Monday, March 31, 2008

Purple haze

Not really, more of a green one in our area. The pollen was off the charts Friday as I drove home through green/yellow pollen clouds. It looked like smog, but was all pollen, that wonderful stuff of watery eyes and runny noses. Anywho, this card is a late entry in the sketch challenge (SC169) Card deets: Cardstock- basic black, whisper white, purfect plum, random dp I had laying around. Ink- palette blacknoir, image colored with colored pencils and glitter copics. Stamps- Long Stemmed (SU), saying (Papertrey). Accessories- paper piercer (of course), ribbon, dew drops

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Rubber duckie

I got a wonderful package from my secret sister this last weekend. In it was this cute little duck. Its been a crazy week so far. And looks to keep being nuts until saturday. Card deets: Cardstock- Only orange, whisper white, old (like when dinosaurs roamed the earth) SU designer paper. Ink-palette black noir, image colored with su markers and copics. Stamps- saying from papertrey, duck from big sis (don't know the company off hand). Accessories- ribbon, paper piercer, primas, crystal brads, scallop scissors and white gel pen.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I can't get enough of that moose

I've been trying to use up the hoards of design paper I have. I figured Riley could make any flower grow (unlike me) so put him with this. I had a boo-boo with the sentiment..hence the white overlay...not a great day stamping for me.. sigh
Card deets: Cardstock- night of navy, whisper white, chocolate chip, some left over dp from who knows where. Ink- palette black, main image colored with SU markers and pencils. Stamps- Riley (Hanna stamps), saying from Papertrey. Accessories- corner ticket punch, CM scallop punch, ribbon from eons ago and brads.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Monday, monday

Yup, the word that strikes fear in the hearts of those who like to sleep in. (me, raises hand). Got up at 5am and hit the floor running. Had my first store changed over by 11. Run back home with lunch for the family and then this afternoon take dh to the airport and back to the next store changeover. Yee haw. So without further ado..a quick card for Monday. Card deets: Cardstock-night of navy, summer sun, whisper white. Ink- palette black, night of navy, brocade blue, summer sun, only orange. Stamps- Spiral Bouquet (papertrey) Accessories- corner punch and dew drops.

Friday, March 21, 2008


Yes, its Friday...listen to those wonderful words...F R I D A Y.. Last day of the work week. Ah, sit back and enjoy the weekend. (not! laundry, cleaning...) Monday starts a whole new kettle of fish. Time for Easter to come down and Mother's Day to go up. Anywho, this is the card I did this week for the Wednesday sketch. Card deets: Cardstock-Close to cocoa, wild wasabi, whisper white, berry bliss dp. Ink- basic black, image colored with prisma pencils. Stamps- MFT. Accessories- brads, rick rack ribbon from Michaels.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

My 2 favorite things: coffee and friends

Riley is such a cute, cute moose! I'm such a sucker for animal stamps. It poured buckets here yesterday, so it was a good time to go up and stamp something...too icky a day to go outside. Card deets: Cardstock-close to cocoa, chocolate chip, wild wasabi, whisper white, apple cider dp. Stamps- Riley (Hanna stamps) saying from Hot Stuff (My Favorite Things). Ink- basic black, image colored with copics and su pens. Accessories- ribbon, dew drops (cowboy), ticket corner punch, corner double punch and office like punch, one yellow bling on top on cupcake and crystal effects of coffee mug.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Mid week

I pulled out an old card that I did several years ago. Yes, I know..bad me. ( American Idol was on last night and I didn't get to stamp) But, its close to Easter and I'd thought it appropriate. I have redone this card several times over the years. I love it best with a nice dark purple as the base color.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


I'm just loving the Cat's Pajamas western stamps I got. This is the 2nd card I attemped from them. Yup, that sheriff has some serious bling on his belt buckle! I couldn't resist...*grin* Card deets: Cardstock- kraft, basic black, whisper white, some dp from michael's. Stamps- It's a Western Thing (Cat's Pajamas). Ink- palette noir black, image colored with prismacolored pencils and gamsol. Accessories- star punch and oval (creative memories), scallop oval punch , ticket corner punch, window punch, & yellow bling.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Top of the Morning!! Happy St. Pat's Day!

