Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Winter Tee

Hiya! Hope your pre-new year's week is going fantastic, mine is getting better I think. Went to doc and it was bronchitis. I have meds and an inhaler now sooo...I can BREATHE!! Breathing is good...yep. Ok, on to my card...

I made this card for two challenges in the Gina K forum. Joanne Basile had one called 'buttons and bows, all askew' and Gina had one called 'from one card to another'. I think the button and bow and askew is obvious what I did, lol, but on the 'from one card to another' we were to use a store bought card in some way on our card. This is the store bought card I used...I almost forgot to take a pic of it, I had already stamped out the image on it in this pic:

And this is my card I made:

I think it turned out kinda cute myself. Except, where I added glitter and the glittery snowman just doesnt show up good in the picture...looks like its just got something all over it lol. I also tried using a black background in my light box this time. I prefer the white myself, BUT, I do not like how my pictures were coming out pinkish looking. And I couldnt figure out why that was happening, lol! Gonna have to call my photography friend, Miss Lisalooo!!

Ok, thats it for now! Thanks for stopping in today!
Card Details
Stamps: Little Tees, Winter Foliage from Gina K Designs
Paper: SU! cardstock
Ink: memento tuxedo black, stayz on black
Accessories: square nesties, ribbon, button, silk thread, pop dots, glue pen, glitter

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Yay! A card finally!

Wheew! Am I the only one that is glad things are sorta winding down now? Dont get me wrong, I love Christmas, the holiday spirit, the TRUE meaning, but come Dec. 23 or around that...I find myself grumbling at drivers on the road too, lol! Anyways, hope you and your families had a wonderful Christmas!

I made this card for a challenge in the Gina K forum at SCS...'Off-Kilter' challenge...you were to have at least one piece of paper on an angle. I almost covered mine up, lol!

I used Mel's set 'Have a Cookie'. Not her newest release but my first time to get to play with it.. awesome set! Has so many little sayings to go with it and fantastic images to color. Look for more from this set! There is a lot of dimension on this card, you cant really tell it from the picture though.

I had another card made but it kinda got destroyed...grandson REALLY liked it! So having to redo that one. Ive been sick lately...started off as a cold, now got a horrible cough and I do believe it might be bronchitis again. I have had that enough to know how I feel with it, lol. But I'm trying to fight it...I always feel like if I lay down and give into it, I'll get worse, haha! I know, not true, but I still been forcing myself to stay up when all I want to do is take naps all day long...bleh...If I'm not better in the next few days, I am going to go to doc. Get some antibotics.

Ok, thats about it for now. Hope to have another card soon!
Card Details
Stamps: Have a Cookie from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! cardstock
Accessories: oval nesties, beads, hat pin, pop dots, copic markers, brads, scallop edge punch, CB embossing folder swiss dots

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Just letting everybody know...

..who CARES to know, lol, that I am still around. I guess you might have figured I kinda took a break from blogging. Just hectic time of year, as most know, and I took the time to try to organize my stuffs. Man oh man...thats a job and still not really done. But at least I know where everything is. Now if I can only get DH to leave it ALONE!! I am so upset with him...who throws a box away without looking to see what is in it first??? Well, my DH does. I was literally sick over it... I know my card making friends will understand when I tell you it was a box of cards I had made, mostly my Christmas ones...gone...in the trash..I cried tears over it...I know he didnt do it on purpose...but like I said..who throws away a box without looking at whats in it????...He is so in the doghouse for I dont know how long....


p.s. I hope to be back posting cards in the next few days, at least by Friday. I have been rushing trying to make a few more Christmas cards..and am really tired of them right now, lol.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What?? ME?? Published?

Wanted to share the exciting news:

From: Susan Opel
Date: 12/17/2008 12:46:24 PM
To: ctidwell@allegiance.tv
Subject: Card Creations 7 Project Acceptance Notification

Hi Cathy,

Congratulations on having the following project accepted for publication in Card Creations 7, a special issue of Paper Crafts magazine!

Dream Tree

Your project and instructions are due in our offices no later than Friday, January 23.

Please read the attached acceptance form and follow the instructions carefully as you prepare to send in your project.

It would be for the June '09 issue.


p.s. more tomorrow

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I made this to shut my sister up..

Also made for the color challenge at SCS today too! My sister keeps bringing up that I have all this SU! stuff and never use it...I do too, cardstock alll the time. LOL! But this is a totally SU! card. Except for the dimensional tape I used on it. So, there ya go Kelli! (and she NEVER hardly comments on my cards! Some sister huh???)haha!

And I have questions for anybody that uses a light box to take your pictures in...if you have the time, email me! I think I have got the wrong kind of box or something...orrr it's the new camera I havent figured out yet, lol! But the light box I got is this one:

My Light Shed

well, they call it a 'shed' here. Anyways...only if you have time and I will write back with my questions!

Hope everybody having a wonderful Tuesday. Wet, cold and yucky here. I see a few fine snowflakes mixed in out my window, but only about 35 degrees so it wont stick.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

How about a little old school...

Yay! I love old school stuff, lol! Remember MONEY card holders? I used to love seeing those skinny looking envelopes with my name on it, haha! Cause you knew exactly what it was and could start making your list then! Anyways, instead of giving plastic this year (lot of gift card theft going on around here) I am giving my nephews MOOOlah! So I came up with this holder for it:

I took a piece of cardstock measuring 9" x 6 1/2" and scored the 9" side at 3" and 6". On the far right scored panel, I measured down about 1 1/2" and cut that section out and also used corner rounder scissors to round that one corner. I put tacky tape on the very bottom edge so the money wouldnt slip out the bottom there too. I put the patterned paper down before doing that also. Super simple and works! I know that my sisters and brothers boys eyes will light up with money! LOL! I got one more to do and those will be all done. That's for MY side of the family..DH side a different story...its so HUGE, we just get together and play that game where you put #'s on the presents and you can get someone elses if you want..I forget what it's called though!

Ok, that's it for today! I'm getting more used to my camera, these were taken with it, but still outside. Havent got the light box set up yet, got to find a place for it first, lol. Not sure if I am going to like it or not...will let you know! LOL! Have a wonderful weekend!
Card Details:
Stamps: Funky Christmas, Seasonal Sayings from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! cardstock, AC patterned paper
Accessories: label one die, ribbon, koh-i-noor pencils, copic markers, spica glitter pens, pop dots, scallop edge punch, glitter, glue pen, pop dots, tacky tape, corner rounder scissors, scor-pal, metallic rub paste, white chalk ink.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Blog candy winner!

Happy Thursday all! As promised, announcing the blog candy winner early, well for me its early, lol! Ok, the winner was determined by the DH Random Number Picker, lol! I told him to pick a # between 1 and 23 (thats how many participated with links to their cards before it was closed) and he picked 23...the last one...LOL! And the winner is:

Michelle Vocke said...

