Friday, December 12, 2008

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

I have officially been bitten by the Amuse bug. They are so small and so stinkin' cute!! Between them and the Elzybells they carry... I'm in trouble!

Card deets: Cardstock-Ballet Blue, Whisper White, glimmer silver (0ld retired SU). Stamps-Chubby Bird (Amuse). Ink-black noir, image colored with copics and glitter copics. Accessories- organdy ribbon, cuttlebug snowflake, nestibilities, snowflake stickers.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


I totally forgot to post yesterday. What can I plead? Ignorance, too busy, forgot. I'm not sure. Possibly because my brain melted when we called the DMV after morning class and found out my middle child is taking her driving test tomorrow. Ok, I got it, I'm pleading temporary insanity! That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Card deets: Cardstock- white (PTI), holiday vintage prints dp (PTI), real red. Stamps- Baby It's Cold Outside (MFT). Ink- black noir, image colored with glitter copics. Accessories-rub on Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A rose is a rose

So I decided to use some images I had colored last year and had left sitting. Couldn't decide which dp paper I like better, not even sure I liked it...but here it is. Card deets: Cardstock-true thyme, real red, su dp from a couple years ago. Stamp set-Christmas cardinal (SU), Take a Bough (PTI). Ink-palette black, image colored with pencils and stickles added in the center of flower. Accessories- red organdy ribbon

Card deets- same as above except top dp paper is cosmo cricket. And ribbon is red twill from PTI.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Boy is it cold out there!

Well, I have been a christmas card crazed stamper lately. The last couple of days have managed to crank out about 20 cards. I'm going for getting about 8 done a day this week and I'll be set. Of course being the strange compulsive person I am, they all have to be different each day. So good for you in that I'll be posting for this week every day. Stay warm..its cold out there!

Card deets: Stamps-Polar Holiday and Poochie Christmas (Cat's Pajamas). Cardstock- Basic black, cranberry crisp, river rock and BG Wassil dp. Ink-Palette black Noir, image colored with copics and glitter copics. Accessories- Cuttlebug snowflakes, small gold dots and square scallop punch.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

No card today, just a quick blurb about how thankful I am for family and friends. We are so blessed to live in this country. We watched and read in horror at the attack on the Taj in Mumbai. My dh had been there earlier this year and his screen saver is the pic he took of the horses in the front of the Taj. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and count your blessings!

Monday, November 24, 2008


Just got back from visiting family on the other side of the country. It was so good to see everyone and see how the nieces and nephews have grown! We had a fabulous meal at my sister's house. Everyone was in charge of bringing something. My dad and I were in charge of deserts: cream cheese pie and drunk pumpkin cake that I got here. Let me just say the pumpkin cake was incredible!!
I haven't been posting much lately since we are in the process of getting our house ready to sell. Yup, after 20 years of living here we are heading out to the next stage of our lives and a new state. So posting for a while is going to be touch and go. I do have a bunch of Christmas cards to make so I'll hopefully have those to post.

Card deets: Cardstock-chocolate chip, papertrey white, dp paper from cosmo cricket (I think). Ink-summer sunrise and burnt umber (palette). Stamps- First Fruits. Accessories- nestibility circle, summer sunrise ribbon, red dot stickers.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

It's Cold out there!

Brr! It is actually cold this morning! Freeze warning. Last week had some stamping friends over and this is the card I massed (ok, only 4) produced. I figure if I can get at least 4 done a week, until the 3rd week in December, I'll be doing good and get all my Christmas cards out. Ah, the best laid plans of mice and men. Card deets: Cardstock-real red, whisper white. dp from paper trey (red) and amuse (?green). Ink- palette black, image colored with glitter copics (it sparkles in real life) Stamps- Baby It's Cold Outside (My Favorite Things) Accessories- twill (papertrey), crystal brads.

Monday, October 27, 2008

A Bird in the Hand

Got started on some Christmas cards recently. Had colored the images last year but finally put them to paper this year. Same recipe, different colors. Ah, the things that give spice to life. Speaking middle daughter went on a Zombie Walk last night. What a great excuse to shred some old clothes and put fake blood all over you. I applaud the brave father that chaperoned these crazed teens. You deserve "Father of the Year" for that!!

