Wednesday, April 30, 2008

This moose is for you!

Wow! What a day! Note to my husband, its a dangerous thing to give me a mallet. hee hee. I got the pleasure of tearing apart an 8 foot by 8 foot section of shelving at a store today, the destruction was complete. Lots of fun! Anywho, I had to show ya the moose again. He was taunting me this weekend, heckling me even.
Card deets: Cardstock-um, a green that was laying around, I'm sorry, I really don't remember where I found it, chocolate chip, really rust, Su dp, white. Stamp- Moose (Hanna stamps), saying (PTI). Ink-Burnt Umber, image colored with copics and colored pencils. Accessories- prima flowers, crytal brad (center of primas) , ribbon, paper piercer, bling(center of moose's flower)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Father's day is a coming

I actually have my Mother's day cards done on time (hope I remember to mail them out) and got the jump on Father's day. I pulled out an old set that hadn't seen the light of day for a while. It just reminded me of the Olympics in Washington. Ok, ready for a trip back! Card deets: Cardstock-really old retired in the 1990's SU rust speckled paper, chocolate chip, not totally sure about the green (just know it's SU), white and piece of dp paper. Stamps- Yukon, Plaid background stamp,saying from PTI. Ink-black noir, image colored with prisma's and blended with gamsol. Accessories- ribbon, paper piercer, metal corner thingie and distressor

Monday, April 28, 2008

Back to our regular programming

Ok, got the problem fixed and everything loaded back on the laptop. A nice drizzly rainy Monday here. But we have a beautiful bush in the back yard blooming its heart out. I think it might be a Cherokee Rose bush. Not totally sure. Anywho, this first card I received as a RAK. I loved it and set it aside in the hopes of casing it at some point. Weeks go by, I'm waiting for the "Out on a Limb" set to come back in stock. Waiting, waiting. Finally get it and realize I have no idea where I put the card to case. (if you've ever seen my craft room, you'd understand why, on a good day it only looks like a natural disaster has gone through) This is my take on it. I was thinking cherry blossoms. Also was having issues with my embossing powder....shesh, just cause it's over 10 years old doesn't mean it has to act like this. *grin*
Card deets: Cardstock- Basic Black, Positively pink, white. Ink- Palette black noir, embossing pad. Stamps- Out on a limb (PTI). Accessories- black ribbon, square white brads, white embossing powder that has been around since dinosaurs roamed the earth, corner rounder

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Technical difficulties

I had 2 cute cards to show you today. They were loaded into the blog, having been uploaded on Monday. For some reason they would not post...or load. So, I'll have to take new pics of said cards and try to get them uploaded tomorrow after work.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I got this fabulous birthday card from a friend on the PTI board. Its made from a brown bag and has a saying and insert that holds a tea bag on the inside (have a par-"tea").

Of course I had to try this! But, I only had smaller white bags. No worries, change up colors and stamps and there ya have it! My take on the wonderful gift/bag/card

Most supplies are Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise stated
Card deets: Cardstock- Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, White, Pink Patterns dp. Stamps- Out on a Limb, Anniversary set. Inks- Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, image colored with copics, white gel pen. Accessories- window punch (SU), nestibilities, twill ribbon.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Western showdown

I got these cute little guys from The Cat's Pajamas and couldn't resist their lure to put them to ink. Took the kids to play tennis yesterday. Working with them on their backhand and serving. I remember in high school and college how my friends and I would play tennis for hours!! (of course I was a lot more fit then..sigh) Anywho..back to the wild west.
Card deets: Cardstock- Ivory, Chocolate chip, SU dp. Stamps-Having a Pow Wow (TCP), Ink- basic black, image colored with copics and colored pencils. Accessories- paper piercer, brads, ticket punch.

Monday, April 21, 2008


Its Monday again and I had a great weekend! Friends, food, fun and a chance to stamp! What more could one ask for? I also have a hubby who is well again! So,while I was browsing SCS yesterday and came upon the featured stamper, I had to do one of her cards. So this is a changed case from her gallery. I changed out colors, ribbon and brads. Enjoy! Card deets: Cardstock- Going Grey, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White. Ink- Purely Pomegranate, Certainly Celery, Palette Black Noir. Stamps-Happy Harmony, PTI sentiment. Accessories- scallop square punch, decorative scissors, ribbon, silver brads.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Stampers Block

Augh! That horrible disease has hit again. Stampers block... it always seems to happen after a scrapbooking weekend. I wonder if there is a link? Some cosmic tear in the universe? Many friends have looked at me strangely when I mention that I don't stamp in my scrapbooks. Let me preference that. I was a CM consultant for 7 think tons of scrapbook stuff. I have collected stamps and stamping stuff since 1997. I usually crop at retreats. I would probably need a semi to transport my stuff if I combined. (insert eyes bulging out Anywho, enough rambling about my codependent tendencies with my craft addiction, er, hobby. I found these cute guys when I was up in Washington state. I was so bummed, we went to a scrapbook store that always had the neat things we don't get here in outer siberia (not really siberia..just crafting siberia) and they acutally disappointed..except...they had these cute penguins. I almost didn't show these cards...I don't like them. Like I said...stampers block.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

There and back again.

