Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Contest Card

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.

I thought I would show you some of the latest cards.

This Birthday card is an entry in the Page Maps Blog card contest. Page Maps is a site full of card and scrapbook page ideas that I use quite often. 

I'm not sure if I posted this one before. It is Karen's Birthday Card. The picture isn't very good, but it is a tri-fold card.

Here are a couple of other cards from earlier in the month.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Oh the weather outside is frightful...

It must be pretty bad outside when I'm looking forward to it being 26 degrees tomorrow! I don't think that temperature today has been above zero. Add in the wind chill, and it's just to darn cold to go out, so we didn't (Melissa and I that is).

This is what I've spent the last three weeks doing. It is a baby blanket for one of Steve's coworkers. It was delivered at the shower last Thursday and the mom to be loved it. The colors look a little washed out in the picture.

Melissa and I also knit this cute hat for our niece, her cousin, Tiffanie. She will look so cute in it. Melissa knit the hat and some of the leaves while I was finishing up the baby blanket, and then I knit the flowers and the rest of the leaves and sewed them on. She won't get it in time for Christmas, but it will get there shortly after.

I did some scrapbooking too. These pictures are from our 2007 Thanksgiving trip to New York City. 

I've done some card too. I'll post them as soon as I find the pictures. :-)

That's all for now. I'm off to scrap the ice off of the bedroom windows!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

More Cards

After looking through my pictures, I found some more cards to show you. These were inspired by Page Maps or the Hero Arts blog. I'm going to have to keep better track of where I get my ideas.

A thank you card with some little jewels. 

A hello card using my new favorite line of paper from October Afternoon.

Another hello card. 

A birthday card for one of Steve's co-workers. I've become the (un)official card maker for the office!

Marcia's birthday card. 

Monday, December 1, 2008

Two for the price of one

Wow two posts in one day. I have been making a lot of cards lately so I thought I would share some of them.

The first one is a birthday card I made for Paul. I used distress ink in two different colors and then stamped over it with a circle stamp. I like the way the colors kind of melt into each other. I had a great time playing with stamp pads and a water mister to get the effect.

The next one is Karen's birthday card. It is a tri-fold card, (thanks Nicole for the idea.) so it will stand up on its own.

This one is the November Christmas card. I was part of a year long Christmas card challenge. We had to create cards each month, so that by the end of November we would have all our cards finished. I did ten each month, so I have 100 cards (I missed October). Later this week I will post the others.

Finally here is some more of Melissa's knitting. She saw some knitted bracelets in a knitting magazine and wanted to try it for herself and this cabled bracelet is the result.

By Special Request

I was asked over the weekend when I was going to post about the rest of our trip to Disney World and the Disney Cruise. Ok Marcia here is the Magic Kingdom portion of the trip. Enjoy!

First off I must say that ever since I can remember, I have been a big fan of  Disneyland. My grandparent took us when we were young, and we were Annual Pass holders for a lot of years. So, I am a little biased. Walking into the Magic Kingdom at Disney World is kind of like walking into an alternate universe. It is kind of familiar, but just different enough to feel weird.

Once again the crowds were very light, which was nice. Since his meetings were over, Steve was able to join us. Our first stop was the bakery on Main Street for breakfast. After that, we headed over to Tomorrowland. Steve and Melissa rode Space Mountain, but were sad that there was no music. The next ride was the Tomorrowland Transit Authority, which I enjoyed since I loved the People Mover at Disneyland. The roller coaster fanatics in the family thought it was too tame for them. Next up was Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin. The astro blasters are much different here than they are at Disneyland, so it made the ride extra challenging. The next stop was the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor which we loved. We saw it a couple of times in the morning and then Steve and Melissa saw it a couple more times in the afternoon.

We then moved on to Fantasyland to ride its a small world which is always fun. We then went to see Mickey's Philharmagic which we hadn't seen before.  

We then headed over to Liberty Square to ride the Haunted Mansion. The line wasn't very long so we were able to ride a couple of times. We decided to have lunch at Liberty Tree Tavern. The food was wonderful. 

After lunch we went over to Adventureland to ride the Jungle Cruise which is one of our favorite rides. A stop at the Tiki Room was next, gotta love the singing birds and flowers.

We watched the Dreams Come True parade from Frontierland and then wandered around the park for a bit. I was kind of tired and need to sit and rest my sore foot for awhile, so Steve and Melissa went back to Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor which they saw a couple of times. 

We decided it was time for a train ride so got on at the Main Street station and rode it around the park a couple of times.

By this time we were getting hungry so we stopped at Casey's Corner on Main Street for hot dogs. After dinner we did some shopping on Main Street and then hung around waiting for the fireworks. The park closed after the fireworks, so we headed to the monorail for our short trip back to the hotel.

Tomorrow's post the Disney Cruise.