Friday, October 24, 2008


I'm so glad that its Friday! Its been a wierd and wild week. This is a card I started about a month ago and never finished. I had seen a similar card on SCS and had to case. I made myself sit down and "get er done" Yes, I live in the south. *grin*
Card deets: Cardstock-chocolate chip, ruby red, sahara sand, whisper white. Ink-basic black, image colored with colored pencils. Stamps-Autumn Harvest(SU), First Fruits(PTI). Accessories-ribbon, paper piercer, destressor, scallop punch, and hodgepodge hardware.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Fall is finally here! The temps are perfect and the leaves are beginning to change. I'm so excited that I've finally gotten back into the stamping mood. (and found some time) My wonderful stamping buddy had the basket set (I don't remember the name of it) and she let me stamp a bunch of them for later use. We're getting ready to paint the downstairs family room and possible part of the upstairs rooms. Dh is going to pressure wash the house this weekend. Yup, its fall. Thanks for patiently waiting for me to get my groove back.

Card deets: Cardstock-chocolate chip, whisper white, dp from Michael's. Ink- palette black and brown, image colored with copics. Stamps- basket from SU(not sure what set) saying from Papertray. Accessories- jeweled brads, office file punch (SU)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Still here...I think

Sorry it has been so long since I've posted. We've been in full swing with school, activities, life, etc. Have I stamped? A few times, have I photographed? No. Bad me. I'm heading out this weekend for a scrapbook retreat in the hopes of getting last years photos caught up. I am attempting to get myself back into posting by next week. So bare with me. I'll have more cards to show in a bit.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Things that fly in the night

I love Riley stamps! They are soo fun! I was so blessed to have my bestest stamping buddy come over last night, we got more laughing and talking than stamping done, but sometimes that is so needed. I love all the great stuff that's in the new SU catty. Most all of the new dp is calling to me...must resist...must resist. (In Borg voice) Resistance is Futile! Card deets: Cardstock-basic black, vintage violet, dp from Micael's. Stamps- Riley (Hanna Stamps). Ink-palette black, image colored with copics and glitter copics. Accessories- large brad, gemstone brad, dewdrops, ticket punch, square scallop punch and ribbon.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tales of coloring gone wrong

I pulled out this old set from SU, it's from '96, but I realized why I didn't like the cornicopia die from this set...its too hard for me to color well. Oh well, we live but to try, try, try again. Such is our madness in stamping.
Card deets: Cardstock- Chocolate chip, Creamy Caramel, white, dp. Stamps-Grand Cornicopia, Greet Greetings 2 (?). Ink-basic black, image colored with copics and colored pencils. Accessories- cuttlebug folder, clear diamond brads

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


So its a beautiful day today, we'll probably be getting buckets of rain tomorrow from the hurricane in florida, but for today its nice out. We've been watching the Olympics and last night talked about which event we could see ourselves doing if we had the ability. It was fun to "imagine" for a bit, like when we were kids. Where did all that fun go? I know that the swing set in my backyard growing up was more than that. It was a pirate ship, a rocket, a wagon crossing the prairie to Oregon, and a few times the bridge on the starship Enterprise. Our imaginations took us so many places then. Anywho, enough ramblings of a caffiene deprived person. On to the card, I love making the ants "walk" across the bottom:
Card deets: Cardstock- Confetti Cream base, Not Quite Navy, Daisy D's dp, black, real red and white. Stamps- Little Boys. Ink-black pallette, image colored with copics, glitter copics and colored pencils. Accessories- white gel pen, paper piercer, ant brads.

Monday, August 18, 2008

It's in the bag

Ok, so I couldn't take it anymore. I had seen so many stinking cute version of this bag and finally broke down and tried it. Super easy-peasy! I can't believe that I didn't try it before! I broke down and got that cute dripping goo punch from Martha Stewart. Michael's has been surprising me lately with good craft finds. Card deets: Cardstock- deep purple in color from 06, old olive, pumpkin pie, white, halloween dp. Stamp-Booglie Eyes. Ink- black palette. Accessories- Martha Stewart punch, scallop punch, paper piercer, round tab punch, rickrack ribbon.