What a great sketch! Thank you for the challenge and for the opportunity to win the generous blog candy -- the "my cuppa joe" and the Special Occasions font sets are fabulous!

Here's the link to my entry:


Thank you.

Congrats Michelle! I posted to you on your blog cause I couldnt find an email for you!

And thanks all soo much for playing, that was fun! I am going to have another to celebrate my birthday next month too! My birthday, but YOU will get the present, lol!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Unity Addicts challenge..

Wow, we are into week 16! This week we were to CASE one of the DT members from Unity and I chose to CASE Jennifer Buck! I have long admired her work! So love an excuse to case her, lol! This is her card at SCS I CASEd:

Jenn's card

And here is mine:

This was really a quick card for me, loved the layout of it! I wanted to use circles like Jenn did, but that one little tree just didnt look right in a circle nestie, lol. This is also my first picture of a card with my new camera. It Canon Power Shot SX10 IS and it came with its own software for editing, which I am NOT used to. I usually use PSP to crop and resize my photos and with this one, it kinda washed the picture out when I adjusted colors (was taken inside cause its SNOWing here, well rain and snow mix, lol) and I was trying to brighten the photo and made it pink looking. sooo that will still take more getting used to. I have a light box coming so that should help too with my photos! Anyways, thats about it for today! Dont forget you got about 2 more hours to enter for the blog candy below with a card made from my sketch!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Card Details:
Stamps: Tiny Trinity and Bitty Christmas tagsfrom Unity Stamp Co.
Papers: AC dp, SU! cardstock
Accessories: copic markers, hodge podge hardware, oval nesties, label one dies, ribbon, red rhinestones, pop dots.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Just a quick reminder about the sketch and blog candy!

Just a quick reminder about my sketch challenge AND the blog candy that you can win! You have until Wednesday noon to post a link to your creation in THIS POST (found below). I have so enjoyed seeing everyones beautiful creations! I will announce the winner of the blog candy early Thursday morning!

Also, the party is still going strong over at Sharon's! Here is a link to all of good things happening:

Stamp Simply Celebrates!

In other news...I bought me a new camera and am having a hard time figuring it out, lol! I left my other one over a SIL house and guess I need to go back and get it till I can figure this fancy smancy thing out...I'll get it eventually I'm sure, but that is one reason I dont have a picture of a card for today,lol. Hopefull by this evening I can get a picture took, if no other way with the OLD camera!


Saturday, December 6, 2008

Stamp Simply Celebrates Day 7!

Howdy ya'll and welcome to DAY 7 of the Stamp Simply Celebrates! celebrations! Have you been playing along? I think this is one of the funnest most awesome celebrations I have had the honor of being a part of...so many talented ladies involved all wanting to inspire and celebrate with us!

For today, I was to make a sample for Dee's FP of food packaging. Ok, so I am SO not a baker...but I thought I could do some fudge!! Here is my sample:

And here is the top one open, I also put fudge in the bottom too:

I decided to make those cute little pizza boxes, but made 2 sizes and stacked them, cause fudge is just tooo good to only get a smell of it! haha! I used my brand new JustRite Stamper I got in the mail too! What fun this was! Well, I have to be honest here too...I cheated...I DID try to make some fudge, but it decided it wanted to be pudding and not fudge and dont think it would have packaged up very well in these little boxes. It DID taste good though, rofl. I bought this fudge from a lady down the road that makes and sells it this time of year, LOL! It is awesome fudge too. This is peanut butter swirl with walnuts...ummmhmmmmm....!!!! Ok, dont forget to check out more awesome food packaging examples today! Here are the links below:


And also, here is the full run down for today:


Sharon Johnson -- No Time to Stamp? -- Sharon has MORE BLOG CANDY! – think specialty papers!!!

Susan Roberts - Rainy Day Creations - How often do we give Gift Card Holders? Well, if you’re like me, probably a lot!!! Susan’s Featured Project today shows us a quick gift card holder to make and she Challenges us to make our own, using her template or your own. Susan also has a BLOG CANDY offering today. You won’t want to miss this, so be sure to visit Susan today!

Dee Jackson - Stampin cuz I Luv 2 - For her Featured Project today, Dee puts together some gorgeous Packaging for Your Food Items — how fun!!! Her Challenge today provides many beautiful samples for you to see and to be inspired by so you can prepare your own packaged delectables for those on your gift list. Be sure to stop in at Dee’s today to see the sweet treats she and her designers have prepared for you!!!

Ok, thats all for me today! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! I am going to spend the day organizing!! I have this HUGE, and I mean HUGE SU! order coming...stocked up on lots of stuff, especially papers!! Cant wait to get it, but need to find places for it, lol!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Stamp Simply Celebration here! Blog Candy too!

Welcome everyone to Day 5 of Sharon's Stamp Simply Celebrates! celebration! Have you been playing along? There is awesome challenges, inspiration, AND blog candy on several of the challenges, like mine today! Today is my day to host a Sketch challenge for you! This is gonna kinda be a long post, so bear with me! First, here is the sketch:

And here is my sample:

And here are some more examples and inspiration for you from lots of the lovely Stamp Simply DT:

Sharon also used my sketch and combined it with her challenge today which is an awesome way to do these challenges!

(remember, I might have posted before some have theirs up!)

I kinda followed Sharon's Stamp Simply challenge today, in not using a traditional Christmas stamp...instead I made that little thingy, that is SUPPose to be like Santa's belly and belt, lol! But then I stuck some traditional Christmas DP on it, so threw it off there for the SS challenge, lol! Notice that I dont even follow my own sketch too closely, lol! As long as you can tell the basic sketch, its all good! So this is my challenge to you...Make a card based on my sketch here. You have until WEDNESDAY DEC. 10th to link your card in this post (you dont have to have a blog to play, but I need to be able to see the picture someway!) and then on Thursday noon I will do a random drawing for my blog candy! Wanna see the candy? Of course you do!

This is a new set from Gina K Designs last release called 'My Cuppa Joe'. I love this set! It is going to be one of my favorites I can tell, so wanted to share something I love with you all. Also, Kellie from Just Rite sent Sharon's DT (I was by proxy last month,lol!) all some wonderful gifts! How awesome is THAT!? And I ended up with 2 of the Special Occasions Font and you will also have a chance to win that along with the stamp set! YAY!!

So, go! Create! And come back and link your creation here for your chance to win! I hope you are enjoying the celebrations! Sharon is such an inspiration to so many of us, and this is my way of honoring her being such an awesome person!

Thanks for stopping by! And dont forget, over on my sidebar is a link to all the Stamp Simply DT, with their awesome creations for Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge today!


