Monday, June 22, 2009

I Had A Busy Weekend

First things first, I have decided to stop doing the daily blog thing. I am having a hard time keeping up and I don't want to feel stressed or pressured about it, plus, it doesn't seem to be very popular. I will just keep blogging as things happen.
It is Monday, which means another sketch at Scrapbook Challenges. This is sketch 149.
My take...I used Bazzill cs, Cosmo Cricket Lil' Man pp, GCD sticker letters, Cuttlebug flowers and heart, and Rectangle Nestabilities.
A Father's Day card using Bazzill cs, BG Mellow pp, American Crafts ribbon, SU Topnote and Matchbox dies, Studio G stams, and CB Swiss Dots embossing folder.
I made this matchbox using the same XL Matchbox die from SU for my SIL, Mary. I used SU Riding Hood Red cs, SU Bella Rose pp, the same Matchbox die, SU Great Friend stamps, and misc ribbon.
This was Mary's birthday card. I used SU Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette cs, Bella Rose pp, SU Crazy For Cupcakes stamp, SU Riding Hood Red ink and SU Blender Pen, plain white ribbon, Christmas Red/Cotton Candy/Frosted Lace Stickles, a white gel pen to color in the frosting, and Kaiser Crafts pearls.
I joined a Technique ATC swap, where I chose to show how to kiss stamps. I used the same pics as my technique last month and put them on the back with typed instructions. The chipboard is painted with MM paint, Quikutz tear drop die, Oval Nestabilities embossed with Tiny Bubbles embossing folder (showing the debossed side), and the We R Memory Keepers panda stamp is kissed with a Martha Steward polka dot border stamp.
I got this RAK from mn-jana-oh from AMR with her swaps she sent me!
Today I got this one from Grammy-b at AMR with her swaps!
Cliff got this one from mn-jana-oh.
And this one from Grammy-b!
Mary, my SIL, and scrapinmary at AMR, got a huge box full of rubber stamps for $10 a few weeks ago-1/2 of them are SU! They came to visit this last weekend, and she brought me a shoebox full of them! How awesome was that?! Thanks Mary!
These are the SU ones she gave me. I still have to identify some of them.
These are the stamps that are not SU! They are mixed brands, mostly indepenents, but there are some cute one in there!
That is all I have to share for now. I hope no one is disappointed in me canceling the daily blog theme, I just can't seem to keep up with it. I think I like the posting whenever thing anyway. I will still try to post most everyday though. Thanks for stopping by, I do love my faithful readers!!


Scrappy Girl said...

I think it is very smart of you to stop the every day bloggin' thing if it is stressing you. Blogging should be FUN...not work! How great are all those stamps! WoW!

Diana said...

I read your blog everyday, but I know what you mean about stressing, if something that should be fun stresses you out then is time to stop it. I would love to blog everyday but just can't. I love your blog and challenges. I will definitely do this sketch, is wonderful.

scrapbookmom79 said...

blogging is fun, don't stress!! I love all your recent creations and all those awesome RAK & the yummy stamps! You are one lucky lady

djp said...

i do enjoy your blog :) thanks for posting the kissing stamps...missed that one from before and will have to try it! glad you liked the RAKs! thanks for swapping!

Annie Fiskateer #1326/SCDT member said...

I love you blog- However if you are stressed then take the break! I understand -- I'll get my fix on Scrapbook Challenges from you - LOL I love all the great cards, ATC and LO you do. You are extremely talented!! Congrats on all the goodies yu won WTG!!!

Chrispea said...

Cute sketch! Ouch... paper cut! ;) Can't wait for the movie... I'm glad I have Sookie on HBO to tide me over.

Anonymous said...

Don't stress over blogging.

I love the way that stamp kissing technique turned out.

Julie, aka Scrapperdays said...

Oh my gosh! Don't get burned out blogging! In fact, go to my blog and read what I wrote about getting burned out by tyring to do too much as a warning! BTW: I'm now following your blog per the blog therapy post on AMR. I couldn't really tell if you wanted to take part in the blog therapy, but I used to follow your blog before anyway!

Angie... by the said...

Love your blog Marilyn and pop in from time to time, always enjoy your beautiful work. Your blog background is so stinkin cute, too. Thanks for visiting mine today!