Thursday, July 31, 2008


My youngest has a birthday coming up, she quietly came into my craft room yesterday and asked when we were making her announcements. This year she picked going to the mall with all her bff's for her birthday. She saw the little birthday Elzybell and wanted to use her and the ribbon you see on the card. Whatdoyaknow...she can stamp, and color and put together a pretty nice card. (ok, I had to cut the nestibilities) Card deets: Cardstock-white, green galore, summer sun, ballet blue (?). Stamps- elzybell, It's a Celebration (PTI). Ink-black noir, image colored with copics. Accessories- paper piercer, corner rounder, ribbon, nestibilities.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Just a quick note

Just a quick entry today. When my friend and I went to the stamp store the other day I picked up some Elzybells. I have been dying for some of these and was so excited that this store had them. So the other day stamped up several of the letter writing girl. This turned out quick and fast. The saying says "Snail mail" Card deets: Cardstock-white, plum pudding (PTI), Green Galore, Eggplant Envy, summer sun. Stamps- Letter writing Elzybell, Mailbox greetings (PTI). Ink- black noir, image colored with copics. Accessories- ribbon, nestibilities, crystal brad on girls barette, paper piercer.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Trudging along

Another day in the oven that is the southeast. It has been hot lately! The kids have been doing the end of the year bubble test (remember those?) , one more day and we're done! We're going to celebrate and be bad and eat at McDonald's. yum, all that fat, sodium and empty calories! Why does all the bad food taste so good? Anywho, I had seen a card similar to this on a blog. Still looking for the particular one,will link it when I finally find it (over 200 blogs that I surf to go through) But I love this set!
Card deets: cardstock-real red, brillant blue, bordering blue, ballet blue, white, dp from junk folder. Ink-noir black, image colored with copics. Stamps- Boatloads of Love. Accessories- dot folder, jumbo eyelets, CM circle punch, word window punch, dimentionals

Monday, July 28, 2008

Ah, home

I fell in love with the boards and beams set from Papertrey, but haven't really gotten a chance to play with it much. I love coloring with copics but have found it hard with to color in small spaces. (hence the right side of the house looks like the porch support is broken) Oh well, it wouldn't be Monday if something wasn't broke. lol Card deets: cardstock-mellow moss, plum pudding, white. Ink- noir black, image colored with copics. Accessories- plum pudding ribbon, cuttlebug tag.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Stop and smell the flowers!

TGIF! I'm so glad that its Friday. What a blast we had yesterday. My stamping buddy and I did a field trip up to Archivers and a fabulous stamp store, Rubber Stamp Fantasy. I restrained myself well in the Archivers, but when I hit the stamp store (and I had a $15 gift card to spend there) restraint went out the window. They had several stamps that I had been wanting for some time and I didn't have to order them!! We also stopped at IKEA for a quick bit to eat and a few supplies for the home and her new craft room. It was so much fun. I only get up to the stamp store about once every couple of years.

Card deets: Cardstock-Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou, Yellow(from PTI) and coral bazzil. Ink-palette black noir,versa mark, image colored with copics. Stamps- Penny Black. Accessories- corner punch, flowers, sugar topped brads, purple rinestones in flower center, crytal rinestones on cat collar.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Skating through the week

I don't know why I'm fixated on winter. Probably because someone turned the dial to broil outside. I am sooo ready for cooler temps, say anything below 90, heck, I'll even take 80. Anywho, I fell in love with Cat's Pajamas stamps last year and was finally able to get them about a month ago. Card deets: Cardstock-cranberry crisp, lovely lilac (?), whisper white and a piece of random dp from the junk pile. Ink- palette black, images colored with copics and colored pencils. Stamps-Kitty Christmas and Poochie Christmas. Accessories-snowflakes from michael's.


