Saturday, November 29, 2008

My new toy!

So this past week my DH and I bought me a new laptop! We also finally got our wireless router hooked up in our house. I am so twitterpaited! I have no excuse now on not being able to update my blog on a regular basis. As we speak, I am sitting in the living room 'watching' a movie and playing online...what could be better? (We are pretty boring)

Anyway, I found some pics of my DH and I on our Alaska cruise in '07, so I thought I would post a pic of us two, in case anyone wanted to see my cutie patootie DH. As you can all tell, I am a TOTAL Trophy Wife!!! I guess someone has to be one, eh?? LOL, LOL

Anyway, I was super busy today making cards and such, so I will try to get those posted tomorrow. Have a good night!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. We hope everyone gets to spend time with family and friends and the people you love.

Don't eat too much turkey! We must all save plenty of room for pumpkin pie!!!

From our home to yours-
Jolene & Val

Monday, November 24, 2008

Another Card...

So I am now officially 24 hours into my blog and no major hang-ups to report. This is a good sign. Anyway, I wanted to post another card tonight.

This is one I pretty much used the same idea from Gina K's class on the cruise, but I used SU Perfect Plum, and Pale Plum and Basic Black. Once again, this is the bleaching technique, boy I love to bleach! Instead of the gold spray mist, I used the silver. The butterfly stamp is a Gina K out of our goody bag (Thanks Gina!!) and the sentiment is Inkainkado. I used the cuttlebug for the background also. The silver spray is also from the cruise, I love this stuff! But unfortunately, my bottle does not spray worth a darn, so I got some globs of silver on my paper. Does anyone have any great ideas for my silver sprayer not working?

Well have great night, more to come later!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Let's try this again!

Hi All! Due to the fact I could never get my blog off the "blocked status", I am now starting over again. I have now lost all my previous entries including my cruise photos of all my new stamping pals I met...sorry!
So someday soon I will try to put some photos back on.
Anyway, here I am at the end of another weekend trying to get motivated to go back to work tomorrow. Last week I fought a stomach bug most of the week, but am now starting to feel better.
I had the luxury of spending some time in my "Stampin Studio" yesterday and created a few cards.

This one I took the bleaching idea we learned in Gina K's class and bleached part of my flower dress. I used SU stamp and an Inkainkado sentiment. The paper is SU retired Marvelous Magenta, Basic Black, and the new Pink Pirouette. I used the swirl folder of cuttlebug for the background and embellished with flowers and silver brads.

The next card I created was a "quickie." I had bought some new prima polka dot flowers at Michael's on Friday and was just itching to use them I came up with this idea!

This card is using standard white cardstock and then Pink Passion from SU. I also used the Swiss Dots of cuttlebug for the background. The sentiment is one of Stamping Bella which we got in our goodie bag on the cruise (Mwah! to Em). I embellished with white ribbon and rhinestone brad and small rhinestone. The sentiment is on a oval punch and layered on 2 more white oval punches...Hope you like...This one was quick and turned out cute!!!

I have a few more cards to post, but I will have to do them later as I have other stuff to do!
I hope my "new" blog works better this time... :)