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.