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

just letting everybody know...

that I am alive and kicking...somewhat. Grandbaby got really sick and had to go to hospital, and I helped my daughter out with that till he got better. It was a stomach bug but he was dehydrated and they had to give iv's so kept him over night. All is well now...I'm just recovering, lol. But I have gotten so behind on my blogging stuff. We have been running around so much, and then this..well, I dont think I am every going to catch up!

I did want to remind everyone about Sharon's "Stamp Simply Celebrates!" Here is a direct to all the info on Sharon's blog: PARTY CENTRAL!

If you click on the party central link, it will take you directly to all the goings on! There is some awesome blog candies to be won too! Speaking of which, I will have my own challenge and blog candy Friday!! Sharon and her DT has been such an inspiration to me that I wanted to play too in the celebration, and this is my way of doing that. Hopefully I will inspire someone out there somewhere too!

thanks for stopping by...I know things are hectic for everybody lately...I'm just hoping mine settles down!


Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Birthday my one and only!

Happy Birthday to my baby! Yep, she will always be my baby, she's 25 today! (and gonna kill me for posting this pic of her, haha!)

Been a busy weekend, we have just been all over the place, clear out of state even. Had to try that new car out right? LOL! So needless to say,no cards! But I be back on track come Monday!


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Stamp Simply Challenge, Express Thanks!

Hi all! Happy Friday and welcome to another Stamp Simply Challenge from Sharon (and if you read my previous post, you would know that Sharon is having a special celebration starting Monday Dec.1st! with lots of prizes, games and inspiration!)

This week's challenge is a super simple one! We were to make a card expressing thanks...no other rules, thats it! Here is my card:

I love coffee, all flavors! And so do lots of my friends, so this card came together really quick for me. This is the new stamp set from Gina K Designs called 'My Cuppa' Joe' from the last release, such fun images in this set! I also used my new label one dies that I just got at Stamper's Dream. I was so tickled to see that Michelle had got them in so had to get them...I am thinking she might be sold out right now of them...these things going like hotcakes! I can understand why, I love them too! LOL! I colored the images with koh-i-noor pencils and OMS and did a bit of sponging ( I think I getting a BIT better at it, lol) and that's about it! Simple, fun and going to a good friend of mine.

Now, go and check out the wonderful Stamp Simply DT gals! (some may not be up as early as mine, but they will be there by tomorrow!) Here are the links below:

Sharon Johnson
Julie Koerber
Dee Jackson
Jennifer Buck
Janine Orchard
Becky Oehlers
AJ Otto
Tammy Hershberger

Ok, that's it for now! And dont forget on Monday the 'Stamp Simply Celebrates!' celebrations begins!! Have a wonderful Black Friday...I plan on doing a bit of shopping myself...braving the crowd, lol!

ETA: It just dawned on me this am that this is my last week as guest designer for Sharon...I have so thoroughly enjoyed working with Sharon and her wonderful DT! They are the most encouraging and awesomely talented team! Thanks ya'll for letting me play with you this month! I will be participating in the Stamp Simply Celebrates stuffs though, so I'll be around a bit longer, lol!)

Card Details
Stamps: My Cuppa' Joe from Gina K Designs, distressed dots bg stamp from Unity Stamp Co
Papers: PTI cardstock
Accessories: circle nesties, koh-i-noor pencils with OMS, tag die, brads, ribbon from PTI, pop dots.

Gobble! Gobble!

Happy Thanksgiving to my American Friends! And Happy Day to all the others! Sorry no card today, have had grandson here yesterday. And I am just not talented enough to run after him and do a card too like so many of you awesome Mama's out there, lol! Guess I am out of practice! (daughter will be 25 yrs. old Sunday, so, umm yea!)

I'll leave you with ONE of things I am thankful for though...This is my Blake...my one and only Grandson! We went to the park yesterday and fed the ducks...he loved it till one got a little bit to big bite and got his finger too! LOL! It didnt bleed or anything, just kinda surprised him I think.

And here he is justa swinging! He would just laugh! Big belly laughs and when it would slow down, he would say 'more!' Anyways, that was my day yesterday!

AND I want to tell you about a BIG celebration coming up starting Dec. 1st! Sharon Johnson, a beautiful soul who I admire so much, has hit the 1,000,000 mark!! WOW!!!And in celebration of that, there is gonna be a "STAMP SIMPLY CELEBRATES"! It will be starting on Dec.1st, with games, blog candy and lots of ideas to help you out with the holidays too! You can read ALL about it on Sharon's blog here:

Get the Details HERE!

And tomorrow is another Stamp Simply Challenge! Got my card all ready to go too! Ok, that's it for today! Be safe!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Unity Addicts Challenge Wednesday, but on Tuesday today!

Hiya, little slow about getting this up this am cause I misread the challenge...I only saw the 'red and white' not the 'thank you part' LOL! This weeks challenge was issued by Carole, it was to be a red and white card, giving thanks in some way. So this is my quickie card for this! My other one, well, its red and white, lets just say, this time of year when I hear red and white, it involves Santa! LOL! I'll have to post it another day. But here is today's card:

Super quick, nothing special...lot of paper piercing, cant see all of it in photo though. Just wanted to get it up for the challenge today and do it right! Also, to show my love of them Unity stamps! Really, they are such excellent quality and I just love the handles! I used them for all of my stamps now, not just Unity's.

Ok, that's it for now. Got some running around to do today in my NEW car, haha!

Dont forget to check out the other Unity Addicts blogs over on my sidebar listed under 'Unity Challenge Girls' ...guess I should change that since we calling it Unity Addicts now, lol.
Card Details:
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co.
Papers: SU! cardstock
Accessories: brads, ribbons, piercing tool and pad, grey copic marker.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Starving Artist Elf goodness!

I am just loving my DoodleFactory Stamps, Santa's Sweet Shoppe from Starving Artistamps! I have several images colored, and this is the one I put together today:

This little elf's name is Butterscot! Well, I know you see 5 of them there, but Butterscot is the one in the red and all the others are his helpers...they are decorating the tree, lol! Butterscot just waiting till they get down to hang his banner! Arent they just the cutest images? I love whimsical, so these were definitely for me! Just too cute I think. And one thing bothers me ...my colors always seem to change when I take a picture and resize, lol! Bugs me to death! Does this happen to anybody else? Probably the cheap camera I have I'm sure, but that soon will change...gonna get a new one next week...yay! Speaking of new....read on if you want to , its non stamping related!

Ok, so I got me a new car! woot!! Well, its almost brand new. It's a 2008 Malibu Classic LT with about 12,000 miles on it! I am sooo thrilled to have this car, compared to the hoopty I was driving I feel like I am driving a BMW! haha! I took one quick little picture of it to show a friend of mine that I got the Malibu I was talking about:

I plan on getting better pics later though of it. Anyways, thought I'd share that exciting news too. This week is busy for me, just like everybody else I imagine! With Thanksgiving here almost, lots of running around to do. And it's already got crazy in town here. I love the holiday season...but some folks act like they just loose their brains this time of year...and that's all I'll say about that, lol!

