Friday, December 21, 2007

Autism Awareness

The band, Five for Fighting, is generously donating $0.40 to Autism Speaks for *each time* the video is viewed. The funding goes toward research studies to help find a cure. When you have a moment, please visit the link below to watch the video and pass it along to your friends and family. They are aiming for 10,000 hits, but hopefully we can help them to surpass this goal. Note: Check out the number of views...almost 70,000!!! Second note:12/25/07 We're over 80,000 and still climbing...very cool!

To view the video, please click HERE

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Frames are my new best friend!!

Here is a set of four frames I bought for dirt cheap to make into Christmas presents. This set is for my mom! Please let me know what you I am uncertain of one of them, only because they use a different color scheme. I am thinking the one will go to the other set I need to make, but will be eager to hear what y'all think!!

Another Present

Here is the last present for my secret holiday friend at work. Tomorrow we reveal who we are!! She will get this, an empty scrapbook, and a coupon to craft with me (she wants to start being "crafty")and if I can bribe her the ever so talened Jennifer aka jkschumaker on SCS and my SU Demo, and my coworker and my stampin friend. I really hope Katie likes it!!

I still have so much to do to be ready for anyone else feeling overwhelmed???

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Don't you hate it when...

you've got the scrapbooking mojo going strong and then you run out of adhesive? Grrr.

So, tomorrow I will be going to the store for some adhesive and...umm, there was something else I needed...really, making lists is such a good idea...ya just need to right it down when you think of it. Like right now I am thinking I need to go load my old vacuum cleaner in my car that I am donating for one of our families at work. Welcome to Keri's random to put a vacuum in my car!

Presents Galore

I started working on a scrapbook for my niece for Christmas...she is a horse lover, so I scrapped photos of her riding and doing her horse thing...the pics I took of the pages aren't too hot, as I had already put a couple of the pages in their page protectors.

The next item I worked on was a cute lil frame for my Secret Holiday Friend at work. Hope she likes it!!

New Look

So, do you like it? I thought it was time for a lil change so here it is. I had big plans to be crafty yesterday, but Friday night on the way home I got struck by the sickies. I was achy, sore throat, fever, and just generally feeling yucky. My fever was even higher yesterday and I was just miserable. I spent the day sleeping and lying around. I feel better today, no fever, just a lil achy and the lingering sore throat, but I think it must have been a 24 hour bug, thank goodness!! Thanks for "listening" to me whine about yet another of my illnesses. I am going to treat myself to a Starbucks and then see what kind of crafting I can get pics came in that I need for the mini-scrapbooks I am making for Christmas presents so that sounds like a good place to start. I will post something soon I hope!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Big on Christmas

I am loving this stamp set from Stampin' Up!!! Here are the cards I have made today...only 2, one from this weekend. I got some cleaning done today, took a nap and relaxed. Didn't get as much done as I wanted to, but that's OK!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Doing the happy dance!!!

Well, the bad news is that they city is covered with a layer of ice. The GOOD news work tomorrow! I am so excited I can hardly stand it. So, I have plans to do some craftin' and cleanin' tomorrow!

So, I have a card to post, but the bed is calling my I will make you wait til tomorrow...all like 5 of you faithful readers ;0 If I have left anyone out of the count, please stand up and be counted!!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Thank goodness Christmas only comes once a year...

cause I would weigh 1000 lbs. if it happened more than that. Today I made about 100 peanut butter balls. My fingers were cramping by the time I got done.

I was supposed to go to a friends tonight to stamp, but I am so exhausted I decided to veg. I thought I might get some cards made, but I did not.

So, here is a card I made the other night. Please tell me what you think because I cannot decide if I like it or not. The tree and sentiment is from the Believe set from Papertry Ink. I stamped it with the Tsukineko Glue Pad, then added green fun flock. I added some bling with some swarovski crystals. The ribbon is from the Theater ribbon from SU. I also used my new rectangle scalloped nestabilities lovin them!! I was trying a way out of my comfort zone color please let me know if I went too far out ;)

Sunday, December 2, 2007

More Christmas Cards

I had a fairly productive weekend. Got errands run...and quite a few Christmas cards knocked out!! You should see my living is a MESS!! I brought my stampin stuff upstairs to sit in front of the TV while creating...I seem to get more done that way!

So, about the cards...I was going for simple this year and I think I achieved that ;).
The last card is one of my faves. It is made with A Muse cardstock, SU trees, one penguin from a Denami Design penguin group (5 cuties in a row), the igloo is from Memory Box and the sentiment is from A Muse. My fave part is that I have learned how to do the "shadowing" thing underneath images so they don't look like they are floating on the paper. I love how this effect looks...makes it look so realistic. The card was done simply with black VersaMagik ink, but the lil penguin has a touch of red stickles on his bow tie and hat and some liquid applique on his hat. He looks adorable!!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Christmas Cards

I have been loving the Christmas cards using colors that aren't necessarily seen as typical Christmas colors. So tonight I used some of the patterned paper I picked up at my fave LSS, Stamper's Ink in Shawnee, Kansas!!

I used Versamark to stamp the tree (Stampin Up) and the cute polka dots (Great Impressions). The photo corners are punched with the Stampin Up punch. The sentiment (Hero Arts) is stamped in Timber Brown StazOn.

It isn't often that I finish a card and love it this much...but I love how this turned to reproduce it!!