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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Hunter's Card

Who's Hunter? Hunter is my 6 year old nephew, and he called me the other day and said "auntie it's been a long time since I had some mail". Who could resist that??? So I got to work right away on a card for him. This card was inspired by two different cards one is from laurakj on SCS here card can be found here Laura's Card and the other one is from mytime on SCS her card can be found here Mytime's Card . I just love the elements of these two cards so I put them together.

I so miss Hunter I only get to see him once a year, while they are on vacation here, they live way up north in Hay River, in the Northwest Territories , so they usually visit for 3 weeks in the summer. It is such a whirlwind when they come we try to pack everything into 3 weeks!

Don't forget to check out my hubby's blog his contest starts tomorrow, you could be the lucky winner of.............. guess you will have to go there to find out! ROTFLMBO!! You can find his blog here I Made This .

Supplies used: Wild About You and Loads of Love Stamps sets, Real red, Pretty in [ink, and WW cardstock, Pretty in pink, and Real red ink, Markers, Ribbon, and Dimensionals.


Tuesday, February 27, 2007

A Few items For Sale

After cleaning up my craft area I have come across a few stamps sets that are not getting the attention they deserve and thought i would offer them to first before listing them on E-bay. If you are interested in any of these sets just send me an email at kellyshadow@yahoo.com. These prices are in Canadian Dollars and shipping is extra contact me and I will let you know what shipping is to your area. I do take paypal and can take bank transfers for other Canadian buyers.

Thanks so much for looking!

Balmy Breezes New Mounted $24.00
Bundle Up New Mounted $24.00
Timeworn Trim New Mounted $8.00
Trim a Tree ( retired) Very Gently used $27.00
Funky Firs Wheel New $7.00
Tag Punch ( I ended up with 2) $14.00

Well I'm off to try the color challenge so hopefully I will have something to post later.


Monday, February 26, 2007

Featured Stamper Challenge

There is a new challenge on splitcoast stampers!! On Sundays there is a featured stampers challenge, the idea is to case the featured stampers work changing at least two things. This week featured stamper was My Precious, I chose to case her featured stampers card from the week before too funny!! Here is the card I chose to case My Precious' card if you are interested in this challenge you can find the information here Featured Stamper #3 .

I chose to change the colors and the cuttlebug embossed background as well as the ribbon. I liked this challenge it was fun. I hope her I did her card justice.

Supplies used: Orchid Opalescence, Cool Caribbean, and WW card stock, black ink, Markers, Stickles, dimensionals, and Ribbon


Sunday, February 25, 2007

Barely Chocolate Banana Chip!

For today's Chocolate Sunday I decided to break out Treat Yourself, it's been a long time since it's seen the light of day.....LOL! Not too sure if you noticed but hubby created a new banner for me and it has chocolates on it!! Stephanie seems to be adjusting to having to take her medicine everyday, yesterday she took it like an old pro no water just swallowed......LMBO! Then with that tween attitude looked at me like what?.....and I gave me that ever the ever dreaded eye roll!

On another note I'm not too sure if any of you have tried but Special K has come out with a chocolate cereal, MMMMMMM..... it's pretty for a low fat cereal!

Today's Chocolate Tidbit,

The Hormone Hostage

The Hormone Hostage knows that there are days in the month when all a man has to do is open his mouth and he takes his very life into his own hands! This is a handy guide that should be as common as a driver's license in the wallet of every husband, boyfriend, or significant other!

DANGEROUS: What's for dinner?
SAFER: Can I help you with dinner?
SAFEST: Where would you like to go for dinner?
ULTRA SAFE: Here, have some chocolate.

DANGEROUS: Are you wearing that?
SAFER: Gee, you look good in brown.
SAFEST: WOW! Look at you!
ULTRA SAFE: Here, have some chocolate.

DANGEROUS: What are you so worked up about?
SAFER: Could we be overreacting?
SAFEST: Here's fifty dollars.
ULTRA SAFE: Here, have some chocolate.

DANGEROUS: Should you be eating that?
SAFER: You know, there are a lot of apples left.
SAFEST: Can I get you a glass of wine with that?
ULTRA SAFE: Here, have some chocolate.