Ok, that's it for today! Hope everyone has a wonderful week, and its not too busy for you!
Card Details:
Stamps: Santa's Sweet Shoppe from Starving Artistamps
Papers: DP is AC from HL, SU! cardstock
Accessories: ribbon, oval nesties, stayz on ink, silver rhinestones, copic markers, button, MS button punch, pop dots.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Stamp Simply Challenge!

Hiya all! This week's Stamp Simply Challenge from Sharon is to 'Write it on Ribbon!' We were to let our ribbon speak! This was a first for me! I had never stamped on ribbon before so that is what I decided to do:

This was a really quick card for me. I just stamped some of the images on DP, other on plain cardstock of the little quilt, then just glued them down. I had heard that you needed to use Stayz on ink for doing this, but I tried PTI's hybrid ink in chocolate brown and it worked! I did make sure I let it dry, did it first and let it lay aside while I did the rest of the card..but no smearing whatsoever! I just love how quick this card come together and I LIKE it! LOL! What a fun challenge! Now be sure and check out the awesome Stamp Simply DT! I can't wait to see what gorgeous creations they have come up with this week! Here are the links below:

Sharon Johnson
Julie Koerber
Dee Jackson
Jennifer Buck
Janine Orchard
Becky Oehlers
AJ Otto
Tammy Hershberger

TGIF everyone! Hope you have a wonderful weekend too! Thanks for stopping by!

Card Details:
Stamps: Quilters Sampler from PTI
Papers: brown and pink cardstock from PTI, white cardstock from Gina K Designs, dpfrom PTI also
Accessories: Brad, swirly clip, ribbon from PTI, CB embossing folder, piercing tool and pad, white gel pen, decorative edge scissors

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Oooo bad blogger ..me...

I can't believe I havent posted since last Friday! Wow, time got away from me! LOL! I have a couple (or three) of cards to post today that I did for some of the challenges given during the Gina K Designs release party that was Thursday night.

This first one was a challenge that Mel issued called 'Mixology'. We were to use at least 3 different stamp sets to make our creation. I chose to make a little desk top calendar thing, that my sister has alreayd swiped when she came down Sunday, lol.

With this picture you can see 4 sets I used, but actually I used TEN!! I thought the calendar itself looks too plain so I stamped some kind of image on each calendar page. I wont bore you with 12 photos of this, but list what I used:

Daisy from Flowers for Daisy
Leaves from A Year of Flowers
Sentiment from Say it With Flowers

And on the Calendar pages I used:

Jan.-snowflake from The Magic of Christmas
Feb.-little heart with arrow from Just So Hippy
March- shamrock from Just So Hoppy
April- rain drops from Just So Hoppy
May- flowers from Little Tees
June- butterfly from Just So Hoppy
July- sparkles from Jumping For Joy
August- swirls from Whimsical Autumn
Sept.- apple from Whimsical Autumn
Oct.- bat from Happy Haunting
Nov.- pumpkin from Whimsical Autumn
Dec.-ornament from The Magic of Christmas

some I just stamped up in the corner of the page and others I stamped lightly over the whole calendar part.
All can be found at Gina K Designs

And this card was made for a sketch challenge issued by Jessica:

I was going for a rustic look on this card. My friend that purchases alot of my cards wants some 'manly' christmas cards, that would work for just a man... I think this will, dont you?

And one last card today! I so love these little trees from this Magic of Christmas set! Can ya tell? LOL! Here is a bright cheery one! This was done for a sketch challenge that Gina issued called 'On an angle' over at PaperCraft Planet (have you joined yet? It's sure is growing!!):

I paper pieced the trees on this one! Makes them kinda interesting looking! LOL!

Ok, thats all for today! Things been a bit busy for me lately, dont seem to get as much stamping done as I'd like to! My sister came down this Sunday from Bossier and we went out to eat and just visited and she got alot of goodies from me, lol! I had some Unity stamps that she really liked, the great big ones, cause she does more scrapbooking than anything, so I was a good sister and let her have them...remember that Kelli!! Yea, she's the baby of the family and will pout if she dont get her way, haha! I hope to go spend a weekend with her, either the one after Thanksgiving or the next one...and when I do I am going to go see Michelle from Stampers Dream! I havent actually TOLD Michelle that yet, but hoping we can meet then! haha! I want to do a bit of shopping in her store too...hehehe. I think its kinda neat, that someone out here in blog land lives that close to me (about an hour away) and would love to be able to meet them! Anyways, sorry for the long post, but wanted to get caught up...thanks for hanging in there with me!

Card Details:
Stamps: listed below picture
Papers: DP is Basic Grey
Accessories: chipboard, calendar, koh-i-noor pencils with OMS, jumbo eyelets, hemp twine, pop dots

Card #1:
Stamps: The Magic of Christmas from Gina K Designs
Papers: bought at HL...I cant find a name on it, SU! cardstock
Accessories: oval nesties, gold cording, white gel pen,pop dots, CB embossing folder, sanding block, metallic rub paste, copic markers, koh-i-noor pencils and OMS.

Card #2:
Stamps: The Magic of Christmas from Gina K Designs
Papers: PTI cardstock, DP is AC patterned paper
Accessories: MS snowflake punch, rectangle nesties, brads, copic markers, pop dots, tag die.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Stamp Simply --Fun Folds!

Hi again all! Its another Friday and that means another Stamp Simply Challenge today! This weeks is called 'Fun Folds'. We were to make a card with some type of fold besides the typical fold..side, top. Sooo this is what I did, it's call an S-fold card:

The size of my card is a typical 5 1/2 by 4 1/4. I just cut the cardstock how you regularly do, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2...then score at 2 1/8 and at 4 1/4. Fold at the 4 1/4, like normal, then just fold the scored 2 1/8 panel UP to meet at the top of the card. On my card I used Terrifically Tacky tape to hold that top panel down because SU! cardstock is so stiff and I wanted it to be sure and hold good! One thing about cards like this, it forces you to decorate the inside too! Here is my card in the 'open' position:

This was really a super simple card to make. Back when I first started making cards, this is how I started, with folds and cut aways and cut outs! But didnt have any of the fancy tools to do it with then! So you can imagine how bad they looked! I kinda like this one! Ya'll know me and my love of bright stuff! LOL!

Ok, be sure and go look at what the wonderful DT for Sharon has done this week! They are sooo awesome!! Here are the links below, and also on my sidebar:

Sharon Johnson
Julie Koerber
Jennifer Buck
Janine Orchard
AJ Otto
Tammy Hershberger
Dee Jackson, please keep her in your prayers, shes having a bit of medical problems and is taking this week off! Also, off this week is Becky Oehlers, I didnt link them here, but they are linked in my sidebar if you would ever like to visit these two talented ladies!

