Paper and Petals

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009 christmas card

I just realized that I never shared my Christmas card for this year! I used some Papertrey Inc stamps for the first time. This little snowman is just the cutest and just the type of snowman stamp I've been looking for. It's solid and I can stamp it in white and that makes me happy!

I should be back to posting regularly after the new year. I'm getting the scrapping bug again and just picked up the super cute new Basic Grey Sugar Rush so I'll have to use it soon! Plus I need to get may 2010 calendar done. I haven't even started it yet.

I have a lot of plans for 2010 how about you? I'm taking a photography class and thinking of doing the Picture of the Day everyone started doing last year. Hopefully I'll be able to pick up Becky Higgins Project Life kit to get it done....should of pre-ordered it when i had the chance! I've been seeing all these blog posts with completed 365 albums and am feeling a bit jealous! I wish I had jumped on the band wagon earlier. Better late than never though right?

I have also decided on my Word for 2010..it's patience.
I really need some most days and if I'm living it, it has to happen.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

TSG Loads of Fun blog hop

Ok better late than never right?! I got stuck at my mom's house last night...it was too icy to drive home so I didn't get my post up in time. I'm home now so here it is. You may want to stop at the TSG blog if you haven't already. All of the juicy details are over there! And make sure to hop on over to Maki's blog next!

loads of love

Isn't this just the most adorable set ever? I used the super sweet Sweet Cakes paper
from Pink Paislee and I think it compliments this image perfectly! After all the
shoveling I've done I'm wishing for a sunny warm day right now.

I have to run...I still have some shopping to do. I know right? Wish me luck!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

TSG Garden of Friends Blog Hop

garden of friends

Hello and welcome to the TSG Garden of Friends blog hop! If you are joining me
from Jodi's blog you are in the right place. Start at the TSG blog for all the details on
how you can win your very own Garden of Friends set!

I went clean and simple with my card using only a few of the many images in this beautiful set.
If you are a copic user you will fall in love with the beautiful flowers and leaves for sure! I loved this particular sentiment so I chose to highlight it as my focal point. I then added some of the flower images to surround it. I hope you are enjoying you holiday's.

Now head on over to Maki's blog to continue on the hop.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

penguin christmas

I finally had a chance to stamp! And it's a good thing too. The kids get out of
school on Friday and I'm still not done with the teacher gifts. I did get one of the
cards made though so I'm getting there!

I used my adorable Penguin Love set from There She Goes. I really don't think
there is a cuter penguin set out there! I can find so many uses for these little cuties.
The paper is some retired Stampin' Up paper that I can't remember the name of and of
course, Kraft cardstock! I should be done with the gifts here very soon and then I can
finish my Christmas card...which I'll share tomorrow. In the meantime have a wonderful day!

camera equipment for sale

So I've decided after many years to make the switch from Canon to Nikon. As a result I have some really nice Canon Equipment for sale. If you are interested shoot me an email.
julieokada at live dot com

I have a like new Canon 70-200 4.0 L lens $500
a like new Canon 430exII flash $200
Canon 40d body with a 50mm 1.8 lens $650

I do have the boxes and all caps for each piece. The 40d box was originally a kit but I have sold that lens already so I do have the box it's just a kit box without the lens. The body has been used for a little over a year. There is a small scratch in the screen but otherwise it is in perfect condition. I have also just had the sensor professionally cleaned.

hope you all have a great day!

Friday, December 4, 2009

TSG Stampbook Saturday

Hello! This week it's my turn for Stampbook Saturday. Head over
to the TSG blog for more details on my page!

stampbook stick together

There She Goes - Dollar Find Friday

Hi there! Today it's my turn to host Dollar Find Friday for the TSG blog. I have
for you a planner from the infamous Target dollar spot! I ripped off the original
cover and replaced it with something much, much better. I used the oh so lovely
American Crafts Letterbox collection and paired it with the amazingly adorable
birdie from TSG's Birdie Wishes. (Can you tell I've been helping my children with their
"juicy" words?:>) Check out the TSG blog for more details on this weeks project.

2010 planner

One last tidbit before I go....I will probably not be posting regularly on the ol blog this month. I work retail and December is a busy month for me as it is for everyone! But I'm usually too exhausted to do much of anything crafty. However, I do have some gift items, my Christmas card and calendars to still complete (wish me luck!) so I will have that to show as well as my DT commitments. So I won't be gone, gone I just won't be here a lot.

Thanks for visiting me and I so enjoy all of your sweet, sweet comments! Happy Holidays.