DANGEROUS: What did you do all day?
SAFER: I hope you didn't overdo it today.
SAFE! : I've always loved you in that robe!
ULTRA SAFE: Here, have some more chocolate.

Pass this onto all of your hormonal friends and those who might need a good laugh! Or men who need a warning! And remember: Money talks... but chocolate sings.

P.S. Don't forget to check out my hubby's blog he is revealing what the prize is going to be today!! I Made This

Supplies used: Treat Yourself and Delight in Life stamp set, Barely Banana, Chocolate chip, Close to Cocoa, and WW card stock, Chocolate Chip and Black ink, Prisma pencils, Gamasol, Blending Stumps, Marker, Eyelets, Ribbon, Cuttlebug, and Dimensionals


Friday, February 23, 2007

Scraps O' Ribbon

Today's limited supply challenge on SCS was to use scraps of ribbon 4" or less, that left the playing field pretty wide open for me I have tons of ribbon scraps! As you all probably know I have a love affair with pink and brown, so that was start to my inspiration, I had planned on using mixed bouquet, but it just didn't look quite right, so I brought out my favorite all time set Like it a Latte, who doesn't like it!! LMBO!

If you are interested in trying out this challenge you can find the information here Scraps o' Ribbon .

Supplies used: Like it a Latte, and Fancy Flexible Phrases stamp sets, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip and VV card stock, Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink ink, Cuttlebug, Slit punch, Hand held rectangle punch, Brads, Ribbon, Versa mark pen, Iridescent ice, and Dimensionals


Funny Friday!

First of I would like to thank those of you who have contacted me with Birthday wishes and Well wishes fro Stephanie this means so much to me! Stephanie seems to adjusting fine but because of her learning disorders it is a bit hard for her to comprehend. She asked if she would die from her thyroid and we told her no, but she still need to take her medication, then she asked if the medication would make her die, we said no, then she said she was fine with it. When we told her how the medication would help her with things like, more energy, less moodiness, and possible weight loss of some of the weight she gained she responded with "I'm Going To Be Skinny" we said you may lose a little weight, and she responded again with "I'm Going To Be Skinny"! So we told her if she takes her medicine, continues to eat well and exercise she would indeed be very healthy and she said "I'm Going To Be Skinny"...........ROTFLMBO!! I guess when your a tween the only thing that matters is being skinny never mind being healthy who wants that? Kids they are so cute!! On another note I recently had a conversation with Stephanie about the changes that will happening with her body, explaining how the egg is released yada yada ........... asked her if she had any questions and she said she had one " Can we sit when we have our periods?" I looked at her puzzled and asked Why? She responded with " WON"T IT BREAK MY EGGS"..........ROTFLMBO!!..........Hehehe! I then explained that we were not like chickens and our eggs were inside of us! Out of the mouths of babes.....Priceless!

Here is a funny story I found about a man getting a Brazilian wax in light of last Friday's waxing story.

