Monday, June 27, 2011

Some Cards

It's been a long time since I shared any cards I've made. Well, it's about time! The "big move" has been very long and I never realized how much stuff I have. As I put stuff away, I'm trying to throw/give away anything I may not need. Of course anything that could potentially be needed in the future, goes up in the attic. If I ever do end up with a nice studio space, I'm gonna need all those storage items!

I need to figure out another way to do the coating on the squares. Maybe it's the paper I used... I don't know, but I feel like the iridescent embossing powder got absorbed by the paper which made it look like the powder didn't completely cover. All in all, it turned out cute.

Stamps: SU! In Full Bloom & A Word For You ; C/S: SU! barely banana, mellow moss, pretty in pink; Ink: SU! pretty in pink, regal rose, barely banana, bordering blue, mellow moss; Supplies: SU! iridescent embossing powder, watercolor brush.

This Father's Day card was inspired by a card I saw for a class at ACMoore.

Stamps: Club Scrap car & Studio G sentiment; C/S: SU! going gray, baroque burgundy, basic grey, whisper white; Ink: StazOn black, SU! basic grey & craft white; Supplies: Cuttlebug diamond embossing folder, EK Success border punch (unknown).

More card samples coming your way soon.

Happy stamping til the next time!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

AMAZING NEWS!!

Gosh I almost forgot to share the best news ever! We're going to be grandparents. Our son (Eddie) and his wife (Holly) are expecting!!!! I am totally over the top about this! Been waiting for years to be an Oma. 

I went with the kids to their ultrasound appointment on June 17th. Wow! That was the most amazing thing I have ever seen in my life. Back when I was pregnant with Eddie, I don't even think I ever had an ultrasound. If I remember right, you had to be high-risk to get one. Anyway, here is a pic of the newest member-to-be of the McCullough clan. Isn't he/she cute?? You could see *everything* when the tech was taking pics. So much is different now compared to 30 years ago. I'm telling you... amazing.

In August, they will have another ultrasound; this is when the sex of the baby will be determined. The kids want to know what the sex is, but with a twist. They want to find out with everyone and be just as surprised so... when the ultrasound is done, the "result" will be put in an envelope. The envelope will be given to a lady they know who makes cakes. She will add the appropriate color to the cake mix for the inside and the outside will be white. They will have a small gathering at their house and when they cut into the cake, we'll all find out together! How cool is that? On Thursday or Friday morning they had a segment on Good Morning American about this being the new thing for parents to do. We've never heard of it before. Just can't wait...

Catch-Up

Boy.... it's been so long since I posted last. So much is going on here! I think I may have mentioned that I was going to move my craft room to a bigger room next door to my current craft room. It's taking waaaaay longer than I thought it would! Because of back issues, I can only do so much each day. The good news is that the move into the new room is almost finished. Woo hoo! Then I still need to straighten out the bedroom that I came from and the hall bathroom that is now filled filled filled with all kinds of stuff. I think if I ever make a move like this again, it will be to an actual studio... OUTSIDE the house! lol I'm really happy with how everything is turning out though. Pictures will follow; maybe even a video once I finish my series on organization. :-)

So my basket that I posted about is completely finished now. I got some styrofoam eggs from ACMoore and painted them a kind of beige-brown color. On several I put a bit of glitter just for some interest. It turned out so nice and I get so many complements on it. Here's the completed basket. My Mom crocheted the "tablecloth" it's sitting on.

During this big move, I've hardly been able to make anything! This basket and 2 cards is it. So not used to that. I'm to the point now where I can do a little more, but I still have stuff to organize/put away so I have some sort of area to create in. The cards, which include a few I made before the "big move," will be shared in the next post.

Have a wonderful weekend. Look for another post later today or tomorrow.

Happy stamping til the next time!