So, I made it to the west coast and back to the east. I love coming home to my own bed, a clean house (and yes, I am weird about that.. I go on a cleaning frenzy before I go on any trip) and mail!! I was so excited to pick up our mail and find 5 RAK's in them!! I also got the PTI anniversary set today! Woot! Maybe I should go on vacation more often?!? I just had to share the great cards I got, so here they are in no particular order: from Belinda
from Heather
from Jeanne
from Gail
from Alice.
Aren't they fab!! I love getting happy mail like this and not the one that says "you owe us $"... lol

Monday, April 7, 2008


Sorry no card today, I'm still on the west coast and am flying home today with my kiddies. What a wild scrapbooking weekend we had though! We had a great time visiting family and getting to craft. My fingers are itching to get back at stamping though. Almost got caught up to this year in my scrapbook at the retreat. Anywho...hang in there for a bit and I'll get something up in a day or so.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Boxed In..

I wanted to try out the new PTI dp paper with the explosion box. I love this new paper and how wonderful it folds, nice and crisp. The last few projects have featured the set from PTI "Out On A Limb".... I place the blame solely on a fabulous RAK I got several weeks ago from Lynn. I love the card so much I had to get the set (way to enable me..). I'm loving it!

I'm enjoying visiting with my family. We have hit a couple of scrap/stamp stores, and I have only bought 3 things. I kept, I need new PTI/MFT/Riley Moose/Copics and Dewdrops from Ellen. I had to laugh, because everything I needed/wanted is only available (at least in my area) on-line. The only thing I bought (and I let out a squeal of delight when I saw them) were those cute penguin kids that I had seen on someone blog and one piece of matching paper. I was a bit disappointed, because one of the scrap stores last time carried the small slabs of Basic Grey paper and this time only had a few individual. Wah! Don't they know I live in the craft wastleland and have to order everything? Coming to the west coast is supposed to be the mecca of crafters! Ok, going to stop rambling now and finish drinking my Kona coffee.

Card deets: Cardstock- PTI sweet blush, berry sorbet, white. Ink- palette black, sweet blush, berry sorbet, spring moss, and new canvas (white). Stamps- Out on a Limb (PTI). Accessories: spring moss twill ribbon.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Morning..sort of

This post is a bit later than usual this morning...on the wrong coast. We flew to the west coast last night (and boy, are our arms tired!) We had actually planned on flying out today, but the flights were all full, so we slipped out yesterday. Gives the girls extra days to play with their cousins. Got a call at 4:46am from hubby, saying that he had just landed at JFK from India safely. Anywho..I know, way too much rambling...just put it down to not much sleep, eating Taco Time just before bed and not enough coffee. So this is the first criss-cross card that I have attempted. I know, I know what has taken me so long to try it? Bear with me.. I'm a slow learner.

Card deets: Cardstock- Spring Moss (PTI), Berry Sorbet (PTI)Sweet Blush (PTI), White and PTI dp. Stamps- Out on a Limb and Butterfly Kisses (PTI)..yes, its a Papertrey Ink day. Inks- see the same colors above. Accessories- corner rounder, scallop punch, page pebble and of course paper piercer.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Strawberry fields

I have seen so many cute cards with strawberries on them, I had to do one. This is the right time of the year to get fresh juicy strawberries and I love 'em. We usually go to a local farmer and pick them ourselves. He opens in a couple of weeks.

I found some Daisy D's paper that I had stashed away (read= hoarded) and decided it was time for it to see the light of day. Ditto on the organdy ribbon that I seem to have too much of, remember when it was all the rage several years ago? Well, I need to use it up! I've been in the pull it out, use it up mood lately. Which is great and someday the clutter that is my craft room will be nice and clean- not!

I'm getting ready for a scrapbooking retreat weekend with my sisters and Mom. Spent most of last evening sorting and power laying out my photos. But on the plus side...if I get them all done.. I'll be caught up. Woohoo! (at least until my dh downloads his pictures from India)
Card deets: Cardstock- Garden Green, Whisper White, Daisy D's dp from slab. Inks- Palette red, green and black. Stamps- Berry (Papertrey), Saying (SU). Accessories- paper piercer, circle scallop punch, and organdy ribbon. That's it, quick and easy!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Technique la week late

So last week I loved the Monday technique that was on SCS, but as life would have it, didn't get around to it until Sunday. Being sometimes anal, I decided to make it as much like the original of Rose Ann's as possible, but blinged..of course ( pierce it or bling it..I'm putting that on my tombstone). So the bottom pic is the original (except saying and bling) and top is a bit more. Yes, I did branch out and do one that wasn't a case, but you're just going to have to wait later in the week for that. I loved this technique! Making it was easy peasy, but I think I'll invest in some magnetic things like she had, I only had velcro and it make it bumped out a bit

Card deets: Cardstock- River Rock, Groovy Guava, Whisper White and Ginger (I think) dp. Stamps- Embrace Life (SU), Blessings (Papertrey). Inks- Palette Black Noir, image colored with SU markers, copics and glitter copics. Accessories- paper piercer, bling, stickles, nestabilities, window punch, and ribbon.