Brazilian bikini wax

I was picking lint from my collar when my editor called with a dangerous mission: to get a Brazilian bikini wax and report back to you, the reader. Apparently, men are ripping hair from the shyest parts of their body, and no one knows why. They needed someone on the inside.
I arrived at the day spa without a reconnaissance. Lauren the hostess guided me through the cutting and curling and dyeing to a waiting room. Scratch that. Any room so fancy should technically be called a foyer. The chandelier tinkled to the sounds of Beethoven, and cinnamon candles warmed the room. I sat on a couch with entirely too many pillows and tried not to touch anything. Lauren hurried away to do hostess things.
Odd place for a man condemned to wax.
Men are not cut out for hair removal. A man can eat nails, drive a Harley, become a Navy Seal, and still snivel before a pair of tweezers (or as I like to call them, Devil's Chopsticks). It is baffling that women endure this pain -- repeatedly -- for any cause, including their own salvation.
Lauren circled back for me and soon I lay in the waxing chamber, where everything was fresh and folded and blindingly white. Was I in for surgery or hair removal? As instructed, I removed my clothes and assumed the position. It was like lying on a chiropractor's table, only face up with legs spread in gynecologic uncertainty and, on second thought, nothing like the chiropractor at all.
A cheery voice interrupted my willies: "You muss be the lucky man."
And in she walked, a stout Argentine woman whom you liked instantly even if she was about to rain terror on your netherparts. Her name was Blanca, but she answered to anything that sounded like cries for mercy. Blanca was an older woman, better for the wear, and had an accent straight out of Evita. Her voice soothed like a lullaby, but you sensed that she could beat you silly if she had to.
For some reason, it only now occurred to me that Blanca would see me naked. I felt like we should get to know each other, have a drink or something, but she went right to work like a mother changing a diaper. She had seen every size, shape, and color, and mine did not bear mention. So it goes.
Blanca showed me the instruments of destruction: liquid wax, cloth strips, and a box of Kleenex (for my eyes). Her arms were brawny as if from subduing previous customers. I asked Blanca what made a wax Brazilian. Despite my hopes, it had nothing to do with live samba dancers.
"The Brazilian es when everything goes, even where the sun no shine. The French, however, es when you leave a leetle strip..." She demonstrated.
I asked her if we could start with a colder, more conservative country, say, Poland.
Blanca laughed as she dipped her rag in hot -- extremely hot -- wax. She laid the strip on my skin and, coaxing me in tender tones, rrrripped the hair from Mr. Giggles.
It is hard to describe the pain that attended. Normally we are present to a range of sights and sounds, grounded for the most part in reality. The moment Blanca took back her strip of cloth, my awareness of Other came to a searing standstill, and nothing existed outside the sting between my legs. Somewhere in the distance a dog barked.
I yelped in some new language and had a mini-seizure.
"Es okay, beautiful, see." Blanca showed me a strip of fur that belonged somewhere else.
So it went, strip after strip, my torso arched backward like one demented Slinky. Blanca assured me that "es almost over," then rrrripped again. I looked to her the way one does a flight attendant in turbulence: her smile was all I had.
"Beautiful, es almost over," she said, and I, in my fever, believed her. We were almost done for 30 minutes.
Tears welled up, but I sucked them back in with my eyeballs. Women wax all the time, right? I thought about my wife. Maybe she would take me for ice cream afterward.
With every pass, the wax got hotter. I asked Blanca if the heat would max out at some non-scalding temperature.
"Hot wax es better," she said. "It grabs the hair from underneath."
Her perfectionism was killing me.
"Es almost over."
Blanca told me to close my eyes and relax, but every time I got to my happy place, she ripped it out of me. It's a little-known fact that the man who coined "mind over matter" died of a Brazilian bikini wax. I've endured tattoos, carpentry stabbings, and a bee sting that made my lips look like Meg Ryan's, and none of it could have prepared me.
Finally, mercifully, we reached the end -- the real end. Blanca had clear-cut Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, leaving no shrub unfelled.
She wiped her hands and said brightly, "See, I told you eet was almost over."
I looked down at my new friend, a turkey made hairless, waddle and all. Blanca told me to let it air out for a while, be naked if possible. Good thing I work at home; that could have been awkward for everyone.
"Thank you for trust me," she said. "Will you do eet again?"
"Perhaps if I encounter some issues with my memory down the line." I tipped Blanca not for the wax but for the psychotherapy.

It has been a week, and I'm still not myself. I've acquired a facial tic and other hints of post-traumatic stress disorder. The draft in my basement won't go away. I feel less manly, Samson without his pubic hair. I've stopped showering at the gym, and it may be years before I can eat Brazilian nuts.
My hair is returning slowly, in patches, like Earth after nuclear winter. Blanca said that if I wax often enough, the hair will stop growing altogether, but then what will we do for fun? My compulsion to scratch is severe -- greater, in fact, than my need to be accepted by other people in the restaurant.
As nice as it was to clean Richard and the twins, I have decided that my private parts will remain private. Some say that waxing improves sex, but I don't think I'm good enough at it to tell the difference. I did find this, however: shavers and waxers don't mix. My wife is a shaver, and I, bless my editor, am a waxer. Now when we make love, it feels like grating glass down there, which, of course, is not enough to keep me away.
Blanca sees musclemen, swimmers, and guys who like to roam the beach showing off their circumcision, but still it is mostly women. They are the only ones tough enough to return. Blanca would like to have more male clients, but something tells me I didn't help her cause.
Still, I will always recall fondly this woman who knows me better than do most of my ex-girlfriends. Even now, as I scratch and scratch, her accent echoes in my mind: "Es almost over, es almost over...


Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Today's Sketch Challenge SC112

Today's sketch challenge on SCS you can find here Sketch Challenge 112 . I just got Delight In Life and thought it would be perfect for this layout. Wow I'm on a roll today 2 posts in one day must be a new record for me.....LOL! I love the springyness (is that even a word??) of this card, and with the sun shining here today it's a perfect fit for my mood!!

Well on another note I took Stephanie to the Dr. and they discovered from her last blood test that her thyroid is low and that she will likely have to be on thyroid medication for the rest of her life **insert sad face here :( ** I guess it is good it was caught now as he said she probably has been suffering with it for a few years. Other then that she is in tip top shape!

Here is a picture of Stephanie's cake from her Birthday yesterday. She is one horse crazy girl...LOL...no really she is eats, sleeps and breathes horses.

Supplies used: Delight in Life stamp set, Pretty in pink, Certainly celery, Black, and WW card stock, Basic black ink, Sakura white gel glaze pen, Stickles, Markers, Dimensionals, and Paper piercer.


Looky Here!!

Look what the postman brought me!! I had a great mail day!! I am so excited my cuttlebug is here!! OMGoodness! **Insert happy dance here** she says grinning from ear to ear!! I am going to have fun playing, hopefully I will be able to find sometime today between a dentist appointment for me and a Dr's appointment for Stephanie, who is now 12, her birthday was yesterday! Wow can't believe we now have a "TWEEN" in our house, it all seem so unreal!

On another note I thought you might enjoy this little story I got in my email.


A neighbor of a newly wed couple was worried when she didn't hear her rather noisy neighbors for a while. A few days later, she peered through their letterbox and through the windows. But there was no sign of anyone. Concerned for the young couple, she called the police. The officers promptly broke down the door, then searched the house. Only to find the young women gagged and tied to the bed. Her husband was lying unconscious on the floor, wearing a Superman Outfit. They later explain that they had been engaged in a superhero role-playing fantasy, and the costumed husband had knocked himself out attempting to jump onto his wife from atop the dresser. Of course, the woman was unable to help him!


Monday, February 19, 2007

Today Challenege Criss Cross Card

Todays Try a New Technique Challenge on SCS was to make a criss cross card, I have been wanting do one for a while, but never got around to it, so this was the perfect opportunity. The only problem I had was once I had finished making the shell of card I had no idea what to put on the inside. I love this Basic Grey Blush line of paper it's absolutely gorgeous!

I can't believe it tomorrow my oldest is going to be 12 where has the time gone? Whaaaaa! ROTFLMBO!

Here are the instructions on how to make a criss cross card:Cut one sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" solid cardstock in half lengthwise. You'll use both pieces. Score each piece in half at 5-1/2". Lay out horizontally.

Glue one 5-1/2" portion of one piece to a second 5-1/2" portion of the other piece of cardstock. You will end up with one tri-fold card with the glued together, double layer in the middle. Cut each side at an angle these will fold over into the criss cross on the middle section.

Then to adhere to the pocket together, place one strip of sticky strip along the bottom of the middle portion. Peel off and fold over one side flap to stick down. Then place another portion of sticky strip on the flap you just adhered. Peel off and stick down.

Supplies used: Noteworthy stamp set,
Basic Grey Blush paper, Cool Caribbean, Chocolate Chip card stock, Chocolate Chip ink, Hodgepodge, Ribbon.


Sunday, February 18, 2007

Isn't Life Sweet?!

Isn't life sweet?! Sure is when it's a chocolate Sunday! LMBO! Chocolate covered cherries is whats on the menu today! I hope you all got enough chocolate for Valentines Days, I know I had more then my fair share *wink*! I came across this cute story, of course it regarding chocolate!! I thought I would share with my chocolate enthusiasts!