I finally got my issues settled with my photos. Yes! Anyway, do y'all remember the last musical that Fred Astaire was in? Finian's Rainbow. Well in it, they sang a song that had a lot of begats.. so:
It all started with this I had to try it, made it smaller and changed the saying on the circle. Then is morphed into: Then, I had these cute Halloween brads that I found at Michael's at all places and had to try out.

It then morphed into:

By now, I was having too much fun with the card layout.
Well, that led to try out the winter brads and led to this! And of course I had to put stickles on it too!

One card begat another and another. Let's hope the madness never stops. On a good note, I did get to try out several of my new Riley's (grin)


I am just having issues this morning. I stoically resisted throwing the desktop out the window. My dilemma is this. My camera software is on the desktop. My wonderful dh has put the security so high on said desktop that I can download my pictures, but cannot log into my blog. On my laptop, I can get into my blog, but have no software to crop my pictures (hence the little card and huge picture) I even tried to email the pictures to myself already cropped from the main puter, but can't even get into my email. He's going to have to change those settings when he gets home....but that means for right now you get the huge picture. Grr. Card deets: Cardstock- Only Orange, bazzill purple,white, scrap of fall dp. Stamps- Riley and Small Talk. Ink- palette black, copics and glitter copics to color riley. Accessories- oval punches, leaf brad, paper piercer, decorative scissors and corner punch.

Monday, July 21, 2008


Wow! Has it been awhile since I've blogged. I didn't realize so much time had passed. It has been a crazy last month. We start back to school in 2 short weeks. Wah! Where did the summer go? I haven't got to stamp much, but have been reading tons of blogs and spending wayy to much time on SCS. Here is a quick less than 5 minute card that I whipped up last night. Have a great day! Card deets: Cardstock-Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Sky Blue, River Rock, White. Ink-Blue bayou, wild wasabi, sky blue, river rock. Stamps- Verve Visual; Feeling Groovy and Here for You. Accessories- corner punch, silver pearl bling.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ah, to be home

Its so great to be home! I love going on vacation, but I also love the feeling of being home and able to sleep in one's own bed. I've actually been back a few days but have been recovering from the vacation. Did I mention I stepped through a small snow hole that was hiding a rock? Well, lets just say I'm still swollen and hobbling around(nice 8 inch bruise and scrape), and to add insult to injury my other leg has a huge bruise around my ankle/foot from playing catcher at a baseball game the next day barefoot. I'm just that talented. So I've been propped up letting everything heal. So here is a card that was supposed to be shown last week (yes, its another case from something I saw), but I had in reserve for times like this. : ) I don't have the deets, but will put them on when I can hobble upstairs again.
Card deets: Cardstock-wild wasabi, chocolate chip, barely banana, whisper white. Ink-creamy caramel, basic black, image colored with copics. Stamp- cheesecloth bg, . Accessories- ribbon, brad.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Oh, deer!

We have had deer walking past our windows for the past few days. The deer are fearless around here. There was a cute little fawn last night with its mother, the baby hadn't even losts its spots yet. Later on was another doe with a young buck. This morning a few more were walking past and one is bedded down right now to the left of the window. Card deets: Cardstock-blush blossom, sahara sand, whisper white, SU dp. Ink- basic black. Stamp-Sidekick sayings. Accessories- paper piercer, ribbon, hodgepodge hardware. eyelets, blue crystal (center of flower), punch, chalks.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Volcanic fun

This is the view from the top of a cindercone looking toward Mt. Bachelor. It was so windy up there! But we had a blast walking around it. Next we went to the Obsidian flow fields. The trail went through snow a few times and I found out first hand that not all snow is packed down well, some just covers lightly over an empty spot. I have a wonderful bruise/scrapped leg about the size of a baseball. The hike was breathtaking though!!
The rocks in the foreground are pumice, brown and black obsidian. We also visited a couple lakes at around 6400 ft above sea level. One had a waterfall that we hiked to see.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

What's in a case?

