Thursday, August 28, 2008

Mrs. Goonerberry

Mrs. Goonerberry is adorable, isn't she?? I am jealous.

There is nothing more that I would like is a weekend in a comfy chair, with a snuggly blanket and a good book. Even the kitty is snuggled up with her! Ok, we have been kitty free in this house for over two years, but do not rule out the thought of a kitty forever...

We are up to 4 dogs. One, we are fostering and she is going to her forever home on September 8th. She has not fit in with the family well at all. She knocks down the Adorable Little One and has gotten in a fight with The Fabulous Miss Roxie, leaving Rox with 9 stitches. I am sad that it did not work out, but I know that this is for the best.

Mamma Spottie is getting on in years. While she is still spry for a 15 year old dog, you can often see her age. Her daughter passed away this past Thanksgiving. Spottie will still teach the "Littles" (Blitzen & Roxie - both under 25 pounds & shorter than knee height) a thing about wrestling, but yet, her hearing is getting worse. I will be heart broken when I lose her.

So, maybe someday this will be me. Do you see any kids bothering her? Nope. It looks like she has been able to read more than one page without an interuption! Just add a plate of chocolate and I would be a happy-happy girl!

The stamp is by Eat Graphics Designs. Love Holly & her stuff!! Patterned paper by Basic Grey.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sometimes a Little Change is Good...

I have even stepped out of my comfort zone with not just the look of the blog, but with these stamps as well!!! I love these stamps. I even have another dragon facing the opposite direction. I love him, toobut just did not include him. I got them at a stamping convention that I dragged Mr. Snarky Pants to one evening this summer.

Yes, he went. He actually did not complain too much.We ussually have a good time when it is just the two of us. Then, the fact that we are somuch alike just makes for a good time. He was happy to help me spend my money, and help me mock the ugly stamps (and you know that they are out there!) . Plus, we then went out for sushi! We are the only two sushi fans in the family!!

So, back to the card...the castle and the dark water was colored with Prismacolor pencils, and OMS was used to blend. The sky and the lighter water was colored with my SU! WCC. Dragon was covered in Diaond Glaze to make him shiny. Doesn't every dragon want nice shiny skin?
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Monday, August 18, 2008

A Muse Addict Homepage Contest

It is time for another Home Page Contest amung the A Muse Addicts. First,
have you joined the A Muse Addicts yet? What? What are you waiting for? This is such a fun group!! We have contests and swaps and sneak peaks and virtual meetings, and a fun place to hang out with other fanatics of A Muse stamps!!

Plus, if you could vote for me to win the Home Page contest. Yes, that was shameless begging for votes. Come on, like that surprises you...

The Challenge, posted by Geeta, was to make a card using 3 of the following colors: Palm Green, Bark (brown), Orange Crush and Swiss Red. Oh, yes, we also had to add glitter.

Well, Mr. Snarky Pants was using my laptop - and the Adorable Little One was watching "Lightening Car" on Hubby's Laptop - so I could not surf around to figure out which green to use. SO - I went ahead and threw both greens that I had in there. Ha! I felt soooo sneaky!

oh, the sun was added to cover a lopsided sentiment.

All stamps and patterned paper by A Muse. The yellow came from my scrap bag & the white base is actually watercolor paper. (that is one of my secrets for a strong but textured base. The orange glitter is from Martha Stewart.
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Wow! I am a winner & More FUN Stuff!!!

This morning, the son formally known as Mr. Snarky Pants, started high school! My baby!! Ahh, it just seems like I was holding Baby Snarky Pants and getting soy formula thrown up all over, he is an Axe-wearing-highschool-going Mr. Snarky Pants! Wait...Snarky even remembered to hug me goodbuy this morning and did not object to the first day of school picture. Ahhh, he is good to me.

In the rush to get ready for back to school (and having a wee-bit o'outpatient surgery myself) I have not had time to share that I won two things lately! I won a surprise packet from the last VMAA (Vitual Meeting of the A Muse Addicts) that included a pack of their Blue Madeira Note Cards (mmm...yummy..), some gaw-geous green A Muse ribbon, and the clear A Muse Clowboy Frames! Yippee!! I have not won anything since that bike from Captain Crunch back in 6th grade - so ya'll just can't believe how excited I was.

Also, I was nominated for the Brillante Weblog by Victoria!! Isn't she the greatest?!? She is a fellow A Muse Addict, and I am proud to share that she has finished her Chemotherapy and is 1/2 way thru her treatments. Go check her out...she has a dynamic spirit & I dare you not to feel inspired by her!!

Here are the details of the award:

1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you’ve nominated.

Here are my nominations, just a few of the people that inspire me:

1. Tisha
2. HB
3. Novelle
4. Martha
5. Suzy
6. Lyndsay
7. Jo-elle

Saturday, August 2, 2008

VMWW Friends (as in a Comedy!)

Having to make a humorous card stumped me tonight! I don't know why, this is normally so much fun for me...but the pressure was killer!

Is he really a bad little monster - or just showing off for the girls?

VMAA One Tree Hill

The One Tree Hill challenge is about using only 1 A Muse stamp. We could use it as many times as we wanted. I originally made 6 fish...but once I had these two on the card - it felt right.


The Lost challenge had me stumped for about 1.5 seconds. The challenge was to use some favorites! (you know, items you would like to have on a desserted island). While I have a zillion favs in my A Muse collection - Rock Star was y first favorite. He was love at fist site!

I combined him with some of my favorite A Muse papers & colors! Enjoy!

VMAA Greys Anatomy

We were challenged to make a card about love. Finally inked up stamps that have been feeling neglected...

Another VMAA for the A Muse Addicts...

Here is my card for the first challenge. Decided to use the Scooter stamp, since I am all about the scooter that my hubby just bought me!!