Thursday, February 24, 2011

February Just One

Another month gone by and another card that I made for the Technique Junkies Just One Swap. For this card I used the Millefiori technique which is a fun and easy one to do. You need three stamps, one large, one small and a circle image. Stamp first using the circle image, following with the smallest image and lastly with the largest image. A fun and easy background!

Images: A Muse
Stampin Up
Stampin Up
Paper: Memory Box,
Stampin Up
Ribbon: A Muse

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Week 6 - Ice Dams, Superbowl & More

Well Week 6 has come and gone! We had to deal with the ice dams on our roof and we were lucky to have no water damage. The crisis was hopefully averted by the use of Calcium Chloride. Whoever came up with the idea to put the stuff in knee-hi's was brilliant! What a great way to launch the stuff up onto the roof.

The Superbowl on Sunday was not as interesting without the Patriots playing and we did not have our family pool this year. Not quite the same with my kids at school. At least the Packers won which was what we wanted! More gloating by Rex Ryan would have been horrible.

My husband went to Ireland again so it was just us girls manning the fort. It was a fairly quiet week. I met a friend for dinner at a local seafood restaurant. Great food but too noisy for us.

My cooktop was pretty much out of commission for most of the week with the exception of one burner. Not too bad since I was only cooking for myself. It was just the inconvenience of it all. The repairman had to make a few visits due to needing to order parts. My 10+ year old cooktop is now good as new.

We had more snow but this time it was just a couple of inches which was good news for me! I was not looking forward with having to deal with lots of snow while my husband was away.

My birthday is coming up. Another year older, another year better!!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Week 5 - An Early Spring?

Well according to Punxsutawney Phil we are going to have an early spring. When I look out my window and see the almost three feet of snow on the ground I hope he is right.

The 5th week of Project 365 is now past and it was one filled with more snow, working from home every day and many late nights.

I have been working on my recipe scrapbook and will send it off to be printed this weekend. I now have 60 recipes and will add more soon. That is the great part of doing it digitally - I can move pages around with ease!

On Sunday I met some friends to make cards and had a great time. A Stampin' Up demo was there and we made three cards, one of which we used the owl punch to make penguins. It was so cool. This punch is very versatile which a few tweaks here and there you can make fish, tulips, aliens, penguins and ghosts. I, of course, had to get one and cannot wait to play with it!

Gerry celebrated his birthday this week. This is the first time we are celebrating one of our birthdays with our kids away at college. It was nice to use Skype to have them sing Happy Birthday with me. We are not a vocally endowed family so the more voices that sing, the better we sound (ha ha ha).

I am sure next week will be even more fun!
Page template: Christy Golema
Kit: A Work in Progress, Calendar Collection

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

TJ's Just One January

I made this card for the January Technique Junkies Just One Swap. I used the Texture Plate Smoosh technique again from the Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011 newsletter. I love this technique!

I used my Marvy Circle Crimper to add additional texture to the background. This is the first time that I have used a circle tag on a card and I thought it went well with the circle background.
Sentiment: The Cat's Pajamas One Wish
Ribbon: A Muse
Ink: SU
Paper: SU, Memory Box

Embellishment: A Muse