August 2, 2008


Hi all!! Well, today is the last day of Convention, and I will be home tomorrow night - I am sure I will be tired but happy, LOL! I can't wait to share everything with you all!! Today's scrapbook page is made using the kit I designed for Coconut Scrapshop - it is the July kit and there are a few left, so if you want one, go and grab it because once they are gone, they are GONE!!!! And, if you like this kit, wait until you see the August Kit - can you say YUMMY???!!! Get on over there and check it out, contains the Rosy Moka paper line, is bright and fabulous, and designed by my fellow DT member and talented friend Pamela!! It is available for purchase today! Also, if you have not purchased a kit from Coconuts, use the code "firsttimebuy1" and you will receive $10 off your first kit - whoohoo!! So, check it out and tell Jen I sent ya! So, back to my page, lol! These photos are from a family trip to Big Bear Lake where we rented a house for 10 days. My sister and mom went with us and we had such a wonderful time, the kids STILL talk about this vacation, and it was five years ago! The papers I used are from Scenic Route's Liberty Collection. I used prima flowers, brads, buttons, chipboard, and rick rack to embellish this page, and I journaled on one of the die cuts that comes with the Scenic Route Line. The title is chipboard that I painted, then chalked to give it those colors!! I hope you like it!

August 1, 2008


Happy Friday all!! By now you all know I am at Convention and it is in full swing!! I am sure I am tired but having a ball - I will have lots of pictures and stories to share when I get back, I am sure!! But, today I am sharing a card for the Stamp Something Challenge which was to show appreciation or thanks! So, I am sharing some ATC cards I made for some friends to let them know how much I appreciate them! For these, I used my Fresh Cuts stamp set, I love it, I think the stamps are so pretty!! I just love all the different ways you can use this one too - I am thrilled that this is one of our new stamp sets and can see it will be one of the ones I reach for again and again! I did do some stitching on these, I have missed doing that, and my hand is feeling better so I have started doing it a little bit again. I just love it, I think it adds a lot!! Make sure you head on over to the Stamp Something site and check out the other DT members....they are all so fabulously talented, I am sure you swill see nothing but beauty! And, why not give this one a shot? Just upload the link to the site so we can check it out!! I will leave you with the recipe for this one as well! And, don't forget, the blog candy drawing is on Monday when I get back! Have a wonderful weekend and make sure you stop by for tomorrows Scrapbook Saturday page!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Pumpkin Pie card stock, Fall Flowers Designer Series Paper
Inks - Old Olive classic stampin' pad and stampin' write marker
Stamps - Fresh Cuts
Accessories - small pearls (not SU!), Small Oval Punch, Mat Stack and Paper Piercer, Old Olive ribbon, stampin' dimensionals

July 31, 2008


Here it is, Thursday again and that means another fabulous sketch from Tamara! I liked this one ALOT because is was a long card (9x4.5)and I have not done one of these in what seems like ages!! So, I decided to go with a Christmas theme because it gave me an excuse to use my fabulous new Christmas stamps called Deer Friends - isn't he just too adorable!! This set will be seeing a lot of ink, I can already tell! The little sayings on these stamps are really really cute and I love all the sweet little images!! This reindeer is one of my favorites, followed very closely by the Santa - I love anything Santa and he is darling!! But, I digress...back to the card! I also used some of my new buttons from the preview catalog and I am glad I bought so many because I already am hooked!! They are really cute, and I added some hemp twine to the center of the buttons which really makes them pop! I also used my fabulous new scallop edge punch, I love that thing!! So, make sure you to go over to Tamara's site and check out what the other gals did for the sketch this week - I am bettin' they will knock your socks off!! And, if you decide to do this sketch, make sure you upload to the sketches site with a link so we can all take a peek!!
Card Recipe: (all supplies SU!)
Paper - Not Quite Navy, Riding Hood Red, Naturals Ivory card stock, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
Stamps - Deer Friends
Inks - Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood RedClassic Stampin' Pads
Accessories - Scallop Edge Punch, Circle Scallop Punch, Button Bouquet buttons, Chocolate Chip Wide Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Hemp Twine

July 30, 2008


Happy Hump Day!! At this very moment, I may well be drooling over my new stamps in the bag I receive at Convention - and I am shopping at Memento Mall today which is sure to be a wallet buster for me - LOL! I have a list from some friends who all want something, so I am hoping they have plenty of stock and don't run out!!! This is another swap card I made using the In the Stars stamp setand matching Jumbo Wheel. This set is so much fun, and you can use it for so many things - I have used it for birthdays, graduation, Fourth of July, congrats, and many more! That is what makes a stamp set fabulous in my eyes - how many different ways can I use it? Again, I kept is simple for mass production, so I am leaving you with the recipe! Don't forget to sign up for my blog candy - you don't want to miss out! And, remember, for everyday that you leave a comment on that day's post, you get another entry!! I will draw the winner when I get back! Till then - toodles!
Card Recipe: Not Quite Navy, Brocade Blue, Natural White card stock
Stamps - In the Stars stamp set, Classic Stars Jumbo Wheel
Inks - Not Quite Navy, Real Red Classic stampin' pads
Accessories - Large Star Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Real Red narrow grosgrain ribbon