Thanks for stopping by today...and so sorry been a bit scarce this week. Still dealing with my ear problem I've been having and then cleaned and that seemed to make it worse for some reason...I guess all the bending over, made it stop back up and making me all dizzy again. It just pops and everything like how it does when you are in a high altitude....At least not hurting like it was....so that tells me its better!

Card Details:
Stamps: Bitty Christmas Tags from Unity Stamp Company sentiment from The Magic of Christmas from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! cardstock, dp printed from Martha Stewart
Accessories: rectangle nesties, copic markers, spica glitter pens, corner rounder punch, brads, terrifically tacky tape, pop dots, miniature light set, scor-pal, CB embossing folder, piercing tool, red twine, white gel pen.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

No card yet...

But I'm here,I'm fine...just got busy. Got on a cleaning spree, lol. Trying to organize all this stamping stuffs! OMG...where did all this come from, haha!


Sunday, November 9, 2008

I wanna be a Cowboy baby!!

Wellll, even though the Dallas Cowboys arent doing too well this year so far...my nephew Conner is still a huge fan of theirs. Remember THIS picture of him? Well this card is for him. I am sad to say though, my grandbaby saw this card on the table and said "FOOBALL!!" and grabbed it and left a few spots on it...I tried to cover it up with some shading on the hoodie, but you can still see some. Hopefully Conner wont mind though, lol. Here's the card:

And you can laugh at my hand drawn football, I did! But I guess it's not too bad if my 2 yr.old grandbaby recognized it AS a football! LOL! I made this using Mel's Just So Sporty set from Gina K Designs. (And word is out that the new release on Nov. 13th, Mel is coming out with a NEW set that will coordinate with this set and Little Tees! Can't Wait!!) I stamped the hoodied on blue cardstock and used my JustRite Stamper to do the words 'cowboys'. The little star is in the set also. I then paper pieced on the sleeves and hood part with just white cardstock, but then colored the grey in with copic marker. I drew the 'play diagram'....don't know if its correct or not, haha! That is about it!

We finally received our first paycheck from DH's new job...YAY! Now have to play catch up a bit, not too bad though, just having to put my stamping purchases on hold a bit...and with certain new releases coming up..its gonna kill me! LOL! That's alright...Ima gonna enter every contest there is to enter and challenge and maybe I get lucky and win some new rubbah! I NEED to smell some new rubbah!! haha! It's addictive isn't it?? But even if I dont, I'll be able to catch up next month for sure in my rubber obcession! Give myself an early Christmas for sure! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you are having a wonderful lazy Sunday!
Card Details:
Stamps: Just So Sporty from Gina K Designs, alphabet stamps from some little wood set I've had forever..bought at HL's.
Papers; SU! cardstock, dp from HL
Accessories: black twine, copic markers, koh-i-noor pencil and OMS, brads, pop dots, corner photo punch.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

3-D challenge

I made this little box for the challenge at 3-D Design Challenge Blog. A super simple template. I adjusted mine to a 3" instead of the 2 1/2 as the template is. I wanted it a little bit bigger to sit this candle in a little jar I have around here...somewhere, lmao! I swear, I put stuff up and then can never find it...one of these days I'm going to find a treasure trove of goodies! haha! Anyways, here is the box:

I used the stamp set of Mel's from Gina K Designs, the daisy in it. I was lazy and didnt color 4 daisies for all sides, so on three of the sides I just stamped with versmark and heat embossed those. I punched holes in the top edges with the little $1 punch from Michaels and then punched holes down the sides to lace the ribbon..tied a bow, added a little butterfly charm and all done! Oh, I did cover the colored flower in versamark and heat embossed it too. I like how it turned out and think it will add alot to the gift candle...when I find the candle...lol.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! It is soo beautiful here to day...little nippy, but still hard to stay in the house and stamp!!
Box Details:
Stamps: A Year in Flowers from Gina K Designs
Paper: cardstock from HL
Accessories: koh-i-noor pencils with OMS, ribbon, $1 punch flower punch, crop-a-dile from side holes, versamark ink and clear embossing powder, pop dots.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Starving Artist Blog Candy!

Well, the illustrator for Doodlefactory stamps, Irene, has done it once again with some awesome Christmas stamps that I HAVE to have! LOL! I just love the fun and whimsical style of these stamps! I think..what I'm going to do, is have a whole week, at LEAST of doing only Doodlefactory stamps...got some that need some love! Anyways, the on to the candy. Here is the link to Starving Artist's Blog so you can enter to win too!:

Starving Artist

Go! Enter! and spread the word about these awesome stamps!


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Stamping Simply!

Helloooo! And Happy Friday to you all! Last month, I was tickled to death to receive an email from Sharon Johnson, informing me that my name had been drawn to be the guest designer for her Stamp Simply Challenges for this month! I have always loved Sharon's challenges, and have long admired the work of the Stamp Simply DT and now here I am part of THAT! Thank you Sharon!

For this weeks challenge, Sharon called it 'Back to Nature'. We were to go outside, find whatever we wanted to use to put on our card. What fun was this! Here is what I came up with:

Can you see them? I used the scales from a Pinecone! Awhile back, I made these little pinecone reindeer into pins for my church to sell at the bazaar they were having...they were a big hit them. Only thing different I did was use felt for the antlers instead of what I did here. Here is a close up of one of the reindeer:

All I did was paint the eyes on the pinecone scale, used my Martha Stewart fern punch to make the 'antlers'! Got a rack on them reindeer going on there huh?! LOL! I did use a finger nail file to sand the pokey part of the noses and to where the rhinestone would be sure and stick. The rest is mainly just all slapped on the card, was really a quick card...what took the longest was waiting for the glue to dry! LOL! Now, go and look at the wonderful creations of the Stamp Simply DT! Here are the links below!

Sharon Johnson
Julie Koerber
Dee Jackson
Jennifer Buck
Janine Orchard
Becky Oehlers
AJ Otto

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back nest Friday too with another of Sharon's wonderful challenges! TGIF!!

Card Details:
Stamps: sentiment 'joy' from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! cardstock, dp from HL
Accessories: CB embossing folders, hodgepodge hardware, oval nesties, pinecone scales, acrylic paint, red rhinestones, green ribbon, pop dots, glue, corner rounder punch, MS fern punch.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Another Purple Onion Design card.

Since I didnt get a card done today that I can post yet...hehe...I don't think I posted this card I made with Purple Onion Designs stamps. This is another one I made trying out for the DT, but didnt make it.

I liked how this card turned out myself. And this is dedicated to all of you who happen to come to my blog to look at my creations! Because I sincerely thank each and everyone of you who do and love it when you take the time to leave a comment. I do understand though how sometimes we just dont have the time, I'm the same way!

