June 7, 2008


I cannot believe my daughter is heading into the sixth grade - she is my baby and is growing up so very fast! I want it to slow down just a little bit, they just don't stay little long enough to suit me. This layout uses her Spring picture from this school year - I just love how it turned out! She is so darn adorable (yep, she is mine, and I can say that!) and I just love her sweet smile! I used some of my May scrapbook kit from Coconuts, it is just fabulous! And, of course my Stampin' Up! stuff - I will provide a full recipe with all products listed and clearly identified. Don't forget about the sketch - hey, there is blog candy at stake! You have until the end of the month and the ones I have seen so far are totally wonderful! Thanks for playing along, I love it!
Have a wonderful weekend, all!

Page Recipe:
Paper - Office Lingo paper line, Basic Black card stock, Only Orange card stock, Office Lingo Journaling Tag
Stamps - well, none (ack!!)
Inks - Pretty in Pink and Only Orange Classic Stampin' pads, Pretty in Pink and Only Orange Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories - Slit Punch, 5-Petal Punch, Rhinestone Brads, Pretties Kit, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Gluedots, Gable Green narrow grosgrain ribbon (non-SU! accessories: Tim Holtz grungeboard letters, wooden doodles and lace from Coconut Scrapshop, Orange Stickles )

June 6, 2008


Whoohoo - it's Friday everyone - know what that means??!! Time for another Stamp Something Challenge!!! This week we are featuring anything that represents something in the wild whether it is flowers, gardens, animals, trees, etc - you get the point, right??!! So, I decided that for my sample I would do a scrapbook page featuring the wild turkeys that visit us from time to time - it was totally funny to see them all marching around like they own the place! And, when they spotted me, they all lined up and marched quickly off into the woods! You could almost hear the leader saying, "this way, hurry" - LOL! Now, not all the products used are Stampin' Up! because I used my May scrapbook Kit from Coconut Scrapbooks - fabulous stuff in this one! So, I will leave you with a recipe at the end of my post, fair enough?? Those products NOT Stampin' Up! will be clearly identified as such! I did however, use my very cute Zoofari stamp set because I thought the marching birds were too cute to pass up! I also made a turkey out of my punches - I love the way he turned out! He is popped up on dimensionals to give my page a little more depth. Let me know what you think and make sure you get on over to the Stamp Something site and check out what the fabulous DT did for this week's challenge - you will not be disappointed! And, give the challenge a try and upload to the site, we all love to see what you do each week! Have a FABULOUS weekend everyone! Toodles!
Page Recipe: (all products SU! unless otherwise noted!)
Paper - Glorious Green card stock, Kraft card stock, Close to Cocoa card stock, Chocolate Chip card stock. Graph dp by Office Lingo
Stamp Sets - Zoofari
Inks - Close to Cocoa Classic Ink and Stampin' Write Marker, Brown Stazon, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink and Stampin' Write Marker, Creamy Caramel Classic Ink, Really Rust Classic Ink and Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories - Grungeboard by Tim Holtz, Large Oval Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1/2 inch Circle punch, 1/8 inch Circle Punch, Boho Flower Punch (feet and beard, and crown on turkey), Arrow Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponge

June 5, 2008


Okay, this may be a little bit of a long post, so please bear with me (you know you love me - LOL!) So, first off, here is my take on this week's sketch challenge for Tamara - don't you love this sketch? I decided it had wonderful possibilities and had real fun playing with it! I decided to use my Enjoy Every Moment stamp set because I still had it out and I just love it - I can't believe I waited so long to buy this one!! Oh well, I am making up for it now - LOL! So, I really wanted to give this card a soft feel and nothing does that better than rounded corners and sponging - I did a lot of both on this one! Both are really simple techniques that can add a lot to your projects. And, I used my favorite dp (well, today anyway) Porcelain Prints - I just love the soft, pretty feel of this paper and will be sorry to see it go(but happy to see some new ones!) Please make sure you go on over to Tamara's and see what the rest of the Design Team has made - they are all fabulously talented and will wow you, I promise! And, I really really want to see your take on the sketch so make sure you upload your link over on the sketches site so we can all come and check out what you created! Here is the recipe for this one:
Card Recipe: (all products SU!)
Paper - Old Olive card stock, Blue Bayou card stock, Naturals Ivory card stock, Porcelain Prints Designer Series Paper
Stamp Sets - Enjoy Every Moment
Inks - Mellow Moss, Old Olive, Blue Bayou classic stampin' pads, Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories - Old Olive eyelets, Build-a-brad, 1/2 inch Circle Punch, Mat Stack and Paper Piercer, Sponge, Old Olive narrow grosgrain ribbon, Crop-a-dile

So, now on to my good news!!! Now, I know I have talked to you several times about one of my fave online stores Coconut Scrapshop......well, Jen has asked me to be the designer of her July Kit - whoohooo!!!!! I am so very excited and honored that she thought enough of me to ask - I mean, of course I am going to say YES! YES! YES! So, please stop on over Jen's blog and then click on the link to her store - I promise you will not be disappointed! Just to tell you how fabulous her stuff is, her June kit sold out in......two hours!!!!! Hello, I am so very glad I had mine!!! And, leave her a comment and show her some love - I know she has been poppin' in to several of your blogs so stop by and say "hi" back!!! I think Jen is the reason so many of us keep going back for more, not only does she have absolutely wonderful stuff in her store (she gets stuff that nobody else has yet!) but her sunny disposition, and her thoughtful and sweet comments just make your day! Not to mention she has one of the most talented DTs out there - I mean seriously! Go and check out the gallery if you don't believe me, it will knock your socks off! Okay, so I am truly excited and will be sharing with you more information as it comes together - I will give you a hint though - it is near and dear to my heart! Teehee!! You will be lining up to get this kit, I promise! Well, enough of my blathering....don't forget to post a link of your card from my sketch and get entered into the drawing for blog candy - hey, it's free!!! Toodles!

