Friday, February 27, 2009

Early for St. Patty's!

This is a card I am working on for a swap. Since I am fairly new to card making, I am relying on scraplifting frequently! The pattern paper is DCWV Spring stack, Bazill cardstock, Martha Stewart shamrock punch and CK Fraternity font. I think I need to add some ribbon to it to finish it off.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Little Late for Valentines...

I have just recently come over to the 'dark side' of card making. I have resisted the temptation for years because scrapping absorbs enough of my energies. However, when you have a friend that is an incredibly talented paper artist, the vibe is just too strong to resist! This was my first card swap attempt. The monkey is a QK die and the paper is from an old DCWV Stack. I used the Martha Stewart Cornice border punch and Cat's eye ink. Inside it says, "Who's your monkey?"

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Our Graduate

This is our first 'child' to graduate...our 7 monthe lab puppy, Coco Chanel! She passed her first 8 weeks of puppy school without a hitch. Next, its on to graduate puppy classes!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I created this cute little bug bouquet for my friend for Valentine's Day. The flowers and bug head were created using the Cricut machine. The flowers are from 'Walk in My Garden' and the bug head was created using 'George'. The patterned papers are from my stash as well as the ribbon. I love this lil' guy so much now I need to make another one for me!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Here goes Nothing!

I have always wanted to be a "blogger", but I have never thought any wisdom or knowledge I could impart would be of any interest to anyone. My kids must think I am a comedienne because they are always laughing at me...(we're laughing with you, mom...) My students think I am a classical radio station...they tune me out! I have decided to throw caution to the wind and claim this little spot on the web as my own...think of me as a cyber 'homesteader". Hopefully, some of you might think what I have to say is entertaining or at least mildly amusing. Some of you may nod you head in agreement...others will nod in astonishment (they'll let anyone have a blog, won't they!) Maybe some of you will even come back from time to time to see what "Smartcookie" has to say today...maybe not.... Thanks for reading thus far......And away we go!