Saturday, June 21, 2008

I cannot get Blogger to cooperate with me today. I've tried moving this photo down but apparently it really wants to stay at the top of this blog post. So anyway, here is a card I started working on yesterday and finally found some time this morning to actually glue it together. All stamps are from Inkadinkado. DP is Basic Grey and CS is SU!.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Finally, a project this week

I haven't had much time to do anything crafty what so ever this week. I wanted to try and get a couple cards done but I just couldn't find enough time. My sister asked me a couple weeks ago if I would make a name frame for their neighbor's little girl. I of coarse waited until the last minute and didn't start it until today (she needs it on Saturday). This is a lot bigger frame that I have done in the past. The photo area is 20"x8". I cut the letters with my Cricut. I had wanted them to go straight across but after I had them all cut out they wouldn't quite fit in the frame in a straight orientation and I didn't want to hassle with cutting all new letters at a smaller size. All of the DP used is Basic Grey and the CS is Stampin Up!. I stamped the purple letters with SU Linen and French Script. The frame was natural wood color so I spray painted it with white spray paint. I hope she likes it.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Some movie reviews

Well, nothing new on the craft front, but I did watch a couple movies over the past week...
Once - as I've said before, this was a good movie. The music is awesome. I just bought the soundtrack today. Highly recommend! I'm thinking of putting this one back in our Netflix queue so that I can watch it again.
The Namesake - I really liked this to, but it is a little slow to get going. Definitely more on the artsy, Sundance side than mainstream movies.
Fool's Gold - Cheesy chick flick...loved it! How can any woman not love a cheesy romance movie filled with a shirtless Matthew McConaughey?

Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Swell Season were FANTASTIC!!!!!!!

The concert was PHENOMENAL, AWESOME, INCREDIBLE...!!!! I have been to A LOT of concerts in my life and this was by far my favorite. The entire group is just amazing. Glen Hansard is hilarious and super talented. He plays the same beat up guitar that he played in the movie. Everything about the whole concert was incredible! I don't know how to add YouTube videos to my posts but I have some links to some videos of them performing. If you have any time, definitely check these out - they are definitely worth watching!

Falling Slowly - Live at Sundance
Falling Slowly - Letterman Performance
When Your Mind's Made Up

If these links don't work, just do a YouTube search for The Swell Season...there are tons of great videos.

There will be no stamping today because after the late night last night (we didn't get home until almost midnight) I am pretty much a non-functional human being today...but it was SO worth it! If you ever get the opportunity to see The Swell Season, don't walk, to the ticket office! You won't regret it!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Guess What!!!!!

They just opened up some seats for tonight's sold out The Swell Season concert. So with less than 2 hours notice we decided to be spontaneous and got tickets (GOOD tickets!). If you aren't familiar with The Swell Season, they are the 2 actors from the movie Once. The two actors wrote and sang the songs for the movie and won the Academy Award for best song. I just watched this movie last week and was going to write about it on here today but ran out of time. The movie was good, but music was phenomenal. I can't wait to hear them in person! I will let you know how it was, tomorrow. Hope you all have a wonderful night!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Another Sunday post

Well, no sign of those severe afternoon storms (yet), but I spent some time in the basement this afternoon anyway. Here is the card that I just spent WAY TOO LONG making. I have really struggled the last couple weeks with my card making and I really wanted to make something good. I guess this card would fall into the almost good catagory. I'm not 100% thrilled with it but it is a definite start to getting my mojo back. The sunflower stamp is from The Angel Company and the background is SU's French Script. I colored the sunflower with pencils and OMS and then layered a second flower over the top. The ribbon is SU's chocolate chip taffeta ribbon. This was the first time I have used it and I have to say it is pretty nice. Glitter on the flower petals is Art Institute Lions Mane and the flower center is Martha Stewart Brownstone.

Thanks again for stopping by. I promise there won't be a 3rd Sunday post since I have a movie I want to watch yet tonight. Hope you all enjoyed your weekend!

Happy Father's Day!

Hope everyone is having a lovely day. The weather is beautiful right now but they are forcasting some nasty storms with hail for this afternoon.
Here is another card I made during my stamping time yesterday. Images are Inkadinkado and Hero Arts. CS is SU! and DP is Basic Grey.
I'm in a bit of a stamping rut this past week or so. I hope I can find my stamping mojo soon!

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day!