I totally forgot to post Friday! No, it's not a sign of old age..I just plum forgot. Dh smoked some chicken for dinner that night that was heavenly! I think that has got to be one of the best Christmas presents I have gotten him so far. He loves using that thing and I love how easy it makes meal time for me. *grin* Saturday got to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday! We hadn't been to an "adult"party for over a long, long time! It was incredible. Lots of food, live band, etc! And to top it off he's taking her to Vegas baby! How cool is that! Any who, in the midst of all that.. I didn't stamp this weekend! Card deets: Cardstock- Papertray Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, white and dp paper. Stamps- Women of Life (Papertray). Ink- Palette aqua mist, spring moss, black. Accessories- stickles, paper piercer and slit punch (which broke!!! wahhhhh)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Mouse..part 2

Here is another card just like monday, except I used wild wasabi instead of the caribbean blue. I'm loving that new twill ribbon from PTI, its so nice!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

SC167 or Oh, no! It's the Sheriff

Had a few moments this morning before the kiddos woke up to play with today's sketch. I got these cute western stamps from The Cat's Pajamas last week when I was sick and have dying to give them some ink! Card deets: Cardstock- kraft, basic black, dp from Michael's. Stamps- It's a Western Thing (Cat's Pajamas). Ink-basic black, image colored with copics and colored pencils. Accessories- paper piercer (a given), black hemp, stickles on badges, scalloped punch and CM oval, corner rounder.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Ah, the best part of waking up...

Is to the smell of coffee! Its the only thing to get one going in the morning. I easily gave up ice cream when I became lactose intolerant, but coffee..that one I would fight tooth and nail for. Java, java, java. On a totally different note, my eldest baby decided that she wants to get married and we met his mom last night for the first time. Discussed a few wedding plans. Mostly general chit-chat. I kept telling myself ...I can't be this old..I can't be this old. I'm in total denial. *grin* Card deet: Cardstock- whisper white, aqua mist (PTI), spring mist (PTI) and PTI dp. (pti=papertrey ink) Ink- aqua mist, spring mist, black. Stamps- Women of Life (PTI). Accessories- paper piercer, corner rounder, pearls.

Monday, March 10, 2008


Cue the birds singing, a ray of sunshine coming down and touching my house, deer bounding through the back yard. Yup, that's exactly what its doing right now. *grin* Anywho, I am over the dreaded horrible flu. My daughter who decided to share the experience and get it at the same time is just about well also. Let me tell haven't lived until you have shared the flu bug with a teen. We were both miserable on the couch together. It was a tender bonding moment full of phlem and cough drops. A quick note to my blog candy winner...its in the mail today! I'm so sorry for the delay, but I didn't move off the couch except to use the facilities. Finally stamped yesterday. Yes!! Card deets: Cardstock-whisper white, caribeean blue, barely banana, su dp. Ink-basic black, craft white (around scallop),image colored with copics and SU markers. Stamps- saying (Papertrey Women of Life), mouse (SU Favorite Friends). Accessories- gold brads, papertrey twill, scallop punch, Creative Memories CCS oval, paper piercer, purple gems(flower centers)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Oh, I fought the good fight..used gallons of Lysol..but those little buggers got me. I succumbed to the flu bug last night...full force. High temps, coughing, body ache...yeehaw. I feel like death warmed over..which one has to admit is a strange feeling. I'm so sick that I don't (gasp) want to stamp (and I have new Papertray calling out to me) or surf blogs. Even the Samoan girlscout cookies my dh brought home for me didn't make a blip in my radar. Let me preference one more thing before my drug induced rambling continues. I don't get sick! I've only been to the doctor 3 times in the last 12 years. I have so totally forgotten what flu feels like. Ok, on to my ramblings.. since I feel so terrible I'm showing a card that I had previously decided not to post. I didn't feel that it was that great. It's a 3 x 3 card. A quicky. Card deets: Cardstock-barely banana, whisper white, retired SU dp. Stamps- Just for Fun (retired) Ink- basic black, image colored with su and copics. Accessories-dewdrops.
Thats it. Plain..boring...I'm going back to sleep..sorry. Have a great day all.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Drum roll!

Spent the morning driving to and from the doctors. I finally am home. We cut up 38 equal pieces of paper with the numbers and a very impartial judge, ( my dh..wondering what I'm doing) reached his hand in the bucket and pulled out #37.... Angel W! You are the winner! Please send your snail mail to so I can send out your candy. Thanks to everyone..keep checking back. I will probably do another blog candy in a few weeks.