In other news... I have resigned from the Rubber Cafe Design Team. It just was not a good match for me..NOTHING against Melissa, the owner or any of the other DT...which are awesome by the way...just one of those things! It was for the best. Now, just to find somebody who WANTS me! Anybody? LOL!

You might have noticed on the sidebar that I am the guest designer for Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenges for this month...I am soooo very excited about that! I Will have the first one this Friday, so be sure and check back then! Have you seen the talent of the ladies on THAT DT?!! OMG....talk about pressure, hahaha!

Ok, that's all for tonight! Thanks for the well wishes and the emails asking if I was ok...I am, much better today, just dealing with my balance being all off, dizzy headed still a bit and the antibotics and my stomach dont get along very good, lol. Have a wonderful rest of the week!
Card Details
Stamps: POD
Papers: PTI
Accessories: rectangle nesties, scallop edge punch, tag die, chipboard arrow, DP from HL, brads, threading water punch, koh-i-noor pencils with OMS, hodge podge hardware from SU!, ribbon from PTI, piercing tool.

I'm still around...

I got the crud that is going around and it ended up in an ear infection...which in turn I feel like I'm drunk when I try to get on the computer...balance is off. But feeling better today, whew! I didnt get to participate in this week's Unity Addicts Wednesday challenge though...Back with more a bit later!


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Featurd Stamper Challenge

Today's Featured Stamper on SCS was BECCA . I have long been a lurker/stalker of her blog, and rarely post to her...I feel so unworthy! LOL! She is one of those stampers that always make me think...'does she EVER do an UGLY card???' You know the kind I mean? LOL! Or am I just strange for thinking that...could be...haha! Anyways...Here is the card of Becca's that I CASEd:

Becca's card

And here is mine:

I kinda like how this card turned out. It actually almost makes me smell the coffee! This card also had a war wound on it. I stabbed my index finger with the tip of my scissors as I was cutting the twine, didnt hurt real bad, just kinda made me say ouch and look at it...so continued working and just fixing to tie the beads on the twine and I have this big drop of blood right on the middle of card. YUK! It would have been hidden by the coffee panel, BUT I couldnt stand the thought of giving it to someone with a blood spot on it! LOL! So had to redo one of the underneath part circles there, lol. thank goodness wasnt all over the card though...anybody else ever have war wound from our craft? My only other one I have had was when I first got my heat gun, sucked my hair right up in it bending over closer to look at the embossing, was very first time to do heat embossing too, lol. Love to hear ya'll's stories too if you have time!

Kinda got off topic there didnt I? LOL! Well, hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and that Monday isnt too bad for ya!
Card Details:
Stamps: Flourishes,Unity Stamp Co., Studio G
Paper: SU! cardstock, PTI dp
Ink: PTI dark chocolate
Accessories: beads, circle nesties, scallop corner punch, jumbo eyelets, hemp, corner ticket punch, piercing tool

Friday, October 31, 2008

Clearance stamp...

FIRST, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! to those that are celebrating it tonight, and be safe! I got my goodies ready for the kiddos, it will run out fast and then OUT! go the lights! LOL!! I was hoping my daughter would bring grandson down to take around, but she cant tonight...:(

I found this stamp in the clearance bin at Hobby Lobby last week...it was 2.17...can never pass up a bargain! LOL! And this is what I did with it today.

I used Spica glitter pens on the trees and stars, but you cant tell it in the photo. The piece of chipboard is a tag from K&Company which is kinda neat I think. I just sponged some white on it so it wasnt so bare, but left it sorta 'rustic' looking.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a safe and wonderfully fun Halloween AND weekend!
Card Details:
Stamps: Stampendous, sentiment is from Christmas Blessings from Gina K Designs
Papers: Tag from K&Company, SU! cardstock
Accessories: Oval nesties, copic markers and spica glitter pens, brads, piercing tool, koh-i-noor pencils with OMS, ribbon form MMs.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

2 Sketches For you sketch challenge...

It's been awhile since I played with Kazan and Laura's sketch challenges but all the halloween-ness and me having this stamp set since it first came out and I hadnt even inked it up, got me going! Here is a pic of the sketch you are to use:

And here is my card:

I think I used about every image in this stamp set, except for the kitty and the star thingy, lol! Lot of popping up images on this card! I used my Tim Holtz Grunge board that I had picked up at Hobby Lobby when they first got them here, that's the swirly thing. That stuff is pretty cool I think! Chipboard bugs me cause I guess I'm too rough with it, always bend it and makes it look ugly, lol. And this takes a roughing up and still looks good!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful Thursday!
Card Details:
Stamps: Hocus Pocus from Whipper Snapper Designs by Anna Wright (LOVE her stuff!! got to get them chickens!) spider web from Unity Stamp Co, Trick or Treat Peeps
Papers: K&Company dp, SU! cardstock
Accessories: brads, ribbon, rectangle nesties, corner rounder punch, grungeboard, pop dots and foam squares, koh-i-noor pencils with OMS, gold leaf pen

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Blog Candy Alert!

My friend Donna is giving away some awesome dandy candy! Just because she says, thats just the way she is! She sooo sweet! Go! Post! Spread the word...(or not, makes my chances better to win...bwhahahaha! *wild evil laughter*) Ok, ok, I wont be greedy, lol! Here's the link:

Sweet Candy!

Unity Challenge Wednesday!

Its Unity challenge Wednesday again for us Unity addicts! I really loved this challenge issued by Cyndi this week, love them recipe challenges! This weeks was to use the following:
H…Use a sentiment having to do with Hope
O…Put some ribbon on your card - Think Pink
P…Use something Pink!!
E…Embellish with something that starts with an "m" for Mammogram
Here's my take on it:

I used the word 'hope' for sentiment.
I used big ole pink ribbon.
I used...read above, lol, also the brads and on butterfly.
Ok, I kinda read this one wrong, didnt see it said 'embellishment'..so my mirrored butterfly hope counts for the M! I got that idea from Mel , doing the mirror image. I think that is such a neat idea!

Dont forget, over on the sidebar is a list of Unity Challenge girls with some awesome creations up today too!

Oh, and got one more challenge that was issued by the super fantabulous Angela, owner of UNITY. We all love the Twilight series of books and she issued a challenge to use one of the covers of the books for inspiration. Here is a pic of the book covers:

And here is my card, bet you can guess which one I based it on, lol:

I punched all them little squares out, lol! I didnt have any DP that would work so did it that way. The sentiment I did on the puter, yay! I figured out how to do that, am so proud of meself on that! LOL!

OK, thats all for today! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Hump day!

Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: Unity
Paper: SU! cardstock
Ink: memento tuxedo black, bashful blue for water
Accessories: copic markers, koh-i-noor pencils and OMS, brads, brayer, oval punch, fiskars scallop edge punch, scallop corner punch.
Card #2
Stamps: Unity
Paper: SU! cardstock
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: brads, tassle, square punch, ribbon, clear embossing powder, circle nestie, pop dots.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More Unity!

Welll, the elusive scissors still havent came back, so just went and bought another pair, lol. They probably show up now,haha!

I got some more UNITY goodness today! These are some cards I have done for challenges and thought I'd post them here too. I waited to try to get better pictures of them than what I had posted on SCS, and these pics still arent very good. I dont know what is up with my camera, or if its the trees and shadows outside causing all the problems, but this is the best I could get today after about a billion tries, lol. Ok, on to the cards!

I think every morning is beautiful myself! Love hearing the birds sing and the sounds of everything waking up! I made this card combing 2 challenges, SHARON'S, stamp simply challenge (Make it Flat!) and LS191 challenge to have a leaf on your card and use the color pink. I also used a technique that JESSICA showed of brayering over your embossed glossy paper with different colored inks.

I made this for the FS90 challenge, SpeedyStamper! What was hard, was choosing which card to do! LOL! Wonderful gallery! This is the card I chose to CASE:

SpeedyStamper's card

And I did add a bit more and changed one of the colors and of course a few other things, lol. But what a fun layout this was!

I made this for IC151, loved doing these bright colors! And I was going for a Shabby Chic look, something I have never done, so dont know if I accomplished that or not, lol! Here is the bedding I was inspired by:
JCPENNY bedding

WElll, thats about it for now,lol! Again, I apologize for the crappy photos. (hopefully the cards werent TOO crappy themselves, lol!) Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Card #1:
Stamps: Oh what a beautiful morning and Trifle Sentiments from Unity Stamp Company
Paper: Glossy white and River Rock from SU!, pink is from PTI
Ink: River Rock and Pretty in Pink
Accessories: CB leafy branch folder, swirly clip, ribbon, brayer, circle nesties, clear embossing powder, scor-pal, sponge
Card #2:
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co, JustRite, Inque Boutique
Paper: SU!, PTI cardstock
Ink: PTI, memento tuxedo black
Accessories: circle nesties, brads, white gel pen, ribbon (PTI), $1 flower punch, corner rounder, MS edge punch, pop dots
Card #3:
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co
Paper: SU! cardstock
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: koh-i-nor pencils and OMS, buttons, twine, lace, brads, oval nesties, pop dots, fiskars edge punch, distressor

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Somebody has broke into my house...

...and stole my scissors. I KNOW that is what has happened. We all know they cannot sprout legs and walk off, although my Mom swears stuff did when I was a kid. But I have convinced myself there is an evil scissors burglar out there, so this is my warning to all of you, HIDE YOUR SCISSORS!! Dont like the evil scissors burglar get them...and then dont forget where you hide them! haha!


p.s. I searched for 3 HOURS for my scissors...DH SWEARS he didnt touch them..nope not HIM *insert eye roll* So since I still cannot find them, thus the post....and I'll have cards tomorrow. I want to try and retake the photos, they just bad pics....cards not so hot either, lol.

A prayer request to lift a family up...

I just wanted to make a quick post this Sunday AM. Melanie posted on her blog about a family that is going through the final days of their son's battle with brain cancer. You can read his story HERE . I ask for prayer more so for the family, but also for Marcus, even though from reading, I sincerely believe he is strong in his faith and will be a soldier for God when he gets to Heaven, my prayer would be for him to go quietly and peacefully and not for it to drag out. To some I know this my not sound right, but when it gets to this point, you have to not be selfish, wanting them to remain her with you....I went through that with my Mom, and I feel so strongly about this....Soooo the main thing to me, is to lift this family up in prayer! Also, Melanie has posted on her blog their address to send cards, if you so would like. You can find the address on Mel's post HERE .

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back later with a card or two!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Unity goodness....

Yesterday during Hip Hop Thursday in the Unity forum on SCS, there were 2 challenges (actually there are 3, one is a sketch challenge that I also used on the striped card) that I participated in, one was 'mostly pink' and the other was 'mostly stripes' I think you can tell which card is which here, lol.

I think this is such a cute image! She got attitude for sure! LOL! I cut the stamp apart to make it look like a sign hanging form the bottom.
Card Details:
Stamps: from Unity Stamp Co. (I won this little stamp so not for sure what set it comes from)
Papers: PTI
Accessories: pink ribbon from PTI, white from May arts,brads, fun wire, pop dots from Ms, copic markers to color flowers, silkeen flowers from Gina K Designs

This one I kept pretty simple, I was thinking of my nephew when I made it, lol. So tried to make it more 'boyish'. I also have score lines to represent stripes too, but you cant see them in the photo.
Card Details:
Stamps: Lil Monster, Trick or Treat Peeps
Papers: PTI and SU!
Accessories: scorpal, brads, twine, corner rounder, pop dots, koh-i-noor pencils

Thanks for stopping by today, and TGIF!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend...I'm off to track down DH's paycheck...was suppose to be the first one direct deposited and its not there...scarey....LOL!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I can see cleary now...HIP HOP Challenge Wednesday!

...the rain is gone...lalalala! My first clear card! This is for the Hip Hop Customer Challenge held every Wednesday in the Unity Stamps Company forum HERE on SCS. This weeks challenge was issued by Lori and we were to do:
1. Something clear on the card
2. Ribbon
3. Something from your latest Unity order.

Well, on the # 3, couldnt remember what I got in my latest Unity order so I just used one of my Favorites! LOL

And it took me forever to get a picture of this card! Without reflections all in it, it showing good enough or seeing myself taking the picture in it, LOL! Still has a bit of reflection up in the left corner there....

Card Details
Stamps: Growing in Unity from Unity Stamps
Papers: acetate, pink cardstock from PTI, black is SU!
Accessories: memento tuxedo black ink, staz-on ink, oval nesties, lacy thing from wal-mart, black brad, pearl rhinestones, ribbon from PTI, clear embossing powder, glue dots, silkeen flower from Gina K Designs

Thanks for stopping by and dont forget to do some blog hopping through the links on my sidebar to other gorgeous creations for this challenge! The ladies listed under 'Unity Hip Hop Challenge Girls'!

p.s. Dont forget too, tonight is the night for the LAND CRUISE in the Gina K forum on SCS! There are going to be contests, challenges and a one day discount code for those of us wanting to do a bit of shopping!! Here is the link to the forum on SCS:

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I been a bit sick...

Been dealing with a eye migraine and a head one too, at the same time...feeling better today and working on a few cards, I hope to have some to post tomorrow...I havent Disappeared!! LOL! I cruised around the blogs and havent commented but everybody has been so busy! Gorgeous creations....but I do doubt if I catch up on them all..:(

Thanks for stopping by and I will have some eye candy tomorrow!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Oh Deer!

