Sunday, September 30, 2007


Wow! I can't believe that tomorrow is October. This year has just whizzed by! I was playing around today. Finished up my cards for the MFT swap I am hosting and am trying to decide what to do about the Papertrey one. I just couldn't get enough people to sign up for that one. I know that alot of people love those stamp sets. Anywho, that is neither here nor there. I had some fall dp left over from last year when everyone was making those lovely nugget boxes and thought it would be good for a fall card..which as it went along sorta took on its own life and became a Halloween card. Silly thing. I can hardly wait until tomorrow to announce the winner for the blog candy. (check out previous post for details)

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Blog Candy!!

My quiet little blog has hit 1500 hits. So I'm going to be offering blog candy! 2 rubber stamps and a roll of ribbon! Just leave a comment and Monday will have a random source pick a winner.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Secret Sister Wow

Got this awesome card from my secret sister. I love the chip board and the great detail! Ya gotta try this out (being/having a secret sister) if you have never done it. I love making stuff for my secret sister and getting cards from mine!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Double vision

Same paper different stamped not adjust your dial. I didn't realize this picture was so blurry until I uploaded it. I really need to read the instructions or get glassess. Shh.. I don't want glasses. Anywho..blinged the wreath with those red stickers and larger white ones on the edges. I'm really enjoying this set. I might actually get my Christmas cards done in time this getting them addressed and out, well thats another story.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Tree bling

Here is the first of the cards I did this weekend. I got the new set from papertrey and had to start on christmas cards. I had these cute little (and I do mean little) stickers from stampendous that I used to make the cranberries a bit more blingy ( is that a word) Everything was easy, except those darn little stickers.

hm..its monday

Got some stamping done finally this weekend. Got my new Papertrey
stamps saturday and went to playing. Made some of these candy holders to give filled with treats for the kids bowling teams. These were super easy to make, I see thanksgiving and christmas treats going the same way... : )

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Secret Sister

I got my first card from my new secret sister. I'm so love doing that program. If you don't know what a secret sister is, here is the link to more info. She made her own "background paper" using stamps. The saying stamp is "Hi there." I laughed when I saw it because that is my Mom's favorite saying.
We got back from our nieces' wedding. She was a radiant bride and we all had a great time. On a more personal note ... we finally got our dishwasher replaced!! Yes!! No more handwashing!
Oh, and I'm getting closer to 1500 hits. When I hit 1500 I will have give away some blog candy. I have a couple cute halloween stamps and ribbon to give away. I've been waiting tell everyone you know to come look...just to get the counter up. :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Ok, got out the boogy set and thought, hm, what can I do? I went through tons of blogs and the gallery at SCS, looked through my sketch book. Nothing really jumped out at me..I've been out of the groove for a while now. So just kinda winged it..not sure that I really like it. But it did prove that I did stamp today. (and yes..they are all sparkly..I need to hide the stickles from myself)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Few days later and a few dollars short

Ya ever wake up and realize you forgot what week it is? Not just a day off, but a week? lol This week seems to have fallen into that catagory. VSN was this weekend on SCS and I had lofty dreams of participating..craft room and surfaces cleaned up ready to go.. list checked and rechecked to make sure I had everything. Friday arrives..and company. No problem, I checked the challenges before I went to bed, made a note of the ones that I could try. Saturday exploded in a frenzy. Did I even get to see the challenges for Saturday..nope. So Sunday hit and I figured I'd find some time. Wrong again. Its now Tuesday and my poor stamps sit abondoned in their cushioned finery waiting for someone to put use to them. I'm sorry to say it probably won't happen this week either. We are heading out to Indiana for a nieces wedding and staying for a few days to visit family. Augh!! Where, when, how..where am I? Ok, so I'm done rambling.. I'm posting another card from eons ago. Actually made about 6 different sets of this using general sentiments and different colors. Gotta use up that paper somehow.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Copy cat change

So I was looking through the new uploads at SCS the other day, leaving remarks and marking cards that I wanted to try and came across a cute card.
I love how things can be changed around when you don't have all the materials to strictly case it exactly. Did I have the flower trio punch..nope, but had a punch from CM from years ago. Did I have the new paper.. nope, but again, had some paper from years back that worked. Did I have the right circle punch? Nope, so I turned the image sideways. Maybe this is not something exciting for you, but I love seeing a great idea and being able to do justice to it. I guess the little things in life do excite me.

As to the rest of life, we still don't have a dishwasher. Its so sad, I have just not had the time to go price them. As soon as we get back from math class today, I have to go into a frenzy of dishwashing and cleaning to get ready for the invasion today of preteens.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Autum revisted

Yup, I finally finished the wreath card. It took a totally different twist. I still have another one that I think is going to come out different. Sorry I didn't post was a day from beep. We had school to drive to then straight to doctor, finished school in car and then I had to go to work. Called home instructions on starting dinner, finished it when I got home and collapsed. Have a birthday party tomorrow..have I cleaned the house? made the cake...nope.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Labor day

For as long as I can remember, school started just after Labor Day. You had a built in warning system...long weekend..end to summer freedom. Now days I have to check the calendar to see what day in August we start on. We are actually on our 5th...did you see that 5th week of school! Anywho, yesterday after church and dish clean up, spent the day as a mushball on the puter. Bad me...didn't get any stamping done. Read alot of blogs, got lots of ideas, played online games...etc. So as a result I had to pull up another card that I had done many moons ago. With all the western boho look going on I pulled out an old favorite. Hope you have a great day off today!

Saturday, September 1, 2007


I've been trying to use every stamp set this year as my resolution, but in the process have found myself (finally) using up my hoard of supplies. Would you believe I still have SU patterned paper from the mid 90's? Silly me. Well a beautiful weekend to hopefully get to stamp. I've got the mountains of laundry started and have to make a decision soon about a dishwasher. After 10 years of faithful service ours bit the dust. With nary a wimper, it decided one day it had had enough. My husband, being the wonderful Mr. Fix Anything that he is, took a look and declared it deceased! ( if he can't fix is indeed done, the curtains have come down) Ok, time for more coffee and let me mull over my choices...