Friday, August 31, 2007

Last one..promise

Ok, so I had to show just one more from this set. My week went like this: work, teach school, work, teach school, run kids to different activities, dentist, pharmacy, work, teach school, laundry, dishes ( our dishwasher broke) after every meal, etc. Weekends are my time to hopefully stamp enough for the week to show, or set up several projects that only require a few moments here and there to finish. So I cheated this week (since I didn't make it upstairs to stamp much other than swaps) and showed y'all previously stamped cards.. this is in no way to be construed as 'used' cares or 2nd hand, these are ones there were lovingly crafted and never seen but a few lucky people who got one of these. (another point.. I don't make just one card...ever.. I usually set it up for multiples..usually 4) I am in awe of those who crank out those wonderful extraordinary cards! If I tried to do those, in my usual manner, I would never get anything else done. lol

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore

Ok, so I'm not done with this set. Here's another card I did many moons ago.

O.o the wonderful brown truck delivered another box from SU! yesterday. Gonna mount me some more new rubbah! Woohoo! Oh wait, now I have to decided which set to use first..and what type of card. Augh!! And which of the new in colors to try out also. Double augh! And I really need to clean my house and make peppermint cheesecake for the company we are having tomorrow night. A moral dilemma: stamp or clean and cook. Wow, this is a

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Yesteryear 2

Here is another fall card that I'm sharing from the mists of time. Back before I had gamsol and a stump, before there was bling to put on everything, back when my collection was in the measly triple digits. Am I stamping now in the present? Yes, since I joined 3 swaps I have been a stamping blur everyday after we finish school. Can I show you? Alas no, excluding the one snowman which I posted 2 days ago, I have not remembered to take a picture of my swap cards, hence the older cards.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Was looking through some of the cards I have done in years past and found this guy. The purple is deeper in real life. Someday I really need to read the manual for my camera. Anywho, another busy day. I joined another swap. Gads, I'm on a roll! Oh course, I don't join until I just about have the cards finished. The process goes like this: scan the open swaps, find one I like...make a prototype card..decide if I like it or not, if I do, make the others needed for the swap and then join the swap. Silly me.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Finally something to show

Gosh I love Fall! Was playing around with this.. I know, not the best, but it was quick and easy.

So as I was stamping, finally joined a few swaps ( and started a couple too). This is the card I'm sending for a winter swap. I used to swap all the time with a yahoo group I was with, but got out of the habit of doing it. Hm, wonder if I'm getting back in the groove again?

Friday, August 24, 2007

Need a Laugh?

I was looking through the ever growing blogs that I read and found this article that one of the fine ladies had posted. It was a link to an ebay page and after reading the post I laughed and laughed so hard! I so understand what this poor lady has been through. So if you need a good pick me her post..and also check out her blog:

And I did stamp this week. Finally did a joined a swap. Spent the week agonizing over it, making it and sent it out...what ? Dang, forgot to take a picture of the card for y'all. Oops.

Thursday, August 16, 2007


New rubbah is in the house! My order came and I spent the evening mounting new sets. I've been such a bad slacker this week with cards. I hope that I can make it up this weekend with a flurry of card making. So stay tuned..we now return you to your normally scheduled

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Since I missed posting a card yesterday..ya get a 2-fer the price of one today. I'm still on a fall kick. Wishful thinking on my part to make the triple digit temps more bearable. It's just flat out HOT. I love fall the best of all the seasons. I didn't realize until I started cataloging my stamps how much I do love it. The crisp feeling in the air, the trees putting on their splendid colors, the smell of campfire in the air..whats not to love?
Card info:
left: cardstock- true thyme, chocolate chip, rose red, summer sun, and whisper white
stamps- acorn stamp around, pumpking from Fall for All, saying from A Season of Thanks
etc.- paper pieced, ribbon from Michaels and crystal stickles over the color pencils (gotta have a sparkle somewhere...)
right: cardstock- whisper white, real red, leaf paper from the scrapbook store
stamp-from stampendous
etc.- colored pencil and blended with gamsol, yellow stickles.. (someone stop me before I bling again)
and yes, I know, this one is not finished...still waiting for inspiration to strike

Monday, August 13, 2007


Ack! Its monday and I don't have a card to post. I had the best intentions this weekend. Was going to stamp several cards so that I was ready for the week. I kept hoping my order would come from SU, but so far the little brown truck has not stopped at my door. Wah!!! I want new rubbah to play with. I didn't get much done other than the weekend marathon of laundry... I've been fighting a migrane for several days. I'm not fond of maxing out on aspirin. So also..maybe tomorrow I'll have something to share with ya'll. : (