Chocolate Fairy

While walking in the woods Douglas saw a young fairy who had fallen into the river and bravely dived in to rescue her.

In gratitude the fairy granted Douglas three wishes. He wished for a huge pile of gold, and ‘poof’ there it was.

Then he wished for a huge palace, again ‘poof’ and there it was.

Finally he wished he could be irresistible to all women.

There was a blinding flash, a mighty roar and ... poof - he turned into a box of chocolates.

Supplies used: Oh so sweet, Stampabilities stamps, Chcolate chip, Real red, and WW card stock, Real red ink, Markers, Crystal effects, Scalloped Circle punch, Cm cutting system, cuttlebug folder, Rolling pin, Slit punch and Ribbon


Saturday, February 17, 2007

We Have A Winner!!!!

After drawing a name, the winner is.................................Marie! Marie please send me your snail mail addy kellyshadow@yahoo.com and I will get this out to you this week. Thanks to all who entered T really enjoyed all you embarrassing moments stories, they left us laughing......ROTFLMBO! Here is Marie's post!

Marie said...

I've had plenty of embarrassing moments but the one I remember clearly - because my husband will not let me live it down - is bringing home guacamole mix for my husband. I thought you just needed to add water to it - it turns out you need avocados too! No I didn't read the directions...

What can I say - I don't cook!

I also embarrass my kids all the time by saying BRAS in the mall too loud and holding hands with my 11 yo boy!

You can visit Marie's Blog here Marie Loves To Stamp


Thursday, February 15, 2007

Belated Valentines Day Giveaway!!

I had meant to post this for Valentines Day, but life has seemed to get away from me lately for the past 2 weeks I have had the girls home sick first Megan and this week Stephanie. It has totally thrown me off course. We seem to be getting back to normal although tomorrow is a pro D day and both girls will be home! Enough of my pity party and on to some blog candy! To be entered to win all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me about one of your most embarrassing moments. I will draw a name on Saturday morning.I'll start a few years ago I was visiting my mom, she lived here in Enderby where i live now, but I lived in Langley a pretty big city, so no country for me. Anyhoo we went on a drive and drove up this mountain no houses or any buildings just mountain, we started to pick some flowers and a cow came over and I panicked and ran to the truck to get in, yelling about how I didn't like Wild Cows yes I actually said Wild Cows, I now have learned that they were free range cows, but I have never been able to live this one down. ROTFLMBO!

Here is a funny story I have come across recently actually I got it a s an email, I'm sure whatever you are going to share is not quite this bad!

The Cold Wax Story Written by Tumshie

All hair removal methods have tricked women with their promises of easy, painless removal - The epilady, scissors, razors, Nair and now...the wax.

My night began as any other normal weeknight. Come home, fix dinner, play with the kids.

I then had the thought that would ring painfully in my mind for the next few hours: "Maybe I should pull the waxing kit out of the medicine cabinet."

So I headed to the site of my demise: the bathroom.

It was one of those "cold wax" kits. No melting a clump of hot wax, you just rub the strips together in your hand, they get warm and you peel them apart and press them to your leg (or wherever else) and you pull the hair right off. No muss, no fuss. How hard can it be? I mean, I'm not a genius,
but I am mechanically inclined enough to figure this out. (YA THINK?)

So, I pull one of the thin strips out. Its two strips facing each other stuck together.

Instead of rubbing them together, my genius kicks in so I get out the hair dryer and heat it to 1000 degrees. ("Cold wax," yeah...right!)

I lay the strip across my thigh. Hold the skin around it tight and pull. It works! OK, so it wasn't the best feeling, but it wasn't too bad. I can do this! Hair removal no longer eludes me! I am She-rah, fighter of all wayward body hair and maker of smooth skin extraordinaire.

With my next wax strip I move north. After checking on the kids, I sneak back into the bathroom, for the ultimate hair fighting championship.

I drop my panties and place one foot on the toilet. Using the same procedure, I apply the wax strip across the right side of my bikini line, covering the right half of my particulars and stretching down to the inside of my butt cheek. (Yes, it was a long strip.)

