlebug Challenge winner of the week. Thanks for visiting & I hope your having a fabulous day!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge Blog Be Inspired #18

Good morning everyone :) If you've joined me from the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog...Welcome to my cyber home. This weeks challenge was to make a shaped embossed card. I chose to use some of the goodies I received in class at CHA from Imaginisce. Here is the card I came up with for the Cuttlebug Challenge....Don't you just love that little bird :)

Here are the products that I used for this card...
Cuttlebug Leafy Branch Embossing Folder & Small Circle Die (approximately 1 1/4 inch)
Papers, Stamp & rub-ons are all from the Imaginisce Twitterpated collection.
Font...Sizzix Wingo Zingo alphabet
Chalk Ink..Color Box Blush Rose, Ice Blue & Ice Jade

Following is a brief explanation of how I put this card's actually really easy to do. First of all, I started with a white card base 5 1/2 inches square. I used a bowl to trace a circle, but leaving about 2 1/4 inches in tact at the top of the card. I then cut the same circle out of the dark peach cardstock and embossed it with the Cuttlebug Leafy Branch Embossing folder. The next step is to cut your circles, ink if desired and place them around the edge of your white card circle, overhanging by approximately 3/8 of an inch.

The next step is to cut a strip of patterned paper 5 1/2 inches long by 2 inches wide. Adhere to the embossed dark peach cardstock. Adhere this to the base card, trim the edges to match the curve of the card and ink edges, if desired. It should now look like this :)
Next, I applied the rub-ons over edges of the patterned paper. Punch a 2 ¾ inch circle from white cardstock and ink edges with Ice Blue chalk ink. Adhere to right side of card on the patterned paper. Punch a scallop out of patterned paper. Stamp the bird using Stazon Black Ink and fill in using colored pencils. Adhere to the white circle using the foam squares. Using the Wingo Zingo Sizzix alphabet, cut out title from black cardstock and adhere to card front.

Thanks everyone for taking a peek at my blog :) For more Fabulous cards...please stop by the other Cuttlebug Challenge DT Member blogs

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired #17

Hey everyone, it is time again for another great challenge at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog. This week we were challenged to create a Love Card or Project. Obviously, I choose project or in my case a layout. I used several wonderful products from Cuttlebug. The word "heart" in my title is my Favorite Alphabet I have ever's call Red Tag Sale and it is made by...yep you guessed it Cuttlebug. The heart dies are also Cuttlebug. The rest of my title I created using Sizzix Wingo Zingo. The embossed hearts and "my love" are from the sizzix Valentine collection. The picture is from my youngest daughter last year in dance. She decided to call it quits when my older daughter dropped out. Part of me wishes she would have continued as she danced really well for her age. Oh well, you can't really make them participate if they don't want too :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. Be sure and stop by the rest of the Design Teams blogs for some great inspiration. These ladies are Amazing I tell you :)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Great Deal at The Whole Kit N Kaboodle

For those of you who haven't heard of this site, it is a fantastic new kit club site. The layouts are AMAZING!! And....who doesn't want a chance for a great sale or free shipping!!! And if your like me you have a chance to get all your chalk ink at a discount!! The details are what are you waiting for??? Just click here to start saving!!

3 Great Ways to Save!Do we have a fun sale for you! We just returned from the annual Craft & Hobby Association trade show in California – purchasing all of the latest and greatest products the scrapbooking industry has to offer. Andrea will be posting her thoughts on the trends and new products from the convention here on our messageboard beginning Friday, January 30. We challenge you to give us your input! The more you chat – the more you save! For every post you make on our messageboard (ANY post – not just your thoughts on CHA) between now and Wednesday, February 4 you will receive 5% off your entire purchase of pattern paper, chalk inks, albums, and Prism cardstock -- up to 30%! Make one post - save 5%... make two posts - save 10%... all the way up to making six post and saving 30%.

This is a great way to stock up on your basics! Get pattern paper as inexpensive as $.49 (over 40 designs to chose from!) – cardstock as low as $.38, chalk inks for $1.39, and albums for only $20.99!*Discount codes will be emailed on Thursday, February 5. Supplies are limited. Only one discount code can be used per order. Thirty percent on albums good for album only, not on COMPLETED albums.

If that’s not easy enough… we’re adding two more ways to save!
Make over 10 posts on our messageboard by Wednesday, February 4 and you will be entered in a drawing for a $25 gift card to be used on our shopping site! *The winner will be emailed the coupon code on Thursday, February 5. Only one discount code can be used per order. The $25 is good on product, not shipping.

Link The Whole Kit N Kaboodle to your blog by Wednesday, February 4 and you will be entered in a drawing for FREE shipping off your orders in February and March. *The winner will be emailed the coupon code on Thursday, February 5. Only one discount code can be used per order. Free shipping code can be used up to five times in February and March 2009.