June 4, 2008


Hi all! Okay, so I got to stamp a little bit last night - whoohoo! And, today is my son's graduation from eighth grade - double whoohoo!!! We are all going to the ceremony this morning and then Tyler gets the rest of the day off. The weird thing is that he goes to school tomorrow for the eighth grade party which is a pool party and barbecue at the racquet club here in town - you would think that would be before they graduate....right??? Anyhoo, he is done and will be officially in high school *sniff*. So, before I cry all over myself, let me share the card I made for my own sketch - teehee! I was feeling pretty bad about not having a sketch card to show you, so I am relieved that I had time to get one done! I mean, here I had to sponsor the sketch and did not even have a card - sheesh! But, not to worry, I promise not to fall down on the job again - LOL! I decided to use the Enjoy Every Moment stamp set because I just love the sentiment behind the phrases. That is my goal, to enjoy each and every moment that I can! I also used some of my SAB rub-ons because they matched so well with what I was doing. And, I used a lot of hardware on this card; for some reason I am really into the small eyelets right now so I am going with it! I mean, I DID buy millions of them, the least I could do is use them *wink*. I will leave you with the recipe. And, don't forget to link your own take on the sketch on the post at the top of my blog (and only there please so I can keep track) and enter for some blog candy! Toodles!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Old Olive card stock, Mellow Moss card stock, Bashful Blue card stock, Cutie Pie Designer Series Paper
Stamps - Enjoy Every Moment stamp set
Inks - Mellow Moss and Old Olive classic stampin' pads, Mellow Moss and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories - Mat Stack and paper piercer, Stampin' Up! eyelets, Build-a-brad, Jumbo Pewter eyelet, Old Olive narrow grosgrain ribbon, SAB Rub-ons, Ticket Corner Punch, 3/4 inch Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

June 2, 2008


******JUNE WITH STAMPIN' UP!***** GET UNPLUGGED!!! Stampin' Up! is designating June 25th as a day to unplug and is encouraging everyone to turn off their cell phones and Internet for the day and reconnect with loved ones through handmade cards. So, what does this mean??? They are offering an eScape bundle just for the occasion which saves you 25% off. For the whole month of June you can purchase the eScape bundle for only $30! Whoohoo! The set includes Circle of Friendship stamp set, rose red classic ink pad, Love notes assortment, and very vanilla 5/8 grosgrain ribbon. This is a TOTALLY FABULOUS bundle for beginners out there because it comes with so much. So, you are a seasoned stamper?? Well, don't we all love a good deal? What are you waiting for - contact me NOW so you can take advantage of this wonderful deal!!! But wait...there's more! Yep, there is another FANTASTIC special that Stampin' Up! is offering and I LOVE IT!! As a demonstrator, we had the ability to order this beautiful special in May, and it really is FABULOUS! Check this out:
They are offering this GORGEOUS stamp set for purchase early from the Fall/Winter catalog! Yep, it is a preview set of the new merchandise set to be released August 11th and you can get it NOW!!!! The Fresh Cut stamp set and note cards are a set of beautiful floral stamps (5 total) for $21.95 and you can add the coordinating note cards for only $5. Plus...check this out: If you host a workshop in the month of June totaling $400 or more you get the Fresh Cuts stamp set and coordinating cards for FREE on top of all your other hostess benefits! And, this stamp set is die cut so you can use it about 30 seconds after Mr. Brown delivers it! It is beautiful, and I will be posting some samples tomorrow! So, if you are interested in this set, contact me now! Want to know more? Check out the Stampin' Up! website about the promotion here . This promotion is good from June 1 - June 30 so don't miss out! New stuff - how can you NOT order this??!! Toodles!


Hi all! Well, I am back from my mom's and I had a WONDERFUL visit with my mom and sister, but it was not nearly long enough! I really miss them, and wish I could see them more often..need to work on that! Sorry that I don't have anything creative for you today BUT I will tomorrow....promise! I have LOADS to catch up on today - bills, laundry, cleaning, etc. but I am also going to be blog browsing to see what I missed out on last week! And, STAY TUNED FOR BLOG CANDY since I went over 30,ooo hits while I was gone! So, until tomorrow! Toodles!!!

June 1, 2008


Can you believe it is June 1st???!!! Whoohoo - that means my son comes home in 20 days!!!!! I cannot wait! I will be home from my mom's late tonight so I am sure I will be tired tomorrow but it was totally worth having a whole week with her! So, today I want to share all the wonderful swaps I received in a recent swap hosted by ME!!! I can't believe the quality of the cards we all got - I am in awe of these talented women! So, I did not want to deprive you of getting to see their gorgeous creations! Enjoy them, I certainly am!