I inhale deeply and brace myself....RRRRIIIPPP!!!!

I'm blind!!! Blinded from pain!!!!....OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!

:::Vision returning:::
I notice that I've only managed to pull off half the strip.

CRAP!!! Another deep breath and RRIIPP!!

Everything is swirly and spotted.
I think I may pass out...must stay conscious...Do I hear crashing drums???
:::Breathe, breathe:::
OK, back to normal.

I want to see my trophy - a wax covered strip, the one that has caused me so much pain, with my hairy pelt sticking to it. I want to revel in the glory that is my triumph over body hair. I hold up the strip!

There's no hair on it.

Where is the hair???

Slowly I ease my head down, foot still perched on the toilet.
I see the hair.
The hair that should be on the strip.
I touch.
I am touching wax.

I run my fingers over the most sensitive part of my body, which is now covered in cold wax and matted hair. Then I make the next BIG mistake...remember my foot is still propped up on the toilet? I know I need to do something. So, I put my foot down.

DAMN!!!!!!!! I hear the slamming of a cell door.

Sealed shut!
Sealed shut!

I penguin walk around the bathroom trying to figure out what to do and think to myself "Please don't let me get the urge to poop. My head may pop off!"

What can I do to melt the wax? Hot water!! Hot water melts wax!! I'll run the hottest water I can stand into the bathtub, get in, immerse the wax-covered bits and the wax should melt and I can gently wipe it off, right???


I get in the tub - the water is slightly hotter than that used to sterilize surgical equipment - I sit.

Now, the only thing worse than having your nether regions glued together, is having them glued together and then glued to the bottom of the tub...in scalding hot water. Which, by the way, doesn't melt cold wax.

So, now I'm stuck to the bottom of the tub as though I had cement-epoxied myself to the porcelain!! God bless the man who had convinced me a few months ago to have a phone put in the bathroom!!!!!

I call my friend, thinking surely she has waxed before and has some secret of how to get me undone. It's a very good conversation starter.

"So, my butt and who-ha are glued together to the bottom of the tub!"

There is a slight pause. She doesn't know any secret tricks for removal but she does try to hide her laughter from me. She wants to know exactly where the wax is located, "Are we talking cheeks or... or who-ha?"

She's laughing out loud by now......I can hear her. I give her the rundown and she suggests I call the number on the side of the box. YEAH!!!!!

Right!! I should be the joke of someone else's night. While we go through various solutions. I resort to scraping the wax off with a razor.

Nothing feels better then to have your girlie goodies covered in hot wax, glued shut, stuck to the tub in super hot water and then dry-shaving the sticky wax off!!

By now the brain is not working, dignity has taken a major hike and I'm pretty sure I'm going to need Post-Traumatic Stress counseling for this event.

My friend is still talking with me when I finally see my saving grace....the lotion they give you to remove the excess wax.

What do I really have to lose at this point? I rub some on and OH MY GOD!!!!!!!

The scream probably woke the kids and scared the ****ens out of my friend.

It's sooo painful, but I really don't care. " It works!! IT WORKS!! "

I get a hearty congratulation from my friend and she hangs up.

I successfully remove the remainder of the wax and then notice to my grief and despair....THE HAIR IS STILL THERE.......ALL OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I recklessly shave it off. Heck, I'm numb by now. Nothing hurts. I could have amputated my own leg at this point.

Next week I'm going to try hair color......

I also wanted to give a shout out to Laura from Lu-La's Corner she sent me this great chocolate picture!


What Kind Of Soda ?

What kind of soda are you? I am a mountain dew too funny ROTFLMBO I don't even like moutain dew lol.Fun little quiz I took! Enjoy! Watch later today for a special giveaway!
You Are Mountain Dew

Ultra hyper and full of energy, you're on a permanent sugar high.
Some people complain about your taste, but the do appreciate your power.

Your best soda match: Coke

Stay away from: Root Beer


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentines Day!

