Showing posts from September, 2007


Want a New Identity? I was tagged by my friend Judy with this game. Just answer the questions and see what your "alternate" names would be! 1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) - Cocoa Kia 2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav. ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Cherry Garcia Sugar 3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) DSOU 4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) - Blue Penguin 5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)- Lynn Syracuse 6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) - Soude 7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put “The”) Green the DP 8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)- Alvin Wilson 9. STRIPPER NAME : ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy) Amazing Grace Dove 10.WITNESS PROTECTION

ribbon tying tutorial and a new floor

I have been neglecting my blog again but I had a really, really good excuse. A new mudroom FLOOR!!! For those of you that don't live in the north or are city dwellers a mudroom is where we enter the house, in our case through the garage, and shed our muddy boots and coats so as not to spread the mess to the rest of the house. Much needed since even though it feels like July outside snow (ick!) is not that far away. So they started laying the floor on Saturday and finished on Sunday but because the mortar had to be laid really thick on the stairs I wasn't able to walk on it until Wednesday morning. Not a big deal right? Wrong! The only way to get to my office is (you guessed it) through the mudroom. Needless to say I had a ton of emails to sort through yesterday and a workshop to input as well as all that nit picky little stuff that you need a computer for like paying bills. Did a bit of stamping this morning and this is what I came up with. What I used: Autumn Harvest s

gasp!!!! too busy to stamp

I have actually really been too busy to stamp. Since Matt left for college I have been redoing and moving around all of the kids bedrooms. Part therapy and part it just really needed to be done. This is of course in addition to the usual craziness around here. Well I am finally in the home stretch. Daniel's room is completely done. I just need to finish up the closet in Jessika's room. Ellie's room was the most labor intensive since I had a bunch of mismatched, salvage furniture that all got a major face-lift (multiple coats of high gloss enamel white paint). I only have the closet door and one more coat of paint on the desktop to do then the painting is done!! The big comfy chair is being moved into her room and I need to make a slip cover for it, since it is sooooo sorry looking now. Manny's room still needs some work but we haven't come up with a theme for it yet so it will have to wait until I have finished the other stuff. But anyway I took a brea

stampin' and braggin'

First some stampin' then I will get to the braggin' portion of today's blog. What do you think? I thought at first that this was a rather odd color combination but as I worked with it a little bit I decided I really like it. What I used: Fabulous Flowers, Baroque Motifs stamp sets Whisper White card stock purely pomegranate, always artichoke and taken with teal classic stamp pads purely pomegranate double stitched grosgrain ribbon What I did: I started with half a sheet of whisper white card stock folded in half for the body of my card. I stamped the large peony type flower in the lower left corner with purely pomegranate classic ink. I then stamped the flower on a large post it note. I cut out the flower and stuck it over the flower I had already stamped on the white card body. This is called masking and it is a handy little trick when you want you designs to overlap each other. Next I took the swirl stamp from Baroque Motifs, inked it with always artichoke and stam

I'm back...

After a week spent rearranging my whole house I am back to stamping. I had a lot of fun playing around with the "Gamsol Magic" technique this morning and I thought I would share a little tutorial with you. Now I usually use Stampin' Up! © products exclusively but we don't carry everything, so this technique does use some different stuff. I used Prismacolor brand colored pencils but you can use SU's pure color pencils or any colored pencils you have in the house, to do this technique, and Mona Lisa brand odorless paint thinner but you can use Gamsol (or any brand your hubby has in the garage) odorless mineral spirits or paint thinner and I understand that baby oil and rubbing alcohol also work though I have not tried them. I use a rolled paper blending stump but you can try using a q-tip in its place. What I used: Give Thanks stamp set basic black and basic gray classic ink basic gray, rose red, ballet blue, confetti white card stock and rose red prints design

I have not abandoned you.

Sorry everyone I have been super busy. My oldest son Matthew left for college last Thursday and I have been dealing with my sadness and joy by switching around all the kids rooms and cleaning and painting them. I should be back to stamping by Monday. See ya then.