January 31, 2009


Good morning all!! I hope you are enjoying the weekend so far!! I know I am - yesterday was my anniversary, 16 years and going strong!!! Tony took me out to a really special dinner, and then we went over to the Casino to listen to the live 80s band play, it was fabulous!! He also got me beautiful flowers, he really spoils me!! So, it is fitting that today's layout for Scrapbook Saturday be all about him!! These pics are from different times over the Christmas holidays - I just love his fun, playful side (well, most of the time anyway!) and I think I actually managed to capture some of it in this photos! Yes, I did use contraband....shhhhh.......but I love the way this page turned out! I feel very lucky to have this man in my life - he is my best friend! He actually really likes this page too so I guess it's a keeper!! Enjoy your day - I am off to stamp some more for my Open House this Friday - whoohoo!!!

January 30, 2009


Whooohoo!! Friday again - and time for another great challenge from the Stamp Something gals!! This week's challenge is to stamps something summer - anything that reminds you of that wonderful warm season many of us are missing right now *wink* I liked this challenge because it made me remember that summer is really right around the corner although I have to admit, I racked my bit for a bit deciding on what to do! Then, I decided to pull out my Life's a Breeze set and got to work!! I tried to have a little fun with this one and I really like these colors together! Make sure you check out the Stamp Something Site and see what the rest of the DT gals did, you are sure to be amazed by their talent!! And, if you decide to play along this week, please upload a link to the site so we can come and check it out!! I will be back tomorrow with another page for Scrapbook Saturday! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Kiwi Kiss, Baha Breeze, Whisper White Card Stock, Urban Garden Designer Series Paper
Inks - Baha Breeze Classic Ink Pad, Old Olive, So Saffron Stampin' Write Markers
Stamps - Lifes A Breeze
Accessories - Ticket Corner Punch, So Saffron narrow grosgrain ribbon, So Saffron Brads, Photo Corners Punch

January 29, 2009


Happy Thursday all!! It's time for another fabulous sketch from Tamara! I really loved this one because I love to do square cards - more room to play with, lol! I made another Valentines day card using yummy Raspberry Tart dp - I just love this paper! Although, I have made so many Valentines lately, I am now going to have to sit down and figure out who all to send them to - LOL! I added some green in the mix here to draw it out from the background of the dp and I am happy with the effect! Make sure you hop on over to Tamara's sketch site and check out what the rest of the DT did for this one, they ROCKED it!! And, if you decide to give this a whirl, make sure you upload the link so we can all check it out! Now, I am off to the doctor and then back to stamping for my Open House - a hard life I know, heehee!!! Thanks for stopping by today!

Card Recipe:
Paper - Kiwi Kiss, Pale Plum, Lavender Lace Card Stock, Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper
Inks - Rose Red classic ink
Stamps - Love you Much
Accessories - Ticket Corner Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Rose Red Brads, Scalloped Edge Punch, Large Oval Punch, Designer Label Punch, Green Galore Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

January 28, 2009


Mornin' all!! I have been stamping up a storm getting ready for my Open House next week - I love Sale-A-Bration, it always gets my blood pumping!! Did you know I joined during SAB two years ago? Yep, at the end of February, it will be my two year anniversary!! I can't believe I have only been stamping for that long - I just love it and cannot imagine NOT doing it!! Stay tuned for some fabulous specials from ME to celebrate!!! But, today I want to share another Valentines card we made at my workshop. It also uses the Love You Much Bundle - and if you have NOT ordered this bundle, and want to, you only have until the 31st to do so! Don't know the details? Click on the flyer on my sidebar and it will tell you all about it! I kept this card pretty simple, but I did use that yummy new eyelet border punch we have - I LOVE it!!! And, that yummy dp, I can't believe I am already almost out!! The ladies really liked this card so I was happy - I wanted something pretty but easy since none of them had stamped before and I think I was able to pull it off. Thanks for stopping by to check it out!! I hope you all have a fantabulous day - off to stamp some more samples for the Open House! Tomorrow, I will have Tamara's sketch challenge to share!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Riding Hood Red, Pirouette Pink card stock, Candy Lane Designer Series Paper
Inks - Riding Hood Red classic ink
Stamps - Love You Much
Accessories - Heart Punch, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Circle Scallop Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

January 27, 2009


Hi all!! Well, the workshop went very well last night - we had tons of fun and laughed all night!! Great gals - I was happy to meet them all!! Today I wanted to share the little gift I made for my hostess. I really appreciate that these ladies are willing to open their homes up, invite their friends over, and let me come and stamp with them so I think it is important to make a personal little something from me to them to show my appreciation! In keeping with the Valentines theme of the workshop, I made this cute little diaper fold goodie bag - I tweaked the dimensions on it to make it large enough to fit the cello bag of Hershey kisses inside! I also made a matching 3x3 card. She really liked it, which makes ME happy - LOL! I used the Love You Much Bundle again - just love this yummy Candy Lane Paper and the stamps are just fabulous!! I think I will make these for teacher's gifts as well - they go together very quickly and I think you can really make them cute! So, off to blurf some and then get ready - I have another workshop tomorrow and need to get some projects done! Thanks so much for stopping by today - I appreciate YOU!
Project Recipe:
Paper - Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red card stock, Candy Lane Designer Series Paper
Inks - Riding Hood Red Classic Ink
Stamps - Love You Much
Accessories - 3/4 inch Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4 inch Circle Punch, Riding Hood Red Striped Ribbon, Medium Cello Bag

January 26, 2009


Happy Monday all!!! I hope everyone had a really good weekend! Mine was pretty uneventful, just spent some time scrappin' and getting ready for my workshop tonight. So, I thought I would share one of the cards we are going to do tonight using the Love you Much bundle - this is currently on special for 20% off, so if you are interested in getting it, just send me an email. It's a great set for a wonderful price, I just love it!! The bundle is fabulous - it comes with these wonderful stamps, the Heart to Heart punch, which punches out the three smaller hearts that are stamped on this card, and a full pack of Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper which is what I used here, and is absolutely yummy! It's very versatile and I know I will be using it for more than just Valentines, I see lots of different ways to use this !! This card is just one of three that we will be doing tonight - I will share the others tomorrow. That center heart is the large stamp which I then cut out and the three smaller hearts are also a stamp that is punched out with the three hearts punch - I love when I can use my punches on my stamps, it's fabulous!!! And, I adore this sentiment! I totally had fun playing with this set and think you will be seeing a lot of projects with it over the next few weeks - although I will try hard not to bore you, lol!! Now I am off to finish up last minute details for my special gals tonight - I am really looking forward to stamping with eight new gals I have never met....meeting new friends is so awesome!! I will be back tomorrow with something else fun to share so in the meantime, enjoy your day, stamp some for me and thanks for stoppin' by!! Smooches!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red card stock, Candy Cane Lane Designer Series paper
Inks - Riding Hood Red Classic Ink
Stamps - Love You Much
Accessories - Eyelet Border Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, 1 inch Circle Punch, 1/4 inch Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Riding Hood Red Striped Ribbon