Monday, November 28, 2011

New lens preview

As I mentioned, I received a new lens for my birthday and I am in love!!  Just wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures using my new lens!

This last one is a hat that my sister in law made for me (for my birthday).  She is crazy talented at knitting and crocheting things!!!  Thanks Jill!!!

Happy Birthday to me!

I was definitely spoiled this year!!  I have the best family and friends!!!  My Birthday was a week ago and on that day Alex took Cierra and I out for our Birthday dinner. Mmmm, Olive Garden is always yummy!!  While we were gone Harley babysat the boys and had them help make a birthday cake for me.  It was a fun surprise! 
I have an awesome friend who I've known for a few years but just met her in person for the first time this last spring.  She was very sweet and sent me this necklace and earring set that she made!  They are beautiful and I've worn them quite a few times already!!  She's very talented!!  You can check out her blog here.  Thanks Amanda!!!

Alex informed me the Friday-ish before my birthday that my package was going to be late so I was anxiously waiting for the FedEx man last week!!  Of course he just HAD to deliver it when Alex wasn't home so I had to wait until he got back so I could open it!  A new lens for my camera.  It's a 50mm f/1.4 Canon lens and I absolutely love it!!!  Thanks Alex!!  Love you, you're the best!!!

And if that wasn't enough....he remembered that I said someday i wanted a wide format printer.  He had told me that another box was coming on Friday.  I seriously had no idea what it could be and was completely surprised when this came!  So now I need to figure out how to do a digi scrapbook page, LOL.  This new toy will get lots of use that's for sure!!

You can call me crazy but yes, I love to shop on Black Friday!! I think it's so much fun and you really can find some awesome deals!!  And the bonus is that I usually have Birthday money to spend at the same time!  So thanks to both sets of parents for some Birthday money I found these babies on sale!!  (still have $$ left over)  I totally love them!  This is the first time I've gone a little crazy with my shoe color but they are so fun!

Got sung to at my in laws house during Thanksgiving!  Always a treat!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Stampin Up Cards

I've been a little bit of a slacker when it comes to my blog!  So I have a few cards to share that I made at my Stampin Up group.
Such a simple pumpkin card using circle and oval punches.  Ink the edges a little add google eyes and presto!!
 This was also an easy card to make, for me anyway.  LOL  The tree stamp is actually stamped twice.  Once on the front (green) and once behind on  the yellow moon with white.  Then you just have to line up the two images. 
Moving on to Christmas.  I have this stamp set and I believe it's called Delightful Decorations.  I can't remember what set was used for the greenery on the side.  Stamp the greenery first in different angles of light and dark stamping.  Stamp the ornament on a red piece of paper using craft white ink with a little dab of some silver paint to add some extra sparkle.  Using the coordinating punch, punch out the ornament shape on the white paper.  Adhere the red ornament behind the punched out shape. Stamp the stars on the right and adhere that to the white.  Easy peasy!!

Now, this card really was easy for me also but I'm not going to try and explain (in writing) how to make it.  But I love the little peek-a-boo window when you open and close the card. Hopefully you can get the gist of it from the pictures!