Well, I am not really happy with this card, but gonna post it anyways! I used Asela's new set from Gina K Designs and I was trying to make the deer look like logs, I actually used to have one of these deers made out of logs like this, till something chewed on one of it's legs after we put it outside. We lived close to a creek and DH says it was probably a beaver. Well, we cut the legs off to match, it had chewed on one of them...then it chewed on it again and it just looked too funny with really short legs after us trying to fix it again, rofl. So we trashed the thing. Anyways, here's my card:

I wanted them to look like they were meeting under the trees so used the little sprig stamp that comes in the set to do that, some are heat embossed. I made the little 'poinsettia' flowers (SUPPOSE to look like them, lol) by using the silkeen flowers from Gina K also, love that you can color on those! I layered them 3 times and stuck a brad in the middle after coloring them is all. I like how they turned out and that is what made me post the card! LOL!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and Thanks for stopping by!
Card Details:
Stamps: Christmas Blessing by Asela Hopkins from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! carstock, DP is some old stuff I had I think I bought at HL
Accessories: ribbon, silkeen flowers both from Gina K Designs, rectangle nesties, SU! ink, clear embossing powder, brads, gold leaf pen, koh-i-noor pencils with OMS, white gel pen, copic marker.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Glitter Challenge

Well, if you are a regular visitor to my blog, you know that I havent used much glitter. Not that I dont like it, just havent really been inclined to USE it, lol! But Michelle, who owns Stampers Dream Store, posted a challenge on her BLOG so I thought I would give it a go!

I used these cute House Mouse stamps that I recently picked up at Hobby Lobby on clearance. They were originally about 20 bucks and I got them for 7.19! Cant pass up a bargain like that! LOL! I think they are really cute images and actually really easy to color to me. I had lots of fun doing the glitter too. I went all around the white on the house, the roof even, lol! Here's a close up if it's not showing too good in the card picture:

I also still feel like the card needs something, and the green ribbon looks kinda lost sticking out there or something, lol! I painted the white brads to look like candy with sharpie markers, thought that looked pretty cool!

Ok, thats all for now! Working on a few other cards...hoping my mojo has come back to stay! LOL! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Thursday!
Card Details:
Stamps: House Mouse purchased at HL
Papers: SU! cardstock
Accessories: koh-i-noor pencils and OMS, ribbons, brads from HL, glitter and glue by MS, circle nesties, JustRite DIY monogram stamper curlz font from Stampers Dream (I won that!), pop dots.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

OK, soo....

Who stole my mojo???...muse, creativity...*looks around with an evil eye* o_O

I guess this could apply to me today...

This card I mean! LOL! Things been a bit hectic lately. DH has had alot of stuff to do on the puter, trying to LEARN it is the main thing. I mean, he NEVER got on my puter, now he has to with this new job, and I'm trying to show him everything about it. And one thing that is hard, even for me to do, is their time keeping method...the instructions alone for that printed out in 10 pages..o_O! Codes for everything...rules for everything..cant do this, dont do that...ug...we will get it down though...well I will for sure! LOL!

This is one of the cards I submitted to Purple Onion Designs for their DT call...I did not get it..:( But thats ok, Michele picked some awesome, talented ladies to be on her team, and cant wait to see their creations and be inspired! I will be posting the other 2 cards I made too over the next few days. This was really a quick card, since not much coloring on it. I used the leaf also to emboss on the bottom of the card their too, I just love the look of using just the versamark ink and clear embossing powder!

Ok, thats all for now! Hope everyone has a wonderful Tuesday!
Card Details:
Stamps: from Purple Onion Designs
Papers: SU! cardstock
Accessories: ribbon, oval nesties, corner thingys by MMs, CB distressed wood embossing folder, pop dots, koh-i-noor pencils and OMS, hemp twine, eyelet, metallic rub paste from Gina K Designs

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Quick simple card

This is another card I made and showed during the last release party of Gina K Designs and had forgotten to upload it here. I actually like this card, was so quick and easy! Which I think the stamps help that abit, lol! This is the 'free with 3' set, called Winter Foliage. I used my circle nestie to just emboss on the white cardstock and then stamped the images from the set in the corner of the circle (circles have corners?? ha!) Just did a bit of masking with the pine cone is all, added a bit of white and glitter to it. The red inside of the circle is that metallic rub paste in the holiday colors...I LOVE that stuff! I can't sponge worth a darn, but I can RUB! LOL! I think it adds alot to it, the red rub paste. Ok, thats about it! I have been making cards, just a few I cant show yet...AND have had grandbaby here....his new saying now is 'lubbermor'. He tells me this when I tell him 'I love you'. I do think he means, I love YOU more, lol! But its much cuter this way!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! Its quite an adjustment for us, DH having 3 days off in a row, lol! We dont know what to do being around each other so long of a time, hahaha! Lots of things we didnt realize or really think about, how different it would be. When he was working here with the city, he could come by the house anytime, (the whole town is only like 2 miles wide, lol) came home for lunch, got here by 5:05pm after getting off work at 5pm...but now, has traffic to deal with...its a mad house coming out of the army depot. Everybody in town knows not to try to get out during that time and he is having to take his lunch and anything else he thinks he might need during the day because he doesnt have the time to come by here...also waste of gas to since WE are paying for that gas now, haha! (so glad to see our gas prices dropped to under 3.00 yesterday!)

Ok, thats all for now! We going to look at new cars this evening...I'm leaning toward a Malibu...spied me a pretty midnight blue one and I want to go see exactly how much we looking at....byeeeeee

Card Details:
Stamps: Winter Foliage from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! cardstock
Accessories: circle nesties, brads, glitter, white gel pen, ribbon and metallic rub paste also from Gina K Designs

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pizza anyone?

Just the box, and a little one at that, lol! I did the challenge the other day on SCS, and it was to make one of these little pizza boxes. They are soo cute! And quick and fun to make. Here's mine:

I made mine with a friend in mind..shes a quilter but also loves counted cross stitch like I do and I found this little kit on clearance with a quilt pattern....I was going to put it in the photo too, but I cant find it, haha! I got it out to see if it would fit, and it does, and then put it who knows where...lmao. It will show up here soon I'm sure then I can give it to her, lol.

Thats all for now! Got a busy day today running around paying bills...joy, joy....but as the saying goes, be thankful I CAN pay them! LOL!! This waiting till we dont know when to get a regular paycheck isnt fun at all....so scared to spend a dime on anything! AND I so NEED some stamp supplies!! LOL!

Have a beautiful Thursday!

Box Details:
Stamps: Quilters Sampler from PTI
Papers: All from PTI
Accessories: scor-pal, white gel pen, white koh-i-noor pencil, ribbon from PTI, circle nesties, piercing tool.

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