Oh, the weather here is gorgious! Not too hot, not too cold. There is so much to do and we are so wiped out from the drive down here. Anywho, short and sweet. This is another great case from a card I saw. Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. Card deets: Cardstock-sky blue, night of navy, white. Ink- sky blue, night of navy. Stamps- this last years sale-a-bration... Accessories- ribbon, stickles, CM star punch.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Calm, serenity

Well what a day we had at the airport. The good news..we made it to the west coast, the bad news, wrong place on the west coast. But everything worked out in the end. The weather couldn't be better! If only I could bring some of it home with me. sigh Anywho, this is a case of a card that I received from a stamping friend. Card deets: Cardstock-tempting turquoise, basic black, whisper white. Ink-tempting turqoise, basic black, green galore (?). Stamps- Polka dots and Paisley. Accessories- silver hardware, corner ticket punch.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Monday morning blur

Hopefully when this posts (if I did it right) I'll be so many thousands of feet up in the air heading to cooler temps and loads of family. (pod?gaggle?gang...ah, got it...tribe!) I was in a bit of a rush to take the pics in between getting everyone packed. This is one of my favorite things in the world! Coffee! I wish there was some way I just could be hooked up to an iv line in the morning to coffee. lol I tried out one of those tri-fold cards a while back. Couldn't find the magnetic snaps in my area of stamping siberia, so used velcro. I paperpieced the dress of the lady from the same dp as the main card, just a smaller print. Card deets: Cardstock- chocolate chip, close to cocoa, white, SU dp. Ink -chocolate chip. Stamps- Hot Stuff (MFT) Accessories- paper piercer, scalloped punch, diamond square brads, colored pencils.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Come Sail Away

I'm hopelessly addicted to seascapes. I so need to weed out some and give them to new homes. But I don't see that happening in the forseeable future. Number one priority is getting everything ready for a mass migration to the west coast next week for a family reunion. I've been scoping the weather out there and I must say I am looking forwarded to the cooler temps!! Card deets: Cardstock- blue bayou, sky blue, whisper white, some random scrapbooking paper that I found. Stamps- Calm Seas (retired SU). Ink- pallete black noir, image colored with copics. Accessories- ribbon, ribbon punch, dewdrops, photo corners punch.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

An oldie, but a goodie

Yup reruns...the most memoriable thing about growing up was that summer was reruns.. no new shows until fall. Some have stood the test of time (M*A*S*H) others you have totally forgotten about. Anywho, this is a rerun of sorts. Same card layout from a previous post, just different colors and an added ribbon.
Card deets: Cardstock- Wild wasabi, sahar sand, whisper white, SU dp. Stamps-embrace life. Ink- palette black, craft white, image colored with copics and stickles. Accessories- window punch, paper piercer, brads, scallop punch, CM cutting system, lemon tart twill (PTI).

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Orange you glad

I'm not a bright color person. I like neutrals, earth tones, but I was in the mood to use up this chatterbox room paper. This particular card went out as a get well to my mom. She has been under the weather for a while now, and will be on the road to recovery for several weeks.
Card deets: Cardstock-Only Orange, Whisper white, chatterbox room dp. Stamps- Embrace Life. Ink- Basic black, image colored with copics and stickles added. Accessories- ribbon, pearls, corner punch, square punch.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


In less than 24 hours my house is about to be turned upside down again. Our eldest daughter is coming home to stay for a bit. This is something that we have hoped and prayed for. The upside down part is... I lose my craft room. When I first started stamping I could fit everything in a shoe box. Then a craft tote, then my wonderful dh got me a stamping cabinet for Christmas and all my stamps fit in it. Now...I have to figure out how to get everything into a 4 ft section of the living room (I can't pack 'em away and live with out them...hello!) I'm putting all my scrapbooking stuff in my bedroom, since I don't usually scrap unless I'm at a retreat or crop. And all the stuff that has been dumped in the craft room for storage has to find a place to live. (its so funny when the kids clean up the all ends up in my craft room and I slowly redistribute it to the right persons room, who promptly takes it back downstairs, and is then told to clean it up; and back up to the craft room it goes....vicious cycle! I'm seriously beginning to think the book "If you give a Mouse a cookie" is a loosely based autobiography of our household) Card deets: Cardstock- White (PTI), Basic black,Grey, Daisy D's dp. Ink-palette black, image colored with copics, copic glitter. Stamps-Very Punny. Accessories-paper piercer, white gel pen, ribbon, eyelets, corner punch, dew drops.