I just wanted to wish you all a Very Happy Valentines Day! Hope you are all having a wonderful day!Smiley courtesy of www.FreeSmileys.org


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Today's Color Challenege CC101B

Today's color challenge was to use so saffron, certainly celery and cranberry crisp together. I didn't think I would like these colors together but I actually do! I used the textile embossing folder on the cranberry layer, it is so soft and subtle but I really like the look that it adds. I can't believe that I have had this set for so long and it is the first time that I have pulled it out**insert red cheeks here** LMBO! I am hoping to have a special Valentine post tomorrow, I have had my daughter home sick all week so my schedule is a little off, she does seem to be feeling a bit better today, so hopefully she will be able to go to school tomorrow and celebrate with her class.

Supplies used: Never ending joy stamp set, so saffron, certainly celery and cranberry crisp card stock, cranberry crisp and certainly celery ink, brads, ribbon, scalloped circle punch, cm cutting system, cuttlebug embossing folder.


Sunday, February 11, 2007

Chocolate Covered Strawberries! MMMM!!

Who doesn't love chocolate covered strawberries? I love them mmmmmm. good! Now that I have a chocolate fountain that I set up for stampin get togethers , and of course any occasion it is so easy to have chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate covered, cookies, pineapple, apple, orange, anything that suits your fancy...lol ! With Valentines Day coming up this Wednesday,and chocolate and strawberry sales going through the roof, I thought it would be a great time to celebrate the occasion with a delicious card that represents a favorite treat of mine. Welcome to Chocolate Sunday!!

Supplies used: Oh so sweet and Sweet talk stamp sets, Real red, Chocolate chip, and WW card stock, Chocolate chip ink, makers, bling, paper distresser, and Ribbon.


Friday, February 09, 2007

Romantic Ideas For Valentines Day!

I thought it would be nice to make a post dedicated to romantic gestures for Valentine's Day or just any day. I have tried a few of these and a few are on my to do list **wink**. I would also love to hear your good ideas too, leave a comment on this post with your romantic suggestions! I love Valentines Day, but I also love to celebrate love all year! I know kinda sounds corny! ROTFL...... but that is the way I am.

Okay here we go!

1) Leave a trail of "Hershey's chocolate kisses" from the front door to the bedroom, right up to the bed. On the bed leave a note that reads 'I kiss the ground you walk on.' Make sure you're not home when he gets in! ( I have tried this one it was so fun!!)

2) Send your love a letter or even better a card with confetti hearts inside of the letter so they pour out everywhere when your sweetheart opens it.

3) Write a love note or poem on a piece of paper and then cut it up into puzzle-like pieces. Send one a day to your special someone.

4) Pull the bag out of your lovers breakfast cereal box and slit a small hole in it. Insert a love note. Tape up the bag and return it to the box. What a way to start the day!

5) Unplug the TV set. Put a note on the screen saying, "Turn Me on Instead". *wink* ROTFL....

6) Write him a check for one million kisses!

7) Hide a love note in his pants pocket. Other places to hide a small note:
* under the pillow
* under a dinner plate
* in the refrigerator
* in his shaving kit
* between the pages he is reading
* in the take-out box
* in the medicine cabinet

8) On your Hubby's birthday send his mother a "Thank you" card

9) Eat dinner by candlelight: Tonight! Even if it's Mac and Cheese this is one the kids can participate in too!

10) Get tulips and attach this note: "I've got two-lips waiting for you!"

These are all simple and inexpensive ideas to show that someone special that you love them.


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Today's Sketch Challenge SC110

This is today's sketch challenge on SCS . I not too sure if I would use layout again, I am undecided on how I feel about it, please feel free to let me know what you think. I just had to use pink and brown again they are so pretty and I just got the pink and brown ribbon in the mail yesterday and it was begging to be used.......lol. I also got use my new paper distresser to give a bit of a tattered edge, I will need to practice with that a bit more. I just love this set it is so fun to work with I hope they put in the big catty.

Supplies used: Like it a Latte stamp set, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, and VV card stock, Close to Cocoa ink, glitter, crystal effects, ribbon.


