Monday, September 27, 2010

Haunted House Video

My video finally uploaded!  I have a technician coming to check out our internet lines tomorrow.  I sure hope they can fix the problem.  It is really putting a damper on not only my blog uploads, but my own internet surfing.

Here is the video I promised on the Haunted House (see previous post).  Enjoy your day!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Haunted House Milk Carton

Hello everyone.  I am working on getting a video uploaded.  Unfortunately, my internet is at it again.  I've been trying to upload all week.  In fact, I have two videos ready to go, but can't get them to upload.  I made a call to Verizon DSL and they are supposed to be coming to check out the problem.  As you can probably tell, I am very frustrated.

I wanted to share this fun project with you.  This is one of the videos I have prepared.  I thought I would give you a sneak peak while I am working on uploading the video.  This was made with the Sizzix Mini Milk Carton die, which is a Stampin Up exclusive.  I was inspired by my friend Breanne and  Angie's birdhouse project to make this project.

As I said, a video will be coming on this project....as soon as I can get it to upload.  I also have a video tour of my craft room coming for those of you who are curious.

On a more personal note, school is going well.  I have completed one of two five week clinical rotations for the semester.  The second starts on Tuesday of this week.  I will be done with my clinical rotations by the end of October, which means I will only be in school one day a week for November and December.  I am especially excited about that because I will have lots of time to work on Christmas projects, do Christmas shopping and really enjoy the holiday season this year.  I love Thanksgiving and Christmas!  It's the most wonderful time of the year.

We also started back to softball last night.  My husband and I play on a co-ed team together and he also plays on a men's softball team that are mostly guys from our church.  Our Friday nights will be spent at the field.  We won our first game last night...and I managed to hurt my shoulder.

I am still working on my running for the 10K at the end of October.  Running is a lot of work.  And while I say I hate every moment of it, there is a certain satisfaction that I get knowing I've just ran several miles.

I hope you find some time to relax this weekend.  I am currently in my craft haven, working on some ideas for Christmas presents.  I love it!  Enjoy your day!

Friday, September 10, 2010

For You Flower And Fabulous Phrases

Once again, this video is later than I anticipated due to problems with uploading.  If I had any other options for internet providers where I live, I would be switching immediately.  I've been so frustrated with it lately.

This card is a quick little notecard.  I set out to use some of the new Poppy Parade card stock and twill ribbon.  I love the twill ribbon.  I wish it was available in a ton of colors.  My only problem with it is that the rolls are too large to fit on my ribbon rack.  I have had to improvise a solution.

I used both the For You Flower stamp set and the Fabulous Phrases stamp set.  These are both so versatile. If you are looking for a sentiment set with lots of options, this may be the one for you.  You can combine words to make your own phrases.  It's lots of fun.

School is going well.  I had my first quiz yesterday and it went well.  I am also officially IV certified now.  I even let a couple of other nursing students stick me...and I managed NOT to pass out.  I was a little light headed, but stayed in the game.

I hope your day is going well!  And that you have a wonderful weekend!

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sweet Scoops With A Cherry On Top

Hello everyone!  This week is flying by!  I can't believe tomorrow is Friday.  I just don't feel like I have enough time to get everything done this week.

Today is my niece's 4th birthday.  I wanted to make a card with bright colors and a little bit of glitter.  I love the A Word For You stamp set, so that's where I started for this card.  Then I started digging through my stamp sets to see which one had "a cherry on top" to match the sentiment.  I ended up using the Sweet Scoops stamp set.

I have to admit, as I was planning this card, I wasn't quite sure that I would like the colors.  I wanted to use red and yellow (because her gift had a lot of red and yellow in it).  I decided to use green as the third color. I started with Wild Wasabi, but ended up liking the Pear Pizzazz much better.  In the end, I was thrilled with this card...and I think I may have to use this one for a stamp club project.

I hope you have a wonderful day!  I am off to school.  I have school tomorrow too.  An extra day at school this week and next for my IV certification.  You know what the worst part is?  My husband doesn't have school tomorrow.  He has a furlough day and I have to go to school on a day that I would normally have off!  It's so annoying.

Enjoy your day!