Friday, August 10, 2007


With temps between the 90's and 100's this week, I took out a few of my halloween stamps thinking of cooler weather. This is a quick (I love quick) 4x4 card. Once again, trying to use a different stamp set and use up stuff I have been hoarding forever. Let me know which one you like better. : )

cardstocks used-pumpkin , lovelylilac, basic black, white, green galore, and a sliver of old halloween paper from last year
Inks- black
etc- colored pencils, yellow stickles,fall ribbon from michaels, black brads and metal letters that I have no clue since I've had them since the dawn of time

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Bah, humbug

Nope, its not Christmas and I'm not Scrooge. Just a card that I'm not thrilled with. But, once I start a card , no matter how hideous.. I make myself finish it before I go on to the next. Pure torture. The idea started out sounding fairly good, but the finished product just didn't do it for me. Oh, well, at least it was quick and easy...sorta.. I did kinda drag my feet as I realized it wasn't going to turn out as well as I thought.
I'm dying for my Su order to come in. Finally got a chance to get some of the new where is that UPS man? New papers, new colors, new stamp sets....augh!!! On the bright side, I do have a better card to show tomorrow. A cute, quick halloween card that I did last night after we watched "Miss Potter" (which by the way is a cute movie)
Card info: Cardstock- Lovely Lilac, Barely Banana, Whisper White and a sliver of retired vellum with swirls
Sets- Shapes, Flower Factory and saying from a set I forgot, but will look up later
Odds and Ins- diamond stickers from hero arts (hey, its gotta have bling even if it is bad)

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Happy Wednesday..half way there

Yes, half way through the first week of school! So far so good. Its always a fun adjustment to see how everything is going to work with everyone's schedules.
I'm still trying to work my way through my stamp sets. This one is an old set from way back. I'm sticking with the easy, fast cards (at least until the weekend,when I can spend a bit more time making harder cards) Enjoy.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

just a quickie

I'm getting good at doing quickie cards. Life as usual is moving at speeds that would get me a ticket on the highway. I'm not sure it an be seen, but blingage on the flower center and butterfly. (I'm trying to make a non bling card...its hard!)

Monday, August 6, 2007

Monday, back to school

Its officially the beginning of the new school year. Thought I share this 'book' with you. The first photo is the card closed..ya can't tell it much but there is bling on the one of each spray of flowers and in the center of the medallion. 2nd picture is the card open. I was so fortunate to get to attend an event with several SCS ladies toward the beginning of the year and this card had been one that we made there.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

fishy,very fishy

MyBig Sis this round sent me an adorable fish card. I love getting cards that I can can change around a bit . I've been dying to try out the cuttlebug bubble background, so this seemed a perfect time. Actually this was pretty quick to make. Colored the fishy with markers and prisma pencils and then just randomly sparkled him. : )

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Simple and Easy part 2

I love paper. Unfortunately I am also a hoarder. That said I finally used some more of my chatterbox rooms paper. Simple, easy and quick. Gotta love fast cards.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Quick and easy

I love cards that can be done quick and fast. And even though the ribbon looks blue..its purple. I don't think I ever have enough thank you cards. My momma raised me to always get them out and get them out quickly. We are out running around today enjoy a tax free day for school supplies and school clothes. I can't believe how fast they have grown up.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Java part 2

Another take on one of Kindra's cards. I actually did a first on this. Paper pieced the dress (finally changed my blade in my xacto after 10 years) and it went quick as a wink. I love just about any stamp set with coffee, I freely admit it.. I'm an addict. I don't want a 12 step program to stop drinking that rich robust flavor. The best part of waking up is coffee in my cup ♫. Ok, so I'm rambling again.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


I needed a quick thank you card and since the person I'm sending it to is as much a coffee junkie as me, thought this would be just perfect! I am one of those people who stumbles downstairs in the morning and the first thing I do is start the coffee. I had never liked coffee growing up, enjoyed the smell but couldn't stand the beverage. Fast forward to college and found that pop didn't give me as much bang for my buck as coffee did...eureka! cheap study help, the light bulb went off over my poor student head and I was a firm convert to the dastardly elixer. Ah, I'll let you enjoy, while I go pour my cup.