Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Till next time, Tasha
PS Can you tell I'm excited?!
Gina K Designs : $50 gift certificate
Stamping Bella: $50 gift certificate
SmARTworks: $25 gift certificate
High Hopes Stamps: SIX stamps (on cling) from the NEW release –Release date is September 28 so I cannot show you the images but I saw them and they are AWESOME!!!
Jacksonbelle Embellishments: Surprise package...
And there are so many more generous companies who have donated to the pot. But not just companies, many stampers and crafters have sent cards and items to up the ante. Three of these are Cindy Motherway, Michele Boyer, and Lauren Meader--and let's not forget Cammie herself.
Thanks for stopping by. Till next time, Tasha
PS This is my 2nd or 3rd post today so scroll down so you don't miss anything!!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
My friend Heather (also referred to as "the neighbor" in previous posts) is who caught me and this is how the game works.
Tagging Game Rules:
- Link your tagger and list the rules on your blog.
- Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog--some random, some weird.
- Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
- Let them know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
So here you go, seven things about me...
- I am truly blessed to have all 4 grandparents still living.
- I spent the first year of my life in a beach front house in San Diego. Followed by 4 years in Colorado Springs (what were my parents thinking?)
- Public speaking makes me sick to my stomach (though I do my fair share and nobody seems to be able to tell).
- I think chocolate goes very well with beer--not all those salty foods normally served.
- If I ever have enough money to start my own charity it will be to re-roof houses that need it.
- I have 2 dogs and 10 chickens running around in the backyard.
- And for weird: I dated my step-dad's son for two years. Actually we were dating first and that is how his dad met my mom but then they got married and eventually we did not.
So now for the list of my tagees in no particular order...You can visit these ladies by clicking on their names. I'm sure they would all love to hear from you.
- Jessica Russell at Kindred Arts
- Jessy at My Sanity Depends on Stamping
- Jennifer Buck at The Buck Stamps Here
- Patter Cross at Triple the Scraps
- Julie Mutch at Mutch to Stamp
- Lynda Moss at StampINKins
- Tisha Yoast at Craftee Bee
So go give the gals some love and pick up some inspiration while you're there! Thanks for stopping in. Till next time, Tasha
PS Hip Hop starts in about an hour! Happy Thursday!!!
Gold Dove Kit
This one uses the SU set To You and Yours. I used riding hood red, night of navy, very vanilla and old olive. The dove is embossed in gold.
These cards (shown on a navy background) use the SU set Snow Burst in shades of purple or shades of blue. The greeting is from To You and Yours. And the large snowflake on the right is done with heat and stick powder to hold on the gorgeous cosmo glitter from SU.
The tree is done with the faux metal technique (see SU website) and uses the tree from Season of Joy. The swirl is from the same set and stamped in silver on both the garden green and the night of navy. The greeting from the hostess set Punches Three is stamped in silver on real red and night of navy and cut out with the scallop square punch.
This card has a Sanded background stamped in versa-mark on craft. Old olive DSP from SU makes up the ribbon. The medallion will actually be a scalloped red riding hood oval but I haven't had time to rip it off and make the scalloped one now that my punch came! Also, there will be dazzling diamonds on the roof to make it sparkle.
So that's what I've been working on. Maybe in all this craziness I will actually get MY Christmas cards done before Dec. 24! Oh, I almost forgot. I am going to the Stampin' Up regional this Friday (as in day after tomorrow) in Kansas City. I am really excited. So keep your fingers crossed that I make it there. It is about a 3.5 hour drive so I have to leave at 5am!! That is not a time that usually appears on my clocks and I just pray that they fixed my van properly yesterday so I don't end up stuck somewhere missing the sure-to-be fabulous event.
Thanks for stopping in! Till next time, Tasha
Monday, September 22, 2008
WOW! I just cannot believe how big this got. As most of you know by now, I recently released my newest set through Gina K Designs called Whimsical Autumn, which benefits the Alzheimer's Association. My grandmother passed away in June from complications of this horrible disease and I wanted to try to help in any little way I could. I recently found out that today is World Alzheimer’s Day. The Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association DOUBLED all donations given up until today so I asked Gina for some preliminary figures. After just two weeks, lots of sets have been sold. On Friday, I sent over my first commission--$450. So the first contribution ended up being $900! I am thrilled.100% of my proceeds from this set will always go to the Alzheimer’s Association, but it was so much fun to send that first donation over.
.Guess what--her blog candy is over $800 worth of goods so you might want to check it out before Thursday so that you have time to make your card. You can find the directions for entering to win at the end of her post.
I will post my card once I make it! We had our company this weekend and that was fun. Unfortunately I had to take 2 kids to the doctor today and my van got diagnosed with needing $700 in repairs which will happen as soon as I can get it back there tomorrow. EEEkkkk!
Thanks for stopping by and good luck with your entry if you choose to play. Till next time, Tasha
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
On this first one I used USI (unidentified sale item) print paper but the rest is Stampin' Up. Main color is summer sun with flowers from Classic Background stamped all over in versa-mark. Large saying is from All Holidays and the little tag in pocket says "a little something" from the Best Yet hostess set. The large flower is created with the scalloped circle punch in riding hood red layered with assorted SU flowers.
I struggled with this design, a little too many elements than I normally use, but it's nice to try new things. So let me know what you think!
Thanks for looking! Till next time, Tasha
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I think this one will be hard and I will post whatever I come up with later. It is raining and raining here and has been for 3 days so will be a good day to play inside.
If you want to see the creations of the sketch team check Lauren's blog under Saturday Sketch Team for their links. Happy stamping!
Thanks for stopping by. Till next time, Tasha
Friday, September 12, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
One of these days I will work on cards again, but it is State Fair time and I have some cakes and goodies to bake over the next few days. Last year I entered for the first time and did very well. This year I am trying a few more categories including the Spam cookoff! My enthusiasm rubbed off on the neighbor's husband so we have a friendly rivalry going with the Spam. The kids (ages 12, 8, 6, 6, and 4 between us) have enjoyed taste-testing and so far keep voting for my creations!!
We also start the middle school football season today--hooray! And the weather changed from 95 to 65 between Monday and Tuesday just in time to get us in the fall/football mood. I do have to say I feel bad enjoying the weather so much when I know some places are dealing with the hurricane and all the awful things that follow a disaster. I truly hope that you are somewhere you can enjoy the early autumn.
Oh--my cake is done so it's time to go, here is the link:
Have a great day!
Till next time, Tasha