Monday, June 9, 2008

May the blur be with you

Ok, after a long virus scan, rebooting and cursing the computers ancestry, we got the main computer up and running. So I'm starting with the blurriest picture first. Another victim of the kids. Did you ever notice that things are used up in proportion to amount of teenage girls in the house? I have a wonderful digital camera that is usually guarded carefully against such incursions from said teenagers, but alas in my dwindling years I forgot to put it away and they, in their youth, drained my batteries. When I downloaded it this morning I found that my normally sane teenagers had taken a boatload of funny faced pictures of themselves. That answers my question of why they were laughing hysterically in their room the other night after we had gone to bed. Silliness begets silliness. So this was the last picture I got out of my camera before it gave up the ghost. Well, battery ghost, they are currently getting their charge put back in and I am looking for a better hiding place for the camera. We went to see Kung Fu Panda. It was a cute, funny movie. A whole pod of teenagers went. Gaggle? Herd? I wonder what the appropriate designation for that would be, anywho, a large group of girls and boy and pimples went and laughed their heads off, and then as the credits were rolling the boys jumped up and started doing shadow figures on the screen. We laughed even harder as they did a improptu 2 minutes dialogue.

Card deets: Cardstock-sky blue, groovy guava, whisper white. Ink-sky blue, groovy guava. Stamps- Butterfly kisses (PTI) Accessories- ribbon, bling, scallop oval punch, CCS for oval.

Web blues

I uploaded my pictures this morning on the main computer in preparation of uploading to my blog. Guess won't connect to the internet. We've had problems getting virus's into it due to the kids surfing. I need to load my camera's software on my laptop, but guess what...I can't find it. So bear with me, I'll try to get everything working again by this afternoon after the movie. It's date day youngest has a 'boyfriend' and his mother and sisters and us go to a movie or some event every couple of weeks.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


OMG! Did you see the playoff game last night? Triple overtime and the Penguins pulled off a win!! I almost hyperventilated! We are a family of just a bit crazed hockey fans. Our team didn't make it to the playoffs, so we picked our next favorites as the playoffs went into full swing. I wouldn't say a house divided type thing, but my dh is sure trying my patience rooting for the Red Wings. Ok, back to our normally scheduled stamping. (I need to find some penguin stamps and stamp a few cards Card deets: Cardstock-wild wasabi, green galore, whisper white, su dp. Stamps- Embrace Life (SU) Papertrey (1st set). Ink- Wild wasabi, basic black, image colored with copics and stickled. Accessories- ribbon, brad, window punch, nestibilities, stickles, paper piercer

Monday, June 2, 2008


Chocolate. You can never have too much. What can I say? I made a few of these chocolate holders this weekend. They are so simple to make and fun to give. Busy weekend. Middle child went to Six Flags, youngest had her bff's spending the night each night. I can't believe that we are in June already. Half the year gone! Anywho grab a piece of 8x 11 paper, cut length wise 3 3/4ths inch twice and make two of these great holders. Score 3 3/4ths for first and a bit less the other way for second score.

Card deets: Cardstock- Chocolate chip, Berry Sorbet (PTI) PTI designer paper, white. Ink- Green Galore, Chocolate chip, Berry Sorbet. Stamps- Oh, So Sweet (SU), It's a Celebration (PTI) Accessories- chocolate chip ribbon, foam dots

Thursday, May 29, 2008


We used to live near a town that had a Lilac festival (parade, race and etc) every year and I loved when these beautiful flowers would come in bloom. It meant that winter was finally over and I could look forward to not having to shovel any more snow. I had purchased this set a while back (ie when it first came out) and this is the first time it has seen ink. Shame, shame. I had seen a card similar to the what I made but added a vellum saying, brads and clip. What is the saying, "Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery." ? I read so many blogs and galleries I have trouble remembering where I see everything. My blog roll is up to 122 that I peruse in the evening when my dh is watching yet another episode of cage fighting (wire cutters anyone?). Since that is not my cup of tea..and he can't watch that by himself...I blog surf and gallery surf.
P. S. found the spot I saw this card... it was here.
Card deets: Cardsock- night of navy, old olive, white, vellum. Stamps-Blossoms Abound. Ink- night of navy brocade blue, old olive, garden green. Accessories-brocade blue brads, hardware.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Just Because

