Friday, November 18, 2011

Happy Friday!

Okay, I'm a dork! I almost sent my kid to school on a day he doesn't have school! LOL I had him all ready to go when it occurred to me that it was Parent Involvement day. So this means I have two little ones home with me this morning. See.....a "Parent Involved"! LOL

I am trying to keep busy so I will not worry about my dog until I can call and find out how she is at 10:30am. So I am cleaning off my scrap desk in hopes that I will be able to scrap a lot this weekend. I am actually in the mood!! Which hasn't been the case lately. My hubby just came in and put in his order for Christmas cards to give to his employees so I guess I have "permission to scrap"!! LOL Yippee!

Don't forget today is the last day to enter my 12 Days of Christmas Blog Candy Giveaway! Winners will (hopefully) be announced tomorrow. And then as soon as the winners email me their email addresses I will shoot the candy off to them! Go ENTER now!!!! Hurry!!!!

You guys know how much I love Crafter's Companion and being on their Design Team. (I wish more of you would go check out their monthly Challenges because they give away the best prizes!!) I have a little news.......Psssstt....coming in December there will be something wonderful to talk about... I can't say what yet but you are definitely going to want to participate!! BELIEVE ME!!

Well, here is the easel card I made for the Crafter's Companion Informational Blog this week. I used one of the new Christmas Humphrey Stamp Sets - Auld Lang Syne. This is such a versatile stamp. You could use it for any celebration card like birthdays or congratulations. Or use it as a New Years card like I did.

I usually make up some New Years cards for those people that I didn't send Christmas cards too who send me a card during the holidays. That way I can send them the card after Christmas when things settle down and they don't feel slighted getting a Christmas card after Christmas....

I was inspired to make the banner by a card by Bev Rochester I saw in a magazine . It just seemed to add such a fun touch to her card I thought it would be a perfect addition to mine!

I colored the image with my new Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers that are coming soon from Crafter's Companion. (they are taking pre-orders NOW!) Can I just say Oh My GOSH!! They are comparable to my Copics and a fraction of the cost!! You will definitely want to own some for your very own if you color. Especially since I hear that Copic is increasing their cost once again! And don't get me wrong I love my Copics but if you can get something equal for so much less...why buy them?? They are on pre-sale right now at Crafter's Companion and you can get a package of 6 markers for $11.95!!!!!! That is less than $2 a marker! See what I mean!?! AMAZING!

I wanted this card to be bright and happy since I think this image is so upbeat and fun so I used bright yellow and green with some red. The ribbon and bling are from my stash. And I finished it off with some Crystal Stickles to add some sparkle.

I think it turned out really fun. Now I just need to decide who to send it to!! ha

Okay...good has taken me so long to write this blog post that I made it to the time to call the vet. I just called and she is doing much better. The blood work looks pretty good so she can go home later today. We still need to give her medication and a bland diet for a bit but if she keeps getting better than it was just something minor. You always worry about something major especially when they are getting older. So cross your fingers that she keeps getting better... I'm really relieved.

Now I can say Happy Friday and really mean it!! Have a wonderful weekend!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today.


  1. Parent Involvement Day? That sounds like "lazy teachers want a day off... er, day". haha

    Love the colors on this one. So bright and fun!

  2. I think your easel card is fabulous! I love love love the banner and beautiful bright colors. Glad Sophie is doing so much better :)

  3. Awww! SO glad to hear your pup is ok! Parent involved LOVE IT Lol! SO I was meeting my daughter at a field trip. The teachers note said we are leaving school at 9:45.. So I left at 9:45 I sat in the parking lot waiting and waiting then got worried so went inside... only to find out the show started at 9:45! I had to walk into a very dark theater and try and find my daughter. When I finally did, she gave me the most unpleasant look I have ever seen, so of course I said don't give me that look! Give it to your teacher she is the one that gave me the wrong time! Ha Parenting at its best! I also confronted the teacher who turned out was aware she gave me the wrong time but "slipped" her mind to call me! Oh well all is good now that it is over!
    I also plan on scrapping hopefully this weekend! Between laundry and getting ready for Turkey day! Time to bust out all the X-mas decorations! Hope you have fun!

  4. oh hun this is one,brilliant easel card just adore,the images and love the colors you have used on this hun,hugs cherylxxxxxx

  5. hun just read the post below oh gosh hun hope your wee dog will be okay,keep us posted know how much our animals mean to us,hugs cherylxxx

  6. That card is gorgeous!!! and I am having a giveaway too!