Monday, February 05, 2007

February's House Mouse Stamp Of The Month

February's House Mouse Stamp of the Month image is so sweet, I love the bunny and the mouse snuggling, it came with a sentiment that says "Lean On Me" which I stamped inside. I used prisma pencils and gamasol to color the image in, and after using such a pretty color of purple in the flowers I thought Elegant Eggplant would compliment it nicely. House mouse has come out with a new line of bunny stamps called Happy Hoppers you can view them at
  • HM Stamps

  • Jackie's Recipe for Bailey's Irish Cream fudge can be seen in the Post titled we have a winner! Sounds Yummy!
    Supplies Used: House mouse stamp, Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, and WW card stock, Black Stazon, Prisma Pencils, Gamasol, Blending Stumps, Ribbon


    Sunday, February 04, 2007

    Sweet Sweet Sweet Chocolate!

    I am in love with pink and brown together, such a yummy combination! It is because of pink and brown that my hubby made me my new banner last week which bore the beginning of the chocolate train . Because after the banner was made , we formatted my blog to match , adding the pink and brown for more chocolate to the train . Then came the chocolate rant , mmmm , my favorite part of the week , talking about chocolate chocolate and more chocolate . Following that I prepared myself and all of you for my celebratory blog candy giveaway with comment posts about, mmmm you guessed it , more chocolate . and I loved them all , so much ooey gooey chocolate that I couldn't contain myself. So all this chocolate on the brain led to this card , which is seemingly the caboose of the chocolate train , as it stands now . Because of my obvious love for chocolate , I think I'm going to keep the chocolate train going for a while longer and introduce to you CHOCOLATE SUNDAYS, every Sunday will be featuring a new ooey gooey chocolate creation . Stay tuned ladies, 'cause I've learned your love for chocolate is as great as mine .

    Supplies Used: Oh so sweet, & Rubber stampers wooden stamps, pretty in pink, brown non SU,and WW card stock, and chocolate chip ink, markers, sponge, scalloped scissors, circle template, ribbon, and brads


    Saturday, February 03, 2007

    We Have A Winner!

    We have a winner I had hubby draw a name and our winner is Jackie wackiewavis!! Email me your snail mail address @ kellyshadow@yahoo.com and I will get this package in the mail for you this week! Thanks so much for all your wonderful recipes and comments, I enjoyed the all!!

    Jackie said...

    I make the bestest of best Bailey's Irish Cream fudge. It has a total of 3 bags of chips - 2 milk chocolate and one semi sweet. It is sooooo yummy.

    Have a great weekend everyone!!

    I usually make 2 batches of this at Christmas and give as gifts either on pretty plates I've collected during the year, or in tins. Makes a great gift. Baileys Irish Cream Fudge 24 ounces milk chocolate chips
    12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
    14 ounces marshmallow cream
    2 teaspoons vanilla
    2/3 cup Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur (make your own)
    2 cups chopped nuts
    4 1/2 cups sugar
    12 ounce can evaporated milk
    1/2 pound butter

    Line a jelly roll pan (10 x 15 x 1 inch) with foil. Butter the foil.
    In a very large heavy bowl, place all the chocolate chips, marshmallow cream, vanilla, Bailey's Irish Cream and nuts.
    In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, evaporated milk and butter over medium heat and
    bring to a boil. Cook slowly, stirring constantly for 11 minutes. Pour this mixture into the bowl with all the other ingredients and mix (not with mixer) until smooth. Make sure that your chocolate chips are the small ones, not large. I used I believe it was Ghiradelli one year but they are larger and I had a really hard time melting them all down. This makes about 5 lbs. of fudge.


    Thursday, February 01, 2007

    Blog Candy Giveaway!!

    I finally finished assembling the blog candy for the giveaway!! I am so excited!! Thank you so much for all your support you girls are awesome!! To be entered in the draw all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite chocolate recipe or chocolate treat is! I will draw a name on Saturday night 8 pm (pst).

    I would be more then thrilled if you wanted to post this on your own blogs! Goodies include TLC Autumn Page Elements, Hero Art Note Cards, Chipboard Alphabet, Metal Rimmed Tags, Ribbon Charms, Beads, Metal Embellishments, Provo Craft Tag brads, Organza Bags, and if you haven't tried this it is the best cream for dry hands especially in the winter Dream Cream!


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