Okay, so I'm a bit behind on drawing the winner for blog candy. After putting the numbers into a bag, my daughter pulled out.... number 2. Please email me at: so I can get that to you. Thanks.

I got to play this weekend a bit inbetween laundry and such. I have a hard time getting started lately... I really need to clean up my craft room. Its so hard to stamp when you know you need to clean. Remember that book, "If you give a mouse a cookie?" , Mom's are the same way. I walk in there ready to stamp and see the trash that needs to go out, which will remind me I need to tidy up the bookcase as I walk by, then as I fix the books I realize that I need to dust; when I get the pledge out, I realize that I need to do more dishes, as I'm loading the dishes I realize that I really need to mop the floor, as I mop the floor... well, you get the picture. Card deets: Cardstock- Sweet blush, berry sorbet, white, PTI dp. Stamps- PTI anniversary set. Ink- berry sorbet. Accessories- pearl brad, window punch, paper piercer, scallop punch, ribbon, decorative scissors.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Belated Mothers day

I had my Mother-in-law's card done early. My Mom's card...well, I had stamped and colored the main image ages ago but couldn't decide how to finish it up. Yesterday I finally finished it. Luckily my Mom is cool when I delay on things. Actually I learned that from my Mom. (Hi Mom!) Talking with her yesterday she told me she has kept every card I have ever made her. Thanks Mom! : ) Also will draw the blog candy this evening. Card deets: Cardstock- Blue buyou, ruby red, barely banana, whisper white. Ink- basic black, palette noir, image colored with copice, glitter copics, colored pencils. Stamps- MTF Happy Mother's Day, PTI Women of Life. Accessories- paper piercer, ribbon, crystals, brad, nestibilies circle, punches (scallop circle and oval), pop dots for parts of the flowers.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Blog Candy time!

I didn't forget the blog candy. I'm just a bit slow. Friday came and went and we are done!! Finished, finito, I have sung and another school year is in the books. Anywho, remember these stationary sets: Well, I am giving away a purple version of everything you see above. Also am adding an assortment of dew drops, 4 blank coasters to alter, and an assortment of primas. I don't have pictures right now of the rest as my main pc is acting up and I was able to jury-rig these pictures from a previous post and the laptop. The, catch just leave a post about whether or not you have a tradition for Memorial day or not. I'll be drawing a winner on Tuesday evening the 27th.
Our Memorial Day tradition, when we lived on the west coast was my fathers family would get together at the eldest sisters house, spend the time catching up on each others lives and on Memorial Day we would drive to the family cemetery and clean up, plant and whatever else needed to be done to my grandparents graves.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Its final week for my kids this week. And we are up to eyeballs in paper work. What this translates to is... no stamping until I get all the tests done and graded and submitted to the proper places. So, to make up for my lack of stamping, I'll be posting some blog candy y'all can win this Friday. I'm also getting ready to sell some sets and will be posting pictures here also. Hope your week is going more smoothly than mine. : )

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Happy Birthday DJ!

I made this card for one of my bff's who's birthday is today. We've been friends through thick and thin for the past almost 20 years. We've crafted together, raised kids together, gone camping together (and learned not to run in the dark), laughed, and cried together. She has a passion for horses and works at a equine center, so I knew I had to make a birthday card that reflected her passion. I had been seeing so many cards made in tri-folds, so I had to try it myself.

Card deets: Cardstock-river rock, chocolate chip, wild wasabi, white watercolor paper, and apple cider dp. Ink- chocolate chip, black, image colored with prisma and blended. Stamps- brushstroke horses, equestrain dream, perfect pairs (all SU). Accessories- ribbon, slit punch