July 29, 2008


Hi all!! Well, right now I am probably winging my way to Convention - whoohoo!!! I can't wait to see all my friends - my upline, downline, sidelines, there will be 18 of use there, some of whom I have only met through email so I am super excited!!! And, I get to meet some fabulous women in person for the very first time after talking to them online for almost a year!!! So, can you tell, I am excited - LOL! Since I am on my way to Convention, today I will share another swap card I made using the stamp set called Fun and Fast Notes. This is one of my favorite sets! I just love how versatile it is and I use it a lot!! Nothing to difficult (swaps can't be, not with me anyway, I make 20 of each) but I will leave you the recipe! Don't forget the blog candy, I will draw the winner when I get home!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Handsome Hunter, Bravo Burgundy, Naturals White card stock, Holiday Happenings Designer Series Paper
Stamps - Fun and Fast Notes
Inks - Handsome Hunter Classic stampin pad, Bravo Burgundy Stampin' write marker
Accessories - Bravo Burgundy narrow grosgrain ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Photo Corners Punch

July 28, 2008


Good Monday morning all!! I am packing for Convention as I leave early tomorrow morning - I am sooooo excited! I have all my swaps done and packed away, and I am so ready to see everyone! This is my first Convention so I am really pleased that I have the opportunity to go! So, today I am sharing another swap card with you! This swap is made using the stamp set Ginormous Flowers - I picked this flower because it matches perfectly to my 5-petal punch (yes, I punched out sixty of these flowers!) I like the way it turned out, and felt the colors reflected a happy mood, which I am in - LOL! So, I will leave you the recipe for this below....but before I do, I promised yesterday that I would have something to share today and I do: notice my hit counter? Well, I went over 40,000 hits this weekend because you are all so fabulous by visiting me!! So, now it is my turn to show my appreciation of YOU with some BLOG CANDY - WHOOHOOO!!! Wanna see? Are you sure? Nah.....well, okay, here it is *giggle* The winner will receive
three sheets of 8x8 dp, four sheets of 8x8 card stock, an assortment of ribbon, some flower embellies, some tags, some cute little word embellies, and two little packages of clear stamps!! Want to know what you need to do to win??? Very simple, just leave a comment telling me what you are hoping will be in the new catalog coming out - and if you are not familiar with Stampin' Up! or do not have access to the catalog, tell me about your most favorite recent purchase of something to do with stamping! Okay?? And, each day that I am gone, if you leave a comment (yes, I will have a post each day!) then your name will be entered again for the drawing - that gives you seven chances!) I can't wait to hear what is on everyone's dream list!!! Mine is punches, punches, and more punches!!!! I love them - LOL! So, off to finish packing - I will back next week with some yummy things to share from Convention! Toodles!!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Kraft, So Saffron, Gable Green card stock
Stamps - Ginormous Flowers
Inks - Gable Green classic stampin' pad and stampin' write marker, Green Galore Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories - 5-petal punch, Large Oval Punch, 1/4 inch Circle Punch, ribbon

July 27, 2008


***ETA*** I also received this award from Donna at Serenity in Stamping! She is such a sweetie, has uber mad talent, and I love visiting her blog, she always makes me smile! Thanks Donna!
Good morning all!! I hope you are enjoying your weekend - I have been madly stamping and finally finished all my swaps - whew!!!! * So, I have been honored by an award which I will share here today. I received this gold card from two people, Deb and Ana, both of which are fabulously creative so this award means a lot coming from them! The rules for this award are as follows:

1. Only 5 people can be nominated
2. They must be dedicated followers of your blog
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.
WOW!! Only five - that's a tough one since I am blessed to have many of you visit me daily. So, even if you are not on this list, know that you really ARE on MY list - LOL! I am going to go with folks who have been visiting a LONG time!

(1) Kathleen at My Happy Place who is a fellow demo and was one of the first to leave comments on my blog that meant so much coming from a talent such as her! Can't wait to see you at Convention!
(2) Melissa at Simply Pink who is also a fellow demo with mad talent and is just such a warm, giving, and loving person, and we have become fast friends!
(3)Rose Ann at Paper Delightz who always takes time to leave me really sweet comments, and is one of the MOST talented and sweet stampers I have ever had the pleasure to come in contact with!
(4) Dawn at Treasure Oiler Designz who can stamp more beautiful creations in one day than anyone I know, but always takes time to visit me and leave me a comment (although now she is famous, she may not have time - LOL! - luv ya, girl!)
(5) Corinne at Stamping with Roxy who was one of the very first to visit my blog, has always had such nice things to say, who I am become great friends with, and WHO I GET TO HUG AT CONVENTION IN TWO DAYS!!!!!
(6) Jo at Only Joking who is relatively new to my blog (a couple of months) and is a real sweetie!! She lives in the United Kingdom, and her stamping is amazing!!!
Yeah, yeah, yeah - I know it says five INCLUDING the new person from far far away but hey, math was never my strong suit - LOL! And, I could have gone on and on with this list, I think you are all AMAZING that you take the time to leave me such sweet comments!

And now, for the amazing mail I received from my Secret Sister Tracy - this was the last of the three months we did the SS swap within our SBS9 group so we revealed ourselves, and Tracy has been sending me awesome goodies - just look at this!! Isn't is fabulous??!!! She sent me everything I would need to make a paper bag album - and I love what she picked out!! Look at
all the fun dp, the flowers, the sugary brads, oh, some yummy flowers, all that ribbon - aaaahhhh!!! This is a gal who knows what I like - LOL! Thanks so much Tracy, I hope to get this album put together and posted on my blog before long so you can see what I did with all my loot!!! So, I hope you all enjoy your Sunday - stay tuned tomorrow, I have something to share that I am sure you will like *wink*